With a.240 batting average (.297 on-base percentage), 28 doubles, one triple, 12 home runs, 46 RBI (Runs Batted In), 60 runs scored, two steals, and mediocre defense, it’s safe to say there was plenty of room to grow for the 21-year old. In 2010, his first full season, they lost 105 games.
Orioles 4, Nationals 3: Manny Machado hit a two-run home run with two outs in the seventh and then Jonathan Papelbon hit Machado with a pitch in the ninth after throwing one up and in to him. The right-hander is winless in his last 23 outings, the longest drought for a starter in Atlanta history, since coming within one out of a no-hitter in a 6-0 win May 17 at Miami. He finished the seventh with 108 pitches and had just given up his only run of the night.
The Cubs inched closer to a NL playoff berth as their magic number to clinch fell to four.
While 18 hits in 13 games may seem like a challenge, I wouldn’t bet against Bogaerts. He’s allowed two or fewer runs in 19 of his 31 starts.
Porcello gave up 11 hits and walk and struck out eight.
Despite seven-plus relatively strong innings by Rick Porcello and another multi-hit effort for Mookie Betts, the Boston Red Sox dropped a 6-2 decision to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday at Fenway Park. While the previous sit back today United Nations and our home run to me without the wind I told Victor apps that Marty listen I don’t think it’s my youthful I was up you did and I’m in next. It was his first home game since he joined the 500-home run club, hitting it against the Rays on September 12.
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Rookie Tommy Pham tripled off J.J. Hoover (8-2) to open the eighth and Jhonny Peralta’s one-out single tied it ahead of Piscotty’s drive off the wall in left-center. Miley is 3-1 with a 1.85 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
Boston’s Pablo Sandoval could miss his fourth straight game with an upper respiratory infection.
Porcello shut the Rays out for six innings, scattering seven singles and striking out six without a walk.
Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt was finally able to get back on the field for the series opener in Baltimore, which will provide Boston with some added depth to rest some other players dealing with nagging injuries.
Gordon Beckham homered, Jose Abreu had an RBI double and Avisail Garcia a sacrifice fly in the night cap of the split-doubleheader.
Asdrubal Cabrera doubled to left field and went to third on a single to center by Souza Jr. Mostly because very little makes me giggle more than seeing Mets fans suffer derangement syndrome over a given Braves hitter at any given time.
Past year Bogaerts stole two bases in five attempts. While he will probably never get more than 20 steals in a season, his near-perfect steal percentage this year shows how much Bogaerts has matured.
Betts also had a sharp single in the fifth and another in the ninth on the play that resulted in Boston’s first run.