C.J. Cron lined a two-run single with two-out in the sixth inning that lifted the Angels to a 4-1 victory over the Rangers on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
David Lough’s home run in the bottom of the 10th helped the Orioles rally past the Red Sox for a 5-4 win and end a five-game losing streak.
As he sat on the bullpen bench watching Adam Wainwright get helped off the field, Mitch Harris received the summons he’s been waiting on for so long. He called the circumstances “bittersweet,” but with his debut on Saturday, Harris became the first graduate of the United States Naval Academy since Nemo Gaines in 1921 to appear in a Major League game.
Adam Wainwright suffered what the Cardinals are right now labeling a left ankle injury when he broke from the batter’s box after hitting a fifth-inning popup. Limping around in a walking boot afterward, Wainwright confirmed that the injury is in the back of his ankle — or as manager Mike Matheny described it, “a bad spot.” Wainwright will travel back to St. Louis with the team after Sunday’s game and then have an MRI taken of his ankle on Monday.
The team that is generally acknowledged to have baseball’s best pitching staff has started the 2015 season 7-11. More than anything else, this is an illustration that the other half of the game, even in this era of increased pitching dominance, still holds more than a hint of significance.
The Angels had their three American League Most Valuable Players together on the field for Saturday’s ceremony to honor the 2014 winner, center fielder Mike Trout.
Tom Koehler threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings on Saturday, and he kept the momentum rolling for the Marlins. Behind the right-hander’s gem, Giancarlo Stanton and Adeiny Hechavarria both went yard as Miami blanked the Nationals, 8-0, at Marlins Park.
Miguel Cabrera has compiled a stack of accomplishments in this game with one of the greatest swings ever seen in a right-handed hitter. He accomplished a first on Saturday without swinging the bat at all, his first four-walk game in a Major League tenure that has seen just about everything else.
The Indians were forced to make a last-minute adjustment to their rotation on Saturday after right-hander Trevor Bauer was unable to get through his warmup routine due to illness. Left-hander TJ House replaced Bauer.
The good news for Anthony Gose is that his production hasn’t plummeted from his torrid Spring Training, batting .333 (15-for-45). However, his strikeouts have flared up, leading manager Brad Ausmus to give him a break from the starting lineup on Saturday.