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Belt hopes to return quickly from neck stiffness
MLB.com Updated 13 hours ago
Brandon Belt was scratched from the Giants' starting lineup Saturday because of neck stiffness. The first baseman pinch-hit during the club's 3-1 loss to the Braves, but said he isn't sure what his status is moving forward.Share Tweet
nytimes.com 14 hours agoBraves starter Mike Foltynewicz gave up a homer to Brandon Crawford to lead off the second inning, then got three straight outs on 12 pitches.Share Tweet
Folty's stellar start drops Giants two games backMLB.com 14 hours agoMatt Kemp launched a three-run home run deep over the center-field fence and Mike Foltynewicz continued his mastery of the Giants this year as the Braves halted San Francisco's brief winning streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday.Share TweetDodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will take the next step in his recovery from a herniated disk in his lower back on Tuesday, facing hitters in a simulated game setting.Share TweetDodgers confident after striking back against CubsShare TweetMLB.com 18 hours agoStarter Julio Urias recovered from a shaky beginning and fellow rookie Corey Seager slugged a record-breaking home run Saturday as the Dodgers held on to edge the Cubs, 3-2, in a battle of first-place teams.Share TweetMLB.com 19 hours agoBryce Harper was ejected in the 10th inning of the Nationals' 9-4 loss to the Rockies on Saturday for arguing balls and strikes with home-plate umpire Mike Winters.Share Tweet
Ottavino's scoreless-games streak snappedMLB.com 21 hours agoRockies closer Adam Ottavino saw his club-record scoreless streak end at 37 consecutive games when he gave up the tying run to the Nationals' Jayson Werth in Colorado's 9-4 win on Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park.Share Tweet
Blackmon, Rox unload in 11th to flatten NatsMLB.com 21 hours agoCharlie Blackmon hammered a pair of home runs, including the go-ahead two-run shot in the 11th to catapult the Rockies to a 9-4 victory over the Nationals on Saturday afternoon in 11 innings at Nationals Park.Share TweetAs players pass through Dodger Stadium, they visit Scully, 88, the Dodgers’ announcer who is retiring this year, ending a career that began in 1950.Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 27 (yesterday)Under no circumstances do we endorse a baseball player laying down on the job. Well, unless that player is Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley. He’s the exception, because apparently laying flat on his back in no way hinders his ability to pl…Share Tweet
Playoff previews on tap for full MLB.TV slateMLB.com Aug 27 (yesterday)For fans eager for the postseason, today's Major League schedule offers a potential preview of what's to come in October. Four division-leaders -- Cubs at Dodgers and Indians at Rangers -- and two Wild Card contenders -- Royals at Red Sox -- are among t…Share Tweet
Playoff preview? Joe Maddon downplays Cubs-Dodgers seriesESPN.com Aug 27 (yesterday)Playoff preview? Joe Maddon downplays Cubs-Dodgers seriesShare Tweet
Two good! Bryant's HRs in 8th, 10th carry Cubs in LAMLB.com Aug 27 (yesterday)Kris Bryant made yet another addition to his MVP case as he hit home runs in the eighth and 10th innings to power a 6-4, comeback win for the Cubs over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.Share Tweetnytimes.com Aug 27 (yesterday)Anthony DeSclafani threw a four-hitter and Scott Schebler homered twice to lift the Cincinnati Reds over the Arizona Diamondbacks 13-0 on Saturday night.Share Tweetnytimes.com Aug 27 (yesterday)Jayson Werth and Daniel Murphy hit solo homers and drove in two runs each, and Gio Gonzalez earned his 100th career victory as the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5 on Friday night.Share Tweet
Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of ToothMar 20Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
Leaving San Francisco Was Easy Call For SandovalMar 9ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses Pablo Sandoval's comments about feeling disrespected by the Giants.
Yasiel Puig Puts On A Big HeadMar 9While signing autographs during spring training, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig decided to have some fun by putting on a giant head of himself.
Matt Kemp ConversationMar 7Padres outfielder Matt Kemp talks to Josina Anderson about moving on from the Dodgers' organization, preparing to play in a San Diego Padres uniform and addresses durability questions.