Sale returns to ace form at Fenway
Lefty dominates, striking out 12 over six scoreless innings
BOSTON -- Chris Sale needed that. He needed every bit of it.
The Red Sox? They needed it even more.
Sale (4-9, 4.05 ERA) was back in a big way on Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park, throwing his three-start slump to the curb with a masterful performance in which he
Sounds odd, but 7 teams should pass at Deadline
As July 31 approaches, some teams shouldn't buy or sell
As exciting as the Trade Deadline is and as much fun as it is to speculate on what trades your team is going to make for the stretch run, the simple fact remains: A lot of these teams should probably stand pat. If you’re looking for any proof, simply look
Eovaldi fans side for PawSox in rehab outing
Righty headed to rejoin Red Sox, set to be activated this weekend
BOSTON -- Nathan Eovaldi breezed into McCoy Stadium and struck out the side in the second inning on Thursday morning at Triple-A Pawtucket, putting an emphatic stamp on his one-stint rehab assignment.
The flame-throwing righty headed to Fenway Park shortly thereafter to join the Red Sox for their day game
Analyzing NL Central at Deadline: Buy or sell?
With July 31 quickly approaching, here's what each team may do
As teams settle somewhere on the spectrum between buyer and seller ahead of the July 31 Trade Deadline, the National League Central serves as an intriguing case study as to how a collection of bunched-up clubs realistically view their chances. All five teams entered Thursday separated by 7 1/2 games,
Bummer's strong '19 makes him Deadline asset
Top prospect Robert scorching hot since arriving at Triple-A Charlotte
KANSAS CITY -- There will be teams who have interest in acquiring White Sox reliever Aaron Bummer before the July 31 Trade Deadline. It comes with the territory for a 25-year-old southpaw who has served notice via a 1.83 ERA posted in 29 games this season.
There are no indications
An oral history of David Cone's perfect game
20 years ago, the 36-year-old Cone made baseball history in the Bronx
The temperature was sizzling in New York City on the morning of Sunday, July 18, 1999, inching toward a high of 98 degrees. Bathed in broad sunlight, David Cone navigated the three northbound lanes of the FDR Drive, guiding his vehicle toward the players' parking lot on the third-base side
Royals parlay Keller's day into sweep of Chicago
Right-hander racks up 7 K's across 6 1/3 frames in sweltering heat
KANSAS CITY -- The Royals’ post All-Star break success rolled along Thursday, as did the recent surge from their rotation.
This time it was right-hander Brad Keller, who endured the excessive heat at Kauffman Stadium to turn in a quality start -- 6 1/3 innings, nine hits, two earned runs
Reds make moves after catcher injuries
Cincinnati places Casali on IL, Farmer on concussion list
The Reds’ catching depth took a big hit on Thursday after the club placed Curt Casali on the 10-day injured list with a right knee sprain stemming from an issue he dealt with earlier this week. The club also placed backup Kyle Farmer on the seven-day concussion list. And Cincinnati
Smith's start sets up Anderson's big finish
Starter shows why teams might try to pry him away at Trade Deadline
MIAMI -- Caleb Smith keeps compiling strikeouts, and in the process is aiming to build up to being a reliable part of the Marlins’ rotation. For the left-hander, it’s just a matter of staying healthy.
When he’s on point, Smith is tough to deal with, as he showed against the
AL East at Deadline: Buy, sell or stand pat?
Two teams are sellers, two are buyers and one may shop selectively
The front office of your favorite team is thinking the same thing you are -- or something similar -- this time of year. The Trade Deadline is less than two weeks away and the big question is, will your team be a buyer, a seller or is it going to
Paddack throws 'em a curve: a 3rd go-to pitch
In near no-no, rookie shows he's got more than fastball, changeup
MIAMI -- In all likelihood, Chris Paddack would’ve become a very good big leaguer with only two pitches. He can place his high-octane fastball anywhere he wants it, and his changeup starts on the same plane before falling off the table.
Then again, Paddack isn’t one to settle for "very
Dodgers plan to keep Maeda, rotation in order
Hill takes big step by throwing for first time since June
PHILADELPHIA -- The Dodgers plan to keep their rotation in order, despite Kenta Maeda's abbreviated Wednesday start following a 2-hour and 37-minute rain delay.
Maeda threw just 35 pitches over two hitless innings before the tarp came on the field in the top of the third inning of the Dodgers'