Jul 22 (OPTA) – Results from the MLB games on Saturday (home team in CAPS)(start times are EST)
CHICAGO CUBS 7 St. Louis 2
STL 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 – 2
CHC 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 X – 7
NY YANKEES 7 NY Mets 6
Posted: July 22, 2018, 4:40 am
Baseball can be an unforgiving game sometimes. What happened to the Baltimore Orioles Friday night was just life rubbing salt in their wounds. While Manny Machado was off enjoying victory and near perfection in his Los Angeles Dodgers debut, several Orioles players were being rescued from a freight elevator after their game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The group included outfielder Adam Jones, who documented the incident on his Instagram story.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 3:05 pm
Clayton Kershaw gets his first start of the second half Saturday evening as the Los Angeles Dodgers continue their three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Injuries to his biceps and back limited Kershaw to 13 starts in the first half, and while he went into the All-Star break with a losing record (3-4) for the first time since his rookie season, the veteran left-hander posted a 2.74 ERA. “I definitely feel healthy these last five starts since I got back,” Kershaw said.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 5:06 am
Machado joined the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday after coming over in a blockbuster trade with the Orioles during the All-Star break, putting one of baseball’s premier players on one of the game’s marquee teams. Batting in the second slot, ahead of young slugger Max Muncy and old friend Matt Kemp, he had two hits and walked twice in Los Angeles’ 6-4 victory at Milwaukee. Muncy thought he might hear from Machado about his No. 13 after the deal, and he joked about possibly just having a new jersey when he arrived at Miller Park.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 4:39 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
Manny Machado was activated by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, the culmination of what’s been a wild week for the former Baltimore Orioles shortstop. “I’m relieved,” Machado said at his introductory press conference. Reports that the 26-year-old was headed to the Dodgers came out before Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, where Machado sported a Baltimore uniform for the last time.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 3:36 am
The Baltimore Orioles designated struggling right-hander Chris Tillman for assignment on Friday, perhaps signaling the end to the 30-year-old’s tenure with the club. The former All-Star was just 1-5 with a 10.46 ERA before going on the disabled list with a back injury after two disastrous outings in May. He was also shelled during his rehab starts as minor leaguers batted .333 against him as he compiled a 0-3 mark and 6.75 ERA in six starts at four different destinations. Tillman went 56-30 from 2013-16 before falling on hard times.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 3:33 am
Jul 21 (OPTA) – Box score from Milwaukee Brewers vs Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday
LA Dodgers 6, Milwaukee 4
LA Dodgers ab r h rbi bb so avg
Taylor cf 5 2 2 1 0 0 .255
Posted: July 21, 2018, 3:21 am
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader made good on his word, apologizing to his teammates ahead of Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after years-old racist and anti-gay tweets surfaced during Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Hader had apologized when speaking to reporters Tuesday night about the controversial comments, and he said he intended to apologize to the team. “I just wanted them to know I’m sorry for what I did back in the day and the mistakes I made,” Hader told reporters after Friday’s meeting.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 12:37 am
The Texas Rangers are going to get another big league look at the top prospect they got in the trade for Yu Darvish last summer. Outfielder Willie Calhoun was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday for his first stint in the majors this season after the Rangers put outfielder Nomar Mazara on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right thumb. ”We felt like this is the right time for him come up here and get an opportunity to play on this team,” manager Jeff Banister said.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 11:48 pm
Manny Machado sported a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform for the first time Friday, and the first thing everyone seemed to notice was the new number on the back of his jersey. After wearing the No. 13 during his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles, Machado will be wearing the No. 8 during his time with the Dodgers. The switch comes in part because All-Star Max Muncy already wears the No. 13.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 10:42 pm
The biggest news of the All-Star break — even bigger than the All-Star Game itself — was the trade of Manny Machado to the Dodgers. Machado is expected to play a little third base for the Dodgers, too, but with Justin Turner still out with a bum hop, Machado will play his preferred position. Machado is hitting .315/.387/.575 with 24 homers and 65 RBI on the year.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 9:46 pm
Manny Machado will be at Miller Park this weekend to open the second half, just not in the way the Milwaukee Brewers were hoping for. The Brewers were among the teams bidding for Machado’s services but ultimately the Los Angeles Dodgers won the sweepstakes, sending five prospects to the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday to add the All-Star shortstop for the stretch run. Instead of taking at-bats for the Brewers, Machado will be in the starting lineup for the Dodgers at shortstop Friday night in the opener of a three-game series.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 2:38 pm