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Angels Honor Tyler Skaggs With No-Hitter

Jul 13, 2019 1:21 AM

The Angels honored their late teammate, Tyler Skaggs, in the best way possible Friday night. They all wore his No. 45 jersey onto the field, played a video montage on the giant video board, brought his mother out to the pitcher's mound, then put together one of the most impressive, inspired performances of the 2019 season.

Two pitchers, Taylor Cole and Felix Pena, teamed up to no-hit the Mariners in a 13-0 victory at Angel Stadium in the Angels' first home game since Skaggs died in his hotel room in Texas on July 1. Cole worked two perfect innings to open the game and Pena dominated through the final seven, allowing just one fifth-inning walk.

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Seattle Mariners, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Reports: Mets GM Tosses Chair In Heated Meeting

Jul 7, 2019 1:28 AM

Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen threw a chair during a contentious meeting with manager Mickey Callaway and his coaching staff after Friday night's 7-2 loss to the visiting Phillies, according to multiple reports.

According to the New York Post, which first reported the incident, Van Wagenen berated the coaches immediately following the loss and concluded by throwing the chair and telling Callaway to go do his "f---ing press conference."

Tags: New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Yankees Sweep Red Sox In London

Jun 30, 2019 5:03 PM

Gary Sanchez hit a go-ahead, two-run single in a nine-run seventh inning, and the Yankees overcome a four-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox 12-8 Sunday for a two-game sweep of the groundbreaking, high-scoring trek across the pond.

Tags: New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Strop: Puig Acted 'Stupid' After HBP

Jun 30, 2019 1:43 AM

Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop and Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig had words with each other as the benches cleared in the Cubs' 6-0 win on Saturday.

Puig got hit in the hip by a 3-0 pitch from Strop in the bottom of the eighth inning and began to walk toward the mound while screaming at the pitcher. Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and first baseman Anthony Rizzo held Puig back while Puig and Strop kept yelling at each other. Things eventually calmed down, and after the game, Strop didn't understand why Puig was so upset.

"He just reacted like that," Strop said. "Maybe because it was a 3-0 pitch, maybe it looks weird. I wasn't commanding my sinker, and I didn't want to leave a cookie 3-0. He'll swing 3-0 and hit it way out of the park. He just acted stupid."

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Yankees Beat Red Sox 17-13 In London

Jun 29, 2019 6:20 PM

Apparently, there was only one way the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox felt they could introduce baseball to the United Kingdom: with runs -- plenty of them.

It took both teams very little time to flex their offensive power Saturday, plating a combined 12 runs by the end of the opening inning of this weekend's two-game series at London Stadium. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it's the first time in the history of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry that both teams have scored six runs in the first inning of a series game.

Nearly five hours later, when it was all over, the Yankees had held on for a 17-13 victory in a game that featured 30 hits and no errors.

Tags: New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Yankees HR Streak Reaches 26 Consecutive Games

Jun 24, 2019 1:18 AM

For a record-setting 26th consecutive game, the Yankees hit at least one home run. When third baseman DJ LeMahieu's fifth-inning, three-run shot got up just over Yankee Stadium's right-field wall Sunday afternoon, the 2019 Yankees broke a tie with the 1941 Yankees, who had held the old franchise record of 25 straight games.

Tags: New York Yankees, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Pete Alonso Tops Darrryl Strawberry's Rookie HR Record

Jun 24, 2019 1:15 AM

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso hit his 27th home run of the season Sunday to set the franchise rookie record.

Alonso's homer in the top of the fourth inning off the Chicago Cubs' Cole Hamels traveled 454 feet to center at Wrigley Field. The home run is tied for his second-longest this season.

Darryl Strawberry had held the Mets' record for home runs by a rookie since he hit 26 in 1983.


Tags: New York Mets, Game Recap, Personal Award

Mickey Callaway Shouts At Reporter; Mets Apologize

Jun 24, 2019 1:11 AM

Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging him during a confrontation in the team's clubhouse after a loss Sunday.

The dustup with beat writer Tim Healey of Newsday occurred after the Mets blew a late lead in a 5-3 defeat to the Cubs at Wrigley Field. There was no physical contact.

In a story published by Newsday on Sunday night, Healey said Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon called him "to apologize on behalf of the organization."

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Albert Pujols Gets Curtain Call After HR

Jun 23, 2019 12:57 AM

The last time the Angels' Albert Pujols homered at Busch Stadium, it was a championship season. 

Pujols, 39, homered in the seventh inning off Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson, setting off another celebration in a weekend that's been full of them.

"Trying to walk around the bases and get to the plate, and trying to get in the dugout and hold everything in," Pujols said. "Man, that was hard.

"It's gonna be up there for me -- for my career, for my family, my wife, Deidre, and my five kids and my friends and family that are here in town. It's just a moment that I will treasure forever."

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, St. Louis Cardinals, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Pete Alonso Sets NL Rookie Record With 26th HR

Jun 23, 2019 12:52 AM

Rookie slugger Pete Alonso said he began the season not thinking about hitting homers or setting milestones.

Alonso hit his 26th homer to set the NL rookie record for most homers before the All-Star Game as the New York Mets routed the Chicago Cubs 10-2 on Saturday.

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

Albert Pujols Makes Emotional Return To St. Louis
The ovation for Albert Pujols lasted about 1 minute and 20 seconds in his first return to Busch Stadium on Friday night.

Dallas Keuchel Struggles In Braves' Debut
Dallas Keuchel labored through five innings in a loss to the Nationals on Friday night.


Mike Moustakas HR Wins SUV For Fan
The Brewers beat the Pirates 5-2 on Sunday, sweeping the three-game series.

Muncy's Long HR, Bat Flip Upsets Bumgarner
Max Muncy and Madision Bumgarner exchanged words during the Dodgers 1-0 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Edwin Encarnacion Reaches 400 Career HRs
The M's Edwin Encarnacion hit two homers on Sunday to become the third active player with 400 homers.

Astros Prospect Yordan Alvarez Hits HR In First Game
Yordan Alvarez hit a home run in the second at-bat of his MLB debut on Sunday.

Josh Bell's 94 Total Bases Most In May Since Willie Mays In '58
Josh Bell's 94 total bases is the most by any player in any month in the Pirates' 138-year history.

Blue Jays Rookie Cavan Biggio Gets First MLB Hit, HR
Rookie second baseman Cavan Biggio recorded his first three MLB hits on Sunday.

Yankees Lose LeMahieu, Urshela To Injuries
The Yankees injuries continue to mount, as they lost two more players on Sunday in San Francisco.

White Sox Tie MLB Record With 20 K's
Reynaldo Lopez and three relievers combine to strike out 20 Tigers in a 4-1 win on Sunday.

Clayton Kershaw Records First Win Of The Season
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw allowed one run over seven innings on Saturday night.

Christian Yelich's HR Ties Record For Most Before May 1
Christian Yelich hit his 14th home run on Saturday night as the Brewers beat the Mets by the score of 8-6.

Dodgers Homer In Record 33 Straight Home Games
Cody Bellinger hit a two-run home run in the first inning Friday night as the Dodgers beat the Pirates by the score of 6-2.

Nationals' Carter Kieboom Hits Game-Tying HR In Debut
Nats prospect Carter Kieboom hit a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the eighth inning on Friday night.

Vlad Guerrero Jr. 'Like Having Zion Williamson On Your Team'
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled in the ninth inning to help the Blue Jays beat the A's 4-2 on Friday night.

O's Chris Davis Snaps MLB 0-For-54 Record
Chris Davis singled in the first inning on Saturday off Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello.

Clayton Kershaw Allows Two Runs In Rehab Start
Clayton Kershaw threw 61 pitches against the San Antonio Missions on Thursday night.

Bryce Harper Homers In Return To DC
Bryce Harper was booed in his return to Washington, as he led the Phillies to a 8-2 win on Tuesday night.

Price, Pearce Lead Boston To World Series Title
The Red Sox beat the Dodgers by the score of 5-1 on Sunday night to win their fourth World Series title in 15 years.

Red Sox Rally For Game 4 Win, Take 3-1 Series Lead
The Red Sox beat the Dodgers by the score of 9-6 on Saturday night to take a 3-1 lead in the World Series.