Taylor's 2-run double in 8th sends Dodgers past Angels 5-3
Angels Dodgers Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager, left, and Will Smith celebrate after scoring on a double by Chris Taylor during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) (Alex Gallardo)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Chris Taylor broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. The Dodgers trailed 3-2 in the seventh before Cody Bellinger homered off Angels starter Jaime Barria. Corey Seager led off the eighth with an infield single and advanced to second on Will Smith's one-out hit. The Dodgers scored twice in the first before the Angels rallied in the third.wftv.com
MLB season starts March 31, again with every team scheduled
MLB tried to have all 30 clubs play on the same opening day for three of the past four seasons. Interleague play has the AL East vs. NL Central, AL Central vs. NL West and AL West vs. NL East. The Cubs play at Yankee Stadium from June 10-12 and the Red Sox are at Wrigley Field from July 1-3. The Mets host the Yankees, observing the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Every team is scheduled to play on Jackie Robinson Day, April 15, which falls on a Friday.wftv.com
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.
Phillies clear out 'pen, decline options on Neris, Phelps
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Phillies have declined options on relievers Héctor Neris, David Phelps and David Robertson, clearing out the bullpen after it posted the highest ERA in the majors. Neris' option was worth $7,111,111, including $111,111 in escalators for games finished. He had a 2.77 ERA in 12 games prior to the trade and a 12.91 ERA in 10 appearances after. His contract included a $12 million option for 2021 with a $2 million buyout. The 35-year-old Parker was one of the few bright spots in the bullpen with a 2.81 ERA in 14 games.
Harper rallies Phils past Blue Jays to sweep doubleheader
Philadelphia Phillies' Andrew Knapp hits a two-run triple off Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Thomas Hatch during the first inning of the fifth baseball game in a doubleheader, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. With a base open, the Blue Jays went after hot-hitting Harper and he delivered. Harper hit a drive high off the wall in left-center, slid into the second and got up pumping his fist. Ray gave up five runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings in his third start for the Blue Jays after being acquired from Arizona before the trade deadline. UP NEXT:RHP Vince Velasquez (0-1, 6.46 ERA) starts for the Phillies on Saturday night and LHP Hyun-jin Ryu (4-1, 3.00) goes for the Blue Jays.