With each solid start, Mike Leake moves closer to becoming the next Mariners veteran player to be traded in the 2019 season.
Kyle Seager’s two-run double with the bases loaded in the eighth inning sparked a four-run rally as the Seattle Mariners defeated the host Oakland Athletics 6-3 Sunday afternoon.
The most recent loss came Saturday night when right-hander Gerson Bautista, who was “starting” for his second straight appearance, gave up three runs and never got out of the first inning, issuing three walks and giving up two hits.
Chris Sale struck out 10 over six sharp innings, J.D. Martinez homered in a third straight game and the surging Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 on Saturday in Baltimore.
For the fifth time this season, the Mariners used a reliever before their primary pitcher Saturday night at Oakland. And for the third time, the opener allowed three runs in the first inning.
Ever imagine what it would be like to have Babe Ruth participate in the home run derby?
A sore lower back kept Edwin Encarnacion out of the lineup the past few days. And now, the Mariners’ best hitter will never make another appearance in it again.
Eighteen years after the Minnesota Twins took Joe Mauer with the first overall draft pick, the hometown star with the textbook left-handed swing was still having a hard time realizing his place with the franchise’s all-time greats. Mauer’s No. 7 joined the seven others retired by the Twins. The six-time All-Star and three-time batting champion sounded as awestruck of his place in team history as on his first day of rookie ball. More than 20 former teammates were on the attendance list.
The Cubs have placed starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation. The move comes a day after one of the right-hander’s worst outings of the season. He allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings of a 5-3 loss to the Dodgers. Hendricks entered Friday’s game with a 6-0 record and 1.99 ERA in his previous eight starts.
Desperate for help in a failing bullpen, the New York Mets have acquired reliever Brooks Pounders from the Cleveland Indians for cash. Pounders, who had been pitching at Triple-A Columbus, was immediately added to the major league roster. The Mets also recalled right-hander Chris Flexen from Triple-A Syracuse and put him in the bullpen as well.
A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.6 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday’s sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4.4 million. The auction was conducted at Yankee Stadium. The jersey was part of a collection of items that Ruth’s family put up for sale.
The Los Angeles Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment. The move comes a day after the veteran relief pitcher gave up four runs in a 9-4 loss to Tampa Bay on Friday night. The 30-year-old Allen was signed to a one-year, $8.5 million contract in January after seven seasons with the Cleveland Indians. In 25 games this season, Allen is 0-2 with a 6.26 ERA and four saves in four opportunities. The Angels recalled right-hander Taylor Cole from Triple-A Salt Lake City.
Marco Gonzales delivered his best outing in recent weeks to limit the use of the bullpen while the Mariners’ offense provided more than enough run support in a 9-2 victory over the A’s.
Marco Gonzales pitched seven strong innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the host Oakland Athletics 9-2 Friday night.
Cleveland’s Jake Bauers hit for the cycle, and the Indians routed the Detroit Tigers 13-4 on Friday night after scoring eight runs in the fourth inning in Cleveland.
Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez pulled himself out of his first minor league rehab start because of fatigue.
Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty will be out until at least next week after undergoing surgery to remove a melanoma from his right ear. The 28-year-old Piscotty had the operation after the melanoma on the outer lobe of his ear was discovered during a routine spot check on May 28. A biopsy came back positive a week later.
Boston Red Sox reliever Heath Hembree has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right elbow. Hembree is 1-0 with a 2.51 ERA and one save in 31 appearances. Boston recalled rookie left-hander Josh Taylor to fill the void in the bullpen.
New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is set to join Giancarlo Stanton on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees announced Judge would begin his rehab assignment. Judge has been sidelined because of a strained left oblique. Stanton is out because of biceps, shoulder and calf injuries. Manager Aaron Boone is hopeful Stanton could be activated before Tuesday’s home game against Tampa Bay.
Shohei Ohtani became the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Thursday night after a delay caused by a power outage in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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