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Video: Jake Marisnick climbs Tal’s Hill, makes great grab


If you didn’t see this Jake Marisnick catch on Saturday, watch it now. Or if you did, watch it again …

Marisnick has also been getting it done at the plate for the Astros, who are on a nine-game winning streak and have opened a six-game lead over the Angels in the American League West standings.

Another game ended on a batted ball hitting a runner

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First it was the Giants beating the Angels when Kole Calhoun’s hard grounder to the right side of the infield struck Taylor Featherston. A few hours later, the Dodgers won in similar fashion …

A game hadn’t ended like that since 2010. And then it happens twice in one day. Baseball, man.

Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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For the second consecutive day, the Cardinals took down the visiting Pirates on an extra-inning walkoff.

On Friday night, it was Matt Adams stroking an opposite-field single that scored Jon Jay in the bottom of the 10th inning to secure a 2-1 victory. And then on Saturday, third baseman Matt Carpenter lifted a sacrifice fly to deep left field that easily plated Pete Kozma in the bottom of the 11th to notch another 2-1 win. Pirates left fielder Starling Marte didn’t even bother trying to throw Kozma out.

Carpenter is batting .366/.434/.634 with 15 RBI and 21 runs scored in 23 games for the Cardinals, who have won five straight and boast the best record in baseball at 17-6. They’ll go for a sweep of the division-rival Pirates on Sunday afternoon behind 23-year-old starter Michael Wacha. Who needs Adam Wainwright?

Your box scores and recaps from Saturday …

Yankees 4, Red Sox 2

White Sox 3, Twins 5

Pirates 1, Cardinals 2 (11 innings)

Brewers 6, Cubs 1

Angels 4, Giants 5

Blue Jays 11, Indians 4

Phillies 0, Marlins 7

Rays 0, Orioles 4

Tigers 2, Royals 1

Reds 8, Braves 4

Mariners 4, Astros 11

Nationals 1, Mets 0

Athletics 7, Rangers 8 (10 innings)

Rockies 2, Padres 4

Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 6

Video: Andrew McCutchen’s 1,000th career hit

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Watch as Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen collects the 1,000th hit of his career on a sharply-struck infield single Wednesday night against Cubs reliever Edwin Jackson …

1,000 hits isn’t really a notable milestone — over 1,200 players have done it — but it’s impressive how quickly the 28-year-old McCutchen got there. He made his major league debut for the Pirates on June 4, 2009.

David Wright takes live batting practice for the first time since landing on the disabled list

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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York has the update

New York Mets captain David Wright is progressing from a right hamstring strain that sent him to the disabled list on April 15.

A the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Wright took live batting practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering the injury, manager Terry Collins said.

The final hurdle for Wright before he’s cleared for a rehab assignment will be running the bases. He’s been able to do some straight-line jogging, but the veteran third baseman hasn’t tried sharp turns yet on his injured right leg. The hope is that he’ll be ready for activation at some point next week.¬†Wright, 32, was batting .333/.371/.424 in eight games before the injury.