Author: Drew Silva

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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.