2020

MLB Weekly Highlights (7/27-8/2)

Week one of the MLB season is officially underway. Check here for the latest highlights from each day of action around the league.

Sunday (8/2)

Tyler Alexander

Sunday (8/2)

Tigers’ Tyler Alexander strikes out NINE in a row to tie AL record

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Tyler Alexander

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Aaron Judge makes it FIVE games in a row with a home run

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Nick Castellanos drops two dingers against his former team

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Saturday (8/1)

Aaron Judge

Saturday (8/1)

Another day, another homer: four straight games with a home run for Aaron Judge

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Gio Urshela’s grand slam leads Yankees past Sox

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Eloy Jimenez gets a lucky bounce for his second homer of the season

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Friday (7/31)

Mookie Betts

Friday (7/31)

Mookie Betts unleashes the cannon to nail Ketel Marte at third

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Aaron Judge homers for the third day in a row

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Braves shell Mets bullpen to complete insane comeback

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Down five in the sixth, the Braves mount an impressive late-innings comeback led by Travis D’Arnaud’s clutch double.

Thursday (7/30)

Max Fried

Thursday (7/30)

Max Fried shuts down a powerful Rays lineup

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Early Cy Young candidate Shane Bieber makes case with another dominant outing

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With 13 strikeouts on Thursday, Shane Bieber has now tied the MLB record for most strikeouts in a player’s first two starts of the season with 27 total.

Aaron Judge’s clutch home run edges Yankees past Orioles

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Wednesday (7/29)

Dodgers

Wednesday (7/29)

New extra-innings rule gives Dodgers baseball’s first leadoff two-run homer

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Thanks to this years new extra-innings rule, which places a runner on second to start all extra innings, Edwin Rios can now lay claim to hitting the only leadoff two-run home run in baseball history. His homer was enough to give the Dodgers the win over Houston.

Cubs turn first triple play of 2020

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A diving stop by Kris Bryant at third gives the Cubs their first triple play since 1997 and the first of the 2020 season.

Blue Jays flamethrower Nate Pearson dazzles in MLB debut

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Nate Pearson

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Blue Jays top prospect Nate Pearson made his MLB debut on Wednesday, striking out five batters over five scoreless innings.

Tuesday (7/28)

Dodgers-Astros

Tuesday (7/28)

Tensions flare in first Dodgers-Astros matchup since sign-stealing scandal

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In their first matchup since the sign-stealing scandal last offseason, the Dodgers and Astros had words for each other. The tension peaked when Joe Kelly stuck his tongue out at Carlos Correa after striking him out, clearing the benches.

Rendon homers for first hit as an Angel, Pujols approaches Mays on the all-time HR list

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It was a night for the long ball in Anaheim, as Anthony Rendon homered for his first hit as an Angel and Albert Pujols launched career home run number 657 to pull within three of Willie Mays.

Vlad Jr. pokes out his first homer of the season

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Vlad Jr. got some help from Washington’s outfield for his first home run of the 2020 season.

Monday (7/27)

Pete Alonso

Monday (7/27)

Pete Alonso launches his first HR of season over the Green Monster

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After a slow first series against the Braves, 2019 NL Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso gets his season going with his first home run over the Green Monster.

Welcome to the Show, Tyler Stephenson

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In his first Major League at-bat, Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson blasts career home run number one to jumpstart a Cincinnati comeback.

Rays pitching staff is dominant in Atlanta, strikes out 19 Braves

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Led by starter Tyler Glasnow’s nine strikeouts in four innings, the Rays pitching staff rolls over an Atlanta team one day removed from scoring fourteen runs against the Mets.

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