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Laureano pulls back HR to start outrageous DP

11 minutes ago

A's center fielder Ramón Laureano has added to his superb defensive reputation with a handful of astonishing plays this season, but Sunday's tops them all. With a runner on first and one out in the second inning of the A's series finale with the Blue Jays, Teoscar Hernandez hit a

Judge goes on IL with 'significant' oblique strain

@SlangsOnSports
10:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge exited the Yankees' 9-2 victory over the Royals on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium in the bottom of the sixth inning with a left oblique injury and was officially placed on the 10-day injured list on Sunday. The Yankees called up infielder Thairo Estrada from

Thor homers -- give an assist to Fowler

3:45 PM EDT

Noah Syndergaard's fifth career homer on Sunday was a gift, but he'll take it. As Cardinals center fielder Dexter Fowler was tracking Syndergaard's fly ball in the left-center-field gap in the fourth inning, the ball dropped into and out of Fowler's glove and over the wall for a solo homer.

Paxton accomplishes rare Yankees feat in Bronx

Southpaw joins Cone as only pitchers in club history with back-to-back 12-plus strikeout games
@feinsand
3:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- James Paxton’s big night against the Red Sox earlier this week provided him with his first big Yankees moment. On Sunday, the hard-throwing left-hander put on a repeat performance. Paxton struck out 12 batters in six-plus scoreless innings against the Royals, allowing only three hits at Yankee

Pederson homers not once, but twice on birthday

3:44 PM EDT

Joc Pederson knows how to celebrate his birthday, going deep twice off Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff on Sunday. The 27-year-old, who also homered on his birthday last year, tagged Woodruff on a homer to open the game, then hit his second long ball -- 10th of the season -- in

Alonso launches 444-foot HR off college foe

2:45 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS -- Mets manager Mickey Callaway didn’t even get the chance to fully relax on Saturday night before first baseman Pete Alonso was lobbying to be in Sunday’s lineup. It appears Callaway made the right call. In his first at-bat, Alonso hit a 444-foot homer to straightaway center off

Moose tabbed day to day with finger fracture

After strong outing vs. L.A., Anderson to start Friday against Mets
@AdamMcCalvy
2:09 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE -- Further diagnostics revealed a fracture at the tip of Brewers second baseman Mike Moustakas’ right ring finger, but his day-to-day prognosis remains the same. The club is hopeful that Moustakas will avoid a stint on the injured list, manager Craig Counsell said Sunday. “He is pretty sore today,

Hosmer receives stitches after sauna mishap

@AJCassavell
35 minutes ago

SAN DIEGO -- Eric Hosmer had nine stitches inserted above his right eye on Saturday night after falling while exiting the team’s sauna. The Padres' first baseman felt light-headed because of the heat, and he briefly passed out and cut his forehead. “I just fell,” Hosmer said. “It wasn’t fun,

A win 4 years in the making as Twins sweep

34 minutes ago

BALTIMORE -- Right-hander Kyle Gibson threw six solid innings to help the Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Orioles on Sunday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, completing a sweep of the three-game series in Baltimore. Gibson (1-0) allowed two runs on five hits and struck out six without

Strasburg goes 8 scoreless, sets Nats record 

@JamalCollier
an hour ago

MIAMI -- Stephen Strasburg notched a club milestone in dominant fashion on Sunday afternoon, tossing eight shutout innings to lead the Nationals to a much needed 5-0 victory as he became the all-time leader in career innings pitched in a Nationals uniform. Strasburg achieved the record when he recorded an

Gary Sanchez could be activated Wednesday

Catcher will join team barring setback in Monday's rehab assignment
@feinsand
1:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- Gary Sánchez will play a rehab game with Class A Charleston on Monday, catching five or six innings to test his strained left calf that has sidelined him for the past nine games. If Sanchez comes through the rehab game without any issues, he’ll fly to Anaheim

Mariners have decision to make on Kikuchi

Club plans for Japanese rookie to make abbreviated start soon
@gregjohnsmlb
an hour ago

ANAHEIM -- Limiting Yusei Kikuchi's innings with planned short starts once a month surely seemed like an easier proposition when the Mariners were talking about a “stepback” season, but that doesn’t mean Seattle will abandon that plan now that the club is off to a surprisingly strong start. When Kikuchi

Shoemaker lands on IL; Urena recalled 

3:48 PM EDT

The Blue Jays have placed Matt Shoemaker on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain ahead of Sunday afternoon’s game against the A’s in Oakland. They recalled infielder Richard Urena from Triple-A Buffalo in his place. Shoemaker sustained the injury in the third inning Saturday while joining a

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

This catch will be part of highlight reels forever

@goodforball
11:33 AM EDT

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

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

@AndrewSimonMLB
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

Should these 2018 postseason teams be worried?

@RichardJustice
12:00 AM EDT

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

Unstoppable Yelich drills two more homers

Reigning MVP approaching MLB record for most HRs before May
@AdamMcCalvy
12:26 AM EDT

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

Rays place Meadows on 10-day IL; Wendle returns

@juanctoribio
2:43 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays made a series of moves before Sunday’s series finale against the Red Sox, but none that will make more of an impact than the club placing outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list with a right thumb sprain. Meadows hurt his thumb sliding into

Boone on Judge, injuries: 'Adversity is a reality'

@feinsand
12:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK – The Yankees added a big name to their crowded injured list Sunday, officially placing Aaron Judge on the 10-day injured list with a strained left oblique. Manager Aaron Boone called the strain “pretty significant,” and although the manager declined to offer any type of timetable, the slugger

Pujols passes the Babe with 1,993rd RBI

@RhettBollinger
2:43 AM EDT

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

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

@castrovince
1:22 AM EDT

CLEVELAND -- The group of reporters approached Braves closer A.J. Minter's locker in the visiting clubhouse at Progressive Field, and this time it didn’t have the feel of an inquisition. “A good one this time,” Minter said with a smile. Yes, for one day -- or, at the least, one

Pirates prospect has an MLB debut to remember

Tucker hits game-winning homer for first career hit
@adamdberry
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

1:19 AM EDT

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