Less than five weeks removed from surgery for testicular cancer, Jameson Taillon was back on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
And Taillon was inspirational in his first MLB game back since May 3 as the Pirates defeated the Colorado Rockies 7-2.
Taillon gave the Pirates five quality innings with five strikeouts and a pair of walks. He scattered five hits and left with Pittsburgh holding a 4-0 lead.
The Pirates (29-35) are still in last place in the National League (NL) Central, but are only four games back of the first-place Milwaukee Brewers in the tight division.
Aaron Judge homered against as the New York Yankees topped the Los Angeles Angels 5-3.
The Atlanta Braves edged the Washington Nationals 11-10, the Boston Red Sox outlasted the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5, reigning World Series champions the Chicago Cubs lost 6-1 to the New York Mets and the Houston Astros suffered a defeat to the Texas Rangers by the same scoreline.
In other scores, the Minnesota Twins were humbled 14-3 by the Seattle Mariners, the San Diego Padres saw off the Cincinnati Reds 9-3 and the Chicago White Six prevailed 10-7 against the Baltimore Orioles.
DEGROM DAZZLES AGAINST CUBS
Jacob deGrom was dealing Monday with a 116-pitch complete game in a victory over the Cubs. He struck out Cubs catcher Willson Contreras with a 97-mph fastball on the final pitch of the game. The Mets pitcher struck out six and walked four with five hits and a home run, but forced four double plays with 13 ground-ball outs.
DAY TO FORGET FOR MEJIA AND MILEY
The Twins may have made a splash with the first pick of the 2017 MLB Draft, but Adalberto Mejia was blasted by the Mariners. Mejia gave up eight earned runs off nine hits in just 3.5 innings. Mejia's ERA went from 4.18 to 5.75 with the short outing.
Not quite as bad as Mejia was Orioles starter Wade Miley, who was pulled after less than three innings. Miley was hit for six runs on six hits, including Kevan Smith's second-inning two-run homer. Miley walked two and did not record a strikeout.
JUDGE DOES IT AGAIN
All rise for the Yankees slugger.
BREWERS AT CARDINALS
The NL Central is easily the worst division in baseball through the first three months of the season. The first-place Brewers are separated by just four games over last-placed Pittsburgh and are the only team in the division over .500. The Cubs (31-32) lost to the Mets on Monday and the St Louis Cardinals are just a game back of the Cubs for second place in the division. But they are also only two-and-a-half games behind Milwaukee and a sweep could give them an improbable division lead.
22 de enero 2018
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|J.J. Watt named Walter Payton Man of the Year finalist|
|Wenger suggests Sanchez is joining Manchester United for money|
|Brady produces stunning fourth-quarter comeback as Patriots reach 10th Super Bowl|
|Hazard: Chelsea don´t need to buy a striker|
21 de enero 2018
|Rakitic hails ´patient´ Barcelona after Real Betis rout|
|Neymar? I´d rather watch the golf, says Bale|
|Mbappe injury from goalkeeper collision ´nothing serious´|
|Don´t look back - Guardiola gives Manchester City title warning|
|Vermaelen to face tests on new hamstring injury|
|Conte wants ´point of reference´ striker as Barnes joins surprising Chelsea links|
|Sane the perfect tonic to Sanchez blues for City and Guardiola|
|Suarez scores 100th LaLiga goal as Messi reaches new milestones|
|Irving scores 40 points on return but Celtics lose again|
|Lyon 2 Paris Saint-Germain 1: 10-man leaders downed by twin wondergoals|
|Inter 1 Roma 1: Vecino snatches point on possible Dzeko farewell|
|Real Betis 0 Barcelona 5: Messi, Suarez rampant as leaders go 11 points clear|
|PSG star Mbappe injured in goalkeeper collision|
|Smith rejects ball tampering talk|
|Monchi: Roma will replace Dzeko|
|Kessie a far better player than I was, claims AC Milan coach Gattuso|
|Neymar to Real Madrid stories manufactured by Spanish press, claims Marquinhos|
|Brady active with taped throwing hand for AFC Championship Game|
|Cagliari 1 AC Milan 2: Kessie at the double in comeback win|
|Watford hire Javi Gracia as Marco Silva successor|
|I am happy with our squad - Pochettino denies Malcom rumours|
|Not much changed - Zidane boosted by clinical Madrid|
|No chance of January move, says Vidal|
|Saracens edge into last eight as Wasps and Ulster miss out|
|Selfie or stitches? Ronaldo bloodied after Madrid brace|
|Heynckes hails Bayern win: This is what sets us apart|
|Southampton 1 Tottenham 1: Kane earns visitors a point|
|Silva assured of chances at AC Milan after latest first-team snub|
|Saracens scrape into Champions Cup last eight|
|Goretzka´s Schalke return marred by abuse|
|Real Madrid 7 Deportivo La Coruna 1: Seven-up for Zidane´s men as Bale shines|
|McIlroy ´in really good shape´ after Abu Dhabi return|
|Muller brings up 100 Bundesliga goals in Bayern win|
|Dimitrov places Kyrgios among tennis´ most talented after Melbourne classic|
|Bayern Munich 4 Werder Bremen 2: Lewandowski & Muller at the double to spare champions´ blushes|
|Do Arsenal or Man Utd get the better deal? Sanchez v Mkhitaryan in Opta numbers|
|Edmund: I can win Australian Open|
|Pele ´fine´ and in ´no pain´ after reported health concerns|
|Dimitrov can go all the way, claims Kyrgios|
|Dominant Wozniacki sets up Suarez Navarro showdown|
|Brilliant back nine sees Fleetwood retain title|
|Surgery pushes Pocock´s Brumbies return back three months|
|No mercenary? Sanchez endorses article defending imminent Man Utd move|
|Allegri expects Buffon to be ´fully recovered´ within a week|
|Atletico Madrid confirm Costa hamstring injury|
|Thisara stars as Sri Lanka stay alive in tri-nation series|
|Atalanta 0 Napoli 1: Mertens ends drought to keep visitors top|
|Nadal through to meet Cilic as Dimitrov downs Kyrgios|
|Dimitrov holds off Kyrgios as wait for home champion goes on|
|Alexis Sanchez boards plane ahead of reported Man United medical|
|Smith not sour over controversial dismissal|
|Buttler the difference for England, says Morgan|
|Hamburg dismiss Gisdol after fourth loss in a row|
|Brilliant Buttler century sets up England series win|
|Melbourne City 5 Adelaide United 0: Budzinksi & Vidosic braces inspire emphatic win|
|Marco Silva sacked by Watford following ´significant deterioration´|
|Nadal promises greater aggression in the last eight|
|Deschamps knows my thoughts - Lucas Hernandez hints at France decision|
|Nadal battles past Schwartzman in Melbourne|
|Wozniacki: I have nothing to lose|
|Impey claims historic Tour Down Under win|
|Rockets end Warriors´ 14-game road winning streak|
|Klopp: Liverpool wouldn´t sell to rivals during season|
|Spence retains IBF welterweight title with TKO of Peterson|
|Wozniacki cruises into Australian Open quarter-finals|