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When Ryan Dempster hit Alex Rodriguez with a 3-0 pitch in the second inning Sunday night — after missing several times — many assumed he was upholding the honour of those who (supposedly) don't use performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball. A…Upvote Share Tweet
A-Rod paid for Bosch lawyer, attorneys sayAlex Rodriguez paid for Tony Bosch's attorney and later made a wire transfer for nearly $50,000 that Bosch's attorney refused to accept, Bosch's attorneys told "Outside the Lines" on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetWhen Ryan Braun accepted his 65-game suspension in an agreement under the drug-testing agreement, there was a strong, angry reaction from other players.Upvote Share TweetMatt Dominguez hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Houston Astros won back-to-back series for the first time in nearly two months with a 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetAngels All-Star outfielder Mike Trout was removed from Sunday's game as a precaution when he felt "a little grab" in his right hamstring.Upvote Share Tweet
Venable goes deep to send Padres walking off in finaleWill Venable hit a walk-off home run in the ninth to give the San Diego Padres a 4-3 win on Sunday at Petco Park and split of the four-game series against the New York Mets.Upvote Share Tweet
Sweet 16th: Eaton lifts D-backs past PiratesAdam Eaton's bloop double to center scored a pair of runs as the D-backs beat the Pirates, 4-2, in 16 innings on Sunday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd at PNC Park.Upvote Share TweetAdam Wainwright delivered one of the more dominant performances of his season in Sunday's series finale at Wrigley Field to help the Cardinals secure a series win. Again efficient and thriving with his curveball and cutter, Wainwright led the Cardinals …Upvote Share Tweet
Young, Donaldson pick up Milone to take seriesA pair of fifth-inning home runs salvaged Tommy Milone's underwhelming return in the A's 7-3 win over the Indians to pull within a half game of the Texas Rangers in the American League West.Upvote Share Tweet
Dale Sveum says check-swing call by umpire Phil Cuzzi ‘Easily the worst I’ve ever seen’The St. Louis Cardinals needed no help in dominating on Sunday afternoon behind ace right-hander Adam Wainwright. He struck out 11* over seven innings in a 6-1 victory against the Chicago Cubs that helped the Cards take of three games at Wrigley Field.T…Upvote Share TweetOn Friday, the Phillies fired Charlie Manuel and appointed Ryne Sandberg interim manager. He picked up where Charlie left off and was shut out in his first two games. But then Sunday rolled around and Hanley Ramirez decided to start handing out wins.Rea…Upvote Share Tweet
Davis goes 4-for-5 as O's thrash RockiesChris Davis went 4 for 5 with his major league-leading 45th home run, Adam Jones had two-run shot among his three hits and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Power burst from Davis, Jones helps clinch seriesChris Davis and Adam Jones each hit two-run home runs and combined to go 7-for-10 as the O's won the rubber match, 7-2, over the Rockies on Sunday. Scott Feldman spun a quality start.Upvote Share TweetDustin Pedroia is in the lineup Sunday for the Red Sox despite a sore ankle.Upvote Share TweetThe way Max Scherzer was pitching on his way to his 18th win, he didn't need much more than Miguel Cabrera's backing in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Royals at Comerica Park.Upvote Share TweetHomer Bailey allowed one run and three hits in eight innings, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-1 on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Ramirez, Santiago get White Sox by TwinsAlexei Ramirez homered and had three RBIs, Hector Santiago won for the first time since June 21 and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetJulio Teheran pitched around trouble through six scoreless innings and a tired Atlanta bullpen held on as the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Lobaton caps series with second walk-offBefore the Rays' series against the Blue Jays, Jose Lobaton never had a walk-off hit. He now has two after he hit a home run to right field in the 10th inning Sunday to give his team a 2-1 victory Sunday at Tropicana Field.Upvote Share Tweet
Three for one: Eric Sogard turns in three defensive gems in one inningThe Oakland A's couldn't put enough offense together against Ubaldo Jimenez and the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, but they did flash a little leather in their 7-1 loss. Or should I say, shortstop Eric Sogard flashed some leather, particularly in …Upvote Share Tweet
Torre: MLB needs to earn back fans' trustJoe Torre believes Major League Baseball is working on winning back fans' trust when it comes to cleaning up its reputation regarding performance-enhancing drugs.Upvote Share Tweet
Wade Miley fooled by Diamondbacks teammates with lottery prankYour browser does not support iframes. Even Major League Baseball players try their hand at the lottery looking for a quick sum of cash. In fact, for Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Wade Miley, it might even qualify as a part of his routine or even a h…Upvote Share Tweet
Mets' Mejia on DL as elbow surgery loomsThe New York Mets placed Jenrry Mejia on the disabled list Sunday, a day after the right-hander departed his start against the San Diego Padres in the fourth inning with elbow discomfort.Upvote Share TweetStarlin Castro was back in the Cubs' starting lineup Sunday, because manager Dale Sveum felt the shortstop had been punished enough when he was pulled from Saturday's game for a mental gaffe that resulted in a run.Upvote Share TweetAt his current pace, Clayton Kershaw could join Pedro Martinez in 2000 as the only qualifying pitchers since 1893 to finish a season with a WHIP at or below 0.860, an ERA at or below 1.80 and a hits-per-nine at or below 5.80.Upvote Share Tweet
Andrelton Simmons covers ridiculous ground to turn 6-3 double playThe Washington Nationals needed 15 innings to secure a much needed 8-7 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night (into Sunday morning), but there's a decent chance they would have wrapped it up one inning sooner had it not been for the single-ha…Upvote Share Tweet
With No. 40, Miggy matches DiMaggio all timeMiguel Cabrera hit another career milestone Sunday with No. 40 on the season, tying Joe DiMaggio for 77th on the all-time list with his 361st career home run.Upvote Share TweetThe Tigers' Max Scherzer tied the single-season winning percentage record on Sunday, another superlative in an already sterling year.Upvote Share Tweet
‘Field of Dreams’ to be home of independent baseball teamThey built it for the movie "Field of Dreams" and people have come from all over the world to see it firsthand. Now they're redeveloping the entire complex in Dyersville, Iowa, and as a result an independent baseball team will soon call it hom…Upvote Share Tweet
Braves adjust rotation after Medlen used earlyThe Atlanta Braves have changed their rotation for their upcoming series at the Mets after they had to use starter Kris Medlen in relief during Saturday night's 15-inning loss to the Nationals.Upvote Share Tweet
Someone Is Lying In This A-Rod Circusdeadspin.com Updated Aug 18, 2013Actually, circus is no longer a useful word. We just need to make up a new one to describe what is going on between the New York Yankees and Alex Rodriguez because it is an absolute colossterfuck. Rodriguez's lawyer, Joseph Tacopina made several serious…Upvote Share Tweet
Today's MLB starting lineups: August 18Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.Upvote Share TweetNationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg threw three wild pitches in the bottom of the second inning against the Braves and was ejected by home-plate umpire Marvin Hudson on Saturday night. The last two wild pitches were thrown behind Andrelton Simmons,…Upvote Share TweetAt 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, outfielder Bryce Harper was in the starting lineup, hitting leadoff for the Nationals. By 5 p.m., however, Harper was scratched from the lineup because of a left triceps injury, which occurred when he was hit by a Luis Avilan p…Upvote Share Tweet
LaRoche's blast caps wild, victorious night for NatsTension filled the air at Turner Field between the Nationals and Braves on Saturday night. Before anyone knew it, right-hander Stephen Strasburg and manager Davey Johnson were ejected from the game long before the Nationals defeated the Braves, 8-7, in …Upvote Share TweetJosh Hamilton homered with one out in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 6-5 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Alex Rodriguez far cry from victim his lawyers are attempting to portraynydailynews.com Updated Aug 18, 2013There is no dumber narrative in this baseball summer, not one, than the one about Alex Rodriguez being a victim of Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees and life’s circumstances, in no particular order. And by the way? That narrative does not s…Upvote Share Tweet
Alex Rodriguez drama starting to take toll on Yankees seasonnydailynews.com Updated Aug 18, 2013The day began with the threat of on-field fireworks, the possibility that John Lackey might make some sort of statement by plunking Alex Rodriguez with a pitch. It ended more predictably with A-Rod creating more chaos, indirectly declaring this now to b…Upvote Share Tweet
Ubaldo flirts with no-no as Tribe sinks A'sOn Saturday night, Ubaldo Jimenez became the living definition of "effectively wild" while leading the Indians to a 7-1 victory over the A's at the Coliseum. There was no shortage of traffic on the bases, but Jimenez simultaneously flirted wit…Upvote Share Tweet
Padres' new padre Hundley helps derail MetsNick Hundley hit a two-run home run in his first game since becoming a father to lead the San Diego Padres to an 8-2 victory over the New York Mets in the third of a four-game series at Petco Park on Saturday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Profar, Rangers thump King Felix, MarinersJurickson Profar hit an RBI single before scoring on a suicide squeeze in Texas' five-run inning off Felix Hernandez, and the Rangers went on to a 15-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Trout Leaves As Angels Fall To AstrosAug 18Mike Trout left the game with hamstring tightness, and the Astros beat the Angels 7-5.
Padres Walk Off Against MetsAug 18Matt Harvey pitched six solid innings, but Will Venable hit a walk-off home run in the ninth to lift the Padres to a 4-3 win.
D-backs Top Pirates In 16 InningsAug 18Adam Eaton hit a two-RBI double in the 16th inning to lift the Diamondbacks past the Pirates in a marathon.
Bailey Shines As Reds Top BrewersAug 18Homer Bailey struck out eight in eight innings to help the Reds beat the Brewers 9-1.
Clayton's mailbag: Midway preseason lessonsAug 18Injuries and quarterback races have garnered headlines through the first half of the preseason, writes John Clayton. Plus, reader questions.