Facing a Reds bullpen susceptible to the home-run ball, Derek Norris' three-run shot in a four-run sixth helped lift the Padres to a 7-4 victory on Thursday night at Great American Ball Park.
Jose Berrios was absolutely dominant in Triple-A Rochester's 2-0 win over Columbus. Berrios (Twins' No. 1) is the No. 15 overall prospect, and after his electric outing, it's very clear why he's so highly regarded.
Padres catcher Derek Norris didn't get off to the start he or anyone else expected. A career .243 hitter, Norris saw his average hover around .180 through most of May and ended the month hitting .179.
Here are the Top 5 GIFs from Thursday's games, courtesy of @MLBgifs:
The first weekend of summer is upon us, and with the boys of summer doing their thing all over the country, a matchup in the heart of Texas promises to provide plenty of sizzle. The Red Sox, fresh off a walkoff win over the White Sox at Fenway Park, travel to Arlington to take on the American League West-leading Rangers.
The Braves continued both their mastery of the Mets and their overall surge on Thursday, coming from behind to nab a 4-3 win over New York at Turner Field. Adonis Garcia hit a go-ahead two-run homer off Addison Reed in the eighth inning, giving the Braves their first lead of the night.
Noah Syndergaard, whose MRI revealed nothing more than right elbow inflammation, will start as scheduled Monday against the Nationals. And Yoenis Cespedes, who has a mild left wrist sprain, could return to the starting lineup as soon as Friday.
The active Beat the Streak leader advanced to 47 on Thursday and now sits 10 picks shy of the game's $5.6 million grand prize.
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As teams scramble to add stretch-run reinforcements ahead of the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline, there is one significant player who will cost only money, rather than top prospects. That would be infielder Yulieski Gurriel, a longtime star in Cuba who was officially declared a free agent last week.
Xander Bogaerts hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning to score Mookie Betts as the Red Sox won a back-and-forth affair, 8-7, and avoided a four-game sweep against the White Sox at Fenway Park.
Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was roughed up in his Thursday night rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
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In order to avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the White Sox at Fenway Park on Thursday, Red Sox manager John Farrell made some unconventional decisions.
The Giants strolled into PNC Park on Monday afternoon as the National League's hottest team. They left Pittsburgh's North Shore on Thursday afternoon with a 5-3 win over the Pirates, a four-game series victory and a trail of smoke still flowing behind them.