Game Recap - Baseball Wiretap

Buster Posey Hits 17th Inning HR To Beat Reds

May 13, 2017 1:30 PM

After catching for 269 pitches and watching his beleaguered bullpen escape jam after jam in extra innings, Buster Posey took matters into his own hands.

Posey homered with one out in the 17th inning for the latest walk-off homer in San Francisco history as the Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds for the first time this season with a 3-2 victory Friday night.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Anthony Rendon Has 6 Hits, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs On Sunday

May 1, 2017 12:28 AM

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 6-for-6 with three home runs and 10 RBIs on Sunday against the Mets, becoming just the second player in Major League Baseball history to have a game that included six hits, three home runs and 10 RBIs.

Walker Cooper is the other player. He went 6-for-7 when he had three home runs and 10 RBIs for the Reds against the Cubs on July 6, 1949.

"I may have had three home runs in high school," Rendon said of his historic game, "but never like that with the RBI."

Tags: Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Miguel Cabrera, Terry Francona Have Shouting Match

Apr 15, 2017 11:47 AM

Miguel Cabrera got angry Friday night. And that was bad news for the Indians.

Cabrera hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning after being brushed back in the first, and the Tigers beat Cleveland 7-6, sending the defending AL champion Indians to their sixth loss in seven games.

The first-inning incident resulted in a shouting match between Cabrera and Indians manager Terry Francona following an inside pitch from Trevor Bauer. Cabrera yelled and gestured toward Cleveland's dugout after the pitch.

"It was an argument between Francona and me, and that's it," Cabrera said. "No one else. He made his point, I made my point. It was just Francona and me. I say something bad, he said something back to me."

Said Francona: "I'm not really sure what he wanted me to do. I'm not going to run down the steps and hide. I just told him to hit -- and he did."

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Tim Tebow Homers For Second Time In Three Games

Apr 10, 2017 2:00 AM

Tim Tebow homered for the second time in three games Sunday as he completed his first series with the New York Mets' Class A affiliate, the Columbia Fireflies.

The former quarterback hit a two-run home run in his first plate appearance Thursday night, then followed that with a three-run shot to right field on Sunday as the Fireflies beat the Augusta GreenJackets 6-0.

Tags: New York Mets, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Phillies Score Franchise-Record 12 First-Inning Runs

Apr 9, 2017 2:14 AM

The Phillies scored a franchise-record 12 runs in the first in a 17-3 victory over the Nationals on Saturday night, the most runs they have scored in a game since they posted 22 on the Reds on July 6, 2009.

The Phillies began the inning having scored just 14 runs in four games, but a combination of nine hits (including three doubles and one triple), four walks and two sacrifice flies put them within a run of the franchise record for most runs in an inning overall.

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Bumgarner Sets MLB Opening Day Record For Pitchers With Two HRs

Apr 2, 2017 7:58 PM

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner hit two home runs Sunday to set the major league record for the most Opening Day home runs by a pitcher.

The Giants' starter hit homers in both of his at-bats. Bumgarner hit a line-drive homer against Arizona's Zack Greinke to set the record.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Puerto Rico Edges Netherlands To Advance To WBC Final

Mar 21, 2017 7:08 AM

Puerto Rico defeated the Netherlands 4-3 in 11 innings on Monday night to advance to the championship game at the World Baseball Classic.

Carlos Correa hit a two-run homer in the first inning and scored the winning run.

"When I feel that I'm all excited, I try to calm down, breathe deep and concentrate on what we're doing," Correa said. "This is something that we rehearse every day, so we will be able to do it well at the end."

Puerto Rico, which has outscored opponents 55-18 while going 7-0 in this year's tournament, will play either two-time champion Japan or the United States for the title Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Associated Press

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Wainwright Not Worried About Spring 'Beating'

Mar 18, 2017 2:28 PM

Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright said he wasn't concerned after giving up 10 runs in less than two innings in what he called a spring training "beating" Friday.

The right-hander, who had trouble throwing his fastball for strikes, allowed seven hits and had three walks in 1 2/3 innings of a 16-2 loss to the Mets. He threw 71 pitches.

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Sabathia Feels Good Despite Rough Outing

Mar 12, 2017 6:50 PM

CC Sabathia found a big positive during a rocky spring training outing -- no issues with his troublesome right knee.

The Yankees left-hander lasted just two-thirds of an inning Sunday, allowing six runs and six hits in a 10-2 loss to the Braves.

"The body feels good," Sabathia said. "I was letting some (pitches) go, and I had no problems. As far as the knee, you want to get that out of the way. Make sure you can push off as hard as you can, land and be good. I wanted to accomplish that in the game and I did."

Tags: New York Yankees, Game Recap, Injury, Misc Rumor

T.J. House Hospitalized After Line Drive To The Head

Mar 10, 2017 10:29 PM

Blue Jays pitcher T.J. House was taken off the field in an ambulance Friday after being struck on the head by a line drive in the ninth inning of a spring training game against the Tigers.

The Blue Jays said Friday night that test results at Lakeland Regional Medical Center were normal, and that House would remain hospitalized overnight for observation.

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, Game Recap, Injury, Misc Rumor

Israel Beats Netherlands To Win Pool A
Israel beat the Netherlands 4-2 at the World Baseball Classic in Seoul on Thursday to win Pool A with a 3-0 record.

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Matt Harvey Says Spring Debut A 'Good First Step'
Mets starter Matt Harvey threw 39 pitches on Sunday, his first outing back from surgery.

Jacob deGrom Has Solid Spring Debut
Jacob deGrom sailed through two innings on 26 pitches against the Astros on Saturday.

Cubs Prospect Leads Mesa Solar Sox To AFL Title
Ian Happ hit a pair of home runs on Saturday to lead the Mesa Solar Sox to a 6-1 win over the Surprise Saguaros.

Cubs Win First World Series Since 1908
The Cubs outlasted the Indians 8-7 in an epic Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night.

Bryant, Russell, Cubs Beat Indians To Force Game 7
The Cubs defeated the Indians by the score of 9-3 on Tuesday night behind a record-tying six RBIs from shortstop Addison Russell.

Cubs Beat Indians To Stay Alive In Series
The Cubs beat the Indians 3-2 on Sunday night in Game 5 to cut their deficit to 3-2 in the World Series.

Javier Baez, Jon Lester Named Co-MVPs Of NCLS
The Cubs won the NCLS on Saturday night, beating the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw by the score of 5-0.

Dodgers Even Series Behind Clayton Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw shut down the Cubs for seven innings and the Dodgers beat Chicago 1-0 on Sunday night.

Montero, Fowler Lead Cubs Past Dodgers
Miguel Montero hit a two-out grand slam in the 8th inning to help lead the Cubs to a 8-4 win in Game 1 of the NCLS.

Indians Take Game 2, Lead ALCS 2-0
The Indians defeated the Blue Jays by the score of 2-1 on Saturday.

Lobaton, Murphy Lead Nats Past Dodgers To Tie Series
The Nationals beat the Dodgers by the score of 5-2 on Sunday to even the series at 1-all.

Blue Jays Sweep Rangers, Advance To ALCS
The Blue Jays beat the Rangers by the score of 7-6 in 10 innings on Sunday.

Scherzer: 'I'm Accountable' For Game 1 Loss
Nationals starter Max Scherzer took the blame for "mistakes" that proved costly in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers.

Late HR From Javier Baez Gives Cubs Win Over Giants
The game was highlighted by a classic pitching duel between Jon Lester and Johnny Cueto.

Indians Hit Trio Of Home Runs In Game 1 Win Over Red Sox
The Indians outlasted the Red Sox 5-4 at Progressive Field on Thursday night in Game 1 of the ALDS.

RealGM Staff Report

Blue Jays Ride Five-Run Third Inning To Game 1 Win Over Rangers
The Blue Jays defeated the Rangers 10-1 in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday afternoon thanks to a huge third inning.

RealGM Staff Report

Bumgarner, Gillaspie Lead Giants Past Mets, Advance To NLDS
The Giants shutout the Mets 3-0 in the NL wild-card game on Wednesday night.

Edwin Encarnacion's Walk-Off Home Run Sends Blue Jays To ALDS
With the score tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the 11th inning on Tuesday night, Edwin Encarnacion hit a walk-off, three-run home run to send the Blue Jays past the Orioles and into the ALDS.

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Jays Beat Red Sox, Will Host O's In AL Wild-Card Game
The Blue Jays beat the Red Sox by the score of 2-1 on Sunday to clinch the AL's top wild-card spot.