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John Sterling quits on Yankees with Bombers down two runs with two innings to play
nydailynews.com Updated Jun 24, 2013
You don’t need a room full of Sabermetricians, those binders Joe (Joey Looseleafs) Girardi relies on, or even the most astute baseball minds in town to know exactly where the Yankees are at.Upvote Share Tweet
Arias exits after straining left hamstringGiants shortstop Joaquin Arias left Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning with a strained left hamstring.Upvote Share Tweet
Zack Wheeler, along with Matt Harvey, has ability to pump life into dreary Mets teamnydailynews.com Updated Jun 24, 2013It is very possibly only a happy coincidence the Mets happen to be playing some of their best baseball of the season since Zack Wheeler’s impressive debut in Atlanta a week ago.Upvote Share Tweet
Brantley's 4 RBIs help Indians top O's, stay hotMichael Brantley homered and had four RBIs, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Monday night for their ninth win in 12 games.Upvote Share Tweet
Brantley, Swisher spark turnaround in Tribe's winMichael Brantley matched a career high with four RBIs, starter Ubaldo Jimenez put on a clinic in damage control and and the Indians claimed their ninth victory in the past 12 games with a 5-2 win over the Orioles.Upvote Share TweetJeremy Hellickson pitched seven strong innings and rookie Wil Myers homered in his home debut, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Blue Jays 4-1 on Monday night to end Toronto's 11-game winning streak.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants' Pagan needs surgery to fix hamstringSan Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan will have surgery on his hamstring Tuesday, and could be out for up to 12 weeks, manager Bruce Bochy said Monday.Upvote Share Tweet
Hellickson, three straight blasts end Jays' win streakJeremy Hellickson fired seven scoreless innings of one-hit ball, and James Loney, Wil Myers and Sam Fuld hit consecutive homers in the second as the Rays beat the Blue Jays, 4-1, on Monday night at Tropicana Field, ending Toronto's 11-game winning strea…Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates looking like championship contenderThe 2013 Pirates are a tribute to general manager Neal Huntington's relentless roster building, to Clint Hurdle's managerial genius and to center fielder Andrew McCutchen, whose six-year commitment to the organization last season started it all.Upvote Share Tweet
Mariners Care swings against cystic fibrosisSeattle fan Jonathan Flessner joins some of his favorite players each year to take part in the Mariners Care Golf Tournament to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The 2013 iteration of the 28-year old annual tournament was held on Tuesday at TPC Sn…Upvote Share Tweet
The ‘Star Wars’ chicken dance and other far-out stuff from the Diamondbacks ‘Star Wars’ dayThe Arizona Diamondbacks added to the "Star Wars" fun we've seen in baseball this year, having a "Star Wars"-themed game on Sunday during against the Cincinnati Reds. Already we've seen a few different minor league teams doing "…Upvote Share Tweet
Price to pitch for Class A Charlotte on WednesdayAfter allowing just two hits in his first rehab start on Friday, Rays ace David Price will make another appearance for Class A Charlotte on Wednesday.Upvote Share TweetThe Astros optioned infielder Marwin Gonzalez to Triple-A Oklahoma City and cut left-hander Wade LeBlanc on Monday.Upvote Share Tweet
Rays tie club mark with three straight homersIt seemed fitting, somehow, that Wil Myers found himself squarely in the middle of some Rays history during his Tropicana Field debut Monday night, crushing the second of three consecutive homers in Tampa Bay's 4-1 win over Toronto. James Loney, Myers a…Upvote Share TweetAlex Cobb has made the trip to Tropicana Field several times, but Monday's visit to the stadium was special to the Rays starter. Cobb was back at The Trop for the first time since June 15, when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City's …Upvote Share Tweet
Young Dodger fan pledges to give money from viral video to injured Giants fan Bryan StowWhen the video of Casey Johnstone talking about being the only Los Angeles Dodgers fan at his Bay Area school published to YouTube, the goal wasn't to make the 10-year-old into a viral video star. His dad, Ron, just wanted to share the video with family…Upvote Share Tweet
Asdrubal's return to Tribe could be soonThe Indians were already optimistic about Asdrubal Cabrera's chances of coming off the disabled list at some point during this road trip. And after watching the two-time All-Star shortstop go through a workout on Monday, Terry Francona is not sure the t…Upvote Share Tweet
Blue Jays expect Reyes back in next few daysThe Blue Jays continue to take a wait-and-see approach with Jose Reyes, but the veteran shortstop is expected to rejoin the team by Thursday, if not sooner. General manager Alex Anthopoulos made the trip to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday night to watch Reye…Upvote Share TweetRangers CEO Nolan Ryan said Monday afternoon that he isn't worried about losing right fielder Nelson Cruz any time soon to a lengthy suspension due to his involvement in Major League Baseball's ongoing investigation into a Miami-based Biogenesis clinic.Upvote Share TweetWhen GM Frank Wren reconstructed his lineup with the offseason additions of the Upton brothers, he had visions of Atlanta vaulting to its current spot atop the NL East. But it's safe to say the journey has been much different than he could have envision…Upvote Share Tweet
Indians option Carrasco, recall House for debutThe Cleveland Indians have optioned right-hander Carlos Carrasco to Triple-A Columbus and recalled pitcher T.J. House from the same minor league club.Upvote Share Tweet
Boy has violent reaction after missing foul ballFather's Day was last weekend. The following Sunday, apparently, is Beat On Your Dad day. At least that's what happened at Sunday's San Francisco Giants game when a line drive foul ball zipped at what we're presuming is a dad and his son in right field.…Upvote Share TweetFor a week or so, it seemed like we couldn't go more than a day or two without mentioning Dodgers rookie sensation Yasiel Puig. He makes great throws! He hits home runs! He even takes fastballs off his face! But then Puig seemed to go quiet, even though…Upvote Share Tweet
Chicago rooftop provides an unofficial dividing line for Cubs and White Sox fansThe official dividing line between Chicago's north and south sides is Madison Street as it marks a major spot in the city's street numbering system. As for the unofficial dividing line between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox fanbases? Well, it mi…Upvote Share Tweet
O's option Garcia, who may refuse assignmentThe Baltimore Orioles have optioned veteran pitcher Freddy Garcia to Triple-A Norfolk, an assignment the right-hander has the right to refuse.Upvote Share Tweet
Soria to make next rehab outing in ArizonaRight-hander Joakim Soria will make his next rehab outing Wednesday with the Arizona Rangers. Soria flew to Surprise on Monday and is scheduled to pitch one inning.Upvote Share TweetKendrys Morales hit a pinch-hit walk-off home run in the tenth inning Sunday to give his Seattle Mariners a win over the Oakland Athletics. That's the kind of moment deserving of a home-plate stomping celebration. But it didn't happen on Sunday for Mora…Upvote Share TweetEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.Upvote Share Tweet
Alvarez's tear earns slugger NL Player of Week honorsPedro Alvarez's blistering week at the plate earned the Pirates' third baseman his third career National League Player of the Week Award.Upvote Share TweetAlex Rodriguez's power stroke is improving, and the Yankees third baseman is moving closer to playing in Minor League rehabilitation games, though the club has not yet definitively set a target date for his debut.Upvote Share TweetThe Yankees are not receiving encouraging reports on first baseman Mark Teixeira, who continues to feel discomfort in his right wrist and may be inching closer to season-ending surgery.Upvote Share Tweet
Do Sleepy Hitters Really Lose Plate Discipline During The MLB Season?Originally published in Baseball Prospectus.Read more...Upvote Share TweetIt's appears that rumors of the Rangers' demise have been greatly exaggerated. In June, Texas has a 10-12 record -- a stretch that includes a six-game losing streak, but the club is back on top of the American League West and has the best record in the …Upvote Share Tweet
There can be only 1: ‘Panda’ Sandoval leaves DL, Rusty the Red Panda at National Zoo goes missingTim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, one of the finest reporters of Major League Baseball in the world, made a note of this on Twitter: At the moment Pablo Sandoval comes off DL, Rusty the panda goes missing at National Zoo. OK then. — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) J…Upvote Share Tweet
Tony Sanchez Is Really, Really Excited To Be A Pittsburgh PiratePirates catcher Tony Sanchez, the fourth overall pick in the 2009 MLB draft, made his big-league debut yesterday as a DH against the Angels. His first plate appearance came with two outs in the second inning, and it was especially memorable. Neil Walker…Upvote Share Tweet
Without an established role, Smyly thriving in 'penDrew Smyly went to Spring Training as the guy who was supposed to fill out the Tigers' rotation. He was never expected to be the one holding the defending American League champions' bullpen together and saving a Max Scherzer victory.Upvote Share TweetNeither Mississippi State nor UCLA has ever won a college baseball championship. Both will meet for the title in 2013. Who wins? Kirk Kenney offers analysis -- and makes his pick.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockies edge Nats as Cuddyer extends hit streak to 21Rockies edge Nats as Cuddyer extends hit streak to 21Upvote Share Tweet
Ryan Doumit slides into home in two parts: Not safe, then safeA funny thing happened on the way to Oswaldo Arcia of the Minnesota Twins driving in Ryan Doumit with an RBI double on Sunday. Doumit missed touching home plate on his first pass and needed to sneak back and beat catcher Yan Gomes to the dish for a seco…Upvote Share Tweet
Nearly two decades later, Grilli's hard work pays offJason Grilli has waited nearly two decades for this chance. The extra interviews and autograph signings, the heightened pressure -- it validates the struggles through which he has persisted. The transience, the pain, the constant uncertainty and anxiety…Upvote Share Tweet
CarGo's rise to the elite goes beyond just Rocky Mountain highsThe knock on Carlos Gonzalez has always been his drastic home/road splits. But in '13, CarGo's numbers are nearly identical. Joe Lemire examines what's so different this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Angels Fans Are Not Paying AttentionOK, what the hell has gotten into baseball fans this year? Nationals fans are treating their stadium like a public library, Phillies fans are going to games with an entire arsenal of Apple products, and now we've got a handful of Angels fans doing what …Upvote Share Tweet
Morrison getting back to form, back to basicsRunning hasn't been an issue for Logan Morrison. It's stopping that causes the Marlins' first baseman a bit of apprehension.Upvote Share Tweet
‘Hura, Piwowarzy!’ Milwaukee Brewers wear Polish heritage-themed uniformsThe Milwaukee Brewers might be the the most culturally inclusive team in Major League Baseball. Based in one of the more diverse towns in the U.S., the Brewers don't forget anybody. Having already recognized the Germans, Italians and Latinos with specia…Upvote Share Tweet
Gibson to make big league debut SaturdayMinnesota will recall right-handed pitcher Kyle Gibson, the club's No. 4 prospect according to MLB.com, on Tuesday, and he will make his Major League debut Saturday at Target Field against the Kansas City Royals.Upvote Share TweetColorado's Michael Cuddyer pushed his hitting streak to 21 games and the Blue Jays won their 11th straight to highlight Sunday's highlights.Upvote Share Tweet
Q&A with 'Mad Men' star, Cardinals fan HammFor the past six years, Jon Hamm has become known to the American public as enigmatic advertising executive Don Draper on AMC's hit TV series "Mad Men." During a recent filming session for "Million Dollar Arm" at Georgia Tech's Russ …Upvote Share Tweet
For at least five teams, it's time to trade for helpWithin the next couple of weeks, clubs will ask themselves some difficult questions, as they decide whether to buy or sell before July 31. After that, the next question for buyers is what is they should pursue. So here's a look at five contending clubs …Upvote Share Tweet
The Juice: Tigers, Pirates and Dodgers lead a day of exciting finishesYour browser does not support iframes. The 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. Sunday's slate of baseball games gave us …Upvote Share TweetDodgers Matt Kemp and Scott Van Slyke continued their injury rehab assignments Sunday night with Triple-A Albuquerque. Kemp went 1-for-3 with a Double. Van Slyke was 1-for-5 with a double.Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Updated Jun 24, 2013One of the dangers of writing about sports is that it's easy to conflate impossible with improbable. It's a necessary risk to take in many cases: ...Upvote Share Tweet
Screws, Forks, and the Eephus: A Tribute to MLB's Freak Pitchesgrantland.com Updated Jun 24, 2013Which position in sports produces (attracts?) the most neurotic personalities? Ask that question to 100 knowledgeable sports fans, and you'll probabl...Upvote Share Tweet
Brantley, Indians Top OriolesJun 24Michael Brantley drove in four runs as the Indians handed the Orioles their fourth straight loss with a 5-2 victory.
Web GemsJun 24Does Domonic Brown's diving catch in left top Victor Martinez's reigning Web Gem?
Brantley, Indians Top OriolesJun 24Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Michael Brantley drove in four runs as the Indians handed the Orioles their fourth straight loss with a 5-2 victory.
Blanks, Padres Walk Off In The 10thJun 24Kyle Blanks' single in the 10th and three RBIs lifted the Padres to a 4-3 win over the Phillies.
Peter King: Guest MMQB: Chris Kluwe on life cycle of an NFL player, Hall c…Jun 24Peter King is taking his annual vacation, and he's lined up some special guests to fill in on MMQB in the meantime. This week, Oakland Raiders punter Chris Kluwe takes over.