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Houston Chronicle
Ken Giles falters in eighth, Athletics walk off on Astrosframe. Billy Burns followed with a single, stole second and advanced to third w
Ken Giles falters in eighth, Athletics walk off on Astros
Houston Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
frame. Billy Burns followed with a single, stole second and advanced to third with the help of an errant throw from catcher Erik Kratz and scored on a Jed Lowrie sacrifice fly. Lowrie, the ex-Astros infielder, was the last batter Giles faced before... Read more
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CBS Sports
Astros catcher forced to pitch in blowout, breaks out his knuckleballis going wrong in Houston. Astros skipper A.J. Hinch spared his bullpen an inn
Astros catcher forced to pitch in blowout, breaks out his knuckleball
CBS Sports / Posted 4 days ago
is going wrong in Houston. Astros skipper A.J. Hinch spared his bullpen an inning Tuesday night by sending backup catcher Erik Kratz to the mound in the blowout loss. Kratz was the first position player to pitch in a game this season. He allowed... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Backup catcher Erik Kratz fills emergency role on the moundSEATTLE - The Astros' backup catcher staked his claim to a notable distinction
Backup catcher Erik Kratz fills emergency role on the mound
Houston Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
SEATTLE - The Astros' backup catcher staked his claim to a notable distinction Tuesday night at Safeco Field Erik Kratz became the first position player to pitch in a major-league game this season. The 35-year-old baseball journeyman pitched the... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Mariners blowout Keuchel, Astros 11-1twice. The Astros scored a run in the eighth off reliever Tony Zych, but the M
Mariners blowout Keuchel, Astros 11-1
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 5 days ago
twice. The Astros scored a run in the eighth off reliever Tony Zych, but the Mariners answered with two runs off catcher Erik Kratz, who took the mound in the bottom of the inning. TRAINER'S ROOM Astros: Starter Lance McCullers will pitch in an... Read more
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KTVB Boise
Cano drives in 6, Karns solid as Mariners beat Astros 11him." The Astros scored a run in the eighth off reliever Tony Zych, but the Ma
Cano drives in 6, Karns solid as Mariners beat Astros 11
KTVB Boise / Posted 5 days ago
him." The Astros scored a run in the eighth off reliever Tony Zych, but the Mariners answered with two runs off catcher Erik Kratz, who took the mound in the bottom of the inning. TRAINER'S ROOM Astros: Starter Lance McCullers will pitch in an... Read more
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KHQ Spokane
Cano Blasts Grand Slam in Mariners' 11-1 Victorytwice. The Astros scored a run in the eighth off reliever Tony Zych, but the M
Cano Blasts Grand Slam in Mariners' 11-1 Victory
KHQ Spokane / Posted 5 days ago
twice. The Astros scored a run in the eighth off reliever Tony Zych, but the Mariners answered with two runs off catcher Erik Kratz, who took the mound in the bottom of the inning. Astros: Starter Lance McCullers will pitch in an extended Spring... Read more
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Everett Herald
Cano hits grand slam as Mariners beat Astros 11fifth before Cano’s slam turned the game into a rout. Keuchel gave up five runs
Cano hits grand slam as Mariners beat Astros 11
Everett Herald / Posted 5 days ago
fifth before Cano’s slam turned the game into a rout. Keuchel gave up five runs and six hits in six innings. Backup catcher Erik Kratz pitched the eighth inning for Houston. He gave up two runs and three hits and threw two wild pitches. Neither club... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Astros struggle to score in loss to Marinerswho tagged Michael Feliz for a grand slam in the seventh inning. It became so o
Astros struggle to score in loss to Mariners
Houston Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
who tagged Michael Feliz for a grand slam in the seventh inning. It became so out of hand for Houston that back-up catcher Erik Kratz pitched the eighth inning to better preserve the bullpen. Mariners righthander Nathan Karns, who entered the... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3-2and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3-2
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 5 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3of his young career. The 23-year-old went seven innings and struck out the side
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 6 days ago
of his young career. The 23-year-old went seven innings and struck out the side in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh — the final batter he faced — on a 97 mph fastball. Walker (2-0) has allowed two... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3of his young career. The 23-year-old went seven innings and struck out the side
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 6 days ago
of his young career. The 23-year-old went seven innings and struck out the side in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh — the final batter he faced — on a 97 mph fastball. Walker (2-0) has allowed two... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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11 News Houston
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
11 News Houston / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3of his young career. The 23-year-old went seven innings and struck out the side
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 6 days ago
of his young career. The 23-year-old went seven innings and struck out the side in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh — the final batter he faced — on a 97 mph fastball. Walker (2-0) has allowed two... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Mariners squeeze by Astros, jump to first place in A.L. Westand struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Mariners squeeze by Astros, jump to first place in A.L. West
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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Everett Herald
Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3six innings. After Seager’s milestone homer broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth innin
Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
Everett Herald / Posted 6 days ago
six innings. After Seager’s milestone homer broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning, the Astros threatened in the fifth when Erik Kratz reached on a one-out bunt single and went to third on Jose Altuve’s double into the left-field corner. Walker... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3-2and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3-2
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
KING5 Seattle / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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First Coast News
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
First Coast News / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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The Columbian
Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3-2and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3-2
The Columbian / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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KTVB Boise
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
KTVB Boise / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Astros tied for worst record in AL after loss to Marinersfastball, White was caught looking on a 97 m.p.h. heater and Evan Gattis whiffe
Astros tied for worst record in AL after loss to Mariners
Houston Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
fastball, White was caught looking on a 97 m.p.h. heater and Evan Gattis whiffed on a 90 m.p.h. splitter. The seventh saw Gomez whiff on a 97 m.p.h. fastball, Luis Valbuena on a 77 m.p.h. curveball and Erik Kratz called out looking at 97 m.p.h. h... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order
Taijuan Walker strikes out 11 as Mariners beat Astros 3
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 6 days ago
and struck out the final six batters he faced, setting down the Astros in order in the sixth and seventh innings. He got Erik Kratz looking to end the seventh on a 97 mph fastball. It was the third time in his young career Walker (2-0) has... Read more
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New England Sports Network
Steven Wright Aims For First Win As Red Sox Begin Road Trip Vs. AstrosAltuve, 2B George Springer, RF Carlos Correa, SS Colby Rasmus, LF Tyler Whi
Steven Wright Aims For First Win As Red Sox Begin Road Trip Vs. Astros
New England Sports Network / Posted 9 days ago
Altuve, 2B George Springer, RF Carlos Correa, SS Colby Rasmus, LF Tyler White, 1B Evan Gattis, DH Carlos Gomez, CF Luis Valbuena, 3B Erik Kratz, C Collin McHugh, RHP (1-2, 6.39 ERA) Thumbnail photo via Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports Im... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Astros' Evan Gattis continues catching programwent 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as the designated hitter. Hinch, a former c
Astros' Evan Gattis continues catching program
Houston Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as the designated hitter. Hinch, a former catcher, spent time with Gattis and backup Erik Kratz before the team went out to stretch and take batting practice. They worked on receiving pitches and threw as... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Young's early struggles doom Royals in 8-2 loss to Astrossaw it on the ground, and I was like, 'Why is this ball here?'" Fuentes said.
Young's early struggles doom Royals in 8-2 loss to Astros
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 19 days ago
saw it on the ground, and I was like, 'Why is this ball here?'" Fuentes said. WHAT AN ENTRANCE Houston backup catcher Erik Kratz didn't make the most graceful entrance when the team was introduced before the game. Kratz tripped on the orange... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Astros rip Royals in home openerinning. Eric Hosmer added three hits for the Royals, whose three-game winning
Astros rip Royals in home opener
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
inning. Eric Hosmer added three hits for the Royals, whose three-game winning streak was snapped. Houston backup catcher Erik Kratz didn’t make the most graceful entrance when the team was introduced before the game. Kratz tripped on the orange... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
McHugh, Rasmus help Astros win home opener 8-2 over RoyalsCorrea and Keuchel and throw out the ceremonial first pitches to them. WHAT AN
McHugh, Rasmus help Astros win home opener 8-2 over Royals
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 20 days ago
Correa and Keuchel and throw out the ceremonial first pitches to them. WHAT AN ENTRANCE Houston backup catcher Erik Kratz didn't make the most graceful entrance when the team was introduced before the game. Kratz tripped on the orange... Read more
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Chicago Cubs
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening weekin his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Mil
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening week
Chicago Cubs / Posted 20 days ago
in his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Miller strikes out three in the 9th, including Erik Kratz for the last out of the game, as he gets his first save of the season PIT@CIN: Bruce triples to right for a... Read more
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New York Mets
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening weekin his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Mil
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening week
New York Mets / Posted 20 days ago
in his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Miller strikes out three in the 9th, including Erik Kratz for the last out of the game, as he gets his first save of the season PIT@CIN: Bruce triples to right for a... Read more
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New York Yankees
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening weekin his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Mil
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening week
New York Yankees / Posted 20 days ago
in his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Miller strikes out three in the 9th, including Erik Kratz for the last out of the game, as he gets his first save of the season PIT@CIN: Bruce triples to right for a... Read more
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San Diego Padres
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening weekin his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Mil
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening week
San Diego Padres / Posted 20 days ago
in his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Miller strikes out three in the 9th, including Erik Kratz for the last out of the game, as he gets his first save of the season PIT@CIN: Bruce triples to right for a... Read more
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Texas Rangers
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening weekin his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Mil
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening week
Texas Rangers / Posted 20 days ago
in his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Miller strikes out three in the 9th, including Erik Kratz for the last out of the game, as he gets his first save of the season PIT@CIN: Bruce triples to right for a... Read more
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Pittsburgh Pirates
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening weekin his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Mil
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening week
Pittsburgh Pirates / Posted 20 days ago
in his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Miller strikes out three in the 9th, including Erik Kratz for the last out of the game, as he gets his first save of the season PIT@CIN: Bruce triples to right for a... Read more
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Washington Nationals
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening weekin his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Mil
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening week
Washington Nationals / Posted 20 days ago
in his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Miller strikes out three in the 9th, including Erik Kratz for the last out of the game, as he gets his first save of the season PIT@CIN: Bruce triples to right for a... Read more
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San Francisco Giants
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening weekin his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Mil
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening week
San Francisco Giants / Posted 20 days ago
in his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Miller strikes out three in the 9th, including Erik Kratz for the last out of the game, as he gets his first save of the season PIT@CIN: Bruce triples to right for a... Read more
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Minnesota Twins
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening weekin his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Mil
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening week
Minnesota Twins / Posted 20 days ago
in his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Miller strikes out three in the 9th, including Erik Kratz for the last out of the game, as he gets his first save of the season PIT@CIN: Bruce triples to right for a... Read more
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Oakland A's
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening weekin his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Mil
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening week
Oakland A's / Posted 20 days ago
in his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Miller strikes out three in the 9th, including Erik Kratz for the last out of the game, as he gets his first save of the season PIT@CIN: Bruce triples to right for a... Read more
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Arizona Diamondbacks
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening weekin his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Mil
10 biggest winners in baseball's opening week
Arizona Diamondbacks / Posted 20 days ago
in his career HOU@NYY: Miller notches his first save of the season Andrew Miller strikes out three in the 9th, including Erik Kratz for the last out of the game, as he gets his first save of the season PIT@CIN: Bruce triples to right for a... Read more
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