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FOX's primetime games tonight are taking on an entirely new look this weekend as the network is incorporating Statcast™ into its broadcast for the first time.
Lance McCullers earned his first Major League victory in the same city where his father earned his next-to-last Major League win 25 years ago. His six quality innings, helped by a fifth-inning triple play, allowed the Houston Astros to piece together a go-ahead rally in the sixth for a 3-2 win over the Tigers Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park.
The Cleveland Indians extended their season-high winning streak to five games on Saturday with a 2-1 win at Progressive Field thanks to a late-inning offensive push led by second baseman Jason Kipnis.
Shelby Miller bounced back from a rocky first inning and the Braves' bullpen held off the Brewers long enough for Jace Peterson to give Atlanta a walk-off single for a 3-2, 11-inning win Saturday.
A remarkable display of two-out hitting carried the San Francisco Giants to their eighth consecutive victory, a 10-8 decision Saturday over the Colorado Rockies in the first half of a day-night doubleheader.
Left-hander Cole Hamels proved to be too much for the Nationals, who lost to the Phillies, 8-1, at Nationals Park on Saturday afternoon.
A.J. Burnett walked off the mound at PNC Park after the seventh inning, striding slowly from the third-base line toward the Pirates' dugout with his glove in his right hand. He quickly raised it above his head, fist-bumped catcher Francisco Cervelli and hugged manager Clint Hurdle.
Cole Hamels pitched beautifully in Saturday's 8-1 victory over the Nationals at Nationals Park. He allowed five hits, one run, one walk and struck out five in eight innings to improve to 5-3 with a 2.98 ERA.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias left Saturday's game against Houston in the fifth inning with a contusion to his left knee and is day to day, according to the club.
"He's been durable and pretty consistent for us," said A's manager Bob Melvin after the Athletics' 5-0 victory over the Rays on Saturday at Tropicana Field. Eric Sogard backed up his manager's by gathering two hits and a walk in his four plate appearances, none of which were bigger than his at-bat in sixth inning.
A pair of solo home runs by Torii Hunter and Eduardo Nunez gave Trevor May an early boost and he used it to help the Twins eke out a 4-3 victory over Chris Sale and the White Sox on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. May fanned nine over seven innings, while Sale struck out 10 over eight.
The Astros escaped a jam in most impressive fashion in their matinee contest Saturday against the Tigers, turning a 5-4-3 triple play to end the fifth inning.
In the fifth inning of a scoreless game, Kike Hernandez reached for the first thing he saw in the dugout -- a banana -- and the Dodgers promptly snapped the streak with a leadoff single by Justin Hunter (who advanced to second on an error in the outfield) immediately followed by an RBI double by Andre Ethier.
The struggling Red Sox offense was expecting to rely on Shane Victorino as its No. 2 hitter against the Angels on Saturday, but the oft-injured outfielder had to be removed from the game after tweaking his left calf during the third inning.
The final indignity of the Mets' rotten Saturday occurred in the seventh inning of their 8-2 loss to the Pirates, some time after the worst outing of Matt Harvey's career had come to an end. Eric Campbell, the replacement for injured third baseman David Wright, fielded a routine grounder and fired it into the stands, resulting in an error and an eighth Pirates run.
The Hall of Fame Classic is just a costume party for the big dance -- Induction Weekend, coming to Cooperstown, N.Y., again this July. The game is a showcase for players who might have entered the "Hall of the Very Good," had there been one.
Former teammates, White Sox dignitaries and fans welcomed Paul Konerko back to Chicago's South Side on Saturday to retire the former captain's No. 14.
Through the first 42 games this season, there are few denying the Red Sox's pervasive and persistent woes on offense. Whether the club can recover from the slow start, however, is another matter -- one general manager Ben Cherington discussed at length on Saturday.
There was a nice duel between starting pitchers and a tight game played Saturday that the Reds ultimately lost by a 2-1 score to the Indians. And Reds manager Bryan Price was not in the dugout for any of it. Price missed all of Saturday's game vs. the Indians because he was ejected during the exchange of lineup cards at home plate just before first pitch.
One day after he labored through six innings with back cramps, Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn said he felt normal for a day after a start. He is listed to make his usual start on four days' rest on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.