The Los Angeles Dodgers dominated the San Francisco Giants, sweeping their doubleheader with back-to-back wins in MLB.
Protests continued in the league on Thursday following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, with teams throughout MLB opting not to play for the second straight day.
Seven games were postponed amid protests over racial injustice in the United States – Colorado Rockies-Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox-Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies-Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics-Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles-Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Marlins-New York Mets and Minnesota Twins-Detroit Tigers.
A total of eight teams were in action across doubleheaders, with the Dodgers blitzing the Giants 2-0 and 7-0 at Oracle Park, where ace Clayton Kershaw pitched six innings in the game-one win.
Kershaw struck out four and did not walk a batter as AJ Pollock hit a two-run homer and Mookie Betts reached 1,000 hits in the seven-run triumph, before the Dodgers won again in game two.
Padres' rally stuns Mariners
Trailing by four runs and down to their final out with bases empty, the San Diego Padres sensationally fought back to shock the Seattle Mainers 10-7 in game one of a doubleheader. Wil Myers' walk-off homer capped the stunning comeback.
Jesse Winker homered twice to help the Cincinnati Reds blitz the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 in the first of two games between the two teams. It came after both the Reds and Brewers decided not to play on Wednesday.
Garrett Richards had a tough outing against the Mariners. He saw rookie Jose Marmolejos hit a grand slam in a six-run first inning.
Mets and Marlins send strong message
After observing a moment of silence, Mets and Marlins players walked off the field in New York. Both teams had stretched and played catch prior the first scheduled pitch at Citi Field, before the Mets and Marlins lined up in front of their dugouts.
Seattle Mariners 8-3 San Diego Padres
San Diego Padres 10-7 Seattle Mariners
Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers 7-0 San Francisco Giants
Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 St Louis Cardinals
Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 St Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds 6-1 Milwaukee Brewers
Cincinnati Reds 6-0 Milwaukee Brewers
Mets at Yankees
Bragging rights will be on the line as the New York Mets (13-16) and New York Yankees (16-11) meet in a doubleheader on Friday. The Yankees are in the midst of a five-game losing streak, while the Mets are coming off a win prior to Thursday's postponement.Published 28 Aug 2020, 09:18 IST