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Ex-senator, HOF pitcher Jim Bunning dies at 85

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:26:09 GMT

Before his career in politics, he pitched one of the first perfect games in MLB history as a member of the Phillies and went to the Hall of Fame.



Three Cuts: Braves' week unravels behind ongoing pitching woes

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:17:08 GMT

Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey have allowed 81 runs in 113 innings this season. Through 20 starts, the only promises delivered from the veteran duo have revolved around the consumption of innings, protecting a farm system stocked with young arms until the right time. Fortunately for John Coppolella and



Tigers minor-league report: Infante on a roll at Toledo

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:10:49 GMT

Triple A Toledo Who's hot … Omar Infante, 2B: He is 35, has 15 years of big-league experience, and still believes he can play in Detroit, or elsewhere. Infante is batting .351 in his last 10 games, .298 on the season, and offers the Tigers some insurance at second base should events dictate. Daniel



Stanton and Riddle Homer, Marlins Defeat Angels 9-2

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:10:16 GMT

The Miami Marlins (18-30) defeated the Los Angeles Angels (26-27) 9-2 Sunday, giving them their first series victory since winning two of three against the San Diego Padres in April. Miami had lost 10 consecutive series' before Sunday's victory. Giancarlo Stanton, who finished the game going



Bumgarner to start throwing program Friday

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:07 GMT

ESPN.com news services San Francisco Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner, who has been sidelined since mid-April following a dirt bike accident in Colorado, will start his throwing program Friday, manager Bruce Bochy said. Bumgarner, who suffered a Grade 2 AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder



Cardinals rookie Paul DeJong hits home run in first at-bat in majors

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:58:11 GMT

Cardinals rookie Paul DeJong looked pretty special in his first ever major-league at-bat.



Tigers scouts might have found a gem in reliever Foley

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:57:47 GMT

If he had been one of those early-round draft picks, one of those guys teams typically grab quickly even if they pitch out of a bullpen rather than in a rotation, Jason Foley's story in 2017 would be more about logic and less about improbability. But it wasn't that way with Foley, a 6-foot-4,



Red-hot Michael Conforto not in Mets lineup vs. Pirates

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:57:20 GMT

PITTSBURGH--After playing in 31 straight games, starting 30, Michael Conforto was out of the Mets starting lineup Sunday night. The left fielder has hit five home runs and driven in 11 RBI in his last 12 games, but Collins said he had to get him a day off his feet. "I wanted him to play tomorrow



Dodgers sweep Cubs with 9-4 win despite rough outing for Clayton Kershaw

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:50:00 GMT

A highly anticipated pitcher's duel between Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and Chicago Cubs left-hander Jon Lester turned into a power-point presentation on Sunday, the teams combining to club seven home runs and neither esteemed starter lasting five innings. The Dodgers weathered one of the worst regular-season



LEADING OFF: Trout gets checked, Price makes season debut

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:49:18 GMT

A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday: TROUT OUT? The Angels will see how star Mike Trout is feeling, a day after he sprained his left thumb making a headfirst slide to steal a base in Miami. Trout left the game and X-rays were negative. The outfielder was scheduled for an MRI back



LEADING OFF: Trout gets checked, Price makes season debut

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:47:23 GMT

A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday:



Lester and Kershaw rocked in Dodgers' 9-4 sweep of Cubs

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:48 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger and Kike Hernandez led an offensive outburst with three-run homers that upstaged the anticipated duel between aces Jon Lester and Clayton Kershaw, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago 9-4 on Sunday to sweep the Cubs in three games at home for the first time since



Lester and Kershaw rocked in Dodgers' 9-4 sweep of Cubs

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:45:22 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger and Kike Hernandez led an offensive outburst with three-run homers that upstaged the anticipated duel between aces Jon Lester and Clayton Kershaw, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago 9-4 on Sunday to sweep the Cubs in three games at home for the first time since



With no-hitter, White Sox prospect delivers message after rough start in Charlotte

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:45:00 GMT

A key piece of the Chicago White Sox' rebuilding project, Charlotte Knights right-hander Lucas Giolito struggled to find his groove through his first six starts of the season, posting a 7.31 ERA. Starts seven and eight showed signs of improvement. But in his ninth, Giolito, who was once considered



MVP chants for Aaron Judge? Yankees outfielder builds strong case

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:37:15 GMT

Perhaps it really is allowable now to start asking even loftier questions about Aaron Judge. As we arrive at Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, the breakout star of New York baseball -- and maybe even all of baseball -- continues generating pinstriped superlatives on a regular basis, with



Adrian Beltre's return should help Rangers rebound

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:27:00 GMT

The Texas Rangers are hoping — maybe even expecting — that they've played their last game of 2017 without Adrian Beltre. The Hall of Fame-bound third baseman could be activated before Monday's series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays at Globe Life Park. He has been on the disabled list the first



On Memorial Day, Justin Verlander remembers veterans with poppy flower

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:21:32 GMT

CHICAGO – Justin Verlander will be wearing a poppy flower to the ballpark Monday. He will enter Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., wearing it in honor of Memorial Day, a holiday which has resonated more with the Detroit Tigers' ace since he attended Old Dominion, located close to the country'



Orioles swept in Houston as their losing streak grows to seven games

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:25:00 GMT

Alec Asher, put int he rotation in place of the struggling Ubaldo Jimenez, didn't provide Baltimore with much hope Sunday.



Lasorda released from hospital after surgery

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:30:03 GMT

ESPN.com news services Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has been released from the hospital and is at home resting comfortably, the team announced Sunday. Lasorda underwent surgery last week to have his pacemaker replaced. Lasorda has spent almost seven decades in the Dodgers' organization



Duvall, Kivlehan each hit 2 homers, Reds beat Phils 8-4

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:13:00 GMT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Patrick Kivlehan had the game of his life in front of a large cheering section not far from home. Kivlehan hit two solo homers, Adam Duvall hit a pair of two-run shots and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 on Sunday. Scott Schebler also homered for the Reds and



Springer, McCullers, Astros Hand Orioles 7th Loss In Row 8-4

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:12:29 GMT

HOUSTON (AP) — With the lineup the Houston Astros have, Lance McCullers wasn't too concerned when he gave up three runs in the first two innings on Sunday. He was right not to be worried, and it didn't take long for Houston to turn things around. George Springer homered during a six-run second



Yankees' plan for Aroldis Chapman after another good day

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:08:25 GMT

Aroldis Chapman is slowly making progress. The Yankees closer, on the disabled list with left shoulder inflammation dating to May 14, played catch for the second straight day and reported no issues of any kind. “No pain, no discomfort at all,” Chapman said through an interpreter. “Strength-wise, I feel



Joey Gallo is 'excited' for Adrian Beltre's return to Rangers, isn't worried about where he'll play

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:08:00 GMT

Gallo has not worked out at either first base or in left field since spring training. "I haven't given much thought to wherever they might put me," Gallo said Sunday. "They haven't talked to me yet, but to get a guy like that back, it's huge for us and I'm excited for it



Why throwing harder is helping Andrew Cashner live and die by the ground ball

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:07:00 GMT

"He's getting stronger, and the pitches are getting sharper," manager Jeff Banister said. "Tremendous job. When he gets up to 94-95 mph with the fastball, they have to honor it and it makes the other pitches that much more dynamic." It doesn't lead to strikeouts -- Cashner



Braves' Dickey gives up 7 runs early, Giants cruise

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:06:04 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO — Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki corrected a reporter Saturday when it was suggested the veteran seemed more comfortable catching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey lately. “It's a new adventure every time he goes out there,” Suzuki said. “Like (Dickey) said, he can find it in one inning, and then



Mariners end Red Sox's six-game winning streak

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:05:04 GMT

BOSTON — It was the Boston Red Sox's turn to be embarrassed on Sunday. One day after slugger Nelson Cruz labeled Seattle's recent offense output “embarrassing,” the Mariners matched a season high with 16 hits in a 5-0 victory at Fenway Park. Cruz drove in a run, Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer



Marlins' Riddle finding his comfort zone at shortstop with Hechavarria out

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:00:01 GMT

The Marlins are going to have a tough choice to make when Adeiny Hechavarria returns from the disabled list. Do they hand the shortstop's job back to Hechavarria? Or will they allow J.T. Riddle to remain there? It's a question for the future, as Hechavarria is still weeks away from returning



Aaron Judge hits first career grand slam as New York Yankees beat Oakland A's

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:50:40 GMT

NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge is aware of the "MVP" chants. He knows all about the 18 fans wearing robes with his No. 99 on the back and banging gavels in the "Judge's Chambers well" in right field. The hulking right-fielder's response to those things is to merely continue doing



Jordan Zimmermann's 'terrible' start continues trend; Tigers lose in Chicago, 7-3

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:47:32 GMT

CHICAGO – Jordan Zimmermann is healthy. The Detroit Tigers' veteran right-hander has not reported any soreness in his neck that prevented him from pitching like the pitcher the team thought they signed before last season. But his neck might be a little sore after his latest start. Zimmermann kept



Marquez leads Rockies past Cardinals 8-4

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:45:17 GMT

German Marquez pitched into the sixth inning, Gerardo Parra hit a three-run homer and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 on Sunday. Marquez (4-2) allowed two runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He went 4-1 in May to help the Rockies' rookie starters finish 12-3 for the month,



Trout sprains thumb in Angels' 9-2 loss at Miami

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:45:13 GMT

Mike Trout stood at his locker and frowned as he looked down at his left thumb, which was puffy and red and sending a clear signal. He's out. Trout sprained his thumb stealing second base and left Sunday's game in the sixth inning , and for the Los Angeles Angels, their 9-2 loss at Miami became



What's brewing in Yankees right field looks like a lot of fun

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:42:16 GMT

Well, Yankee Stadium made it through one full week with the Judge's Chambers out in right field, and somehow the foundation didn't splinter. There were no reports of juvenile delinquency spiking in any of the five boroughs as a result of those clever wood panels. The apocalypse steered clear



Game 48: Mets vs. Pirates, 8:08 p.m.

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:30:00 GMT

The Mets (20-27) will try to take the rubber game of their three-game series against the Pirates (23-27) on Sunday at 8:08 p.m. at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.



Phillies conclude miserable homestand with new low as Zach Eflin demoted to Triple A

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:16:53 GMT

"His first 2-3 outings were really good," manager Pete Mackanin said. The Phillies have now lost nine consecutive series for the first time since 1997. All of the Reds' hits off Eflin came on fastballs as their potent lineup feasted on his pitches high in the zone.



Cano, Heredia homer in Mariners' 5-0 win over Red Sox

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:12:25 GMT

Christian Bergman's emotions shifted from frustration and anxiety to trying to block out his previous start. Bergman rebounded from a rough outing with seven shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners halted Boston's season-high six-game winning streak with a 5-0 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday



Seattle Mariners rebound from 'embarassment' to beat Boston Red Sox, 5-0

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:11:24 GMT

BOSTON -- It was the Boston Red Sox's turn to be embarrassed on Sunday. One day after slugger Nelson Cruz labeled Seattle's recent offense output "embarrassing," the Mariners matched a season high with 16 hits in a 5-0 rout at Fenway Park. Cruz drove in a run, Robinson Cano hit a two-run



Slumping Chase Headley will return to Yankee lineup Monday

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:10:40 GMT

NEW YORK – Slumping third baseman Chase Headley sat out for a second straight day Sunday, but manager Joe Girardi said he would be back in the lineup Monday for the opener of a three-game series at Baltimore. Headley, who has only two hits in his last 27 at-bats and has seen his average dip to .228 after



Adam Duvall, Patrick Kivlehan hit 2 solo HRs, power Cincinnati Reds over Philadelphia Phillies

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:03:32 GMT

PHILADELPHIA -- With dozens of friends and family members in the seats, Patrick Kivlehan was given an opportunity Sunday. Like the Cincinnati Reds' everyday corner outfielders, he had no trouble finding his power stroke. Kivelhan hit two solo homers, as did fellow outfielder Adam Duvall, who drove



After a dreadful road trip, there may actually be some good news headed the Rangers' way

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:00:26 GMT

TORONTO - Over the next 10 days, the Rangers should welcome Adrian Beltre back to the lineup. They should fortify the rotation with Tyson Ross by the weekend, which may allow them to slide Nick Martinez into a long relief role that would help them solidify the bullpen. They will play eight games at home



Jason Kipnis, Mike Tomlin lead Cleveland Indians in rout of Kansas City Royals

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:57:19 GMT

CLEVELAND -- For a team with a three-game losing streak in which its pitching and hitting were both lacking, this was a game that checked all the the right boxes. "It was a needed game," Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said. Jason Kipnis had four hits, including a home run, and Josh



Series preview: Cincinnati Reds at Toronto Blue Jays

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:55:00 GMT

ROGERS CENTRE Monday to Wednesday TV: Sportsnet One (Mon., Tues.), Sportsnet (Wed.) Radio: Sportsnet 590 The FAN PROBABLES Monday, 7:07 p.m. RH Lisalverto Bonilla (0-2, 6.17) vs. RH Marcus Stroman (5-2, 3.30) Tuesday, 7:07 p.m. RH Asher Wojciechowski (1-0, 2.25) vs. J.A. Happ (0-3, 4.50) Wednesday, 12



Patrick Kivlehan, Adam Duvall power Cincinnati Reds over Philadelphia Phillies

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:51:50 GMT

PHILADELPHIA – For a period leading up to Sunday's series finale against the Philadelphia Phillies, bench outfielder Patrick Kivlehan had been using a bat lent to him by outfielder Scott Schebler. It hadn't done him much good. He'd gone 0 for his last 18, with only two walks to break up the



Chris Sale's return to South Side rekindles debate: Was trading him right move?

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:50:00 GMT

Chris Sale had to go, and everyone knew it. The popular ace had no use for White Sox management, having accused them of prioritizing marketing over winning during his uniform-slicing episode last July. And for the most part, the feeling was mutual. As talented a pitcher as Sale was, no one can be bigger



Kipnis, Tomlin lead Indians past Royals 10-1

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:40:24 GMT

CLEVELAND (AP) – Jason Kipnis went 4 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs, Josh Tomlin pitched his first complete game in two years and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Sunday. Kipnis, who reached in each of his five plate appearances, hit an RBI single in the third and a solo



Gonzalez pitches White Sox over Tigers 7-3

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:51:15 GMT

After struggling in his previous five starts, Miguel Gonzalez decided to keep things simple on Sunday. Gonzalez took a perfect game into the seventh inning and Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 7-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Melky Cabrera and Matt Davidson also



Springer, McCullers, Astros hand Orioles 7th loss in row 8-4

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:54:25 GMT

With the lineup the Houston Astros have, Lance McCullers wasn't too concerned when he gave up three runs in the first two innings on Sunday. George Springer homered during a six-run second inning, sending McCullers and the Astros over Baltimore 8-4 for the Orioles' season-worst seventh straight



Mike Hazen can't envision dealing big-name players if Diamondbacks are in the hunt

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:29:43 GMT

MILWAUKEE – The Diamondbacks' recent hot streak hasn't stopped reports from surfacing about the potential availability of some of their more high-profile players. In General Manager Mike Hazen's mind, the speculation comes from a logical place. He just doesn't agree with it. “We've



Reds acquire Darnell Sweeney from the Dodgers

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:29:38 GMT

The Reds added depth on Sunday, acquiring Darnell Sweeney from the Dodgers.



Miguel Gonzalez throws six perfect innings as White Sox take series against Tigers

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:25:04 GMT

For six innings Sunday, Miguel Gonzalez was perfect. The White Sox right-hander put the baseball world on perfect-game alert and conjured memories of Mark Buehrle and Philip Humber with his dazzling work through six innings. Gonzalez lost his bids for a perfect game, no hitter and shutout in the span



Series preview: Cubs at Padres

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:17:00 GMT

Season series: First meeting. Cubs 4-2 in 2016. Monday: 3:40 p.m., ABC-7. RH Kyle Hendricks (4-2, 3.25) vs. RH Jarred Cosart (0-1, 4.50). Tuesday: 9:10 p.m., CSN-Plus, CLTV. RH Eddie Butler (2-0, 1.93) vs. RH Dinelson Lamet (1-0, 1.80). Wednesday: 2:40 p.m., WGN-9. RH Jake Arrieta (5-4, 4.92) vs. RH



Joe Biagini takes next step in journey as starter

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:14:55 GMT

Joe Biagini was pushed one step further than he ever had before in Sunday's start against the Texas Rangers.