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Donaldson goes deep in first two at-bats vs. Tribe

@castrovince
33 minutes ago

CLEVELAND -- It would be an exaggeration to refer to Progressive Field as Josh Donaldson’s “old stomping grounds,” as he only suited up for the Indians in 16 games at the end of 2018. But he definitely did some stomping in the building early in Sunday night's game against the

Is this the craziest double play ever? Maybe!

4:42 PM EDT

A's center fielder Ramón Laureano has added to his superb defensive reputation with a handful of astonishing plays this season, but Sunday's tops them all. With a runner on first and one out in the second inning of the A's series finale with the Blue Jays, Teoscar Hernandez hit a

Belly's day: Rob HR, hit GW blast -- crush pizza?

Joc, after his own 2-HR day: 'There's not much Belly can't do'
@kengurnick
7:19 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE -- From somewhere underneath Cody Bellinger’s long shadow, Joc Pederson has had an unobstructed view of the amazing start of his amazing teammate. “There’s not much Belly can’t do,” Pederson said, after Pederson’s two-homer birthday took a back seat to another brilliant display of talent from Bellinger, who robbed

4 takeaways from Boston's sweep of the Rays

@Sportsgal25
an hour ago

ST. PETERSBURG -- On Friday, the Red Sox limped into Tampa Bay under a cloud of frustration and uncertainty. They’ll head back north toting a three-game win streak and their first series sweep of the season after a 4-3, 11-inning win on Sunday against the Rays at Tropicana Field. Gaining

Bote flies home to meet new Cub after walk-off

@MLBastian
7:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO -- David Bote tossed his helmet aside and took the celebratory beating from his teammates. The Cubs' infielder then did a quick on-field interview and made a quick exit from Wrigley Field. It was not clear if he sprinted out of the ballpark still wearing his dirt-stained uniform. Bote

Freeman on Bauer: 'He hasn't done his research'

Braves star reacts to curious comments from Tribe right-hander
@castrovince
7:02 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- The tone was critical. The words were… complimentary? Add it all up, and Trevor Bauer’s postgame comments about the Braves’ bats after Atlanta’s comeback, 8-7 victory at Progressive Field on Saturday night were certainly curious. “It didn’t seem like they wanted to hit tonight,” said Bauer, who went

Paxton accomplishes rare Yankees feat vs. KC

Southpaw joins Cone as only pitchers in club history with back-to-back 12-plus strikeout games
@feinsand
7:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- James Paxton's big night against the Red Sox earlier this week provided him with his first big Yankees moment. On Sunday, the hard-throwing left-hander put on a repeat performance. Paxton struck out 12 batters in six-plus scoreless innings in New York's 7-6, 10-inning walk-off win over the

Shoemaker (torn ACL) to miss rest of season

an hour ago

Though the Blue Jays are leaving Oakland with a three-game sweep under their belts after a 5-4 win on Sunday, the team suffered a difficult loss when right-hander Matt Shoemaker told reporters after the game that he will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his

Thor homers -- give an assist to Fowler

3:45 PM EDT

Noah Syndergaard's fifth career homer on Sunday was a gift, but he'll take it. As Cardinals center fielder Dexter Fowler was tracking Syndergaard's fly ball in the left-center-field gap in the fourth inning, the ball dropped into and out of Fowler's glove and over the wall for a solo homer.

Injury updates: Judge, Murphy, Rendon, Cano

28 minutes ago

Here's a look at the latest injury news around the Majors.

Looking back at MLB's 20-strikeout performers

7:13 PM EDT

A 20-strikeout game is one of baseball’s rarest feats. In Major League history, there have been 23 perfect games and 18 four-homer efforts, but only five times has a pitcher fanned 20 batters while throwing no more than nine innings. (Apologies to Tom Cheney, who struck out 21 in 16

Judge goes on IL with 'significant' oblique strain

@feinsand
7:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge became the latest Yankee to land on the injured list, and as much as the team misses its leader and biggest offensive threat, the slugger believes his club will succeed during his absence. “They’re going to be just fine,” Judge said. “Just like you guys

A day of milestones as Rangers hold on for win

@Sullivan_Ranger
12 minutes ago

ARLINGTON -- Rangers pitcher Shelby Miller earned his first Major League victory in two years and Joey Gallo hit the first sacrifice fly of his career. It was a day for milestones as the Rangers held on for an 11-10 victory over the Astros on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life

Kemp leaves game after colliding with wall

@oapostrophesd
42 minutes ago

SAN DIEGO – Left fielder Matt Kemp exited the Reds’ 4-3 loss to the Padres on Sunday afternoon in the middle of the fourth inning, shortly after he hit the outfield wall at Petco Park in pursuit of a fly ball. Kemp was unavailable after the game. “He’s being examined

Padres' bats come alive, Tatis extends hit streak

@AJCassavell
7:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO -- Fernando Tatis Jr. just won’t stop hitting, and the rest of San Diego's offense finally joined the rookie shortstop on Sunday as the Padres snapped their six-game losing streak. During the skid -- which ended with a 4-3 victory over the Reds at Petco Park -- Tatis

Gray bears down in clutch for Rockies

Starter works around several jams in victory over Phillies
@harding_at_mlb
6:49 PM EDT

DENVER -- Right-hander Jon Gray allowed just one hit in six scoreless innings in Sunday’s 4-1 victory over the Phillies -- the Rockies’ sixth win in seven games -- and it amounted to an afternoon of spring cleaning at Coors Field. Three innings seemed messy until Gray tidied up: •

Smoak leads offense as Blue Jays sweep A's

@goodforball
7:35 PM EDT

OAKLAND -- The Toronto Blue Jays displayed a diverse offense and survived a brush with Oakland center fielder Ramon Laureano’s remarkable defense to secure a 5-4 victory Sunday, completing a three-game series sweep. Toronto achieved its first three-game road sweep of any team since it victimized the Angels from Aug.

Romine walks it off for hodge-podge Yanks

With Judge added to crowded IL, New York rallies to win in extras
@feinsand
7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- For the first time this season, Aaron Boone filled out his lineup card without writing Aaron Judge’s name. That couldn’t have been easy for the Yankees’ manager, but given the injury woes that have hovered over his team like a black cloud, Boone continued to keep a

Cano exits after ball hits wrist; X-rays negative

Controversial call leads to Callaway's third career ejection
an hour ago

ST. LOUIS -- Mets second baseman Robinson Canó was involved in a controversial play in the seventh inning of Sunday’s 6-4 loss to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium that resulted in manager Mickey Callaway's third career ejection, as well as Cano leaving the game with a right wrist injury. A

Pederson homers not once, but twice on birthday

@kengurnick
7:39 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE -- Joc Pederson should wish every day was his birthday. Pederson has baseball reasons for that birthday wish. On Sunday, he celebrated his 27th birthday with a pair of home runs, a pair of singles and three runs scored in the Dodgers’ 6-5 win over Milwaukee, continuing a custom

Scherzer OK after tweaking muscle in dugout

Athletic trainer checks on Nats ace, who jumped to dodge foul ball
@JamalCollier
6:00 PM EDT

MIAMI -- Max Scherzer tweaked the intercostal muscle on his left side dodging a foul ball in the dugout during the eighth inning of Sunday’s 5-0 victory over the Marlins. Scherzer successfully evaded a foul ball off the bat of Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson with one out in the inning,

Alonso launches 444-foot HR off college foe

28 minutes ago

ST. LOUIS -- Mets manager Mickey Callaway didn’t even get the chance to fully relax on Saturday night before first baseman Pete Alonso was lobbying to be in Sunday’s lineup. It appears Callaway made the right call. In his first at-bat, Alonso hit a 444-foot homer to straightaway center off

Hosmer receives stitches after sauna mishap

@AJCassavell
4:18 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO -- Eric Hosmer had nine stitches inserted above his right eye on Saturday night after falling while exiting the team’s sauna. The Padres' first baseman felt light-headed because of the heat, and he briefly passed out and cut his forehead. “I just fell,” Hosmer said. “It wasn’t fun,

A win 4 years in the making as Twins sweep

Gibson logs 1st April win since '15 in strong 6-inning effort
5:56 PM EDT

BALTIMORE -- Kyle Gibson does not enjoy walking batters or giving up homers. That’s why he was a happy man after he helped the Twins pull out a 4-3 victory over the Orioles on Sunday afternoon at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Gibson threw six solid innings as the Twins

Strasburg goes 8 scoreless, sets Nats record 

@JamalCollier
6:38 PM EDT

MIAMI -- The Nationals have several different starting pitchers capable of playing the role of “stopper.” It’s one of the benefits of investing so heavily in the rotation, being able to lean on their starter to pick up a victory when the team is in need. Stephen Strasburg became the