Sport MLB roundup: Tyler Glasnow, bullpen carry Rays past Angels
Fantasy Baseball Today: George Springer nearing return, Dustin May breaking out, Rays call up major prospect
On Fantasy Baseball Today, we recap everything you need to know from this weekend's actionNot everything was positive, however, as Luis Castillo continues to struggle early on. Through five starts, Castillo owns a 6.29 ERA with a 1.60 WHIP. He's been the biggest disappointment among the top-15 starting pitchers drafted. Before you go out and do anything rash, remember that he is typically a slow starter. Throughout his career, Castillo has a 4.43 ERA in the month of April. Do not drop him or sell-low on Castillo in a trade.
Tyler Glasnow pitched six effective innings, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif.
Glasnow (4-1) allowed three runs on four hits with four walks and eight strikeouts. Three Rays relievers then shut out the Angels on two hits over the final three innings.
Willy Adames and Manuel Margot homered for the Rays while Shohei Ohtani and Anthony Rendon went deep for the Angels. Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start on the mound after getting hit by a pitch on his right elbow Sunday.
Rendon exited the game in the eighth inning after fouling a ball off his left knee. X-rays were negative, and he is listed as day-to-day with a bruised knee, the team announced.
Angels, Yankees reportedly discussed Aaron Judge trade in offseason
The Angels had trade talks with the Yankees about Aaron Judge this winter, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports, but it sounds as if the discussions were little more than due diligence. “It was the lightest of flirtations,” as Olney put it, “and perhaps a door-opener for other names.” No details about the specific nature of the talks were mentioned, but it’s safe to assume the Angels explored some bigger outfield names like Judge before eventually landing Dexter Fowler in a salary dump of a trade from the Cardinals.
Phillies 4, Brewers 3
Starting and winning pitcher Vince Velasquez (1-0) retired his final 10 batters and allowed four hits and one run over six innings. He struck out six and walked two.
Hector Neris earned his sixth save of the season by getting five outs.
J.T. Realmuto gave the Phillies the lead with a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning and Didi Gregorius had two hits.
Lorenzo Cain homered for Milwaukee in his return from the injured list.
Padres 2, Pirates 0
Wil Myers grounded a single to right to break up Tyler Anderson's no-hit bid with no outs in the seventh, triggering a two-run rally that led host San Diego past Pittsburgh.
Anderson had faced only two hitters over the minimum when he walked Manny Machado to open the seventh. Myers' hit moved Machado to third, and he scored on Tommy Pham's sacrifice fly. Austin Nola's double scored Myers.
Fantasy Baseball Today: Alex Kirilloff arriving, Cristian Javier wows, don't leave Carson Kelly on waivers
On Fantasy Baseball Today, we recap everything you need to know from Thursday's actionFORT MYERS, FL- MARCH 08: Alex Kirilloff #76 of the Minnesota Twins bats during a spring training game between the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox on March 8, 2020 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida.
Anderson (2-3) allowed two runs on two hits and three walks with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. Tim Hill (2-2), the Padres' fourth of six pitchers, picked up the win, and Mark Melancon racked up his 10th save with a one-hit ninth.
Athletics 5, Blue Jays 4
Ramon Laureano broke a fifth-inning tie with a two-run home run, his third blast in his last three games, and host Oakland opened a four-game series against Toronto on a winning note.
Stephen Piscotty also homered for Oakland. Three A's relievers combined to limit Toronto one run over the final three innings. Starter Frankie Montas (3-2) went six innings, allowing three runs and seven hits. He walked one and struck out four.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. collected a double and two singles for Toronto, which saw a three-game winning streak come to an end in the opener of a 10-game trip. Blue Jays starter and loser Steven Matz (4-2) went five innings, charged with five runs on seven hits. He walked one and fanned six.
White Sox manager Tony La Russa says of potential reunion with Albert Pujols: 'There is no fit'
White Sox manager Tony La Russa nixed the idea of a potential reunion with Albert Pujols, whom he managed for 11 seasons with the Cardinals.After their second championship, in 2011, they went separate ways; Pujols signed a mega-deal with the Los Angeles Angels, La Russa retired.
Twins 6, Rangers 5
Jorge Polanco had a triple, a double and two RBIs while Kenta Maeda struck out eight over 5 1/3 scoreless innings as Minnesota held on for a victory over Texas in Minneapolis.
Alex Kirilloff doubled twice, scored three times and drove in a run for the Twins, who led 5-0 after seven innings. Minnesota won for the fourth time in five games following a stretch in which it lost eight of nine games, with three games postponed in that run because of COVID-19 considerations.
Maeda (2-2) yielded just two hits along with two walks and was removed after throwing 94 pitches. Adolis Garcia and Joey Gallo hit two-run homers for the Rangers.
Indians 8, Royals 6
Eddie Rosario hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning to break up a tie game and Josh Naylor hit a two-run shot later in the inning as Cleveland emerged with a win at Kansas City.
Bryan Shaw (1-0) earned the win after getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning. Emmanuel Clase pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up his sixth save in seven chances.
MLB Power Rankings: A Third Team Takes the Top Spot
With the Dodgers still faltering, it seems we may be entering a period of instability with our third No. 1 team in as many weeks. View the original article to see embedded media.Well, after the Dodgers provided consistency at the top of our power rankings for so long, it seems we may be entering a period of instability with our thir That reflects the parity across the league, as few teams have generated consistent momentum or been completely hopeless. Out of MLB’s 30 teams, 26 own winning percentages between .400 and .600, with only one on pace for 100 wins.
The Royals scored three in the bottom of the seventh but couldn't come all the way back in the opener of a four-game series. Lefty Daniel Lynch, Kansas City's top prospect, allowed three runs in 4 2/3 innings during his major league debut.
Orioles 5, Mariners 3
Cedric Mullins and Freddy Galvis hit home runs in a five-run eighth inning as Baltimore defeated host Seattle in the opener of a three-game series.
Baltimore's Cole Sulser (1-0) got the victory with a scoreless inning of relief. Cesar Valdez pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his seventh save of the season, striking out Jose Marmolejos and Dylan Moore swinging to end the game.
Anthony Misiewicz (2-1), the sixth Mariners pitcher, took the loss. Tom Murphy and Mitch Haniger homered for Seattle.
--Field Level Media
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