ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Sam Bachman was promoted by the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, making him the first top-10 pick from the 2021 amateur draft to reach the majors.
Bachman, the ninth overall selection by the Angels out of Miami University in Ohio, is primarily a starter but will pitch out of the bullpen for manager Phil Nevin's club. Los Angeles took a four-game winning streak into the opener of a weekend series against the Miami Marlins.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Emiliano Grillo atoned for a double bogey on the final hole by making a 5-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Adam Schenk in the Charles Schwab Cup Challenge for the Argentine's first PGA Tour title in 7 1/2 years.
Luke Boyers and Brayden Taylor each hit a home run, Luke Savage pitched 4 innings of scoreless two-hit relief and No. 4 seed TCU beat Oklahoma State 12-5 to win the Big 12 Tournament for the second time in the last three years. TCU, which has won six games in a row and outscored its opponents 48-15 in four games at the tournament, has now qualified for eight of the last nine NCAA Tournaments to be held. Nolan Schubart went 2 for 3 with four RBIs, including a three-run home run, for No 2 seed Oklahoma State. The Cowboys, who lost to No. 7 seed Oklahoma in the first round, won four games in three days — including two wins over Texas Tech — to advance to finals.
Emiliano Grillo made a 5-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole at Colonial to get his first PGA Tour victory in more than 7 1/2 years. Grillo had blown a two-stroke lead with a double-bogey on the 72nd hole. Grillo curled in the winning putt at the 186-yard 16th hole, the same hole where he had taken the solo lead before finishing at 8-under 272. PGA Tour rookie Harry Hall bogeyed the final hole after his drive into the water to miss getting in the playoff. He finished tied for third at 7-under with local favorite Scott Scheffler, the No. 1 player in the world who had a hole-in-one during his closing 67.
Eugenio Suárez hit a three-run home run in the 10th inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 for their sixth win in seven games. The Mariners took a 3-1 lead with the help of solo home runs by Julio Rodríguez and Cal Raleigh, but blew it in the eighth with an error and a wild pitch that allowed the Pirates to rally to a 3-all tie. Suárez entered the 10th inning 0 for 3 before hitting his sixth homer, to deep left field off Robert Stephenson (0-3). The once NL-leading Pirates have lost four of five and have not won a series in May.
Steve Stricker is two-for-two in senior majors for 2023 after beating Padraig Harrington in a playoff at the Senior PGA Championship. Harrington forced the playoff with a short birdie putt on the par-5 18th. The 51-year-old Irishman found trouble in a replay of the hole. Stricker finished off a routine par, but Harrington couldn’t make the par putt to extend the playoff. Stricker also won the Regions Tradition two weeks ago. Harrington was trying to become the first wire-to-wire winner of the Senior PGA since Rocco Mediate in 2016.
Nick Fortes homered and doubled, rookie Eury Pérez pitched five innings of two-hit ball and the Miami Marlins concluded their 10-game road trip with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Pérez and five Miami relievers combined on a five-hitter that ended the Angels’ majors-best streak of 94 consecutive games without a shutout loss since Aug. 21, 2022. Patrick Sandoval yielded eight hits and two runs over six innings in his fourth consecutive winless start for the Angels, who had won six of seven before getting swept by Miami.
Merrill Kelly struck out 10, Corbin Carroll hit a two-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2. Carroll hit a two-run homer off Tanner Houck in the first inning and Geraldo Perdomo added a solo shot in the second to stake Kelly to a 4-0 lead. Kelly allowed a run and four hits in 6 1/3 innings. Justin Turner hit a solo homer in the eighth for Boston.