Dallas Keuchel didn’t allow a debatable scoring decision to ruin his dominant night. Keuchel took a no-hitter into the seventh and finished with 7 2/3 innings of two-hit ball in the Houston Astros’ 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Justin Upton broke up Keuchel’s bid with two outs in the seventh when his line drive went off the glove of leaping Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 6:33 am
Jul 21 (OPTA) – Box score from Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros on Friday
Houston 3, LA Angels 1
Houston ab r h rbi bb so avg
Springer cf 3 1 1 1 1 1 .249
Posted: July 21, 2018, 4:58 am
Robinson Cano’s return to the Seattle Mariners’ lineup when he becomes eligible Aug. 14 may include a change of position, according to general manager Jerry Dipoto. Without their everyday second baseman in the lineup, the Mariners have turned to Dee Gordon at second. Gordon isn’t likely to relinquish that spot even when Cano returns in mid-August, meaning the Mariners might shift Cano to first in order to get his bat in a lineup that desperately needs more pop.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 4:46 am
The Washington Nationals officially activated right-hander Stephen Strasburg from the 10-day disabled list before his scheduled start Friday evening against the Atlanta Braves. Manager Dave Martinez told reporters on Tuesday that Strasburg, who last pitched June 8 and is returning from right shoulder inflammation, would start the second-half opener on Friday. First baseman Ryan Zimmerman was also activated, from the 60-day DL, after he had been out since May 9 with a right oblique strain.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 4:25 am
Justin Upton ended Dallas Keuchel’s bid for a no-hitter in the seventh inning when shortstop Marwin Gonzalez couldn’t snag his high line drive. The Houston Astros left-hander hadn’t allowed a hit with two outs in the seventh inning Friday night when Upton smoked a line drive. Gonzalez leaped and got a glove on the Los Angeles Angels slugger’s drive, but it trickled into the outfield.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 4:16 am
The Mets have completed a deal to send closer Jeurys Familia to the A’s, FanRag Sports Jon Heyman and others, including MLB.com’s Jane Lee, report. New York will end up with two prospects and international slot money. The Mets will receive third baseman Will Toffey and reliever Bobby Wahl in exchange, reports the New York Post’s Joel Sherman and MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 3:46 am
The Seattle Mariners announced Friday they have reached an agreement on a multi-year contract extension with manager Scott Servais. Servais, 51, was hired in 2016 following 10 years in player development roles. The Mariners are 222-199 (.527) during his tenure, making Servais the fourth-winningest manager in franchise history.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 6:17 pm