Nationals and Padres meet to determine series winner

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:16:32 GMT

Nationals and Padres meet to determine series winner San Diego Padres (22-27, fourth in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (21-28, fifth in the NL East)Washington; Thursday, 4:05 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Blake Snell (1-6, 5.60 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 48 strikeouts); Nationals: Jake Irvin (1-2, 5.50 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, 15 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Padres -176, Nationals +151; over/under is 9 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres play on Thursday with the winner claiming the three-game series.Washington is 11-16 in home games and 21-28 overall. Nationals hitters are batting a collective .264, which ranks second in the NL.San Diego has gone 10-12 on the road and 22-27 overall. The Padres have a 17-2 record in games when they scored at least five runs.Thursday’s game is the third time these teams square off this season.TOP PERFORMERS: Luis Garcia has five doubles, a triple and three home runs for the Nationals. Lane Thomas is 14-for-41 with four doubles and three home runs over the last 1...

Steer leads Reds against the Cardinals after 4-hit game

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:16:32 GMT

Steer leads Reds against the Cardinals after 4-hit game St. Louis Cardinals (22-29, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (21-28, fifth in the NL Central)Cincinnati; Thursday, 12:35 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (2-1, 4.77 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 43 strikeouts); Reds: Luke Weaver (1-2, 6.54 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 31 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Cardinals -170, Reds +144; over/under is 10 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Cincinnati Reds play the St. Louis Cardinals after Spencer Steer had four hits against the Cardinals on Wednesday.Cincinnati has gone 14-13 at home and 21-28 overall. The Reds have a 13-6 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.St. Louis is 11-14 on the road and 22-29 overall. The Cardinals have the fourth-ranked team batting average in the NL at .261.The teams match up Thursday for the fourth time this season.TOP PERFORMERS: Steer has 12 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 22 RBI for the Reds. Matt McLain is 9-for-32 with four doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.Paul...

Brewers host the Giants to start 4-game series

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:16:32 GMT

Brewers host the Giants to start 4-game series San Francisco Giants (24-25, third in the NL West) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (27-22, first in the NL Central)Milwaukee; Thursday, 7:40 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Scott Alexander (0-0); Brewers: TBDBOTTOM LINE: The Milwaukee Brewers begin a four-game series at home against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.Milwaukee has a 15-9 record at home and a 27-22 record overall. Brewers pitchers have a collective 4.01 ERA, which ranks fifth in the NL.San Francisco has a 24-25 record overall and a 9-14 record in road games. Giants pitchers have a collective 4.30 ERA, which ranks seventh in the NL.The teams match up Thursday for the fourth time this season.TOP PERFORMERS: Christian Yelich has six doubles and seven home runs for the Brewers. Owen Miller is 15-for-38 with four doubles, three home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.Thairo Estrada has 12 doubles, a triple and six home runs for the Giants. Michael Conforto is 13-for-40 with two doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI over th...

Phillies take on the Braves looking to break road losing streak

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:16:32 GMT

Phillies take on the Braves looking to break road losing streak Philadelphia Phillies (23-26, fourth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (30-19, first in the NL East)Atlanta; Thursday, 7:20 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Aaron Nola (4-3, 4.31 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 53 strikeouts); Braves: Dylan Dodd (0-0)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Phillies -115, Braves -105; over/under is 9 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Phillies will try to end a four-game road skid when they play the Atlanta Braves.Atlanta has a 30-19 record overall and a 13-12 record at home. Braves hitters have a collective .331 on-base percentage, the seventh-best percentage in the majors.Philadelphia has a 23-26 record overall and a 9-16 record on the road. The Phillies are 10th in the NL with 51 total home runs, averaging one per game.The matchup Thursday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.TOP PERFORMERS: Matt Olson has 10 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 36 RBI while hitting .234 for the Braves. Marcell Ozuna is 13-for-37 with two doubles and three home runs ...

Gurriel leads Marlins against the Rockies after 4-hit game

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:16:32 GMT

Gurriel leads Marlins against the Rockies after 4-hit game Miami Marlins (25-25, second in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (21-29, fifth in the NL West)Denver; Thursday, 3:10 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Braxton Garrett (1-2, 4.60 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 44 strikeouts); Rockies: Kyle Freeland (4-5, 3.88 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 38 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Marlins -124, Rockies +105; over/under is 11 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Miami Marlins take on the Colorado Rockies after Yuli Gurriel had four hits against the Rockies on Wednesday.Colorado is 21-29 overall and 12-13 in home games. The Rockies are 7-1 in games when they hit two or more home runs.Miami has a 25-25 record overall and an 11-14 record in road games. Marlins hitters are batting a collective .254, which ranks sixth in the NL.Thursday’s game is the fourth time these teams square off this season.TOP PERFORMERS:Jorge Soler leads the Marlins with 24 extra base hits (10 doubles and 14 home runs). Bryan De La Cruz is 15-for-37 with four doubles, two home runs and six RBI over ...

Cubs host the Mets, look to continue home win streak

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:16:32 GMT

Cubs host the Mets, look to continue home win streak New York Mets (25-25, third in the NL East) vs. Chicago Cubs (22-26, third in the NL Central)Chicago; Thursday, 7:40 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Carlos Carrasco (0-2, 8.68 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 11 strikeouts); Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (0-0)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Cubs -117, Mets -102; over/under is 7 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs will try to keep a three-game home win streak going when they take on the New York Mets.Chicago has gone 13-11 at home and 22-26 overall. Cubs pitchers have a collective 4.00 ERA, which ranks fourth in the NL.New York has a 13-16 record on the road and a 25-25 record overall. The Mets have a 10-1 record in games when they did not allow a home run.The teams meet Thursday for the third time this season.TOP PERFORMERS: Ian Happ has 13 doubles, four home runs and 19 RBI for the Cubs. Christopher Morel is 13-for-40 with two doubles and seven home runs over the past 10 games.Pete Alonso ranks second on the Mets with 21 extra base hits (three doubles and 18 h...

3 years after Britain left the EU, net migration has never been higher

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:16:32 GMT

3 years after Britain left the EU, net migration has never been higher LONDON — It’s official: net migration to the U.K. is at an all-time high.New figures published Thursday show migration added 606,000 people to the U.K.’s population in 2022 — the highest number on record.The figures from the Office for National Statistics are likely to prompt fresh criticism of the governing Conservatives, who promised in their 2019 election manifesto to ensure “overall numbers come down” at a time when net migration stood at 226,000.The rise also comes three years after Britain left the EU touting more control over arrivals through a “points-based” system in place of the bloc’s free movement of people.Jay Lindop, director of the Centre for International Migration at the ONS, said the “record levels of international immigration” to the U.K. had been driven by a “series of unprecedented world events,” including the end of COVID-19 lockdowns and British help for people fleeing Ukraine and Hong Kong.R...

Police investigating after person found shot in car following crash in Stoughton

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:16:32 GMT

Police investigating after person found shot in car following crash in Stoughton Several people taken to the hospital, including one person who was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound, after a crash in Stoughton Wednesday night, police said.Stoughton police said the crash happened at the intersection of Plain Street and West Street,Police said the person with the gunshot wound was taken to a hospital. Four other people were also taken to the hospital with unknown injuries, according to police.The intersection was closed to all traffic as of around 11 p.m. Wednesday and is expected to remain closed until further notice. Three vehicles were seen stopped in the intersection. In an update, though, police said only two of the vehicles were involved in the crash.While an investigation was ongoing, police said they did not believe there was an exchange of gunfire. Instead, police said they believed someone in one of the cars in the crash fired shots into the third car, a white SUV, which was not involved in the crash. A man was then found with a gunshot wou...

Lawrence triple-decker fire displaces 14

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:16:32 GMT

Lawrence triple-decker fire displaces 14 Fire officials are investigating the cause of a triple-decker fire overnight in Lawrence that left 14 people displaced.Crews responding to a reported structure fire on Bradford Street found flames shooting through the roof of the multi-family home, according to Lawrence fire officials.There were no reported injuries.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.No additional information was immediately available.This is a developing news story; stay with 7NEWS on-air and online for the latest details.

Grayson Rodriguez was tipping his pitches. The Orioles rookie’s adjustment paid off quickly.

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:16:32 GMT

Grayson Rodriguez was tipping his pitches. The Orioles rookie’s adjustment paid off quickly. Grayson Rodriguez had pitched the same way out of the stretch since 2019. But like many aspects of the young Orioles right-hander’s game, the majors have prompted an adjustment.After allowing at least six runs while failing to get out of the fourth inning twice in a three-start span, Rodriguez altered his stance with runners on base, crediting the Orioles’ pitching department for identifying ways he was tipping his pitches.“There were some things that I was doing that were a little obvious to the other teams,” Rodriguez said. “Without getting in-depth into too many things, just a minor mechanical adjustment, just to help me conceal the baseball more, keep a consistent delivery. Just keep guys on edge.”When the 23-year-old came set in his old stance, he had his glove near his head, holding it atop the ball in his right hand. In limiting the Toronto Blue Jays to two runs and five base runners in five innings Saturday, Rodriguez lowered his glove to ...

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