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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.
Justin Verlander, Dirty 81mph Curveball. 😨
8Ks thru 5 pic.twitter.com/55v4Oc7zhb
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 7, 2022
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.
— World Baseball Classic (@WBCBaseball) July 7, 2022
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.”
VIDEO: #RedSox pitcher Chris Sale upset after giving up a bases loaded walk & being taken out after 3 & 2/3 innings in a rehab start for the @WooSox (📸: @bri4homes) @NBC10Boston @NECN pic.twitter.com/1j1ga5kJaT
— Alysha Palumbo NBC10 Boston (@AlyshaNBCBoston) July 7, 2022
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.
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) July 7, 2022
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.
The first team in MLB to 60 wins! pic.twitter.com/7xUpjGs91u
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) July 8, 2022
Best Moments From Yesterday
Home run derby at Fenway
Ain't it grand ☔️ pic.twitter.com/qHxABVlkyw
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 7, 2022
111 mph off the bat.
Raffy is different. pic.twitter.com/lCzyjPhN8C
— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 8, 2022
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.
It has been a very good inning for two of the Mets' previously slumping right-handed hitters. First, J.D. Davis hit an RBI single. Then, James McCann did this:
Mets 6, Marlins 0, bottom four. pic.twitter.com/LPw3NqtagT
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 8, 2022
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.
GRAND SLAM J.D. DAVIS!!! pic.twitter.com/9Z7Hbkgp6G
— SNY (@SNYtv) July 8, 2022
With a great catch, Dylan Carlson turns two on a perfect throw back to first base.
The catch and the double play. Wow. pic.twitter.com/04YGc9SvQK
— MLB (@MLB) July 8, 2022
Anthony DeSclafani has been transferred to the 60-day injured list. He will miss the rest of the season due to right ankle surgery.
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