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Sports Evans denied Baddoo, Pirates beat Tigers 4-2 with 2-run 8th

00:51  23 april  2021
00:51  23 april  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

Reds keep rolling, hit 4 HRs to back Castillo, sweep Pirates

  Reds keep rolling, hit 4 HRs to back Castillo, sweep Pirates CINCINNATI — The names might not ring out like Rose, Morgan, Bench and the Big Red Machine. But Tyler Naquin, Nick Castellanos, Jonathan India and these Cincinnati Reds are breaking loose for runs in bunches. Naquin hit another leadoff homer and the high-scoring Reds kept rolling, backing Luis Castillo to rout the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-4 Wednesday for their fifth straight win. Coming off their first playoff appearance in seven years, the Reds have started a season 5-1 for the first time since 2016. “The determination to win games is there,” Reds manager David Bell said. "And by no means do I sense any sort of letup. Guys are way too smart for that.

Phillip Evans homered off Bryan Garcia for a 4 - 2 lead in the sixth. Harold Castro hit an RBI single in the bottom half. In the first game, Pittsburgh scored all its runs in the fourth inning after Michael Fulmer (1-1) retired the Pirates in order through the first three. Anderson (2-2) allowed two runs and three hits with two walks The Tigers designated INF Renato Núñez for assignment before the doubleheader opener. In between games, they optioned RHP Joe Jiménez to the alternate training site and reinstated Turnbull from the injured list. They also named OF Derek Hill as the 27th man for the second game.

Phillip Evans homered off Bryan Garcia for a 4 - 2 lead in the sixth. Harold Castro hit an RBI single in the bottom half. In the first game, Pittsburgh scored all its runs in the fourth inning after Michael Fulmer (1-1) retired the Pirates in order through the first three. The Tigers designated INF Renato Núñez for assignment before the doubleheader opener. In between games, they optioned RHP Joe Jiménez to the alternate training site and reinstated RHP Spencer Turnbull from the injured list. They also named OF Derek Hill as the 27th man for the second game.

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DETROIT — Phillip Evans kept Akil Baddoo's drive to left field in the park in the seventh inning to help Pittsburgh escape a jam, and the Pirates scored twice in the eighth to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2 on Thursday.

Colin Moran and Erik González hit RBI singles with two outs in the eighth.

With the score tied at 2, Baddoo nearly put the Tigers ahead, but Evans reached above the fence in left, and the ball bounced off his glove and back into the field of play. Baddoo wound up with a double, and he didn't end up scoring.

With men on first and third and one out, Sam Howard (2-1) came on and retired Robbie Grossman and Willi Castro on flyballs.

Reyes homers twice, Plesac strong as Indians beat Tigers

  Reyes homers twice, Plesac strong as Indians beat Tigers CLEVELAND — Franmil Reyes homered twice and Zach Plesac pitched seven dominant innings after getting an early lead to give the Cleveland Indians a 4-1 win Friday night over the Detroit Tigers, who scratched starter Julio Teheran just before the first pitch. Reyes hit a two-run homer in the first off emergency starter Derek Holland (0-1) and added a 446-foot solo shot in the sixth to make it 4-0. For the second straight game, one player carried the Indians offence. José Ramírez homered twice on Wednesday in a 4-2 win over Kansas City. “When those hits start dropping, we're going to be good,” Reyes said. “Hopefully we get more games like this where we take the lead earlier.

Phillip Evans homered off Bryan Garcia for a 4 - 2 lead in the sixth. Harold Castro hit an RBI single in the bottom half. In the first game, Pittsburgh scored all its runs in the fourth inning after Michael Fulmer (1-1) retired the Pirates in order through the first three. The Tigers designated INF Renato Nunez for assignment before the doubleheader opener. In between games, they optioned RHP Joe Jimenez to the alternate training site and reinstated Turnbull from the injured list. They also named OF Derek Hill as the 27th man for the second game.

Detroit Tigers ' Akil Baddoo scores against the Pittsburgh Pirates on a Willi Castro. (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Detroit Tigers ' Akil Baddoo scores against the Pittsburgh Pirates on a Willi Castro single in the fifth inning during the second game of a doubleheader baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 .

Adam Frazier had three hits for the Pirates, including a one-out single off José Cisnero (0-1) in the eighth. Frazier advanced on a wild pitch and scored on Moran's single off Gregory Soto to give Pittsburgh the lead for good.

Richard Rodríguez pitched a perfect ninth for his third save, sending the Tigers to their sixth loss in seven games.

JaCoby Jones hit a solo homer for Detroit in the fifth.

José Ureña allowed two runs in the first inning but held Pittsburgh scoreless for the next six. Bryan Reynolds hit an RBI single in the first, and González drove in the second run with a single of his own.

Baddoo hit an RBI triple in the second.


Gallery: The best moments from baseball’s Opening Day (Espresso)

a close up of a person in a baseball uniform throwing a ball: No two words evoke more excitement among baseball fans than Opening Day. Except maybe “Mike Trout” or, after last year’s revelations, “Astros lose.” You’ve waited five long months to see your favourite team take the field again, and now the time is finally here.So to help get you excited for the first pitch of the season, here are some of the best moments from Opening Day history.

Mitch Keller allowed two runs in five innings for the Pirates.

Rodón no-hits Indians after losing perfect game bid in 9th

  Rodón no-hits Indians after losing perfect game bid in 9th CHICAGO — Carlos Rodón threw the second no-hitter of the young baseball season Wednesday night, losing his bid for a perfect game on a hit batter with one out in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox cruised to an 8-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The left-hander retired his first 25 batters before he plunked Roberto Pérez on the back foot with an 0-2 slider. An incredulous Rodón looked on almost in bewilderment as Pérez made his way to first. Rodón (2-0) regained his composure in time to strike out Yu Chang looking and retire Jordan Luplow on a sharp grounder to third, starting a joyous celebration.

After his run to the Monte Carlo Masters semi-final last week, Dan Evans had to settle for an early exit in Barcelona, where Rafael Nadal had to dig deep to win his opening match while Novak Djokovic had a more straightforward return in Belgrade. Evans - who has risen to a joint career-best 26th in the world after Evans failed to consolidate an early break and lost four of the next five games to concede the opening set, but fought back to force a decider, despite needing treatment to his left hand while serving in the eighth game of the second set. After three consecutive breaks in the third set Moutet resorted

Phillip Evans homered off Bryan Garcia for a 4 - 2 lead in the sixth. Harold Castro hit an RBI single in the bottom half. In the first game, Pittsburgh scored all its runs in the fourth inning after Michael Fulmer (1-1) retired the Pirates in order through the first three. The Tigers designated INF Renato Núñez for assignment before the doubleheader opener. In between games, they optioned RHP Joe Jiménez to the alternate training site and reinstated Turnbull from the injured list. They also named OF Derek Hill as the 27th man for the second game.

For a second straight day, the teams played through snow flurries at times, although it was nothing major.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes reaggravated his left wrist injury during a batting drill late Wednesday night and was sent back to Pittsburgh for further evaluation. Hayes, who went on the injured list on April 4, remains out indefinitely. With Hayes' absence extended, Pittsburgh selected the contract of two-time All-Star 3B Todd Frazier to the major league roster and designated OF Dustin Fowler for assignment. ... The Pirates put RHP Chad Kuhl on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Monday with right shoulder discomfort and recalled RHP Geoff Hartlieb.

UP NEXT

Pittsburgh plays at Minnesota on Friday night. JT Brubaker (2-0) starts for the Pirates against J.A. Happ (0-0).

Detroit begins a home series against Kansas City. The Tigers send Casey Mize (1-1) to the mound against Mike Minor (1-1).

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Taillon earns 1st win in exactly 2 years, Yanks beat Tigers .
NEW YORK — Jameson Taillon earned his first win in exactly two years, Aaron Judge had three hits and three RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 6-4 on Saturday. Gleyber Torres also drove in three runs as the Yankees won for the sixth time in seven games and improved to 13-14. In a big league season when hitting is in short supply, 11 of the 18 batters in the starting lineups for the Tigers and Yankees finished the game hitting .198 or below. Former Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera went 0 for 5 and fell to .125, one of the five struggling Detroit starters on a team with a majors-worst batting average of .1995.

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