Gene Bennett, a longtime Reds scout who was beloved throughout baseball, passed away on Wednesday in his hometown of Portsmouth, Ohio, at the age of 89.
Steinbrenner: Yanks have sights on postseason
To Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, the criteria are pretty clear cut. In a 2017 season in which expectations rose considerably after a strong start -- and especially after an active Trade Deadline period -- there is more emphasis on what was, going into Wednesday, a 6-8 record in August than there would have been otherwise.
Correa happy with his progress after surgery
Four weeks removed from surgery to repair a ligament in his left thumb, Carlos Correa has made so much progress that he's performing nearly all of his usual baseball activities. "No discomfort at all," Correa said. "I'm really happy about that."
Chapman to remain closer, hopes to avoid DL
The Yankees offered two votes of confidence for Aroldis Chapman on Wednesday afternoon, with manager Joe Girardi stating that "he will continue to be my closer" and that he believes the left-hander will be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list.
JBJ nails Carpenter at plate with 95.8-mph dart
Don't run. Just don't.
Astros hold off D-backs after Morton's gem
Charlie Morton pitched a gem and the Astros held off a late power surge by the D-backs to win consecutive games for the first time this month with a 9-5 victory on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.
Myers steals 2nd, 3rd and home in same inning
In one trip around the bases, Padres first baseman Wil Myers set a career high with three steals Wednesday.
Judge's mammoth HR sparks great reactions
That is very far.
Yas! LA adds walk-off rally to dream season
Yasiel Puig's two-run double in the ninth capped a three-run rally as the Dodgers added another chapter to their magical season with a dramatic 5-4 walk-off victory over the White Sox on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, completing a four-game season sweep of the Interleague set.
Gordon hustles for unassisted putout at 1st
Speed, they say, never takes a day off. It's a good thing it didn't for the Marlins in the third inning of Wednesday's 8-1 win, when the Giants were mounting a rally at Marlins Park.
Frustrating frame includes early Rosenthal exit
A place that has haunted the Cardinals repeatedly over the past 13 years served as the setting for yet another heartbreaking finish on Wednesday, when over the course of the final half-inning that extended nearly 30 minutes, the Cardinals watched their closer leave injured, their manager be ejected and their catcher unable to handle a relay throw that could have pushed the game into extra innings.
Nearly Splendid: Votto falls shy of Splinter's mark
A 69-year-old record streak held by Ted Williams remains his alone.
Brewers belt 5 homers to rally past Bucs
It was as if the Pirates and Brewers decided to settle the small ball vs. long ball debate, once and for all. On Wednesday at Miller Park, the home runs ruled. The Pirates collected six run-scoring singles, five with two outs, to account for all of their runs, but the Brewers struck back with a barrage of homers for a 7-6 win, their fourth straight.
Altuve, Goldy thinking playoff races, not MVP races
In the heat of playoff races, the Most Valuable Player award is the last thing on players' minds.
Mariners outlast O's after thrilling 9th inning
Leonys Martin provided a game-saving catch in the bottom of the ninth to preserve a 7-6 win over the Orioles on Wednesday at Safeco Field as the Mariners finished off a tough homestand with their second straight win before heading out on a rugged 12-game East Coast road trip.
Daniels wins 1,000th game as Rangers GM
The Rangers had a special post-game celebration following their 12-6 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday night.
Rizzo's slam, walk-off WP send Cubs past Reds
Anthony Rizzo smacked a grand slam in the first inning and Javier Baez scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch with two outs in a wild ninth on Wednesday night to lift the Cubs to a 7-6 victory over the Reds.
Leader Watch: Red Sox walk-offs proving key
The Red Sox and Yankees, who haven't finished 1-2 in the American League East since 2009, are back at the top of the division standings -- Boston first, New York second and in the first AL Wild Card spot. With every game important as the two longstanding rivals jockey for playoff position in the season's final two months, the Red Sox got a big win on Wednesday.
Joe Blogs: Giancarlo
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's past, future displayed in Votto's game
The Cubs held Joey Votto to a first-inning single on Wednesday night, ending the Reds' sluggers' streak of reaching base at least twice in a game at 20, one short of the record Williams set in 1948. But at age 33, with his status as one of the best (and smartest) hitters of his generation secure, time remains on Votto's side
JBJ's mad dash home all part of the plan
Moments before Jackie Bradley Jr. was off to the races to complete Wednesday's wild 5-4 victory over the Cardinals, his mind started racing with anticipation.
Gordon's RBI keeps Royals close in WC race
Alex Gordon hit his second RBI single of the game in the ninth to lead the Royals to a 7-6 series-winning victory over the A's on Wednesday afternoon at the Coliseum and keep Kansas City 1/2 game back of the second American League Wild Card spot.
MLB.TV hosts MVP threats in D-backs-Astros
The Astros and D-backs wrap a four-game series Thursday with a finale featuring two of this year's leading Most Valuable Player candidates in Houston's Jose Altuve and Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt.
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.
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.
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Kershaw pleased with 2-inning sim game
Clayton Kershaw's return the Dodgers took another step forward on Wednesday with a 38-pitch simulated game at Dodger Stadium.
Calhoun's HR keeps Angels in WC lead
Ricky Nolasco looked like his recent self in the first inning, giving up a two-run homer to Ryan Zimmerman. But the righty then settled down, not allowing another run over 5 2/3, and the Angels offense took advantage.
HR streak halted, but Stanton eyes 62
His pursuit to homer in seven straight games ended on Wednesday afternoon, but Giancarlo Stanton ultimately has a bigger number in his sights -- 62.
Two soon? Nutty pitch in an inspired setting
Thankfully, everybody laughed about it afterward.
Lupica: Cardinals rediscover their Way
You play the Cards you're dealt. Now the Cards are in play. Matters as much as it ever has, in St. Louis, Williamsport, anywhere and always. Whether it's a full-house year or not.
Baez, Cubs excited for Players Weekend fun
When the Cubs play the Phillies later this month, fans will be introduced to "El Mago," a.k.a. the magician, Javier Baez.
Rox rout Braves, take lead for NL Wild Card
After scoring three or fewer runs in eight straight games, the Rockies jumped all over opposing starter Mike Foltynewicz for eight runs in 3 1/3 innings and beat the Braves, 17-2. Every Rockies' starting position player scored, Trevor Story homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, DJ LeMahieu tallied four hits and four runs, and Gerardo Parra and Mark Reynolds each had four RBIs.
LL alum Mozeliak embraces Williamsport event
As a former Little League player and advocate for using Major League Baseball's platform to grow the game, Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak was one of the first within the organization to embrace the idea of having the Redbirds play in a game tied to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
Parra eats fan's sunflower seeds after foul ball
Up close and personal!
Lackey nets his 1st steal -- and gets picked off
It's never too late for firsts.
16 teams vying for LLWS championship
Here's your first look at the 16 teams that hope to play for the Little League World Series championship on Sunday, Aug. 27.
Cubs fan proposes to Bryant (he's married)
That took some courage.
Judge hits 117-mph rocket into 3rd deck at Citi
In his first career game at Citi Field, Aaron Judge visited a seating area where few players have been able to reach, crushing his American League-leading 37th homer into the upper deck in left field.
Loud 9th: Sox hit Cards with their Betts shot
The Red Sox pulled out a wild comeback at Fenway Park, as Mookie Betts delivered a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 5-4 victory over the Cardinals.
Anibal exits early due to hamstring tightness
One of the toughest challenges during Anibal Sanchez's Triple-A stint before returning to the Tigers' rotation was a left hamstring strain that forced him out of a start. It flared up again Wednesday night, forcing him out in the third inning of the Tigers' 12-6 loss to the Rangers.
Stroman's strong outing paces Jays past Rays
The cluttered American League Wild Card race isn't getting any clearer after Marcus Stroman and the Blue Jays held on for a 3-2 win over the Rays.
Votto's influence seen among Reds, beyond
Joey Votto doesn't get a ton of extra attention as one of the best hitters in baseball, but the Reds' first baseman isn't working in a vacuum. Votto's teammates are watching, listening and, most importantly, learning.
Cespedes takes BP grounders at ... third base?
Yo's on third.
Harvey goes 3 scoreless in 2nd rehab start
Matt Harvey delivered 36 pitches (26 strikes) over three scoreless innings against the Abderdeen IronBirds, allowing one hit and no walks.
Yaz, 'Impossible Dream' team feted at Fenway
It has been 50 years since the Red Sox captivated their city with the "Impossible Dream" season. But the memories haven't faded away. In fact, they seem to get richer through time. Seventeen members of the 1967 Sox -- led by Triple Crown winner Carl Yastrzemski and American League Cy Young Award winner Jim Lonborg -- were celebrated in an on-field ceremony prior to Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.
Despite absence, Jeter talk of Owners Meetings
With his first child due any moment, Derek Jeter was not in attendance when the quarterly Owners Meetings began in downtown Chicago on Wednesday.
Hot-and-cold Broxton back in power groove
Some players might have crossed their fingers behind their backs and said no. Keon Broxton looked straight ahead and said yes. Did seeing a teammate start out of position in Broxton's regular spot light a fire under the second-year center fielder?
Despite back injury, Miggy will keep plugging
Miguel Cabrera played through everything from a groin tear to a fractured ankle over the years when the Tigers were winning division titles and needed him down the stretch. He's taking a similar approach down the stretch this year, with a playoff spot pretty well out of sight and a cantankerous back acting up again in a different spot than before.
Don't rule out Stanton, Verlander trades
Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins' 27-year-old All-Star outfielder, is on pace to become the youngest player to hit 60 home runs in a season since Roger Maris in 1961. Justin Verlander, runner-up in last year's American League Cy Young Award voting, has a 2.55 ERA over his past eight starts. And both the Marlins and Tigers, respectively, are willing to engage in trade discussions involving the superstars after they cleared trade waivers this month, sources say.
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