Sun Apr 22 2018 02:20:13 GMT+0000 (UTC) - A's left-hander Sean Manaea is dealing against the Red Sox in Oakland.
Sun Apr 22 2018 02:38:05 GMT+0000 (UTC) - A night after they were shut down by Mets closer Jeurys Familia, the Braves got their revenge on him Saturday at SunTrust Park, walking off with a 4-3 win on Ender Inciarte's perfectly placed bunt single.
Sun Apr 22 2018 01:44:05 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Gleyber Torres is about to try on his Yankees pinstripes. The 21-year-old infielder is on his way to New York and will be added to the active roster prior to Sunday's game against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, a source confirmed to MLB.com. The club has not made a formal announcement.
Sun Apr 22 2018 02:52:44 GMT+0000 (UTC) - After an incredible 13-pitch at-bat that saw him foul off seven pitches, Jesus Aguilar won the Brewers their fifth straight game with a walk-off home run off Junichi Tazawa. Travis Shaw also homered for the Brewers, his second in as many games, while former Milwaukee prospect Lewis Brinson hit a three-run homer to give him three clouts in as many games to start the series.
Sun Apr 22 2018 02:30:49 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Mike Trout crushed his second home run in as many days in the third inning of the Angels' game against the Giants on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
Sun Apr 22 2018 01:56:35 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Joc Pederson gave himself a present on his 26th birthday Saturday, slugging a second-inning home run to center field off Stephen Strasburg in the Dodgers' game with the Nationals.
Sun Apr 22 2018 01:46:36 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Cubs got a huge defensive stop on an outstanding catch by center fielder Albert Almora Jr. in the bottom of the third inning Saturday.
Sun Apr 22 2018 01:53:52 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Typical day at the ballpark.
Sun Apr 22 2018 02:35:03 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Josh Reddick mashed the first pitch Lucas Giolito threw to him in the second inning and sent it over the right-field wall for a game-breaking grand slam and added another homer in the fourth to back left-hander Dallas Keuchel in a 10-1 win over the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Astros have won five games in a row, outscoring their opponents 40-5 in the process, including 20-1 in the first two games in Chicago.
Sun Apr 22 2018 00:13:32 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The focus of the White Sox clubhouse Saturday centered on reliever Danny Farquhar and really nothing more, with tests revealing he suffered a brain hemorrhage during the sixth inning of Friday night's 10-0 loss to the Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Sun Apr 22 2018 02:16:08 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Brandon Belt will gladly take Saturday's second-inning home run against the Angels. Belt's drive to right-center field reached the top of the wall just as Angels center fielder Mike Trout arrived. Trout appeared to time his jump perfectly, but the ball squirted from his glove and hit the auxiliary scoreboard on the other side of the wall before bouncing back onto the field of play.
Sun Apr 22 2018 01:11:22 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Giants announced that Buster Posey was a late scratch Saturday due to back stiffness, replacing him in the lineup against the Angels with Pablo Sandoval.
Sat Apr 21 2018 22:39:41 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Mets allowed Matt Harvey to state his case, but in the end, there was no changing their minds. Nothing Harvey could say would sway the Mets from demoting him from the rotation to the bullpen, a move the team announced before Saturday's game against the Braves.
Sun Apr 22 2018 01:52:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Never mind the 41-degree temperature, Saturday night was a perfect night for baseball for Denver-area native David Bote, who made his Major League debut by knocking the first pitch he saw for an extra-base hit.
Sun Apr 22 2018 02:48:05 GMT+0000 (UTC) - White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada was removed from Saturday's game against the Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field after the second inning. The move was termed a manager's decision made by Rick Renteria.
Sat Apr 21 2018 22:26:39 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Aaron Judge crushed a two-run homer in the third inning of Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, pushing the Yankees to an early lead against Marcus Stroman and the Blue Jays.
Sun Apr 22 2018 01:30:08 GMT+0000 (UTC) - On a chilly Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies just needed to practice patience and hope that at some point, a break would fall their way. That break came in the sixth of the Phillies 6-2 win, and no one benefitted more than starter Aaron Nola. The right-hander continued an 8-game stretch of performances where he allowed two earned runs or fewer, dating back to last season. In the sixth, Phillies first baseman Carlos Santana appeared to get hit by a pitch, but home-plate umpire Lance Barrett signaled the pitch a ball. The Phillies asked for a replay and after a 45 second review, the call was overturned and Santana was awarded first base. Phillies left fielder Rhys Hoskins stepped intothe batter's box and hit his fourth home run of the season on the seventh pitch of the at-bat against Feliz, giving the Phillies a 3-2 lead.
Sun Apr 22 2018 00:46:42 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Mike Clevinger pitched the first complete game of his career, a two-hitter, and the Indians crushed three home runs Saturday to cruise to a 4-0 victory over the Orioles at Camden Yards. Baltimore starter Chris Tillman had one of his best outings despite the loss, allowing four runs in six innings and striking out five.
Sat Apr 21 2018 23:21:44 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Precious.
Tue Apr 17 2018 14:46:08 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Time to start swinging for $5.6 million! It's easy to play: Get a hit, and your streak continues. If not, try again the next day.
Sun Apr 22 2018 00:11:16 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Major League Baseball's Play Ball and Chevrolet's Chevy Youth Baseball joined together at MLB's Compton Youth Academy to dedicate its newly renovated youth field and to register nearly 150 kids ages 5-12 to participate in the Play Ball initiative.
Sat Apr 21 2018 23:28:49 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Justin Turner said on Saturday he still has not begun swinging a bat, clarifying a miscommunication that resulted in a Friday report that he was hitting off a tee.
Sun Apr 22 2018 00:43:56 GMT+0000 (UTC) - A year after benefitting from one of the best rookie performances in baseball history, the Yankees again are hoping that one of the game's top prospects will make an impact in New York.
Sat Apr 21 2018 23:15:14 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Brewers closer Corey Knebel was back pitching on a mound Saturday sooner than expected, but the club will be especially cautious during this phase of his comeback from a left hamstring injury, manager Craig Counsell said.
Sun Apr 22 2018 00:22:16 GMT+0000 (UTC) - After the Reds rallied with a three-run seventh to tie it, Yadier Molina hit a go-ahead home run in the bottom of the frame to lift the Cardinals to their 10th consecutive victory over Cincinnati, dating back to last season. Jordan Hicks earned his first Major League victory after inducing Scooter Gennett to hit into a double play with the bases loaded in the ninth.
Sun Apr 22 2018 01:11:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Twins second baseman Brian Dozier extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a leadoff double Saturday night against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
Sun Apr 22 2018 00:55:18 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Chicago Cubs on Saturday placed infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to April 18) with back tightness and recalled David Bote from Triple-A Iowa.
Sat Apr 21 2018 21:24:48 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Earth Day is Sunday, but about 20 employees from Major League Baseball received an early start on Saturday. MLB partnered with its official charity, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, to enhance the Variety Boys & Girls Club in Astoria, N.Y.
Sat Apr 21 2018 18:40:46 GMT+0000 (UTC) - That's not the way it's supposed to work!
Sun Apr 22 2018 02:45:49 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Lewis Brinson continues to fine-tune his mechanics at the plate, but the rookie center fielder has found his home run swing at Miller Park.
Sun Apr 22 2018 02:50:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Blake Snell gave the Rays his third consecutive quality start and C.J. Cron fueled the offense with a pair of two-run homers during a 10-1, series-clinching win over the Twins on Saturday night at Tropicana Field. Twins second baseman Brian Dozier extended his hitting streak to 15 games in the first inning, tying a club record for the longest hitting streak to start a season.
Sat Apr 21 2018 14:00:39 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Are we enjoying watching the Braves and Phillies and Pirates play baseball? All that youth and energy and winning is wildly entertaining. Suddenly, possibilities abound. That's what happens with teams that aren't quite sure how good they are. As they begin to win, confidence grows, and suddenly these teams are capable of upending postseason races.
Sat Apr 21 2018 23:12:12 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Dexter Fowler arrived at Busch Stadium on Saturday to see a bobblehead created in his likeness, and his name in an unfamiliar slot in the order.
Sun Apr 22 2018 02:00:58 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Twins outfielder Byron Buxton, who went on the 10-day disabled list with migraines during the club's trip to Puerto Rico, took batting practice prior to Saturday night's game against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
Sat Apr 21 2018 23:23:48 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Aaron Judge hit a towering homer and the Yankees sent 12 men to the plate in their biggest inning of the season, supporting Jordan Montgomery's solid outing in a 9-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Judge cracked a two-run blast as part of a three-RBI performance and Miguel Andujar ripped a three-run double that highlighted a seven-run sixth inning, helping the Yankees topple Toronto starter Marcus Stroman en route to their fourth win in six games. Steve Pearce provided the Blue Jays' only run on an RBI single in the fifth.
Sun Apr 22 2018 00:38:07 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The tightness in his right groin not dissipated, Tommy Pham was out of the lineup Saturday for the second time in three days. Manager Mike Matheny said Pham could be available off the bench, as he was Thursday.
Sat Apr 21 2018 14:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Matt Kemp claimed he'd lost 40 pounds prior to camp this year, but plenty of players claim that they're in much-improved shape. It usually doesn't matter, but does it for Kemp? Only one player has increased his Statcast speed more than Kemp has.
Sat Apr 21 2018 23:05:09 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Rangers reinforced their bullpen by calling up Jose Leclerc from Triple-A Round Rock before Saturday night's game against the Mariners. In a corresponding move, outfielder Ryan Rua was optioned to Round Rock.
Sat Apr 21 2018 19:44:18 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Brandon Drury was on the Yankee Stadium infield early on Saturday morning, his spikes digging into the dirt as he repeatedly rounded first base under the watch of the coaching staff. Sidelined with severe migraines that have caused blurred vision, those simple steps represented progress as he aims to resume playing in games.
Sat Apr 21 2018 07:37:40 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Franchy Cordero blasted a 489-foot solo shot -- the longest in the Major Leagues this year -- off the center-field scoreboard at Chase Field. It put the Padres up 1-0 in the fourth inning.
Sat Apr 21 2018 10:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - MLB.com looks at the teams who put together historically great opening runs. From the 1955 Dodgers to the '84 Tigers to the '98 Yankees, this list is full of some of the best teams to ever step onto a baseball diamond. They were often led by some of the game's most iconic players, from Ted Williams to Rickey Henderson to Ichiro Suzuki. Here are the hottest starts in Major League history.
Sat Apr 21 2018 17:35:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Welcome to the big leagues.
Sat Apr 21 2018 16:06:03 GMT+0000 (UTC) - It's a special relationship.
Sat Apr 21 2018 22:17:51 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Nicholas Castellanos warmed up along with the weather with three RBIs, two of them on his first home run of the season, as the Tigers outslugged the Royals at Comerica Park for Detroit's fifth win in its last six games. Miguel Cabrera plated three runs, scored two and was one of five Tigers to finish with multiple hits. Danny Duffy labored through 4 2/3 innings for Kansas City.
Sat Apr 21 2018 17:04:59 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Orioles left fielder Trey Mancini was not in Saturday's lineup and is expected to be sidelined a few days after exiting Friday's 3-1 win with a right knee injury. Mancini, who had a brace on Saturday afternoon, said a CT scan was negative for any serious damage and he doesn't expect to be a disabled list candidate.
Sat Apr 21 2018 07:00:19 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Tyson Ross took a no-hitter into the eighth, but couldn't get the third out to send it to the ninth. The Padres scored three runs in the ninth on their way to a 4-1 victory in the series opener.
Sat Apr 21 2018 05:56:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) - A slumping Yoenis Cespedes hit the go-ahead RBI single through the right side of the infield and Asdrubal Cabrera followed with an RBI knock of his own in the 12th inning on Friday, leading the Mets to a 5-3 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park. Early on, Ozzie Albies homered off a 99.6-mph fastball from Noah Syndergaard to set a Statcast record for the Braves.
Sat Apr 21 2018 05:25:05 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Unfazed by the spotlight of their historic start, the Red Sox continued their march into the record books with a 7-3 win in Oakland in Friday night's series opener behind a three-run homer from Jackie Bradley Jr. and a Mitch Moreland grand slam. The Red Sox improved to 17-2, becoming the fifth team in the live-ball era to win 17 of its first 19 games, and the first to do so since the 1987 Brewers.
Sat Apr 21 2018 06:50:51 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Max Scherzer outdueled Clayton Kershaw in a matchup between three-time Cy Young Award winners, with Bryce Harper leading a two-run first inning to give the Nationals' ace a lead he would not relinquish. Scherzer held the Dodgers to one run on four hits with nine strikeouts over six innings, while Kershaw went seven, allowing four runs on nine hits.
Sat Apr 21 2018 05:45:35 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Justin Verlander tossed six scoreless innings to win his 10th consecutive regular-season decision and George Springer drove in four runs to lead the Astros to their fourth consecutive victory, 10-0, over the White Sox in the series opener Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Sat Apr 21 2018 04:49:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Giancarlo Stanton gave his new fans something to cheer about early in the Yankees' 8-5 loss to the Blue Jays on Friday night, snapping a 50 at-bat homerless drought with a two-run drive to right field off starter Marco Estrada.
Sat Apr 21 2018 07:11:02 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Javier Baez collected four hits and four RBIs, and the Cubs broke open a close game with a seven-run outburst in the sixth inning en route to a 16-5 win over the Rockies in the series opener at Coors Field on Friday night.
Sat Apr 21 2018 03:13:02 GMT+0000 (UTC) - It was meant to be.
Sat Apr 21 2018 05:30:12 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Mariano Rivera was among the celebrities in attendance at Opening Night of the MLB FoodFest, a weekend-long event on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan that features one signature concession item from each of the league's 30 teams.
Sat Apr 21 2018 02:55:39 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Kyle Van Houten thought he was headed to Comerica Park to catch a Friday night game with his parents. He had no idea Michael Fulmer would be receiving his ceremonial first pitch, or that nearly two dozen family and friends would be with him for it.
Sat Apr 21 2018 04:54:46 GMT+0000 (UTC) - 1-3-4-2-5-8-7