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Buyers at the trade deadline for a change, the Miami Marlins believe they now have enough starting pitching to make a playoff push. The Marlins acquired the rotation reinforcements they sought in a trade Friday that cost them four players. Right-handers Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea were sent to Miami by the San Diego Padres in the seven-player deal.
Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 3:16 pm
The Washington Nationals made history by turning the first 3-3-5 triple play ever in the major leagues then watched as third baseman Anthony Rendon tossed the ball from the milestone moment into the crowd at AT&T Park. Getting a second straight win over the Giants and securing their hold on the second-best record in baseball was far more important than the souvenir to manager Dusty Baker and his ballclub. Washington turned the first triple play in its 12-season history, holding on in the eighth inning to help preserve a strong outing by Max Scherzer and beat San Francisco 4-1 on Friday night.
Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 3:14 pm
It gave the Los Angeles Dodgers’ offense the opportunity for its most memorable outburst yet. Yasmani Grandal’s RBI single capped the Dodgers’ five-run rally in their 9-7 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. ”Every win is a big one, but that arguably is the best win of the year,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 6:48 am
Rick Porcello gave the Boston Red Sox just what they needed. Porcello pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game since 2014, Xander Bogaerts homered and drove in three runs, and the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 on Friday night, snapping a four-game losing streak. ”Twenty-four hours ago, we were probably in a much different place mentally,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said.
Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 6:14 am
The road to success for Tyler Chatwood is pitching on the road. The Colorado right-hander hasn’t lost away from Coors Field in 13 starts since July 2013, and he has an idea why that may be. Chatwood threw seven innings of three-hit ball, Carlos Gonzalez homered and drove in four runs and the Rockies defeated the New York Mets 6-1 Friday night for their fourth straight victory.
Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 4:36 am
Rougned Odor homered twice, and A.J. Griffin also went a little deeper for the Texas Rangers. Odor hit a ball into the second deck of seats for the second game in a row, along with another solo shot that just cleared the wall, and Griffin had his longest outing in seven starts since coming off the disabled list in the Rangers’ 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 3:58 am
Tyler Collins knows the clock is ticking on his stay in the major leagues. With J.D Martinez nearing a return from a fractured elbow, Collins is trying to find ways to extend his stay beyond the next few days. Friday, he hit a three-run homer in the second inning, then tripled and scored in the fifth as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 14-6.
Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 3:29 am