Mike Minor struck out the side in the ninth to earn his Kansas City team a 4-3 win over Cleveland tonight, sparking North Coast fans to celebrate their team like only that region’s culture of failure can. The loss brought Cleveland’s somehow controversial win streak to an end at 22 games.
Andre the Giant’s drinking prowess is nearly as legendary as his stature or pro wrestling career, and we’ve featured plenty of anecdotes about his alcohol tolerance in the past. But an interview with retired pro wrestling legend Gerald Brisco in this morning’s Tampa Bay Times (the article’s not online, somehow)…
Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon was an absolute pest to Mets reliever Jim Henderson in Tuesday’s game. Gordon milked his eighth-inning at-bat for 16 pitches before he lifted a single into shallow left field.
Finally, someone has beaten the Golden State Warriors this 2015-26 season—and it’s the Milwaukee Bucks, whose 108-95 win lets us go back to pretending the NBA doesn’t exist for another two weeks.
Alex Ovechkin now has the most goals scored in the NHL by a Russian-born player. His goal against the Dallas Stars Thursday night gave him 484 goals, surpassing Sergei Fedorov’s 483.
Espanyol isn’t a horrible La Liga side, exactly, but they struggled immensely today in a home bout against Real Madrid as Los Periquitos conceded six goals, five of them to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Last year, the Meadville (Pa.) High School football team scored 78 points in one game while rushing for more than 600 yards and lost, 79-78, to Warren. Tonight the Bulldogs did that feat one better—by being the victor, and turning the Dubois Beavers into the sad loser in a 107-90 victory... in, obviously, regulation.
Zack Greinke’s attempt to break Orel Hershiser’s scoreless innings streak was ended today by, of all people, his opposing pitcher Jacob deGrom, as the Mets hurler drove in Kirk Nieuwenhuis with a third-inning fielder’s choice. The streak reached 45 2/3 innings.
Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte made his big-league debut tonight at Fenway, and pitched a nearly perfect sixth inning—retiring Brock Holt with his left arm, seen above, and then after allowing a single inducing a Mike Napoli double play with his right (which you can watch below).
Astros prospect Derek Fisher earned promotion to the California League Lancaster JetHawks this weekend, and made the most of his first game at Class A (Advanced) with a 4-6, three home run, 12 RBI performance that smashed a single-game league record that had held for 61 years.
Homer Bailey—who threw MLB's most recent no-hitter in September of last season—repeated the feat tonight, retiring the Giants and becoming just the sixth pitcher in history to make his mark on baseball's no-no list consecutively.
Japanese pitching phenom Yu Darvish nearly entered the record books tonight in Houston until Marwin Gonzalez singled up the middle with two outs in the ninth, ruining Darvish's attempt to complete a perfect game against the Astros.
#1 Florida's opening-round NCAA tournament game against Bethune-Cookman proved history-making, as sophomore pitcher Jonathon Crawford no-hit the Wildcats for the Gators' first solo no-hitter since May 23, 1991—when John Burke kept Furman hitless.
Journeyman pitcher Philip Humber joined the list of hurlers to have completed pitching's most difficult feat when he shut down the Seattle Mariners and led his Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 win at Safeco with a nine-strikeout perfect game, the modern era's 21st.