Mariners add depth in deadline deals with Giants, Dodgers
The Seattle Mariners supplemented on Tuesday ahead of the trade deadline, hoping their big splash of last week and some minor moves prove to be enough to end the longest playoff drought in baseball. The Mariners acquired two injured players from the San Francisco Giants in left-hander Matthew Boyd and catcher Curt Casali and also picked up infielder Jake Lamb from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto made a splash last week by acquiring Cincinnati Reds pitcher Luis Castillo to bolster the rotation before picking up a few, lesser-known names the Mariners hope will contribute down the stretch.news.yahoo.com
Padres hold off Giants 8-7 in 10 after blowing leads
APTOPIX Padres Giants Baseball San Francisco Giants catcher Curt Casali drops a foul ball next to San Diego Padres' Trent Grisham during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Friday, May 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) (Tony Avelar)SAN FRANCISCO — (AP) — Manny Machado hit a tiebreaking double in the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres won in manager Bob Melvin’s return, holding off the San Francisco Giants 8-7 on Friday night. Jake Cronenworth homered, Wil Myers doubled in two late runs and the Padres recovered after blowing leads of 4-1 and 6-4. Darin Ruf homered twice for San Francisco. PROFAR, FANS CAUSE DELAYThe game was delayed briefly after Profar got into it with fans before the start of the third inning.wftv.com
Road woes dragging on for Diamondbacks and Orioles
Diamondbacks Giants Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly walks back to the dugout after striking out swinging against San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Kevin Gausman during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 17, 2021, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) (Eric Risberg)The irony is that neither Arizona nor Baltimore has the worst road record in its league. And in terms of winning percentage, the Diamondbacks (9-31) don't even have the worst road mark in their own division. But the attention right now is on Arizona, which went all of May and now over half of June without a road win. TRIVIA TIMEThe last time the Orioles won a road game was May 5 at Seattle.wftv.com
Joyless Journey: D-backs' 23rd straight road loss sets mark
Diamondbacks Giants Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly walks back to the dugout after striking out swinging against San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Kevin Gausman during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 17, 2021, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) (Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO — (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks set a major league record with their 23rd straight road loss, making dubious history in getting trounced by the San Francisco Giants 10-3 Thursday. The MLB mark felt almost inevitable after Tuesday’s collapse, which saw Arizona blow a 7-0 lead in an anguishing 9-8 loss to the Giants. Diamondbacks players periodically glanced at the center-field scoreboard throughout this blowout, helpless to stop the runaway train of despair. —-More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/mlb and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
D-backs lose 21st straight road game, blow 7-run lead at SF
Arizona was ahead 7-0 in the second inning, but couldn’t hold it and lost its 12th straight overall. San Francisco loaded the bases with two outs and Yastrzemski launched a 1-2 pitch deep over the right field fence into McCovey Cove for his first career grand slam. Steven Duggar also homered to help San Francisco to its seventh straight win over Arizona. Diamondbacks starter Alex Young allowed five hits and three runs in four innings in his first start since Sept. 23, 2020. Kelly enters the game holding opponents to a .235 average over his last four starts on the road.wftv.com
The Latest: Giants manager, some players, get vaccinated
Kapler said he experienced no side effects from his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. He said others, who looked into vaccination possibilities in the Phoenix area at the end of spring training, had Moderna or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shots. Opening day is Thursday at Seattle, and Kapler says any of his players who need some downtime before then will have it. School officials said COVID-19 opt-outs made it impossible to field the required number of players in key position groups to meet Southern Conference playing guidelines. The Mocs were 3-2 this spring and were set to head to Western Carolina for a game on Saturday.
LeMahieu HR ends inning, no more early exits for pitchers
Starter Zach Eflin pitched four shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out four without a walk. ROCKIES 2, MARINERS 1Kyle Freeland allowed three hits in four shutout innings in his second start for Colorado, striking out four. Seattle's Marco Gonzales threw four shutout innings in his second start, allowing two hits while striking out four. Martín Pérez made his second start, allowing two hits and a walk in four scoreless innings. ATHLETICS 5, REDS 2 (7)Oakland lefty Sean Manaea struck out four in three innings, allowing one run and three hits.
Bauer blanks Royals, sports cheeky T-shirt in twinbill split
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer and catcher Curt Casali celebrate after game two of a baseball doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. Trevor Bauer pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Wednesday night to split a doubleheader marked by strong starting pitching. In the opener of the two seven-inning games, Brad Keller didn't allow a hit until the sixth and extended his shutout streak, leading the Royals past the Reds 4-0. Bauer allowed only a single by Adalberto Mondesi in the fifth inning. After Brett Phillips lined out to right to end the game, Bauer unbuttoned his jersey to reveal a T-shirt depicting him amid a low point in his career, a meltdown during his previous visit to Kauffman Stadium last July.