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.
Diamondbacks' Smith suspended 10 games for sticky substance
Phillies Diamondbacks Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Caleb Smith (31) kicks the dirt on the mound after giving up a home run to Philadelphia Phillies' Odubel Herrera, left, during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Ross D. Franklin)PITTSBURGH — (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Caleb Smith has been suspended 10 games and fined an undisclosed amount for having a foreign substance on his glove during a game last week. Smith has elected to appeal his suspension, which was scheduled to begin when the Diamondbacks played at Pittsburgh Tuesday night. All pitchers are being checked by umpires during games for illicit grip aids since the crackdown started on June 21. The left-hander is 4-8 with a 5.20 ERA this season, his second with Arizona after being traded by Miami last year.wftv.com
Scherzer takes care of Phils in his possible Nats finale
Nationals Phillies Baseball Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Philadelphia in the first game of a doubleheader. Kyle Finnegan stepped into the closer’s role and struck out two in the seventh for his first career save. “Today was a wacky start because of everything going on, but you put the blinders on and go and compete,” Scherzer said. I really look at it as a positive thing,” Scherzer said. Before the game, Washington placed All-Star SS Trea Turner, RHP Daniel Hudson, C Alex Avila and RHP Austin Voth on the COVID-19 injured list.wftv.com