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Jose Abreu hit an early homer off Justin Verlander, then singled to start a seven-run burst in the sixth inning that sent John Danks and the Chicago White Sox over the Detroit Tigers 8-2 Wednesday night.Upvote Share TweetWei-Yin Chen allowed four hits over seven innings, Chris Davis homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the struggling Boston Red Sox 6-0 Wednesday night at soggy Camden Yards.Upvote Share Tweet
Rays end 31-inning scoring drought in winDesmond Jennings had a two-run single during a four-run fourth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays snapped a club-record 31-inning scoring drought en route to beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Wednesday night.Upvote Share TweetReid Brignac hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.Upvote Share TweetSomebody working for MLB productions added special effects to the wondrous throw that Yoenis Cespedes made Tuesday night. Instead of a baseball, he's throwing a fiery cannonball (still on the fly) to catcher Derek Norris, who's apparently wearing a Tefl…Upvote Share TweetYu Darvish pitched his first complete game in the majors, Shin-Soo Choo broke a long hitless streak with a three-run double and the Texas Rangers denied Miami's bid for a record interleague winning streak, beating the Marlins 6-0 Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Brewers 3, Mets 1: Familiar Course to Defeat for deGromJacob deGrom, the Mets’ rookie starting pitcher, pitched six innings in his third loss of the season, with the Mets managing just two hits over the final four innings against the Brewers.Upvote Share TweetChris Carter homered twice, Dallas Keuchel pitched eight strong innings and the Houston Astros beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Yu strikes out 10, throws first complete gameShin-Soo Choo drove in four runs, while Yu Darvish struck out 10 in his first Major League complete game as the Rangers beat the Marlins, 6-0, on Wednesday night.Upvote Share TweetThe Nationals placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of right hamstring tightness. The team recalled catcher Sandy Leon to be the No. 2 catcher.Upvote Share Tweet
Cueto matches career high with 12 K's in winJohnny Cueto tied a career high with 12 strikeouts over six scoreless innings as the Reds took a 5-0 victory over the Dodgers at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday night, after losing the previous two games of the series.Upvote Share TweetTampa Bay ended its offensive drought Wednesday night at Tropicana Field with a 6-3 win over St. Louis.Upvote Share Tweet
Peralta settles in to lead Brewers past MetsWily Peralta ended up tossing 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball at Citi Field on Wednesday night, leading the Brewers to a 3-1 win over the Mets to set up a rubber game on Thursday.Upvote Share TweetPirates second baseman Josh Harrison was removed from Wednesday's game vs. the Cubs in the third inning with discomfort in his left ankle.Upvote Share TweetKendrys Morales had three hits, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Blue Jays, 7-2, on Wednesday, giving Phil Hughes his first win at Toronto in almost three years.Upvote Share TweetThe Giants returned David Huff to where they found him, sending the left-hander to the New York Yankees for cash considerations Wednesday.Upvote Share TweetIn Olympic speed skater Eddy Alvarez, the White Sox might have their most unique two-sport star.Upvote Share TweetHome-plate umpire Gary Cederstrom ejected manager Terry Collins in the bottom of the fifth inning on Wednesday when the Mets skipper continued to argue after losing a challenge.Upvote Share Tweet
Beltran feels 'good' after first throwing sessionCarlos Beltran seemed to be amused by the attention being paid to his brief throwing session on Wednesday at Safeco Field, the first time he has aired out his right arm since being sidelined with a bone spur last month.Upvote Share Tweet
A's outscoring opponents at otherworldly rateThe Oakland Athletics have outscored opponents by an impressive 124 runs this season, a rate that history shows bodes well for the two-time defending American League West champions.Upvote Share Tweet
Knee feeling good, Springer returns to lineupAstros rookie George Springer, who leads the club in RBIs and on-base plus slugging, returned to the lineup Wednesday against the D-backs after missing the two previous games in Arizona with a sore right knee. He hit second behind Dexter Fowler and ahea…Upvote Share TweetCardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright returned to St. Louis on Wednesday for an MRI on his right elbow, and the results showed no structural damage.Upvote Share Tweet
Gordon turns two after terrific sliding catchDodgers second baseman Dee Gordon made a spectacular catch in shallow right field to rob Brayan Pena of a hit and double-up Brandon Phillips off second, ending the second inning in Los Angeles' game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park on Wednes…Upvote Share Tweet
Rangers reach deal with first-rounder OrtizThe Rangers announced the signing of their first pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday. Luis Ortiz, a right-handed pitcher from Sanger High School in California, was selected with the 30th overall pick in the first round.Upvote Share TweetYordano Ventura is turning out to be just about what the Royals expected: pretty darn good. Ventura breezed through seven innings against the Indians as the Royals notched a fourth straight victory, 4-1, and took the two-game series from the Tribe in fr…Upvote Share Tweet
Tigers agree to terms with first-round pick HillThe Tigers won't have to wait long to get their first-round pick in the fold. Multi-tooled outfielder Derek Hill and the team have agreed to terms on a deal that includes a $2 million signing bonus, MLB.com has learned.Upvote Share TweetLos Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was scratched from Wednesday night's starting lineup with irritation in the AC joint of his right shoulder, the team announced shortly before its game against the Cincinnati Reds.Upvote Share TweetJonathan Papelbon reached a milestone by earning 300 saves, but it's not as spectacular as it sounds.Upvote Share Tweet
Gennett has experience leading offScooter Gennett last batted leadoff regularly while in the Minors during the 2011 season, and he'll rely on that experience after being moved to the top of the Brewers' lineup.Upvote Share TweetMaybe the Nationals are going to end up being exactly who we thought they were. That would be a team with virtually no serious flaw, a team capable of playing deep into October. At the moment, that's exactly what they are.Upvote Share TweetAlthough Jayson Werth did not make his way up through the Washington Nationals minor league system and was at no point a member of the Potomac Nationals, Washington's Single-A affiliate in the Carolina League will be honoring the outfielder with a bobbl…Upvote Share Tweet
Injury-plagued Rangers put Scheppers on DLTexas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers is going back on the disabled list because of right elbow inflammation less than a week after a return from the same problem.Upvote Share TweetTuesday was the first time Cliff Lee had thrown since May 18, when he threw 6 2/3 innings against the Reds. Lee said his left elbow, though improving, was not fully recovered from its strain.Upvote Share Tweet
Slumping Machado moved to No. 7 spotAn impending suspension isn't the only issue for Manny Machado as the Orioles third baseman is also mired in a slump that has seen his batting average drop to .222, the lowest it's been this month.Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers' Billingsley has 2nd rehab setbackFor the second time in less than two months, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley has had a setback in his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery.Upvote Share Tweet
Scuffling Olt out of Cubs' lineup vs. BucsHitless over his last seven games entering Wednesday, Cubs third baseman Mike Olt did not start vs. the Pirates.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets sign 16 of their 39 Draft picksThe Mets announced Wednesday that they have inked 16 of their 39 draftees, including third-round shortstop Milton Ramos out of American Heritage (Fla.) School.Upvote Share Tweet
Is there merit to baseball's unwritten rules?SI.com's Ted Keith and Stephen Cannella debate the merits of some of baseball's unwritten rules.Upvote Share Tweet
Can Dodgers repeat 2013 run to catch Giants in National League West?Last year, it took a historically hot run for the Dodgers to win the NL West. Can they pull that off again?Upvote Share TweetGregory Polanco made his major league debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night, and the results were mixed. Polanco went 1 for 5 with a run scored and a strikeout, and he misplayed a tough (for a rookie in his first game) fly ball in right fiel…Upvote Share TweetAs fun as Yasiel Puig is to watch on a baseball field, his off-the-field adventures are pretty fun too. It's like the guy is on a reality show where he goes around the country and experiences new things — like snow or minions or Dale Earnhardt Jr. Puig'…Upvote Share TweetThe Cubs announced Wednesday they have signed their first-round pick, Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber, who was selected fourth overall in the First-Year Player Draft.Upvote Share TweetA rain delay occuring before the Los Angeles Dodgers played the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night provided NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. an opportunity to meet Yasiel Puig and — as they say — vice versa. After taking a series of left turns, Dale Jr. fou…Upvote Share TweetRon Gardenhire will be in the dugout with the AL All-Stars at his home stadium.Upvote Share Tweet
Dozier exits, day to day with back tightnessTwins second baseman Brian Dozier left Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning with lower back tightness and is day to day.Upvote Share TweetThe Texas Rangers are against The Wave, have been for a few years now. They join a good number of people in sports who think The Wave is a silly waste of time that distracts fans from the game. Valid point? Sure. Fun police? Yeah, that too. Which ever s…Upvote Share Tweet
Moustakas hopes homer gives him boostA few inches more to the right and Mike Moustakas would have had just a long foul ball instead of a home run in Tuesday night's 9-5 win over the Indians. The drive hit the outside of the foul pole for a two-run homer -- Moustakas' first blast since retu…Upvote Share TweetCheck out the length that Evereth Cabrera gets on his head-first tarp slide Tuesday night in Philadelphia. Much better than teammate Yasmani Grandal, who went first. Cabrera would have kept going, but he ran out of tarp. In curling, overshooting your ma…Upvote Share TweetA couple of older gentlemen who play for the New York Yankees would like you to know: They've still got it. Ichiro Suzuki made a great jumping catch to rob his old team, and Derek Jeter got a key double and scored the go-ahead run on Jacoby Ellsbury's e…Upvote Share Tweet
Red Sox sign outfielder Torres to Minor League dealThe Red Sox signed veteran outfielder Andres Torres to a Minor League contract on Wednesday. Torres, who last played with the San Francisco Giants in 2013, is a career .242 hitter in 650 big league games.Upvote Share TweetEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.Upvote Share Tweet
Interleague Play remains intertwined in game's fabricInterleague Play has become an everyday event, etched into the daily slate and sprinkled -- only slightly more liberally than when it began in 1997 -- throughout each team's season schedule. Some 4,395 games and counting later, it's obviously here to st…Upvote Share Tweet
Pipeline preview: Tennessee's Bryant aims to stay hotAs the All-Star break approaches in the Southern League, Tennessee third baseman Kris Bryant, the Cubs' No. 2 prospect, leads the circuit in all three Triple Crown categories, as well as hits, runs, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Bryant, th…Upvote Share Tweet
Hall of Famers drawn to CooperstownIt's special every year when new Hall of Famers are inducted. For those like Phil Niekro, there's an enduring magic that draws them back at various times through the year.Upvote Share Tweet
Braves' J. Upton exits with hamstring injuryAtlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton has left Tuesday's game against Colorado with a strained left hamstring.Upvote Share TweetJosh Beckett allowed two hits in six shutout innings and four Dodgers had two hits each as Los Angeles defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-1 on Tuesday night in a game delayed more than 2 hours by rain.Upvote Share TweetCollin Cowgill's walk-off home run in the 14th inning lifted the Angels to a 2-1 victory over the A's on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium, marking their fifth win in a row and pulling them within 2 1/2 games of the American League West leaders from Oaklan…Upvote Share Tweet
Moss is making opposing baserunners payA's right fielder Brandon Moss had his third outfield assist in five games on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium, when he threw out Albert Pujols at the plate in the sixth inning.Upvote Share TweetDoug Fister flipped the script from his previous start in San Francisco during the 2012 World Series, tossing seven scoreless innings to help the Washington Nationals beat Madison Bumgarner and the Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share TweetJacoby Ellsbury’s run-scoring single on an 0-2 pitch in the eighth drove in Derek Jeter — who also singled and scored in the first — to lift the Yankees in Seattle.Upvote Share TweetBrian Dozier hit a two-run home run, Kevin Correia won for the first time in four starts and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share TweetChristian Yelich set career highs with four hits and four RBIs for the Miami Marlins, who beat the Texas Rangers 8-5 on Tuesday night for their record-tying 13th consecutive interleague victory.Upvote Share Tweet
Phillies Walk Off On Brignac's Home RunJun 11Reid Brignac's three-run homer lifted the Phillies to a 3-0 win over the Padres.
Rays Double Up CardinalsJun 11The Rays topped the Cardinals 6-3 to snap their four-game losing streak.
Brewers Breeze Past MetsJun 11The Brewers beat the Mets 3-1 to pick up their 20th road win of the season.
Davis' Two-Run BlastJun 11The Orioles' Chris Davis hit a two-run home run in the first inning to give Baltimore a 3-0 lead against the Red Sox.
Miami Heat discussing options to target Carmelo Anthony in free agencyJun 11The Miami Heat's immediate focus remains overcoming a 2-1 NBA Finals deficit, but discussions have begun within the organization about trying to grow their so-called Big Three into a Big Four, according to sources close to the situation.
Sources: Melo has opt-out deadline of June 23Jun 11Carmelo Anthony has until June 23, essentially one week before the start of free agency, to notify the New York Knicks if he plans to opt in or out of the final year of his current contract, according to sources familiar with the terms of his deal.