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Vlad Jr.'s clutch go-ahead HR propels Blue Jays

Giles and Shoemaker named to Hooton Advisory Board
@gregorMLB
18 minutes ago

CHICAGO -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is starting to make up for lost time, and along the way he is making everyone forget about a slow start to his rookie season. Guerrero homered for the fourth time over his last six games in the Blue Jays’ 5-2 victory vs. the White

Yanks ride wild 6th to series W, AL East lead

@SlangsOnSports
an hour ago

NEW YORK -- The Yankees entered the bottom of the sixth inning tied at 5 with the Rays in a back-and-forth game that featured home runs from both sides. But the Yanks took control in the sixth, scoring seven runs on four hits in an inning that included five walks

Kapler: Harper has 'ability to transcend'

Two-run blast the difference-maker in series sweep
@paul_casella
an hour ago

PHILADELPHIA -- After clobbering a home run over the batter's eye and onto Ashburn Alley in Saturday's win, Bryce Harper stood at his locker postgame and said, “It's not how far, it's how many.” Harper backed up that mantra on Sunday, drilling another no-doubter home run to straightaway center field

Everybody chips in as Sox end Astros' streak

@IanMBrowne
5:04 PM EDT

BOSTON -- Even on a day Chris Sale struck out 10, it wasn’t pretty. Even on a day Xander Bogaerts came up with the big hit the Red Sox needed, the offense was grinding it out more than dominating. The truth of the matter is that the Red Sox weren’t

Cano at center of Mets' fifth straight loss

Club continues to preach patience after fifth straight loss
@cdenicola13
5:43 PM EDT

MIAMI -- When the Mets acquired Robinson Canó over the offseason in a blockbuster trade with the Mariners, it signaled New York's determination to return to prominence both in the National League East and postseason landscape. Five months later, the honeymoon appears to be over as Cano drew heat for

Ryu masterful again, runs scoreless streak to 31

4:24 PM EDT

CINCINNATI -- Hyun-Jin Ryu tossed seven shutout innings, and Cody Bellinger and Russell Martin each homered, as the Dodgers took the finale of a three-game series with the Reds, 8-3, at Great American Ball Park on Sunday. Ryu won for the first time this season away from Dodger Stadium while

Puig crashes into wall on great grab, later exits

Right fielder day to day with sprained right shoulder
@m_sheldon
6:01 PM EDT

CINCINNATI -- One of the precious few good moments the Reds had during Sunday’s 8-3 loss to the Dodgers ended up having some negative consequences. In the top of the sixth inning, right fielder Yasiel Puig made a fantastic leaping catch in foul territory. But the impact of landing on

Injury updates: Tanaka, Paxton, Altuve, Springer

4:18 PM EDT

Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton and Dellin Betances, Yankees A day after getting hit on the right shin by a batted ball with a 111.3-mph exit velocity from Yandy Díaz, Tanaka is feeling better. He was walking normally at Yankee Stadium ahead of the Yanks' rubber game vs. the Rays on

Bieber shuts down Orioles in career outing

Righty throws first career shutout while fanning career-high 15
@MandyBell02
44 minutes ago

CLEVELAND -- When Shane Bieber walked off the mound at the end of the eighth inning of the Indians' 10-0 win over the Orioles on Sunday, he tried to dodge Indians pitching coach Carl Willis to avoid being told he was done for the afternoon. “Then he found me again

Maddon drops protest, 'though I still don't agree'

MLB informs Cubs Doolittle's delivery is legal, unlike Edwards'
an hour ago

WASHINGTON -- Cubs manager Joe Maddon said before Sunday’s game that the team had dropped its protest of Saturday’s 5-2 loss to the Nationals. Maddon and the Cubs were upset because Washington closer Sean Doolittle tapped his foot on the ground during his delivery in the ninth inning, which they

The most productive team at each position

Astros, Dodgers showing unmatched depth across diamond
@mattkellyMLB
11:20 AM EDT

The quarter mark of the season offers the perfect chance for teams to take stock of which parts of their rosters are performing and which are not. And it offers us a chance to see who’s really excelling, to the point of identifying a team’s area of strength that could

Hiura's hits 1st HR in Crew's power-filled day

Three solo shots help Brewers end road trip with victory; Woodruff goes eight innings
@AdamMcCalvy
31 minutes ago

ATLANTA -- Keston Hiura is on the board in the big leagues, and he wasn’t the only Brewers hitter who cleared the fences to finish the season’s longest road trip with a win. Hiura, the No. 15 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline, hit his first Major League home run

These moments shaped baseball's record book

25 minutes ago

Arguably no other sport’s records are as hallowed as baseball’s greatest marks. Fans can easily recall exact figures from decades past and cherish the numbers that serve as reminders of some of the game’s most extraordinary moments. These are the players behind the greatest record-breaking feats of the past 100

Rangers rally in 10th behind Mazara, Calhoun

@Sullivan_Ranger
11 minutes ago

ARLINGTON -- Nomar Mazara hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning to bring home the winning run and give the Rangers a dramatic 5-4 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park. Texas trailed, 4-3, before coming back to win in extra innings

Springer leaves game with lower back stiffness

All-Star outfielder won't play Monday, will be evaluated in Houston
@brianmctaggart
25 minutes ago

BOSTON – Astros All-Star outfielder George Springer is day-to-day after leaving Sunday’s 4-3 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park in the fourth inning with lower back stiffness. Astros manager AJ Hinch said Springer wouldn’t play Monday’s series opener against the White Sox in Houston. Springer, who has played

Diaz day to day after HBP on left hand

@ladsonbill24
15 minutes ago

NEW YORK -- Rays third baseman Yandy Díaz left Sunday’s 13-5 loss to the Yankees at Yankee Stadium after being hit on the left hand by a pitch thrown by Yankees reliever Chance Adams. The injury was deemed a left hand contusion after X-rays came back negative, and Diaz is

Alcantara stays in attack mode to the finish

Righty throws first career shutout on 89 pitches as Marlins sweep Mets
4:35 PM EDT

MIAMI -- Sandy Alcantara wasn’t perfect on Sunday, but he was pretty close. The Marlins starter threw his first career complete game in Miami’s 3-0 win over the Mets, completing a three-game sweep at Marlins Park. Alcantara gave up just two hits and struck out eight, also a career high

Freeman's No. 200 pushes HR streak to 4

@mlbbowman
3:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman reached a milestone and experienced a career first when he extended his recent power barrage by hitting a game-tying home run in the seventh inning of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Brewers at SunTrust Park. Freeman’s solo shot off Brandon Woodruff was the 200th home run

How has a year of 'the opener' changed MLB?

@mike_petriello
12:44 AM EDT

One year ago today, those ever-innovative Tampa Bay Rays changed the game again by reintroducing the concept of "the opener" to baseball. On May 19, they gave Sergio Romo his first career start, after his first 588 games came in relief. Romo struck out Zack Cozart, Mike Trout, and Justin

Padres option Margevicius, summon Quantrill

@AJCassavell
2:20 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO -- Nick Margevicius' excellent April gave way to a rough May, and after the worst start of his young career Saturday night, the rookie left-hander was optioned to Double-A Amarillo on Sunday. Margevicius' demotion means opportunity for right-hander Cal Quantrill, who was promoted. Meanwhile, Trey Wingenter was activated

Updates on Tanaka, Betances and Paxton

Paxton throws another side session; Gardner proud to be on Hooton Advisory Board
@SlangsOnSports
5:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- A day after getting hit on the right shin by a batted ball with a 111.3-mph exit velocity from Yandy Díaz, Masahiro Tanaka is feeling better. He was walking normally at Yankee Stadium ahead of the Yanks' rubber game vs. the Rays on Sunday morning, according to

Rays converting Cronenworth to 2-way player

Zunino, Duffy represent Rays on Hooton Advisory Board
@ladsonbill24
1:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- The Rays are making infielder Jake Cronenworth into a two-way player. On Saturday, he opened a game for Triple-A Durham and pitched one scoreless inning. It was the first game he has pitched this season. This didn’t come as a surprise to Rays manager Kevin Cash, who

A's-Tigers game suspended Sunday (May 19)

Contest to be completed Sept. 6 in Oakland
6:07 PM EDT

The A's and Tigers game at Comerica Park on Sunday (May 19) was suspended in the bottom of the seventh inning due to rain. Oakland's Stephen Piscotty hit a go-ahead, two-run double into the gap in right-center field to break a 3-3 tie in the top of the seventh just

Chavis hits leadoff in hunt for 'instant offense'

@IanMBrowne
1:13 PM EDT

BOSTON -- The Astros use their big thumper George Springer as their leadoff hitter, so Red Sox manager Alex Cora figured he would try it for a day. In Sunday’s finale of the three-game series against Houston, Cora had top prospect Michael Chavis -- who belted seven homers in his