MLB News & Moments You Should Know – 9/14

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Tuesday’s games featured home run watches and stellar plays. Get caught up on all of it here.

 

Today’s Headlines

 

Aaron Judge inches closer to record

The Yankees headed to Fenway on Tuesday with Judge in pursuit of a number of single-season home run records. When all was said and done, Judge added two more homers to his season tally — his 10th multi-home run game this year.

The Yankees slugger is now just four home runs shy of Roger Maris’ American League home run record and 16 shy of Barry Bonds’ MLB single-season home run record. Judge is currently on pace for 65 homers.

 

Twins just miss out on no-hitter

Joe Ryan, the Twins rookie starting pitcher, had things working on Tuesday. Ryan cruised through seven innings without allowing a hit. His pitch count, however, had risen to 106. Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli opted to let someone else finish Ryan’s no-hit bid. He gave the ball to another rookie, Jovani Moran, to get the final six outs. Moran recorded four of those outs before Bobby Witt Jr. doubled to left field for the Royals’ first hit of the night.

 

Dodgers clinch NL West

The NL West has run through Los Angeles for a decade now. For the ninth time in 10 years, the Dodgers clinched the division. A 4-0 win by Los Angeles over the Diamondbacks was enough to settle the division. Last year’s runner-up finish to the Giants was the lone time in the past 10 years the Dodgers haven’t won the division. LA’s 98-43 record is the best in all of MLB.

 

Best Moments From Yesterday

 

Marcus Semien forgets he’s up

Rangers’ second baseman Marcus Semien was enjoying his time in the dugout before he realized he was supposed to lead off the inning. The Texas star rushed his way to the field, eventually stretching a single into a double.

 

Joey Meneses gets fan a ball

In a now-viral video, Joey Meneses can be seen throwing a ball to a young girl only for it to be intercepted by an older Nationals fan.

The Nationals and Meneses made sure that young fan went home with a ball after all though. Meneses autographed a game-used ball for her and wrote her a note in one of the best baseball stories of the day.

 

Injuries

 

Nelson Cruz leaves game with blurred vision

Brandon Lowe placed on 10-day IL

Avisaíl García heads to 10-day IL

David Bednar to begin rehab assignment

 

Articles You Should Read

 

What’s Going On with Austin VothBen Palmer

Brady Singer: Ace or Wild Card? – Sam Lutz

 

Fantasy Baseball Coverage

 

Starting Pitcher Roundup

Hitter Performances

Reliever Ranks

Starting Pitcher Streamers

 

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Noah Bortle

Noah Bortle is a freelance writer from Massachusetts. When he isn't arguing the merits of Shelby Miller or discussing the yips, he can be found traveling, hiking, or playing video games. His writing can also be found at College Hockey News.

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