Baltimore erased an early four-run Tampa Bay lead to take an 8-6 win in Game 2 of their day-night doubleheader to earn a sweep. Matt Wieters homered twice, Adam Jones and Chris Davis hit solo shots and Davis delivered the go-ahead single for the O's.
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The first Big South Conference team ever to play in the CWS, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers now lead Division I in victories and will play Arizona for the national title in a best-of-three series beginning on Monday.
Julio Teheran and Jacob deGrom waged an impressive pitching battle and maintained their status as two of baseball's most unfortunate pitchers in terms of run support. Once they exited on Saturday night at Turner Field, Kelly Johnson damaged his former team with a pinch-hit home run that provided the Mets a 1-0, 11-inning win over the Braves.
For nearly three months, Andrew McCutchen has not looked like himself at the plate. He's been physically compromised, mechanically off and statistically average. But Saturday night, he looked like Andrew McCutchen again. The Pirates' star center fielder homered twice, leading the Bucs to a 6-1 win over the Dodgers at PNC Park.
Jose Altuve stumbled, costing himself a chance for a cycle. Altuve went 4 for 5, including a home run and two doubles, and the Houston Astros extended their winning streak to seven with a 13-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Carlos Correa, who was in the on-deck circle, said Altuve would have made it to third if he had not tripped.
One of the closer 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star ballot races in these final days of voting is at the shortstop spot in the National League, where, at last count, the Cubs' Addison Russell (1.49 million votes) and the Rockies' Trevor Story (1.11 million) were separated by just a few hundred thousand clicks.
After striking out in his first at-bat, Andrew McCutchen looked comfortable at the plate Saturday night. He homered twice off Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda, hammering a curveball and later ripping into a fastball. In this season where so little has gone right, what felt right in the Pirates' 6-1 win at PNC Park?
Kelly Johnson said he had extra ''pep'' in his step when he got the chance to play against his former team. Johnson led off the 11th inning with a pinch-hit homer, sending the New York Mets to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. Johnson pulled a pitch from Dario Alvarez (1-1) into the first row of the right-field seats for his third homer.
Andrew McCutchen broke out of his slump in a big way and helped the Pittsburgh Pirates get back-to-back wins for the first time in 2 1/2 weeks. McCutchen homered twice, Jeff Locke took a perfect game into the sixth inning, and the Pirates beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 Saturday night. It was McCutchen's 11th career multi-homer game - second this year.
The Baltimore Orioles used a masterful pitching performance and an uplifting comeback to sweep a doubleheader from the skidding Tampa Bay Rays. After Kevin Gausman and Oliver Drake combined for a 5-0 shutout in the opener, Matt Wieters hit two homers to help the Orioles rally from a four-run deficit in an 8-6 victory Saturday night that extended the Rays' losing streak to 10 games. Adam Jones and Chris Davis also homered in the nightcap for the AL East-leading Orioles, who trailed 4-0 in the third inning and 6-3 in the fifth.
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In the 16-year history of Beat the Streak, no player has been able to achieve the game's ultimate goal by putting together a 57-game hit streak and surpassing Joe DiMaggio's record 56-game hitting streak in 1941. But now, 63-year old Terry Sims is as close as anyone has ever been to capturing the coveted $5.6 million grand prize.
The Brewers jumped on Gio Gonzalez for six runs in the first three innings Saturday, and the Nationals' comeback fell just short as Milwaukee handed Washington its seventh consecutive loss, 6-5, on Negro League Tribute Day at Miller Park.
The Cubs' winning streak didn't last very long. Justin Bour smacked a two-run homer and an RBI double and Giancarlo Stanton drove in three runs to power the Marlins to a 9-6 come-from-behind victory on Saturday over the Cubs, who lost for the fifth time in their last six games.
It was a do-it-all type of late afternoon for Padres starter Drew Pomeranz. Not only did the lefty quiet the Reds for seven innings on the mound, but his time at the plate netted a home run and RBI single during a 3-0 victory on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.
Ichiro Suzuki slapped a ground ball toward the left side of the infield, then hustled down the line to first just in case the throw didn't get there in time. It didn't, and the Miami Marlins were in business. ''Just a good team,'' said Justin Bour, who hit his 14th home run and finished with three RBIs.
Matt Garza's first win of the season was a tough one. Garza battled through six innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers handed Washington its season-high seventh straight loss with a 6-5 victory over the Nationals on Saturday. ''My breaking stuff wasn't very consistent today but I was able to grind through some innings,'' said Garza, who missed the first two months of the season with a back injury.