MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 9/3/23

Miguel Cabrera moves up the record books.

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Miguel Cabrera records four hits, passes George Brett for 17th-most hits in MLB history.

Miguel Cabrera led the Detroit Tigers on an offensive explosion on Saturday. He went 4-for-5 with one run scored and three runs batted in. His RBI double in the first inning was hit No. 3,155, moving him past George Brett and into sole possession of 17th-most hits all-time.


Burger bombs sustain Marlins’ playoff hopes.

The Miami Marlins came into Washington D.C. scuffling, having dropped to below .500 for the first time since May 25. They’ve found their sense of urgency during the first three games against the Nationals, however, winning the first three games. Saturday’s early fireworks came on behalf of Jake Burger, who recorded his first multi-homer game with the Fish. He hit solo shots in the first and third innings for home runs No. 29 and 30. The Marlins went on to pummel the Nationals 11-5, putting themselves one game back from the final NL Wild Card spot.


The hardest hit ball all season goes to…Ronald Acuña Jr., of course.

It’s not newsworthy that Ronald Acuña Jr. hit another home run because, well, he’s done that a lot this season. But he took Los Angeles Dodgers‘ rookie Emmet Sheehan 454 ft. to dead center. The ball left the bat at 121.2 mph, the hardest-hit ball all season. As Sarah Langs tweeted, Acuña’s 32nd home run was the 3rd hardest-hit home run and 6th-hardest batted ball tracked by Statcast (since 2015).


Other notable home runs from Trea Turner, Teoscar Hernández, and J.T. Realmuto.

There were a few more big home runs I want to highlight from Saturday:

  • Teoscar Hernández’s second-inning home run was his sixth homer during his 11-game hit streak.



Best Moments From Yesterday


Mark Leiter Jr. can see the future, apparently.

Javier Assad pitched a gem against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. He tossed eight scoreless innings, limiting the Reds to seven hits, one walk, and struck out seven. Unfortunately Assad’s biggest fan, Mark Leiter Jr., couldn’t lock down the save. The Reds rallied in the ninth for a walk-off win.


Curtis Granderson is managing in style. 

The MLB Players Alumni Association faced off against the Savannah Bananas on Saturday. Curtis Granderson managed the group of former big leaguers that included Dee Strange-Gordon, Eric Sogard, and Daniel Descalso.




Injuries & Transactions


SP Graham Ashcraft was placed on the injured list with a stress reaction in his right big toe.

OF Riley Greene hit the injured list with right elbow inflammation.

C Danny Jansen was placed on the injured list with a right middle finger fracture.

OF Luis Robert Jr. was scratched from Saturday’s game with a right quad cramp. He’s day-to-day.

1B Christian Walker was removed from Saturday’s game with right hand discomfort. He’s also day-to-day.


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Nicole Cahill

Nicole Cahill is a freelance writer who focuses on mental health and sports. She recently founded a nonprofit that helps youth athletes living with mental health challenges. When she's not fighting stigma or exploring Baseball Savant visuals, you can find Nicole enjoying a cup of coffee and a good book. Portfolio: NicoleCahill.com.

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