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Twins blast 8 homers in epic power display

7:39 PM EDT

ANAHEIM -- The rain in Anaheim stopped -- but the Twins’ frenzied storm of homers carried on. Jonathan Schoop and Miguel Sanó each went yard twice, while Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco, Eddie Rosario and C.J. Cron also added blasts as the Twins smashed eight homers -- seven of them estimated

Tying HR, winning hit … What can't Riley do?

8:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO -- As Thursday’s Braves-Giants game settled into extra-inning torpor, it became clear that somebody or something dynamic had to take over to finish it off. This was a job for Austin Riley, who has quickly become one of the most compelling rookies in the Major Leagues. • Box

Report: Blue Jays to call up Cavan Biggio

28 minutes ago

The Blue Jays will call up No. 9 prospect Cavan Biggio on Friday, according to Sportsnet's Shi Davidi. The 24-year-old infielder is the son of Hall of Fame second baseman Craig Biggio, and will join Vladimir Guerrero Jr., son of Hall of Fame outfielder Vladimir Guerrero, on Toronto's 25-man roster.

Realmuto hits HR out of Wrigley to spark Phils

11 minutes ago

CHICAGO -- The Phillies have aspirations of making a deep run in October. To do that, they’re going to be tested in the toughest of situations, and this week's four-game series against the Cubs provided one of their best tests yet. The Phillies had to cover 106 outs in the

After losing shoe earlier, Gomez hits clutch HR

Outfielder belts go-ahead 3-run shot in 8th to help Mets sweep Nats
5:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- Carlos Gómez took the long way to the Mets, signing with them as a teenager, debuting in 2007 and playing for five other teams before making his way back to the organization on a Minor League deal this spring. By that time, the Mets were nearly done

Is this injury-depleted contender eyeing Keuchel?

4:29 PM EDT

After a seven-season tenure with the Astros that included a trio of 200-inning seasons, an American League Cy Young Award in 2015 and an overall 3.66 ERA, Dallas Keuchel is now a free agent. Below, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the left-hander.

Yarbrough reminds Rays of potential

Called up on Thursday, lefty pitches career-high 7 1/3 innings
29 minutes ago

CLEVELAND -- Prior to Thursday’s game, Rays manager Kevin Cash noted that the organization hadn’t forgotten how productive and important Ryan Yarbrough was for it last year. In fact, the Rays were eager to see if the success the left-hander had recently found at Triple-A Durham would carry over into

Nats' frustrations boil over in Martinez's ejection

Club swept by Mets, drops fifth straight to fall 12 games under .500
6:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- Dave Martinez kicked the dirt in front of home plate and slammed his hat to the ground, prompting home-plate umpire Bruce Dreckman to begin walking away from him and toward the Mets’ dugout. Martinez was not done, however, following Dreckman toward the dugout, screaming and pointing to

Injury updates: Cano, Sabathia, Blackmon, Kluber

8:13 PM EDT

Robinson Cano, Jeff McNeil, Yoenis Cespedes, Michael Conforto and Jason Vargas, Mets Cano (left quad strain) and McNeil (left hamstring strain) were both placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, further depleting a Mets lineup that was already without Nimmo (neck stiffness), Cespedes (fractured ankle) and Conforto (concussion). Cespedes underwent

Ninth-inning walk seals sweep for Yankees

Torres, Sanchez spark rally off the bench; Tanaka goes six one-run innings
6:00 PM EDT

BALTIMORE -- Given their scorching success, there were more than a few eyebrows raised when the Yankees posted a lineup card on Thursday that lacked both Gleyber Torres and Gary Sánchez, who have already combined to mash 19 dingers off Baltimore's homer-prone pitching staff. The decision to rest the stars

6 possible trade fits for Anthony Rendon

12:32 AM EDT

When the Bryce Harper free-agent saga finally concluded and the Nationals’ longtime face of the franchise had slipped into his Phillies uniform, one thing became universally assumed around baseball circles: Washington would sign Anthony Rendon to a contract extension. Rendon, who will be eligible for free agency this offseason, appeared

Vintage Bumgarner struts stuff vs. Braves 

8:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO -- The trade rumors and speculation surrounding Giants ace Madison Bumgarner will only intensify as the season inches closer to the July 31 Trade Deadline. One of the teams that is likely to be linked to Bumgarner is the Braves, who got an up close look at what

Tribe loses Mercado to injury, then game to Rays

Rookie left fielder initially remained in game but was later pulled
33 minutes ago

CLEVELAND -- The Indians have made it clear that they want to give their young talent a chance to help their team win, and a large part of that revolves around Oscar Mercado. The last thing the Tribe needs is for the 24-year-old outfielder to be sidelined with an injury.

Kluber has cast removed after X-rays results

Two-time Cy Young Award winner to be re-evaluated in 2 weeks
6:23 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- Just three weeks after fracturing the ulna bone in his right forearm, Corey Kluber had his cast removed on Thursday. According to X-rays performed ahead of the Indians' series opener against the Rays, the bone in Kluber's pitching arm is healing to the point where he no longer

Blackmon exits with right calf injury

Rockies uncertain about outfielder's status for opener vs. Orioles
7:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH -- Right fielder Charlie Blackmon, one of the National League’s most consistent hitters this season, left Thursday’s 14-6 loss to the Pirates after four innings with a right calf injury. It’s not clear if he’ll be available for Friday night’s game against the Orioles. Blackmon, who has hit safely

Elias eyes Orioles' 'largest' int'l signing period

O's executive VP and GM has made international market a priority
4:37 PM EDT

BALTIMORE -- Since inheriting the biggest bundle of international bonus money in the Majors, the Orioles new front office spent much of the past few months using it as a bargaining chip, trading the pool space to supplement their big league roster and stock their farm system with necessary depth.

Red Sox find strong start, win from bullpen

Pearce blasts first home run of season
4:49 PM EDT

TORONTO -- The Boston Red Sox got more than they could have asked for in Thursday’s series finale from starting pitcher Ryan Weber, who smoothly weaved his way through the Blue Jays’ lineup to set up the 8-2 win. Weber had made three relief appearances since joining the Red Sox

Cooper grand slam in 9th saves Marlins' streak

Dramatic win is Miami's sixth in a row, and their second straight sweep
7:48 PM EDT

DETROIT -- What was shaping up as potentially a final plate appearance in Detroit for Curtis Granderson ended up being another breakthrough moment for Garrett Cooper. Cooper connected on a two-out grand slam in the ninth inning off Shane Greene that propelled the Marlins to an improbable 5-2 comeback victory

Is this Rangers slugger making a case for MVP?

Joey Gallo leading American League in OPS (1.113)
12:15 AM EDT

The "Joey Gallo has a legitimate Most Valuable Player case" argument should really begin and end with this statement: He's been the best hitter in the American League, by OPS or wRC+ or wOBA or any metric you like, and he's doing it while playing a capable defense in center

Here's the best Draft prospect at every position

12:52 AM EDT

Major League scouting staffs don’t have the luxury of filling out a full lineup with only the top Draft prospects in the country. Here at MLB Pipeline, however, we’re doing exactly that as we edge closer to the start of the 2019 Draft on June 3. There is no shortage

Yandy to IL, misses date with former team

Rays infielder dealing with hand bruise after HBP; Yarbrough recalled
5:55 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- Yandy Díaz's first chance to face his former squad will have to wait. Hours before Diaz’s current team was set to face his old team in the Rays' opener of a four-game series against the Indians at Progressive Field on Thursday, Tampa Bay placed Diaz on the 10-day

Here are all 30 clubs' reps for the 2019 Draft

4:39 PM EDT

Eighteen former Major League All-Stars — including three Hall of Famers, two Most Valuable Players, two batting champions and two Cy Young Award winners — are among the baseball luminaries scheduled to represent the 30 clubs at Major League Baseball’s 2019 Draft, it was announced Thursday. Amateur players who will

Lester after loss: 'I've got to figure it out'

Late rally falls short after rocky day for left-hander, Cubs defense
an hour ago

CHICAGO -- The roar from the Wrigley Field crowd rose with the baseball that Cubs shortstop Javier Báez drilled to deep left field in the eighth inning on Thursday. When its flight ended in the glove of Phillies left fielder Andrew McCutchen on the warning track, a groan swept through

Bucs' bats come alive with 4 HRs, 15 hits

7:12 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH -- After building up an eight-run lead, it looked like the Pirates were set to cruise to a nice, easy win. These Bucs don’t really do nice and easy, but Thursday is about as close as they’ll get. After seeing their lead cut to two runs in the sixth