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August

16
Arizona Diamondbacks’ Tyler Gilbert tosses MLB’s eighth no-hitter of the season in first start

Tyler Gilbert, gotten by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft only eight months ago, threw a no-hitter in the first start of his major league career on Saturday night. He did so by blanking a star-studded San Diego Padres lineup while toeing the rubber for a last-place team, writing one of the most improbable sports stories of 2021. Gilbert, 27, became the fourth pitcher in baseball history to throw a no-hitter in his first big league start. Only two have done that since the start of the 20th century, most recently Bobo Holloman in 1953. “Amazing,” Gilbert […]

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June

09
Glasnow has 11 Ks in 7 innings, Rays beat Nationals 3-1

Tyler Glasnow struck out 11 over seven strong innings and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays defeat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Tuesday night for their 20th victory in 24 matches. Glasnow (5-2) gave up one run, six hits and walked one while throwing a career-high 114 pitches. “Timing-wise it was one of my better ones,” Glasnow said. “It was a good one today.” The Rays gave Glasnow a couple extra days off between starts to manage his workload. He has six starts of seven or more innings and three or fewer runs this season, “He had some nasty breaking balls,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin […]

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June

04
Moncada, Lamb homer as White Sox beat Tigers 4-1

Yoán Moncada and Jake Lamb hit two of Chicago’s four home runs to back Lance Lynn, Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa closed in on John McGraw for second on baseball’s career wins list, and the White Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Thursday night. Moncada and Lynn connected in the first two innings as Chicago grabbed a 2-0 lead. Yasmani Grandal made it 3-1 with a 457-foot drive to right-center against Casey Mize. Tim Anderson added a solo shot in the eighth off Daniel Norris. La Russa picked up career triumph No. 2,762 to move within one of McGraw, and the White Sox won for the eighth time […]

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May

05
McCutchen hits 2 solo homers, Phillies beat Brewers 6-5

Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of solo homers and Brad Miller slammed a three-run shot to back Aaron Nola, helping the Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Tuesday night. Nola (3-1) struck out 10 and allowed one run and five hits in six gritty innings as the Phillies held on to earn consecutive victories for the first time since they started the season 4-0. Phillies reliever Enyel De Los Santos, called up from the minors earlier in the day, came out of the bullpen to pitch the seventh but was denied entry by umpires because he didn’t appear on their lineup card. Looking for the best online […]

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March

17
Milwaukee Brewers add Travis Shaw to 40-man roster, where he’ll compete for spot at third base

Travis Shaw’s second stint with the Milwaukee Brewers is off to an encouraging start. The Brewers revealed Tuesday they have added Shaw to their 40-man roster, making him one of the leading candidates for playing time at third base. Shaw, who played for Milwaukee from 2017-19 and spent last season with Toronto, signed a minor league deal last month. The contract included terms stating he could request his release if the Brewers didn’t notify him by Monday whether they intended to put him on the 40-man roster. “It’s pretty much everything I expected, pretty much everything they told me going into the process so […]

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March

08
Los Angeles Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer pitches shutout inning vs. San Diego Padres with one eye closed

Trevor Bauer immersed himself into a budding rivalry between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres with one eye closed. The Dodgers’ prized offseason attainment navigated through his first inning versus the Padres on Saturday afternoon by pitching mostly with his right eye closed, a training method he said he uses frequently as a means to make himself uncomfortable. “I figured if they can’t score off me with one eye open, it’s gonna be difficult to score off me with two eyes open,” Bauer stated after throwing three scoreless innings from the Dodgers’ facility. “Just having a little bit of fun.” Bauer didn’t […]

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December

25
Pittsburgh Pirates trade Josh Bell to Washington Nationals

First baseman Josh Bell has been traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Washington Nationals, it was informed Thursday. In return, the Pirates will get young pitchers Wil Crowe, who made his debut with the Nationals in 2020, and Eddy Yean. “We are thrilled to be adding a player of Josh Bell’s caliber to our team,” Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said in a statement. “He adds a switch-hitting power bat to our lineup. And we know Josh will be an outstanding addition to our clubhouse and our community.” The 28-year-old Bell was an All-Star in 2019 following a torrid first half in which he hit […]

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August

31
Cleveland Indians trade ace Mike Clevinger to San Diego Padres

The San Diego Padres, more a curiosity than a contender to start August, will exit the month with a stunningly revamped roster equipped to win the World Series now – and for many years to come. A feverish three-day run of acquisitions hit its apex Monday morning when the Padres acquired a legitimate No. 1 starter, Mike Clevinger, in a nine-player trade with the Cleveland Indians, the seventh and most significant player added to a club that’s won 10 of its last 13 matches and is a playoff lock in this pandemic-shortened season. The teams announced the trade Monday afternoon. […]

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August

26
Indians manager Terry Francona dealing with blood clotting issue

The Cleveland Indians may be without manager Terry Francona even longer than anticipated. Francona has already missed 15 matches with a gastrointestinal issue, and Chris Antonetti, the team’s president of baseball operations, disclosed Tuesday that the 61-year-old manager has also been dealing with blood clotting issues. Antonetti said doctors at the Cleveland Clinic inserted a stent last week to help Francona’s blood flow “around what was a clogged filter in his veins.” Francona is currently recovering in his downtown apartment and Antonetti said there is no timetable on when he’ll back. The Indians had ruled him out for at least this three-game […]

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July

21
Orioles put Dwight Smith Jr. on IL; John Means Iffy for Opening Day start

The Baltimore Orioles placed outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. on the 10-day injured list Monday, and manager Brandon Hyde isn’t sure if left-hander John Means will be able to start the opener at Boston on Friday night. Smith recently returned to the team after testing positive for COVID-19 and still needs time to get into baseball shape. Hyde said the Orioles have the option of activating Smith “at any time” and that he could still be on the opening day roster. But at this point, Smith is still trying to work his way back. “He just hasn’t participated in a full-squad workout,” Hyde said. Means developed a […]

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