The Dodgers have a personnel decision greeted with unanimous support on Friday, as Vin Scully will return for a 67th season as the club's announcer.
Kelby Tomlinson hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning and Marlon Byrd smacked a grand slam in the third to power the San Francisco Giants to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night at AT&T Park.
In the third inning Friday vs. the Cardinals, Marlon Byrd belted the eighth grand slam for the Giants this season. It established a franchise record, eclipsing the seven amassed by the club in 1951, 1954, 1970, 1998 and 2000.
On the night Vin Scully announced he will return to the broadcast booth next season, Clayton Kershaw struck out 14 and the Dodgers put up a three-run sixth inning to beat the Cubs, 4-1, on Friday night at Dodger Stadium.
On Saturday, the United States and international championships are up for grabs with Mexico and Japan, and Texas and Pennsylvania squaring off in Williamsport, Pa.
The reception was warm, the runs were in plentiful supply and Yankees catcher Brian McCann was able to enjoy his happy homecoming on Friday, homering to slap an exclamation point on his first game as a visitor at Turner Field.
Though Statcast™ was busy tracking its usual dose of home runs on Friday, it was defense that reigned supreme on this night. From a potentially game-saving double play in Pittsburgh to a near-perfectly executed sliding catch on the warning track to a rookie flashing his elite speed, there was no shortage of defensive gems in Friday's action.
Somewhere between the second-base bag and Tim Teufel's left arm waving him around third, David Wright lost the nervous excitement that turned his late-August return to Queens into "almost like Opening Day." Then came the mad dash home, which Wright never expected to take when Michael Cuddyer's single to right sent him scurrying in the first place, and which Wright admittedly doubted at times he'd ever try again this season.
Kyle Gibson tossed 5 1/3 innings to get his first win since July 12 while helping the Twins earn a 3-0 victory over the Astros on Friday night at Target Field.
Kendrys Morales' two-run home run off the catwalk in center field and a quality start by Edinson Volquez were all the Royals needed to take a 3-2 win over the Rays Friday night at Tropicana Field.
Rangers starter Cole Hamels had one shaky inning of control issues but was otherwise brilliant, holding the Orioles to two hits over eight innings in a 4-1 victory on Friday night.
David Ortiz continued his push toward home run No. 500 on Friday night at Citi Field, rejuvenating his team's offense in the process.
Right fielder Gregory Polanco saved the bacon for the Pirates in the eighth inning of their 5-3 victory over Colorado on Friday night. With the game tied, Polanco caught a one-out liner and gunned down Jose Reyes at home plate, completing an inning-ending double play.
Blake Swihart absolutely crushed the ball that turned Friday night's game in favor of the Red Sox. But when you haven't hit a home run in 134 at-bats, you don't assume anything.
Trailing by a run with eight outs left, the Indians rallied against rookie reliever Trevor Gott, getting run-scoring hits by Abraham Almonte, Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana to beat the Angels, 3-1, at Progressive Field on Friday night.
Josh Donaldson sent a 1-2 fastball from Tigers starter Matt Boyd off the facing of the fifth deck -- a projected 454 feet, according to Statcast -- to help the Blue Jays to a 5-3 win in the series opener on Friday at Rogers Centre.
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