Maddux returns to Atlanta, throws out ceremonial first pitch
Hall of Famer Greg Maddux threw out the ceremonial first pitch for Sunday night’s Game 5 of the World Series. Maddux, wearing his Braves jersey, tipped his cap in response to an ovation from fans as he walked onto the field. Fittingly, he threw the pitch to Eddie Perez, who was often his designated catcher.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Astros force series back to Houston with 9-5 win
Carlos Correa had three hits, Martin Maldonado found three different ways to drive in runs and pinch-hitter Marwin Gonzalez blooped a tiebreaking, two-run single in the fifth inning to lead the Houston Astros over the Atlanta Braves 9-5 and cut their World Series deficit to three games to two.
The Latest: Braves take 3-1 series lead with Game 4 win
Dansby Swanson and pinch-hitter Jorge Soler hit back-to-back homers in the seventh inning, propelling the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros and a three games to one lead in the World Series. The Braves can wrap up the title on their home field, just as they did two stadiums ago when they beat the Cleveland Indians in 1995. Swanson’s one-out drive made it 2-all and Soler followed with a liner to left field off reliever Cristian Javier.news.yahoo.com
World Series 2021: Atlanta Braves take 2-1 Series lead over Houston Astros with Game 3 win
ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie right-hander Ian Anderson and the Braves’ bullpen took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, Austin Riley and Travis d’Arnaud drove in runs and Atlanta beat the Houston Astros 2-0 Friday night to grab a 2-1 lead in the World Series. It was d’Arnaud’s second home run of this World Series and first long ball at home this season. Atlanta stopped a five-game home World Series losing streak. In the Series for the first time since 1999, the Braves won at home for the first time since the sixth and final game of the 1995 World Series against Cleveland. Anderson hit a batter and threw just 39 of 76 pitches for strikes before he was pulled by Snitker.mlive.com
World Series 2021: Astros get even with 7-2 win over Braves in Game 2
HOUSTON — José Urquidy started Eddie Rosario with strikes. Looking calm and poised a night after overamped rotation-mate Framber Valdez was chased early, Urquidy’s control gave the Astros’ bats a chance to break out, and Houston rode a four-run second inning to a 7-2 win over Atlanta on Wednesday night that tied the World Series at one game apiece. A 26-year-old right-hander from Mazatlan, Urquidy became the first Mexican pitcher to make three World Series starts. Urquidy started 15 of 21 batters with strikes in improving his career Series record to 2-0. Urquidy recalled this week feeling nervous at the start of his Series debut, when he pitched five shutout innings of two-hit ball in a Game 4 win at Washington two years ago.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.
Aggressive use of Scherzer, Urías backfires; LA in NLCS hole
Max Scherzer fatigued early, Julio Urías faltered late, and when Kenley Jansen couldn't strand an inherited runner in the bottom of the ninth inning, Los Angeles fell into a 2-0 hole in the NL Championship Series. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has made it clear he'll use any pitcher at any time. Eddie Rosario delivered the Braves' second straight walk-off hit, lining a ball against Jansen that caromed off shortstop Corey Seager's glove and gave Dansby Swanson an easy path home for the game-ending run in Atlanta's 5-4 victory Sunday night.news.yahoo.com
Does Eddie Rosario make sense for Tigers?
The Detroit Tigers needed a first baseman and, three weeks later, signed Cron to a one-year contract. Outfielder Eddie Rosario, 29, was placed on outright waivers this week, The Athletic reported, after the Twins were unable to trade him. Would the Tigers be interested in Rosario at, say, one year and $7.5 million? It would certainly be enticing, especially since the Tigers need a left fielder, the position at which Rosario is most comfortable. Even if Rosario isn’t a game-changer, he would certainly be an upgrade for the Tigers, who have no viable options in left field at the moment.mlive.com
This is Lloyd McClendon’s team (at least for now) and he’s managing like it: Tigers takeaways from Tuesday
On Tuesday night, Detroit Tigers reliever Bryan Garcia lost the lead in the bottom of the 10th inning in the blink of an eye: Pinch-runner Jake Cave was placed on second to start the inning. But the Tigers still lost their 31st game of the season Tuesday, ensuring a fourth consecutive losing season. “It’s a tough loss, but one thing that I explained to the club is that nobody feels sorry for you,” said Tigers interim manager Lloyd McClendon. I think we need to be fair to expectations when we talk about the Detroit Tigers from 2019 to 2020. "You have to manage inning by inning.”“What inning is most important to keep you in a ballgame?mlive.com
Twins come back to beat Tigers in 10 innings: Game recap, box score
The Tigers scored a run in the top of the 10th on Jeimer Candelario’s RBI single against a drawn-in infield. But the Twins quickly tied it back up against Tigers reliever Bryan Garcia. GAME RECAPBottom 10th: Tigers reliever Bryan Garcia struck out two batters, but Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler had bloop RBI singles to give the Twins the win. Top 8th: Twins reliever Tyler Clippard retired the Tigers in order in the eighth. pic.twitter.com/kgeYkrYstC — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 23, 2020Top 2nd: Homer Bailey isn’t blowing anybody away, but he picked up a couple of strikeouts against Jeimer Candelario and Niko Goodrum in another 1-2-3 inning.mlive.com