September 8, 2020

Semien hits leadoff HR, A’s beat Astros to win 8th straight

first_img Written By First Published: 9th August, 2020 06:54 IST FOLLOW US COMMENT Last Updated: 9th August, 2020 06:54 IST Semien Hits Leadoff HR, A’s Beat Astros To Win 8th Straight Marcus Semien homered in the first after hitting a walkoff single to end a 13-inning win a night earlier and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 3-1 on Saturday for their eighth straight victory Associated Press Television News center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Marcus Semien homered in the first after hitting a walkoff single to end a 13-inning win a night earlier and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 3-1 on Saturday for their eighth straight victory.Frankie Montas (2-1) pitched seven shutout innings, allowing two hits without walking a batter and striking out five for the AL West-leading A’s.The three-time reigning division champion Astros lost their fourth in a row. The last three defeats had been by a total of four runs.Semien became the first player in A’s franchise history with a game-ending hit and a leadoff homer on back-to-back days.Matt Chapman homered in the eighth and added an RBI groundout in the sixth as Oakland (11-4) matched the 2014 club for the best record through 15 games over the last 30 years.Houston starter Framber Valdéz (0-2) gave up two runs and seven hits, striking out nine with one walk over seven innings.YANKEES 8, RAYS 4, 1st gameST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Gerrit Cole came within one strike of earning his 20th straight regular-season win before getting pulled, and New York won the opener of a seven-inning doubleheader.Cole took a 5-0 lead into the fifth. With two outs and a runner on, he had a 1-2 count on Ji-Man Choi, who came back to hit an RBI double. Jose Martinez followed with a two-run homer on the 107th pitch from a clearly tiring Cole. Soon after, Yankees manager Aaron Boone took a slow walk to mound to replace Cole with Chad Green (2-0), who got the win after allowing one run over 1 1/3 innings.Cole struck out 10, walked one and gave up six hits.Aaron Judge hit his eighth home run of the season for the Yankees. Giancarlo Stanton and Mike Ford also connected for New York.After Ford homered, a two-run double by Gio Urshela put the Yankees up 4-0 and chased Rays starter Tyler Glasnow (0-1) with two outs in the third.TIGERS 11, PIRATES 5PITTSBURGH (AP) — Niko Goodrum, Miguel Cabrera, C.J. Cron and Jeimer Candelario all hit home runs in the first inning against Pittsburgh’s Derek Holland to lead Detroit.Detroit sent four of Holland’s first 11 pitches over the fence at PNC Park to propel the Tigers to another big offensive outburst against reeling Pittsburgh one night after a 17-13 win in 11 innings.The Pirates lost for the ninth time in their last 10 games.Cabrera got three hits, including his 481st career home run. The 37-year-old also drove in three runs.Ivan Nova (1-0) nearly let a big early lead slip away. The veteran gave up five runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts.Kevin Newman tied a career-high with four hits and drove in two runs for Pittsburgh.INDIANS 7, WHITE SOX 1CHICAGO (AP) — Zach Plesac tossed six strong innings and Cleveland snapped a scoring drought with a six-run fourth.The Indians had been blanked for 13 innings before Franmil Reyes and Jordan Luplow each hit a two-run homer in the fourth. Luplow was 0 for 21 with a walk this season before homering. Domingo Santana added a solo homer in the eighth.Plesac (1-1) allowed five hits and struck out seven in lowering his ERA to 1.29 this year.Yoan Moncada homered in the eighth for Chicago. He has reached in 19 straight games dating back to last Sept. 25.The Indians were held hitless through the first three innings before erupting against Drew Anderson (0-1) in the fourth.Image credits: AP LIVE TV WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

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Chargers’ James injures right knee during scrimmage

first_img Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 1st September, 2020 07:53 IST Chargers’ James Injures Right Knee During Scrimmage The Los Angeles Chargers safety sustained the injury during Sunday’s scrimmage. Coach Anthony Lynn said on Monday that James continues to be evaluated and that a timetable for his return has not been determined FOLLOW US First Published: 1st September, 2020 07:53 IST LIVE TV Written Bycenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Derwin James could miss significant time for the second straight season after suffering a right knee injury.The Los Angeles Chargers safety sustained the injury during Sunday’s scrimmage. Coach Anthony Lynn said on Monday that James continues to be evaluated and that a timetable for his return has not been determined.“We don’t know the final results, so I will leave it at that,” Lynn said.The injury could be a huge blow to the Chargers and their defense as they look to bounce back from last year’s 5-11 season. It would also be the second time in five years that James has had a knee injury. He tore the meniscus in his left knee in 2016 at Florida State during the team’s second game and missed the rest of the year.James was selected by the Chargers 17th overall in 2018 and made a quick impact for a team that finished 12-4 and advanced to the AFC divisional round. He was an All-Pro selection after he led the team in tackles with 105 along with four interceptions, 3 1/2 sacks and 13 passes defensed.James was hoping to follow that up with another breakout season, but he had a stress fracture to the fifth metatarsal of his right foot during training camp last year and missed the first 11 games. He broke the same bone during the spring of 2016 at Florida State.Lynn said Rayshawn Jenkins and Desmond King are possibilities to take James’ spot.Los Angeles could also look at signing Earl Thomas, who has familiarity with the Chargers’ scheme after playing for defensive coordinator Gus Bradley in Seattle. But Lynn did not appear to be receptive to that.“Since you guys are telling me how stacked we are in the secondary, why the hell would I look anywhere else?” he said. “I like the depth in the secondary and we can mix different combinations.”If James is placed on injured reserve with a designation to return, meaning he could not be activated until after Week 8. Los Angeles is scheduled to host Las Vegas in Week 9 before having its bye the following week.Image credits: AP COMMENTlast_img read more

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