Pujols arrives in Miami to meet with Marlins
Picture debuting in the big leagues at age 24, following six-plus years in the Minors and stops at seven different affiliates. Then picture doing it in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium, in front of 45,310 fans. Now picture climbing atop the mound to find Alex Rodriguez, one of the foremost power hitters of this generation, awaiting with two men on base.
The White Sox-Royals game, played during a steady rain Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field, was suspended due to unplayable field conditions. The score was tied at two after eight innings, with White Sox closer David Robertson warming up and announced to enter the game in the ninth.
Despite the cold and windy conditions at Yankee Stadium on Friday night, right-hander Michael Pineda showed impeccable command of the strike zone, throwing a career-high 78 of his 100 pitches for strikes while stifling the red-hot Mets in the Yankees' 6-1 victory.
Astros southpaw Dallas Keuchel might have started off Friday's wild 5-4 extra-inning win over the A's with nine scoreless innings, but he couldn't get his mind off of the two walks he issued.