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Rally in 9th = Yanks' 9th straight W at Camden

@BryanHoch
36 minutes ago

BALTIMORE -- Gleyber Torres continued to ravage Baltimore pitching with his third multihomer performance of the young season, and Gary Sanchez belted a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning as the Yankees rallied from five runs down, stunning the Orioles with a 10-7 victory on Monday evening at Camden Yards.

Arrieta impresses after ovation in Wrigley return

@Russ_Dorsey1
22 minutes ago

CHICAGO -- Few pitchers have performed better at Wrigley Field than Phillies starter Jake Arrieta, and with all that the right-hander accomplished in Chicago, it's no surprise he pitched well yet again, in front of a sellout crowd. Arrieta came into the start with a career 2.31 ERA at Wrigley,

Acuna smacks 10th career leadoff homer

@goodforball
10:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO -- Atlanta's Ronald Acuña Jr. knows how to get a party started. Acuna homered on the game's first pitch from San Francisco left-hander Andrew Suarez in Monday's Braves-Giants series opener. It was Acuna's 10th career leadoff homer and second in as many days. More than one-fourth of Acuna's

White crushes ball for long-awaited first '19 HR

@brianmctaggart
21 minutes ago

HOUSTON -- Tyler White took out 418 feet worth of frustration on the White Sox on Monday night. White, making his team-leading 16th start at designated hitter, lived up to the job description when he crushed a pitch from White Sox reliever Jose Ruiz and sailed it onto the train

Minor (29 scoreless IP) sets Rangers home mark

@Sullivan_Ranger
11 minutes ago

ARLINGTON -- Rangers starter Mike Minor set a new club record for the longest consecutive scoreless-innings streak at home and the offense backed him with five home runs in a 10-9 victory over the Mariners on Monday night at Globe Life Park. The Rangers led, 10-2, after seven innings, but

After management backs Mickey, Mets step up

Van Wagenen throws organization's support behind skipper before Mets snap losing streak
@AnthonyDiComo
an hour ago

NEW YORK -- As Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen took the podium Monday, most of the highest-ranking members of the Mets’ baseball operations hierarchy -- chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon, multiple assistant GMs, and more -- filed into the team’s press conference room behind him. Manager Mickey Callaway stood

Stanton homers in first rehab appearance

@Sportsgal25
9:12 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. -- For the first time in what seemed like forever, Giancarlo Stanton was back in the game. Smaller stage? Sure, but no way the injured Yankees outfielder was complaining on Monday. “It was good,” said Stanton, who homered in his return to action, a six-inning stint for the

Treinen -- and Chapman homer -- save A's win

@MartinJGallegos
9:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- It wasn’t too long ago that the A’s were one of the worst road teams in baseball. After getting swept over two games in Seattle last week, they had racked up a Majors-leading 15 losses away from home. It was a deep hole they dug themselves into, but

Cespedes suffers ankle fractures on ranch

@AnthonyDiComo
6:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- Yoenis Céspedes' chances of returning in 2019, already slim, have reached something close to zero. The outfielder suffered multiple fractures in his right ankle during an accident Saturday night on his ranch in Florida, and he is likely to miss the rest of the season. Cespedes suffered

Sox welcome Price back with oodles of runs

5:17 PM EDT

TORONTO -- David Price was back in his comfort zone Monday afternoon at Rogers Centre as he returned from the injured list to throw five strong innings and earn a 12-2 victory over the Blue Jays. Price threw just 67 pitches, allowing two unearned runs on three hits while striking

Braves bolster bullpen with trade for Swarzak

Atlanta sends Vizcaíno, Biddle to Seattle
@goodforball
1:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Braves hope they gained stability as well as talent for their bullpen Monday by acquiring right-hander Anthony Swarzak from the Seattle Mariners for right-hander Arodys Vizcaino and left-hander Jesse Biddle. With Vizcaino sidelined for the season following shoulder surgery last month, the Braves sought a steadying

Tomas hits 4 HRs as Reno scores 25 runs

@_dadler
10:05 PM EDT

The D-backs' Triple-A affiliate erupted for 25 runs on Monday in a game that you'd have to see to believe, spearheaded by monster performances from Yasmany Tomás, Kevin Cron and Matt Szczur. Tomas homered four times. Cron -- the Minor League leader in home runs -- went deep twice. Szczur

Tigers back Boyds' 'amazing' nonprofit work

Pitcher, wife host Topgolf fundraiser in effort to fight sex trafficking
@beckjason
an hour ago

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Matthew Boyd stood in front of the gathering at his charity fundraiser on Monday morning at Topgolf, his little daughter, Meira, in one arm, a microphone in the other. He thanked the multitudes who bought tickets for an evening of golf, food and fun, as well

Heaney fans 10 in scoreless rehab start

@RhettBollinger
an hour ago

ANAHEIM -- Lefty Andrew Heaney made an impressive first rehab start with Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday night, throwing 4 1/3 scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts. Heaney, on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation suffered during Spring Training, allowed two hits and a walk while throwing 73 pitches,

There's a new No. 1 atop Power Rankings

@alysonfooter
1:00 AM EDT

Every contending team needs exceptional depth to get through a baseball season, but what the Astros are doing these days without one of their most valuable hitters is somewhat remarkable. José Altuve has been sidelined with a strained left hamstring and has not played since May 10. In his absence,

The toughest guy to strike out on every team

@williamfleitch
May 19, 2019

The world of baseball has embraced the strikeout in a way that is sometimes obsessive: For the second consecutive year, we’re on pace for more strikeouts than hits. Even the best hitters in baseball don’t sweat the strikeouts anymore. It’s all part of the game. This ends up making those

Baez (heel) day to day, misses first start of '19

8:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO -- Shortstop Javier Báez was kept out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday after being removed from Sunday night's 6-5 victory over the Nationals with a right heel contusion. Baez appeared to turn his ankle while fielding a ground ball in the third inning but stayed in the

Kluber's upcoming X-ray will guide next move

Francona says positive result could lead to removal of pitcher's cast
@MandyBell02
5:52 PM EDT

CLEVELAND – When Corey Kluber first addressed the media after fracturing his right ulna on May 1 in Miami, he said he believed he would pitch again this year. Now that his arm has been in a cast for about three weeks, he may be close to making his next

Godley to 'pen as D-backs weigh rotation options

@oapostrophesd
an hour ago

SAN DIEGO -- The D-backs are moving right-hander Zack Godley to the bullpen and weighing their options for a No. 5 starter. D-backs manager Torey Lovullo spoke with Godley about the move on Monday. “We’re going to stay with that decision for the time being,” Lovullo said. “These are the

Strange but true: Baseball's most bizarre injuries

@MannyOnMLB and @_dadler
4:16 PM EDT

Every Major Leaguer wants to avoid the disabled list, but injuries happen -- and some are far stranger than others. For every injury that happens on the field during a game, in practice or in a workout session, there's another that occurs off the field, sometimes in bizarre circumstances. And

The unsung skill helping Bellinger chase .400

@_dadler
8:53 AM EDT

A lot of the time, Cody Bellinger gets to jog the bases for free. He has 17 homers now. But you need more than home runs to be a .400 hitter a month and a half into the season. Bellinger has more. One key part of the package: electric speed.

Eloy comes off injured list, in lineup vs. Astros

@alysonfooter
8:16 PM EDT

HOUSTON -- After a layoff that lasted a little more than three weeks, rookie outfielder Eloy Jiménez was back in the White Sox lineup, hitting sixth for the opener in Houston on Monday. After taking his normal round of batting practice, Jimenez said he wasn't quite at 100 percent, but

Injury updates: Springer, Altuve, Diaz

@brianmctaggart
7:39 PM EDT

HOUSTON -- The Astros got good news on the injury front across the board Monday concerning outfielder George Springer, second baseman José Altuve and infielder Aledmys Díaz. Altuve, who’s on the injured list with a strained left hamstring, took batting practice on the field and took ground balls Monday for