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Leading man Heyward sparks Braves' victory
Jason Heyward's first career leadoff home run sparked the early offensive eruption that provided Brandon Beachy some comfort and propelled the Braves to Wednesday night's 6-3 win over the Phillies at Turner Field.Upvote Share Tweet
In two nights, Alfonso Soriano has four home runs and 13 RBI. In those same nights, the Yankees have demolished the Angels 14-7 and 11-3. He's played 17 games for the Yankees this season and has seven home runs. It is 2013 and Yankee Stadium is chanting…Upvote Share TweetFrancisco Liriano was dominant coming off the worst outing of his career and the Pittsburgh Pirates got home runs from Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones in a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Rays snap skid with walk-off win against M'sMatt Joyce delivered the tying hit and scored on Jason Bourgeois' single to as the Rays rallied for a 5-4 walk-off win over the Mariners on Wednesday night to even the series and end their six-game skid.Upvote Share TweetBrett Lawrie singled home the winning run in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Boston 4-3 on Wednesday, handing the AL East-leading Red Sox their fourth loss in six games.Upvote Share Tweet
Astros plan to focus on upgrading bullpenAstros manager Bo Porter said on Wednesday that upgrading the bullpen will be one of the team's top tasks this offseason. The Astros began play Wednesday with a league-worst 5.37 ERA from their relievers and 21 blown saves, the most in the American Leag…Upvote Share TweetAlfonso Soriano homered twice for the second straight night and drove in a career-high seven runs, giving him a staggering 13 RBIs in two games while powering the suddenly potent New York Yankees to an 11-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday.Upvote Share TweetA follow-up examination on Jeremy Hefner's right elbow Wednesday revealed that he has a partially torn MCL in the joint, which should require nothing more than rest and rehab, and the Mets expect him to pitch again this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Nats win fifth straight thanks to five-run frameThe Nationals didn't have any problems scoring runs Wednesday night as they defeated the Giants, 6-5, at Nationals Park. Washington has won five straight games for the first time this season, but didn't gain any ground in the Wild Card race.Upvote Share Tweet
Cards' top prospect Taveras (ankle) out for yearST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras will undergo surgery after a high right ankle sprain did not respond to treatment.Upvote Share TweetThe Los Angeles Dodgers, who have been playing at a record-breaking pace for the past seven weeks, are in the midst of getting reinforcements.Upvote Share Tweet
Rangers' Ogando has CT scan on shoulderTexas Rangers pitcher Alexi Ogando had a CT scan on his right shoulder after complaining about soreness after Tuesday's start.Upvote Share Tweet
D-backs get 3rd straight walk-off win vs. O'sAaron Hill had a game-ending single with one out in the 14th inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory over Baltimore on Wednesday and a three-game sweep of the Orioles.Upvote Share Tweet
Hill's 14th-inning single caps trio of walk-offsFor the third straight game, the D-backs walked off with a win over the Orioles. Aaron Hill was the hero as he singled in the 14th inning Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep with a 5-4 win.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba tags out two runners on one play — at third baseWe’ve seen our share of unusual double plays this season. Those would include two unassisted efforts by outfielders — yes, outfielders — which were the first of their kind in Major League Baseball in over ten years. We've also seen the Tampa Bay Rays pu…Upvote Share Tweet
Rays unsure when Moore will rejoin rotationThe Tampa Bay Rays aren't sure when injured left-hander Matt Moore will rejoin the rotation.Upvote Share Tweet
How a minor league team achieved a rare walk-off win via intentional walkYour browser does not support iframes.Let's get this out of the way: Winning a game via walk-off intentional walk makes absolutely no sense. In a tie ballgame in the final inning, there's no rational reason an intentional walk would lead to the game-win…Upvote Share TweetSt. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina expects to be in the lineup Thursday, the first day he's eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list from a right knee strain. He wants to play every day again, too.Upvote Share Tweet
Jays place Rasmus on DL, add Kawasaki, PillarThe Toronto Blue Jays have put outfielder Colby Rasmus on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left abdominal muscle.Upvote Share TweetThe Los Angeles Angels have recalled infielder Andrew Romine from Triple-A Salt Lake to fill in for ailing shortstop Erick Aybar.Upvote Share Tweet
These Minimalist Baseball Stadium Posters Are FantasticIn the spirit of minimalist movie posters, graphic designer S. Preston Chuhon has created simple, evocative prints based off the distinguishing features of a handful of MLB ballparks.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
A-Rod plans to sue MLB if all 211 games of his suspension aren’t overturned, report saysThe latest in anonymous What's-A-Rod-Going-To-Do gossip comes from TMZ of all places — pause so you can roll your eyes — and is says that Alex Rodriguez plans to sue Major League Baseball in federal court if his 211-game suspension isn't "entirely …Upvote Share TweetMiguel Cabrera hit a towering three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers ended a three-game skid, beating the Chicago White Sox 6-4 Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Giambi's homer paves way for Brantley's heroicsJason Giambi's three-run homer tied the game in the eighth, Carlos Santana put the Tribe up in the 10th, and after Chris Perez blew the save, Michael Brantley knocked in the winning run in the 12th, as the Indians topped the Twins, 9-8, at Target Field …Upvote Share Tweet
Atlanta tops Houston for RBI softball championshipAtlanta entered the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series softball playoffs with a 1-4 record and as the No. 4 seed. After starting as one of the worst teams in the tournament, Atlanta is now the champion.Upvote Share TweetThe Miami Marlins took advantage of an error by the Kansas City Royals to score the go-ahead runs in the seventh inning Wednesday, then turned to their bullpen to wrap up a 5-2 victory.Upvote Share TweetBronson Arroyo pitched seven crisp innings, Todd Frazier homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Wednesday to complete a three-game series sweep.Upvote Share Tweet
The Cardinals Welcome The Pirates Back To The Pennant RaceSo if this is what being emotionally invested in a pennant race is like, I'm not sure I'm going to make it to Labor Day.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Behold, The Ultimate White Sox FanDude's pretty much got all the bases covered here.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Even little kids are making fun of Juan Uribe after he fell for the hidden-ball trickYour browser does not support iframes. We're still amused by the fact that Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe got duped by the ol' hidden-ball trick on Saturday. Plenty of people are, actually — even young Dodger fans. Watch what happened befo…Upvote Share TweetHOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros have traded minor league left-hander pitcher Travis Blackley to the Texas Rangers for cash and a player to be named later.Upvote Share Tweet
The walk-off that wasn’t — Chris Young’s would-be game-winning homer ruled a foul ballThe Oakland Athletics had been there before — remarkably with their fate in the same hands.During Tuesday night's game, Chris Young hit what looked like a walk-off, two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth for the A's. Or it looked like a very …Upvote Share TweetJake Arrieta, acquired from the Orioles in the Scott Feldman deal, will join the Cubs' rotation and start Friday against the Cardinals, while Carlos Villanueva is headed back to the bullpen.Upvote Share Tweet
Rooting for Rodrigueznytimes.com Updated Aug 14, 2013With the Yankees moving toward wild-card contention, there is no choice for the team's fans but to root for Alex Rodriguez to come through.Upvote Share TweetAccording to a report from USA Today, MLB owners are considering a proposal that would completely overhaul baseball's replay system, instituting it for every play besides balls and strikes. It could—could—be in place in time for the 2014 season.Read mor…Upvote Share TweetLeft-hander Danny Duffy looks like the Royals' choice to pitch one of the two games at Detroit on Friday, although no announcement has been made.Upvote Share TweetThe Royals obtained infielder Emilio Bonifacio from the Blue Jays on Wednesday in exchange for cash or a player to be named. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Royals placed infielder Miguel Tejada on the 60-day disabled list. A corresponding move t…Upvote Share Tweet
Moustakas (calf) out again, in walking bootKansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was wearing a walking boot Wednesday and was not in the lineup for against the Miami Marlins.Upvote Share TweetRobinson Cano is having another huge year in his walk season, which has put him in line for a record-breaking contract.Upvote Share Tweet
Beacon Luncheon will be star-studded eventMLB Commissioner Bud Selig, Frank Thomas and Willie Horton will be among those on hand on Aug. 24 to honor this year's Beacon Award winners: former MLB All-Star Bo Jackson and music legend Aretha Franklin.Upvote Share TweetCody Ross's season-ending hip injury was just the latest blow for a D-backs team that has fallen out of the NL West lead and will likely struggle to earn a Wild Card spot.Upvote Share Tweet
Indians sign Cuban righty Linares to Minors dealThe Indians signed Cuban right-hander Leandro Linares to a Minor League contract on Wednesday, and he has reported to the team's player development complex in Goodyear, Ariz.Upvote Share Tweet
Fan At Rockies Game Catches Foul Ball In Beer, Takes Huge SipBecause, as we've seen before, that's just what you do when a baseball lands directly in your beer.Read more...Upvote Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes. Despite being more than two-thirds of the way through a most disappoining season, the Washington Nationals still showed some fight Tuesday night. Yeah, it was two guys on the same team arguing with each other, but …Upvote Share Tweet
Rangers P Harrison shut down for seasonTexas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison will not pitch again this season after having issues with his surgically repaired back following a recent rehab start.Upvote Share Tweet
The Juice: Paul Goldschmidt’s home run for D-backs leads night of three walkoff winsThe Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. How many walkoff wins does it take to get to the Juic(e)y center of Major League…Upvote Share Tweet
Cards clip Pirates on Chambers' hit in 14thAdron Chambers singled home the winning run in the 14th inning as the St. Louis Cardinals outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates and cut into their NL Central lead with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night.Upvote Share TweetLongtime baseball great Jimmy Piersall, more infamous for running the bases backward and handling his own mental illness than being a consistently sound ballplayer, frequently gave simple but great advice for young outfielders: "Always use two hand…Upvote Share Tweet
Cards get gift from Bucs in ninth, unwrap it in 14thWith Adron Chambers' single to left and Jon Jay's slide around catcher Russell Martin, the Cardinals set off celebrating a 4-3, 14-inning win in front of those who remained from an announced crowd of 40,243.Upvote Share Tweet
Review confirms Young's near-walk-off homer goes foulOakland missed winning Tuesday's series opener against the Astros by mere inches when Chris Young's would-be game-winning home run hooked just foul with two outs in the ninth.Upvote Share TweetJordan Lyles won his first decision since June 18, a span of nine starts, with seven innings of one-run ball, and the Astros defeated the A's, 5-4, on Tuesday for their second win against Oakland in 13 games this season, narrowly avoiding a walk-off los…Upvote Share TweetRookie Hyun-Jin Ryu outdueled Matt Harvey, and Nick Punto and A.J. Ellis drove in two runs apiece, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 4-2 on Tuesday night for their first seven-game winning streak in more than three years.Upvote Share Tweet
Holliday exits marathon with sprained ankleMatt Holliday exited Tuesday night's 4-3, 14-inning victory over the Pirates in the 10th inning with a right ankle sprain, although X-rays came up negative, according to manager Mike Matheny. He's considered day to day.Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees bats bail out a merely solid CC Sabathia in big win over Angelsnydailynews.com Updated Aug 14, 2013The noise began to build for CC Sabathia even before he handed the ball to Joe Girardi. As the lefty headed for the dugout, fans gave him a warm ovation, some in the crowd even standing to roar their approval.Upvote Share Tweet
Long Ball Livin': Chris Davis resumed his historic home run pace, b…Chris Davis resumed his historic home run pace, but Paul Goldschmidt spoiled the Orioles' night two times with two clutch homers.Upvote Share Tweet
Prospect Gennett hits two home runs to lead CrewAt this early stage in his career, every home run Scooter Gennett hits is a milestone. But Tuesday's were more memorable than usual for the Milwaukee youngster, as they provided the bulk of the team's offense in a 5-1 victory over the Rangers.Upvote Share Tweet
Choo plates 2 in 11th as Reds outlast CubsShin-Soo Choo hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the 11th inning and J.J. Hoover provided terrific relief work on his 26th birthday, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
De Aza's 11th-inning RBI gives White Sox walk-off winAlejandro De Aza's walk-off single in the 11th lifted the White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field following three Alexei Ramirez errors.Upvote Share Tweet
Tribe takes advantage of erratic Deduno, defenseThe Indians took advantage of poor Twins defense and erratic pitching Tuesday, mounting a steady offensive attack behind Zach McAllister before Ryan Raburn's two-run homer in the sixth.Upvote Share Tweet
LaRoche, Nats top Giants for 4th straight winAdam LaRoche hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to help lift the Washington Nationals to a 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Derek Jeter's Diary: The Abyss Stares Back (and It Looks Suspiciously Like A-Rod)grantland.com Updated Aug 14, 2013The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captai...Upvote Share Tweet
Zimmermann, Nats Hold Off GiantsAug 14Jordan Zimmermann captured his NL-best 14th win as the Nationals topped the Giants 6-5.
Soriano's 7-RBI NightAug 14Alfonso Soriano has recorded 13 RBIs over his last two games and the Yankees crushed the Angels 11-3.
D-backs' Third Straight Walk OffAug 14Jim Johnson's ninth blown saved helped propel the Diamondbacks to a 5-4 win and sweep of the Orioles.
Tulowitzki, Rockies Double Up PadresAug 14Troy Tulowitzki drove in two runs in the Rockies' 4-2 win over the Padres.
Don Banks: Rookie head coach Gus Bradley already making his mark in Jackso…Aug 14JACKSONVILLE -- No team in the NFL has undergone as much change and upheaval in the past two years as the Jacksonville Jaguars, who since the start of the 2011 season have churned through four head coaches, two general managers and two owners, while als…
Nikola Pekovic agrees on new deal with Minnesota Timberwolves - sourcesAug 14The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a new contract with restricted free agent center Nikola Pekovic.
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