MINNEAPOLIS -- The average outing by a major-league starting pitcher currently is around 51/3 innings.
The Twins believed they would get more than that from right-hander Jake Odorizzi when they traded for him during ...Read more
MILWAUKEE -- Whether he was behind the plate or at the plate on this road trip, there have been times when Yadier Molina has yanked the Cardinals in a direction they have not gone enough recently.
He steered Jack Flaherty...Read more
CINCINNATI -- The Cubs dropped an 11-2 game to the Reds on Saturday afternoon at Great American Ball Park, their third straight loss in the series.
Reds starter Anthony DeSclafini earned the win and hit a grand slam in a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- For one game, at least, practice made Maikel Franco perfect.
Franco didn't play in the series opener here Friday night. Even though fellow third baseman J.P. Crawford is out with a broken left hand and ...Read more
ATLANTA -- The Braves know that if they hope to have closer Arodys Vizcaino healthy for the long haul of a season, they're going to have to be a bit more careful with him than most other teams are with their closers.
CHICAGO -- White Sox starter Dylan Covey left in the fifth inning of Saturday's game against the Athletics with right hip soreness. He's listed as day to day.
The A's traded blows with the Sox -- after Covey's exit, it ...Read more
DALLAS -- The Carolina Hurricanes made their big splash at the NHL draft and sent a message to their dressing room at the same time, trading former top-10 picks Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin to the Calgary Flames for 6-...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The Kings have finally landed Ilya Kovalchuk.
The sides agreed to terms on a three-year contract, the Kings announced Saturday, giving the Kings the scoring wing they've long sought. The average annual ...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif.--Closers save games for their teams, sure, but also for their teammates.
So Friday, after a no-drama 1-2-3 ninth inning secured a victory for Andrew Heaney, Blake Parker admitted to feeling more than the ...Read more
ATLANTA--It was deep in the falling action when Friday turned into Saturday at SunTrust Park and Manny Machado homered in the 15th inning to send the Baltimore Orioles to an eventual 10-7 win over the Atlanta Braves.
And ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--In a game of inches, punctuality is just as critical as precision.
The San Francisco Giants were neither on time or on the mark Friday against the San Diego Padres and it cost them in a 6-2 defeat to the ...Read more
DENVER -- It wasn't Coors Field that did in Wei-Yin Chen.
While Chen gave up a towering home run to Nolan Arenado in a six-run Rockies outburst in the fourth, it was a series of Marlins misadventures (...Read more
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kevin Knox and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander became John Calipari's 18th and 19th NBA lottery picks in nine drafts as Kentucky's head coach Thursday, a total that nearly doubles the next-best college program in...Read more
CHICAGO -- Reports of Rocky Wirtz's decree were greatly exaggerated.
The Blackhawks chairman chuckled recalling a conversation earlier this month with Crain's Chicago Business widely interpreted as Wirtz putting general ...Read more
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke's run of stocking the NBA draft lottery continued Thursday night and it doesn't show any signs of abating.
When Marvin Bagley III and Wendell Carter Jr. were the No. 2 and No. 7 picks, Duke had ...Read more
CLEVELAND -- Shane Bieber delivered his second consecutive gem and the Indians launched three home runs, including a grand slam by Yonder Alonso, in a 10-0 win over the Detroit Tigers Friday night at Progressive Field.
HOUSTON -- Royals outfielder Rosell Herrera, claimed off waivers from the Reds earlier this month and called up to the major-league team five days ago, exceeded all expectations and came up big on Friday.
He looped an RBI...Read more
MILWAUKEE -- For a club spiraling through a road trip that thudded Thursday with a heinous, mistake-strewn loss, the Cardinals returned to Miller Park with a chance to still stake a claim to this series if they found a ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Intuition tells Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson that they can grow into a prosperous duo for the Los Angeles Clippers.
They are two long and athletic guards who joined the Clippers during the NBA ...Read more
BOSTON -- Due to the "quirks" that can be found in the schedule, situations like the same starting pitchers facing off against each other in back-to-back outings can arise during the season.
It's happened once already ...Read more
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