Dodgers closer Kimbrel walks out to 'Let It Go'
Los Angeles Dodgers closer Craig Kimbrel is taking the mound to the song “Let It Go,” known to millions as the big hit from the movie “Frozen.” Since Kimbrel's wife, Ashley, suggested the tune, the 34-year-old right-hander hasn't given up a hit in his last six games as the song blares from Dodger Stadium's speakers.news.yahoo.com
Bauer, Arenado, Blackmon, Profar keep deals, don't go free
Right-hander Trevor Bauer, third baseman Nolan Arenado, outfielder Charlie Blackmon and infielder-outfielder Jurickson Profar declined to opt out of their contracts to become free agents. Bauer agreed to a $102 million, three-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers in February and began 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA in 17 starts. Elsewhere, the New York Mets announced Saturday they have extended $18.4 million qualifying offers to outfielder Michael Conforto and pitcher Noah Syndergaard — a day ahead of Sunday's deadline.news.yahoo.com
Tigers beat White Sox 4-3 in series opener
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers overcame an early three-run deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Monday night at Comerica Park. Tigers starter Matt Manning gave up three runs in the third inning on a couple of hits, a walk and a hit batter. But the Tigers answered back immediately in the bottom of the inning against White Sox starter Carlos Rodon. The Tigers scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth against reliever Craig Kimbrel. BOX SCOREUp next: If the rain holds off, the Tigers will face the White Sox at 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday.mlive.com
Tigers get walk-off hit to beat Cubs in 10 innings
The Tigers (14-25) and Cubs (18-20) have split the first two games of the weekend series. Cubs rookie reliever Keegan Thompson, who pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth inning, struck out five Tigers. Detroit Tigers' pitcher Jose Urena grimaces after being hit by a Chicago Cubs' Jason Heyward line drive in the second inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Saturday, May 15, 2021. pic.twitter.com/NjtM7Sf1lJ — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 15, 2021Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario left the game in the sixth inning after getting hit by a pitch on his left knee. Up next: The Tigers and Cubs wrap up their three-game series on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. at Comerica Park.mlive.com
Now in Chisox 'pen, Kopech makes debut after 2020 opt-out
TWINS 1, ORIOLES 0 (7 INNINGS)Minnesota ace Kenta Maeda allowed one hit in three innings, striking out four in his second start. Baltimore's Dean Kremer fared better in his second start, allowing a hit and a walk in three scoreless innings. Deivi García pitched three shutout innings in his second start for the Yankees. Nick Pivetta made his second start for Boston, allowing a run on three hits with three strikeouts in three innings. Alex Wood worked two innings in the start for San Francisco and gave up a home run to Omar Narvaez.
Ohtani fans 5 in return to mound; Harper HR on 1st swing
The 2018 AL Rookie of the Year is off to a strong start this spring on both sides. PHILLIES 3, PIRATES 0Bryce Harper homered on his first swing of spring training, launching a opposite-field drive to left. Chad Kuhl made his second start for Pittsburgh, allowing two runs on three hits. Brad Keller worked three innings in the start for the Royals and allowed a run on four hits and two walks. BRAVES 4, TWINS 0 (7)Kyle Wright fared much better in his second start for Atlanta, allowing one hit in three shutout innings with two strikeouts.
Rizzo homers again, Cubs beat virus-unsettled Reds 8-7
Down 8-1 in the seventh inning, the Reds cut it to 8-5 on Joey Vottos two-run single. Miley hit Kris Bryant with his second pitch, walked Rizzo, and gave up Wilson Contreras' double. Rizzo hit a solo homer in the sixth off Tejay Antone. Jesse Winker got the Reds' first hit an inning later, an RBI single off Rowan Wick. TRAINER'S ROOMCubs: Bryant, Rizzo, Contreras and Albert Almora Jr. were hit by pitches Rizzo twice but stayed in the game.