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Sale joins Red Sox-Yanks rivalry on MLB.TV

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:50:38 EDT

Chris Sale's welcome tour around the American League East continues tonight, when the left-hander takes on the Yankees for the first time since he joined the Red Sox, streaming live on MLB.TV.

'Tired arm' causes Syndergaard to be scratched

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:03:25 EDT

The Mets have scratched Noah Syndergaard from Thursday's start against the Braves with what manager Terry Collins deemed a "tired arm." Matt Harvey will start in his place.

Today's starting lineups: April 27

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:19:50 EDT

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

Judge latest to celebrate birthday on diamond

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:07:10 EDT

There is a wonderful little button on Baseball Reference's Game Finder that simply asks: "Is Birthday?" I've always meant to click this button and just go down that rabbit hole. Who hit the most home runs on their birthday? Who routinely pitched the best on their birthday? Who spent the most birthdays out on a baseball diamond playing for the crowd?

Robinson Museum breaks ground in NYC

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:46:10 EDT

Commissioner Rob Manfred joined Rachel and Sharon Robinson at a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday morning in lower Manhattan to mark the start of construction on the Jackie Robinson Museum. The 18,500-square-foot space at 75 Varick Street will honor the late Hall of Famer, who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he started for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, and played an active, pioneering role in the civil rights movement.

Sale's devastating slider a difference-maker

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:58:19 EDT

Chris Sale's first strikeout as a member of the Red Sox came on a pitch that, well ... just watch it.

As Seager turns 23, recall his MLB debut

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT

As Seager turns 23, recall his MLB debut

Special Gift: MLB's 1st African player debuts

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:44:12 EDT

Before the Pirates' 6-5 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night at PNC Park, Gift Ngoepe worried he might burst into tears the moment he had to take the field.

Arroyo, Morse HRs set up Giants' walk-off

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:06:20 EDT

Hunter Pence hoisted a sacrifice fly to snap a 10th-inning tie Wednesday night, lifting the Giants to a 4-3 victory over the Dodgers.

LA's Seager ties Gallo for longest HR of '17

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:08:28 EDT

The home run Corey Seager hit leading off the top of the sixth inning Wednesday night was the longest of his career, estimated by Statcast at 462 feet.

Lupica: With Jeter, look out for No. 2

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:08:59 EDT

Derek Jeter could get his chance to do what Jerry West did, and what John Elway did: become a Hall of Fame player who goes on to run a championship team.

Approach the stands? Judge rules at Fenway

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:06:08 EDT

Aaron Judge's 25th birthday started out as one that he won't soon forget. Over the span of his first three innings at Fenway Park on Wednesday, the Yankees rookie mashed a two-run homer on the first pitch he saw, then hurdled a wall to catch a foul pop down the right-field line.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:09:12 EDT

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Franco's slam helps Phils win 5th straight

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:07:31 EDT

Maikel Franco might be heating up. He crushed a grand slam to left-center field in the third inning of Wednesday night's game against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. He hit a 2-2 fastball from Marlins left-hander Wei-Yen Chen a projected 419 feet, according to Statcast™. The ball left his bat at 107 mph.

Tebow finding his groove at the plate

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:08:03 EDT

Tim Tebow is catching fire once again. The Columbia Fireflies outfielder went 3-for-4 with his first career triple on Wednesday afternoon and barely missed his third home run of the season when he drove a ball deep to left field in his final at-bat. The performance marked his third multihit game since Friday.

Flaherty uses head to help O's score 2 runs

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:07:48 EDT

Seth Smith singled in the third inning... and then made it all the way home. The O's outfielder was part of a bizarre sequence of events in Wednesday's Orioles-Rays game that lead to Baltimore plating a pair of runs.

See them now:'s Top 100 Prospects

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:18 EDT

Check out MLB Pipeline's newly updated list of the Top 100 Prospects in the game.

Statcast of the Day: Paxton looks like an ace

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:08:44 EDT

James Paxton proved to be just what the doctor ordered for the ailing Mariners on Wednesday. For starters, he didn't need any medical help, which was a welcome change for a Seattle club that has lost Felix Hernandez, Mitch Haniger, Drew Smyly, Jean Segura and Kyle Seager for various amounts of time.

Start your own season by purchasing R.B.I. Baseball

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 01:56:34 EDT

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Nats' big bats bring heat to chilly Colorado

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:25:29 EDT

Daniel Murphy, Trea Turner, Ryan Zimmerman and Bryce Harper each had huge nights, combining to go 12-for-19 as the Nationals clobbered the Rockies, 11-4, on Wednesday night.

Joe Blogs: The return of Dallas

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:04:13 EDT

Everything went wrong for Dallas Keuchel in 2016. But just as fast as his mojo left him, it's back in a big way this season.

Schimpf rescues Padres with 3-run homer

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:09:29 EDT

Ryan Schimpf's three-run home run highlighted a five-run ninth inning as the Padres rallied to top the D-backs. Paul Goldschmidt had three hits and knocked in three runs, but Fernando Rodney blew the save opportunity. Erick Aybar and Hunter Renfroe also hit home runs for the Padres.

Potential first-round NFL Draft pick Pat Mahomes II has baseball in his blood

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:49:34 EDT

NFL prospect Pat Mahomes has baseball in his blood

Patient power: Thames showing elite discipline

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

How did Eric Thames get off to such a smashing start for the Brewers? The answer is actually quite simple, even if the implementation is difficult. He stopped swinging at bad pitches. He started swinging at good ones. The rest is history.

Pujols passes Winfield for 17th on MLB RBI list

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:01:48 EDT

Angels slugger Albert Pujols collected his 1,834th career RBI on Wednesday night, moving into sole possession of 17th place on the all-time MLB list.

Teheran, 5-run 1st help Braves thump Mets

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:35:39 EDT

The Braves carried a six-game losing streak into Citi Field on Wednesday, while the Mets came into the night having lost four straight. Both streaks could not remain intact. In the end, Julio Teheran's years-long mastery of the Mets trumped any more recent trends. The Braves starter held New York to two runs in 6 1/3 innings of an 8-2 victory, snapping Atlanta's funk while sending the Mets to their fifth straight defeat.

Indians outpace Astros with clutch rallies

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:03:40 EDT

Michael Brantley does not look like he's missed a beat. In a 7-6 victory over the Astros at Progressive Field on Wednesday night, the Indians left fielder continued his impressive comeback with a pair of hits and three RBIs to pace the Tribe's offense.

Rua's slam caps 8-run 8th in win over Twins

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:25:38 EDT

Ryan Rua hit his first career grand slam in an eight-run eighth inning to help cap off the Rangers' 14-3 comeback win over the Twins.

Top 2-way talent adds intrigue to Draft class

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:26:16 EDT

Every Draft class has its fair share of players who both pitch and hit at the amateur level, even for top-flight Division I college programs. But it often becomes clear in the months leading up to the Draft whether teams prefer a player as a pitcher or a hitter.

On wacky night, O's win in 11 on walk-off walk

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:12:00 EDT

The Orioles kept right on rolling Wednesday night, using a walk-off walk from Seth Smith to win a marathon, 11-inning series finale, 5-4 against the Rays.

Harrison, Bell homer as Bucs edge Cubs

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:03:50 EDT

After seeing his team score five runs over the previous three days, manager Clint Hurdle decided it was time for a change atop the order. Hurdle turned to Josh Harrison, his "Tabasco sauce" leadoff man, and Harrison helped spice up the Pirates' lineup in a 6-5 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Mariners place Felix, Haniger on 10-day DL

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:30:20 EDT

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez and standout rookie right fielder Mitch Haniger were placed on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday amid a flurry of roster moves, as the club brought in reinforcements.

Soreness, weather lead to more rest for Pedroia

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:04:11 EDT

Red Sox manager John Farrell had planned on starting Dustin Pedroia for Wednesday's opener of a rain-shortened two-game set against the Yankees, but reversed course when the second baseman woke up with some lingering soreness in his left knee and ankle.

Brewers pound out 14 hits in sweep of Reds

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:34:30 EDT

The Reds finally kept Eric Thames in the yard, but the Brewers enjoyed another big day at the plate anyway, completing a three-game sweep with a 9-4 win on Wednesday at Miller Park.

Tale of the Tape: Robert vs. Moncada

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:41:44 EDT

The comparisons between Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert were immediate and inevitable. Stars back in Cuba and on the radar in international scouting circles for years, the teenage phenoms both burst on the scene in the United States at age 19. Teenagers with five tools the potential to impact a big league club quickly don't come around very often, so it's no surprise the two have been linked. How do they compare? Let's take a look.

Severino's work with Pedro paying dividends

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:58:38 EDT

Luis Severino's adrenaline rushed as he dialed the prized digits, having scored Pedro Martinez's phone number from a mutual acquaintance. It was a call he had to make; if anyone knew how to consistently dominate a big league lineup, it would be the Hall of Fame right-hander.

Maybin's 3 RBIs fuel Angels' outburst vs. A's

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:16:11 EDT

The Angels' struggling offense finally came to life on Wednesday night and used a three-run second and a four-run seventh to fuel an 8-5 win and clinch a series victory against the A's at Angel Stadium.

A toast to Phil Coyne, the Pirates' 99-year-old usher celebrating his 81st year(!) on the job

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:50:19 EDT

Pirates' usher celebrates 99th birthday at the game

Brantley's resurgence impressive by numbers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:58:08 EDT

So the latest triumph in Michael Brantley's comeback campaign -- 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the Indians' 7-6 win over the Astros on Wednesday night -- had a little luck attached, as Brantley himself would acknowledge. But who deserves the occasional break more than Brantley?

Gary Thorne narrated a fan trying to eat an always messy ice pop, then someone brought him one

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:30:46 EDT

Thorne narrates O's fan eating pop, then he gets one

Phils make it 5 in a row with win vs. Marlins

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:40:53 EDT

Slowly, Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez seems to be getting there.

Paxton blanks Tigers for 7 as Mariners roll

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:37:15 EDT

James Paxton shut down a Tigers offense that put up 32 runs over its previous two games, allowing Guillermo Heredia's two-run homer in a three-run second inning to put Seattle in command for an 8-0 win on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

Hill's finger feels fine, but he needs more work

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:28:54 EDT

Rich Hill took a step closer to returning to the Dodgers' starting rotation on Wednesday, just not a big step.

Francisco Lindor had some fun with his buddy Carlos Correa at second base

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:42:07 EDT

Francisco Lindor messed with Carlos Correa at second

Trout thanks fans for MLB Award

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:16:29 EDT

Angels manager Mike Scioscia didn't watch Ken Griffey Jr. play on a regular basis during the Hall of Fame outfielder's career, but he's fairly certain that one of his current players will, when it's all said and done, fit that same once-in-a-generation mold.

Appeal dropped, Barnes' suspension begins

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:10:45 EDT

Boston right-hander Matt Barnes has dropped his appeal and will be out until Sunday's contest against the Cubs, Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Wednesday.

Wednesday's Blue Jays-Cards game postponed

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:49:01 EDT

With severe weather expected in the St. Louis area throughout the evening, the Cardinals decided to make an early call to postpone Wednesday's scheduled 7:15 p.m. CT game against the Blue Jays.

Miller to seek third opinion on ailing elbow

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:24:58 EDT

D-backs right-hander Shelby Miller will get a third opinion on his elbow from noted orthopedic surgeon, James Andrews, before making a decision as to what his course of treatment will be.

MLB.TV: Watch every night on every device

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:08:11 EDT

It all began 15 years ago, and you are going to want to be part of the MLB.TV celebration of baseball and technology, as the world's longest-running and most successful live-streaming sports product is a way of life for millions.