AL East News and Rumors
Blue Jays reliever Todd Redmond sports MLB's new protective hatsyahoo.com 5 hours agoThe recent focus on head injuries in sports coupled with traumatic injuries suffered by pitchers Brandon McCarthy, Juan Nicasio, Alex Cobb and, most recently, Aroldis Chapman, who were all on struck on the mound by line drive come backers, has led Major…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 7 hours agoIvan Nova, the No. 3 starter in the Yankees' rotation, left Saturday's game in the fifth inning with soreness in his pitching elbow.Upvote Share Tweet
Longo launches himself to top of Rays' homer listMLB.com 7 hours agoEvan Longoria hit his second homer of the season -- and the 164th of his career -- in the third inning of Saturday night's game against the Yankees. But the blast held added significance, as it established him as the franchise's all-time home run leader…Upvote Share Tweet
Rays 16, Yankees 1: In a Thrashing, No Yankee Is Safe on the Mound (Even an Infielder)nytimes.com 7 hours agoStarter Ivan Nova gave up four home runs, and eight runs over all, in four innings, and the Yankees later put a position player on the mound.Upvote Share Tweet
Sports Briefing: Yankees Closer Robertson Is Readynytimes.com 7 hours agoYankees closer David Robertson pitched in an extended spring training game Saturday for the first time since being sidelined by a groin strain and said he expects to rejoin the team Tuesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Rays send five homers traveling through the TropMLB.com 9 hours agoHome runs flew through Tropicana Field on Saturday night as the Rays clubbed five round-trippers en route to a 16-1 win over the Yankees.Upvote Share TweetThe O's tied the game in the sixth when a call was overturned, but it was a temporary setback for the Red Sox on their way to a 4-2 win over Baltimore on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.Upvote Share Tweet
Jays shut out Indians, Buehrle still unbeatenESPN.com 13 hours agoMark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and remained unbeaten this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Cleveland Indians 5-0 on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 14 hours agoMark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and remained unbeaten this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Cleveland Indians 5-0 on Saturday.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 15 hours agoAfter O's outfielder Nelson Cruz was originally called out at first in the sixth inning, the umpires overturned the call following a replay review, which meant Cruz had an RBI single and the game against the Red Sox was tied at 2. Baltimore lost the gam…Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees Reliever Sinks to a Century-Old Lownytimes.com 16 hours agoIn 23 pitches, Cesar Cabral gave up 3 runs, 3 hits, 3 hit batsmen, all without recording an out, a line last seen in 1914.Upvote Share Tweet
Sizemore makes first career appearance in rightMLB.com 18 hours agoGrady Sizemore made his first career appearance in right field on Saturday afternoon against the Orioles at Fenway Park. A nine-year veteran, Sizemore has primarily played center field during his big league career.Upvote Share Tweet
Machado plays first extended spring gameMLB.com 18 hours agoOrioles third baseman Manny Machado went 2-for-4 over five innings in his first extended spring game on Saturday morning. Manager Buck Showalter said the report on Machado, who also played the field, was good.Upvote Share Tweet
Red Sox rough luck with replay continues following another questionable callyahoo.com 18 hours agoBy and large expanded replay is working to the satisfaction of most around Major League Baseball. However, the Boston Red Sox may be the one big exception so far after a pair of reviews during their series with the New York Yankees last weekend appeared…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Apr 19 (yesterday)James Loney drove in four runs and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame a four-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 11-5 on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Loney Has 4 RBIs, Rays Beat Yankees 11-5nytimes.com Apr 19 (yesterday)James Loney and the Tampa Bay Rays ended their four-game slide with a late-inning comeback.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Apr 19 (yesterday)Melky Cabrera had four hits and scored Toronto's go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Edwin Encarnacion's single, and the Blue Jays held on for a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Rays 11, Yankees 5: Yankees’ Bullpen Comes Undone Along With Their Leadnytimes.com Apr 19 (yesterday)The Yankees’ Hiroki Kuroda helped establish a 4-3 lead over the Rays over five and two-thirds innings, but his relief allowed eight runs in two innings as Tampa Bay rallied.Upvote Share Tweet
Blue Jays Capitalize On Indians' MiscuesApr 19Dioner Navarro drove in three runs to help the Blue Jays blank the Indians 5-0.
Orioles-Red Sox PreviewApr 19Jake Peavy faces Ubaldo Jimenez in the Red Sox's matchup with the Orioles on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Rays Pound Nova, YankeesApr 19Evan Longoria drove in four runs and Wil Myers hit two home runs to lead the Rays past the Yankees 16-1.
Blue Jays Edge IndiansApr 18Edwin Encarnacion's RBI single in the seventh lifted the Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Indians.
2014 NBA Playoffs: Warriors impress with opening winApr 19Warriors don't need Stephen Curry heroics to capture playoff opener
NBA salary cap projected to rise nearly $5 millionApr 19The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, according to sources.
Memphis Grizzlies' Nick Calathes mounting defense, calls suspension unfairApr 19Suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes is mounting a defense against a 20-game suspension handed down Friday for violation of the NBA's drug policy, citing it as unfair.
Mike Woodson, coach of New York Knicks, won't have fate decided this weeke…Apr 18While it is widely believed that the New York Knicks have already made the decision to move on from coach Mike Woodson, sources tell ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that nothing will be announced this weekend.