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Kershaw goes 3 innings vs. Mets in DL return

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Forgoing a Minor League rehab start, Clayton Kershaw returned from the disabled list Saturday night and made a three-inning start for the Dodgers against the Mets.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Greinke dominates Bucs despite pair of delays

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An hour and a half worth of rain delays could not cool down the D-backs bats as they beat the Pirates, 7-2, on Saturday afternoon at PNC Park. Paul Goldschmidt homered, as Zack Greinke allowed just two hits and did not walk a batter, while striking out seven over six shutout innings to win his second straight decision.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Kemp's slam caps LA's win as Kershaw returns

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The Dodgers overcame a rusty return from the disabled list by Clayton Kershaw Saturday night, as pinch-hitter Matt Kemp slugged a grand slam and rookie Caleb Ferguson picked up his first Major League victory with four scoreless frames in an 8-3 win over Jacob deGrom and the Mets.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Trumbo's slam proves key in O's win vs. Braves

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With just two swings of the bat, the Orioles were able to get all the run support they needed for a 7-5 victory in Atlanta, marking their third straight win. Before Braves starter Julio Teheran recorded a single out, Mark Trumbo mashed a grand slam — Baltimore’s third of the year — then Chris Davis hit a bases-clearing double in the fifth inning. Dylan Bundy continued his streak of good starts, tossing 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball with eight strikeouts. Teheran exited after 4 2/3 innings, charged with all seven runs while striking out six.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Astros prospect Cesar extends hit streak to 40

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Astros prospect Randy Cesar extended his Texas League record hit streak to 40 games on Saturday night. He broke Bobby Trevino’s nearly five-decade-old record with a hit in his 38th straight game on Thursday.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Reds back Castillo, beat Cubs for 5th win in row

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Luis Castillo pieced together 5 2/3 innings, and a three-run 5th inning powered the Reds to a 6-3 win over the Cubs on Friday at Great American Ball Park for Cincinnati’s fifth consecutive win and its eighth in its last 10 games.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Bellinger's 2nd career slam lifts Dodgers in NY

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Cody Bellinger slugged his second career grand slam and Alex Wood pitched six solid innings as the Dodgers beat the Mets on Friday night, 5-2, at Citi Field.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

J.D. ties Trout for MLB lead with 23rd homer

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J.D. Martinez sent one soaring to deep center on Friday night with a two-run rocket that put him back into a tie with Mike Trout for the MLB lead in homers with 23.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Rasmus returns in big way, but O's fall late

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The Orioles always knew salvaging a series win off a Max Scherzer-led Nationals squad was going to be a tall task. And with newly-acquired reliever Kelvin Herrera and Sean Doolittle being the only two other pitchers Baltimore faced, that task grew monumental.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Soto's clutch 2-run double carries Nats over O's

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After Bryce Harper’s leadoff double, Juan Soto brought him and Trea Turner home with a two-run, two-bagger in the bottom of the eighth as the Nats bested the Orioles on Thursday night at Nationals Park. Colby Rasmus struck early for the O’s, homering off Max Scherzer in his first at-bat since April 6 and hurling an impressive throw, but Mychal Givens couldn’t hold for the Orioles as they dropped two of three from Washington.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Winker hits 1st career grand slam

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Jesse Winker crushed a 1-0 fastball from Randy Rosario well over the wall in right-center field for his first career grand slam.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

'Remorseful' Strickland plans to work on emotions

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Hunter Strickland spoke with manager Bruce Bochy on Wednesday for the first time since the Giants’ closer fractured his hand punching a door after a blown save Monday night.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Grossman, Kepler provide pop, take Price deep

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Twins right fielder Max Kepler broke a streak of 21 straight games without a homer with a go-ahead two-run blast off Red Sox lefty David Price in the fourth inning at Target Field on Wednesday, while designated hitter Robbie Grossman connected on his first career leadoff homer in the first.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Pirates' finale vs. Brewers postponed by rain

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The game, which would have pitted Pittsburgh right-hander Chad Kuhl against Milwaukee lefty Brent Suter, will be made up at a later date to be determined.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Braun undergoes cryotherapy on thumb in LA

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Ryan Braun on Wednesday underwent cryotherapy on his troublesome right thumb in Los Angeles, a procedure he’s occasionally undergone since 2014 to relieve nerve pain. He didn’t miss any action, as the Brewers’ finale with the Pirates was postponed by rain.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Nats ride Turner, big innings to win vs. O's

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Trea Turner went 4-for-4 with a homer and the Nats scored 4 runs each in the 5th and 7th to outlast the O’s in the opener. Adam Eaton and Anthony Rendon both had multi-hit, multi-RBI games, and Kelvin Herrera made his Nationals debut with a scoreless 8th. Jace Peterson, Trey Mancini and Joey Rickard all went deep for Baltimore, but Tanner Scott gave up the lead in the 7th.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Clevinger K's 10 to stay hot as Tribe beats Sox

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Mike Clevinger (10) recorded double-digit strikeouts vs. the White Sox for the second straight start, leading the Indians to a series win over the South Siders. Clevinger allowed a first-inning run on a Jose Abreu single, but he settled in to shut down Chicago over 7 2/3 innings. Cleveland scored four in the second inning, a frame capped by a two-run single from Francisco Lindor. Outside of the Indians’ big inning, Carlos Rodon was solid over 6 1/3 for the White Sox.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

VerHagen has X-rays after throw deflects off face

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What was already a rough Tuesday night for the Tigers against the Reds added injury to insult when reliever Drew VerHagen was forced to undergo X-rays on his nose after a throw deflected off his face while he was covering first base in the seventh inning, leading to a nasal contusion.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Nimmo leads off game with inside-the-park HR

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Brandon Nimmo led off Monday’s game against the Rockies with an inside-the-park home run. Facing Rockies lefty Tyler Anderson, Nimmo hit an 0-2 cutter off the right-center field wall. As the ball ricocheted back onto the field, he raced around the bases in 14.70 seconds, the fifth-fastest home-to-home time Statcast™ has recorded since its inception in 2015.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Royals aren't tabbing Mondesi as full-time SS

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Royals manager Ned Yost said on Monday that he is not making any commitments to starting infielder Adalberto Mondesi, presumably a big part of the team’s future, at shortstop anytime soon.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Bucs' Williams rebounds, throws gem to nip Crew

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Trevor Williams rebounded to register a career-high-tying seven strikeouts, surrendering a lone hit over seven scoreless innings to lead the Pirates to a tight win over the Brewers at PNC Park on Monday. Jordy Mercer’s run-scoring double off Josh Hader in the seventh was the lone run of the game. Jhoulys Chacin allowed just one run over 6 1/3 innings, but Milwaukee’s on-again, off-again offense was quiet in the loss.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Halos 'very optimistic' about Ohtani's recovery

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The Angels’ medical staff and Dr. Steve Yoon were “very optimistic” about the prognosis of Shohei Ohtani’s Grade 2 UCL sprain in the aftermath of the platelet-rich plasma and stem cell injections Ohtani received from Yoon last week, manager Mike Scioscia said.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Canha makes great catch after clutch hit in 9th

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Mark Canha makes great catch in the 10th inning Sunday against the Angels after sending the game to extra innings with a two-out single in the ninth.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Baez exits after getting plunked in left elbow

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Cubs infielder Javier Baez had to leave Sunday night’s game after he was hit by a pitch from the Cardinals’ Jack Flaherty. He was diagnosed with a left elbow contusion and will have an X-ray to confirm there is no further damage.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Called up to Crew, Houser gets sick on hill

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Adrian Houser — who left Colorado Springs at 5 a.m. on Sunday, flew to Chicago, drove up to Milwaukee and made it to Miller Park about 30 minutes before first pitch — vomited on the infield behind the mound on two occasions while pitching in the eighth inning of the Brewers’ 10-9 loss to the Phillies.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Stratton solves LA, sends Giants home with win

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Ignoring his career record against Los Angeles, Chris Stratton pitched six smooth innings Sunday to lead the Giants to a 4-1 victory at Dodger Stadium.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

A's rally late, walk off Halos in 11 on Lucroy's hit

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Jonathan Lucroy’s single off the center-field fence with the bases loaded in the 11th inning gave the A’s a 6-5 walk-off win over the Angels on Sunday at the Coliseum. Oakland had to come from behind in the ninth, as Marcus Semien led off the frame with a homer and Mark Canha tied it on a bloop single with two outs. The A’s struck first with a two-run homer by Canha, but homers by Chris Young and Albert Pujols helped the Angels grab the lead. Halos starter Andrew Heaney fired eight strong innings, allowing three runs on just three hits, but settled for a no-decision.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Newcomb dominates in Braves' shutout of Padres

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Showing the same resolve that has allowed him to quickly distance himself from a rough start this year, Sean Newcomb remained stoic as he avoided early trouble and constructed his latest impressive start in a 1-0 Braves win over the Padres on Saturday afternoon at SunTrust Park.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Carrasco hit by comebacker, has forearm bruise

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It wasn’t the best of starts for Carlos Carrasco, but the Indians’ right-hander exited Saturday’s 9-3 loss to the Twins for an entirely different reason.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Bucs ride Nova, homers to series win vs. Reds

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Ivan Nova had his second strong outing in as many starts since returning from the DL, and the Bucs backed him with three homers to win their first series in a month. Colin Moran, Elias Diaz and Josh Harrison went deep for Pittsburgh, while Eugenio Suarez hit his 13th dinger for the Reds and Brandon Dixon hit the first of his career. Luis Castillo took the loss, as his season-long struggles with the long ball continued.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Braun is hitting it hard with little to show

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Statcast™ didn’t catch the launch angle of Ryan Braun’s helmet when he threw it skyward Friday after the latest of his very loud outs. But the tracking service has provided plenty of other data to help Braun cope with one of the most maddening stretches of his 12-year Major League career.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Loaisiga wins debut as Yanks blank Rays

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Supported by a Didi Gregorius homer, Jonathan Loaisiga hurled five scoreless innings with six strikeouts to earn the victory in his Major League debut as the Yankees defeated the Rays at Yankee Stadium.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Goldy homers in 2nd straight game vs. Mets

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The Paul Goldschmidt hitting clinic continued Friday night at Chase Field as the D-backs first baseman continued his torrid pace at the plate with a first-inning homer to give Arizona a 1-0 lead over the Mets.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Two-sport star Murray comes to terms with A's

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The A’s and two-sport star Kyler Murray, the No. 9 overall selection in last week’s MLB Draft, agreed to terms on Friday, and he was on hand at the Coliseum to meet the team and take batting practice.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Kluber has off-night in loss; no walk-streak ends

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It took 46 1/3 innings, but Indians ace Corey Kluber finally walked a batter. Kluber issued the free pass to Twins third baseman Eduardo Escobar in the fourth inning of the series opener Friday between the Tribe and the Twins at Progressive Field. The last walk issued by Kluber came on May 8 against the Brewers — in that span, the reigning Cy Young Award winner faced 179 batters.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Gattis keeps rolling with slam against Royals

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Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis was at it again on Friday night, walloping a sixth-inning grand slam to put his team ahead and chase Royals starter Jakob Junis in the series opener at Kauffman Stadium. The homer gave Gattis 13 home runs and 38 RBIs in his past 28 games.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Gleyber continues power surge with 13th HR

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The Yankees have never had back-to-back Rookie of the Year Award winners, but with Gleyber Torres following Aaron Judge’s remarkable campaign, it appears that they are going to have a legitimate chance.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Gleyber's homer sends German to first W

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The kids delivered once again for the Yankees, as Gleyber Torres continued his sensational rookie campaign with a go-ahead homer in support of Domingo German’s first Major League victory as the Yankees defeated the Rays on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Braves hold on after Anibal flummoxes Padres

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Anibal Sanchez seemed like a low-risk option when he joined the Braves near the end of Spring Training and seemingly stood as a short-term option to fill the rotation’s fifth spot. Two and a half months into the season, the rejuvenated right-hander has created what is often considered a good problem. Sanchez extended his unexpected run of success, and an unusual replay review involving Tyler Flowers proved significant as the Braves held on to claim a 4-2 win over the Padres on Thursday night at SunTrust Park.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Snell derailed in Bronx after Rays' fast start

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Left-hander Blake Snell has been arguably the Rays’ best pitcher this season, but on Thursday night, he wished he had a do-over as the Yankees edged the Rays, 4-3, at Yankee Stadium. The loss snapped Tampa Bay’s three-game winning streak.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Rox score 5 in 4th before 1st out to beat Phils

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Ian Desmond’s two-run home run in the fourth inning gave the Rockies five runs before recording an out in the frame, which led Colorado past the Phillies. Tyler Anderson delivered a second straight strong start, striking out six over seven innings of one-run ball. Nick Pivetta struggled for a third straight start, allowing six runs over five innings for Philadelphia, which got a solo home run from Jorge Alfaro.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Angels double up Segura on wild play at plate

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Jean Segura was called out at the plate on a wild play and a heads-up tag by rookie third baseman David Fletcher in the Mariners’ 8-6 walk-off win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Richards, Cozart exit with injuries vs. Seattle

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Angels right-hander Garrett Richards departed his start against the Mariners on Wednesday after two innings with an apparent injury. The Angels did not immediately announce the reason for Richards’ departure, but the 30-year-old showed a dip in velocity during the truncated outing.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog

Haniger's walk-off HR caps wild win for sweep

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The Mariners brought their boomstick and their broomsticks on Wednesday, topping the Angels, 8-6, on a walk-off two-run homer by Mitch Haniger in the ninth inning for a series sweep as the magic continued at Safeco Field. Haniger, who now has 16 homers and 52 RBIs, also doubled off pinch-runner Jabari Blash at first base on a fly out to right field to end the Halos’ threat in the top of the ninth. The Angels went ahead by two runs in the seventh on Nolan Fontana and Chris Young’s home runs, but the bullpen couldn’t protect the lead in a wild game.
Source: MLB Baseball Blog