Indians ace Corey Kluber attempted to pitch through a right ankle sprain in Friday night's 10-1 win over the Royals, but he exited his outing early with the team's head athletic trainer at his side.
Bruce's 2 HRs, 5 RBIs power Tribe past KC
In the first of 10 games between the Indians and Royals that could decide the American League Central, the Tribe cruised to a 10-1 win on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Red Sox prevail after trading rallies with Yanks
The rivalry has been back to its riveting best the last two weekends, and no lead ever feels safe. The Yankees and Red Sox traded impressive comebacks in Friday night's series opener, but Boston prevailed with a 9-6 victory that had Fenway Park rocking in the late innings -- and with good reason.
Keuchel grounds A's as Astros ride 2 jacks
Dallas Keuchel, making his fifth start since missing eight weeks with neck discomfort, turned in his second consecutive gem by throwing seven scoreless innings to lead the Astros to their third win in four games, 3-1, over the Athletics on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
Buxton's inside-the-parker sets Statcast mark
Byron Buxton showcased his blazing speed on two occasions in Friday's 10-3 victory over the D-backs at Target Field. To lead off the fourth, Buxton recorded his second career inside-the-park home run to even the score at 3. According to Statcast™, Buxton went from home-to-home in 13.85 seconds, which is the fastest such time tracked by Statcast™.
Twins tee off for 6 HRs, blow out D-backs
The Twins hit six homers to overcome a three-run deficit and back right-hander Ervin Santana in a 10-3 win over the D-backs in Friday night's Interleague series opener at Target Field.
Fun, no matter the size: Pros, kids unite at LLWS
Williamsport, Pa., has long represented one of the best things about baseball, and so the month of August in that small town has never been short on festivity.
Manny (3 HRs) walks O's off with epic slam
Manny Machado homered three times and hit a walkoff grand slam to single-handedly propel the Orioles' come-from-behind 9-7 series-opening win over the Angels Friday night.
Little Leaguer with one hand relishes first HR
Eleven-year-old Keenan Briggs can narrate his home run, from beginning to end, without the footage -- shot by his mom, Crista,
Wong's journey shines a light on Hilo baseball
Kolten Wong may have put Hilo, Hawaii, on the baseball map with his ascension to the Majors in 2013, but the largest city on what is commonly referred to as the Big Island is making its mark on the youth baseball circuit, as well.
Cardinals hold off late rally, outslug Pirates
The Cardinals have stormed into the thick of the National League Central race on the strength of their lineup, and they were at full power on Friday night. Behind three early home runs off Trevor Williams and a strong start from Carlos Martinez, the Cards pulled out an 11-10 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.
Romano delivers vs. Braves, backed by 3 HRs
Sal Romano halted his recent struggles by delivering one of the finest starts of his rookie season and R.A. Dickey's attempt to produce another gem evaporated as the Reds tagged him for three home runs in the sixth inning of Friday night's 5-3 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.
Melancon could need offseason surgery
Giants head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner acknowledged Friday that Mark Melancon might require offseason surgery to fix his arm fully. Nobody divulged much about the possible procedure, though Melancon indicated that, after years of stoicism, he needs to heal.
WWE superstars paid a visit to Citi Field and talked about wrestlers that could play baseball
"He could probably throw a 120-mph fastball ... "
Dodgers' doubles trump Tigers' HRs in Detroit
The Dodgers didn't need to clear the spacious fences of Comerica Park to put on a show in Motown. Chris Taylor hit two of their six doubles, both for RBIs, in a four-hit game as Los Angeles outpaced the Tigers for an 8-5 win Friday night at Comerica Park.
Herrera goes on DL with left hamstring strain
The Phillies will miss one of the hottest hitters in baseball a little while longer.They announced shortly before Friday night's game against the Giants at AT&T Park that Odubel Herrera has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
Cruz crushes 30th HR 482 feet as M's roll
Erasmo Ramirez got some payback against his old teammates with a quality start, and Nelson Cruz made his mark with two doubles and a tape-measure home run to lead the Mariners' 7-1 win over the Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field.
Cueto increases activity, nearing rehab start
Johnny Cueto threw for the second time Friday since sustaining a mild flexor strain during a Minor League rehab start. During a bullpen session at AT&T Park, Cueto tossed 50 pitches, a notable increase from the 25 pitches he registered during a Tuesday bullpen session at Marlins Park.
Scherzer heads to DL with neck inflammation
Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer was placed on the 10-day disabled list with left neck inflammation Friday shortly after he was scratched from his start against the Padres.
Yuli Gurriel met his adorable mini-me, and the resemblance was uncanny
Look at that hair!
Red Sox unveil Tony C. display at Fenway
The Red Sox added another piece of history to Fenway Park on Friday, unveiling a glass display in honor of Red Sox legend Tony Conigliaro
Salvy progressing, may be activated Tuesday
Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez took one round of batting practice before Friday's game against the Indians, and he appears closer to being activated as early as Tuesday.
O's celebrate 25th anniversary of Oriole Park
"Has it really been that long?" countless members of the Orioles 1992 team wondered, often aloud on Friday afternoon. But there it was on the backdrop, behind them, the commemorative patch added this season for the 25th anniversary season of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Brewers reinstate Vogt from disabled list
The Brewers began a critical West Coast road trip on Friday by activating catcher Stephen Vogt from the disabled list, and another big addition -- pitcher Chase Anderson -- is only days away.
Cubs, Arrieta spoil Blue Jays' return to Wrigley
One day after hitting six home runs in a loss, the Cubs needed four run-scoring singles to post a 7-4 Interleague victory on Friday afternoon over the Blue Jays, who were making their first trip to Wrigley Field since 2005.
Rosenthal to receive second opinion on elbow
Trevor Rosenthal will seek a second opinion on his ailing right elbow from Dr. Neal ElAttrache next week before the Cardinals determine whether the right-handed reliever will require surgery to repair a compromised ligament.
Relief arms, catchers on mend for Astros
The Astros continue to make progress in getting several of their injured players back into action, with relievers Will Harris and Tony Sipp both throwing in a simulated setting at Minute Maid Park prior to Friday night's game against the Athletics.
Hamels, Beltre meet kids as part of charity event
Best barbecue spots, nicknames in the clubhouse or stories from their time in the game … if the kids thought of the question, Cole Hamels and Adrian Beltre answered it.
Barry Bonds showed off his old Gold Glove skills with a pregame basket catch
Like godfather, like godson.
Pomeranz exits in 4th with back spasms
Red Sox left-hander Drew Pomeranz had to leave Friday's start against the Yankees with one out in the top of the fourth with back spasms.
Gardenhire thrilled to be back in Twin Cities
D-backs bench coach Ron Gardenhire, a former Twins manager, sat on top of a bench and fielded questions from reporters before the series opener against Minnesota on Friday.
Cubs place Lester on DL with shoulder fatigue
Jon Lester has some fatigue in his left shoulder and simply needs a rest, so the Cubs placed the left-hander on the 10-day disabled list on Friday.
Pujols ties HR record for foreign-born player
Albert Pujols' first-inning home run, the 609th of his career, moved the Angels slugger into a tie with Sammy Sosa for eighth on the all-time list.
Baez dazzles on both sides of ball
Javier Baez hit his 20th home run and made what seemed like his 20 millionth unbelievable defensive play in the ninth inning to help preserve the Cubs' 7-4 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.
Giolito to make White Sox debut on Monday
Lucas Giolito, the White Sox No. 6 prospect -- and the No. 59 prospect in baseball as ranked by MLBPipeline.com -- will make his Sox debut as a starter Monday during the South Siders' doubleheader against the Twins.
Wainwright to DL with elbow impingement
Unable to will his arm to loosen enough to allow the pitches to come freely and the velocity to rise, Adam Wainwright endured another early exit in Thursday's 11-7 win over the Pirates, returned to St. Louis for medical tests on Friday and was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow impingement.
Carew, donor's family reunite on Donor Day
Mary Reuland admitted that it was the most difficult phone call she has ever made in her life. Last December, exactly one day after Konrad Reuland's funeral, Mary Reuland started gathering information and making the connection that her son's organs had been donated to Hall of Famer Rod Carew. Shortly after, Mary decided to give Rod's wife, Rhonda, a call, in hopes they could meet.
Kemp eyeing Saturday return; Santana hits DL
Before Friday night's game against the Reds, the Braves announced Santana had been placed on the disabled list with a left quad strain and Micah Johnson had been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett. Another roster move will likely be made on Saturday, when Matt Kemp is expected to return from the right hamstring strain that has sidelined him since July 29.
Bird, Starlin, Holliday all on rehab assignments
The Yankees could soon add a trio of formidable reinforcements to their lineup for the postseason push, as Greg Bird, Starlin Castro and Matt Holliday all have Minor League rehabilitation assignments underway.
Moroff excited to return to LLWS roots
Max Moroff has a specific destination in mind when the Pirates visit Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport on Sunday afternoon.
Japan, West win on second day of LLWS
The second day of the Little League World Series is underway on Friday with four more games. Here is a recap of what has happened so far and what lies ahead:
Familia to slowly make his way back to closer
Within the next few days, Mets closer Jeurys Familia will return to the mound for a second Minor League rehab appearance. Familia, who underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from his right shoulder in May, still needs to show the Mets he can throw at least 30 pitches in an inning before they will activate him. The organization plans to take his rehab slowly, likely stretching it into the final days of August.
Ray rejoining D-backs' rotation for next series
After striking out 11 in a rehab start for Class A Visalia on Thursday night, D-backs left-hander Robbie Ray will rejoin the rotation during the team's four-game set with the Mets, which starts Monday.
Soria lands on DL with Grade 1 oblique strain
The Royals on Friday placed right-handed reliever Joakim Soria on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, but manager Ned Yost indicated the recovery time would be far less than it would be from a typical oblique strain.
Lineup support keeps Stanton thriving
How many home runs Giancarlo Stanton ends up with may ultimately come down to how much protection he gets in the Marlins' lineup. Without support, opponents may eventually start pitching around the 27-year-old, who leads the Major Leagues with 44 homers.
Fantasy411 Podcast: Stanton vs. Harper
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Kiermaier activated from DL, Smith optioned
After missing over two months, outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is ready to return to the Rays.
Fulmer offers insight, background on 'Play Ball'
Michael Fulmer will talk about his upbringing in Oklahoma, his childhood basketball aspirations, his offseason plumbing job and of course his pitching when he joins MLB Network's Eric Byrnes on this week's episode of Play Ball, the network's kids-oriented show designed to connect youngsters with the game.
Price dealing with stiffness in left arm
Red Sox starting pitcher David Price didn't throw for the third straight day Friday due to general stiffness in his left arm.
Clutch in the capital: Nats' new-look 'pen shining
Washington's bullpen was a clear sore spot for the first half of the season, and trades for Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson, and Brandon Kintzler have paid off. Over the last month, the Nationals' relievers have been among baseball's best.
LA gets Adrian back, starts him at first for now
On his second swing of batting practice before Friday's game, Adrian Gonzalez sent a ball to the deepest part of Comerica Park and over the wall. It was a way for Gonzalez, who was activated from the 60-day disabled list Friday, to show he feels as good as he claims.
Indians activate Miller in time for KC series
Prior to Friday's game against Kansas City, Cleveland activated relief ace Andrew Miller from the 10-day disabled list, following his bout with right knee soreness. In order to clear a spot on the roster for Miller's return, the Indians placed outfielder Abraham Almonte on the 10-day DL with a left hamstring strain.
Anibal latest Tigers starter to land on DL
The revolving door of the Tigers' recent starting rotation spun again Friday, when Anibal Sanchez was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring injury.
Gaston honored during Hank Aaron Weekend
Long before he became the first African-American manager to win a World Series or patrolled the outfield at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Cito Gaston was just a young rookie realizing a lifelong dream.
Little League World Series rich in tradition
Little League volunteer usher David Stoker sat outside section three of Lamade Stadium wearing a hat so covered in pins that just the bill was exposed.
#N2WBORN! Jeter family welcomes daughter
Rebuilt Yankees 'pen is game's scariest unit
After trading for David Roberston and Tommy Kahnle, and with Chad Green blossoming into a dominant weapon, the Yankees have what looks like baseball's most terrifying bullpen -- even with Aroldis Chapman struggling.
Fantasy411: Prospects to stash for stretch run
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15 best nicknames for current MLB players
In preparation for Players Weekend.
Deals not done: A guide to waiver trades
The July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline is considered the height of summer transaction season, but trades do not stop then and there. However, in order to deal a player on its 40-man roster, a team must go through the waiver system.
Excitement builds for 1st Little League Classic
The home of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., will host its first MLB regular-season game when the Pirates take on the Cardinals on Sunday at Historic Bowman Field.
Players Weekend nearly put Gray in a 'Pickles'
When the Yankees' roster of Players Weekend nicknames started to circulate in their clubhouse, most of them seemed to make sense pretty quickly. Aaron "All Rise" Judge, Clint "Red Thunder" Frazier and Aroldis "The Missile" Chapman were among the more inspired choices that fit the players' personas. Then there is the mystery of Sonny "Pickles" Gray.
Inbox: Who will lead the 2018 Top 100 list?
In this week's inbox Jim Callis looks ahead to the top prospect of 2018 and also puts together a lineup of prospects where he's only allowed to use one player from each organization.
Joe Blogs: Giancarlo the Great
Giancarlo Stanton is the must see-player in baseball right now. Every at-bat has a chance to be a baseball moment. Every swing has a chance to be a lifelong memory.
MLB Pipeline's midseason Top 100 like none before
An unprecedented 11 hitters lead MLBPipeline.com's updated prospects list, with Yoan Moncada again ranked No. 1.
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Lupica: Grass is greener -- MLB in Williamsport
This Sunday night's Little League Classic will not just celebrate this summer in baseball. It will celebrate all the summers.
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