Cole Tucker enjoyed an unforgettable MLB debut after hitting a home run to lead the streaking Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants.
In his third career at-bat, Pirates shortstop Tucker drove a pitch from Giants starter Derek Holland 431 feet into the wind to almost dead centerfield for his first homer and hit on Saturday.
That two-run homer gave the Pirates a 3-1 lead in the fifth, and fans roared to get Tucker out for an encore. The 22-year-old emerged from the dugout, pumped his fists, patted his chest and pointed at the crowd.
"I was so excited to do it that I got out there and just was floored with emotion, man," Tucker said afterward. "It was loud. People were screaming. It was really, really, really cool."
The game, which had been played under apocalyptic-looking storm clouds filled with lightning flashes, was delayed a short time later. After a lengthy stoppage, the contest was called, giving the Pirates their fifth successive win.
It has been that kind of feel-good year so far for the first-placed Pirates (12-6), who have a one-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. The pitching has been sensational, with Pittsburgh's starters boasting a 1.96 ERA, second only to Tampa Bay's 1.89 mark.
Jameson Taillon earned his first win of the season, going five innings and allowing only four hits and that one run.
Rosario inspires back-to-back wins
Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario went five for nine with three home runs and five RBIs as his team swept the Baltimore Orioles in a doubleheader. Second baseman Jonathan Schoop had a pair of homer and four RBIs in the second game.
Christian Yelich hit a pair of solo homers — extending his MLB lead to 13 in that category — as the Brewers blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0.
Andrew Benintendi smashed a second-inning grand slam and then drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth of the Boston Red Sox's 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
First baseman Rowdy Tellez had three hits — including a homer — and three RBIs in five at-bats as the Toronto Blue Jays crushed the Oakland Athletics 10-1.
Fiers struggles against Blue Jays
Athletics right-hander Mike Fiers got shellacked by the Blue Jays, giving up six runs and nine hits — including two home runs — in 3.3 innings pitched. His 8.28 ERA is the highest among MLB pitchers with 20-plus innings this year.
Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer gave up six earned runs and 11 hits in 5.3 innings in a loss to the Miami Marlins, who were 9-3 winners.
Galvis with the catch!
Blue Jays shortstop Freddy Galvis makes the play of the week (month?) with this barehanded catch.
FREDDY?! HOW?! pic.twitter.com/vWn22IhyOC— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 20, 2019
Rockies left fielder Raimel Tapia turns on the afterburners to complete this inside-the-park home run.
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUN pic.twitter.com/5cLEPwRld4— MLB (@MLB) April 21, 2019
New York Yankees 9-2 Kansas City Royals
St Louis Cardinals 10-2 New York Mets
Arizona Diamondbacks 6-0 Chicago Cubs
Minnesota Twins 6-5 Baltimore Orioles
Minnesota Twins 16-7 Baltimore Orioles
Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 San Francisco Giants
Toronto Blue Jays 10-1 Oakland Athletics
Cleveland Indians 8-4 Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves 8-7 Cleveland Indians
Miami Marlins 9-3 Washington Nationals
Boston Red Sox 6-5 Tampa Bay Rays
Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 Los Angeles Dodgers
Texas Rangers 9-4 Houston Astros
Philadelphia Phillies 8-5 Colorado Rockies
Cincinnati Reds 4-2 San Diego Padres
Seattle Mariners 6-5 Los Angeles Angels
Red Sox at Rays
Tyler Glasnow, who came over to the Rays in the Chris Archer trade last year, is off to one of the most surprising starts in baseball. While the right-hander looked overmatched and had control issues in his first two seasons with the Pirates, he has improved his control, with great results (4-0 record, 1.13 ERA, 0.88 WHIP). He is one of the reasons the Rays sit atop the American League East. The Red Sox will counter with veteran David Price (1-1, 3.79 ERA).
22 de mayo 2019
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|FIFA abandons plans for 48-team World Cup in Qatar|
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|Hamilton excused from media duties after Lauda´s death|
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|Hales hopes England door not closed, targets T20 World Cup|
|Ter Stegen out of Copa del Rey final|
|Ewan victory sees Demare nudge into Giro points lead|
|Khawaja sent for scans after blow to head|
|Diego Costa a doubt for start of Atletico´s pre-season with ligament sprain|
|Caballero commits to Chelsea for 2019-20|
|F1 Raceweek: Ricciardo or Red Bull to halt Mercedes? - Monaco GP in numbers|
|Deco: Valverde will be feeling heat at Barcelona after Liverpool loss|
|Caparros to be replaced as Sevilla coach but remain at the club|
|England have no margin for error at World Cup, warns Stokes|
|An iconic character - Villeneuve & Prince Albert remember Niki Lauda|
|Borussia Dortmund sign Leverkusen star Brandt|
|Rudi Garcia to leave Marseille|
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|Sarri hopes Hazard stays at Chelsea but will respect any decision|
|NRL Opta facts: Retiring Cronk seeks 100th try|
|Trail Blazers give coach Terry Stotts multi-year extension|
|Guingamp and coach Gourvennec part ways following relegation|
|Coutinho returns to Barcelona training ahead of Copa del Rey final|
|Lam signs new long-term contract with Bristol|
|Aduriz agrees one-year Athletic extension|
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|He should have a statue in Perez´s garden – Real Madrid great lauds Zidane´s return|
|Gyan makes Ghana retirement U-turn after presidential request|
|49ers pass rusher Bosa tweaks hamstring|
|Kroos, Ter Stegen to miss Germany qualifiers|
|Archer brings X-factor to England attack – Root|
|Thorgan Hazard completes Borussia Dortmund move|
|Giannis not feeling pressure despite Raptors revival|
|Gundogan confident Man City will keep Sane despite Bayern links|
|Sterling wants to discuss tackling racism with FA and Premier League|
|Raptors´ VanVleet ends shooting slump after birth of second child|
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|Plunkett hails ´special talent´ Archer|
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|Yankees stay hot, pull away for win over Orioles|
|Three takeaways from Raptors´ Game 4 win over Bucks|
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|Blues snap 49-year Stanley Cup Finals drought|
|Koscielny slams UEFA after Mkhitaryan withdrawal|
|Del Bosque defends Spanish clubs despite European failure|
|Pulisic keen to match Hazard impact at Chelsea|
|Durant ´100 per cent undecided´ about future, says manager|
|Rodgers says Packers´ new offense is ´going to look different´|
|Beilein explains decision to leave Michigan for Cavaliers|
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|Simeone reaffirms Atletico commitment ahead of rebuild|
|Wallabies star Sio re-signs until 2022|
|Lacazette adamant he´s in the form of his life|
|Cech denies he already agreed to Chelsea sporting director role|
|Fury expects Wilder rematch in March or April 2020|
|Costa avoids bone damage after suffering ankle injury|
21 de mayo 2019
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|Barty withdraws before rain scuppers play in Strasbourg|
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|Zverev cruises through in Geneva as Dimitrov crashes out|
|Luka Doncic & Trae Young top 2018-19 NBA All-Rookie first team|
|F1 Raceweek: Can Verstappen stop Hamilton & Bottas in Monaco?|
|Sri Lanka end ODI winless streak in Edinburgh|
|Ratchford set for long injury absence|
|It´s staying up! - Bernardo Silva shows off good-luck Christmas tree|
|Varane vows to stay at Real Madrid for next season|