PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates rookie right-hander Tyler Glasnow was removed from his second major league start in the fourth inning Saturday with an undisclosed injury. While facing the Philadelphia Phillies' Peter Bourjos with no outs and runners on first and second base, Glasnow stepped off the mound and was met by manager Clint Hurdle and team trainers. Glasnow was then was taken out without attempting a warmup pitch and replaced by right-hander Juan Nicasio with the score tied 2-2. Glasnow allowed two runs -- one earned -- and four hits in three-plus innings with three walks and two strikeouts. He also hit two batters, including catcher Cameron Rupp, who left the game in third inning
TORONTO -- Nelson Cruz hit his ninth career grand slam and added a three-run shot, and Hisashi Iwakuma pitched six innings to win his fifth straight start in Seattle's victory over Toronto. Cruz hit his slam off R.A. Dickey (7-11) in the third, then added a three-run drive off Drew Storen in the eighth for his 20th career multi-homer game. He has 25 home runs this season. It was the 13th time in team history a Mariners player has recorded seven RBIs. The team record is eight by Mike Blowers, Mike Cameron and Alvin Davis. Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer and Nori Aoki had two RBIs and scored twice as the Mariners used a season-high 19 hits to win their third straight. Iwakuma (11-6) allowed two
Tanner Roark came out of the All-Star break with eight scoreless innings on the mound against the Pittsburgh Pirates last Saturday night in the nation's capital. Nationals' skipper Dusty Baker gave Washington's 29-year-old starter a chance to complete the game, but pulled him once Roark let the first two runners on in the ninth. "He was great," Baker told reporters after the win. "His two-seamer was coming back on the outside. It looked like they didn't see it. He had great command of his fastball. He threw some outstanding sliders. What can you say? He's given us everything we want." That outing left Roark with wins in six of his last nine starts (and one relief appearance) over which he was
It's here: The countdown of All-Time #MLBRank moves into the top 100 baseball players across all positions. To create our list, an ESPN expert panel voted on thousands of head-to-head matchups of 162 players, based on both peak performance and career value. The top 100 will roll out this week. Here are Nos. 20-11. So far, we released Nos. 100-91 | 90-81 | 80-71 | 70-61 | 60-51 | 40-31 | 30-21. We've also rolled out the top 10 players at each position: LHP | RHP | Catchers | Shortstops | Third basemen | Second basemen | First basemen | Left fielders | Center fielders | Right fielders All-Time #MLBRank: 20-11 Join the discussion by using the #MLBRank hashtag, and follow along @BBTN and on Facebook.
I’ll bet there’s not another first base coach in baseball who feels better about the Jimmy Rollins trade than Ruben Amaro Jr. right now. The young pitcher the former Phils general manager acquired in the Jimmy Rollins trade two years ago, 22-year-old Zach Eflin, shut down a dangerous Pittsburgh Pirates lineup last night, needing just 100 pitches to notch his first career shutout. And in only his eighth career start, Eflin pitched his second complete game, something not a lot of pitchers, or teams, have done this year. Eflin is the only rookie pitcher in baseball to throw a complete game this year, and he’s thrown two. And in all of baseball, here is the list of pitchers who have thrown more complete
For the last three days, thousands of fans adorned in the hats and shirts of the Seattle Mariners and New York Mets have descended upon Cooperstown, N.Y., to celebrate the induction of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza into the Hall of Fame. Griffey will be the first inductee to wear a Mariners hat into the Hall of Fame, though the Hall considers Randy Johnson -- who went in last year wearing the cap of the Arizona Diamondbacks -- to represent the Mariners because he pitched more games for Seattle. Piazza will be the second Mets representative as well as the second inductee to sport a Mets hat on his plaque.
Having lost five of their seven games after the All-Star break, the Phillies are looking to break out of their funk on the road against the Pirates Friday (see game notes). The Phillies scored just 10 runs in four games against the Marlins, losing three of them, including a 9-3 defeat Thursday (see game story). Pete Mackanin is once again seeking a spark from his offense, but the manager is sticking with almost the same lineup from last night for Game 1 of a three-game set in Pittsburgh tonight. The big change to the lineup is Tommy Joseph in at first base and batting cleanup for Ryan Howard, who started Wednesday and hit a two-run home run for his 14th of the season.
NEW YORK -- Giants Gold Glove shortstop Brandon Crawford made three errors for the first time in his career, with his wild throw in the eighth inning giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 win Friday night that sent San Francisco to its season-worst sixth straight loss. The Giants held the best record in the majors at the All-Star break, but haven't won since. They also lost catcher Buster Posey, who fouled a ball off his right foot and left with a bruise. X-rays were negative and he was listed as day to day. Masahiro Tanaka shut out San Francisco for six innings, giving up four singles. Giants ace Madison Bumgarner went seven innings, allowing two runs. The Giants nicked Dellin Betances in the seventh,