Victor Reyes hits inside-the-park homer as Tigers beat Jays, 2-1
DETROIT -- Victor Reyes raced around the bases for a pinch-hit, inside-the-park, go-ahead home run in the eighth inning, as the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 Friday night at Comerica Park. The Tigers (62-67) took two of three from the Jays (66-61) last weekend in Toronto and have two more games to go this weekend in Detroit. In honor of Taylor North...LITTLE LEAGUE HOME RUN pic.twitter.com/eSXawAe9x5 — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 28, 2021Tigers starter Matt Manning had a career-high five strikeouts in six innings, tying the longest outing of his career. BOX SCOREUp next: The Tigers and Jays meet again on Saturday at 6:10 p.m. Tigers right-hander Jose Ureña (2-8, 6.19 ERA) will be reinstated from the injury list. He’ll face Jays right-hander Alek Manoah (5-2, 3.18).mlive.com
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.
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.