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Lyle Overbay hit a two-run homer and finished with five RBIs, Ichiro Suzuki also hit a two-run shot and the New York Yankees opened their only series in Kansas City with an 11-6 rout of the Royals on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetJeff Baker hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh, and Texas relievers threw 3 1/3 hitless innings to lead the Rangers to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetOn Friday, Jon Lester and Shelby Miller each flirted with perfection, and Alex Cobb turned in one of baseball's weirder stat lines. Joe Lemire breaks down some superlative pitching.Upvote Share TweetAlex Cobb struck out 13 in fewer than five innings and Ryan Roberts and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs apiece to help the Tampa Bay Rays rally for a 6-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetCardinals rookie Shelby Miller tossed a one-hitter in his first professional shutout and Carlos Beltran slammed his team-leading ninth home run of the season in a 3-0 win over the Rockies in front of 37,800 at Busch Stadium on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Heyward feels 'normal' soreness after first rehab gameJason Heyward was kept out of Triple-A Gwinnett's lineup on Friday night after he played his first game in nearly three weeks on Thursday.Upvote Share TweetLeft-hander Wandy Rodriguez disposed with the Mets' lukewarm batting order for six innings, while cleanup man Garrett Jones started one three-run rally with a double and ended another with a replay-reviewed homer in Friday night's 7-3 win.Upvote Share TweetIan Desmond's three hits included a two-run homer and an RBI double, and Danny Espinosa and Kurt Suzuki also drove in runs with doubles, helping the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 for their season-high fifth consecutive victory.Upvote Share Tweet
Offense pours in runs to back Scherzer's fifth winHomers from Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera lifted Max Scherzer to his fifth win, powering the Tigers to a 10-4 win Friday night at Comerica Park against the Indians.Upvote Share TweetBack in Kansas City for the first time since his season-ending injury last May, a healthy Mariano Rivera was able to joke about what happened.Upvote Share Tweet
Fielder, Cabrera blast homers in Tigers' winPrince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera each hit a long home run, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 10-4 on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetST. LOUIS -- Former Cy Young award winner Chris Carpenter took another step toward possibly returning to the mound by tossing a pain-free bullpen session prior to Friday night's game with the Colorado Rockies.Upvote Share Tweet
Bochy backs Vogelsong amid recent strugglesGiants manager Bruce Bochy demonstrated his faith Friday in Ryan Vogelsong, announcing that the struggling right-hander will make his next start as scheduled Wednesday at Toronto.Upvote Share Tweet
Manuel hopes Aumont cuts down on walksMore than a month into the new season, Phillies reliever Phillippe Aumont boasts a 2.45 ERA, a number few would gripe about. But in his 11 innings, the right-hander has already walked 10 batters.Upvote Share Tweet
Young likely nearing rehab assignment in ArizonaA depleted A's club could soon be welcoming back one of its ailing outfielders, as Chris Young is expected to begin a rehab assignment within a few days.Upvote Share Tweet
Motte in good spirits after season-ending surgeryInjured closer Jason Motte underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and appeared at Busch Stadium on Friday in good spirits.Upvote Share Tweet
Adrian returns to Dodgers' lineupDodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who exited Wednesday's game after four innings with a mild neck strain, was back in the lineup on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Jones awarded homer after replay at Citi FieldPirates manager Clint Hurdle successfully petitioned the umpiring crew to consult replay, and a brief delay was all it took to reverse a triple to a home run for Garrett Jones against Mets right-hander Shaun Marcum on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Lasorda defends Mattingly's job with DodgersFormer Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda came to the defense of current manager Don Mattingly, who has been under increasing media pressure in Los Angeles with his expensive team being off to a 13-20 start.Upvote Share TweetAfter sitting with his thoughts for a couple days after finding out he'd need to undergo surgery on his right shoulder, Roy Halladay felt he needed to send a direct message to those he felt had been somewhat ignored.Upvote Share Tweet
Oswalt goes three frames in extended spring gameVeteran three-time All-Star pitcher Roy Oswalt, who signed a Minor League contract with the Rockies on May 2, threw three innings and displayed decent fastball velocity Friday during his first extended spring training outing in Arizona.Upvote Share TweetThe White Sox activated Dayan Viciedo and put him in the starting lineup Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Mo, Yanks make light of last year's injury in KCMariano Rivera jogged out to the spot where his career nearly ended 12 months ago, looked down and smiled Friday. A prankster from the Yankees' clubhouse had painted a white chalk outline of Rivera's body on the warning track, while a banner adorned wit…Upvote Share TweetMike Baxter has developed into a pinch-hitting weapon for the Mets. His manager attributes Baxter's success to his attention to detail.Upvote Share Tweet
Scioscia moving on from 'isolated incident'Angels manager Mike Scioscia briefly doubted his interpretation of the rules for pitching changes, but he was accurate and is ready to move forward after the umpires were disciplined and Astros manager Bo Porter apologized.Upvote Share Tweet
Gardenhire eager to get Arcia more playing timeRookie outfielder Oswaldo Arcia has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball so far in May, and Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he will get regular playing time moving forward.Upvote Share Tweet
Lewis, Ramirez make progress at FriscoThe Rangers had two pitchers make significant starts in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday: Colby Lewis at Triple-A Las Vegas and Neil Ramirez at Double-A Frisco. Lewis is on the road back from last year's flexor tendon surgery, and Ramirez is on the road b…Upvote Share Tweet
Coke's return imminent after rehab appearancePhil Coke's eight-pitch inning of relief at Triple-A Toledo on Thursday puts him in position for what could be an imminent return from the 15-day disabled list this weekend, restoring Detroit's bullpen to three left-handed relievers.Upvote Share Tweet
Porter issues apology for misinterpreting rulesAstros manger Bo Porter issued a public apology Friday afternoon for making an illegal pitching change in Thursday's loss to the Angels, a move that led to the two-game suspension and fine of crew chief Fieldin Culbreth and fines for the rest of his cre…Upvote Share TweetFrancisco Liriano is set to come off the disabled list and make his Pittsburgh Pirates debut Saturday against the New York Mets.Upvote Share TweetWell, this is ... interesting. MLB.com published a column this afternoon that takes the Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy to task for filling precious newspaper space by creating accusations of PED usage for David Ortiz to deny. The author of that MLB.com …Upvote Share TweetBoston Red Sox pitcher Joel Hanrahan was en route to Boston after being examined Friday morning by Dr. James Andrews, the orthopedist he saw for a second opinion regarding the flexor pronator strain in his right elbow.Upvote Share Tweet
Just Manny being Manny … and being the Incredible HulkManny Ramirez's tenure in Taiwan has already given us odd signs and crazy home run reactions. And it keeps giving. Because here's a picture of Manny dressed up as the Incredible Hulk earlier this week. Apparently, his team, the EDA Rhinos, all dressed i…Upvote Share TweetWASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper is out of the lineup against the Chicago Cubs after having an ingrown right toenail removed, while right fielder Jayson Werth is probably headed to the 15-day disabled list.Upvote Share Tweet
Cueto reports no ill-effects after rehab startReds ace Johnny Cueto reported no issues the day after he threw 50 pitches over three innings in a rehab start for Class A Dayton on Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
Meanwhile in Korea: Pitcher’s funny reaction when ump and catcher throw him a ball at the same timeWhile the American baseball scene is consumed lately by gaffes and rule-breaking from MLB umpires, here's a funny miscommunication between an ump and catcher in the Korean Baseball Organization. The result? They both throw balls back to the pitcher, and…Upvote Share Tweet
Umpire Fieldin Culbreth suspended two games for misapplication of rules in Angels-Astros gameYou say you wanted more accountability for the umpires and less transparency from Major League Baseball in terms of how their umpires are disciplined? Good news. The league made a lot of progress in both areas on Friday as they announced that veteran um…Upvote Share TweetThe rule covering pitching changes was not applied correctly by the umpiring crew in the seventh inning of Thursday's Angels-Astros game in Houston, Major League Baseball said Friday.Upvote Share TweetWell, what do you know? MLB has not only decided to swing its shithammer at the crew that screwed up a basic rules interpretation during last night's Angels-Astros game, but that it's publicizing the discipline being meted out.Read more...Upvote Share TweetMLB acknowledged its umpires messed up for the second straight day. This time, one umpire has been suspended and three more were fined for Thursday's Angels-Astros rules gaffe.Upvote Share Tweet
Reds activate Hanigan ahead of Brewers seriesThe Reds activated catcher Ryan Hanigan off the disabled list for the start of a series on Friday night against the Milwaukee Brewers, getting them a little closer to full-strength.Upvote Share Tweet
Can't afford MLB.tv?Can't afford MLB.tv? Not to worry, our pals at Gizmodo have you covered. [Gizmodo]Read more...Upvote Share TweetEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.Upvote Share TweetSaturday is the one-month anniversary of that big Los Angeles Dodgers-San Diego Padres brawl, the one in which Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke broke his collarbone crashing into Carlos Quentin.Greinke was supposed to be out eight weeks after surgery. But F…Upvote Share Tweet
Van Slyke called up; Herrera optionedThe Dodgers selected the contract of Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera to Triple-A on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Rays place Gomes on DL, call up LuekeThe Rays placed reliever Brandon Gomes on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a right lat strain and recalled Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham to take his place.Upvote Share Tweet
Peter Gammons suspects umpire Angel Hernandez let botched call stand as objection to replayAnd the plot thickens. Veteran baseball analyst Peter Gammons went on The Dan Patrick Show on Friday and made a bold claim: Angel Hernandez, the umpire who refused to overturn the botched home-run call in Wednesday's Indians-A's game, did so as an objec…Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs activate reliever Fujikawa from disabled listAs expected, the Cubs on Friday activated reliever Kyuji Fujikawa from the 15-day disabled list prior to the club's weekend series against the Nationals.Upvote Share Tweet
Pink-stitched baseballs ready for breast cancer awareness and Mother’s DayThe late Ted Williams used to say that his vision was so sharp, he could pick out the stitches on a baseball as it was pitched to him. But how would his eyes do scanning for pink stitches, instead of the 108 traditional red ones? For the cause of breast…Upvote Share Tweet
Rivals and pals, Frazier and Meadows create Draft buzzGeorgia high schools have produced a fair share of talent, especially in recent years. Just a year ago, Byron Buxton was drafted No. 2 overall, and Lucas Sims went later in the first round. But the Peach State hasn't seen anything quite like the buzz pr…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros Fan Behind Home Plate Really Wants You To See His Fake DongWe pride ourselves on vigilance to behind-the-plate fan frivolity, what with jackasses pantomiming blowjobs at Wrigley or dudes outfitting themselves in Marlins gear during non-Marlins postseason games. So when this fan at last night's Angels-Astros gam…Upvote Share Tweet
R.A. Dickey on Toronto Blue Jays: ‘We’re playing hard as crud’The full quote from Toronto Blue Jays right-hander R.A. Dickey, via the Toronto Star, goes like this:“It’s just sad, because you pour your heart and soul into the game and it doesn’t always end up in a win. We’re playing hard. We’re not maybe plUpvote Share Tweet
To sacrifice or not to sacrifice, that is the questionIt's a topic that, remarkable as it might seem to outsiders, ignites plenty of passion in the industry of baseball: To bunt or not to bunt?Upvote Share Tweet
Several could be 'designated' an All-StarMore often than not, it seems that All-Star voting decisions are a matter of priorities, as much as performance. When fans click that button or punch that hole, they're making a statement as to what they value and what they want to see in the Midsummer …Upvote Share Tweet
MLB Notebook: Cano on an elite career paceRobinson Cano collected his 1,500th career hit Thursday, becoming the 52nd player to accomplish the feat through his first nine big league seasons.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com May 10, 2013Another day, another umpire gaffe. This one, at least, did not affect the outcome of a game. Why does MLB let unaccountable umps insult fans -- and the game? asks Tom Verducci.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.A pair of walk-off wins Thursday night showed us two very different ways to win a…Upvote Share Tweet
Dominance on docket for Darvish in second season"Strikeout stuff" is a day at the office for Yu Darvish. In fact, Darvish is a pitcher for whom the term "no-hit stuff" can be not a reach, but a reality.Upvote Share Tweet
Kimbrel earns 100th career saveBraves closer Craig Kimbrel turned in a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday night's 6-3 win over the Giants to record career save No. 100, a milestone that proved elusive this week.Upvote Share Tweet
McCann leads way as Braves top GiantsBrian McCann highlighted a three-hit performance with his first home run of the season and aided the four-run fifth inning that gave Julio Teheran the support he needed in the Braves' 6-3 win over the Giants on Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Following controversy, Halos rally past AstrosIn a wild game that featured a controversial call by crew chief Fieldin Culbreth, an official protest by manager Mike Scioscia, injuries to shortstop Erick Aybar and reliever Scott Downs and plenty of back-and-forth, the Angels avoided a sweep against t…Upvote Share TweetThe Angels' 6-5 victory over the Astros rescinded manager Mike Scioscia's official protest of Thursday night's game at Minute Maid Park, while somewhat downplaying another umpiring controversy one day after the big home run dispute in Cleveland.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets could go after Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo in offseasonnydailynews.com May 10, 2013It’s only May, and yet on the nights when Matt Harvey isn’t pitching, the only real intrigue surrounding the Mets is figuring out how they’re going to turn this team into a contender by next year, never mind this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Jays' loss to Rays indicative of disappointing '13The struggling Blue Jays, who had so much hope and anticipation before the season opened, have been baseball's biggest disappointment.Upvote Share Tweet
MLB Mock Draft: Gray looks like best bet at No. 1 -- for nowCNNSI.com May 10, 2013This year's MLB Draft is unusually difficult to handicap.Upvote Share TweetPatrick Corbin threw six-plus strong innings and drove in a run to help lead the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Thursday night.Upvote Share TweetRookie Oswaldo Arcia celebrated his 22nd birthday by tripling and hitting a two-run homer to lead the Twins to a 5-3 win over the Red Sox on Thursday night at Fenway Park.Upvote Share Tweet
Desmond Powers Nationals Past CubsMay 10Ian Desmond had a home run and an RBI double the Nationals' 7-3 win against the Cubs.
Tigers Snap Indians' StreakMay 10Miguel Cabrera and Alex Avila each drove in three runs as the Tigers snapped the Indians' four-game win streak with a 10-4 win.
Lester, Red Sox Shut Out Blue JaysMay 10Jon Lester's one-hitter, his 10th career complete game, leads the Red Sox to a 5-0 win over the Blue Jays.
Torre Addresses Perception Of UmpiresMay 10Joe Torre discusses this week's missed home run call, whether replay would have helped, and the resulting perception of umpires.
Don Banks: Now the NFL's lone iron man, Fletcher reflects on his past, fut…May 10With the retirement of Tampa Bay defensive back Ronde Barber this week, the NFL lost one of its consummate professionals and a player who had become a hallmark of consistency throughout his celebrated 16-year career.
2013 NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson has fresh appr…May 10Golden State coach Mark Jackson is succeeding with a fresh approach.
The 13th annual ranking of the NBA's top-50 players, Part 3May 10Welcome to the conclusion of Bill Simmons's annual ranking of the NBA's top 50 most valuable assets.