Already leading 12-7, Washington sandwiched solo homers from Goodwin and Reynolds around Soto’s second of the night, a three-run shot off Hector Neris in the ninth.
Adam Eaton led off with a single and Turner quickly made it 2-0 by sending a 94-mph fastball into the seats in left.
Everybody had fun, Soto said. I hope we can do the same thing tomorrow. Same plans.
The biggest Phillies highlight came in the fifth when Hoskins culminated a 14-pitch at-bat with a line-drive homer to left-center. The Philadelphia slugger fouled off eight pitches, including seven in a row with a 3-2 count. It gave him eight homers and 22 RBI since returning from the DL (broken jaw) on June 9. Hoskins has gone deep in three straight games.
Greinke helped get his teammates going. In the second he singled, easily stole second and scored on Goldschmidt’s two-out single. He added a two-out opposite-field RBI single in the sixth to make it 4-0.
It’s definitely one of the hottest games I’ve thrown in a long time, Skaggs said. I was just tired. I told (manager Mike Scioscia) I rarely come out and say this, but I’m exhausted.
Another international prospect for Brooklyn. Kurucs is a 6-10 forward who has struggled to find consistent playing time at the highest levels in Europe for Barcelona.
The 20-year-old is a shotmaker who can create his own looks off the bounce. We’ll see if he can hold up defensively against NBA athletes or contribute in enough other ways that it won’t matter.
TRADE: Orlando is sending this pick to the Nuggets because that franchise didn’t have enough power forwards on its roster.
Vanderbilt is an intriguing prospect. He’s a former 5-star recruit with a young career ravaged by injuries. At 6-9, he was one of the best rebounders in college basketball last season and he flashes nice playmaking instincts with the ball in his hands. His ability to contribute offensively is rather limited outside of that, though. Given the injury concerns, this is a risky selection.
He had a short stint on the disabled list during the month due to a right hip strain. He struck out nine for the second consecutive start.
It was a good outing, Maeda said through an interpreter. My desire is to be able to pitch deeper into the game and being able to pitch seven innings and is a good thing. But unfortunately, we didn’t get the win and that was something we wanted.
Barria was pulled after giving up a one-out walk to J.D. Martinez with one out in the sixth and the score still tied 1-1. Jose Alvarez gave up a double to Mitch Moreland, with Martinez moving to third. Xander Bogaerts was then walked intentionally to load the bases, and Brock Holt drew a walk to drive in Martinez for Boston’s first lead. Alvarez then got Devers to ground into a double play to end the inning.
The Warriors have the 28th pick this year, and many front-office types will be nervously paying attention to the player Golden State takes, hoping it’s not someone they had high on the board but narrowly passed on. One candidate for that pick who fits the Warriors’ mold: versatile, athletic wing Melvin Frazier of Tulane, who worked out for the team this week.
No matter whom they pick at No. 28, the Warriors will again look to purchase a second-round pick in this year’s draft, a source told Sporting News. Golden State bought a pick from Chicago last year, and used it to select Bell.
If anyone sells them a pick, one GM joked, they ought to have their head checked. Once that first round is over, everyone needs to just not pick up the phone if [Warriors GM Bob] Myers is calling.
Gordon Hayward is feeling good about the future.
In a Monday entry entitled Won’t Be Long Now on his personal blog, the Celtics star explained the reasons for his surgery last month, saying he went under the knife to remove hardware from his ankle.
Hayward, who suffered a gruesome leg injury in the Celtics’ opener and missed the rest of his inaugural season in Boston, expressed optimism about resuming 5-on-5 basketball by the end of next month and being fully healthy for the start of the 2018-19 season.
Mechanically, the first few innings I was a mess, Hammels said. That’s a tough lineup. I felt like I was throwing batting practice today.
So did Hernandez in the first inning, but Seattle manager Scott Servais said they were just hoping to get five innings out of him.
The ball was up in the first because he wasn’t extending due to the tightness in his back, Servais said. He wasn’t finishing his pitches, but he got through it. The key was keeping us in the game, which he did, and we took advantage of it.
The Mariners (53-31) are 22 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2003 season. They have gone 16 consecutive seasons without a playoff appearance, the longest dry spell in professional sports.
Given the Timberwolves were the most motivated (and perhaps only) suitor for Rose when he was waived by the Utah Jazz after the trade deadline, it’s no surprise he’s returning to Minnesota on a similar contract.
Rose played reasonably well for the Timberwolves in the playoffs, breaking down Houston’s switches to score one-on-one. It didn’t hurt that Rose shot 7-of-10 on 3s in those four games, something Minnesota can’t count on continuing.
The biggest risk of re-signing Rose is that he cuts into the minutes for the superior Tyus Jones as a backup to Jeff Teague. But Rose played the majority of his minutes in the regular season alongside Jones (72 out of 119, per NBA Advanced Stats), so that concern might be somewhat overstated.