SAN FRANCISCO -- The kind of young talent the Giants could only dream of was on display Monday night in a 4-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Oracle Park.
Starting pitcher Mike Soroka, 21, improved his record to 5-1, giving up two hits in eight innings with no walks and seven strikeouts. Leadoff batter Ronald Acuna Jr., also 21, hit a leadoff ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta received a standing ovation prior to his first at-bat Monday night, and his stinginess enabled the Phillies to rally for a 3-1 lead over the Cubs and Yu Darvish after seven innings.
But things went haywire for both teams until the Cubs, despite a three-run eighth and coming within one out of a win, saw their bullpen fade...Read more
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Given the nature of the start, it seemed like Monday would offer another one of those lopsided, position-player pitches, empty-the-bullpen kind of blowouts that the Mariners have been wearing far too many times over the past few weeks.
That early indication didn't quite become the increasingly familiar outcome, but the ...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. -- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias is expected to be reinstated from paid administrative leave and activated Tuesday, according to two people with knowledge of the situation, eight days after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery.
The people requested anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly ...Read more
CLEVELAND -- The Indians spent nearly all of Monday night trying to play catch-up. In the end, they inched their way to within striking distance but fell short nonetheless in a 6-4 loss to the Oakland A's at Progressive Field.
The A's beat up Carlos Carrasco's slider early on. Carrasco (4-4) was getting enough sings-and-misses with that pitch, ...Read more
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton will be inducted to the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, along with former Arlington, Texas mayor Richard Greene, on Aug. 17 before a game against Minnesota Twins, so get tickets now.
Now to the important stuff, catching up with one of the best players in Rangers history.
Hamilton, who hasn't been seen at Globe ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- After discussions with Major League Baseball officials, the Cubs dropped their protest of the final two outs of Saturday night's 5-2 loss to the Nationals.
Manager Joe Maddon said Sunday he wanted to make a point in protesting Nationals closer Sean Doolittle's toe-tap delivery. At the start of the season, Cubs reliever Carl ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- After losing shortstop Javier Baez to a bruised left heel Sunday night, the Cubs held on for a 6-5 victory over the Nationals.
Baez, who is batting .319 with 11 home runs and 31 RBIs, hurt his heel while charging a grounder and making an off-balance throw to retire Jeremy Hellickson in the third inning.
Baez was in obvious pain ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Leaning back in a chair in his office on Sunday morning, Scott Servais was asked if Saturday's stink still lingered 12 hours later.
When you allow 18 runs, 19 hits and six home runs -- all in your third consecutive loss -- does that negativity chase you from one game to the next?
"You ain't putting that one away," the Mariners' ...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Royals snapped a four-game losing slide, avoided being swept in a three-game series and slayed the left-handed dragon of the Angels' pitching staff who had dominated them whenever he took the mound.
Adalberto Mondesi and Nicky Lopez had two hits apiece and Hunter Dozier drove in two runs as the Royals won 5-1 over the Los...Read more
CINCINNATI -- Hyun-Jin Ryu didn't feel right in the first inning Sunday. His velocity was down. His stuff wasn't crisp. His start began with the kind of battle he had eluded for weeks. The first pitch he threw was smacked to right field for a single. He walked the third batter. It was, by the lofty standard he's set since the calendar flipped to...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Rain pushed back the start of Sunday's game by 26 minutes, something that doesn't happen very often at Petco Park.
Then Cal Quantrill gave the opposing team a head start, which has happened every time he has pitched in the major leagues.
Quantrill's bad habit put the Padres in a hole, and Joe Musgrove and three relievers kept them...Read more
CHICAGO -- Reynaldo Lopez began the White Sox's six-game homestand Monday against the Indians on a strong note.
Lopez returned to the mound for the final game of the homestand Sunday against the Blue Jays. The right-hander produced another effective outing, but was not around to factor in the decision.
Sox reliever Kelvin Herrera surrendered a...Read more
MIAMI -- Prior to Sunday's game, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly said he wanted to see the "aggressive" side of Sandy Alcantara and for the 23-year-old to consistently attack New York Mets' hitters with his high-90's fastball.
While the talented right-hander has struggled with inconsistency this season, Alcantara was completely dominant in ...Read more
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers can't beat the Oakland Athletics.
And on Sunday afternoon, they couldn't beat the rain, either.
The series finale of a four-game set was suspended due to inclement weather conditions when a lengthy rain storm hit Comerica Park at 3:29 p.m.
Expecting the rain, the Tigers' grounds crew covered the field with the ...Read more
ATLANTA -- Mike Foltynewicz, who entered the game with an 8.02 ERA, looked like a different pitcher Sunday.
"I felt he looked like the old Folty," manager Brian Snitker said after the Braves' 3-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers in 10 innings at SunTrust Park.
Foltynewicz made his fifth -- and by far his best -- start of the season, more closely ...Read more
CLEVELAND -- Shane Bieber was nearly untouchable and the Indians poured on plenty of support in a 10-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday afternoon.
Bieber delivered a masterpiece and the best outing of his career, notching his first career shutout and setting career highs in both innings pitched (9) and strikeouts (15). It marked the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Kris Bryant popped out to first base Saturday night for the final out of the Cubs' 5-2 loss to the Nationals, capping an 0-for-4 night that snapped his career-best on-base streak at 26 games.
But a night earlier at Nationals Park, Bryant brought back visions of his 2016 National League Most Valuable Player season. He made a ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- The bottom of the fourth inning ended with Bryce Harper simultaneously swearing and slamming his helmet into the dirt just beyond first base. He had just hit into a double play and even though he already had a hit and an RBI, he had not made hard contact in his first three plate appearances and it led to a rare display of public ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Rest may be becoming an issue for the Minnesota Twins' starting rotation. They're getting too much of it while their teammates bat.
The Twins became the highest-scoring team in the major leagues on Saturday night, blasted five home runs in just the first three innings, and opened a 15-run lead on the Seattle Mariners. But Jose ...Read more
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