Yastrzemski homered twice and drove in four runs while leading the Giants to a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, their fifth straight and 58th in 90 games. It was Yastrzemski's best offensive game of the season, a reminder of just what an impact he can make when fully healthy and fully locked-in with his mechanics. San Diego Padres Face Masks
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Yastrzemski broke a scoreless tie in the fourth with a solo homer off Adam Wainwright. In the seventh, he got a hanging slider from McFarland and skied it over the left field wall.St. Louis Cardinals Face Masks
A decade ago, Stelica, visiting from Bucharest, sat with me as the Red Sox faced the Orioles in a must-win baseball game. The Sox and Tampa Bay Rays were in a dead heat for the AL Wild Card spot heading into the season’s final game. Boston’s epic collapse in the month of September was either going to be laughed off with a brow-swiping phew, if we won and the Rays lost, or taken like a punch to the gut if the opposite happened. A win or a loss for both would mean a one-game, winner-advances showdown.Tampa Bay Rays Face Masks
"I keep using the quote that 'we're built for this' and I think today was a perfect example," Pillar said after the game. "We went through every single guy on the bench. I was the last guy off the bench, we had two new pitchers brought up today. ... no one flinched.
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Los Angeles also lost right fielder Dexter Fowler for the season with a torn knee ligament in early April.
1. Kyle Hendricks went on an incredible run before the All-Star break, throwing 10 quality starts in 11 tries. He picked up where he left off Friday, tossing six innings of one-run ball.Minnesota Twins Face Masks
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