Mike Wright battles for win

Baltimore Orioles’ rookie right-hander Mike Wright entered the nightcap of yesterday’s twinbill with the Chicago White Sox with a 0.00 ERA and 14.1 straight scoreless innings to start his career. That flawless earned run average lasted all of one batter. Adam Eaton took Wright deep leading off the game, and the scoreless streak was over. Wright did not make a terrible pitch to...
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Kluber K’s 13 in Tribe Win; Indians 5, Mariners 3

The Indians won their eighth in their last 10 games with a 5-3 victory over Seattle on Thursday, the opener of a four-game set. Corey Kluber struck out 13 in 7 innings, earning his third win. In his last four starts, Kluber has posted a 1.41 ERA with 50 strikeouts. The Tribe got on the board with a Brandon Moss second-inning homer, then added three in the fourth on Jason Kipnis...
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MLB Quick Hits: Nats' Werth out until at least August

Jayson Werth's bruised left wrist is actually a fractured left wrist, per a new exam on Thursday. Werth is not expected to return before August, and you can feel free to waive him in shallow redraft leagues. The Nats' website sees a continued rotation of Tyler Moore, Michael Taylor and Clint Robinson replacing Werth in left field, but the Washington Post beat writer seems to think...
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Just Off A Sweep of AL-Best Royals, Yankees Can't Master AL-Worst A's

I just started reading Greg Prato's book,  Just out of Reach--The 1980s New York Yankees,  about the decade when not much of anything around the Yankees made much sense. Seems as if not much makes sense around the 2015 Yankees either. In case you missed it, the Yankees returned from a 2-7 road trip, dumped three straight at home to a mediocre Texas team, only to rise from those...
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Corey Kluber Enters The Home Of “The King” And Picks Up A Win

In 2014, Corey Kluber and Felix Hernandez were neck and neck for the AL Cy Young award and we all know how that ended up for Kluber and Hernandez as the former may have stolen one away from “the King.” Felix led in ERA, but Kluber had him in strikeouts and some other categories and ended up snagging that award. It was quite a story for the right-hander who had seemingly come...
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Prince Fielder foul ball lands in woman's nachos, causing cheese explosion (Video)

A female Texas Rangers fan suffered a cruel fate during Thursday night's game against Boston when a foul ball off the bat of Prince Fielder landed right in her nachos.It happened during Fielder's first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning, and the resulting explosion sent cheese everywhere, including all over the woman's face, hair and Rangers shirt. Some might say that she...
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Red Sox Notes: Xander Bogaerts’ X-Rays Negative Following Early Exit

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox took a step forward Thursday in Texas after three steps backward in Minnesota. The Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak in their series opener against the Rangers at Globe Life Park. Eduardo Rodriguez tossed a gem in his major league debut, giving Boston something to feel good about. Rodriguez’s...
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Eduardo Rodriguez’s Dazzling Debut

It’s hard to imagine a more difficult assignment for a Major League debut than the one the Boston Red Sox handed Eduardo Rodriguez on the road in Arlington last night. Coming into the game, the Texas Rangers ranked third in baseball in OPS (.790) against southpaws, trailing only the Tigers and Blue Jays in the lefty-mashing department this season. The 22-year-old southpaw delivered...
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Halo Headlines: Cowgill to DL, Marte added to roster, Krauss DFA’d

The May 29th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Cowgill to DL, Marte added to roster, Krauss DFA’d and much more… The Story: The Angels placed Collin Cowgill on the DL and added Alfredo Marte to the active roster.The Monkey Says: Cowgill has been dealing with a sprained wrist, but it doesn’t sound as if the injury is major enough for him to miss much time...
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Eduardo Rodriguez, Red Sox Celebrate Rookie’s Win On Instagram (Video)

Eduardo Rodriguez was on cloud nine following his first major league win. Rodriguez posted a video on Instagram shortly after earning the victory Thursday in the Boston Red Sox’s 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. The left-hander tossed 7 2/3 shutout innings in his major league debut, perhaps setting him up for another start with Boston in the next week. David...
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Grichuk could cut into Jay's playing time for Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jon Jay was the St. Louis Cardinals' center fielder and primary leadoff man when he went on the 15-day disabled list with a wrist injury. When he returns, likely Friday, it might be more of a job share due to the emergence of Randal Grichuk. The 23-year-old Grichuk, acquired from the Los Angeles Angels after the 2013 season, is batting .308 in limited duty and been...
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David Ortiz’s ‘Plan B’ After Break With Red Sox? ‘Come Back And Rake’

This embed is invalid" /> You don’t carve out a Hall of Fame-caliber career without having a few tricks up your sleeve. The Boston Red Sox are counting on David Ortiz to rest up, work on his swing and use his veteran knowhow to turn his season around. For Ortiz, who is expected to sit for a couple of games amid his early-season struggles, performing...
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Series Preview: Royals at Chicago Cubs, May 29-31

The Kansas City Royals are heading to a familiar city to face an unfamiliar foe in the Chicago Cubs at an unfamiliar stadium in Wrigley Field. The Royals haven’t gone to Wrigley since the 2001 season when the Cubs took two of three. In total, the Royals are 8-10 historically against the Cubs, but this […]
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Hunter Pence’s Return Refuels San Francisco Giants Offense

(Mandatory Credit: CBS Sports) The San Francisco Giants had a 4-3 record in the seven games before May 16th. Beginning on May 16th, the Giants won all of their subsequent seven games, which included a sweep of their archnemesis Los Angeles. Now, there are any number of things that are marked variables between the week before and the week after May 16th—different opponents, luck...
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Gregerson 'not surprised at all' by Astros' bullpen efficiency

One of the main reasons the Houston Astros are in first place in the American League West this far into the season is their pitching staff.With a starting lineup filled with players struggling to hit over .200 (except for otherwordly second baseman Jose Altuve, of course), the new-look bullpen corps has been stellar. Newcomers Luke Gregerson, Pat Neshek, Joe Thatcher and Will Harris...
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Eduardo Rodriguez: MLB Debut With Boston Red Sox Way Better Than Dream

This embed is invalid" /> Eduardo Rodriguez literally could not envision a better scenario. Rodriguez dominated Thursday in his major league debut as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 5-1 at Globe Life Park. The 22-year-old said after the game he went to sleep early Wednesday and dreamed about his upcoming start, but it didn’t compare...
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Kluber strikes out 13 in Indians' win over Mariners

  Even a couple of home runs couldn't derail the roll Cleveland's Corey Kluber is on, getting closer to the form that earned him the AL Cy Young award a season ago. Kluber struck out 13 in seven innings to win his third straight decision, Jason Kipnis continued his hot May with two hits and two RBIs, and the Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Thursday night. Kluber improved...
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Astros hosting food drive for Houston-area flood victims on upcoming homestand

The Houston Astros are returning home this weekend, and they'll do their part to help those affected by the terrible floods that have struck the Houston area over the past few days. After manager A.J. Hinch sent his message of support to victims of the flooding, the Astros are taking things a step further: a food drive will be implemented in time for Friday night's game with the...
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Kang, Marte, Polanco homer in Pirates' win over Padres

  Jung Ho Kang hit a three-run homer and Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco also went deep off Ian Kennedy to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to their seventh straight victory, 11-5 over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night. A.J. Burnett (5-1), who no-hit the Padres in 2001 while with the Marlins, won his fifth straight start. Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker and Francisco Cervelli each...
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Iannetta's slam helps Wilson, Angels cruise past Tigers

  Chris Iannetta hit his fourth career grand slam, Albert Pujols and Matt Joyce also homered and C.J. Wilson pitched two-hit ball over six innings for the Los Angeles Angels in a 12-2 rout over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night. Wilson (3-3) struck out seven and walked five in the opener of a four-game series. The left-hander allowed his only run in the third, hitting two-time...
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Atlanta Looking for Acquisition of Veteran Uribe to Boost Division Hopes

Atlanta Braves’ Todd Cunningham, left, greets Juan Uribe prior to a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Los Angeles. Uribe had just been traded from the Dodgers to the Braves. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) With the amount of excitement already coming from the NL East this season, it is extremely tough to pick any type of favorite to finish atop...
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A's rally to beat Yankees; A-Rod ties Bonds on RBI list

  Ben Zobrist drew a bases-loaded walk from David Carpenter in the seventh inning to break a tie and the Oakland Athletics rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 on Thursday night. Billy Burns and Brett Lawrie homered off CC Sabathia (2-7) to start the comeback from a 3-0 hole and the A's went on to beat the Yankees for the 10th time in their past 11 meetings...
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Yankees game 48: Would be win becomes a loss

New York Yankees 4 – Oakland Athletics 5   A late rally turned a Yankees lead into a deficit they could not come back from. After a scoreless first inning, the Yankees would get to A’s starter Kendall Graveman. Brian McCann would go deep for a solo home run. His seventh home run of the season was his first on the road. Tonight was his third straight game with a home run. Normally...
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Belt homers, doubles in Giants' shutout win over Braves

  Brandon Belt's solo home run in the seventh inning broke up a scoreless pitching duel and the San Francisco Giants won their fourth straight, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Thursday night. Chris Heston (5-3) allowed four hits over 7 1-3 innings to win his third straight decision and give the Giants 12 wins in their past 14 games. He also doubled, his first career extra base...
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Game 47: Pirates 11 Padres 5

One of my favorite things to be able to do when the Pirates are playing well is to look at a matchup before a game starts, say, “Man, this pitcher sure is giving up a lot of home runs; the Pirates should be able to take advantage of that,” and then watch them go out and do it. Jung Ho Kang absolutely crushed a three-run homer off of Ian Kennedy in the first inning, then Gregory...
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