12:56 PM EDT, Sat August 29, 2015

Twinsights: Friendly rivalry continues for Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa

They will always be linked, the way the top two picks in any draft, regardless of sport, usually are. The fact that Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa beat Byron Buxton to the major leagues by six days this June wasn’t lost on the Twins’ young center fielder. “I saw when he got called up,” Buxton said as the two prepared to occupy the same field for the first time in the majors. “I watched a little bit of his game after our game got over.” Buxton, taken second overall out of high school in 2012, was still toiling at Double-A […] The post Twinsights: Friendly rivalry...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 13 hours ago

Kyle Gibson gets Twins back on winning track

After watching their longest winning streak since 2011 snapped to end a road trip, the Twins got back on a playoff push with a 3-0 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night at Target Field.
Akron Beacon Journal 16 hours ago
Indians notebook: Manager Terry Francona won’t use opt-out clause as leverage for another job if president Mark Shapiro leaves; Danny Salazar falls ill, scratched from start

Indians notebook: Manager Terry Francona won’t use opt-out clause as leverage for another job if president Mark Shapiro leaves; Danny Salazar falls ill, scratched from start

CLEVELAND: Terry Francona left ESPN’s studios to manage the Indians, in large part, because of his relationship with and confidence in general manager Chris Antonetti and president Mark Shapiro.With Fox Sports reporting recently that Shapiro is considering taking a similar role with the Toronto Blue Jays, that trio could be broken up. Francona on Friday confirmed to MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM that he does have an opt-out clause in his contract that he could exercise if Shapiro or Antonetti were to leave. Speaking with local media later, Francona said he wouldn’t use that to his...
Grand Rapids Press 6 hours ago
A look at the candidates who could be called up by the Detroit Tigers when rosters expand Tuesday

A look at the candidates who could be called up by the Detroit Tigers when rosters expand Tuesday

It seems unlikely that the Tigers will go outside their current 40-man roster to make a move. The Detroit Tigers are not going to call up a dozen players Tuesday, when big-league rosters expand for the month of September. But why not look at the 12 players currently on the 40-man roster who are not in the major leagues and try to estimate the chances for all of them? The Tigers have 25 players on their active roster and three (Anibal Sanchez, Shane Greene and Daniel Norris) on the 15-day disabled list. That leaves a dozen players on the 40-man roster who the...
South Side Sox 5 hours ago

Kenny Williams update: Seattle has an opening; Toronto's might be closing

Mariners fire Jack Zduriencik to officially open a reported possibility for the White Sox executive vice president The last time we heard about Kenny Williams' future, the Mariners joined the Toronto Blue Jays as specifically identified potential landing spots for the White Sox' executive vice president. To refresh your memory, Bob Nightengale wrote: Jack Zduriencik, who has had seven years on the job but with no playoff berths, likely will follow Amaro out the door, with Chicago White Sox President Kenny Williams coming in, unless Williams instead goes to the Toronto Blue Jays as club...
Plain Dealer 5 hours ago
Trevor Bauer, Abraham Almonte, Jason Kipnis help Cleveland Indians defeat Angels: DMan's Report, Game 127

Trevor Bauer, Abraham Almonte, Jason Kipnis help Cleveland Indians defeat Angels: DMan's Report, Game 127

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Right-hander Trevor Bauer allowed one run in eight innings and  Abraham Almonte delivered a pinch-hit RBI double in a three-run seventh as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Los Angeles Angels, 3-1, Friday night at Progressive Field. Here...
Grand Rapids Press 45 mins ago
Open thread: Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays (chat)

Open thread: Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays (chat)

Buck Farmer should at least be happy that hes not left-handed. There will be NO IN-GAME UPDATES. Please join the conversation in the comments section. If you're viewing this on a mobile device, click here. // // ]]> Who: Detroit Tigers (60-68, 5th in AL Central) at Toronto Blue Jays (72-56, 1st in AL East)When: 1:07 p.m.Where: Rogers Centre in TorontoTV: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB NetworkRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Chris Iott and James Schmehl Buck Farmer should at least be happy that he's not...
South Side Sox 13 hours ago

Mariners 2, White Sox 0: Solo shots spoil John Danks' night

Taijuan Walker spearheads four-hit shutout in rematch from Sunday When John Danks and Taijuan Walker squared off in Seattle this past Sunday, Danks fell early, Walker crumbled later, and the Mariners held on for the victory in an 8-6 slobberknocker. This time, Danks limited the damage to two solo homers over six innings in a respectable showing. It just happened to be two runs too many, as Walker, Carson Smith and Tom Wilhelmsen combined for a four-hit shutout. Kyle Seager broke the tie leading off the sixth. Geovany Soto called for a fastball away to the lefty hitter, Danks hit the wrong...
Chronicle-Telegram 14 hours ago
Indians 3, Angels 1: Bauer helps Tribe to win in series opener

Indians 3, Angels 1: Bauer helps Tribe to win in series opener

CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer had plenty of excuses not to pitch well in the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. He didn’t need to use any of them. Pressed into service for an ill Danny Salazar on a chilly night at Progressive Field, Bauer rose to the occasion and then some, helping Read More... The post Indians 3, Angels 1: Bauer helps Tribe to win in series opener appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram. Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County News.

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Plain Dealer 1 hour ago

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