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» Friday, June 23, 2017

Tigers release struggling reliever Rodriguez

Francisco Rodriguez lost his job as closer last month. On Friday, the veteran right-hander simply lost his job.


Mariners’ Hernandez set to return vs. Astros

The Seattle Mariners activated right-hander Felix Hernandez and the former Cy Young Award winner is starting Friday's contest against the Houston Astros.


MLB roundup: Homer-happy Dodgers win seventh straight

LOS ANGELES -- The homer-happy Los Angeles Dodgers blasted three more Thursday night and ran their winning streak to a season-high seven games as they finished a four-game sweep of the New York Mets, 6-3.


» Thursday, June 22, 2017

MLB roundup: Arrieta, Bryant lift Cubs

MIAMI -- Former Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta turned in a vintage all-around performance and Kris Bryant crushed a three-run homer to lead the Chicago Cubs to an 11-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night at Marlins Park.


MLB roundup: Gomez hits two homers in Rangers’ victory

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Carlos Gomez hit two homers to power a home run barrage by the Texas Rangers in an 11-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon at Globe Life Park.


MLB notebook: Cubs send Schwarber to Triple-A

The Chicago Cubs demoted struggling outfielder Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday and also placed outfielder Jason Heyward on the disabled list with a cut hand.


Astros CF Springer departs after getting hit by pitch

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Houston Astros center fielder George Springer was hit by a pitch in his left hand while leading off in the top of the first inning Thursday against Oakland and left the game at the Oakland Coliseum.


Cubs’ Schwarber sent to Triple-A; Heyward goes on DL

The Chicago Cubs demoted struggling outfielder Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday and also placed outfielder Jason Heyward on the disabled list.


Report: Cubs plan to send OF Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa

The Chicago Cubs plan to send struggling outfielder Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa, CSN Chicago reported on Thursday.


Athletics designate C Vogt for assignment

The Oakland Athletics designated catcher Stephen Vogt for assignment on Thursday.


Dodgers 1B Gonzalez ’not going to rush’ return from injury

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez isn't interested in rushing his way back from a herniated disk and plans to miss the next month rehabilitating the injury.


Boston to rename street after retired slugger Ortiz

Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will have a street named in his honor in Beantown.


MLB roundup: Marlins outlast Scherzer, Nationals

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins, who were being no-hit and shut out for 7 1/3 innings by Max Scherzer, rallied to defeat the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Wednesday.


MLB roundup: Marlins outlast Scherzer, Nationals

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins, who were being no-hit and shut out for 7 1/3 innings by Max Scherzer, rallied to defeat the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Wednesday.


MLB roundup: Marlins outlast Scherzer, Nationals

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins, who were being no-hit and shut out for 7 1/3 innings by Max Scherzer, rallied to defeat the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Wednesday.


» Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mariners SS Segura (ankle) activated from DL

Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura, who has been sidelined since June 2 with a high ankle sprain, was activated prior to Wednesday's game against the Detroit Tigers.


Indians, Twins to play two-game set in Puerto Rico

The Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins will play a two-game series early next season in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday.


MLB roundup: Marlins outlast Scherzer, Nationals

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins, who were being no-hit and shut out for 7 1/3 innings by Max Scherzer, rallied to defeat the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Wednesday.


MLB roundup: Marlins outlast Scherzer, Nationals

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins, who were being no-hit and shut out for 7 1/3 innings by Max Scherzer, rallied to defeat the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Wednesday.


Negro Leagues Museum receives $1M gift from MLB, players’ union

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum received a $1 million gift from Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association.


MLB roundup: Seager brothers enjoy big night

LOS ANGELES -- Corey Seager homered three times and drove in six runs, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 12-0 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.


MLB roundup: Red Sox move into first place

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chris Sale gave up four hits and struck out 10 in 8 1/3 innings as the Boston Red Sox breezed to an 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.


» Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Phillies making moves

The Philadelphia Phillies may have the worst record in the major leagues, but they are still making moves.


MLB notebook: Red Sox 3B Sandoval back on DL

Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is back on the 10-day disabled list with a left inner ear infection after the former two-time All-Star and World Series MVP missed 31 games earlier this season with a right knee sprain.


Angels place P Norris on DL

The Los Angeles Angels placed right-handed reliever Bud Norris on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday due to a knee injury.


Red Sox place 3B Sandoval on DL

Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is back on the 10-day disabled list with a left inner ear infection after the former two-time All-Star and World Series MVP missed 31 games earlier this season with a right knee sprain.


White Sox promote OF Engel

Adam Engel is returning to the Chicago White Sox's 25-man roster after the team recalled the outfielder from Triple-A Charlotte before Tuesday night's game against the Twins in Minnesota.


MLB roundup: Kershaw allows four homers but gets 10th win

LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw tied a career-high by allowing four homers but became the National League's first 10-game winner as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 10-6 on Monday.


» Monday, June 19, 2017

MLB roundup: Marlins erase six-run deficit in win

MIAMI -- Marcell Ozuna hit a bases-loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday and the Miami Marlins rallied from a six-run deficit and pulled out an 8-7 victory over the Washington Nationals.


Dodgers activate RHP Romo from DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers activated Sergio Romo from the 10-day disabled list on Monday and optioned fellow right-handed reliever Josh Fields to Triple-A Oklahoma City.


Blue Jays place RHP Smith on DL

The Toronto Blue Jays placed reliever Joe Smith on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation Monday and recalled fellow right-hander Leonel Campos from Triple-A Buffalo.


Indians OF Brantley goes from paternity list to DL

Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley was shuffled from the paternity list to the 10-day disabled list on Monday.


A’s Kotsay takes leave; Hale becomes bench coach

The Oakland Athletics announced Monday that bench coach Mark Kotsay is taking a leave of absence.


MLB stands firm on Strickland’s six-game suspension

Major League Baseball upheld the six-game suspension of San Francisco Giants right-hander Hunter Strickland on Monday for his role in a bench-clearing brawl with the Washington Nationals last month.


MLB notebook: Reds place Arroyo, Cozart on DL

The Cincinnati Reds placed right-hander Bronson Arroyo and shortstop Zack Cozart on the 10-day disabled list Monday.


Reds place Arroyo, Cozart on DL

The Cincinnati Reds placed right-hander Bronson Arroyo and shortstop Zack Cozart on the 10-day disabled list Monday.


Red Sox 2B Pedroia out of lineup

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is not in the starting lineup for Monday's series-opening game against the host Kansas City Royals.


Orioles SS Hardy to miss 4-6 weeks

Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy told reporters on Monday that his broken wrist will sideline him four to six weeks.


Yankees prospect Torres to have Tommy John surgery

New York Yankees top prospect Gleyber Torres will miss the remainder of the season after the team announced Monday the infielder needs to undergo Tommy John surgery on his non-throwing left elbow.


White Sox place CF Garcia (sprained finger) on DL

The Chicago White Sox placed center fielder Leury Garcia on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a sprained finger on his left hand.


MLB roundup: Arenado’s HR rallies Rockies past Giants

DENVER -- Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving him the cycle and lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 7-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.


» Sunday, June 18, 2017

MLB roundup: Arenado’s HR rallies Rockies past Giants

DENVER -- Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving him the cycle and lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 7-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.


MLB notebook: White Sox put Gonzalez on DL, activate Shields

The Chicago White Sox placed right-handed starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with A/C joint inflammation in his right shoulder.


MLB roundup: Arenado’s HR rallies Rockies past Giants

DENVER -- Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving him the cycle and lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 7-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.


Reds reinstate C Turner from DL

The Cincinnati Reds reinstated catcher Stuart Turner from the 10-day disabled list and designated right-hander Asher Wojciechowski for assignment on Sunday.


Nationals place RHP Kelley on DL

The Washington Nationals placed right-handed relief pitcher Shawn Kelley on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a right trapezius strain.


White Sox place RHP Gonzalez (shoulder) on DL

The Chicago White Sox placed right-handed starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with A/C joint inflammation in his right shoulder.


MLB roundup: Indians sweep Twins, move into first

MINNEAPOLIS -- Lonnie Chisenhall homered twice and drove in four runs, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Saturday night to sweep a doubleheader and surpass Minnesota for the lead in the American League Central.


» Saturday, June 17, 2017

MLB roundup: Ramirez powers Indians past Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jose Ramirez homered from both sides of the plate as the Cleveland Indians pulled into a tie for first place in the American League Central with Minnesota after a 9-3 victory over the Twins in the first game of Saturday's day-night doubleheader.


MLB roundup: Ramirez powers Indians past Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jose Ramirez homered from both sides of the plate as the Cleveland Indians pulled into a tie for first place in the American League Central with Minnesota after a 9-3 victory over the Twins in the first game of Saturday's day-night doubleheader.


Twins sign No. 1 overall pick Lewis

The Minnesota Twins signed shortstop Royce Lewis, the first overall pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, on Saturday.


MLB roundup: Ramirez powers Indians past Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jose Ramirez homered from both sides of the plate as the Cleveland Indians pulled into a tie for first place in the American League Central with the Minnesota Twins with a 9-3 victory in the first game of Saturday's split doubleheader between the two teams.


MLB notebook: Tigers’ Martinez out of hospital, to miss road trip

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez was released from the hospital Saturday but won't make the team's next road trip and it is clear he won't be back in action when his mandatory 10-day stint on the disabled list expires.


Orioles’ Davis (oblique strain) likely out until All-Star break

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis likely will be sidelined until after the All-Star break with a right oblique strain.


Rangers place P Cashner on DL

The Texas Rangers placed right-hander Andrew Cashner on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a left oblique strain.


Tigers DH Martinez out of hospital, to miss road trip

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez was released from the hospital Saturday but won't make the team's next road trip and it is clear he won't be back in action when his mandatory 10-day stint on the disabled list expires.


Rays acquire INF Plouffe from Athletics

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired infielder Trevor Plouffe from the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, two days after he was designated for assignment.


MLB roundup: Scherzer, Nationals dominate Mets

NEW YORK -- Max Scherzer struck out at least 10 batters for the fifth straight start and pitched eight strong innings as the Washington Nationals cruised to a 7-2 victory over the New York Mets.


» Friday, June 16, 2017

MLB roundup: Scherzer, Nationals dominate Mets

NEW YORK -- Max Scherzer struck out at least 10 batters for the fifth straight start and pitched eight strong innings as the Washington Nationals cruised to a 7-2 victory over the New York Mets.


MLB notebook: Tigers’ Martinez ailing with irregular heartbeat

Detroit Tigers cleanup hitter and designated hitter Victor Martinez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday after spending the night in the hospital for observation of an irregular heartbeat.


Blue Jays place Coghlan on DL, activate Pearce

TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays put utility man Chris Coghlan on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a contusion to his left wrist.


Tigers DH Martinez ailing with irregular heartbeat

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers cleanup hitter and designated hitter Victor Martinez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday after spending the night in the hospital for observation of an irregular heartbeat.


Reds unveiling statue of Rose on Saturday

The Cincinnati Reds will dedicate a bronze statue of all-time hits leader Pete Rose on Saturday.


MLB roundup: Athletics stun Yankees in 10

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Khris Davis blooped a two-run, walk-off hit with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, leading the Oakland Athletics to an 8-7 victory against the New York Yankees on Thursday night.


» Thursday, June 15, 2017

MLB roundup: Cabrera’s walkoff blast lifts Tigers

DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera's first home run since May 20 went just over the fence into the seats in right field with one out and one on in the ninth inning Thursday night to give the Detroit Tigers a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.


Mets place RHP Harvey on disabled list

New York starting pitcher Matt Harvey and second baseman Neil Walker both were headed to the 10-day disabled list with the expectation that they will miss several weeks, the team announced Thursday.


MLB roundup: Gimenez’s two homers pace Twins’ win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Chris Gimenez hit two home runs for his first career multi-homer game, and Jose Berrios continued his strong sophomore season for the Minnesota Twins with a career-high eight innings pitched in Thursday's 6-2 win against the Seattle Mariners.


MLB roundup: Gimenez’s two homers pace Twins’ win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Chris Gimenez hit two home runs for his first career multi-homer game, and Jose Berrios continued his strong sophomore season for the Minnesota Twins with a career-high eight innings pitched in Thursday's 6-2 win against the Seattle Mariners.


Mets place RHP Harvey on disabled list

New York starting pitcher Matt Harvey and second baseman Neil Walker both were placed on the 10-day disabled list with the expectation that they will miss several weeks, the team announced Thursday.


Red Sox put LHP Johnson (shoulder) on 10-day DL

Boston Red Sox left-hander Brian Johnson was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with a left shoulder impingement.


MLB roundup: Angels hold off Yankees

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Andrelton Simmons' two-run homer in the seventh inning snapped a tie and lifted the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.


Struggling Cubs still have time in NL Central

NEW YORK -- The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs are underwater.


MLB roundup: Betts blasts Red Sox past Phillies

PHILADELPHIA -- Mookie Betts went 4-for-5 with two home runs, three RBIs and four runs scored as the Boston Red Sox scored five runs in the first two innings en route to a 7-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.


» Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MLB roundup: Betts blasts Red Sox past Phillies

PHILADELPHIA -- Mookie Betts went 4-for-5 with two home runs, three RBIs and four runs scored as the Boston Red Sox scored five runs in the first two innings en route to a 7-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.


Yankees’ Sabathia diagnosed with Grade 2 hamstring strain

New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia was diagnosed with a Grade 2 strained left hamstring on Wednesday.


Orioles place Davis on disabled list

The slumping Baltimore Orioles placed first baseman Chris Davis on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained right oblique.


Francona back in Indians’ dugout after scare

CLEVELAND -- Manager Terry Francona returned to the Cleveland Indians dugout Wednesday night, a day after he was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.


MLB notebook: Congressional game on as scheduled

The Congressional Baseball Game, an annual charity event held at Nationals Park in Washington, will be played as scheduled Thursday after a gunman opened fire Wednesday morning on Republican lawmakers practicing for the contest.


Braves LF Kemp injured vs. Nationals

WASHINGTON -- Atlanta Braves left fielder Matt Kemp left Wednesday's road game against the Washington Nationals with an apparent leg injury.


Dodgers’ Puig suspended one game for obscene gesture

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was suspended for one game by Major League Baseball on Wednesday for making an obscene gesture during Tuesday's game.


Congress to play charity baseball game despite shooting

The Congressional Baseball Game, an annual charity event held at Nationals Park in Washington, will be played as scheduled Thursday after a gunman opened fire Wednesday morning on Republican lawmakers practicing for the contest.


Blue Jays place Carrera on disabled list

TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays placed outfielder Ezequiel Carrera on the disabled list Wednesday with a fractured right foot.


Braves 3B Garcia to miss 2 months following surgery

Atlanta Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia is expected to miss approximately two months after undergoing surgery to repair ligament damage in his left ring finger, the team announced Wednesday.


MLB roundup: Twins (20 runs, 28 hits) rout Mariners

MINNEAPOLIS -- Eddie Rosario belted three home runs and Eduardo Escobar matched a career high with five hits as the Minnesota Twins set a franchise record with 28 hits en route to a 20-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday.


MLB roundup: Twins (20 runs, 28 hits) rout Mariners

MINNEAPOLIS -- Eddie Rosario belted three home runs and Eduardo Escobar matched a career high with five hits as the Minnesota Twins set a franchise record with 28 hits en route to a 20-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday.


MLB roundup: Twins (20 runs, 28 hits) rout Mariners

MINNEAPOLIS -- Eddie Rosario belted three home runs and Eduardo Escobar matched a career high with five hits as the Minnesota Twins set a franchise record with 28 hits en route to a 20-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday.


» Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Phillies 2B Hernandez to miss 6 weeks

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez is expected to be sidelined approximately six weeks with an oblique injury, manager Pete Mackanin told reporters Tuesday.


MLB notebook: Brewers’ Shaw reveals daughter’s surgery

Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw told reporters on Tuesday that his newborn daughter underwent open-heart surgery last week.


Nationals 1B Zimmerman returns to lineup vs. Braves

WASHINGTON -- Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's contest against the visiting Atlanta Braves after missing the past three games with a back strain.


Blue Jays 2B Travis has arthroscopic surgery

TORONTO -- Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis had arthroscopic surgery to clean up cartilage in his right knee on Tuesday.


Mets SS Cabrera goes on 10-day DL

The New York Mets placed shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb Tuesday.


Dodgers reinstate Pederson, place Gonzalez on DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated outfielder Joc Pederson from the seven-day concussion disabled list Tuesday and placed first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on the 10-day DL with lower back discomfort.


Brewers 3B Shaw reveals daughter had open-heart surgery

Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw told reporters on Tuesday that his newborn daughter underwent open-heart surgery last week.


Rangers acquire LHP Rodriguez from Phillies

The Texas Rangers acquired left-hander Joely Rodriguez from the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday for a player to be named or cash considerations.


Brewers’ Woodruff scratched from start with hamstring injury

ST. LOUIS -- Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Brandon Woodruff was scratched from his major league debut Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals when he came down with right hamstring tightness while warming up in the bullpen.


Twins recall RHP Pressly after optionong RHP Wimmers

The Minnesota Twins recalled Ryan Pressly from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, one day after optioning fellow right-hander Alex Wimmers to the Red Wings.


Cardinals part ways with former All-Star INF Peralta

Jhonny Peralta's time in St. Louis has come to a disappointing end.


MLB roundup: Taillon wins in return from cancer

PITTSBURGH -- Jameson Taillon, returning to the majors five weeks to the day after undergoing surgery to treat testicular cancer, pitched five scoreless innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday.


MLB roundup: Taillon wins in return from cancer

PITTSBURGH -- Jameson Taillon, returning to the majors five weeks to the day after undergoing surgery to treat testicular cancer, pitched five scoreless innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday.


MLB roundup: Taillon wins in return from cancer

PITTSBURGH -- Jameson Taillon, returning to the majors five weeks to the day after undergoing surgery to treat testicular cancer, pitched five scoreless innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday.


» Monday, June 12, 2017

MLB roundup: Flowers’ 3-run shot in 9th lifts Nats

WASHINGTON -- Tyler Flowers hit a three-run home run off Matt Albers in the top of the ninth inning as the Atlanta Braves whacked five homers and came back to beat the Washington Nationals 11-10 on Monday night.


Twins select SS/OF Lewis with first pick of draft

MINNEAPOLIS -- There was plenty of speculation as to which player the Minnesota Twins would take Monday with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft. Even the Twins were not sure until the final minutes.


Orioles’ Davis leaves game with oblique injury

CHICAGO -- Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis left Monday night's game against the Chicago White Sox because of a right oblique strain.


Twins select SS/OF Lewis with first pick of draft

MINNEAPOLIS -- There was plenty of speculation as to which player the Minnesota Twins would take Monday with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft. Even the Twins were not sure until the final minutes.


Twins select SS/OF Lewis with first pick of 2017 MLB draft

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins selected high school shortstop Royce Lewis with the first overall pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft on Monday.


MLB notebook: Reds’ Cozart ahead in All-Star Game voting

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is enjoying the best season of his career and he now sits atop the balloting to start in the All-Star Game after Major League Baseball announced its latest National League tabulations on Monday.


Red Sox commentator Remy has relapse of cancer

Jerry Remy will be treated for a relapse of lung cancer, the former Boston Red Sox player and current NESN color commentator posted on his personal Twitter account on Monday.


Mariners recall RHP Lawrence from Triple-A Tacoma

The Seattle Mariners recalled right-hander Casey Lawrence from Triple-A Tacoma, the team announced Monday.


Rays lose RHP Andriese until August

Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Matt Andriese will likely be sidelined into August due to the hip injury he suffered Saturday.


McCullers latest Astros pitcher to land on DL

Houston Astros rising star Lance McCullers Jr. was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to lower back discomfort, the team announced on Monday.


Reds SS Cozart inches ahead in NL All-Star voting

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is enjoying the best season of his career and he now sits atop the balloting to start in the All-Star Game after Major League Baseball announced its latest National League tabulations on Monday.


Twins activate Polanco off bereavement list

The Minnesota Twins activated shortstop Jorge Polanco off the bereavement list on Monday, the team announced.


Facing live hitters on deck for Bumgarner

San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is expected to face live hitters later this week after faring well in his second bullpen session as he recovers from an injured throwing shoulder.


Burgeoning legend easy to Judge

NEW YORK -- The world doesn't stop turning when Aaron Judge steps to the plate these days at Yankee Stadium. It only feels like it.


» Sunday, June 11, 2017

MLB notebook: Nationals closer Glover placed on disabled list

The Washington Nationals placed right-handed closer Koda Glover on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with lower back stiffness caused while showering.


Nationals’ Scherzer reaches 2,000 career strikeouts

WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals right-handed starter Max Scherzer got the 2,000th strikeout of his career when he fanned Nomar Mazara of the Texas Rangers to lead off the fourth inning on Sunday at Nationals Park.


MLB roundup: Judge’s two bombs power Yankees

NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge hit the longest homer in the major leagues this season with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning and homered again in the seventh as the New York Yankees rolled to a 14-3 rout of the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.


Nationals 1B Zimmerman sidelined again

WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Texas Rangers, as the leading hitter in the majors is dealing with back issues.


Mariners activate OF Haniger from DL

The Seattle Mariners activated outfielder Mitch Haniger from the disabled list Sunday and optioned outfielder Boog Powell to Triple-A Tacoma.


Nationals RHP Glover injures back, placed on DL

The Washington Nationals placed right-handed closer Koda Glover on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with lower back stiffness caused while showering.


Phillies place Hernandez on DL, activate Benoit

The Philadelphia Phillies placed second baseman Cesar Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a left oblique strain.


MLB roundup: Yankees, Judge crush Orioles 16-3

NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge came within a triple of the cycle and reached base four times as the New York Yankees rolled to a 16-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.


» Saturday, June 10, 2017

MLB roundup: Yankees, Judge crush Orioles 16-3

NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge came within a triple of the cycle and reached base four times as the New York Yankees rolled to a 16-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.


MLB roundup: Mets slam Braves in grand return for Cespedes

ATLANTA -- Right-hander Robert Gsellman pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings and left fielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam in his return from the disabled list as the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader at SunTrust Park.


MLB notebook: Astros LHP Keuchel shut down for week

Houston Astros star left-hander Dallas Keuchel will be shut down from throwing for at least one week due to persistent neck discomfort.


MLB roundup: Mets slam Braves in grand return for Cespedes

ATLANTA -- Right-hander Robert Gsellman pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings and left fielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam in his return from the disabled list as the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader at SunTrust Park.


Marlins RF Stanton leaves game after HBP

PITTSBURGH -- Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton sustained an apparent injury in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on Saturday.


Marlins RF Stanton leaves game after HBP

PITTSBURGH -- Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton sustained an apparent injury in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on Saturday.


Astros LHP Keuchel shut down from throwing for week

Houston Astros star left-hander Dallas Keuchel will be shut down from throwing for at least one week due to persistent neck discomfort.


Cubs SS Russell returns to lineup

All-Star shortstop Addison Russell was back in the Chicago Cubs' starting lineup Saturday after he denied an accusation of domestic violence against his wife.


Mets OF Cespedes (hamstring) comes off DL

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was activated from the disabled list for Saturday's doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves.


Pirates RHP Taillon to start weeks after cancer surgery

Barely a month after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer, right-hander Jameson Taillon will start for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Colorado Rockies on Monday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.


Athletics reinstate LHP Doolittle from DL

The Oakland Athletics reinstated left-hander Sean Doolittle from the 10-day disabled list on Saturday.


MLB roundup: Hicks homers twice, Yankees drub Orioles

NEW YORK -- Rookie Jordan Montgomery pitched a career-high seven innings and Aaron Hicks homered in consecutive at-bats to lead the New York Yankees to an 8-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.


» Friday, June 9, 2017

MLB roundup: Hicks homers twice, Yankees drub Orioles

NEW YORK -- Rookie Jordan Montgomery pitched a career-high seven innings and Aaron Hicks homered in consecutive at-bats to lead the New York Yankees to an 8-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.


Reds’ Garrett hit on hand by liner, leaves game

LOS ANGELES -- Cincinnati Reds rookie left-hander Amir Garrett left the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after taking a line drive off the palm of his pitching hand in the second inning Friday.


Dodgers activate 3B Turner, LHP Avilan

The Los Angeles Dodgers activated third baseman Justin Turner and left-hander Luis Avilan from the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the visiting Cincinnati Reds.


Dodgers activate Turner

The Los Angeles Dodgers activated third baseman Justin Turner from the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the visiting Cincinnati Reds.


MLB notebook: Rays’ Kiermaier (hip) out two months

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier will miss at least two months due to a hairline fracture in his right hip, manager Kevin Cash told MLB Network Radio on Friday.


Cardinals designate Peralta for assignment

The St. Louis Cardinals designated infielder Jhonny Peralta for assignment on Friday after suffering through an 0-7 road trip.


Red Sox minor-leaguer Pimentel suspended for drug violation

Yankory Pimentel, a pitcher in the Boston Red Sox's minor league system, received an 80-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reported Friday.


Yankees RHP Tanaka pushed back to Monday

The New York Yankees will push back the next start of struggling right-hander Masahiro Tanaka to Monday, manager Joe Girardi announced Friday.


Rays CF Kiermaier to miss two months with hip fracture

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier will miss at least two months due to a hairline fracture in his right hip, manager Kevin Cash told MLB Network Radio on Friday.


Cubs SS Russell not starting, available vs.Rockies

CHICAGO -- All-Star shortstop Addison Russell rejoined the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday after the team told him to take off Thursday's game against Colorado in the wake of domestic violence allegations against his wife.


MLB roundup: Iannetta’s seven RBIs lead D-backs past Padres

PHOENIX -- Chris Iannetta homered, doubled twice and drove in a career-high seven runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep with a 15-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday at Chase Field.


» Thursday, June 8, 2017

MLB roundup: Iannetta’s seven RBIs lead D-backs past Padres

PHOENIX -- Chris Iannetta homered, doubled twice and drove in a career-high seven runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep with a 15-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday at Chase Field.


MLB notebook: Cubs SS Russell accused of domestic violence

Major League Baseball is investigating allegations of domestic violence levied against Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell by a friend of his wife.


MLB roundup: Iannetta’s seven RBIs lead Diamondbacks past Padres

PHOENIX -- Arizona catcher Chris Iannetta homered, doubled twice and drove in a career-high seven runs as the Diamondbacks competed a three-game sweep with a 15-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday at Chase Field.


Orioles’ Machado out of starting lineup

WASHINGTON -- Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was not in the starting lineup Thursday when the Baltimore Orioles played the Washington Nationals in a makeup game from a May 11 rainout.


Cubs place RHP Hendricks on disabled list

The Chicago Cubs placed right-hander Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day disabled list Thursday due to an injured middle finger on his pitching hand.


MLB to investigate Cubs’ Russell after domestic violence claim

Major League Baseball is investigating allegations of domestic violence levied against Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell by a friend of his wife.


Orioles’ Machado out of starting lineup

WASHINGTON -- Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was not in the starting lineup Thursday when the Baltimore Orioles played the Washington Nationals in a makeup game from a May 11 rainout.


MLB to investigate Cubs’ Russell after domestic violence claim

Major League Baseball is investigating allegations of domestic violence levied against Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell by a friend of his wife.


Astros place ace Keuchel on disabled list

Houston Astros ace Dallas Keuchel was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Thursday due to neck discomfort.


MLB to investigate Cubs’ Russell after domestic violence claim

Major League Baseball is investigating allegations of domestic violence levied against Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell by a friend of his wife.


MLB roundup: Orioles rally behind Mancini homers

BALTIMORE -- Trey Mancini's pinch-hit homer in the ninth sent the game into extra innings, and his three-run homer with two outs in the 11th gave the Baltimore Orioles a 9-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.


Red Sox turn to Price in Yankees series finale

NEW YORK -- In his last start, David Price turned in one of his finest outings since joining the Boston Red Sox, who are hoping to see more of those performances.


MLB roundup: Orioles rally behind Mancini homers

BALTIMORE -- Trey Mancini's pinch-hit homer in the ninth sent the game into extra innings, and his three-run homer with two outs in the 11th gave the Baltimore Orioles a 9-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.


» Wednesday, June 7, 2017

MLB roundup: Dodgers’ Kershaw outduels Strasburg

LOS ANGELES -- Corey Seager homered and Yasmani Grandal doubled home the go-ahead run to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.


Mariners ink SS Segura to 5-year contract extension

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners signed shortstop Jean Segura to a five-year contract extension on Wednesday.


O’s Machado leaves game with ’left wrist soreness’

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles pulled Manny Machado from the game before the fourth inning of Wednesday's contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates because of what the team called "left wrist soreness."


MLB roundup: Dodgers’ Kershaw records eighth win

LOS ANGELES -- Corey Seager homered and Yasmani Grandal doubled home the go-ahead run to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.


MLB notebook: Broadcaster Remy apologizes for remark

Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy apologized on Wednesday for his on-air remarks that pitchers such as New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka shouldn't be allowed translators on the mound.


Pirates put Cervelli on seven-day disabled list

The Pittsburgh Pirates placed catcher Francisco Cervelli on the seven-day concussion disabled list Wednesday.


Reds’ Gennett revels in moment after historic night

CINCINNATI -- Sitting at his locker in Great American Ball Park on Wednesday afternoon, Scooter Gennett still was sorting through approximately 270 text messages after becoming the 17th major league player to hit four home runs in a game.


Reds’ Gennett revels in moment after historic night

CINCINNATI -- Sitting at his locker in Great American Ball Park on Wednesday afternoon, Scooter Gennett still was sorting through approximately 270 text messages after becoming the 17th major league player to hit four home runs in a game.


Red Sox announcer Remy apologizes for translator remarks

Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy apologized on Wednesday for his on-air remarks that pitchers such as New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka shouldn't be allowed translators on the mound.


Red Sox announcer Remy apologizes for translator remarks

Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy apologized on Wednesday for his on-air remarks that pitchers such as New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka shouldn't be allowed translators on the mound.


Mariners ink SS Segura to 5-year contract extension

The Seattle Mariners signed shortstop Jean Segura to a five-year contract extension on Wednesday.


MLB Note - Texas Rangers Beltre, Adrian

3B Adrian Beltre, in just his seventh game since returning from the DL, sprained his left ankle Tuesday and left the park in a walking boot.


MLB roundup: Reds’ Gennett hits 4 HRs, drives in 10

CINCINNATI -- Scooter Gennett became the first player in Reds history to hit four home runs in a game, leading Cincinnati to a 13-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.


MLB roundup: Reds’ Gennett hits 4 HRs, drives in 10

CINCINNATI -- Scooter Gennett became the first player in Reds history to hit four home runs in a game, leading Cincinnati to a 13-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.


» Tuesday, June 6, 2017

MLB roundup: Reds’ Gennett hits 4 HRs, drives in 10

CINCINNATI -- Scooter Gennett became the first player in Reds history to hit four home runs in a game, leading Cincinnati to a 13-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.


Gennett makes Reds history with 4 homers in game

CINCINNATI -- Scooter Gennett became the first Cincinnati Reds player ever to homer four times in a game, accomplishing the feat Tuesday in a 13-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.


MLB notebook: Marlins place Bour on disabled list

The Miami Marlins placed first baseman Justin Bour on the 10-day disabled list prior to Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs.


Marlins put 1B Bour on disabled list

The Miami Marlins placed first baseman Justin Bour on the 10-day disabled list prior to Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs.


Indians activate Chisenhall, put Salazar on disabled list

The Cleveland Indians activated outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall from the seven-day concussion list and placed right-hander Danny Salazar on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday, the club announced.


Braves place Colon on disabled list

The Atlanta Braves placed right-hander Bartolo Colon on the disabled list on Tuesday with a left oblique strain.


Tigers activate Kinsler, option Jones to minors

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler was activated from the 10-day disabled list and will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Los Angles Angels.


Orioles promote INF Tejada to majors

Ruben Tejeda is returning to the big leagues as the Baltimore Orioles selected his contract from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday after acquiring the veteran infielder in a trade with the New York Yankees on Sunday.


Athletics activate RHP Hahn

Jesse Hahn is returning to the active roster after the Oakland Athletics activated the right-handed pitcher from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.


Rangers put Napoli on disabled list

Struggling Texas Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday, the team announced.


Royals recall RHP Junis to start against Astros

The Kansas City Royals recalled right-hander Jakob Junis from Triple-A Omaha to start Tuesday night's game against the red-hot Houston Astros.


MLB roundup: Astros roll to 11th straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Fiers remained unbeaten on the road, and the Houston Astros keep on winning, topping the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Monday night for their 11th consecutive victory.


MLB roundup: Astros roll to 11th straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Fiers remained unbeaten on the road, and the Houston Astros keep on winning, topping the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Monday night for their 11th consecutive victory.


» Monday, June 5, 2017

Blue Jays place LHP Howell on disabled list

The Toronto Blue Jays placed reliever J.P. Howell on the 10-day disabled list on Monday and recalled fellow left-hander Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Buffalo.


Cubs’ Davis takes paternity leave

The Chicago Cubs placed closer Wade Davis on the paternity leave list before Monday night's game against the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field.


Nationals place OF Werth on DL, recall Raburn

The Washington Nationals placed outfielder Jayson Werth on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to June 4 with a bruised left foot and called up outfielder/infielder Ryan Raburn from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.


Tigers’ Verlander gets positive MRI exam

An MRI exam on former American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander's groin injury showed no evidence of structural damage, the Detroit Tigers announced on Monday.


» Sunday, June 4, 2017

MLB roundup: Astros win 10th straight

ARLINGTON, Texas -- George Springer homered twice as the Houston Astros ran their winning streak to 10 by pounding the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Sunday.


MLB notebook: Former All-Star Piersall dies at 87

Former major league outfielder Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental health issues throughout his 17-year career, died Saturday at the age of 87.


Former major leaguer Piersall dies at 87

Former major league outfielder Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental health issues throughout his 17-year career, died Saturday at the age of 87.


Tigers RHP Verlander exits with groin tightness

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander was removed two batters into the third inning of Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox due to right groin tightness.


MLB roundup: Pujols hits 600th HR; Volquez tosses no-hitter

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Albert Pujols joined an elite group Saturday night, delivering the 600th home run of his career with a flourish -- a grand slam in the fourth inning -- as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 before 40,236 at Angel Stadium.


Pujols hits 600th home run

Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels became the ninth player in major league history to reach 600 home runs -- and the first to do it with a grand slam -- against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.


» Saturday, June 3, 2017

MLB roundup: Marlins’ Volquez no-hits Diamondbacks

MIAMI -- Edinson Volquez pitched his first career no-hitter and the sixth in franchise history as the Miami Marlins defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Marlins Park.


MLB roundup: Marlins’ Volquez no-hits Diamondbacks

MIAMI -- Edinson Volquez pitched his first career no-hitter and the sixth in franchise history as the Miami Marlins defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Marlins Park.


MLB roundup: Marlins’ Volquez no-hits Diamondbacks

MIAMI -- Edinson Volquez pitched his first career no-hitter and the sixth in franchise history as the Miami Marlins defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Marlins Park.


Marlins RHP Volquez tosses first no-hitter of 2017

Miami Marlins right-hander Edinson Volquez tossed his first career no-hitter and the sixth in franchise history Saturday in a 3-0 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks.


Marlins RHP Volquez tosses first no-hitter of 2017

Miami Marlins right-hander Edinson Volquez tossed his first career no-hitter and the sixth in franchise history Saturday in a 3-0 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks.


MLB roundup: Schwarber’s slam lifts Cubs over Cardinals

CHICAGO -- Kyle Schwarber hit his first career grand slam to put the Chicago Cubs ahead in a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.


MLB notebook: Yanks shut down Ellsbury as headaches return

The New York Yankees shut down center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on Saturday after he began experiencing post-concussion headaches again.


Royals ship slumping OF Soler to miniors

The Kansas City Royals optioned slumping outfielder Jorge Soler to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.


White Sox put RHP Ynoa (hip) on DL

The Chicago White Sox placed right-handed relief pitcher Michael Ynoa on the 10-day disabled list Saturday because of a right hip flexor strain.


Yankees shut down CF Ellsbury as headaches return

The New York Yankees shut down center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on Saturday after he began experiencing post-concussion headaches again.


Royals’ Hammel faces only team he has beaten in 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jason Hammel has one win in 10 starts this year for the Kansas City Royals.


MLB roundup: Homers carry Blue Jays over Yankees

TORONTO -- Josh Donaldson hit two solo home runs, Justin Smoak added a two-run blast and a sacrifice fly and the Toronto Blue Jays held on to beat the New York Yankees 7-5 on Friday night.


MLB roundup: Homers carry Blue Jays over Yankees

TORONTO -- Josh Donaldson hit two solo home runs, Justin Smoak added a two-run blast and a sacrifice fly and the Toronto Blue Jays held on to beat the New York Yankees 7-5 on Friday night.


» Friday, June 2, 2017

MLB roundup: Homers carry Blue Jays over Yankees

TORONTO -- Josh Donaldson hit two solo home runs, Justin Smoak added a two-run blast and a sacrifice fly and the Toronto Blue Jays held on to beat the New York Yankees 7-5 on Friday night.


MLB notebook: Mariners place SS Segura on disabled list

The Seattle Mariners placed shortstop Jean Segura on the 10-day disabled list on Friday with a right high ankle sprain.


Mariners place SS Segura on disabled list

The Seattle Mariners placed shortstop Jean Segura on the 10-day disabled list on Friday with a right high ankle sprain.


Red Sox put LHP Rodriguez (knee) on disabled list

The Boston Red Sox placed left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez on the 10-day disabled list with a right knee subluxation prior to Friday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.


Rangers designate ex-closer Dyson for assignment

The Texas Rangers designated former closer Sam Dyson for assignment on Friday and hope to trade the struggling right-hander.


Rangers to designate ex-closer Dyson for assignment

The Texas Rangers are on the verge of designating former closer Sam Dyson for assignment and hope to trade the struggling right-hander.


MLB roundup: Hicks’ 6 RBIs help Yanks rout Jays

TORONTO -- Aaron Hicks had four hits and six RBIs, Gary Sanchez hit two home runs, and CC Sabathia pitched into the seventh inning as the New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 12-2 on Thursday night.


» Thursday, June 1, 2017

MLB roundup: Hicks (6 RBIs) helps Yanks rout Jays

TORONTO -- Aaron Hicks had four hits and six RBIs, Gary Sanchez hit two home runs, and CC Sabathia pitched into the seventh inning as the New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 12-2 on Thursday night.


MLB roundup: Wainwright does it all in Cardinals’ win

ST. LOUIS -- The pitcher was his own best hitter as Adam Wainwright threw and batted the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers for a split of their four-game series.


MLB notebook: Mariners’ Segura, Cruz leave game with injuries

Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura and designated hitter Nelson Cruz both left Thursday's game against the Colorado Rockies with injuries.


Mariners lose DH Cruz, SS Segura to injuries

SEATTLE -- Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura and designated hitter Nelson Cruz both left Thursday's game against the Colorado Rockies with injuries.


MLB roundup: Wainwright does it all in Cardinals’ win

ST. LOUIS -- The pitcher was his own best hitter as Adam Wainwright threw and batted the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers for a split of their four-game series.


Blue Jays recall Campos, designate Bolsinger

The Toronto Blue Jays recalled right-handed reliever Leonel Campos from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday before the game against the New York Yankees and designated right-hander Mike Bolsinger for assignment.


Trust established for family members of late Fernandez

The Miami Marlins have established a trust for the mother and daughter of former ace Jose Fernandez via a $700,000 contribution from Major League Baseball, the Miami Herald reported on Thursday.


Indians activate RHP Kluber from disabled list

The Cleveland Indians activated Corey Kluber from the disabled list on Thursday and optioned fellow right-hander Shawn Armstrong to Triple-A Columbus.


MLB roundup: Astros slam 6 homers in seventh straight win

MINNEAPOLIS -- George Springer hit two homers among four hits and the Houston Astros hammered a season-high six home runs to complete a series sweep against the Minnesota Twins with a 17-6 victory Wednesday.


Mr. Met mascot gives fans middle finger

Mr. Met, the lovable mascot for New York's National League baseball team, wasn't showing the fans how many runs the Mets scored in their 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.


MLB roundup: Astros slam 6 homers in seventh straight win

MINNEAPOLIS -- George Springer hit two homers among four hits and the Houston Astros hammered a season-high six home runs to complete a series sweep against the Minnesota Twins with a 17-6 victory Wednesday.


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