LEADING OFF: Braves (14 wins in row) vs Cubs (10 Ls in row)
Braves Nationals Baseball Atlanta Braves' Austin Riley is congratulated for his two-run home run against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Washington. They'll try to match the mark when they play at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs, who have lost 10 in a row. Charlie Morton (4-3, 5.67 ERA) pitches the opener of the three-game series in Chicago. The Cubs, meanwhile, have their longest losing streak since dropping 12 straight last August. Ramírez and the Guardians open a weekend series at Dodger Stadium against lefty ace Clayton Kershaw (4-1, 2.12 ERA).wftv.com
Wacha throws shutout, Red Sox win 1-0 as Angels' skid at 12
Red Sox Angels Baseball Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Michael Wacha (52) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 6, 2022. Christian Vázquez had an RBI single in the second inning and the Red Sox won their sixth in a row. The veteran right-hander outpitched Noah Syndergaard, who went six strong innings for Los Angeles, and lowered his ERA to 1.99 in his first season with the Red Sox. The former St. Louis Cardinals standout went 5 2/3 shutout innings against Los Angeles at home on May 3. Boston has three complete games, most for the Red Sox since throwing five in 2017.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Angels' skid at 11, Mets vs Padres, Ray slumps
“It’s baseball,” Trout said. Right now it’s just a bad time.”ANOTHER TEST OUT WESTAfter splitting a four-game series at Dodger Stadium, the Mets head down the California coast to open a three-game set in San Diego. Carlos Carrasco (6-1, 3.63 ERA) pitches for the Mets against Blake Snell (0-2, 4.80) as San Diego (33-21) begins a seven-game homestand. Right-hander Cristian Javier (3-2, 2.41 ERA) starts for the Astros. MAD BUMArizona left-hander Madison Bumgarner (2-4, 3.31) is 0-3 with a 5.25 ERA in his last four starts going into the opener of a four-game series at Cincinnati.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Angels skid at 11, Mets at Padres, Ray slumps
“It’s baseball,” Trout said. Right now it’s just a bad time.”ANOTHER TEST OUT WESTAfter splitting a four-game series at Dodger Stadium, the Mets head down the California coast to open a three-game set in San Diego. Carlos Carrasco (6-1, 3.63 ERA) pitches for the Mets against Blake Snell (0-2, 4.80) as San Diego (33-21) begins a seven-game homestand. Right-hander Cristan Javier (3-2, 2.41 ERA) starts for the Astros. ___MAD BUMArizona left-hander Madison Bumgarner (2-4, 3.31 ERA) is 0-3 with a 5.25 ERA in his last four starts going into Monday's opener of a four-game series at the Cincinnati Reds.wftv.com
Phillies rally late to hand Angels 11th straight loss
Bryson Stott hit a game-winning, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning after Bryce Harper tied it with a grand slam in the eighth, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied for a 9-7 victory that sent slumping Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels to their 11th straight defeat.
Castillo, Votto lead Reds to 1st Fenway win since '75 Series
Reds Red Sox Baseball Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto watches his double during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Fenway Park in Boston. Rafael Devers had the only hit off Castillo (2-2), who walked three before leaving with a 1-0 lead after six. The Red Sox starter got the next three batters to leave Votto stranded. OLD FRIENDSThe Red Sox are 12-2 against the Reds in interleague play, winning each of the previous nine games, and the first five at Fenway Park. Red Sox: Devers was in the on-deck circle when he was hit in the chest by Hernandez’s checked swing foul ball.wftv.com
Story hits 3 homers for Red Sox in 12-6 win over Mariners
Mariners Red Sox Baseball Boston Red Sox's Trevor Story tosses his bat while watching his three-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Thursday, May 19, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) (Charles Krupa)BOSTON — (AP) — Trevor Story had three homers, four hits and seven RBIs to help the Boston Red Sox rally from a four-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 12-6 Thursday night. The Red Sox got four scoreless innings of relief from Tanner Houck (3-3) after Seattle roughed up starter Rich Hill over the first two innings for a 4-0 lead. Red Sox: LHP Darwinzon Hernandez had surgery Thursday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. Red Sox: RHP Michael Wacha is expected to be reinstated from the injured list and make his first start since May 3.wftv.com
Bogaerts has 4 hits, Cora returns as Red Sox beat Jays 7-1
Red Sox Blue Jays Baseball Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Michael Wacha throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in Toronto. Cora rejoined the Red Sox after missing the past six games because of COVID-19. Boston went 1-5 under bench coach Will Venable while Cora was away from the team. The AL leader in hits, Bogaerts tops baseball with seven games of three or more hits this season. Toronto reliever Trent Thornton (0-1) allowed two runs in one inning as the Blue Jays lost for the second time in eight games.wftv.com
Wacha, Story provide spark in new home, Sox beat Twins 8-1
Twins Red Sox Baseball Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts, left, scores behind Minnesota Twins' Gary Sanchez on a sacrifice fly by Alex Verdugo during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Boston. It was the second straight day the Red Sox beat the Twins after losing their home opener. Matt Straham (1-0) got his first win in a Red Sox uniform by getting four outs. Red Sox: LHP Josh Taylor (back soreness) was expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Worcester on Sunday. The 42-year-old Hill is back with the Red Sox for the third time in his career.wftv.com
Judge delivers in 9th, Yanks clinch playoff spot in final AB
Rougned Odor led off the ninth with a single against Josh Fleming (10-8), just New York's second hit. Andrew Kittredge came on to face Judge, who ripped a 104.4 mph line drive off the right-hander's glove. The ball skipped toward drawn-in second baseman Brandon Lowe, whose off-balance throw home wasn't nearly in time to catch a sliding Wade. With two outs in the sixth inning of a scoreless game, Urshela sprinted 126 feet after Austin Meadows’ popup from a shifted infield formation. Rays: Host the opener of an AL Division Series on Thursday against the winner of the AL wild-card game.wftv.com
Astros walk twice with bases loaded in 9th, beat Rays 4-3
The Houston Astros walked off to end a wild ninth-inning rally against the Tampa Bay Rays, moving closer to securing a postseason berth. The party will have to wait one more day at least, with the Seattle Mariners stubbornly sticking around. Rays reliever JT Chargois walked two Houston batters with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, propelling the Astros to a 4-3 win that snapped a four-game skid.news.yahoo.com
Cabrera 9 hits in row, Schoop, Tigers win; Rays' Franco hurt
Miguel Cabrera got his ninth straight hit before the string ended, Jonathan Schoop launched a grand slam and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-4 Friday night. Rays rookie shortstop Wander Franco extended his on-base streak to 39 games, then left in the first inning with tightness in his right hamstring. “We'll know more, but hopefully we caught it early enough,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said.news.yahoo.com
Phillips' slam caps Rays' comeback in 9-6 win over Orioles
Rays Orioles Baseball Baltimore Orioles' Cedric Mullins (31) is greeted by Austin Hays (21) after hitting a first-inning solo home run against Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Michael Wacha during a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams) (Terrance Williams)BALTIMORE — (AP) — Brett Phillips capped his first career two-homer game with a tiebreaking grand slam in the eighth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-6 Sunday for a three-game sweep. Tampa Bay is 11-1 against the last-place Orioles this season, outscoring them 94-48. UP NEXTRays: Following a day off Monday, Tampa Bay opens a three-game series at Fenway Park against the second-place Boston Red Sox. Orioles: After taking Monday off, the Orioles begin a three-game series against the visiting Detroit Tigers.wftv.com
Schwarber's 12th homer in 10 games helps Nats over .500
He has 16 home runs in 18 games since being moved into the leadoff spot in the Nationals’ batting order on June 8. Joe Ross (5-7) gave up two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings for his third win in his four outings. Nationals: RHP Ryne Harper was recalled from Triple-A Rochester and LHP Kyle Lobstein’s contract was selected from Rochester. Nationals: RHP Tanner Rainey was put on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Monday, with a stress reaction in his right Tibia. Rainey is 1-2 with a 6.93 ERA, but he had allowed only one run in his last 9 1/3 innings over 10 appearances.wftv.com
Kiermaier ends combined no-hit bid, Rays top Red Sox 1-0
APTOPIX Red Sox Rays Baseball Boston Red Sox right fielder Hunter Renfroe makes a leaping catch on a fly ball by Tampa Bay Rays' Ji-Man Choi during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 24, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (Chris O'Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier broke up a combined no-hit bid by the Boston Red Sox with a one-out double in the eighth inning and Manuel Margot scored on a wild pitch in the ninth to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 1-0 victory Thursday night. J.P. Feyereisen (4-1), the fifth Tampa Bay pitcher, worked the ninth inning of a four-hitter. Kiermaier lined his opposite-field double to left off Darwinzon Hernández, the third Red Sox pitcher. Tampa Bay starter Michael Wacha, who took a no-hitter into the fifth, allowed one hit and two walks in five innings. SPECIAL NIGHTThe Red Sox will honor Dustin Pedroia during pregame ceremonies before Friday night’s game against the New York Yankees.wftv.com
Betts hits 2 HRs in final spring training game of the year
In the final spring training game of the year, Betts hit two home runs Tuesday night and the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-4. GOOD SIGNOn the final day of spring training, former All-Star pitcher Mike Soroka took a big step toward getting back on a regular-season mound. Ad“It was a perfect way to end a really good spring training on a positive note,” manager Brian Snitker said. Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer and Christian Yelich singled to finish spring training with a .393 batting average. AdDIAMONDBACKS 3, INDIANS 2At Phoenix, Diamondbacks starter Taylor Widener struck out seven over 5 2/3 innings, allowing four hits.
Chisox star Jiménez out 5-6 months, Rays' Anderson ailing
Sixto Sánchez made his third start, yielding a run on three hits and a walk in 3 1/3 innings. Austin Gomber gave up five runs on eight hits, four of them home runs, 5 1/3 innings. Arizona starter Luke Weaver struck out eight over 5 1/3 innings. Right-hander Adbert Alzolay continued to struggle for Chicago, allowing two runs in 3 1/3 innings. BREWERS 2, GIANTS 2Brett Anderson pitched two-run ball over 5 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and striking out three for Milwaukee.
Indians minus Ramírez, Reyes after they break virus protocol
New York starter Jordan Montgomery gave up two hits in three scoreless innings. Brubaker allowed two hits over two scoreless innings and Chase De Jong followed with two shutout innings. MARLINS 4, METS 4Miami starter Pablo Lopez gave up a hit and a walk over three scoreless innings. German Marquez scattered three hits and a walk over three scoreless innings for Colorado. Kansas City starter Jakob Junis pitched three innings and gave up one hit, a leadoff homer to Trent Grisham.
Twins newcomer Happ back on mound after positive virus test
The two-time AL Central champion Twins are hoping Happ can give them a veteran presence at the back of their rotation. Ian Anderson pitched two scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk. Houston piggy-backed a pair of starters with Framber Valdez yielding McNeil's homer in the first two innings, striking out two. AdBLUE JAYS 4, PHILLIES 2 (6)Steven Matz allowed a hit in two scoreless innings, striking out three without a walk. CUBS 3, ROYALS 2 (7)Outfielder Rafael Ortega, who signed a minor league deal with Chicago after playing 34 games for Atlanta last season, hit a bases-loaded triple.
Rays sign pitcher Michael Wacha to $3 million, 1-year deal
The American League champion Tampa Bay Rays signed right-hander Michael Wacha to a $3 million, one-year contract on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, to fill a void in the rotation with the departure of Charlie Morton. After seven years with the St. Louis Cardinals, he went went 1-4 with a 6.62 ERA with the New York Mets in 2020. After seven years with the St. Louis Cardinals, he went went 1-4 with a 6.62 ERA with the New York Mets in 2020. Morton signed a a $15 million, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves last month after Tampa Bay declined his $15 million option. NOTES: The Rays have agreed to terms with RHP Chris Ellis on a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.
Rays beat Mets 8-5, clinch 1st AL East title in 10 years
Tampa Bay Rays' Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, right, of Japan, celebrates with teammates after a baseball game against the New York Mets Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in New York. The Tampa Bay Rays, long accustomed to doing more with less, figured out a way to maximize the division-clinching celebration they were allowed to enjoy during a 2020 season shortened by the coronavirus. Randy Arozarena homered twice and the Rays clinched their first AL East title in 10 years Wednesday night with an 8-5 victory over the New York Mets. Tampa Bay will be home at quirky Tropicana Field for a best-of-three first-round playoff series beginning next Tuesday. Tampa Bay, which began play in 1998, also won the AL East, home of two big-spending powers in the Yankees and Red Sox, in 2008 and 2010.
DeGrom exits with hamstring spasm, Mets rally past Phils 5-4
New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom points to the outside during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA – Jacob deGrom exited early from a rare rough outing because of a right hamstring spasm, but the New York Mets overcame a four-run deficit and rallied past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Thursday night. They hit deGrom uncharacteristically hard in the second to take a 3-0 lead. Andrew Knapp knocked an RBI double to right, Haseley hit a sacrifice fly and Andrew McCutchen’s fielder’s choice capped the scoring against deGrom. Like deGrom, Wheeler was bothered by an injury — though one more gross than severe.
Mets' Smith follows plea with HR; Rosario gets road walkoff
Back in his comfort zone Friday night, the New York Mets outfielder took a starring role in a Subway Series instant classic. We all were extremely happy to just be back on the field and be back playing baseball, Smith said. Smith, a 25-year-old Black man, cried Wednesday night reflecting on a recent shooting by police of a Black man in Wisconsin. 42 for the second game only. Inspired by the emotional comments from the usually upbeat Smith, the Mets staged a walkout protest against racial injustice with the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.
Healthy ace Scherzer pitches Nats past Mets 2-1 for 1st win
Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer (31) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in New York. But he also looked healthy all the while a wonderful sign for the Washington Nationals. Scherzer showed no effects of hamstring trouble, navigating heavy traffic early for his first win this season, and Trea Turner hit a record-breaking leadoff homer to help Washington beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Tuesday night. Scherzer lasted six innings and threw only 45 pitches over his final four to finish with 105. The Mets hadn't announced a starter to replace Michael Wacha, who went on the injured list Sunday with shoulder inflammation.
Surprising Marlins win again, top Mets 4-3 for 6th straight
Miami Marlins' Francisco Cervelli celebrates with teammates after hitting a three-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer, Humberto Mejia impressed in his abbreviated major league debut and the Miami Marlins kept up their surprising surge, beating the New York Mets 4-3 Friday night. The Marlins won their sixth in a row and improved to 7-1 theyre 5-0 since missing more than a week because of the teams coronavirus outbreak. Miami has won despite already using 43 players, including 25 pitchers, to maintain a full roster amid COVID-19 concerns. ROSTER MOVESThe Marlins moved RHP Jorge Guzman to their taxi squad after he made his major league debut Thursday.
Ozuna homers off Daz, Braves beat Mets in new extras format
Atlanta Braves pitcher Max Fried fields a ground ball by New York Mets' Jeff McNeil during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 25, 2020, in New York. Ozuna, signed to an $18 million, one-year free agent deal in January, energized Atlanta's struggling offense with his opposite-field drive against Daz. Ozuna went with a 3-2 fastball just off the outside corner and roped it out to right field for his first home run with the Braves. McNeil countered with a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fifth, but Daz couldn't make it stand. An All-Star with Seattle in 2018, Daz labored through a brutal 2019 with a 5.59 ERA and seven blown saves.