In the Rangers’ 9-7 loss Saturday against the Giants, Cole Hamels delivered a workman-like 7 2/3 innings for his Texas debut, allowing five earned runs and striking out six. He was efficient, and he was good. He left the game in line for the win before the Rangers’ bullpen blew the lead.
The Twins showed their resiliency against Mariners closer Carson Smith, scoring twice with two outs in the ninth, including a walk-off RBI single from Kurt Suzuki in a much-needed 3-2 win in front of a frenzied crowd at Target Field.
Another day, another hero. Lucas Duda hit a pair of solo homers to make up a two-run deficit Saturday at Citi Field, then hit a go-ahead RBI double in the eighth inning to lead the Mets to a 3-2 win over the Nationals. The win moved New York within one game of first place in the National League East.
Larry Lucchino’s impactful run as president/CEO of the Red Sox will come to an end following the 2015 season, according to a source. The club has not confirmed the news.
Scratched from starts Wednesday and Friday nights with a sore right hip, Clayton Kershaw finally took the mound Saturday and was his usual, dominating self. He allowed two hits in a 3-1 win over the Angels and added eight scoreless innings to a streak that is now 37 and counting.
Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez left Saturday’s game against the Orioles after fouling a second-inning pitch off his left knee.
Based on a tweet from NBA star Klay Thompson on Saturday, a tweet that since has been deleted, the White Sox might be adding a position player soon — his brother Trayce, Chicago’s No. 15 prospect.
Mets third baseman David Wright continues to make tangible progress rehabbing from the spinal condition that has sidelined him since April. Wright will travel to Miami with the Mets on Sunday night, then drive to Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Thursday with an eye toward beginning a Minor League rehab assignment shortly thereafter.
Outfielder Logan Schafer has had his fair share of opportunities to prove himself to the Brewers. After the club dealt away Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra, Schafer finds himself back in the big leagues and with another chance to try and do the same.