The Padres found a healthy way to take out their frustrations from a recent four-game losing streak: They turned Chase Field into their own launching pad Friday night.
Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu and outfielder Charlie Blackmon each notched a hit within the first three innings on Friday night vs. the Giants, helping a Beat the Streak participant get closer to 57 straight picks -- one more than Joe DiMaggio's famed hitting streak in 1941 -- and therefore the $5.6 million grand prize.
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Eric Hosmer logged four RBIs and the Royals rallied for four runs in the seventh inning against the White Sox bullpen to pull out a 7-5 victory on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Tyler Chatwood gave up one unearned run in seven innings as the Rockies handed the Giants their second loss in the last 15 games, 5-2, at Coors Field on Friday night.
Pirates left-hander Jonathan Niese outpitched Cole Hamels and handed him his first loss since Aug. 7, 2015, in a 9-1 victory over the Rangers on Friday night. The Pirates, with three home runs on the night, have won 10 of their last 12 games to go a season-high nine games over .500.
The Braves caught a few breaks and benefited from a successful challenge that set the stage for Nick Markakis to halt his recent woes and allow the Braves to extend their mastery of the Marlins with a 4-2 win on Friday night at Turner Field.
Manny Machado collected four hits and Mark Trumbo launched a critical home run for the Orioles, holding off a late Indians rally in a 6-4 victory Friday night in the opener of a three-game weekend set at Progressive Field.
Alex Rodriguez's two-run homer backed a solid start by Masahiro Tanaka to lead the Yankees to a 4-1 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field.
Jonathan Lucroy and Aaron Hill combined for three home runs and five RBIs to prolong the Reds' recent misery, powering the Brewers to a come-from-behind, 9-5 win on Friday at Miller Park.
Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols made his latest mark in Major League history Friday night, launching the 570th home run of his career in the six-run third inning of the Angels' 7-2 win vs. the Astros at Angel Stadium.
Clint Hurdle and his Pittsburgh players and coaches tipped their caps as a show of respect toward Jeff Banister before the Texas manager's first game against the organization he called home for 29 years. Then the Pirates went to work. Andrew McCutchen had one of four home runs for the Pirates, who won their fifth straight and spoiled Banister's first game against them after leaving the only franchise he had known - as a player, coach and instructor at all levels - to become Texas manager last season.
Baseball wasn't a young man's game Friday night at Citi Field. In his Major League debut, 19-year-old Dodgers phenom Julio Urias couldn't get out of the third inning.
Jurickson Profar is back with the Rangers for the first time since 2013, and manager Jeff Banister will use him as the team's starting second baseman while Rougned Odor serves his seven-game suspension.
Eric Hosmer was happy to be back at Kauffman Stadium after a rough road trip. ''I faced (Zach) Duke a couple of times and he's got really good offspeed stuff,'' Hosmer said of his seventh inning hit. The White Sox used five pitchers in the Royals' four-run seventh with Matt Albers (1-4) taking the loss.
The Dodgers rallied in the ninth to erase a four-run deficit, but Curtis Granderson saved the best of the drama for last. Granderson launched a walk-off home run over the wall in right field to give the Mets a 6-5 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night in front of a nostalgic, sellout crowd at Citi Field that was on hand in part to begin a weekend-long celebration for the 30th anniversary of the 1986 World Series championship team.
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Jose Bautista didn't have much to do during Friday night during the Blue Jays' 7-5 win over the Red Sox, so he decided to try his hand at a new job: Public address announcer.
Max Scherzer's one bad inning proved costly on Friday night as the Cardinals defeated the Nationals, 6-2, at Nationals Park. The Nationals are now in a first-place tie with the Mets.
Despite hitting two home runs and driving in five runs, the scariest thing about Josh Donaldson might just be that the best is yet to come. After going 4 for 5 to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox that snapped a five-game home losing streak, the All-Star third baseman insists he's finally rounding into form. As far as manager John Gibbons is concerned, the 30-year-old Donaldson can do no wrong, particularly when he is almost single-handedly dragging his team across the victory line.