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Kershaw dominates as Dodgers cruise

19 minutes ago

ST. PETERSBURG -- Sometime shortly after his second strikeout of the game, Clayton Kershaw was faced with a decision. He was either going to be in for a rough ride Tuesday night, or the Rays were. The decision was an easy one for the Dodgers’ ace, who went on to

Frazier fuels Yanks' 10th straight win at Camden

German becomes fastest Yankee to 9 victories since 1958
9:58 PM EDT

BALTIMORE -- Clint Frazier busted his slump with a two-homer performance, Gary Sánchez cracked a three-run blast, and Domingo Germán became the Majors' first nine-game winner as the Yankees trounced the Orioles on Tuesday night, 11-4, logging their 10th consecutive victory at Camden Yards. Entering with six hits in 40

Rosario's hustle, Alonso's muscle win it for Mets

38 minutes ago

NEW YORK -- Entering this season, it would not have been outlandish to predict that Pete Alonso might set a Mets rookie record for home runs before the All-Star break. It would have been less believable to think he’d do so with seven weeks until the break. Alonso’s record-breaking 16th

Tellez mashes two homers in rout of Red Sox

33 minutes ago

TORONTO -- Rowdy Tellez had only ever done it twice in his professional career before Tuesday night. The left-handed-hitting slugger sent two balls out of the park at Rogers Centre in the Blue Jays’ 10-3 win over the Red Sox, driving in five runs in his first two-homer game at

Sonny Gray K's 9 Brewers to earn 1st win of '19

Reds score 3 in 1st inning to back right-hander
36 minutes ago

MILWAUKEE -- Sonny Gray's first season in Cincinnati hadn't exactly been noteworthy entering Tuesday night. But against the Brewers, Gray offered a glimpse of what once made him one of the game's best young pitching talents, as well as what the Reds hoped he could be again when they acquired

Right on the Mar-quez: German thwarts Bucs

Rockies' workhorse throws 8 scoreless, collects RBI knock at dish
an hour ago

PITTSBURGH -- German Marquez exercised his prerogative as the Rockies’ starting pitcher Tuesday night by choosing a black sleeveless jersey that hasn’t been seen since April 1. Then he made sure the change was more than cosmetic. Marquez struck out seven, yielded just three hits and went eight scoreless innings

Wallach puts wallop on Tigers in extras

Backup catcher hits game-winning RBI double in 11th
14 minutes ago

DETROIT -- Chad Wallach hasn’t gotten many opportunities, but the backup catcher made the most of one on Tuesday night. Wallach blistered a two-out RBI double in the 11th inning that scored Miguel Rojas from first base and lifted the Marlins to a 5-4 win over the Tigers at Comerica

Injury updates: Judge, Tanaka, Yelich, Davis

24 minutes ago

Aaron Judge, Masahiro Tanaka, Didi Gregorius, James Paxton, Dellin Betances and Troy Tulowitzki, Yankees Judge once again has a bat in his hands, as the slugger's on-field activity is continuing to increase, a most welcome development for a first-place Yankees club that is attempting to build on its advantage in

Pedro Baez exits after taking liner off leg

9:58 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG -- Dodgers reliever Pedro Báez lasted just two pitches into his outing on Tuesday night against the Rays before taking a line drive off his right leg. He was diagnosed with a right upper leg contusion. The right-hander had just entered the game in place of starter Clayton

Simmons sustains Grade 3 sprain; Ohtani OK

Angels' defensive star optimistic: 'I'm not too concerned'
9:35 PM EDT

ANAHEIM -- The Angels received good news and bad news on the injury front on Tuesday, as designated hitter Shohei Ohtani was back in the lineup after being hit by a 94-mph fastball on his right ring finger in Monday’s 3-1 loss, while shortstop Andrelton Simmons was diagnosed with a

K. Davis exits game, Canha hits pinch-hit homer

7:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- Khris Davis’ return to the A’s lineup was short-lived. Davis left Tuesday night's 5-3 Oakland win over Cleveland at Progressive Field in the third inning due to lingering effects from his left hip contusion. Davis got a day off to rest on Monday, but he was back at

Christian Yelich scratched with back spasms

Shaw departs for rehab assignment; Pina (hamstring) progresses
6:53 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers scratched Christian Yelich from the starting lineup on Tuesday after he experienced back spasms, marking the second time in the past three weeks that MLB’s home run leader has been sidelined by a back issue. Yelich missed part of seven games in late April and early

Frazier fires back: Eaton knows the 'history'

8:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- A day after offering tight-lipped silence in response to his tiff with Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton, the Mets’ Todd Frazier fired back, alluding to an incident between the two while they were White Sox teammates in 2016. Frazier offered no details about the incident, chalking Eaton’s behavior

Judge increasing on-field work; Tanaka cleared

8:08 PM EDT

BALTIMORE -- Aaron Judge once again has a bat in his hands, as the slugger's on-field activity is continuing to increase, a most welcome development for a first-place Yankees club that is attempting to build on its advantage in the American League East. Judge stood in the batter's box to

Perez exits after taking foul tip off mask

9:14 PM EDT

CLEVELAND – Just as Roberto Pérez’s bat seemed to be heating up, the Indians catcher may be facing a bit of a setback. After getting hit in the face mask with a foul ball in the third inning of Tuesday night’s 5-3 Cleveland loss to the A’s, Perez was removed

Profar's late homer helps ensure A's win

9:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- Jurickson Profar’s rough start to the season seemed like it might be leading the A's toward a feeling of buyer’s remorse after trading for him in the offseason. But over these past few weeks, the second baseman is starting to perform more like the player Oakland was expecting

Garver, Cruz progressing from injuries

Right-handed reliever Reed to be granted release
34 minutes ago

ANAHEIM -- Mitch Garver is out of his protective boot, taking light swings off a tee and doing some light jogging in Minneapolis as he continues an encouraging road to recovery from a left high ankle sprain that he sustained in a home-plate collision last Tuesday, according to chief baseball

Giants give Vogt a try in left field

Bergen goes on injured list as Solano returns to Majors
an hour ago

SAN FRANCISCO -- Left field has been a revolving door for the Giants all season, and the carousel continued to spin Tuesday when Stephen Vogt made his first Major League start in the outfield in five years. Vogt, who is primarily a catcher and first baseman, hadn't started in left

1st Rookie of Year Poll results are in

1:15 PM EDT

At a time when members of baseball’s next generation of stars seem to be arriving every day or two, there’s some clarity in what could eventually be tight Rookie of the Year Award races in both leagues: Padres right-hander Chris Paddack and Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe are clear frontrunners

5 not-so-crazy summer trade ideas

1:15 AM EDT

This pre-Memorial Day juncture is way too early for major baseball trade speculation. Or is it? Remember, the summer swap season has been whittled down to a single Trade Deadline this year. July 31 is the last day to make an impact acquisition. No more of those August waiver shenanigans

Gordon, Healy to IL in Mariners roster shuffle

Long, Moore, Milone, Bass join club; Markel optioned to Triple-A
7:25 PM EDT

ARLINGTON – Second baseman Dee Gordon and third baseman Ryon Healy were both placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday and headed back to Seattle for tests as the Mariners infield took a hit amid a flurry of roster moves. Gordon is sidelined by a right wrist contusion that

No. 8 overall pick in '18 has deal in Japan (source)

12:11 PM EDT

Right-hander Carter Stewart, who was selected out of high school by the Braves as the No. 8 overall pick in the 2018 Draft but did not sign, has reached an agreement on a contract for more than $4 million with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball, according

Sampson, Bean unite for anti-bullying event

Rangers partner with MLB, X Games, ESPN for Shred Hate program
6:59 PM EDT

DALLAS -- Two former Major Leaguers and a current big league pitcher spoke to students at an area high school on Tuesday, imploring them to choose kindness over hate during an hour-long anti-bullying rally. Rangers pitcher Adrian Sampson and former MLB players Billy Bean and Mark McLemore urged students at

These pitches move more than any other 

New pitch movement leaderboards added to Baseball Savant
May 20, 2019

Which pitcher gets the most drop on his curveball? Who gets the most rise on his fastball? Is it the same ones who have the highest spin rates? If not, why not? You'd think, with all the data we have, those questions would be simple to answer. Since so much