Rodríguez HR again, 3-run shot in 7th, Mariners sweep Texas
Rangers Mariners Baseball Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez wears a helmet as he is greeted in the dugout after his three-run home run against the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE — (AP) — Julio Rodríguez connected again, hitting a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners finished off a three-game sweep by beating the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Wednesday. Rodríguez had a breakout performance in the All-Star Home Run Derby, where he smashed 81 shots over the wall. Gilbert struck out eight, but allowed five hits and two earned runs in a 3-1 loss to Houston on Saturday. Howard allowed six hits and four earned runs over 4 ⅔ innings in his last start on July 22, against Oakland.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: O's rookie Kremer takes on Yanks, Wheeler out
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dean Kremer delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Baltimore, Md. Kremer limited the Yankees to one hit, struck out seven and retired 14 of his final 15 batters. NAILEDRookie right-hander Spencer Howard will replace Zack Wheeler as the Phillies’ starter in Game 4 of their seven-game series at Miami. Wheeler ripped a fingernail putting on his pants Wednesday, delaying his next start until at least Monday and perhaps longer. While some teams have started a lineup in which all batters hit from the left side the first time up, all previous occasions since 1901 included at least one switch-hitter.
Phils setback: Zack Wheeler rips nail putting on his pants
MIAMI – Undefeated Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler ripped a fingernail putting on his pants, delaying his next start for two days and perhaps longer. Wheeler might lose the nail on the middle finger of his right hand. “We don’t think it’s a DL thing, but it depends on what happens to the nail,” Girardi said. Wheeler said the nail has been an issue throughout his career, and it’s prone to catch on things. “We’ll see how the soreness goes, and see how this thing starts healing up.”Spencer Howard is scheduled to start in place of Wheeler on Saturday.