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September

23
Dodgers overcome Gallen’s 13 Ks, rally to beat D-backs 3-2

Max Muncy hit a tying infield single in the ninth inning and pinch-hitter Mookie Betts singled home the winning run, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers edge the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Thursday night for their major league-leading 45th comeback triumph of the season. The Dodgers didn’t take the lead until Arizona starter Zac Gallen left after eight innings. He struck out a career-high 13. Craig Kimbrel (6-6) got the win despite again struggling in the ninth. Christian Walker slammed a 435-foot shot into the left-center field pavilion — his 36th homer overall and sixth against the Dodgers this season — for a 2-1 lead against Kimbrel. Gallen retired the first 11 […]

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September

21
New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge hits 60th home run, one shy of Roger Maris’ AL single-season record

Only five players had hit 60 home runs in a single season in the history of the major leagues — that is, until New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge joined that select club with a solo homer versus the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Judge turned on a sinker from right-hander Wil Crowe leading off the final frame and drove it 430 feet into the left-field bleachers, starting a five-run, ninth-inning rally for a 9-8 win. He took a rare curtain call, forced by his teammates. “I really didn’t want to do it, especially, we’re losing. It’s a solo shot,” he said. “He hit 60 tonight, and it’s […]

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September

14
Springer homers, Jays beat Rays 7-2 for doubleheader split

Pinch-hitter Whit Merrifield drove in two runs with a seventh-inning double, George Springer added a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 Tuesday night to gain a doubleheader split between AL wild card contenders. Toronto (80-62) remained a half-game ahead of the Rays (79-62) in a race for the three AL wild cards that also includes Seattle (79-61), which played later Tuesday. The Blue Jays trailed 2-1 before rallying with a four-run seventh against left-hander Colin Poche (4-2). Pinch-hitter Santiago Espinal walked and advanced to third on two wild pitches. Pinch-hitter Danny Jansen drew a one-out walk and was replaced by pinch-runner Bradley Zimmer. Merrifield followed with a double […]

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September

13
Valdez pitches 1st shutout, Astros blank Tigers 7-0

Framber Valdez pitched his first career shutout and the Houston Astros defeated the Detroit Tigers 7-0 on Monday night. Valdez (15-5) posted his 24th consecutive quality start, tying New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom (2018) for the longest single-season streak. “This means a lot to me, because it means I’m helping the team when I’m pitching,” Valdez said through a translator. “They help me with their great defense and their offense, and I know I’m giving them a chance to win.” The All-Star left-hander gave up six hits and struck out eight with one walk. “That’s a monumental streak — a lot of great pitchers have never come close […]

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September

07
Gorman homers, drives in 2, as Cardinals beat Nationals 4-1

Nolan Gorman broke out of a slump with a homer and a pair of RBI, and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Tuesday night. José Quintana (5-6) gave up a run on five hits and he struck out five in five innings to earn his first win since Aug. 10. The Cardinals have won five of their last six matches and 19 of their last 22 at Busch Stadium. Jordan Hicks pitched two scoreless innings and Giovanny Gallegos turned in a perfect eighth in relief. Ryan Helsley pitched around a leadoff double to earn his 14th save in 18 opportunities. Looking for the best online betting […]

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August

31
Cruz continues to punish Brewers in Pirates’ 4-2 victory

Oneil Cruz went 2 for 4 with two RBI and scored the go-ahead run as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Tuesday night. Cruz hit an RBI single in the third inning and a run-scoring double in the ninth. He also broke a 2-all tie in the eighth when he scored from third as Rodolfo Castro drew a bases-loaded walk from Brad Boxberger. The Brewers opened the ninth inning with Kolten Wong’s double and Keston Hiura’s single to put runners at the corners, but Chase De Jong retired Andrew McCutchen on a pop fly and induced a double-play grounder from Luis Urías to earn his first career save. A strong throw […]

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August

29
Cave’s homer, 4 RBIs help Twins complete sweep of Giants

Jake Cave homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the Minnesota Twins defeated the San Francisco Giants 8-3 to finish a three-game sweep Sunday. Cave gave the Twins a 3-2 lead with his second homer of the season in the fourth inning. He added a two-run double in the fifth to cap a five-run rally that put Minnesota on top for good. Cave tied Saturday night’s game with a two-out single in the ninth before the Twins won in the 10th. The backup outfielder was recalled from the minors in early August and is seeing more playing time with All-Star center fielder Byron Buxton on the […]

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August

25
Realmuto homers as Phillies top lowly Reds 7-5

J.T. Realmuto homered, Rhys Hoskins drove in three runs and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Cincinnati Reds 7-5 on Wednesday night. Jean Segura added three hits for the Phillies, who will go for the four-game series sweep on Thursday night. Cristopher Sánchez (2-1) struck out seven in six innings, and David Robertson got three outs for his 18th save. “It wasn’t a lot of homers tonight or big hits, it was keeping the line moving,” said Philadelphia’s Alec Bohm, who had an RBI single. “Nobody was trying to do too much or be a hero.” Philadelphia is in second place in the NL wild-card standings, and it looks as if help […]

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August

05
Pirates rally by scuffling Brewers once again in 5-4 victory

Bryan Reynolds raced home on a wild pitch with one out in the 10th inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Thursday to complete a three-game sweep. Reynolds tied it earlier in the inning when he hit a ground-rule double down the right-field line off Matt Bush (2-2). Reynolds moved to third on a fly to right field by Ke’Bryan Hayes and raced home when a pitch from Bush slipped by Brewers catcher Victor Caratini to give the Pirates their third comeback win over first-place Milwaukee in as many days. Reynolds, rookie Tucupita Maracano, Jason Delay and Ben Gamel had two hits each for Pittsburgh. The Brewers have lost four consecutive […]

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July

18
Cole, Carpenter send Yanks over Red Sox 13-2; Sale hurt

Gerrit Cole brushed back Rafael Devers and struck out 12, Matt Carpenter drove in three more runs and the New York Yankees pounded the Red Sox 13-2 Sunday after Boston ace Chris Sale broke his left pinkie finger in the first inning. The Yankees reached double-digit runs for the 16th time — no other team has more than 10 such games — and cruised into the All-Star break with a major league-best record of 64-28. Their 64 victories matched the 2018 Astros for third-most prior to the break since the All-Star Game started in 1933. Cole (9-2) dusted Devers off the plate with a low, 99 mph fastball on […]

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