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It wasn't long ago that the Los Angeles Dodgers ranked second in all of baseball with 138 stolen bases. They were led in 2014...
Via Dodger Blue
16 minutes ago

Cardinals battle Marlins for edge in NL wild-card race

MIAMI -- On July 3, Andrew Cashner came back from the disabled list after dealing with a strained neck.Now the Miami Marlins -- who acquired Cashner from the San Diego Padres on Friday -- are hoping he is a pain in the neck for opponents. That starts with Sunday's game, when he makes his Marlins debut against St. Louis right-hander Carlos Martinez (10-6, 2.87 ERA).The Marlins defeated...
Via FOX Sports
52 minutes ago

Santiago, Smith get it done as Deadline looms

Hector Santiago got the win, his sixth this month, despite allowing 10 baserunners and exceeding 100 pitches before the end of the fourth inning. Joe Smith retired all four of the batters he faced, running his scoreless streak to 7 2/3 innings. And after they were done, neither could be sure if they would ever play for the Angels again.
Via Angels.com
1 hour ago

Arizona Diamondbacks – Shipley turns in strong effort

  Braden Shipley, in his second start for the Arizona Diamondbacks, gained his first major league victory LOS ANGELES – Given the current state of relievers, manager Chip Hale of the Arizona Diamondbacks would not be wrong to show hesitation. That would be in regard to his starters whom he identified before Saturday’s game as […] Arizona Diamondbacks – Shipley turns in strong...
Via Venom Strikes
1 hour ago

Padres Pushing To Move Derek Norris; Brewers Have Shown Interest

The Padres are still pushing to move Derek Norris by Monday afternoon’s non-waiver trade deadline, tweets Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Bleacher Report’s Scott Miller tweets that the Brewers are among the teams currently speaking to San Diego about Norris. Milwaukee’s connection to Norris is somewhat of a surprise at first, but there’s plenty of logic to the...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 hour ago

There’s no treat in the New York sports world like Subway Series

There is a simple way to define what the Subway Series means to different generations of New York baseball fans. * If you are 30 or younger, then just about all you know about local ball is that the Yankees and the Mets play each other every year — sometimes four times, sometimes six times...
Via New York Post
1 hour ago

Kimbrel to rejoin Sox on Monday

The Red Sox will get a boost when All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel rejoins them in Seattle, with the likelihood he will be activated for Monday night's series opener against the Mariners.
Via RedSox.com
1 hour ago

Indians Land Lucroy, Hang Onto Top Prospects

If there were ever a time for a GM to fist pump, it would be this. On late Saturday/early Sunday, the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers had an agreement in place to land All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers for a package of prospects from the Indians headlined by catcher Francisco Mejia. Short stop Yu-Cheng Chang and outfielder Greg Allen are rumored to be in...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 hour ago

Reports: Indians, Brewers agree to trade for catcher Lucroy

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians could be nearing a trade for Milwaukee All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy. According to several reports late Saturday night, the teams have an agreement in place for a deal that would send Lucroy to the Indians in exchange for four minor league prospects. Lucroy must waive his no-trade clause for the deal to completed, FOX Sports reported . ...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Royals waste strong Kennedy start in 2-1 walk-off loss at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost was already thinking about another inning of work for reliever Brooks Pounders.There wasn't another one after Mitch Moreland homered with two outs in the ninth to give the AL West-leading Texas Rangers a 2-1 victory over the stumbling defending World Series champions Saturday night."I was thinking to myself he got two outs quick...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Source: Twins to call up top prospect Berrios

Right-hander Jose Berrios, the No. 1 prospect in the Twins organization, received his long-awaited recall to the Major Leagues on Saturday night and will join the team in Cleveland, per a Major League source.
Via Twins.com
2 hours ago

Padres to give Blash another look

After the Padres traded Matt Kemp to the Braves on Saturday, they will replace him with Jabari Blash, who joins the team for a second tour a duty from Triple-A El Paso.
Via Padres.com
2 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Honor Alumni, Drop Ball Against Phillies

Braves honor members of the 1991 National League Champion Braves squad before the game and then get routed by the Phillies. Tonight’s on-the-field performance by the Braves was ugly, but it was a pretty positive day overall in Atlanta. A short while before tonight’s first pitch, the Braves reportedly had a deal in place that would bring […] Atlanta Braves Honor Alumni, Drop...
Via Tomahawk Take
2 hours ago

Garcia struggles on short rest, Cardinals blanked by Marlins 11-0

MIAMI -- Jaime Garcia wasn't sharp pitching on three days of rest for the first time in his career.Garcia allowed six runs in 3 1/3 innings for the St. Louis Cardinals in an 11-0 loss to the Miami Marlins on Saturday night."Anytime anyone doesn't perform the way we know they can you use any of the variables that you have and that's an obvious variable," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Iglesias shows electric stuff in relief

Raisel Iglesias seems to have found his niche in relief for the Reds, as he struck out five on Saturday, running his scoreless streak to 20 2/3 innings.
Via Reds.com
2 hours ago

Iglesias dominates in relief, Reds fall 2-1

SAN DIEGO (AP) Adam Rosales homered leading off the 10th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night. Rosales sent a 2-2 pitch from Jumbo Diaz (0-1) over the fence in left-center field for his eighth homer of the season. San Diego relievers Ryan Buchter, Brandon Maurer and Brad Hand (3-2) each threw a scoreless inning. Christian Friedrich...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kazmir takes first loss since May 9

At times, Scott Kazmir starts can feel like a familiar story. He'll struggle in the early going, piece things together, but still exit the game a little earlier than the Dodgers might hope for.
Via Dodgers.com
2 hours ago

Jose Reyes heads to disabled list as injuries and losses mount

The four-game losing streak isn’t the only bad news at Citi Field. A day after Juan Lagares was put on the disabled list, the Mets added Jose Reyes, thanks to a lingering left rib cage injury. Then Yoenis Cespedes was pulled during the 7-2 loss to the Rockies when he felt tightness in his sore...
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

Red Sox Notes: Drew Pomeranz’s First Three Starts With Boston A ‘Mixed Bag’

Drew Pomeranz’s first three starts in a Boston Red Sox uniform couldn’t have gone more different. In his Boston debut, Pomeranz pitched well for three innings, but it all came apart for him in the fourth. Start No. 2 went much better, as he allowed only two runs in six innings. The third start? Well, as Red Sox manager John Farrell put it, it was somewhere “in between” the...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dahl-ed in: Rockies rookie socks big homer

Never know when you'll rub shoulders with baseball history. Rockies rookie outfielder David Dahl did so Saturday night, in just his sixth career game.
Via mlb.com
2 hours ago

Twins re-call top pitching prospect Jose Berrios

The Minnesota Twins have recalled top pitching prospect Jose Berrios from Triple-A Rochester, as has been confirmed by Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN. Berrios has been called up by the #MNTwins, I hear. Rochester beat guy with initial steam (can't find his Twitter handle). — Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) July 31, 2016 A former first-round pick by […] The post Twins re-call top...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 hours ago

Pujols hits 2-run HR to help Angels beat Red Sox 5-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer, Hector Santiago survived a rocky five innings to win his sixth consecutive start, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 Saturday night. Santiago (10-4) has won seven consecutive decisions, but struggled throughout his latest effort, needing 119 pitches to get through five innings. He gave up only four hits...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Norris gets D-backs in followup to stellar start

Patrick Corbin and Bud Norris will face off in the rubber game Sunday at Dodger Stadium, with both pitchers likely hoping to do better than the last time they started against each other.
Via Dodgers.com
2 hours ago

Corbin hopes to turn things around vs. Dodgers

Patrick Corbin and Bud Norris will face off in the rubber game Sunday at Dodger Stadium, with both pitchers likely hoping to do better than the last time they started against each other.
Via Diamondbacks.com
2 hours ago

Shipley records first career win as D-backs beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Braden Shipley pitched six scoreless innings to earn his first major league victory and Jean Segura hit a leadoff home run as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 Saturday night. Shipley (1-1), Arizona's 2013 first-round draft pick, held the Dodgers to five hits in his second career start as the Diamondbacks won for only the third time in 11...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss
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