Following a nightmarish start to the season, the Indians are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. With a 5-2 victory over the White Sox on Thursday night, the Indians have won three straight games for the first time this season. They took three of four against previously red-hot Chicago and also have won back-to-back series for the first time.
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Madison Bumgarner’s home run off of Clayton Kershaw was the first homer Kershaw had ever allowed to an opposing pitcher. How did that happen? A fatal combination of a poor pitch in a bad spot at the worst possible time.
Jose Reyes played six innings at shortstop and went 1-for-4 Thursday night in the first game of his Minor League assignment for Triple-A Buffalo.
Wandy Rodriguez kept the Red Sox in their offensive funk while leading the Rangers to an 3-1 victory in the rubber match of a three-game series.
The Cardinals may have been seeking better than the series split they got with Thursday’s 5-0 loss to the Mets. But they departed New York with potentially a bigger long-term find. The search for a fifth starter turned to Jaime Garcia, who, making his first start in 11 months, went seven innings while flashing the movement that has long made his pitches so hard for hitters to pick up.
A.J. Pollock’s two-out RBI infield single in the eighth inning proved to be the game-winner in Thursday’s back-and-forth contest, as the D-backs defeated Miami, 7-6, at Marlins Park. Arizona swept the four game series to send the Marlins to their seventh straight loss.
Jacob deGrom’s early-season rough patch has officially come to an end. deGrom’s eight shutout innings led the Mets to a 5-0 win over the Cardinals at Citi Field on Thursday afternoon, giving the clubs a four-game series split and boosting the Mets to their fourth win in six games.
Miguel Cabrera became the 76th player in Major League history, and the second Venezuelan-born Major Leaguer, to 1,400 career RBIs when he singled home Andrew Romine on Thursday afternoon against the Astros at Comerica Park.
The Twins will activate right-handed reliever Tim Stauffer from the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday’s game against the White Sox, the club announced on Thursday. Infielder Doug Bernier was optioned to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Stauffer on the roster.