Orioles run winning streak to 5 with 6-3 win over Pirates
Pirates Orioles Baseball Baltimore Orioles' Rougned Odor (12) is greeted by teammates after scoring a run on a single by Jorge Mateo against Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher JT Brubaker during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug 6, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams) (Terrance Williams)BALTIMORE — (AP) — Ryan McKenna hit a two-run double in the fifth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles won their fifth straight game, 6-3 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. The Orioles (56-51) have already reached their highest win total in five years. Ke'Bryan Hayes hit an RBI single for the Pirates to make it 5-3 in the sixth. Cedric Mullins hit a sacrifice fly for the Orioles in the seventh.wftv.com
Orioles score 5 in 8th to beat Yankees 5-0
Yankees Orioles Baseball New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes delivers during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass)BALTIMORE — (AP) — Rougned Odor broke a scoreless tie with a two-run single in the eighth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles went on to a 5-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday. Odor, who played for the Yankees last year and was released following the season, delivered against his former team. The Orioles were 2 for 28 in the series with runners in scoring position before those three hits. New York starter Nestor Cortes was terrific for five-plus innings, striking out 12 while allowing three hits and a walk.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Yanks go for 12 straight, Scherzer faces Padres
The storied Yankees haven't won 12 straight since Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris powered a 13-game run in September 1961. Scherzer (11-4, 2.65) makes his fifth start since Los Angeles acquired him from Washington at the July 30 trade deadline. AJ Pollock's two-run homer in the 16th sent Los Angeles to a 5-3 victory early Thursday in by far the longest major league game since pandemic rules were implemented last year. WINNERS AT LASTOne day after ending their 19-game losing streak, the Baltimore Orioles try to make it two in a row against the Los Angeles Angels. Baltimore finally stopped its slide Wednesday night, rallying to beat Los Angeles 10-6 after a shaky start by Shohei Ohtani left the Angels’ bullpen with too much to do.wftv.com
Yankees hit 3 HRs, hold off Braves 5-4 for 11th straight win
Yankees Braves Baseball New York Yankees second baseman Rougned Odor (12) celebrates with Aaron Judge (99) after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Atlanta. He fell behind 3-1 in the count before throwing five straight changeups to Freeman, last year's NL MVP. The slugger fouled off four in a row, then hit a game-ending flyout to deep left field. Dansby Swanson's two-run double in the first were the only runs allowed in four innings by Yankees starter Andrew Heaney. Clay Holmes (2-0), the third of six Yankees relievers, earned the win with a scoreless inning.wftv.com
Odor, Yankees rally in 8th, end Boston's 4-game win streak
Yankees Red Sox Baseball New York Yankees' Rougned Odor (12) celebrates after scoring on an RBI-single by Gleyber Torres during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Boston. Odor drove his tying hit off the Green Monster and Torres followed a single that dropped in down the right-field line. New York starter Jameson Taillon (6-4) gave up three runs — one earned — in seven innings, striking out four and walking three. Taillon had given up just three earned runs in three career starts against the Red Sox. … LHP Chris Sale, working back from Tommy John surgery, is slated to make his second rehab start for Double-A Portland on Sunday.wftv.com
Torres, Odor homer to back Taillon as Yanks beat Red Sox 9-1
Red Sox Yankees Baseball New York Yankees' Rougned Odor watches his 2-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, July 18, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) (Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — (AP) — Gleyber Torres and Rougned Odor homered to back another strong start from Jameson Taillon as the depleted New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Sunday night. Torres hit his fifth homer on an 0-2 pitch from Martín Pérez (7-6) leading off the second. Yankees: RHP Luis Severino threw 30 pitches to hitters, simulating two innings. UP NEXTRed Sox: Shuffle off to Buffalo for the opener of a three-game series Monday night against the division-rival Blue Jays.wftv.com
Cole's strikeouts, spin rate down, Royals rally past Yanks
Gerrit Cole’s strikeouts and spin rate dropped as he pitched for the first time since Major League Baseball’s crackdown on sticky substances, and the Kansas City Royals rallied off Jonathan Loiasiga for four runs in the eighth inning to beat the New York Yankees 6-5.
Salty fans, hot Yankees greet Astros in return to Bronx
Astros Yankees Baseball Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, center, watches as New York Yankees' Rougned Odor, left, and Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado, right, react to being injured on a play at home plate during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in New York. In Houston's first visit to the Bronx since their sign-stealing scam was exposed, an error by Astros third baseman Alex Bregman in the sixth inning let New York blow the game open. A pandemic-limited, sellout crowd of 10,850 skipped subtle barbs for salty language, aimed especially at 2017 AL MVP Jose Altuve. The Yankees have won 9 of 12 and improved to 15-14, their first time over .500 since they were 3-2. Yankees: 1B Luke Voit (left knee surgery) was 2 for 3 with a double as he began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.wftv.com
Diamondbacks' Gallen has sore forearm, might miss opener
SETBACK IN THE BULLPENBlue Jays right-hander Kirby Yates will miss several weeks because of a strained muscle in his forearm. He allowed one run and five hits, striking out five without a walk. Ross Stripling struck out seven and walked none in 3 2/3 innings, but gave up three runs and five hits. Bryan Abreu, a top Astros pitching prospect who turns 24 next month, started and pitched three perfect innings, striking out four. Baltimore starter John Means allowed four hits and walked three over 3 2/3 innings, striking out three.
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.
Seeing is believing: Bauer shuts eye, pitches shutout ball
Bauer wound up pitching three scoreless innings with the creative approach, striking out three while allowing two hits and a walk. Known for speaking his mind and going his own way, Bauer said he regularly shuts one eye during bullpen sessions and other workouts. METS 6, ASTROS 1 (6)Jacob deGrom pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut, striking out three and allowing one hit. AdBLUE JAYS 7, PHILLIES 1 (7)Newcomer Tanner Roark made his first start for Toronto, allowing one hit in two scoreless innings. Jorge López threw three scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
World Series notes: Wood's role in LA, Adames hugging Mookie
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)ARLINGTON, Texas – Alex Wood has experience starting in the World Series for the Dodgers. The lefty was the sixth of seven Dodgers pitchers in a planned bullpen game, a 6-4 loss Wednesday night that evened the World Series at a game each. He threw the final two innings of Game 7 won by Houston, then made three relief appearances in the 2018 World Series soon before getting traded. “I came here for one reason and one reason only, and that was to win a World Series. MEETING MOOKIETampa Bay shortstop Willy Adames and Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts hugged when they met at second base during the World Series opener.
Dodgers set NL homer mark for month at 57, beat Rangers 7-2
(AP Photo/Roger Steinman)ARLINGTON, Texas Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers set the National League record for home runs in a month. Bellinger's two-run homer gave the Dodgers 57 long balls in August after solo shots from Corey Seager and Will Smith, and LA beat the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Sunday. They now have 12 straight series victories to start the season tied for the fifth-best season-opening run since 1969. The 1990 Cincinnati Reds have the record with 17 straight series wins to start the year. ... 2B Rougned Odor missed his sixth straight game with a right eye infection.
Tatis connects twice for HR lead, Padres rout Rangers 14-4
Texas Rangers catcher Jose Trevino and San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. watch the flight of Tatis's grand slam ball that came off a pitch from Rangers relief pitcher Juan Nicasio in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Monday Aug. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)ARLINGTON, Texas Fernando Tatis Jr. homered twice, including a grand slam for his major league-leading 11th of the season, and the San Diego Padres routed the Texas Rangers 14-4 on Monday night to stop a five-game losing streak. Austin Hedges connected on his second homer, a solo shot in the fourth, as the Padres set their season high for runs. TINGLER'S HOMECOMINGFirst-year San Diego manager Jayce Tingler capped 13 seasons in the Texas organization with a return to the big league staff when Chris Woodward was hired for the 2019 season. San Diego hadn't announced a starter.
4-base error on ball over fence helps Rangers top Angels 7-3
(AP Photo/Ray Carlin)ARLINGTON, Texas Los Angeles Angels right fielder Jo Adell was charged with a rare four-base error when a fly ball from Texas' Nick Solak popped out of the rookie's glove and flew the few remaining feet over the fence in the Rangers' 7-3 win Sunday. Elias said it wasn't aware of any precedent for a four-base error on a ball that went over the fence. Isiah Kiner-Falefa put the Rangers in front in the third with a two-out double that scored Rob Refsnyder from first. He is 1-0 with a 2.92 ERA in two starts against the A's, both during his nine seasons with Atlanta. Rangers: RHP Kyle Gibson (0-1, 2.45 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game home series against Seattle.
Trout homers again on birthday, but Angels fall to Rangers
Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout waves to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)ARLINGTON, Texas Mike Trout homered again on his birthday, but Robinson Chirinos drove in two runs without a hit and the Texas Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Trout turned 29, and homered for the fifth time in the seven big league games he has played on his birthday. The three-time AL MVP put the Angels up 2-0 in the first with his 444-foot drive over their bullpen in left-center. Castro was upset after striking out on a check swing in the second inning and got tossed by Edwin Moscoso, the rookie fill-in umpire who made the call from third base.
Piscotty hits A's 2nd walkoff slam this year, beats Rangers
Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty celebrates with teammates after a game-ending grand slam against the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)OAKLAND, Calif. Stephen Piscotty hit Oaklands second walkoff grand slam of the year and the Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. Volquez retired Robbie Grossman on a popup before Piscotty hit a first-pitch drive over the wall in center to match the opening night 10th-inning slam by Matt Olson against the Angels. The 22-year-old lefty was the youngest As pitcher to start a game since Brett Anderson in 2010 and lived up to the hype. He overpowered the Rangers at times, striking out Joey Gallo on a 96 mph to end the first.
Inside Texas: Rangers open new park in 1-0 win over Rockies
Texas Rangers starter Lance Lynn (35) throws the first pitch of an opening day baseball game to Colorado Rockies' David Dahl as Rangers' Robinson Chirinos catches and home plate umpire Jim Reynolds looks on Friday, July 24, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. The pitch was the first ever in a regular season game at Globe Life Field, the Rangers' new ballpark. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)ARLINGTON, Texas Lance Lynn struck out nine in six sharp innings and the Texas Rangers inaugurated their new retractable-roof stadium with a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. A LONG WAYRockies All-Star shortstop Trevor Story, who is from nearby Irving, Texas, hit a deep drive to the left-center gap with one on in the eighth inning. SOME SPECTATORSRockies rookie LF Sam Hilliards father, diagnosed two years ago with ALS, was able to attend his sons first MLB opening day.
Trout uncertain, All-Star Game off as MLB gets back on field
At Citi Field, Mets two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom ran sprints by himself in shallow right field, then grabbed his personal bag of baseballs to throw off a bullpen mound. Major League Baseball said the All-Star Game, scheduled for July 14 at Dodger Stadium, has been canceled. You have to come down to the field one way and back off the field another way, Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer said. When Rougned Odor pulled a home run into the right field seats in an intrasquad game, there was a smattering of applause. Im kind of expecting weird, expecting things to be different, manager Chris Woodward said later.