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MLB scores, highlights, live team updates, news: Acuna hits leadoff homer in third straight game

MLB scores, highlights, live team updates, news: Acuna hits leadoff homer in third straight game

ET (GameTracker) Giants at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET (GameTracker) Acuna does it again Braves rookie phenom Ronald Acuna got work done early against the Marlins on Tuesday night ... THREE straight games with a leadoff homer. FIVE straight games with a homer. 😱 pic.twitter.com/xa1IO2zyOm — MLB (@MLB) August 14, 2018 That's his 18th home run in just 67 games this season. He's also the youngest to homer in 5 straight games. Brewers draw first blood in big series against Cubs The Brewers and Cubs began a two-game set in Wrigley on Tuesday, and the Brewers struck the first blow. Braun how has 14 jacks on the season, and he's now batting .255/.304/.466 in this, his age-34 campaign. Erik Kratz and Lorenzo Cain also homered for the Crew. The Dodgers have placed RHP John Axford on the DL with fractured right fibula. The Rangers have acquired OF Alexander Ovalles from the Cubs to complete the Cole Hamels trade.
MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week

MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week

Just 19, Guerrero homered in four straight contests last week, batted .458/.458/1.000 in six games overall and claimed his record fifth Prospect Team of the Week accolade of 2018. Below is the complete PTOW, based on games from Aug. 6-12: Prospect Team of the Week Week 1 (Apr. 30- May 6) Week 5 (May 7-13) Week 6 (May 14-20) Week 7 (May 21-27) Week 8 (May 28-June 3) Week 9 (June 4-10) Week 10 (June 11-17) Week 11 (June 18-24) Week 12 (June 25-July 1) Week 13 (July 2-8) Week 14 (July 9-15) Week 15 (July 16-22) Week 16 (July 23-29) Week 17 (July 30-Aug. 5) Week 18 (Aug. 6-12) C: Deon Stafford, West Virginia Power (low Class A) (Pirates' No. He homered twice on Thursday, topped all Minor Leaguers with 14 hits last week and is batting .309/.404/.556 with five homers in 22 Double-A games. Guerrero is now batting .395/.489/.763 through 12 Triple-A games after hitting .402/.449/.671 in Double-A. Guerrero's career line: .333/.417/.534 with 109 extra-base hits, 139 walks and 129 strikeouts in 258 games. Dean was arguably the hottest hitter in the Minors last week, leading everyone in slugging (1.353) and OPS (2.053) while ranking second in batting (.647) and third in on-base percentage (.700). He's hitting .348/.417/.484 in 37 games between two Rookie levels. Tucker is batting .311/.373/.532 with 17 homers and 17 steals in 89 games, though he's just 7-for-48 (.146) in the big leagues. He now has a 3.52 ERA, 40/4 K/BB ratio and .225 opponent average in 30 2/3 innings between Rookie ball and high Class A. RHP: Deivi Garcia, Tampa Tarpons (Class A Advanced) (Yankees' No.
Ex-Ohio State assistant Zach Smith didn’t tell Urban Meyer of 2013 DUI arrest

Ex-Ohio State assistant Zach Smith didn’t tell Urban Meyer of 2013 DUI arrest

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Dan Wolken discusses reports that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer knew about domestic violence allegations against a former assistant. USA TODAY Sports Former Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith was arrested in 2013 for OWI — a charge that was later reduced, according to multiple reports. He did not inform Ohio State coach Urban Meyer of the arrest, instead choosing to handle it “on my own without involving OSU,” Smith told ESPN through his attorney on Monday afternoon. The police report and previously unreported arrest was first published by the Toledo Blade. The police report notes that Smith struggled with multiple field sobriety tests and also refused a breathalyzer test. Smith pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of physical control, a first-degree misdemeanor. He had a suspended license but, according to ESPN, was permitted to drive for recruiting trips. More Ohio State According to Brett McMurphy, the college football reporter who broke the news that Meyer was aware of a 2015 domestic violence incident involving Smith but kept him on staff, the judge who reduced Smith’s charges was an Ohio State graduate. Meyer, currently on administrative leave, is awaiting the results of an investigation that is expected to be completed by the end of this week. It’s unclear whether Smith has met with investigators yet, but Smith’s ex-wife, Courtney Smith, met with investigators on Monday, her lawyer told reporters.
DaShaun White emerging as future star in fall camp

DaShaun White emerging as future star in fall camp

There was an error loading the video. This video is not available on your platform. A lot of that is credit to an infusion of youth into the program, surrounding mainstays like Kenneth Murray and Caleb Kelly, who moved from SAM to WILL in the offseason. “Yeah, I mean, for a guy that hasn’t played, man, he can [play],” said head coach Lincoln Riley. He’s one of those guys you just look at and say it’s a matter of time before he’s going to be a really, really good player. “Well, DaShaun’s been up with us, too, and so I’ve got to be with him,” Kelly said. So we’re seeing a lot of different things right now or a lot of different guys play well, so even though a guy like Kenneth played a bunch, a guy like Caleb played a bunch, I mean, their spots are by no means set. We’ve got those four guys in there. We feel like we’ve got some good depth there, and his skill set is one that could play inside or outside. So, I mean, yeah, we feel like we’ve got a pretty nice crew right there.
With Delino back, Robinson optioned to Minors

With Delino back, Robinson optioned to Minors

NEW YORK -- The Rangers have seen improvement in outfielder Drew Robinson, but it was not enough to keep him in the Major Leagues. We like the improvements, and we like the adjustments." Robinson began the season with the Rangers but went on the disabled list on May 7 with a sore left hip. The Rangers don't have a spot for Robinson because they remain committed to Carlos Tocci, the Rule 5 Draft pick from the Phillies who must remain on the roster all season. Tocci is hitting .176 with 15 hits in 85 at-bats over limited playing time. "We are really pleased where [Tocci] is defensively," Daniels said. The Rangers are confident that carrying Tocci this season despite him not being ready for the Major Leagues will pay off. "We are talking about a guy who has been viewed as a smart baseball player, plays defense, good bat-to-ball skills. If it gets to that point, we'll talk to him about it." Mazara, on the DL with a strained right thumb, may not be ready to return until Thursday, when the Rangers open a four-game series with the Angels in Arlington.
Yankees’ Didi Gregorius won’t want to escape this Derek Jeter comparison

Yankees’ Didi Gregorius won’t want to escape this Derek Jeter comparison

NEW YORK -- When Didi Gregorius broke into the majors with the Reds, he'd wear his cap just a bit askew. It would sit back on his head, the bill pointed skyward. "He always came up to me and pushed it down and said, 'This is how we do it in the big leagues,'" Gregorius said after a spectacular game offensively and defensively in the Yankees' 7-2 win over the Rangers at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. Gregorius, at age 28 somewhat of an elder statesman on the Yankees, doesn't do that to second baseman Gleyber Torres or third baseman Miguel Andujar -- hot-shot rookies that sandwich the shortstop in the field. Still, his presence and leadership -- and his play -- since arriving in New York with boat-sized shoes to fill in 2015 hasn't just taken him out of Derek Jeter's shadow, starting pitcher CC Sabathia said. "But he's erased it. You've got to give him credit for that." "No," Sabathia said, laughing. He's become the first Yankees shortstop to record three straight 20-homer seasons. Gregorius was bashful when told of Sabathia's comments.
Four Sooners to Play in U.S. Amateur

Four Sooners to Play in U.S. Amateur

NORMAN – Four players from the Oklahoma men’s golf team will represent the Sooners at the 2018 U.S. Senior Brad Dalke, redshirt junior Quade Cummins, junior Garett Reband and freshman Patrick Welch qualified for the event. Dalke automatically qualified for the event due his World Amateur Golf ranking. Reband and Welch took third place at their respective qualifying events. The event will be played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, while Spyglass Hill Golf Course will serve as the stroke play co-host. Two rounds of stroke play will take place at each course. Live scoring is available here. Fox and FS1 will have live coverage of the U.S. Round One Tee Times Patrick Welch (10:33 a.m./No.10 – Spyglass Hill Golf Course) Garett Reband (3:06 p.m./No. 10 – Spyglass Hill Golf Course) Quade Cummins (3:48 p.m./No.
Cowboys’ message coming out of loss to San Francisco: ‘You’ve got to finish’

Cowboys’ message coming out of loss to San Francisco: ‘You’ve got to finish’

But a collection of reserves on both sides of the ball, many who won't be with the team when the regular season begins next month, failed to secure the victory. "Man, you've got to finish,'' linebacker Jaylon Smith said. "It's a great learning experience for everybody,'' Garrett said. "A lot of our guys were not in the game who had been with us for a while. But to make sure we execute in those situations and finish the game the right way.'' Briefly The Cowboys defense has looked good in camp and that carried over into the preseason opener. The group allowed only 52 yards in the first quarter when the starters and key backups were on the field for both teams. That had more to do with caution than concern. "The last couple of days that was bothering him,'' Garrett said Thursday evening. "We didn't think it was the right thing to have him play.

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