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Fernando Rodney ties ... Cy Young? (Yes, really)

April 20, 2019

Their careers are separated by an entire century, but on Saturday, Fernando Rodney and Cy Young became equals -- at least in one way. Young pitched in 906 games over a storied career that began in the 1800s and eventually landed him in the Hall of Fame, with baseball’s most

Unstoppable Yelich drills two more homers

Reigning MVP approaching MLB record for most HRs before May
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MILWAUKEE -- Another day, another one for the record books for Christian Yelich. Or, rather, two for the record books. Yelich hit his Major League-leading 12th and 13th home runs in a 5-0 win over the Dodgers at Miller Park, pulling away from L.A.’s Cody Bellinger and Oakland's Khris Davis

Pujols passes the Babe with 1,993rd RBI

April 20, 2019

ANAHEIM -- Angels first baseman Albert Pujols reached a major milestone on Saturday, as he passed Hall of Famer Babe Ruth for career RBIs with 1,993, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Pujols tied Ruth’s total with an RBI double to left field off lefty Yusei Kikuchi that scored Andrelton

This catch will be part of highlight reels forever

April 20, 2019

OAKLAND -- Freddy Galvis frequently played without wearing a glove when he grew up in Venezuela. Thus, his remarkable barehanded catch of Josh Phegley’s popup to end the eighth inning during the Blue Jays' 10-1 victory over the A's on Saturday came almost naturally to him. Galvis, the Toronto Blue

Crazy 8! Braves cap 8-run rally with 5-run 9th

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CLEVELAND -- A Braves team that has dealt with its fair share of bullpen frustrations in this young season created some for the opposition in the nightcap of what had looked to be a lost doubleheader against the Indians on Saturday. A five-run ninth inning, capped by Ronald Acuña Jr.’s

Pirates prospect has an MLB debut to remember

Tucker hits game-winning homer for first career hit
April 20, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- Cole Tucker arrived at PNC Park on Saturday morning to find a No. 3 jersey hanging in his new locker in the Pirates’ clubhouse. That uniform was last worn by veteran utility man Sean Rodriguez, who sent a message to Tucker when word surfaced that the 22-year-old shortstop

Injury updates: Judge, Rendon, deGrom, Eovaldi

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Here's a look at the latest injury news around the Majors.

Rosario’s 3-homer day leads Twins' slugfest

Minnesota hits 11 home runs in doubleheader sweep of Orioles
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BALTIMORE -- There’s a small bug moving through the Twins clubhouse that has left a couple of players feeling under the weather. But there’s something else floating around that everyone wants to catch -- it’s whatever Eddie Rosario has at the plate. “I don’t know that you can get much

Gio to opt out of deal with Yanks (source)

April 20, 2019

Gio Gonzalez will opt out of his contract with the Yankees, a source told's Mark Feinsand. New York will have 48 hours to either add him to the roster or grant him his release. If Gonzalez is added, he’ll earn a $3 million base salary, plus $300,000 per start.

Harper clobbers clutch 3-run HR in victory

April 20, 2019

DENVER -- Overshadowed by the toughest loss of the season for the Phillies on Friday was a career night for Bryce Harper. The superstar right fielder collected five hits for the first time, going 5-for-7 with a pair of doubles, including a go-ahead liner into the left-center-field gap, that were

Blackmon makes Rox history on leadoff homer

April 20, 2019

DENVER -- The end of the Rockies' five-game winning streak -- as the Phillies' Bryce Harper’s three-run homer in the seventh inning handed Colorado an 8-5 defeat -- might have been a beginning for Charlie Blackmon. A night after his 12th-inning, two-run shot off the Phillies’ Juan Nicasio gave the

5-run 1st, Gallo's moonshot power Rangers' win

Sampson sees improvement in 2nd start of year for Texas
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ARLINGTON -- Rangers starter Adrian Sampson lasted only 4 1/3 innings against the Astros on Saturday night. That marked the 11th time in 19 games that Texas starters have failed to cover five innings. So, it would be easy to suggest the Rangers' 9-4 victory at Globe Life Park was

Judge's exit looms over Yankees' 4-homer win

April 20, 2019

NEW YORK -- The Yankees hit four home runs Saturday, tied for their second-most in a game this season. They would've had five if not for a fan-interference call against Gleyber Torres. Ultimately, that extra home run did not matter, as the Yankees cruised to a 9-2 win over the

Best starts to a season by reigning MVPs

@SlangsOnSports and @AndrewSimonMLB
April 20, 2019

Many assumed that Christian Yelich was bound to cool down after a torrid second half that carried him to the 2018 National League MVP Award, and his Brewers to the NL Central title. Yelich thought differently. "A lot of people's favorite words in baseball right now are 'regression' and 'coming

Position player pitching ... vs. his former club

Morales works ninth in second career appearance on mound
April 20, 2019

OAKLAND -- Things got so out of hand for the A’s in Saturday afternoon’s 10-1 loss to Toronto that veteran infielder Kendrys Morales made his second career pitching appearance in the ninth inning. Featuring a heater in the 80-85 mph range, Morales gave up a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to Billy

Francisco Lindor back, Hanley designated

All-Star shortstop making season debut in 2nd game of doubleheader
April 20, 2019

CLEVELAND -- After 74 days of battling through injuries, Francisco Lindor is back. The Indians announced Saturday afternoon that the All-Star shortstop has been activated off the 10-day injured list prior to the team’s doubleheader against the Braves, and he made his season debut in the leadoff spot in Game

Should these 2018 postseason teams be worried?

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David Price remembered a moment eight years ago when his Tampa Bay Rays were 1-8 after losing three of four to the White Sox. When they’d settled into their seats for a flight to Boston, their manager handed out paper cups and poured a small amount of whiskey. Joe Maddon

Greinke leads shutout for first Wrigley win

April 20, 2019

CHICAGO -- Zack Greinke once again fulfilled his duties as an ace as he helped deliver a win against the Cubs, 6-0, on a blustery Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The win came one day after the D-backs struggled with Chicago’s wind and cold in a 5-1 loss. Greinke (3-1)

This is Paxton's biggest weapon

April 20, 2019

James Paxton has brought the Yankees a rare kind of fastball for a starting pitcher. The combination that sets him apart: He has both high-end velocity and the ability to not just maintain it, but raise it, deep into a game. Fans in the Bronx got their first good look

Benintendi sets Red Sox up for sweep

Grand slam, tiebreaking sac fly help Boston clinch first series win
April 20, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- It was clear the Red Sox enjoyed the taste of victory enough Friday to want to stretch it out the whole weekend. Enter Andrew Benintendi, who did his part to get the festivities started on Saturday by unloading his first career grand slam in the second inning.

Tapia sets Rox record on inside-the-park HR

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DENVER -- Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia entered Saturday night as the only player in the National League with more than one triple (he has three) this season. But in the second inning of Saturday night’s 8-5 loss to the Phillies, he went one base farther. On the first pitch of

Rendon hit by pitch on elbow; X-rays negative

April 20, 2019

MIAMI -- The Nationals appear to have dodged the worst possible injury scenarios for third baseman Anthony Rendon, who left in the third inning of Saturday’s 9-3 loss to the Marlins after getting hit in the left elbow by an errant pitch from Marlins starter Jose Urena. Rendon had his

Mikolas excels in eight-inning start for Cards

April 20, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- Rarely one to forcefully counter a critique, manager Mike Shildt took exception on Saturday morning to what he perceived to be a suggestion that the club needed to consider other starting pitching options amid a run of abbreviated starts. “If we’re talking about the confidence in our

Marlins' offense awakens, overwhelms Scherzer

Miami records 11 hits off Nats ace, claims first series win of season
April 20, 2019

MIAMI -- A reason the Marlins dismissed Mike Pagliarulo as hitting coach late Friday night was to provide a different voice to a sluggish offense. The message was heard loud and clear by the players on Saturday night as they responded with perhaps their best team approach of the season.