With one out in the fifth inning on Thursday, Mets first baseman James Loney popped a ball into short left field that landed just out of the reach of Greg Garcia. The ensuing play at third led to a replay review that opened the floodgates to a four-run inning that put the Mets ahead, 7-0.
Drew Pomeranz was at the top of his game through five innings. He had nine strikeouts with no runs allowed by the time the Red Sox gave him a one-run lead in the sixth inning. But once Pomeranz got the lead, he wasn’t able to keep it.
Carlos Gomez joined the Rangers on Thursday, and he was immediately plugged into their starting lineup.
The North American venues for the 2017 World Baseball Classic were announced on Thursday, with host cities including Los Angeles, San Diego, Miami and Guadalajara, Mexico.
Rich Hill proved to be worth the wait, beating out Johnny Cueto in a pitchers’ duel and handing the Dodgers a 1-0 win over the Giants on Wednesday night. Los Angeles now holds a season-high three-game lead in the National League West.
Albert Pujols moved past Mark McGwire and into sole possession of 10th on the all-time home run leaders list after going yard in the first inning off Marco Estrada for his 584th career home run.
The red-hot Royals extended their winning streak to nine games with a 1-0 win over the Marlins on Tuesday night in an Interleague matchup of Wild Card contenders at Marlins Park.
Russell Martin continued his torrid hitting to pace Toronto’s offense, while R.A. Dickey notched another strong outing to lead the Blue Jays over the Angels, 7-2, on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.
Billy Hamilton risking life and limb in center field to make spectacular catches for the Reds has almost become commonplace. But it’s something that is never taken for granted.