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CC, Sale set for marquee clash on MLB.TV

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:32:35 EDT

Several marquee pitching matchups are on tap around MLB on Saturday, featuring the reigning American League Rookie of the Year and a pair of one-time Cy Young Award winners. There's also a big series with National League postseason implications underway in Colorado, one of several great games streaming live on MLB.TV as playoff races around baseball heat up.

Fun, no matter the size: Pros, kids unite at LLWS

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:54:10 EDT

Williamsport, Pa., has long represented one of the best things about baseball, and so the month of August in that small town has never been short on festivity.

Mets deal Grandy to LA for player to be named

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:52:05 EDT

When the Mets signed Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million free agent deal in December 2013, the contract ushered in a new era for the Mets. The day the signing became official at MLB's Winter Meetings, the Mets crowed about their desire to start competing on an annual basis, with a rising payroll and so much bright, young pitching.

Tepesch, Quintana set to square off at Wrigley

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:08:42 EDT

Jose Quintana has faced the Blue Jays plenty of times before, but never as a member of the Cubs. That will change Saturday afternoon. Toronto will counter with right-hander Nick Tepesch.

Today's starting lineups: Aug. 19

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:03:25 EDT

Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

How Manny HRs? 3, and 3rd is walk-off GS!

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:19:41 EDT

Manny Machado is back and it's a scary thought for the rest of the league, perhaps one that could change the game in the Orioles' American League Wild Card hopes.

Starting Pictures: Cards, Pirates reminisce

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:59:09 EDT

The Cardinals and Pirates players who will be participating in the inaugural Little League Classic tomorrow have fond memories of their own youth baseball years.

How to watch eclipse, baseball at same time

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:11:37 EDT

How to watch eclipse, baseball at same time

Justin Upton hit the 'pause' button and retreated to re-touch first base after a homer

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:41:25 EDT

Upton retreats on HR trot to re-touch first base

Red Sox prevail after trading rallies with Yanks

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:15:43 EDT

The rivalry has been back to its riveting best the last two weekends, and no lead ever feels safe. The Yankees and Red Sox traded impressive comebacks in Friday night's series opener, but Boston prevailed with a 9-6 victory that had Fenway Park rocking in the late innings -- and with good reason.

Lupica: Grass is greener -- MLB in Williamsport

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:52:57 EDT

This Sunday night's Little League Classic will not just celebrate this summer in baseball. It will celebrate all the summers.

Cruz's 482-foot HR Statcast's longest at Trop

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:06:47 EDT

Embarking on a two-week, 12-game road trip, a team could use some extra energy. And nothing screams "energy boost" quite like a 482-foot jack, according to Statcast™, to polish off a victory.

Historic Bowman Field set for MLB spotlight

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:15:00 EDT

The anticipation of watching the inaugural MLB Little League Classic is building, but few realize how much work went into preparing the field for Sunday's game on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET. Since March 1, a grounds crew team has been stationed in Williamsport, Pa., to make historic Bowman Field ready to host the Cardinals and Pirates.

Homers carry Rockies into Wild Card lead

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:06:10 EDT

Charlie Blackmon, Gerardo Parra and Carlos Gonzalez each hit home runs to lead the Rockies into solo possession of the top NL Wild Card spot. The Brewers got a trio of homers as well, as Domingo Santana, Keon Broxton and Orlando Arcia each went deep. German Marquez got the victory, his 10th of the season.

Statcast of the Day: Buxton's inside-the-parker

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:08:37 EDT

It's no secret that Byron Buxton is one of MLB's fastest players, and he showed it with the second inside-the-park homer of his career, rounding the bases in an astounding 13.85 seconds.

MLB.TV: Watch every night on every device

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:56:26 EDT

Get the No. 1 LIVE streaming sports service -- now $49.99 for the rest of the year -- and never miss another pitch.

Deals not done: A guide to waiver trades

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:59:06 EDT

The July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline is considered the height of summer transaction season, but trades do not stop then and there. However, in order to deal a player on its 40-man roster, a team must go through the waiver system.

MLB Pipeline's midseason Top 100 like none before

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:56:49 EDT

An unprecedented 11 hitters lead's updated prospects list, with Yoan Moncada again ranked No. 1.

Granderson a necessary luxury for Dodgers

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:00:00 EDT

Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers? Come on. That's just being greedy, isn't it? More like being smart. The Dodgers haven't been to the World Series since 1988, and they know that while they have a good chance to end that drought in October -- it won't be easy. It will be anything but, given that they are likely to find the Nationals or Cubs standing in their way.

Excitement builds for 1st Little League Classic

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:53:07 EDT

The home of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., will host its first MLB regular-season game when the Pirates take on the Cardinals on Sunday at Historic Bowman Field.

Cardinals promote righty reliever Lucas

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:09:47 EDT

The Cardinals will try yet another fresh arm in their bullpen, this time adding right-hander Josh Lucas to the roster on Saturday in place of Mike Mayers, who was optioned back to Triple-A Memphis after the team's win on Friday.

Cubs claim catcher Rivera on waivers

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:32:31 EDT

The Cubs claimed catcher Rene Rivera off waivers from the Mets on Saturday. To make room for Rivera on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks has been designated for assignment.

Joe Blogs: Giancarlo the Great

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:00:00 EDT

Giancarlo Stanton is the must see-player in baseball right now. Every at-bat has a chance to be a baseball moment. Every swing has a chance to be a lifelong memory.

Pujols ties HR record for foreign-born player

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:27:04 EDT

Albert Pujols' first-inning home run, the 609th of his career, moved the Angels slugger into a tie with Sammy Sosa for eighth on the all-time list.

Southeast spins perfecto on 2nd day of LLWS

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:40:14 EDT

The second day of the 2017 Little League World Series featured some history Friday, as three pitchers from the Southeast team (Greenville, N.C.) combined to record the tournament's first perfect game since 2008 in a 6-0 victory over the Midwest (Sioux Falls, S.D.).

Flown save: Closer runs down Manny mash

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:02:54 EDT

Flown save: Closer runs down Manny mash

Little League World Series rich in tradition

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:09:47 EDT

From pin trading to summer "sledding," August visitors Williamsport, Pa., have rituals that they engage in year after year.

Leader Watch: Trout's historic OPS+ bid

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:39:58 EDT

Entering Friday's action, Mike Trout carried a 206 park-adjusted OPS+, a number we haven't seen anyone post over a full season in over a decade.

Dodgers' doubles trump Tigers' HRs in Detroit

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:31:09 EDT

The Dodgers didn't need to clear the spacious fences of Comerica Park to put on a show in Motown. Chris Taylor hit two of their six doubles, both for RBIs, in a four-hit game as Los Angeles outpaced the Tigers for an 8-5 win Friday night at Comerica Park.

Keuchel grounds A's as Astros ride 2 jacks

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:50:02 EDT

Dallas Keuchel, making his fifth start since missing eight weeks with neck discomfort, turned in his second consecutive gem by throwing seven scoreless innings to lead the Astros to their third win in four games, 3-1, over the Athletics on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.

Nats cruise past Padres after Max scratched

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:03:34 EDT

Matt Grace and five other Nationals relievers did their best Max Scherzer impressions Friday night in a 7-1 victory over the Padres at Petco Park.

#N2WBORN! Jeter family welcomes daughter

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:46:04 EDT

#N2WBORN! Jeter family welcomes daughter

Little Leaguer with one hand relishes first HR

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:07:33 EDT

Eleven-year-old Keenan Briggs can narrate his home run, from beginning to end, without the footage -- shot by his mom, Crista,

Cubs, Arrieta spoil Blue Jays' return to Wrigley

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:46:22 EDT

One day after hitting six home runs in a loss, the Cubs needed four run-scoring singles to post a 7-4 Interleague victory on Friday afternoon over the Blue Jays, who were making their first trip to Wrigley Field since 2005.

Aroldis gets animated mound visit from Girardi

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:45:31 EDT

The animated discussion between Aroldis Chapman and Joe Girardi in the eighth inning took place at the center of a frenzied Fenway Park on Friday evening, moments after Jackie Bradley Jr.'s two-run single skidded through the center-field grass to provide the final scoring in the Yankees' 9-6 loss to the Red Sox.

Bruce's 2 HRs, 5 RBIs power Tribe past KC

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:50:02 EDT

In the first of 10 games between the Indians and Royals that could decide the American League Central, the Tribe cruised to a 10-1 win on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.

Carew, donor's family reunite on Donor Day

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:50:02 EDT

Mary Reuland admitted that it was the most difficult phone call she has ever made in her life. Last December, exactly one day after Konrad Reuland's funeral, Mary Reuland started gathering information and making the connection that her son's organs had been donated to Hall of Famer Rod Carew. Shortly after, Mary decided to give Rod's wife, Rhonda, a call, in hopes they could meet.

Cardinals hold off late rally, outslug Pirates

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:15:41 EDT

The Cardinals have stormed into the thick of the National League Central race on the strength of their lineup, and they needed every last bit of it Friday night. The Cards' bullpen nearly let an eight-run lead slip away but withstood a furious Pirates rally to give St. Louis an 11-10 win over Pittsburgh at PNC Park.

Scherzer heads to DL with neck inflammation

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:29:50 EDT

Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer was placed on the 10-day disabled list with left neck inflammation Friday shortly after he was scratched from his start against the Padres.

Fulmer offers insight, background on 'Play Ball'

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:00:31 EDT

Michael Fulmer will talk about his upbringing in Oklahoma, his childhood basketball aspirations, his offseason plumbing job and of course his pitching when he joins MLB Network's Eric Byrnes on this week's episode of Play Ball, the network's kids-oriented show designed to connect youngsters with the game.

Twins tee off for 6 HRs, blow out D-backs

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:20:42 EDT

The Twins hit six homers to overcome a three-run deficit and back right-hander Ervin Santana in a 10-3 win over the D-backs in Friday night's Interleague series opener at Target Field.

Wong's journey shines a light on Hilo baseball

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:00:49 EDT

Kolten Wong may have put Hilo, Hawaii, on the baseball map with his ascension to the Majors in 2013, but the largest city on what is commonly referred to as the Big Island is making its mark on the youth baseball circuit, as well.

Friday's best: Guerrero goes deep again for Dunedin

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:28:24 EDT

Now into his second month playing in the Florida State League, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is finding his power stroke.

Romano delivers vs. Braves, backed by 3 HRs

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:52:28 EDT

Sal Romano halted his recent struggles by delivering one of the finest starts of his rookie season and R.A. Dickey's attempt to produce another gem evaporated as the Reds tagged him for three home runs in the sixth inning of Friday night's 5-3 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.

Manny (3 HRs) walks O's off with epic slam

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:07:51 EDT

Manny Machado homered three times and hit a walkoff grand slam to single-handedly propel the Orioles' come-from-behind 9-7 series-opening win over the Angels Friday night.

Nicolino shuts down Mets as Marlins roll

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:29:06 EDT

The Mets were determined heading into this weekend's series with the Marlins not to let Giancarlo Stanton beat them.

Delmonico's two HRs lead White Sox past Rangers

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:30:10 EDT

Nicky Delmonico's second home run of the night -- this one an inside-the-park shot -- in the eighth inning lifted the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Rangers on Friday night. The loss dropped the Rangers to 2 1/2 games behind the Angels for the second Wild Card spot.

Giants romp early, cruise behind Moore

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:35:49 EDT

The Giants wasted no time in becoming the latest National League West team to see Phillies starter Zach Eflin well, notching three runs in the first and adding three more over the second and third innings in San Francisco's 10-2 win over Philadelphia on Friday.

Kluber's start cut short by right ankle sprain

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:30:06 EDT

Indians ace Corey Kluber attempted to pitch through a right ankle sprain in Friday night's 10-1 win over the Royals, but he exited his outing early with the team's head athletic trainer at his side.

Dodgers acquire Granderson from Mets

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:50:29 EDT

Baseball's hottest team added another piece Friday, as the National League West-leading Dodgers acquired former All-Star outfielder Curtis Granderson from the Mets and cash in exchange for cash or a player to be named.

Cruz crushes 30th HR 482 feet as M's roll

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:58:13 EDT

Erasmo Ramirez got some payback against his old teammates with a quality start, and Nelson Cruz made his mark with two doubles and a tape-measure home run to lead the Mariners' 7-1 win over the Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field.

Pomeranz exits in 4th with back spasms

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:58:33 EDT

Left-hander Drew Pomeranz had to leave the Red Sox's 9-6 win over the Yankees on Friday night with one out in the top of the fourth with back spasms, but he is hopeful he can make his next start on Wednesday in Cleveland.

Moroff excited to return to LLWS roots

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:44:29 EDT

Max Moroff has a specific destination in mind when the Pirates visit Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport on Sunday afternoon.

Fantasy411 Podcast: Stanton vs. Harper

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:06:59 EDT

The following is a transcript of a segment from this week's Fantasy411 podcast, hosted by lead fantasy writer Fred Zinkie and's Matthew Leach. To hear the rest of their discussion, subscribe to the Fantasy411 podcast by clicking here.