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Allen Craig had three hits, drove in a run and scored twice and Lance Lynn allowed two runs over seven innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.Share Tweet
Gibson Back on Track, Twins Top Mariners 5-4Kyle Gibson allowed one run in seven innings, Brian Dozier and Josmil Pinto homered, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 Friday night.Share TweetKyle Gibson bounced back from a rough outing to turn in seven strong innings, while Josmil Pinto and Brian Dozier homered to lead the Twins to a 5-4 win over the Mariners on Friday night at Target Field.Share TweetThe usually reliable Jon Niese, who entered the game with a 2.17 E.R.A., had a rough outing as the Mets fell in Washington for their third straight loss.Share TweetDrew Hutchison outdueled Yu Darvish and Melky Cabrera hit a two-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 2-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.Share TweetChris Tillman tossed his first career shutout, Nelson Cruz drove in two runs and the Baltimore Orioles grinded out a 4-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.Share TweetMarlins right-hander Tom Koehler beat the odds to become a Major League pitcher.Share Tweet
Jungle Bird Jumps Nationals Wall, Runs Bases, Gets Sacked By Securitydeadspin.com May 16, 2014Jungle Bird showed up at tonight's New York-Washington game from Nationals Park, where the activist ran onto the field and successfully ran the bases in the ninth inning before being sacked by security. Read more...Share Tweet
Bourjos, Matheny tossed after arguing strike zoneCenter fielder Peter Bourjos and manager Mike Matheny were both ejected by home-plate umpire Sean Barber at the end of the fourth inning after both expressed displeasure in Barber's strike zone. It was Matheny's first ejection this season and the first …Share TweetAlfredo Simon allowed five hits over 7 2/3 strong innings, Devin Mesoraco hit a three-run homer and the Cincinnati Reds beat the struggling Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Friday night.Share Tweet
Gibbons wins challenge on stolen-base attemptLeonys Martin had a stolen base taken away in the bottom of the third when Blue Jays manager John Gibbons successfully challenged the call that second base umpire Dan Iassogna made.Share Tweet
Cosart to add one-seamer to repertoireAstros right-hander Jarred Cosart planned to unveil a one-seam fastball vs. the White Sox, giving him a pitch designed to sink dramatically in the zone and that goes away to left-handers and in to right-handers.Share Tweet
Scioscia carefully monitoring Pujols' health, actionAlbert Pujols has yet to miss a game, and he's no longer hindered by the plantar fasciitis that crippled his 2013 season, but there are days when he doesn't run very well, or the stiffness creeps in, and it's something Angels manager Mike Scioscia is co…Share Tweet
Ross benefiting from more frequent slider usagePitcher Tyson Ross, who won his fifth game of the season on Thursday, is using his slider more this season, throwing it 36.9 percent of the time compared to 32.6 percent a year ago.Share Tweet
Report: Orioles sign Bell to minor-league dealThe Baltimore Orioles signed relief pitcher Heath Bell to a minor-league deal, according to FoxSports.com.Share Tweet
After two-inning outing, Motte close to activationThe Cardinals will monitor Jason Motte through Saturday and then make a decision as to whether he needs to return to Triple-A Memphis to continue a rehab assignment or if he is ready to come off the disabled list and rejoin the big league bullpen.Share TweetLast November, the San Francisco Giants worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make a dream come true for five-year-old Miles Scott, a leukemia patient who wanted to play super hero for a day in the city of San Francisco. The story of "Batkid,&q…Share Tweet
Sale K's 11 in four innings of Triple-A startChicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale struck out 11 batters in four innings of a rehabilitation assignment with the Triple-A Charlotte Knights in the first game of an International League doubleheader Friday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.Share TweetAngels third baseman David Freese will be with the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees on Saturday, serving as the designated hitter for what he hopes is the first of only a couple of rehab games.Share TweetJosh Reddick hit a grand slam and drove in six runs to lead Oakland to an 11-1 victory over Cleveland.Share TweetNot only did the Mets win a replay challenge on Friday, they also wiped an error off the record books. Manager Terry Collins' successful challenge in the second inning at Nationals Park took an error away from shortstop Ruben Tejada and erased Danny Esp…Share Tweet
Braves hope Johnson's hot bat can spur offenseChris Johnson, who ripped two RBI doubles Wednesday to lift his average to .279, continues to offer encouragement for a Braves team seeking offensive consistency.Share Tweet
O'Day, Orioles' bullpen ready when called onRight-hander Darren O'Day believes the entire Baltimore bullpen brigade has a Boy Scout's motto these days: Be prepared. The O's are in a flexibility mode these days after some uneven outings from closer Tommy Hunter.Share TweetAn attorney for Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez said a sharp grounder that struck the right-hander in the thigh before his final start caused him to change his throwing motion and may have contributed to him needing season-ending elbow surgery.Share TweetThe Indians have decided that Danny Salazar could benefit from some more development. Prior to Friday's game against the A's, Cleveland optioned Salazar to Triple-A Columbus.Share Tweet
Zimmerman set for second X-ray on thumbMonday will mark five weeks since Ryan Zimmerman fractured his right thumb, and the Nationals third baseman will undergo his second X-ray in as many weeks on that day.Share TweetThirteen days after Mets manager Terry Collins named Juan Lagares his "everyday center fielder," it is clear that Lagares is anything but. Lagares was out of the lineup for the fourth time in five games Friday, sitting in favor of outfielders …Share TweetMore details of Mitch Williams' behavior at the Cal RIpken Baseball League tournament last weekend have been revealed in a follow up story posted by Deadspin on Friday. The initial reports, which were later confirmed, stated that the former major league…Share Tweet
Victorino sits with left knee issueRed Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was out of the starting lineup for Friday's series opener against the Tigers because of a left knee injury.Share TweetAn MRI on the left knee of Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto revealed a quad injury, the team announced Friday.Share Tweet
Footage emerges of FDR walking at 1937 ASGRare film footage featuring President Franklin D. Roosevelt walking to his seat at a baseball game helps dispel the myth that he completely hid his disability and shows the courage it took to go about his daily life, experts said Friday.Share TweetSI.com spoke with Jon Hamm, star of the television series Mad Men and the new baseball movie Million Dollar Arm, in advance of the film’s opening this weekend. Hamm plays J.B. Bernstein, a sports agent who sets out to find baseball players in India. It …Share TweetYou know, there are certain franchises that just cannot keep from tripping over their own feet, week after week, season after season. But hard as they try, clown shows like the Redskins, Knicks and Marlins are always fighting for second place in the bon…Share TweetThe Yankees-Pirates game on Friday night was washed away, so now the teams will play an old-fashioned, single-admission doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.Share TweetNEW YORK -- New York Mets pitchers have ended a strange streak of futility, finally getting a hit this year.Share Tweet
Mets put d'Arnaud on seven-day concussion DLNEW YORK -- The New York Mets placed catcher Travis d'Arnaud on the 7-day concussion list Thursday, two days after he was hit on the top of his hockey goalie-style mask by Alfonso Soriano's bat on the follow through of a swing.Share TweetANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Tampa Bay Rays put switch-hitting second baseman Ben Zobrist on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a dislocated left thumb.Share TweetCould you play professional baseball at 55 years old? Julio Franco thinks he can.Share Tweet
Players, managers on recent elbow injuriesSports Illustrated went to the MLB Fan Cave to discuss with active and former MLB players and managers about Jose Fernandez's recent elbow injury and why so many young pitchers are having to undergo Tommy John surgery.Share Tweet
Pirates-Yankees PostponedThe banged-up New York Yankees are getting an unexpected but much-needed rest.Share Tweet
Rockies lighting up Coors Field, turn-of-the-millennium styleCoors Field has always been a hitters' haven, but this year, the Rockies are taking it to absurd new heights.Share Tweet
Expected rain causes Bucs-Yanks postponementFriday's game between the Yankees and Pirates at Yankee Stadium has been postponed due to a continued forecast of inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled as the second game of a single-admission doubleheader on Sunday.Share TweetWith Bud Selig stepping down, who will replace him as MLB commissioner? Five names stand out.Share TweetEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.Share Tweet
Wrigley Field Mural Depicts Scene From Comiskey Parkdeadspin.com May 16, 2014To celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary, the Cubs painted a bunch of murals on the outer wall of the stadium facing Waveland Avenue. One of the murals, seen above, is said to depict Charles Lindbergh taking in a Cubs game in 1927. The only proble…Share TweetMike Trout may be slumping — as much as the league’s best player can be said to slump, anyway — but that didn’t stop him from turning in some late-inning heroics Thursday night. With two on in the ninth inning and the Angels down two runs to the Rays, T…Share Tweet
Pipeline preview: Syndergaard set to face WislerNoah Syndergaard, the No. 10 prospect on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, will take part in a premier pitchers' duel when he and Las Vegas take on El Paso right-hander Matt Wisler, the Padres' No. 3 prospect, in Triple-A action on Friday.Share Tweet
Will Million Dollar Arm help spur growth of baseball in India?Can baseball become the next big thing in India? Inside the attempt to embrace America's pastime.Share TweetIn the first game of Thursday's doubleheader, Johnny Cueto hurled a three-hit shutout with eight K's and two walks as Cincinnati topped San Diego, 5-0. In the win, Cueto improved to 4-2 and lowered his ERA to 1.25, and the Reds improved to 18-20.Share Tweet
The magic of baseball movies, and the 10 best of all timeA look at the story behind Million Dollar Arm, plus a countdown of the best baseball movies ever.Share TweetIt worked. "The Movement" actually worked. Cameron Stuart, a 16-year-old student and Boston Red Sox fan at Rockland (Mass.) High School made it happen. Stuart got NESN reporter Jenny Dell, the steady girlfriend of Red Sox third baseman Will Mi…Share Tweet
Quarterly report: Things are just getting startedBy any measure, the baseball season is one quarter of the way home on its annual journey to October. That's long enough to allow 2014 to establish its own identity with a few trends and breakout performances, giving us a glimpse of what's ahead. But tha…Share TweetThrowing a baseball should be easy peasy for Tara, the hero cat from Bakersfield, Calif. who saved a little boy from a dog attack and became an Internet sensation because it all was caught on video. Now we get to find out what kind of arm she has (and w…Share Tweet
Mets cool gift to Derek Jeter: New York subway tiles forming '2' mosaicThe New York Mets got creative with their farewell gift to Derek Jeter on Thursday night. Before the New York Yankees took care of business with a 1-0 victory at Citi Field, club exec Jeff Wilpon presented Jeter with a mosaic of New York subway tiles th…Share TweetThe New York Mets got creative with their farewell gift to Derek Jeter on Thursday night. Before the New York Yankees took care of business with a 1-0 victory at Citi Field, club exec Jeff Wilpon presented Jeter with a mosaic of New York subway tiles th…Share Tweet
Angels successfully challenge pair of calls at secondAngels manager Mike Scioscia got two calls at second base overturned by replay Thursday night against the Rays.Share Tweet
Giants Rally to Give Cain 1st WinBuster Posey hit a go-ahead double as part of a three-run fifth inning and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Thursday night.Share Tweet
Rosario ready to start rehab at Triple-ARockies catcher Wilin Rosario, who hasn't played since May 2 because of a viral infection, will begin an injury rehab assignment for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday, at home against New Orleans.Share TweetEdwin Encarnacion continued his torrid May with two home runs against the Indians, helping the Blue Jays to a 4-2 win.Share Tweet
Reds Hold Phillies ScorelessMay 16Alfredo Simon struck out eight in the Reds' 3-0 win over the Phillies.
Hutchison Outduels DarvishMay 16Drew Hutchison tossed a shutout and Melky Cabrera drove in two runs to carry the Blue Jays to a 2-0 win over the Rangers.
2004 MLB Draft Do-OverMay 16Cary Chow and Keith Law take a look back at the 2004 MLB draft, which featured names such as Justin Verlander, Dustin Pedroia and Jered Weaver.
Reddick, A's Crush IndiansMay 16Josh Reddick hit two home runs and drove in six runs in the Athletics' 11-1 win over the Indians.