Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Rookie's hustle pays off for L.A.

LOS ANGELES — Brock Stewart and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and former Rays prospect Andrew Toles scored on a fielder's choice in the eighth inning thanks to rookie Corey Seager's hustle, leading the Dodgers over Jon Lester and the Cubs 1-0 Sunday.

With one out in the eighth, pinch-hitter Toles was hit by a pitch. Then Trevor Cahill threw away Howie Kendrick's short roller, allowing Toles to reach third.

After an intentional walk to Seager and a strikeout, Adrian Gonzalez hit a soft grounder to the left side, away from the shifted Cubs defense. Javier Baez stumbled backward to field it and made a casual throw to late-arriving second baseman Ben Zobrist. Umpires ruled a sliding Seager beat Zobrist to the bag, allowing Toles to score.

"As soon as I saw him (Baez) throw to second I knew I had a chance of being safe," Seager said. "Fortunately, it worked out for us."

Seager's right foot slid into the base with Zobrist's left foot barely inches from coming down on the bag.

ORIOLES 5, YANKEES 0: Kevin Gausman dominated a lineup that had outscored Baltimore's 27-9 in the previous two games, and the visiting Orioles averted a sweep.

BLUE JAYS 9, TWINS 6: Josh Donaldson had his first career three-homer game and host Toronto completed a three-game sweep.

RANGERS 2, INDIANS 1: Derek Holland pitched six sharp innings, new leftfielder Carlos Gomez made two highlight-reel catches and host Texas took three of four in the series.

ANGELS 5, TIGERS 0: Former Tiger Jefry Marte had three RBIs for visiting Los Angeles, which held Detroit to six runs combined while winning two of three in the series.

WHITE SOX 4, MARINERS 1: Carlos Rodon pitched into the seventh inning for host Chicago, which took three of four in the series.

A'S 7, CARDINALS 4: Rookie Andrew Triggs pitched six solid innings for visiting Oakland.

PADRES 3, MARLINS 1: Rookie Luis Perdomo helped induce six double plays in a complete game for San Diego. Miami finished a 2-4 homestand.

GIANTS 13, BRAVES 3: Joe Panik matched his career high of four RBIs, and host San Francisco won its second series since the All-Star break.

PHILLIES 5, METS 1: A.J. Ellis got broke a seventh-inning tie with a two-run double for visiting Philadelphia.

PIRATES 3, BREWERS 1: Pittsburgh rallied to its eighth straight road victory.

ROCKIES 5, NATIONALS 3: Nolan Arenado had a home run, a triple and three RBIs for visiting Colorado.

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