9:43 AM EDT, Fri August 22, 2014
The Nationals Enquirer 19 mins ago

Anthony Rendon's backwards batting helmet won yetserday's walk-off celebration

Oh sure, there were big and small Gatorade buckets being dumped all over the place again, and Rafael Soriano smiling (WTF!?), and the Jayson Werth Garden Gnome standing watch, and lots of other zaniness in the wake of the Nats'...
Dan Steinberg / Washington Post 1 hour ago

DC Sports Bog: Jayson Werth garden gnome watches over latest Nats’ walk-off win

As the bottom of the ninth inning of the Nats’ latest win unfolded Thursday night, the happy ending seemed inevitable.  A Denard Span single, a Denard Span stolen base, an Anthony Rendon at-bat, the home dugout and the home crowd both ready to explode — maybe in May the result would have been unclear....
Over the Monster 2 hours ago
Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Curt Schilling, Jackie Bradley Jr.

Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Curt Schilling, Jackie Bradley Jr.

Today's links look at the mistakes made with Xander and Jackie, David Ortiz's bargain basement price tag and a reminder from Curt Schilling. Looking back on what went wrong with Jackie Bradley Jr.and Xander Bogaerts. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) And what we can learn from them, just as soon as either one of them figures out how to hit with runners in scoring position. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Thankfully, having David Ortiz signed through 2015 -- and beyond, technically -- makes things easier. (Ricky Doyle; NESN) Which is good, because the Red Sox are awful in high leverage...
Boston Herald 8 hours ago

Red Sox Notebook: Allen Craig in lineup

The plan was for Allen Craig to play nine innings in right field and get four at-bats for the Pawtucket Red Sox last night. But due to circumstances surrounding the ailments of Will Middlebrooks (hamstring), Mike Napoli (back), and a scheduled day off for designated hitter David Ortiz, the plan was changed.Craig...
Clayton Kershaw's MVP case gets an unlikely assist

Clayton Kershaw's MVP case gets an unlikely assist

LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw’s left arm was packed in ice and wrapped up tight in a towel, but that was no obstacle. When Justin Turner’s deep fly ball cleared the left-field fence, Kershaw sprinted the length of the dugout, both arms pumping wildly. The two-run shot in the eighth would make a winner out of the Los Angeles Dodgers and of Kershaw, who was in danger of dominating again and losing “That ball goes out, that’s pretty awesome,” Kershaw said.
Steve Dilbeck / Los Angeles Times 9 hours ago

Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner lead Dodgers to 2-1 win over Padres

First it looked like Clayton Kershaw might throw his second no-hitter of the season. Then it looked like he might suffer a heart-breaking loss. And then finally it was just another masterpiece.
Los Angeles Times 14 hours ago
Angels acquire veteran infielder Gordon Beckham from White Sox

Angels acquire veteran infielder Gordon Beckham from White Sox

The Angels made a trade Thursday, but it wasn’t for a starting pitcher to replace the injured Garrett Richards.
DRaysBay 43 mins ago

Rays Tank: Price in the Trop

Framing in the MVP discussion. Yesterday, David Price was back in the Trop, and the Tropicana faithful gave him a warm welcome. Your browser does not support iframes. He said he was going to try not to smile, and I think he mostly succeeded. Good job, David. He also succeeded in pitching a complete game while allowing only one hit and no walks. Ridiculously, that one hit followed an error, and resulted in the only run the Rays needed. Alex Cobb made sure of that. Your browser does not support iframes. Links: In an ode to this famous article, Dave Cameron struggles with the Jonathan Lucroy...
Plain Dealer 1 hour ago
Cleveland Indians lose, 4-1, to Minnesota Twins; Corey Kluber, offense falter

Cleveland Indians lose, 4-1, to Minnesota Twins; Corey Kluber, offense falter

The Indians were in perfect position to complete a three-game sweep. They had No.1 starter Corey Kluber on the mound, but Phil Hughes outpitched him in Minnesota's victory.
Chicago Sun-Times 10 hours ago

Cubs place sore Edwin Jackson on DL

It might have looked like adding injury to insult when the Cubs placed struggling, $52 million pitcher Edwin Jackson on the disabled list Thursday with a lat strain. But Jackson remains confident he can return stronger and better from soreness that has plagued him for weeks until finally admitting the issue to the medical staff Wednesday night. While fans on Twitter reacted with apparently bitter satisfaction over Jackson’s departure from the rotation under any...
Alex Belth / Bronx Banter 58 mins ago
Million Dollar Movie

Million Dollar Movie

From Black Book: Bob Balaban: Altman-esque means never having to say you’re sorry. Bob did...
Full Count | WEEI 2 hours ago

Video: Red Sox executives take ice bucket challenge

A large contingent of members from the Red Sox front office, including chairman Tom Werner and CEO Larry Lucchino, took the ALS ice bucket challenge Thursday. COO Sam Kennedy, speaking on behalf of the group, nominated the Pawtucket Red Sox, Liverpool FC and The Boston Globe to take the challenge. David Ortiz was on hand […]
San Jose Mercury News 15 hours ago
Giants' first baseman Brandon Belt hopes to play again this season

Giants' first baseman Brandon Belt hopes to play again this season

Brandon Belt has missed 22 games with a concussion but is hopeful of returning to San Francisco Giants' lineup at some point in September.
Over the Monster 10 hours ago

Red Sox 0, Angels 2: Red Sox don't get no-hit!

So they've got that going for them. The headline should just about say it all. On a night without David Ortiz or Mike Napoli, and which saw Yoenis Cespedes leave in the early innings to attend to a "personal matter," the Red Sox can at least say that they didn't get no-hit. They came close, however. In fact, Angels starter Matt Shoemaker was perfect for much of the game, even if the possibility of an actual perfect game ended in the first plate appearance he pitched, hitting Brock Holt with his third pitch of the night. Holt would reach second with a stolen base as the rest of the top-four...
Orange County Register 8 hours ago
Final: Dodgers 2, Padres 1

Final: Dodgers 2, Padres 1

LOS ANGELES – Clayton Kershaw didn't get another no-hitter. But the Dodgers did finally record a late-inning comeback in their 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw's bid at a second no-hitter in 2014 came up...
Rapid Reaction: Giants 5, Cubs 3

Rapid Reaction: Giants 5, Cubs 3

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs dropped the nightcap of a doubleheader Thursday, missing out on a sweep in a 5-3 defeat by the San Francisco Giants. A quick look: How it happened: The Giants got on the board early, striking quickly off Cubs starter Travis Wood. Wood allowed a lead-off single to Angel Pagan, then a one-out walk to Buster Posey, before giving up an RBI single to Pablo Sandoval. Wood then hit the next batter to load the bases with just one out, before retiring the next two batters without allowing any further damage.

Series preview: Mets at Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to try to piece together a pitching rotation that, because of injuries, has gone from being their greatest strength to their biggest concern. This weekend will provide some more answers, with Dan Haren fighting hard to get his form back and nail down his spot and Zack Greinke trying pitch through a sore elbow. It should help that the team they’re facing, the New York Mets, has lost six of its last nine games, scoring more than two runs in only three of those contests.

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Newark Star-Ledger 15 mins ago

Here's Derek Jeter's face in a 5-acre N.J. corn maze

SOUTH BRUNSWICK -- Of all the tributes to Derek Jeter, this may be the corniest. Literally. The retiring Yankees captain's face is now etched into a five-acre corn maze at VonThun Farms on Ridge Road in South Brunswick. The corn-maze...
Akron Beacon Journal 30 mins ago

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

FRIDAY: Astros at IndiansTime: 7:05 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Brad Peacock (3-8, 5.47) vs. Carlos Carrasco (5-4, 3.27)SATURDAY: Astros at IndiansTime: 7:05 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Collin McHugh (6-9, 3.00) vs. Danny Salazar (4-6, 4.79)SUNDAY: Astros at IndiansTime: 1:05 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Brett Oberholtzer (4-8, 4.01) vs. Trevor Bauer (4-7, 4.41)MONDAY: OffTUESDAY: Indians at White SoxTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOWEDNESDAY: Indians at White SoxTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOTHURSDAY: Indians at White SoxTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOAUG. 29: Indians at RoyalsTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOAUG. 30: Indians at RoyalsTime: 7:10...
Grand Rapids Press 39 mins ago
Twitter Talk: On James McCann, Steven Moya, Detroit Tigers' hitting woes and Legos

Twitter Talk: On James McCann, Steven Moya, Detroit Tigers' hitting woes and Legos

If you dont want to read, just follow Chris Iott on Twitter and ask him your specific questions there. Golfing with a caddie is awesome. Or at least it sounds like it would be. I've never golfed with one. But the concept is cool. Who wants to lug around their bag or drag it behind them with one of those silly two-wheeled carts? Motorized carts are cool, but only 50 percent of the golfers get to drive them and there's always someone who unstraps your bag so it falls off and lands in the grass when you pull away and then you have to go back and get it and, oh,...

A few thoughts heading into the weekend

The big picture is pretty obvious heading into this weekend. The Yankees are four games out of the second wild card and about to play three games against a pretty bad White Sox team (granted, with Chris Sale pitching one of those games). They’re not in a great spot, but they are remarkably not buried […] The post A few thoughts heading into the weekend appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
MASN Sports 47 mins ago

Matthew Taylor: Orioles' road attendance and why it matters - Orioles Buzz

I'm jealous of Orioles fans who are visiting Wrigley Field this weekend. I love Wrigley and wish that I had been able to make the trip out there. If the Baltimore chatter amounts to anything, there will be a lot...

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