His back still hurts. His team is struggling. And his former mistress won't back down in a fight over child support.
No doubt, Tiger slugger Miguel Cabrera is having a rough go of things lately -- but at least he doesn't have to think about his legal fiasco until the season is over.
After almost 10 months of feuding with an ex-mistress over ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Mariners will be without their leadoff hitter and catalyst to their offense for at least 10 days, if not more.
Hours before they were set to open a quick one-city, three-game road trip in Oakland, the team announced it had placed second baseman/outfielder Dee Gordon on the disabled list with a "fractured right great toe."...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The kinetic chain of mistakes went from the pitcher to the catcher to the second baseman. The string of slip-ups cost the Los Angeles Dodgers a run in the eighth inning of a 2-1 defeat to Colorado and snapped a four-game winning streak. Pedro Baez walked a batter he should not have walked. Yasmani Grandal threw a ball too far. ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Swinging his bat wasn't getting Logan Morrison anywhere Monday. So when it mattered most, the Twins' slugger simply stopped.
Morrison, whose first three at-bats resulted in inning-ending strikeouts, watched four straight balls from Daniel Stumpf go by in the eighth inning, each of them low and outside. His walk with the bases ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Squint hard enough Monday night, and what the Orioles hoped this would be all along showed itself in a 3-2 win over the White Sox before a sparse crowd on the South Side.
Their stars, including Manny Machado, homered. The defense took runs off the board. Andrew Cashner pitched well, then avoided disaster, and handed it off to a ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Nick Pivetta had retired 11 straight batters on Monday night when he walked Johan Camargo on five pitches. Pivetta had already thrown 103 pitches. His night could have ended there with one out in the seventh inning.
It was not a necessity to push Pivetta much further. But the Phillies did. And it worked. Pivetta picked up the ...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- Tyler O'Neill hit a three-run homer, his third long ball in as many days, to provide more than enough run support for starter Miles Mikolas as the Cardinals rolled to a 6-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals before a crowd of 42,140 Monday night at Busch Stadium.
This segment of the I-70 Series will continue with games Tuesday at ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Padres on Sunday got another solid start from a reliever who, in manager Andy Green's words, had been "a starter who went to the bullpen that wanted to be in the rotation, took the ball and attacked with a bullpen-type mentality."
On Monday, neither Robbie Erlin nor Bryan Mitchell could follow Jordan Lyles' example, as the ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- The hoopla surrounding Ron Gardenhire's return to Minnesota as a manager could not be contained in the visiting manager's office at Target Field.
So, breaking from the norm, the Detroit Tigers had Gardenhire speak to reporters inside the visitors dugout Monday afternoon. When he emerged from the tunnel, there were several TV ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Welcome back to the national radar, Braves.
Their six-run ninth-inning comeback against the Marlins on Sunday further shifted them into the spotlight, a place they haven't been in quite some time.
A National League-best 28-17 record will do that for you. The Braves were national darlings for so long: TBS showed them across the ...Read more
Sure, it's a distraction. But in the Orioles' reality, it's not an unwelcome one.
When they arrived in Chicago on Monday for a four-game set against the White Sox, star shortstop Manny Machado found a gaggle of media waiting at Guaranteed Rate Field for his take on the ever-growing rumors that the Chicago Cubs could be the winning suitor for ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The Texas Rangers and New York Yankees were the only two teams that hadn't been shut out going into Sunday.
The Rangers no longer have that in common with the Yankees. In fact, they couldn't be further apart going into their three-game series that starts Monday at Globe Life Park.
The Yankees are arguably the best team going in the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A day after a blister burst on his left middle finger, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill was put on the 10-day disabled list for the second time this season.
Hill sat out three weeks this year when he cracked a nail and developed an infection. He will require more time away this time, manager Dave Roberts said.
"Four weeks is...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon Belt put the Giants ahead for good Sunday with a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 9-5 win over the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park.
Belt, in one of the hottest streaks of his career, tied in to a 1-1 pitch from left-handed pitcher Jake McGee for his 11th home run of the season, driving in Gorkys...Read more
SEATTLE -- First, Mitch Haniger helped the Mariners avoid dubious history Sunday.
Just as everyone began looking up how many times the Mariners had been no-hit in their history (the answer is three) Haniger laced a single to left-center with one out in the seventh inning to end the no-hit bid of Detroit starter Francisco Liriano.
Then, Haniger...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Maybe hits are overrated. The Los Angeles Angels accumulated only four of them Sunday but scored four of their five runs on outs -- three on sacrifice flies -- in a 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay that snapped the Angels' five-game losing streak and the Rays' six-game win streak.
Shohei Ohtani allowed two runs and six hits in a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The streak ended with a gift from Chase Utley. Before Enrique Hernandez came up to bat in the fifth inning of a 7-2 Los Angeles Dodgers victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday, before he ended a three-week string of futility with runners on base, he accepted an offering from Utley: A black Marucci brand, the bat model Utley...Read more
CHICAGO -- Rick Renteria strolled to the mound Sunday with an open hand and an open mind. After misfiring with his 101st pitch to issue a 3-2 walk, White Sox right-hander Reynaldo Lopez would have to convince his manager to let him keep the baseball.
"You need to have conviction if I'm going to leave you in there," Renteria said.
With the ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Paul Molitor feared that the Brewers, having won the first two games during their annual trek to the Twin Cities, would approach Sunday's finale as a "house money kind of game." He just didn't realize how careless they would be with it.
Milwaukee committed an error to help the Twins score the game's first run, then walked three ...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- Jack Flaherty had the best start of his young big-league career, allowing just two hits in seven-plus innings while striking out 13, the most by a Cardinal this season, as the Cardinals beat the Phillies, 5-1, on Sunday at Busch Stadium to get a split of their four-game series.
With the Cardinals bullpen low on bodies, Mike Matheny...Read more
- Three homers, solid pitching help Orioles to fifth road win of year, 3-2 over White Sox
- Jose Berrios dominant over eight innings as Twins top Tigers 4-2
- Braves unfazed with increasing national attention
- Slip-ups cost Dodgers a run in 2-1 loss to Colorado
- Mikolas, O'Neill star in Cardinals' 6-0 win over Royals