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Sports Phillips' homer helps Rays cool off Athletics 4-3

09:31  28 april  2021
09:31  28 april  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

Glasnow fans 14, Adames homers as Rays blank Rangers 1-0

  Glasnow fans 14, Adames homers as Rays blank Rangers 1-0 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays are running out of superlatives to describe the way Tyler Glasnow is pitching. The hard-throwing right-hander struck out a career-high 14 in 7 2/3 innings and Willy Adames homered in the seventh to help the AL champions beat the sputtering Texas Rangers 1-0 on Monday night. Glasnow (1-0) allowed two hits and got his first win of the season after pitching well but not being involved in decisions in two previous starts. He allowed Eli White's single up the middle off the glove of diving second baseman Brandon Lowe with one out in the fifth and Jose Trevino's leadoff single in the eighth. “That was unbelievable.

Phillips ' homer helps Rays cool off Athletics 4 - 3 . — Corey Kluber has his best start in two years to gain his first win for the Yankees, Kyle Higashioka homered again as he gains playing time from Gary Sánchez and New York beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 Tuesday night. Guerrero Jr. hits 3 HRs, slam off Scherzer, Jays beat Nats.

Phillips ' homer helps Rays cool off Athletics 4 - 3 . — Corey Kluber has his best start in two years to gain his first win for the Yankees, Kyle Higashioka homered again as he gains playing time from Gary Sánchez and New York beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 Tuesday night. Guerrero Jr. hits 3 HRs, slam off Scherzer, Jays beat Nats.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Brett Phillips hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning Tuesday night and the Tampa Bay Rays held on for a 4-3 win over Oakland, handing the Athletics their second loss in 16 games.

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Joey Wendle's two-out single in the seventh tacked on another run for the Rays and ended Tampa Bay's 0-for-26 stretch with runners in scoring position.

Phillips' first homer of the season came off Frankie Montas (2-2) and erased the impact of a bizarre defensive decision in the top of the sixth by Rays centre fielder Kevin Kiermaier.

“Hits like that kind of reassure you to keep doing your work,” said Phillips, who had been struggling along with the rest of Tampa Bay's offence. “It feels good to contribute. I got lucky and put a good swing on it."

Rays dominate Yankees 8-2 in matchup of AL East strugglers

  Rays dominate Yankees 8-2 in matchup of AL East strugglers NEW YORK — Clint Frazier was batting in the eighth inning when some Yankees fans erupted, throwing about a half dozen balls on the field and causing the game to be stopped for 2 minutes, 15 seconds. By the end of Friday night, New York manager Aaron Boone let loose during a rare postgame meeting with his underperforming players after an 8-2 defeat to the Tampa Bay Rays dropped the Yankees to an AL-worst 5-8. “We know adversity is coming for you at some point in the season. It’s knocking on our door right now, and we’ve got to answer it,” Boone said. New York managed a triple crown of failed pitching, hitting and fielding.

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Daily Recap: Steven Souza Jr. drilled four hits, including the go-ahead three-run homer in the 8th as the Rays beat the Blue Jays, 5- 3 . The American League, originally founded in 1901, consists of the following teams: Baltimore Orioles; Boston Red Sox; Chicago White Sox; Cleveland Indians; Detroit Tigers; Houston Astros; Kansas City Royals; Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; Minnesota Twins; New York Yankees; Oakland Athletics ; Seattle Mariners; Tampa Bay Rays ; Texas Rangers; and Toronto Blue Jays.

“We needed something to spark us and that certainly did,” manager Kevin Cash said.

Jeffrey Springs (1-0) got the win in relief. Diego Castillo worked the ninth and gave up Sean Murphy's third homer this season before earning his fifth save.

It was the first one-run loss of the year for Oakland. The A's have won five games by one, including Monday night over the Rays after their 13-game winning streak ended Sunday at Baltimore.

With one out, Matt Olson on third base in the sixth and the game tied 1-1, Mitch Moreland hit a flyball to left field. Rays left fielder Randy Arozarena got under it, but Kiermaier called him off, caught the ball running laterally and had to turn to make the throw to the plate. Kiermaier's throw was accurate but late as Olson, who had led off with a double, slid in with the run that put the A's up 2-1.

A's run winning streak to 12, beating Orioles 3-1

  A's run winning streak to 12, beating Orioles 3-1 BALTIMORE — The Oakland Athletics won their 12th consecutive game — their longest winning streak in almost two decades — with a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Oakland’s string is its longest since it won a franchise-record 20 in a row in 2002. It is the Athletics’ third-longest winning streak since moving to Oakland in 1968, and is the longest in the majors since Houston’s 12-game run from June 6-18, 2018. Ramón LaureanoOakland’s string is its longest since it won a franchise-record 20 in a row in 2002. It is the Athletics’ third-longest winning streak since moving to Oakland in 1968, and is the longest in the majors since Houston’s 12-game run from June 6-18, 2018.

Daily Recap: Adam Rosales and Ryon Healy each homered and Jharel Cotton tossed six strong frames in the Athletics ' 4 - 3 win over the Mariners Check out http The American League consists of the following teams: Baltimore Orioles; Boston Red Sox; Chicago White Sox; Cleveland Indians; Detroit Tigers; Houston Astros; Kansas City Royals; Los Angeles Angels ; Minnesota Twins; New York Yankees; Oakland Athletics ; Seattle Mariners; Tampa Bay Rays ; Texas Rangers; and Toronto Blue Jays.

Profar's late homer helps ensure A's win. Offseason acquisition is finding his way in May after a shaky start. After nearly having to exit the game as he was hit by a pitch on his right foot in each of his first two at-bats, Profar had no issues in the eighth inning when he clobbered a solo homer off Indians reliever Adam Cimber to provide the A’s some insurance in Tuesday’s 5- 3 win, extending their season-high winning.

“I know what it looked like from everybody else's vantage point,” Kiermaier said, "but I believe I'm the best defensive outfielder in the game, and on that play, in a 1-1 game and the team not playing well, I'm doing everything in my power to preserve a 1-1 tie. I know I surprised Randy and I caught him off-guard and and he did absolutely nothing wrong.

“If it's anyone's fault, it's mine. It didn't work out. But I'm just trusting my instincts and trying to make a play out there. I'm very confident I can make that play.”


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.

Kiermaier, leading off for the first time this season, hit Montas' first pitch of the game for a triple and scored on an error by Oakland third baseman Vimael Machin.

The A's tied it in the second after singles by Moreland, Murphy and Stephen Piscotty loaded the bases with none out. Machin drove in the run with a groundball.

Murphy, Manaea and A's regain winning touch, beat Rays 2-1

  Murphy, Manaea and A's regain winning touch, beat Rays 2-1 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Sean Murphy homered, Sean Manaea got some key defensive help and the Oakland Athletics rebounded a day after their 13-game winning streak ended, edging the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Monday night. After Matt Chapman drew a two-out walk from Rich Hill (1-1) in the fourth inning, Murphy made it 2-1 with a drive to left field. Murphy said he wasn't sure the drive measured at 367 feet would reach the seats,. “I hit well it but hitAfter Matt Chapman drew a two-out walk from Rich Hill (1-1) in the fourth inning, Murphy made it 2-1 with a drive to left field.

Daily Recap: Steve Pearce launched a two-run shot, and Ubaldo Jimenez allowed one run to notch the win as the Orioles swept the Rays , 3 -1. The American League, originally founded in 1901, consists of the following teams: Baltimore Orioles; Boston Red Sox; Chicago White Sox; Cleveland Indians; Detroit Tigers; Houston Astros; Kansas City Royals; Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; Minnesota Twins; New York Yankees; Oakland Athletics ; Seattle Mariners; Tampa Bay Rays ; Texas Rangers; and Toronto Blue Jays.

Springer hits three homers , Verlander wins 20th as Astros clinch. This has been the season of the home run, thanks in large part to the altered baseball. On Sunday, George Springer authored the 22nd three- homer game of the year, tying the record for the most in a single season -- and he did it within the first four innings, becoming the first Astros player who can On Sunday, the Brewers defeated the Pirates by a 4 - 3 margin, making them 15-2 over their last 17 games and extending their winning streak to four in a row. Combined with the Cubs' loss, the Brewers are now four games up for a wild card spot.

Montas pitched six innings, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out five.

“It came down to one pitch, basically,” Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. “On their first run we just didn't make a play. He threw the ball well.”

Rays starter Michael Wacha gave up one run on five hits in five innings, striking out two.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: 3B Matt Chapman was out of the lineup for the first time this season for the same reason CF Ramon Laureano was the DH on Monday — manager Bob Melvin did not want them playing four straight days on turf. ... RHP Mike Fiers (lumbar strain) came off the injured list and will work in long relief until a spot opens in the rotation.

Rays: RHP Pete Fairbanks (shoulder) will throw another bullpen session Wednesday. ... LHP Cody Reed (thumb) and RHP Collin McHugh (back) will throw at the Rays' alternate site on Thursday and might be activated for next week's trip.

HE SAID IT

“I'm not going to second-guess anything KK does out there. We know the type of arm strength he has. I'm sure Randy was as shocked as anybody. I'm sure we'll discuss it going forward,” Cash said about Kiermaier's play.

UP NEXT

RHP Tyler Glasnow (2-1, 2.05 ERA) will pitch Wednesday night for Tampa Bay against LHP Cole Irvin (2-2, 3.86), who has given up one run in his last two starts.

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Altuve responds to jeers with homer, Astros beat Yankees 7-4 .
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