ANAHEIM, Calif.--The double-digit deficit in the division is daunting, the injuries seem insurmountable, but Angels Manager Mike Scioscia remains undeterred. As long as his team is mathematically alive and he can find enough healthy players to field a squad, he will not raise the white flag.
"No way will we ever give up on this year," Scioscia ...Read more
SEATTLE--A most improbable loss turned into an even more improbable win for the Seattle Mariners on Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Adam Lind hit a three-run walkoff homer to right field to lift Seattle to a 4-3 win after the Mariners seemed destined for a particularly frustrating loss.
The home run also snapped Seattle's season-...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--Brandon Belt hit a three-run double in a four-run seventh Friday night to propel the San Francisco Giants to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies before a crowd of 42,238.
Belt's big blow made a winner out of Jake Peavy (4-6), who gave up two runs in seven innings before giving way to the bullpen. Santiago Casilla got the ...Read more
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jake Diekman and Matt Bush allowed four runs with two outs in the ninth inning, including the go-ahead run on a wild pitch, and the Boston Red Sox stunned a sold-out crowd Friday night with an 8-7 victory.
The Rangers led 6-0 after Shin-Soo Choo opened with a home run and Elvis Andrus had two of the 12 hits against David ...Read more
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers dialed long distance to beat one of the best pitchers in the major leagues on Friday night.
Keon Broxton hit a game-tying, pinch-hit home run in the fifth off Max Scherzer and Kirk Nieuwenhuis added a game-clinching two-run shot in the sixth to spark a 5-3 victory over the Washington Nationals at Miller Park. ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- The carousel that is the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting rotation began to spin in May, when Ross Stripling faded and the team elected to shut him down for June. It spun when Alex Wood injured his elbow and when Mike Bolsinger combusted. And it will continue to spin beyond Friday, when spot starter Nick Tepesch stumbled through a ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A fantastic week for Jeremy Guthrie got even better Friday.
First, he graduated from Stanford with a bachelor's degree in sociology. Then an ignominious pitching record he set last season was wiped from baseball's record books.
Unfortunately for the 36,195 on hand at Kauffman Stadium on Friday night, Guthrie's former ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Todd Frazier's clutch, two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning accounted for the winning run as the Chicago While Sox topped the Blue Jays 3-2 on Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field. It marked the Sox's fourth win in their last five games and pulled them to 37-37 on the season.
At the plate
Melky Cabrera was 3-for-4 with ...Read more
Setting Sun Vol I [Complete] (Anointed)Joshua K. H. Murray
All Jet wanted was a Gift, not the responsibility that would come with it—the prophesied powers that would hurl him against Hell’s invasion.
Nebulanians are given powers by their LORD, but one among them wasn’t: Jet Burner. Believed to be shunned by their God, he wouldn’t ...
PITTSBURGH -- The road manager Clint Hurdle traveled from his first major league win April 26, 2002 -- Colorado Rockies 4, Philadelphia Phillies 1 -- to his 1,000th was a 5,174-day trek. His hair has grayed, his pace has slowed, and the last few wins were evasive. But he got there Friday night.
The Pirates' 8-6 series-opening win against the ...Read more
MIAMI -- Fans were still strolling to their seats with food and drink in hand as the Chicago Cubs extended batting practice into the first inning Friday at Marlins Park.
The sound of resounding crack of bat against ball again and again told them they had already missed a lot: six hits and four runs by the Cubs in the first 19 pitches by Miami ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- The Orioles did not get a hit until the fifth inning Friday night, but they quickly made up for lost time on the way to a 6-3 come-from-behind victory over the Tampa Bay Rays before a sellout crowd of 44,956 at Camden Yards.
Rays pitcher Matt Moore, staked to a three-run lead before he took the mound, retired the first 13 Orioles ...Read more
CINCINNATI -- The Padres arrived at Great American Ball Park on Friday to find player All-Star Game ballots at their lockers. They needn't feel too biased if they checked off Wil Myers' name.
Probably should have.
In continuing a June surge, Myers hit his team-leading 17th homer, later tied the game with a run-scoring single and drove in five ...Read more
DETROIT -- The Cavaliers took a detour to Las Vegas on their flight home from Game 7. Friday night in Detroit, the Indians enjoyed a little Lucky 7's of their own.
Behind a three-triple, five-run fourth inning, the Indians downed the Tigers, 7-4. The win was the Indians' seventh consecutive and improved their record against the Tigers this ...Read more
Royals' top prospect Raul Mondesi is nearing a return from his 50-game suspension.
The Royals on Friday announced that Mondesi, an infielder, will start a rehab assignment at Class A-Advanced Wilmington on Saturday. He will be able to return to Class AA Northwest Arkansas on July 4, if the Naturals don't have a rainout.
Mondesi was suspended ...Read more
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Getting to a Rangers game just got a little easier. The Rangers announced a partnership with Uber, the internet transportation company, that will facilitate fans arriving and departing from Globe Life Park. The program begins Friday for the series opener against the Red Sox.
The Rangers have created a new close-in Uber Lot ...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif.--Tim Lincecum put the Angels in a hole with a four-run, six-hit second inning Thursday night, but that's nothing compared to the massive crater the Angels have dug for themselves this season.
A 5-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics dropped the Angels 16 games behind Texas in the American League West, their largest June deficit since...Read more
LOS ANGELES--The office of Andrew Friedman is situated on the fifth floor of Dodger Stadium, tucked away in a corner above left field.
The decorations are minimal. On one wall hangs a lineup card from April 6, 2015, the first game of Friedman's tenure as the Los Angeles Dodgers' president of baseball operations.
On most days, Friedman escapes ...Read more
CINCINNATI -- First, Christian Friedrich worked quickly. Then he worked hard. After wilting following a 39-pitch second inning, the Padres' 28-year-old left-hander continued to work.
The National League's hottest offense rewarded the effort.
Or was it baseball's worst bullpen?
Under the threat of tornados on a muggy Thursday night, Friedrich ...Read more
MIAMI -- The Chicago Cubs, the talk of baseball so far this season, were the attraction for one of the biggest crowds of the year at Marlins Park, 25,291. While they did their best to turn it into the Friendly Confines South, the result wasn't what the invading North Siders had in mind Thursday.
Instead they saw Giancarlo Stanton continue his ...Read more
ATLANTA -- The Braves got a win in their homestand opener Thursday night against the Mets, and the Turner Field crowd got a throwback-Thursday moment of sorts when interim manager Brian Snitker was ejected and left with a fiery display reminiscent of legendary Braves manager Bobby Cox.
Adonis Garcia's two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted ...Read more