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New Dodger socks Grandy slam, honors hero

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 02:15:53 EDT

From the socks worn high as a tribute to Jackie Robinson to the dramatic grand slam on Monday night that helped make another comeback win possible, Curtis Granderson is a Dodgers natural.

Cleveland capitalizes on Boston miscue in 9th

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:12:52 EDT

In what could be a preview of an American League postseason series, the Indians took the first round against the Red Sox. Cleveland mounted a late rally on Monday night, culminating in a bunt and a throwing error that delivered a 5-4 win in walk-off fashion at Progressive Field.

How teams across America marked the solar eclipse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:04:56 EDT

How teams marked the solar eclipse

Machado honoring roots for Players Weekend

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:22:08 EDT

Manny Machado is proud of where he came from. That'll be evident in the inaugural Players Weekend from Friday to Sunday, when all players will wear colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs.

The Venezuelan Little League World Series team hugged the losing pitcher after a walk-off win

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:52:08 EDT

Venezuela wins at LLWS, hugs losing pitcher

Twins split on South Side, lead for 2nd WC

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 02:14:25 EDT

Blasts from Jorge Polanco and Brian Dozier highlighted a four-homer performance as the Minnesota Twins stormed to a 10-2 win and split a straight doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday.

Pollock's 10th-inning HR takes down Mets

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:49:26 EDT

After getting swept by the Twins on the road, the playoff-chasing D-backs came to Citi Field on Monday night hoping for better results against a Mets team that has had an even harder time winning.

Rangers ride Beltre, Hamels, rise in WC race

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 03:42:08 EDT

Adrian Beltre crushed a three-run home run and Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings as the Rangers defeated the Angels, 5-3, in Monday night's series opener at Angel Stadium to tighten the American League Wild Card race.

Justin Turner and Yasiel Puig helpfully re-enacted the solar eclipse for anyone that missed it

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:33:04 EDT

Turner and Puig re-enact the solar eclipse

Boog Powell hit his first career home run to ... Boog Powell's BBQ station

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:29:17 EDT

Boog Powell hits 1st HR to Boog Powell's BBQ

NL playoff race getting Wild

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:27:55 EDT

We already knew the American League Wild Card race was cray cray. But the NL race is slowly joining the cray fray.

Jones (4-for-4), Schoop power Orioles past A's

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:41:14 EDT

Adam Jones homered twice and matched a career high with four hits, leading the Orioles to a 7-3, series-opening win over the Athletics on Monday night.

Leader Watch: Turner eyes NL batting crown

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:03:42 EDT

Justin Turner's season average is at .340, and suddenly there's a race again in the Senior Circuit.

Albers' first hit, strong start lead to Seattle victory

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:48:27 EDT

When the Braves traded Andrew Albers to the Mariners for cash considerations on Aug. 11, he was viewed as a Minor League journeyman who didn't fit within an Atlanta rotation, which at the time was being an anchored by an impressive form of Mike Foltynewicz.

MLB.TV: Watch every night on every device

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:33:01 EDT

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

Watch Dee Gordon practice his end zone celebration at Dolphins camp

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:56:42 EDT

Dee Gordon shows off his end zone celebration

Deals not done: A guide to waiver trades

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:48:47 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.

First-place Nats, 'Stros meet on MLB.TV

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Two of the premier teams in baseball go head-to-head for an intriguing Interleague matchup when the Nationals take on the Astros as part of a loaded 16-game slate streaming live on MLB.TV.

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.

Cespedes robs Lamb of XBH with 5-star catch

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:20:51 EDT

On Sunday, Mets manager Terry Collins called Yoenis Cespedes one of the best left fielders in the Majors. Cespedes backed up his skipper's claim with a sliding catch in the left-field corner to rob Jake Lamb of extra bases in the fifth inning.

LLWS rundown: Mexico, Mid-Atlantic prevail

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:34:15 EDT

Following a thrilling opening weekend of baseball in Williamsport, Pa., the 2017 Little League World Series continued to provide plenty of intrigue on Monday.

Honoring Jackie Robinson in a Dodgers jersey for the first time felt special for Curtis Granderson

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:18:30 EDT

Granderson thrilled to honor Robinson with Dodgers

Photo of the Day: Total eclipse of the Bart

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:08:13 EDT

Photo of the Day: Total eclipse of the Bart

Miller exits with knee injury after 7 pitches

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:41:14 EDT

Indians relief ace Andrew Miller exited Monday's game against the Red Sox after only seven pitches with what the club termed a re-aggravated right knee injury.

Starting Pictures: Pros' pics as Little Leaguers

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:12:32 EDT

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

Ozzie Albies' throw to first squibbed its way toward home plate, and everybody laughed

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:26:09 EDT

Albies' errant throw home leads to laughs

Matz to undergo left elbow surgery

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:28:32 EDT

Starting pitcher Steven Matz has been diagnosed with irritation of the ulnar nerve in his left elbow, the Mets announced Monday, and he will undergo surgery "to reposition the nerve and eliminate the irritation."

Sternum injury might cost Wood next start

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:24:00 EDT

After allowing three solo home runs in the Dodgers' 6-5 comeback win over the Pirates on Monday night, pitcher Alex Wood said he will probably skip his next start because of a flareup of a sternum injury.

Top 10 college prospects for the 2018 Draft

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:33:00 EDT

The 2018 Draft crop is shaping up as the best since 2011, a once-in-a-decade collection of talent that included Gerrit Cole, Trevor Bauer, Dylan Bundy, Anthony Rendon, Archie Bradley, Francisco Lindor, Javier Baez, George Springer and the late Jose Fernandez in the first 14 picks.

Schoop slugging his way into game's elite

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:45:35 EDT

Perhaps Jonathan Schoop's 2017 season has gone largely unnoticed by the national media. But if you talk to any opposing team, particularly its pitching staff, they won't hesitate to let you know: Schoop has become one of the toughest outs in the American League.

Stratton leads Giants to first home shutout

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 02:15:33 EDT

Chris Stratton employed a different strategy to achieve a similar result Monday night at AT&T Park, where he delivered six innings to propel the Giants to a 2-0 victory over the Brewers, San Francisco's first home shutout of the season.

Semien day to day with scar tissue irritation

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:18:22 EDT

A's shortstop Marcus Semien exited Monday's 7-3 loss in Baltimore after six innings because of scar tissue irritation in his surgically repaired right wrist.

Wendelstedt exits after warmup pitch to mask

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:55:03 EDT

In Monday night's Indians-Red Sox series opener at Progressive Field, home-plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt exited the game following the sixth inning after earlier taking a warmup pitch from Boston reliever Joe Kelly off the mask.

Kershaw to make rehab start on Saturday

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:10:39 EDT

Clayton Kershaw will make a rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday before returning to the Dodgers' starting rotation, manager Dave Roberts said after Kershaw's successful four-inning simulated game on Monday.

Melancon steps up work vs. Brewers

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 02:52:17 EDT

Possibly headed for offseason surgery after a strained right pronator twice forced him onto the disabled list, Mark Melancon contributed a scoreless eighth inning to the Giants' 2-0 victory Monday night over the Brewers. Melancon thus appeared in back-to-back games for the first time since his second DL stint ended Aug. 12.

Claudio comes through to open trip with win

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 02:38:18 EDT

Rangers starter Cole Hamels earned his ninth win in 10 decisions this year by holding the Angels to two runs in seven innings on Monday night. Hamels needed just 92 pitches in the Rangers' 5-3 victory in the first of a four-game series at Angel Stadium.

Boog slated to meet namesake Tuesday

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:06:51 EDT

The A's Boog Powell will soon meet the man responsible for the name he took on at age 5, with plans in place for the young outfielder to spend time with Orioles legend Boog Powell on Tuesday.

Dodgers stop Bucs with Puig's homer in 12th

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:05:32 EDT

After 11 back-and-forth innings, Yasiel Puig hammered the second pitch thrown in the 12th inning, watched it fly and flipped his bat into foul territory. Puig's shot -- projected to travel 412 feet by Statcast -- off reliever Dovydas Neverauskas landed in the bullpens beyond the center-field fence and sent the Dodgers to a 6-5 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.

Rodon shines, Fulmer struggles in twin bill

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:03:12 EDT

As soon as Carlos Rodon's quality start was completed for the White Sox in their 7-6, Game 1 victory over the Twins Monday at Guaranteed Rate Field, the southpaw was excited to watch Carson Fulmer's first big league start in Game 2 of the doubleheader. It didn't go well for the rookie right-hander.

White Sox grab big lead, hold off Twins in G1

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:52:19 EDT

Left-hander Carlos Rodon continued his impressive run with 6 1/3 strong innings and was backed by a three-run homer from Yolmer Sanchez and a solo shot from Jose Abreu in a 7-6 win over the Twins in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Alonso proving his worth with Mariners

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:05:18 EDT

When the Mariners acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso from the on Athletics on August 6 as a result of a waiver claim, they knew that having his bat in the lineup would strengthen their playoff push in the American League Wild Card race.

Peralta's perfect throw sets table for crucial win

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:56:41 EDT

David Peralta's throw was big, big enough to help the D-backs en route to a much-needed win.

Farrell selective in bullpen use in loss to Tribe

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:26:05 EDT

If this had been the postseason game the Red Sox envision playing at Progressive Field in six weeks, manager John Farrell would have managed his bullpen differently in what wound up a 5-4, walk-off loss to the Indians in Monday's opener of a four-game series.

Angels place Ramirez, Bailey on 10-day DL

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:00:07 EDT

Just as the Angels' rotation appeared to be getting healthier, the club was dealt yet another injury blow, as JC Ramirez landed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a right elbow strain.

Pedroia, Price make progress in rehab work

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:02:25 EDT

While the Red Sox were getting ready to start a big four-game series in Cleveland, David Price and Dustin Pedroia made some progress in their respective rehabs back at Fenway Park.

Knebel honored to break Crew strikeout mark

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:05:48 EDT

Corey Knebel's game-ending strikeout Sunday carried extra meaning. It was his 99th strikeout of the season, giving the Brewers All-Star the franchise record for most strikeouts in a season by a reliever.

X-rays negative on Mathis' right hand

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:29:12 EDT

D-backs catcher Jeff Mathis left Monday night's game against the Mets in the sixth inning after taking a foul tip off his right hand two innings earlier.

A-Jax: Junior Leaguer's grab 'awesome'

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:15:47 EDT

On Aug. 1 against the Red Sox at Fenway Park, Indians center fielder Austin Jackson made what may be considered the "catch of the year" as he leaped on the warning track to rob Boston designated hitter Hanley Ramirez of a home run before flipping over the center-field wall.

Tomlin, Brantley take positive rehab steps

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:34:29 EDT

Despite sitting atop the American League Central, the Indians have had to deal with a bunch of injuries as of late. But before their matchup with the Red Sox on Monday night at Progressive Field, Indians manager Terry Francona announced some good news for a couple of the team's injured players.

Cueto's rehab start pushed back by illness

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:27:56 EDT

Johnny Cueto felt ill Monday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said, forcing the right-hander to skip his scheduled injury rehabilitation start for Triple-A Sacramento against Albuquerque.

Daulton remembered for what he shared -- love

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:11:54 EDT

Larry Andersen took the Phillies charter home from San Francisco after Sunday's series finale at AT&T Park, got home around 3 o'clock Monday morning, then turned right around and went back to the airport without bothering to sleep.

Harvey pitches 3 innings in third rehab start

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:37:29 EDT

Matt Harvey continued to progress toward a return to the Mets' rotation with his third Minor League rehab outing on Monday.

Norris starts slowly, ends strong in first rehab

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:12:42 EDT

The first-pitch fastball from Daniel Norris sailed over catcher Bryan Holaday's head and hit the backstop, an inauspicious start to his second rehab outing for Triple-A Toledo on Monday night. A leadoff single and a walk furthered the sense that he was in for a long, frustrating slog to his 65-pitch limit, his delivery seemingly hurried as he tried to find the strike zone.

Superstitions plentiful among LLWS players

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:16:50 EDT

Big league ballplayers are a notoriously superstitious bunch, but if the first weekend of the 2017 Little League World Series has proven anything -- aside from the fact that these 12-year-olds can rake -- it's that they give Major Leaguers a run for their money when it comes to quirks.

Rangers place Bush on DL with right knee injury

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:06:31 EDT

The Rangers placed pitcher Matt Bush on the disabled list Monday with a sprained MCL in his right knee, and they called up reliever Nick Gardewine from Double-A Frisco.

Gardewine 'along for the ride' after first callup

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:26:36 EDT

Rangers right-hander Nick Gardewine thought he might had been in trouble when Double-A Frisco pitching coach Brian Shouse summoned him to manager Joe Mikulik's office following the team's game Sunday.

Cruz moves to pinch-hitting role in Atlanta

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:28:47 EDT

As the Mariners start a three-game Interleague series with the Braves, they will be without Nelson Cruz in the everyday lineup.

Closing time: Stanton's stance fueling surge

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:33:08 EDT

Giancarlo Stanton had half an hour, and he was about to remake himself as a hitter. It was June 19 in Miami, the Marlins preparing to host their division's leaders, the Nationals. Beneath Marlins Park, Stanton began his experiment. He had watched endless film, and was ready to test what he had envisioned: He closed his stance.

Tomas to undergo core surgery Tuesday

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:19:48 EDT

D-backs outfielder Yasmany Tomas is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a core injury on Tuesday in Philadelphia, the club announced on Monday.

Vlad Jr., Acuna lead Prospect Team of the Week

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:44:43 EDT's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

Scorching stretch nets Machado weekly honor

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:40:42 EDT

It was only a matter of time before Manny Machado's numbers at the plate started to come around. Now they have, and it has earned him his first American League Player of the Week Award in 2017.

Winkler returns after sustaining elbow fracture

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:24:16 EDT

Braves right-handed reliever Dan Winkler got emotional after recently receiving a clean bill of health from Dr. James Andrew's office. As he drove away from the noted surgeon's Pensacola, Fla. office, he passed the hotel, where he had sat a little more than a year earlier and pondered what life would be like after having to undergo a major elbow surgery for the second time in less than two years.

Rizzo wins 2nd career Player of Week Award

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:07:00 EDT

Anthony Rizzo may have enjoyed his best seven-day stretch of the season during the past week, as the Cubs took series from the Reds and Blue Jays at home. On Monday, the slugger was named the NL Player of the Week for his efforts.

History 'n' the shaking: Cards-Bucs, Bravo!

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:31:08 EDT

A crowd of Little Leaguers experienced memories of a lifetime as they watched the Pirates defeat the Cardinals in the first MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport.

Inbox: Should Judge move down in order?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:14:43 EDT

Would moving Aaron Judge down in the order take some pressure off and allow him not to be so much the focus of the Yankees? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch addresses this topic and others in his latest Inbox.

Junior Leaguer leapt over the fence to rob HR

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:06:55 EDT

Junior Leaguer leapt over the fence to rob HR

Bell looking like strong 'middle' man for Bucs

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:40:38 EDT

About a month and a half ago, Josh Bell said he had a conversation with David Freese that sparked perhaps the best offensive stretch of Bell's young career.

Umpires remove protest wristbands

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:22:15 EDT

A league-wide umpire measure that played out on Saturday has been put on hold pending a meeting with the MLB governing board at the suggestion of Commissioner Rob Manfred.

Contending Crew putting future on hold

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:01:49 EDT

In the early stages of a major rebuild, the Brewers have put the future on hold. It's about now for the Brew Crew. Early in the season, they could be viewed as an oddity, but the campaign is headed down the backstretch and the Brewers are very much in the midst of both the National League Central and the NL Wild Card races. And that, not the future, has become the focus.

Stewart to start in place of Yu on Tuesday

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:47:20 EDT

Brock Stewart will be the Dodgers' starting pitcher on Tuesday, but Cody Bellinger still won't be in the lineup because of a sprained right ankle, manager Dave Roberts said on Monday.

Manfred sees annual potential in Williamsport

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:11:33 EDT

Sunday's MLB Little League Classic between the Pirates and Cardinals was not officially branded as an "inaugural" event. But the phrase appears likely to apply, given Commissioner Rob Manfred's enthusiastic remarks about the possibility of bringing Major League Baseball back to the Little League World Series in 2018 and beyond.

Fulmer, Giolito latest prospects to join Sox

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:54:28 EDT

The future is arriving quickly for the White Sox farm system.Two of the Chicago's Top 5 prospects -- Yoan Moncada and Reynaldo Lopez -- are in the Majors, though Lopez is on the 10-day DL with a strained back. So are rookies such as reliever Aaron Bummer (No. 28 in the White Sox system per and outfielder Nicky Delmonico. Now comes the next wave.

Inbox: When will injured Astros return to club?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:49:10 EDT

What are the chances of Carlos Correa, Brian McCann, Evan Gattis, Will Harris and Lance McCullers Jr. all coming back before Oct. 1? Astros beat reporter Brian McTaggart answers this and more in the latest Inbox.

CarGo breakout could give Rockies big boost

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:03:54 EDT

Carlos Gonzalez's season-long offensive woes have taken a toll on him.

Cool to be kind: MLB joins anti-bullying platform

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:05:50 EDT

MLB is adding a significant active bully-prevention role to its overall youth character education programming, one day after using its platform to stand in solidarity with youth through the inaugural Little League Classic. MLB announced on Monday that it will work with ESPN on its initiative called Shred Hate, an innovative program created to put an end to bullying in schools and help youth choose kindness.