Petit lost his bid for a perfect game on Eric Chavez’s pinch-hit single with two out in the ninth inning and then recovered to retire the final batter in the San Francisco Giants‘ 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun is personally calling fans and offering an apology for using performance-enhancing drugs, the team said Friday.
Adam Dunn told Fox Sports that he will consider retiring this offseason despite the fact that the Chicago White Sox slugger is under contract for $15 million in 2014.
It was victory No. 81 for Pittsburgh, ensuring it will not finish with a losing record for the first time since it went 96-66 in 1992. More importantly, it boosted the Pirates’ lead in the NL Central to two games over St. Louis.
The Dodgers plan on using Young, 36, as a bench player who can spell third baseman Juan Uribe and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez as well as pinch hit. He is batting .272 with eight home runs and 41 RBIs this season.
“John is a reliever that offers experience as both a setup man and closer,” said Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak. “He’s also a pitcher who brings familiarity with the N.L. Central, pennant race baseball and the postseason.”
Cabrera, who leads the majors in batting average and RBIs, suffered the injury while attempting to leg out a double in the fifth inning.
It could have been a number of things. In the first inning, Puig went into second base standing up on Carl Crawford’s grounder rather than attempt to break up the double play, which Chicago turned. The next batter was Hanley Ramirez, who launched a solo home run.