Latest Tyler Skaggs News

Hamilton, Braves outlast Mets 2-1 in 14 after deGrom shines

Aug. 24, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With Jacob deGrom and the Mets hard-throwing bullpen missing bats at a historic pace, the NL East-leading Braves were ready to win with small ball Friday night. That's exactly what Billy Hamilton is there for — although this first contribution wasn't exactly on script. Hamilton...

Flaherty, Ozuna help Cards past Rockies, back into 1st place

Aug. 24, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty stayed focused while pitching with a special purpose in mind. The St. Louis starter, who helped the Cardinals beat Colorado 8-3 on Friday night, was one of seven players across the majors who wore "Love you Ty" in place of their names on the back of their jerseys. Flaherty...

Rookies push Rangers to 3-2 win for split of DH with Angels

Aug. 21, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Youth won out for the Texas Rangers at the end of a long day to get a doubleheader split against the Los Angeles Angels. Nick Solak hit his first career homer in the nightcap, after making his big league debut in the opener, and then had the hard shot that was misplayed by first...

Mets open crucial homestand with 9-2 win over Indians

Aug. 20, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conforto hit a tiebreaking homer moments after an embarrassing error by Cleveland Indians left fielder Oscar Mercado, and the resurgent New York Mets rolled from there to a 9-2 victory Tuesday night. J.D. Davis also went deep and Steven Matz (8-7) permitted only one earned run in 6...

Angels back in Texas after Skaggs' death, Rangers rally, 8-7

Aug. 20, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Heaney struggled to describe his emotions with the Los Angeles Angels back in Texas for the first time since pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room before the start of a series against the Rangers last month. Standing next to the No. 45 jersey hanging from the...

LEADING OFF: Kluber checked, Ohtani streak, Brewers-Cards

Aug. 19, 2019 2:58 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: CHECK HIM The Indians will see how ace Corey Kluber is feeling, a day after he was pulled from a Triple-A rehab start because of abdominal tightness. The two-time AL Cy Young Award winner pitched one scoreless inning for Columbus before exiting as a precaution....

Polanco, Twins top Rangers 6-3 for 1st 4-game sweep of Texas

Aug. 18, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Minnesota Twins started a six-game road trip outside the lead in the AL Central for the first in almost four months. They're back on top of Cleveland, with a little room to spare after a fruitful stop in Texas. Jorge Polanco cleared the bases with a tiebreaking triple in the...

Angels RHP Peña goes on injured list with torn ACL

Aug. 4, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Félix Peña has a torn ACL in his right knee and has been placed on the 10-day injured list. Peña was injured covering first base in the second inning Saturday against Cleveland. He went to the ground after crossing the bag to record the out and...

Sanchez, Astros throw combined no-hitter against Mariners

Aug. 4, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After losing 13 decisions in a row with Toronto, Aaron Sanchez was looking for a fresh start and a way to turn things around in his move to the Houston Astros. But even with their history of improving the performance of pitchers, it would have been hard to imagine his Houston debut would go...

Astros have combined no-hitter through 8 against Mariners

Aug. 3, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Sanchez has been pulled after pitching six hitless innings in his Houston debut, and the Astros are working on a combined no-hitter through eight innings against the Seattle Mariners. Sanchez struck out six, walked two and hit a batter with a pitch Saturday night — three days...