MLB Scoreboard

Auto Update: On


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch John Lackey discuss his night on the mound and on the base paths. He stole his first base and was picked off as well.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon criticize an umpire call from the ninth inning of Wednesday's game against the Reds. A HBP call on Ben Zobrist was overturned and called a strike.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Reds 7-6 on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning with Javier Baez crossing the plate after Joe Maddon was ejected for an overturned HBP ruling on Ben Zobrist. The Cubs blew a 6-1 lead after Anthony Rizzo hit a grand slam in the first inning. Hector Rondon gave up two home runs while CJ Edwards gave up the game tying shot to Adam Duvall in the eighth inning. After reaching base in the first inning, Joey Vottos streak of getting on at least twice in a game was snapped at 20 straight games, one shy of tying Ted Williams record,

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon was ejected from the game in the bottom of the ninth inning after arguing with first base umpire Chris Conroy on a overturned HBP ruling. As Ben Zobrist squared to sac bunt the pitch by Wandy Peralta hit him and he was awarded first base by the home plate umpire, But Conroy ruled he offered at the ball, though replays showed Zobrist simply getting out of the way. Maddon argued vigorously on the field before being tossed.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cardinals implode in the bottom of the ninth as the Red Sox rally from an early 4-0 deficit to win on Mookie Betts' walk-off hit. The Cardinals have lost 10 games they led by 3+ runs, most in the NL, and they've lost 22 games they led by 2+, most in the majors.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 5, Cardinals 4: Mookie Betts needed that. It has been a struggle since the All-Star break for last year's AL MVP runner-up. But down to his last strike with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Betts doubled off the Green Monster to drive in two runs and give the Red Sox a walkoff victory and a sweep of the two-game interleague series. Xander Bogaerts' leadoff homer started the three-run ninth inning that saw St. Louis manager Mike Matheny get ejected and catcher Yadier Molina spar with the umpires.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Since striking out in 8 consecutive plate appearances, over the span of several games, Kyle Schwarber has now reached base 8 straight times via 3 singles, 3 walks and 2 HBP.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

What angered Mets P Paul Sewald so much as he came off the field as the top of the 7th ended? Sewald was likely upset because home plate ump Chad Whitson missed a call on a 3-2 pitch to Aaron Hicks that would have been the 2nd out of the inning. The pitch (labeled "6") had a strike probability of 100%. Had Sewald gotten the call, Aaron Judge's pop out would have ended the inning. Instead, Didi Gregorius hit a go-ahead 2-run double.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey stole the first base of his 15 year career on Wednesday and then moments later got picked off second base. After a two out single in the fourth inning, and with first baseman Joey Votto playing behind him, Lackey took off for second before Bailey even began to deliver the ball. The pitcher threw to second too late as Lackey slid in safely. A few moments later he got caught in no man's land and tried to scramble back to second as Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart threw down there. After a video review Lackey was called out.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo is the first cleanup hitter in baseball to hit a grand slam in the first inning this year as he homered after two singles and a walk to start the game for the Cubs. (ESPN Stats) It's his third career slam.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Aaron Judge's mammoth home run was his 37th of the season. That ties Albert Pujols (2001 Cardinals) for 3rd-most by a rookie in a season. Judge trails Mark McGwire (49, 1987 Athletics) and Frank Robinson (38, 1956 Reds).

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Well that was just a ridiculous home run by Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge. It went to Connecticut. He's not having a great second half in terms of making contact because pitchers are treating him different. And he was always going to swing and miss. But he should be among the top power bats for years. Second round on fantasy next year might be aggressive but it's 40-homers a year.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Joey Votto, who can tie Ted Williams on Wednesday for most consecutive games (21) reaching base at least twice.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

After hitting his 37th home run of the season, a 457-ft monster shot off Robert Gsellman, Aaron Judge talks about his adjustments with Yankees assistant hitting coach Marcus Thames.