June 23, 2021
Retooled Marlins triumphant

Retooled Marlins triumphant in return, beat Orioles 4-0

BALTIMORE (AP)– After sustaining one last hold-up in their effort to return from an eight-day, coronavirus-induced hiatus, the Miami Marlins discovered enough power and pitching within their greatly upgraded lineup to beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 Tuesday night.

Francisco Cervelli and Jesus Aguilar homered for the Marlins, who had their season stopped after 18 gamers checked favorable for COVID-19 following the opening series in Philadelphia.

Pablo Lopez (1-0) tossed 5 innings of two-hit ball and the bullpen enabled simply one hit in Miami’s very first nothing success considering thatSept 8 versus Kansas City.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Marlins were still waiting for the outcome of more COVID-19 tests, a procedure that stalled their arrival at Camden Yards and pressed back the arranged 7: 35 p.m. begin by 41 minutes.

Orioles starter John Means (0-1) enabled one run and 2 hits in 4 2/3 innings. He retired 13 in a row prior to Cervelli drove a 3-1 pitch into the left-field seats to end the left-hander’s night.

After the last out, the Marlins lined up and did” air” high-fives in which they didn’t reach their hands.


WASHINGTON (AP)– Star slugger Juan Soto danced on the dugout roofing system to commemorate solo shots by Howie Kendrick and Josh Harrison, and Washington returned from a coronavirus-caused four-day break to beat injury-depleted New York in a rain-interrupted video game.

Kendrick – who missed out on Washington’s last 2 video games with a bad back, so had not played in a week – went 4 for 4. Harrison drove in 2 runs and took a base, and Patrick Corbin (1-0) enabled three runs in 5 2/3 innings while starting out 8.

When Kendrick drove a changeup from Steven Matz (0-2) over the wall in the very first, Soto – who was sitting in the stands, using a red mask – hopped atop the house dugout and boogied as the speakers blasted Montell Jordan’s 1995 hit,”This Is How We Do It.”

Daniel Hudson pitched the ninth for his 2nd save in 2 opportunities.


DENVER (AP)– German Marquez (2-1) set out 9 in effectively tossing into the 8th inning and gained from a reversed home-run require rollingColorado The Rockies relocated to 8-2 for the 2nd time in franchise history, signing up with a 2011 group that ended up 73-89

Trailing 3-0 in the 5th, the Giants believed they connected it on a three- run homer by Steven Duggar that struck off the top of the wall. A team chief evaluation reversed the call and granted Duggar a two-run double. Marquez set out Mike Yastrzemski and got Alex Dickerson to fly out to keep it a 3-2 video game.

Nolan Arenado went deep for a 2nd straight night, and Yency Almonte got 5 outs, consisting of 2 double plays, get his very first profession conserve.

San Francisco starter and Denver native Kevin Gausman (0-1) tossed 5 1/3 innings and enabled 4 runs in his very first look at CoorsField He set out 7.


OAKLAND,Calif (AP) – Stephen Piscotty hit Oakland’s 2nd walkoff grand slam of the year and provided the club its 4th straight win.

The late-game theatrics assisted the A’s win on a night when valued pitching possibility Jesus Luzardo pitched 5 scoreless innings in his very first profession start for Oakland and Texas starter Lance Lynn enabled very first run of the season.

Edinson Volquez (0-1) entered difficulty rapidly in the ninth inning when he strolled 2 batters and quit a hit to pack the bases with no one out. Volquez retired Robbie Grossman on a popup prior to Piscotty struck a first-pitch drive over the wall in center to match the opening night 10 th-inning slam by Matt Olson versus the Angels.

Liam Hendriks (1-0) pitched an ideal ninth for the win.


SAN DIEGO (AP) – AJ Pollock struck a pinch, consent double in the seventh inning and included a solo homer, and Dustin May set out a career-high 8.

Mookie Betts got in the video game in ideal field in the 8th inning after missing out on Monday night’s 5-4 loss in the series opener due to a finger injury.

May (1-0) held San Diego to three hits and 2 runs in 6 innings, with one walk. Kenley Jansen pitched an ideal ninth for his 3rd save in three opportunities.

After knocking starter Dinelson Lamet out of the video game in the 6th, the Dodgers proceeded on an unearned run in the seventh. Austin Barnes reached on a two-out, two-base tossing mistake by reducer Craig Stammen (1-1) and scored on Pollock’s double to straight off Tim Hill.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jose Berrios (1-1) pitched 6 strong innings, Nelson Cruz had three hits and Minnesota beat Pittsburgh in a video game briefly postponed when an unapproved drone flew over Target Field.

The Twins won their 5th in a row and enhanced to 9-2 for the 2nd time in the group’s 60- year history. The other was 2001.

Miguel Sano doubled and Eddie Rosario dribbled a single through the shift – a swing where he connected without moving his feet – as part of a three- run initially inning off Joe Musgrove (0-3).

The video game was postponed for 9 minutes in the 5th inning and gamers were managed the field when the drone flew over center field. A couple of pitchers in the bullpen tossed balls at the flying trespasser, however missed out on.


ST. PETERSBURG,Fla (AP) – Austin Meadows got 2 hits after missing out on the very first 10 video games of the season with the coronavirus and Tampa Bay stopped its losing streak at 5.

Boston lost its 4th in a row, consisting of a three- video game sweep at Yankees Stadium over the weekend, and was up to 3-8 total.

Meadows struck an an RBI triple in the 5th inning off Nathan Eovaldi (1-1) and scored on Brandon Lowe’s single to put the Rays up 4-1.

Charlie Morton (1-1) enabled one run and 5 hits and set out 5 in 5 2/3 innings.


ATLANTA (AP) – Max Fried enhanced Atlanta’s diminished rotation by enabling just one run in 6 innings, and Austin Riley struck a three- run homer.

The Blue Jays played their very first video game considering thatThursday Their weekend series versus Philadelphia was delayed in this virus-interrupted season.

Riley pulled a 3-2 pitch from Matt Shoemaker (0-1) into the Blue Jays’ bullpen behind the left-field wall in the 5th. It was the 3rd homer enabled by Shoemaker, following shots by Matt Adams and Tyler Flowers in the 2nd.

Fried (2-0) quit just 4 hits.


MILWAUKEE (AP) – Jose Abreu struck a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, Lucas Giolito (1-1) set out 9 and enabled 2 runs in 6 innings and Chicago won its 6th straight video game for the very first time considering that April 2017.

White Sox novice 2nd baseman Nick Madrigal left the video game with a hurt left shoulder in the 3rd inning after he was thrown away attempting to receive from very first to 3rd on a single up the middle. Designated player Edwin Encarnacion left in the 6th inning with left shoulder pain. Both are anticipated to go through evaluations Wednesday.

Milwaukee’s Ben Gamel and Chicago’s Eloy Jimenez struck two-run homers prior to Abreu’s single off Devin Williams (0-1).

Alex Colome made his 3rd save when Gamel grounded out with runners on 3rd and 2nd after successive two-out hits by Ryon Healy and Omar Narvaez.


CHICAGO (AP) – Jason Heyward, Jason Kipnis and Willson Contreras homered and Chicago got rid of another unstable trip by closer Craig Kimbrel to beat Kansas City for its 5th straight win.

Kimbrel took control of to start the ninth inning with a 5-2 lead however had a hard time once again and enabled 2 runs and 2 hits while getting just one out. He’s yielded 6 runs in 1 2/3 innings in three looks this season.

Cubs reducer Kyle Ryan closed it out for his very first conserve, getting Bubba Starling to ground out to 3rd baseman Kris Bryant with a runner on 3rd to end it.

Kyle Hendricks (2-1) tossed 7 strong innings to assist the Cubs enhance to 9-2, their finest start through 11 video games considering that 2016 when they went on to win the WorldSeries Brady Singer (0-1), making his 3rd big league start on his 24 th birthday, enabled 4 runs.


CINCINNATI (AP)– Shane Bieber (3-0) got rid of 2 solo crowning achievement to pitch into the 8th inning, Franmil Reyes struck a tiebreaking, two-run homer and Cleveland snapped a four-game skid.

Reyes topped the Indians’ resurgence from a 2-0 deficit with his very first homer of the season after striking 37 with San Diego and Cleveland in 2015. His shot in the 8th inning to deep right-center field versus Nate Jones (0-1).

The Indians played their 3rd successive video game without supervisor Terry Francona, who continues to go through tests in Cleveland for an intestinal condition. There is no schedule for his return. Sandy Alomar, usually the group’s very first base and capturing coach, is filling in for Francona.

Brad Hand pitched the ninth for his 3rd conserve.


PHOENIX (AP) – Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa struck solo homers, George Springer included a two-run double and Houston roughed up Madison Bumgarner (0-2) for 8 runs in 4 1/3 innings.

The Astros put the video game away in the 5th inning with 5 runs, consisting of 2 on Springer’s bases-loaded double.

Cristian Javier (1-0) was exceptional in his 2nd profession start, quiting one work on 4 hits over 6 innings. Humberto Castellanos pitched a scoreless ninth for the Astros in his major league launching.

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