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The Grand Slam: Infielder Leury García takes loss as Red Sox prevail in 14 innings
yahoo.com Updated 12 hours ago
Our first position player pitching alert of the season came to us during the Boston Red Sox 6-4, 14-inning victory over the Chicago White Sox at a chilly U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday night. White Sox manager Robin Ventura called upon infielder Leury…Upvote Share Tweet
Mauer tabbed as MLB's All-Star AmbassadorMLB.com 5 hours agoMajor League Baseball on Thursday named Twins star Joe Mauer as the 2014 All-Star Ambassador. In addition, Twins legends Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Paul Molitor and Tony Oliva were named as spokespersons of T-Mobile All-Star FanFest.Upvote Share TweetJackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off Chicago infielder Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th inning and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the White Sox 6-4 in a game that lasted 5 hours and 17 minutes Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Homer by Moustakas Lifts Royals Over Astros 6-4nytimes.com 14 hours agoMike Moustakas homered in the 11th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
McAllister strong, and Indians close out TigersMLB.com 14 hours agoA crucial escape by Zach McAllister in the fourth inning helped pave the way for a 3-2 victory for the Indians on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.Upvote Share Tweet
Safe call at first stands after Indians challengeMLB.com 16 hours agoWith the Tigers trailing the Indians 3-1 in the bottom of the eighth on Wednesday night at Comerica Park, Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler laid down a bunt and was called safe on a bang-bang play at first. After Indians manager Terry Francona's challe…Upvote Share Tweet
Prospect Bauer wins in return to Triple-AMLB.com 17 hours agoIn his first start back with Triple-A Columbus since making a spot start for the Indians last week, right-hander Trevor Bauer threw six scoreless innings on Wednesday.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 17 hours agoRed Sox first baseman Mike Napoli took ground balls at first base before Wednesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox, one day after dislocating the ring finger on his left hand on a headfirst slide into second base.Upvote Share TweetWednesday night's battle against the Kansas City Royals may prove to be the most anticipated game of the season for the Houston Astros. That's because top prospect George Springer finally got the call he's been waiting for since the Astros selected him …Upvote Share Tweet
Spring Storm Cancels Twins-Blue Jays Gamenytimes.com Apr 16 (yesterday)The Minnesota Twins' game against the Toronto Blue Jays has been postponed because of expected wintry weather.Upvote Share TweetShe could never be Royal. He couldn't possibly be any more Royal. Finally, pop icons from different generations, connected by a picture of a man wearing a Kansas City Royals jersey almost 40 years ago, have met in person. International recording artist …Upvote Share Tweet
Bautista, Lawrie Lift Blue Jays Over Twins 9-3nytimes.com Apr 16 (yesterday)Jose Bautista had three hits and an RBI, and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Apr 15 (yesterday)Rookie Yordano Ventura threw seven solid innings for first major league win to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.Upvote Share TweetA light snowfall and frigid temperatures robbed Michael Bourn of his first game of the season with the Indians on Tuesday. Inside the warm confines of Comerica Park's visitors' clubhouse, the center fielder was just thrilled to be back with the team.Upvote Share TweetAvisail Garcia's road to recovery began Tuesday, when the 22-year-old Chicago White Sox outfielder underwent successful shoulder surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Apr 15 (2 days ago)Tuesday's scheduled game between the Indians and Tigers at Comerica Park has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be rescheduled at a later date, but not during the current series, which is now scheduled to begin on Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Indians Hold Off TigersApr 16Yan Gomes' triple helped the Indians top the Tigers 3-2.
Red Sox Win In Extra InningsApr 16Jackie Bradley Jr.'s double in the 14th inning helped lift the Red Sox past the White Sox 6-4.
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Blue Jays Coast Past TwinsApr 15The Blue Jays scored five runs in the sixth inning and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam as the Blue Jays defeated the Twins 9-3.
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