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Rockies snap Giants’ 8-game winning streak with 5-3 victory (Yahoo Sports)

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford swings on an RBI single off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles in the fourth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

It wasn’t a dominant pitcher or a burly slugger who put an end to San Francisco’s eight-game winning streak, but a 5-foot-10 backup shortstop with what Colorado manager Walt Weiss describes as ”sneaky power.” Daniel Descalso homered and drove in three runs and the Rockies took the second game of a rain-soaked doubleheader from the streaking Giants 5-3 Saturday night. ”He’s not a guy that you count on to hit the ball in the seats,” Weiss said, ”but if you make a mistake, he’ll hit it out.” Descalso, who had a run-scoring groundout in the fourth, hit a two-run shot in the sixth off spot starter Yusmeiro Petit (1-1). San Francisco, which won the opener 10-8 behind Brandon Crawford’s three RBIs, was seeking its first nine-game streak since winning 10 in a row in May 2004.


Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 6:53 am

Rizzo drives in 6, Cubs rally late to beat D-Backs 9-6 (Yahoo Sports)

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch, left, catches a pop-up by Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, right, who walks to the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Anthony Rizzo hadn’t done much in the Chicago Cubs’ swing through the Southwest. Rizzo, 2-for-26 in the first four games of the trip, matched his career high with six RBIs and the Cubs snapped the Arizona Diamondbacks’ five-game winning streak with a 9-6 victory. Rizzo doubled in three runs in the Cubs’ four-run fifth inning, then broke a 6-6 tie with a three-run homer into the Chase Field swimming pool area off Enrique Burgos (0-2) in the ninth.


Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 6:31 am

Josh Hamilton set to join Texas Rangers on Monday (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this May 10, 2015 file photo, Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton bats in the fifth inning against the Nashville Sounds on in Nashville, Tenn. Hamilton is done with his personal spring training and ready to rejoin the Texas Rangers. The slugger is set to fly Sunday, May 24, 2015, to Cleveland to meet the team for the start of a three-game series against the Indians. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Josh Hamilton is done with his personal spring training and ready to rejoin the Texas Rangers. The opener Monday is four weeks to the day after Texas finalized a trade to reacquire the 2010 AL MVP from the Los Angeles Angels. ”I am excited about it,” Hamilton said Saturday night, after his final scheduled game at Triple-A Round Rock was rained out.


Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 6:12 am

Bolsinger shuts down Padres, Pederson hits HR as Dodgers win (Yahoo Sports)

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Mike Bolsinger throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Mike Bolsinger is in an unbeatable groove, and the punchless San Diego Padres had no answer for him. Bolsinger retired his final 23 batters after giving up a leadoff single in the first inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Padres 2-0 Saturday night, sending the Padres to their sixth shutout loss in a span of 18 games. ”He kept them in between speeds all night long and executed pitches,” Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said.


Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 5:51 am

Jennings gets 1st win, Marlins top Orioles 1-0 in 13 innings (Yahoo Sports)

Miami Marlins' manager Dan Jennings watches his team's batting practice before they meet the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game in Miami, Saturday, May 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

New Miami Marlins manager Dan Jennings splashed around in the nightclub swimming pool adjacent to the team’s clubhouse, surrounded by a dozen of his players whooping it up shortly before midnight. The Marlins played six games and went 13 innings Saturday before managing a 1-0 victory over Baltimore for Jennings. ”It’s the best, dirtiest bath I’ve ever had.” Martin Prado started the fun with a two-out, bases-loaded single in the 13th and the Marlins broke an eight-game losing streak, improving to 1-8 on a homestand that included a managerial change.


Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 4:27 am

Giants extend winning streak to 8 with 10-8 win over Rockies (Yahoo Sports)

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford swings on an RBI single off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles in the fourth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The rains soaking Colorado let up just long enough for the San Francisco Giants to extend their winning streak to eight games Saturday. After showers pushed the start back by 2 hours, 15 minutes, Brandon Crawford drove in three runs and San Francisco held on for a 10-8 win over the skidding Rockies in the opener of a day-night doubleheader at drenched Coors Field. In the second game – the eighth that’s been delayed or postponed by rain in Colorado this season – the Giants were seeking their first nine-game winning streak since winning 10 in a row in May 2004.


Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 2:57 am

Hamels excels, Strasburg hit hard, Phils stop streaking Nats (Yahoo Sports)

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) pitches pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Cole Hamels said he wasn’t thinking about a shutout as he kept throwing zeroes against the streaking Washington Nationals on Saturday. Hamels pitched eight sharp innings, Ryan Howard homered and the Philadelphia Phillies roughed up Stephen Strasburg, beating Washington 8-1 and ending the Nationals’ six-game winning streak. ”It’s a dangerous team, so that’s the least of my worries,” said Hamels, who had a shutout going until giving up Ian Desmond’s RBI double in the eighth.


Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 12:36 am



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