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The St. Louis Cardinals will purchase the contract of one of their top prospects, second baseman Kolten Wong, from Triple-A Memphis prior to Friday's game at the Chicago Cubs.Upvote Share TweetWith about a year and four months left in his commissionership, Bud Selig is taking care of all the remaining family business — with a firm and even hand.Upvote Share TweetPinch hitter Mark DeRosa hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, Mark Buehrle pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Votto backs Cingrani as Reds win fifth straightTony Cingrani threw 6 1/3 solid innings and Joey Votto launched a go-ahead solo home run Thursday to keep the Reds rolling with a 2-1 win over the Brewers at Miller Park.Upvote Share Tweet
Holland makes transition to veteran on and off fieldRight before our eyes, Rangers starter Derek Holland has grown up. From young and fun, to more mature and serious. He's a veteran. In many ways.Upvote Share TweetMajor League Baseball announced intentions to expand the use and style of its instant replay system on Thursday, and big league players and managers -- for the most part -- offered a collective vow of support.Upvote Share TweetPrince Fielder homered for the first time in three weeks, hitting a two-run shot in the first inning to help the Detroit Tigers to a 4-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Slugger Reynolds agrees to deal with YanksMark Reynolds has agreed to a deal with the New York Yankees, general manager Brian Cashman confiremed.Upvote Share TweetCarlos Gomez paid a price for his latest highlight-reel catch, exiting the Brewers' game against the Reds on Thursday night at Miller Park with a right knee sprain after banging into the center-field wall.Upvote Share Tweet
Beckham pulled in fourth with right quad strainSecond baseman Gordon Beckham left Thursday night's series opener with the Twins early due to a right quadriceps strain.Upvote Share TweetWith Matt Holliday's RBI single to center in the 12th inning, the Cardinals earned a 6-5 win over Pittsburgh to salvage a series victory -- their first of the year against the Pirates -- to creep back within two games of the division lead.Upvote Share TweetNate Freiman delivered a four-hit game and drove in four in the A's 5-0 win over the Astros, who couldn't manage a single run off first-year starter Sonny Gray on Thursday in Oakland.Upvote Share Tweet
Korean slugger’s next-level home run celebration includes a 360-degree spinIn Major League Baseball, if a hitter takes too long to admire a home run or flips his bat in celebration, there's a good chance he's going to pay the price. Ain't that right, Bryce Harper?Makes you wonder what would happen to an MLB player if he finish…Upvote Share Tweet
Brewers' Weeks has surgery on torn hammyBrewers second baseman Rickie Weeks had surgery Thursday to repair his torn left hamstring.Upvote Share Tweet
Pinch-hitter Sanchez blasts Giants past NatsPinch-hitter Hector Sanchez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
Sweep the leg! Eric Sogard taken out by a broken bat moments after catching a line driveCan we all agree a shortstop should not have to contend with both a flying ball and a flying bat on the same play? Tell that to Eric Sogard, the Oakland Athletics shortstop who found a broken bat flying at him Thursday afternoon moments after he had cau…Upvote Share Tweet
Padres place C Hundley on paternity leaveThe San Diego Padres have placed catcher Nick Hundley on paternity leave and called up catcher Chris Robinson from Triple-A Tucson.Upvote Share TweetBaseball commissioner Bud Selig stood by his decision to issue a 211-game suspension to New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, calling it "eminently fair."Upvote Share TweetHalladay makes rehab start, future still uncertainUpvote Share Tweet
Everything Happens To Reds Catcher Ryan Hanigan On This Playdeadspin.com Updated Aug 15, 2013This is from yesterday at Wrigley. It's another reminder that the importance of wearing a cup when playing baseball cannot be overstated. It's also a reminder that playing catcher has its own unique set of on-the-job hazards.Read more...Upvote Share TweetChris Nelson hit his first two home runs of the season, including a grand slam against his former team, to send C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels past the New York Yankees 8-4 on Thursday.Upvote Share TweetThe union of the snake was on the climb at Tropicana Field on Thursday, because the Tampa Bay Rays invited a 20-foot python named Asia into the home clubhouse. Sounds like a Joe Maddon-Luke Scott collaboration, doesn't it? Between Maddon's progressive m…Upvote Share TweetMajor League Baseball players who don't wear protective cups, guys like New York Mets right-hander LaTroy Hawkins, must know they are taking a calculated risk. They do it for physical comfort because, even in this day and age of advanced engineering, cu…Upvote Share TweetInfielder Elliot Johnson was the player dropped by the Royals on Thursday as newly acquired infielder Emilio Bonifacio reported to the club.Upvote Share TweetThe expanded use of instant replay in MLB that was reported yesterday has officially been announced, and we now know exactly will trigger a review. It'll come down to manager challenges, and not everyone's happy about that.Read more...Upvote Share TweetA real, winged bat flew onto the field in the middle of last night's Phillies-Braves game. If you've seen this story by now, you probably think that the batboy scooped the bat from shortstop Paul Janish's glove and then ran, cradling it, to the Braves d…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch this — a baseball fan bikes to all 30 MLB stadiums for a good causeJacob Landis certainly isn't the first baseball fan who set out on a summer journey to visit all 30 stadiums. But he very well could be the first who has done it on a bicycle with the goal of raising $1 million to help people who need cochlear implants …Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs stock up with bumper international cropThe stars, the talent, the rules and the resources all aligned this year for the Cubs to spend in the international market.Upvote Share Tweet
Fielder filed for divorce earlier this seasonDetroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder, who has been mired in a prolonged slump, filed for divorce from his wife of eight years this past May.Upvote Share Tweet
Close Cy Young race in AL, but Kershaw running away with NL honorThe NL Cy Young race is all but over; the AL leader comes down to how voters feel about an old stat.Upvote Share TweetThis is a time for evaluation. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. sat on a couch in the manager's office inside the visitors' clubhouse Wednesday at Turner Field and discussed some of the assessments and discussions that are taking place these day…Upvote Share Tweet
Nationals promote Storen from Triple-ADrew Storen spent almost three weeks in the Minor Leagues as a result of poor performance, but the Nationals are ready to give him another chance as they attempt to climb above .500 and into playoff contention.Upvote Share Tweet
In offseason, Halos will re-emphasize pitchingThe Angels entered Thursday ranked 11th in the American League in starting-pitcher ERA (4.54) and 13th in relief-pitcher ERA (4.42). This offseason, the team's focus will be simple: Pitching, pitching, pitching.Upvote Share TweetThe St. Louis Cardinals activated All-Star catcher Yadier Molina from the 15-day disabled list after he was sidelined with a right knee sprain.Upvote Share Tweet
Indians duo struck by rare middle finger sprainCorey Kluber and Zach McAllister have both been sidelined this season by middle finger sprains, an unusual baseball injury that also impacted Tribe hurlers in the past.Upvote Share Tweet
Affable Villanueva not sweating lack of winsCarlos Villanueva has not won a game he started since April 18, and now it appears he can only get another victory out of the bullpen. The Cubs right-hander, whose only win since April came in a relief appearance on June 29, does have an idea as to how …Upvote Share Tweet
Denard Span saves game for Nationals with diving catch against GiantsThe Washington Nationals entered play on Wednesday with a four-game winning streak and a chance to climb to within one game of the .500 mark. Not exactly the position many of us envisioned for the Nationals back in March, but that's where they are. All …Upvote Share Tweet
Nats reach deal with Dominican FrancoThe Nationals have come to an agreement with international free agent Anderson Franco, an athletic 16-year-old who projects as a powerful right-handed hitter with a strong arm from third base. According to a baseball source, the deal is worth $900,000.Upvote Share TweetWith protection in the order thanks to Alfonso Soriano and Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano is finally getting pitches to hit.Upvote Share Tweet
Yanks bring up Huff for 'pen help; option BetancesLeft-handed reliever David Huff was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before Thursday's series finale against the Angels. Reliever Dellin Betances was optioned to Scranton to make room for Huff.Upvote Share TweetFor the second night in a row, Oakland A's outfielder Chris Young missed a game-winning home run by the slimmest of margins. On Tuesday night, Young's ninth inning drive down the left-field line came so close to nicking the foul pole, the umpiring crew …Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Aug 15, 2013Francisco Liriano threw a four-hit complete game last night, helping the Pirates end a four-game losing streak. His performance kept scores of nervous Yinzers, panicked at the possibility of another late-season Pirates collapse, from racing to the Rober…Upvote Share TweetEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers delivering wins but Braves, Tigers still hold down top spotsThe Dodgers just keep delivering wins but it's not yet enough to dislodge these teams from the top two spots.Upvote Share Tweet
Deep Marlins system has arms ready, if neededIf the Marlins shut down any of their young starters in September, the club has plenty of options in the Minors, including lefty Brian Flynn.Upvote Share Tweet
Extra special: More games going over nine framesWith a mid-August flurry and a pace continuing to trend toward the historic, extra-inning games are helping define the 2013 Major League season as one with a flair for the dramatic.Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers streaking to historySports Illustrated senior writer Tom Verducci takes a look at the Los Angeles Dodgers' great second half performance and how that sets them up going into the playoffs.Upvote Share Tweet
Red Sox blunders turn Rajai Davis grounder into Little League home runThe Little League World Series is set to begin on Thursday afternoon, but with 16 of the best teams from around the world converging on Williamsport, PA, the odds we'll see a play like the one the Boston Red Sox completely botched on Wednesday night are…Upvote Share Tweet
Ethier cracks pinch-HR after avoiding scareDodgers outfielder Andre Ethier was not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Wednesday night because of a left calf issue, but he delivered a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the ninth inning to tie the game before the Dodgers went on to beat the Mets, 5-4.Upvote Share TweetDodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was back in the starting lineup Wednesday for the first time since injuring his right shoulder chasing a popup into the stands Aug. 4 in Chicago.Upvote Share TweetThe 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. After getting locked in with two home runs and a career-high six RBIs in the Yan…Upvote Share TweetYasiel Puig hit a one-out double in the 12th inning, then scored on Adrian Gonzalez's two-base hit, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-4 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night that extended their winning streak to eight games.Upvote Share TweetAlex Rodriguez has added another high-profile attorney to his legal team.Upvote Share Tweet
Owners scoff at report that Alex Rodriguez is planning to sue MLBnydailynews.com Updated Aug 15, 2013The report that Alex Rodriguez and his handlers are now planning a federal lawsuit against Major League Baseball, claiming he is being persecuted by commissioner Bud Selig and his drug-enforcement authorities, was greeted with both skepticism and bemuse…Upvote Share Tweet
Rangers rally from early hole with three-run seventhMatt Garza allowed a pair of homers in 5 2/3 innings to put the Rangers behind, but Ian Kinsler's two-run single capped a three-run rally in the seventh inning to give the Rangers a 5-4 win over the Brewers on Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Updated Aug 15, 2013For a pitcher who's been in the majors fewer than five seasons, Brett Anderson has had a pretty eventful career. Anderson made the Show as a 21-year...Upvote Share Tweet
The Tragic, Meaningless Collapse of the San Francisco Giantsgrantland.com Updated Aug 15, 2013Let's get one thing out of the way up front: I'm not trying to diminish the significance of winning two World Series in three years. It's a tremendous...Upvote Share Tweet
Myers Powers Rays Past M'sAug 15Wil Myers drove in four runs in the Rays' 7-1 win over Mariners.
Tigers Roll RoyalsAug 15Prince Fielder homered for the first time in three weeks to help the Tigers past the Royals 4-1.
Python Visits Rays ClubhouseAug 15Rays manager Joe Maddon brought a 20-foot python into the Rays clubhouse for "a little bit of motivation within the clubhouse."
Pinch-Hit Homer Lifts GiantsAug 15Hector Sanchez's three-run homer in the ninth propelled the Giants to a 4-3 win over the Nationals.
'This Is Going to Be Very Good for Me'Aug 15PETER KING: Now that some time has passed, can your locker room accept Riley Cooper back? MICHAEL VICK: “I’ve been Riley’s teammate for three years. Three years … I just know what type of person he is. I hung out with him in a certain way that was diver…
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