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Dodgers Record Best 50-Game Run Since 1912

Aug 6, 2017 1:24 AM

The Dodgers got their 43rd win in their past 50 games Saturday against the Mets, giving them the best 50-game run by a big league team since the 1912 New York Giants compiled the same mark.

Yasiel Puig hit a tie=breaking homer in the seventh inning and the Dodgers went deep five times, rallying past the Mets 7-4 to extend their surge.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Impressive Dodgers Debut For Yu Darvish

Aug 5, 2017 12:37 PM

At the Dodgers' hotel on Friday afternoon, hours before he dazzled for seven scoreless innings at Citi Field in his Dodgers debut, Yu Darvish met with general manager Farhan Zaidi, the man who engineered the blockbuster deal with the Rangers that brought the electric right-hander to Los Angeles minutes before the non-waiver Trade Deadline.

At the end of a 6-0 Dodgers' win in the series opener in New York, in which Darvish struck out 10 Mets while holding them to three singles and a walk, he had his answer if this was to work.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Bartolo Colon Throws Complete Game

Aug 5, 2017 12:27 PM

Brian Dozier hit a pair of homers to back a complete game by Bartolo Colon, as the Twins pushed past the Rangers by a score of 8-4 on Friday at Target Field.

Colon, 44, became the oldest pitcher to record a nine-inning complete game since Jamie Moyer did it at the age of 47 in 2010. His 37th complete game -- and his first since Sept. 5, 2015 -- came just over 20 years after his first on July 28, 1997. Colon is the oldest American League pitcher to throw a nine-inning complete game win since Nolan Ryan did so in 1992. He is the oldest right-hander to accomplish the feat since Charlie Hough in 1994.

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Scherzer Leaves Game With Neck Spasms After Hitting First HR

Aug 2, 2017 1:50 AM

Nationals ace Max Scherzer left in the second inning of Tuesday night's 7-6 loss at Miami with what the team said were neck spasms, after belting his first career home run in the first inning.

Scherzer said he has had a crick in his neck for a couple of days but that it helped his swing.

"I couldn't pull my head out, I had to stay locked in," Scherzer said. "That actually gave me a better swing. That's the reason why I hit a home run."

Tags: Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, Game Recap, Injury, Misc Rumor

Verlander In 'Win-Win' Situation As Trade Deadline Nears

Jul 30, 2017 6:50 PM

With the trade deadline a day away, Justin Verlander considers himself in a win-win situation as he wouldn't mind staying with the Tigers and has control over which teams can acquire him.

Verlander pitched six scoreless innings Sunday against the Astros in what could be his last start for the Tigers.

Asked afterward if he considers himself in a win-win situation, he said "that's probably a good assessment."

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Adrian Beltre Joins 3,000-Hit Club

Jul 30, 2017 6:41 PM

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has become the 31st member of the 3,000-hit club, thanks to a double in the fourth inning of Sunday's game against the Orioles.

The milestone hit came on a 3-0 count against left-handed pitcher Wade Miley. Beltre struck out swinging in his first at-bat.

After Beltre's double, his three children ran out to right-center field to reveal a banner commemorating his 3,000 hits on the wall in front of the Rangers bullpen. Beltre's teammates also joined him on the field to recognize his achievement.

Beltre, in his 20th big league season, is the first player to reach the 3,000-hit milestone while a member of the Rangers and the first player born in the Dominican Republic to accomplish the feat.

Tags: Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Zach Britton Sets AL Record With 55th Straight Save

Jul 24, 2017 1:55 AM

Setting the AL record for consecutive saves converted requires a remarkable display of consistency.

Patience also played a part for Zach Britton, because the Orioles closer went more than 14 weeks this season between tying the mark and breaking it.

Britton converted his 55th straight save opportunity Sunday, blanking the Astros in the ninth inning to seal Baltimore's 9-7 victory.

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Jose Quintana Strikes Out 12 In Cubs Debut

Jul 16, 2017 7:42 PM

It might be premature to call the trade for Jose Quintana a complete success already. But if Sunday is any indication, the Cubs have found a top-of-the-rotation pitcher.

Quintana was outstanding in striking out 12 Orioles over seven innings while surrendering only three hits without issuing a walk. It propelled the Cubs to an 8-0 win and a series sweep.

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Roberts: Puig Overreacted After Near Hit By Pitch

Jul 16, 2017 1:29 AM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Yasiel Puig was wrong to take several steps toward the mound after he was nearly hit by a pitch Saturday night against the Marlins, who said they didn't appreciate the outfielder's reaction.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Madison Bumgarner Pitches Seven Solid Innings

Jul 16, 2017 1:25 AM

Madison Bumgarner was back on the mound after three long months away. The Giants left-hander was making his first start since April 19 at Kansas City. The next day, he wiped out while riding a dirt bike on a day off in Denver, spraining the AC joint in his left shoulder and suffering bruised ribs.

He pitched seven innings Saturday night and left with the score tied at 3 after allowing four hits, including home runs to Matt Szczur and Jabari Blash, while striking out five and walking two.

The Padres won the game 5-3 on Hector Sanchez's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Bellinger First Dodgers' Rookie To Hit For Cycle
Cody Bellinger legged out a leadoff triple in the seventh inning against the Marlins on Saturday.

Mookie Betts Has Eight RBIs From Leadoff Spot To Tie Record
Mookie Betts is one of only five players who have recorded eight RBIs in a game from the leadoff spot since 1920.

Clint Frazier Hits HR In Major League Debut
Yankees' prospect Clint Frazier hit a solo home run in the seventh inning of Saturday's loss to the Astros.

Arenado Completes Cycle With Walk-Off, Three-Run HR
The Rockies rallied to beat the Giants by the score of 7-5 on Sunday afternoon.

Mets' Juan Lagares Breaks Left Thumb
Mets center fielder Juan Lagares broke his left thumb trying to make a diving catch on Thursday night.

Max Scherzer Third-Fastest To 2,000 Career Ks
Nationals pitching ace Max Scherzer reached the milestone by striking out Nomar Mazara on Sunday.

Aaron Judge Hits 496-Foot Home Run
On Sunday, Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge hit the longest home run since they began tracking home runs in 2009.

Marlins' Edinson Volquez No-Hits D-Backs
Edinson Volquez threw the sixth no-hitter in Marlins history on Saturday.

Albert Pujols Hits 600th Career Home Run
Albert Pujols hit a grand slam on Saturday night to become the ninth player in MLB history to reach the 600th homer milestone.

Buster Posey Hits 17th Inning HR To Beat Reds
Giants catcher Buster Posey caught 269 pitches in Friday night's marathon game in San Francisco.

Anthony Rendon Has 6 Hits, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs On Sunday
The Nationals beat the Mets 23-5 on Sunday, the most runs they have scored in a single game in franchise history.

Miguel Cabrera, Terry Francona Have Shouting Match
The Tigers defeated the Indians by the score of 7-6 on Friday night.

Tim Tebow Homers For Second Time In Three Games
Tim Tebow hit a three-run home run for the Columbia Fireflies on Sunday.

Phillies Score Franchise-Record 12 First-Inning Runs
The Phillies defeated the Nationals by the score of 17-3 on Saturday night.

Bumgarner Sets MLB Opening Day Record For Pitchers With Two HRs
Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner hit two home runs against the D-Backs on Sunday.

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

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Wainwright Not Worried About Spring 'Beating'
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright gave up 10 runs in less than two innings against the Mets on Friday.

Sabathia Feels Good Despite Rough Outing
C.C. Sabathia lasted just two-thirds of an inning Sunday, allowing six runs and six hits to the Braves.

T.J. House Hospitalized After Line Drive To The Head
The Blue Jays report that test results were normal, and that T.J. House would remain in the hospital overnight.

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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