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Yanks ride Sevy, Sanchez to Subway sweep

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:09:28 EDT

Gary Sanchez is carrying a sizzling bat for a second consecutive August, as the catcher homered and drove in five runs to lead the Yankees to a 7-5 victory over the Mets on Thursday at Citi Field, completing a four-game sweep of the Subway Series.

Reds' 9-run 2nd, Ervin HR top 6 Cubs HRs

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:40:38 EDT

The Cubs belted six home runs, including back-to-back-to-back jacks in the fourth inning, to erase a nine-run deficit, but the Reds reclaimed the lead on rookie Phillip Ervin's tie-breaking, two-run homer in the seventh to secure a crazy 13-10 victory on Thursday at Wrigley Field that split the four-game series.

Descalso hits D-backs' 3rd inside-the-parker

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:22:12 EDT

D-backs second baseman Daniel Descalso hit an inside-the-park home run off Astros right-hander Mike Fiers in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon's 4-0 win at Minute Maid Park.

Beltre uses spin move on pickoff attempt

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:34:52 EDT

Beltre uses spin move on pickoff attempt

Mazara, Texas stay hot, make WC gains

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:59:15 EDT

Nomar Mazara's torrid bat shows no signs of cooling. He had five RBIs on Thursday night -- including a 3-run homer -- to carry the Rangers to their fourth straight come-from-behind victory with a 9-8 win over the White Sox at Globe Life Park.

Players Weekend nearly put Gray in a 'Pickles'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:56:14 EDT

When the Yankees' roster of Players Weekend nicknames started to circulate in their clubhouse, most of them seemed to make sense pretty quickly. Aaron "All Rise" Judge, Clint "Red Thunder" Frazier and Aroldis "The Missile" Chapman were among the more inspired choices that fit the players' personas. Then there is the mystery of Sonny "Pickles" Gray.

Twins homer late to halt Tribe's win streak at 6

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:35:17 EDT

Max Kepler was not in the Twins' starting lineup for Thursday's nightcap of a twin bill against the Indians. An injury forced him into the mix and Kepler's late go-ahead home run fueled a 4-2 victory, which ended Cleveland's six-game winning streak and run of 10 straight wins at Target Field.

Manfred: Youth initiatives essential for game

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:52:47 EDT

Rob Manfred's first public appearance as Commissioner-elect in 2014 was at the Little League World Series -- a visit that symbolized the priority he planned to place on youth participation in baseball and softball.

Slow down! Pence nearly laps Span on bases

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:45:57 EDT

Slow down! Pence nearly laps Span on bases

Excitement builds for 1st Little League Classic

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:33:22 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.

Ranking each franchise's HR records

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:52:57 EDT

We decided to rank every team's single-season home run record from the least likely to be broken to, well, the one that just was by Giancarlo Stanton.

New Play Ball Park already a hit at LLWS

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:49:14 EDT

One home run after the next was launched onto the hill at the Little League World Series on Thursday, but it wasn't this year's tournament participants who were responsible. Behind Lamade and Volunteer Stadiums, kids of all ages lined up to hit long balls in the new Play Ball Park that opened just hours before the first pitch of the tournament.

Heaney returns from Tommy John on MLB.TV

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:33:37 EDT

When Andrew Heaney underwent Tommy John surgery last July, it was unclear if he would return in 2017. Before the season started, Angels manager Mike Scioscia made it clear he didn't expect him back. But on Friday, Heaney will make his first Major League appearance in over 16 months, one of several great games streaming live on MLB.TV.

Inbox: Who will lead the 2018 Top 100 list?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:02:02 EDT

In this week's inbox Jim Callis looks ahead to the top prospect of 2018 and also puts together a lineup of prospects where he's only allowed to use one player from each organization.

New England, Southwest win LLWS openers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:43:47 EDT

The Little League World Series got underway Thursday with four games. Here is a recap of what has happened so far and what lies ahead.

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.

Cards turn rally into romp, extend Pirates' skid

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:14:32 EDT

After four innings Thursday night at PNC Park, the Cardinals trailed by three runs. Then came the rain and the runs. The Cards rallied for two runs before an hour-long delay, scored three more in the seventh inning and added four more in the ninth, sailing to an 11-7 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.

Corbin 1 out shy of CG as D-backs blank Astros

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:17:48 EDT

After the D-backs allowed nine runs to the Astros in consecutive games, left-hander Patrick Corbin restored order Thursday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. Corbin came within one out from throwing his first career complete game as the D-backs rode his strong pitching and a pair of homers -- including an inside-the-park one by Daniel Descalso -- to blank the Astros, 4-0, and split the four-game, home-and-home series.

Donaldson, Smoak dingers lift Jays over Rays

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:21:23 EDT

Josh Donaldson is doing just about everything in his power to get the Blue Jays back into contention for the second American League Wild Card. On Thursday afternoon, he also got a major assist from Justin Smoak.

Hey Red Sox fans, guess who was back on the mound in full uniform on Thursday?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:10:48 EDT

POTD: Pedro Martinez back on mound in full uniform

Joe Blogs: Giancarlo

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.

Arenado exits with hand injury; X-rays negative

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:02:50 EDT

Nolan Arenado exited Thursday's game against the Braves in the seventh inning with an apparent injury.

Lester allows 9 runs, exits with left lat tightness

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:57:15 EDT

Cubs manager Joe Maddon could tell Jon Lester wasn't quite right on Thursday when he saw the dip in velocity of the left-hander's pitches.

LLWS has Bucs reflecting on playing as kids

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:12:38 EDT

Given their experience, John Jaso and Wade LeBlanc are looking forward to playing in front of the current generation of Little Leaguers when the Pirates play the Cardinals in MLB's first Little League Classic on Sunday in Williamsport, Pa. (7 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Archer tosses 1,000th career K, 200th of season

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:56:36 EDT

Like he's done countless times in his six years with Tampa Bay, Chris Archer provided a bright spot in an otherwise frustrating night for the Rays.

Luis Severino's first career hit sent the Yankees dugout into a frenzy

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:37:03 EDT

Luis Severino's first career hit elated his teammates

Rosenthal placed on DL with elbow irritation

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:15:51 EDT

Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal's right elbow is bothering him enough that he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right posterior elbow irritation, the club announced Thursday.

Pirates place Cervelli on DL, recall Moroff

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:39:37 EDT

With Francisco Cervelli unable to start Thursday night at PNC Park, the Pirates placed the veteran catcher on the disabled list due to left wrist inflammation and recalled infielder Max Moroff from Triple-A Indianapolis to reshape their bench.

Buxton adding offense to elite defense, speed

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:24:11 EDT

Byron Buxton has been on the prospect radar for years, and a September slugfest last year had everyone expecting a breakout. But while a poor start dimmed the hype, there's plenty of evidence that the hitter we all expected is still coming.

Marisnick reveals story behind 'Big Fudge'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:06:35 EDT

When it came time to choose what to put on the back of his jersey for the Aug. 25-27 Players Weekend, Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick went with "Big Fudge." MLB and the MLB Players' Association are introducing the inaugural Players Weekend and all players will wear colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs.

D-backs take licking, but keep on ticking

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:24:50 EDT

The D-backs knew there'd be stretches like this when every little thing becomes more difficult. Injuries? Check. Slumps? Check. Bad luck? Yep, some of that, too. No road to the postseason is without a pothole or two. Maybe that's why the D-backs remain so confident. They've weathered a storm. There probably will be more.

Fan makes epic barehanded grab on Ender Inciarte's solo home run

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:48:03 EDT

Fan makes impressive catch off Inciarte's home run

Ramirez feels better after HBP; X-rays negative

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:50:45 EDT

Twins starter Kyle Gibson was waiting outside the visitors' clubhouse at Target Field only a few minutes after the Indians' 9-3 win in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader. Even before changing completely out of his uniform, the pitcher wanted to check on Jose Ramirez.

Hot wire: 10 men to pluck off fantasy waivers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:07:34 EDT

Regardless of your holes, the fantasy waiver wire has a plug or long-term fix to pick up today. Check the following 10 men -- all sitting in waivers in many leagues, and all ready to help you win.

Hit the showers! 6 of MLB's weirdest ejections

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Hit the showers! 6 of MLB's weirdest ejections

Pipeline Preview: Kopech a must-watch for Birmingham

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:57:55 EDT

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action.

Ray K's 11 in 1st rehab start since concussion

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:42:02 EDT

D-backs left-hander Robbie Ray took the next step toward rejoining the club, beginning a Minor League rehab assignment Thursday with Class A Advanced Visalia (Calif.).

Miller to be activated from DL on Friday

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:52:12 EDT

Andrew Miller has shouldered a heavy load for the Indians since joining the team last summer. Cleveland is hoping that his recent stint on the shelf not only helped him get over the right knee issue that had been ailing him, but also allowed him to take a deep breath.

Adversity no roadblock to resilient Rox

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:04:05 EDT

In the pregame media session on Thursday morning, Rockies manager Bud Black was asked a couple questions about postseason possibilities.

'What is that?' Slowest pitch in MLB a doozy

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:27:04 EDT

Baseball's slowest pitch is making big league sluggers look silly.

Baez, Cubs excited for Players Weekend fun

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:52:49 EDT

When the Cubs play the Phillies later this month, fans will be introduced to "El Mago," a.k.a. the magician, Javier Baez.

Puig makes a World Series promise

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:09:49 EDT

Puig makes a World Series promise

Gomes leads charge as Tribe win opener

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:27:38 EDT

Yan Gomes takes pride in prioritizing defense, making anything he does in the batter's box a bonus for the Indians. In the opener of a doubleheader against the Twins on Thursday, the catcher came up big on both fronts, helping Cleveland to a 9-3 win at Target Field.

Dodgers need to enjoy magical ride

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:29:46 EDT

Lately, there's a ridiculously silly narrative going around that if the Dodgers do not win the 2017 World Series, this magical season will be some kind of failure. This is dumb beyond our usual threshold.

How Sale found a new gear for historic season

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:58:53 EDT

Chris Sale is obviously having a great year, but he's always been great. How did he manage to take yet another leap forward? It's a combination of improvement on his end plus some favorable support from his new team.