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Story breaks an A-Rod mark, then walks off

No. 100 fuels 7th-inning rally; No. 101 delivers walk-off win vs. Orioles
May 24, 2019

DENVER -- The Rockies’ Trevor Story reached the 100 home run mark faster than any player in primary shortstop in history. Then he really celebrated. Story knocked No. 100 in the seventh inning, then gave the Rockies an 8-6 victory over the Orioles with a two-run, walk-off shot with one

Twins surpass 100 HRs, on pace for ... 327?!

Rosario, Sano hit homers in third inning vs. White Sox
May 24, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- Miguel Sanó’s third-inning solo homer to Target Field’s upper deck in left field propelled the Twins to their first lead in their 11-4 rout of the White Sox on Friday -- and also towards the top of baseball’s record books. After Eddie Rosario hit No. 99 of the

Yelich first in Majors to 20 homers in '19

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MILWAUKEE -- Christian Yelich chugged one night, and he slugged the next. Brewers manager Craig Counsell considered it a sign that Yelich’s stiff back was feeling better when he saw video of Yelich chugging a beer during a timeout of Game 5 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals in Milwaukee

Injury updates: Springer, Paxton, Didi, K. Davis

12:25 AM EDT

George Springer, Astros Houston's American League MVP candidate was back in the lineup Friday for the first time since leaving Sunday's game with lower back stiffness, but it appears he'll miss more action after he sustained what could be a significant left hamstring injury in the eighth inning of Friday

These 5 players have opened eyes in May

Montas, Gallegos, Jackson, Reynolds, Pence all making impacts
May 24, 2019

Last month, we took a look at five April performances from surprising sources that demanded our attention. They haven't all kept that up -- Max Fried and Jorge Polanco still look great, while Niko Goodrum hasn't -- but they were worth spotlighting. Now that we're nearing the end of May,

Mets bring in Kemp on Minor League deal

May 24, 2019

NEW YORK -- A spate of injuries earlier this month forced the Mets to promote two-thirds of their Triple-A outfield to the Majors. As a result, the team is filling in the gaps at Syracuse. On Friday, New York signed Matt Kemp to a Minor League contract, hoping he can

Blue Jays' lineup adds to HOF lineage

Biggio, Vlad Jr. become first teammates to have HOF fathers
May 24, 2019

The Blue Jays already had one son of a Hall of Famer in their lineup. On Friday, they made it two -- and made some history in the process. Toronto officially called up infielder Cavan Biggio on Friday, selecting the contract of their No. 9 prospect from Triple-A Buffalo. The

Pressly's streak of scoreless games ends

Astros reliever had made 40 straight scoreless appearances
May 24, 2019

The Astros acquired right-hander Ryan Pressly from the Twins on July 27, 2018, looking to bolster their bullpen for the stretch run. In his Houston debut, Pressly allowed a home run to the very first batter he faced, Texas’ Rougned Odor. It’s fair to say that did not set the

Dansby's 2 HRs help Folty notch 1st win of 2019

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ST. LOUIS -- Time will tell if Mike Foltynewicz is truly back and ready to reintroduce himself to the consistent success he tasted during last year’s All-Star campaign. But it’s safe to say he’s miles away from where he was a little more than a week ago, when he exited

Springer (hamstring) likely headed to injured list

All-Star comes up limping, asks to leave game in 8th inning vs. Red Sox
12:14 AM EDT

HOUSTON -- While the Astros await a clear diagnosis on what could be a significant left hamstring injury sustained by George Springer, manager AJ Hinch said the All-Star outfielder is likely headed to the injured list, which would be a huge blow to baseball’s best offense. Springer, who returned to

Soto stays hot with game-winning homer

12:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON -- During this disappointing season, one constant for the Nationals has been their ability to fight back when faced with adversity. In a game Friday that displayed all their warts, Washington also showed an impressive amount of heart in ending its five-game losing streak, rallying from three deficits to

Freese, Bellinger power Dodgers' rout of Bucs

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PITTSBURGH -- Dodgers first baseman David Freese got a warm welcome in his return to Pittsburgh, where he played for parts of three seasons before landing with the Dodgers. The PNC Park scoreboard read “Thank you, David” when he came up to bat with the bases loaded in the first.

3 takeaways from Astros' series-opening win

Miley has strong outing; Marisnick delivers with bat, glove; Pressly's historic streak ends
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HOUSTON -- The Astros weren’t able to fully enjoy a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on Friday night at Minute Maid Park after All-Star outfielder George Springer left the game in the eighth inning with what could be a significant left hamstring injury. Springer returned to the lineup after

HOFer Biggio on hand for son's MLB debut

Cavan, 24, ranked as Blue Jays' No. 9 prospect
May 24, 2019

HOUSTON -- Craig Biggio’s children were always a visible part of his baseball life, especially his sons, Conor and Cavan. The duo would serve as bat boys from time to time when they were old enough, including in the days leading up to Craig’s run at 3,000 hits in 2007.

Run, Roberto: Infield hit helps Tribe snap skid

Luplow continues to slug vs. lefties, and Bieber guts one out
12:16 AM EDT

CLEVELAND -- After a season-long four-game losing streak, the Indians needed to find any way to get back in the win column. And catcher Roberto Perez did just that, even if his go-ahead RBI single traveled only about 60 feet. After missing the past two games with concussion-like symptoms, Perez

Friday's Yanks-KC game moved to Sat. night

May 24, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- Due to a forecast of heavy rain in the area, Friday night's Yankees-Royals game at Kauffman Stadium has been postponed and rescheduled for Saturday, May 25, at 8:15 p.m. ET (7:15 CT) as the nightcap of a split doubleheader that will begin with Saturday's regularly scheduled 2:15

Jones knocks career-high four RBIs in slugfest

Detroit pounds out 14 hits, scores 9 for first win in 12 days
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NEW YORK -- One would never know that the Tigers were one of the worst-hitting teams in the Major Leagues entering Friday’s action. They found themselves in a slugfest at Citi Field and edged the Mets, 9-8, to earn their first victory since May 12. It was game that saw

Play Ball in Grand Junction a growing success

May 24, 2019

Major League Baseball's signature youth event made its way to western Colorado on Thursday, to connect young kids with one of the more popular events that takes place in that part of the country -- the NJCAA Baseball World Series. MLB hosted a Play Ball event at Sam Suplizio Field,

Pedroia experiences setback in rehab assignment

Martinez makes return to lineup vs. Astros
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HOUSTON -- Perhaps Red Sox manager Alex Cora should have found some wood to knock on Friday afternoon when he said this about Dustin Pedroia: “As far as soreness and all that, no red flags the last few days, which is good. We’ll just keep rolling,” Cora said. After two

Suarez's clutch jack in 9th caps Reds' comeback

May 24, 2019

CHICAGO -- As Reds third baseman Eugenio Suárez watched the ball leave his bat in the top of the ninth inning and clear the fence in left-center field, giving his team a big 6-5 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday, Jesse Winker was on-deck watching Suarez and

Lucchesi's career K night sets stage for Renfroe

May 24, 2019

TORONTO -- For the first four innings on Friday night in Toronto, Padres starter Joey Lucchesi laid the groundwork for what had the potential to be a career outing. It still was in some ways, with Lucchesi’s 11 strikeouts marking a new personal best in the Padres’ 6-3 win over