UCLA-bound softball pitcher Rachel Garcia of Highland High School in Palmdale, Calif. didn't allow a baserunner and struck out 23, including her first 18 batters. But after tiebreaker rules were implemented, a throwing error on Highland's catcher allowed the winning run to score for the other team in the eighth inning.
Marlins manager Mike Redmond was reported to be on the hot seat a week ago. With the team now on a five-game winning streak, owner Jeffrey Loria doesn't deny he was unhappy but suggests he wasn't seriously thinking of changing managers.
Apparently trying to waste a 1-2 fastball up in the zone, Tyler Clippard threw a head-high pitch that Evan Gattis somehow turned on, hitting a two-run double to center over the head of outfielder Sam Fuld.