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Down in 10th, J.D. clutch again in wild Mets win

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NEW YORK -- It’s a common saying, that success comes at the nexus where hard work meets opportunity. It also provides an apt distillation of how J.D. Davis seized control of a tie game in the bottom of the 10th inning, hitting a walk-off single to deep left field to

Hand falters after Santana's homer in 10th

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NEW YORK -- Brad Hand got the ground ball he needed to escape Wednesday night with his first save in four outings. But the Indians couldn’t execute the play, resulting in a 4-3 loss to the Mets at Citi Field in 10 innings. The Tribe sent Hand to the mound

Solak, Burke hit the ground running in debuts

Rangers down Halos in 11 for 2nd straight night
August 21, 2019

ARLINGTON -- Rangers rookie pitcher Brock Burke and infielder Nick Solak had an unforgettable time on their first day in the Major Leagues, and it ended on a victorious note. It also came at the expense of one of the greatest players in Major League history, but nobody on the

Goodwin clutch in 9th, but Halos lose in 11 again

August 21, 2019

ARLINGTON -- Another grueling day ended with another abrupt disappointment for the Angels on Tuesday night, as they watched the Rangers walk off in the 11th inning for the second night in a row. Despite tying the game in the top of the ninth, the Halos fell 3-2 after winning

Trevino's 1st-to-3rd dash key to Rangers' rally

August 20, 2019

ARLINGTON -- Rangers catcher Jose Trevino had to catch 11 innings over a four-hour, 35-minute game, and he still had enough to pull off the big baserunning play that helped win it for his team. He scored on an infield hit by Isiah Kiner-Falefa to give the Rangers an 8-7

Angels’ bats fall silent after early strikes

Halos go scoreless for 9 straight innings, walk 9 in 11-inning defeat
August 20, 2019

ARLINGTON -- After squandering a healthy early lead, the Angels loaded the bases in the eighth, ninth and 10th innings Monday night against the Rangers, but failed to score in an 8-7 loss at Globe Life Park. Having wasted so many chances, the Angels eventually fell when reliever Noé Ramirez

Marlins rookie learns lesson the hard way

August 18, 2019

DENVER -- “It won’t be the last time. You’ve just gotta work hard and get better.” Wise words from a 23-year-old second baseman who had just committed two crucial errors in a 7-6, 10-inning walk-off loss to the Rockies, who sealed a three-game sweep at Coors Field on Sunday. Isan

Arenado slugs 30th HR, then Rockies walk off

August 18, 2019

DENVER -- Garrett Hampson wasn’t going to let the Rockies’ good times end, not on a day when Nolan Arenado homered twice. Hampson’s one-out, bases-loaded single over a five-man infield in the 10th gave the Rockies a 7-6 victory over the Marlins to extend their win streak to four games

Instant classic: Thames' HR in 14th downs Nats

Yelich homers in 9th and 13th for 41 on the season
August 18, 2019

WASHINGTON -- Eric Thames was struggling to simply change out of his game clothes. Christian Yelich was exasperated, at a loss for words. Craig Counsell was at peace that the cost of the game resulted in a win. The most energetic source in the Brewers clubhouse after a 15-14 win

Brosseau walks it off after pitchers set K mark

Rays hurlers strike out franchise-record 24 in 13-inning marathon
August 17, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays' pitching staff has been one of the best in the Majors this season, but its performance on Saturday was one of the best in franchise history, and Tampa Bay needed every bit of it. Michael Brosseau delivered the big walk-off hit in the 13th inning

Dominant 'pen fuels A's in 13-inning walk-off win

Trivino leads relievers' 7 scoreless frames; Grossman delivers winning hit
August 17, 2019

OAKLAND -- The A’s bullpen has taken its lumps this year, responsible for losing several games that appeared to be in hand. To make matters worse, it was down two of its top relievers on Friday. But on this night, it was that same maligned bullpen that shined. At the

Yaz he did: Yastrzemski hits 3 HRs in slugfest

August 17, 2019

PHOENIX -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy tweaked the top of his lineup Friday night, slotting rookie Mike Yastrzemski into the leadoff spot and batting Brandon Belt seventh. Bochy explained that he liked Yastrzemski’s patience and speed at the top of the order. He’ll take the power, too. Yastrzemski launched three

Verlander sets record, but Astros fall to A's in 13

August 17, 2019

OAKLAND -- One by one, Astros relievers tried to finish what Justin Verlander had started. Ryan Pressly, Roberto Osuna, Will Harris, Joe Smith and Hector Rondon put up zeros on the Coliseum scoreboard, handing the baton to the offense each time in hopes of a clutch hit somewhere. A stellar

D-backs, Giants hit most HRs at Chase Field

Teams combine for 12 dingers in 11-inning thriller
August 17, 2019

PHOENIX -- The D-backs said all the right things after their 10-9 loss in 11 innings against the Giants on Friday night. • Box score They talked about how proud they were that they fought back and had tough at-bats right up until the end. They said they would be

Devers makes history with career-high 6 hits

Sale quickest to 2,000 K's; Cashner gets first career save
August 14, 2019

CLEVELAND -- Throughout perhaps the wildest and most-needed win the Red Sox have had all season, there was but one constant on Tuesday night at Progressive Field. Rafael Devers just kept raking. In a 7-6 victory over the Indians that took 10 innings and required six pitchers (including Nathan Eovaldi,

Twins rally in 9th, fall into 1st-place tie in extras

August 11, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins landed what could have been a knockout blow against Cleveland’s best reliever, but saw a potential walk-off win thwarted by a perfect relay to home plate in the 9th. One inning later, Cleveland carried that swing in momentum by punching back against Minnesota’s best, with Carlos

Santana's slam in 10th ties Tribe, Twins for 1st

August 11, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- Brad Hand and the Indians had just blown a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to extra innings, and the guys in the dugout were all saying the same thing: “We’re not leaving here without a win.” “There’s no time to shake

Sox pitching a mixed bag in extra-innings loss

August 11, 2019

BOSTON -- By the time the Red Sox wrapped up the series finale against the Angels in 10 innings, Andrew Cashner's abbreviated start was hours in the past. Sunday’s game, which ended in a Red Sox 5-4 loss at Fenway Park, was a contrast of on-point pitching and struggles on

Bemboom an extra-innings star hours after call

'It’s something you dream about' says catcher on action-packed Angels debut that salvaged series split
August 11, 2019

BOSTON -- It was the kind of Angels debut Anthony Bemboom had been dreaming about since being drafted by the organization in the 22nd round of the 2012 Draft. Bemboom wasted no time making an impact after being called up from Triple-A Salt Lake before the game, throwing out reigning

Bullpen has no answer for relentless Marlins

Relievers yield 7 runs to spoil Soroka's 7 scoreless frames
August 11, 2019

MIAMI -- When the National League East-leading Braves assessed their roster prior to last month’s Trade Deadline, they decided to take action to improve their relief corps by acquiring veterans Shane Greene, Mark Melancon and Chris Martin. Things haven't gone quite as planned in the days since. What started as

Marlins refuse to roll over, walk off in 10th

Ramirez scampers to 3rd on an error; Prado seals win with sac fly
August 10, 2019

MIAMI -- The Marlins flipped the script on the Braves on Saturday night and gave the South Florida baseball market a glimpse of what the organization is aiming to build for the future Martín Prado's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning scored Harold Ramirez and rallied the Marlins to a

Kelly times 2! HRs in 9th, 11th lift D-backs in LA

August 10, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- With the fracas that happened after Friday night's game between the D-backs and Dodgers, along with the amazing job done by Arizona's bullpen, it could be easy to overlook the fact that the real star of the show was Carson Kelly. The Arizona catcher smacked a pair

Dodgers blow lead in 9th, fall to D-backs in 11

August 10, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The on-field fireworks on Fireworks Night at Dodger Stadium shouldn’t distract from the persistent vulnerability of the best team in the National League, its bullpen, which cost the Dodgers in a 3-2 loss to the D-backs on Friday night. Closer Kenley Jansen allowed a game-tying two-run homer

Down 6-0, Rays pull off a wild comeback win

Power, 'pen and hustle are keys to walk-off victory in 10 innings
August 7, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- After the Blue Jays jumped out to a 6-0 lead, the Rays scored seven unanswered runs, including a walk-off wild pitch in the 10th inning to edge Toronto, 7-6, on Tuesday at Tropicana Field. While Kevin Kiermaier scoring on the wild pitch took center stage, giving the

Barnhart: 'Today was a huge win for us'

After blown save, catcher hits go-ahead homer in 10th as Reds split four-game series
August 4, 2019

ATLANTA -- Following Saturday night’s heartbreaking extra-innings loss to the Braves, the Reds easily could have mailed it in Sunday and looked ahead to going home and regrouping. It would have been even easier to do so following Sunday afternoon’s lightning-quick meltdown in the ninth inning, which saw a two-run