Tatis hits 50th career homer, Padres rout Mariners 16-1
Fernando Tatis Jr. became the fastest shortstop in history to hit 50 home runs, punctuating his three-run shot with a bat flip, and made another spectacular defensive play for the San Diego Padres, who routed the Seattle Mariners 16-1 for their seventh straight win.
MLB returns with thrills; red flags remain after 1st weekend
The 60-game sprint started with a bang thunder, actually, along with a torrential downpour in the rain-shortened opener between the Yankees and Nationals. Now is when people will finally listen, explained Stanton, a Black slugger with the New York Yankees who plans to kneel throughout the season. Made it interesting.Lastly, MLB unveiled another modification hours before first pitch, expanding the postseason from 10 teams to 16. The news Sunday of potential outbreaks with the Reds and Marlins was a reminder of how fragile the season could be. If 10 or 15 or 25 guys do it and the rest are messing around, it can mess everything up.
Marlins explode for 11 runs in Philadelphia, take 2 of 3 in season-opening series
PHILADELPHIA The Miami Marlins wrapped up their opening series in Philadelphia with an impressive display of offensive firepower. Backed by Miguel Rojas' big day at the plate, Miami took down the Phillies 11-6 to claim their second win of the young season. Rojas made a run at Marlins history, trying to become the first player in franchise history to hit for the cycle, but ended up coming a double short. Miami also got home runs from newcomers Corey Dickerson and Jesus Aguilar, his second of the weekend. Miami will be back in action on Monday for its home opener at Marlins Park against the Baltimore Orioles.
Mets stay alive, rally in 9th and beat Marlins 5-4 in 11
Starlin Castro #13 of the Miami Marlins reacts in the seventh inning against the New York Mets. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)NEW YORK - Michael Conforto and the New York Mets rallied just in time to keep their faint playoff hopes alive, beating the Miami Marlins 5-4 in 11 innings Tuesday night. After wins by Washington and Milwaukee earlier in the day, the Mets needed a victory to stay in the playoff race. Paul Sewald (1-1), the seventh Mets pitcher, struck out two in a perfect inning for his first major league win in his 118th appearance. Mets: Bidding for a second straight NL Cy Young Award, deGrom (10-8, 2.51 ERA) makes his final scheduled start this season.
Diaz, Reynolds rally Pirates past Marlins 6-5
Bryan Reynolds celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk off two run RBI single to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 6-5 win over the Miami Marlins at PNC Park on September 4, 2019. PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Bryan Reynolds' two-run bloop single capped a three-run ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. Elias Diaz started the winning rally with a leadoff homer against Jose Urena (4-8) that drew the Pirates within a run. TRAINER'S ROOMPirates: Rookie OF Jason Martin will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his left shoulder Tuesday night when Marlins RHP Jarlin Garcia fell on him during a play at the plate. Pirates: RHP Dario Agrazal (4-5, 4.50) has won his last two starts despite giving up seven runs in 10 innings.
Late homers by Rojas, Cooper help Marlins end record road skid
Jose Urena pitched a perfect 10th for his first save of the season and second of his career. Frazier led off the first inning with a home run, drove in three runs and had three of the Pirates' four hits. Pirates rookie right-hander Mitch Keller left the game in the second inning when he sustained a bruised right wrist when struck by Cooper's line comebacker. The Marlins had pulled ahead in the top of the inning on Cooper's RBI double to deep center field. INSTANT OFFENSEFrazier's leadoff blast marked the fourth time in five games the Pirates started a game with a home run.