The Reds were homerless in their last five games entering Saturday night. That changed in a hurry as Scott Schebler swatted a home run in each of the first two innings for two of Cincinnati's five long balls in a 13-0 drubbing of the D-backs at Chase Field. Meanwhile, Anthony DeSclafani threw his first career shutout.
The Reds lineup had already greased the wheels for pitcher Anthony DeSclafani with a bunch of run support. Conditions could not have been easier or smoother for him to work the first shutout of his career. It came in the form of a four-hitter and 13-0 victory for the Reds over the D-backs on Saturday night at Chase Field.
The D-backs were given a surprise of sorts by Reds starter Brandon Finnegan, as he struck them out a career-high 12 times on Friday during a 4-3 loss in 11 innings. Finnegan not only has a changeup, but he's figured out how to use it.
This time when catcher Raffy Lopez was summoned from Triple-A Louisville, he could actually put on a big uniform and stay for a while. Lopez had his contract selected Saturday, while infielder Tony Renda was optioned to Louisville.
After blowing a lead in the ninth inning and and having to rally after falling behind in the 10th, Brandon Drury scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 11th to lift the D-backs to a 4-3 win over the Reds in the series opener at Chase Field on Friday night.
The Reds bullpen is ranked 29th in ERA this season, while the D-backs are one spot back at the bottom of the league. With second-half improvement, the Reds haven't pitched like their ranking much lately, but it found a creative way to let a win slip away in the bottom of the 11th inning of a 4-3 walk-off loss on Friday night.
After earning two runs in the first inning to go ahead, 2-1, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos lineup simply failed to generate any more scoring opportunities against the Mobile BayBears' four pitchers Wednesday.
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos welcome the Mobile BayBEars to Blue Wahoos Stadium on Monday, August 22 for the first half of a 10-game homestand. This homestand features Fat Tuesday, Willy Wonka Night and a FANtastic Friday drawstring bag giveaway!
Pensacola and Mississippi played 15 scoreless innings before the Braves pulled out the victory. Pensacola, the first half champion, and Mississippi, the front runner in the second half, have played seven extra inning games this season with Pensacola winning four times.
Dayton's Zack Shields raced in from third to score the tie-breaking run on Avain Rachal's slow grounder in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Dayton Dragons defeated the Lansing Lugnuts 2-1 on Wednesday night.
The Dragons and Vectren will honor LexisNexis, whose Dayton-based employees provided over 10,000 volunteer hours in company time in 2015, during the unique "Community All-Stars" program on Thursday, August 25.
The A's scored twice in the eighth inning, pushing past the Cardinals for a one-run win on Saturday. Pitcher Zach Neal allowed one earned run in six innings and Brett Eibner's sac fly in the eighth gave the A's the lead for good. Randal Grichuk had a home run for the Cardinals, and top prospect Alex Reyes allowed one run in 4 2/3 innings.
Cy Young winner Chris Carpenter and MVP Joe Torre returned to St. Louis on Saturday to accept their Hall of Fame red jackets and plaques during an afternoon ceremony as part of their induction into the Cardinals' Hall of Fame. The other two inductees, former owner/president Sam Breadon and center fielder Terry Moore, were represented by members of their […]
The Hall of Fame Tour will take root in the parking lot at Ballpark Village from Friday through Sept. 11 on one of six stops this year as the experience of Cooperstown is brought to the fans. The traveling showcase includes five mobile exhibit galleries containing artifacts such as Jackie Robinson's cap from the 1955 World Series and Babe Ruth's 71 […]
Starter Julio Urias recovered from a shaky beginning and fellow rookie Corey Seager slugged a record-breaking home run Saturday as the Dodgers held on to edge the Cubs, 3-2, in a battle of first-place teams.
Jason Hammel was not happy about being pulled after 39 pitches over 2 1/3 innings on Saturday. It didn't even count as a start, the Cubs right-hander said. And after the game, which the Cubs lost, 3-2, to the Dodgers, he met with manager Joe Maddon.
Sunday will be the Cubs' second "onesie" trip, in which players will be allowed to wear their pajamas on the flight from Los Angeles to Chicago. Last year's pajama party followed Jake Arrieta's first career no-hitter, but that was a night game.
The Astros rode a hot night from the bats and another quality outing from Dallas Keuchel to secure their first series win over the Rays since 2008 with a 6-2 victory on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.
Carlos Correa may only be 21 years old, but his penchant for bringing in runs has transformed the young shortstop into the Astros' second-most valuable asset on offense, behind only American League MVP candidate Jose Altuve.
Chris Archer returns to the site of one of his best games as a Major Leaguer, and one of the best pitched games in the Major Leagues in 2015, when he starts for the Rays in Sunday's series finale against the Astros at Minute Maid Park.
Talk about a power surge. Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis hit back-to-back homers in the ninth to give the Astros a 5-4 walk-off win over the Rays on Friday night in the series opener. It was Houston's first win at Minute Maid Park in five games.
Ordinarily, a three-game winning streak for the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park would be cause for unrestrained rejoicing. The Pirates on Saturday night won their third straight at Miller Park; a 9-6 victory over the Brewers that included a comeback from a four-run deficit. But another development made this a less than ecstatic evening for the Bucs. After […]
Gerrit Cole will not make his scheduled start Monday in Chicago in order to seek a second opinion on his right elbow, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington announced after Saturday's 9-6 win over the Brewers.
Given a blow from the starting lineup Saturday after consecutive 0-fo- 5 games dropped his career batting average to .138 (8-for-58) in Milwaukee, Gregory Polanco delivered a pinch-hit, bases-clearing double in the sixth inning to lift the Pirates to a 9-6 win.
"He's a Latin Babe Ruth or something like that," Pirates rookie Jameson Taillon said of the Brewers' Hernan Perez, laughing about a respectful rivalry that has swung wildly of late in the Nuevo Bambino's favor.