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Reports: Sale cut up throwback uniforms with knife in protest

Chris Sale reportedly lost his temper over throwback uniforms that the Chicago White Sox were slated to wear Saturday night. Reports stated that Sale, who was scratched from his start and sent home before the game, refused to wear the uniforms and went as far as to cut them up in protest. Not a joke: Source says Sale blowup was because he didn't want to wear throwbacks, so he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals RHP Yordano Ventura leaves start with rib contusion

Kansas City Royals fans can exhale. Starter Yordano Ventura left his start on Saturday against the Texas Rangers with a right rib contusion and X-rays came back negative, according to Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star. Yordano Ventura has a right rib contusion. X-rays were negative. — Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) July 24, 2016 Ventura […] The post Report: Royals RHP Yordano Ventura...
Via Today's Knuckleball
9 hours ago

Chris Sale jersey cutting incident gets meme treatment

In one of the more bizarre stories of the Major League Baseball season, Chris Sale was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday due to what was called a “clubhouse incident” by the White Sox. As more details began to emerge, it was discovered jerseys played a role. Sale apparently lost his temper and threw a tantrum over the throwback uniforms the team was to wear Saturday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto on Royals' White House snub: "They should have had the courtesy to invite me"

The San Francisco Giants' Johnny Cueto reacts in the dugout before taking the field against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Sunday, April 10, 2016. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group) NEW YORK – Johnny Cueto pitched a shutout for the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 of the World Series last October.   Apparently, that's not enough to...
Via Giants Extra
9 hours ago

Rockies’ Trevor Story sets NL record for homers by rookie shortstop

Move over Tulo, it’s Story time. Rockies rookie Trevor Story blasted a two-run homer off Atlanta right-hander Matt Wisler in the second inning Saturday night to break the National League record for home runs by a rookie shortstop. Story’s homer was his 25th, surpassing Troy Tulowitzki, who hit 24 for the Rockies in 2007. Story’s homer, which came in his first at-bat, traveled...
Via The Denver Post
9 hours ago

Report: Atlanta Braves Checking in on Chris Sale, Cut-up Artist

On one of Baseball’s most special weekends – the Hall of Fame celebration in Cooperstown – we set aside the business of the sport for a time and pause to honor the new inductees with the respect they deserve. Never mind all that.   I think Chris Sale is determined to be in baseball’s headlines […] Report: Atlanta Braves Checking in on Chris Sale, Cut-up Artist - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
9 hours ago

Bruce's blast leads Reds past D-backs

Spot starter Keyvius Sampson allowed one run in 4 1/3 innings and Jay Bruce slugged a three-run home run as the Reds defeated the D-backs on Saturday. Arizona pitcher Robbie Ray allowed three earned runs and had a career-high 10 strikeouts in the loss.
Via Reds.com
8 hours ago

Godley to take on Reds in series finale

Brandon Finnegan, who has won his last two starts, takes on the D-backs in the series finale on Sunday. He'll be opposed by Zack Godley, who is making his fourth start for the D-backs.
Via Diamondbacks.com
8 hours ago

Kazmir looks to spoil MLB debut of Cards' Mayers

The Cardinals knew Wednesday's doubleheader would throw a wrinkle in their rotation four days later since they preferred not to start Carlos Martinez on short rest. They decided to call up Mike Mayers from Triple-A Memphis for a spot-start, which will be his Major League debut. The Dodgers will turn to Scott Kazmir as the teams meet in the series finale on Sunday night at Busch Stadium.
Via Dodgers.com
8 hours ago

Stephen Drew walk-off lifts Nationals to win over Padres

Stephen Drew's walk-off was the late stunner for the Nationals in a win on Saturday night over the Padres. Chase Hughes has more from D.C.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trumbo's 30th backs strong Gausman in win

The first-place Orioles have spent the past two nights showing off their power against the Indians' highly touted pitching staff. In a 5-2 win over the Tribe on Saturday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Mark Trumbo became the first Major Leaguer to reach 30 home runs, backing up a stellar performance by right-hander Kevin Gausman.
Via Orioles.com
8 hours ago

WATCH: Dontrelle Willis' great reaction to Giancarlo Stanton home run

During Saturday’s game between the Marlins and Mets, Giancarlo Stanton launched a monster home run that hit the scoreboard in left field at Marlins Park. Perhaps just as enjoyable as Stanton’s blast was the reaction by a former member of the Marlins. Dontrelle Willis was on hand for the game as it was his bobblehead night at the stadium. While there for the festivities, Willis...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels can't overcome Weaver's short outing vs. Houston

Evan Gattis homered twice, Carlos Correa added another and the Astros beat the division-rival Angels once again, torching Jered Weaver through the first four innings while en route to a 7-2 victory at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night.
Via Angels.com
8 hours ago

Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez help Marlins bounce back against Mets

MIAMI (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton homered and had his first four-hit game since 2012, driving in three runs to give Jose Fernandez all the support he needed, and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 7-2 on Saturday night. Miami rocked Jacob deGrom (6-5), who allowed 10 hits and five runs, both season highs, and lasted just 3 2/3 innings in his shortest outing since August. Fernandez...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cards' win streak halts at five with 7-2 loss to the Dodgers

ST. LOUIS -- Adrian Gonzalez hit his eighth home run, red-hot Justin Turner got two more RBIs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat St. Louis 7-2 on Saturday night to end the Cardinals' five-game winning streak.Turner's two-run double capped a four-run third. He has 14 RBIs since the All-Star break.Gonzalez's 429-foot solo blast to center sparked a three-run sixth.Kenta Maeda (9-7) rebounded...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeGrom Falters In Mets 7-2 Loss To Marlins

The New York Mets (51-45) were defeated by the Miami Marlins (53-44) by a score of 7-2 at Marlins Park Saturday evening.  With a Washington Nationals win, the Mets will fall to six games back for the division lead. Pitching: Jacob deGrom was coming off arguably the best start of his entire career heading into tonight.  On the surface, this looked like one of the best pitching...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 hours ago

Report: Royals didn't invite Johnny Cueto to White House visit

Johnny Cueto was only a Royal for a few months. But that doesn’t mean he deserves this kind of shade. Cueto, who won the World Series with Kansas City last year, was not invited by the Royals on their recent trip to the White House despite having both an off day and a desire to attend, according to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area. The All-Star right-hander was acquired by the Royals...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Davies shuts down Cubs, leads Brewers to 6-1 win

MILWAUKEE -- Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit two home runs, Zach Davies took a shutout into the seventh inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Saturday night.Jonathan Lucroy also homered, giving Milwaukee the lead with a two-run shot in the first off John Lackey (7-7). Nieuwenhuis led off the fourth with a homer to center field, extending Milwaukee's lead to 3-0. Niewenhuis...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hamels wins battle as Rangers power past KC

No. 1 starter Cole Hamels is doing his part to keep the Rangers afloat while they try to figure out about the rest of the rotation. With trade rumors flying everywhere, the Rangers' big acquisition from last season won for the second time since the All-Star break in a 7-4 victory over the Royals on Saturday night.
Via Rangers.com
8 hours ago

Giancarlo Stanton launches another bomb off Jacob deGrom

Giancarlo Stanton continues to own Jacob deGrom, hitting tape-measure home runs off the Mets hurler.Stanton dropped another bomb on deGrom on Saturday with this third-inning moonshot that almost cleared the left-field scoreboard in Marlins Park.He also singled off him twice to improve to 6 for 6 with three homers against the lefty. Stanton singled off reliever Seth Lugo for his fourth...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Catcher Carlos Perez returns to Angels, with his confidence

HOUSTON – To hear Carlos Perez tell it, he got what he needed out of his trip back to the minors on the first day. He hit a home run. “Just to get the confidence back,” Perez said Saturday, his first day back in the majors after nearly two...
Via The OC Register
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians bats silenced again in 5-2 loss to O's

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 30th home run, Kevin Gausman pitched seven shutout innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Saturday night in a duel between first-place teams.Pedro Alvarez also homered for the Orioles, who will seek to complete a three-game sweep of the AL Central leaders on Sunday. Cleveland has scored three...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers escape late scare in win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Cole Hamels allowed one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings, Nomar Mazara and Adrian Beltre homered and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-4 on Saturday night.Hamels, who is 6-1 with a 2.24 ERA in his past nine starts, limited the Royals to five hits, struck out four and walked three. Hamels (11-2) lowered his ERA to 2.87, which is tied for third...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays OF Oswaldo Arcia leaves game with elbow strain

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was removed from Saturday’s game against the Oakland Athletics with a mild right elbow strain, and is now day-to-day. #Rays OF Oswaldo Arcia was removed from tonight's game with a mild right elbow strain. He's day-to-day. — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 24, 2016 Arcia has only been a […] The post Rays OF Oswaldo Arcia leaves game...
Via Today's Knuckleball
7 hours ago

Griffin seeking better fate in finale against Royals

Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez will square off against Rangers righty A.J. Griffin in the finale of a three-game series on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.
Via Rangers.com
8 hours ago
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