MLB

Dodgers edge Yankees with Turner homer

By Sports Desk August 25, 2019

Two of the best teams in MLB faced off and the Los Angeles Dodgers came out on top 2-1 against the New York Yankees.

Justin Turner led the way as the Dodgers levelled the three-game series on Saturday.

Turner blasted a two-run homer in the third inning to bring in Los Angeles' only runs of the contest. 

"It doesn't matter what you did the day before," Turner told reporters after the game. "You gotta show up the next day at 0-0. 

"And those guys [pitchers] are 60 feet away trying to get out[s]. Tonight two runs were enough."

The Yankees tallied a run in the fourth inning but could not muster more scoring against the Dodgers.

Los Angeles are now 86-45, while the Yankees sit at 84-47 for the season.

 

Bell inspires Pirates rout

Josh Bell went one for four with a three-run home run to help the Pittsburgh Pirates crush the Cincinnati Reds 14-0.

Corey Dickerson went four for five with five RBIs in the Philadelphia Phillies' 9-3 win over the Miami Marlins.

Pedro Severino hit a grand slam to power the Baltimore Orioles' 7-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays.

 

Frazier struggles as Mets lose

Todd Frazier went 0 for four with a strikeout in the New York Mets' 9-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

Hunter Dozier struck out in all three of his official at-bats as the Kansas City Royals fell to the Cleveland Indians 4-2.

 

No look, no worries

This was a nice no-look catch by Stephen Piscotty.

 

Saturday's results

Washington Nationals 7-2 Chicago Cubs
Philadelphia Phillies 9-3 Miami Marlins
Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 New York Yankees
Baltimore Orioles 7-1 Tampa Bay Rays
Pittsburgh Pirates 14-0 Cincinnati Reds
Cleveland Indians 4-2 Kansas City Royals
Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 Arizona Diamondbacks
Houston Astros 5-2 Los Angeles Angels
Atlanta Braves 9-5 New York Mets
Texas Rangers 4-0 Chicago White Sox
St Louis Cardinals 6-0 Colorado Rockies
Minnesota Twins 8-5 Detroit Tigers
Boston Red Sox 5-4 San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants 10-5 Oakland Athletics
Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 Seattle Mariners

 

Yankees at Dodgers

New York and Los Angeles are both top World Series contenders, so Sunday's game should be exciting. After all, this could be a sneak peak of the championship round.

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    St Louis Cardinals 2-1 Chicago Cubs
    Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Seattle Mariners
    Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 New York Yankees
    New York Mets 8-1 Cincinnati Reds
    Cleveland Indians 5-2 Philadelphia Phillies
    Chicago White Sox 10-1 Detroit Tigers
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