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When B.J. and Justin Upton both ended up in Atlanta during the offseason, we knew we had a chance to witness some pretty special things that had never been done before by brothers wearing the same uniform. It only took them five games to show us just ho…Upvote Share Tweet
Jon Garland threw six sharp innings in his first appearance in almost two years and Michael Cuddyer drove in four runs, helping the Colorado Rockies to a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.Upvote Share TweetJustin Morneau singled in the tiebreaking run with two outs in the ninth inning after an error by Chris Davis, and the Minnesota Twins got a home run from Chris Parmalee in a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.Upvote Share TweetAlex Cobb scattered four hits in 7 1/3 innings, Kelly Johnson homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 6-0 on Saturday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Uptons homer in ninth for wild walk-off winLong after adding to his memorable first week in Atlanta with a first-inning home run, Justin Upton teamed with his older brother B.J. to hit a pair of ninth-inning home runs that gave the Braves a 6-5 win over the Cubs at Turner Field on Saturday night…Upvote Share Tweet
D-backs bop three HRs, keep rolling behind CorbinThe D-backs blasted three homers en route to a 9-2 win over the Brewers on Saturday night at Miller Park.Upvote Share Tweet
Phillies plate 3 in ninth off Holland, stun RoyalsPinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen hit a bases-clearing, three-run double with two outs in the ninth to lift the Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night in front of the smallest crowd in Philadelphia in four years.Upvote Share Tweet
Morneau's ninth-inning hit lifts Twins to victoryJustin Morneau had three hits, including a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning, to help lift the Twins to a 6-5 win against the Orioles on Saturday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Upvote Share TweetThe Dodgers traded pitcher Aaron Harang to the Colorado Rockies for former All-Star catcher Ramon Hernandez and cash on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Cabrera goes 4-for-4 as Tigers drub YanksMiguel Cabrera drove in one of four runs in the fifth inning on a 4-for-4 day and the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 8-4 Saturday.Upvote Share TweetThe Oakland Athletics have reinstated pitcher Bartolo Colon from the suspended list and he will start Saturday night against Houston.Upvote Share TweetAlbert Pujols homered twice to offset another tough day for Josh Hamilton in his second game back in Texas, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 8-4 Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Tigers' hit parade continues against YankeesNow that the Tigers' offense is going, not even former nemesis Phil Hughes could stop it. Hours after the Yankees activated Hughes from the disabled list, the Tigers knocked him out with a four-run fifth inning and a three-hit game from former Yankees p…Upvote Share TweetThird baseman Aramis Ramirez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Milwaukee Brewers.Upvote Share Tweet
In wake of Sandy, Little League fields get new lifeAfter the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the Bayonne Little League fields looked unplayable for the upcoming season. Thanks to the Baseball Tomorrow Fund and money raised by MLB groundskeepers, the fields were ready for Opening Day.Upvote Share Tweet
Reds fan makes bare-handed catch of Jayson Werth’s home run while holding young child (Video)We have an early candidate for fan "play of the year" and this one is going to be awfully difficult to top. The great play happened during the seventh inning of the Nationals 7-6 extra inning victory over the Reds at the Great American Ball Pa…Upvote Share TweetThe Houston Astros have recalled left-hander Dallas Keuchel from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed left-hander Travis Blackley on the 15-day disabled list.Upvote Share TweetBacked by Carlos Beltran's three-RBI afternoon, rookie starter Shelby Miller turned in a strong enough start in his first appearance as a regular in the team's rotation, giving the Cardinals a 6-3 victory over the Giants at AT&T Park on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
The First D.H. Reflects on How the Position Changed the Gamenytimes.com Updated Apr 6, 2013Forty years after he became Major League Baseball's first designated hitter, the Yankees' Ron Blomberg reflects on the position and what it has meant for the game.Upvote Share Tweet
With agent swap, Yankees star Robinson Cano is admitting contract pressure is getting to himnydailynews.com Updated Apr 6, 2013By firing Scott (Avenging Agent) Boras and hiring Jay-Z’s new sports agency to represent him, Cano pretty much admitted the pressure of getting a new megabucks, long-term contract with the Yankees is eating at him.Upvote Share Tweet
Man Catches Home Run In His Left Hand While Holding Baby With His Rightdeadspin.com Updated Apr 6, 2013Our resident videographer is off today, so we'll have to make do with this until more replays pop up, ideally in slow motion and looped for all eternity: Nats. Reds. Bases empty, Werth at bat. Sam LeCure on the mound. Werth swings at the first pitch he …Upvote Share TweetIan Desmond made two errors at shortstop that helped the Cincinnati Reds send the game to extra innings, then led off the 11th with his first homer of the season to rally the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 victory Saturday.Upvote Share TweetAlex Rios hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer off Felix Hernandez in the sixth inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Saturday.Upvote Share TweetJohn Buck drove in four runs and was part of a rare umpire's call that helped the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Starting pitching key in this golden era for GiantsThis is a great time to be a Giants fan. With arguably the best GM, manager and ballpark in the game, San Francisco also has the kind of rotation needed to win a third World Series championship in four years.Upvote Share Tweet
Tigers lean toward Benoit atop closer committeeThe Tigers are continuing with their bullpen-by-committee approach as they roll through the first weekend of the regular season. They might be getting close, though, to finding a committee chairman.Upvote Share TweetNot a good scene Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre in Toronto as Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey was forced to leave his start early after suffering a right biceps strain. The injury occurred on a fifth inning breaking ball to Jose Reyes t…Upvote Share TweetARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton says his wife had to call for security before his first game against the Texas Rangers because fans of his former team were shouting obscenities and personal insults at his family.Upvote Share Tweet
Behind effective changeup, Happ dominates SoxJ.A. Happ allowed just one hit and utilized an effective changeup to throw 5 1/3 scoreless innings while J.P. Arencibia and Colby Rasmus homered in the Blue Jays' 5-0 victory over the Red Sox at Rogers Centre.Upvote Share Tweet
Jeter essentially starting Spring Training overYankees captain Derek Jeter took 41 ground balls hit directly at him on the grass near the left-field fence at the club's Minor League complex in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday morning, according to The Associated Press.Upvote Share Tweet
If The Chicago Cubs Want Their Big Renovation, It's Time For Them To Grease The Wrigleyville RooftopsWrigley Field, the goat-themed cemetery where the past 105 seasons of Chicago Cubs baseball are buried, is finally getting an overhaul befitting the task at hand. The Ricketts family that now owns the Cubs apparently wants to win more games, and to spen…Upvote Share TweetAccording to Dan Good of the the New York Post, Honus Wagner's rare T206 baseball card sold for $2.1 million at an auction Saturday morning to an unknown buyer. That's a new record price tag for a card at a public sale, besting the $1.6 million for the …Upvote Share Tweet
Going Camden Yard: Chris Davis steps into the batter's box tonight a…CNNSI.com Updated Apr 6, 2013Chris Davis steps into the batter's box tonight against the Twins on a historic run at the plate. Cliff Corcoran takes stock of Davis's torrid start driving in runs for the Orioles.Upvote Share TweetBaltimore Orioles pitcher Daniel McCutchen has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive test for Methenolone and a metabolite of Trenbolone.Upvote Share Tweet
Father of Sandy Hook victim throws emotional first pitch before Rangers home openerMajor League Baseball has done a terrific job in honoring and remembering the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting during the opening week of the season. But the highlight so far has to be the emotional moment that took place prior to the Texa…Upvote Share TweetNationals manager Davey Johnson decided not to start first baseman Adam LaRoche on Saturday against the Reds. LaRoche has been experiencing back tightness since Wednesday against the Marlins. It didn't help that LaRoche was dealing with the cold weather…Upvote Share TweetBlue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was held out of the lineup against Boston for a second straight day Saturday because of a sore right ankle, while right-hander Dave Bush was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo and right-hander Jeremy Jeffress was designated f…Upvote Share TweetEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.Upvote Share Tweet
Davis in historic company, could be poised for big yearBaltimore's Chris Davis has historic company in his season-opening four-game homer streak and could be poised for a big season. Willie Mays, Mark McGwire and Nelson Cruz all put together memorable years after accomplishing the feat.Upvote Share Tweet
Kate Upton cuddles with her favorite tiger - It’s not Justin VerlanderIn fact, it’s not baseball player or even a mascot. It’s a real life tiger cub, and she shared the photo of them cuddling with her Twitter followers on Friday. Cuddling with my favorite tiger :) twitter.com/KateUpton/stat… - Kate Upton (@KateUptonUpvote Share TweetZack Greinke allowed two hits while striking out six Pirates in 6 1/3 scoreless innings on Friday night, earning the victory in his Dodgers debut and showing why the club gave him a hefty free agent contract to be a co-ace with Clayton Kershaw.Upvote Share Tweet
Morales, Montero deliver 10th-inning knockoutKendrys Morales' RBI double and Jesus Montero's RBI single lifted the Mariners to a frigid 8-7 win over the host White Sox in 10 innings on Friday night in Chicago. Franklin Gutierrez went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBIs and three runs scored.Upvote Share Tweet
Straily, Crisp lead A's to big win over AstrosFour pitches in, the A's were already up by a run, thanks to Coco Crisp's ninth career leadoff homer off former A's farmhand Brad Peacock. Five innings in, they led by eight, following a seven-run frame that clocked in at nearly 45 minutes. They would w…Upvote Share TweetMike Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning groundout, Will Middlebrooks added a solo shot and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Phillies Walk Off On RoyalsApr 6Kevin Frandsen's three-run double in the ninth inning gave the Phillies a 4-3 victory over the Royals.
Cardinals Take Down GiantsApr 6Carlos Beltran drove in three runs to lead the Cardinals past the Giants 6-3.
Pujols Homers TwiceApr 6Albert Pujols hits two home runs and drives in three runs in the Angels' 8-4 win over the Rangers.
Tigers Topple YankeesApr 6Miguel Cabrera goes 4-for-4 in the Tigers' 8-4 win over the Yankees.