Clarke Schmidt will be recalled from the Yankees’ Alternate Site and make his first career MLB start on Sunday against the Marlins in the team’s regular season finale, manager Aaron Boone announced Saturday.
Forced from the field by COVID-19, the Miami Marlins returned with enough force to reach the playoffs for the first time since their 2003 championship. An NL-worst 57-105 a year ago, they sealed the improbable berth on the field of the team that Miami CEO Derek Jeter and manager Don Mattingly once captained. It really goes back to the players believing,'' Mattingly said Friday night after a 4-3, 10-inning win over the New York Yankees.
Dean Kremer is a budding celebrity in Israel and a developing star in the big leagues. Kremer this month became the first Israeli citizen to pitch in the majors. Not only that, the Baltimore Orioles prospect tossed six innings of one-hit ball in a starting role against the storied New York Yankees, striking out seven in a 5-1 victory.
After taking 17 losses in 2019, Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull flashed brilliance in 2020. But there's still one thing he must do.
With a double-header against the Nationals on tap for Saturday and the smallest of playoff hopes alive, the Mets will go with Jacob deGrom in Game 1, followed by Rick Porcello in Game 2.
After inking a new deal with manager Davey Martinez, owner Mark Lerner reveals he had 100% confidence in him all along.
Manager Dave Martinez and the Washington Nationals agreed to a multiyear contract extension that the team announced Saturday. Martinez led the Nationals to the franchise's first World Series championship in 2019, his second season as the team's skipper. When he initially was hired, Martinez signed a three-year deal with a club option for 2021 that had not yet been picked up by the Nationals.
Detroit Tigers (22-33) will try to end their losing streak Saturday against the Kansas City Royals (24-33). Tune in on Fox Sports Detroit or 97.1 FM.
Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer didn't have the comeback season he expected, but he managed to accomplish his only goal: Staying healthy.
From three soaring home runs to an exuberant race out of the dugout in celebration of their postseason berth, the Cincinnati Reds made plenty of noise in Minnesota's empty ballpark.
After manager Don Mattingly's Marlins and the Cincinnati Reds clinched postseason spots, two NL playoff slots are still open with two days left in the regular season. Wainwright has dropped two of his past three decisions after starting the season 4-0. The Padres hope Mike Clevinger will be able to pitch in the playoffs next week after getting a cortisone shot for his ailing right elbow.
Dodgers star Mookie Betts supplanted Yankees slugger Aaron Judge on Friday for baseball's top-selling jersey in his first year on the West Coast. Judge's pinstriped No. 99 had been the most popular uniform in the majors for three straight years, but he's been bumped by his former AL East rival, according to data released by Major League Baseball. Betts was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Dodgers in February, and Los Angeles signed the 2018 AL MVP to a $365 million, 12-year deal that runs through the 2032 season.
Justin Turner homered twice and AJ Pollock, Will Smith and Edwin Rios also went deep as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Angels 9-5 on Friday to open the first-ever season-closing Freeway Series. The loss mathematically eliminated the Angels from postseason contention in Joe Maddon's first season as manager, and gave the final AL playoff spot to the Houston Astros.
Ryan Pressly had no interest in waiting to see if the Astros would get the help they needed to clinch the last spot in the expanded American League playoffs after the Houston reliever couldn't finish it himself when he was a strike away. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitched in anyway by beating the Angels to give Houston a franchise-record fourth straight trip to the postseason, and a shot at redemption after the offseason sign-stealing scandal that tarnished a 2017 World Series championship. Joey Gallo's run-scoring fielder's choice in the 10th inning completed a 5-4 victory for Texas as the Rangers rallied from a run down in each of the last two innings Friday night, starting with Ronald Guzman's two-out, two-strike solo homer off Pressly in the ninth.
The Giants had a two-run lead and a shot to just about clinch a postseason spot, but Sam Coonrod couldn't hold the lead.
The San Diego Padres are still very much counting on a healthy Dinelson Lamet making his playoff start next week. The big right-hander gave them a scare when he reported biceps tightness and made an early exit Friday night - but, for now, Lamet will throw in a couple of days with expectations of pitching Wednesday at Petco Park in San Diego's first postseason berth in 14 years. ''Everybody is pretty optimistic right now,'' manager Jayce Tingler said.
Daniel Ponce de Leon pitched one-hit ball over six innings, Tommy Edman hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-1 to split their pivotal doubleheader Friday night. In the opener, Christian Yelich homered and Brent Suter combined with Devin Williams and Josh Hader on a five-hitter for the Brewers in a 3-0 win.
Josh VanMeter hit a three-run homer, David Peralta and Tim Locastro both had three hits and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 11-5 Friday night to sweep a doubleheader. The Diamondbacks have won four straight games on their homestand. Zac Gallen struck out a career-high 10 over six innings to lead Arizona to a 4-0 victory in the opener.
Mark Canha hit a two-out, two-run home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 3-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. The Mariners had taken a 1-0 lead in the top of the 10th when pinch-runner Dee Strange-Gordon - playing in his 1,000th career game - scored on a passed ball. The A's came back with the majors-leading sixth walkoff win.
The Angels received a break when the Astros lost earlier Friday, but they couldn't hold the Dodgers in check and lost 9-5, ending their playoff hopes.
Defying all skepticism that this was nothing more than a watered-down money grab with little chance of reaching the finish line (yep, I'm raising my hand), Major League Baseball has pulled off its two-month sprint of a regular season amid the coronavirus pandemic. With the playoffs set to begin next week, the 60-game campaign of 2020 certainly deserves a place right alongside those 162-game, six-month-long marathons of past years. ''They're probably feeling like they would if they had played 162 games, really, with the mental drain and everything else that was on 'em,'' said Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker, who guided his team to a third straight NL East title.
Clayton Kershaw is once again having a memorable regular season, and he'll get another chance to prove he can help the Dodgers win a World Series.