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Mad Max dominates with broken nose, black eye

@JamalCollier
34 minutes ago

WASHINGTON -- A large bruise had formed under Max Scherzer's right eye, discoloring what is normally his blue one, to go along with a swollen nose. This was the face staring back at Phillies hitters each time they stepped into the box Wednesday night -- already one of the most

Hot Donaldson spells trouble for Braves’ rivals

@mlbbowman
34 minutes ago

ATLANTA -- Josh Donaldson began this memorable homestand with a frustrated shove and ended it with a furious power surge that provided further indication of just how potent the Braves’ deep lineup can be. Donaldson extended his most impressive stretch of the season with a go-ahead two-run home run that

Trout smashes grand slam for 2nd HR of game

@RhettBollinger
26 minutes ago

TORONTO -- Mike Trout has been on fire at the plate in recent weeks and kept it up against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, absolutely crushing two home runs, including a grand slam off right-hander Aaron Sanchez in the fourth inning, and adding an RBI single in the ninth for

Miggy reacts to HR like it's 1st he's ever seen

8:37 PM EDT

Miguel Cabrera has accomplished plenty in his career: a World Series championship, two MVP Awards, a Triple Crown, four batting titles and, maybe most impressively, 469 home runs. That would suggest it might be hard to excite the 11-time All-Star on the diamond, but Brandon Dixon did just that on

Willson cools Giolito with 2 HRs, including slam

@MLBastian
9:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO -- Willson Contreras watched the baseball soar over left field as he walked briskly up the first-base line. When the ball found the basket, then came the emphatic flip of the bat and the raucous eruption from Cubs fans at Wrigley Field. In the first inning on Wednesday night,

Reports: Ortiz not intended target in shooting

@MannyOnMLB
9:18 PM EDT

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz was not the intended target when he was shot at a club in the Dominican Republic on June 9, according to an ESPN report citing officials in the island nation. Ortiz remains hospitalized in Boston after doctors in the Dominican Republic removed his gall

Confusion ensues on Manny's reviewed near-HR

@AJCassavell
an hour ago

SAN DIEGO -- For a moment, Manny Machado thought he had a homer. Then, he had a double. Then, he was left with only a single -- the culmination of an odd play that ended with a jogging Eric Hosmer being tagged out at third base. With one out and

Reynolds shocks Tigers to complete comeback

@adamdberry
an hour ago

PITTSBURGH -- It took four injuries in the outfield to convince the Pirates it was time to call up Bryan Reynolds on April 20. It’s not like they didn’t believe in the 24-year-old outfielder -- they acquired him in a trade for their franchise player in Andrew McCutchen -- but

Rumors: Scherzer, Bumgarner, Lindor, Hand

12:59 PM EDT

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.

Hill unexpectedly exits after 1 inning

@kengurnick
13 minutes ago

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill was removed from Wednesday night’s start against the Giants shortly after coming out to warm up for the second inning with the Dodgers leading, 3-0, on a Chris Taylor home run. Hill, who retired the Giants in order with two strikeouts in the

VOTE NOW: All-Star primary ends Friday, 4 ET

@castrovince
June 17, 2019

Baseball’s version of the primary season is upon us, and the sport’s answer to Election Day is not far behind. And in incorporating shades of the political process, the 2019 Google MLB All-Star Ballot brings major change to the selection system for All-Star Game starters. • VOTE NOW: 2019 Google

11 fun and (semi-plausible) trade ideas

@castrovince
1:23 AM EDT

Most of the time, this time of year, we’re here to discuss prudent, plausible and perhaps even paramount trade targets for teams in need of an in-season upgrade. But today, let’s just have some fun. Here’s a list of 11 trade candidates and teams that would create especially interesting plot

Devers day to day with tight hamstring

@IanMBrowne
32 minutes ago

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Red Sox lost emerging star Rafael Devers in the fifth inning of Wednesday's series finale against the Twins due to a right hamstring strain. Devers appeared to wince after legging out an infield single as the second batter of the inning. After Devers advanced to third on

Take a bow, CC: Lefty earns 250th career win

@BryanHoch
6:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK –- CC Sabathia did not fully appreciate his first visit to Cooperstown, N.Y., representing the Indians in the annual Hall of Fame Game nearly two decades ago. A Minor Leaguer then, he had no spare time to set foot in the museum, settling for a glance from the

Injury updates: Springer, Judge, Moose, Marwin

9:05 PM EDT

Here is the latest injury news from around Major League Baseball.

Teen phenom leads updated Top 100 list

@JonathanMayo
June 18, 2019

Another month and change has gone by since we last updated our Top 100 Prospects list. We’re just about at the half-way point of the 2019 Minor League season and short-season leagues have just gotten underway, so it’s a perfect time to make some tweaks to the list. This will

Do Yanks prefer these pitchers to Bumgarner?

12:58 PM EDT

Do Yankees prefer other pitchers to Bumgarner? June 19: The Yankees are expected to add a pitcher or two before the July 31 Trade Deadline and have been linked to Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner, but MLB Network insider Joel Sherman notes in an article for the New York Post that

Santana's big day propels Mariners in finale

@gregjohnsmlb
9:35 PM EDT

SEATTLE -- “Turn Back the Clock Day” isn’t until Saturday, when the Mariners will pay homage to the 1969 Seattle Pilots in a game against the Orioles. But Wednesday’s 8-2 victory over the Royals at T-Mobile Park felt a little like a throwback of its own ... back to the

Paddack set to return, start Saturday (sources)

Padres' pitching staff to get rest with three off-days coming up
@AJCassavell
8:22 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres’ rotation will get its Sheriff back on Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh. Right-hander Chris Paddack -- who was optioned last week as a way to limit his workload in his rookie season -- is slated to be recalled for the middle game of the Padres’ three-game

Urias to get start in series finale vs. Giants

@kengurnick
9:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES -- Julio Urías will make a spot start in Thursday night’s series finale against the Giants, manager Dave Roberts confirmed Wednesday. Roberts had earlier said he wanted to insert a sixth starter to provide an extra day’s rest for the starting rotation during the current stretch of 18

Boyd dismisses trade rumors: 'It's just noise' 

@JakeCrouseMLB
7:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH -- Matthew Boyd has been exceptional this year, pitching to a 3.35 ERA with 112 strikeouts in 88 2/3 innings. And unsurprisingly, Boyd's performance has brought his name into trade speculation six weeks from the July 31 Trade Deadline. So how is Boyd handling all the talk about him?

Franmil rips clutch HR as Padres sweep Crew

Slugger contributes to hot lineup as San Diego moves back over .500
@AJCassavell
42 minutes ago

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres’ offense has come to life in the past week. On Wednesday afternoon, Franmil Reyes joined the party. The San Diego slugger picked a good time to snap his two-week homerless drought. Reyes demolished a go-ahead three-run blast into the right-center-field beach area at Petco Park

Winker keeps his cool, delivers walk-off hit

Rally in 9th gives Reds three-game sweep of AL West-leading Astros
@m_sheldon
6:10 PM EDT

CINCINNATI -- As Reds left fielder Jesse Winker waited on deck with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning vs. the Astros on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park, he watched an unexpected twist tie the score. Then Winker did something important as he faced closer Roberto Osuna:

Tigers’ powerful lead evaporates in loss 

@JakeCrouseMLB
an hour ago

PITTSBURGH -- The Tigers were poised to get out of Pittsburgh with two wins in hand on Wednesday, jumping out to a 7-1 lead after the top of the third against Pirates starter Trevor Williams, thanks in part to two notable home runs. But Nick Ramirez allowed five runs on

A's potent lineup remains hot in sweep of O's

Bassitt brings no-hitter into sixth inning, Phegley leads 11-hit attack
@MartinJGallegos
9:43 PM EDT

OAKLAND -- The stakes aren’t as high for the A’s as they are with games against division rivals like the Astros, but a three-game series against a rebuilding club like the Orioles is one that bears a certain amount of significance when determining whether or not they return to the