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Yankees and Rays speak on gun violence
The Yankees and Rays announced that instead of using their social media accounts to give live game updates, they would be using their platform to speak on gun violence in the wake of the tragic mass shootings across the nation. Both teams spread facts on gun violence throughout the game.
In lieu of game coverage and in collaboration with @Yankees, we will use our channels to offer facts about the impacts of gun violence.
The devastating events that took place in Uvalde, Buffalo and countless other communities across our nation are tragedies that are intolerable.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 26, 2022
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 26, 2022
Yankees sign Matt Carpenter
The Yankees signed three-time All-Star Matt Carpenter to a major-league contract. With Josh Donaldson on the COVID-IL and Giancarlo Stanton out with an ankle injury, the Yankees hope Carpenter will be able to fill in.
Carpenter signed a minor-league deal with the Rangers in March, but the club released him last week. Prior to that, Carpenter spent his entire 11-year MLB career with the Cardinals.
Matt Carpenter on his role with the #Yankees: “I told them, if they want me to load the bags on the plane, I’ll do it.”
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 26, 2022
Ray Liotta passes away
Ray Liotta, known for his role of Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams has passed away at 67.
Devastated to hear the news of Ray Liotta’s passing. While he leaves an incredible legacy, he’ll always be “Shoeless Joe Jackson” in my heart. What happened that moment in the film was real. God gave us that stunt. Now God has Ray. pic.twitter.com/JQmk1PsuSK
— Kevin Costner & MW (@modernwest) May 26, 2022
Teams to carry 14 pitchers
MLB has informed ball clubs they will be able to carry 14 pitchers until June 19. Previously the plan was to have a 13-man limit that would take effect May 30.
The MLBPA and MLB are in agreement as both parties continue to monitor the health of players.
No. 14 to be retired for Gil Hodges
The Dodgers will retire No. 14, the number held by one of the newest Hall of Fame inductees, Gil Hodges. His number will be retired before the June 4 game against the Mets to precede his induction into Cooperstown on July 24. Hodges is the 11th person to have his number retired by the Dodgers, and 13th in MLB history to have multiple teams retire his number. The Mets retired his number in 1973.
President Richard Nixon shakes the hand of Johnny Bench as Earl Weaver and Gil Hodges look on, prior to the start of the 1970 All Star game July 14, 1970. Photo by Focus on Sport Getty Images pic.twitter.com/JwNHwE78c0
— Baseball In Pics (@baseballinpix) May 23, 2022
Reds score 20 runs with 20 hits
Are the reds heating up? After missing three games, Kyle Farmer proved just how reliable he can be. Farmer went 4-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs. This game had the most runs for Cincinnati since 1999.
The Cincinnati Reds have scored 20 runs today pic.twitter.com/Vxh0arIt81
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 26, 2022
Best Moments From Yesterday
Miggy walks it off
With an RBI single, Miguel Cabrera saves the night against the Guardians, giving the Tigers a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the ninth.
Miggy magic.#DetroitRoots pic.twitter.com/W745S6RAF2
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 27, 2022
Relive the Reds’ 2o run game
Watch all 20 runs come in for the Reds as they beat the Cubs 20-5.
Relive all 2️⃣0️⃣ glorious runs scored by the Reds today during their lopsided win over the Cubs! 🤯
RETWEET for a chance to win a @dunkindonuts gift card! Rules ➡️ https://t.co/4c3RVqADcm pic.twitter.com/inQZqEUx1c
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 27, 2022
Springer vs. Ohtani
George Springer bests Shohei Ohtani with a gorgeous solo home run in the first inning.
Ready for the Sho 😎
PLAY BALL! #SpringerDinger pic.twitter.com/IQEnaRRDuk
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 27, 2022
Andrew Vaughn dominates
With two multi-run home runs, Andrew Vaughn gives Tony La Russa a really good reason to keep him in the lineup — ideally towards the front. Here is his second home run of the evening.
Going, going, Vaughn!#ChangeTheGame | @NBCSChicago pic.twitter.com/mAoAAMMXhe
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 27, 2022
Franmil Reyes was placed on the 10-day injured list with right hamstring tightness.
Amir Garrett and Kyle Isbel were placed on the injured list without injury designations.
Paul Campbell was transferred to the 60-day injured list.
Joe Kelly was placed on the 15-day injured list with a strained left hamstring.
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Vaughn had 1 HR. The other hit was a bases-loaded, bases-clearing 2B.