Mets' Báez bolts out of dog house with apology, winning run
APTOPIX Marlins Mets Baseball New York Mets' Javier Baez scores the game winning run past Miami Marlins catcher Alex Jackson during the ninth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader that started April 11 and was suspended because of rain, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) (Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — (AP) — Javier Báez apologized for running his mouth, then sprinted right back into the good graces of Mets fans. Báez and Lindor took turns saying they were sorry within an hour of the first pitch. Mets fans booed the two-time All-Star and others throughout August, when the team has gone 8-19 — Tuesday's early result counts toward April — to fall out of playoff position after leading the NL East for nearly three months. “When we don’t get success, we’re going to get booed,” Báez explained Sunday.wftv.com
Marlins tie team mark with 11-run inning; Cubs 9th L in row
The Cubs lost their ninth straight and have allowed 41 runs in the past three games. The 11 runs tied a Marlins mark set in the fifth inning at Milwaukee on June 4, 2019. Brinson scored from third on a passed ball before Jackson connected off Winkler to give the Marlins a 12-4 lead. Miami starter Jesús Luzardo (4-5) benefited from the offensive support and allowed five runs and six hits in five innings. The left-hander is 2-1 since the Marlins acquired him from the Oakland A’s for outfielder Starling Marte on July 28.wftv.com
Yanks star Stanton off to strong start after smashing finish
Trevor Williams went five innings in his fourth start, allowing a run on three hits. Austin Gomber made his fourth start for Colorado, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out four in 4 1/3 innings. Dylan Cease made his second start, allowing three hits and three walks in 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Matthew Boyd made his fourth start, allowing one run on four hits and a walk in four innings, striking out five. Tyler Anderson went five innings in his fourth start for Pittsburgh, giving up one run on two hits.
Braves' Markakis hits walkoff HR after opting into season
Atlanta Braves' Nick Markakis, left, celebrates with Adeiny Hechavarria (24) after hitting a game-winning home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Atlanta. Markakis was added to the active roster on Wednesday after changing his mind about sitting out the year. Following the homer, Braves players circled home plate with plenty of distance, waving their hands in the air as Markakis finished his trot. Manager Charlie Montoyo said before the game Waguespack was recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list. Following a chat with home plate umpire Alan Porter, Waguespack left the field without making a pitch and Montoyo instead brought in Rafael Dolis.
Cspedes homers as DH in return, Mets edge Braves 1-0
New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes, right, celebrates his solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, Friday, July 24, 2020, in New York. Rules changes for this shortened season delayed by the coronavirus provided a DH in NL games for the first time giving the Mets a perfect slot for Cspedes as he gets back in the swing of things. Edwin Daz, who lost his job as closer during a miserable 2019 season, struck out two in a hitless ninth for the save. Braves All-Star starter Mike Soroka, who won his previous two matchups with deGrom, allowed four hits in six outstanding innings. Coming off consecutive Cy Young Awards, deGrom fanned eight and permitted only a broken-bat single and a walk.