Cole's strikeouts, spin rate down, Royals rally past Yanks
Gerrit Cole’s strikeouts and spin rate dropped as he pitched for the first time since Major League Baseball’s crackdown on sticky substances, and the Kansas City Royals rallied off Jonathan Loiasiga for four runs in the eighth inning to beat the New York Yankees 6-5.
Padres star Tatis feels better, expected back in lineup soon
A day after Tatis walked off the field during an exhibition game in a worrisome scene, the Padres said the discomfort in his left shoulder had improved. In fact he was lobbying to get in the lineup today, so I thought that was very encouraging,” Tingler said. I think everybody’s kind of expecting him to be back in the lineup in the next day or two. AdMichael Pineda was roughed up in his second start for Minnesota, surrendering five runs on nine hits in five innings. Ian Anderson went six innings in his fourth start, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk.
Royals give Pérez 4-year, $82M deal; richest in team history
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 file photo, Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez celebrates with third base coach Vance Wilson after hitting a three-run home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Royals have given six-time All-Star catcher Salvador Prez the richest contract in club history, a four-year, $82 million deal that begins in 2022. Kansas City announced Sunday, March 21, 2021 it had extended Prez's time with the team. That's when the Royals gave the six-time All-Star catcher an $82 million, four-year deal — the richest in club history — that will begin after his current contract in 2022. The value of the new deal surpasses the $72 million four-year contract the Royals gave outfielder Alex Gordon in 2016.
Marlins use homers to beat Arizona 5-1
MIAMI - Rookie outfielder Harold Ramirez homered, hit a line drive that scored the tiebreaking run and made consecutive catches against the fence to help the Miami Marlins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 Sunday. Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray (9-7), the subject of trade speculation, allowed two earned runs in six innings. Anderson homered in the sixth, and Ramirez hit a two-run shot in the seventh, his sixth. Miami's Elieser Hernandez, making his first start since July 4, allowed one run in four innings. TRAINER'S ROOMDiamondbacks: INF Christian Walker was available off the bench after being hit by a pitch on his left arm Saturday.
Rocking 1997 throwbacks, Marlins beat Diamondbacks on walk-off
MIAMI - Harold Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning that gave the Miami Marlins a 3-2 comeback victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night. Cooper started the inning with a double before Walker walked and Starlin Castro singled. Miami struck early on Walker's sacrifice fly in the first. Miami: RHP Pablo Lopez (shoulder) will make a rehab start at Double-A Jacksonville. Miami: RHP Jordan Yamamoto (4-1, 2.61) will start Saturday.