SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mitch Keller tossed shutout ball into the sixth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates slipped past the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Tuesday night. Keller (2-3) kept the Padres off balance by mixing his pitches effectively. He allowed two hits over 5 2/3 innings and struck out five. READ MORE: May 5 Final Day For Public To Give Opinions On Proposed Port Authority Fare Changes The right-hander entered with an 8.20 ERA after his first five outings this season. Keller also got his first major league hit, a single to right field in the fifth. Four relievers combined to give up only one run in 3 1/3 innings for the Pirates. Richard Rodriguez earned his fifth save by working a scoreless ninth. With two outs and the bases empty for San Diego, left fielder Ka’ai Tom made a jumping catch against the wall on a hard smash by Austin Nola that would have gone for extra bases. The Padres activated right-hander Dinelson Lamet to make the start and he was on a strict pitch … [Read more...] about Mitch Keller Pitches 5 Scoreless Innings, Pirates Beat Padres 2-1
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies reliever José Alvarado thumped his glove and gestured at Dominic Smith after a strikeout ended a rally. Smith pulled off his helmet and the Mets left fielder seemed ready to fight back against the jabbering pitcher until both teams spilled out of the dugout and broke up the dust up before punches were thrown. Miguel Castro responded with a pair of inside heaters that had Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins momentarily steamed. READ MORE: Lillard, Blazers Pull Away From Nets, Stay Unbeaten On Trip The Mets and Phillies turned the eighth inning into a bench-emptying, trash-talking, finger-pointing commotion that spiced up a routine game — and could ignite more sparks this weekend — in the Phillies’ 2-1 win on Friday night. “He made a big pitch, he got me out and he wanted to express his emotions,” Smith said. Mets manager Luis Rojas said Alvarado — who hit Michael Conforto and riled up Smith and the Mets with gestures earlier this month — was to … [Read more...] about Phils Top Mets In Bench-Clearing, Trash-Talking Opener
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Mets and Phillies turned the eighth inning into a bench-emptying, trash-talking, finger-pointing commotion that spiced up a routine game — and could ignite more sparks this weekend — in the Phillies’ 2-1 win on Friday night. The benches cleared in the eighth inning when Phillies reliever José Alvarado jawed at Dominic Smith after he struck him out to end a rally. Alvarado — who riled up the Mets with gestures earlier this month — mixed it up with New York but nothing came of the heated words. Mets reliever Miguel Castro then chased Rhys Hoskins down the line in the bottom of the inning and the benches again emptied. READ MORE: Philadelphia Eagles Pick Alabama Center Landon Dickerson, Louisiana Tech Defensive Tackle Milton Williams In NFL Draft Day 2 The fireworks fizzled faster than a Mets’ rally: New York has scored an MLB-low 58 runs, including two or fewer in nine of 20 games this season. Sam Coonrod worked a scoreless ninth for his first save. … [Read more...] about Phillies Top Mets 2-1 In Bench-Clearing, Trash-Talking Opener
MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Kyle Schwarber led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a two-run homer and the Washington Nationals, boosted by a fine debut by Jon Lester, rallied past the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Friday night. With Josh Bell starting the extra-inning as the automatic runner on second base, Schwarber hit an 0-1 fastball to right-center off Yimi Garcia (2-2). It was Schwarber’s second walk-off homer of the season. READ MORE: Sources: Southwood Middle School Killer Michael Hernandez Died Of Possible Drug Overdose Brad Hand (2—0) pitched two innings for the win. Garrett Cooper’s single scored Jose Devers to the Marlins a 1-0 lead in the top of the 10th. Lester, Schwarber’s former teammate with the Chicago Cubs, pitched five scoreless innings in his first game for Washington. Reinstated from the injured list before the game, he allowed five hits and two walks while striking out one on 70 pitches. The 37-year-old Lester was one of nine Nationals players quarantined … [Read more...] about Marlins Relinquish Lead, Lose To Nationals 2-1
( CBS Minnesota ) — More than a month of baseball is in the books with minimal COVID issues. Some fans have returned to games, and more hopefully will be back sooner than later. It’s starting to feel like the real thing again. While last season offered quality baseball when the country needed a diversion, it just wasn’t what it could be. This season is different… better. The latest Baseball Report takes a spin around the league to look at some of the recent stories. That includes Minnesota Twins’ Byron Buxton hitting the cover off the ball, Max Scherzer serving up a complete game and then joining his wife in labor, and Jesus Luzardo’s video game injury. READ MORE: Hield's 18 Points, 11 Rebounds Help Kings Top Thunder 103-99 Byron Buxton With The Bat The Twins have one of the worst records in baseball. Sitting in fourth place in the American League Central at 10-16, ahead of only the hapless Detroit Tigers, the season hasn’t started off quite as the team had hoped. Do they … [Read more...] about Baseball Report: Can Twins’ Byron Buxton Keep Hitting Like This?