Cabrera edges closer to 500th career home run, Mookie takes special catch

Miguel Cabrera moved closer to his 500th career home run with number 498 in the Detroit Tigers’ 4-2 win against the Boston Red Sox.

The 38-year-old designated hitter sent Garrett Richards over the fence at right-field with the Tigers trailing 2-0 in the second inning.

The home run takes two-time American League MVP and 11-time All-Star Cabrera’s 2021 majors tally to 11 homers, and 498 for his career.

Akil Baddoo drove in Derek Hill’s to make it 3-2 to the Tigers in the fifth inning, before Robbie Grossman brought Jonathan Schoop home for an RBI single and insurance run.

Two away! pic.twitter.com/1xNRooXNj3

— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 3, 2021

 

Polanco’s game to remember

Gregory Polanco robbed Eduardo Escobar of a walk-off homer in the ninth inning before the Pittsburgh Pirates on 8-5 over the Milwaukee Brewers.

The catch capped a spectacular game for Polanco who brought up a no-hitter in the seventh inning by grounding a single, before the Pirates late rally.

Gregory’s got this! pic.twitter.com/HbHZyCmvrQ

— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) August 4, 2021

After a long lay-off, Hyun-Jin Ryu returned to the mound at home and tossed down eight strikeouts across seven innings as the Toronto Blue Jays won 7-2 over the Cleveland Indians.

Bryce Harper homered in the eighth inning against his former club as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the Washington Nationals 5-4.

Tommy Pham hit a lead-off home run, the fourth of the day, as the San Diego Padres won 8-1 at the Oakland Athletics.


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Five straight defeats for Red Sox

The Red Sox’ 4-2 loss to the Tigers means they have lost five games in a row, including three against the Tampa Bay Rays, one against the Toronto Blue Jays (13-1) as well as Detroit. Boston are 63-45 and drop to second behind the Rays in the American League East.

 

Another Mookie Betts special

Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts pulled off a spectacular diving catch on the grass just outside the diamond to rob Michael Brantley of a hit. Only two days ago Betts pulled off another special grab against the Arizona Diamondbacks. For the record, the Dodgers lost 3-0 to the Houston Astros who improve to 64-42.

WOW, MOOKIE. pic.twitter.com/2Ja2tmYM3z

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 4, 2021

 

Tuesday’s results 

Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Washington Nationals

New York Yankees 13-1 Baltimore Orioles

Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Cleveland Indians

Detroit Tigers 4-2 Boston Red Sox

Minnesota Twins 7-5 Cincinnati Reds

Miami Marlins 5-4 New York Mets

Seattle Mariners 4-2 Tampa Bay Rays 

Los Angeles Angels 11-3 Texas Rangers

Pittsburgh Pirates 8-5 Milwaukee Brewers

Chicago White Sox 7-1 Kansas City Royals

Atlanta Braves 6-1 St Louis Cardinals

Colorado Rockies 13-6 Chicago Cubs

Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 San Francisco Giants

San Diego Padres 8-1 Oakland Athletics

Houston Astros 3-0 Los Angeles Dodgers

 

Padres at Athletics

The San Diego Padres (62-47) continue their series against the Oakland Athletics (60-48).

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