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J.P. Arencibia hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning off Fernando Rodney and the Toronto Blue Jays completed their comeback from a seven-run deficit, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 on Monday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Andrelton Simmons homered twice and drove in a career-high four runs on Monday night, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 7-4 victory that ended the Cincinnati Reds' winning streak at three games.Upvote Share Tweet
Gibson, Towers want Kennedy to be more aggressiveD-backs manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers met with right-hander Ian Kennedy prior to batting practice Monday at Dodger Stadium.Upvote Share TweetAsdrubal Cabrera homered twice and Mark Reynolds hit one to the deepest reaches of Progressive Field, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Middle-relief trio bridging the gap for RockiesMiddle relievers are often forgotten pitchers in the big leagues. But the Rockies have successfully utilized a working combination of Adam Ottavino, Josh Outman and Edgmer Escalona.Upvote Share TweetSecond baseman Mark Ellis became the latest player to land on the disabled list for the Dodgers on Monday afternoon.Upvote Share Tweet
Setback behind him, Cueto throws off moundFollowing a setback late last week that prevented him from starting a Minor League rehab assignment, Reds ace Johnny Cueto resumed throwing from a mound on Monday. Cueto long tossed and then went to the bullpen and threw 25 pitches.Upvote Share TweetRick Ankiel and fellow outfielder Fernando Martinez were designated for assignment Monday, likely bringing an end to their tenure in Houston. The Astros also optioned infielder Brandon Laird to Triple-A Oklahoma City and recalled outfielder Trevor Crowe…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated May 6, 2013Red Sox's red hot Ortiz: 'I'm still not 100 percent'Upvote Share TweetThe Indians will be without one of their most valuable arms for at least 10 days.Upvote Share Tweet
Danks' homer helps White Sox avoid sweepJordan Danks atoned for a baserunning blunder in the ninth inning by hitting a solo home run in the 11th that lifted the Chicago White Sox over the Kansas City Royals 2-1 Monday.Upvote Share Tweet
Doggelganger?! Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija looks like this Braves-loving dogOne of these pictures is Jeff Samardzija, starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs who strikes out a lot of hitters. The other is a dog whose owner brought it to the Atlanta Braves' Bark at the Park event Sunday. Which is which? Maybe if they were both thr…Upvote Share Tweet
Minnesota Twins bobblehead doll commercial: 10 awesome detailsYour browser does not support iframes. The Minnesota Twins consistently produce great TV commercials, and the one for Josh Willingham bobblehead doll day is one of their better efforts. Producers re-created Target Field in bobblehead form and packed it …Upvote Share TweetFor the first time since his hip surgery, Alex Rodriguez took the field Monday at the New York Yankees spring complex in Florida. He jogged, hit off a tee, signed autographs, talked to the media and even flashed the sign of the horns when he arrived. Wa…Upvote Share TweetThe Red Sox on Monday put closer Andrew Bailey on the DL with a right biceps strain.Upvote Share Tweet
Triple Play: Week 5 Resultsnytimes.com Updated May 6, 2013Put your predictive skills to the test each week of the baseball season.Upvote Share TweetFormer Major League outfielder Otis Nixon has been arrested on drug charges following a weekend traffic stop in suburban Atlanta.Upvote Share Tweet
Kansas City Royals fans dress in Sunday Best for good reasonKansas City Royals fan Brett Parker isn't the first person to get dressed up for a ballgame, but he's still kind of a genius for organizing "Dressed to the Nines" at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday. With the help of Negro League Baseball Museum pre…Upvote Share Tweet
He got the silent treatment yesterday after his first home run as a member of the Blue Jays, but Meldeadspin.com Updated May 6, 2013He got the silent treatment yesterday after his first home run as a member of the Blue Jays, but Melky Cabrera still got to high five all of his imaginary teammates.Read more...Upvote Share TweetKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chicago White Sox starter Gavin Floyd needs elbow surgery and will miss the rest of the season.Upvote Share TweetRoy Halladay will visit the office of noted orthopedist Lewis Yocum on Tuesday in Los Angeles, where he expects to learn more about his injured right shoulder. The Phillies placed Halladay on the 15-day disabled list Monday with what they called inflamm…Upvote Share TweetJake Peavy said Monday he expects to be able to pitch Wednesday against the New York Mets at Citi Field.Upvote Share Tweet
Justin Upton, Clay Buchholz among favorites for postseason awards, says sports betting siteOnline sportsbook Bovada has released new odds on which baseball players are favorites to win MVP and Cy Young awards this season. Early? Sure. But that's kinda the point. So when Willin Rosario is running away with the NL MVP in September, you can brag…Upvote Share Tweet
Zimmermann, not Strasburg, leading Nats' rotationRight-hander Stephen Strasburg gets most of the publicity, but his teammate Jordan Zimmermann has been the Nationals' best pitcher this year, with the stats to back it up.Upvote Share Tweet
Hamilton at center of Angels' first-month woesJosh Hamilton is confident his swing will come, with the Angels having just gone through a rough first month of the season.Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Trout fish hats! Los Angeles Angels giving caps away June 18Fish hats, get your Mike Trout fish hats! The Los Angeles Angels already sell, or did a season ago, a foam cap shaped like a fish in honor of star slugger Mike Trout. You can buy one on eBay for $24.99. They're solid, if not durable-looking. Good enough…Upvote Share Tweet
Three up, three down: Dodgers, Blue Jays strugglingWhile Edward Mujica has stepped in for Jason Motte in leading the Cardinals to the top of the NL Central, the offseason additions by the Dodgers and Blue Jays haven't quite worked out thus far.Upvote Share Tweet
Fan hit in the back by Tyler Moore home-run ballYour browser does not support iframes.Some fans catch home runs bare-handed with a baby in one arm. Some fans make diving catches between the concrete and seats. And then some fans get smacked in the back with a home run ball as they walk away from thei…Upvote Share Tweet
Cool C.J. Wilson makes coolest cap grab of foul ball EVER look so coolC.J. Wilson cooly and casually catching a bouncing foul ball from the front row of the Los Angeles Angels dugout takes the phrase "act like you've been there before" to nirvana. Notice, though, some of Wilson's teammates cowering as the ball - which admUpvote Share Tweet
Rangers, Cards, Tigers rise to top of rankingsHere's what we know for certain: Yu Darvish is pitching like an ace, never count out the Giants or the Yankees, the Cardinals are on a roll, and the Royals and Pirates look like they are for real. And no one should ever forget that the Tigers are the de…Upvote Share Tweet
For Revere, it has never been high, far and gonePhillies outfielder Ben Revere has logged 1,172 plate appearances at the Major League level, but has never deposited a pitch beyond the outfield fence.Upvote Share TweetThese players didn't get the calls they wanted, but that doesn't mean they were wrong, writes Cliff Corcoran. Watch these six player vs. umpire incidents and judge for yourself.Upvote Share TweetEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.Upvote Share TweetHave a baseball road trip coming up? Well, in a bid to help you with your upcoming journeys, Big League Stew has solicited the help of the locals. Over the next month or so, we'll be hitting up our usual guest blogger crew to feature 10 tips for enjoyin…Upvote Share Tweet
MLB Notebook: Hechavarria racks up the RBIsBatting eighth and playing shortstop on Sunday, Adeiny Hechavarria became the 12th National League No. 8 hitter to have at least seven RBIs in a game in the Marlins' 14-2 win over the Phillies.Upvote Share Tweet
Here's A Dog Dressed As A Hot Dog, Eating A Hot Dogdeadspin.com Updated May 6, 2013Yesterday was the annual "Bark in the Park" day in Atlanta, the only time-other than when the Reds are in town-when ticketholders must show proof they've been vaccinated against Parvo and Bordetella.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Who's No. 1? Six leading candidates for first Draft pickThere are six leading candidates to go No. 1 in the First-Year Player Draft on June 6: Stanford right-hander Mark Appel, San Diego third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant, Georgia high school outfielder Clint Frazier, Oklahoma right-hander Jonathan Gray, I…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. After two consecutive nights where they needed walk-off wins to beat the rival L…Upvote Share Tweet
Simmons Powers Braves Past RedsMay 6Andrelton Simmons hits two home runs and drives in four runs in the Braves' 7-4 win over the Reds.
Cabrera, Reynolds Power IndiansMay 6Asdrubal Cabrera hit two homers and Mark Reynolds added a long ball of his own in the Indians' 7-3 win.
Back-To-Back Homers Fuel DiamondbacksMay 6Paul Goldschmidt and Cody Ross hit back-to-back home runs to power the Diamondbacks to a 9-2 win over the Dodgers.
Blue Jays Rally Past PaysMay 6The Blue Jays score eight unanswered runs, capped off by J.P. Arencibia's two-run homer, in an 8-7 win over the Rays.
Peter King: By balancing draft philosophies, Vikings hit first-round paydi…May 6It struck me during the draft, while watching the Rams go hard after Tavon Austin and Alec Ogletree, that there are four kinds of draft strategists in football today: