Bigs’ Little League experience...Yankees’ shortstop dinged up...Kershaw notches 150
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Two big league teams took the field in a Little League town last night, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2, with scores of participants in this year’s Little League World Series in attendance in full uniform. At the end of the game, the Mets and Phillies lined up to shake hands, a Little League tradition never seen in the majors.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will face the Pittsburgh Pirates in next year’s Little League Classic, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. And if they produce the kind of drama they did in Pittsburgh yesterday, the Little Leaguers will be in for a treat. Adam Frazier sent the home fans home happy with a game-ending homer in the 11th inning, as the Bucs beat the Cubs 2-1.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees beat the Blue Jays yesterday by a lopsided 10-2 score, but they suffered a potentially serious loss in the process. Shortstop Didi Gregorius left the game after bruising his left heel in a collision at first base. Manager Aaron Boone says it could send Gregorius to the disabled list.
SEATTLE (AP) — Clayton Kershaw breezed to his 150th career win yesterday in the Dodgers’ 12-1 rout of the Mariners in Seattle. The Dodgers scored five runs before Kershaw even took the mound. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner then shut down the Mariners over seven innings. Kershaw gave up one run on four hits, struck out seven and walked one. The 30-year-old lefty now has 150 wins and just 69 losses for his career.
BOSTON (AP) — The major-league leading Boston Red Sox hit a bump in the road yesterday, falling to the Tampa Bay Rays at home yesterday by a score of 2-0. After being traded away by the Sox last month, Jalen Beeks returned to secure the win for the Rays in relief, striking out three and giving up just one hit in four innings. The Red Sox start a four-game series with the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians tonight.