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O's place Trumbo on DL with knee inflammation  

The Orioles placed designated hitter Mark Trumbo on the disabled list with right knee inflammation on Monday. The club also reinstated outfielder Adam Jones from the bereavement list and recalled outfielder John Andreoli from Triple-A Norfolk.

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2018-08-20 20:51:20



Fast-rising Wilson gets call for big league debut  

Bryse Wilson's fast rise through the Braves' system accelerated again when the team announced that he was being promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett to start Monday night's game against the Pirates at PNC Park.

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2018-08-20 19:11:07



Phillips' 'Maverick' nickname not linked to 'Top Gun'  

When Players' Weekend rolls around starting Friday, Royals outfielder Brett Phillips will have "Maverick" on the back of his jersey. "Everyone thinks it's because of 'Top Gun' and the character in that," Phillips said, "but it's not."

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2018-08-20 19:05:35



Springer out of Astros' lineup tonight  

Astros outfielder George Springer was scratched from the starting lineup for Houston's series opener vs. the Mariners in Seattle on Monday due to left quad soreness. He is still available to potentially pinch-hit or play later in the game.

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2018-08-20 18:52:43



Prospect Team: Look out for Friars' Urias  

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances in the Minors from the previous week. Any player on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

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2018-08-20 18:16:46



O's tap into international market for D.R. OF  

The Orioles on Monday announced they have come to terms on a deal with international outfield prospect Isaac Bellony, a 16-year-old out of the Dominican Republic. Bellony, who was born in the Virgin Islands, signed for $220,000, per MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez.

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2018-08-20 18:10:13



Suter rejoins Crew after Tommy John surgery  

He won't be able to help a starting rotation that has sagged since the non-waiver Trade Deadline, but Brent Suter returned to the Brewers on Monday for the first time since Tommy John surgery with a plan to provide as much moral support as he can muster.

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2018-08-20 17:53:02



Mullins living up to nickname with Orioles  

Cedric Mullins has certainly been entertaining in his first few games with the Orioles, batting .387 in nine games, but his Players' Weekend nickname "The Entertainer" comes from comedian Cedric the Entertainer.

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2018-08-20 17:34:20



International Signings: Orioles, Dodgers  

Here are a few recent international signings of note: The Orioles announced today that they’ve signed outfielder Isaac Bellony. He’ll receive a $220K bonus, per Steve Melewski of MASNsports.com (via Twitter). Bellony, originally born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, was signed out of the Dominican Republic. Baltimore GM Dan Duquette describes him as “a young,…

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2018-08-20 15:48:01



Acuna, Castellanos earn Player of Week honors  

Major League Baseball recognized last week's top performers Monday, naming the Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. and the Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos as the Players of the Week presented by W.B. Mason in the National League and the American League.

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2018-08-20 15:47:49



Sale 'in good spirits,' but no timetable for return  

The Red Sox haven't initiated a throwing program yet for ace Chris Sale, who is on the disabled list for the second time in the span of a month with mild inflammation in his left shoulder. But there is some progress being made behind the scenes.

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2018-08-20 15:16:04



Hinch: Altuve set to return Tuesday  

All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday as the first-pace Astros take on the Mariners in Seattle.

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2018-08-20 14:16:16



Injury Notes: Jansen, Nimmo, Trumbo, Twins, Giants  

It seems the Dodgers will activate closer Kenley Jansen for tonight’s game, the relief ace tells reporters including MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick (Twitter links). That’s certainly good news for a club that has struggled to wrap up games in the late innings without him. More importantly, it seems as if there’s ongoing cause for optimism that Jansen will not be…

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2018-08-20 14:14:13



AL Central Notes: Kopech, Eloy, Twins, Tigers  

White Sox fans will get a long-awaited first look at top pitching prospect Michael Kopech on Tuesday, and GM Rick Hahn spoke to the media today about the decision to bring the prized righty to the Majors (links to Twitter via James Fegan of The Athletic, Daryl Van-Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times and Scott Merkin…

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2018-08-20 13:10:55



Peraza explains recent increase in power  

After hitting a home run on Saturday and Sunday vs. the Giants, Reds shortstop Jose Peraza extended his career-high total to eight for the season. Teammates in the clubhouse expressed surprised by his flash of power this season, as has Peraza.

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2018-08-20 11:57:10



White Sox manager sent to hospital after feeling light-headed  

White Sox manager Rick Renteria was feeling light-headed prior to Monday's game vs. the Twins and was taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons, the White Sox announced.

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2018-08-20 11:49:33



2017-18 Rule 5 Draft Update  

At this point of the season, it’s reasonable to expect the remaining Rule 5 players who are on big league rosters to hold those spots for the remainder of the season. That doesn’t mean that each has necessarily impressed to the point where he’s viewed as a viable long-term option, but with rosters set to…

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2018-08-20 11:37:34



Quick Hits: Contender Schedules, Pazos, Weaver, Mets, Giants  

With several divisions throughout Major League Baseball still up for grabs and numerous contenders still in the hunt for the Wild Card, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports runs through the strength of the rest-of-season schedule for each of the 14 teams with realistic hopes of securing a postseason bid. The Diamondbacks draw the unwelcome distinction of…

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2018-08-20 10:22:22



These young stars are flying under the radar  

We know all about Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies. We know about Matt Chapman, Juan Soto and Alex Bregman, too. At least once a day we're reminded how cool it is to be a baseball fan at a time when the game's best player is 27 (Mike Trout) and his closest competitor is 25 (Mookie Betts).

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2018-08-20 09:10:36



Segura, Gamel back for series vs. Astros  

With the American League West-leading Astros in town for a three-game series, the Mariners made several roster moves prior to Monday's opener.

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2018-08-20 09:04:01



Injury updates: Ohtani, Judge, Sale, Tribe  

Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.

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2018-08-20 08:40:11



Braves Select Bryse Wilson, Designate Ryan Flaherty, Outright Chad Bell  

The Braves have selected the contract of right-hander Bryse Wilson from Triple-A Gwinnett, tweets David O’Brien of The Athletic. The Braves have since announced that he’ll start tonight’s game in place of Kevin Gausman, who, along with the rest of the Atlanta rotation, has had his start pushed back a day (Twitter link via O’Brien).…

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2018-08-20 08:05:20



Power Rankings: Cards surge, Dodgers slide  

If we've learned anything the first 4 1/2 months of the season, it's that the races that have yet to be decided are both plentiful and intriguing, and the final six weeks -- with an emphasis on the last two -- are setting up to be wildly entertaining.

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2018-08-20 07:50:37



30 guys we want to see win it all  

This week at The Thirty, we take a look at the Carlos Beltran on each time: The veteran, or just inspiring story, who you'd most like to see win that elusive championship. Obviously, there's not much hope for some of these guys; the Orioles have already been eliminated, after all. But you never know. These are the players who never got a title … but someday should.

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2018-08-20 07:03:29



Red Sox offense strikes early against Kluber  

The heavy-hitting Red Sox made an early statement on Monday night at Fenway Park that they can handle even the elite pitchers.

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2018-08-20 06:41:39



MLB Daily Roster Roundup: Sale, Santana, Strickland, Stroman  

ROSTER MOVES BY TEAM (August 18th-August 19th) NATIONAL LEAGUE ATLANTA BRAVES | Depth Chart Activated from 10-Day DL: RP Sam Freeman Optioned: RP Kolby Allard COLORADO ROCKIES | Depth Chart Activated from 10-Day DL: SP Antonio Senzatela Optioned: INF Pat Valaika NEW YORK METS | Depth Chart Promoted: 1B/OF Dominic Smith  Smith was the 26th man for Sunday’s Little League Classic…

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2018-08-20 05:19:52



Jansen coming off DL, available to close  

Dodgers All-Star closer Kenley Jansen will be activated off the disabled list on Monday after his latest heart scare, saying he won't be "babied" as he pitches the rest of the season, but also "90 percent" sure he will require a second offseason surgical procedure to resolve an irregular heartbeat.

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2018-08-20 05:06:50



Rosario's 3 RBIs pace Mets in LL Classic  

Led by Amed Rosario's three RBIs, a Mets team that sports MLB's lowest run total in home games capped a five-city road trip with an 8-2 win over the Phillies in the second annual MLB Little League Classic presented by Geico in Williamsport, Pa., pushing its road output to an NL-best 5.23 runs per game.

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2018-08-20 04:17:29



Bucs, Cubs to match up in 2019 LL Classic  

Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association and Little League International jointly announced the date and participants for the 2019 MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO on Sunday night. The Cubs and Pirates will play in the third annual event, which will take place on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pa.

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2018-08-20 04:14:53



White Sox content to keep Jimenez at Triple-A  

Michael Kopech officially arrives behind mammoth anticipation and excitement with the White Sox on Tuesday, which means the focus now turns to a potential callup for outfielder Eloy Jimenez.

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2018-08-20 04:07:01



Ohtani pitches successful sim game  

Shohei Ohtani took another significant step back toward returning to a Major League mound Monday by throwing a simulated game at the Angels' facility in Tempe, Ariz. The team told reporters that Ohtani's throwing session went smoothly.

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2018-08-20 04:03:42



Tito impressed with Cora, Red Sox's success  

Indians manager Terry Francona, who made his first visit of the season to Fenway Park on Monday, had a front-row seat for two of the best Red Sox teams of all time in 2004 and '07.

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2018-08-20 03:37:44



NL Notes: Dodgers, Cards, Weaver, Bucs, Newman  

The latest on a few National League teams… The Dodgers are “setting a high bar” on potential reliever acquisitions this month, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says (video link). In the end, though, Rosenthal doesn’t expect the Dodgers to make any trades for outside bullpen aid, noting that closer Kenley Jansen (on the DL since Aug.…

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2018-08-20 03:36:39



Joy of Little League Classic shared by kids, pros  

If not for the electric orange caps atop their heads, one might have missed the men who shuffled into the sixth row behind home plate at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field on Sunday, taking their seats among a group of Little Leaguers from Staten Island. Scheduled off from work, Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler, Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard instead took in a ballgame on what Syndergaard called "a beautiful night for baseball" in "the farmlands of Pennsylvania."

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2018-08-20 03:10:15



These are the best games each day this week  

The Oakland Athletics have been on such an improbable journey the last two months that virtually anything seems possible at this point. So is this the week the A's take control of the American League West? Let's check out the best game each day.

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2018-08-20 02:04:29



White Sox excited to see Kopech in action  

As Triple-A Charlotte pitching coach Steve McCatty joined Monday morning's White Sox conference call, he was informed that most, if not all, questions would focus on Michael Kopech. "That's what this is about?" said McCatty, in perfect deadpan.

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2018-08-20 02:02:55



Robertson hopes to return before end of season  

Daniel Robertson has a cast on his left hand, but he hasn't given up on the idea of playing before the end of the season. Robertson has been on the disabled list (left-thumb surgery) since Aug. 4.

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2018-08-20 01:51:15



With Edwin returning, Diaz meets with Tito  

Yandy Diaz wanted to meet with Indians manager Terry Francona to discuss the writing on the wall. With Edwin Encarnacion closing in on a return from the disabled list, Diaz could once again be approaching a return to Triple-A Columbus.

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2018-08-20 01:41:25



Bullpen of the Week: Rays  

The Rays used their "opener" strategy twice in five games from from Aug. 13-19, but despite the non-traditional usage, Tampa Bay's bullpen just keeps getting the job done whenever it's called upon. The Rays' relief corps pitched to a 2.23 ERA in a Major League-high 32 1/3 innings as Tampa Bay was named the MLB Bullpen of the Week presented by The Hartford for the second consecutive week.

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2018-08-20 01:38:30



Rosscup seals LA's win with immaculate inning  

An immaculate inning by reliever Zac Rosscup sealed the Dodgers' 12-1 win over the Mariners on Sunday at Safeco Field. Rosscup got swinging strikeouts of Kyle Seager, Ryon Healy and Cameron Maybin.

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2018-08-20 01:17:08



Beeks paves way as Rays blank Sox in finale  

Jalen Beeks was sensational against his former club on Sunday afternoon, firing four scoreless innings to lead the Rays to a 2-0 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Joey Wendle and C.J. Cron homered for Tampa Bay, while Sergio Romo notched his 100th career save.

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2018-08-19 20:19:39



Marlins rap 17 hits; Urena (CG) gives up just two  

The Marlins unleashed an offensive onslaught in the finale, banging out 17 hits to back Jose Urena's complete-game two-hitter. Starlin Castro had five hits, J.T. Realmuto and JT Riddle drove in three runs each and Isaac Galloway hit his first MLB homer, as every Miami player reached base. The majority of the damage came against Gio Gonzalez (4 2/3 IP, 8 ER), but Tommy Milone didn't fare much better, allowing three homers in four innings.

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2018-08-19 19:59:12



Gem puts Kershaw halfway to 300 career wins  

Clayton Kershaw hit the career 150 win milestone on Sunday when the Dodgers routed the Mariners in the rubber game of their series, 12-1. Justin Turner had four hits and five RBIs, three of which came on a three-run homer in the ninth inning. Enrique Hernandez also homered and had three RBIs.

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2018-08-19 19:50:32



Suarez hits 27th HR as Reds sweep Giants  

A seven-run bottom of the third paced Cincinnati to a 17-hit day and three-game series sweep of San Francisco on Sunday at Great American Ball Park. Twelve Reds came to bat in the third. Scooter Gennett hit a two-run triple, and Eugenio Suarez followed with a two-run homer, his 27th. Reds starter Luis Castillo allowed three runs (one earned) and six hits over 6 2/3 innings with no walks and nine strikeouts.

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2018-08-19 19:05:31



Marquez sends Rockies to historic sweep  

German Marquez held the Braves to two runs over seven strong innings while Trevor Story and DJ LeMahieu homered as the Rockies picked up their first four-game series sweep in Atlanta with a win over Anibal Sanchez. Colorado, which is just a half-game out of first place in the NL West, also completed a record-tying stretch of 46 games against plus-.500 teams, winning 30 of those matchups.

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2018-08-19 17:40:52



Flamethrowing, K-artist prospect getting callup  

The White Sox are calling up right-hander Michael Kopech, the team's No. 2 prospect and No. 13 overall in MLB. He is scheduled to debut on Tuesday against the Twins.

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2018-08-19 17:16:54



Bruised left heel could land Didi on DL  

Already without Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, and with Giancarlo Stanton playing through hamstring pain, the Yankees are likely to endure another injury to a key player. The club is preparing for the possibility of being without Didi Gregorius for a time after the shortstop suffered a bruised left heel in Sunday afternoon's 10-2 win over the Blue Jays.

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2018-08-19 17:13:37



Twins To Recall Stephen Gonsalves  

The Twins announced that left-hander Stephen Gonsalves will come up from Triple-A Rochester on Monday to make his major league debut with a start against the White Sox. To make room for Gonsalves, the Twins optioned right-hander Tyler Duffey to Rochester. Gonsalves, whom the Twins chose in the fourth round of the 2013 draft, has…

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2018-08-19 16:37:59



Pollock plays hero for D-backs with 9th-inning HR  

A.J. Pollock was the hero for the D-backs as his ninth-inning homer off Kirby Yates proved to be the difference. The D-backs trailed 3-2 before Daniel Descalso tied the game with a homer to right in the eighth inning. Renfroe got the Padres on the board in the first with a two-run homer and gave San Diego a 3-2 advantage with a two-out, RBI-single in the sixth.

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2018-08-19 16:02:53



Fastball firepower lifting new-look bullpen  

In the span of about a month, the Padres' bullpen has been overhauled from finesse to firepower.

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2018-08-19 15:49:55



Machado hit on left wrist, but X-rays negative  

X-rays taken on the left wrist of Manny Machado came back negative after the shortstop was hit by a pitch Sunday in the ninth inning of the Dodgers' 12-1 victory over the Mariners. "I'm good, guys," he said.

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2018-08-19 15:04:06



Stroman on DL; Pannone, Shafer brought up  

The Blue Jays officially placed right-hander Marcus Stroman on the 10-day disabled list prior to Sunday afternoon's 10-2 loss to the Yankees.

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2018-08-19 14:38:10



Yu Darvish Suffers Setback  

Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish hasn’t taken a major league mound since May 20, which may prove to be his final outing of the season. Darvish, who has been on the shelf for three months because of triceps and elbow injuries, left his Single-A rehab start on Sunday after throwing just one inning, Matthew Martell of…

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2018-08-19 14:17:30



Twins place Santana on DL with finger injury  

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana on the 10-day disabled list with reoccurring symptoms related to his original injury to his third finger MCP joint on his right hand.

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2018-08-19 13:38:18



Weaver moved to 'pen; Poncedeleon to start  

Shortly after feeling his mechanics click during a side session at Busch Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Luke Weaver learned that his next opportunity to take that adjustment into a game setting will come in a new role.

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2018-08-19 12:55:01



Strasburg to come off DL, start in key series  

Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg will be activated off the DL on Wednesday and start vs. the Phillies.

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2018-08-19 12:47:15



4:30 ET: Little League Virtual HR Derby on ESPN  

Kids from 16 teams spanning the globe took part in a Virtual HR Derby tournament. Get a glimpse of the action during a special highlight recap on ESPN at 4:30 p.m. ET.

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2018-08-19 12:44:08



Heyman's Latest: Mets, Alderson, Didi, Gallo  

While Mets owner Fred Wilpon would reportedly prefer to hire a general manager from a more traditional scouting background, Fancred Sports’ Jon Heyman hears that team COO Jeff Wilpon could prefer a GM in the younger, analytics-based mold.  Essentially, the Mets’ search is still in its very early stages, so it isn’t clear what type…

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2018-08-19 12:07:19



Yu requests MRI after rehab start cut short  

Yu Darvish's Minor League rehab start with Class A South Bend was cut short on Sunday after he completed just one inning and threw 19 pitches (10 strikes).

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2018-08-19 11:54:02



Indians: Martin heading home from hospital  

Indians outfielder Leonys Martin is scheduled to be released from Cleveland Clinic on Sunday, following a battle with a serious bacterial infection that was life-threatening a week ago.

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2018-08-19 11:53:54



'Toddfather' sparks big 2nd for Mets in LL Classic  

A change in venue did not result in a change of fortunes for the Mets' suddenly scalding offense, which raced out to a 4-0 lead off Phillies right-hander Nick Pivetta in the second inning on Sunday at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field in second annual MLB Little League Classic presented by Geico.

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2018-08-19 10:38:47



Chacin, Crew down Cards to move up in WC  

After dropping three straight games, Jhoulys Chacin helped get the Brewers back on track in a finale win over the Cardinals on Sunday. Chacin threw six scoreless innings, while Mike Moustakas drove in both Brewers runs with a double in the third inning. The victory puts Milwaukee a half-game ahead of the Cardinals in the race for the second National League Wild Card spot. John Gant allowed two runs over 4 1/3 innings for St. Louis.

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2018-08-19 09:50:53



Joyce cleared to begin rehab assignment  

A's outfielder Matt Joyce, who has missed more than 50 games during the span of two separate DL stints, has finally been cleared for a Minor League rehab assignment.

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2018-08-19 09:03:53



Bird's slam, Happ's focus lead Yanks to sweep  

Greg Bird launched a grand slam and Miguel Andujar and Didi Gregorius added RBI singles in the Yankees' six-run first inning, en route to a sweep of the Blue Jays. They also tallied four runs in the sixth inning, including Giancarlo Stanton's RBI single and Kyle Higashioka's two-run single. J.A. Happ fanned eight in 5 1/3 innings against his former team, while Toronto starter Ryan Borucki was unable to finish the first inning, yielding six runs in 2/3 of an inning. Randal Grichuk and Kendys Mora

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2018-08-19 08:49:57



Rehabbing Urias remains in limbo  

The clock is ticking, but the Dodgers think there's still time for Julio Urias to have an impact on the 2018 season.

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2018-08-19 08:30:24



White Sox To Promote Michael Kopech  

The White Sox will promote top pitching prospect Michael Kopech on Tuesday, the team announced on its official Twitter feed.  The 22-year-old right-hander will make his Major League debut in a start against the Twins. More analysis to come…

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2018-08-19 08:19:01



Rosario's HR helps Twins take series vs. Tigers  

Eddie Rosario lifted a solo home run in the eighth inning on an 0-2 pitch to lead the Twins to victory. Max Kepler and Jake Cave added solo shots of their own, both coming in the fourth inning. Jake Odorizzi was strong through five innings but exited in the sixth inning with the bases loaded. He was charged with four runs on four hits while striking out seven over five-plus innings. Jim Adduci notched a three-hit game for the Tigers, knocking in two runs.

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2018-08-19 08:13:01



deGrom making strong case for NL Cy Young  

The ace of the Yankees staff, Luis Severino, threw 100 pitches on Saturday, didn't make it to the sixth inning and got his 16th win anyway.

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2018-08-19 08:04:14



Bucs, Cubs to match up in 2019 LL Classic  

Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and Little League International jointly announced today that the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs will play in the third "MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO" in Williamsport, Pa. during the 2019 MLB Championship Season.

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2018-08-19 08:04:08



Schoop fondly recalls 2004 LLWS triumph  

The memories come flooding back whenever Jonathan Schoop sees the Little League World Series on a clubhouse television. Maybe there's a lesson there, too.

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2018-08-19 07:59:56



Judge still not hitting; Romine cleared to play  

Hoping a cortisone shot would alleviate the pain in his fractured left wrist, Aaron Judge planned to swing a bat this weekend, in some fashion. Doing so would've marked a tangible step in his return to the Yankees lineup for the slugger who has been sidelined since July 27. But that did not happen. Judge revealed after Sunday afternoon's 10-2 win over the Blue Jays that he's still yet to transition to hitting drills, citing "a little bit of pain" that's prohibited him from doing so.

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2018-08-19 07:45:48



Frazier's walk-off HR in 11th earns series split  

Adam Frazier's two-out homer on a 3-0 offering clinched the extra-innings win. Jameson Taillon allowed just a Kyle Schwarber homer over six innings before the bullpen worked five scoreless frames. Jose Quintana permitted one run over five-plus innings. Pittsburgh earned the series split despite scoring just five total runs.

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2018-08-19 07:42:35



Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Urena, Folty, Machado, Harper  

This week in baseball blogs… Fish Stripes opines that the Marlins should cut the cord on Jose Urena, who earned a suspension this week for hitting Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch. Outfield Fly Rule analyzes Mike Foltynewicz’s breakout season. MLB & Fantasy Baseball Analyzed takes an early look at potential suitors for…

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2018-08-19 06:37:19



Tigers Designate Zach McAllister For Assignment  

The Tigers announced that they’ve designated right-hander Zach McAllister for assignment. To take his place, they plan on selecting fellow righty Jacob Turner’s contract from Triple-A Toledo prior to Sunday’s game against the Twins. It appears the marriage between the Tigers and McAllister will end up as a short-lived union, as the team just signed…

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2018-08-19 06:24:08



Cards wrest control of Wild Card spot from Crew  

Miles Mikolas allowed one run over six innings, pacing the Cardinals to their 10th win in their last 11 games and control of the second National League Wild Card spot. Marcell Ozuna homered, and Paul DeJong and Harrison Bader each had 2-RBI hits. Wade Miley allowed four runs (one earned) over five innings. In the third inning, Miley struck out Yadier Molina with two outs, but Erik Kratz dropped the third strike and allowed Molina to reach base. St. Louis went on to score three unearned runs in t

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2018-08-19 05:44:46



Little League Virtual HR Derby on ESPN  

Kids from 16 teams spanning the globe took part in a Virtual HR Derby tournament. Get a glimpse of the action during a special highlight recap on ESPN at 4:30 p.m. ET.

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2018-08-19 05:43:09



It's a balk-off! Dodgers' mistake leads to M's win  

Mariners closer Edwin Diaz couldn't convert his 29th consecutive save opportunity on Saturday night, but his teammates saved the day as Dodgers reliever Dylan Floro was called for a bases-loaded walk-off balk to score Mitch Haniger for a 5-4 win in 10 innings at Safeco Field.

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2018-08-19 05:28:33



Rox roll during record stretch vs. winning clubs  

The Rockies tied a National League record Sunday by playing their 46th straight game against a team with a better-than-.500 record. But their performance over the stretch has been more about the quality of the Rockies than that of opponents.

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2018-08-19 05:08:56



LIVE from the MLB Little League Classic  

Before the Mets and Phillies close out their five-game series with the second annual MLB Little League Classic presented by Geico (7:10 p.m. ET on ESPN) at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, the big leaguers will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime day alongside the stars of the 2018 Little League World Series. MLB.com is on the ground in Williamsport, Pa., for all the action.

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2018-08-19 04:20:45



Padres walk off on Villanueva's pinch-hit heroics  

The D-backs had the matchup they wanted, and Yoshihisa Hirano made the pitch he wanted. Christian Villanueva walked off anyway. Pinch-hitting in the ninth inning, Villanueva fought off a Hirano splitter, sending a broken-bat blooper into left field. Travis Jankowski, who had opened the frame with a walk, scampered home with the winning run in the Padres' come-from-behind 7-6 victory on Saturday night.

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2018-08-19 04:02:18



Williamsport evokes fond memories for Frazier  

As Todd Frazier walked to the mound on Sunday at the Little League World Series' Howard J. Lamade Stadium, members of the 1998 Toms River, N.J., championship team approached him. Before Frazier arrived in Williamsport, he knew a few of his old teammates would be here. He did not expect the entire team would be reunited, with some old friends he hadn't seen in nearly two decades on hand.

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2018-08-19 03:58:32



Pazos optioned; Elias, Bradford recalled  

Left-hander Roenis Elias was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to start Sunday's game against the Dodgers, but the Mariners also recalled right-handed reliever Chasen Bradford and optioned lefty James Pazos to Tacoma in another bullpen shift.

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2018-08-19 03:56:17



NL Notes: Panik, Shildt, Holliday  

The latest from the National League… With Giants second baseman Joe Panik losing his grip on an everyday role, he may be in his last season with the club, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle observes. Panik will earn approximately $5MM in arbitration next year (his penultimate season of team control), estimates Schulman, who…

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2018-08-19 03:46:34



Logan Forsythe Clears Revocable Trade Waivers  

Twins second baseman Logan Forsythe has cleared revocable trade waivers and can now be freely dealt to any team, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports.  This means that all 29 other teams passed on claiming Forsythe during the August waiver period. It isn’t much of a surprise that Forsythe went unclaimed, as Minnesota might have simply let…

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2018-08-19 03:31:09



Saturday's top prospect performers  

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Saturday.

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2018-08-19 03:24:32



Twins Place Ervin Santana On 10-Day DL  

10:54AM: Twins manager Paul Molitor told Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press (Twitter links) and other reporters that a new recovery plan for Santana will emerge after he visits a hand specialist on Tuesday.  “I don't know when the next time he's going to pitch will be,” Molitor said, in regards to the possibility of…

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2018-08-19 03:24:31



Harvey building momentum, deals 6 1/3 scoreless  

Reds starter Matt Harvey no-hit the Giants through 5 2/3 frames and finished with 6 1/3 shutout innings as Cincinnati claimed a 7-1 victory.

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2018-08-19 03:18:16



Bucs end slide as bats awaken for Musgrove  

After being shut out in a pair of one-run losses in the first two games of this series, the Pirates backed up Joe Musgrove's seven-inning gem and snapped a five-game losing streak. Adam Frazier's RBI double fueled the Bucs' three-run second inning, while the Cubs' offense was held to Ben Zobrist's home run -- the third night in a row that Chicago's bats produced only a solo shot.

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2018-08-19 03:13:47



Diamondbacks Notes: Buchholz, Perez, Defense  

Here’s the latest from the Diamondbacks, who are clinging to a half-game lead over the Rockies in the NL West… Clay Buchholz didn’t want to sign a minor league contract last offseason, though the righty tells Fangraphs’ David Laurila that the experience ended up being “a restart” for him, leading to his eventual revival with…

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2018-08-19 03:12:34



El Presidente takes part in Big Sexy tribute  

Dennis Martinez was at Globe Life Park on Saturday night to join the Rangers in honoring Colon before Saturday's game against the Angels. Colon, who is from the Dominican Republic, earned his 246th career victory with an 11-4 victory over the Mariners on Aug. 7. That allowed him to pass Martinez for the most wins ever by a pitcher from Latin America. Colon added win No. 247 last Monday in beating the D-backs.

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2018-08-19 03:05:58



Ohtani plans to face hitters in next rehab step  

Shohei Ohtani braved the 100-degree heat at Globe Life Park and threw 20 fastballs during a light bullpen session Saturday. It marked his fourth throwing session off the mound in his rehab from a sprained ligament in his right elbow.

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2018-08-19 03:01:20



Wong day to day with elbow contusion  

Kolten Wong is day to day after sustaining a right elbow contusion in the third inning of the Cardinals' 7-2 win over the Brewers Saturday night at Busch Stadium.

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2018-08-19 02:51:35



Nats rally on Eaton's 9th-inning HR, but fall in 10  

The bullpen faltered in Saturday night's 7-5 loss to the Marlins in 10 innings. Justin Miller gave up a go-ahead home run in the ninth to JT Riddle but was saved by Adam Eaton's solo homer to tie the game. Then, the Marlins put together three hits and an intentional walk in the 10th against Koda Glover to push across two runs.

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2018-08-19 02:51:30



NL Central Links: Hamels, Schoop, Aguilar, Reds  

Some items from the NL Central… Cole Hamels has been nothing short of excellent since joining the Cubs, posting a microscopic 0.72 ERA over his first 25 innings with the team.  With Hamels pitching like an ace again, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News wonders if this could bode well for the Rangers, as…

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2018-08-19 02:35:33



Finch revels in the atmosphere of LLWS  

Like so many other fans who travel to Williamsport, Pa., in the middle of August, Jennie Finch can now cross visiting the Little League World Series off her bucket list.

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2018-08-19 02:27:05



Pujols, Ohtani power Angels on stormy night  

Taylor Ward's first career home run capped a five-run seventh inning that vaulted the Angels to an 11-7 win over the Rangers on a soggy Saturday night at Globe Life Park. Pinch-hitter Shohei Ohtani then broke the game open by launching a three-run home run to center field. Albert Pujols homered and finished 3-for-4 with a season-high four RBIs, and David Fletcher went 2-for-4 with three RBIs. For the Rangers, Rougned Odor, Elvis Andrus and Joey Gallo all went 3-for-5.

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2018-08-19 02:23:47



Padres unveil Hoffman statue at Petco Park  

The Padres immortalized legendary right-hander Trevor Hoffman on Saturday, unveiling a roughly 9-foot, half-ton likeness of the Hall of Fame closer before their game against the D-backs.

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2018-08-19 02:18:50



AL Injury Notes: Didi, Trumbo, A. Garcia, Joyce  

Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius exited the team’s game Sunday with a “pretty significant” heel bruise and could be headed for the disabled list, manager Aaron Boone told Lindsay Adler of The Athletic and other reporters. He’d be the third integral member of the Yankees’ offense on the DL, joining right fielder Aaron Judge and catcher…

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2018-08-19 02:18:18



Price shows ace form as he dominates Rays  

David Price looks primed and ready to play the role of ace while Chris Sale is again on the disabled list. The lefty continued his recently strong run with an impressive, seven-inning performance that led the scorching-hot Red Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Rays on Saturday night at Fenway Park.

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2018-08-19 02:11:59



Melky mashes slam as Tribe cruises to victory  

The Indians cruised to an 8-0 victory at Progressive Field on Sunday over the Orioles, backed by a six-run fourth inning and six scoreless innings on the hill from Mike Clevinger. Melky Cabrera hit his fourth career grand slam to pace the Cleveland offense. Cedric Mullins and Chris Davis collected multi-hit days for the Orioles.

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2018-08-19 01:55:34






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