Buster Posey's 18th homer helps Giants to ninth straight win
Buster Posey homered in the first inning and scored the go-ahead run on an error in the third, and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 6-1 for their ninth straight victory a day after becoming the first team in the big leagues to clinch a playoff berth.
Padres' Snell exits start vs Dodgers with apparent injury
San Diego Padres starter Blake Snell left a game Sunday with an apparent injury in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Snell retired his first two batters on popups to left field. It was a significant blow to the Padres, who are fighting for the second NL wild card.news.yahoo.com
Snell pulled after 7 no-hit innings, Padres beat D-backs 3-0
Blake Snell threw seven hitless innings before being pulled for a reliever, and San Diego lost its bid for a combined no-hitter in the eighth inning when Arizona’s David Peralta dropped a bloop single into shallow left field in the Padres' 3-0 win.
Snell pulled, San Diego's no-hit bid ends in 8th vs D-backs
The San Diego Padres had their no-hit bid broken up in the eighth inning on Tuesday night when Arizona's David Peralta had a bloop single fall into shallow left field. Left-hander Blake Snell pitched the first seven innings and was dominant, but needed 107 pitches to get through the Diamondbacks lineup. Padres manager Jayce Tingler decided to put right-hander Pierce Johnson into the game to start the eighth.news.yahoo.com
Darvish fans 11, Padres get 2 big homers to beat Dodgers 6-2
Yu Darvish struck out 11 in six brilliant innings to become the fastest big leaguer to reach 1,500 for his career, Manny Machado and Jake Cronenworth homered and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 in the opener of a three-game series between the NL West rivals.
Like father, like son: Tatís hits 2 HRs, Padres beat LA 6-1
Fernando Tatís Jr. hit two homers at Dodger Stadium on the 22nd anniversary of his father hitting two grand slams in one inning at the same park, and the San Diego Padres earned their third straight victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-1.
Seager's homer in 12th sends Dodgers to 11-6 win over Padres
Corey Seager hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer on Tim Hill’s first pitch of the 12th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 11-6 in a tense, entertaining first matchup this season between NL West rivals who have visions of deep playoff runs.
Scherzer faces deGrom in spring game, rematch on opening day
Scherzer will make his Nationals-record sixth opening day start April 1, facing the New York Mets in Washington. The original lineup released by Washington before the game featured a designated hitter; that was revised to include Scherzer batting for himself. DeGrom struck him out, part of his 4 2/3 scoreless innings with three hits and five Ks. YANKEES 8, BLUE JAYS 3Gerritt Cole struck out eight in five innings, allowing one run in his fourth spring start for New York. BRAVES 11, RAYS 1Atlanta starter Max Fried gave up three hits and struck out five over six innings.
Now in Chisox 'pen, Kopech makes debut after 2020 opt-out
TWINS 1, ORIOLES 0 (7 INNINGS)Minnesota ace Kenta Maeda allowed one hit in three innings, striking out four in his second start. Baltimore's Dean Kremer fared better in his second start, allowing a hit and a walk in three scoreless innings. Deivi García pitched three shutout innings in his second start for the Yankees. Nick Pivetta made his second start for Boston, allowing a run on three hits with three strikeouts in three innings. Alex Wood worked two innings in the start for San Francisco and gave up a home run to Omar Narvaez.
Springer, Bauer, Lindor lead list of big names on new teams
The reigning World Series champions already had a pair of Cy Young Award winners in Clayton Kershaw and David Price. Darvish has twice finished runner-up for a Cy Young Award, including last season when he was 8-3 with a 2.01 ERA in 12 starts. Lester is a three-time World Series champion, winning twice with Boston and once with the Cubs. He’s part of a rotation led by three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, 2019 World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg and lefty Patrick Corbin. Bradley was a Gold Glove winner in 2018 when the Red Sox won the World Series.
Players call MLB economic proposal `extremely disappointing'
We made a proposal to the union that is completely consistent with the economic realities facing our sport, MLB said in a statement. During that session, MLB gave the union a presentation claiming billions of dollars of anticipated losses and held off making a proposal for two weeks. Under MLBs proposal, the playoffs would expand from 10 teams to 14 and players would receive more money if the postseason is played. Many players and union leadership have said the March 26 agreement would stand and no additional salary should be given up. As protection to teams against a lost postseason, salaries could be deferred with interest.
How to watch Game 5 of the ALDS on television and stream it
It all comes down to Thursday night for the Houston Astros. The Astros will face the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of the ALDS. Here's what to know about watching the game:Game: Astros vs. Rays, Game 5When: Thursday, 6:07 p.m.Watch it: FS1Stream it: Fox Sports Go appHow did we get here? After losing 10-3 on Monday, the Astros had a chance to close things out on Tuesday but Tampa Bay had different ideas. Ryan Yarbrough and five other pitchers combined on a six-hitter for Tampa Bay.
Houston Astros look to take commanding 2-0 lead vs. Tampa Bay Rays
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- After dazzling performances from Justin Verlander and Jose Altuve in Game 1 of the ALDS, the Astros look to take a commanding 2-0 series lead Saturday against the Rays.First pitch is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. CT.Cy-Young candidate Gerrit Cole takes the mound for the Astros. He had 326 strikeouts in the regular season, the most in the MLB.Blake Snell will be the opposing pitcher for the Rays. Snell went 6-8 during the regular season with a 4.29 ERA. He dealt with an injury that sidelined him from July 21 to September 17.Snell won the AL Cy-Young Award in 2018 for the first time in his career.Game 2 is big on both sides. It was Altuve's ninth postseason HR of his career in 33 games.Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez and Yuli Gurriel also contributed to the Astros' 6-0 lead after the fifth, and they didn't look back after.Many remember the Rays having a miscommunication on a routine pop-up from Gurriel, which resulted in the Astros scoring two runs.While the Rays got two runs off of Ryan Pressly in the eighth inning, Will Harris entered and got the Astros out of trouble.abc13.com
Astros aces amped to face Rays in AL Division Series
Houston will start Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the AL Division Series against Tampa Bay on Friday, followed by Gerrit Cole on Saturday night in Game 2 and Zack Greinke in Mondays Game 3. Despite their penchant for openers, the Rays will go with three true starters in the first three games of this series. Tyler Glasnow will start Game 1, 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell gets Game 2 and Charlie Morton, who got the win in their wild-card game against Oakland Wednesday night, will start Game 3. Some things to know about the ALDS between the Rays and Astros:Correa read to goHouston shortstop Carlos Correa is healthy and will start Game 1. And in the meeting with the team, Cash was amused by the introduction Hinch gave him.
Verlander ejected following heated argument with umpire
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 27: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros reacts after being ejected in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Minute Maid Park on August 27, 2019 in Houston, Texas. "It was the last thing I expected with Charlie on the mound," Verlander said. The Astros honored Morton (13-6) with a pregame video recounting the highlights of his two-year stint with the team. "They got me with that one, and then they took it to me on the mound," Morton said with a laugh, referring to the video. Verlander didn't believe his ejection was warranted.