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Urena appeals suspension, to start vs. Nats

Jose Urena will start against the Nationals on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park while appealing his six-game suspension, which Major League Baseball handed down Thursday aft...

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J.D. retakes sole possession of MLB HR lead

J.D. Martinez struck again with his power stroke for the Red Sox on Saturday night at Fenway Park, belting MLB-leading No. 38 over the home bullpen in right-center in the bott...

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deGrom lowers ERA to 1.71 in 3rd career CG

It would not have been outlandish to think baseball's gods were conspiring against Jacob deGrom when, as he prepared to emerge from the dugout for the bottom of the fourt...

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Morris honored at Target Field for HOF career

Jack Morris is beloved by Twins and Tigers fans alike for his postseason heroics and penchant for delivering in the biggest of moments. On Saturday, with both teams at Target...

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Former Rockies star making case for MLB return

The tweet from Triple-A Albuquerque of Matt Holliday sending a home run into orbit sparked dreams for Rockies fans...

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Astros fall again, now tied with A's in AL West

The reeling Astros have some company atop the American League West standings. The A's, who trailed the Astros by 12 games on June 18, forged a first-place tie behind seve...

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Morrow encouraged by first bullpen session

Cubs closer Brandon Morrow took another step toward returning from his right arm injury by throwing about 25 pitches in a bullpen session at PNC Park on Saturday...

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A's handle Astros, tied for 1st in AL West

The A's remarkable surge toward a postseason berth hit another big milestone on Saturday afternoon, when the club finished off a 7-1 win over the Astros to pull into a ti...

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Ohtani plans to face hitters in next rehab step

Shohei Ohtani braved the 100-degree heat at Globe Life Park and threw 20 fastballs during a light bullpen session Saturday. It marked his fourth throwing session off the mound...

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Cobb shuts down Indians in complete-game gem

Backed by homers from Jonathan Villar and Cedric Mullins, Alex Cobb was on cruise control for most of the afternoon. The righty allowed just one hit through the first five inn...

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Special day awaits Mets, Phils in Williamsport

The Phillies and Mets will close out their five-game series on Sunday in Williamsport to partake in the second annual MLB Little League Classic (7:10 p.m. ET on ESPN) at BB&am...

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Indians retire HOF Thome's No. 25

The newly-inducted Hall of Famer was honored by the Indians -- the team he was drafted by and whom he made his professional debut with -- for the 13 seasons spent with the Tri...

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Injury updates: Sale, Altuve, Jansen, Stroman

Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors...

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Backed by 4 HRs, Sevy first in AL to 16 wins

Giancarlo Stanton, Didi Gregorius, Miguel Andujar and Greg Bird all homered and Luis Severino secured his American League-best 16th victory in the Yankees' win over the B...

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A's celebrate 2002 team that won 20 straight

Everybody in Oakland remembers the iconic image of Scott Hatteberg pumping his fist as the "20" banner unfurled from the Coliseum bleachers following the first basem...

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Yanks' pregame ceremony honors 1998 squad

The trophy signifying the 24th World Series title in Yankees history rested atop the mound, and as members of the franchise's winningest team jockeyed for position to sna...

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Altuve to begin rehab Sunday; return next week

With All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve set to begin a Minor League rehab assignment Sunday for Triple-A Fresno, manager AJ Hinch said the team's best hitter could retur...

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Chris Sale (left shoulder) placed on DL

The Boston Red Sox today placed left-handed pitcher Chris Sale on the 10-day disabled list with mild left shoulder inflammation, retroactive to Wednesday...

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Strickland activated from 60-day DL

The Giants activated Hunter Strickland from the 60-day disabled list on Saturday. Strickland, 29, fractured his right pinkie finger while punching a door in frustration after...

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Marcus Stroman headed to disabled list

Manager John Gibbons said on Saturday that the Blue Jays are set to place right-hander Marcus Stroman on the disabled list with a blister issue and Thomas Pannone will take St...

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Longest home runs for every MLB team

The launch of Statcast has given us a whole new tool to answer the age-old question: "How far did that home run go?" Here's a look at the longest homers hit by...

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Who's leading the crowded NL MVP Award race?

While the foremost members of the American League MVP field are fairly well-established, the National League field seems to evolve by the hour...

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D-backs keep tacking on to top Padres

It wasn't just the amount of runs scored in the 9-4 win over the Padres at Petco Park on Friday, but rather the fact that the runs kept coming throughout the game. Paul G...

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Olson's walk-off homer lifts A's over Astros

Matt Olson hit his first career walk-off home run to give the A's a 4-3, come-from-behind victory over the first-place Astros. Oakland is now one game back in the America...

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Olson's walk-off HR vaults A's to 1 back of Astros

Matt Olson hit his first career walk-off home run to give the A's a 4-3, come-from-behind victory over the first-place Astros. Oakland is now one game back in the America...

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Machado mashes 2 of Dodgers' 5 HRs in rout

Manny Machado slugged two of the Dodgers' five home runs through seven innings on Friday night in an Interleague game against the Mariners. The Dodgers led, 11-1...

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Hosmer homers off fan's beer; call stands

In the fifth inning of the Padres' game against the D-backs on Friday night, Eric Hosmer hit his 12th home run. It was an opposite-field blast, perhaps aided by a fan in...

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Machado mashes 2 as Dodgers slug in Seattle

Manny Machado slugged two of the Dodgers' five home runs through seven innings on Friday night in an Interleague game against the Mariners. The Dodgers led, 11-1...

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Crew's WC lead at half-game with loss to Cards

Every day since April 30, the Brewers have gone to bed in postseason position. They either led the National League Central, held one of the two NL Wild Cards outright, or, at...

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Conforto ready to be energized by Williamsport

Back when Michael Conforto was a fresh face in the big leagues, and the Mets were making their 2015 National League pennant run, Conforto would often hear his name as the answ...

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Play at plate haunts Astros in loss in Oakland

Matt Olson blasted a walk-off homer to lead off the 10th inning against relief pitcher Tony Sipp to send the A's to a dramatic 4-3 win over the Astros on Friday night at...

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Cubs seal 1-0 win with record-tying 7th DP

In his fourth start with the Cubs since being acquired from Texas, Cole Hamels delivered seven stellar innings as the Cubs handed the Pirates a 1-0 loss for the second straigh...

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Stroman's blister issues continue; DL possible

Marcus Stroman gained a reputation of being an innings eater during the early stages of his career, but that hasn't been the case this month, thanks in large part to a bl...

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Flaherty leads Cards within half-game of WC

Jack Flaherty continued his dominance of the Brewers in 2018 and led the Cardinals to a win in the series finale. The Brewers were within one run after a Jesus Aguilar two-run...

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Desmond, Blackmon triple Rockies to victory

Ian Desmond and Charlie Blackmon had key triples to lead the Rockies to an 11-2 victory over the Braves on Friday night at SunTrust Park. Both Desmond and Blackmon finished wi...

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Stanton's thunder precedes game-ending rain

Showers began pouring down a batter after Giancarlo Stanton's 435-foot home run in the seventh inning, halting play that would never resume on Friday at Yankee Stadium. A...

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White Sox ride 7-run 7th, Delmonico's 5 RBIs

Nicky Delmonico and Jose Abreu each clubbed three-run homers in a seven-run seventh inning as the White Sox rallied to win the opener of a three-game set. Delmonico finished w...

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Five-run second inning lifts Hutchison to win

Drew Hutchison struck out a season-high six and allowed just two runs on five hits in a 6-4 win at Globe Life Park on Friday night. It was Hutchison's third start for Tex...

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Mauer's pinch-hit homer lifts Twins to victory

MINNEAPOLIS -- With the Twins looking for a spark, down by a run with two runners on base in the seventh, Joe Mauer was brought in off the bench to pinch-hit against reliever...

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Reds down Giants on extra-inning walk-off HR

Leading off the bottom of the 11th inning, Phillip Ervin crushed a home run to center field and gave the Reds a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Giants at Great American Ball Par...

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Altuve takes leap toward lineup return

Now that the Astros have Carlos Correa and George Springer back in the starting lineup, could All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve be far behind? Altuve, who's been out si...

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Harper's 500th RBI helps Max to win No. 16

Nationals slugger Bryce Harper collected his 500th career RBI during the seventh inning of Friday night's game against the Marlins at Nationals Park...

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Stanton's booming homer brings rain (delay)

Giancarlo Stanton brought the figurative thunder at Yankee Stadium on Friday night. Then actual rain followed...

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Johnson gets it done as Red Sox upend Rays

Brian Johnson's pitching style is about as flashy as his statline was on Friday night. In other words, not flashy at all. But Johnson is all about substance, and it'...

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Bryce's big game includes 500th RBI

Nationals slugger Bryce Harper collected his 500th career RBI during the seventh inning of Friday night's game against the Marlins at Nationals Park...

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Dominant Nola fans 11, bats get to Thor in win

Behind seven dominant innings from Aaron Nola, the Phillies won consecutive games for the first time in nearly two weeks with a 4-2 victory over the Mets on Friday night at Ci...

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Joyce steps up his baseball activities

Outfielder Matt Joyce started taking live batting practice on Wednesday and is slated to start running the bases as part of a stricter progression in the coming days as he rec...

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Dean clubs solo homer for 1st MLB hit

Austin Dean's first Major League hit sailed over the left-field wall at Nationals Park for a homer in the seventh inning Friday night, cutting the Marlins' deficit t...

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Thames (knee) exits after outfield collision

Eric Thames made one of the Brewers' most harrowing catches all season, but it appeared to have come at a cost...

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Jansen could return next week; Puig to appeal

Closer Kenley Jansen had another aggressive throwing session on Friday with no issues from the irregular heartbeat that put him on the disabled list. He said he's hopeful...

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Lauer's pending return could complicate rotation

Eric Lauer will begin his rehab assignment in Lake Elsinore on Saturday, where he'll throw at least one start. He's expected to join the team before September, but b...

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Friday's top prospect performers

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday...

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Walker's three-run shot wakes up Yanks

Down, 4-0, to the Blue Jays after a rough top of the first from Lance Lynn, the Yankees used two rallies to bounce back at Yankee Stadium. After RBI hits from Didi Gregorius a...

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J-Ram's 37th HR backs Carrasco's gem vs. O's

Jose Ramirez hit his 37th homer in the first to get the Indians on the board, and Carlos Carrasco didn't look back, twirling seven scoreless innings to send the Tribe hom...

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Gonzales' next start pushed back for extra rest

Mariners manager Scott Servais will juggle his rotation in the coming days and it's not just about Felix Hernandez sliding back in as a starter to replace the injured Jam...

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JBJ sprints, leaps, tumbles for latest gem

Is it more astounding that Jackie Bradley Jr. makes spectacular catches on a routine basis or that he continues to avoid bodily harm each time he goes sprawling in front of th...

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Heaney sets career highs in comeback season

On Saturday, left-hander Andrew Heaney will take the mound for the Angels on the one-year anniversary of his return from Tommy John surgery. It will be just the latest milesto...

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DeWitt praises Shildt's impact since taking over

Though he wouldn't speculate about the likelihood of installing Mike Shildt as the club's permanent manager beyond 2018, Cardinals principal chairman Bill DeWitt Jr...

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Hudson reinstated, Goeddel heads to DL

The Dodgers reinstated right-hander Daniel Hudson from the 10-day disabled list on Friday, and placed right-hander Erik Goeddel on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow in...

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Pina gets good news after MRI on shoulder

Catcher Manny Pina expressed relief upon rejoining the Brewers on Friday after undergoing an MRI scan of his left shoulder in Milwaukee that revealed no structural damage from...

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Strickland to be activated from 60-day DL

The Giants will activate Hunter Strickland from the 60-day disabled list on Saturday. Strickland, 29, fractured his right pinkie finger himself while punching a door with his...

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Royals eyeing versatility with young players

Over the past week, the Royals have been experimenting with different lineups. Rosell Herrera made his third straight start at second base in Friday night's series opener...

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Williams has full confidence in White Sox staff

It took Ken Williams one word, with a little extra energy for emphasis, to answer the following question when asked of him on Friday: Will manager Rick Renteria and his staff...

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J-Ram hits No. 37, pulls into tie for MLB lead

Jose Ramirez took Orioles right-hander David Hess deep in the first inning on Friday at Progressive Field, giving the Indians' third baseman 37 homers on the season and t...

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Kingery eager to relive youth in Williamsport

From a baseball sense, Scott Kingery's first trip to Williamsport, Pa., was somewhat of a dud. His Ahwatukee Little League All-Star team was eliminated via a tiebreaker a...

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Sobotka impressing in big league showings

Sobotka has made a good impression. His four-seamer has averaged 96.7 mph, while he has held opponents hitless and scoreless over 3 1/3 innings since being promoted from Tripl...

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Montgomery to DL; Chatwood to start for Cubs

The Cubs placed left-hander Mike Montgomery on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to Tuesday) with left shoulder inflammation and recalled lefty Randy Rosario from Triple-A...

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Giants-Reds game a family affair for the Kellys

Casey Kelly's start on Friday wasn't just his first start of 2018. It was also a chance to face the Reds and his father, Pat, who is Cincinnati's bench coach...

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Hardy (elbow) lands on DL; Carpenter recalled

The Tigers have placed left-handed starter Blaine Hardy on the 10-day disabled list due to tendinitis in his left elbow, the club announced Friday. The move is retroactive to...

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Dunn tosses simulated game on path to return

After dealing with injuries for much of the season, Rockies left-handed relief pitcher Mike Dunn threw a simulated game Friday and is scheduled begin a Minor League rehab assi...

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Urena plans to appeal suspension for HBP

Jose Urena said he'll appeal his six-game suspension, which Major League Baseball gave him Thursday for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch Wednesday. Ure...

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GM: Gibbons will finish '18 as Blue Jays skipper

John Gibbons will finish out the season as Blue Jays manager and then his future with the organization will be revisited, according to general manger Ross Atkins...

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Glasnow to keep building pitch count at Fenway

Tyler Glasow has been stretching himself out since coming to the Rays via the trade that sent Chris Archer to the Pirates on July 31...

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Hellickson headed to DL with sprained wrist

Nationals right-hander Jeremy Hellickson will go on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist, manager Dave Martinez said prior to Friday's series opener again...

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Harrison at full speed for first time in month

Fresh off a frustrating loss in Minnesota, Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison offered a bit of good news. After going 3-for-5 at the plate and reaching on a bunt single, Har...

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Sanchez heading to Tampa to prep for rehab

His balky right groin healed enough for him to possibly test it in games as early as next week, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez took several big steps in his road back to the fie...

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Happ emotional about facing former teammates

J.A. Happ tried as best he could to avoid the rumors that marred his final weeks in a Blue Jays uniform. Despite his best efforts, that proved to be almost impossible...

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Dee playing SS with Segura on paternity leave

The Mariners will open a three-game Interleague set against the Dodgers on Friday night without Jean Segura, as the All-Star shortstop was placed on paternity leave prior to t...

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Frazier, Mets excited to meet LLWS players

What Todd Frazier remembers most from the Little League World Series are the players he met, the relationships he forged -- and, of course, the ping-pong matches...

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Springer activated from DL to face A's

The Astros activated outfielder George Springer (left thumb sprain) from the 10-day disabled prior to Friday's game vs. the A's...

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Dee may play SS with Segura on paternity leave

The Mariners will open a three-game Interleague set against the Dodgers on Friday night without Jean Segura, as the All-Star shortstop was placed on paternity leave prior to t...

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DeShields on DL with fractured fingertip

The Texas Rangers this afternoon announced that the club has placed outfielder Delino DeShields on the 10-day disabled list with a fracture of the tip of his right middle fing...

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Red Sox activate Kinsler, place Devers on DL

The Red Sox on Friday activated second baseman Ian Kinsler from the 10-day disabled list and placed third baseman Rafael Devers on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstri...

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O's place Jones on bereavement list

The Orioles placed outfielder Adam Jones on the bereavement list, the club announced Friday...

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Votto to 10-day DL with right lower leg contusion

The Reds put Joey Votto on the 10-day disabled list with a right lower leg contusion, retroactive to Thursday. Votto's leg had bothered him since he was hit by a pitch by...

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Here's why the Acuna-Soto derby is historic

We've seen great rookies. Plenty of them in recent years, in fact. We've seen great young players. We've seen great Rookie of the Year Award races. But if Juan...

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Reliving the legendary Trevor Hoffman trade

Last month, legendary Padres closer Trevor Hoffman took his place in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. This weekend, he'll be immortalized at Petco Park...

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Davis closing in on 3rd straight 40-HR campaign

It's hard to hit the ball as hard as Khris Davis hits it and remain utterly anonymous. It takes a whole series of factors. But Davis mashes baseballs year after year. Nob...

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Astros' road dominance puts them in rare air

Houston is an unremarkable 33-29 (.532) at home and a quite remarkable 41-18 (.695) away from Minute Maid Park. That winning percentage currently ranks as the 10th-best road m...

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4-run 8th caps Rangers' come-from-behind win

The Rangers rallied for four runs in the eighth inning to beat the Angels, 8-6, on Thursday night at Globe Life Park. Texas erased an early five-run deficit, scoring six unans...

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All-Star break did wonders for these 30 players

The break can be just that for struggling players -- a chance to rest and reset. For some players, the "second half" might bring greater opportunity, better health,...

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Five storylines to keep an eye on this weekend

Summer is winding down, but MLB's postseason races are heating up. We've reached that point in the season schedule when, on any given day, there are games with legit...

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D-backs ride big 1st, Buchholz's CG to win

The D-backs used a big first inning from their offense and another outstanding performance by Clay Buchholz to beat the Padres, 5-0, on Thursday night at Petco Park. Jon Jay d...

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Sparkman sets tone as Royals rake vs. Jays

Glenn Sparkman went four solid innings in his first Major League start and Lucas Duda belted his 11th home run as the Royals rolled in a series finale that was delayed 2 hours...

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Wingenter takes comebacker off arm, exits

Promising rookie Trey Wingenter departed Thursday's game against the D-backs after being hit by a comeback line drive on his pitching arm...

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Twins' bats explode for best night of '18 in win

The Twins set a season high in runs on Thursday against the Tigers, thanks to three runs in the first inning, five in the second and then seven in the sixth. Logan Forsythe ha...

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Bucs prospect Newman debuts at shortstop

With Jordy Mercer going on the disabled list with a left calf strain, the Pirates called up their potential shortstop of the future on Thursday. The Pirates selected the contr...

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Twins top 5-run 2nd with 7-run 6th vs. Tigers

The Twins' offense erupted for five runs in the second inning on Thursday against the Tigers at Target Field, as a few key offensive contributors kept up their recent hot...

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Recurrence of fielding woes ends Cards' streak

The fielding foibles that had been so prevalent early this season resurfaced on Thursday, costing the Cardinals the chance to extend their season-best eight-game winning strea...

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5-run 1st inning not enough as Angels fall

The Angels wasted little time jumping on Rangers rookie Ariel Jurado, scoring five runs in the first inning to surge to an early lead in Thursday night's series opener at...

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