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Gerrit Cole overcame a rocky start to become the first Pirates pitcher to win his first four career starts in more than a century in Pittsburgh's 10-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.Share Tweet
Justin Miller, a pitcher for four teams during a major league career that spanned seven seasons, has been found dead. He was 35.Share TweetRays third baseman Evan Longoria left Friday's game against the Tigers before the third inning after irritating the plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He is not expected to play Saturday or Sunday.Share Tweet
Rangers continue hot stretch, shut out RedsThe Rangers continued their recent success behind Martin Perez's strong start, defeating the Reds, 4-0, in the series opener on Friday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.Share Tweet
Red Sox squander lead but hold off JaysJonny Gomes broke a tie with a seventh-inning single and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 after squandering a five-run lead Friday night.Share TweetIan Desmond doubled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Washington Nationals rallied late after a dominant Matt Harvey departed, overtaking the New York Mets 6-4 Friday night.Share TweetMajor league wins leader Max Scherzer became the first starting pitcher to win 12 consecutive decisions to begin a season in 27 years, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 behind a pair of home runs from Miguel Cabrera on Friday night.Share Tweet
O's break up no-hitter, rally by CC, YanksNate McLouth hit a tiebreaking homer off CC Sabathia in the seventh inning, Manny Machado had two RBIs and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 Friday night.Share Tweet
Timely hits, stellar relief carry O's over YankeesPitching in relief of T.J. McFarland, Kevin Gausman shut down the Yankees for 4 1/3 innings, and the Orioles beat the Yankees, 4-3, on Friday night at Camden Yards. With the win, the second-place Orioles pulled a little farther ahead of the Yankees in t…Share TweetRockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer extended his hit streak to 25 games with power -- a two-run homer in the third inning of Friday night's game with the Giants at Coors Field.Share Tweet
Reds drop Prior, ending comeback attemptRight-hander Mark Prior has been released from the Cincinnati Reds organization, ending his latest comeback attempt.Share TweetJason Kipnis reached base six times and scored four runs, Ryan Raburn homered and drove in four, and the Cleveland Indians rallied from five down early on to pound the Chicago White Sox 19-10 in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Friday.Share Tweet
Tribe outslugs Sox with 14 unanswered runs in Game 1The Indians slugged 10 extra-base hits as they came back from a 5-0 first-inning deficit to claim the first game of a twin bill against the White Sox, 19-10, on Friday. Jason Kipnis reached base for the 30th consecutive contest, going 3-for-4 with three…Share TweetChipper Jones still can't believe how much he's adored in Atlanta.Share Tweet
Huntsville Stars to hold gun raffle at ‘Second Amendment Night’ on July 3Ballpark promotions in 2013 can range anywhere from giving away bobbleheads to rewarding one lucky fan an all expenses paid funeral, but the Huntsville Stars —Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers — have decided to go what they’re calling the educ…Share Tweet
‘Coco Lean’ bobblehead tours the Bay Area with two diehard Oakland A’s fansLast week, The Stew ran a giveaway for the very rad Coco Crisp "Coco Lean" bobblehead that the Oakland Athletics will be handing out to the first 15,000 fans at Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. We got so many great submissions …Share TweetEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.Share TweetJon Lester showed no ill effects from the right hip ailment that took him out of Thursday's 7-4 victory vs. the Blue Jays after 94 pitches, and he should be on track to make his next scheduled start, on Thursday against the Padres.Share TweetStill rehabbing from right knee surgery in January, first baseman Corey Hart now needs surgery on the other knee, a procedure that will end his season and, in all likelihood, his long tenure with the Brewers.Share Tweet
Rockies activate closer Betancourt from DLThe Colorado Rockies have activated closer Rafael Betancourt from the 15-day disabled list and optioned righty Juan Nicasio to Triple-A Colorado Spring.Share Tweet
Indians minor league right-hander suspendedCleveland Indians right-hander Dillon Howard has been suspended for 50 games without pay under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive test for an amphetamine.Share Tweet
Yankees will get back almost $19 million on Mark Teixeira’s salary from insurance policiesFor the New York Yankees, a team that's been getting bad news upon bad news this year, here's something good: EPSN New York is reporting that insurance will cover close to $19 million of Mark Teixeira's $22.5 million salary this season. The Yankees anno…Share TweetAL Cy Young Award winner David Price will rejoin the Tampa Bay Rays' rotation Tuesday night at Houston.Share TweetWhite Sox slugger Paul Konerko remains sidelined because of pain in the lower right side of his back.Share Tweet
Tigers recall reliever Rondon to bolster bullpenThe Detroit Tigers have recalled reliever Bruce Rondon from Triple-A Toledo.Share Tweet
Twins take Target practice on Jeremy GuthrieHow did right-hander Jeremy Guthrie stay so cool Thursday night at Target Field? Though the Kansas City Royals found themselves on the downside of a 3-1 score to the Minnesota Twins, two positive things occurred involving Guthrie. Basically, it was that…Share Tweet
Padres option lefty Layne, recall righty SmithThe Padres optioned left-hander Tommy Layne to Triple-A Tucson and recalled right-hander Burch Smith from Tucson in a corresponding move on Friday before the opener of a four-game series against the Marlins.Share TweetThe Houston Astros' Jason Castro, Lucas Harrell and Chris Carter came out Friday morning to help instruct kids at a baseball camp hosted by the Astros Urban Youth Academy.Share Tweet
D-backs executive Hall honored as 'Best Boss'D-backs president and CEO Derrick Hall was named the "Best Boss" by TeamWork Online, the sports industry's online employment recruiting network.Share TweetYasiel Puig went thumping into the right-field wall at Dodger Stadium on Thursday night trying to chase down a home run. Immediately, it brought to mind Bryce Harper slamming into the Dodger Stadium wall in May. Luckily for the Puig — and the newly ener…Share TweetBoston Red Sox fan Monte Freire and his friends were eating at a Connecticut restaurant in 2010 when another patron — a drunk, angry New York Yankees fan — stabbed him in the neck. The Yankees fan, John Mayor (not to be confused with John Mayer), had de…Share TweetRangers southpaw Derek Holland held the Yankees to a pair of singles in a 2-0 victory on Thursday, putting together his sixth career shutout.Share Tweet
Online-only voting will settle tight races in final weekAs the final week of voting approaches with online-only balloting, several starting All-Star spots remain up for grabs in tight races.Share TweetNo one was injured, and the fire never spread beyond the light tower up in right field, so go ahead and laugh!Read more...Share Tweet
Cabrera on quest for consecutive Triple CrownsMiguel Cabrera does not have much interest in discussing his individual accolades, but they may become awfully hard to ignore if he continues his torrid pace in his quest for an unprecedented Triple Crown in consecutive seasons.Share TweetAfter a 4.5-hour meeting, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks unanimously approved the majority of the Chicago Cubs' plan for a $300 million renovation of Wrigley Field during a special meeting at City Hall on Thursday.Share Tweet
Pirates, first-rounder Meadows come to termsThe Pirates agreed to terms with outfielder Austin Meadows, the No. 9 overall selection in the First-Year Player Draft earlier this month, and announced the signing Friday. He will begin his professional career with the Gulf Coast League Pirates.Share Tweet
Yankees offense hitting the wall, but not to many baseballs recentlynydailynews.com Jun 28, 2013Amid the continuing mystery as to exactly what Alex Rodriguez has been cleared to do down there in Tampa — rehab games? Simulated games? Poker games? — the Yankees slogged their way through another desultory loss, 2-0, to the Texas Rangers in the south …Share TweetThe Toronto Blue Jays have placed outfielder Melky Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis.Share Tweet
Braves Win, Chipper's No. 10 RetiredJun 28The Braves blanked the Diamondbacks 3-0.
Pirates Win Seventh StraightJun 28The Pirates crushed the Brewers 10-3 for their seventh straight win.
Nationals Rally LateJun 28The Nationals come back to beat the Mets 6-4.
Scherzer Improves To 12-0Jun 28Highlight of the night: The Tigers double up the Rays 6-3 for Max Scherzer's 12th victory of the season.