8:46 AM EDT, Thu April 17, 2014
Pineda follows Tanaka’s gem with strong outing to complete sweep

Pineda follows Tanaka’s gem with strong outing to complete sweep

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.
New York Post 1 hour ago

No traces of pine tar, Pineda stymies Cubs

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...
New York Post 15 hours ago

Cubs manager says he’ll keep an eye on Pineda’s palm

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...
Boston Herald 8 hours ago
Red Sox’ low-ball offer to Jon Lester waste of time

Red Sox’ low-ball offer to Jon Lester waste of time

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.
Full Count | WEEI 6 mins ago

Thursday’s Red Sox-White Sox matchups: Jon Lester vs. Chris Sale

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. [...]
The Republican 4 hours ago

Dustin Pedroia makes big impact in return to Boston Red Sox lineup

Pedroia, who played the entire 2013 season with a torn ligament in his thumb, is no stranger to suffering through pain.
Orange County Register 5 hours ago
Iannetta's homer lifts Angels in 12th

Iannetta's homer lifts Angels in 12th

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’...
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 12 hours ago

Mets plan to scout Hanrahan on Thursday

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.
Newsday 13 hours ago
Dillon Gee pitches seven shutout innings to help Mets sweep Diamondbacks

Dillon Gee pitches seven shutout innings to help Mets sweep Diamondbacks

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.
SNY 12 hours ago
Video: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra: 04/16/14

Watch: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra: 04/16/14

Dillon Gee pitched seven shutout innings and Anthony Recker blasted a long homerun as the Mets completed a three game sweep of Arizona.
San Diego Union-Tribune 10 hours ago

Chase Headley sits with biceps strain

Third baseman was not in Wednesday's lineup and is day-to-day.
Tacoma News-Tribune 14 hours ago
Mariners' Beavan lands on DL

Mariners' Beavan lands on DL

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.
Grand Rapids Press 13 hours ago
Brad Ausmus explains decision to not bat Rajai Davis leadoff, hit Nick Castellanos ahead of Alex Avila

Brad Ausmus explains decision to not bat Rajai Davis leadoff, hit Nick Castellanos ahead of Alex Avila

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...
San Francisco Chronicle 11 hours ago

Josh Reddick, Coco Crisp out of A’s lineup

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,...
The Strike Zone | SI.com 8 hours ago

Felix Hernandez and Yu Darvish clash in early duel of Cy Young contenders

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 […]
Chicago Sun-Times 9 hours ago

Tanaka proves his worth with 10-K performance over Cubs

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...

Rehab plans for Denard Span and Doug Fister

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 […]
Plain Dealer 44 mins ago
Cleveland Indians Scribbles: Axford delivers bounce-back save, McAllister puts Tigers in deep freeze - Terry Pluto

Cleveland Indians Scribbles: Axford delivers bounce-back save, McAllister puts Tigers in deep freeze - Terry Pluto

Zach McAllister has allowed only one run in his last two starts, striking out 11 and walking two in 13 2/3 innings.

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New York Post 19 mins ago

Jose Valverde making the Mets sweat

PHOENIX — Jose Valverde is going to give his manager a few ulcers at this rate. The veteran closer was summoned to protect a five-run lead in the ninth inning...

Running bases goes well for Machado, he could start rehab assignment next week

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who resumed running the bases on Wednesday in Sarasota, could go on a minor league rehab assignment next week if all goes well.

Opposite dugout: St. Louis playing right cards in rotation

Opposite dugout: Runs could be at a premium with Cards' collection of arms
MASN Sports 31 mins ago

Walters delivers game's biggest hit against familiar foe - Byron Kerr

Six degrees of diamond separation: Walters, Dunn share the same alma mater
Newark Star-Ledger 39 mins ago

Chris Young readies for return to Mets and new season debut

Friday, he is expected to be activated and will likely get a spot in the Mets outfield and lineup.

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