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Morning After: Padres inadvertently fire up Giants shortstop

Morning After: Padres inadvertently fire up Giants shortstop

SAN DIEGO -- Long before the first pitch Tuesday, or the first hit, or Madison Bumgarner vs. Wil Myers, the Padres tried to gain an edge in a peculiar way. As the Giants took the field for BP, the Pet ... Continue Reading
Cleveland Indians rookie pitcher Mike Clevinger received two calls to the big leagues

Cleveland Indians rookie pitcher Mike Clevinger received two calls to the big leagues

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Chris Tremie, the manager at Triple-A Columbus, called Mike Clevinger on Monday night and delivered the news.Five minutes later, Clevinger received a second call from his minor-lea ... Continue Reading
Chase Anderson pitches the game of his life

Chase Anderson pitches the game of his life

It's the beauty of baseball.On any given night, any team can beat any other team. Even a newly rebuilding team against a rampaging team on the back end of a successful rebuild.The variable that allo ... Continue Reading
Pirates spoil Snitker's debut as manager, top Braves 12-9

Pirates spoil Snitker's debut as manager, top Braves 12-9

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Gregory Polanco doubled three times and the Pittsburgh Pirates ruined Brian Snitker's debut as interim manager of the Atlanta Braves with a 12-9 victory Tuesday night.John Jaso, And ... Continue Reading
Bettis leads Rockies to 5th straight win, 3-1 over Cardinals

Bettis leads Rockies to 5th straight win, 3-1 over Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Chad Bettis took a shutout into the seventh inning and drove in a run to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.Nolan Arrenado and D ... Continue Reading
Mets almost unbeatable when hitting home runs

Mets almost unbeatable when hitting home runs

NEW YORK - In the late 90s, 'chicks dig the long ball' was a popular slogan. Twenty years later, that same phrase can be used for the current rendition of the Mets.When Curtis Granderson's lead-off h ... Continue Reading
Syndergaard outduels Scherzer, Mets top Murphy, Nationals

Syndergaard outduels Scherzer, Mets top Murphy, Nationals

NEW YORK (AP) - Noah Syndergaard readily admits he had no chance at the plate against Max Scherzer. On the mound, though, the young Mets ace more than held his own.Syndergaard brought his 100 mph hea ... Continue Reading
Evan Gattis' move to catcher gives Astros lineup options

Evan Gattis' move to catcher gives Astros lineup options

There's a risk involved in with Evan Gattis becoming the primary backup catcher, but it was a move Astros manager A.J. Hinch said was worth doing.Gattis didn't catch last season, instead playing all ... Continue Reading
Astros Tony Kemp and Colin Moran both enjoying promotions

Astros Tony Kemp and Colin Moran both enjoying promotions

Two hours before first pitch, Tony Kemp and Colin Moran sat in the U.S. Cellular Field visiting dugout, presumably soaking in what the last 48 hours has been for the two of them.On Monday, Kemp was c ... Continue Reading
Five Orioles stats that stand out: Oddities and anomalies edition

Five Orioles stats that stand out: Oddities and anomalies edition

Without a weekly matchup to peg these five stats to the way I did with the Ravens games, the goal with picking out five stats for the Orioles has been to have a theme. This week's theme is basically e ... Continue Reading
Paulo Orlando paces Royals to 8-4 win over Red Sox

Paulo Orlando paces Royals to 8-4 win over Red Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals' plan in spring training was for Paulo Orlando and Jarrod Dyson to platoon in right field.Orlando is making quite the case to play every day.The speedy Brazilian h ... Continue Reading
Davis hits 3 HRs, beats Rangers with slam in A's 8-5 victory

Davis hits 3 HRs, beats Rangers with slam in A's 8-5 victory

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Khris Davis surprised himself with his first career grand slam, putting the finishing touches on his sensational performance at the plate and a wild ninth inning against Texas. ... Continue Reading
Instant Replay: Bumgarner, Crawford power Giants past Padres

Instant Replay: Bumgarner, Crawford power Giants past Padres

SAN DIEGO - Madison Bumgarner continues to claim after starts that his mechanics aren't locked in. His work on the field tells a different story.Bumgarner struck out 11 and needed just 108 pitches fo ... Continue Reading
Colin Moran, other potential call-ups can help address weaknesses

Colin Moran, other potential call-ups can help address weaknesses

The Astros entered the week near the bottom in production at third base. At Class AAA, Colin Moran has struggled recently, but his .281 batting average and historically good plate skills suggest he's ... Continue Reading
Evan Gattis helps Astros notch extra-innings win over White Sox

Evan Gattis helps Astros notch extra-innings win over White Sox

After what seems like every Dallas Keuchel start this season, Astros manager A.J. Hinch has been asked about last year's American League Cy Young Award winner and his 2016 struggles.And after each in ... Continue Reading
Mets' Noah Syndergaard dominates Nationals' Bryce Harper with 2 huge strikeouts

Mets' Noah Syndergaard dominates Nationals' Bryce Harper with 2 huge strikeouts

NEW YORK - Ten days ago Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was walked six times in one game, the Chicago Cubs refusing to pitch to the reigning National League MVP.That was not a strategy t ... Continue Reading
Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians "unexpectedly' walk instead of swing in 5th inning against Reds

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Indians are not a patient team. They'd rather swing the bat than walk.There are exceptions. Carlos Santana is always among the American League leaders in walks at the end of the ... Continue Reading
Cleveland Indians' offense pummels opponent, Danny Salazar's split-change puzzles opponents: Zack Meisel's musings

Cleveland Indians' offense pummels opponent, Danny Salazar's split-change puzzles opponents: Zack Meisel's musings

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Along each leg of his journey around the bases, Jason Kipnis worked on his secondary leads and his crow-hops.Kipnis never had to hit the accelerator during his 360-foot trek. He re ... Continue Reading
'Fearless' Noah Syndergaard has unique mental, physical combo for Mets

'Fearless' Noah Syndergaard has unique mental, physical combo for Mets

NEW YORK - With every start, the credentials get more and more impressive.Mets ace Noah Syndergaard did what fans have become accustomed to in a 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night ... Continue Reading
Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds series preview, pitching matchups (Part 2)

Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds series preview, pitching matchups (Part 2)

CINCINNATI - Preview and pitching matchups for the Reds-Indians series in Cincinnati.Where: Great American Ball Park, Wednesday through Thursday.TV/radio: SportsTime Ohio will carry the series. WTAM ... Continue Reading