Gregor Blanco has been swinging better lately, with two hits in three of his past seven starts and one of two Giants hits against Clayton Kershaw on Saturday. So Blanco is batting leadoff ahead of Hunter Pence, even against a lefty-hander in Hyun-Jin Ryu. The Giants, with Jake Peavy making his debut, will try to avert their firs..
Doug Fister has been excellent for the Nationals all season but the results stand out when Jose Lobaton is behind the plate. It may be coincidence, but with Lobaton catching Fister is 7-0 with a 1.82 ERA over eight starts, including Sunday’s seven scoreless innings in the win over the Cincinnati Reds. “Maybe lucky,” Lobat..
Carlos Santana hit two homers Sunday to give him 20 for the season and five in the last three games as the Indians ended a four-game losing streak...
Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago…..
Troy Tulowitzki was in the Bronx on Sunday afternoon, he admitted, to pay homage to his childhood idol Derek Jeter. But it also was a chance for the All-Star shortstop to get a preview of his potential future home ballpark. ..
Week 16 Pregame Picks Results
Jake Buchanan takes one for the team with long relief work
Josh Reddick activated from disabled list, Andy Parrino optioned to Sacramento River Cats; injury updates
Jays should have jumped at chance to get Headley
San Diego 5, Drab City 2 http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=340725115 The box score, if you care. I said it in the game thread, and it’s worth repeating now – This team is thoroughly, utterly, and completely mediocre. Since I’
Milwaukee Brewers at Tampa Bay Rays game preview
Kyle Hendricks impressive despite loss against Cardinals
August won’t be an easy time for Cubs
New rule "not fun" for Diamondbacks, catcher
Speaking Of Burgers: Dodgers Apparently "Have Chips" To Deal
Change atop lineup, behind Jake Peavy, as SF Giants try to avert sweep
Jordan Smith hits for cycle as Akron RubberDucks defeat Reading Fightin' Phils
Rapid Reaction: Brewers 5, Mets 2
Astros activate McHugh from DL
Mets Insider: Terry Collins won’t fire back at Jon Niese
Consistency propels Nats to NL’s best record
Orioles' T.J. McFarland placed on bereavement list after grandmother's death
SD 3, ATL 8: Padres Patterns Return
Morning Briefing: Sandy thrown under bus?
Rockies winning streak snapped with loss to Pirates
Winning Streak Over. Rays lose to Red Sox 3-2.
Nats Journal: Rafael Soriano notches career save No. 200
Hall of Fame induction speeches from Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas
Carlos Santana hits two more homers as Cleveland Indians avoid sweep by Royals
Indians at Tigers Game 1: Pregame lineup
Thursday's pregame notes and lineups for Orioles vs. Twins: Chris Taylor, Jesus Montero called up, Wilie Bloomquist to the DL