Yankees other rookies: Torreyes rises as Aaron Judge slips

The Yankees have some other young guys besides Gary Sanchez. Honest. One of them, Ronald Torreyes, is flourishing while another, Aaron Judge, is struggling. Torreyes rapped two hits, was robbed by Baltimore third-base counterpart Manny Machado of a third and extended his hitting streak to seven games Sunday. Torreyes doubled in the third, singled in...
Via New York Post
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Should Alex Colomé really be the closer for the Tampa Bay Rays?

Believe it or not, this article is not in response to Alex Colomé’s blown save Aug. 26 against the Houston Astros. I haven’t been on board with the switch in closers for the Tampa Bay Rays since Brad Boxberger went down; this is just a good time to bring it up with that blown save being fresh in our minds. Let me be clear: Colomé has absolutely proven his ability to close...
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Cubs vow to learn from game-deciding miscue

Ben Zobrist took responsibility, but it was Javier Baez who misread a play, and the miscue cost the Cubs' in a 1-0 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday. Manager Joe Maddon doesn't anticipate the same thing to happen in October.
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Whicker: Dodgers' magic could give Vin Scully quite a sendoff

LOS ANGELES – Vin Scully deserves games like this, weekends like this, late-inning stumbles in the dark like this. He’d much rather have Cubs-Dodgers for three delightfully uncomfortable days, because it overshadows what was going to be the real...
Via The OC Register
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David Ortiz Hits 534th Career Home Run, Ties Jimmie Foxx On All-Time List

BOSTON — David Ortiz might never stop producing. The Red Sox slugger hit home run No. 31 off Kansas City Royals starter Yordano Ventura on Sunday with a solo shot to the center field triangle at Fenway Park. It was Ortiz’s 534th career homer, tying former Red Sox Jimmie Foxx for 18th on the all-time list. Ortiz’s bomb also got out of the yard in one of the most unique ways...
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Chicago Cubs: Mike Montgomery’s audition starts now

When the Chicago Cubs acquired Mike Montgomery, they knew they had a young pitcher under team control for several years. Although a bullpen arm when they got him from the Seattle Mariners, the Cubs may have bigger plans for him. At just 27 years old, Chicago Cubs‘ lefty swingman Mike Montgomery is likely to fill many different […] Chicago Cubs: Mike Montgomery’s audition...
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Reds at Angels, Monday, 7 p.m.

Where: Angel Stadium TV: Fox Sports West, 7 p.m. Did you know? Matt Shoemaker has a 2.97 ERA over his past 19 starts. THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP MATT SHOEMAKER (8-13, 3.98) Vs. Reds: First game At Angel Stadium: 14-13, 2.77 Hates to face: None Loves...
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Cubs miscue turns into the Dodgers only run in 1-0 triumph

LOS ANGELES – You don’t spend most of a century as “lovable losers” and completely forget how that works. The Chicago Cubs cracked first in a scoreless game, bungling the day’s only run into the Dodgers’ laps in an eighth inning that...
Via The OC Register
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Detroit Tigers: the final stretch

The 2016 MLB season is already coming to a close. It seemed like it had only just begun, but with only a little over a month left to play, the Detroit Tigers need to kick it into overdrive if they want to see themselves participating in the postseason. The good thing about the last few series of the Tigers schedule is they are playing beatable teams. Their toughest series will come...
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What a Knight! Fulmer hurls five perfect frames for Triple-A Charlotte

After an up-and-down month in the big leagues pitching out of the White Sox bullpen, Carson Fulmer has gotten back on track as a starter with Triple-A Charlotte.
1 hour ago

Salvador Perez makes Royals catcher history

With his blast on Sunday night, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez became the first catcher in franchise history to have multiple 20 home run seasons. The reigning World Series MVP has been at the heart of the Champions’ resurgence over the past month, as he’s clubbed five home runs this month, including three in […] The post Salvador Perez makes Royals catcher history...
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Tigers fall flat again in finale against Angels

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have to figure out a way to beat left-handed starters. Former Tiger Jefry Marte had three RBI and Tyler Skaggs shut down the Detroit offense in the Los Angeles Angels' 5-0 victory on Sunday. After scoring 35 runs in the four games before this series, the Tigers were limited to six runs in the three-game weekend set against the Angels. It is the...
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Orioles’ Outfielder Mark Trumbo Continues Home Run Filled Season

On Sunday afternoon in the Bronx, New York, Baltimore Orioles’ outfielder Mark Trumbo crushed his 40 home run of the season over the left-field wall  in the O’s 5-0 win over the New York Yankees. Trumbo’s 40 homer of the season was a two-run shot and came on a 2-1 fastball by Yankees pitcher Ben Heller. Trumbo is the first MLB player this season to reach 40 round trippers...
Via The Sports Journal
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Dodgers Video: Corey Seager Beats Ben Zobrist To 2nd Base In Key Play

For the second time in as many games against the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles Dodgers started a rookie pitcher...
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Blue Jays Place Josh Thole On Irrevocable Waivers

The Blue Jays placed catcher Josh Thole on irrevocable waivers following Sunday’s game, Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star reports.  The newly-acquired Dioner Navarro will be activated on Monday to take Thole’s spot on the 25-man roster.  Thole will become property of any team that claims him within the 48-hour waiver period, and if he goes unclaimed, he will be released. ...
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1 hour ago

Talkin’ Mets: Wild Card Race, Montero’s Redemption, Value of Rest

Just when you thought the Mets were pulling everyone back “in” with winning 6 of 7, they throw up a stinker against the Phillies. I question whether I should change my stance and consider the Mets a “real” Wild Card contender. Sandy Alderson was brought on in 2010 to rebuild the farm system and create a sustainable winning environment. Many credited Omar Minaya for building the...
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Yanks can’t finish sweep, fall 5-0 to Gausman and the O’s

Only the 2016 Yankees could win two of three and make it feel like a disappointment over and over again. They are now an imperfect 0-7 in the third game of a three-game series after winning the first two. I wonder how long it’s been since the Yankees last went an entire season without a three-game sweep? They dropped Sunday’s finale 5-0 to the Orioles. You Can’t Win If You...
Via River Avenue Blues
1 hour ago

Colorado Rockies: Los Angeles Dodgers Series Preview

As the month of August winds down, we look ahead to the Colorado Rockies next opponent, the LA Dodgers, and the importance of this series. This series comes at a good time for the Rockies as they have played much better at home and seem to be playing up against their competition when a division […] Colorado Rockies: Los Angeles Dodgers Series Preview - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado...
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1 hour ago

Arizona Diamondbacks – relievers gain improvement

  Reliever Jake Barrett of the Arizona Diamondbacks turned in an encouraging effort For relievers of Arizona Diamondbacks, perhaps this was a case of too little, too late. With the season nearly in the rear view mirror, this is the part of the campaign where manager Chip Hale said all of his pitchers are surveyed […] Arizona Diamondbacks – relievers gain improvement - Venom...
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1 hour ago

Pollock looks like All-Star again as D-backs drop Reds

PHOENIX -- In his third game back from a major injury, A.J. Pollock looked like the All-Star player he was in 2015.Pollock went 3 for 5 and stole two bases for his first hits and steals of the season after being out with a broken elbow since the end of spring training, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-2 on Sunday."It's weird. I never really think about hits...
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With a big day, Jefry Marte tries to claim a spot in Angels future

DETROIT – Jefry Marte had something to prove to both teams on Sunday. A player always has a little extra incentive when he is facing a team that traded him, as the Detroit Tigers did when sending Marte to the Angels in January. More important,...
Via The OC Register
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"Worn out" Ortiz still producing in last year with Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) In what's become a regular scene, David Ortiz stepped into the dugout, preparing for batting practice, when a team staff member asked if he was ready. Not far away, a group of fans waited to be brought in, eager to chat briefly with the 40-year-old Ortiz, take a photo and wish him well. In Big Papi's final season, everyone who comes to Fenway Park wants their chance...
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Swihart looks ahead to winter rehab, spring ball

Blake Swihart was in high spirits as he rolled into the Red Sox clubhouse on a knee scooter before taking a seat at his locker on Sunday.
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Red Sox 2B Pedroia leaves team after death in family

BOSTON (AP) Dustin Pedroia has left the Red Sox following a death in the family and is expected back after Monday night's game. Manager John Farrell said the infielder will not go on the bereavement list and would return following services sometime after the start of Monday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Pedroia had four hits Saturday and got a hit in 11 straight at-bats...
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Sore biceps, ineffectiveness end Bailey's day early

In an 11-2 loss to the D-backs, Reds pitcher Homer Bailey lasted one inning and gave up four runs (three earned) and five hits to fall behind by a 4-0 score. He was also dealing with tenderness in his right biceps.
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