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Sports Mad Bum gets opener for D-backs; Kluber is Yanks' No. 2

05:20  29 march  2021
05:20  29 march  2021 Source:   msn.com

Sánchez homers again, Kluber debuts, Yanks beat Jays 5-3

  Sánchez homers again, Kluber debuts, Yanks beat Jays 5-3 NEW YORK — Gary Sánchez joined Elston Howard in 1963 as the only Yankees catchers to homer in each of the first two games and Jay Bruce blooped a two-run single in the seventh for his first hit with his new team in New York's 5-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, limited by injuries to one inning in the previous two seasons, pitched around control problems to allow one earned run over four innings in his Yankees debut. Left-hander Lucas Luetge also debuted for the Yankees in his first major league appearance in six years.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are ready to open the season in familiar fashion: with Mad Bum on the mound. Madison Bumgarner was tabbed by manager Torey Lovullo to make his second straight opening day start for the Diamondbacks on Thursday at San Diego. Kluber , who signed a one-year, million contract with New York, has thrown one inning in a regular-season game since being hit on the right forearm by a comebacker on May 1, 2019, and none since tearing a muscle in his right shoulder in his Texas debut last July 26.

PHOENIX (AP) — The first act of Madison Bumgarner's baseball career consisted of 11 hugely successful seasons that included three World Series titles with the San Francisco Giants. The 30-year-old left-handed pitcher believes his second act in Arizona can be just as memorable. Arizona will defer million annually from 2021 to 2023, money paid in million installments each Nov. 1 from 2025-27. He gets a hotel suite on the road, the right to block trades to five teams and four premium seats at all games.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are ready to open the season in familiar fashion: with Mad Bum on the mound.

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Madison Bumgarner was tabbed by manager Torey Lovullo to make his second straight opening day start for the Diamondbacks on Thursday at San Diego.

The 31-year-old four-time All-Star struggled last season — his first in Arizona — going 1-4 with a 6.48 ERA. He was 2-1 with a 6.35 ERA in three spring starts, including allowing six earned runs against Cincinnati on Friday.

But Bumgarner, who signed a five-year, $85 million contract before last season, will still lead off a Diamondbacks rotation that includes Merrill Kelly, Caleb Smith, Taylor Widener and Luke Weaver. This will be the seventh opening day start in Bumgarner's career after doing so five times with San Francisco.

Hill sharp, Kluber roughed up as Rays beat Yankees 10-5

  Hill sharp, Kluber roughed up as Rays beat Yankees 10-5 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rich Hill pitched six strong innings, Austin Meadows led a hit parade against Corey Kluber and New York's bullpen, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Yankees 10-5 Friday to snap a four-game skid. Hill, a 41-year-old lefty who's played 17 seasons with 10 teams, allowed four runs and four hits — all with two outs in the third inning — before retiring his final 10 batters. Hill (1-0) struck out seven without issuing a walk, and Tampa Bay scored five early runs off Kluber (0-1) in his second start for the Yankees. Meadows had three of the Rays' 13 hits, one of five Tampa Bay players with a multi-hit game. Aaron Hicks and DJ LeMahieu homered for the Yankees.

Stroman would bring back promising prospects in a trade, but if the Jays want a more established player, Frazier’s bat would fit in an outfield whose only productive full-timer has been Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Because we’re discussing high-end starters who’ve come up in trade rumors, we would be remiss not to mention Nationals super-ace Max Scherzer and Diamondbacks No. 1 man Zack Greinke. John Harper of SNY.tv reported Friday the Yankees would love to acquire the still-dominant Scherzer (who wouldn’t?), though it seems like much more of a pipe dream than a realistic hope on their part.

Keuchel, a two -time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner, hasn’t been as dominant since winning the 2015 AL Cy Young Award, but he led the AL in starts last season and has turned in a sub-4.00 ERA in four of the past five seasons. Eovaldi, 29 in February, returned from Tommy John surgery with a flourish in 2018, raising his free-agent stock more than perhaps any starting pitcher other than the aforementioned Corbin. I’m fine with Keuchel and Happ, but I’d prefer Kluber . The ask would be way too much for Kluber . I don’t want to lose Andujar, and he will be the centerpiece of any trade for a big name pitcher.

The Yankees also are setting their rotation, announcing Sunday that Corey Kluber will follow ace Gerrit Cole against Toronto.

Kluber, who signed a one-year, $11 million contract with New York, has thrown one inning in a regular-season game since being hit on the right forearm by a comebacker on May 1, 2019, and none since tearing a muscle in his right shoulder in his Texas debut last July 26.

“We’ll be a little conservative out of the gates with him from a pitch count standpoint,” manager Aaron Boone said of the 34-year-old righty and two-time Cy Young Award winner.

Meanwhile, Jameson Taillon will be skipped the first time through the Yankees' rotation. He hasn’t pitched since May 1, 2019, while rehabilitating from his second Tommy John surgery that Aug. 13.

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The extraordinarily fruitful Corey Kluber era just came to an end for Cleveland. The Indians decided over the weekend to trade the two -time American League Cy Young-winning right-hander to the Rangers for a package consisting of Lance Lynn and Mike Minor were among the premier starters in the game last season, but the Rangers struggled to complement them with capable options. However, the team has since added three credible big league starters in Kluber and free-agent signings Kyle Gibson and Jordan Lyles, and suddenly owns one of the best-looking staffs in the majors as a result.

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Domingo Germán will start the series finale against the Blue Jays on April 4, his first appearance in two years. The 28-year-old right-hander was placed on administrative leave on Sept. 19, 2019, while MLB investigated an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend, with whom he has at least one child.

Left-hander Jordan Montgomery will start against Baltimore on April 5.

PHILLIES 6, YANKEES 2

Zack Wheeler made his sixth start for Philadelphia, allowing a hit and a walk in three shutout innings, striking out four. Alec Bohm had two hits, including his fourth double.

Kluber struggled with his control in his fourth start for New York, yielding two runs and three hits with four walks, striking out five in 3 1/3 innings. Jay Bruce doubled and walked.

The Phillies announced that outfielder Scott Kingery, catcher Rafael Marchan and left-hander JoJo Romero were optioned to minor league camp. Also, the Phillies re-assigned catcher Rodolfo Duran and outfielder Travis Jankowski and released catcher Christian Bethancourt.

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Kluber hit two batters, threw a wild pitch and allowed a third-inning solo homer to Troy Stokes Jr. on Saturday. He struck out two in an outing in which the Pirates went down in order just once. "Some pitches, probably, could have been located a little better, been a little sharper," Kluber said. They signed Kluber to a one-year, million contract and acquired Jameson Taillon from Pittsburgh for four prospects. "Looks like himself," Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu said. "Ball's moving all over the place." New York's projected rotation also includes ace Gerrit Cole and Jordan Montgomery.

Corey Kluber overcame occasional wildness, allowing two runs and four hits over four innings in his second start, and the New York Yankees beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Saturday. Kluber is a two -time Cy Young Award winner with his third team in three years. Kluber hit two batters, threw a wild pitch and allowed a third-inning solo homer to Troy Stokes Jr. Yasmani Grandal finally made it into a Cactus League game Saturday as he continues to recover from an early spring knee injury. Now the focus turns to getting ready for the regular season, which starts in two and a half weeks.

RAYS 16, BRAVES 5

Moises Gomez hit a three-run homer — his third of the spring — to cap a 12-run eighth inning for Tampa Bay. MLB’s top prospect Wander Franco had an RBI single in the rally that saw the Rays score 12 times before the second out was recorded. Twelve of the first 13 batters in the inning reached base. Kevin Kiermaier had a double and his first homer, a two-run shot. Ryan Yarbrough made his fourth start, yielding two runs on three hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Freddie Freeman had two hits, including a double and his first homer — a two-run shot in the sixth. Alex Jackson homered in the seventh with a runner on for his second of the spring. Charlie Morton made his third start, allowing two hits and two walks in three scoreless innings. Morton didn't allow a run this spring.

PIRATES 2, ORIOLES 1

Adam Frazier doubled to lead off the game for Pittsburgh, scoring on Troy Stokes' single. Frazier added an RBI single in the second.

Mitch Keller made his fifth start for the Pirates. He came in with a 16.20 ERA after surrendering 15 runs on 22 hits in 8 1/3 innings, but tossed three scoreless innings against Baltimore and allowed one hit and four walks.

Red Sox scratch E-Rod from opener; Eovaldi to pitch instead

  Red Sox scratch E-Rod from opener; Eovaldi to pitch instead The Boston Red Sox on Friday scratched Eduardo Rodriguez as the opening day starter because of a “dead arm” that pushed back his final spring tuneup. Nathan Eovaldi will face the Baltimore Orioles in the April 1 opener instead. Manager Alex Cora said Rodriguez missed a bullpen session on Wednesday, two days after lasting just two innings in a spring training start. He played catch Thursday and felt fine, and Cora said after Friday's 7-3 loss toManager Alex Cora said Rodriguez missed a bullpen session on Wednesday, two days after lasting just two innings in a spring training start. He played catch Thursday and felt fine, and Cora said after Friday's 7-3 loss to the Rays that Rodriguez would have a bullpen session on Saturday.

Matt Harvey made his fourth start for the Orioles, giving up two runs and five hits with two walks in five innings. Yusniel Diaz had a double for one of Baltimore's two hits.

MARLINS 10, METS 2

Jesus Aguilar had three hits for Miami, including a solo homer in the second inning. Aguilar doubled in a run in a four-run first. Daniel Castano made his third start in his fifth appearance, allowing one run and five hits in 4 2/3 innings, striking out five.

Brandon Nimmo hit his second home run for New York. Michael Conforto had two hits, including his first double.

RED SOX 8, TWINS 3

Enrique Hernández and Franchy Cordero led off with back-to-back home runs off Minnesota’s José Berríos.

Xander Bogaerts had a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth. J.D. Martinez had two hits, including his fourth double, driving in two. Cesar Puello hit his second homer, a solo shot.

Berríos made his fifth start for Minnesota, giving up three runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.

NATIONALS 11, CARDINALS 3

Jon Lester made his third start in his first spring with Washington, allowing three runs — two earned — and five hits with two walks in 4 1/3 innings.

Ryan Zimmerman hit his sixth spring homer and added an RBI single in the second for the Nationals. Alex Avila had two hits, including his second homer. Victor Robles had three hits, including his sixth double, with an RBI, and Kyle Schwarber doubled and walked three times.

Yankees have right stuff - maybe too much right stuff

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St. Louis’ top pitching prospect Matthew Libatore made his first start in his fifth appearance, allowing two runs and three hits and two walks, striking out four of the seven batters he retired.

TIGERS 4, BLUE JAYS 4 (9)

Tarik Skubal made his third start in his fifth appearance for Detroit, tossing five innings and allowing one run and three hits and a walk. Kody Clemens, the son of seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens, had an RBI single. Nomar Mazara hit his first homer.

Ross Stripling made his third start in his fourth appearance for Toronto, allowing one run and four hits in 5 2/3 innings.

RANGERS 12, CUBS 8

Jake Arrieta gave up a walk to load the bases in the second, then hit a batter to force in the first run in a six-run second inning. He finished with four runs allowed on five hits over 2 2/3 innings.

Joc Pederson belted his eighth home run of the spring for the Cubs with a man on in the fourth.

Kohei Arihara allowed three runs, two on Pederson's homer, on five hits and struck out four over five innings in the start for the Rangers. Joey Gallo hit a three-run homer in the second.

BREWERS 7, REDS 1 (7)

Corbin Burnes struck out nine Reds over his five-inning start, giving up just three hits, including a solo home run to Tyler Naquin. Burnes had a 1.65 ERA this spring in 21 1/3 innings with 35 strikeouts.

Avisaíl García hit a two-run homer in the first for Milwaukee. Christian Yelich tripled, and Jackie Bradley Jr. walked, singled and scored two runs.

Jeff Hoffman opened for the Reds and gave up four runs and three hits and two walks while getting just two outs. Sean Doolittle started the second inning and allowed two runs and three hits while striking out the only two batters he retired.

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PADRES 3, INDIANS 3

Joe Musgrove did not allow a hit over his five-inning start, walking two and striking out six for the Padres. Musgrove also singled and doubled in two at-bats and scored on Fernando Tatis Jr.'s double.

MacKenzie Gore gave up three-run homer to Josh Naylor in the sixth.

Triston McKenzie worked five innings in the start for Cleveland, allowing three runs and seven hits.

ATHLETICS 11, GIANTS 3

Daulton Jefferies gave up a solo home run to Mike Yastrzemski in his five-inning start for Oakland, allowing three hits. Matt Olson singled, homered and drove in three runs.

Conner Menez worked two scoreless innings in the start for the Giants. Sam Selman struck out two in the fifth, but walked one and allowed two runs and two hits. Yunior Marte gave up five runs on three hits and two walks and managed to retired just one in the ninth. The Giants used 10 pitchers and issued nine walks.

WHITE SOX 7, DIAMONDBACKS 4

Merrill Kelly allowed a run and four hits over his five-inning start while striking out six. Joakim Soria retired the side in order in the sixth. Stefan Crichton gave up five earned runs on two hits and three walks and did not record an out in the eighth. Josh Rojas tripled to drive in two runs.

Dallas Keuchel struck out four in five innings for the White Sox, allowing two runs on five hits. Codi Heuer allowed a hit in the eighth and Liam Hendricks retired the side in the ninth. Matt Reynolds hit a two-run double in the eighth.

ROYALS 6, ROCKIES 3

Royals starter Mike Minor allowed an earned run and five hits over five innings. Adalberto Mondesi singled and homered and Jorge Soler had two hits, including a double.

Chi Chi González started for the Rockies and struck out five in his five-inning start, giving up a run and three hits. Daniel Bard struck out all three he faced in the fifth. Josh Fuentes went 4 for 4 with a double, Raimel Tapia had two hits and drove in a run, and Colton Welker homered in the eighth.

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