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Tatis homers again, now tied for MLB lead

37 minutes ago

Fernando Tatis Jr. has continued his weekend hot streak with yet another long ball. The phenom has now homered in four straight games, smashing his eighth home run of the year on Sunday afternoon against Madison Bumgarner and the D-backs. That makes him the current home run leader in the

Rays stun Yanks with late rally, walk off in 9th

@juanctoribio
4:24 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays opened the weekend series hoping to make up ground in the American League East against the Yankees. That’s exactly what they were able to accomplish with Sunday’s 4-3 win over the Bombers at Tropicana Field. Through six innings, it looked as if the Rays were

Acuña, Smith come up clutch in Game 1

@mlbbowman
4:12 PM EDT

Ronald Acuña Jr. provided a powerful spark and Will Smith made a successful season debut as the Braves claimed a 5-2 win over the Phillies in the first game of a seven-inning doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Acuña’s two-run homer off Deolis Guerra in the fifth inning

O's-Nats finale suspended, to resume Friday

12 minutes ago

Sunday's series finale between the Orioles and Nationals at Nationals Park was suspended and will be completed Friday in Baltimore.

Bard not the only 2020 comeback story

@RichardJustice
August 8, 2020

This young season has already given us some comeback stories for the ages. Daniel Bard’s return is screenplay worthy. So is Carlos Carrasco’s. But we have lots of other notable returns from players who are changing their career arcs and reminding us we should not underestimate the power of people

Stanton (hamstring) lands on injured list

@BryanHoch
10:00 AM EDT

The combination of Giancarlo Stanton’s leaner frame and lethal power permitted the Yankees to dream on big numbers, but after missing most of last season, the designated hitter could not avoid the injured list. Stanton was removed from a 5-3 loss to the Rays on Saturday, the second game of

Giménez scores 3 times in deGrom's win

@AnthonyDiComo
4:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- Among the most impactful plays Andrés Giménez made in the Mets’ 4-2 win over the Marlins was one that did not show up in the box score. Playing second base, Giménez ranged into shallow right field to snag a ball that Pete Alonso mishandled at first, keeping

Moreland walks it off with 2nd HR of game

@IanMBrowne
4:31 PM EDT

BOSTON -- Mitch Moreland, the early home run king this season for the Red Sox, came through at just the right time on Sunday afternoon, mauling one over the Green Monster in left-center for a two-run walk-off shot that lifted his team to a 5-3 victory. It was Moreland’s second

Moustakas to injured list with bruised quad

1:13 PM EDT

The Reds placed second baseman Mike Moustakas on the 10-day injured list with a bruised left quad on Sunday, five days after he exited a game against the Indians in the sixth inning. The move is retroactive to Thursday. Cincinnati filled Moustakas' spot on the 28-man roster with right-hander Tejay

Evans (concussion, fractured jaw) out for '20

Pirates recall Osuna, option Mears, add Waddell
@adamdberry
1:15 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH -- The morning after Phillip Evans left Saturday’s game on a stretcher following a collision with right fielder Gregory Polanco, the Pirates revealed that Evans sustained a concussion, a fractured jaw and “injuries to the face and mouth.” The Pirates placed Evans on the 45-day injured list, effectively ending

Notes: Seager resting; IL stint not expected

@kengurnick
4:05 PM EDT

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager on Sunday was out of the lineup for a second game with a back injury, but manager Dave Roberts said the club is not considering placing him on the injured list at this time. “It’s kind of the same progression, treatment, no baseball activity, feels a

Stras solid early, then labors in 2020 debut

@jessicacamerato
4:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- The first pitch clocked at 91.6 mph, and Stephen Strasburg was on his way. The reigning World Series MVP made his season debut on Sunday in a matinee against the Orioles after missing his first two scheduled starts because of a nerve issue in his right hand. Trying

Morton (shoulder) exits early vs. Yankees

@juanctoribio
2:39 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays starter Charlie Morton left Sunday’s 4-3 victory over the Yankees in the third inning with right shoulder inflammation. Morton walked Aaron Hicks on a fastball up in the zone and looked to be in some discomfort, prompting Rays manager Kevin Cash and athletic trainer Joe Binge

Turnbull shuts down Bucs as Tigers sweep

@beckjason
4:34 PM EDT

Spencer Turnbull, who went 19 starts between victories not long ago, has now won back-to-back starts for the first time since April 2019. This one was all him, including the pep talk. While the sight of Turnbull yelling at himself on the mound in the sixth inning was unusual Sunday

'Tremendous progress' for Springer (wrist)

@brianmctaggart
3:47 PM EDT

Astros center fielder George Springer was out of the starting lineup for the third consecutive game Sunday against the A’s, after straining his right wrist diving for a ball Thursday in Arizona. Manager Dusty Baker said Springer hit in the batting cage prior to Sunday’s game in Oakland but he’s

Pence loses ball, Cueto loses no-no

@mi_guardado
1:43 PM EDT

The Giants won, but Johnny Cueto lost. A brutal mistake by left fielder Hunter Pence ended Cueto's no-hit bid and cost the veteran right-hander a chance at history in the Giants’ 5-4 win over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night.

JV 'not progressing as quickly as he'd like'

@brianmctaggart
August 8, 2020

Astros ace pitcher Justin Verlander, who suffered a right forearm strain in his first start of the season, is “not progressing as quickly as he’d like,” manager Dusty Baker said prior to Saturday’s 3-1 loss to the A’s in Oakland. Verlander threw six strong innings on July 24 against the

Without Stanton, Yanks to get creative at DH

@BryanHoch
1:29 PM EDT

The Yankees plan to “get a little creative” with their designated hitter spot while Giancarlo Stanton mends a strained left hamstring on the injured list, manager Aaron Boone said on Sunday. Stanton was placed on the 10-day IL on Sunday, having sustained the injury while running the bases in a

Soto ties Mantle, visits 'fam' on 1st 2020 HR

@jessicacamerato
August 8, 2020

WASHINGTON -- When Juan Soto had cardboard cutouts of his family placed in left field for his season debut on Wednesday, he said he felt like his relatives were at Nationals Park with him. Perhaps one of them almost caught his first home run of 2020 on Saturday night, then.

Mets place Wacha (shoulder) on injured list

@AnthonyDiComo
1:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- The Mets, who made starting pitching depth a focal point of their offseason strategy, are again seeing that depth tested in the young season. The team on Sunday placed Michael Wacha on the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation, calling up catcher Ali Sánchez to

Another leadoff blast for Tatis on 2-HR night

@AJCassavell
2:03 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO -- Call him the human 1-0 lead. Fernando Tatis Jr. sure knows how to start a ballgame. For the second consecutive night, the Padres’ shortstop launched a leadoff home run with his team’s first swing of the game. This time, he followed it by crushing a solo blast

Montas 'feeling it' in A's 8th straight win

@MartinJGallegos
August 8, 2020

OAKLAND -- Frankie Montas embraced the first Opening Day assignment of his career this season as an opportunity to prove that he can be a No. 1 pitcher in this league. Four starts in, he’s looked every bit of the ace the A’s were hoping for. The A’s rode another

O's rally in 8th starts with B2B pinch-hit HRs

After Hays' Statcast gem, the Orioles did something they hadn't done since 1985
@JoeTrezz
August 8, 2020

Over the first 13 games of the Orioles’ schedule, a trend developed. In the nine games they hit at least one home run, they’ve averaged nearly six runs per game. In the four games they haven’t, they’ve averaged just two runs per game. Much of this arithmetic is simple --

Injury updates: Morton, Seager, Springer

4:19 PM EDT

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news on injured players from across Major League Baseball.

Tigers hit 4 homers before recording 1st out

@beckjason
August 8, 2020

The Tigers scored five runs Saturday before they recorded their first out. By the end of the fourth inning, they needed all of those runs. Four of Detroit’s first five batters homered off Pittsburgh starter Derek Holland, putting the Tigers ahead for good -- though it drew close later --