Ozuna, Riley spur 4-run rally in 8th, Braves top Padres
Padres Braves Baseball Atlanta Braves' Matt Olson, center, celebrates in the dugout after a home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) (Brynn Anderson)ATLANTA — (AP) — Marcell Ozuna homered and Austin Riley hit a tiebreaking double during a four-run rally in the eighth inning Saturday that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres. The Braves tagged reliever Steven Wilson (3-1) for Ozzie Albies’ RBI single, Ozuna’s two-run homer and Riley’s go-ahead hit. San Diego added another run to make it 5-2 on Eric Hosmer’s RBI forceout. Wright will face San Diego for the second time and is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA against the Padres.wftv.com
A-Rod's nephew Dunand HR in debut; Marlins end skid, top SD
Marlins Padres Baseball Miami Marlins' Joe Dunand hits a solo home run against San Diego Padres' Sean Manaea in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 7, 2022, in San Diego. !”Dunand is 695 home runs behind his uncle, who is fourth on the all-time list after a career tainted by steroid use. Dunand was promoted from Triple-A Jacksonville after Jon Berti was placed on the injured list. Dunand had been on the taxi squad for this trip through San Diego and Arizona. The 26-year-old Dunand doubled to left in his second at-bat and scored on Garrett Cooper's two-run double.wftv.com
Darvish rebounds, Padres beat Braves 2-1 despite just 3 hits
Braves Padres Baseball San Diego Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in San Diego, Sunday, April 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong) (Kyusung Gong)SAN DIEGO — (AP) — Yu Darvish rebounded from the shortest outing of his career by dominating into the seventh inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Sunday night despite having just three hits. His gem allowed San Diego to split the four-game series. Padres closer Taylor Rogers retired the Braves in order in the ninth for his fourth save, closing out a four-hitter for San Diego. He is day-to-day and San Diego does not anticipate he will have an IL stint.wftv.com
Giants' Nakken 1st MLB female coach on field, SF beat Padres
Padres Giants Baseball San Francisco Giants first base coach Alyssa Nakken runs to get in position, near San Diego Padres catcher Austin Nola, left, during the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. That was plenty for Alex Cobb (1-0), who struck out 10 to win his San Francisco debut. Yunior Marte made his major league debut pitching the ninth for San Francisco. ... San Diego claimed RHP Kyle Tyler off waivers from the Angels and designated RHP Javy Guerra for assignment. Giants: RHP Tyler Rogers went on the paternity list a day after taking the loss on a night his twin brother, Taylor, earned the save for San Diego.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Rodríguez faces former team, Kwan keeps going – WFTV
White Sox Tigers Baseball Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Detroit. The 29-year-old Rodriguez gave up three runs and four hits in four innings against the White Sox in his Detroit debut. Ray now takes on José Abreu, Tim Anderson and the White Sox in Chicago. Dallas Keuchel starts for the White Sox, trying for his 100th career win. Walker threw two perfect innings Monday night at Philadelphia in his season debut, then was pulled after 30 pitches.wftv.com
Twin win: Rogers gets save, brother loss as Pads top Giants
Padres Giants Baseball San Diego Padres' Taylor Rogers pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Monday, April 11, 2022. Twin brothers relieving for opposing clubs, Taylor and Tyler Rogers, both pitched and factored in — Taylor earning his third save and Tyler (0-1) taking the loss. San Diego right-hander Nick Martínez made his first major league start since 2017 for Texas after spending three of the past four years playing in Japan. He hasn’t yet been to San Diego. Giants: RHP Alex Cobb makes his Giants debut after signing a $20 million, two-year contract ahead of the lockout.wftv.com
Peralta's single in 8th ends no-hit bid by San Diego Padres
Padres Diamondbacks Baseball San Diego Padres starting pitcher Sean Manaea throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 8, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX — (AP) — Arizona's David Peralta lined a leadoff single in the eighth inning, ending another no-hit bid by the San Diego Padres. Sean Manaea was brilliant in his Padres debut Friday night, but was pulled by manager Bob Melvin after throwing 88 pitches over seven innings. This is the second straight day a Padres starter took a no-hitter deep into a game against the Diamondbacks. It's also the second straight day the D-backs broke up the no-hit bid against reliever Tim Hill.wftv.com
Padres' Manaea pitching no-hitter through 7 vs. Diamondbacks
Padres Diamondbacks Baseball San Diego Padres starting pitcher Sean Manaea throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 8, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX — (AP) — San Diego Padres newcomer Sean Manaea is pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks. This is the second straight day a Padres starter has dominated against the Diamondbacks' lineup. Padres reliever Tim Hill entered the game in the seventh and gave up a base hit to Pavin Smith. The Diamondbacks rallied to win Thursday’s game 4-2 when Seth Beer hit a game-winning, three-run homer in the ninth.wftv.com
Padres' Manaea has no-hitter through 6 vs. Diamondbacks
Padres Diamondbacks Baseball San Diego Padres starting pitcher Sean Manaea throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 8, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX — (AP) — San Diego Padres newcomer Sean Manaea is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Manaea was traded from the Oakland Athletics to the Padres earlier this month. This is the second straight day the Padres have taken a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Diamondbacks. Padres reliever Tim Hill entered the game in the seventh and gave up a base hit to Pavin Smith.wftv.com
Padres acquire LHP Sean Manaea in trade with Athletics
PEORIA, Ariz. — (AP) — The San Diego Padres bolstered their rotation on Sunday, acquiring left-hander Sean Manaea in a trade with the Oakland Athletics. San Diego got the 30-year-old Manaea and minor league right-hander Aaron Holiday from Oakland for pitching prospect Adrian Martinez and minor league infielder Euribiel Angeles. Manaea went 11-10 with a 3.91 ERA in 32 starts last year. The addition of Manaea could lead to another move for San Diego, which was already flush with starting pitching before the trade with Oakland. Manaea is 50-41 with a 3.86 ERA and 641 strikeouts in 129 career games, including 128 starts, in six seasons.wftv.com
Judge's single sends Yankees past A's for 12th straight win
Aaron Judge hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the ninth inning, Giancarlo Stanton homered for the third consecutive game and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 for their 12th straight victory and longest winning streak in nearly 60 years.
Harrison, Marte lead Oakland offense, A's top Giants 4-1
Giants Athletics Baseball Oakland Athletics' Starling Marte gestures toward teammates after hitting an RBI double against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) (Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, Calif. — (AP) — Josh Harrison hit a two-run single, Starling Marte added an RBI double, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night. Mike Yastrzemski homered for San Francisco. As Marte stole third, Jose Alvarez’s throw bounced past third baseman Wilmer Flores and into foul territory, and Marte scored easily. He had been unbeaten in 11 starts following a San Francisco loss.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Cubs follow up no-hitter, Astros seek 12 in row
Marlins Cubs Baseball Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throws against the Miami Marlins during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, June 19, 2021. ROCKET MENCarlos Correa and the Astros try for their 12th consecutive victory when Framber Valdéz (4-0, 1.67 ERA) starts in Detroit — although the weather forecast calls for heavy rain. BACK IN BEANTOWNDomingo Germán (4-4, 4.17 ERA) starts for the New York Yankees in their first game in front of fans at Fenway Park since 2019. López pitched seven shutout innings against the Chicago Cubs last Saturday. Baltimore has lost 20 straight road games, equaling the 1916 Philadelphia Athletics for the second-longest skid in AL history, trailing only the 22 road losses in a row by the 1943 A’s.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: More teams go to 100% capacity, Minor in Texas
Red Sox Royals Baseball Kansas City Royals pitcher Mike Minor throws to a batter during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, June 20, 2021. Five teams are scheduled to reach full capacity in the next 10 days: Colorado (Monday), Oakland (June 29), Pittsburgh (July 1) and Minnesota and Tampa Bay (July 5). MINOR RETURNSRoyals left-hander Mike Minor (6-4, 4.48) is set to pitch at Texas for the first time since the Rangers traded him to Oakland late last season. The 33-year-old Minor was 26-23 with a 4.00 ERA over three seasons with Texas. Left-hander Martín Pérez (5-4, 4.32) will be on the mound for the Boston Red Sox.wftv.com
Manaea, A's hand D-backs 19th straight road loss, 4-0
Their road slide is the longest such streak in major league baseball since 1985. He struck out three and walked two in his second straight win. Oakland jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Diamondbacks right-hander Matt Peacock left with two out in the second after taking a comebacker off his pitching hand. After Manaea departed, Yusmeiro Petit, Lou Trivino and Jake Diekman each worked a hitless inning for Oakland.wftv.com
A's Sean Manaea has no-hitter through seven against Rays
Rays Athletics Baseball Oakland Athletics' Sean Manaea throws to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, May 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn) (Jed Jacobsohn)OAKLAND, Calif. — (AP) — Athletics left-hander Sean Manaea is pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against Tampa Bay on Friday night. Manaea, who threw a no-hitter April 21, 2018, against Boston, fist pumped after his strikeouts — nine so far — and did a little walk off the mound. Manaea was in a pitcher's duel with Rich Hill, who didn't allow a run in six innings against his former Athletics club. Manaea took the loss in the 2019 AL wild card game against the Rays in their last visit to the Oakland Coliseum.wftv.com
Luzardo follows Manaea's stellar start, A's beat Twins twice
Matt Olson hit a grand slam, Mitch Moreland homered twice to back Sean Manaea’s shutout, then Jesús Luzardo followed with his own Game 2 gem as the Oakland Athletics swept a doubleheader against the depleted Minnesota Twins, 7-0 and 1-0 to run their winning streak to 10 games.
Padres star Tatis feels better, expected back in lineup soon
A day after Tatis walked off the field during an exhibition game in a worrisome scene, the Padres said the discomfort in his left shoulder had improved. In fact he was lobbying to get in the lineup today, so I thought that was very encouraging,” Tingler said. I think everybody’s kind of expecting him to be back in the lineup in the next day or two. AdMichael Pineda was roughed up in his second start for Minnesota, surrendering five runs on nine hits in five innings. Ian Anderson went six innings in his fourth start, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk.
Springer hits 2 HRs, Astros beat A's 5-2 for 2-0 ALDS lead
Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, left, and George Springer celebrate after the Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. The Houston Astros can't miss these days. “With every victory, the energy and the confidence grows,” first-year Houston manager Dusty Baker said. Five of Springer’s postseason homers have come at Dodger Stadium, where the Astros beat the Dodgers in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. The scandal led to season-long suspensions of Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch, who both were fired.
Correa, Springer rally Astros past A's 10-5 in ALDS opener
Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, left, celebrates with George Springer after they defeated the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)LOS ANGELES – A home run derby broke out during a hot, dry day at Dodger Stadium, and suddenly the Houston Astros have their swing and swagger back. “When you get the leadoff guy (Springer) getting on base every single time, good things are going to happen. Altuve's line-drive single to left scored Maldonado and Springer to put the Astros back in front, 6-5. Chris Bassitt put the potential tying and go-ahead runs on in the fifth with back-to-back singles by Springer and Altuve.
Astros out to 'silence the haters' in ALDS against Athletics
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, the Houston Astros celebrate after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. On Monday, Oct. 5, the Astros and the Oakland Athletics will open their ALDS matchup at Dodger Stadium. The coronavirus pandemic largely has protected the Astros from having public scorn heaped on them this season. He hasn't been particularly effective this season, and didn't start against them when the A's took seven of 10 games from the Astros this season. “We never did anything in our rotation to make him miss the Astros,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said.
Pinder delivers timely hit, A's advance in playoffs at last
Oakland stopped a nine-game losing streak in winner-take-all postseason games, a major league record that dated to the 1973 World Series. “I woke up this morning feeling like this was going to be a hard game and it was a hard game,” Melvin said. The low-budget A's had not captured a winner-take-all postseason game since beating Hall of Famer Willie Mays and the New York Mets. That prompted White Sox star Tim Anderson to say, “I guess they haven’t done their homework.”“It’s a tough one to swallow but we've got to keep going,” Anderson said. HURLING ITThe 17 pitchers, nine by Chicago, were the most in a nine-inning postseason game.
LEADING OFF: Marlins' Marte hopes to play with broken hand
The Marlins are hoping center fielder Starling Marte can play through a broken bone in his left hand as they try to eliminate the Cubs at Wrigley Field. To do it, the Braves might need to make a whole lot more contact at the plate than they did Wednesday while beating the Reds 1-0 in 13 innings — the first postseason game to be scoreless after 11. They’ll be up against Luis Castillo (4-6, 3.21), who makes his first career playoff start for the Reds. He was out for a second straight playoff game because of a sprained right foot that kept him out of the final three games of the regular season. Wainwright closed out the Padres at Petco Park in their previous postseason appearance in 2006.
A's hold off Abreu, White Sox 5-3, force series to Game 3
Now, the slugging A's are right back in a familiar fall position: one winner-take-all postseason game with the season on the line. Semien and Davis connected early and Oakland's bullpen barely held off José Abreu and the Chicago White Sox late for a 5-3 win Wednesday that sent the AL playoff series to a deciding Game 3. The White Sox went 14-0 in the regular season against left-handed starters and beat southpaw Jesús Luzardo in the playoff opener. “I'm pretty sure we're pretty dang confident in anyone we throw against the White Sox,” Bassitt said. He went just 3 for 18 against the White Sox last season.
Dodgers clinch NL's top seed, West title with win over A's
The Los Angeles Dodgers pose for a photo after the Dodgers clinched the NL West title with a 7-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers clinched the NL's top postseason seed and eighth straight division title Tuesday night with a 7-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics. “To fast forward a couple months and be crowned NL West champs is a credit to everyone. Los Angeles came into the day with a magic number of two and got help with the Angels’ 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. ATHLETICS ADVANCEThe A’s have a team text thread they used to celebrate clinching their first AL West title since 2013 during their off day Monday, when the Mariners beat Houston.
Pujols hits homer No. 660 as Angels rally to beat Rox 5-3
Trailing 3-2, the 40-year-old Pujols lined a fastball from Carlos Estevez (1-3) into the empty seats in left-center for his 660th homer. Pujols now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696) on the career home run list. It was a crazy day at the plate for the Angels, who had more walks (10) than hits (six). The Angels took two of three from Rockies and wrapped up a six-game trip with a 3-3 mark. If you’re good, you’re young and you’re not hurt, you’ll work through it.
Piscotty slam ties it in ninth, A's beat Giants 8-7 in 10th
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO Stephen Piscotty hit a tying grand slam in the ninth inning, Mark Canha's sacrifice fly put Oakland on top in the 10th, and the Athletics stunned the San Francisco Giants 8-7 on Friday night in the opener of the Bay Bridge Series. Oakland trailed by five in the ninth inning but rallied to win from such a deficit for the first time since July 15, 1952, according to STATS. The Giants hadn't lost after leading by five or more runs in the ninth inning or latter since June 25, 1929. The ball carried on a rare hot evening in San Francisco, where first-pitch temperature reached 85 degrees.
Trout homers twice, helps Angels rally to 10-9 win over A's
Trout's solo drive off Yusmeiro Petit (1-1) in the eighth helped the Angels stop a three-game skid. It was the 20th multi-homer game of Trout's career, which tied Tim Salmon and Vladimir Guerrero for the franchise record. Los Angeles trailed 9-4 in the fourth when Trout began the rally with a two-run drive into the Angels' bullpen in left field. Chapman gave Oakland a 5-3 lead an inning later with a two-run drive to center for the fifth multi-homer game of his career. He will be opposed by right-hander Dylan Bundy (2-1, 2.08), who threw the Angels' first complete game since 2018 last Wednesday at Seattle.
Astros, A's clear benches, empty seats; Oak wins 9th in row
The Athletics' ninth straight win was far overshadowed by what erupted in the seventh inning at the Coliseum. Astros catcher Dustin Garneau tackled Laureano before the As outfielder reached Cintron, and a wild scene ensued. A's and Astros players who were sitting in the seats, observing COVID-19 social-distancing protocols, also rushed onto the field. The Astros have won the past three division crowns, a World Series in 2017 and AL pennant last year. TRAINERS ROOMAstros: CF George Springer resumed hitting work in the batting cage but was still listed as day to day by Baker.
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.
Sho No! Angels' Ohtani doesn't record out in return to mound
Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, Calif. Shohei Ohtani didnt record an out in the two-way stars long-awaited return to the mound for the Los Angels Angels, allowing the first six Oakland batters to reach base before his day was done in a 6-4 loss to the Athletics on Sunday. Robbie Grossman singled in another run, and Angels manager Joe Maddon replaced Ohtani (0-1) with Matt Andriese down 4-0. Ohtani made his first appearance on the mound since Sept. 2, 2018 after not pitching last season following Tommy John surgery. Ohtani threw 30 pitches, reaching 94.7 mph with his fastball he averaged 96.7 mph and touched 100 mph in 2018.
In 1st MLB game with new extra-inning rule, A's slam Angels
Oakland Athletics players celebrate after Matt Olson, center left, hit a grand slam home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the tenth inning a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, July 24, 2020. According to STATS, Olson became the third player to hit a walkoff grand slam on opening day. The game went to the 10th tied at 3 after Jason Castros tying homer in the ninth against As closer Liam Hendriks. The Angels didn't deliver a win for Maddon in his Angels managerial debut. UP NEXTLHP Sean Manaea, who went 4-0 last season in September after returning from shoulder surgery before losing the wild card game, pitches Saturday opposite Angels RHP Dylan Bundy.