Braves sweep Mets, take 2-game lead in East with 3 remaining
Dansby Swanson and Matt Olson homered for the third straight game, Travis d’Arnaud hit a go-ahead two-run single in the third inning, and Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 5-3, completing a three-game sweep of their NL East rival and taking a two-game lead in the division with three games to play.
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
Lindor leads Mets' HR barrage in 7-3 win over Morton, Braves
The New York Mets won two of three in their NL East showdown with the Atlanta Braves despite playing without two of their four All-Stars. It helped that Francisco Lindor played like he should be included at the Midsummer Classic. Lindor led New York’s home-run barrage with a three-run shot, Chris Bassitt threw six strong innings and the Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
Great Lakes Loons celebrate role in Los Angeles Dodgers World Series title
The Great Lakes Loons interim general manager saw the Dodgers' top players in Loons uniforms when they were as young as 16 years old, celebrating the 2020 World Series title just as some of them celebrated the 2016 Midwest League title. Buehler, however, was a force for the Loons in the playoffs, helping Great Lakes win the Midwest League title. He pitched in three games for Great Lakes in 2017, earning a save before a promotion. Clayton Kershaw, P – Clayton Kershaw started the first game in Great Lakes Loons history and started 20 games for the Loons before he was promoted. Rios hit eight doubles and six homers, playing first base and third base for Great Lakes.mlive.com