Hector Santiago beats up Gatorade jug, showers in uniform after rough start
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Putting a dreadful performance or series of disappointing games out of mind is often times the most difficult part of being a professional athlete. With that in mind, though, perhaps Hector Santiago of the Los Angeles Angels has created a new method for…Upvote Share Tweet
Speeding up the game must be the first order of business for incoming MLB commissioner Rob Manfrednydailynews.com 1 hour agoIn his team-by-team, city-to-city long goodbye, which will extend to Yankee Stadium Tuesday night, Bud Selig can give himself one last pat on the back for having implemented as one of his final acts the sudden death “play-in” game wild card system.Upvote Share Tweet
Extra Bases: On Cue, the Cardinals Rise in Septembernytimes.com 1 hour agoFor five months, St. Louis never held first place alone, but when the Milwaukee Brewers went into a skid, the Cardinals were there.Upvote Share Tweet
Royals' rookies get chance to swing their batsMLB.com 2 hours agoThe Royals' lopsided 10-1 loss to the Tigers in Friday night's series opener allowed for a few young players to achieve career firsts. Terrance Gore, called up primarily for his baserunning skills, logged his first Major League at-bat, as did outfielder…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 3 hours agoIt appears everything Derek Jeter does over the final 10 days of his career will be newsworthy. Yes, even his innocent foul balls that seemingly only serve the purpose of keeping one of his final plate appearances alive. As we saw in the seventh inning …Upvote Share TweetDodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu resumed playing catch Saturday for the first time since a Monday injection for left shoulder inflammation. Manager Don Mattingly said he still doesn't know when Ryu will be game-ready, although it's likely not to be unti…Upvote Share Tweet
Lingering soreness keeps Uribe out of lineupThird baseman Juan Uribe was out of Saturday's starting lineup against the Cubs at Wrigley Field after feeling a twinge in his lower abdomen or groin, but manager Don Mattingly said Uribe is expected to play in Sunday's series finale.Upvote Share Tweet
Willingham bats third with Cain getting breakLorenzo Cain has gone 9-for-28 (.321) in the Royals' homestand, but he was not in the No. 3 spot in Saturday's starting lineup against the Tigers. Instead, Josh Willingham batted third as the designated hitter. There were a couple of reasons, according …Upvote Share Tweet
Bonus Jeter: Yankees will open gates early for BPMLB.com 4 hours agoFans hoping to get one more look at Derek Jeter will have the opportunity to arrive early and watch the Yankees captain and his teammates take batting practice during the team's final regular season homestand of the year.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 4 hours agoJoc Pederson is one of baseball's most promising prospects, but he's evidently not exempt from tasks typically assigned to rookies.Upvote Share Tweet
Kershaw's 20-win mark under unusual circumstancesMLB.com 5 hours agoWhat's impressive about this season is that Clayton Kershaw is 20-3 and missed a month. He has one start left so he will win at least 20 games -- possibly 21 -- in 27 starts. He is only the second Major League pitcher to win 20 games in a season of 27 o…Upvote Share Tweet
Today's MLB starting lineups: Sept. 20MLB.com 6 hours agoEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.Upvote Share Tweet
The Grand Slam: Tigers take charge in 10-1 win over Royalsyahoo.com 13 hours agoThe biggest series in nearly 30 years at Kauffman Stadium got off to a very disappointing start for the home-standing Royals. Before the 37.945 fans had a chance to settle in, Detroit struck for three first-inning runs, including an RBI double from Migu…Upvote Share Tweet
Rocky start docks Giants' case in NL racesMLB.com 13 hours agoA 5-0 loss in San Diego knocked the Giants to 3 1/2 games behind first-place Los Angeles in the NL West and narrowed their Wild Card lead to one game ahead of Pittsburgh. Tim Hudson struggled over 4 1/3 innings and the returns of Angel Pagan and Brandon…Upvote Share Tweet
Postseason Picture for Saturday, Sept. 20The Tigers and Royals have staged a summer-long battle for the American League Central, and it's a fair bet their three-game set this weekend will go a long way toward determining the outcome. If that's the case, Detroit made quite the opening statement…Upvote Share TweetThe Rangers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 12-3 victory over the Angels on Friday night at Angel Stadium. Lisalverto Bonilla earned his second victory in his second Major League start, holding the Angels to two runs in five innings.Upvote Share TweetJustin Verlander fired 7 1/3 strong innings, while Ian Kinsler's two-run homer capped a five-run fifth that sealed the first-place Tigers' 10-1 win over the Royals on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Four homers keep Mariners in postseason huntBaseball managers are fond of saying that it's the little things that make a difference for winning teams. But sometimes big things work just fine, too, such as the three-run homers by Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager that highlighted the Mariners' 10-5 vict…Upvote Share Tweet
Lester pushes A's back on top of Wild Card standingsThe A's are back on top again, at least in the American League Wild Card standings, and they have Jon Lester to thank. The lefty twirled seven innings of one-run ball, lifting the A's out of the loss column with a 3-1 series-opening victory over the Phi…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 15 hours agoClayton Kershaw had his usual velocity, and that was about it. The rest of his considerable repertoire appeared in brief flashes during one of the shortest outings of his brilliant year.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 15 hours agoYour browser does not support iframes. Russell Martin once played for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He now plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Yet with one mighty swing on Friday night, he managed to improve the postseason outlooks for both. With Pittsburgh tr…Upvote Share Tweet
Hudson Roughed Up Again in 5-0 Giants Lossnytimes.com 15 hours agoTim Hudson allowed four runs in the first inning and the San Francisco Giants were held to three hits in a 5-0 loss to San Diego on Friday night that dropped them 3 ½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race.Upvote Share TweetCoco Crisp had two hits and drove in a run, supporting another strong outing from Jon Lester, and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Friday night to regain the top spot in the chase for AL wild cards.Upvote Share Tweet
Papi passes Williams for most 30/100 seasons with Red SoxWhen David Ortiz's 33rd home run of the season soared over the right-field wall at Camden Yards on Friday night, it gave him RBI No. 100, meaning the slugger had achieved yet another milestone.Upvote Share Tweet
Cuddyer's 7 RBIs help Rockies rollThe Rockies dropped the D-backs, 15-3, Friday at Coors Field to move out of last place in the National League West for the first time since July 13. Michael Cuddyer had a career-high seven RBIs while rookie third baseman Rafael Ynoa had four hits.Upvote Share TweetPaul Konerko hasn't played since Sept. 2 with a fractured left hand, but No. 14 was penciled into the White Sox lineup, batting sixth and playing first base, for Friday's night's series opener against the Rays at Tropicana Field.Upvote Share TweetAfter beating out an errant throw from Jose Reyes with the bases loaded in the fourth inning of the Yankees' 5-3 victory over the Blue Jays, Jacoby Ellsbury returned to the bag in some pain. He remained in to run the bases, but manager Joe Girardi pulle…Upvote Share Tweet
ESPN Sport Science: Alex Avila Caught In The NetSep 20Tigers catcher Alex Avila's leaping catch into the backstop netting earns MLB Play of the Week honors.
Pirates Rally Past BrewersSep 19Yovani Gallardo struck out 11 over seven scoreless innings, but Russell Martin's three-run homer in the eighth lifted the Pirates to a 4-2 win over the Brewers.
Ortiz Powers Red Sox Past O'sSep 19David Ortiz homered twice and drove in three runs in Boston's 5-3 win in Baltimore, reaching 30 home runs and 100 RBIs for an eighth season - the most in Red Sox history.
Tigers Up 10-0 After Kinsler's HomerSep 19Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler hits a home run that just stays fair to left versus the Royals.
Questions Unanswered as the Focus ShiftsSep 19NEW YORK—The most important news conference of Roger Goodell’s eight-year reign as NFL commissioner, days overdue, lasted 44 minutes and was peppered with various forms of apology over the original light sentence in the Ray Rice case. Goodell used much …
Documentary on Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki draws a big crowd in Ge…Sep 19The premiere of a documentary on Dirk Nowitzki drew teammates, ex-teammates, coaches and more all the way to Germany.
Rematch of the MismatchSep 19How did the Broncos respond to the 35-point Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks? By changing two-thirds of their regular lineup. The proof of the makeover is stunning, especially with 10 of 12 changes to the defensive regulars. Heading into Super Bowl remat…
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