Alvarez hits 3-run HR vs Ray in 9th, Astros jolt M's in ALDS
Yordan Alvarez smashed a game-ending, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning off Robbie Ray, wrecking Seattle’s strategy of using a Cy Young Award winner in a rare relief role and vaulting the Houston Astros over the Mariners 8-7 in their playoff opener.
Astros' Neris, Baker suspended after flap with Mariners
Astros pitcher Héctor Neris was suspended four games and Houston manager Dusty Baker was banned one game by Major League Baseball after both were ejected from a game against Seattle in which Neris plunked one hitter and nearly hit another in the head.
Reds, Braves set postseason record for scoring futility
(AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA – The Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves are playing the longest scoreless game in postseason history. Wednesday's opening game of the NL wild-card series was the first in postseason history to be scoreless through 11 innings. The scoreless streak was extended through 12 innings. The teams combined for a postseason record 35 strikeouts through 12 innings, and every batter that has come to the plate has struck out at least once after the Reds' Nick Castellanos became strikeout victim No. For the postseason, baseball has set aside the new extra-innings rule it instituted for the pandemic-delayed regular season.
Aquino's 13th HR in month ties rookie mark as Reds top Marlins 5-0
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 28: Aristides Aquino #44 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates after hitting a three-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Marlins Park on August 28, 2019 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI - Aristides Aquino tied a National League rookie mark with his 13th home run this month, powering Anthony DeSclafani and the Cincinnati Reds over the Miami Marlins 5-0 Wednesday night. The major league rookie record for homers in a month is 18 by Rudy York of Detroit in August 1937. After winning his first four major league decisions, Yamamoto has lost five straight. Marlins: RHP Robert Dugger (0-1, 10.80) will make his second major league start in the series finale.
Casali homers, drives in 3 runs as Cincinnati Reds beat Miami Marlins 8-5
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 27: Eugenio Suarez #7 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates after Curt Casali #12 (not pictured) hit a solo home run in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI - Curt Casali homered and drove in three runs, helping Luis Castillo and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Miami Marlins 8-5 on Tuesday night. Casali hit a tying solo drive off Caleb Smith (8-8) in the fourth inning. He batted again in the fifth and hit a two-run single off Tyler Kinley, giving the Reds a 5-3 lead. Cincinnati also got a big game from Eugenio Suarez, who went deep for the third straight day and finished with three hits.