While he wasn’t quite as dominant as Masahiro Tanaka was in Game 1, Michael Pineda was still pretty darn good in the nightcap. The Yankees completed a sweep of the Chicago Cubs in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader with a 2-0, as Pineda tossed six shutout innings for his second win of the season. […]The post Pineda follows Tanaka’s gem with strong outing to complete sweep appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
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No pine tar, no problem for Michael Pineda. After stirring up some controversy in his previous outing when a brown, sticky substance appeared on his right palm, Pineda took the...
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Cubs manager Rick Renteria said he intends on keeping an eye on Michael Pineda’s pitching hand Wednesday night after the controversy that arose during Pineda’s last start. Television cameras showed...
The Red Sox and Jon Lester broke off talks with a top offer on the table for the veteran lefthander in the ballpark of four years and
$70 million. I get it, it’s a negotiation. You start by asking for more than you can get or offering less than you’re ultimately willing to give.But there’s negotiating, and then there’s wasting everyone’s time.
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The Red Sox will end their three-game road trip in Chicago on Thursday night when they send southpaw Jon Lester to the mound against White Sox lefty Chris Sale. While the Red Sox are struggling, Lester is off to a good start. The 30-year-old has a 2.57 ERA and a 1.095 WHIP in three starts. [...]
Pedroia, who played the entire 2013 season with a torn ligament in his thumb, is no stranger to suffering through pain.
ANAHEIM – Chris Iannetta finally ended it. The Angels catcher slammed a 12th-inning home run to dead center off Drew Pomeranz to beat the Oakland Athletics, 5-4, late Wednesday night at Angel Stadium. The first-pitch clout ended the Angels’...
PHOENIX -- Mets personnel will be in attendance when free-agent closer Joel Hanrahan has Hanranah a showcase for interested teams Thursday. "We'll be there," a team official said. Hanrahan, 32, is removed 11 months from Tommy John surgery. He made nine appearances last season with the Boston Red Sox before undergoing the May 16, 2013 elbow procedure. The Mets have lost Bobby Parnell for the season, while Jose Valverde has surrendered three homers in his past two appearances.
The Mets passed their first grueling test of the season. By beating the bumbling Diamondbacks, 5-2, on Wednesday afternoon, they completed a three-game sweep and capped off a productive road trip in which they went 6-3.
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Dillon Gee pitched seven shutout innings and Anthony Recker blasted a long homerun as the Mets completed a three game sweep of Arizona.
Third baseman was not in Wednesday's lineup and is day-to-day.
"It's not that bad," Lagares said.
The Seattle Mariners placed pitcher Blake Beavan on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, less than 24 hours after he was forced to exit a start against the Texas Rangers.
Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis could be asked to bat leadoff against lefties in AL ballparks, but will likely be asked to bat ninth against righties in the AL for the foreseeable future. Detroit Tigers left fielder Rajai Davis does the exercise drills during pregame activities before a game against the San Diego Padres on Friday in San Diego.AP Photo DETROIT -- Rajai Davis entered Wednesday riding a seven-game hitting streak after batting .350 as the leadoff hitter during the Tigers' five-game trip to the West Coast. His reward? Manager Brad Ausmus moved the...
From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Angel Stadium Coco Crisp is available to pinch hit tonight, like last night, but manager Bob Melvin decided to give him the maximum rest possible, with tomorrow’s offday, to make sure he has no more issues with his hamstring. (He’s been cleared to hit against left-handers, but it’s also a lefty for the Angels tonight, Tyler Skaggs.) Josh Reddick is out of the lineup – he’s struggling, no doubt, but Melvin said there are some better signs lately, and Reddick is recognizing pitches better. He had two walks yesterday, and he scored two runs,...
Yu Darvish was outpitched by Felix Hernandez, but only allowed two earned runs. (Tom Pennington/) As far as must-see games in April go, Wednesday night’s tilt between the Mariners and Rangers certainly fit the bill. On the mound for Seattle: Felix Hernandez. Opposing him for Texas: Yu Darvish. It’s the third time the two have […]
NEW YORK — Now we know why Cubs manager Rick Renteria went out of his way to try to learn Japanese over the winter. Why Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer committed every available dime in their offseason budget to make the six-year, $120 million offer that fell a year and $35 million short. Why Masahiro Tanaka was the right pitcher at the right time for what the Cubs want to do. And, maybe, why failing to land him could delay their competitive timeline for years. “He...
Denard Span flew back to Washington on Wednesday ahead of the Nationals to be evaluated by a doctor there. The outfielder suffered a mild concussion on Friday and, along with feeling better, has ramped up his physical activity. He scored higher than his baseline score on his concussion test on Tuesday. If he passes his […]
Zach McAllister has allowed only one run in his last two starts, striking out 11 and walking two in 13 2/3 innings.