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#1 2019-05-06 01:40:07

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ANAHEIM J.A. Happ Jersey , Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols was humbled after he caught and passed Babe Ruth for fifth place on baseball's career RBI chart.Yet even the Los Angeles Angels slugger's 636th homer was no match for the Seattle Mariners' latest power display.Pujols passed Ruth with an early RBI double and a late solo homer, but the Mariners added four more homers to their major league-leading total in a 6-5 victory over the Angels on Saturday night.Pujols tied Ruth when he drove in Andrelton Simmons in the third inning, and passed the Babe by hitting the third homer of his 19th big league season in the ninth. Pujols has 1,993 RBIs, surpassing Ruth's total from the portion of his career after RBIs became an official statistic in 1920."It's pretty special," Pujols said. "You're talking about — if not the best, then one of the best — hitters to ever play this game. … It would have been even sweeter if we would have come out with a win, but unfortunately it didn't happen."The Angels couldn't follow up Pujols' one-out homer off Anthony Swarzak, who finished off his third save and Los Angeles' sixth consecutive defeat after the Mariners' power hitters staked them to an early lead.Mitch Haniger and Daniel Vogelbach homered in the first inning off Trevor Cahill (1-2) before Edwin Encarnacion and Domingo Santana connected later, giving the Mariners 53 homers already this season."Cahill threw the ball really well against us back at our place," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "We're seeing a lot of pitches and really making the pitchers work, and tonight we got to him."Yusei Kikuchi earned his first major league win for the Mariners, persevering through five innings of 10-hit ball with plenty of help from his homer-happy teammates.Kikuchi (1-1), who attended the same high school as injured Angels star Shohei Ohtani, finally won in his sixth start since joining Seattle in the offseason. His teammates doused him with a postgame beer shower to celebrate."For him to get that first win, it's huge for his confidence," Dee Gordon said. "He's pitched so well these last three or four games Kendrys Morales Jersey , and for him to come out tonight and lock in against a tough lineup, it's pretty cool."Gordon delivered a two-run single for his 1,000th career hit in the fourth inning for the Mariners, who improved to 11-1 on the road with their third straight win in Anaheim. Seattle has scored 97 runs in those 12 road games while winning nine in a row to match the third-longest road winning streak in team history.The Mariners already have the second-most homers in March and April in big league history, albeit with a head start from their March 20-21 series in Japan against Oakland and the March 28 start to the rest of the season. Only Mark McGwire's 2000 St. Louis Cardinals hit more homers before May, pounding out 55 in just 25 games — but those Cardinals hit 53 in their first 24 games, the same number as these improbable Mariners.Seattle already set the franchise record for most homers in March and April by hitting four on Friday night, and promptly hit two more in the first inning.Haniger connected on the third pitch from Cahill for the fourth leadoff homer of his career. Encarnacion chased Cahill in the fifth with his sixth homer.Simmons had three hits, but the Angels couldn't keep up with Seattle's bats. Mike Trout went 0 for 4 with a walk and three strikeouts.ALBERT'S ADVANCERuth's career began in 1914, but baseball's official records don't count his RBIs with the Boston Red Sox before 1920. Pujols also is closing in on Lou Gehrig (1,994) and Barry Bonds (1,996) on the career RBI chart. Hank Aaron (2,297) and Alex Rodriguez (2,086) lead the list.CAHILL'S DINGERSCahill once was a difficult pitcher to take deep, but that has changed since he pulled on a Halos cap. He has served up eight homers this season, matching the total he allowed in 2018 with Oakland. "I feel like I've made maybe a handful of mistakes that they haven't missed this year," Cahill said. "I feel like I've actually thrown less bad pitches Jesse Barfield Jersey , but I've got hurt on them. That's baseball."TRAINER'S ROOMAngels: LHP Andrew Heaney is expected to throw a bullpen next week in his return from elbow inflammation. … LHP Tyler Skaggs threw off a mound for the first time since spraining his ankle last week.UP NEXTJaime Barria (1-1, 5.87 ERA) makes his first home start of the season after coming up from the minors Monday to take a loss in Texas. Seattle sends out Mike Leake (2-1, 3.86), who is coming off a hard-luck loss after throwing six innings of two-run ball Tuesday. After 16 seasons with the Brewers organization, Dillard signs minor league contract with Rangers."Why would losing a pitcher who played primarily in the minor leagues, who made just 73 major league appearances, and earned a career -0.4 career WARP merit discussion of any kind?Well because that pitcher is Tim Dillard, and he is a very unique individual.Dillard has developed quite the cult following since joining the professional ranks back in 2002, especially with Brewers fans. He obviously cultivated that following via social media, where he has produced podcasts and YouTube videos with friends, one of which includes the Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist.Periodically he writes for MLB Trade Rumors in what he calls Inner Monologue of @DimTillard. He has parlayed what was probably a need to be creative and funny into a possible career in broadcasting after he retires from baseball.In fact, he was invited to joined Fox Sports Wisconsin at the conclusion of Colorado Springs' season to contribute to Brewers social media and to add flavor to the broadcast team during the Brewers' playoff run. He has also previously been given the opportunity to help broadcast some Spring Training games.Signing a minor league contract with Texas with an invite to big league camp had to be a decision made based on family as much as getting another shot to play in the big leagues.He will most likely get the opportunity to pitch in Nashville where he and his family reside.At 35 years old, it has to be a blessing to continue to play baseball while also getting to go home after the game and be with your wife and children.And if he gets a call up to Texas, all the better.If this is truly the end of Dillard's playing career with the Brewers, he leaves with a total of 73 appearances and 84.1 innings across parts of four big league seasons in the Cream City. During that time he compiled an earned run average of 4.70, a FIP of 4.13, and 62 strikeouts against 29 walks. He earned his one career winning decision on June 5th http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-curtis-granderson-jersey , 2011, when he tossed 1.2 scoreless innings against the Marlins as Josh Wilson hit the go-ahead home run off Mike Dunn with two outs in the top of the 11th inning. During his 16 minor league seasons with the organization, he put together a 4.07 ERA in 487 games and 1,287.0 innings pitched. He spent a whopping 12 seasons pitching in AAA, and was valuable as both a veteran presence and a rubber arm to eat up innings in blowout games the last four seasons at Colorado Springs, helping to protect younger prospects from pitching too much in the harsh environment of Security Service Field.Dillard's offbeat persona certainly added something different that resonated with a lot of people.What amounts to a unique phenomena that may only exist with this fan base, this organization, and this pitcher, a 16 year relationship comes to an end. Let's wish Tim Dillard and his family the best of luck with the Rangers organization.The French term, au revoir, means 'until we meet again,' which seems apropos in this case.So instead of goodbye, au revoir @DimTillard.Statistics courtesy of Baseball Prospectus and Baseball-Reference

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