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The obvious hypocrisy in umps' wristband protest

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:39:57 GMT

To make the whole charade even more farcical, the umpires seemingly didn’t realize white wristbands are often worn in support of people who suffer from blindness.

Diamondbacks look to end slump vs. Mets

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:57:54 GMT

A pair of teams struggling to adapt to new roles will square off Monday night, when the New York Mets host the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a four-game series at Citi Field. The Mets' Robert Gsellman (5-5, 5.98 ERA) is scheduled to oppose the Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker (6-7, 3.83

Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's MLB games

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:05:49 GMT

Aug 20 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Sunday: Tigers 6, Dodgers 1 Justin Verlander allowed just two hits in eight innings, and Justin Upton smacked a two-run home run to cap a four-run sixth that helped the Detroit Tigers end the Los Angeles Dodgers' six-game

Nationals take 3 of 4 from Padres with 4-1 win in finale in Petco Park...

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:47:41 GMT

San Diego scored an unearned run early with Gio Gonzalez on the mound in Petco Park, but Washington's southpaw kept the Padres off the board after that, as the Nationals rallied for two in the fifth and a 3-1 advantage in what ended up a 4-1 win, their third in the four-game series. Gonzalez scored

Hot teams square off as Red Sox visit Indians

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:46:20 GMT

In what could be a preview of a postseason series between two division leaders, the Boston Red Sox will visit Progressive Field on Monday night for the opener of a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians. American League East-leading Boston (71-52) and AL Central-best Cleveland (68-54) are two

MLB Little League Classic: Handshake line and other takeaways from Cards-Pirates

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:57:25 GMT

An uplifting baseball first took place on Sunday night, as the Cardinals and Pirates took part in the Little League Classic in Williamsport, Penn. Williamsport is of course the site of the ongoing Little League World Series, and for the first time two big-league teams went at it at in BB&T Ballpark at

Game Wrap 8/20/2017: Phillies 5 Giants 2

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:28:00 GMT

It was Hunter Strickland's turn to have a bullpen meltdown to ruin another QS by Madison Bumgarner.  Key Lines: Kelby Tomlinson 2B- 1 for 3, BB, SB(9).  BA= .261.  Kelby scored 1 of the Giants 2 runs and ran his hit streak to 7 games. Buster Posey C- 2 for 3, 2B, HBP.  BA= .321.  Buster wasn'

Avila saves Cubs with walk-off hit against Blue Jays

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:25:31 GMT

Recruit Alex Avila was the hero as the Chicago Cubs prevailed against the Toronto Blue Jays in MLB on Sunday.

Washington Nationals’ skipper Dusty Baker leans on Gio Gonzalez with bullpen short in San Diego...

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:13:01 GMT

Unbeaten in his last four outings, with a 0.96 ERA, seven walks (2.25 BB/9), 23 Ks (7.39 K/9), and a .156/.229/.208 line against in 28 innings over that stretch, Gio Gonzalez took the mound in Petco Park on Sunday afternoon looking to continue a strong run which saw him give up just one earned run in

Jordan Zimmermann still tweaking, but far off from guy Tigers paid for

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Tigers handed him a nine-figure contract, but he's still trying to figure out how to be consistently effective Brad Ausmus isn't going to get caught up in what Jordan Zimmermann was – a front-line starting pitcher – or what he is now – not that – or his performance in the past or future.

Yankees need Tommy Kahnle to turn things around — and fast

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:57:06 GMT

Tommy Kahnle was the least known of the three players the Yankees acquired from the White Sox in exchange for prospects last month, but there were high expectations for the right-handed reliever. Lately, he hasn't delivered — and that was especially true this weekend against the Red Sox. He followed

Jacob deGrom's personal goal for season may be in jeopardy

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:54:45 GMT

Jacob deGrom's quest to reach 200 innings in a season for the first time remains on track, but the Mets' right-hander could be sputtering toward the finish line. On Sunday, he allowed five earned runs in a second straight start in the Mets' 6-4 loss to the Marlins at Citi Field. DeGrom, who

Dodgers-Tigers Preview

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:51:43 GMT

The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers dropped consecutive games, Alex Wood was on the mound, and he endured the worst outing of his special season. Wood will be on the mound Monday night in the opener of a four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park when the Dodgers look to rebound from

Brewers Win Series Against Rockies

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:34:00 GMT

DENVER — A day after coming off the bench to hit a decisive home run, Jesus Aguilar made the most of his start at first base. Aguilar picked up where he left off and homered twice, Chase Anderson won in his return from the disabled list and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 8-4 on Sunday

Umpires end protest after MLB commissioner Rob Manfred agrees to meet

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:30:51 GMT

As noted in this space, MLB umpires on Saturday wore white armbands to protest what they see as increasing verbal abuse from players. Specifically, a recent incident between Ian Kinsler of the Tigers and veteran umpire Angel Hernandez seemed to be the tipping point. Here's a look at the armband:

White Sox, Twins open 5-game series with doubleheader

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:22:15 GMT

With six weeks remaining in the regular season, the Minnesota Twins find themselves in the thick of the American League playoff race. The Chicago White Sox, meanwhile, are reduced to playing the spoiler role. The Twins enter their Monday doubleheader against the White Sox having won four straight after

Giants lose to Phillies 2-5, are eliminated from division

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:12:48 GMT

We all remember that chilly fall evening late in 2016. We remember the optimism of having a pretty decent sized lead over the opponent. And we also remember the dawning horror as everything went wrong slowly, and then all at once. Wait, I was talking about Game 4 of the NLDS, what did you think I was

Ryan Rua lifted mid-game for Round Rock

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:11:32 GMT

The Texas Rangers have a potential roster issue on their hands, as Joey Gallo and Matt Bush are both in the MLB concussion protocol after their mid-game collision today chasing a popup that resulted in both players exiting the game. Gallo and Bush are both staying behind in Arlington today while the

Jays win big over Burlington; regain first place over Pulaski

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:57:00 GMT

Saturday night the Bluefield Blue Jays avoided a three game sweep of the Johnson City Cardinals with a 6-1 win. Sunday night they turned their attention to the Burlington Royals and put another win on the board with a 14-5 victory. The team produced 18 hits on 14 runs. They were led by Chavez Young and

Orioles look to improve postseason chances vs. A's

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:51:45 GMT

The Baltimore Orioles will try to improve their playoff chances with a pivotal three-game series against the Oakland A's beginning Monday at Camden Yards. Baltimore didn't help its cause over the weekend by losing two of three games to the Los Angeles Angels, who are tied for the second AL wild-card

Pirates and Cardinals celebrate Little League Classic with postgame handshake line

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:42:00 GMT

Every Little League baseball game ends the same way … with a handshake line. And on Sunday, the Pirates and Cardinals paid homage to that tradition in the name of sportsmanship. The two MLB teams played in the Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pa., on Sunday in front the Little League teams and

Cheslor Cuthbert, Alcides Escobar lead Royals to win over Indians

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:37:00 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It took the bottom of a makeshift lineup filled with mostly with backups for the Kansas City Royals to finally put some runs on the board against the Cleveland Indians. Jorge Bonifacio had three hits to start rallies, fill-in third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert homered and drove in three

Baseball standings

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:19:55 GMT

Aug 21 (Gracenote) - Standings from the MLB on Sunday AMERICAN LEAGUEEASTERN DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Boston 71 52 .577 - 2. NY Yankees 66 57 .537 5 3. Tampa Bay 61 65 .484 11 1/2 4. Baltimore 60 64 .484 11 1/2 5. Toronto 59 65 .476 12 1/2 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Cleveland 68 54 .557 - 2. Minnesota

DeGrom regrets showing up Rosario after key mistake

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:15:00 GMT

Jacob deGrom said he regrets showing up shortstop Amed Rosario after the rookie's double-clutch led to an infield single and preceded Giancarlo Stanton's three-run home run in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Miami Marlins.

Tommy Pham wears custom cleats designed by 2 kids battling cancer during MLB Little League Classic

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:09:50 GMT

Major League Baseball and the Little League have been somewhat intertwined this weekend, and it concluded Sunday night with the MLB Little League Classic. It's been all about helping kids. One of the more notable and absolutely the coolest thing from the game cam from the St. Louis Cardinals'

Braves slam door on Reds' hope of a sweep

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:52:02 GMT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves rookie Sean Newcomb relied on some clutch defense — including his own creative play — to frustrate the Cincinnati Reds. Tyler Flowers' grand slam broke open a close game in Atlanta's six-run fifth inning, Newcomb earned his first home win and the Braves beat Cincinnati 8

Red Sox keep Yankees at a safe distance, but have little time for revelry

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:45:52 GMT

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer Scott Lauber covers the Boston Red Sox for Follow on Twitter BOSTON -- For the second weekend in a row, the Boston Red Sox were able to keep their closest pursuer in the race for the American League East crown safely at arm's length. Now, they will take the

IronPigs rally to help Phillies end West Coast trip with 2 straight wins

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:42:50 GMT

"Dude, this is a really familiar dugout," he told Rhys Hoskins. The Phillies came back from a run down in the eighth inning and scored three times on a succession of five straight singles against Giants reliever Hunter Strickland. Closer Hector Neris pitched himself into a tight spot when

Sano to DL with shin injury; Kennys Vargas likely to be called...

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:41:54 GMT

Miguel Sano, the Twins' third baseman who leads the team with 28 home runs, was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday due to a, "stress reaction" in his left shin that caused him to leave Saturday's game early. The Twins now will try to keep their playoff push going with Sano missing

Hoskins homers again, Phillies beat Giants 5-2

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:21:00 GMT

Rookie slugger Rhys Hoskins homered again and Pedro Florimon contributed with his bat and arm, sending the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Francisco Giants 5-2 Sunday. Hoskins connected for a solo drive in the ninth inning, giving him five home runs in his first 11 major league games. Florimon had

Knights-to-Chicago still a busy thoroughfare

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:06:00 GMT

The Chicago White Sox entered the 2016 season expecting that a number of players on the Charlotte roster would reach the big-league squad this season. That's exactly how it has played out, with 16 Knights players being promoted to the major league since April. The most recent call-up, on Saturday

Alex Avila's walk-off is the type of break the Cubs need to keep catching

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:05:46 GMT

Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for and ESPN Radio 1000. CHICAGO -- From goat to hero. That was the day for Chicago Cubs catcher Alex Avila. He didn't even start Sunday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, but, boy, was he involved in the

Bartolo Colon Becomes 18th Pitcher to Defeat All 30 MLB Teams

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:54:59 GMT

The Minnesota Twins' 12-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Sunday's matchup was more than just another regular-season game in the dog days of summer; it was history for Bartolo Colon. According to Jonah Birenbaum of The Score, the 44-year-old became just the 18th pitcher to notch a victory

Schmuck: Chris Tillman doesn't want to wait until next year

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:45:00 GMT

In a perfect world, Chris Tillman would be where he was at this time last year, sitting on 15 wins and trying not to listen to people speculating how much money he stood to make in free agency after the 2017 season. In the currently imperfect world, Tillman is just trying to find his way back there,

Yankees' Aaron Judge strikes out again, extends record streak to 37 games

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:53:54 GMT

Aaron Judge broke the record for most strikeouts in consecutive games on Saturday, and the streak continued into Sunday.

Yankees' Aaron Judge strikes out again, extends record streak to 37 games

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:39:37 GMT

Aaron Judge was close to making it through Sunday's game without a strikeout, but in his final at-bat he was called out, extending his strikeout streak to a whopping 37 games. The Yankees rookie was struck out swinging in the eighth inning after Red Sox reliever Addison Reed whiffed him on the sixth

Oh, Canada: Blue Jays fans contribute to memorable weekend at Wrigley

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:37:00 GMT

The Canadian invasion at Wrigley Field may have been the biggest surprise of the weekend series between the Cubs and Blue Jays. The Jays fans were loud and into every game, making for an enjoyable atmosphere capped by the Cubs' wild extra-inning victory Sunday. "The only team whose fans travel

The red-hot Brewers put the Rockies on ice with two homers by Jesus Aguilar, beating Colorado 8-4

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:34:03 GMT

DENVER -- Jesus Aguilar homered twice, Chase Anderson won in his return from the disabled list and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 8-4 on Sunday for their sixth victory in seven games. Keon Broxton drove in two runs and Jonathan Villar added three hits as the Brewers remained two games

MLB umpires to end protest over Ian Kinsler incident, will meet with commissioner Rob Manfred

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:27:58 GMT

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball umpires have ended their protest of what they called "abusive player behavior" after Commissioner Rob Manfred offered to meet with their union's governing board. Most umpires wore white wristbands during Saturday's games after Detroit second baseman

MLB Sunday scores, highlights, updates, news: Little League Classic a big success

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:25:00 GMT

It's Sunday, and you know what that means -- a full slate of MLB goodness. Keep it here and we'll keep you up-to-date on the latest scores and news from around the league. Final scores Tigers 6, Dodgers 1 (box score) Rays 3, Mariners 0 (box score) Marlins 6, Mets 4 (box score) Angels 5, Orioles

Benched closer Aroldis Chapman throws a scoreless sixth inning

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:20:10 GMT

BOSTON -- Demoted closer Aroldis Chapman entered with two outs in the sixth inning on Sunday and produced his first scoreless appearance since Aug. 5 in the Yankees' 5-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Chapman, who got four outs, had allowed seven runs over his last four appearances. It was his

Cubs sweep Blue Jays with wild 6-5 victory in 10 innings

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:19:30 GMT

Alex Avila felt for Raffy Lopez. Avila capped Chicago's three-run 10th inning with a two-run single, and the Cubs swept the Toronto Blue Jays with a wild 6-5 victory on Sunday. With two outs and the bases loaded, Avila lined a base hit into right field against Roberto Osuna (3-4).

Baseball results

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:13:07 GMT

Aug 21 (Gracenote) - Results from the MLB games on Sunday (home team in CAPS) PITTSBURGH 6 St. Louis 3 Washington 4 SAN DIEGO 1 Philadelphia 5 SAN FRANCISCO 2 Milwaukee 8 COLORADO 4 Chicago White Sox 3 TEXAS 2 CHICAGO CUBS 6 Toronto 5 (10 innings) KANSAS CITY 7 Cleveland 4 MINNESOTA 12 Arizona 5 Oakland

Gio Gonzalez, Nationals beat rookie Dinelson Lamet, Padres

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:14:18 GMT

SAN DIEGO — Gio Gonzalez did his best to save the Washington Nationals' bullpen, which was down to four available pitchers Sunday afternoon. Gonzalez almost made it through seven innings before manager Dusty Baker decided the left-hander had gone far enough on 121 pitches. Gonzalez allowed only five

Dodgers notes: Will they have to deal with Justin Verlander again in October?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:12:37 GMT

DETROIT – When Justin Verlander left the mound after retiring the Dodgers in the eighth inning Sunday afternoon, he got a brief standing ovation from fans at Comerica Park. Verlander's two-hit, nine-strikeout domination of the Dodgers was just the latest in a long line of outstanding performances

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander implies juiced baseballs are behind this season's home run surge

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:05:09 GMT

Add Justin Verlander to the growing number of players and coaches who believe "juiced" baseballs are the reason behind this season's record-setting home run explosion. The 34-year-old righthander took to Twitter Sunday evening to respond to ESPN's Buster Olney, who addressed the eye-opening

Series preview: Twins at White Sox

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:04:00 GMT

Season series: Twins lead 7-4. Monday: 4:10 p.m., WGN-9. RH Tim Melville (2017 debut) vs. LH Carlos Rodon (1-4, 4.00). Monday: 7:10 p.m. (approximate), CSN. RHP Dillon Gee (0-0, 3.16) vs. RH Carson Fulmer (2017 debut). Tuesday: 7:10 p.m., CSN. RH Kyle Gibson (6-10, 6.05) vs. RH Lucas Giolito (2017 debut

C Rene Rivera joins Cubs, gets start against Blue Jays

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:48:23 GMT

Rene Rivera got right down to business on his first day with the Chicago Cubs. The veteran catcher joined the Cubs on Sunday and started their 6-5, 10-inning victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. ''I'm ready any time they need me,'' Rivera said before his successful debut.

Rangers keep eyes on wild card despite loss to White Sox

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:41:00 GMT

The Texas Rangers didn't get the pep rally sendoff they hoped for Sunday before heading off to Anaheim, Calif., for what has shaped up to be a key series. The Rangers dropped the finale of a four-game set to the Chicago White Sox 3-2, but that did little to take away from the success of the homestand

A's edge Astros to avert sweep

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:39:31 GMT

HOUSTON – Over a three-game series in Houston, the A's received three solid performances from their starting pitchers. Only one led to a win. On Sunday, the A's relied on Boog Powell's three hits, Jharel Cotton's pitching, and a breakdown of the Astros' defense in snapping a three-game

A's edge Astros to avert sweep

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:39:31 GMT

HOUSTON – Over a three-game series in Houston, the A's received three solid performances from their starting pitchers. Only one led to a win. On Sunday, the A's relied on Boog Powell's three hits, Jharel Cotton's pitching, and a breakdown of the Astros' defense in snapping a three-game