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Bryant exits after rolling ankle on third base

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:57:38 EDT

The Cubs' Kris Bryant, the reigning National League Most Valuable Player Award winner, had to leave Wednesday night's game against the Nationals in the fifth inning after turning his right ankle stepping on third base.



Schebler robs home run with stellar grab

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:57:23 EDT

Reds right fielder Scott Schebler made arguably the catch of the year in the second inning of Wednesday's game vs. the Brewers at Great American Ball Park.



Umpire talks woman off edge of bridge

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:55:02 EDT

Major League umpires are trained to respond instantaneously to just about everything on the diamond, but umpire John Tumpane reacted quickly to help save a woman's life Wednesday in Pittsburgh.



ALL-STAR VOTE ends tomorrow, 11:59 p.m. ET

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:01:05 EDT

Hurry to make your voice heard and help sway the many races going down to the wire on this year's Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot. Voting ends tomorrow at 11:59 p.m. ET.



Step into The Dugout now for live analysis

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:16:45 EDT

MLB.com lets fans into The Dugout with guests Danny Graves, Steve Gilbert and Lana Berry. Watch live coverage and analysis on Twitter until 11 p.m. ET.



10 reasons to cast your final ASG ballots

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:50:35 EDT

These are YOUR All-Star starting lineups. In the end, it's just that simple, and isn't that the coolest part of fans voting for the All-Star Game?



Arenado awes with amazing play from back

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:59:43 EDT

Nolan Arenado was back to his showstopping ways on Wednesday, as he made a sensational play to rob Giants pitcher Ty Blach of a single in the third inning.



Springer sets club mark with 9th leadoff HR

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:54:55 EDT

Astros outfielder George Springer did it again.



Epstein, Maddon: Montero release necessary

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:20:20 EDT

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein was in Myrtle Beach, S.C., watching the team's Class A team, when he got a text message from general manager Jed Hoyer late Tuesday about Miguel Montero's comments regarding Jake Arrieta. It didn't take long for Epstein to decide what to do.



Stroman lights-out as Blue Jays coast to win

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:50:14 EDT

Marcus Stroman stole the show on Wednesday night in Toronto, shutting down the Orioles to give the Blue Jays a 4-0 win, evening their series at one game apiece.



Lupica: 4 of a kind -- ace club exclusive

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:30:20 EDT

Everybody hits home runs in baseball. Everybody has home run hitters. But there are just four ace pitchers.



Hundley, Hwang HRs help Giants sweep Rox

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:58:15 EDT

Third baseman Jae-Gyun Hwang hit a go-ahead home run in his MLB debut on Wednesday as the Giants topped the Rockies, 5-3, to secure their first series sweep of the year and stretch Colorado's losing streak to a season-high eight games.



2017 Draft: Signing and Bonus Tracker

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:04:58 EDT

A complete breakdown of which 2017 Draft picks from the first 10 rounds have agreed to terms, along with their reported bonuses and starting assignments.



Tebow homers on 1st day in Class A Advanced

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:27:46 EDT

On his first day playing for the St. Lucie Mets, Tim Tebow smacked his first home run in Class A Advanced.



Early trade winds beginning to pick up

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:36:23 EDT

The first domino of the trade season fell Monday when the Rays acquired Adeiny Hechavarria from the Marlins, but things could really heat up soon -- and Billy Beane could be the one to light the fuse.



Hwang homers for first Major League hit

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:40:38 EDT

Jae-Gyun Hwang spent April, May and most of June touring Triple-A cities when all he could think about were Major League ones.



See them now: MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:39:11 EDT

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



Joseph, Knapp lead Phils' rally over Mariners

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:43:06 EDT

The Phillies rallied for a pair of runs in the ninth off Mariners closer Edwin Diaz on Wednesday afternoon to pull out a 5-4 victory and secure their first winning road series since April.



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

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 01:56:34 EDT

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



Giants place Melancon on disabled list

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:39:55 EDT

Giants closer Mark Melancon, who missed 12 games in May with a right pronator strain, was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday for the same ailment.



Joe Blogs: Talking homers and whiffs

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:21:51 EDT

Hitters are swinging crazy hard, pitchers are throwing crazy hard, and nobody looks willing to back down.



Cardinals option struggling Diaz to Triple-A

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:02:09 EDT

A day after describing himself as lost at the plate, Aledmys Diaz was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday. The Cardinals made the move in order to give Diaz a change of scenery as he works through a variety of issues with his swing and plate discipline.



Anderson exits game with left oblique injury

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:08:07 EDT

Chase Anderson's start against the Reds on Wednesday was cut short after eight pitches and one scoreless inning when he suffered a left oblique injury swinging the bat in the top of the second, according to reporting from the Brewers television broadcast.



Rox: We 'haven't played our best ball yet'

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:24:09 EDT

When looking at the current state of the Rockies, it's easy to dwell on their eight-game losing streak after they dropped a 5-3 contest on Sunday's series finale at AT&T Park.



Steven Souza Jr. let everyone know he had a big owie after getting hit by a pitch

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:32:58 EDT

Steven Souza Jr. reveals he has big owie after HBP



Epstein's swift response to Montero on point

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:21:19 EDT

That didn't take long, did it? Reading comments from Miguel Montero after the Nationals' seven-stolen-base track meet on Tuesday night, it was clear there would be blowback from the Cubs. But to eat a little more than $7 million and designate a 12-year veteran for assignment in favor of a second-year catcher, making an already incredibly young team even less experienced? That's hardcore.



Francona makes cheerful return to Tribe bench

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:13:39 EDT

Indians manager Terry Francona was back at Progressive Field on Wednesday, wearing a heart-rate monitor and armed with jokes. He blamed his recent health scare on a possible allergy to bench coach Brad Mills and quipped that a reporter's ugly tie may have set off the light-headedness and increased heart rate.



Smyly to undergo Tommy John surgery

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:05:03 EDT

Drew Smyly, who was acquired to be a major part of this year's Mariners rotation, instead will not throw a pitch for Seattle this season and perhaps next as the club announced Wednesday the left-hander will undergo Tommy John surgery next week.



Front office lifer LaRue passes away

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:27:35 EDT

When the original Washington Senators decided to move to Minneapolis for the 1961 season, American League owners quickly added an expansion team to the nation's capital. The franchise kept the Senators moniker but had to hire a new staff, which included Ethel LaRue to work as a secretary in the scouting department.



Holliday headed to DL; Yanks call up Andujar

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:54:32 EDT

The Yankees are without Matt Holliday after placing him on the 10-day disabled list with a viral infection. Prospect Miguel Andujar received the call to the big leagues to take Holliday's place on the active roster.



Get excited for the Cardinals' Game of Thrones night with a St. Louis version of the show's theme

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:42:32 EDT

Get excited for the Cardinals' Game of Thrones night



Tigers activate, start V-Mart against Royals

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:00:51 EDT

The Tigers activated designated hitter Victor Martinez from the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday, returning him to the Tigers lineup after he spent the past week and a half sidelined with an irregular heartbeat.



LeMahieu sits to rest groin; CarGo progressing

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:40:01 EDT

Colorado second baseman DJ LeMahieu and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez continued to make progress in their respective returns from injury on Wednesday.



2017 standings showing significant rebounds

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:34:23 EDT

Take a glance at the Major League Baseball standings, and what do you see?



Montero DFA'd by Cubs after comments

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:10:03 EDT

Miguel Montero, who criticized pitcher Jake Arrieta after Tuesday's loss to the Nationals, was designated for assignment on Wednesday by the Cubs. Montero thanked the city of Chicago and his teammates for their support via some farewell messages on Twitter.



All-Star fan vote has storied history

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:03:13 EDT

Impossible choices are what make the All-Star Game balloting so wonderful. It is why having fans vote is such a brilliant idea. How did that start anyway?



D-backs recall Marte for infield depth

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:57:21 EDT

After another injury struck the D-backs on Tuesday, the club announced on Wednesday that it had recalled infielder Ketel Marte from Triple-A Reno. The move came in response to shortstop Nick Ahmed being placed on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured right hand.



Moore: Royals could be buyers at Deadline

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:35:55 EDT

While much of the early-season talk surrounding the Royals, at least from a national perspective, centered around the club possibly being sellers at the non-waiver Trade Deadline, there is another possibility: The Royals could be buyers.



Cozart nearing return from disabled list

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:13:40 EDT

Wednesday was the first day that Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was eligible to return from the 10-day disabled list. The right quadriceps injury that put him out was fully tested, however, and passed.



Peralta resuming mound work during DL stint

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:28:46 EDT

As Wily Peralta begins his comeback from a fortuitously-timed right calf injury, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said the club hasn't abandoned the idea of developing the erstwhile Opening Day starter into a viable relief option.



It's time to find out how popular your baseball opinions are

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:22:02 EDT

How popular are your baseball opinions?



Cervelli cleared for cardio activities

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:37:05 EDT

Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli, being monitored for post-concussion symptoms, was cleared to begin light cardiovascular activities on Tuesday, head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk said on Wednesday.



Fenway sparks: Sox, Mother Nature amaze

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:53:38 EDT

Fenway sparks: Sox, Mother Nature amaze



Stanton, Yelich, Prado are All-Star Ambassadors

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:13:31 EDT

Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Martin Prado, three of the most popular players on the Marlins, will be front and center during All-Star festivities.



Ausmus: Tigers will ride hot hand in bullpen

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:05:58 EDT

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus talked for weeks about the club's search for one more late-inning reliever to work alongside Shane Greene and Alex Wilson. Ausmus might have finally found that guy with Bruce Rondon, fresh back from Triple-A Toledo.



Back from rehab stint early, Hughes joins 'pen

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:19:19 EDT

The Twins' bullpen saw a big shift on Wednesday, as Phil Hughes was recalled from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Rochester and Craig Breslow was placed on the 10-day disabled list with left thoracic rib cage soreness.



2nd-round pick Martin signs, visits Astros

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:43:11 EDT

When Corbin Martin walked onto the field at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday afternoon after signing his contract with the Astros, the second-round pick -- a right-handed pitcher taken at No. 56 overall -- wasn't exactly in unfamiliar territory.



Surprising Twins face Deadline decisions

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:39:15 EDT

Brian Dozier was mentioned regularly in last offseason's trade rumors, leading many to speculate that the second baseman would be one of the biggest names moved before this summer's non-waiver July 31 Trade Deadline. But something strange has happened with the Twins, the team that lost an MLB-high 103 games last season. They're winning.



Blue Jays sign Saunders to Minors deal

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:48:40 EDT

The Blue Jays brought back a familiar face on Tuesday afternoon by signing veteran outfielder Michael Saunders to a Minor League contract.



Cubs return to White House before tilt vs. Nats

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:28:59 EDT

The Cubs made their second trip to the White House this year, presenting President Donald Trump with a No. 45 from the Wrigley Field scoreboard as well as a gold-lettered jersey on Wednesday.



Rizzo reacts to Montero's comments

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:47:16 EDT

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo reacted to the comments catcher Miguel Montero -- who was designated for assignment on Wednesday -- made after the Nationals stole seven bases in their 6-1 win over Chicago on Tuesday.



Go, Adrian! Beltre blast in 9th topples Tribe

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:35:41 EDT

Adrian Beltre's 450th home run could not have come at a better time, as the third baseman's solo shot off Indians closer Cody Allen in the top of the ninth proved to be the difference in the Rangers' 2-1 win on Monday at Progressive Field.



Stanton looking forward to fun of Miami Derby

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:47:17 EDT

Giancarlo Stanton welcomes all challengers to the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, set for July 10 at Marlins Park. What the Marlins' slugger is quick to remind is that whoever commits, they should remember to have fun.



Astros encourage healthy lifestyle at PLAY event

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:15:36 EDT

Jake Marisnick spoke to roughly 50-100 young people about the dangers of PEDs and the benefits of staying active on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park, when the Astros hosted their annual PLAY event, a national public awareness campaign focusing on educating America's youth about living a healthy, active lifestyle.



Joc, Kenta KO Halos, knot Freeway Series

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:05:54 EDT

Kenta Maeda fired seven scoreless innings and Joc Pederson slugged a three-run homer in a four-run sixth inning as the Dodgers beat the Angels Tuesday night, 4-0, for a split of the Dodger Stadium portion of the Freeway Series, which continues Wednesday night in Anaheim.



Springer wows, but A's make grand splash

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:44:21 EDT

Sean Manaea shut down Houston's high-powered offense for 5 2/3 innings, allowing one run and nine hits, and Ryon Healy walloped his first career grand slam in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and send the A's to a 6-4 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park.



Votto making final #ASGWorthy push

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:08:23 EDT

Joey Votto famously promised to buy Reds teammate Zack Cozart a pet donkey if he made the National League All-Star team this year. Leading all NL shortstops in Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot voting, Cozart is days away from making Votto pay up.



Miggy rakes, Mahtook takes as Tigers rally

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:45:50 EDT

Miguel Cabrera's three-run homer allowed Justin Verlander to rebound from a Royals rally in the first inning, sending Detroit to a 5-3 win on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.



Nats run past Cubs: 4 SB's served on Trea

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:31:37 EDT

For the first two months of the season, Nationals shortstop Trea Turner had been hampered by a strained hamstring that landed him on the disabled list for 11 games, but it also quelled his impact on the bases in general. But Turner has started to hit his stride in June, including a record performance Tuesday night.



Herrmann's heroics seal Arizona's 50th win

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:54:08 EDT

Chris Herrmann knocked in an important run in the eighth inning on Tuesday, but his RBI single in the 10th proved to be the game-winner, as the D-backs rallied to top the Cardinals.



Span-tastic: Giants walk off in 14th

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:18:09 EDT

Denard Span's single to right field scored Gorkys Hernandez to break a 14th-inning tie Tuesday night and lift the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies. It marked the first time since May 27-28 that the Giants won back-to-back games.



This Japanese league closer rode in from the bullpen atop a sweet sports car

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:27:55 EDT

NPB closer enters from bullpen atop sports car



Two T-ball kids in Alabama combined to pull off an elusive triple play

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:06:01 EDT

T-ball kids turn a triple play in Alabama tournament



Early offense all O's need in win vs. Blue Jays

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:59:20 EDT

Baltimore jumped out to an early lead and Toronto's bats stirred, but never fully woke, as the Orioles opened the series on Tuesday with a 3-1 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.



Red Sox wait out rain to beat Twins, take 1st

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:01:28 EDT

Two lengthy rain delays did nothing to dampen the Boston bats, as the Red Sox rode a steady stream of hits and a strong pitching performance by Drew Pomeranz en route to a 9-2 victory over the Twins on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.



A little Reds fan somehow made a foul ball catch among a sea of adults

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:33:49 EDT

Little Reds fan makes catch among sea of adults



Altuve goes from rejection to perennial All-Star

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:01:44 EDT

Jose Altuve is about to be a five-time All-Star and the American League starter at second base for a third straight year. To him, this is still just the beginning.



Mahtook's amazing catch robs KC's Perez

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:57 EDT

After Tigers center fielder Mikie Mahtook made an at-the-wall catch on a deep fly ball, he returned to the dugout and hugged Justin Verlander. Mahtook thought he'd owed Verlander one, after not tracking down a ball in the first inning that turned into a ground-rule double. Now they were even.



Scherzer dominates on mound and at plate

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:57:26 EDT

The Nationals exploited a Cubs weakness and ran wild on the basepaths Tuesday night, setting a Nats record, and tying the franchise mark, with seven stolen bases to add another dimension to their top-ranked offense. Washington's running game combined with another strong performance from Max Scherzer led the Nats to a 6-1 victory in a matchup of the past two Cy Young Award winners in the National League.



Managers Postgame: Roberts recaps LA's win

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:49:14 EDT

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts talks about Kenta Maeda's dominating performance in L.A.'s 4-0 win over the Angels.



Ichi-pro! Vet's pinch-hit finds hole, sinks Mets

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:25:23 EDT

There was nothing flashy about Ichiro Suzuki's 3,051th MLB hit, other than the placement and perfect timing. The slapped pinch-hit single through the hole at short in the seventh inning drove in the go-ahead run in the Marlins' 6-3 win over the Mets on Tuesday night at Marlins Park.



Newcomb continues to dazzle Snitker

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:20:43 EDT

When Sean Newcomb made his Major League debut earlier this month, Braves manager Brian Snitker playfully said the impressive prospect might have spent this season's first two months "in the wrong league." Three starts later, Newcomb has done nothing to weaken the belief he belongs at the big league level and has the capability to be a legitimate frontline starter in Atlanta for many years to come.



Oh's stormy June continues in Arizona

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:06:51 EDT

It's been a rough June for Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh, as he blew a save in Tuesday's 10-inning loss to the D-backs. Oh has a 5.40 ERA in June with two losses.



Myers' near-homer ruled a double

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:20:48 EDT

The Padres came inches short of scoring Tuesday night. Ask manager Andy Green, and it was an interpretation of the rules that kept them off the board.



Springer dazzles with sick four-star catch

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:31:14 EDT

George Springer showed why he's one of the best defensive outfielders in the AL in the third inning on Tuesday when ran down a Jaycob Brugman fly ball in the gap and made a spectacular diving catch.



For Angels, no looking back at halfway point

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:31:05 EDT

With their 81st game of the season under their belt, the Angels have completed half of their season, and stand at 41-40 following a 4-0 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday night. The club has played much of its season with a pitching staff hampered by a plethora of injuries to both starters and relievers alike.



Franco's stellar offense, defense lead Phils

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:48:44 EDT

Occasionally, Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco shows flashes of the player he can be. And it excites manager Phil Mackanin.



Sharp Pomeranz stays loose during long delay

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:10:17 EDT

As the time ticked away during Tuesday's 76-minute rain delay, Red Sox left-hander Drew Pomeranz hardly ever stopped moving. If he was going to have any chance to keep pitching, Pomeranz knew he would have to stay loose.



Quintana rebounding -- now it's Rodon's turn

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:50:49 EDT

The best news for the White Sox in June is that Jose Quintana is back, and at just at the right time. That means -- step right up, Carlos Rodon. It's your turn to get pointed in the right direction.



Healy gives A's a grand reminder of his value

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:35:46 EDT

Ryon Healy belted his first career grand slam on Tuesday to help the A's beat the American League West-leading Astros, 6-4, in the opener of the three-game series.



Resilient D-backs rally to walk off on Cards

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:24:41 EDT

Chris Herrmann knocked in the game-winning run with a single in the 10th inning as the D-backs rallied to top the Cardinals. David Peralta forced extra innings when he hit a home run in the ninth inning off Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh. The Cardinals appeared in good shape after the seventh inning, as they took a three-run lead after Arizona made three errors in the inning. Jedd Gyorko knocked in two runs for St. Louis.



With stellar June, Quintana regains ace form

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:13:54 EDT

Meet the new Jose Quintana, now seemingly the same as the old Jose Quintana who earned his first All-Star nod last season.



Nola goes 7 strong to lift Phillies over Mariners

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:03:17 EDT

Road wins have been a rarity for the Phillies this season, but right-hander Aaron Nola shut down the Mariners with seven innings of two-run ball en route to an 8-2 victory in Tuesday's Interleague series opener at Safeco Field.



Braves rookie Newcomb stymies Padres

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:17:37 EDT

Sean Newcomb pitched six scoreless frames and struck out a career-high eight Padres Tuesday night, sending the Braves to a series-opening 3-0 victory at Petco Park, their ninth straight against San Diego.



MLB.TV: Watch every night on every device

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:28:58 EDT

Yearly subscriptions have been lowered to $99.99 for MLB.TV Premium and $79.99 for Single Team subscriptions, making it a good time to join a celebration of 15 years for the world's longest-running and most successful live streaming sports product.