Boston Red Sox Michael Dwyer | AP Boston Red Sox's Sandy Leon, right, celebrates his three-run home run that also drove in Michael Chavis, center, and Jackie Bradley Jr. (19) during the third inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Boston on Saturday. Ken Powtak, The Associated Press • May 12, 2019 8:36 am BOSTON — Sandy Leon was frustrated he didn’t drive one run in with a safety squeeze. Instead, he drove in three with a drive over the Green Monster. Leon fouled off his bunt attempt, then hit a three-run homer to cap an eight-run third inning that carried the surging Boston Red Sox over the struggling Seattle Mariners 9-5 on Saturday. “If he gets it down, we score a run and have a runner at second,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “It’s always good to see him contribute offensively. We know what he can do defensively, what he does behind the plate. Whenever he contributes offensively it’s a plus.” … [Read more...] about Red Sox beat the Mariners
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Portland Sea Dogs Troy R. Bennett | BDN A young fan waves his Sea Dogs pennant at a home game in Portland, Aug. 28, 2016. The Associated Press • May 12, 2019 8:25 am TRENTON, New Jersey — Zack Zehner hit a walk-off two-run triple with two outs in the 12th inning, as the Trenton Thunder beat the Portland Sea Dogs 8-7 on Saturday. The triple by Zehner capped an improbable comeback for the Thunder, who scored five runs in the inning for the win. Wendell Rijo and Ben Ruta hit RBI singles earlier in the inning to help set the stage for the game-winning score. [Sea Dogs drop series opener in Trenton] The Sea Dogs took a 7-3 lead in the top of the 12th when Bobby Dalbec hit a solo home run as part of a four-run inning. Domingo Acevedo (5-1) got the win in relief while Jordan Weems (0-1) took the loss in the Eastern League game. Dalbec hit three solo homers for Portland. The Sea Dogs also hit a season-high four home runs. Trenton remains undefeated against Portland … [Read more...] about Trenton beats the Portland Sea Dogs in extra innings
So this is happening again, huh?Yes, for the second straight year, the Seattle Mariners are off to a red-hot start. This year’s M’s are 12-2, average an even eight runs per game and have outscored their opponents by a total of 40 runs through Tuesday.But remember, it’s the Mariners. You don’t ask, “Will things go wrong?” Everyone knows the answer to that. You start the question with “When?”Trade-happy general manager Jerry Dipoto made sure in the offseason that this year’s Seattle ballclub will bear next to no resemblance to the 2018 version, but it’s still hard not to draw comparisons.Last year’s Mariners were the toast of MLB for over half the season before fading late. Seattle was a fun team, Safeco Field (remember that name?) was rocking, and Mariners fans were dreaming of their first postseason appearance since 2001, when the home of the Space Needle witnessed a 116-win odyssey.By the All-Star Break in 2018, the … [Read more...] about MLB BREAKDOWN: The Mariners look great. Don’t expect it to last.
By Damian Calhoun | [email protected] | Daily BreezeApril 2, 2018 at 5:14 pm The race for the Marine League softball title figures to be a wild ride, especially if last weekend’s Las Vegas Spring Jamboree is any indication. San Pedro, the defending league and CIF L.A. City Section champion, went 2-3. Banning posted a 4-2 record, advancing to the semifinals, and Carson went 3-2. “I think they’re (San Pedro) better than what they’re showing,” Carson coach Rudy Aguirre said. “Carson and Banning are evenly matched.” The Colts have welcomed a strong contingent of freshmen to the roster this season and they’re all contributing: Leilani Pulemau (SS), Marissa Lenio (3B/RF), Natalie Pozo (1B/P), Jaclyn Gonzalez (P) and Desire Hernandez (2B). The Pilots won their first four games before running into Maryknoll of Hawaii in the semifinals. The Pilots lost 7-1. The Colts dropped an 11-9 decision to the Maryknoll on Friday. “We beat Palo Verde, … [Read more...] about Marine League softball teams look to carry momentum from Spring Jamboree into rest of season
By Damian Calhoun | [email protected] | Daily Breeze PUBLISHED: June 2, 2018 at 5:06 pm | UPDATED: June 2, 2018 at 5:06 pm Carson’s Lorenzo Roman(14) makes the force out on Verdugo Hills’ Dakota Gray (11) in thr third inning during the L.A. City Division 1 Championship game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. (Photo by Dan Watson) Carson Coach Steven Manqueros holds trophy after game with Verdugo Hills at Dodger Stadium on Saturday (Photo by Dan Watson) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMason Van Kempen holds up the team mascot, “Sparky” after Verdugo Hills won the L.A. City Division 1 Championship game against Carson at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. (Photo by Dan Watson) Mason Van Kempen holds up the team mascot, “Sparky” after Verdugo Hills won the L.A. City Division 1 Championship game against Carson at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. (Photo by Dan Watson) Dakota Gray holds up the ball after making the catch for the last out as Verdugo Hills won … [Read more...] about Carson baseball sees elusive L.A. City Section title slip away in extra innings against Verdugo Hills