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Alonso went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI on Saturday against the Rangers. Alonso took Austin Bibens-Dirkx deep for both of his home runs — a two-run shot in the fifth inning and a solo homer in the seventh inning — and brought his season total to 15. Saturday was the first time Alonso was
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: July 22, 2018, 7:30 am
A three-run sixth inning for the struggling Milwaukee Brewers against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw set up reliever Josh Hader’s return to the mound following an emotional week. The embattled, contrite reliever received a warm ovation from the crowd. The Brewers finally ended up getting a win. Christian
Author: Orlando Sentinel
Posted: July 22, 2018, 7:00 am
Justin Verlander hadn’t earned a win in the past six starts of his All-Star season. George Springer hadn’t homered or contributed many game-changing hits in the last month. Those are the closest things to crises in the charmed world of the Houston Astros , and the two stars dramatically ended
Author: Orlando Sentinel
Posted: July 22, 2018, 7:00 am
Justin Verlander was tough to beat long before he was traded to the Houston Astros toward the end of last season, but he has been a different pitcher against the Los Angeles Angels since changing uniforms. Verlander is scheduled to start the second game of the three-game series against the Angels on
Author: scores.torontosun.com
Posted: July 22, 2018, 7:00 am
The Oakland Athletics will be afforded the luxury of adding a key reliever to a bullpen that had to work overtime on Saturday night when newly acquired right-hander Jeurys Familia joins the club for its series finale against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. The A’s took a 3-2 lead in the annual
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: July 22, 2018, 6:55 am
It’s easy to see why Reynaldo Lopez is one of the keys to the Chicago White Sox’s rebuilding process. The 24-year-old right-hander, acquired as part of the December 2016 trade with the Washington Nationals for outfielder Adam Eaton, is 4-7 with a respectable 3.91 ERA this season. “He’
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: July 22, 2018, 6:27 am
A look at what’s happening around the majors today:
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 22, 2018, 6:27 am
The Giants played one of the craziest games of the season on Saturday, and Bruce Bochy was able to apprecite his team’s effort despite the loss.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: July 22, 2018, 6:17 am
The Colorado Rockies can and will hit. The Rockies’ starting rotation has a 2.82 ERA in its last 17 starts, including 10 quality starts, as Colorado has moved within one game of the division-leading Dodgers after leap-frogging Arizona with a 6-5 victory Saturday. Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: July 22, 2018, 6:07 am
An errant chair, a blown save, and two extra innings couldn’t stand in the way of an A’s walk-off. 
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:59 am
First baseman Matt Carpenter homered for a franchise record sixth consecutive game as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Saturday. Carpenter’s six-game homer run is the longest single-season streak in Cardinals’ history, surpassing Mark McGwire, who homered in five straight
Author: AFP
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:50 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Takeaways from the Astros’ 7-0 win over the Angels: Grand slam and a smooch: With one swing Saturday, George Springer set an Astros record. With one kiss, he became a social media treasure. Springer launched a grand slam in the sixth inning of Saturday’s 7-0 drubbing of the
Author: Houston Chronicle
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:47 am
The Giants ace walked five of the final seven batters he faced, and his 89-game streak of pitching at least five innings came to a halt.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:45 am
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Author: Elko Daily Free Press
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:45 am
Nate Grimm talks Yoenis Cespedes’ injury issues and outlook, Carlos Martinez’s ailing oblique and Bradley Zimmer’s surgery in Sunday’s Daily Dose.
Author: Rotoworld
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:40 am
The past month on the mound for Chicago’s Dylan Covey was mostly forgettable. All of which made his performance on Saturday night stunning, allowing two hits in 8 1/3 innings in the White Sox’s 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. In his five starts before the All-Star break, Covey was battered
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:37 am
The Minnesota Twins plan to activate designated hitter/first baseman Logan Morrison from the 10-day disabled list before Sunday’s game at Kansas City, the team announced Saturday night. Morrison missed six games during his DL stint dealing with left hip impingement. Morrison has appeared in 80 games
Author: Daily Mail
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:37 am
Jonathan Lucroy drove in Matt Chapman with a two-out, walk-off single in the 11th inning Friday night, allowing the Oakland Athletics to overcome a rare blown save by closer Blake Treinen to defeat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 in Oakland, Calif. The win was Oakland’s third in five consecutive games
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:34 am
CHICAGO — The top spot in the Chicago Cubs’ lineup has often resembled a game of musical chairs this season. But as hot as first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been as the leadoff hitter of late, manager Joe Maddon might have a difficult time moving Rizzo. Before the All-Star break, Maddon pondered such
Author: UPI
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:32 am
Kevin Rivera hit a run-scoring triple in the sixth inning, leading the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes to an 11-8 win over the Spokane Indians on Saturday. The triple by Rivera capped a four-run inning and gave the Volcanoes an 8-7 lead after Dalton Combs hit a two-run double earlier in the inning. The Volcanoes
Author: Columbus Telegram
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:30 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Is Sunday one of Chris Archer’s last starts with the Tampa Bay Rays? The 29-year-old has been a Tampa Bay starter for the past seven years, but he’s one of several key veterans the Rays could trade before the July 31 non-waiver deadline. “If I’m going to be here
Author: UPI
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:28 am
When does an inch feel like a mile? Ask the Diamondbacks, who experienced that exact feeling at least a half dozen times Saturday during their 6-5 loss to the Rockies in front of a crowd of 43,340 at Chase Field. Arizona’s string of depth-perception issues began in the fifth inning when starting
Author: The Arizona Republic
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:14 am
Jul 22 (OPTA) – Box score from Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants on SaturdayOakland 4, San Francisco 3 San Francisco ab r h rbi bb so avg Duggar cf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .243 Belt 1b 4 1 1 1 1 1 .287 McCutchen rf 3 0 0 0 2 1 .260 Crawford ss 4 0 0 0 1 3 .288 Posey c 5 1 1 0 0 1 .286 Sandoval 3b 5 0 0 0
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:13 am
The Dodgers remain interested in Zach Britton, whom they pursued last summer and discussed with the Baltimore Orioles during trade talks for Machado, and the Orioles’ Brad Brach. On Friday, the Dodgers scouted the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays, each of whom have available relievers.
Author: Los Angeles Times
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:07 am
SportsLine’s data scientist and phenomenal MLB handicapper Stephen Oh looks to keep his amazing season-long success going with his three best bets for Sunday. Oh is on an incredible 115-78 MLB run, raking in more than $3,000 for $100 bettors who follow him. Those who parlay his MLB picks are even
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:05 am
This was a few days ago, but first-round pick Nico Hoerner will be shut down for the rest of the season with a strained elbow. The Cubs are hopeful that he will play in the instructional league after the season. Hoerner’s first pro season was short, but it was very impressive. Iowa Cubs The Iowa
Author: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:00 am
Record: 53-46. Pace: 87-75. Change on 2017: -4. Today I was given the opportunity by Jim to get a credential under the AZ Snakepit banner to report on the game from the Chase Field Press Box. So first order of business is to thank Jim, and the Diamondbacks as well for granting the credential. My view
Author: AZ Snake Pit
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:00 am
Charlie Tilson: 1-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K Eloy Jimenez: 3-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K Jose Rondon: 2-for-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K **MVP** Matt Tomshaw: 5 1⁄3 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K Another win for Charlotte, as all facets of the game were clicking. Matt Tomshaw came back and had a much better start, only allowing
Author: South Side Sox
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:00 am
Paul Hoynes astutely assessed the Indians’ reward for acquiring relievers Brad Hand and Adam Cimber by acknowledging everyone wants to know what’s next? Hoynes, our cleveland.com baseball professor, suggested a right-handed bat, and no one is arguing. What’s next is required as part of life
Author: cleveland.com
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:00 am
Back-to-back defending NY Cy Young winner Max Scherzer put together an eleven-start unbeaten streak in the first half of the 2018 campaign, over which the 33-year-old right-hander went (9-0) with a stingy 2.00 ERA, 16 walks (1.88 BB/9), 116 Ks (13.62 K/9), and a .159/.217/.293 line against over 76 2⁄
Author: Federal Baseball
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:00 am
Diamondbacks affiliates won three out of the eight games played, with the AZL Dbacks having a scheduled day off, but featured some extremely solid pitching performances by Deyni Olivero, Yaramil Hiraldo, Jeff Bain, and Roaldo Carvajal and Emilio Vargas. Snake Stars Pitcher of the night: Yaramil Hiraldo
Author: AZ Snake Pit
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:00 am
It was the bottom of the ninth inning, with one out and Jean Segura at first. Mitch Haniger swung on the first pitch he saw from Joakim Soria, who had come in to replace starter Dylan Covey, who had allowed just two hits in eight and a third innings. The 91 MPH fastball collided with Haniger’s bat
Author: Lookout Landing
Posted: July 22, 2018, 5:00 am
The Philadelphia Phillies and the San Diego Padres will play a doubleheader Sunday after getting rained out Saturday night. The first game is slated for 12:05 p.m. ET with a 6:05 p.m. first pitch scheduled for Game 2 in the split-admission twinbill. Phillies right-hander Nick Pivetta will face Tyson
Author: UPI
Posted: July 22, 2018, 4:54 am
Jake Odorizzi made only two starts for the Kansas City Royals, pitching a total of 7 1/3 innings in 2012. Odorizzi, who starts Sunday for the Minnesota Twins against the Royals, however, is forever linked to the club going to back-to-back World Series in 2014-15. The Royals acquired Odorizzi from the
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: July 22, 2018, 4:41 am
ARLINGTON — Right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx, promoted from Triple-A Round earlier in the day, set a Texas Rangers’ record on Saturday night that may never be challenged. Bibens-Dirkx replaced stater Bartolo Colon in the fifth inning of a 16-3 loss to Cleveland at Globe Life Park and  was put in
Author: SportsDay
Posted: July 22, 2018, 4:37 am
The Milwaukee Brewers will try to notch consecutive victories for the first time in more than two weeks when they wrap up a three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday afternoon at Miller Park. The Brewers snapped a season-long seven-game losing skid Saturday night with a 4-2 victory over
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: July 22, 2018, 4:36 am
Gripping a baseball in her Arizona Diamondbacks-detailed 3D-printed hand, 8-year-old Hailey Dawson leaned forward and pitched her 22nd ceremonial first pitch to outfielder David Peralta at Chase Field on Saturday.  Her parents and 13-year-old brother watched from the sidelines as Hailey inched closer
Author: The Arizona Republic
Posted: July 22, 2018, 4:25 am
Anthony Rizzo’s first swing Saturday night reminded why this conversation is more complicated. Despite playing close to the line, Martinez could not get a glove on the grounder Rizzo ripped fair. Here was the first baseman with seven errors, multiple plays not made and the 32nd-worst ranking in Fielding
Author: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted: July 22, 2018, 4:20 am
Matt Carpenter made Cardinals history by homering in his sixth straight game Saturday night as St. Louis earned a split of a doubleheader by coming from behind for a 6-3 victory over the host Chicago Cubs in the nightcap at Wrigley Field. Carpenter’s streak appeared endangered when he didn’t
Author: CA
Posted: July 22, 2018, 4:18 am
Colorado catcher Tom Murphy hit a pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning and the visiting Rockies moved into second place in the National League West with a 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Saturday. Ian Desmond had two hits and an RBI and for the Rockies, who have won 15 of
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 22, 2018, 4:14 am
Yonder Alonso smacked two homers and had three RBIs and Tyler Naquin also homered and drove in three to help the Cleveland Indians roll to a 16-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on a lava-hot Saturday night in Arlington, Texas. Melky Cabrera went 3-for-5 as the Indians racked up a season-best 21 hits
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 22, 2018, 4:13 am
ESPN News Services Shin-Soo Choo’s streak of reaching base safely has been snapped at 52 games — the longest such single-season streak in Texas Rangers history. Choo went 0-for-4 in Saturday night’s 16-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians in Arlington, Texas. Choo was pulled from the game in the
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: July 22, 2018, 4:01 am
Texas Rangers top prospect Willie Calhoun had to make an adjustment in the midst of a trying season at Triple-A Round Rock — and it is that adjustment and willingness to learn that has brought the 23-year-old hitting prodigy to the Major Leagues a little sooner than expected. Calhoun got the call on
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: July 22, 2018, 4:01 am
CINCINNATI (AP) – Corey Dickerson led off the game by plunking the top of Cincinnati pitcher Anthony DeSclafani’s left foot with a sharp grounder. Then the Pittsburgh left fielder really did some damage. Dickerson hit two first-pitch home runs, rookie Nick Kingham overcame another rain delay to pitch
Author: KOIN
Posted: July 22, 2018, 3:56 am
“Sunday Night Baseball” on ESPN will feature the finale of the Subway Series. It’s a similar situation to when the teams squared off at Citi Field in early June. In that Sunday night sendoff, the Yankees lost a snoozer, 2-0, one of just two defeats all season in games Luis Severino has started. One
Author: New York Post
Posted: July 22, 2018, 3:45 am
Avisail Garcia hasn’t played in many games this summer. But when he has been healthy, he’s swung a ridiculously hot bat. Has he been impressive enough to draw trade-deadline interest?
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: July 22, 2018, 3:34 am
The Los Angeles Angels are hoping left-hander Andrew Heaney can provide another answer to Lance McCullers Jr. Heaney outpitched McCullers when the Angels hosted the Houston Astros two months ago, and they’ll go head to head again Sunday afternoon in the finale of the three-game series at Angel Stadium
Author: STATS/TSX
Posted: July 22, 2018, 3:27 am
Aaron Judge collected three hits, including his 26th homer, as the New York Yankees survived a shaky ninth inning by Aroldis Chapman and held on for a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Judge highlighted his second three-hit game in two days by hitting a homer
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 22, 2018, 3:24 am
Former A’s general manager Sandy Alderson, who recently began a leave of absence from his position as general manager of the Mets to address a recurrence of cancer, gave a positive appraisal of his health before Saturday’s celebration of the A’s 1989 World Series champion team at the Coliseum
Author: San Francisco Chronicle
Posted: July 22, 2018, 3:12 am
The Milwaukee Brewers took advantage of a two-out error to score two unearned runs against Clayton Kershaw in the sixth inning Saturday night, rallying past the Los Angeles Dodgers for a 4-2 win that snapped a seven-game losing streak in Milwaukee. In a wild game that featured a catcher’s interference
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 22, 2018, 3:00 am
After six and a half seasons with New York, closer Jeurys Familia is heading to Oakland.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 21, 2018, 7:58 pm