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After slow start, Vlad can't stop hitting HRs

@gregorMLB
6:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is starting to make up for lost time, and along the way he is making everyone forget about a slow start to his rookie season. Guerrero homered for the fourth time over his last six games in the Blue Jays’ 5-2 victory vs. the White

Yanks ride wild 6th to series W, AL East lead

@SlangsOnSports
8:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- The Yankees entered the bottom of the sixth inning tied at 5 with the Rays in a back-and-forth game that featured home runs from both sides. But the Yanks took control in the sixth, scoring seven runs on four hits in an inning that included five walks

Ryu masterful again, runs scoreless streak to 31

Dodgers lefty records first road victory in win over Reds; Bellinger cranks 17th homer
7:23 PM EDT

CINCINNATI -- Hyun-Jin Ryu had not won a decision this season away from Dodger Stadium, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts knew it was just a matter of time. “He likes pitching at home,” Roberts said, prior to Sunday’s game. “But if he commands the fastball, he can pitch anywhere, even

Harper's bazaar: A weekend full of homers

Two-run blast the difference-maker in series sweep
@paul_casella
6:23 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA -- After clobbering a home run over the batter's eye and onto Ashburn Alley in Saturday's win, Bryce Harper stood at his locker postgame and said, “It's not how far, it's how many.” Harper backed up that mantra on Sunday, drilling another no-doubter home run to straightaway center field

Maddon drops protest, 'though I still don't agree'

MLB informs Cubs Doolittle's delivery is legal, unlike Edwards'
6:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- Cubs manager Joe Maddon said before Sunday’s game that the team had dropped its protest of Saturday’s 5-2 loss to the Nationals. Maddon and the Cubs were upset because Washington closer Sean Doolittle tapped his foot on the ground during his delivery in the ninth inning, which they

Red Sox snap Astros' 10-game winning streak

@IanMBrowne
7:36 PM EDT

BOSTON -- Even on a day Chris Sale struck out 10, it wasn’t pretty. Even on a day Xander Bogaerts came up with the big hit the Red Sox needed, the offense was grinding it out more than dominating. The truth of the matter is that the Red Sox weren’t

Cano at center of Mets' fifth straight loss

Club continues to preach patience after fifth straight loss
@cdenicola13
5:43 PM EDT

MIAMI -- When the Mets acquired Robinson Canó over the offseason in a blockbuster trade with the Mariners, it signaled New York's determination to return to prominence both in the National League East and postseason landscape. Five months later, the honeymoon appears to be over as Cano drew heat for

Injury updates: Tanaka, Paxton, Altuve, Springer

8:40 PM EDT

Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton and Dellin Betances, Yankees A day after getting hit on the right shin by a batted ball with a 111.3-mph exit velocity from Yandy Díaz, Tanaka is feeling better. He was walking normally at Yankee Stadium ahead of the Yanks' rubber game vs. the Rays on

Bieber among youngest with 15-K, 0-BB shutout

Righty throws first career shutout while fanning career-high 15
@MandyBell02
7:08 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- When Shane Bieber walked off the mound at the end of the eighth inning of the Indians' 10-0 win over the Orioles on Sunday, he tried to dodge Indians pitching coach Carl Willis to avoid being told he was done for the afternoon. “Then he found me again

Puig crashes into wall on great grab, later exits

Right fielder day to day with sprained right shoulder
@m_sheldon
6:01 PM EDT

CINCINNATI -- One of the precious few good moments the Reds had during Sunday’s 8-3 loss to the Dodgers ended up having some negative consequences. In the top of the sixth inning, right fielder Yasiel Puig made a fantastic leaping catch in foul territory. But the impact of landing on

These moments shaped baseball's record book

6:45 PM EDT

Arguably no other sport’s records are as hallowed as baseball’s greatest marks. Fans can easily recall exact figures from decades past and cherish the numbers that serve as reminders of some of the game’s most extraordinary moments. These are the players behind the greatest record-breaking feats of the past 100

Hiura hits 1st HR in Crew's power-filled day

Three solo shots help Brewers end road trip with victory; Woodruff goes eight innings
@AdamMcCalvy
6:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA -- Keston Hiura is on the board in the big leagues, and he wasn’t the only Brewers hitter who cleared the fences to finish the season’s longest road trip with a win. Hiura, the No. 15 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline, hit his first Major League home run

'One more inning': Rangers rally to win in 10

Calhoun's pinch-hit single ties it before Mazara's sac fly give Texas walk-off victory
@Sullivan_Ranger
8:37 PM EDT

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers easily could have been deflated on Sunday afternoon after taking a 3-2 lead into the ninth inning and letting it slip away. They trailed, 4-3, going into the bottom of the 10th, and Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks was pumping fastballs across the plate at over 100

Baez exits after trying to play through pain

9:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- Shortstop Javier Báez was removed from the Cubs' game against the Nationals on Sunday night before the bottom of the sixth inning after apparently hurting his left ankle a few innings earlier. Baez appeared to hurt the ankle while rushing in to make a barehanded pickup and throw

Duffy wins third straight as Royals avoid sweep

Angels' Calhoun: 'Today was probably the best I’ve seen him throw'
@SarahWexler32
8:40 PM EDT

ANAHEIM -- The Royals were in need of a strong starting pitching performance in Sunday’s series finale at Angel Stadium, and Danny Duffy gave them exactly that, leading his team to a 5-1 victory over the Angels to snap a four-game losing streak. “Today we ran into a guy who

Musgrove, Moran maneuver Bucs to victory

Pittsburgh wraps up 7-4 road trip, heads home with 24-20 record
@oapostrophesd
an hour ago

SAN DIEGO -- The Pirates are headed back to Pittsburgh with a patchwork pitching rotation and a couple of green rookie relievers suddenly thrust into prominence. They also are returning home with a boost in confidence after a winning road trip. They closed their stretch of 11 games in 11

Freeman's No. 200 pushes HR streak to 4

First baseman becomes just sixth Brave to hit 200 homers and 300 doubles; 'He’s one of the elite players'
@mlbbowman
8:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman reached a milestone and experienced a career first when he extended his recent power barrage by hitting a game-tying home run in the seventh inning of Sunday afternoon’s 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Brewers at SunTrust Park. Freeman’s solo shot off Brandon Woodruff was the 200th

Sunday's top prospect performers

@MannyOnMLB
7:55 PM EDT

Here's a look at Sunday's top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Kevin Vicuna, SS (No. 27) -- 4-for-4, 3B, 2 RBIs (Class A-Adv Dunedin) Vicuna had been hitless over his prior three games entering Sunday's doubleheader against Lakeland, going 1-for-3

Alcantara stays in attack mode to the finish

Righty throws first career shutout on 89 pitches as Marlins sweep Mets
4:35 PM EDT

MIAMI -- Sandy Alcantara wasn’t perfect on Sunday, but he was pretty close. The Marlins starter threw his first career complete game in Miami’s 3-0 win over the Mets, completing a three-game sweep at Marlins Park. Alcantara gave up just two hits and struck out eight, also a career high

Rays converting Cronenworth to 2-way player

Zunino, Duffy represent Rays on Hooton Advisory Board
@ladsonbill24
1:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- The Rays are making infielder Jake Cronenworth into a two-way player. On Saturday, he opened a game for Triple-A Durham and pitched one scoreless inning. It was the first game he has pitched this season. This didn’t come as a surprise to Rays manager Kevin Cash, who

Springer leaves game with lower back stiffness

All-Star outfielder won't play Monday, will be evaluated in Houston
@brianmctaggart
6:45 PM EDT

BOSTON – Astros All-Star outfielder George Springer is day-to-day after leaving Sunday’s 4-3 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park in the fourth inning with lower back stiffness. Astros manager AJ Hinch said Springer wouldn’t play Monday’s series opener against the White Sox in Houston. Springer, who has played

Updates on Tanaka, Betances and Paxton

Gardner proud to be on Hooton Advisory Board
@SlangsOnSports
5:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- A day after getting hit on the right shin by a batted ball with a 111.3-mph exit velocity from Yandy Díaz, Masahiro Tanaka is feeling better. He was walking normally at Yankee Stadium ahead of the Yanks' rubber game vs. the Rays on Sunday morning, according to

A's-Tigers game suspended Sunday (May 19)

Contest to be completed Sept. 6 in Oakland
6:07 PM EDT

The A's and Tigers game at Comerica Park on Sunday (May 19) was suspended in the bottom of the seventh inning due to rain. Oakland's Stephen Piscotty hit a go-ahead, two-run double into the gap in right-center field to break a 3-3 tie in the top of the seventh just

Diaz day to day after HBP on left hand

@ladsonbill24
6:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- Rays third baseman Yandy Díaz left Sunday’s 13-5 loss to the Yankees at Yankee Stadium after being hit on the left hand by a pitch thrown by Yankees reliever Chance Adams. The injury was deemed a left hand contusion after X-rays came back negative, and Diaz is

Padres option Margevicius, summon Quantrill

@AJCassavell
31 minutes ago

SAN DIEGO -- Nick Margevicius' excellent April gave way to a rough May, and after the worst start of his young career Saturday night, the rookie left-hander was optioned to Double-A Amarillo on Sunday. Margevicius' demotion meant opportunity for right-hander Cal Quantrill, who was promoted. Meanwhile, Trey Wingenter was activated