The top stories from Friday in Major League Baseball:
* Detroit Tigers righthander Anibal Sanchez came within two outs of his second career no-hitter, but Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer spoiled his bid with a one-out single in the ninth. Sanchez settled for a complete-game one-hitter and struck out 12 in the Tigers’ 6-0 win.
* The Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2, as righthander Jordan Zimmermann became the National League’s first eight-game winner.
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This constituted a good day for the reeling Mets.
Not only did they avoid adding to their three-game losing streak last night, they showed fight in the late innings. Now they just have to finish the game.
The pouring rain not only postponed Fireworks Night at Citi Field, but left the Mets and Braves tied at 5-5 after eight innings. The suspended game will be resumed tonight beginning at 6:10, before the teams play their regularly scheduled 7:15 contest.
“We’ll come out there and see if we can...Read Full Story
Posted May 24, 2013
Anibal Sanchez was just 2 outs from throwing his second career no-hitter, before Joe Mauer broke it up in the ninth. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
The wait for the season’s first no-hitter continues after the Tigers’ Anibal Sanchez took a no-no into the ninth inning against the Twins on Friday night only to allow a single up the middle to Joe Mauer just two outs away from the second no-hitter of his career. Sanchez hung on to complete his fourth career one-hitter...Read Full Story
It’s been mentioned a lot this season, but the big league outfield of the New York Mets has a lot to be desired. Heading into spring training last February, there was hope one of the unproven outfielders brought into camp would step up to the challenge.
Collin Cowgill did just that; he hit .303/.378/.591 in 66 spring training at-bats, and earned the honor of being the starting center fielder on opening day. Kirk Nieuwenhuis struggled to an awful .086/.220/.086 spring line, but his defense...Read Full Story
Three months to the day after breaking his right forearm after being hit by a pitch from J.A. Happ in his first at-bat of spring training, New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is once again down for the count. This time Granderson was hit by a pitch from Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Cesar Ramos in the fifth inning, breaking the fifth metacarpal on his left hand.
Although no immediate timetable on a return has been offered, it is expected that Granderson will miss upwards of a...Read MoreRead Full Story
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The MLB is the highest level a player can reach in professional baseball. More specifically, MLB refers to the organization that operates North American professional baseball's two major leagues, the National League and the American League. On an organizational level, MLB effectively operates as a single "league," and as such it constitutes one of the major professional sports leagues in North America. See more Major League Baseball articles and pictures here.