LEADING OFF: Quintana-Wacha at Wrigley, Kershaw aims at 16th 2017-07-23T08:24:00Z 2017-07-23T02:20:38Z 2017-07-23T08:23:59Z LEADING OFF: Quintana-Wacha at Wrigley, Kershaw aims at 16th.
Bryant gallops home, Cubs rally in 8th, edge Cardinals 3-2 2017-07-23T08:23:23Z 2017-07-22T23:10:28Z 2017-07-23T08:23:22Z Kris Bryant galloped home from first base on Anthony Rizzo's bloop double, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 in the ever-tightening NL Central race. Dodgers trade reliever Sergio Romo to Rays 2017-07-23T06:56:57Z 2017-07-23T02:50:45Z 2017-07-23T06:56:57Z The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded reliever Sergio Romo to the Tampa Bay Rays in a deal between playoff contenders.
Santana drives in go-ahead run, Brewers end 6-game skid 2017-07-23T06:56:50Z 2017-07-23T03:20:36Z 2017-07-23T06:56:50Z Santana drives in winning run, Brewers end 6-game skid with 9-8 win over Phillies.
Judge nearly leaves yard in Yankees' 5-1 win over Mariners 2017-07-22T20:41:10Z 2017-07-22T05:28:56Z 2017-07-22T20:41:04Z Aaron Judge hit a colossal three-run homer that nearly left Safeco Field, and CC Sabathia allowed one run while pitching into the sixth inning of the New York Yankees' 5-1 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Braves beat Dodgers 12-3 after Wood unravels in 1st loss 2017-07-22T20:22:13Z 2017-07-22T06:39:28Z 2017-07-22T20:22:13Z Braves pitcher Jaime Garcia hit a grand slam off previously unbeaten Alex Wood to highlight Atlanta's 12-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
LEADING OFF: Trout vs Price; JD in desert; Wrigley rivalry 2017-07-22T20:12:27Z 2017-07-22T02:48:52Z 2017-07-22T20:12:25Z LEADING OFF: Trout vs Price; JD in desert; Wrigley Field rivalry; McHugh makes season debut, Salazar also returns from DL.
Arizona starts with 3 homers, finishes 6-5 win in the 9th 2017-07-22T15:22:48Z 2017-07-22T06:44:22Z 2017-07-22T15:22:48Z The Arizona Diamondbacks opened the game with three straight home runs off Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer and ended it with Brandon Drury's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 6-5 victory.
D-backs open with back-to-back-to-back HRs 2017-07-22T06:44:13Z 2017-07-22T03:08:53Z 2017-07-22T06:44:13Z David Peralta, A.J. Pollock and Jake Lamb hit back-to-back-to-back home runs for Arizona to start the first inning against Washington star Max Scherzer, the first time the Diamondbacks have started a game with three straight homers.
Cardinals score 9 in 8th, cool off Cubs with 11-4 win 2017-07-21T23:19:10Z 2017-07-21T23:11:40Z 2017-07-21T23:19:10Z St. Louis Cardinals score 9 in 8th inning, cool off Chicago Cubs with 11-4 win.
LEADING OFF: Cubs, Pirates gaining ground; Panda returns 2017-07-21T17:32:53Z 2017-07-21T06:48:22Z 2017-07-21T17:31:49Z LEADING OFF: Cubs, Pirates gaining ground; Panda returns.
Braves end Dodgers' 11-game winning streak with 6-3 victory 2017-07-21T17:32:32Z 2017-07-21T05:28:37Z 2017-07-21T17:31:17Z Mike Foltynewicz and the Atlanta Braves finally cooled off the sizzling Los Angeles Dodgers with a 6-3 victory that snapped their 11-game winning streak.
Polanco homers, Pirates beat Brewers 4-2 for 4-game sweep 2017-07-21T09:14:52Z 2017-07-20T20:10:50Z 2017-07-21T09:14:52Z Gregory Polanco homered, Chris Stewart added three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a four-game sweep of the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers with a 4-2 victory.
AP source: Sandoval to sign minor league deal with Giants 2017-07-21T05:54:44Z 2017-07-20T15:50:10Z 2017-07-21T05:54:44Z A person with knowledge of his plans tells The Associated Press that Pablo Sandoval plans to sign a minor league contract to return to the San Francisco Giants.
LEADING OFF: Cubs, Pirates gaining ground; Panda returns 2017-07-21T04:49:25Z 2017-07-21T03:28:17Z 2017-07-21T04:49:20Z LEADING OFF: Cubs, Pirates gaining ground; Panda returns. Marlins trade RHP David Phelps to Mariners for 4 prospects 2017-07-21T00:38:44Z 2017-07-20T16:19:13Z 2017-07-21T00:38:42Z Person familiar with situation says Marlins trade Phelps to Mariners for prospects.
Dodgers win 11th straight, spoil Moncada's White Sox debut 2017-07-20T16:00:18Z 2017-07-20T04:58:11Z 2017-07-20T16:00:17Z Kike Hernandez had two home runs to lead the surging Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-1 win in a rain-shortened game, spoiling the Chicago White Sox debut of top prospect Yoan Moncada.
Arenado hits 3 homers, powers Rockies past Padres 18-4 2017-07-20T15:17:56Z 2017-07-20T00:27:51Z 2017-07-20T15:17:56Z Nolan Arenado lined three homers as part of his five-hit afternoon and tied a career-high with seven RBIs, helping the Colorado Rockies complete a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres with an 18-4 victory.
LEADING OFF: Dodgers chase 12th straight, Bryant heals 2017-07-20T13:53:13Z 2017-07-20T06:18:16Z 2017-07-20T13:53:13Z LEADING OFF: Dodgers chase 12th straight, Bryant heals.
Montgomery homers as Cubs beat Braves 8-2 for 6th straight 2017-07-20T07:16:24Z 2017-07-19T19:37:41Z 2017-07-20T07:16:24Z Mike Montgomery throws 6 strong innings, hits first career HR to lead streaking Cubs to 8-2 win over Braves.
Paxton, Gamel power Mariners to 4-1 win over Astros 2017-07-20T06:21:50Z 2017-07-19T21:17:53Z 2017-07-20T06:21:50Z James Paxton had another strong start against Houston and rookie Ben Gamel powered the offense with a two-run homer to give the Seattle Mariners a 4-1 win over the Astros.
LEADING OFF: Dodgers chase 12th straight, Bryant heals 2017-07-20T04:59:52Z 2017-07-20T04:57:53Z 2017-07-20T04:59:48Z LEADING OFF: Dodgers chase 12th straight, Bryant heals.
Dodgers win 11th straight, spoil Moncada's White Sox debut 2017-07-20T04:15:10Z 2017-07-20T04:07:51Z 2017-07-20T04:15:10Z Kike Hernandez had two home runs to lead the surging Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-1 win in a rain-shortened game, spoiling the Chicago White Sox debut of top prospect Yoan Moncada.
Berrios, Twins top Yankees 6-1 for elusive home series win 2017-07-20T04:12:29Z 2017-07-19T20:27:59Z 2017-07-20T04:12:29Z Miguel Sano hit a three-run home run, Jose Berrios went strong into the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins beat New York 6-1 to win their first home series against the Yankees in nine years.
Pirates rookie Moroff beats Central-leading Brewers in 10th 2017-07-20T03:59:13Z 2017-07-20T03:08:06Z 2017-07-20T03:59:00Z Max Moroff got his first career game-ending hit with a single in the 10th inning, pulling the Pittsburgh Pirates closer to the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers with a 3-2 victory.
Eager Yankees reinforcements embolden team for pennant drive 2017-07-20T03:16:53Z 2017-07-19T16:47:32Z 2017-07-20T03:16:53Z The New York Yankees have ignited their pennant drive despite a midseason tailspin with a trio of major acqusitions. Cubs' Bryant leaves game with sprained finger on left hand 2017-07-19T20:58:05Z 2017-07-19T16:37:48Z 2017-07-19T20:58:04Z Cubs' Bryant leaves game against the Braves with apparent injury to his left hand.
Montgomery homers as Cubs beat Braves 8-2 for 6th straight 2017-07-19T19:40:57Z 2017-07-19T19:37:56Z 2017-07-19T19:40:07Z Mike Montgomery throws 6 strong innings, hits first career HR to lead streaking Cubs to 8-2 win over Braves.
Yankees get Frazier, Robertson, Kahnle from White Sox 2017-07-19T18:30:44Z 2017-07-19T04:17:31Z 2017-07-19T18:30:42Z The New York Yankees have acquired infielder Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the Chicago White Sox for reliever Tyler Clippard and three prospects.
Diamondbacks acquire All-Star OF JD Martinez from Tigers 2017-07-19T17:42:10Z 2017-07-18T23:07:14Z 2017-07-19T17:41:17Z The Diamondbacks acquired star outfielder J.D. Martinez from the Detroit Tigers for a package of prospects, hoping for a playoff boost.
Ramirez homers in 15th after 1 am, Red Sox outlast Jays 5-4 2017-07-19T17:42:08Z 2017-07-19T05:37:15Z 2017-07-19T17:41:14Z Hanley Ramirez hit drive out of Fenway Park in the 15th inning, giving the Boston Red Sox a 5-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in a rain-delayed game that ended after 1 a.m. Breezier All-Star game sees bump to 9.3 million viewers 2017-07-19T17:09:32Z 2017-07-18T20:17:37Z 2017-07-19T17:08:29Z Baseball's breezier All-Star game saw a turn-around in viewership from last year's record low. Foul! NJ gov Christie catches ball at Mets game, gets booed 2017-07-19T16:31:05Z 2017-07-19T01:01:12Z 2017-07-19T16:30:51Z Fans at the Cardinals-Mets game cheered when a man neatly caught a foul ball at Citi Field, until they realized it was New Jersey governor Chris Christie.
Kershaw wins 15th, Dodgers top Chisox 1-0 for 10th W in row 2017-07-19T16:10:28Z 2017-07-19T03:57:16Z 2017-07-19T16:09:37Z Clayton Kershaw pitched seven scoreless innings for his major league-leading 15th victory and the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Chicago White Sox 1-0 for their 10th straight victory.
LEADING OFF: Frazier, 2 more to Yanks; JD Martinez to Dbacks 2017-07-19T16:10:24Z 2017-07-19T02:27:28Z 2017-07-19T16:09:32Z LEADING OFF: JD Martinez joins Diamondbacks, Gray auditions.
Astros put shortstop Correa on 10-day DL with thumb injury 2017-07-19T12:51:05Z 2017-07-18T20:37:07Z 2017-07-19T12:50:22Z All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb.
Extra! Extra! Red Sox once again playing a lot of innings 2017-07-19T06:51:43Z 2017-07-19T05:17:14Z 2017-07-19T06:51:43Z No rest lately for Dustin Pedroia and these Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox kept up their recent rash of playing extra extra innings when they went into the 15th against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Brewers catcher Vogt out at least a month with sprained knee 2017-07-19T04:38:04Z 2017-07-18T21:59:28Z 2017-07-19T04:37:56Z Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt is out for at a least month with a sprained left knee following a collision at home plate.
Pirates OF Starling Marte humbled in return from suspension 2017-07-18T22:01:22Z 2017-07-17T23:06:29Z 2017-07-18T22:01:22Z Starling Marte insists he still isn't sure exactly how the illegal steroid that cost the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder an 80-game suspension got into his system.
Buy or stand pat? Surprising Brewers weigh trade deadline 2017-07-18T18:58:41Z 2017-07-18T06:46:39Z 2017-07-18T18:58:03Z The Milwaukee Brewers are weighing their options with the trade deadline approaching as they try to hold on to their lead in the National League Central. Catch This: Astros hold mock funeral for Beltran's glove 2017-07-18T18:48:21Z 2017-07-18T01:18:30Z 2017-07-18T18:48:14Z Carlos Beltran hasn't used his glove in a game in more than two months. So the Houston Astros gathered around their teammate in center field and laid his mitt to rest, holding a mock funeral to send it off.
LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Dodgers roll, Colon makes Twins debut 2017-07-18T16:14:14Z 2017-07-17T23:26:29Z 2017-07-18T16:14:14Z LEADING OFF: Kershaw, Dodgers roll, Colon makes Twins debut.
Houston All-Star Correa leaves game with thumb injury 2017-07-18T14:40:57Z 2017-07-18T02:26:32Z 2017-07-18T14:39:22Z All-Star Carlos Correa has left the Houston Astros' game against the Seattle Mariners with a jammed left thumb.
Red Sox manager Farrell says protest denied on play vs Yanks 2017-07-18T13:16:17Z 2017-07-17T21:47:04Z 2017-07-18T13:16:17Z Red Sox manager John Farrell says Major League Baseball has denied Boston's protest over a bizarre play on the bases involving Matt Holliday of the New York Yankees last weekend.
DeJong decks Mets again, Wainwright leads Cards to 6-3 win 2017-07-18T06:29:40Z 2017-07-18T03:06:34Z 2017-07-18T06:28:10Z Paul DeJong homered against the New York Mets for the fourth straight game and Adam Wainwright hit an RBI double while winning his fourth consecutive start, sending the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-3 victory. Yankees pitcher Pineda to have Tommy John surgery Tuesday 2017-07-18T05:28:36Z 2017-07-17T21:30:20Z 2017-07-18T05:28:13Z New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is set to have Tommy John surgery this week, likely putting him out of action until at least late next year.
Home plate umpire Chris Segal hit by Josh Donaldson's bat 2017-07-18T02:11:18Z 2017-07-18T01:06:30Z 2017-07-18T02:11:18Z Home plate umpire Chris Segal stayed on his post after getting hit in the head by Josh Donaldson's bat in a game between the Blue Jays and Red Sox.
Zimmerman sets franchise HR record, Nationals beat Reds 6-1 2017-07-17T22:17:03Z 2017-07-17T19:56:40Z 2017-07-17T22:16:56Z Ryan Zimmerman set the Nationals' career home run record with a solo shot, and Bryce Harper connected again as Washington powered its way to a 6-1 victory and a four-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds.
Underperforming Mets could be busy sellers at trade deadline 2017-07-17T19:49:28Z 2017-07-17T07:56:05Z 2017-07-17T19:48:21Z When the season began, the New York Mets thought they'd be fighting for first place this time of year.
Turner homers, Dodgers win 9th straight by beating Miami 3-2 2017-07-17T17:19:09Z 2017-07-16T20:45:50Z 2017-07-17T17:18:26Z Justin Turner homered and singled to increase his batting average to .374, and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to nine games by beating the Miami Marlins 3-2.
Quintana dazzles in Cubs debut, fans 12 to beat Orioles 8-0 2017-07-17T17:19:02Z 2017-07-16T20:56:26Z 2017-07-17T17:18:24Z Jose Quintana dazzled in his debut for the Chicago Cubs, striking out a season-high 12 in seven sharp innings to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-0 for a three-game sweep.
LEADING OFF: Keuchel makes rehab start, Nats boost bullpen 2017-07-17T06:32:09Z 2017-07-17T00:05:55Z 2017-07-17T06:32:09Z LEADING OFF: Keuchel makes rehab start, Nats boost bullpen.
Stanton loses glove over wall on triple by Dodgers' Taylor 2017-07-17T02:36:57Z 2017-07-16T22:05:50Z 2017-07-17T02:36:23Z Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton lost his glove over the wall while trying unsuccessfully to catch a triple by the Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor. Bob Wolff, versatile and longtime sportscaster, dies at 96 2017-07-17T02:27:31Z 2017-07-17T02:05:59Z 2017-07-17T02:26:05Z Bob Wolff, the only sportscaster to call play-by-play of championships in all four major North American professional team sports, has died at 96. Wolff broadcast the NFL's championship game, World Series, NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals.
Murphy's 2 homers lead Nationals to 14-4 rout of Reds 2017-07-16T22:49:20Z 2017-07-16T21:16:35Z 2017-07-16T22:48:42Z Daniel Murphy hit two of Washington's five home runs and had five RBIs to lead the Washington Nationals to a 14-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Nats get Madson, Doolittle from A's for Treinen, prospects 2017-07-16T21:47:34Z 2017-07-16T17:46:30Z 2017-07-16T21:47:11Z Looking to fortify a bullpen that has blown more than a third of its save chances, the Washington Nationals acquired relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle from the Oakland Athletics for right-hander Blake Treinen and two prospects.
Yankees top Red Sox 4-1 in 16th; Boston plays under protest 2017-07-16T21:06:46Z 2017-07-16T02:15:19Z 2017-07-16T21:06:46Z Didi Gregorius lined a go-ahead single in the 16th inning and the New York Yankees outlasted the Boston Red Sox 4-1 in the longest game between the bitter rivals at Fenway Park since 1966.
Bellinger hits for cycle as Wood, Dodgers beat Marlins 7-1 2017-07-16T20:47:33Z 2017-07-16T02:45:47Z 2017-07-16T20:46:28Z Cody Bellinger became the first Dodgers rookie to hit for the cycle, and Alex Wood became the first Dodgers pitcher since at least 1913 to win his first 11 decisions in a season, helping the NL West leaders beat the Miami Marlins 7-1.
LEADING OFF: Quintana debuts for Cubs, Yanks-Bosox play late 2017-07-16T13:36:24Z 2017-07-16T01:25:17Z 2017-07-16T13:36:09Z LEADING OFF: Quintana debuts for Cubs, Yanks-Bosox twinbill.
LA manager says Puig was wrong to confront Marlins pitcher 2017-07-16T04:30:46Z 2017-07-16T00:05:15Z 2017-07-16T04:30:46Z An angry Yasiel Puig took several steps toward the mound after he was nearly hit by a pitch from Jose Urena in the first inning of Saturday's game against the Miami Marlins.
Bellinger becomes 1st Dodgers rookie to hit for cycle 2017-07-16T02:47:56Z 2017-07-16T01:35:17Z 2017-07-16T02:47:49Z Cody Bellinger became the first rookie in Dodgers history to hit for the cycle when he tripled in the seventh inning Saturday against the Miami Marlins.
Red Sox put game under protest after strange play vs Yanks 2017-07-16T02:47:50Z 2017-07-16T00:35:15Z 2017-07-16T02:47:43Z The Boston Red Sox are playing their game against the New York Yankees under protest after a strange play in the 11th inning at Fenway Park.
Nationals pitcher Joe Ross to have Tommy John surgery 2017-07-15T23:28:00Z 2017-07-15T23:25:14Z 2017-07-15T23:28:00Z Washington right-hander Joe Ross will have Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season.
Puig hits 3-run homer in 9th to help Dodgers beat Miami 6-4 2017-07-15T20:11:17Z 2017-07-15T02:21:51Z 2017-07-15T20:11:17Z Yasiel Puig hit his second homer of the game with two out in the ninth inning, and the three-run shot helped the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Miami 6-4 for their seventh consecutive victory.
Chapman walks in winning run, Red Sox beat Yankees 5-4 2017-07-15T19:45:50Z 2017-07-15T03:02:17Z 2017-07-15T19:45:23Z Aroldis Chapman walked in the winning run without recording an out in the ninth inning, handing the Boston Red Sox a 5-4 win over the New York Yankees.
Teams looking to boost lineup have options on trade market 2017-07-15T14:18:04Z 2017-07-15T06:23:06Z 2017-07-15T14:17:43Z Teams looking to boost their offense have plenty of options on the trade market.
LEADING OFF: Bumgarner back from crash, All-Stars aplenty 2017-07-15T13:46:42Z 2017-07-15T06:24:00Z 2017-07-15T13:46:01Z LEADING OFF: Bumgarner back from crash, All-Stars aplenty.
LEADING OFF: Bumgarner back from crash, All-Stars aplenty 2017-07-15T03:13:29Z 2017-07-15T02:11:50Z 2017-07-15T03:13:27Z LEADING OFF: Bumgarner back from crash, All-Stars aplenty.
Red Sox cut losses, designate Sandoval for assignment 2017-07-15T02:16:03Z 2017-07-14T16:11:55Z 2017-07-15T02:15:42Z The Boston Red Sox have cut their losses with Pablo Sandoval and designated him for assignment.
FANTASY PLAYS: Quintana's value after trade to Cubs 2017-07-14T21:24:26Z 2017-07-14T21:14:16Z 2017-07-14T21:24:19Z FANTASY PLAYS: Quintana's value after trade to Cubs. Timely Tim: Tebow hits first pro walk-off HR for St. Lucie 2017-07-14T19:04:46Z 2017-07-14T02:31:12Z 2017-07-14T19:04:32Z Tim Tebow hit the first game-ending home run of his pro baseball career, lifting the Class A St. Lucie Mets over the Daytona Tortugas 5-4 in a seven-inning game.
LEADING OFF: Trout returns, Cubs try to start turnaround 2017-07-14T17:24:47Z 2017-07-14T06:01:21Z 2017-07-14T17:24:42Z LEADING OFF: Trout returns, Cubs try to start turnaround.
Cubs acquire Quintana in blockbuster trade with White Sox 2017-07-14T16:45:27Z 2017-07-13T15:51:52Z 2017-07-14T16:45:10Z The Chicago Cubs have acquired ace Jose Quintana from the White Sox in a major trade between crosstown rivals.
Francona rejoins Indians a week after heart procedure 2017-07-14T16:45:03Z 2017-07-14T04:01:38Z 2017-07-14T16:44:52Z Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona rejoined his team for an extended stay in Northern California, one week after undergoing a minor procedure for an irregular heartbeat.
Panel says lawmakers may use campaign funds on home security 2017-07-14T07:23:46Z 2017-07-13T19:41:39Z 2017-07-14T07:23:19Z The Federal Election Commission has voted 5-0 to let lawmakers use campaign funds to upgrade security systems at their homes after a House member was critically wounded in a shooting last month.
LEADING OFF: Trout returns, Cubs try to start turnaround 2017-07-14T03:53:05Z 2017-07-14T02:11:11Z 2017-07-14T03:53:00Z LEADING OFF: Trout returns, Cubs try to start turnaround.
Streaking Dodgers enter 2nd half on pace to win 100 games 2017-07-14T03:02:44Z 2017-07-13T16:51:28Z 2017-07-14T03:02:27Z The century mark is in sight for the Los Angeles Dodgers heading into the second half of the season.
Hurricanes: Owner Karmanos considers offer to sell team 2017-07-13T23:41:44Z 2017-07-13T22:24:24Z 2017-07-13T23:41:41Z Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. is considering selling the NHL team. Court: MLB committee can determine Nationals' rights fees 2017-07-13T22:31:53Z 2017-07-13T17:35:21Z 2017-07-13T22:31:49Z Appellate court rules that committee of MLB owners and executives can determine amount of Nationals' TV rights fees. Dad of Red Sox minor leaguer faces drug, weapons charges 2017-07-13T21:14:52Z 2017-07-13T12:43:17Z 2017-07-13T21:14:34Z The father of 2016 Boston Red Sox draft pick Jason Groome faces drug and weapons charges in New Jersey. Scalise undergoes surgery for infection, in fair condition 2017-07-13T21:13:58Z 2017-07-13T20:41:06Z 2017-07-13T21:13:36Z House Majority Whip Steve Scalise undergoes surgery for infection, in fair condition.
Baseball chasing Dodgers, Astros on eve of second half 2017-07-13T20:34:50Z 2017-07-12T21:21:07Z 2017-07-13T20:34:28Z Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros clear World Series favorites heading into 2nd half of season.
Rookies dominated first half, others could shine soon 2017-07-13T20:24:51Z 2017-07-13T16:31:30Z 2017-07-13T20:24:34Z Kyle Schwarber, Carlos Correa and Trea Turner each came up from the minors before the All-Star break and had a strong second half to catapult their teams into the postseason over the past two years.
Westbrook, Biles win athlete of year honors at The ESPYS 2017-07-13T19:42:30Z 2017-07-13T03:20:58Z 2017-07-13T19:42:20Z Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors.
Is Darvish into last stretch with Rangers, his 1st MLB team? 2017-07-13T16:56:24Z 2017-07-13T16:44:43Z 2017-07-13T16:55:37Z Japanese ace Yu Darvish could be going into his final stretch with the Texas Rangers. LEADING OFF: Another day to rest as trade deadline nears 2017-07-13T12:22:03Z 2017-07-13T06:11:08Z 2017-07-13T12:21:28Z LEADING OFF: Another day to rest as trade deadline nears.
LEADING OFF: Another day to rest as trade deadline nears 2017-07-13T01:42:51Z 2017-07-13T01:40:55Z 2017-07-13T01:42:44Z LEADING OFF: Another day to rest as trade deadline nears.
All-Star ratings up slightly from last year's record low 2017-07-13T00:43:45Z 2017-07-12T21:11:04Z 2017-07-13T00:43:43Z All-Star ratings up slightly from last year's record low, with AL's 2-1, 10-inning win viewed by average of 9.28 million on Fox.
Rockies chasing after 1st playoff appearance since 2009 2017-07-13T00:04:11Z 2017-07-12T18:13:54Z 2017-07-13T00:04:11Z The Colorado Rockies are in prime position to make their first playoff appearance since 2009 despite a recent 5-13 plunge.
Ex-Christie ally, Bridgegate mastermind avoids prison time 2017-07-12T22:28:39Z 2017-07-12T04:38:35Z 2017-07-12T22:28:39Z The mastermind of the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal faces sentencing.
Forbes says Cowboys most valuable sports team, worth $4.2B 2017-07-12T21:18:41Z 2017-07-12T19:31:08Z 2017-07-12T21:18:41Z Forbes says Dallas Cowboys remain most valuable pro sports franchise for second straight year.
Cano 10th-inning homer gives AL 2-1 All-Star win 2017-07-12T20:33:37Z 2017-07-12T04:08:29Z 2017-07-12T20:33:36Z Robinson Cano's 10th-inning homer off Wade Davis lifted the American League to a 2-1 All-Star win.
It no longer counts: All-Star result won't matter in October 2017-07-12T20:33:21Z 2017-07-12T05:28:29Z 2017-07-12T20:33:21Z Nelson Cruz's photo with umpire Joe West didn't affect the All-Star Game outcome, and won't affect the World Series either. Wounded congressman out of intensive care, remains serious 2017-07-12T17:34:39Z 2017-07-12T15:00:50Z 2017-07-12T17:34:32Z House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice nearly a month ago, remains in serious condition at a Washington hospital but has been moved out of the intensive care unit. All-Star players remember late Marlins ace Jose Fernandez 2017-07-12T12:23:45Z 2017-07-11T22:48:30Z 2017-07-12T12:23:31Z Players preparing for the All-Star Game at Marlins Park are remembering the late Jose Fernandez, whose locker serves as memorial to the late Miami Marlins ace.
LEADING OFF: MLB sees how All-Star Game shows in TV ratings 2017-07-12T12:01:46Z 2017-07-12T02:38:28Z 2017-07-12T12:01:42Z LEADING OFF: MLB sees how All-Star Game shows in TV ratings. Manfred: MLB open to more aggressively managing change 2017-07-12T11:42:35Z 2017-07-11T18:39:56Z 2017-07-12T11:42:27Z With homers, strikeouts and game time at record levels, Manfred is open to making changes on field.
Judge win draws most Home Run Derby viewers in nearly decade 2017-07-12T06:33:08Z 2017-07-11T22:28:20Z 2017-07-12T06:33:08Z Aaron Judge's victory in All-Star Home Run Derby draws event's most viewers in nearly a decade.
The Latest: Cano's homer in 10th gives AL a 2-1 All-Star win 2017-07-12T04:18:50Z 2017-07-11T16:38:13Z 2017-07-12T04:18:49Z Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there are three viable bidding groups that are essentially in the same place pricewise in the Miami Marlins sale process.
MLB looks to Harper, Trout, Judge to connect with fans 2017-07-12T01:12:12Z 2017-07-10T22:27:45Z 2017-07-12T01:12:12Z Major League Baseball looks to Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Aaron Judge to connect with fans and compete with NFL and NBA stars for recognition.
Take me out to the screen: Virtual reality baseball a hit 2017-07-11T21:14:14Z 2017-07-10T06:57:21Z 2017-07-11T21:14:14Z Take me out to the screen: Virtual Reality baseball is a hit at FanFest, where fans get to feel what it's like to be Buster Posey catching pitches _ without the pain of snatching major league tosses. Former baseball star Livan Hernandez files for bankruptcy 2017-07-11T18:40:50Z 2017-07-11T18:18:26Z 2017-07-11T18:40:31Z Former major league pitcher Livan Hernandez has filed for bankruptcy in Florida, claiming debts of up to a million dollars.
With All-Star win, AL can pull into series tie with NL 2017-07-11T18:40:13Z 2017-07-11T16:28:11Z 2017-07-11T18:40:03Z With a win in the All-Star Game, the AL can pull into a series tie with the NL.
All rise as Judge smashes his way to Home Run Derby title 2017-07-11T17:31:24Z 2017-07-11T02:40:10Z 2017-07-11T17:31:24Z Aaron Judge dominated the All-Star Home Run Derby in the same manner he has smashed his way through his rookie season, hitting drives up to 513 feet and beating Minnesota's Miguel Sano 11-10 in the final.
LEADING OFF: Judge, AL try to even All-Star rivalry, at last 2017-07-11T15:42:06Z 2017-07-11T02:38:02Z 2017-07-11T15:41:46Z LEADING OFF: Judge, AL try to even All-Star rivalry, at last. AL's Chris Sale, NL's Max Scherzer to start All-Star Game 2017-07-11T06:32:28Z 2017-07-10T18:27:53Z 2017-07-11T06:31:16Z Chris Sale will become the first pitcher to make consecutive All-Star starts representing different teams, with the Boston ace opening Tuesday for the American League and Washington's Max Scherzer on the mound for the National League.
Maddon only one from World Series champs at All-Star Game 2017-07-11T05:59:10Z 2017-07-10T23:37:53Z 2017-07-11T05:59:10Z Joe Maddon is the only member of Chicago Cubs' first World Series champions since 1908 to be at All-Star Game.
The Latest: Aaron Judge wins the Home Run Derby 2017-07-11T05:19:31Z 2017-07-10T20:58:00Z 2017-07-11T05:19:30Z Giancarlo Stanton will defend his Home Run Derby title short on sleep.
From .179 to the All-Star Game: The climb of Aaron Judge 2017-07-11T02:41:25Z 2017-07-10T22:07:50Z 2017-07-11T02:40:35Z Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is set for his All-Star debut, still inspired by hitting .179 in his first small taste of the majors a year ago. House official: Threats to lawmakers spike in 2017 2017-07-11T01:39:49Z 2017-07-10T17:29:57Z 2017-07-11T01:39:38Z The chief law enforcement official for the House tells federal officials that the U.S. Capitol Police have already investigated more threats to members of Congress than in all of 2016.
Unpopular Christie turns to sports talk, calls fan 'a bum' 2017-07-10T22:10:56Z 2017-07-10T17:18:37Z 2017-07-10T22:10:54Z The first poll released since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was photographed lounging on a beach closed to the public shows his approval rating is holding steady at a dismal 15 percent. Mike Trout slated to return to Angels' lineup Friday 2017-07-10T21:30:57Z 2017-07-10T03:47:18Z 2017-07-10T21:30:49Z Mike Trout will return to the Los Angeles Angels' lineup Friday after missing 39 games with an injured thumb.
Vin Scully to receive Icon Award at The ESPYS 2017-07-10T21:01:04Z 2017-07-10T18:17:40Z 2017-07-10T21:00:34Z Vin Scully will receive the Icon Award at the EPSY Awards, with actor Bryan Cranston presenting the honor given to those whose careers have left a lasting impression on the sports world.
Freeland loses no-hit bid in 9th, Rockies top White Sox 10-0 2017-07-10T20:29:24Z 2017-07-09T22:47:27Z 2017-07-10T20:29:24Z Hometown rookie Kyle Freeland came within two outs of the first no-hitter by a Rockies pitcher at Coors Field before surrendering a sharp single over the infield to Melky Cabrera as Colorado beat the Chicago White Sox 10-0.
Braun capable of strong 2nd half _ if he can stay healthy 2017-07-10T20:29:21Z 2017-07-10T06:27:42Z 2017-07-10T20:29:19Z Milwaukee leads the NL Central despite minimal contributions from slugger Ryan Braun, and he's capable of a big second half if he can stay healthy.
LEADING OFF: Stanton, Judge set for All-Star Home Run Derby 2017-07-10T20:09:27Z 2017-07-10T01:17:12Z 2017-07-10T20:09:19Z LEADING OFF: Stanton, Judge set for All-Star Home Run Derby.
Correa, Altuve, Astros batter Blue Jays 19-1 for 60th win 2017-07-10T18:12:28Z 2017-07-09T21:17:04Z 2017-07-10T18:12:28Z Carlos Correa homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs as the Houston Astros romped into the All-Star break, battering the Toronto Blue Jays 19-1.
Kershaw tosses 6-hitter, Dodgers beat Royals 5-2 for sweep 2017-07-10T17:19:22Z 2017-07-09T22:47:07Z 2017-07-10T17:19:22Z Clayton Kershaw tossed a six-hitter to become the majors' first 14-game winner, Justin Turner homered twice, and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-2.
Honeywell helps US tops World 7-6 in All-Star Futures Game 2017-07-10T16:59:17Z 2017-07-09T23:27:08Z 2017-07-10T16:59:17Z Houston Astros prospect Derek Fisher scored the first run and hit a two-run double to lead a well-balanced United States side past the World team 7-6 in the All-Star Futures Game. Pitbull, Hudson, Kravitz performing at All-Star events 2017-07-10T05:17:33Z 2017-07-08T21:26:37Z 2017-07-10T05:17:29Z Pitbill, Jennifer Hudson and Lenny Kravitz are among the artists performing at events surrounding baseball's All-Star Game in Miami.
All-Star Fulmer outlasts Kluber as Tigers top Indians 5-3 2017-07-10T05:08:51Z 2017-07-10T04:17:17Z 2017-07-10T05:08:41Z Fulmer outshines fellow All-Star Kluber as Tigers down Indians 5-3.
Kingly start from Hernandez gives Mariners 4-0 win over A's 2017-07-10T00:07:46Z 2017-07-09T23:07:50Z 2017-07-10T00:07:40Z Felix Hernandez rediscovered some of his past form allowing two hits over six dominant innings, and Nelson Cruz hit his 17th home run of the season to give the Seattle Mariners a 4-0 win over the Oakland Athletics.
Shaw, Vogt homer, NL Central-leading Brewers beat Yanks 5-3 2017-07-09T23:37:29Z 2017-07-09T21:37:12Z 2017-07-09T23:37:29Z Travis Shaw and Stephen Vogt both homered and the Milwaukee Brewers lengthened their surprising lead in the NL Central, topping the New York Yankees 5-3.
With MLB spending on amateurs capped, some could go to Asia 2017-07-09T22:57:23Z 2017-07-09T22:57:19Z 2017-07-09T22:57:23Z With Major League Baseball capping spending on international amateurs, some prospects could get more lucrative offers from clubs in Japan and South Korea.
Adam Jones homers twice and Orioles pound Twins 11-5 2017-07-09T22:49:23Z 2017-07-09T21:38:08Z 2017-07-09T22:49:23Z Adam Jones homered twice and drove in five runs to lead a 15-hit attack and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Minnesota Twins 11-5.
Rockies rookie Freeland loses no-hitter in 9th vs White Sox 2017-07-09T22:37:19Z 2017-07-09T20:57:07Z 2017-07-09T22:37:18Z Colorado Rockies rookie Kyle Freeland is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Chicago White Sox.
Pirates jump on Lester, Cubs for 10 runs in 1st 2017-07-09T22:37:17Z 2017-07-09T18:17:00Z 2017-07-09T22:37:17Z Pittsburgh Pirates score 10 runs in 1st against Chicago Cubs.
Phils hit 6 homers in 7-1 rout of Padres 2017-07-09T21:19:12Z 2017-07-09T20:47:06Z 2017-07-09T21:19:12Z Freddy Galvis hit two of his team's six home runs, Jerad Eickhoff threw five shutout innings, and the Philadelphia Phillies topped the San Diego Padres 7-1. Elderly woman flashes stunned crowd at Dodger Stadium 2017-07-09T15:48:21Z 2017-07-09T04:36:39Z 2017-07-09T15:48:20Z An elderly woman shown dancing on the videoboard between innings at Dodger Stadium proceeded to flash the crowd.
LEADING OFF: All-Stars Kluber, Fulmer match up before break 2017-07-09T15:08:50Z 2017-07-09T02:46:38Z 2017-07-09T15:08:28Z LEADING OFF: All-Stars Kluber, Fulmer match up before break; Kershaw goes for No. 14 against Royals.
Indians' Francona out of hospital after heart procedure 2017-07-09T13:48:41Z 2017-07-08T15:38:49Z 2017-07-09T13:48:40Z Indians manager Terry Francona resting at home after procedure to correct irregular heartbeat.
Out goes Frazier! Rookie hits HR in 9th to lift Yankees 2017-07-09T13:08:52Z 2017-07-08T20:06:30Z 2017-07-09T13:08:39Z Clint Frazier hits game-ending homer, sending New York Yankees to 5-3 win over Milwaukee Brewers.
Schoop, Trumbo homer as O's top Twins 5-1, stop 5-game skid 2017-07-09T00:48:52Z 2017-07-08T21:36:31Z 2017-07-09T00:48:50Z Jonathan Schoop and Mark Trumbo each homered for Baltimore, Wade Miley produced his best start in more than five weeks and the Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 to stop a five-game losing streak.
Colon passes on Mets, agrees to minor league deal with Twins 2017-07-08T19:38:41Z 2017-07-08T02:17:32Z 2017-07-08T19:38:27Z The New York Mets say they wanted a reunion with Bartolo Colon, but Big Sexy has opted for a new home in Minnesota.
LEADING OFF: Cubs try closing strong, Francona still out 2017-07-08T16:10:24Z 2017-07-08T06:27:32Z 2017-07-08T16:09:10Z LEADING OFF: Cubs try closing strong, Francona still out.
Indians' Francona has heart procedure, out of All-Star Game 2017-07-08T10:28:19Z 2017-07-07T14:56:22Z 2017-07-08T10:28:05Z Indians manager Terry Francona has undergone a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat.
Greinke, Goldschmidt help Diamondbacks beat Reds 6-3 2017-07-08T06:31:40Z 2017-07-08T04:56:05Z 2017-07-08T06:31:40Z Zack Greinke threw seven scoreless innings and Paul Goldschmidt hit his 20th homer to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3.
Aguilar's slam, 7 RBIs send Brewers past skidding Yanks, 9-4 2017-07-08T06:29:32Z 2017-07-08T04:36:04Z 2017-07-08T06:29:32Z Jesus Aguilar homered twice and matched a Brewers record with seven RBIs, including a tiebreaking grand slam in the seventh inning that sent Milwaukee past the skidding New York Yankees 9-4 for its fifth straight victory.
Judge hits 30th HR, breaks DiMaggio's mark for Yanks rookies 2017-07-08T04:46:47Z 2017-07-08T02:36:08Z 2017-07-08T04:46:43Z Aaron Judge has hit his 30th home run of the season, breaking Joe DiMaggio's record for most by a New York Yankees rookie.
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