The Tampa Bay Rays promoted top shortstop prospect Willy Adames, who started against the Boston Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series Tuesday night.
Adames homered off Boston ace Chris Sale in his second major league at-bat, sending an 89 mph changeup over the left-field fence. It was the first time in his career Sale allowed a player’s first career homer, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
Pirates center fielder Austin Meadows hit his second homer in as many games off Amir Garrett in the seventh inning, leaving him 6 for 15 Kerry Wynn Jersey in his first four major league games. Meadows faced Garrett in the minors and knew what to expect.
Nationals: 1B Ryan Zimmerman, on the 10-disabled list with a right oblique strain, took 50 swings Monday, manager Davey Martinez said. .Rain and a lingering illness have prevented second baseman Daniel Murphy (right knee surgery) from participating in extended spring training, Martinez said.
Padres: RHP Tyson Ross (3-3, 3.15 ERA) gave up a season-high five runs in six innings while taking the loss May 7 against Washington.
Nationals: Martinez did not announce the starter for Wednesday’s contest before Tuesday’s game. RHP Erick Fedde, currently with Triple-A Syracuse, is a potential spot start candidate.
Hamels limited the slugging Yankees to four hits over seven innings, and Jurickson Profar and Ronald Guzman homered for the Rangers in a 6-4 win Tuesday night.
Game Youth Trey Hopkins Jersey I’m just here to play and trying to remain healthy and maintain what I can do out on the field, and just getting good results and enjoy playing the game of baseball, Hamels said. That’s really all I can care about. … All of the decisions are not up to me. The only decision I have in my hand is to throw the baseball and get guys out.
Hamels (3-4) struck out seven and walked two during his first start in 11 days. He was scratched from his previous turn because of neck stiffness.
He was really good. The cut fastball was a real weapon for him, threw some good changeups, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. We knew we had a tough opponent tonight in Hamels.
Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Hamels was fresh and had probably the best mix pitches we have seen from him all year. … Kept the hitters off balance.
Elite Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Jersey The 2008 World Series MVP for Philadelphia, which won the NL pennant again in 2009, Hamels was acquired by Texas in the middle of the 2015 season. The Rangers have a $20 million club option for 2019 that includes a $6 million buyout.