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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.
Share TweetAndrelton 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.
Gibson, Towers want Kennedy to be more aggressiveUpdated May 6 Share TweetD-backs manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers met with right-hander Ian Kennedy prior to batting practice Monday at Dodger Stadium.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.
Middle-relief trio bridging the gap for RockiesUpdated May 6 Share TweetMiddle 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.Share TweetSecond baseman Mark Ellis became the latest player to land on the disabled list for the Dodgers on Monday afternoon.
Setback behind him, Cueto throws off moundUpdated May 6 Share TweetFollowing 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.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…Share TweetRed Sox's red hot Ortiz: 'I'm still not 100 percent'Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetThe Indians will be without one of their most valuable arms for at least 10 days.
Danks' homer helps White Sox avoid sweepUpdated May 6 Share TweetJordan 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.
Doggelganger?! Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija looks like this Braves-loving dogUpdated May 6 Share TweetOne 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…
Minnesota Twins bobblehead doll commercial: 10 awesome detailsUpdated May 6 Share TweetYour 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 …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…Share TweetThe Red Sox on Monday put closer Andrew Bailey on the DL with a right biceps strain.
Triple Play: Week 5 ResultsUpdated May 6 Share TweetPut your predictive skills to the test each week of the baseball season.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetFormer Major League outfielder Otis Nixon has been arrested on drug charges following a weekend traffic stop in suburban Atlanta.
Kansas City Royals fans dress in Sunday Best for good reasonUpdated May 6 Share TweetKansas 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…
He got the silent treatment yesterday after his first home run as a member of the Blue Jays, but MelUpdated May 6 Share TweetHe 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...Source: deadspin.comShare TweetKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chicago White Sox starter Gavin Floyd needs elbow surgery and will miss the rest of the season.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…Share TweetJake Peavy said Monday he expects to be able to pitch Wednesday against the New York Mets at Citi Field.
Justin Upton, Clay Buchholz among favorites for postseason awards, says sports betting siteUpdated May 6 Share TweetOnline 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…
Zimmermann, not Strasburg, leading Nats' rotationUpdated May 6 Share TweetRight-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.
Hamilton at center of Angels' first-month woesUpdated May 6 Share TweetJosh Hamilton is confident his swing will come, with the Angels having just gone through a rough first month of the season.
Mike Trout fish hats! Los Angeles Angels giving caps away June 18Updated May 6 Share TweetFish 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…
Three up, three down: Dodgers, Blue Jays strugglingUpdated May 6 Share TweetWhile 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.
Fan hit in the back by Tyler Moore home-run ballUpdated May 6 Share TweetYour 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…
Cool C.J. Wilson makes coolest cap grab of foul ball EVER look so coolUpdated May 6 Share TweetC.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 adm
Rangers, Cards, Tigers rise to top of rankingsUpdated May 6 Share TweetHere'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…
For Revere, it has never been high, far and goneUpdated May 6 Share TweetPhillies outfielder Ben Revere has logged 1,172 plate appearances at the Major League level, but has never deposited a pitch beyond the outfield fence.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.Share TweetEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.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…
MLB Notebook: Hechavarria racks up the RBIsUpdated May 6 Share TweetBatting 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.
Here's A Dog Dressed As A Hot Dog, Eating A Hot DogUpdated May 6 Share TweetYesterday 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...Source: deadspin.com
Who's No. 1? Six leading candidates for first Draft pickUpdated May 6 Share TweetThere 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…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…
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: