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Coronavirus: Rays' Snell wins 'MLB The Show' Players League championship

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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell
Modified 04 May 2020

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell claimed the inaugural 'MLB The Show' Players League championship on Sunday.

Snell, the 2018 American League (AL) Cy Young Award winner, swept the Chicago White Sox's Lucas Giolito to secure the best-of-five virtual World Series.

The 27-year-old enjoyed the competition, held with the MLB season yet to get underway due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"I enjoyed it a lot. I like competing," Snell told MLB Network.

"I like how I get nervous and I get excited ... you're competing against guys that are the same level as you so it's always a lot of fun and being able to do that and feel like kind of that game-day feeling in a way, the way you want to win so bad, that's pretty amazing.

"I loved the league, I hope we can do it again just at a higher difficulty cos' then I think that's when you can really see the talent of players and they'll progress way quicker.

"I'm really looking forward to if that was to ever happen, but all around the league was a lot of fun and I'm happy that I was able to be a part of it."

Published 04 May 2020, 10:04 IST
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