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Woodruff goes the distance
The Brewers’ offense teed off on Jesús Luzardo and the Marlins’ pen with a season-high 17 hits in a dominant 12-0 victory. I wonder what Burnes thought about the offensive outburst.
Meanwhile, the Brewers (80-63) have a three-game lead over the Cubs (78-67) in the NL Central.
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) September 12, 2023
Matt Olson reaches a milestone
Olson is one away from tying the franchise record held by Andruw Jones who hit 51 in 2005. Olson also leads baseball in RBIs with 127 and is eight short of tying the franchise record held by Hall of Fame third baseman Eddie Mathews.
Meanwhile, Ronald Acuña Jr. is just four dingers away from the fifth 40-40 season in MLB history.
Matt the bat!
— MLB (@MLB) September 12, 2023
The Cubs call up Pete Crow-Armstrong
Ranked as MLB Pipeline’s 12th overall prospect, Crow-Armstrong was traded to the Cubs two summers ago in the deal that sent Javier Báez to the New York Mets. PCA hit .283 with a .865 OPS across 98 games in the minor leagues along with 20 home runs and 37 stolen bases.
— Cubs Zone (@CubsZone) September 12, 2023
The mom from Little Big League, Ashley Crow, is the actual mom of No. 1 Cubs prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong
Now that the Cubs are reportedly calling Pete up, she is officially the mother of an MLB player nearly 30 years after the release of the movie pic.twitter.com/ZYh8fblmyI
— MLB Life (@MLBLife) September 11, 2023
Julio Rodríguez goes 30-30
J-Rod belted a game-tying home run in the tenth although the Mariners later lost to the Angels 8-5. Nevertheless, he became just the second Mariner to record 30 home runs and 30 steals. He’s also just the fourth player to do it at age 22 or younger; the others were Mike Trout, Ronald Acuña Jr., and Alex Rodríguez.
— MLB HR Videos (@MLBHRVideos) September 12, 2023
Best Moments from Yesterday
Run, Riley, Run!
Austin Riley got around the bases pretty well in his first at-bat of yesterday’s doubleheader and made it all the way home thanks to a miscue from Phillies’ left fielder Jake Cave. Technically the play was scored a triple and an error.
🚨 AUSTIN RILEY INSIDE-THE-PARK HOMER 🚨 pic.twitter.com/dVGSjdc892
— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) September 11, 2023
Evan Carter’s first home run
The top prospect crushed a 0-1 cutter from Chris Bassitt in his first at-bat of the game.
A Cubs Comeback
They trailed 4-3 in the ninth when Dansby Swanson kicked off a rally with a double to center. Yan Gomes later came up with a go-ahead single. With the 5-4 win, the Cubs occupy the 2nd NL Wild Card and are three games back of the Brewers in the NL Central.
WRIGLEY WEST pic.twitter.com/6wbgwPrWLG
— DOM (@DOM_Frederic) September 12, 2023
Injuries and Transactions
The Mariners activated Jarred Kelenic from the IL.
The Rockies activated Kris Bryant from the IL.
The Padres moved Gary Sánchez to the 60-day IL with a fractured right wrist.
The Cubs activated Michael Fulmer from the IL.
The White Sox optioned OF Oscar Colás.
The Twins sent Chris Paddack on a rehab assignment.
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