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White Sox players recently protested Mariners' clubhouse dues policy

Chris Sale’s destruction of throwback jerseys on Saturday was not the only recent act of vehement protest involving the Chicago White Sox.The White Sox players left Seattle on July 20 without paying clubhouse dues and tips, objecting to a new Mariners policy that redirects 60 percent of the dues into an account managed by the team, according to major-league sources.Mariners general...
Via Fox Sports
8 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Giants flat again in loss to Yankees, limp home after 1-7 road trip

NEW YORK – The Giants began their three-city road trip in first place. They’ll come home in first place.   There’s your silver lining. Now, about all that gray, ominous stuff in the middle…   Their 5-2 loss to the New York Yankees on Sunday brought a merciful end to a 1-7 trip in which they gave back half their advantage in the division standings. They hit .127 in 71 at...
Via Giants Extra
12 minutes ago

Chicago Cubs: Unlikely trade scenario- Colorado Rockies edition

As the August 1 trade deadline approaches, the Chicago Cubs have already made one trade: acquiring left handed reliever Mike Montgomery from the Seattle Mariners. Now let’s make this very clear, the Chicago Cubs do not need anything else in order to compete for the World Series. With the best pitching staff in the major leagues, a solid lineup, an improving bullpen, and 2 MVP candidates...
Via isportsweb.com
14 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Yankees make it a winning homestead; Is it enough? | Rapid reaction

With the trade deadline approaching and the pressure on, the Yankees beat the Giants 5-2 on Sunday. NEW YORK -- The Yankees recovered from a terrible start to a possible franchise-changing homestand to make it a winning one. Was it enough to convince owner Hal Steinbrenner and GM Brian Cashman not to start a fire sale? Maybe for a few more days...
Via NJ.com
16 minutes ago

Mets Blank Fish 3-0; Secure Winning Road Trip

The New York Mets (52-45) defeated the Miami Marlins (53-45) by a score of 3-0 this afternoon at Marlins Park. However, if the Nationals hold on to beat the Padres the Mets won’t gain any ground in the standings today. Pitching: Steven Matz toed the rubber for the rubber game this afternoon against the fish, and turned in a very strong outing, going six innings, allowing zero...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 minutes ago

Marlins blanked by Steven Matz, drop finale to Mets

MIAMI (AP) -- Steven Matz pitched six innings Sunday for his first win since May, and the New York Mets took the rubber game of their series against Miami, 3-0.Matz (8-6) allowed four hits, walked two and struck out six. Pitching despite a bone spur in his elbow, he had been 0-5 in his past nine starts with an ERA of 4.73.Jose Reyes drove in the first run with a two-out RBI triple...
Via AP on Fox
16 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 3, Marlins 0 (7/24/16)

Steven Matz and three relievers combined on a five-hit shutout to give the Mets the rubber game of their series with the Marlins, 3-0. The nine-game road trip ended with the Mets holding a 5-4 mark. Matz won for the first time since May 27 with six shutout innings. He looked sharp, fanned six and lowered his ERA to 3.36 for the season. Hansel Robles and Addison Reed continued their...
Via Mets360.com
16 minutes ago

Tigers fall quickly in completion of suspended game

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox suspended Chris Sale five days, then got a rare win in a game their ace was supposed to start. Adam Eaton drove in Avisail Garcia with a game-ending single in the ninth inning to lift the White Sox to a 4-3 victory on Sunday in a game that was suspended the previous night because of rain. The big news Sunday was Sale getting suspended and fined...
Via AP on Fox
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Michael Conforto sparkles in center field as Mets beat Marlins, 3-0

MIAMI — The Mets have never shied away from challenging Michael Conforto.  Last July, they fast-tracked Conforto to the majors, bringing him up from Double-A Binghamton and making him their regular left fielder. Earlier this season, they elevated him into the three-hole with the hopes of sparking their offense. Even when he fell into a two-month slump and was demoted to Triple...
Via NJ.com
20 minutes ago

Matz earns 1st win since May as Mets beat Marlins 3-0

MIAMI (AP) Steven Matz pitched six innings Sunday for his first win since May, and the New York Mets took the rubber game of their series against Miami, 3-0. Matz (8-6) allowed four hits, walked two and struck out six. Pitching despite a bone spur in his elbow, he had been 0-5 in his past nine starts with an ERA of 4.73. Jose Reyes drove in the first run with a two-out RBI triple...
Via AP on Fox
20 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon loses his mind following Stephen Drew’s walk-off triple

Stephen Drew cared out a curly W for the Nationals on Saturday evening with a pinch-hit walk-off triple that scored Anthony Rendon. As teammates ran out to celebrate with the ailing Drew, Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon just could not contain himself. Papelbon chasing Rendon like he was livestock pic.twitter.com/jhxHvtszsL — Danny (@recordsANDradio) July 24, 2016 First Papelbon...
Via KCM Sports
21 minutes ago

Russell exits vs. Crew with left heel contusion

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell had to leave Sunday's game against the Brewers after the fourth inning because of a left heel contusion.
Via Cubs.com
22 minutes ago

Ken Griffey Jr. gets emotional thanking his father in Hall of Fame speech

Legendary outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday in Cooperstown, and during his acceptance speech Griffey struggled to hold back the tears as he thanked his father."To my dad, who taught me how to play this game - but more importantly, he taught me how to be a man. How to work hard. How to look at yourself in the mirror each and every day, and...
Via Fox Sports
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White Sox players recently protested Mariners' clubhouse dues policy

Chris Sale’s destruction of throwback jerseys on Saturday was not the only recent act of vehement protest involving the Chicago White Sox.The White Sox players left Seattle on July 20 without paying clubhouse dues and tips, objecting to a new Mariners policy that redirects 60 percent of the dues into an account managed by the team, according to major-league sources.Mariners general...
Via Fox Sports
28 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Crisp scratched from lineup with sore neck

The A's scratched Coco Crisp from Sunday's starting lineup because of neck soreness and had earlier optioned reserve infielder Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A, leaving them shorthanded ahead of their series finale against the Rays.
Via Athletics.com
31 minutes ago

Mike Piazza, Ken Griffey Jr. Formally Enshrined Into Hall Of Fame

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were formally enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Sunday...
Via Dodger Blue
35 minutes ago

KC Royals: Cheslor Cuthbert Looking Like Everyday Player

KC Royals rookie third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert lights up the field with his big smile. Behind that toothy grin is one of the hottest young players in baseball. With a double in his first at bat Saturday evening, Cuthbert extended his career-best hitting streak to 12 games. The 23-year-old Cuthbert has earned his spot on […] KC Royals: Cheslor Cuthbert Looking Like Everyday Player...
Via Kings of Kauffman
37 minutes ago

Diamondbacks To Promote Braden Shipley

The Diamondbacks are calling up well-regarded pitching prospect Braden Shipley from Triple-A Reno to start Monday against Milwaukee, according to ESPN.com. Shipley, 24, has been a member of the Arizona organization since it selected him 15th overall in the 2013 amateur draft. Baseball America ranked the right-hander as the 26th-best prospect in baseball after the 2014 campaign, but...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
48 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Ken Griffey Jr. inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Ken Griffey Jr. has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Griffey, the first No. 1 draft pick to be selected for enshrinement, played 22 big-league seasons with the Mariners, Reds and White Sox and was selected on a record 99.32 percent of ballots cast, an affirmation of sorts for his clean performance during baseball's so-called Steroids Era. A 13...
Via AP on Fox
50 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Happ gets career-high 13th win, Blue Jays beat Mariners 2-0

TORONTO (AP) J.A. Happ and three relievers combined on a one-hitter, Edwin Encarnacion hit a solo home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep. Happ (13-3) won his eighth straight decision and set a career-high for victories. The left-hander allowed Seattle's lone hit, a single by Leonys Martin in the third. Brett Cecil...
Via AP on Fox
50 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Mariners limited to one hit in loss to Jays

J.A. Happ battled his way through six scoreless innings while Edwin Encarnacion reached another milestone on Sunday afternoon at Rogers Centre as the Blue Jays one-hit the Mariners in a 2-0 victory.
Via Mariners.com
51 minutes ago

Encarnacion blast helps Blue Jays dodge sweep

Edwin Encarnacion climbs to third on franchise home run list, helping Jays starter J.A. Happ hit career high with 13th win.
Via Toronto Star
51 minutes ago

Cardinals purchase RHP Mayers, option Socolovich

Right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers is set to make his major league debut after the St. Louis Cardinals purchased his contract from Triple-A Memphis. Cardinals purchase RHP Mike Mayers (MLB Debut) from Memphis (AAA). Option RHP Miguel Socolovich to Memphis. pic.twitter.com/oOVf1za64O — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 24, 2016 The Cardinals drafted Mayers in the 3rd […] The...
Via Today's Knuckleball
52 minutes ago

Recap: Blue Jays 2, Mariners 0; Happ Shuts Out Seattle For Six, Salvages Series Finale

The Blue Jays and Mariners had a pitcher’s duel early on in the game, with J.A. Happ and Wade Miley tossing up zeroes in the first few innings. The Jays broke through against Miley in the fourth inning and added another in the sixth on the way to a 2-0 victory. Though the Jays have been successful against Miley previously in the left-hander’s career, they weren’t able to manage...
Via BP Toronto
54 minutes ago

White Sox suspend top pitcher Chris Sale for 5 days for destroying uniforms

CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox suspended ace Chris Sale five days without pay for destroying collared throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear. The White Sox announced the punishment on Sunday after Sale was scratched from his scheduled start and sent home the previous night. The suspension comes to $250,000 of his $9.15 million salary. He was also fined about $12,700...
Via The Denver Post
1 hour ago
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