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Todd Frazier Fulfills Promise for Bat Boy with Down’s Syndrome

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In a culture where negative headlines get more press than the positive ones, some consider professional athletes as “money-hungry” or “egotistical”, but Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier proves the very opposite.

Teddy Kremer, the Cincinnati Reds bat boy, has Down’s Syndrome and he made two requests to the Reds: strike out 11+ batters for a free pizza and hit a home run.

Kremer went to Frazier and told him:

“You’re my best friend and I hope you hit this home run for me.”

Frazier‘s response was instant and heart-felt:

“I’ll hit you one.”

Frazier hit a home run for him and what happens after crossing the bases speaks for itself.

Moments like this show the human-side of professional athletes, as Frazier hit a home run not just for his team, but for a close friend of his. Todd Frazier has set a standard that all professional athletes need to have.

5/18/2014 MLB Recap: Porcello Wins Again, Kershaw Looks Human in First Loss

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The Detroit Tigers and starting pitcher Rick Porcello were looking to continue their phenomenal start to the 2014 MLB season against the Boston Red Sox. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus led the (25-12) Tigers into Fenway Park with the best record in baseball.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were hoping to continue their dominance over the Arizona Diamondbacks by starting their ace Clayton Kershaw. The Diamondbacks have struggled at home this season, winning the fewest games (4) of all MLB teams at home.

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Scoreboard

Atlanta Braves (22-19) 1
St. Louis Cardinals (23-20) 4
W: Shelby Miller (6-2, 2.79 ERA)
L: Aaron Harang (4-4, 2.98 ERA)
S: Trevor Rosenthal (13)


Milwaukee Brewers (27-16) 0
Chicago Cubs (14-27) 3
W: Edwin Jackson (3-3, 3.98 ERA)
L: Matt Garza (2-4, 4.83 ERA)
S: Hector Rondon (4)


New York Mets (20-22) 5
Washington Nationals (22-20) 2
W: Bartolo Colon (3-5, 5.34 ERA)
L: Gio Gonzalez (3-4, 4.62 ERA)
S: Jenry Mejia (1)
HR:
NYM: Juan Lagares (2)
WAS: Ian Desmond (6)


Pittsburgh Pirates (17-24) 1
New York Yankees (22-19) 7
W: David Phelps (1-0, 3.33 ERA)
L: Edinson Volquez (1-4, 4.71 ERA)
HR:
PIT: Sterling Marte (3)
NYY: Mark Teixeira (9), Zoilo Almonte (1)


Chicago White Sox (21-23) 5
Houston Astros (15-28) 6
W: Jarred Cosart (3-3, 4.41 ERA)
L: Hector Noesi (0-4, 7.31 ERA)
S: Chad Qualls (3)
HR: HOU: Jason Castro (6), Dexter Fowler (3)


Cincinnati Reds (19-22) 1
Philadelphia Phillies (18-22) 12
W: Cole Hamels (1-2, 4.40 ERA)
L: Homer Bailey (3-3, 5.44 ERA)
HR: PHI: Domonic Brown (2), Cesar Hernandez (1)


Oakland Athletics (27-16) 6
Cleveland Indians (19-24) 2
W: Dan Otero (4-0, 1.78 ERA)
L: Josh Tomlin (2-1, 2.89 ERA)
HR: OAK: Brandon Moss (9)


Baltimore Orioles (22-19) 0
Kansas City Royals (21-21) 1
W: Danny Duffy (2-3, 1.42 ERA)
L: Bud Norris (2-4, 3.58 ERA)
S: Greg Holland (11)


Detroit Tigers (26-12) 6
Boston Red Sox (20-22) 1
W: Rick Porcello (7-1, 2.91 ERA)
L: John Lackey (5-3, 4.01 ERA)
HR:
DET: Miguel Cabrera (7)
BOS: Xander Bogaerts (2)


Seattle Mariners (20-22) 3
Minnesota Twins (21-20) 4
W: Samuel Deduno (1-2, 3.53 ERA)
L: Roenis Elias (3-3, 3.88 ERA)
S: Glen Perkins (12)
HR:
SEA: Michael Saunders (2)
MIN: Brian Dozier (11)


Toronto Blue Jays (23-21) 4
Texas Rangers (20-23) 2
W: Steve Delabar (3-0, 3.52 ERA)
L: Neal Cotts (1-3, 4.58 ERA)
S: Casey Janseen (3)
HR: TOR: Jose Bautista (11)


Los Angeles Dodgers (23-21) 7
Arizona Diamondbacks (17-28) 18
W: Chase Anderson (2-0, 5.06 ERA)
L: Clayton Kershaw (2-1, 4.43 ERA)
HR:
LAD: Yasiel Puig (9), Carl Crawford (3)
ARI: Chris Owings (2), A.J. Pollock (5)


San Diego Padres (21-23) 8
Colorado Rockies (24-20) 5
W: Robbie Erlin (3-4, 4.53 ERA)
L: Jordan Lyles (5-1, 3.50 ERA)
S: Huston Street (13)
HR:
SD: Seth Smith (4), Carlos Quentin (1)
COL: Troy Tulowitzki (12)


Miami Marlins (23-21) 5
San Francisco Giants (27-17) 0
W: Tom Koehler (4-3, 2.25 ERA)
L: Tim Lincecum (3-3, 4.74 ERA)
S: Steve Cishek (9)
HR: MIA: Giancarlo Stanton (12)


Tampa Bay Rays (19-25) 0
Los Angels Angels of Anaheim (23-19) 6
W: C.J. Wilson (5-3, 3.16 ERA)
L: Cesar Ramos (1-3, 4.58 ERA)
HR: LAA: Grant Green (1)