Major League Baseball News

Cespedes hits 2 HRs, A's hold off Astros 9-7 (Yahoo Sports)

And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

AL East Notes: O's Catching, Uehara, Rays, Tanaka, Pineda

Astros-Athletics Preview

Tigers Acquire Joakim Soria

Cespedes Hits 2 HRs, A's Hold Off Astros 9-7

Angels have morphed into a monster team

Cespedes has 2 HRs, 5 RBIs but hurts thumb

That's one: Street gets first save for Angels

Tigers display focus on 2014 in dealing prospects for Soria

Colon overpowers Seattle in New York's 3-2 win (Yahoo Sports)

Tigers add bullpen depth in trade for Joakim Soria

Baseball Capsules

WATCH: Hunter Pence gives Phillie Phanatic CPR

Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from the Rangers

WATCH: The Master Of Baseball Bat Tricks

Yankees 2, Rangers 1, Five Innings: In Downpour, Delay by the Grounds Crew Helps the Yankees

Pence After Giants' Win In Philadelphia

Report: Phillies considering releasing Ryan Howard

The Yankees grounds crew inadvertantly helped the team beat the Rangers

Cespedes day to day with sprained thumb

Ten years ago today the Alex Rodriguez-Jason Varitek brawl changed the narrative of the Sox-Yankees rivalry

Padres GM Finalists Are Preller, Hazen, Eppler, Ng

Tampa Bay beats St. Louis 3-0 behind Cobb (Yahoo Sports)

Padres OF Maybin tests positive for amphetamine (Yahoo Sports)


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MLB Injury News

Mets Rumors: New York unlikely to pursue Robinson Cano, Jose Abreu

Dodgers Rumors: LA expected to be most aggressive team pursuing David Price

Red Sox rumors: Unlikely to re-sign Jacoby Ellsbury

Cardinals' Allen Craig not on NLCS roster, left foot still sore

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Pete Mackanin back on Phillies' staff as third base coach

Dodgers rumors: LA 'leaning toward' re-signing Don Mattingly

Rays rumors: David Price expects to be traded

Athletics choose Sonny Gray, not Bartolo Colon, for Game 5

Dodgers' Andre Ethier could play CF in NLCS


Minor League Baseball News

Thinking about Francisco Lindor's fantasy potential

Liriano stars in debut, helps Chihuahuas roll

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Seager Gets a Break then a Real Test

Where is the Fit for David Price?

Murphy Playing In Famous Footsteps

Midseason Prospect Update: Injured Anderson Tops White Sox’s Prospects [VIDEO]

Four is magic number for Fort Wayne's Turner

Marlins Win Competitive Balance Lottery

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  Arizona Diamondbacks

D-backs gain Draft pick in Competitive Balance Lottery
Ziegler bruised after being struck with comebacker
Gibson: 'Taste' of big leagues would help Bradley
Miley squares off vs. Phils eyeing fourth straight win
D-backs can't overcome Cahill's laborious outing
'True big leaguer' Goldy wins Heart and Hustle Award
La Russa had guts to chase Hall of Fame glory
Montero's heroics leave D-backs atop seesaw affair

  Atlanta Braves

Ervin rediscovers form at right time for Braves
Harang aims to extend unbeaten stretch vs. Miami
Freeman solves Marlins, sets tone behind Santana
After back-to-back starts, Gattis gets a breather
Minor assures Fredi there's no injury behind struggles
Varvaro to paternity list; Schlosser up as long man
Glavine forged storied career from Atlanta beginnings
Mathis thwarts Schafer's steal attempt in ninth

  Baltimore Orioles

Tillman solid, but Hunter allows rare runs in loss
Ubaldo pleased with bullpen session
Back spasms keeping Machado on bench
O's get extra Draft pick thanks to lottery
Chen to take on Iwakuma in opener vs. Mariners
Machado day to day with back tightness
Rebounding Bundy records best outing of season
Guilmet sent down to make room for Gonzalez

  Boston Red Sox

Roma blanks Liverpool in Fenway friendly
Papi sets record for HRs by visitor at Rogers Centre
After playing in 59 straight, Holt gets breather
Peavy aware of trade talks, but focus is on field
Seeking split with Jays, Red Sox rely on De La Rosa
Red Sox let pair of leads slip away, fall to Blue Jays
Vazquez impressing Red Sox in field, at plate
Pedroia Sox's Heart and Hustle Award winner

  Chicago Cubs

Cubs send kids positive message at PLAY event
Olt sent to Triple-A to work on hitting stroke
Soler, Almora earn Minor League promotions
Rizzo comes through for courageous young fan
Padres deny Wada first victory in Majors
Jackson looks to rebound in series finale vs. Padres
Olt optioned to Triple-A to make room for Wada
Alcantara to see more time with latest moves

  Chicago White Sox

After pitching duel, mishap at plate stings Sox
Sox turn to Noesi to open four-game set in Minnesota
Top Sox pick Rodon debuts in Rookie League
Sox remember Buehrle's perfecto on anniversary
Flowers makes it for son's birth just in time
Viciedo scratched from starting lineup
Top White Sox pick Rodon makes pro debut
White Sox gain on pair of reviews vs. Royals

  Cincinatti Reds

Reds draw competitive balance pick for 2015 Draft
Reds' skid reaches six with loss to Brewers
Cozart still bothered by swollen right hand
Negron OK after being struck in head by pickoff
Reds hoping to find form at home vs. Nationals
Cozart day to day after taking pitch to hand
Reds' skid at five after Brewers walk off
Prospect Winker sidelined with wrist injury

  Cleveland Indians

Competitive Balance Lottery pays out 12 Draft picks
Tribe hopes Kluber can keep rolling at The K
Bourn back to running as he rehabs left hamstring
Masterson throws bullpen before last start in Minors
Indians recall infield prospect Ramirez, option House
Indians drop series despite Bauer's quality start
Lindor singles, scores in Triple-A debut
Santana collects four hits in Indians' rout of Twins

  Colorado Rockies

Injury-plagued Rockies march on, host contending Bucs
De La Rosa's 11-K gem helps Rockies halt slide
Competitive Balance Lottery pays out 12 Draft picks
Rox hope slumping CarGo benefits from day off
Flande impressing with fortitude in rotation
Call stands after close play at third in Nats-Rox game
Lyles on pace to return in early August
Injury bug taking big bite out of Rockies' season

  Detroit Tigers

Tigers land All-Star reliever Soria from Rangers
Ausmus' successful challenge leads to big frame
Tucson native Kinsler relishes playing at Chase Field
Martinez hampered by upper quad discomfort
Looking to stay fresh, Hunter rests in finale
Scherzer battles Angels, Richards in marquee duel
Tigers flex muscles, erupt to pull away from D-backs
Kelly named Tigers' Heart and Hustle Award winner

  Houston Astros

Spirited rally not enough to overcome rocky start
Astros seek spark for finale vs. A's, Samardzija
A's win challenge, earning hit for Donaldson
Krauss recalled, expected to start vs. right-handers
Astros weighing McHugh, Oberholtzer for rotation
Springer placed on DL to rest left quad strain
Ryan set for long overdue trip to Hall inductions
A's win replay challenge in 10th inning against Astros

  Kansas City Royals

Moose knocks ball loose to score winning run
Royals look for offensive spark behind Duffy
Hosmer exits early after returning to lineup
Butler starts on bench, but fills in late
Royals reportedly interested in Bastardo
Royals Minor League report: July 22
Chen ties Mariano for Panamanian wins mark
Royals respond following players-only meeting

  Los Angeles Angels

That's one: Street gets first save for Angels
Angels have morphed into a monster team
Late rally carries Halos over Orioles in finale
Strained back lands Green on DL; Cron recalled
Trout waiting for right time to unleash speed
Conger happy to cede No. 16 to Street
Ryan set for long overdue trip to Hall inductions
Richards faces Scherzer in potential playoff preview

  Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers prospect Pederson joins 20-20 club
Pirates lose challenge on close play at first
Puig takes extra BP, may return on Friday
Mattingly plans on keeping Beckett in rotation
Greinke looks to shut down rival Giants in opener
Dodgers unable to pick up shaky Haren
Dodgers can't catch Pirates, drop slugfest
Mattingly impressed with Kemp's play in right field

  Miami Marlins

Soccer match electrifies Marlins Park crowd
Alvarez can show he's healthy, earn series win in Atlanta
Redmond ejected after Marlins' failed rundown
Marlins can't climb back for Eovaldi in Atlanta
Griffey visits Atlanta, watches Stanton BP in awe
Valdespin, Solano trying to shore up second base
Cishek shows he can hold runners on base
Competitive Balance Lottery pays out 12 Draft picks

  Milwaukee Brewers

Jeffress impresses with power stuff in return
Brewers draw competitive balance pick for '15 Draft
Lohse, Reynolds spearhead Crew's sweep of Reds
Aramis reaches 2,000-game milestone
Gennett day to day with tightness in right quad
Garza trying to keep Brewers rolling vs. Mets
MLB Notebook: Lucroy powers Crew past Reds
Lucroy's second homer lifts Crew to walk-off win

  Minnesota Twins

Twins designate Guerrier, call up reliever Pressly
Twins awarded No. 4 Draft pick in 2015 Round B
Hughes, Twins set for four-game division clash vs. White Sox
Injured Gibson aims to return to rotation Saturday
Nolasco throws as he works through elbow strain
Swarzak called upon, delivers sharp spot start
Prospect Vargas could provide power to Twins' lineup
Twins fall behind early, then Tribe pulls away

  New York Mets

Tejada OK after getting hit in helmet
Mariners lose challenge early; Mets win one late
Duda among Mets thriving from winter workouts
deGrom making surprising case for NL ROY
Colon flirts with perfection as Mets down M's
Mets turning to Gee for opener in Milwaukee
Syndergaard dominates in near shutout
Mets recognize Murphy's Heart and Hustle

  New York Yankees

Rangers, Yanks derailed by unexpected deluge
McCann feeling comfortable at first base
CC expected to be ready for Spring Training
Simulated game next step for rehabbing Pineda
McCarthy, Lewis set to go in Yanks-Rangers finale
Phelps, Yanks take rain-shortened win over Rangers
Johnson lands on DL as Yanks call up Leroux
Newcomer Headley Yanks' walk-off hero in 14th

  Oakland Athletics

Cespedes day to day with sprained thumb
A's survive late scare on Cespedes' big night
Samardzija to face undermanned Astros in finale
A's dish out root beer floats for charity
A's win challenge, earning hit for Donaldson
A's targeting Sunday return for Callaspo
Foot pain keeps Vogt from catching, not hitting
Competitive Balance Lottery pays out 12 Draft picks

  Philadelphia Phillies

Papelbon unconcerned by struggles, trades
Burnett superb vs. Giants, but Phillies fall late
Surging Hamels looks to halt Giants' roll
Phillies to give others playing time over Howard
Phillies keeping tabs on Tigers prospects
Phils activate Ruiz from DL, recall Aumont
Phillies lose in 14th after Papelbon's blown save
Utley wins fifth Heart and Hustle Award

  Pittsburg Pirates

Pirates lose challenge on close play at first
Riding hot start after break, Pirates open series in Denver
Pirates place Marte on disabled list, recall Morel
Rehabbing Cole throws sim game without issue
Alvarez out of lineup due to knee injury
Liriano cruises past LA after Bucs break out early
Polanco leads way as Pirates outslug Dodgers
Wilson, Hurdle ejected after lefty hits LA's Turner

  San Diego Padres

Ross looks to continue hot July in finale vs. Cubs
Solarte makes Padres debut at second base
New acquisitions lead Padres past Cubs
Maybin suspended 25 games for amphetamines
Competitive Balance Lottery pays out 12 Draft picks
Padres promote Francoeur from Triple-A
Eppler interviews again for Padres' GM vacancy
'Bittersweet' farewell for Headley and Padres

  Seattle Mariners

Mariners option Walker after loss
Mariners lose challenge early; Mets win one late
Well-rested Iwakuma to open set vs. Orioles
Zunino providing value with little experience
Ramirez optioned after impressive start
Paxton feels good, eyes third rehab start
Competitive Balance Lottery pays out 12 Draft picks
Walker wild as bats struggle vs. Colon, Mets

  San Francisco Giants

Bumgarner, Pence star in Giants' victory
Hudson, Giants shooting for sweep of Phillies
Belt having trouble shaking concussion
First career save gives Lincecum rare feat
Crawford's big hit in 14th wins it for Giants
Panik sprains ankle, departs early vs. Phillies
Giants proud of infielders' development
Pence a fitting winner of Heart and Hustle Award

  St. Louis Cardinals

The Indiana Pacers: This is the Team Bird Built
Hypothetically speaking, what does the future hold for Brad Stevens?
I’m Back! Let’s Talk Some Baseball Before the Season Gets Going
Viva El Birdos: Interview with St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Joe Kelly
Local Sports Preview: Lindenwood Men’s Volleyball Takes on Ohio State
Recap: My First Week at Viva El Birdos
The Resume of Andrew Luck
Thank You from stlCupofJoe

  Tampa Bay Rays

Price, Rays look to pull closer in playoff race vs. Red Sox
Escobar ejected after arguing called third strike
Cobb notches first big league hit with RBI double
Maddon sets rotation for Red Sox series
Rays aware of playoff positioning, trade talk
Cobb dominates as Rays finish perfect road swing
Longoria homers to set Rays' RBI record
Rays no strangers to dramatic turnarounds

  Texas Rangers

Rangers send Soria to Tigers for two prospects
Rangers challenge caught stealing to no avail
Rios: Trade talk doesn't affect play on field
Despite relief appearance, Tepesch still on for Friday
Lewis, McCarthy set to go in Yanks-Rangers finale
Darvish dealt loss on rain-shortened night in NY
Ryan set for long overdue trip to Hall inductions
Gallo impresses with amazing display of power

  Toronto Blue Jays

In debut, Sanchez retires heart of Boston's order
Blue Jays visit hospital, put smiles on kids' faces
Rookie Stroman out to lead Blue Jays to series victory
Dickey not sharp, but aided by bats in comeback win
Encarnacion, Lind may not need rehab stints
Santos clears waivers, headed to Triple-A
Melky collects two RBIs, both off pitchers' legs
Happ tosses six scoreless, receives boost from bats

  Washington Nationals

Nats farmhand Cole exhibiting elite command
Streak halted at four as Nats' late rally falls short
Nats expect rest to cure Werth's sore knee
Nats place Zimmerman on DL, recall Walters
Roark looking for 10th win in opener vs. Reds
Call stands after close play at third in Nats-Rox game
Desmond named Nats' Heart and Hustle Award winner
Fister, Frandsen both OK after twisting ankles