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Baltimore Orioles with seventh straight to get to 90 wins on the season.
The @Orioles hang on in a slugfest for their 7th straight win.
It’s their 1st 90 win season since 2014. ? pic.twitter.com/DjXe6wqc5v
— MLB (@MLB) September 10, 2023
For the first time since 2014, the Baltimore Orioles have won 90 games. Their seventh straight win was a high-scoring affair at Fenway. Aaron Hicks stayed hot with three hits, Gunnar Henderson hit a three-run shot, and James McCann hit two home runs.
Boston’s offense was no slouch, either. Masataka Yoshida and Trevor Story each had three hits, Rafael Devers went 4-for-6, and Wilyer Abreu went 5-for-5. They couldn’t complete the rally, however, falling to the O’s 13-12.
Hoerner’s hustle wasn’t enough to lift the Cubs over the D-Backs.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 9, 2023
Nico Hoerner got the crowd at Wrigley on their feet in the bottom of the third inning when he scampered around the bases on what appeared to be a routine pop-up with two outs. There was some miscommunication between Diamondbacks’ middle infielders Jordan Lawlar and Ketel Marte, causing the ball to drop between them and allowing Hoerner to score from first.
Despite another good outing from Justin Steele, the Cubs lost their third straight game to the Diamondbacks on Saturday thanks to a single from Tommy Pham in the top of the 10th inning. Chicago has watched their NL Wild Card lead dwindle over the past few days, so they’ll be looking to stop the skid and avoid the sweep this afternoon.
Walk it off, Yandy Díaz!
THE YANDY MAN DELIVERS THE DUB ? pic.twitter.com/etZcloQd8Z
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) September 9, 2023
The Seattle Mariners are playing must-win games as they fight to maintain an AL Wild Card spot. Tied at five heading into the bottom of the ninth on Saturday, Yandy Díaz and the Tampa Bay Rays spoiled their fun. Díaz hit a line drive out to right field and the ball just kept carrying, sneaking over the wall for his first career walk-off home run.
A dustup in Atlanta.
Benches clear in the first inning after Pirates pitcher Johan Oviedo and Ronald Acuña Jr. exchange a few words. pic.twitter.com/rUs6HAqRYl
— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) September 9, 2023
He might be the NL MVP, but Ronald Acuña Jr. has a history of making a scene when pitched inside. (I’m a Marlins fan. I have receipts.) Saturday was no different. The benches cleared in Atlanta when Pirates’ pitcher Johan Oviedo threw a pitch inside to which Ronald Acuña Jr. took offense. Acuña stared at Ovideo and he stared right back. The two had words, and the benches spilled onto the field.
The Pirates got the last laugh, however. Ke’Bryan Hayes drove in the first run of the day with a double in the third and Bryan Reynolds tacked on two more with a home run. Despite a strong offensive performance from the big bats in Atlanta’s lineup, Pittsburgh took the game 8-4.
Best Moments From Yesterday
Zack Greinke’s kid bat-flipping him is perfection.
Zack Greinke getting bat-flipped by his kid. ? pic.twitter.com/oI3d6UVPsU
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) September 9, 2023
No joke, that’s the smoothest bat flip I’ve seen all season.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) September 9, 2023
Lil Phillies fan Brynn Gregg with the first swing.
The first home run of Nemours Childhood Cancer Awareness Night goes to Brynn Gregg!
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) September 9, 2023
Teams all around the league have been celebrating Childhood Cancer Awareness Day in their own unique ways. The Phillies honored children battling cancer at their game on Saturday, involving them in pre-game festivities and having them sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” Watching this little girl run around the bases and high-five both teams was really sweet.
Willy Adames met his childhood idol.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 9, 2023
Willy Adames got to meet Derek Jeter before the game on Saturday and watching him skip back to the dugout with pure joy makes you remember that these guys are still kids at heart.
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