This is the August 17, 2013 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
O's churn out 7-run 3rd to roll past Rockies
Brian Roberts and Manny Machado both hit two-run doubles during a seven-run third inning fueled by Colorado miscues, and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Rockies 8-4 Saturday night to end a four-game losing streak.Upvote Share Tweet
Roy Halladay threw a bullpen session on Saturday to follow up Thursday's rehab start with the GCL Phillies, and pitching coach Rich Dubee deemed both outings "fine."Upvote Share TweetA hobbled Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 win over Kansas City on Saturday night, hours after Royals infielder Miguel Tejada was suspended for at least the rest of this season for test…Upvote Share TweetClayton Kershaw pitched eight dominant innings and the seemingly unstoppable Los Angeles Dodgers won their 10th straight Saturday night, beating Philadelphia 5-0 to keep the Phillies scoreless in two games under new manager Ryne Sandberg.Upvote Share TweetThe Red Sox seem to have survived a foul ball scare as Dustin Pedroia's left foot is sore but checked out OK in preliminary tests.Upvote Share Tweet
Jays' Happ wins 1st game since skull fractureJ.A. Happ won in his first game at Tropicana Field since a scary injury three months ago and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Saturday.Upvote Share TweetThe lawyer for Alex Rodriguez alleged that MLB will not have enough proof to uphold Rodriguez's 211-game performance enhancing drug violation in part because its star witness will not be around to testify.Upvote Share Tweet
Cain, two-out hits lift Giants in MiamiAnother stellar outing from a resurgent Matt Cain and one split-second decision made by Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison changed the Giants' fortunes in a 6-4 win on Saturday night in front of 24,653 at Marlins Park.Upvote Share TweetYovani Gallardo gave up three hits in 6 1/3 innings and Logan Schafer had a two-run double to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.Upvote Share TweetLeft-hander Chris Sale hit a rough patch during a three-run third inning, but the White Sox ace settled in and Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run, game-changing homer in the fourth on the way to an 8-5 victory over the Twins on Saturday night at Target Field…Upvote Share Tweet
Young exits after second with sore left anklePhillies third baseman Michael Young left Saturday's game against the Dodgers after the second inning because of a sore left ankle.Upvote Share TweetAthletics pitcher Bartolo Colon is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin.Upvote Share Tweet
Red Sox shut down Yanks, stay in first placeJacoby Ellsbury had three hits, David Ortiz homered and John Lackey held down New York's resurgent offense as the Boston Red Sox broke a three-game skid by beating the Yankees 6-1 on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Two-out attack propels D-backs past PiratesThe D-backs banged out seven consecutive hits en route to a six-run inning and a 15-5 win over the Pirates on Saturday afternoon in front of a sold-out crowd at PNC Park.Upvote Share TweetThe New York Mets have promoted catcher Travis d'Arnaud from Triple-A and put him into the starting lineup for his major league debut.Upvote Share TweetYadier Molina hit a two-run homer, Joe Kelly threw six scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Lackey limits Yankees as bats best KurodaThere remains just one team in the Majors that hasn't endured a four-game losing streak this season -- the Boston Red Sox. John Lackey made sure of that on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park when he put together his best performance in a few weeks, snapp…Upvote Share TweetWith six scoreless innings, Joe Kelly helped the Cardinals to a 4-0, series-evening win over the Cubs on Saturday. A two-run homer by catcher Yadier Molina and heads-up baserunning by Jon Jay punctuated the victory in front of 41,981 fans at Wrigley Fie…Upvote Share TweetThe Colorado Rockies have activated right-handed reliever Rafael Betancourt from the 15-day disabled list.Upvote Share Tweet
Reyes likely out a few days with sore kneeToronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is expected to be sidelined for a few days because of soreness in his right knee.Upvote Share Tweet
Korean taekwondoist performs incredible flip before throwing out first pitchMaybe we're doing it wrong here in America, because our ceremonial first pitches just don't have the same flair as those in Korea. The latest evidence of this came before Saturday's Korean Baseball Organization game featuring the Doosan Bears. On this o…Upvote Share Tweet
Rays place Scott on DL due to back spasmsThe Tampa Bay Rays have put designated hitter Luke Scott on the 15-day disabled list because of lower back spasms.Upvote Share TweetBryce Harper is out of the Nationals' lineup against the Braves due to a bruised triceps.Upvote Share TweetTexas Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando had an injection on Saturday morning and will not make his scheduled start on Monday against Houston.Upvote Share TweetLongtime Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy says he cannot describe his disgust and remorse after his son pleaded not guilty to stabbing his girlfriend to death.Upvote Share TweetIn what might be the most depressing photos we’ll see all season, former Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was spotted leaving Ciitzens Bank Park with a plastic bag from Wawa — presumably containing a lunch or dinner he was unable to enjoy — …Upvote Share Tweet
Nationals put Jordan on DL with back strainThe Washington Nationals have placed right-hander Taylor Jordan on the 15-day disabled list with a right lower back strain.Upvote Share Tweet
Fox Sports Really Wants Bill Simmons To Watch The Red Sox Todaydeadspin.com Updated Aug 17, 2013The low-key Bill Simmons-Fox Sports Twitter spat has been one of the more amusingly dumb things in sports media in this long summer. Today, we learned that there's only one Simmons — but there are tons of Fox Sports accounts that can correct him.Read mo…Upvote Share Tweet
Australian baseball player picks up 7-10 bowling split with baseballsI feel very confident that what you see in the video isn't one-hundred percent authentic. It almost couldn't be due to the incredibly difficult nature of the tricks involved. But the visual is incredible and the execution is still worth checking out and…Upvote Share Tweet
D-backs activate Cahill for Saturday startDiamondbacks right-hander Trevor Cahill has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is scheduled to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Upvote Share TweetKansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada has been suspended 105 games after testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball's drug program.Upvote Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes. If baseball's unwritten rules were actually written down somewhere, I'm sure the first one on the list would be to always keep your eye on the ball. It's a good rule, too, though maybe a little difficult to obey be…Upvote Share TweetEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.Upvote Share TweetThe Cardinals on Saturday recalled left-hander Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis and optioned fellow lefty Sam Freeman to Memphis.Upvote Share Tweet
Terrible Person Grabs Foul Ball Away From Young Boy At Fenwaydeadspin.com Updated Aug 17, 2013While much of the focus on last night's Yankees-Red Sox game landed on the Fenway faithful's treatment of A-Rod, the true villain in attendance was this gent who celebrated the achievement of grabbing a foul ball away from a little kid.Read more...Upvote Share TweetWhen the New York Yankees reacquired Alfonso Soriano in a trade with the Chicago Cubs back on July 26, they did so hoping the 37-year-old veteran would give them the presence they had been sorely lacking from the right side of the plate. For a little pe…Upvote Share TweetFormer major league outfielder Chad Curtis, 44, was found guilty on Friday of sexually assaulting three teenage girls while serving as a substitute teacher and weight-room coach at their Lakewood, Mich high school. According to Michigan Live, a Barry Co…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. The race in the National League East is all but decided at this point, but the A…Upvote Share Tweet
If Alex Rodriguez did rat out Francisco Cervelli, he will lose respect of everyonenydailynews.com Updated Aug 17, 2013A couple of minutes after 5 p.m., Alex Rodriguez bounded up the steps from the clubhouse, saw the media swarm waiting for him and laughed a bit nervously. “Is that for me?” he asked, and then called out to Yankees’ PR director Jason Zillo, standing near…Upvote Share Tweet
Lucroy solves Chapman, lifting Crew to walk-off winBrewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy had struck out in all five of his at-bats against Reds closer Aroldis Chapman before connecting for a two-run, walk-off home run in the ninth for a 7-6 win Friday night at Miller Park.Upvote Share Tweet
Seager's clutch HR backs Iwakuma's strong startKyle Seager ripped a two-run home run off reliever Neal Cotts in the eighth inning and Justin Smoak added a solo shot in the ninth as the Mariners pulled out a 3-1 victory over the red-hot Rangers on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Sogard protects A's Wild Card lead with clutch doubleEric Sogard's two-out RBI double in the seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie against the Indians and paved the way for the A's 3-2 win at O.co Coliseum on Friday. Yoenis Cespdes hit his 20th homer in the first inning.Upvote Share TweetWith Alex Rodriguez dominating the headlines following his return to the field and the announcement that he would be allowed to continue playing until the appeals process began for his 211-game suspension is head, the name of Ryan Braun has quietly of f…Upvote Share Tweet
Kershaw, Dodgers Dominate PhilliesAug 17Clayton Kershaw pitched eight shutout innings to help the Dodgers beat the Phillies 5-0 and earn their 10th straight win.
Diamondbacks Crush PiratesAug 17Paul Goldschmidt hit his 30th home run in the Diamondbacks' 15-5 win against the Pirates.
Cardinals Blank CubsAug 17Joe Kelly pitched six shutout innings and Yadier Molina homered to help the Cardinals beat the Cubs 4-0.
Report: Braun To Admit Using PEDsAug 17T.J. Quinn reacts to the news that Ryan Braun is planning to publicly apologize and admit using performance-enhancing drugs during the 2011 season.