MLB News & Moments You Should Know – May 12

The MLB news and moments you need to know this morning.

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Today’s Headlines

First to 30

The Rays defeated the Yankees, becoming the first team to reach 30 wins this season. Drew Rasmussen extended his scoreless streak against the Yankees to 21 innings. Josh Lowe drove in a career-high five runs as well. After a series win, the Rays pushed the last-place Yankees nine games back in the American League East.

More Trouble In The Big Apple

For the first time since 2012, the Mets have lost five series in a row. The Reds took the most recent series 2-1 after defeating the Mets 5-0 in a bullpen game. This shutout loss marks the seventh of the season, but the series also highlighted that the Mets have only scored two runs in the last 19 innings.

Tommy John For Mahle

Rocco Baldelli announced the Twins right-hander Tyler Mahle will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. Mahle had been placed on the injured list last month with a posterior impingement and flexor pronator strain in his pitching elbow.

Glasnow Cleared

After facing left side tightness during a rehabilitation start, Tyler Glasnow has been cleared to resume his minor-league outings. Glasnow was scheduled to throw for about four innings Wednesday evening but left after one inning and 11 pitches. The plan is to get three innings in early next week, and have at least one more minor league start before returning to the Rays.

Best Moments From Yesterday

A Surprise for Jansen

Kenley Jansen became the seventh in the history of baseball to reach 400 saves. His Red Sox teammates surprised Jansen with a special video of family, friends, and teammates congratulating him on his accomplishment.

Put It On A Poster

Twins right fielder Nick Gordon robbed Manny Machado of a hit as he sprung into the air to catch the ball before rolling over and sending the ball back to the infield.

Walk-Off Bunt

The Royals did the unthinkable to end a tie game with the White Sox. Freddy Fermin attempted a bunt with runners in the corner, and it paid off when Reynaldo López was unable to scoop it up in time. The Royals won the four-game series 3-1.

Acuna Jr Sets A Record

Ronald Acuña Jr. launched a 470-foot home run, now owning a record of 27 career 440+ feet home runs. This is three more than anyone else in MLB since the start of 2018.



Ehire Adrianza started his rehab assignment with High-A Rome.

TJ Friedl will undergo an MRI after leaving Thursday’s game with soreness in his side. Meanwhile, Joey Votto will begin taking live batting practice this weekend in Triple-A Louisville.

Max Kepler is considered day-to-day after being removed due to a leg cramp.

Mason Miller was placed on the 15-day IL with elbow inflammation.

In other A’s news, Manny Piña has been pulled from his rehab assignment after setbacks with his wrist requiring season-ending surgery.

Austin Slater was placed on the 10-day IL with a left hamstring strain.


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Chrystal OKeefe

Chrystal O'Keefe is a freelance writer from Indianapolis, Indiana. She balances her time between Indianapolis and Chicago and tries to travel to at least one new ballpark every year. She primarily covers the Chicago White Sox but loves talking about baseball in general.

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