Nolasco ends winless drought, Angels end Dodgers’ win streak

Nolasco ends winless drought, Angels end Dodgers’ win streak.
The only thing that stopped him was a liner that hit him in the shin and ended his night.
Still, Nolasco pitched into the seventh inning to pick up his first win in almost two months, Yunel Escobar drove in two runs and the Los Angeles Angels snapped the Dodgers’ 10-game winning streak, 4-0 on Monday night.
Just trying to give us a chance to win and make a lot of good pitches."
The Dodgers also ended a streak of 17 consecutive games with at least one home run, which was tied for the longest stretch since moving to Los Angeles before the 1958 season.
We don’t look too much into it," Bedrosian said of stopping the Dodgers win streak.
Dodgers starter Rich Hill (4-4) gave up three runs and four hits in a season-high seven innings, striking out seven and walking two.
The Angels took the lead on Escobar’s two-out, two-run single in the third.
Hernandez then hit the liner back at the mound and the ball ricocheted off Nolasco and past first base into the foul territory in right field.
"Ricky knows he’s a better pitcher than what his numbers show so far this year," Mike Scioscia said.

Eric Thames’ home run drought ends as Brewers blast Mets

NEW YORK — Eric Thames sent a first-inning changeup from Jacob deGrom into the bullpen in right-center , 436 feet from home plate, for a two-run homer. Thames hit his 13th home run on May 9. Slowed by a hamstring injury and strep throat, it took him three weeks to hit No. 14. “I almost, like, dropped to my knees. That’s what it feels like, to actually hit a barrel,” Thames said after the Milwaukee Brewers’ 7-1 win over the New York Mets on Wednesday night. “The last three weeks, I’d get fastballs, I’d swing — foul ball or off the end.” Thames was signed by the Brewers after three seasons in South Korea, and his hot start is a big reason Milwaukee leads the NL Central. He left an April 26 game with a tight hamstring but tried to play through it. Then he missed three games in San Diego from May 15-18 because of strep throat. “My whole family was there to watch me play and then, like — bam! Plane landed, coughing,” he recalled. “That really set me back. I feel like my body was really exhausted.” He was in an 0-for-19 skid entering Tuesday, when he singled, tripled and walked twice. He reached four times for the second straight night Wednesday, also doubling and walking twice. He raised his average to .286 with 28 RBIs. “Eric’s back. He’s clearly in a good place,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said after his team won for just the third time in 10 games. “To have him back swinging good is a big sign for our offense.” Keon Broxton also went deep to give Junior Guerra a 3-0, second-inning lead. Guerra (1-0) allowed four hits in six scoreless innings , struck out…

Sterling beats Rochelle to end title drought

Sullivan threw 72 pitches over five innings and struck out four before giving way to Morse, who pitched the final two innings with help from a defense behind him which made several extra-effort plays to preserve the no-hitter.
“It’s been a long time, it’s just a great feeling for me and my team, and I really think we deserved it.” Only two Hubs reached base.
Otherwise, the Hubs struck out five times, grounded out nine times, and popped out seven times.
Elias Edmondson made a pair of close plays at second base during the sixth inning, catching a short bloop at the edge of the grass, and throwing out the next Hub after bobbling a ground ball.
The next hitter, Kyle Seebach, hit a pop-up to Jake Alston in right field.
Willman and Trey Morse each had two hits.
That realization made him try to place his pitches lower in the strike zone, and his last two strikeouts came without a swing.
Nolan did a great job with that, and I thought we did a great job offensively after the first time through.” Sterling can clinch the division outright with a win Monday at LaSalle-Peru.
If Sterling loses Monday, and Ottawa can defeat Geneseo on Tuesday, the Golden Warriors can also clinch outright – otherwise, Geneseo can clinch a share of the title with a win over the Pirates.
Baseball Sterling 6, Rochelle 0 Star of the game: Nolan Sullivan, Sterling, win, 5 IP, 0 hits, 4 K’s, 2 RBIs Key performers: Trey Morse, Sterling, 2-for-4, 2 IP, 0 hits; Tyler Willman, Sterling, 2-for-4, 2 RBIs Up next: LaSalle-Peru Tournament, Sterling vs. Streator, 4:30 today; Saturday TBD

White Sox end scoring drought

White Sox end scoring drought.
The White Sox ended their 23-inning scoreless drought this afternoon in the series finale against the Indians, scoring three runs in the first inning off Danny Salazar.
Melky Cabrera’s sacrifice fly broke the drought, before the Sox added two more on a two-base error by right fielder Abraham Almonte and a run-scoring single by Leury Garcua.
They’re last in the majors in average (.205), on-base percentage (.265), OPS (.595) and total bases (172), negating some decent pitching.
"You’ve got to keep them from betaing themselves up a little bit," he said.
"They want to perform.
Trying harder is not going to make it better.
It just has to be refocused and actually try to relax a little bit."
Only two Sox players in the starting lineup are hitting over.
Here’s the lineup against Salazar: Anderson SS Saladino 2B Cabrera DH Abreu 1B Frazier 3B A. Garcia RF L. Garcia CF Narvaez C May LF

Diaz’s pinch-homer lifts Cardinals past Brewers 4-1

MILWAUKEE — Aledmys Diaz hit a go-ahead pinch-homer in the seventh inning, Lance Lynn pitched six strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 Saturday night.
Diaz, who didn’t start at shortstop due to back stiffness and a sore shoulder, homered leading off the seventh against reliever Carlos Torres (0-2).
He struck out seven and walked two.
Seung Hwan Oh got his fourth save in five tries.
Below are some of the comments made by the Peoria Republican — and commitments he made on specific issues — during the two-hour meeting, which have been edited for length and clarity.
On the budget: “I give the president credit for trying to drive down costs in our budget.
We’re $20 trillion in debt.
The group says the candidates, who include at least three who are independently wealthy, have raised more than $61 million toward the 2018 race, with Republican Gov… Read more The City of Springfield’s Earth Day celebration returned from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday for its 25th year on the lawn outside the Old State Capitol.
Saturday’s City of Springfield’s Earth Awareness Fair was promoted as Illinois’ longest running Earth Day celebration.
Justin and Kendra Cooper — known for the popular food truck COOPER’S STREATSIDE BISTRO – opened their first brick-and-mortar restaurant in the dining area at King Pin Lanes this past week.

South snaps drought but North answers

“We weren’t worried about winning or beating North and the whole name thing, we just said this is a conference game and we want to start the doubleheader 1-0.
We stayed focused and we didn’t really make it a big deal or think ahead, and it was awesome to finally get the win.” South Medford 6-1, North Medford 3-8 RECAP: South Medford senior Pat Moore scores three runs after going 3-for-4 and strikes out 14 in the opener.
North Medford gets six of its 10 hits in Game 2 during the fourth and fifth innings to break the game open with seven straight runs.
The Panthers (8-4, 5-2) were up 4-3 in the seventh when Moore led off the inning with a double, Alexander walked and senior Bailee Tatum singled to load the bases.
After gaining its first lead in the doubleheader, North Medford took off from there and Austin didn’t allow a single baserunner over the final four innings of play.
“Once we got that lead we were not going to give it up, we had it from there,” said Austin, who struck out four and allowed five hits overall in Game 2.
“In this game it’s a matter of getting the timely hits,” said Black Tornado head coach Mike Mayben.
Early in the second game we had runners on third and we didn’t get those timely hits but as the game progressed we started getting those hits and building a little confidence.
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