Game Recap - Baseball Wiretap

Cubs' Marcus Stroman Throws One-Hitter At Rays

May 29, 2023 4:59 PM

Marcus Stroman pitched a one-hitter, and the Chicago Cubs beat the major league-leading Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Monday.

Stroman (5-4) dazzled in his fourth complete game and second shutout in nine major league seasons. His only other shutout was against the Cubs during his 2014 rookie season with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays, Game Recap, Personal Award

Craig Kimbrel Becomes 8th Pitcher To Earn 400 Saves

May 27, 2023 1:23 AM

Craig Kimbrel had a feeling this would be a special night, so he wanted about 30 to 40 family members and friends from Alabama to come watch him reach a rare milestone.

The hard-throwing closer became the eighth pitcher in major league history to earn 400 saves as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Friday.

"I'm happy it was here in Atlanta," said Kimbrel, who began his career with the Braves. "I am happy the majority of my family was here to see it. Getting to take it in and enjoy it with them is great."

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Game Recap, Personal Award

Trea Turner Booed By Fans, Hits Game Tying Homer In 9th

May 25, 2023 2:27 AM

Trea Turner had a good reason to be able to handle the Philly boos aimed at the scuffling shortstop after chasing two balls in the dirt and striking out in the seventh inning.

Philly fans can't bring the heat like mom can from home.

"She told me today she was booing me," Turner said with a laugh.

Donna Turner might fit in faster among Phillies fans than Turner has with the team in his first season in the Philadelphia lineup.

Turner eventually made mom proud when he tied Wednesday's game with a two-run homer in the ninth inning, and Alec Bohm hit the winning single in the 10th to rally the Phillies from five runs down in a 6-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Game Recap

Gerrit Cole Third-Fastest To 2,000 Career Strikeouts

May 24, 2023 1:49 AM

Gerrit Cole entered rarefied air on Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles.

The New York Yankees ace recorded his 2,000th career strikeout in the second inning, becoming the third-fastest pitcher in games played to reach the mark.

Tags: New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Game Recap, Personal Award

Bryce Harper Ejected For Charging Rockies' Dugout

May 15, 2023 1:07 AM

Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper was ejected from Sunday's 4-0 loss at Colorado after charging at the Rockies' dugout following the last out of the top of the seventh inning, setting off an altercation that cleared both teams' benches and bullpens.

Harper appeared to respond to Colorado reliever Jake Bird, who clapped a hand against his glove and said something toward the Philadelphia dugout.

"I get emotion," Harper said. "I understand getting fired up for an inning and stuff like that. But once you make it about a team or make it about yourself and the other team, that's when I've kind of got a problem with it."

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Colorado Rockies, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Red Sox' Kenley Jansen Earns 400th Save

May 11, 2023 1:42 AM

Kenley Jansen became the seventh player in major league history to earn 400 saves, pinch-hitter Raimel Tapia hit a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Wednesday night.

Jansen, who had 41 saves last year in his only season with the Braves, faced four batters for his ninth save in 10 chances.

"I was locked in," he said. "At the end of the day, that's an individual thing to accomplish. We're here to win ball games and get to the playoffs and try to win a championship. It's just another day. You have to stay focused for that. It was an unbelievable experience."

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Game Recap, Personal Award

Giants' Casey Schmitt Homers In Major League Debut

May 10, 2023 1:14 AM

Casey Schmitt homered in his major league debut and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Schmitt was selected from Triple-A Sacramento earlier Tuesday and went 2 for 4 with dozens of friends and family members in attendance.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals, Game Recap, Personal Award

Shohei Ohtani's Latest HR Amazes Angels

May 1, 2023 1:22 AM

Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani displayed his astounding power at the plate in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Brewers, leaving his teammates, coaches and fans shaking their heads.

Ohtani belted a towering solo home run to straightaway center field with two outs in the third off Brewers pitcher Colin Rea that arched its way toward the closed roof of American Family Field. The Statcast-projected 413-foot home run had an exit velocity of 114.3 mph and a hang time of 6.98 seconds, the longest tracked in the Major Leagues this year. Overall, just 10 tracked homers so far this season had a hang time of more than 6.5 seconds.

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Milwaukee Brewers, Game Recap

Chris Sale Has Stellar Performance, Striking Out Five In Win

May 1, 2023 1:22 AM

Chris Sale didn’t get any strikeouts in his last start, a career first in a non-injury related outing.

Six days later, Sale struck back by turning in a stellar performance against the Guardians that should quell some of the concerns about his inconsistency this season, at least until he takes the ball next on Friday night in Philadelphia.

Achieving season highs in innings (6 1/3) and pitches (98), Sale limited Cleveland to three hits and one run, walking none and striking out five to lead his Red Sox to a 7-1 victory in a soggy Sunday rubber match of a three-game series at Fenway.

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Game Recap

Drew Maggi Gets First Two Major League Hits After 13-Years In Minors

Apr 30, 2023 1:24 AM

Drew Maggi got his first two major league hits Saturday night, three days after making his big league debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates following 13 years in the minor leagues, in the Pirates' 16-1 rout of the Washington Nationals that concluded a day-night doubleheader sweep.

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Rays Set Record With 14th Straight Home Win To Begin Season

Fernando Tatis Jr. Hits First HR Since Returning From Suspension

Rays Set MLB Record Homering In First 21 Games

Drew Smyly Loses Perfect Game Bid On Infield Collision

Fernando Tatis Jr. 'Just Happy' To Play

Rays Win 13th Straight To Tie Modern MLB Record

Tigers Remove Javier Baez For Mistakes On Bases

Rays Win 12th Straight, One Short Of The Best Start Since 1900

Rays Beat Red Sox, Extend Season-Opening Win Streak To 11 Games

Rays Become First Team To Open 10-0 Since 1987


Rays First MLB Team To Win First Nine Games Since 2003

Rays Extend MLB's Best Start In 20 Years

Shohei Ohtani Ks Mike Trout For Final Out As Japan Wins WBC

Jose Altuve Suffers Right-Hand Injury In WBC Loss

Seven Cubs Combine To No-Hit Padres In Spring Training Game

Pitch Clock Violation Ends Braves-Red Sox Spring Game In Tie

Astros Win Second World Series Title

Justin Verlander Gets First World Series Win, Astros Lead Series 3-2

Cristian Javier, Bullpen Combine For No-Hitter As Astros Even Series

Phillies Tie WS Record With Five HR's In Win Over Astros