Marte, Ahmed homer in Arizona's 2-0 win over St. Louis
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS — (AP) — Merrill Kelly threw seven shutout innings and Ketel Marte and Nick Ahmed each homered in the eighth inning, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. “He did his job, I didn't do mine,” St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol said of Mikolas. Harrison Bader swiped second in the second inning, giving him a National League-leading six; Bader had nine stolen bases in 2021. UP NEXTDiamondbacks: RHP Zach Davies (1-1) will make his 15th career start at St. Louis. He is 3-5 overall against St. Louis.wftv.com
Harper, Phillies hold off Dodgers 2-1 to avoid sweep
Dodgers Phillies Baseball Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper (3) gestures after he hit a home run against the Los Angelas Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Philadelphia, Pa. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) (Rich Schultz)PHILADELPHIA — (AP) — Bryce Harper homered, Ian Kennedy escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the Dodgers 2-1 Thursday, ending Los Angeles' four-game winning streak. The Phillies salvaged the finale of the three-game series and held their share of the NL East lead. Harper hit his 21st homer and scored twice as the Phillies won with just four hits. The Philadelphia bullpen didn’t allow a hit in the final 4 2/3 innings, and the Dodgers finished with only three hits. In the fourth, Harper walked and eventually scored a two-out single by Ronald Torreyes.wftv.com
Miller hits 2 HRs, Phillies hold off Mets for 7th straight
APTOPIX Mets Phillies Baseball Philadelphia Phillies' Ian Kennedy reacts after striking out New York Mets' J.D. The Phillies won 5-3. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton) (Derik Hamilton)PHILADELPHIA — (AP) — Brad Miller homered twice and the first-place Philadelphia Phillies withstood a ninth-inning rally for their seventh straight victory, 5-3 over the sinking New York Mets on Saturday. Odubel Herrera hit a three-run homer and doubled for the Phillies, who increased their NL East lead over New York to 1 1/2 games. Kevin Pillar greeted him with a hard single to left, but pinch-hitter Jeff McNeil fouled out before Brandon Nimmo walked.wftv.com
Phils win 6th straight, beat Mets to take over NL East lead
Bryce Harper homered, Kyle Gibson pitched six strong innings and drove in the go-ahead run, and the streaking Philadelphia Phillies won their sixth straight game to take over first place in the NL East with a 4-2 victory over the slumping New York Mets.
Shaw back with Brews; Kennedy, Lamb, Teheran find new teams
With spring training in full swing, third baseman Travis Shaw returned to the Milwaukee Brewers while former All-Star third baseman Jake Lamb and pitchers Ian Kennedy and Julio Teheran found new teams. Shaw signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Tuesday, giving them one more option for their unsettled situation at third base. The signing adds another veteran bat to an already deep competition for bench spots in spring training. AdThe 30-year-old Teheran got a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and will report to big league camp. Kennedy will be in major league spring training with a chance to be compete for a spot in the Rangers’ bullpen.