Frenzy Part II? What to expect when MLB roster freeze lifts
It's been three months since Corey Seager, Marcus Semien and Max Scherzer found new homes amid an unprecedented free agent spending spree. Players voted Thursday to halt the sport's lockout and agree to terms with Major League Baseball on a new collective bargaining agreement.news.yahoo.com
Miguel Cabrera gets walk-off hit to electrify huge crowd, beat Twins in extra innings
The Tigers (42-51) took both games of the seven-inning, day-night twin bill from the Twins (39-52). The Twins took a 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth inning on a wild pitch by reliever Joe Jimenez, who had recorded some huge outs in two innings of work. pic.twitter.com/QEDA11sn3S — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) July 18, 2021The 31,624 fans in attendance for what was dubbed the “Summer Baseball Bash” roared with a volume and electricity that hasn’t been heard or seen at Comerica in years. The Tigers took their first lead when they loaded the bases against Twins starter Kenta Maeda in the second inning on a walk, single and hit batter. Although it was called a “bullpen game,” Tigers starter Tyler Alexander actually pitched into the fourth inning, longer than starter Jose Ureña in Game 1.mlive.com
Luzardo follows Manaea's stellar start, A's beat Twins twice
Matt Olson hit a grand slam, Mitch Moreland homered twice to back Sean Manaea’s shutout, then Jesús Luzardo followed with his own Game 2 gem as the Oakland Athletics swept a doubleheader against the depleted Minnesota Twins, 7-0 and 1-0 to run their winning streak to 10 games.
Tigers get 2 runners thrown out at plate in 3-2 loss to Twins
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers had two runners thrown out at the plate and squandered a strong start from Matthew Boyd in a 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins Wednesday at Comerica Park. The Twins (4-2) took two of three from the Tigers (3-3), who wrapped up their first homestand of the season with a .500 record. The Twins scored two in the sixth after it appeared that Boyd had escaped the inning. pic.twitter.com/XTu27oaJkU — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 7, 2021Tigers catcher Wilson Ramos added another run in the fifth with a solo homer to left. Twins reliever Alex Colome extinguished the Tigers’ threat in the eighth inning, getting Miguel Cabrera to bounce into a double play.mlive.com
Padres star Tatis feels better, expected back in lineup soon
A day after Tatis walked off the field during an exhibition game in a worrisome scene, the Padres said the discomfort in his left shoulder had improved. In fact he was lobbying to get in the lineup today, so I thought that was very encouraging,” Tingler said. I think everybody’s kind of expecting him to be back in the lineup in the next day or two. AdMichael Pineda was roughed up in his second start for Minnesota, surrendering five runs on nine hits in five innings. Ian Anderson went six innings in his fourth start, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk.
What if Tigers had spent big this winter? Here’s how I built the roster with an imaginary $50 million.
In fact, I’m giving you $50 million that you can spend exclusively on free agents.”Really, that’s not so farfetched. Unlike the real Tigers, who invested about 30 percent of their budget on starting pitching, I’m going to sign only one starter, and I’m going to steal the real Tigers’ idea. Even so, I think the bullpen is perhaps the least-discussed potential weakness on the 2021 Tigers, and I’m going to try give manager A.J. I am going to have an all-Curacao middle infield by signing Jonathan Schoop ($4.5 million) and Andrelton Simmons ($10.5 million). Have fun in the Dominican Republic this winter!”The Tigers signed two outfielders in real life and I’m going to sign two outfielders as well.mlive.com
Amazin' at-bat: Mets' Guillorme draws 22-pitch walk vs Hicks
“I don’t even think I’ve had a 13 pitch at-bat in my career.”Hicks was scheduled to pitch one inning. Carlos Martínez worked four innings in the start for St. Louis, allowing two runs and five hits. Pittsburgh starter Steven Brault allowed three runs on five hits and a walk in three innings. YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 1New York starter Deivi García gave up one hit and an unearned run in three innings. Dean Kremer allowed a run on three hits, walked two and struck out four in the start for Baltimore.
New Tigers outfielder Nomar Mazara has been cleared: Who’s still left to report?
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Nomar Mazara has been cleared and is almost ready to play. The 25-year-old left-hander is expected to play on a semi-regular basis in the Tigers’ outfield. A handful of other significant players are in the United States but have yet to complete the intake process, including first baseman Renato Nunez and outfielder Victor Reyes. That means he must go through the intake process again upon returning. Tigers minor-league shortstop Zack Short was hit by a pitch in the helmet on Thursday.mlive.com
AP source: Twins reach 1-year, $13M deal with DH Nelson Cruz
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz, center, smiles in the dugout after the Twins clinched the AL Central championship with the Chicago White Sox's loss during the tenth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Twins are bringing back designated hitter Nelson Cruz on a one-year, $13 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig, File)MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins are bringing back designated hitter Nelson Cruz on a one-year, $13 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The six-time All-Star won Silver Slugger awards in 2019 and 2020, when the Twins won the AL Central both seasons. Cruz was about the only constant, despite being at least 10 years older than most of the regulars.
Angels SS Andrelton Simmons opts out of final 5 games
Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons throws to first to get Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor out on a ground ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ANAHEIM, Calif. – Shortstop Andrelton Simmons has opted out of the remainder of the Los Angeles Angels' season. But the Angels haven't publicly closed the door on Simmons' return, and he could be given a qualifying offer. The Angels haven't had a winning season during Simmons' five years in Anaheim, although Simmons said last week he wasn't discouraged by the lack of team success. Simmons also said he hadn't been involved in any recent contract talks with the Angels, but he had enjoyed playing for the club.
Pujols 2 HRs, passes Mays for 5th place, Angels beat Rangers
Pujols hit No. Pujols said that he received a text and email from Mays after he tied the Hall of Famer on Sunday in Colorado. Pujols added that he had not checked his phone after Friday's game to see how many congratulatory messages he had received. Pujols passed Mays with a solo drive to left. After the Rangers rallied to get within 3-2, Pujols led off the seventh with No.
Trout hits 300th career home run, sets Angels career mark
Trout broke a tie with Tim Salmon for the franchise record. Trout had matched Salmon with a homer Friday night, and has connected five times in eight games. The 29-year-old Trout is the 16th player to reach the 300-homer mark before turning 30 and the 11th fastest by age to do it. Salmon played his entire 14-year career with the Angels from 1992 to 2006 and was part of their only World Series championship in 2002. All records are meant to be broken.In March 2019, Trout signed a 12-year contract worth $426.5 million.
Kershaw dominates, Bellinger 2 HRs, Dodgers drop Angels 7-4
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ANAHEIM, Calif. Clayton Kershaw allowed one hit over seven brilliant innings, Cody Bellinger hit a pair of two-run homers and the Los Angeles Dodgers opened the Freeway Series with a 7-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Rendon also drew two walks from Kershaw (2-1), but he was the only Angels hitter to reach base against the Dodgers longtime ace. The Dodgers have won seven straight NL West titles, while the Angels have posted four straight losing seasons. Patrick Sandoval (0-2) pitched six-hit ball into the seventh inning for the Angels, but remained winless in 12 career major league starts. Kershaw faced the minimum 12 Angels through four innings, but Rendon led off the fifth with a homer into the short left field porch.
Trout homers twice, helps Angels rally to 10-9 win over A's
Trout's solo drive off Yusmeiro Petit (1-1) in the eighth helped the Angels stop a three-game skid. It was the 20th multi-homer game of Trout's career, which tied Tim Salmon and Vladimir Guerrero for the franchise record. Los Angeles trailed 9-4 in the fourth when Trout began the rally with a two-run drive into the Angels' bullpen in left field. Chapman gave Oakland a 5-3 lead an inning later with a two-run drive to center for the fifth multi-homer game of his career. He will be opposed by right-hander Dylan Bundy (2-1, 2.08), who threw the Angels' first complete game since 2018 last Wednesday at Seattle.