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Schwarber's walk-off HR lifts Cubs in 10th

@MLBastian
July 16, 2019

CHICAGO -- Kyle Schwarber lifted an arm skyward and Javier Baez -- waiting on deck -- tossed his helmet into the air in celebration. The baseball that Schwarber sent towering over left field dropped into the basket in front of the bleachers, delivering the Cubs’ latest walk-off win. Schwarber’s one-out

Harper's first Phillie walk-off caps wild 9th

Kapler: 'We get knocked down, we get back up' after season-worst loss
@ToddZolecki
31 minutes ago

PHILADELPHIA -- Bryce Harper celebrated his big moment between second and third base late Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. He jumped in the air, pumped his fists and waited for his teammates to join him. The Phillies needed this one. Harper capped a wild, desperately needed 9-8 victory over

Making these 7 contenders’ wish lists a reality

@RichardJustice
an hour ago

Jim Leyland once stuck his head into a meeting of Tigers scouts and announced, “I want to remind you guys that there are no perfect players.” In his not-so-subtle way, the former Tigers skipper was telling his guys it was important to emphasize a player’s strengths rather than his weaknesses.

Yelich slams 33rd HR as Brewers bust out

@AdamMcCalvy
12:07 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE -- The 2019 Brewers waited until the seventh inning of their 96th game to hit their first grand slam, and of course it was Christian Yelich who did it. Yelich’s slam capped a six-run outburst in a 13-1 win over the Braves at Miller Park on Tuesday that had

CC-Avisail tiff clears benches, bullpens in Bronx

@BryanHoch
31 minutes ago

NEW YORK -- Didi Gregorius jogged across the infield and spotted CC Sabathia near the first-base line, jawing toward the Rays' Avisaíl García . The Yankees’ shortstop attempted to save his heated teammate from an ejection, then realized he was going to have to flex some muscle to do so.

Merrifield logs fastest inside-the-park HR of '19

Sparkman records career-high 8 K's in shutout of White Sox
@FlannyMLB
20 minutes ago

KANSAS CITY -- Royals super-utility man Whit Merrifield can find a lot of ways to beat you. Merrifield ignited the Kauffman Stadium crowd with a two-run inside-the-park home run on Tuesday night in the Royals’ 11-0 win over the White Sox, their fourth win in five games coming out of

Rumors: Bumgarner, Bauer, Yankees, Boyd

July 16, 2019

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.

Royals should stay busy before Trade Deadline

@FlannyMLB
July 16, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- Two down, several to go. Now that the Royals have traded right-hander Homer Bailey and catcher Martin Maldonado, general manager Dayton Moore won’t stop there. It has been no secret for weeks that the Royals are looking to move players with expiring contracts, while also exploring any

Injury updates: Trout, Scherzer, Kluber, Stanton

an hour ago

Here is the latest injury news from around Major League Baseball.

Mariano Rivera for Felix Fermin? Almost happened

@feinsand
38 minutes ago

Now pitching for the Seattle Mariners, No. 42, Mariano Rivera. It’s difficult to imagine, but that unfathomable scenario was close to becoming a reality. MLB.com’s Full Account takes a deep dive into Mariano Rivera’s life, including that time the Yankees nearly traded him to Seattle -- a move that would

Conforto does it with bat, glove to propel Mets

@AnthonyDiComo
July 16, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- Both publicly and privately, Mets officials have maintained that they have no interest in blowing up the team’s core prior to the July 31 Trade Deadline. A few deals at the margins make sense as the Mets try to find value for their impending free agents, but the

Didi's slam makes Judge's '2nd' HR stand up

@BryanHoch
43 minutes ago

NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge tracked the flight of his eighth-inning drive as it spun toward the 314-foot marker in right field, expecting that it would tail to the right of the foul pole. Indeed, the masses on hand at Yankee Stadium groaned when the ball arced a few seats

O's prospect Baumann tosses no-no for Bowie

@JakeCrouseMLB
July 16, 2019

Michael Baumann had only been with Double-A Bowie for five games when he accomplished something that some of baseball’s best pitchers never do in their entire career. The Orioles’ No. 24 prospect, who was promoted to the Baysox on June 21, faced just one batter over the minimum as he

How Reds can handle their most valuable asset

@jonmorosi
July 16, 2019

Luis Castillo made his first All-Star appearance this year at age 26. He’s in only his second full season with the Reds and on track to become a free agent after the 2023 season. Entering play Tuesday, he ranked fifth in the Majors with a 2.41 ERA, while earning near

Mondesi slated for MRI on injured left shoulder

@FlannyMLB
July 16, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi left Tuesday night’s 11-0 win over the White Sox in the fifth inning with a left shoulder injury. The club announced after the game that Mondesi would get an MRI as soon as possible, but that no results would be released until Wednesday.

Bailey: Joining contending A's an 'energy boost'

@MartinJGallegos
July 16, 2019

OAKLAND -- You’ll have to excuse Homer Bailey for not being completely up to speed on his new ballclub, it’s been a wild 48 hours. What started out as a normal day on Sunday turned into one that would flip Bailey’s world upside down when he was informed by Royals

They love a rainy night: Indians tally big win

@MandyBell02
July 16, 2019

CLEVELAND -- There was a roaring cheer at Progressive Field in the top of the eighth inning Monday night when the big screen in left field showed the final out of the Mets’ tight victory over the first-place Twins. Plenty of fans were ready to count the Indians out after

Expecting changeup, Teoscar hits 441-foot HR

@jessicacamerato
30 minutes ago

BOSTON -- Teoscar Hernández's season has been filled with ups and downs, from the Majors to the Minors and back. On Tuesday night at Fenway Park, he was on the upswing with a pesky performance against the Red Sox in the Blue Jays' 10-4 win. The center fielder opened up

Agrazal, clutch ninth power Pirates from slump

@adamdberry
July 16, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- There is no panic in the Pirates’ clubhouse, Starling Marte said Tuesday afternoon. Their “want-to” isn’t a problem, manager Clint Hurdle added, but their “how-to” has been an issue lately. It wasn’t always pretty, but the Pirates figured out how to get it done on Tuesday night.

D-backs break out bats to back rookie Young

33 minutes ago

ARLINGTON -- The D-backs and Rangers came into this Interleague series each in need of a win. Both teams are on the fringe for Wild Card berths, and the first 10 days to two weeks post-All-Star Game will go a long way to determining what these teams will do at

Sizzling Dickerson helps Giants rebound in 10th

@MannyOnMLB
17 minutes ago

DENVER -- When the Giants acquired Alex Dickerson from the Padres on June 10, the left fielder was 3-for-19 (.158) on the season and had a total of 312 plate appearances to his name. A lot can change over a month in the Majors. Dickerson lined a go-ahead single --

Bruce to undergo MRI for right rib injury

@ToddZolecki
25 minutes ago

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies left fielder Jay Bruce exited Tuesday’s 9-8 walk-off win over the Dodgers in the third inning with a right intercostal or oblique strain. He injured himself on a check swing. Bruce will undergo an MRI exam on Wednesday. "It's something in my rib cage, the front of

Eloy set for MRI on elbow after outfield collision

@scottmerkin
12:00 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY -- White Sox left fielder Eloy Jiménez departed Tuesday night’s 11-0 loss to the Royals in the first inning after colliding with center fielder Charles Tilson chasing a Whit Merrifield fly ball. Tilson made the catch, after covering a great deal of ground moving toward left-center at Kauffman

Voth impresses in starting audition for Nats

Righty pitches 6 sharp innings while stepping in for injured Scherzer
@JamalCollier
July 16, 2019

BALTIMORE -- The Nationals found their rotation in a bit of disarray at the beginning of this series, thrown off after Max Scherzer’s back injury lingered and forced him to miss a start. That made the next two nights, including Tuesday’s 8-1 win over the Orioles at Camden Yards, serve