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After nearly 4 hours and more than 350 pitches in a topsy-turvy game that featured nearly as may momentum swings as big hits, Oakland closer Ryan Madson said the only games he enjoyed more in his career were when he won a championship. Pinch-hitter Jake Smolinski hit a go-ahead, three-run homer during Oakland’s five-run eighth inning and Madson survived a dicey ninth for a six-out save that carried the Athletics to a 13-11 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. ”It was a whirlwind game,” Madson said.
Posted on 29 June 2016 @ 7:09 am
On a night when Arizona ace Zack Greinke left early with tightness in his oblique muscle, the Philadelphia Phillies finally won another series. Greinke departed after two innings and Philadelphia rallied with two runs in the ninth inning to beat the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Tuesday night, ensuring the Phillies’ first series win in their last 13. Andres Blanco had an RBI single and Frank Howard drew a bases-loaded walk off closer Brad Ziegler (2-3), who blew his second save in his last three tries after converting 43 in a row.
Posted on 29 June 2016 @ 6:29 am
Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles wore out Petco Park in a rare visit to the San Diego Padres’ big downtown ballpark. Jones hit a leadoff homer against his hometown team and Hyun Soo Kim and Chris Davis also homered for the Orioles, who beat the Padres 11-7 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. The Orioles lead the majors with 123 homers, including 54 in June.
Posted on 29 June 2016 @ 6:14 am
While the Houston Astros are rocketing up the AL standings, the Los Angeles Angels are plummeting at roughly the same rate of speed. Tim Lincecum tried to change things Tuesday night, but both teams kept going their separate ways. Carlos Correa hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Astros beat Lincecum and the Angels 7-1 for their ninth win in 10 games.
Posted on 29 June 2016 @ 6:06 am
Calm and collected on the outside, Lucas Giolito was so anxious about making his major league debut that he kept going into manager Dusty Baker’s office to ask when the game would start. Rain delayed it almost an hour and then cut Giolito’s outing short, but when he was on the mound he was dominant as the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 5-0 on Tuesday night. ”I never saw rain in the forecast at all,” Giolito said.
Posted on 29 June 2016 @ 5:22 am
Manager Joe Maddon’s move was so wacky that even his own players laughed. Kris Bryant singled home the tiebreaking run in the 15th inning, and Maddon used three pitchers in left field while Chicago beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 on Tuesday night in the longest game of the season for both teams. With the Cubs out of position players, relievers Travis Wood and Spencer Patton (1-0) alternated between left field and the mound in the 14th inning, which ended with Patton getting the final out.
Posted on 29 June 2016 @ 4:55 am
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny could have come up with more promising road trips than one against the red-hot Cubs and World Series champion Royals, with a long flight to Seattle smashed right in between. This was a tough ask,” Matheny said after an 8-4 victory over Kansas City on Tuesday night evened their four-game, two-city series. Just about everybody in the Cardinals lineup contributed to the offense, while Michael Wacha (4-7) allowed four runs over six bumpy innings – he served up nine hits and three walks.
Posted on 29 June 2016 @ 3:57 am