The 5 Best MLB Moments From Sunday

Cooperstown Kershaw lit up Sunday Night Baseball.

A Family Affair


The Dodgers made light work of the Cubs on Sunday Night Baseball off the back of a virtuoso performance from veteran lefty Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw went eight strong innings in the 7-1 win, striking out 13 and allowing just one run off a solo homer from Javier Báez.


The slider was humming…



…as was the Cooperstown Curveball.



The whole gang was on call for the cute family photo to celebrate the victory on a balmy Sunday night in Los Angeles. It’s why we love baseball.



Swerving Irvin


The A’s keep finding diamonds in the rough, season-in-season-out. This year, that guy is left-handed starter Cole Irvin. The 27-year-old was acquired by Oakland in a trade with the Phillies prior to the season for cash considerations. He picked up his sixth win of the season yesterday, throwing eight shutout innings against the Giants in San Francisco. He has now won three of his last six starts and looks anchored in at the back of the A’s rotation. His stuff isn’t mind-blowing, but it is effective.


There might be more to today’s performance, however.


That extra sugar helped him perfectly execute a squeeze play at the plate!


Tip of the cap to all the under-the-radar baseball players out there.


Shohei Sunday


I mean, let’s be honest about this – it is pretty much “Shohei Every Day” right now! The Angels’ MVP front-runner was in scintillating form once again in the 6-4 win over the Rays, falling a single short of the cycle.


He finished up his day with a solo blast off Pete Fairbanks to send the world into raptures once again.


Turn it up for this one…


And go fullscreen for this…


Ke’Bryan Ke’What?!


Pittsburgh Pirates sensation Ke’Bryan Hayes has followed in the footsteps of his underrated teammates Bryan Reynolds and Adam Frazier by providing elite defense, one of the few reasons to tune in and watch the team right now. This phenomenal grab and throw from the young third baseman to retire Yadier Molina was as good as it gets at the position.


You can see from this alternative angle that Hayes is nearly three rows backs in the stands when he lets go of the ball. Wow!


That Sweet Sound


The obligatory Sunday dose of the bat hitting the ball out of the stadium. Sound up…


Photo by Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)

Benjamin Haller

A Yorkshireman living in Australia, loving Major League Baseball from afar. As I wait for my A's to build their new stadium, I spend my time coaching soccer, writing for sportbc.blog, and over-analyzing relief pitcher scoring in fantasy baseball. Follow me @benjaminhaller1 for thousands of retweets

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