6:43 AM EDT, Wed August 20, 2014
Los Angeles Times 4 hours ago
Carl Crawford sparks Dodgers' 8-6 victory over Padres

Carl Crawford sparks Dodgers' 8-6 victory over Padres

There are times Carl Crawford can offer reminders of how he once landed a $142-million contract.
Orange County Register 5 hours ago

Final: Dodgers 8, Padres 6

LOS ANGELES – Carl Crawford has to be the least discussed of the 18 major leaguers making more than $20 million this season. Most every member of the list is either a superstar or a massive disappointment. Then there’s Crawford, who's been pushed...
Iwakuma extends scoreless streak in NL parks in Mariners’ 5-2 victory over Phillies

Iwakuma extends scoreless streak in NL parks in Mariners’ 5-2 victory over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Pick your preferred metric, and it’s likely Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma matches up reasonably well against the best pitchers in baseball. Put him in a National League park and…well, Iwakuma has never surrendered a run in a National League park. He worked eight innings Tuesday in a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Yes, it’s a small sample size. Just three starts, but his scoreless streak is at 22 innings and counting. A little something to keep in mind if the Mariners are still playing in late October. The Mariners didn’t muster a lot of punch...
San Francisco Chronicle 5 hours ago

Coco Crisp triples A’s way out of losing streak

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum Throughout the A’s five-game losing streak, and even before, a bigger bat than Yoenis Cespedes’ – at least as far as Oakland is concerned – was missing. With leadoff man Coco Crisp in a slump, the A’s offense sputtered, so when Crisp showed signs of life on Sunday after going 1 for 20 to start the road trip, it was noted. And Tuesday, Crisp busted open the game with a bases-clearing triple in the fourth to propel Oakland’s 6-2 victory over the Mets  and snap that losing streak, the A’s longest in more than a year. Josh...
Washington Post 8 hours ago

Stephen Strasburg pitches eight innings, Nationals cruise to eighth straight win

Asdrubal Cabrera stood at second base, clapped his hands and pointed to the sky. All three runners had scored moments before. The crowd at Nationals Park erupted, and the players in the home dugout were on their feet, smiles and high fives everywhere. The rout was on with no outs in the third inning. Read full article >>
New York Post 3 hours ago

Joe Torre’s ruling delays Derek Jeter’s milestone hit

Derek Jeter has been collecting milestone hits throughout the season. On Tuesday, he had one taken away, or at least postponed. The ground ball Jeter hit on Aug. 8 that...
YESNetwork 11 hours ago
Video: Houston Astros Jose Altuve talks All-Star Game experience with Derek Jeter

Watch: Houston Astros Jose Altuve talks All-Star Game experience with Derek Jeter

Hear what Houston Astros MLB All-Star Jose Altuve has to say about his experience playing on the same squad as New York Yankees' captain Derek Jeter in this interview with YES Network's Matthew Stucko. Subscribe for daily sports videos! Subscribe for dai

Kaepernick not telling 49ers front office how to spend cap space

When Colin Kaepernick signed a six-year extension two months ago, he said he intentionally structured it to allow room for other teammates’ deals. On Tuesday, he was not demanding, at least publicly, that guard Alex Boone be one of those… Continue Reading →
St. Paul Pioneer Press 13 hours ago

Timberwolves trade would force Andrew Wiggins to be all he can be

Andrew Wiggins was once hailed as the best high school prospect since LeBron James, compared to Wilt Chamberlain and Danny Manning before ever playing a game at Kansas, and has heard so much about how good he was that he never had to worry about how far he had to go to reach such acclaim.
Over the Monster 7 hours ago

Red Sox 3, Angels 4: A rare Koji loss

The Red Sox fought back from a 3-1 deficit in the middle innings, but Koji Uehara stumbled with two outs in the ninth, suffering a rare loss. So, if I were to tell you that both Allen Webster and Koji Uehara pitched in a game the Red Sox lost, what's the story you imagine? For me, it's an early 5-0 hole, a valiant fight to get back in the game, followed by a lengthy exchange of zeroes in extra innings. Ultimately, the game ends in the fourteenth inning, when the Red Sox are forced to go to the dregs of their bullpen. Tuesday night, both Allen Webster and Koji Uehara pitched in a game the...
Belleville News Democrat 6 hours ago

Jay takes one for team in another walk-off winner for Cardinals

Jon Jay didn't get a game-winning hit Tuesday night. But being hit paid the same dividend.
Orange County Register 13 hours ago
Josh Hamilton returns to Angels lineup after extra BP

Josh Hamilton returns to Angels lineup after extra BP

BOSTON – Josh Hamilton is back in the Angels lineup, and back in the cleanup spot, after doing some extra hitting work this afternoon with hitting coaches Don Baylor and Dave Hansen. Whether it made a difference remains to be seen. For now, Manager...
Grand Rapids Press 11 hours ago
Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander encouraged after playing catch, sets sights on returning this weekend

Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander encouraged after playing catch, sets sights on returning this weekend

Tigers starter Justin Verlander took the first step Tuesday towards returning to the mound when he played catch for the first time since being shut down last week. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Justin Verlander has his eyes set on Saturday. That's the day Verlander said he hopes he can rejoin the starting rotation after being sidelined for nearly two weeks with inflammation in his right shoulder. Verlander took the first step Tuesday towards returning to the mound when he played catch for the first time since being shut down last week. Verlander, who played light catch...
Miami Herald 7 hours ago
Giancarlo Stanton’s walk-off single leads Miami Marlins to victory over Rangers

Giancarlo Stanton’s walk-off single leads Miami Marlins to victory over Rangers

Giancarlo Stanton’s two-out single in the 10th inning lifted the Marlins to their major-league high 11th walk-off win of the season.
New York Daily News 9 hours ago
Nets’ Mason Plumlee says he’s ‘definitely comfortable at power forward’

Nets’ Mason Plumlee says he’s ‘definitely comfortable at power forward’

The opportunity that catapulted Mason Plumlee to Team USA didn’t start until after Brook Lopez went down with a season-ending foot injury. By then, the Nets had adopted a small lineup and Plumlee, an athletic rookie, was developing rapidly as the team's center.
Arizona Republic 7 hours ago
Cardinals lose Dockett but aren't dead yet

Cardinals lose Dockett but aren't dead yet

Defensive end Darnell Dockett went down for the season when he blew out his right knee during Monday's practice, the latest blow to a defense that already has lost several of its biggest playmakers from a year ago.         

Nate McLouth to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery Thursday

Nate McLouth will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery Thursday to repair a torn right labrum. The Nationals feared the veteran outfielder’s lingering shoulder injury was bad when it didn’t respond as well as expected to rest and treatment, and recent additional doctors’ evaluations and an x-ray with contrast dye revealed the tear. McLouth has been playing with a hurt labrum […]

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