Snell pulled after 7 no-hit innings, Padres beat D-backs 3-0
Blake Snell threw seven hitless innings before being pulled for a reliever, and San Diego lost its bid for a combined no-hitter in the eighth inning when Arizona’s David Peralta dropped a bloop single into shallow left field in the Padres' 3-0 win.
LEADING OFF: Jays finish up in Buffalo, Pads-Braves twinbill
Orioles Blue Jays Baseball Toronto Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez waves to young fans calling his name during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, June 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex) (Joshua Bessex)A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday:___SHUFFLE OUTTA BUFFALOVladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays are set to play their final home game in Buffalo when they host the Red Sox. The Blue Jays will return to Toronto for a homestand beginning July 30 after the Canadian government granted them an exemption to the U.S.-Canada travel ban. The Blue Jays haven’t played at Rogers Centre since 2019 because of coronavirus protocols. The Blue Jays then moved to Sahlen Field, home of their Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, in June.wftv.com
Tigers' Turnbull getting Tommy John surgery; threw May no-no
DETROIT — (AP) — Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the 2021 season and most or all of 2022, the team announced Tuesday. Turnbull, who threw a no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners on May 18, was 4-2 with a 2.88 ERA in nine starts this season. He last pitched on June 4, then went on the injured list with a strained forearm. The 28-year-old righty went 3-17 in 2019 as Detroit lost 114 games, but came back last season with a 4-4 record and 3.97 ERA in 11 starts. “He's been seeing an array of doctors and getting options,” Tigers manager A.J.wftv.com
Mercedes hit in 9th, Chisox top Tigers; La Russa ties McGraw
With the victory, Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa tied John McGraw for second place on baseball’s career wins list with No. The 76-year-old La Russa has a long way to go to catch Connie Mack, who won 3,731 games. White Sox: OF Andrew Vaughn could be ready to return from the COVID-19 injured list as soon as Saturday, La Russa said. He said the White Sox were “waiting on one last test” and expect him to get the "green light." ... La Russa said the White Sox should have a “better read” on when OF Adam Engel will be activated by the end of the weekend.wftv.com
Tatis hits 50th career homer, Padres rout Mariners 16-1
Fernando Tatis Jr. became the fastest shortstop in history to hit 50 home runs, punctuating his three-run shot with a bat flip, and made another spectacular defensive play for the San Diego Padres, who routed the Seattle Mariners 16-1 for their seventh straight win.
LEADING OFF: No-hit streak, Davis down, Cueto vs Reds
Kluber fired the sixth no-hitter in the majors already this year, leading New York over the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Wednesday. It is also the first time three teams have been no-hit twice in one season, with the Rangers joining Cleveland and Seattle. SEASON OVERBaltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis will miss the entire season after surgery Wednesday to repair the labrum in his left hip. Davis reported pain in his lower back and hip in spring training, when he took only two at-bats. VIRUS UPDATESAn unidentified Washington Nationals player who is vaccinated and asymptomatic tested positive for COVID-19, manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday.wftv.com
With hits now scarce, no-hitters on the rise
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Ted S. Warren)Sometimes, the simplest explanation is the valid one: The number of hits per game in the major leagues has plummeted, so no-hitters are on the rise. Spencer Turnbull's gem Tuesday night was the year's fifth no-hitter, and 2021 is on pace to obliterate the modern record of seven no-hitters in a season. The highest hits per game average since 1900 was in 1930, when it was 10.37 per team. During that stretch, the hits per game numbers stayed between 8.62 and 8.75 every season, but the number of no-hitters varied widely. In that 2006 season, teams averaged 9.28 hits per game.wftv.com
Turnbull twirls 5th no-hitter of MLB season, Tigers top M's
Tigers Mariners Baseball Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE — (AP) — Spencer Turnbull pitched the fifth no-hitter in the majors already this season, sending the Detroit Tigers to a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. The five no-hitters through May 18 match the 1917 season for the most in baseball history by that date. Turnbull’s no-no was the eighth in Tigers history and their first since Justin Verlander's in Toronto on May 7, 2011. It was nearly three times for the Mariners after Cleveland’s Zach Plesac took a no-no into the eighth inning against the Mariners last week before it was broken up.wftv.com
Detroit's Spencer Turnbull no-hits Seattle in Tigers 5-0 win
Tigers Mariners Baseball Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE — (AP) — Spencer Turnbull pitched the fifth no-hitter in the majors already this season, sending the Detroit Tigers to a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Turnbull’s no-hitter was the eighth in Tigers history and their first since Justin Verlander's in Toronto on May 7, 2011. He issued a free pass to Jose Marmolejos leading off the ninth when a full-count curveball missed wide, just the second baserunner for Seattle. Turnbull screamed in joy and was engulfed in a hug from catcher Eric Haase before being overrun by teammates.wftv.com
Detroit's Spencer Turnbull has no-hitter thru 6 vs Mariners
Tigers Mariners Baseball Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE — (AP) — Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull has not allowed a hit through six innings against the Seattle Mariners. Only one runner has reached base against Turnbull on Tuesday night. Jarred Kelenic walked leading off the fourth inning for Seattle’s lone runner. Mitch Haniger was the closest to a hit for the Mariners, flying out to the wall in center field in the fourth inning.wftv.com
Taillon earns 1st win in exactly 2 years, Yanks beat Tigers
Tigers Yankees Baseball New York Yankees starting pitcher Jameson Taillon (50) throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, May 1, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (John Minchillo)NEW YORK — (AP) — Jameson Taillon earned his first win in exactly two years, Aaron Judge had three hits and three RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 6-4 on Saturday. Taillon's previous win came on May 1, 2019, for Pittsburgh in his last outing before having Tommy John surgery. Judge followed Friday night’s two-homer, five-RBI performance by breaking a 1-all tie in the fifth inning with a line drive double off Turnbull to left field that scored DJ LeMahieu. Detroit cut the deficit 6-3 in the seventh inning on Jonathan Schoop’s two-out two-run single.wftv.com
Amazin' at-bat: Mets' Guillorme draws 22-pitch walk vs Hicks
“I don’t even think I’ve had a 13 pitch at-bat in my career.”Hicks was scheduled to pitch one inning. Carlos Martínez worked four innings in the start for St. Louis, allowing two runs and five hits. Pittsburgh starter Steven Brault allowed three runs on five hits and a walk in three innings. YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 1New York starter Deivi García gave up one hit and an unearned run in three innings. Dean Kremer allowed a run on three hits, walked two and struck out four in the start for Baltimore.
Jonathan Schoop, Spencer Turnbull lead Tigers past Cubs 7-1
Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras hits a solo home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Tuesday night. The Tigers have won three of five since a nine-game losing streak dropped them out of serious postseason contention. Turnbull walked the leadoff hitter in the sixth but retired the next two before he was replaced by Bryan Garcia. The Tigers put the game away with five runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Bez hits 2 HRs, Cubs beat Tigers for 11,000th franchise win
Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez celebrates after the final out in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. The Cubs won 9-3. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT Javier Bez hit two home runs and the Chicago Cubs became the second franchise in major league history to post 11,000 wins, beating the Detroit Tigers 9-3 on Monday night. Bez followed with a two-run homer to make it 6-1. CUBS WINSThe Cubs won their first game against Louisville on April 25, 1876.
Tigers celebrate Cabrera milestones, rally 6-4 over Reds
Detroit Tigers' JaCoby Jones reacts after hitting a two-run home run in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Saturday, July 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)CINCINNATI Miguel Cabrera passed two superstars with a homer Saturday night, and JaCoby Jones hit a two-run shot in the ninth off Raisel Iglesias, rallying the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The two RBIs boosted Cabrera past Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and into 25th place on the career RBI list with 1,696. Reds: The Reds placed infielder Matt Davidson on the 10-day injured list after he tested positive for COVID-19 and put catcher Tucker Barnhart on the three-day paternity list. Reds: RHP Trevor Bauer (combined 11-13 in 2019 with Cleveland and Cincinnati) makes his 20th career start against Detroit.