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Gleyber Torres Hits 10th Home Run Of Season Against Orioles

May 23, 2019 8:02 AM

Gleyber Torres homered twice against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night, giving him 10 in 11 games against the team this season.

The Orioles have given up 105 home runs in 49 games.

"There's definitely a pitching plan [against Torres]; it's definitely not to throw the ball in the middle of the plate -- and we just continue to do it," Brandon Hyde said. "When you don't do it, we get him out.

"Gleyber's got two homers besides facing the Orioles. Hitting like .220 or something. So people, major league pitchers, are pitching to him."

Torres actually is hitting .250 against all other teams. Against the Orioles, he is batting .465, with a whopping 1.763 OPS.

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Tags: New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Stats

White Sox Turn First Triple Play Of Season

May 23, 2019 7:56 AM

The Chicago White Sox turned a triple play against the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

Jake Marisnick hit a grounder down the third-base line to Yoan Moncada with runners on first and second. He stepped on the bag for the first out and threw to Yolmer Sanchez at second. Sanchez relayed to first, where the ball just beat Marisnick.

The Astros also hit into the last triple play in the Major Leagues -- April 19, 2018 against the Seattle Mariners.


Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Stats

Zack Greinke Becomes 37th Pitcher To Reach 2,500 Ks

May 22, 2019 7:57 AM

Zack Greinke recorded the 2,500th strikeout of his career on Tuesday night as the Arizona Diamondbacks took on the San Diego Padres.

The right-hander is just the 37th pitcher to reach the milestone in Major League history.

Four other active pitchers have reached the mark -- CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Felix Hernandez.

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Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Stats

Orioles Fastest Ever To Allow 100 Home Runs

May 22, 2019 7:50 AM

The Baltimore Orioles made history on Tuesday night.

The club's pitching staff allowed their 100th home run in their 48th game, reaching the mark faster than any club in Major League history.

The 2000 Kansas City Royals allowed their 100th homer in game No. 57.

The Orioles are on pace to allow 338 home runs this season. The current record is held by the 2016 Cincinnati Reds (258).

"We're facing good teams, but you gotta pitch," Brandon Hyde said. "You gotta pitch here. You gotta stay off the barrel. You gotta be able to locate. And if you don't, in a hitter's ballpark against guys that mash, you're going to give up a hundred homers, 40-something games into it."

Eddie Matz/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Stats

Hyun-Jin Ryu Extends Scoreless Streak To 31 Innings

May 20, 2019 7:48 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu shutout the Cincinnati Reds over seven innings on Sunday, extending his Major League-leading scoreless innings streak to 31 innings.

"He's just locked in right now with all of his pitches," Dave Roberts said of his starting pitcher. "It's fun to watch. He's healthy. The conditions, the situations don't matter."

Ryu had baserunners in each of his first five innings, but none of them got past second base and he retired his last eight batters.

His ERA for the season is now 1.52.

"I wasn't crisp, especially early in the game," Ryu said through a translator. "There was a lot of traffic out there. I was able to execute the right pitches at the right time."

Associated Press

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Stats

Marlins On Pace To Set Mark For MLB Futility

May 17, 2019 8:54 AM

The Miami Marlins are 10-30 this season and have been shut out in 20 percent of their games.

They are on pace to finish the season with a record of 41-121.

The 121 losses would be the most in modern Major League history.

Dayn Perry/CBS Sports

Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Stats

Austin Riley Homers In Second Major League At-Bat

May 16, 2019 8:56 AM

The Atlanta Braves called up Austin Riley on Wednesday and he didn't disappoint.

The club's top prospect homered in his second Major League at-bat to lead off the fourth inning.

At the time of his promotion, Riley was leading the International League with 15 homers and 39 RBI.

"I'm speechless," Riley said. "That second at-bat, I figured he was going to challenge me a little bit. I was able to put a good swing on it."

Riley hit another drive to the edge of the warning track his next time up to the plate.

Associated Press

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Stats

Vlad Jr. Follows Up First Home Run With Another

May 15, 2019 7:55 AM

Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. homered twice on Tuesday night to become the third-youngest player to hit his first two Major League homers in the same game.

Guerrero received advice from his Hall of Fame father amid his early struggles.

"He just said like he always told me, 'Don't look for home runs. They're going to come,'" he said of his father through a translator. "I'm going to give both balls and the bat to my dad. I'm going to keep using everything that I used today, except the bat that I really want to give to my dad."

Guerrero, 20, homered in the first inning against San Francisco Giants opener Nick Vincent (0-2), his first in 14 Major League games.


Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Stats

Felix Hernandez Becomes 36th To Reach 2,500 Ks

May 12, 2019 11:36 AM

Felix Hernandez recorded the 2,500th strikeout of his Major League career in Saturday's game between the Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox.

Hernandez is just the 36th pitcher to reach the milestone.

The right-hander fanned Michael Chavis looking with a 92 mph fastball for the historic strikeout.

At 33 years, 33 days of age, King Felix is the sixth youngest to get to 2,500 strikeouts.


Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Stats

Albert Pujols Reaches 2,000 RBI On Home Run

May 10, 2019 7:57 AM

Albert Pujols hit a solo home run on Thursday night to reach 2,000 RBI for his career.

He is just the third player in Major League history to drive in 2,000 or more runs, joining Alex Rodriguez and Hank Aaron.

Pujols received an ovation from the sparse crowd at Comerica Park in Detroit, where his accomplishment was recognized on the videoboards and by the public address announcer.

"He's one of the greatest hitters ever to walk the planet, without question," Brad Ausmus said recently. "For about 10 years, he was the best. He was the Mike Trout of his time. Really, it went from Pujols to [Miguel] Cabrera to Trout, but Albert's body of work is clearly the best."

The fan who caught Pujols' home run ball said he wasn't opposed to giving it back to Pujols, but he decided to keep it.


Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Stats

Joey Gallo Reaches 100 Home Runs Before 100 Singles
Joey Gallo hit the 100th home run of his Major League career on Wednesday, making the record books in the process.


Mike Fiers Throws Second Career No-Hitter
Mike Fiers overcame an early delay and a high pitch count to throw the second no-hitter of his career.


Stephen Strasburg Becomes Fastest Pitcher To 1,500 Strikeouts
Stephen Strasburg recorded the 1,500th strikeout of his career on Thursday against the Cardinals.

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Chris Davis Hitting .325 Since Ending Historic Slump
Chris Davis went without a hit in 54 straight at-bats from September 14 to April 13.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer Nearing 3,000 K Club
CC Sabathia became the 17th member of the 3,000-strikeout club on Tuesday night and we likely won't have to wait long for another pitcher to join the elusive group.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

CC Sabathia Becomes Third Lefty To Reach 3,000 Ks
He is the 17th pitcher to reach the mark, but just the third lefty.

Coley Harvey/ESPN

Albert Pujols Passes Barry Bonds For Third On RBIs List
Albert Pujols moved into third place on Major League Baseball's all-time RBIs list with a two-run double on Sunday.

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Zack Wheeler Throws 100 MPH, Hits 100 MPH Home Run
Zack Wheeler made history on Tuesday night as the Mets defeated the Phillies.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Joey Gallo Records First Sacrifice Fly Of Career
Joey Gallo ended an unusual drought by recording the first sacrifice fly of his Major League career during Sunday afternoon's Rangers-Astros game.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Dodgers Tie MLB Record For Consecutive Games With HR
The Dodgers have tied a Major League record by hitting a home run in their 32nd consecutive home game.

Associated Press

Mariners Set Record With Home Run In 15th Straight Game
Dee Gordon hit a home run in the sixth inning on Thursday, putting the Mariners in the record books.

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Jacob deGrom's Quality Starts Streak Ends At 26
Jacob deGrom allowed six runs in four innings against the Twins on Tuesday night, ending his streak of quality starts at 26 games.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Dodgers Hit Record 8 HRs On Opening Day
The Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 12-5 on Thursday, crushing an Opening Day-record eight home runs in the process.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

George Springer Matches Reggie Jackson's Playoff Home Run Stretch
After clubbing two home runs on Monday, George Springer now has eight in his last nine playoff games.

Alyson Footer/MLB

Astros Set Record With Home Run In 12th Straight Playoff Game
The Astros made Major League history during Monday's ALDS game against the Indians.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Khris Davis Posts .247 Average For Fourth Straight Season
Khris Davis hit more home runs (48) than anyone else in baseball this season, but it's his batting average that has people talking.


Jacob deGrom Lowers ERA To 1.70 In Final Start
Jacob deGrom struck out 10 over eight scoreless innings against the Braves on Wednesday night, lowering his ERA to 1.70 on the season.

Associated Press

Max Scherzer Joins Elite Company With 300th Strikeout
Max Scherzer recorded his 300th strikeout of the season Tuesday night as the Nationals faced the Marlins.

Eddie Matz/ESPN

Dodgers Break Club Record With 222 Home Runs
Manny Machado hit one of three home runs for the Dodgers on Sunday to give the team a National League-leading 222 on the season and breaking the club record of 221.

Associated Press

Yankees Set Record For Most Players With 10 HRs
With Luke Voit's home run in the second inning on Thursday night, the Yankees now have 12 players with 10 or more homers this season.

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