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Oakland Athletics (56-43, second in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (52-46, third in the AL West) Seattle; Saturday, 10:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Chris Bassitt (10-3, 3.31 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 126 strikeouts) Mariners: Logan Gilbert (4-2, 3.50 ERA, .96 WHIP, 62 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics head to take on the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. The Mariners are 30-21 in home games in 2020. The Seattle pitching staff averages 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings, Yusei Kikuch
San Diego Padres (58-42, third in the NL West) vs. Miami Marlins (41-57, fifth in the NL East) Miami; Saturday, 6:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Ryan Weathers (4-2, 0.00 ERA) Marlins: Ross Detwiler (1-1, 6.00 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 43 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Fernando Tatis Jr. and the Padres will take on the Marlins Saturday. The Marlins are 22-23 in home games in 2020. Miami has slugged .369 this season. Elieser Hernandez leads the team with a mark of .500. The Padres are 25-23 on the road.
Washington Nationals (45-51, fourth in the NL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (32-64, fifth in the AL East) Baltimore; Saturday, 6:35 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Max Scherzer (7-4, 2.83 ERA, .89 WHIP, 142 strikeouts) Orioles: Matt Harvey (4-10, 7.13 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, 63 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Nationals head to play the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. The Orioles are 14-30 in home games in 2020. Baltimore hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .299 this season, led
Toronto Blue Jays (48-45, fourth in the AL East) vs. New York Mets (51-43, first in the NL East) Flushing, Queens; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Steven Matz (8-4, 4.35 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 89 strikeouts) Mets: Taijuan Walker (7-3, 2.99 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 89 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: New York and Toronto will face off on Saturday. The Mets are 29-14 on their home turf. The New York pitching staff averages 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings, Rich Hill leads them with a mark of 8.6. Th
St. Louis Cardinals (49-49, third in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (50-47, second in the NL Central) Cincinnati; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Jake Woodford (2-1, 4.07 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 27 strikeouts) Reds: Luis Castillo (3-10, 4.39 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 104 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals travel to face the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. The Reds are 25-25 on their home turf. Cincinnati has slugged .411 this season. Nick Castellanos leads the club with a .5
Colorado Rockies (43-54, fourth in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (59-40, second in the NL West) Los Angeles; Saturday, 9:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Kyle Freeland (1-4, 5.36 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, 36 strikeouts) Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin (1-1, 2.83 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 34 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Rockies head to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. The Dodgers are 31-18 in home games in 2020. Los Angeles has slugged .424 this season. Max Muncy leads the club with a .565
Atlanta Braves (47-49, third in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (48-48, second in the NL East) Philadelphia; Saturday, 6:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Drew Smyly (7-3, 4.50 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 74 strikeouts) Phillies: Vince Velasquez (3-4, 5.00 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 81 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves travel to face the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. The Phillies are 28-18 in home games in 2020. Philadelphia has slugged .398 this season. Bryce Harper leads the team with a .
Los Angeles Angels (47-49, fourth in the AL West) vs. Minnesota Twins (42-56, fourth in the AL Central) Minneapolis; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Patrick Sandoval (2-4, 4.00 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 68 strikeouts) Twins: Jose Berrios (7-4, 3.69 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 122 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota and Los Angeles will square off on Saturday. The Twins are 23-26 in home games in 2020. Minnesota is slugging .428 as a unit. Josh Donaldson leads the team with a .477 slugging percentag
Detroit Tigers (47-52, third in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (40-55, fifth in the AL Central) Kansas City, Missouri; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Casey Mize (5-5, 3.44 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 79 strikeouts) Royals: Carlos Hernandez (1-1, 4.56 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 36 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Tigers head to play the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. The Royals are 23-24 on their home turf. The Kansas City offense has compiled a .244 batting average as a team this seas
New York Yankees (50-46, third in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (60-38, first in the AL East) Boston; Saturday, 4:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Jameson Taillon (5-4, 4.60 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 89 strikeouts) Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi (9-5, 3.49 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 106 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Boston and New York will face off on Saturday. The Red Sox are 30-19 in home games in 2020. The Boston offense has compiled a .258 batting average as a team this season, Xander Bogaerts leads the team with
Chicago White Sox (58-39, first in the AL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (57-41, first in the NL Central) Milwaukee; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Carlos Rodon (8-3, 2.14 ERA, .89 WHIP, 140 strikeouts) Brewers: Corbin Burnes (5-4, 2.06 ERA, .89 WHIP, 140 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee and Chicago will square off on Saturday. The Brewers are 28-23 on their home turf. Milwaukee has slugged .380 this season. Willy Adames leads the team with a .477 slugging percentage, i
Arizona Diamondbacks (30-69, fifth in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (48-50, fourth in the NL Central) Chicago; Saturday, 2:20 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Merrill Kelly (6-7, 4.46 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 99 strikeouts) Cubs: Alec Mills (4-3, 4.64 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 46 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Chicago and Arizona will square off on Saturday. The Cubs are 29-17 on their home turf. Chicago has a collective batting average of .225 this season, led by Kris Bryant with an average of .262. The Diamo
Pittsburgh Pirates (37-60, fifth in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (61-36, first in the NL West) San Francisco; Saturday, 9:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Wil Crowe (1-5, 6.12 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, 53 strikeouts) Giants: Kevin Gausman (9-3, 1.84 ERA, .84 WHIP, 138 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Pirates travel to face the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. The Giants are 30-14 in home games in 2020. San Francisco is averaging 4.7 RBIs per game this season. Brandon Crawford l
Tampa Bay Rays (59-39, second in the AL East) vs. Cleveland Indians (48-47, second in the AL Central) Cleveland; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Ryan Yarbrough (6-4, 4.41 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 84 strikeouts) Indians: J.C. Mejia (1-5, 7.53 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 35 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland and Tampa Bay will face off on Saturday. The Indians are 24-21 on their home turf. Cleveland is slugging .397 as a unit. Jose Ramirez leads the team with a .524 slugging percentage, including 41
Texas Rangers (35-63, fifth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (59-39, first in the AL West) Houston; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Kyle Gibson (6-2, 2.86 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 90 strikeouts) Astros: Framber Valdez (5-2, 3.26 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 56 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers travel to play the Houston Astros on Saturday. The Astros are 32-20 on their home turf. Houston is slugging .435 as a unit. Kyle Tucker leads the club with a .522 slugging percentage, including 4
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Japan's weightlifter Hiromi Miyake reiterated on Saturday that she was retiring after failing with all her attempts except one in the lightest 49-kg women's category at her fifth Olympic Games. Miyake, who won bronze at the 2016 Rio Games and silver at London 2012, waved briefly to the volunteers and staff after failing to register any marks for the clean & jerk. "I am going to take a break from weightlifting for a while and setting up a next goal for my life," Miyake told a group of reporters after her performance at the delayed Tokyo Games.
For many New Yorkers, love was in the air again on Friday as dozens of couples raced to the Manhattan Marriage Bureau to say "I do."After postponing their wedding for nearly two years due to the global health crisis,Sae Furtado and Richard Kissi became one of the first couples to wed in the pastel-colored bureau chapels after it reopened.Clutching a bouquet of purple flowers and clad in a floral gown, Furtado said Friday they have waited long enough."And then they finally opened it up today. So we're really excited. It worked out, it was meant to happen today."Under new rules, the city clerk says couples must make a reservation, wear masks during the ceremony, and can only bring one witness, while a plexiglass sheet has been mounted on the officiant's podium.Outside the building, George Taxi set up his flower stand, adorned with roses and trays of rings, for the first time since last March."Being around people who are happy, it's one of the happiest days of their lives, so to be a small part of that, it's great."A long line of celebrities like baseball legend Babe Ruth have tied the knot at the bureau, which was conducting virtual weddings before Friday.
England facing weeks of ‘pingdemic’ disruption to services and food supplyNo 10 scrambles to extend self-isolation exemption scheme for critical workers as companies and councils warn of chaosCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Empty supermarket shelves are seen on 23 July, 2021 in London. Luke Pollard, shadow environment secretary, said food supply security is fundamental and empty shelves ‘show the system is failing’. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images