Game Recap - Baseball Wiretap

Cristian Javier, Astros' Bullpen No-Hit Yankees

Jun 26, 2022 12:29 AM

Like most pitchers, Houston Astros pitcher Cristian Javier grew up dreaming of one day throwing a no-hitter.

While he still has yet to toss a complete game in 84 professional starts, the 25-year-old starter was part of one for the first time as a big leaguer on Saturday afternoon in the Bronx.

Javier, Hector Neris and Ryan Pressly combined for the first no-hitter against the New York Yankees in 19 years, shutting down the best team in baseball for a 3-0 victory at Yankee Stadium on Saturday.

Tags: Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Game Recap, Team Achievement

Jack Suwinski First Rookie To Have 3-HR Game, Including Walk-Off HR

Jun 19, 2022 10:55 PM

Jack Suwinski hit his third homer of the game in the ninth inning, giving the Pirates a 4-3, walk-off victory over the Giants on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

The rookie drove a slider from sidearming Tyler Rogers (0-3) to right for his second game-ending home run of the season after connecting for one June 4 against the Diamondbacks. 

Suwinski became the first rookie in major league history to have a three-homer game that included a walk-off home run, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. He also became the first Pirates player with multiple walk-off home runs in a single month since Wally Westlake in September of 1947, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Game Recap

Astros First MLB Team To Throw Two Immaculate Innings In Same Game

Jun 15, 2022 7:27 PM

Houston starter Luis Garcia and reliever Phil Maton each threw an immaculate inning -- nine pitches, three strikeouts -- after a big opening offensive outburst for the Astros.

Martin Maldonado, their 35-year-old veteran catcher, was in the middle of it all.

Maldonado had a two-run double in Houston's six-run first, later homered and was behind the plate for all the strikeouts -- 14 in all -- as the AL West leaders wrapped up their seventh consecutive series victory against the Texas Rangers with a 9-2 win Wednesday.

"To be part of that, anytime you make history ... I'm glad I was catching in that situation," Maldonado said, adding he didn't remember ever being part of an immaculate inning, much less two of them.

Tags: Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, Game Recap, Team Achievement

'Fire Tony!' Chants As White Sox Blow Lead In Loss

Jun 11, 2022 9:30 PM

Loud chants of "Fire Tony!" broke out at Guaranteed Rate Field as manager Tony La Russa and the Chicago White Sox blew a five-run lead and lost to the Texas Rangers 11-9 in 10 innings on Saturday.

La Russa has been under increased scrutiny this week since ordering an unconventional intentional walk in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The White Sox won the AL Central last season but now are just 27-30 under their 77-year-old Hall of Fame manager.

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Orioles' Adley Rutschman Triples In Major League Debut

May 22, 2022 12:35 PM

The Baltimore Orioles called up catcher Adley Rutschman from Triple-A Norfolk, and the top prospect in minor league baseball made his major league debut Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

He batted sixth and had a stand-up triple in the seventh inning for his first major league hit in the Orioles' 6-1 loss. Rutschman went 1 for 3 with a strikeout and a walk.

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, Game Recap

Jonny Gomes Catches Trevor Story's HR From Monster Seats

May 21, 2022 12:23 AM

Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story connected again Friday night -- this time with a former Boston player seated atop the Green Monster.

Story, who hit three home runs in Boston's victory Thursday, launched a grand slam to give the Red Sox a 4-0 lead over Seattle in the third inning.

Former Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes was back in the action, too, sitting atop the Green Monster.

Seated in the first row of seats above the left-field wall, Gomes, who played on Boston's 2013 World Series championship team, stood up and moved a step or two to his right before corralling the ball against his body.

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Trevor Story Hits Three HRs In Historic Performance By Second Baseman

May 20, 2022 12:06 AM

Trevor Story had three homers, four hits and seven RBIs and tacked on a stolen base to help the Boston Red Sox rally from a four-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 12-6 Thursday night.

He became the first second baseman in MLB history to steal a base in a three-homer game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. He also joined Jim Tabor as the only Red Sox players with 5 runs, 3 dingers and 7 RBIs since RBI became an official stat in 1920.

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Game Recap, Personal Award

Reds Don't Allow Hit But Lose 1-0 To Pirates

May 15, 2022 10:56 PM

Reds prized rookie Hunter Greene and reliever Art Warren combined to allow zero hits in a complete game, but it didn't count as a no-hitter -- or even a win.

Instead, the Pirates eked out a run in the bottom of the eighth inning on three walks and a groundout for a 1-0 victory Sunday.

The Pirates become the sixth team in big league history since 1901 to win despite not getting any hits.

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Game Recap

Shohei Ohtani Hits 100th Career Home Run

May 15, 2022 11:54 AM

Shohei Ohtani and Taylor Ward provided just what the Los Angeles Angels needed to get over a bad loss in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

Ohtani hit his 100th career home run, Ward hit a grand slam and the Angels salvaged a split by beating the Oakland Athletics 9-1 in the nightcap Saturday.

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Oakland Athletics, Game Recap, Personal Award

Angels Rookie Reid Detmers Throws No-Hitter

May 11, 2022 1:25 AM

Los Angeles Angels rookie left-hander Reid Detmers pitched a no-hitter in a 12-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium, becoming at age 22 the youngest pitcher to throw one since Anibal Sanchez in 2006 for the Marlins.

It was the majors' second no-hitter this season. For the Angels, it is the 12th in franchise history.

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Tampa Bay Rays, Game Recap, Personal Award, Team Achievement

Dusty Baker Becomes 12th Manager To Win 2,000 Games

Reds Set Franchise Mark For Worst Start

Mets' Tylor Megill, Four Relievers Combine For No-Hitter

Yankee Fans Throw Debris At Guardians Outfielders

Miguel Cabrera Becomes Seventh Player With 3,000 Hits, 500 HR's

Braves Beat Astros 7-0 To Win World Series

Braves Beat Astros In Game 4 To Take 3-1 Series Lead

Braves Beat Dodgers 4-2, Advance To World Series

Astros Headed To Third World Series In Five Years

Logan Webb, Giants Shutout Dodgers 4-0 In NLDS Opener

Dodgers Advance To NLDS On Chris Taylor's Walk-Off HR

Red Sox Beat Yankees To Win AL Wild Card Game

Yankees, Aaron Judge Clinch Playoff Spot In Final At-Bat

Giants Win NL West With Franchise-Record 107th Victory

Max Scherzer Reaches 3,000th K Milestone, Pitches Immaculate Inning

Corbin Burnes, Josh Hader Combine For MLB Record 9th No-Hitter

Shohei Ohtani Becomes First Angel To Have 40/20 Season

Chris Sale Joins Sandy Koufax With Third Immaculate Inning

Orioles Snap 19-Game Losing Streak

Giants' Brandon Belt Dedicates Two-HR Game, Season To Late Grandmother