Brewers rally to top Cubs 8-5, move closer to division title
Kolten Wong and the Milwaukee Brewers moved a step closer to clinching the NL Central title by continuing their season-long domination of the Chicago Cubs. Wong hit a tiebreaking, two-out single during a four-run rally in the eighth inning as Milwaukee beat the Cubs 8-5 on Friday night. The Brewers’ magic number for wrapping up the division fell to four.news.yahoo.com
Lauer shines as Brewers roll to 10-0 blowout of Phillies
Eric Lauer is pitching better as the season gets later. Lauer allowed four hits in seven innings to continue his sizzling September and lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. “I thought he was excellent,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.news.yahoo.com
Gregory Soto’s wildness is both a liability and a weapon. And not everybody is happy about it.
Gregory Soto, the Detroit Tigers’ left-handed reliever/flamethrower/sometime-closer, recently crossed the 100-inning mark of his short career, but he remains somewhat of an enigma. His wildness -- on display again Tuesday night -- has been both a weapon and a liability for him. After Shaw walked, the next batter, Kolten Wong also got a little chin-music before eventually bouncing into a fielder’s choice. He has a league-high eight wild pitches and has walked 16 of the 102 batters he’s faced. No, he’s not one of the most effectively wild pitchers in baseball, but perhaps he has the potential to be.mlive.com
Eric Haase, Jonathan Schoop homer twice as Tigers beat Brewers, 10-7
Eric Haase and Jonathan Schoop had two home runs apiece as the Detroit Tigers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-6 on Tuesday night at American Family Field. The Tigers (23-32) earned a split of the two-game series with the Brewers (29-26), who snapped a five-game winning streak. The Tigers scored six in the second off Brewers starter Eric Lauer. pic.twitter.com/P2FNvLWUCA — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) June 2, 2021Tigers starter Matthew Boyd entered the game having allowed just three home runs in 57 2/3 innings (239 batters faced). The 10 runs scored by the Tigers are the most this season.mlive.com
Twins' Berríos, Rogers through 7 combined no-hit innings
Minnesota Twins right-hander José Berríos pitched six hitless innings and Taylor Rogers has the no-hit bid intact through seven against the Milwaukee Brewers, who also had a no-hitter going until Corbin Burnes’ bid was ended in the seventh by a solo homer.
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.
Padres star Tatis feels better, expected back in lineup soon
A day after Tatis walked off the field during an exhibition game in a worrisome scene, the Padres said the discomfort in his left shoulder had improved. In fact he was lobbying to get in the lineup today, so I thought that was very encouraging,” Tingler said. I think everybody’s kind of expecting him to be back in the lineup in the next day or two. AdMichael Pineda was roughed up in his second start for Minnesota, surrendering five runs on nine hits in five innings. Ian Anderson went six innings in his fourth start, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk.
Nats reliever Harris out with blood clot in pitching arm
Harris has a blood clot in his right arm and is leaving spring training camp to be examined by a specialist, manager Dave Martinez said Friday, March 19, 2021. (Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via AP)Washington Nationals reliever Will Harris has a blood clot in his right arm and the team doesn't expect him to be in the bullpen on opening day. Carlos Martínez struggled in his fourth start for St. Louis. DODGERS 7, RANGERS 2Julio Urías made his fourth start for Los Angeles, allowing two hits in four shutout innings, striking out three. Adrian Houser made his fourth start.
AP source: Bradley agrees to $24M, 2-year deal with Brewers
The Boston Globe first reported Bradley's decision,Bradley will join the Brewers will into spring training, which started in mid-February. Bradley turns 31 on April 19 and is regarded as a top defensive center fielder. He won a Gold Glove in 2018 and led the American League in assists by a center fielder in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019. The Brewers already have 2019 Gold Glove center fielder Lorenzo Cain, who opted out after playing five games last season but is back in spring training camp. They traded right fielder Mookie Betts to the Dodgers last year and sent left fielder Andrew Benintendi to the Kansas City Royals last month.
Brewers shore up infield by adding ex-Cards 2B Kolten Wong
Kolten Wong has joined the Milwaukee Brewers as he changes teams for the first time after spending eight seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers announced Friday, Feb. .5, 2021, that they had signed Wong to a two-year contract with a club option for 2023. Milwaukee is making room for Wong in their infield by shifting Keston Hiura from second base to first base. “That was kind of a big reason for me coming to Milwaukee,” Wong said. Luis Urias has played 31 games at third, though he has more experience at second base and shortstop.
If Tigers want to sign a 2nd baseman, it may come down to Jonathan or Jonathan
It’s come down to Jonathan or Jonathan for the Detroit Tigers. Jonathan Villar and Jonathan Schoop aren’t the only two second basemen left on the market, but they’re awfully close. UPDATE: Tigers re-sign Jonathan SchoopKolten Wong came off the board this weekend, agreeing to a two-year, $18 million deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. The second base market was late to move, but it’s picked up steam over the last month. Niko Goodrum could play second base, although he could just as easily play shortstop (where he looked good defensively last year) and push Willi Castro to second.mlive.com
Arenado, Gordon each win 8th Gold Glove; Betts gets 5th
Arenado won his eighth consecutive Gold Glove on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)ST. LOUIS – Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado won his eighth consecutive Gold Glove and right fielder Mookie Betts snared his fifth in a row on Tuesday, his first with the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers after four with Boston. Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon also won his eighth Gold Glove — and fourth straight — in his final major league season. They were joined by seven first-time winners, including Indians second baseman César Hernández. Arenado and Robert earned $9,259, prorated portions of $25,000, and O’Neill earned $3,704, a prorated portion of $10,000.
9 Padres pitchers blank Cardinals 4-0 in Game 3, reach NLDS
San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr., center, celebrates with teammates after the Padres defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball series Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in San Diego. San Diego became the first team in baseball history to use eight or more pitchers in three straight postseason games. The Padres rewarded their long-suffering fans by winning one of the most meaningful games of any kind in San Diego in a long time. The city’s only major professional championship remains the San Diego Chargers’ 1963 AFL title. The Padres lost 4-1 to the Detroit Tigers in the 1984 World Series and were swept by the New York Yankees in the 1998 Fall Classic.
Tatis, Myers homer twice, Padres stay alive with 11-9 win
Tatis hit a three-run homer with two outs in the sixth and Machado followed with a tying shot. It was the second time the Padres hit consecutive shots in the playoffs. With Austin Nola aboard on a walk, Tatis hit a no-doubt, opposite field shot to right with two outs in the seventh. Tatis was second in the NL with 17 homers in the regular season, Machado had 16 and Myers 15. Yadier Molina, appearing in his NL-record 100th postseason game, hit an RBI single in the first and added his 100th career postseason hit in the ninth before being lifted for a pinch-runner.
Goldschmidt, Cardinals win 7-4 in Padres' return to playoffs
The Cardinals need one more win to eliminate the Padres from the postseason for the fourth time since 1996. San Diego native Tommy Edman singled and Goldschmidt homered to left. Dylan Carlson doubled, 38-year-old Yadier Molina hit an RBI single and Paul DeJong doubled before Matt Carpenter hit a sacrifice fly. Paddack allowed three straight hits to open the third, including DeJong’s RBI single, before being replaced by Matt Strahm. Dexter Fowler hit an RBI single in the ninth off Trevor Rosenthal, who started his big league career with the Cardinals.
LEADING OFF: Cardinals come home, Grichuk seeks to stay hot
(AP Photo/David Banks)A look at whats happening around the majors on Thursday:WELCOME BACK TO BUSCHThe St. Louis Cardinals are finally coming home. The Cardinals didnt play any games at all for a stretch of over two weeks due to a coronavirus outbreak within the organization that included star catcher Yadier Molina. Everyones still pretty excited about the fact were back out, Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong said. He homered against the Seattle Mariners in his season debut Friday but went on the injured list just three days later. A BIEBER FANClevelands Shane Bieber owns a 4-0 record and 1.30 ERA, but its his strikeout numbers that have put him in select company.
Pirates manager Shelton argues through mask, gets 1st ML win
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton (17) argues with home plate umpire Jordan Baker during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, July 26, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS Pittsburgh's Derek Shelton staged baseball's first major, socially distanced umpire argument, then got his first victory as a big league manager as the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Sunday. Keller (1-0) faced St. Louis for the first time in his career. Cardinals RHP Kodi Whitley also made his major league debut in a relief appearance in the top seventh. Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martinez (4-2, 3.17 ERA, 24 saves in 2019) makes his first start for the Cardinals since July 30, 2018, Tuesday in Minnesota against the Twins to start a seven-game road trip.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves in NLDS: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
CUMBERLAND, Ga. - The Atlanta Braves have not won a playoff series since 2001, but the National League East champions believe they are the team to break that streak entering Game 1 of the NL Division Series at home Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Keuchel has not pitched against St. Louis since a 2016 start in which he gave up six runs on six hits over five innings while with Houston. Braves 2B Ozzie Albies, the NL hits leader (189), batted .330 in September with a .949 OPS, 12 extra-base hits and 17 runs scored in 24 games. Atlanta won the season series 4-2 (all six games were played in May) and outscored St. Louis 29-27. PREDICTION: Braves 4, Cardinals 2Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves in NLDS: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
CUMBERLAND, Ga. The Atlanta Braves have not won a playoff series since 2001, but the National League East champions believe they are the team to break that streak entering Game 1 of the NL Division Series at home Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Keuchel has not pitched against St. Louis since a 2016 start in which he gave up six runs on six hits over five innings while with Houston. Braves 2B Ozzie Albies, the NL hits leader (189), batted .330 in September with a .949 OPS, 12 extra-base hits and 17 runs scored in 24 games. Atlanta won the season series 4-2 (all six games were played in May) and outscored St. Louis 29-27. PREDICTION: Braves 4, Cardinals 2