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DETROIT (AP) — Jake Odorizzi loves the way he’s pitching.The Minnesota Twins righty only wishes he could have discovered this form in April or May Burch Smith Jersey , not September.In his first start after losing a no-hitter in the eighth inning against the New York Yankees, Odorizzi only allowed a check-swing single in the first six innings of a 6-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers.“It is nice to get these good starts, but it isn’t ideal to have them at the end of the season,” he said. “You’d rather do this in midseason, but you also can’t be picky. This is good going into next year.”Odorizzi didn’t get out of the seventh, allowing two runs on three hits, but he’s given up three runs on four hits in 13 2/3 innings in the two strong performances.“I think I had better command tonight than I did the last time,” he said.Chris Gimenez homered and Tyler Austin drove in three runs for the Twins, who have won three straight.“There are always things to play for Blaine Boyer Jersey , individually and collectively,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. “You want to win as many games as possible as you wind down the last couple weeks.”The Tigers have lost seven of nine, including six straight at home.Mikie Mahtook, who is hitting .288 with six homers and 14 RBIs in his last 20 games, drove in all of Detroit’s runs. He was hitting .185 on Aug. 22.“He made a great adjustment with his hands, and now he’s making much better contact,” Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said.Daniel Norris (0-5) pitched a season-high 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks.“I was really happy with my first five innings,” he said. “I was locating the fastball and spinning the slider Trevor Cahill Jersey , and I had a curveball to change speeds. I even threw a few changeups.“I just started leaving things up in the sixth, which is when I was getting tired.”Norris was making his fourth start after missing four months with a groin injury.“This is basically a kid in his third week out of spring training, so he’s not ready to go deep,” Gardenhire said.The game was scoreless in the sixth when Jorge Polanco led off with a double to left. Logan Forsythe followed with a groundout off Norris’ glove, allowing Polanco to take third. Robbie Grossman walked before Austin’s RBI single to center.“(Norris) mixed his pitches well and was locating everything,” Austin said. “He threw me a couple good changeups, then left one up. With a guy like that, it is good when he misses up and I was able to put a good swing on it.”Jake Cave made it 2-0 with a single off second baseman Dawel Lugo’s glove, ending Norris’ night. Drew VerHagen escaped the inning without further damage.“That’s probably a double-play ball Melky Cabrera Jersey , but we’ve got a young second baseman who took a drop step instead of crossing over,” Gardenhire said of Cave’s base hit. “If we turn the double play, the inning is over and Norris comes out smelling like roses.”Gimenez homered off Sandy Baez in the seventh to make it 3-0. Austin added a two-run double later in the inning to chase Baez.Detroit’s offense finally got to Odorizzi in the seventh, with a pair of singles setting up Mahtook’s two-run triple. Reliever Matt Magill struck out next two hitters to end the threat.Magill pitched a scoreless eighth and Trevor Hildenberg got the ninth for his seventh save, allowing Mahtook’s two-out RBI single.Miguel Sano played for the first time since a leg injury on Sept. 5 and struck out in all four at-bats.“He had some big swings and got caught guessing a couple times with two strikes,” Molitor said. “Obviously, there’s some rust.”TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: OF Eddie Rosario missed Tuesday’s game and could be out for the season after aggravating a right quad strain Monday against the Tigers. Rosario will be evaluated on Thursday, but Molitor said he will be very cautious when deciding if he will play again this year.Tigers: 3B Jeimer Candelario left the game with back spasms and will be evaluated on Wednesday. Gardenhire said he expects Candelario to miss at least two games. … RHP Michael Fulmer will meet with Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday to get a second opinion on his knee injury and could have surgery as soon as Thursday. If the examination confirms a torn meniscus, it will be the third time he’s had the same injury repaired since 2013.UP NEXTThe teams finish their three-game series Wednesday afternoon http://www.angelsfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-cozart-jersey , with Detroit’s Spencer Turnbull making his first major league start after making his big league debut in relief on Friday. Gabriel Moya (3-1, 4.73) will serve as the Twins’ opener for the second time in three days. TheChicago Cubs placedshortstop Addison Russell on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Monday witha sprained left middle finger and added newly acquired infielder Daniel Murphy to the major league roster.This is another setback for Russell after he had a foot injuryin 2017 on his way to 110 games played. The 2016 All-Star is slashing .259/.326/.359 with five home runs and 37 RBIthis season as Chicago looks to win its second World Series in three years.Russell slashed .238/.321/.417 with 21 home runs and 95 RBI in 2016 but saw his run-production totals drop last season to .239/.304/.418 with 12 homers and 43 RBI. He has been a solid source of production in the Cubs lineup at times, but Chicago could miss his glove the most if he is out for significant time.The 24-year-old was responsible for 19 total defensive runs saved above average in 2015, 19 in 2016 and 15in 2017, per FanGraphs. He is one of the best defensive shortstops in the league and an anchor for the team's infield defense.The Cubs will likely turn toward the versatile Javier Baez to play shortstop until Russell is ready to return.While Baez is also an impressive fielder and gives Chicago another power source, locking him in at shortstop takes away the value he provides by being able to play a number of different positions, depending on matchups. Murphy and Ben Zobrist can play second while Baez plays short.

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Colorado Rockies took care of a couple of streaks.First Bob Feller Jersey , they found a way to keep Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. from hitting one over the fence.Then, Colorado rallied for three unearned runs in the ninth inning and a 5-3 victory that snapped Atlanta’s five-game winning streak Thursday night. David Dahl homered in the third and finished off the winning outburst against a depleted Atlanta bullpen, going the opposite way for a two-out, two-run single to left against Brad Brach.“I was just trying to stay calm,” said Dahl, who has spent time at Triple-A, missed a big chunk of the season with a broken foot and struggled to earn playing time with the Rockies. “I had a feeling he was going to throw some off-speed stuff with (first) base open. I was just trying to take the ball the other way.”With several relievers on the disabled list, including closer Arodys Vizcaino, the Braves have patched together a bullpen that usually turns to A.J. Minter to finish games. But the left-hander was unavailable after pitching three times in four days. So the Braves turned to Brach, who was acquired in a trade-deadline deal after recording 11 saves for Baltimore.He couldn’t convert his first save chance with Atlanta, hurt by shortstop Dansby Swanson’s error leading off the ninth. Brach (1-3) recorded only two outs, surrendering two hits and a walk as the Rockies won for the fifth time in six games.“We have to stick to our guns,” manager Brian Snitker said. “We have to get through the game even when we’re without some of those guys.”One night after being plunked in the left arm by Miami’s Jose Urena, Acuna was back in the lineup looking to extend his homer streak to six games. Wearing a red protective guard, the 20-year-old slugger received a standing ovation his first time up and lined the second pitch — one more than he saw the previous game before leaving — into center field for a single that extended his hitting streak to nine games.Acuna finished 1 for 4, lining out to right in the eighth in his final opportunity to become the first player in Braves franchise history to homer in six straight games.Urena received a six-game suspension from Major League Baseball.The Braves squandered a strong outing by Julio Teheran, who turned in his longest start since May 30. He pitched three-hit ball over seven innings and helped his cause with a run-scoring single in the fifth Satchel Paige Jersey , snapping a 2-2 tie.The Braves couldn’t hold the lead.“It’s part of the game,” Teheran said. “Those things happen.”The ninth-inning trouble began when Swanson bobbled Trevor Story’s grounder and rushed a high throw to first that pulled Freddie Freeman off the bag.“It was my play to make,” Swanson said. “I just didn’t make it. Pretty simple.”Pinch-hitter Ryan McMahon tied the game with an RBI single to right, but Brach still had a chance to work out of the jam after fanning Chris Iannetta.Dahl foiled that plan.“I just want to help the team win,” he said. “Whether that is when I do start, or as a pinch hitter, whatever they need me to do I’m ready for it.”Seunghwan Oh (5-3) earned the win and Wade Davis worked a scoreless ninth for his 33rd save. Kurt Suzuki homered for Atlanta in the second , tying the game at 1. Dahl put Colorado back ahead with a solo shot deep into the right-field seats.WINNING GRAYColorado starter Jon Gray didn’t figure in the decision after giving up five hits and three runs over seven innings.But the Rockies have won each of his last eight starts, the longest such run since Colorado triumphed in nine straight games started by Ubaldo Jimenez in 2010.TRAINER’S ROOMBraves LHP Max Fried (blister) is set to make a rehab start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. If all goes well, he could get a start for Atlanta next week.LHP Sam Freeman (shoulder inflammation) is also rehabbing at Gwinnett and could return to the Braves bullpen shortly.Longer term, RHPs Peter Moylan (forearm strain) and Brandon McCarthy (knee tendinitis) have been throwing on the side for the Triple-A team and are in line to make rehab appearances next week.UP NEXTRockies: LH Kyle Freeland (10-7, 3.02) goes into Friday’s start in Atlanta with lowest ERA in the National League by a qualifying left-hander.Braves: LH Sean Newcomb (10-5, 3.40) beat Freeland when they faced each other on April 8 in Denver. The Braves starter threw six innings in a 4-0 win over the Rockies. BOSTON — Having rallied to win a game played in a playoff atmosphere on Friday, the Houston Astros bring Charlie Morton off the disabled list to start against the Boston Red Sox in the second game of a three-game series at Fenway Park Saturday.The defending world champions could do nothing against David Price, but scored three runs in the seventh inning and three more in the eighth to win their sixth straight and end Boston’s five-game winning streak in the opener of a series that could be repeated in the postseason.The game had a playoff feel to it as the fan intensity was increased by the presence of a large number of Houston fans proudly wearing their orange and battling with the locals all night.Article continues below ...Asked after the game if it was special getting a road win against a very good team, Houston manager AJ Hinch, whose team is 3 1/2 games ahead of the Oakland A’s in the American League West Joe Carter Jersey , said, “Special? It’s just another win. It really is just another win. We’re chasing down a division title. Special? It’s nice to win in the big leagues, but nothing more than a game in September.”Now Hinch sends Morton, who has been out with right shoulder discomfort, and his 13-3 record and 3.14 ERA out to face Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez, who comes in 12-3 with a 3.34 ERA.Morton is 2-1 with a 4.60 ERA in three career starts against the Red Sox, but that loss came June 3 at Houston when Boston reached him for six runs, including two home runs, in 5 1/3 innings. That was his first loss of the season after a 7-0 start.He is 1-0 in one career start at Fenway.Rodriguez, who came off the disabled list (sprained ankle) Sept. 1, has allowed just one run on 13 hits in 22 2/3 innings over his last four starts. He came off the DL with 12 strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings, defeating the Chicago White Sox last Saturday.The left-hander is 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA in two career starts against the Astros.Price, who missed a start after getting hit on the left wrist with a line drive, was masterful, striking out 10 in 6 1/3 innings Friday. But Ryan Brasier quickly surrendered the lead in the seventh. The Red Sox re-tied the game before the Astros scored three in the eighth off Joe Kelly to go to 13-4 in their last 17 road games. They are a major league-best 48-21 on the road.“I felt good,” Price said when asked about being pulled with two runners on base in the seventh. “I’m never going to take myself out of a game. I didn’t get the job done. If I don’t want to come out in that situation, don’t have anyone on base and just go out there and pitch better.”Red Sox hitters have some impressive numbers against Morton. Mitch Moreland is 3-for-4 (.750) with a home run Francisco Lindor Jersey , Steve Pearce is 4-for-7 (.571), Ian Kinsler 3-for-7 (.429), Andrew Benintendi 2-for-5 (.400), Xander Bogaerts 3-for-9 (.333) and new arrival Brandon Phillips 13-for-43 (.302). J.D. Martinez is 2-for-9 (.222).The current Astros have just 30 at-bats against Rodriguez, but Carlos Correa and Marwin Gonzalez are each 3-for-3. Overall, the current roster is a combined 12-for-30 (.400) with a homer and six RBIs against the veteran left-hander.Gonzalez, out with right oblique discomfort, is expected to return Saturday, while Hector Rondon, hit on the right hand with a comebacker earlier in the week, pitched Friday night.Lance McCullers, on the disabled list for the last month with a right elbow problem, is expected to throw a bullpen Saturday en route to a return. When he comes back, he is slated to go to the bullpen.The news wasn’t as good for the Red Sox, who announced Dustin Pedroia underwent another knee operation in July and is officially done for the season. That was the indication when Boston acquired Ian Kinsler, but there was no word on the new surgery.The Red Sox were also without reliever Matt Barnes Friday night. The righty is dealing with left hip inflammation and had an MRI Thursday.

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Joshua Johnson Is HS Footballs Quadruple ThreatThe Champions x Queer EyeHappy 26th Birthday to OBJ 馃帀Happy Anniversary to the Cubs Curse-BreakingD-Rose Turned Back the Clock and Put Up 50Will Drake鈥檚 Favorite Teams Reverse the 6 God Curse?Sports Worlds Halloween Costumes Went HardUp Your Halloween Game with Giant Pumpkin RegattaThe Champions: Episode 6 Is ComingDubs Trolled Fergie So Hard It Became a ChallengePurdue Footballs No. 1 Fan Is Inspiring the TeamOne Road to MLB Starts with a Bottle Cap and BroomstickIts Been a Wild Month with Flyers鈥?Mascot Gritty馃専The Champions: Episode 5 馃専CP3-Rondo Blowup Was a Long Time ComingMahomes Is Showtime Off the Field TooCFBs Creative Entrances Put WWE to ShameWorld Pole Climbing Championships Are Something ElseNBA Let Players Know They Have to Cover Branded TattoosRight Arrow IconIt's been seven years since the Brewers have made a playoff appearance. However http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey , they could be in the running this year. Watch above for the stats that matter when it comes to Brewers baseball. Bleacher Report is your No. 1 stop for what鈥檚 trending in sports. You can count on B/R for all the hottest stories. From wild sports to the next big thing, don't miss out. Download the free Bleacher Report app to catch all the moments that matter in one place. Get the app to get the game. The Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs still have work to do to win the National League West and Central division titles, respectively, but both helped their cause with victories Thursday.The Rockies won their seventh straight game with a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, and they head into the final weekend of the season with a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers.Dave Roberts and the Dodgers (88-71) were idle Thursday as they traveled from Arizona to San Francisco. They will conclude the regular season with a three-game series against the Giants, their traditional and oft-times hated rival.The Rockies (89-70) conclude their regular season with a three-game series at Coors Field with the Washington Nationals.The Cubs go into the final weekend with a one-game lead over the Brewers.Jim Young/Associated PressThe Cubs (93-66) picked up a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field, and they lead the Milwaukee Brewers (92-67) by one game with the final weekend of the season at hand.The Cubs and Brewers clinched postseason appearances Wednesday when the Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals (87-72), but the two teams are in a tight battle for the NL Central title.The Brewers appear to have the better matchup in the final series of the year as they host the Detroit Tigers (64-94). The Cubs close the regular season with a three-game series against the Cardinals.The Brewers would need to pick up two full games in the standingsto win the division outright. If they pick up one game during the final series, the two teams would be tied and they would meet in a one-game tiebreaker at Wrigley Field.If that happens Wily Peralta Jersey , that game would not be considered a playoff game. It is Game 163, and the statistics accumulated in that game would be considered part of the regular season.The team that does not win the division title will play in the NL Wild Card Game.Kyle Newman KyleNewmanDPWith NL West race coming down to the wire, second-place Dodgers counted their chickens before they hatched as #Rockies caught fire, jumped L.A. in the standings: i4QQwmfxOS #MLBIf the Dodgers can't gain any ground on the Rockies, Colorado would clinch its first division title. If the Dodgers pick up one game, those two teams would meet in Game 163 at Dodger Stadium, while the Dodgers would win the division outright if they pick up two games over the final weekend.If the Rockies win the National League West crown, the Dodgers and the Cardinals will battle for the other wild-card spot.Going into the weekend, the Dodgers are 88-71 http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-lucas-duda-jersey , one game ahead of the 87-72 St. Louis Cardinals.While the Rockies are surging and have an excellent opportunity to win the division, they have not clinched a playoff spot yet. Their magic number is two to ensure they will play postseason baseball. The Dodgers have a magic number of three.The Cubs have a magic number of three to clinch the division title.If the Rockies, Dodgers and Cardinals all have the same record at the conclusion of Sunday's action, the Rockies and Dodgers would play for the division title, while the loser would play the Cardinals Tuesday for a wild-card berth.The NL Wild Card game is scheduled for Tuesday, but in the event of the three-team tie mentioned above, it would be played Wednesday.The Atlanta Braves (89-70) have clinched the NL East title, and they cannot earn the National League's No. 1 seed since their maximum win total is 92, while the Cubs already have 93 victories.The Rockies cannot win more than 92 games Alex Gordon Jersey , so that means the Cubs or Brewers will end up with the top seed.PredictionsThe Brewers have won four games in a row and seven of 10, and they have an excellent chance of sweeping the Tigers in the final series.It will be difficult for the Cubs to do the same to the Cardinals. While St. Louis cannot be happy after being swept at home by Milwaukee this week, the Cards should be able to win at least one game or possibly two against the Cubs.The Brewers and Cubs will end up in a one-game playoff for the NL Central title, and the home team would certainly have the best chance to win that game.In the NL West, the Dodgers will have a difficult time with the Giants, and nothing would make San Francisco and its fans happier than knocking the Dodgers out of the playoffs. San Francisco wins two of three in the final series.If that happens, the Rockies would need just one win against the Nationals to clinch the division title. We see them winning at least two and earning their first division flag.Here's how we see the National League playing out:Atlanta Braves earn the No. 3 seed as the NL East championsChicago Cubs defeat the Milwaukee Brewers in one-game playoff and earn No. 1 seed as NL Central championsBrewers earn No. 1 wild-card spotColorado Rockies earn the No. 2 seed as the NL West champions.Los Angeles earn the No. 2 wild-card spot.

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Dilip Vishwanat/Getty ImagesMike Shildt has earned the full-time managerial job for the St. Louis Cardinals http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/robert-woods-jersey , agreeing to a three-year contract Tuesday, the team announced.Derrick Goold and Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatchwere the first to report.The 50-year-old had been serving as the team's interim manager since Mike Matheny was fired in July. Over the next six weeks, Shildt helped transform the Cardinals from a middling squad into a playoff contender.After going 47-46 under Matheny, St. Louis entered Tuesday with a 26-12 record under the new leadership. The team currently holds the first wild-card spot in the National League and is only 4.5 games behind the Chicago Cubs for first place in the Central division.While the organization had apparently been planning to conduct a search for a new manager in the offseason, per Goold, Shildt was too impressive to ignore.Bob Nightengale of USA Today agreed with the team's strategy:Bob Nightengale BNightengaleMike Shildt certainly deserved to have the interim tag taken off with the job he鈥檚 done with the #STLCardsThis has been Shildt's first opportunity as a major league manager after serving as a bench coach at the start of the season. However, he has plenty of experience as a skipper in the minors coming into this season.According toJared Diamondof theWall Street Journal Authentic Alex Smith Jersey , he started with the Cardinals organization in 2004 and has "done just about everything...from scouting to player development to coaching." He was the team's Triple-A manager last season.He has turned this experience into a full-time manager job with St. Louis as he tries to bring the club back to prominence for the rest of this season and beyond. NEW YORK (AP) — Now that he’s staying with the New York Yankees, J.A. Happ would like to see Manny Machado join him in the Bronx.“You get any kind of player like that on a team, that would be exciting,” the pitcher said Thursday, three days after finalizing a $34 million, two-year contract.Machado, one of the top free agents along with Bryce Harper this offseason Alex Smith Jersey Elite , visited the Yankees on Wednesday. New York’s level of interest in is unclear, though the Yankees say they hope to add an infielder while shortstop Didi Gregorius recovers from Tommy John surgery.Pitching was a priority, and the Yankees tacked to Happ after failing to sign free agent Patrick Corbin.A first-time All-Star, Happ was acquired from Toronto on July 26 as a summer rental and went 7-0 with a 2.69 ERA in 11 starts for New York. He finished 17-6 with a 3.65 ERA for the season. He lost at Boston in the AL Division Series opener, allowing five runs in two innings — including J.D. Martinez’s three-run homer in the first.“The body of work is maybe more indicative of the type of player you are. I certainly don’t mean to downplay the importance of the playoff game,” Happ said. “J.D. Martinez hit a pitch that not a lot of guys hit.”Happ, a 36-year-old left-hander http://www.washingtonredskinsteamonline.com/alex-smith-jersey , gets $17 million in each of the next two seasons. His deal includes a $17 million option for 2021 that could become guaranteed if he has either 27 or more starts as a pitcher in 2020 or 165 or more innings that year.He’s s projected to be part of a rotation that includes Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia. The one newcomer is James Paxton, acquired from Seattle in a Nov. 19 trade.“He’s going to be exciting,” Happ said. “I think New York’s going to fall in love with him.”When asked which teammates impressed him in New York, Happ mentioned Sabathia, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge.“CC Sabathia was a guy that I always wondered about and everybody raves about, and I saw from the other side kind of the competitiveness he brought Authentic Matt Ioannidis Jersey ,” Happ said. “He was everything and more that people talked him up to be, a star as far as a teammate and a person. So it was awesome to get to know him and he sent me a message right away, which I certainly appreciate.”Happ and Judge became travel buddies on flights.“What a great head on that guy’s shoulder,” Happ said. “He’s going to be a superstar for a long time.”Happ also was impressed by players’ attitudes, “just feeling the vibe of that clubhouse and sort of the veteran leadership that it has, as well as a lot of very talented young players who are playing the game the right way and putting in the work and anxious to get better.”

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ANAHEIM Kyle Barraclough Jersey , Calif. (AP) — The Angels are playing out the string, although it’s tough to tell by watching Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani.The team’s two biggest stars both shined Friday night in an 8-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics.Trout hit a two-run homer and has reached base safely in nine of his last 10 games while batting .313 with six homers, 11 RBIs and eight walks in that span.Ohtani went 3 for 3 — his fourth three-hit game this season — and is batting .289.“For my money, he’s hands-down Rookie of the Year,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.Taylor Ward added a two-run shot for the Angels (79-81). If they can sweep the weekend series, they would finish with a .500 record in what is widely expected to be Scioscia’s final season after 19 years at the helm.“Any time a team being in the playoffs comes in, it’s always fun to beat a team like that,” Ward said.The Yankees routed the Red Sox 11-6 earlier Friday to clinch home-field advantage in the AL wild-card game, leaving the A’s to travel cross-country to play Wednesday night in New York for the right to face Boston in the best-of-five Division Series.“We’ve played well on the road this year and we’re a power-hitting team and that’s a home run ballpark,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said.Mike Fiers (12-8) entered in the second inning for Oakland and was hit hard.Lou Trivino started and threw 11 pitches in the first inning before turning it over to Fiers. He gave up six runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings http://www.marlinsfanproshop.com/authentic-nick-wittgren-jersey , struck out three and walked two.“I think we have a really good shot and I’m really excited,” Trivino said of the A’s visit to the Bronx.Taylor Cole (4-2) allowed one hit in 2 1/3 innings, struck out five and walked one. Hansel Robles worked the ninth to earn his second save.“Cole is going to be an important piece of a major league bullpen going forward,” Scioscia said. “He’s helped us out a lot.”The Angels took a 3-0 lead in the second.Ohtani singled leading off, went to second when Justin Upton got hit by a pitch and stole third before scoring on Francisco Arcia’s RBI groundout. With two outs, Ward homered to the lower left-field seats, scoring Upton, who stole second.“These games mean the world to us younger guys,” Ward said. “Just trying to leave a footprint.”Trout hit his 39th homer to right field on the first pitch in the third, extending the Angels’ lead to 5-0. That gave Trout the sixth 100-run season of his career and made him the seventh player in major league history with that many 100-run campaigns before age 27.The Angels added a run on Ohtani’s sacrifice fly to the warning track in left in the fifth.Los Angeles made it 7-0 in the seventh on Ohtani’s two-strike infield single to the pitcher near the third-base line Orlando Arcia Jersey , scoring Kole Calhoun, who doubled leading off.The A’s didn’t get a hit until Jed Lowrie singled leading off the sixth against Cole, who promptly retired the next three batters on swinging strikeouts.Oakland broke out for five runs — two on errors — in the eighth to trail 8-5.Matt Chapman singled and pinch-hitter Mark Canha scored on right fielder Jabari Blash’s throwing error. Chapman scored on Lowrie’s RBI groundout.Ramon Laureano was safe at first on an error by Ward at third base, scoring Matt Olson. Marcus Semien’s RBI double brought in Oakland’s other two runs.Angels starter Jaime Barria tossed 4 2/3 hitless innings, walked a career-high six and struck out four. The right-hander became the first Angels rookie to make 26-plus starts in a season since Scott Schoeneweis made 27 in 2000.SAY HEY, SHOOhtani stole third base in the second inning, giving him the third 20-homer, 10-steal rookie season in Angels history, joining Devon White in 1987 and Trout in 2012.SITTING ON 99Chapman has scored 99 runs and one more would make him the first A’s player with 100 in a season since Nick Swisher had 106 in 2006.UP NEXTRHP Trevor Cahill (6-4, 3.91 ERA) starts for the A’s on Saturday. His six wins and 20 starts coming in are his most since 2013 with Arizona Jonathan Villar Jersey , but he’s tossed five innings or fewer in his last five starts. LHP Tyler Skaggs (8-9, 3.91) makes his 24th start for the Angels. He is 2-5 with a 4.98 ERA in nine career starts against Oakland. The Pittsburgh Pirates added one of the best bullpen arms available prior to Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline by trading for right-handerKeone Kela.The Pirates acquired Kela from the Texas Rangers in exchange for pitcher Taylor Hearn and a player to be named, per Adam Berry of MLB.com."I've never played there. Heard from a bunch of guys that it's a fun place to play," Kela said, per Berry. "It's a baseball city. It's family-oriented. Very happy to go over there and get the same love I did here."Kela was a noteworthy addition for more than just what he'll bring in the stretch run of this season. Unlike many non-waiver trade deadline acquisitions, he is not a rental. According to Spotrac, he will not be an unrestricted free agent until 2021."Kela is an experienced, quality, high-leverage reliever who projects to be a significant addition to our late-game options for the next few seasons," general manager Neal Huntington said http://www.brewersfanproshop.com/authentic-lorenzo-cain-jersey , per Berry.The right-hander has posted a 3.44 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 44 strikeouts and 24 saves in 36.2 innings this season. While Felipe Vazquez figures to remain the closer for the Pirates, Kela gives manager Clint Hurdle another bullpen weapon to unleash in high-leverage situations alongside Kyle Crick, Edgar Santana and Richard Rodriguez.He has always featured electrifying stuff and finished with a 2.39 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 2015 and 2.79 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in 2017. While he struggled in 2016 with a 6.09 ERA and 1.38 WHIP, he still had 45 strikeouts in 34 innings and showed flashes of the head-turning talent that made him a trade target this year.Pittsburgh added Kela with an eye on October given how talented and deep bullpens can shorten games in the pressure-packed environment of the postseason. It is still facing an uphill battle but is well within striking distance at 3.5 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks for the second wild-card spot and seven games behind the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central.Kela has appeared in four playoff games and sports a 1.93 ERA and 0.64 WHIP. Having someone like that waiting in the bullpen takes some of the responsibility off starters and creates a situation in which opponents may press if they fall behind early.Kela is just 25 years old, too.The Pirates made one of the more noteworthy additions of the trade deadline as they chase the Cubs, Diamondbacks and others in the National League playoff race.

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Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard are two of MLB's biggest potential trade-deadline prizes Kendall Graveman Jersey , and they probably aren't going anywhere.The New York Mets right-handers are 30 and 25 years old, respectively. DeGrom is under club control through 2020; Syndergaard won't hit free agency until after the 2021 season at the soonest. DeGrom is in the midst of a Cy Young Award-caliber season, and Syndergaard, injury issues aside, owns one of baseball's most electric arms.The Mets are buried in last place in the National League East. But those are the type of assets you build around, not the kind you ship away.What if New York could loan out its co-aces, however, with the assurance they'd return to Queens after the season?It's nothing more than a thought exercise, obviously. League officials won't rewrite the trade rules in the middle of summer.There is a precedent, however. Professional soccer players in the English Premier League can be "loaned" out for limited periods before returning to their club of origin. Sometimes, they make a significant difference for their new squads.What if the same standard were applied to MLB?To give credit where it's due, NBC Sports' Christopher Crawford recently floated the notion:Christopher Crawford Crawford_MILBA thought:Lets say that MLB had a rule where a team could quot;borrowquot; an MLB player starting July 31. It would be like any other trade, only the player -- if hes under contract -- returns to the team in November.What would a player like Mike Trout get in that situation?That's a fascinating hypothetical. What wouldan offense-hungry contender pay for a few months of Mike Trout's services? At least one top-level prospect, probably http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-jose-canseco-jersey , plus ancillary pieces.The Los Angeles Dodgers surrendered power-hitting prospect Yusniel Diaz to the Baltimore Orioles to rent Manny Machado in June. Diazbecame the Orioles' No. 2 prospect, perMLB.com, and the O's also nettedbat-missing right-hander Dean Kremer and third baseman Rylan Bannon, who'd hit 20 homers at High-A, as well as right-hander Zach Pop and infielder Breyvic Valera.Renting out Trout would help the Los Angeles Angels to rebuild their farm system and set them up for future contention. And it would put the game's best player in a position to perform on the postseason stage, where he's logged a scant 15 plate appearances in seven-plus big league seasons.Picture Trout temporarily in the middle of the Chicago Cubs' or New York Yankees' lineups. Are you not intrigued?Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesThe same could be said for any number of star players who are toiling for teams on the fringe of or essentially eliminated from contention: the Miami Marlins' J.T. Realmuto, the San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner, the Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto. They'd tip the balance of power wherever they landed while adding exponential excitement to October.This proposal will engender hired-gun cynicism. It's the antithesis of loyalty. If your loyalty lies with the guy donning the laundry of your choice above all else, surely you're fuming.But as MLB wrestles with declining attendance and waning enthusiasm, it needs to get creative. It needs to find ways to put the best players in the spotlight and crank up the drama.Plus, free agency has already decimated the concept of franchise fealty. Whatever lip service they pay to the fans and cities they temporarily call home, most players follow the money. As they should.Let's cast aside the charade, then, and admit it's about entertainment. Many in the NBA have embraced the superteam http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-jed-lowrie-jersey , where contenders load up on superstars intent on winning a title. Why shouldn't baseball follow suit?"I'd give up everything I have, all of the individual awards I've ever won, for a World Series," Trout said in June, per USA Today's Bob Nightengale. "It would be so sick to win the World Series, ride around with that trophy, and see everyone so happy. That's something you dream about."Jae C. Hong/Associated PressUnfortunately for Trout, the Angels entered play Sunday 13 games behind the Houston Astros in the American League West and eight games off the wild-card pace. The odds that he'll realize his dream with the Halos in 2018 hover somewhere in the vicinity of zero.Would it be as sweet if he did it in another uniform? That's an open question. But it would be sweeter than watching the postseason from his couch.Trout, deGrom, Syndergaard et al. will likely remain with their current clubs in 2018. If you root for the Angels and Mets, then you're probably happy about that.If you're a fan of the game, on the other hand, it's an unfortunate reality鈥攚ith a possible, if drastic Tony Phillips Jersey , fix. Justin K. Aller/Getty ImagesThe Pittsburgh Pirates traded third baseman David Freese to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for minor league infielderJesus Manuel Valdez on Friday night.Freese, 35, is hitting .283 with nine home runs and 41 RBI in 93 games. His .784 OPS ranks as his best since he was an All-Star with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012.Freese doesn't project as a prominent contributor for the Dodgers, but he will give manager Dave Roberts another right-handed bat off the bench. Plus, he's played 105.2 innings at first base this season and can serve as a platoon option in a pinch. Pedro Moura pedromouraThe Dodgers .233/.316/.396 line against left-handed pitchers this year is below league-average. David Freese, the newest Dodger, is a career .300/.376/.458 hitter against lefties.Freese is eligible for the postseason roster should L.A. qualify since the deal took place before the end of the Aug. 31 waiver deadline.The 10-year veteran owns a $6 millionclub optionfor next season. If the Dodgers don't exercise it, they can buy out Freese for $500,000 and let him hit the open market.Valdez, meanwhile, saw his most extensive action to date as part of the Dodgers team in the Dominican Summer League. In 60 appearances, he slashed .230/.343/.412 with six home runs, 27 RBI and 16 stolen bases.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton and 2017 All-Stars Avisail Garcia and Jonathan Schoop became free agents Friday when they were among 43 players cut loose by teams that failed to offer 2019 contracts http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-brandon-mccarthy-jersey , but the Chicago Cubs hung onto shortstop Addison Russell despite his 40-game domestic violence suspension that extends until May.Cubs president of president of baseball operations Theo Epstein called the decision a procedural step and said it “does not represent the finish line nor rubber-stamp his future” with them.“It does however reflect our support for him as long as he continues to make progress and demonstrates his commitment to these important issues,” Epstein added.Russell accepted the suspension following allegations made by his ex-wife Melisa Reidy. Though Russell has denied the allegations, he apologized to Reidy and his family for “my past behavior.”“Since accepting my suspension, I’ve had time to reflect on my past behavior and think about the next steps I need to take to grow as a person,” Russell said in a statement issued by the Cubs.Russell said he will meet regularly with experts and counselors mandated by his treatment plan. He said he also plans to keep working with his own therapist, whom he has been seeing several times a week the past two months.He also hopes to work with non-profit groups in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida, as well as Chicago and Arizona.“I am just in the early stages of this process,” Russell said. “It is work that goes far beyond being a baseball player. It goes to my core values of being the best family man Ender Inciarte Jersey , partner, and teammate that I can be, and giving back to the community and the less fortunate. While there is a lot of work ahead for me to earn back the trust of the Cubs fans, my teammates, and the entire organization, it’s work that I am 110 percent committed to doing.”Teams had a Friday evening deadline to offer contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters, the last chance to in effect release salary arbitration-eligible players at no cost.The 28-year-old Hamilton hit .236 with four homers and 29 RBIs this year for last-place Cincinnati as his stolen bases dropped to 34, and the Reds did not want to pay the raise he would get in arbitration from his $4.6 million salary. He swiped 56 bases and in 2014 and increased his total by one annually in each of the next three seasons.Garcia was limited to 93 games last season for the White Sox because of discomfort in his right knee that led to surgery in October, and his batting average dropped from .330 to .236 http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-jose-ramirez-jersey , too much of a decline for Chicago given the $6.7 million he won at a salary arbitration hearing last February.Schoop spent his entire career with Baltimore before Milwaukee acquired the second baseman at the July 31 trade deadline for second baseman Jonathan Villar and a pair of prospects. Schoop hit .202 with four homers and 21 RBIs in 46 games for the Brewers, then was 0 for 8 in the postseason. He made $8.5 million.“We looked at what was a best-educated prediction of what we could expect going forward and the potential price tag for that, then compared that to some of our internal alternatives and what is potentially available externally and we decided to go in this direction,” Brewers general manager David Stearns said. “Look, it was a bad deal, and that’s on me. We made a trade for a player we thought was going to be here for basically a year and a half, and I was wrong.”Others set free included Baltimore third baseman Tim Beckham and catcher Caleb Joseph; Detroit catcher James McCann and pitcher Alex Wilson; Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker; Minnesota outfielder Robbie Grossman; Oakland pitchers Mike Fiers, Cory Gearrin and Kendall Graveman; New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores; Philadelphia first baseman Justin Bour; and San Francisco pitcher Hunter Strickland.Among players who agreed to one-year contracts ahead of the deadline were Minnesota first baseman C.J. Cron, who hit 30 home runs for Tampa Bay Ronald Acuna Jr. Jersey , then was claimed off waivers. He got a $4.8 million deal.San Francisco reached agreements with reliever Sam Dyson at $5 million and second baseman Joe Panik at $3.85 million.Others agreeing included Cleveland right-hander Danny Salazar ($4.5 million), Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Anthony Cingrani ($2.65 million), Atlanta left-hander Jonny Venters ($2.25 million) and Oakland right-hander Liam Hendriks ($2.15 million). WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent first baseman Matt Adams has an agreement to return to the Washington Nationals, pending a successful physical exam.A person familiar with the deal confirmed to The Associated Press that Adams and the Nationals agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with a mutual option for 2020. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the club had not made an announcement.Adams was traded by Washington to St. Louis in August for $50,000. He hit .158 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 27 games with the Cardinals.The 30-year-old Adams is expected to split time at first base again with Ryan Zimmerman. The agreement was first reported by the Athletic.Getting Adams is the latest move this offseason for Washington, which signed left-handed starter Patrick Corbin and catcher Kurt Suzuki, traded for catcher Yan Gomes and is waiting to see what happens with star outfielder Bryce Harper.

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R. Yeatts/Getty ImagesThe Texas Rangers have traded starting pitcher Cole Hamels to the Chicago Cubs http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/jared-goff-jersey , the Cubs announced Friday. The Rangers receive right-handed pitching prospect Rollie Lacy, right-handed reliever Eddie Butler and a player to be named later.The Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant first reported the deal Thursday.Hamels has been rumored as a trade candidate for more than a year, so it's no surprise the Rangers dealt the lefty in the midst of a 42-61 season that's left them 24.5 games behind the Houston Astros for the American League West lead.Plus, Hamels is in the final guaranteed year of his contract.His 2019 salary would come on a $20 million club option, and while that figure will become fully guaranteed if he pitches 400 combined innings in 2017 and 2018, there's a $6 million buyout if he doesn't eclipse the required thresholds.Future financial considerations aside, Hamels is a quality addition with playoff experience who can provide Chicago's rotation with a boost.ESPN Stats amp; Info ESPNStatsInfoCole Hamels has made 6 starts at Wrigley Field Brandin Cooks Jersey Elite , where hes 3-1 with a 1.76 ERA. He threw a no-hitter there in his last start with the Phillies in 2015 s14DkbfRpUThrough 20 starts in 2018, the 2008 World Series MVP and four-time All-Star has gone 5-9 with a 4.72 ERA and 1.37 WHIP while logging a 2.71 strikeout-to-walk rate.Those numbers may not be staggering, but the Cubs are making a low-risk, high-reward move by adding Hamels to a staff that will feature Jon Lester, Jose Quintana, Kyle Hendricks and Yu Darvish, once the latter returns from his triceps injury. HOUSTON — For two months http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/brandin-cooks-jersey , the Astros have endured a debilitating rash of injuries, but on Monday, they caught a glimpse of the light at the end of their tunnel of short-handed rosters.Not only did the Astros simultaneously feature outfielder George Springer, third baseman Alex Bregman, second baseman Jose Altuve and shortstop Carlos Correa atop their batting order for the first time since June 25, they announced that a trio of disabled contributors are slated for reinstatement when the active roster expands beyond 25 players this Saturday.Catcher Brian McCann (right knee surgery), center fielder Jake Marisnick (left groin strain) and right-handed reliever Chris Devenski (left hamstring tightness) are all scheduled to return to the roster this weekend Authentic Robert Woods Jersey , leaving right-hander Lance McCullers (right forearm strain) alone on the 10-day disabled list. McCullers is set to return later in September, most likely in a relief role.Article continues below ...The Astros (81-50) have overcome their numerous maladies, maintaining their lead in the American League West despite their depleted roster and the extended excellence of the Oakland Athletics, who pulled even with the Astros atop the division twice last week.But Houston improved to 6-0 with Altuve back in the fold with their 11-4 victory over the Athletics on Monday, a victory that extended their lead in the AL West to 2 1/2 games over Oakland heading into Tuesday’s meeting.Springer, Bregman, Altuve and Correa were a combined 8-for-17 with three walks Robert Woods Jersey Elite , six runs and six RBIs. Bregman went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and matched his single-game high for hits.“When we’re going well we have this extended lineup, this long lineup where it doesn’t matter where we are,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “We’re a threat; we showed that again.”Said Bregman: “When we’re healthy we’re the best team in baseball, and we’re getting healthy. So, it’s a good start.”Right-hander Charlie Morton (13-3, 3.05 ERA) will start for the Astros on Tuesday. Morton is 1-1 with a 3.80 ERA over four career starts against the Athletics and has not recorded a decision while posting a 2.89 ERA over two starts this season.He allowed a season-high-tying six runs in his previous start while working five innings in a 10-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.Right-hander Edwin Jackson (4-3, 2.97 ERA) gets the starting nod for Oakland. He is 2-2 with a 4.11 ERA over nine career appearances (eight starts) against the Astros http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/robert-woods-jersey , including a start on Aug. 17 at Oakland Coliseum where he allowed two runs on five hits and two walks with two strikeouts over five innings in a 4-3 victory. Jackson did not factor into the decision in that victory.The Athletics (79-53) on Monday recalled right-hander Daniel Mengden from Triple-A Nashville, and Mengden allowed four hits and two walks while working four scoreless innings of relief against the Astros. With ace left-hander Sean Manaea recently placed on the 10-day disabled list with a shoulder impingement, Mengden could assume his place in the rotation.Mengden, a fourth-round selection by Houston in 2014, is 6-6 with a 4.47 ERA over 16 starts this season.

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Jason O. Watson/Getty ImagesIn addition to being widely regarded as one of the best Major League Baseball reporters in the business http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-george-brett-jersey , Ken Rosenthal is apparently also a fortune teller.On July 23, 2016 Mike Moustakas Jersey , Rosenthal reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates had the necessary prospects to acquire Chris Archer from the Tampa Bay Rays:Sung Min Kim sung_minkimTwo years ago, Ken_Rosenthal reported that it would cost the Pirates Austin Meadows and Tyler Glasnow to acquire... Chris Archer. And thats exactly what happened today.IP6eWtmrTO R7OngZMetjTwo years later Salvador Perez Jersey , the Pirates announced they acquired Archer from the Rays for those exact players: Austin Meadows and Tyler Glasnow.Rosenthal was humble enough in his report to not mention that Pittsburgh would also include a player to be named later.If anyone can convince Rosenthal to share more of his preternatural gifts with the world, hopefully he will let the world know which player the Rays will take to complete the deal before they announce it. The Cincinnati Reds are apparently not in the business of helping out division foes.Bobby Nightengale of theCincinnati Enquirerreported the Reds are not planning to trade Matt Harvey to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers claimed Harvey on revocable waivers and had until 1:30 p.m. ET to work out a trade.Cincinnati also could have allowed Harvey to leave via waivers and saved $1.1 million for the remainder of the season.Harvey has gone 6-5 with a 4.28 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 17 starts after coming over from the New York Mets. He's had his best month of the season in August http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-brandon-moss-jersey , highlighted by 6.1 innings of four-hit shutout ball last week against the San Francisco Giants.Reds president of baseball operationsDick Williams said the team approached Harvey about an extension but were rebuffed. Harvey is a free agent at the end of this season."He鈥檚 a free agent at the end of the year," Williamstold reporters. "We understand that and are open to moving him if the appropriate deal comes along."Harvey's impending free agent status made this seem like a no-brainer for the Reds Bo Jackson Jersey , who are 56-72 and nowhere close to sniffing the playoffs. Even allowing Harvey to walk and getting nothing in return nets them $1.1 million鈥攏othing to scoff at for a small-market team that's often pinching every penny.Whatever player to be named later the Reds would have received for Harvey seems unlikely to be a high-level prospect.So, more than anything Paulo Orlando Jersey , Cincy just passed on helping out a division rival at the cost of $1.1 million.

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Jason O. Watson/Getty ImagesIn addition to being widely regarded as one of the best Major League Baseball reporters in the business http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-george-brett-jersey , Ken Rosenthal is apparently also a fortune teller.On July 23, 2016 Mike Moustakas Jersey , Rosenthal reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates had the necessary prospects to acquire Chris Archer from the Tampa Bay Rays:Sung Min Kim sung_minkimTwo years ago, Ken_Rosenthal reported that it would cost the Pirates Austin Meadows and Tyler Glasnow to acquire... Chris Archer. And thats exactly what happened today.IP6eWtmrTO R7OngZMetjTwo years later Salvador Perez Jersey , the Pirates announced they acquired Archer from the Rays for those exact players: Austin Meadows and Tyler Glasnow.Rosenthal was humble enough in his report to not mention that Pittsburgh would also include a player to be named later.If anyone can convince Rosenthal to share more of his preternatural gifts with the world, hopefully he will let the world know which player the Rays will take to complete the deal before they announce it. The Cincinnati Reds are apparently not in the business of helping out division foes.Bobby Nightengale of theCincinnati Enquirerreported the Reds are not planning to trade Matt Harvey to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers claimed Harvey on revocable waivers and had until 1:30 p.m. ET to work out a trade.Cincinnati also could have allowed Harvey to leave via waivers and saved $1.1 million for the remainder of the season.Harvey has gone 6-5 with a 4.28 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 17 starts after coming over from the New York Mets. He's had his best month of the season in August http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-brandon-moss-jersey , highlighted by 6.1 innings of four-hit shutout ball last week against the San Francisco Giants.Reds president of baseball operationsDick Williams said the team approached Harvey about an extension but were rebuffed. Harvey is a free agent at the end of this season."He鈥檚 a free agent at the end of the year," Williamstold reporters. "We understand that and are open to moving him if the appropriate deal comes along."Harvey's impending free agent status made this seem like a no-brainer for the Reds Bo Jackson Jersey , who are 56-72 and nowhere close to sniffing the playoffs. Even allowing Harvey to walk and getting nothing in return nets them $1.1 million鈥攏othing to scoff at for a small-market team that's often pinching every penny.Whatever player to be named later the Reds would have received for Harvey seems unlikely to be a high-level prospect.So, more than anything Paulo Orlando Jersey , Cincy just passed on helping out a division rival at the cost of $1.1 million.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Before he took the mound Tuesday night http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-mitch-moreland-jersey , Pirates starter Joe Musgrove just didn’t feel right while warming up in the bullpen.In his quest to get things straightened out, he made a quick change to his approach.That tactic seemed to work, as Musgrove took a shutout into the seventh inning for Pittsburgh in a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Starling Marte hit a two-run homer and Gregory Polanco had a two-run double for the Pirates.Musgrove (6-8) allowed two runs and struck out eight. He gave up five hits — four singles — over 6 1/3 innings. The key for him was trusting catcher Francisco Cervelli to make a change to the game plan because Musgrove didn’t have his best stuff.“I learned a lot from him tonight about how to disguise pitches,” Musgrove said. “That was the earliest in the game I’ve gone to my changeup. Usually, the first inning or two, I’ve gone fastball heavy.”That’s what this September is going to be all about for Musgrove, who has yet to finish a season as a starter in the majors. Last year with World Series champion Houston, he was moved to the bullpen as the Astros entered their stretch run.“This is something that I haven’t really gone through, ever, where I feel so inconsistent with my delivery Tony Conigliaro Jersey ,” Musgrove said. “I feel like you never stop learning.”Scooter Gennett homered twice for Cincinnati.Marte’s homer in the fourth scored Pablo Reyes, who reached on his first major league hit. Polanco drove in Marte and Adam Frazier with a double in the third. Frazier doubled and scored on Francisco Cervelli’s single in the first.Marte’s homer was the first for a Pirates player other than Frazier or Polanco since Aug. 15.The top four batters in Pittsburgh’s lineup went a combined 8 for 17 and drove in five runs.“You’re looking for contagions,” manager Clint Hurdle said. “Hopefully, this was a contagion to get us going in a direction. We haven’t had a lot of consistency.”Reds starter Cody Reed (0-2) permitted six runs and nine hits in a season-high five innings. It was Reed’s third start of the season for Cincinnati. He’s made 10 relief appearances.Gennett hit solo shots in the seventh and eighth, giving him 22 homers this season. It was his second multihomer game of the year.“The only positives we take from it are Scooter’s performance, really, and Cody finished up with a good fifth inning,” Reds manager Jim Riggleman said. “We’re trying to stretch him out a little bit. Hopefully we can get him sixth and further, eventually. I think the big blow of the game was Marte adding two more.”Cincinnati chased Musgrove in the seventh and loaded the bases. Pirates reliever Richard Rodriguez hit Phillip Ervin with a pitch, allowing one run to score Rafael Devers Jersey , but struck out Dilson Herrera and got Mason Williams to ground out to end the threat.SMOOTH DEBUTMaking his first career start, Reyes hit an infield single in his second at-bat. He drove in his first career run with a double in the eighth to finish 2 for 4. The 24-year-old started the season at Double-A Altoona. “I’m so excited,” Reyes said. “This is something that I’ve dreamed since I was a kid.”ROSTER MOVESAfter the Triple-A season ended Monday, both teams added players from the minor leagues. Pittsburgh recalled RHP Tanner Anderson, RHP Michael Feliz, RHP Clay Holmes and OF Jordan Luplow, and selected the contracts of INF Kevin Kramer and C Ryan Lavarnway. The Pirates designated LHP Buddy Boshers for assignment. Cincinnati recalled RHP Tyler Mahle and RHP Keury Mella, and selected the contracts of C Tim Federowicz and OF Gabriel Guerrero.TRAINER’S ROOMReds: Mella was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, ending his season. He last pitched for Triple-A Louisville on Aug. 24.Pirates: C Elias Diaz (right hamstring discomfort) is expected to miss at least 10 days and might not return at all this season, according to Hurdle. Diaz hasn’t played since he was removed from Friday’s game.UP NEXTReds: In the series finale Wednesday http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-j.-d.-martinez-jersey , RHP Homer Bailey (1-13, 6.13 ERA) will attempt to avoid becoming the first Reds pitcher to lose 14 games in a season since Mat Latos in 2013.Pirates: RHP Jameson Taillon (11-9, 3.45 ERA) is scheduled to start. He is 2-0 and is holding opponents to a .217 batting average over his last three starts. WASHINGTON — The St. Louis Cardinals will be looking to put their bullpen issues behind them on Tuesday night when they meet the Washington Nationals in the second of three games.Labor Day proved a wasted effort for the Cardinals, who led 3-1 in the ninth inning before Bryce Harper tied it with a two-run bomb to center off closer Bud Norris. Harper, who continues to battle a cough, struck again with a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 10th as Washington posted its second comeback win in three days.“It seems like the bigger the situation, the better he is, for whatever reason. But I think that’s what makes the good ones great,” Nationals reliever Greg Holland, who threw two scoreless innings David Ross Jersey , told the Washington Post regarding Harper. “He just has that uncanny ability to make a play when it’s needed the most.”Article continues below ...Norris took the loss on Sunday when he allowed three runs on two homers in the 10th inning against the Cincinnati Reds. On Monday, he picked up his fifth blown save — and first since Aug. 13 — when Harper took him deep.“It’s a question I don’t think I can answer right at this moment,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt told mlb.com about Norris and the closer role going forward. “He’s had a tough couple of days. We’ll keep evaluating what we have. Tomorrow he’ll be down likely. And we’ll go from there.”St. Louis (79-62) sits 5 1/2 games behind the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central and is in the thick of the NL wild-card race.Washington (69-69), which rallied late Saturday night to defeat the Brewers, hasn’t been able to string together wins but refuses to go completely away. Sunday’s heroics left them 7 1/2 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the NL East.Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas (13-4, 2.96 ERA) opposes right-hander Erick Fedde (1-3, 5.79) on Tuesday night. Mikolas took his first loss since June 29 in his last start, when he allowed two runs and eight hits in five innings.“I think out of the couple hits they got, they only hit one or two hard,” Mikolas told mlb.com. “I don’t want to say I’m a victim of bad luck Steve Cishek Jersey , but a couple of those balls, a couple feet this way or that way, I don’t think they are scoring a run at all.”In Mikolas’ last two starts, he has allowed seven runs (six earned) and 20 hits in 9 2/3 innings.He gave up four runs in seven innings to Washington in a Cardinals win on Aug. 13. He’s 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA in two games versus the Nationals in his career.Fedde will come off the disabled list to pitch Tuesday. He left his July 4 start against Boston with shoulder inflammation. In three minor league rehab starts, he gave up four runs in 14 2/3 innings.In addition to Fedde, the Nationals are expected to activate starting pitcher Joe Ross and call up outfielder Victor Robles on Tuesday. Ross has been out all season while recovering from Tommy John surgery and Robles — one of Washington’s top prospects — missed time with an elbow injury.“What I want to see, I want to see some of the younger guys play, I want to see them in high-leverage situations,” Nationals manager Davey Martinez told the Post. “I want to see what they do and see what we have for the future. I really do.”

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SAN FRANCISCO — One of baseball’s best collections of young hitters goes head-to-head with one of the National League’s best young starting pitchers when the Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants begin a three-game series Monday night.The Braves flew into San Francisco on Sunday night on a high Yadier Molina Jersey , having rallied for six runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat Arizona 9-5 and take three of four in a battle of playoff hopefuls.The win allowed Atlanta (79-64) to move 4 1/2 games ahead of Philadelphia (74-68) in the National League East. Those two still have seven head-to-head meetings remaining.Article continues below ...While the Braves continue a seven-game trip with three in San Francisco, the Phillies will be hosting the Washington Nationals for three games.Thanks in large part to 20-year-olds Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, the Braves will take the field Monday as the second-ranked team in the NL in scoring and batting average.They will be up against Giants 26-year-old Dereck Rodriguez (6-2, 2.41), who ranks fifth in the NL among all pitchers with 15 or more starts in ERA (2.41) and tied for sixth in winning percentage (6-2, .750).Like the Giants, who have lost eight in a row, Rodriguez has had a tough time getting wins of late. He has one loss and two no-decisions to show for his last three starts, during which he has given up just six runs and 14 hits in 17 innings against Texas http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-brett-cecil-jersey , Arizona and Colorado.San Francisco’s losing streak is its longest since another eight-game skid in April 2015.Things were different in early May, when the Giants won three straight games at Atlanta. Brandon Crawford, Evan Longoria and Alen Hanson contributed home runs to the 9-4, 11-2 and 4-3 victories.Rodriguez, a rookie, did not pitch in the series and has never faced the Braves.Left-hander Sean Newcomb (11-8, 3.92) is scheduled to oppose Rodriguez in the series opener. He also did not pitch in the games in Atlanta.The 25-year-old has struggled of late, getting roughed up for 35 hits and 21 runs in 23 2/3 innings in his last five starts. He’s 1-3 in those games and the Braves are 2-3.Newcomb has faced the Giants just once in his career, posting a no-decision in a 5-3 win last June in which he limited the Giants to one run and three hits for six innings.He will be seeing a Giants team this time around that suffered the unfortunate distinction of getting swept in Milwaukee despite out-hitting the Brewers in all three games. That hadn’t happened to the Giants since a 2009 series against San Diego.The Braves Adam Wainwright Jersey , meanwhile, have gone 4-0-2 in their last six road series.They managed to avoid splitting four at Arizona by virtue of their six-run ninth, which featured a go-ahead home run by Ender Inciarte and lead-padding homers by Lucas Duda and Johan Camargo.The home run by the 24-year-old Camargo was his 18th of the season, and Acuna earlier hit his 25th.The homers were the 78th and 79th of the season by Braves players 25-and-under. The Giants have 16. CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor skipped down the third-base line, crossed home plate and suddenly couldn’t breathe.He wasn’t alone.Lindor connected for a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians again moved 10 games ahead of Minnesota in the AL Central with a 5-2 win over the Twins on Wednesday night.Lindor, who struck out with the winning run at second base in the ninth to end a 3-2 loss on Tuesday, drove the first pitch from Trevor Hildenberger (2-3) over the wall in right to trigger a wild celebration.As the Progressive Field crowd roared as if it was October, the All-Star shortstop pointed and waved to the fans before being swarmed by his teammates, including pitcher Carlos Carrasco who emptied most of a bottle of white baby power on him.“I didn’t see it otherwise I would have touched the plate and ran Michael Wacha Jersey ,” Lindor said of Carrasco’s powder-packed ambush. “I felt powder and then all of a sudden I ran out of breath. I just tried to get out of there.”Down 2-1, Minnesota tied it in the ninth on Miguel Sano’s leadoff homer against Cody Allen (4-4), who cost Mike Clevinger a victory and wound up with a blown save and win.Lindor saved him.Jason Kipnis singled with one out in the ninth before Twins right fielder Max Kepler raced back and robbed Yan Gomes of extra bases with a leaping catch before crashing into the padded wall.Brandon Guyer followed with a single to bring up the electrifying Lindor, who has a knack for coming up big in clutch moments.“It’s like every time it’s a spot like this he’s always hitting when it’s a chance like this, and it’s like a sixth sense,” Clevinger said.“You know it’s gonna happen. Like you look over on deck and you’re like ‘Does he bat every time it’s a tie game?’ And then every time it seems like he’s coming through too, so it’s huge.”Lindor’s homer was his 29th and gave him an MLB-leading 67 extra-base hits and 99 runs.Allen, the Indians’ dependable closer — and career saves leader — not only let the lead go, he cost Clevinger his first win since July 1. The right-hander limited the Twins to one run and five hits over seven strong innings http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-ozzie-smith-jersey , retiring the final 11 batters he faced before turning things over to Cleveland’s bullpen, which has been much better after some earlier struggles.However, Allen’s 2-1 knuckle curve didn’t fool Sano, as Minnesota’s cleanup hitter pounded his eighth homer over the wall. It was the ninth homer allowed by Allen in 47 1-3 innings — a concerning statistic for the Indians as the push toward the playoffs.Minnesota committed three errors in the first six innings.“We didn’t do a lot with the bats, Clevinger was good,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. “It just came down to trying to find a way to get back to even, which we did with Miggy with one swing, and then they put together the rally there in the bottom of the ninth.”RBI CLUBCleveland has five players with at least 60 RBIs. No other team has more than three.TOUGH LOSSESThe Twins aren’t strangers to late-inning pain, having lost 11 times on walk-offs.“It comes down to the last couple innings Albert Pujols Jersey , and you find yourself in that predicament,” Molitor said. “It’s been a part of the story line of the season.”PITCHING PLANMinnesota may follow Tampa’s lead and use relief pitchers to open games before bringing in the scheduled starter. The Twins are intrigued by the method and have researched the experiment in the minor leagues. Molitor suggested the club could begin implementing it soon.“I don’t know if we’ll get into that situation by the time we get to the end of the year or not,” he said. “Like everything that involves change in this game, we’re more than willing to look at it and see if it’s something that might be something for us to pursue.”LONG RUNThe Indians officially released reliever Zach McAllister, who had been with the club since 2010. The 30-year-old was designated for assignment last week.McAllister struggled this season, going 1-2 with a 4.97 ERA in 41 appearances.TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: Molitor still doesn’t know if LHP Adalberto Mejia will make his next start. Mejia pitched five shutout innings before leaving Tuesday’s win with a strained wrist. Mejia will throw a bullpen session on Friday.Indians: Guyer played center field for the first time since 2016 because Leonys Martin got “real sick” during the night, according to manager Terry Francona. Martin has played six games for Cleveland since being acquired in a deadline trade with Detroit.UP NEXTIndians ace Corey Kluber starts the finale of the four-game series against Twins RHP Jose Berrios. Kluber pitched a three-hitter and his seventh career complete-game shutout in his previous start on Aug. 3 against the Los Angeles Angels.

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A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday:SHO TIMEAngels rookie Shohei Ohtani is set to pitch again Jim Rice Jersey , and will start at night against the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The two-way sensation from Japan hasn’t been on the mound in the majors since spraining the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow nearly three months ago.Ohtani excelled in his first nine starts before getting hurt, going 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA. He’s continued to do well at the plate as a designated hitter.Gerrit Cole (12-5, 2.85) starts for AL West-leading Houston.ACESIt’s a marquee matchup at Citizens Bank Park when Aaron Nola (15-3, 2.10 ERA) starts for playoff-contending Philadelphia vs. lefty Jon Lester (14-5, 3.67) and the NL Central-leading Cubs. Nola has given up more than two runs just once in his last 12 starts http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-nomar-garciaparra-jersey , building his case for the Cy Young Award.START HIM UPTwins manager Paul Molitor says he will use a reliever as the starter in the series finale at Texas, and is leaning toward lefty Gabriel Moya. Molitor said Zack Littell, who has been with Triple-A Rochester since early July, likely will be used as the next pitcher.It would be the 23-year-old Moya’s first career start after 31 relief appearances over two seasons. Moya pitched a scoreless inning Friday in a 10-7 win. Littell, a 22-year-old righty Christian Vazquez Jersey , made his major league debut in June and was primarily a starter in the minors.“I talked to Zack today about it and I gave him a little heads-up before I talked to the pitchers as a whole, just in case you guys were asked about what he was going to do and he didn’t know,” Molitor said. “I think he said two or three times where he’s gone through it.”AILINGGiants shortstop Brandon Crawford has missed two straight starts. Manager Bruce Bochy says Crawford has a sore left knee, among other minor ailments. Michael Hickey/Getty ImagesThe Atlanta Braves added some power to their lineup Monday one day before the MLB non-waiver trade deadline.The Braves announced they acquired outfielder Adam Duvall in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for pitchers Lucas Sims and Matt Wisler and outfielder Preston Tucker.Atlanta is just one game behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East, and making an addition like this in exchange for three players suggests it is all-in on a playoff run in a year the Washington Nationals have struggled to keep pace.The Braves are a mere 22nd in the league in home runs despite their place in the standings and could use a power boost heading into the stretch run. Duvall had 33 home runs for the Reds in 2016 and 31 long balls in 2017 and is playing on a team-friendly deal http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-fred-lynn-jersey , earning $645,000 this season.His numbers over the last three years put him in impressive company:Joel Luckhaupt jluckhauptMost extra-base hits in NL since 2016Nolan Arenado 220Charlie Blackmon 196Freddie Freeman 195Kris Bryant 183Paul Goldschmidt 180Anthony Rizzo 179Adam Duvall 175Matt Carpenter 175While Duvall has seen his slash numbers drop to .205/.286/.399 this season, he still has 15 homers, which is more than any Braves outfielder.As for Cincinnati, it moved a 29-year-old veteran who has experienced a drop-off in performance during a noncompetitive season for three pieces that could accelerate the rebuilding process.Tucker has played just 208 games at the professional level but is hitting a career-best .256 in 62 appearances this season. He was also the Houston Astros' No. 17 prospect in 2014 Wade Boggs Jersey , per MLB.com, and could unleash some of his upside in a new location.Elsewhere, Sims is 24 years old and Wisler is 25, which give Cincinnati two potential difference-making arms.The Reds have their eye on the future, whereas the Braves made a splash with a power hitter prior to the deadline. Now they will look to reach the postseason for the first time since the 2013 campaign.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a pivotal series for the Dodgers http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-wilmer-difo-jersey , rookie Walker Buehler came through with a masterful performance.Buehler allowed two hits in eight innings, Yasiel Puig homered twice and Los Angeles drew even with the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL wild-card race with a 3-0 victory on Friday night. The Dodgers also moved within one-half game of first-place Colorado in the NL West.Buehler (7-5) pitched beyond the seventh inning for the first time and earned his first victory since Aug. 17. He retired the first 13 batters before Paul DeJong singled to left field. Harrison Bader singled later in the fifth for the Cardinals’ only other hit.“This was probably the best pitching performance of the year,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Not only Walker but across the board. Against a very good club in St. Louis on the road and obviously what’s at stake right now for each game. He wanted this moment and just coming out firing. His command. Just domination. He kind of did what he wanted to do tonight.”Buehler struck out nine and walked two. In two career starts against St. Louis, the right-hander has not allowed a run and has 18 strikeouts in 15 innings.“He’s got some serious weapons,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. “He’s throwing 97-98 (mph), with command. When you can locate your fastball, regardless of velocity, that’s a nice weapon. Then you do it with that velocity and then you do it with some cut. And his cutter, at least from the side Brian Goodwin Jersey , it looked like it had some depth. Then second time through the lineup, start mixing in a changeup and hitting with that, that’s a pretty potent weaponry right there.”The Dodgers and Cardinals are tied for the second NL wild-card position, four games behind Milwaukee for the top spot. But Los Angeles has its sights on the division crown and moved closer when the Rockies lost to San Francisco.“Sometimes there’s teams you match up well against,” Buehler said. “It’s hard to explain. It’s just the way the game works and luckily tonight that worked out.”Puig homered in the second off Jack Flaherty (8-7) and connected again in the ninth off Tyler Webb. It was his second multi-homer game of the season.“I was trying to do my best,” Puig said through a translator. “He threw a fastball there and I was able to connect with it. I can hit lefties sometimes and right there I was trying to find something up in the zone. I wasn’t expecting a home run but it happened.”In the seventh, Cody Bellinger scored on a passed ball by Yadier Molina.Kenley Jansen hit Yairo Munoz with a pitch to open the ninth but retired the next three batters to finish the two-hitter, earning his 35th save in 39 opportunities.Flaherty worked six innings, allowing one run on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. He has 168 strikeouts this season http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-mark-reynolds-jersey , the fourth-best total for a rookie in franchise history.“We want to win. I don’t care about my line. I don’t care about anything other than winning,” Flaherty said. “It doesn’t matter how I pitched, I didn’t pitch well enough. He pitched better than I did.”TRAINER’S ROOMDodgers: Relievers John Axford and Tony Cingrani were scheduled to pitch in the California Championship Series for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday night. “They’re stacking the deck, trying to help them make their playoff push,” Roberts joked. “They’re supposed to go an inning each. We’ll see how they come out of it. Our hope is to get these guys back.” Axford could return to the majors after one appearance, while Cingrani (shoulder) would likely need more rehab work.Cardinals: IF Jedd Gyorko is likely to return to the starting lineup Saturday, manager Mike Shildt said. He drew a pinch-hit walk in the eighth inning and was replaced by pinch-runner Adolis Garcia.UP NEXTThe Cardinals send right-hander John Gant (7-5, 3.16 ERA) to the mound Saturday afternoon to make his third career appearance and first start against Los Angeles. Veteran lefty Rich Hill (8-5, 3.88) starts for the Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers regained a foothold in the National League Championship Series on Tuesday as they outlasted the Milwaukee Brewers in 13 innings.Now the series comes down to who can win two of the next three games Brandon Kintzler Jersey , with Game 5 at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday.Each team is in need of a quality start (Wade Miley for Milwaukee and Clayton Kershawfor L.A.) in Game 5 after both their bullpens were stretched out.Thursday's rest day for the trip back to Milwaukee will be welcomed with open arms by the two clubs, with the Game 5 winner likely emerging as the favorite to advance to the World Series. NLCS ScheduleGame 5:Wednesday, October 17, at Los Angeles (5:05 p.m., FS1)Game 6:Friday, October 19, at Milwaukee (8:39 p.m., FS1)Game 7:Saturday, October 20 http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-tanner-roark-jersey , at Milwaukee (9:09 p.m., FS1)**if necessaryOdds (via OddsShark)Game 5Milwaukee (+135; bet $100 to win $135)Los Angeles (-163; bet $163 to win $100)PredictionDodgers in 6The momentum boost earned from the Game 4 win at home will propel the Dodgers into the driver's seat for Game 5 as Kershaw controls the contest.In four of his last six postseason starts, Kershaw hasconceded two runs or fewer, and he's been untouchable at home in his last three playoff outings, giving up one earned run in 19 innings.Kershaw will continue his postseason form against a Brewers team that recorded two hits after the eighth inning in Game 4.The Brewers are hitting .231 in the series, and National League MVP candidate Christian Yelich only has three hits in 16 at-bats (.188).Jeff Gross/Getty ImagesThe combination of an in-form Kershaw and anunderperforming Milwaukee lineup will hand Game 5 to the Dodgers before the series shifts back to Miller Park.Based off what we've seen throughout the NLCS, the Dodgers will rely on Hyun-Jin Ryu in Game 6 to toss five or six strong innings before handing the ball over to the setup men and eventually Kenley Jansen.The simple transition from starter to bullpen is going to be helped by a few early runs, with Manny Machado once again being the catalyst.Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesBrewers manager Craig Counsell has shown his hand on multiple occasions, and no matter how impressive one of his starters looks Authentic Pat Tillman Jersey , he's insistent on riding his relievers to success.How smart that strategy is at the back end of a seven-game series remains to be seen, but if the Brewers are forced to use up bullpen arms for the majority of Game 5, the day off can only help so much.The performances of Kershaw and Ryu will set the tone for victories, while Machado, who has six hits in 17 at-bats, will end up as the NLCS MVP for his clutch hits in both Games 5 and 6 to send the Dodgers into their second straight World Series. 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BALTIMORE (AP) — After making a guest appearance in the starting rotation Tyler Anderson Jersey , it’s back to the bullpen for Sonny Gray.The New York Yankees right-hander can take consolation in knowing he’s still got the talent to effectively go deep in a game.Gray took a three-hitter into the seventh inning, and New York beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 Saturday night for a doubleheader sweep.In the opener, rookie Miguel Andujar homered and had four RBIs, J.A. Happ won his fifth straight start and New York rolled to a 10-3 victory.Gray (10-8) gave up three hits, a walk and struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings. The right-hander had been exiled to the bullpen after yielding seven runs in a loss to Baltimore on Aug. 1.“His slider was really good today, noticeably different than the last time we faced him,” Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini said. “When that’s on, he’s a really tough guy to face.”Pressed into service as a starter because a June 3 rainout created this split doubleheader, Gray allowed only one runner past second base in helping the Yankees notch their seventh win in eight games.What now for the former Oakland star?“He’ll probably go back in the bullpen,” manager Aaron Boone said. “Tonight we needed a big start, we got it. I’m sure it’s a role that continues to evolve.”Gray has a strong opinion on how he should be used, and points to this performance as proof.“If I can go out and throw the ball like that http://www.rockiesfanproshop.com/authentic-antonio-senzatela-jersey , I can get anybody out,” he declared. “I’m one of the best starting pitchers in this league and I truly believe that.”Austin Romine homered, had three hits and scored three runs for the Yankees, who led 4-0 after four innings against Andrew Cashner (4-12).Andujar had two hits in each game to raise his batting average to .300. He leads AL rookies in batting, multihit games (43) and RBIs (70).Baltimore has lost seven straight to fall 56 games under .500 (37-93). It’s the seventh time this season the Orioles have endured a skid of at least six games.After watching his team struggle to score in both games, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said, “Offensively it’s been a struggle. We scored, what, four runs in 18 innings? Give a lot of credit to their pitching, but that and being consistent defensively has been a real challenge for us.”New York hit four home runs in the first game and got another solid outing from Happ, who struck out nine over six innings.After driving in a first-inning run in the opener with a groundout, Andujar put the Yankees up 5-2 in the third with a three-run shot off Jimmy Yacabonis (0-2).Brett Gardner Chris Rusin Jersey , Gleyber Torres and Aaron Hicks hit solo shots for the Yankees.Teammate Aaron Judge was a unanimous pick as AL Rookie of the Year in 2017, and Andujar just might make it two in a row for New York.“At the end of it all, if it happens, it happens,” Andujar said through a translator. “We are trying accomplish something bigger here than individual awards.”Giancarlo Stanton just missed joining the long-ball party. Seeking his 33rd homer of the season, Stanton was poised to break into a trot around the bases when his sixth-inning drive to center field ended up in the glove of a leaping Cedric Mullins, who reached over the 7-foot wall and snagged the ball in the webbing.Happ (15-6) is 5-0 with a 2.37 ERA in five starts since coming from Toronto in a July 26 trade.Luis Cessa worked the final three innings of the opener for his first major league save.After Renato Nunez singled in two runs for a 2-1 lead, the 23-year-old Andujar put the Yankees ahead for good with his 21st home run. Ten of those drives have either tied the game or given the Yankees the lead.TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: C Gary Sanchez (groin strain) went 0 for 3 with a walk for the Gulf Coast League Yankees on Saturday. “I’m excited for him to start his trek back up,” Boone said. If all goes well, Sanchez will join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to start a minor league rehab assignment early next week. He has been out since July 24.Orioles: RHP Alex Cobb has allowed seven runs in his last five starts while coping with a lingering blister. Showalter lauded trainer Brian Ebel and his staff, noting, “It’s been impressive to watch how they handle it.”UP NEXTYankees: Luis Severino (16-6 http://www.rockiesfanproshop.com/authentic-wade-davis-jersey , 3.28 ERA) strives to take over the major league lead in wins, and New York goes for a four-game sweep on Sunday night.Orioles: Struggling Dylan Bundy (7-12, 5.31 ERA) has yielded 29 hits, 22 runs and six homers in his last three starts and is winless since July 29. Bob Levey/Getty ImagesHouston Astros star Justin Verlander and model Kate Upton announced on Saturday the birth of their daughter Genevieve in a pair of posts on Instagram.KHOU 11 News Houston shared Upton's Instagram photo:KHOU 11 News Houston KHOUKate Upton gives birth to daughter with Astros pitcher Justin VerlanderNGUeR16FuI #khou11 #HTownRush Ht5kWzA34HUpton first announced her pregnancy in July. Verlander responded with a heartfelt Instagram post."You're going to be the most amazing Mom!!" he wrote. "I can't wait to start this new journey with you! You're the most thoughtful, loving, caring, and strong woman I've ever met! I'm so proud that our little one is going to be raised in this world by a woman like you! I love you so much."Verlander also told B/R Mag's Brandon Sneed (warning: post contains profanity) in August that Upton helped him keep everything together during a disappointing 2014 season."She was instrumental in me not...like, jumping off a bridge," he said. "I was depressed and kind of just upset at the world and trying to hide my own s--t."Verlander and Upton married in November 2017, shortly after Verlander won his first World Series with the Astros.

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