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MLB News & Moments You Should Know – July 8

The MLB news and moments you need to know this morning.

Stay updated on everything baseball with our morning MLB News & Moments articles. We’ve got you covered to keep you in the know.

 

Today’s Headlines

Verlander still has it

Justin Verlander gets his 11th win, leading MLB right now. Verlander missed nearly two years with an elbow injury that led to Tommy John surgery but seemed better than ever. He allowed seven hits, two runs (one earned), and eight strikeouts through six innings, bringing his ERA to just 2.00.

The World Baseball Classic returns

The tournament begins in March 2023, taking place in Taiwan, Japan, and two United States sites during the opening rounds. It will conclude in Miami. The 2023 edition has expanded by 20 teams, and 16 countries have earned spots. The remainder will be filled by qualifying.

Rehab starts and destruction

Chris Sale took a destructive path after a poor rehab start for the Worcester Woo Sox. Sale gave up a bases-loaded walk in the fourth inning and was taken out after 3 & 2/3 innings. He will pay for the damages caused, including the already broken television set he destroyed.

The 33-year-old described his outburst as a “7-year-old temper tantrum” and called himself “an idiot.”

The O’s are going streaking

After a victory against the Angels, the Orioles have extended their win streak to a season-best five games. Rookie Adley Rutschman hit his first home run at Camden Yards.

The Yankees are the first team to make it to 60

After a 5-4 win against the Red Sox, the Yankees are the first team this season to make it to 60 wins.

Best Moments From Yesterday

Home run derby at Fenway

In a game against the Boston Red Sox, Yankees’ Josh Donaldson hit a grand slam in Fenway. Shortly after, Rafael Devers answered by hitting his second home run of the game off Gerrit Cole.

McCann ends his slump

After an RBI double the night before to help the Mets defeat the Reds in extra innings, James McCann crushes a ball for a three-run homer.

Davis does too

J.D. Davis was already having a good evening with the RBI single listed above, but his night got even better with a grand slam. It also happened to be the first of his career.

Carlson saves 

With a great catch, Dylan Carlson turns two on a perfect throw back to first base.

Injuries

Tyler Danish was placed on the 15-day injured list with right forearm soreness.

Luis Cessa was placed on the 15-day injured list with a muscle strain in his back.

Michael Lorenzen was placed on the 15-day injured list , retroactive to July 4, with a right shoulder strain.

Anthony DeSclafani has been transferred to the 60-day injured list. He will miss the rest of the season due to right ankle surgery.

Reed Garrett was placed on the 15-day injured list with right bicep inflammation.

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Chrystal OKeefe

Chrystal O'Keefe is a freelance writer from Indianapolis, Indiana. She balances her time between Indianapolis and Chicago and tries to travel to at least one new ballpark every year. She primarily covers the Chicago White Sox but loves talking about baseball in general.

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