Five HRs give Tigers first series win in Houston since '13
HOUSTON – It was just one at-bat, but it felt like it caused a sea change for the Tigers Tuesday night and kickstarted their second straight win over the Astros, 8-2 at Minute Maid Park. And, in keeping with the theme of things these days, it involved Rule 5 rookie Akil Baddoo. A lot things involved Baddoo in this one. The Tigers trailed 1-0 and Astros starter Jake Odorizzi was cruising through two innings. He was baffling hitters with his not-overpowering four-seam fastball (91-93 mph). Baddoo, leading off the third, had a couple of ugly swings on the fastball himself. But he kept the at-bat ...
The Detroit News
Panthers snap 3-game skid with OT win to return to 1st place, but lose Verhaeghe to injury
The Florida Panthers needed a miracle save in the third period and a 4-on-3 chance in overtime, but their three-game losing streak is finally over with a 3-2 win against the Dallas Stars. Frank Vatrano scored with 1:51 left in overtime and the Panthers snapped one of their longest losing streaks of the season after a 12-save third period by Chris Driedger helped Florida survive after blowing a pair of one-goal leads in regulation. The winger scored on a shot from the right circle with six seconds left on the power play to pull the Panthers even with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurrica...
Danny Duffy turns in another gem and Greg Holland closes out Royals’ win over Angels
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Los Angeles Angels didn’t get many chances against Kansas City Royals veteran left-hander Danny Duffy, and by the end of the night they sure wished they’d done more with the shots they’d gotten. Duffy’s lone blemish came courtesy of the athletic freak Shohei Ohtani, who blasted a solo home run in the fifth. That homer snapped Duffy’s streak of 10 2/3 scoreless innings to start the season. One night after the Angels tagged the Royals for 10 runs, Duffy held them one run on eight hits and a solitary walk in six innings. The Angels scratched out one run against the bullpen,...
The Kansas City Star
Cleveland Indians score twice in the 10th to beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0 in a classic pitchers’ duel between Shane Bieber and Lucas Giolito
Lucas Giolito and Shane Bieber provided a pitching clinic Tuesday at Guaranteed Rate Field in a thriller that went to extra innings. The Cleveland Indians scored twice in the 10th and held on to beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0. Roberto Pérez broke the scoreless tie with an RBI infield hit against Sox reliever Garrett Crochet. Pinch hitter Amed Rosario followed with an RBI double. The Sox went down in order against James Karinchak in the bottom of the 10th. Jake Lamb flied out to the warning track in right for the final out. It was a well-played game throughout, headlined by the pitching of Giol...
Goldschmidt, Arenado & Carpenter homer in Cardinals 14-3 romp vs. Washington
The fans stayed with him for the ride, fair or foul, as Matt Carpenter stepped from the batter’s box and watched the ball carve a second arch in the St. Louis night sky. The stadium, full to its limited capacity, went breathless for the 4 ½ seconds of the ball’s flight and watched as it maybe possible could be the hit Carpenter had been chasing for weeks – or just fade into another long strike, prolonging his slump. When it caromed off the foul pole, the crowd and Carpenter roared. His two-run homer earned him a third-inning curtain call from the 12,714 faithful who had to know one of his few ...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Adam Duvall’s breakout night at the plate leads Marlins to blowout win over Braves
ATLANTA — Now this is the Adam Duvall the Miami Marlins were looking for when they signed him as a free agent this offseason. The one mashing baseballs with a smooth swing and adding power to a lineup that needs it. The one that comes up in clutch situations to keep the Marlins in a game — or to turn a close game into a blowout. It all came together on Tuesday, with Duvall going 4 for 5 at the plate, belting two home runs, recording seven RBI and scoring four runs in the Marlins’ 14-8 win over the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park. The Marlins are now 4-6 on the season and riding a three-game win ...
Snell shelled early, Padres squander numerous opportunities in loss to Pirates
PITTSBURGH — Trent Grisham homered on the fourth pitch of the game. A mere 73 pitches later, the first inning was over and the Padres trailed by a run. Blake Snell lasted just two-thirds of an inning, and Tuesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates would only get worse and weirder from there. The Pirates scored six runs in the first three innings and went on to an 8-4 victory at PNC Park. This, despite the Padres setting a team record with 13 walks, getting hit by three pitches and having at least one runner on base in all but the ninth inning and at least one runner in scoring positio...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Willson Contreras’ 2-run homer and Craig Kimbrel’s 4-out save give the Chicago Cubs a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers
MILWAUKEE — Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras’ satisfaction at launching a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers was not subtle. Contreras tossed his bat underhanded toward the Cubs dugout and twice shushed Brewers fans as he rounded the bases. He jumped on a 2-1 pitch down the middle for a no-doubt 438-foot home run off reliever Brent Suter. Craig Kimbrel came in for a four-out save to seal the Cubs’ 3-2 win at American Family Field. Manager David Ross brought in Kimbrel with runners on first and second in the eighth, and he needed only one pit...
Capitals slam listless Flyers, 6-1, as Anthony Mantha makes impressive Washington debut
The Flyers, looking like they can’t wait for the season to end, continued their swoon Tuesday night at Capital One Arena. Coming off a devastating defeat to worst-in-the NHL Buffalo on Sunday, they played with little emotion in the opening period, fell into an early 4-1 hole, and lost to the much more physical Washington Capitals, 6-1. The Flyers have lost four of their last five games and their playoff hopes are hanging by a thread. They had an 11-4-3 record at the start of March. Since then, they have eight wins in their last 24 games (8-13-3), and it’s fair to wonder when they will give som...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Magic sign Donta Hall to add frontcourt depth, make other roster moves
The Orlando Magic officially signed forward/center Donta Hall to a 10-day contract, the team announced Tuesday. To clear a roster spot for Hall, the Magic released guard Devin Cannady from the 10-day deal he signed last week. The team also waived two-way guard Karim Mané Tuesday in a move that could create a path for Cannady to return to Orlando on his own two-way contract. Cannady played the final 4:41 of Monday’s 120-97 loss to the Spurs, making two 3-pointers and finishing with eight points. Mané played in 10 games during his rookie season with Orlando, averaging 1.1 points and 1.4 rebounds...