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Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Drills 22nd homer

Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Monday's 4-3 win over Texas. Sanchez helped New York build an early lead in the contest, slamming a solo homer to left field in the second inning. The long ball was his first since Sept. 9, and he has just four hits overall in 22 at-bats since that date. Despite an underwhelming campaign overall, Sanchez's .211/.315/.438 slash line and 26.1 strikeout rate are both marked improvements over his career-worst numbers last year.
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TWitM: Ryan McBroom aka McBOOM

‘This Week in the Minors’ is our weekly look at notable performances from all over the system, from big-name prospects and less-heralded guys alike. The mission is to answer this simple question: “Who had a good week?”. Today, we’ll cover results from Tuesday, September 14 through Sunday, September 19. AAA...
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Slowpitch Roundup: Kelso holds of Columbia River

VANCOUVER — Kelso finished strong to take down Columbia River’s #1 slowpitch team on Monday. A three-run seventh inning proved to be the difference as the Hilanders took down the Rapids 9-6. Kelso managed to put a run on the board as Feenix Ireton reached as the leadoff hitter and was able to make her way around the bases to score and give Kelso the early lead.

Girls Varsity Softball beats Bellevue East 10 – 6

Millard West Varsity finishes the Papillion Lavista Invite 3-1: Girls Varsity Softball beats Bellevue East 10 – 6. Millard West Wildcats Varsity collected nine hits on the day. Jordyn Klein and Ava Rongisch each managed 2 hits for Millard West Wildcats Varsity. Ava Rongisch went for the long ball in the second inning. Other hits came from Jayci Reimers, Claire Besancon, Emma VanBoskirk, Bella Bacon, and Riley Kramolisch.

Clinical Castletown power over Portarlington to claim Feile ‘B’ glory

Castletown 6-17 Portarlington 2-1 Laois Feile ‘B’ Hurling Final. Castletown defeated Portarlington in the Feile ‘B’ hurling final tonight in the Centre of Excellence. A first half hat trick from Tom Og Phelan gave Castletown an eleven point lead at halftime which would give them a platform to go on and claim Feile glory in style.

Homers sink Cubs in 5-4 loss to the Brewers

It was walks that hurt the Cubs in Friday’s loss against the Brewers, but in Saturday’s game, it was the long ball that sunk the Cubs. The Cubs and Brewers were tied at 4 entering the bottom of the eighth inning with reliever Scott Effross in to face Manny Pina, who had already gone deep against starter Justin Steele in the second inning.
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Indians' Jose Ramirez: Pops 34th homer Saturday

Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, three runs scored and a pair of walks in Saturday's 11-3 win over the Yankees. Ramirez put the finishing touches on Cleveland's offensive outburst, taking Andrew Heaney deep to left field in the eighth inning to make it an 11-1 game. It was the 34th long ball of the year for Ramirez, who is nine RBI away from reaching the century mark for the second time in his career. The 29-year-old superstar has put together hits in four consecutive games, going 6-for-13 (.462) during that stretch.

Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 9/17/2021

The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined for a 4-0 record with all four affiliates playing, a rare feat in this challenging year. The most notable accomplishment came from Visalia shortstop Ryan Bliss, who hit for the cycle in Visalia’s win over Rancho Cucamonga. Reno would score early and often in...
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Angels' Andrew Wantz: Shelled by Houston

Wantz allowed four runs on four hits over one inning against the Astros on Monday. The Angels were down by a manageable two runs when Wantz entered the contest in the eighth inning, but Houston rocked him for four runs to essentially put the game away. The biggest hit against the right-hander was a three-run homer off the bat of Martin Maldonado. Wantz has served up a long ball in two of his past three appearances and has surrendered seven earned runs across four innings over that stretch. The rookie's ERA is an unsightly 6.23 through 18 outings.
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Nationals' Lane Thomas: Goes deep in loss

Thomas went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double, a walk and two runs in Monday's loss to the Marlins. The outfielder walked and scored in the first inning before launching a solo shot off of Jesus Luzardo in the second inning. It was his sixth long ball of the year. Thomas has been red-hot lately, notching four multi-hit games in his last six contests. Over that stretch, he has batted .333 with two homers, seven RBI and seven runs.
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Pirates' Bryan Reynolds: Launches home run

Reynolds went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two RBI in the loss versus the Reds on Monday. The outfielder took Vladimir Gutierrez deep in the first inning for his 24th long ball of the season. He later drove in Cole Tucker with a sac fly in the third inning. Since Sept. 5, Reynolds has batted .298 with three home runs, 11 RBI, 11 runs and a stolen base in 14 games.

Milwaukee Bucks: Revisiting Brook Lopez’s ambitious 2020-21 goals

Brook Lopez has been a key player for the Milwaukee Bucks since their ascension into contention over the past several years. Initially coming over on a very team-friendly deal, Lopez has proven to be among the best free agent signings made by the Bucks over the past decade. He has become a massive part of what the team likes to do on both ends of the floor, and they needed him to have a big year in 2020-21 after yet another postseason failure the year prior. We handed Lopez these three goals before the start of last season, and it is time to see if he hit the mark on any of them during Milwaukee’s title-winning campaign.

Shoreham hold off Wick rally

Goals from Dan Momah, John Lansdale and Alex Fair were enough to mean Ben Gray’s late goal was only a consolation in a match featuring four goals of real quality. The opening 15 minutes saw both sides find it hard to threaten and it was a struggle for meaningful possession. The first moment that shook up a drab opening was when Wick’s Harry Williams picked up Ricardo Alves’ deflected clearance on the halfway line on 20 minutes. As Alves - way off his line - tracked back towards goal, Williams launched the ball from the centre spot over the head of the Brazilian, but the ball rattled against the bar and out to safety. There were loud Wick calls that the ball had crossed the line but from the linesman, a resounding no.

Men's Soccer Drops Overtime Heartbreaker to Hampden-Sydney

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Marymount University men's soccer team fell in heartbreaking fashion on Saturday afternoon, as Hampden-Sydney College stole a win at Long Bridge Park with an overtime tally. It was a back-and-forth contest all afternoon, as plenty of the game took place in the middle of the park....

Johns Hopkins Blanks Swarthmore, 2-0

• Records: JHU (3-0-2, 1-0-0 CC) • SC (3-2-0, 0-1-0 CC) • The Short Story: The 23rd-ranked Johns Hopkins men's soccer team used a pair of second-half goals to shutout visiting Swarthmore in both teams' Centennial Conference opener Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field. How it Happened. • After a scoreless...

Nigel Adkins drops Jayden Stockley hint when asked how he’ll get his side to stop taking long ball option

Charlton manager Nigel Adkins has hinted that he may be forced to take striker Jayden Stockley out of the side to stop his team choosing the easy option and playing long. The Addicks once again found it tough to get the ball down and play during the 2-1 loss at Wycombe Wanderers. Some sections of the travelling support showed their frustration after several wayward long balls came to another turnover of possession for the home side.