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Cole's streak comes to an end, DeGrom shines

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New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole
Modified 27 Aug 2020, 11:04 IST

Gerrit Cole's regular-season winning streak came to an end in MLB, while Jacob deGrom was impressive on Wednesday.

After 20 straight regular-season wins, Cole's streak was ended in the New York Yankees' 5-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

Cole struck out nine across five innings, but he conceded three home runs and five runs in the Yankees' loss.

Braves pitcher Ian Anderson starred on debut, striking out six and giving up just one hit in six innings.

In the day's other game between the Yankees and Braves, the latter won 2-1 as Max Fried starred.

In a further blow for the Yankees, Aaron Judge reportedly injured his calf.

DeGrom was in fine form for the New York Mets, who edged the Miami Marlins 5-4.

The pitcher struck out 14 in seven innings, giving up just two hits in the Mets' victory.


White Sox sweep Pirates, Clevinger makes fine return

The Chicago White Sox completed a two-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates thanks to a 10-3 win. Dallas Keuchel improved to 5-2 this season, striking out seven in six innings.

Pitching for the first time since August 5, Mike Clevinger struck out six in six innings, giving up eight hits as the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3.

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers only conceded one run in six innings in a 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers.


Williams' woes

Trevor Williams' struggles this season continued. The Pirates pitcher conceded three home runs and eight runs in six innings against the White Sox.


Bigger than sport

MLB saw three games postponed due to protests against racial injustice after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. The Cincinnati Reds-Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners-San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants games were postponed.

Wednesday's results

Chicago White Sox 10-3 Pittsburgh Pirates
Atlanta Braves 5-1 New York Yankees
Atlanta Braves 2-1 New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Washington Nationals
Toronto Blue Jays 9-1 Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Baltimore Orioles
Cleveland Indians 6-3 Minnesota Twins
Detroit Tigers 7-6 Chicago Cubs
New York Mets 5-4 Miami Marlins
Oakland Athletics 3-1 Texas Rangers
St Louis Cardinals 6-5 Kansas City Royals
Colorado Rockies 8-7 Arizona Diamondbacks


Dodgers at Giants

After their game was postponed, the Dodgers (22-9) and Giants (15-16) are scheduled to meet twice on Thursday.

Published 27 Aug 2020, 11:04 IST
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