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Cubbies Crib 5 hours ago
Chicago Cubs News: Lester gets victory in an emotional game

Chicago Cubs News: Lester gets victory in an emotional game

The Chicago Cubs Jon Lester fought through an emotional start to get the win over the St. Louis Cardinals after losing his uncle the previous day. The Chicago Cubs were getting a sparkling start out of Jon Lester. He took a no-hitter into the sixth and a shutout into the eighth.  But back-to-back home runs by Paul DeJong […] Chicago Cubs News: Lester gets victory in an emotional game - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 2 hours ago

A look back at the Mike Montgomery trade

Because most deals aren’t blockbusters. The most important pitch of last year’s season wasn’t thrown by Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta or Aroldis Chapman. It was thrown by Mike Montgomery, a late July acquisition that the Cubs got from the Mariners for everyone’s favorite trade target last year:...
Ace Corey Kluber dominant again, strikes out 14 as Indians down Blue Jays 8-1 to complete sweep

Ace Corey Kluber dominant again, strikes out 14 as Indians down Blue Jays 8-1 to complete sweep

CLEVELAND: Another start, another franchise record broken by Corey Kluber. Kluber turned in yet another dominant performance, and the Indians easily took care of the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 on Sunday to complete the three-game sweep at Progressive Field. Kluber, cruised all day, allowing just one run on five hits and two walks and striking out a season-high 14 batters in 7 2/3 innings. In doing so, Kluber notched his 10th consecutive start with at least eight strikeouts, setting a franchise record previously held by Bob Feller, when he struck out that many in nine consecutive starts in...
Plain Dealer 42 mins ago

Cleveland Indians complete series sweep of Blue Jays with 8-1 victory, as Corey Kluber strikes out 14

The Indians (51-45) remain atop the American League Central, as Corey Kluber tallied 14 strikeouts to help the Tribe complete the sweep of Toronto.
WKYC 15 mins ago

Kluber strikes out season-high 14,...

CLEVELAND (AP) - Corey Kluber struck out a season-high 14 in 7 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.         
Grand Rapids Press 4 hours ago
Tigers, Twins lineups: Miguel Cabrera starting on Sunday

Tigers, Twins lineups: Miguel Cabrera starting on Sunday

Left-handed hitter Alex Presley, in the midst of a nine-game hitting streak, will get the start against Twins left-handed starter Adalberto Mejia. MINNEAPOLIS -- Miguel Cabrera is back in the Detroit Tigers lineup Sunday after missing Saturday's game with a bruised collarbone. Cabrera was hit in the chest by a hard ground ball on Friday. X-rays were negative, but the team said had a right clavicle contusion, also called a bruised collarbone. Andrew Romine played in Cabrera's place on Saturday. Left-handed hitter Alex Presley, in the midst of a nine-game hitting...
KFFL 6 hours ago

Tigers | Miguel Cabrera back in the lineup

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (shoulder) is in the lineup Sunday, July 23, versus the ...
Purple Row 2 hours ago
Game 100 Thread: Rockies vs. Pirates, Kyle Freeland vs. Iván Nova

Game 100 Thread: Rockies vs. Pirates, Kyle Freeland vs. Iván Nova

Rockies and Pirates score updates and discussion The last time Kyle Freeland took the mound at home for the Rockies, he nearly threw the second no-hitter in Colorado Rockies’ history. So, that’s the bar for today! Freeland will face a tough Pirates lineup that includes Starling Marte and Andrew McCutchen hitting in spots one and three. Freeland has posted a 3.67 ERA in his rookie season, which includes 19 games and 18 starts, with an adjusted ERA+ of 138. According to Baseball Reference’s Wins Above Replacement model, Tyler Anderson posted the best rookie season for a starting...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1 hour ago

Neal Huntington: Pirates will consider outfielder options on trade market

DENVER — Perhaps the Pirates’ most glaring need, should they decide to dive headlong into the postseason race this season, is a fourth outfielder. They were without Starling Marte for 80 games — he is also ineligible for the playoffs — and Gregory Polanco is on the disabled list for the second time this season.
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 4 hours ago
Sean Newcomb, Braves square off against Clayton Kershaw

Sean Newcomb, Braves square off against Clayton Kershaw

Braves can earn a series win against the Dodgers on Sunday but they will have to defeat Clayton Kershaw. The Atlanta Braves will face a formidable challenge on Sunday when they wrap up a four-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw. Atlanta took the first two games of the series in impressive fashion. The Braves jumped on Brandon McCarthy early in Friday’s series opener and then Jaime Garcia shut out the trade rumors surrounding him in a big 12-3 victory. Los Angeles struck back on Saturday with a 6-2 win over Atlanta and Julio Teheran. Sean Newcomb will take the...
Dodgers Way 2 hours ago

Dodgers: Kershaw vs Scherzer and the Battle for the NL CyYoung

The Cy Young race is starting to heat up as we head into the home stretch of the season. Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw and Nationals’ Max Scherzer are the two clear front-runners for the award. Let’s compare their seasons up to this point. Clayton Kershaw is a legend. Not just a Dodgers legend but an...
Federal Baseball 9 hours ago
Wire Taps: Nationals and Diamondbacks play rubber match in AZ; Chris Heisey injures hamstring + more...

Wire Taps: Nationals and Diamondbacks play rubber match in AZ; Chris Heisey injures hamstring + more...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the series finale with the Diamonbacks in Chase Field... Dusty Baker said the Nationals will likely have to make a move or two today with Ryan Raburn headed to the bereavement list following the death of his grandfather, Chris Heisey on the way to the DL (maybe?) with a hamstring injury, and Michael A. Taylor and Jayson Werth still unavailable. We’ll hear more about that later, either this morning, or at some point before the third of three with the D-Backs in Chase Field... Hearing Andrew Stevenson, Nats' top choice in '15 draft,...
Federal Baseball 3 hours ago

Wahington Nationals call Andrew Stevenson and Pedro Severino up from Triple-A Syracuse...

With two more outfielders unavailable, the Washington Nationals are calling up Andrew Stevenson in time for this afternoon’s series finale in Arizona. Washington Post reporter Chelsea Janes wrote on Twitter early this morning that though nothing was official, she was hearing that the Washington...
MLB Daily Dish 7 hours ago
AL West Notes: Rangers have high asking price for Yu Darvish, Colin Moran hits first home run

AL West Notes: Rangers have high asking price for Yu Darvish, Colin Moran hits first home run

Here’s the latest from around the American League West. The Rangers have a high asking price for right-hander Yu Darvish in advance of this month’s trade deadline, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. It’s unclear exactly how much interest the 30-year old is drawing—the Yankees have been linked to him of late—but the high price is notable given Darvish’s impending free agent status. Over 133.1 innings this season, Darvish has pitched to a 3.44 ERA and 3.84 FIP. Darvish has yet to end a season with an ERA higher than four and could draw more interest as the deadline...
MLB Trade Rumors 3 hours ago

Olney’s Latest: Darvish, Gray, Marlins, Indians

There’s a belief among some rival evaluators that the Rangers will trade ace Yu Darvish by the July 31 deadline if they don’t believe they’ll be able to re-sign the impending free agent, reports Buster Olney of ESPN.com. With Texas unsure of whether it’ll be able to retain Darvish long term, there’s at least one…
Plain Dealer 14 hours ago
Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor makes worries vanish with walk-off homer against Jays

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor makes worries vanish with walk-off homer against Jays

Francisco Lindor worried about his error in the 10th inning. In the bottom of the inning, he worriedf about the rain. None of it mattered in the end.
San Francisco Chronicle 2 hours ago
A’s Chris Smith edging his way into rotation

A’s Chris Smith edging his way into rotation

NEW YORK - Chris Smith, called up as a spot starter right before the All-Star break, might be slowly working his way into Oakland’s rotation. Smith, who put up a 2.77 ERA in his first two starts, will go again for Oakland at Toronto on Monday, with Jharel Cotton heading back to Triple-A Nashville to continue his rehab assignment while returning from blister issues. Smith, who has made 63 big-league relief appearances, enjoys the greater room to play the cat-and-mouse game with hitters that a starter is enabled - facing batters more than once means more strategy can be employed with...
Cincinnati.com 27 mins ago
Reds recap: Strong game from Sal Romano helps Cincinnati avoid sweep

Reds recap: Strong game from Sal Romano helps Cincinnati avoid sweep

The Cincinnati Reds avoided a series sweep, beating the Miami Marlins 6-3 on Sunday at Great American Ball Park. Here are the main storylines.         
Federal Baseball 2 hours ago
Bryce Harper doesn’t think or want to talk about stride-free swing + Nationals’ lineup for finale with D-backs...

Bryce Harper doesn’t think or want to talk about stride-free swing + Nationals’ lineup for finale with D-backs...

Bryce Harper hit a 467 foot blast to center in Chase Field last night, but he didn’t want to talk about his stride-free swing after the game... Bryce Harper’s 25th home run of the season traveled 467 feet to center field in Chase Field. Harper got all of a 3-2 curve from Arizona Diamondbacks’ lefty Anthony Banda, but wasn’t all that interested in talking about the fact that it came on a dialed back swing, where he eliminates his stride. “Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t, sometimes I swing, sometimes I miss, and it’s part of the game.” - Bryce Harper on eliminating stride...
Seattle Times 44 mins ago
Mariners pregame notebook: Ms look for a win in fourth game vs Yankees

Mariners pregame notebook: Ms look for a win in fourth game vs Yankees

Jarrod Dyson On Saturday night, Jarrod Dyson crashed into the outfield wall during the fifth inning of the Mariners’ game against the Yankees, and he didn’t return for the sixth inning. For Sunday’s series finale against the Yankees, Dyson is not in the starting lineup, but manager Scott Servais said Dyson should be back in […]
TalkingChop 1 hour ago
Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers game thread

Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers game thread

Braves Lineup Ender Inciarte - CFBrandon Phillips - 2BFreddie Freeman - 1BMatt Kemp - LFNick Markakis - RFTyler Flowers - CMatt Adams - 1BJohan Camargo - SSSean Newcomb - P Dodgers Lineup Chris Taylor - LFCorey Seager - SSJustin Turner - 3BCody Bellinger - 1BLogan Forsythe - 2BEnrique Hernandez - RFAustin Barnes - CJoc Pederson - CFClayton Kershaw - P Game Info Time: 4:10 p.m. ET TV: Fox Sports South
MASN Sports 3 hours ago
O's game blog: O's need a win to avoid sweep - Steve Melewski

O's game blog: O's need a win to avoid sweep - Steve Melewski

The Orioles started this 10-game homestand getting swept three straight by the Chicago Cubs. They need a win today to avoid ending it being swept three by Houston. Astros hitters have produced 31 hits and six homers the last two...

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San Jose Mercury News 1 min ago
Giants notes: Why are Mark Melancon and Johnny Cueto motivated to finish strong?

Giants notes: Why are Mark Melancon and Johnny Cueto motivated to finish strong?

It's hard to imagine the Giants contending in 2018 without Mark Melancon and Johnny Cueto returning to All-Star form, but first both pitchers must get past the injuries that have nagged them all season.
The Process Report 13 mins ago

First Half Batting Report

With the close of the first half we finally have a good time to take an honest retrospective look at how the Rays have fared. I will be heavily leaning upon my research into park-adjusted expected production on balls in play that also folds in strikeouts and walks (plus hit by pitch). Due to the massive […]
Toronto Star 23 mins ago
Blue Jays swept away in Cleveland

Blue Jays swept away in Cleveland

Jays hitters strike out 14 times against Cleveland starter Corey Kluber, end 10-game road trip 3-7.
Orange County Register 28 mins ago
Three popular shops closing in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort

Three popular shops closing in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Chapel Hats and Ridemakerz will soon close in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort. The three neighboring shops are closing to make room for more dining facilities in the area, according to Disneyland officials. The shops are popular, and not being closed due to poor performance issues, officials said. Officials said there is […]
San Diego Union-Tribune 31 mins ago

Manuel Margot returns from paternity leave

The Padres on Sunday reinstated center fielder Manuel Margot from paternity leave and optioned outfielder Franchy Cordero to Triple-A El Paso. Margot was back in the lineup immediately, leading off against San Francisco in the series finale here. With their relievers having worked 16 innings over...

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