2:02 AM EDT, Sat April 21, 2018
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Albert Pujols www.bostonherald.com 51 mins ago

McCutchen hits 3-run homer as Giants overpower Angels 8-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Andrew McCutchen hit a towering, three-run homer, Mac Williamson hit a two-run homer in his first big league game this season and Nick Hundley also connected to back Jeff Samardzija in the San Francisco Giants' 8-1 win against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.The Angels had only five hits, including a homer by Mike Trout, a double by Albert Pujols for his 2,991st career hit and two singles by Shohei Ohtani.Samardzija (1-0) just made it through five innings to qualify for the win. He walked the bases loaded with two outs before manager Bruce Bochy came out for a...
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Stephen Strasburg Federal Baseball 6 hours ago

Nationals vs. Dodgers Series Preview: Which team overcomes its disappointing start?

Raise your hand if you thought the Nats and Dodgers would have a combined .472 winning percentage entering their first series. Nationals (9-10) vs. Dodgers (8-9) series info: Game 1: Friday, April 20 at 10:10 p.m. EST (MASN2/106.7 The Fan) Game 2: Saturday, April 21 at 9:10 p.m. EST (MASN2/106.7) Game 3: Sunday, April 22 at 8:05 p.m. EST (ESPN/106.7) Pitching matchups: Friday: Max Scherzer (3-1, 1.33 ERA) vs. Clayton Kershaw (1-2, 1.73) Saturday: Stephen Strasburg (2-1, 3.08) vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-0, 2.87) Sunday: Jeremy Hellickson (0-0, 3.86) vs. Alex Wood (0-2, 3.91) What to watch...
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Felix Hernandez The Seattle Times 9 hours ago

Mariners at Rangers: Live updates as M’s open their series in Texas, Mike Zunino returns

Felix Hernandez is on the mound as the Mariners open a 10-game road trip that begins Friday night in Texas. Can the M's rebound from a rough series vs. the Astros? Follow here for live updates, analysis and more.
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Cole Hamels River Ave. Blues 10 hours ago

Morosi: Cole Hamels has Yankees on no-trade list

According to Jon Morosi, the Yankees are among the teams included in Cole Hamels’ no-trade list. He can block trades to 21 teams and the Yankees are one of the 21. The Rangers are 7-13 so far and they’re not expected to contend — FanGraphs has their postseason odds at 1.6% — meaning it is […] The post Morosi: Cole Hamels has Yankees on no-trade list appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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Ichiro Suzuki The Seattle Times 17 hours ago

It’s time for the Mariners to release Ichiro — and we all love him

Five outfielders is too many and he’s hitting .212. If the Mariners choose to concoct more maneuvering to keep him on the roster, it will look like they care more about nostalgia and gate sales than winning.
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Felix Hernandez SportsDay Apr 19, 2018

Friday's pitching test: Rangers renew rivalry with King Felix

On deckFriday's pitching matchupRANGERS STARTER LHP MIKE MINOR (1-1, 4.60) has held opponents to a .182 average in 55 at-bats. Opponents are 0 for 13 when putting the ball in play with Minor ahead in the count. Minor allowed one run in four innings during four relief appearances against Seattle last season while with Kansas City.LOVES TO FACE: Robinson Cano has one hit, a single, in 10 career at-bats against Minor.HATES TO FACE: Running teams. Opponents have 14 steals in their last 16 attempts with Minor on the mound, dating back to 2014.SEATTLE STARTER RHP FELIX HERNANDEZ (2-2, 5.48) has...
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Jose Reyes New York Post Apr 19, 2018

Todd Frazier bringing all of his value to the Mets now

ATLANTA — Over in The Bronx, Neil Walker looks more out of rhythm than Elaine dancing on “Seinfeld,” and right here with the Mets, Jose Reyes has raised early concerns about an expiration date. The Pirates’ Josh Harrison (fractured bone in left hand) will be inactive until June, probably. Here at SunTrust Park on Thursday?...
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Ichiro Suzuki SportsDay Apr 19, 2018

Five things to know about the slumping Seattle Mariners, including their current brownout on offense

Five things to know about the Seattle Mariners, who open a three-game series against the Texas Rangers on Friday at Globe Life Park:Seattle has lost four of its last five games, scoring a total of seven runs in that span. The Mariners went 1-3 against reigning World Series champion Houston in that span and are 6-17 against Houston since opening day 2017. CF Dee Gordon, who has hit in 15 of 17 games, will be looking to run. Gordon has been successful on all eight stolen-base attempts. The Rangers have allowed 11 steals without throwing out a runner. OF Ichiro Suzuki, a two-time American League...
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Jose Reyes Amazin Avenue Apr 19, 2018

Mets can’t give Jose Reyes a very long leash

The infielder is struggling in a very small sample size, but the Mets have other options. Tuesday night, with the Mets down a run to the Nationals in the sixth inning and two runners on base, the pitcher’s spot came up in the lineup. Against a left-handed pitcher, Mickey Callaway decided to send up Jose Reyes, who has hit lefties well the last two years, but has looked lost early in the season. And Reyes again looked completely overmatched in that at bat, promptly going down on strikes, with the final strike coming on a feeble, embarrassing swing. That strikeout gave the infielder an...
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Felix Hernandez The Seattle Times Apr 19, 2018

For players like Felix Hernandez, conditions in their homeland of Venezuela are sickening

Venezuela ranks last in the world in terms of economic freedom, as 82 percent of its citizens live in poverty. “It used to be an awesome country,” Hernandez said. “To see it on the decline like this is really frustrating.”
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Miguel Cabrera Detroit Sports Nation Apr 19, 2018

MUST SEE: Dixon Machado hits ‘buggy-whip’ walk-off home run as Tigers beat Orioles

As Miguel Cabrera was taking a sip of coffee in the clubhouse preparing for extra innings on his birthday, Dixon Machado ended Wednesday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. The game was a 2-1 affair heading into the eighth inning, which included a solid […]
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Jose Reyes NorthJersey.com Apr 18, 2018

NY Mets: Mickey Callaway being selective when getting Jose Reyes at-bats, playing time

Jose Reyes has struggled at the plate so far this season but manager Mickey Callaway is trying to find good spots to get him playing time.        
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Miguel Cabrera Detroit Free Press Apr 18, 2018

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera celebrates birthday with double, homer

Cabrera went 2-for-4, further pushing himself up the Major League Baseball leaderboards that should make him a first-ballot, future Hall of Famer.        
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Jose Reyes New York Post Apr 18, 2018

It’s not just ownership that’s keeping Jose Reyes a Met

Jose Reyes is a Met mainly because he loves being here and ownership loves him and — in theory — he came cheap. That was enough to get him re-signed to a major league contract for $2 million, which isn’t much in the majors. But it came at a time when so many in his...
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Ichiro Suzuki Lookout Landing Apr 18, 2018

Ben Gamel Recalled; Ariel Miranda Optioned to Tacoma

Rock me, mama, like a... roster churn wheel #Mariners activate OF Ben Gamel from the 10-day disabled list and option LHP Aríel Miranda to AAA Tacoma.Read: https://t.co/4VHmodlcLk pic.twitter.com/2MStSVKmsJ— MarinersPR (@MarinersPR) April 18, 2018 Down goes the next roster domino as the Mariners announced the recall of Ben Gamel from Tacoma and option Aríel Miranda to AAA following a solid but wasted start last night against the Astros. Enjoy the R Yard, Aríel. You’ve earned it. Heck, I think the club should let you into the Summit Club. We don’t have to rehash the Ichiro...
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Cole Hamels www.bostonherald.com Apr 18, 2018

Faria gets 1st win since July, Rays beat Rangers 4-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jake Faria was aggressive in the strike zone and it helped him end a long winless drought.Faria won for the first time since last July 25, allowing one run over six innings to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Wednesday."I'm physically feeling good and a lot better mentally," Faria said. "More willing to pound the strike, not shy away from the bats."Faria (1-1) struck out six and walked one. He had been 0-4 in eight starts and two relief appearances since beating Baltimore."Today was his best pounding the zone," Rays manager...
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Miguel Cabrera Bless You Boys Apr 18, 2018

Tigers 6, Orioles 5: Birthday bash

The Tigers hit four home runs, including a walk-off by Dixon Machado, to celebrate Miguel Cabrera’s 35th birthday. The Detroit Tigers took the field to celebrate Miguel Cabrera’s 35th birthday today, and it was a birthday bash, to say the least, as the team notched a 6-5 win in a game with four game-tying and lead-changing hits in the 8th inning onward. Miguel Cabrera absolutely showed up to his own party. First, he mashed a double in the first inning. When the double did not result in any runs, he decided to hit a home run in the bottom of the sixth to give the team a 2-1 lead. It was...
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Cole Hamels Lone Star Ball Apr 18, 2018

7-13 - Inconsistent Hamels, Rangers fall to Rays 4-2

After scoring seven runs yesterday, the Rangers scored just twice today to drop road trip finale Fresh off a series win in Houston, the Rangers went to St. Petersburg to play a bad Tampa Bay team only to drop the series against the Rays with a loss in the rubber match today. It feels like a pretty disappointing way to end a road trip that featured a nice comeback victory, a near perfect game, and the first appearance of half price pizza on the year. You generally shouldn’t complain about a .500 road trip but it feels like it should have been better especially with Cole Hamels on the...
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Jose Reyes SNY TV Apr 18, 2018

Why is Jose Reyes on the Mets?

In spring training, I heard multiple Mets people say Jose Reyes was re-signed mostly to be a mentor to Amed Rosario, while also acting as a hedge against any infield injuries.
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Miguel Cabrera Bless You Boys Apr 18, 2018

Watch Miguel Cabrera’s birthday bash!

Cabrera and Candelario each celebrated Cabrera’s 35th birthday with a home run. With just one home run through the teams’ first 14 games, the whispers were already starting. Miguel Cabrera can’t turn on inside pitches any more. The bat speed is gone. We’re going to worry about Cabrera for the rest of his career, and there’s no escape from that. But the weather has been abysmal, he already has an oppo taco to his credit, and yet everyone is already getting nervous. Done? Nah, he’s fine. Whether he’ll stay that way or not throughout the season is an open question, but despite...
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Ichiro Suzuki Lookout Landing Apr 18, 2018

Checking in at backup catcher

With Mike Zunino’s return drawing ever closer, another roster crunch looms. While much has been written and discussed about the Ichiro dilemma once Ben Gamel returns from the DL, the Mariners have another roster crunch to solve soon. Mike Zunino started his rehab assignment on Monday in Modesto, and per Divish, will be back with the big club by the start of the road trip. Both Mike Marjama and David Freitas have filled in admirably, but one of them will shortly be Tacoma-bound. Marjama and Freitas have seen almost exactly equal time so far - after last night’s game, Marjama has 29 plate...
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Cole Hamels DRaysBay Apr 18, 2018

Game 18 Preview: Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays

After losing the second game of the series 7-2 in front of 8,972 people, the Rays will be looking to pull off a series win today. The #Rays will look to win a series this afternoon against the Rangers at Tropicana Field with Jake Faria starting on the mound:https://t.co/8bDTtFap8z— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) April 18, 2018 Starting Pitchers Cole Hamels (1-2, 4.54 ERA) vs Jake Faria (0-1, 8.18 ERA) Faria’s second start of the season, where he allowed 8 ER in just 1.2 innings of work, really make his start look worst than it has been. Both pitchers were at their best the last...
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Jose Reyes SNY TV Apr 18, 2018

On Callaway's decision to pinch-hit with Reyes in the sixth inning

With the Mets trailing by the score of 3-2 in the sixth inning and runners on first and third with one out, Mickey Callaway turned to Jose Reyes to pinch-hit.

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