Ex-Tigers pitcher signs for second time with Chicago Cubs
Former Detroit Tigers left-hander Drew Smyly is going to give the Chicago Cubs another try, hoping to have more success the second time around. He pitched in two World Series games for the Braves, allowing three runs in four innings against the Houston Astros. In three seasons with the Tigers, Smyly was 16-12 with a 3.53 ERA in 107 games. The Cubs also announced they had finalized its one-year agreement with former Tigers’ pitcher Daniel Norris. MOREFormer Tigers star Nick Castellanos signs $100 million deal with RedsEx-Tigers pitcher posts goodbye note to Detroit fans after signing with GiantsEx-Tigers pitcher signs with Boston Red SoxEx-Tigers left-hander signs to join San Diego bullpenmlive.com
As 2021 World Series gets under way, only one former Tiger remains in field
Tonight, when Game 1 of the 2021 World Series begins in Houston, there will be only one. Like his team, Atlanta Braves left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly didn’t have an easy path to get to this point. He appeared twice more in the World Series, which the Tigers lost 4-0 to the San Francisco Giants. Price pitched reasonably well down the stretch, but the Tigers were swept in the first-round of the playoffs by the Baltimore Orioles. That led him to a surprisingly generous free-agent deal with the Braves, which led him to the World Series for the first time in nearly a decade.mlive.com
Braves blast 4 HRs, beat Dodgers 9-2 for 3-1 lead in NLCS
Eddie Rosario homered twice in his second four-hit game of the NL Championship Series and six Atlanta pitchers combined on a four-hitter, giving the Braves a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers for a commanding 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven playoff.
12 former Tigers are in the 2021 MLB playoffs. How many of them do you remember?
Former Tiger and soon-to-be free agent Max Scherzer will be on the mound for Los Angeles. At right is Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Drew Smyly throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)APWilly Adames, BrewersPlayed for the Tigers: Signed with the Tigers and played in the organization in 2013-2014. Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher David Price throws to an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Los Angeles.mlive.com
How to Watch the Atlanta Braves vs. Boston Red Sox (5/26/21) -- MLB | Channel, Stream, Time
Two teams in the heat of their division battle out east get set to tangle in the season finale of their two-game set, as the Atlanta Braves prepare to face the Boston Red Sox. The two teams met on Tuesday night, with the Braves pulling out a 3-1 win. Watch the MLB on ESPN+The Red Sox are sitting second in the American League East that is starting to separate the top-teams from the bottom-dwellers. For the Braves, they are starting to look a lot better than they had earlier in the month. What: MLB BaseballWho: Atlanta Braves vs. Boston Red SoxWhen: Wednesday, May 26Time: 7:10 p.m.mlive.com
Bumgarner pitches 7-inning no-hitter, Arizona sweeps Braves
Madison Bumgarner threw a seven-inning no-hitter, an achievement that won’t count in the Major League Baseball record book but completed a dominant day of Arizona Diamondbacks pitching for a 7-0 win over the Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep.
Nats finally play, beat Braves 6-5 on Soto's walk-off in 9th
Juan Soto drove in the winning run with a single on a 3-0 pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the coronavirus-depleted Washington Nationals to a 6-5 comeback victory over the Atlanta Braves after waiting five days to start their season.
Betts hits 2 HRs in final spring training game of the year
In the final spring training game of the year, Betts hit two home runs Tuesday night and the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-4. GOOD SIGNOn the final day of spring training, former All-Star pitcher Mike Soroka took a big step toward getting back on a regular-season mound. Ad“It was a perfect way to end a really good spring training on a positive note,” manager Brian Snitker said. Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer and Christian Yelich singled to finish spring training with a .393 batting average. AdDIAMONDBACKS 3, INDIANS 2At Phoenix, Diamondbacks starter Taylor Widener struck out seven over 5 2/3 innings, allowing four hits.
Chisox star Jiménez out 5-6 months, Rays' Anderson ailing
Sixto Sánchez made his third start, yielding a run on three hits and a walk in 3 1/3 innings. Austin Gomber gave up five runs on eight hits, four of them home runs, 5 1/3 innings. Arizona starter Luke Weaver struck out eight over 5 1/3 innings. Right-hander Adbert Alzolay continued to struggle for Chicago, allowing two runs in 3 1/3 innings. BREWERS 2, GIANTS 2Brett Anderson pitched two-run ball over 5 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and striking out three for Milwaukee.
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.
Boone takes leave for pacemaker; Lester to have surgery
I look forward to getting back to work in the next several days.”LESTER SURGERYWashington Nationals left-hander Jon Lester is leaving spring training camp to have surgery for the removal of his thyroid gland. He underwent chemotherapy treatments and returned to the Red Sox at spring training before the following season. Soto’s spring training start was delayed because he fouled a ball off his right foot in live batting practice Sunday. Martinez had two hits for a second straight game, driving in his first two runs of spring training. Jarred Kelenic, Seattle’s top prospect, hit a two-run homer and Taylor Trammell hit a solo homer.
LHP Drew Smyly, Braves agree to $11 million, 1-year contract
San Francisco Giants' Drew Smyly throws against the Seattle Mariners during a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)ATLANTA – Left-hander Drew Smyly became the first of the 181 free agents to switch teams when he agreed Monday to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, who bolstered a rotation that was depleted by injuries and disappointing performances. The 31-year-old pitched seven games last season for the San Francisco Giants, making five starts. He's only scratched the surface.”Smyly earned a $1,481,481 prorated base salary from an original $4 million contract with the Giants, plus roster and performance bonuses. The Braves also are counting on the return of Mike Soroka, who missed most of this past season with a torn Achilles.
147 MLB players, including 5 Tigers, are free agents today
Even so, the offseason marches on, and more than 100 Major League players were declared free agents on Wednesday, the day after the completion of the World Series. The Tigers have five players in that group: Right-handed pitchers Jordan Zimmermann and Ivan Nova; catcher Austin Romine; first baseman C.J. Here’s how it stands now:Left-handed pitchers (5): Tyler Alexander, Matthew Boyd, Daniel Norris, Tarik Skubal, Gregory Soto. Infielders (9): Sergio Alcantara, Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario, Harold Castro, Willi Castro, Brandon Dixon, Niko Goodrum, Isaac Paredes, Zack Short. The next five days are a “quiet period,” meaning teams can negotiate only with their own free agents.mlive.com
Visitors at home, Giants hit 3 HRs and beat Mariners 9-3
Seattle Mariners left fielder Tim Lopes reaches into seats occupied by cutouts while unsuccessfully trying to catch a foul by hit by San Francisco Giants' Wilmer Flores during the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Donovan Solano and Mauricio Dubon hit early RBI singles as the Giants backed Drew Smyly (1-0) and snapped a three-game losing streak with a “road” victory at Oracle Park. Crawford contributed a two-out shot in the seventh and Mike Yastrzemski added an RBI double as the Giants pounded out 15 hits. Some went straight to Oracle Park upon landing in San Francisco, while others opted to stop by the team hotel. Game time temperature in San Francisco, 71 degrees.
Giants spoil Bumgarner's return to SF, beat Diamondbacks 4-3
(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO Evan Longoria and Darin Ruf launched back-to-back home runs in the second inning and the Giants spoiled Madison Bumgarners return to San Francisco with a 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. His 119 wins are third-most in San Francisco history and his 1,794 strikeouts rank second. Joey Bart and Mauricio Dubn added consecutive RBI triples in the sixth to give San Francisco a 4-1 lead. San Francisco improved to 6-2 against the Diamondbacks this season, outscoring them 39-23. He went 2-1 with a 4.11 ERA in three starts against San Francisco last season.
Donovan Solano slugs Giants past Dodgers in 11th inning 10-8
Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy, right, celebrates with Justin Turner, second from left, and A.J. Sam Selman (1-0) recorded the final out in the top of the 11th for the victory. Justin Turner began on second base in the 10th inning and scored the go-ahead run on Bart's wild throw past third immediately after a passed ball. The Dodgers flew late in the day to the Bay Area to give players time for treatment or optional workouts. ... RHP Jeff Samardzija, sidelined by inflammation in his throwing shoulder, is throwing on flat ground and is scheduled for his first bullpen Wednesday.
Piscotty slam ties it in ninth, A's beat Giants 8-7 in 10th
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO Stephen Piscotty hit a tying grand slam in the ninth inning, Mark Canha's sacrifice fly put Oakland on top in the 10th, and the Athletics stunned the San Francisco Giants 8-7 on Friday night in the opener of the Bay Bridge Series. Oakland trailed by five in the ninth inning but rallied to win from such a deficit for the first time since July 15, 1952, according to STATS. The Giants hadn't lost after leading by five or more runs in the ninth inning or latter since June 25, 1929. The ball carried on a rare hot evening in San Francisco, where first-pitch temperature reached 85 degrees.