MLB wrap: Zack Greinke gets 200th career win as Astros top A’s

first_img Mets’ Pete Alonso breaks National League rookie home run record The feat came exactly one year and one day after Verlander joined the 200 club.“It’s nice,” Greinke said, via The Houston Chronicle. “Hopefully I can keep pitching pretty good with the team we have, and hopefully we can get a lot more.” Related News .@ARizzo44 played @WBCBaseball for Italy.Now he’s hanging out with Italians in Williamsport.@GEICO #LittleLeagueClassic— Play Ball (@PlayBall) August 18, 2019Rafael Ortega hit the Braves’ go-ahead run against the Dodgers, and it was pretty spectacular. Game changer.(MLB x @PapaJohns)— MLB (@MLB) August 18, 2019What’s Next?Mariners (52-73) at Rays (73-52), 7:10 p.m. ET — After winning a three-game series against the Tigers, the Rays will have a quick turnaround to try and distance themselves in the AL wild-card race. They will face the struggling Mariners on Monday. Tampa Bay will start Brendan McKay (2-2, 5.08 ERA) while Seattle will go with Marco Gonzales (12-10, 4.26). Braves’ Ronald Acuña pulled from game for not hustling on play Vladimir Guerrero Jr. injury update: Blue Jays star day-to-day after injuring knee Greinke pitched seven innings and allowed only one run off four hits while striking out six. The Athletics were held to just six hits in the game.Alex Bregman led the Astros’ offense, going 4 for 4 with a three-run go-ahead home run to highlight his night.30 jacks for The Kid. #TakeItBack— Houston Astros (@astros) August 18, 2019The win put Houston 7 1/2 games ahead of Oakland in the American League West.Studs of the NightRafael Devers was 4 for 5 with a home run, two doubles and four RBIs in Boston’s 13-7 win over Baltimore. The Red Sox third baseman became the first hitter to reach 100 RBIs this season.The first player with over 100 RBI in 2019 goes to…— MLB (@MLB) August 18, 2019Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger struck out 10 in five shutout innings in an 8-4 win against the Yankees.Yusei Kikuchi pitched his first ever shutout in MLB, throwing a two-hitter in Seattle’s 7-0 win over Toronto. Duds of the NightTrent Grisham and Eric Thames both went 0 for 5 at the plate in the Brewers’ 16-8 loss to the Nationals.Kevin McCarthy’s outing was short lived as the Royals righty gave up four runs on four hits in 1/3 of an inning.HighlightsBefore Anthony Rizzo even began playing Sunday, he was making fans happy. Zack Greinke reached a career milestone Sunday.The Astros right-hander got his 200th career win as he helped Houston topped Oakland 4-1. Just two other active pitchers (CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander) have reached that mark.last_img

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