Toronto lefty Ray wins AL Cy Young, Brewers' Burnes takes NL
Toronto left-hander Robbie Ray bounced back from a dismal season to win the AL Cy Young Award and Milwaukee righty Corbin Burnes returned from a bout of COVID-19 to win the NL’s top pitching prize Wednesday. In the Year of the Pitcher, Burnes led the majors with a 2.43 ERA and Ray topped the AL at 2.84. Ray became the first Toronto pitcher to win since the late Roy Halladay in 2003. Burnes was 11-5 and fanned 234 in 167 innings while becoming an All-Star for the NL Central champion Brewers. Ray became the fifth Blue Jays pitcher to win the Cy Young, along Halladay, Roger Clemens in 1997-98 and Pat Hentgen in 1996.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: MLB win leader Urías goes for Dodgers vs Giants
Brewers Dodgers Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Julio Urias (7) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Los Angeles. Urías went 20-3 with a 2.96 ERA — no one else in the majors posted more than 17 wins this season. Urías will be making his 19th postseason appearance and fourth start for the Dodgers. The 30-year-old righty was 1-1 in three starts against the Dodgers this season. IN HOT WATERMLB Network broadcaster Jim Kaat is facing criticism for a comment about White Sox infielder Yoán Moncada made during Friday’s AL Division Series game between Houston and Chicago.wftv.com
Tellez HR, throw spark Brewers over Braves 2-1 in Game 1
APTOPIX NLDS Braves Brewers Baseball Milwaukee Brewers' Rowdy Tellez celebrates a two-run home run with Willy Adames during the seventh inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League Divisional Series against the Atlanta Braves Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in Milwaukee. The Braves’ first hit off Burnes came when Eddie Rosario led off the fifth with a bloop single to center. When he noticed Soler was trying to score from third, Tellez threw to the plate. Without those two in the bullpen, the Brewers had Houser work two innings to set things up for Hader. UP NEXTLeft-hander Max Fried (14-7, 3.04) starts for the Braves and All-Star right-hander Brandon Woodruff (9-10, 2.56) pitches for the Brewers on Saturday.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Giants-Dodgers cap 4-game Division Series slate
NLDS Dodgers Giants Baseball The San Francisco Giants work out Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, in San Francisco for the baseball team's National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, which starts Friday. They were about as even as you can get meeting head-to-head this year: the Giants won the season series 10-9, while the Dodgers outscored San Francisco 80-78. Los Angeles will counter with right-hander Walker Buehler, a 16-game winner over 33 starts who went 3-1 against San Francisco this year. Giolito put together a strong finish to the regular season, going 2-0 with a 2.39 ERA in his last seven starts. Framber Valdez starts Game 2 for Houston.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Yanks, Sox, Jays and Mariners in tight WC chase
Rays Yankees Baseball New York Yankees' Brett Gardner reacts after hitting an an RBI-single in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in New York. New York will face Tampa Bay rookie Shane Baz (2-0, 1.69) in his third big league start. Boston is a game behind the Yankees with two games left against last-place Washington, while Toronto is two games back of New York with two left against lowly Baltimore. The Mariners were 1 1/2 games behind the Yanks as they played the Angels late Friday. Urías (19-3, 3.01) hasn’t lost since June 21, and Los Angeles has won each of his past 10 outings dating to Aug. 1.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: LA's Urías seeks 20th win vs Brewers' Burnes
Dodgers Diamondbacks Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Ross D. Franklin)A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:___TWENTY FOR ONE? Urías (19-3, 3.01) hasn’t lost since June 21, and Los Angeles has won each of his past 10 outings dating to Aug. 1. Urías might pick up some consideration with old-school minded voters with win No. SWEET BABY RAYTampa Bay rookie Shane Baz (2-0, 1.69) tries to shut down the Yankees in his third big league start.wftv.com
Brewers clinch 4th straight playoff berth with win vs Cubs
Manny Piña homered twice, Eduardo Escobar and Jace Peterson also connected, and the Milwaukee Brewers clinched their fourth straight postseason berth with a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. The Brewers won for the seventh time in nine games to ensure themselves at least a wild card after San Diego and Cincinnati lost earlier in the day. Milwaukee's magic number to lock up the NL Central title is three over St. Louis.news.yahoo.com
Brewers' Burnes, Hader combine for MLB record 9th no-hitter
Brewers Indians Baseball Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes delivers against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. This time is was by Burnes — who has become a Cy Young contender as the Brewers run away with the NL Central — and Hader, one of the game's top closers. Juan Nieves pitched the Brewers’ previous no-hitter on April 15, 1987, at Baltimore. Arizona’s Madison Bumgarner also had a seven-inning no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader at Atlanta on April 25. ___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Brewers' Burnes, Hader combine for MLB record 9th no-hitter
In a sometimes sticky season, Corbin Burnes got a grip on history. Milwaukee's ace combined with reliever Josh Hader to pitch baseball’s record ninth no-hitter this season, breaking a mark set when pitchers began throwing overhand in 1884 as the Brewers beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 on Saturday night. Months after Major League Baseball clamped down on pitchers' use of illicit foreign substances following a rash of early no-hitters, Burnes cemented 2021 as the Season of the No-No with just the second no-hitter in Brewers history.news.yahoo.com
Milwaukee's Burnes pitching perfect game through 6 innings
Brewers Indians Baseball Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes delivers against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Phil Long) (Phil Long)CLEVELAND — (AP) — Milwaukee's Corbin Burnes is pitching a perfect game — and completely dominating — the Cleveland Indians through six innings on Saturday night. Burnes has recorded 11 strikeouts while retiring the first 18 batters with ease. There have only been 23 perfect games in major league history, the last was by Seattle's Felix Hernandez in 2012. A first-time All-Star this season, Burnes tied the major league record with 10 consecutive strikeouts in a game against the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 11.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Yanks twinbill, Cabrera tries for 500
Angels Yankees Baseball New York Yankees' Joey Gallo hits a home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, in New York. ONE AWAYFollowing an off day, Miguel Cabrera takes another swing at career homer No. 500 when the Detroit Tigers face Dylan Bundy (2-9, 6.17 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels at home. Burnes tied a major league record by striking out 10 straight batters in his last start against the Chicago Cubs. “If he was throwing the ball really dominant, we would have never had this opportunity,” Padres manager Jayce Tingler said.wftv.com
Burnes fans 10 straight to tie record, Brewers rip Cubs 10-0
Brewers Cubs Baseball Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes throws to a Chicago Cubs batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — (AP) — Milwaukee right-hander Corbin Burnes struck out 10 straight batters, tying the major league record and leading the Brewers past the Chicago Cubs 10-0 Wednesday night. Burnes struck out the side in the second, third and fourth innings to set a Brewers team record at nine straight. After Duffy’s single, Burnes retired another 10 in a row before David Bote’s infield single in the eighth. UP NEXTBrewers RHP Brandon Woodruff (7-6, 2.23) faces Cubs ace RHP Kyle Hendricks (13-4, 3.68) in the series finale on Thursday afternoon.wftv.com
Brewers' Burnes strikes out 10 in a row, ties MLB record
Brewers Cubs Baseball Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes throws to a Chicago Cubs batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — (AP) — Milwaukee right-hander Corbin Burnes struck out 10 straight batters, tying the major league record, against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night. Hall of Famer Tom Seaver of the New York Mets fanned 10 straight against San Diego in 1970. The 26-year-old right-hander fanned the side in the second, third and fourth innings to set Brewers team record at nine straight. Burnes then fanned Frank Schwindel to open the fifth before the next hitter, Matt Duffy sharply singled on the first pitch for Chicago’s second hit.wftv.com
Like father, like son: Vlad Guerrero Jr. shines as All-Star
(AP Photo/Gabriel Christus) (Gabriel Christus)DENVER — (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. admired his 468-foot screamer for a moment before bouncing into his triumphant home run trot at the All-Star Game on Tuesday night. NL shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. immediately put his glove on his head and slowly turned around to watch the ball leave the yard. Why not show it off here?”Guerrero, whose father homered off Brad Penny in the 2006 All-Star Game, put the American League ahead 2-0 with the shot into the last row. His solo shot off Burnes was the longest homer at the All-Star Game since Statcast began tracking in 2015. The AL won its eighth straight All-Star Game 5-2.wftv.com
The Latest: Rockies' Márquez pitches 1-2-3 inning at Coors
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski)DENVER — (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Coors Field (all times local):7:30 p.m.German Márquez pitched a 1-2-3 fourth inning for the NL, drawing loud cheers from Rockies fans at his home field. Like father, like son as he gave the American League a 2-0 lead after three innings in the All-Star Game. It was the longest homer at the All-Star Game since Statcast began tracking in 2015. Put launch angles and wins above replacement aside for a moment: the All-Star Game at Coors Field features a throwback to the days of Babe Ruth. The skies were gray overhead and there was occasional drizzle during batting practice ahead of Tuesday night’s All-Star Game at Coors Field.wftv.com
The Latest: Guerrero goes way deep, AL leads 2-0
Like father, like son as he gave the American League a 2-0 lead after three innings in the All-Star Game. It was the longest homer at the All-Star Game since Statcast began tracking in 2015. The former Denver Broncos quarterback bounced the ceremonial first pitch before the All-Star Game. There were a pair of late additions to the AL All-Star team: Tampa Bay right-hander Andrew Kittredge and Minnesota left-hander Taylor Rogers. The skies were gray overhead and there was occasional drizzle during batting practice ahead of Tuesday night’s All-Star Game at Coors Field.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Arenado's Coors return, Ohtani back in box
Arenado is hitting .267 with 16 homers and an .833 OPS in his first season away from the Mile High City. The Rockies have floundered without him, falling well below .500 and hitting just .196 as a team when away from their hitter-friendly ballpark. BACK IN THE SWINGShohei Ohtani is expected back in the batter's box after flopping on the mound Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. Turner went 4 for 4, scored four runs and stole two bases in a 15-6 win over Tampa Bay. He left for a pinch-hitter in the seventh and was listed as day to day.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Arenado's Coors return, Ohtani back in box
Arenado is hitting .267 with 16 homers and an .833 OPS in his first season away from the Mile High City. The Rockies have floundered without him, falling well below .500 and hitting just .196 as a team when away from their hitter-friendly ballpark. BACK IN THE SWINGShohei Ohtani is expected back in the batter's box after flopping on the mound Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. His ERA still the lowest by any pitcher through 13 starts since earned runs became a statistic in 1913. He left for a pinch-hitter in the seventh and was listed as day to day.wftv.com
Twins' Berríos, Rogers through 7 combined no-hit innings
Minnesota Twins right-hander José Berríos pitched six hitless innings and Taylor Rogers has the no-hit bid intact through seven against the Milwaukee Brewers, who also had a no-hitter going until Corbin Burnes’ bid was ended in the seventh by a solo homer.
Mad Bum gets opener for D-backs; Kluber is Yanks' No. 2
He was 2-1 with a 6.35 ERA in three spring starts, including allowing six earned runs against Cincinnati on Friday. Alec Bohm had two hits, including his fourth double. AdFreddie Freeman had two hits, including a double and his first homer — a two-run shot in the sixth. Victor Robles had three hits, including his sixth double, with an RBI, and Kyle Schwarber doubled and walked three times. Adalberto Mondesi singled and homered and Jorge Soler had two hits, including a double.
Ohtani fans 5 in return to mound; Harper HR on 1st swing
The 2018 AL Rookie of the Year is off to a strong start this spring on both sides. PHILLIES 3, PIRATES 0Bryce Harper homered on his first swing of spring training, launching a opposite-field drive to left. Chad Kuhl made his second start for Pittsburgh, allowing two runs on three hits. Brad Keller worked three innings in the start for the Royals and allowed a run on four hits and two walks. BRAVES 4, TWINS 0 (7)Kyle Wright fared much better in his second start for Atlanta, allowing one hit in three shutout innings with two strikeouts.
Sigh and Cy: Bieber tagged, Bauer sharp in Dodgers debut
Bieber bounced back with a pair of strikeouts, but Nick Heath hit a single to put the Royals up 3-0. DODGERS 10, ROCKIES 0 (6 INNINGS)Trevor Bauer, pitching for the first time since signing a $102 million, three-year contract, debuted in Dodger blue with two scoreless innings. Jameson Taillon followed with a scoreless inning. CUBS 1, PADRES 0 (7)Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks struck out two in two scoreless innings. BREWERS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 1 (8)Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta each threw a scoreless inning for Milwaukee before Jordan Zimmermann gave up a run.
Kershaw Ks 13 as Dodgers eliminate Brewers 3-0
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, high-fives Justin Turner after the team's 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Los Angeles. Kershaw, a three-time NL Cy Young Award winner, showed none of the fallibility that's plagued his postseason career. Only two of the Dodgers' nine hitters didn't strike out during that span; five of the Brewers didn't. As if the Brewers didn't have enough injuries already, catcher Jacob Nottingham got hurt and left the game in the sixth. Dodgers: Open the NL Division Series on Tuesday in Arlington, Texas.
Seager homers, Dodgers beat Brewers 4-2 in playoff opener
The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers' powerful lineup went mostly quiet against the Milwaukee Brewers. Mookie Betts had two hits and an RBI and Corey Seager homered in the Dodgers' 4-2 victory in the opener of their NL playoff Wednesday night. The eight-time NL West champion Dodgers capitalized early in a bullpen game for the Brewers and can wrap up the best-of-three series Thursday. “A walk is just as good as a hit sometimes, which we showed in the first inning,” Seager said.
LEADING OFF: Padres check Clevinger, Burnes' ERA title bid
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Mike Clevinger works against a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Diego. Clevinger was suddenly pulled after only one inning of his start Wednesday and sent for an MRI on his right biceps. A NEW ERANo Brewers pitcher has won an ERA title -- Corbin Burnes could become the first. The 25-year-old righty starts at St. Louis with a 1.77 ERA, barely behind Cincinnati’s Trevor Bauer (1.73). Both pitchers are among the AL ERA leaders.
LEADING OFF: Glasnow, Rays try to win AL East, Bieber ready
Cincinnati’s Trevor Bauer (1.80) is third and starts at home against the Brewers in a matchup of NL playoff contenders. Atlanta won its third straight NL East title with an 11-1 romp over the contending Marlins. After losses in 10 straight postseason appearances, the Braves are desperate to end the drought. There’s so much to be proud of from my point of view.”STUMBLINGThe Phillies have lost in four, dropping them out of NL playoff position. After getting in a doubleheader in Washington, they’ll try to regain their winning touch when Zach Eflin (3-2, 4.28 ERA) starts against Erick Fedde (2-3, 4.36) at Nationals Park.
LEADING OFF: Yankees' Cole, Reds' Gray take the mound
A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday:HE'S BACKCincinnati right-hander Sonny Gray is expected to come off the injured list and start the second game of the Reds' series against Milwaukee. Gray (5-3, 3.94 ERA) hasn’t appeared in a game since Sept. 10 because of a strained back. Brewers left-hander Brett Anderson (3-3, 4.38 ERA) makes his second start since he was scratched because of hip tightness. LAST LUNEUPGerrit Cole (6-3, 3.00 ERA) makes his final regular-season start in his first season for the New York Yankees, taking the mound against Toronto’s Tanner Roark (2-2, 6.41 ERA) in Buffalo, New York. Quintana has been limited to a pair of relief appearances due to issues with his left thumb and a lat problem.
Cubs' Mills no-hits Brewers for baseball's 2nd no-hitter
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills reacts after throwing a no hitter at a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE – Alec Mills cruised through baseball's second no-hitter this season, shutting down the Milwaukee Brewers for the Chicago Cubs' 16th no-hitter in a 12-0 victory Sunday. Baez completed the play, and the Cubs swarmed around Mills, tearing off his cap and pulling at the smiling right-hander's uniform. His five strikeouts are the fewest in a Cubs no-hitter since Ken Holtzman in 1969. Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano has thrown the only no-hitter at Miller Park, against the Houston Astros on Sept. 14, 2008.
Maeda's no-hitter ends in 9th; Twins top Brewers 4-3 in 12
Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda of Japan throws against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS Kenta Maeda lost a no-hitter in the ninth inning for the Minnesota Twins, who blew a three-run lead but came back to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in 12 innings. Maeda's no-hit bid was ended by Eric Sogard's soft single that soared just over the glove of a leaping Polanco at shortstop. Maeda retired 21 straight batters in a stretch from the first to the eighth innings and finished with 12 strikeouts. Opponents are 0 for 22 against Hader this season, with four walks and one hit by pitch 12 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.