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Sun Jun 2400:40Font, Rays shut down Yanks; DeSclafani slams Reds past CubsCody AllenRPIndiansThe Empire
Justin GrimmRPRoyalsFree Agent
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wilmer Font worked into the sixth inning to get his first major league win, Willy Adames homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 4-0 on Saturday.Font (1-3) allowed three hits, one walk and struck out four over 5 2/3 innings. Four relievers completed a four-hitter.Adames had an RBI single during a two-run second and added a solo homer in the seventh off Sonny Gray (5-5).The Rays have won the first two of a three-game series against the Yankees, who have the best record in the majors.New York (50-24), coming off a three-game sweep over Seattle, is the only team in the big leagues not to have dropped more than two straight games this year. This is the latest the Yankees have gone into a season without losing three in a row since August 1954.REDS 11, CUBS 2CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani hit the first grand slam by a Cincinnati pitcher in 59 years, helping the last-place Reds beat the Chicago Cubs for their sixth consecutive victory.It ... [More]
Sat Jun 2323:00Font, Rays shut down Yanks; DeSclafani slams Reds past CubsCody AllenRPIndiansThe Empire
Wilmer FontSPRaysFree Agent
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wilmer Font worked into the sixth inning to get his first major league win, Willy Adames homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 4-0 on Saturday.Font (1-3) allowed three hits, one walk and struck out four over 5 2/3 innings. Four relievers completed a four-hitter.Adames had an RBI single during a two-run second and added a solo homer in the seventh off Sonny Gray (5-5).The Rays have won the first two of a three-game series against the Yankees, who have the best record in the majors.New York (50-24), coming off a three-game sweep over Seattle, is the only team in the big leagues not to have dropped more than two straight games this year. This is the latest the Yankees have gone into a season without losing three in a row since August 1954.REDS 11, CUBS 2CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani hit the first grand slam by a Cincinnati pitcher in 59 years, helping the last-place Reds beat the Chicago Cubs for their sixth consecutive victory.It ... [More]
Sat Jun 2321:50Font, Rays shut down Yanks; DeSclafani slams Reds past CubsCody AllenRPIndiansThe Empire
Lou TrivinoRPAthleticsFree Agent
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wilmer Font worked into the sixth inning to get his first major league win, Willy Adames homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 4-0 on Saturday.Font (1-3) allowed three hits, one walk and struck out four over 5 2/3 innings. Four relievers completed a four-hitter.Adames had an RBI single during a two-run second and added a solo homer in the seventh off Sonny Gray (5-5).The Rays have won the first two of a three-game series against the Yankees, who have the best record in the majors.New York (50-24), coming off a three-game sweep over Seattle, is the only team in the big leagues not to have dropped more than two straight games this year. This is the latest the Yankees have gone into a season without losing three in a row since August 1954.REDS 11, CUBS 2CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani hit the first grand slam by a Cincinnati pitcher in 59 years, helping the last-place Reds beat the Chicago Cubs for their sixth consecutive victory.It ... [More]
Sat Jun 2319:40Blue Jays put starting pitchers Sanchez, Garcia on DLTim MayzaRPBlue JaysFree Agent
Marcus StromanSPBlue JaysTeam Joker
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have put pitchers Aaron Sanchez and Jaime Garcia on the 10-day disabled list.The Blue Jays activated right-hander Marcus Stroman off the 10-day disabled list. He'd been out since May 8 with shoulder trouble.Stroman was set to start Saturday night against the Los Angeles Angels. He is 0-5 with a 7.71 ERA.Toronto also recalled left-handed reliever Tim Mayza from Triple-A Buffalo.Sanchez sustained a right finger contusion prior to starting an 8-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, giving up two runs in one inning before leaving the game. He is 3-5 with a 4.52 ERA.Garcia is dealing with soreness in his left shoulder, manager John Gibbons said. Garcia is 0-6 in his last 10 starts and has not won since April 17.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Sat Jun 2315:50Brewers recall IF Miller, send down struggling OF SantanaJi-Man Choi1BRaysFree Agent
Domingo SantanaRFBrewersFree Agent
Eric Thames1BBrewersFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers recalled veteran infielder Brad Miller from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday and optioned struggling outfielder Domingo Santana there in an exchange of former 30-homer players.Miller, acquired from Tampa Bay on June 10 for first baseman-outfielder Ji-Man Choi, was in the Brewers' starting lineup at second base and batting sixth Saturday against St. Louis."That first day, no matter how much sleep you have, no matter the travel, it doesn't really matter, you're running on adrenaline," Miller said before the game. "Excited to get in there right away and get to work."Santana hit .278 last season for Milwaukee with 30 homers and 85 RBIs, but never got going this season. He hit .249 and just three homers and 17 RBIs in 189 at-bats."At some point, we're going to need Domingo and we'd prefer that he was kind of rolling and clicking when that times comes," manager Craig Counsell said."It's tough to do it when you're not playing that much. It's not s... [More]
Sat Jun 2313:50Brewers recall IF Miller, send down struggling OF SantanaJi-Man Choi1BRaysFree Agent
Domingo SantanaRFBrewersFree Agent
Eric Thames1BBrewersFree Agent
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers recalled veteran infielder Brad Miller from Triple A Colorado Springs and optioned struggling outfielder Domingo Santana.Miller, acquired from Tampa Bay on June 10 in exchange for first baseman-outfielder Ji-Man Choi, was in the Brewers starting lineup at second base for Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals, batting sixth.Santana hit .278 last season for Milwaukee with 30 homers and 85 RBIs, but never got on track this season. He hit .249, with three homers and 17 RBIs in 189 at-bats.With Jesus Aguilar and his team-best 16 homers earning more time at first base, recently activated Eric Thames has been playing more outfield, reducing Santana's role.Miller batted .256 with five homers and 21 RBIs in 48 games this season with Tampa Bay.
Sat Jun 2313:30A's recall OF Martini, send Bassitt, Coulombe to Triple-AChris BassittSPAthleticsFree Agent
Danny CoulombeRPAthleticsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Oakland Athletics recalled outfielder Nick Martini from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday and optioned right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt and left-hander Danny Coulombe before their game at Chicago against the White Sox.Martini will be available off the bench on Saturday. He was called up by the Athletics for three games this month and was hitless in nine at-bats. In 62 games for Nashville, the 27-year-old batted .305 with five homers and 33 RBIs. In his last 34 games in the minors, Martini hit .360.Bassitt made three starts with Oakland, going 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA. He started and lost in the second game of the A's doubleheader at Chicago on Friday, allowing five runs in 5 1/3 innings.Coulombe was the 26th man for the Athletics in Friday's nightcap, pitching two-thirds of an inning and allowing three hits. He is 1-1 with a 4.56 ERA in 26 relief appearances during three stints with Oakland this season.
Sat Jun 2301:30Bellinger's grand slam lifts Dodgers over Mets for 5-2 winYonder Alonso1BIndiansObi-Wan
Rosell HerreraSSRoyalsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the sinking New York Mets 5-2 on Friday night behind Alex Wood's effective pitching.Yasiel Puig added a solo home run in the ninth, and the defending NL champions won their 10th straight against the Mets dating to May 2016. Los Angeles has outscored New York 75-20 in those games, winning each of the past eight by at least three runs — a first in Dodgers history against any opponent, according to STATS.Wood (3-5) outdueled Zack Wheeler (2-6), allowing two runs and six hits in six innings to win his second consecutive start. The left-hander with the funky delivery struck out seven and walked one.Kenley Jansen fanned two in a perfect ninth for his 19th save.New York wasted a dazzling catch by center fielder Michael Conforto that saved a run in the third. After starting the season 11-1, the Mets lost for the 21st time in 27 games to fall a season-worst 11 games ... [More]
Fri Jun 2222:49Bellinger's grand slam lifts Dodgers over Mets for 5-2 winFranklin BarretoSSAthleticsFree Agent
Cody Bellinger1B/CFDodgersFree Agent
Michael ConfortoCF/LFMetsFree Agent
Raisel IglesiasRPRedsFree Agent
Kenley JansenRPDodgersFree Agent
Sean ManaeaSPAthleticsDoubleHeader
Yasiel PuigRFDodgersFree Agent
Sergio RomoRP/SPRaysObi-Wan
Kyle SchwarberLFCubsFree Agent
James ShieldsSPWhite SoxBuchanalia
Zack WheelerSPMetsFree Agent
Alex WoodSPDodgersFree Agent
Ryan YarbroughRP/SPRaysThe Empire
NEW YORK (AP) — Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the sinking New York Mets 5-2 on Friday night behind Alex Wood's effective pitching.Yasiel Puig added a solo home run in the ninth, and the defending NL champions won their 10th straight against the Mets dating to May 2016. Los Angeles has outscored New York 75-20 in those games, winning each of the past eight by at least three runs — a first in Dodgers history against any opponent, according to STATS.Wood (3-5) outdueled Zack Wheeler (2-6), allowing two runs and six hits in six innings to win his second consecutive start. The left-hander with the funky delivery struck out seven and walked one.Kenley Jansen fanned two in a perfect ninth for his 19th save.New York wasted a dazzling catch by center fielder Michael Conforto that saved a run in the third. After starting the season 11-1, the Mets lost for the 21st time in 27 games to fall a season-worst 11 games ... [More]
Fri Jun 2218:59Servais: Who was that mustachioed man?Ichiro SuzukiRFMarinersFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — Seattle manager Scott Servais kept up the ruse on Friday night, denying that he saw Ichiro Suzuki in disguise in the Mariners dugout at Yankee Stadium.And he mostly kept a straight face as he said it.In a performance almost as transparent as the fake mustache and hoodie the former outfielder wore when he crashed the team's bench, Servais said before Friday night's game against the Red Sox, "I've got to keep a closer eye on my dugout.""Mustaches? I don't know anybody that's got a mustache," Servais told chuckling reporters at Fenway Park a day after Suzuki was caught by an Associated Press photographer where he wasn't supposed to be. "I don't know who that is, but will definitely keep an eye out today."Suzuki, who is now in the Mariners front office, stretched with the team on Friday night and took batting practice before the series opener against the Red Sox. According to Major League Baseball rules, he isn't allowed to be in the dugout during games.The 44-year-old outf... [More]
Fri Jun 2215:39Athletics activate Joyce, option Smolinski to Triple-ADanny CoulombeRPAthleticsFree Agent
Matt JoyceLF/PHAthleticsObi-Wan
Jake SmolinskiCFAthleticsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have activated outfielder Matt Joyce from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Jake Smolinski to Triple-A Nashville.Sidelined since June 2 because of a strained lower back, Joyce was not in the lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. But manager Bob Melvin was planning to have him play in the nightcap.An All-Star with Tampa Bay in 2011, Joyce was batting just .196 through his first 55 games. He hit .243 with 25 homers and 68 RBIs last season, his first with Oakland.Smolinski was batting .128 in 19 games. The Athletics were planning to call up lefty reliever Daniel Coulombe for the second game as the 26th man.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Fri Jun 2215:19White Sox activate OF Avisail Garcia from DLTrayce ThompsonCF/RFWhite SoxFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia was activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday after missing two months because of a strained right hamstring.Garcia was in the lineup for Game 1 of Chicago's doubleheader against the Oakland Athletics — his first appearance since April 23. He was off to a slow start with a .233 average and four RBIs in 18 games after hitting .330 and driving in 80 runs last year while making his first All-Star team.Garcia also hurt his right knee taking a swing while he was on the DL, prior to going on a rehab assignment. But now that he is healthy, he hopes to get on a roll."My knee is good," he said. "My hamstring is good. I have no pain in my body right now. I feel great, great and focused and trying to compete every single day."Manager Rick Renteria said he had no hesitation starting Avisail Garcia and returning utility player Leury Garcia in the opener of the doubleheader despite the soggy conditions. He said neither player would start Game 2, though they would be available off the bench.Renteria also said there would be no limitations on them after Friday. Leury Garcia was starting in left field in his first appearance since May 23.The White Sox also optioned infielder Jose Rondon to Triple-A Charlotte, and designated outfielder Trayce Thompson for assignment on Friday.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Fri Jun 2213:09White Sox activate OF Avisail Garcia from DLTrayce ThompsonCF/RFWhite SoxFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have activated right fielder Avisail Garcia from the 10-day disabled list.Garcia was in the lineup for Game 1 of a doubleheader Friday against the Oakland Athletics after being sidelined since April 23 because of a strained right hamstring. He was batting .233 with four RBIs in 18 games after hitting .330 and driving in 80 runs a year ago.The White Sox also activated utility player Leury Garcia (sprained left knee), optioned infielder Jose Rondon to Triple-A Charlotte, and designated outfielder Trayce Thompson for assignment.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Thu Jun 2122:39Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on M's bench in fake mustache disguiseIchiro SuzukiRFMarinersFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Just who was that guy sitting on the Seattle Mariners bench, the odd fellow with the bushy mustache, shades and a hoodie?Wait a second — it was Ichiro!Now a team executive, Ichiro Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout Thursday to watch a bit of the action at Yankee Stadium.Exactly as he hinted, in fact."He was perfect. I never would have known it was him," Valentine texted to The Associated Press.Officially, Suzuki isn't allowed to be in the dugout during games under Major League Baseball rules. The 44-year-old outfielder with 3,089 career hits came off the Seattle roster in early May and moved into the team's front office as a special assistant to the chairman.Suzuki has been taking part in pregame drills and batting practice in a role similar to a coach. But he's required to leave the bench when games begin, and that's when he takes his place in the clubhouse — usually, anyway.This time, in a ballpark where he played ... [More]
Thu Jun 2121:39Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on M's bench in fake mustache disguiseIchiro SuzukiRFMarinersFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Just who was that guy sitting on the Seattle Mariners bench, the odd fellow with the bushy mustache, shades and a hoodie?Wait a second — it was Ichiro!Now a team executive, Ichiro Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout Thursday to watch a bit of the action at Yankee Stadium.Exactly as he hinted, in fact.Officially, Suzuki isn't allowed to be in the dugout during games under Major League Baseball rules. The 44-year-old outfielder with 3,089 career hits came off the Seattle roster in early May and moved into the team's front office as a special assistant to the chairman.Suzuki has been taking part in pregame drills and batting practice in a role similar to a coach. But he's required to leave the bench when games begin, and that's when he takes his place in the clubhouse — usually, anyway.This time, in a ballpark where he played for parts of three seasons, Suzuki got a much closer look.Associated Press photographer Bill Kos... [More]
Thu Jun 2120:09Trout limited to DH with finger sprain as Angels host JaysJohn LambSPAngelsFree Agent
Tyler SkaggsSPAngelsThe Empire
Mike TroutCFAngelsBuchanalia
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout will be the Los Angeles Angels' designated hitter for his 1,000th career game Thursday night because of a sprained right index finger.The Angels don't expect to use Trout in the outfield during this four-game set against Toronto, but manager Mike Scioscia says the injury is not serious. Scioscia says it will not hinder Trout's ability to grip or swing the bat.Trout is batting .448 with five home runs and 12 RBIs in June. During an eight-game hitting streak, Trout is 16 for 23 (.696).Tyler Skaggs was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday because of tightness in his right hamstring. Left-hander John Lamb (0-0, 3.60 ERA) will take his place.With 13 players already on the disabled list, including nine pitchers, Scioscia said the team wanted to be cautious with Skaggs. Scioscia says there was a chance Skaggs could start Sunday, "but he has to pitch, obviously, with no restrictions."___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Thu Jun 2116:19Mariners place RHPs Nicasio and Altavillla on DLDan AltavillaRPMarinersFree Agent
Mike MorinRPMarinersFree Agent
Juan NicasioRPMarinersFree Agent
Dan Vogelbach1BMarinersFree Agent
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have placed right-handers Juan Nicasio and Dan Altavilla on the 10-day disabled list, recalled infielder Daniel Vogelbach, and purchased the contract of right-hander Mike Morin from Triple-A Tacoma.Nicasio has swelling in his right knee, while Altavilla is sidelined by a right elbow UCL sprain.Mariners manager Scott Servais says Thursday he hates "to lose either one of those guys, but we've got to get them healthy, get them right."Nicasio gave up four earned runs without getting an out June 6 at Houston after not allowing a run in his previous eight games.Altavilla, 3-2 with 2.61 ERA over 22 appearances, was previously on the DL May 1-12 with right AC joint inflammation. He will be examined by team doctors in Seattle.Morin went 2-1 with three saves and a 3.24 ERA in 20 games for Tacoma.Vogelbach, in his third stint with the Mariners this season, hit .200 with two homers and five RBIs and in 22 earlier games.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Thu Jun 2114:19White Sox-A's game postponed; twinbill set for FridayChris BassittSPAthleticsFree Agent
Lucas GiolitoSPWhite SoxTeam Sapinski
Sean ManaeaSPAthleticsDoubleHeader
James ShieldsSPWhite SoxBuchanalia
CHICAGO (AP) — Thursday night's game between the Oakland Athletics and the Chicago White Sox has been postponed because of rain.The postponement is the 40th in the major leagues this season, one more than last year and the most in at least the past six years.The game will be made up on Friday as part of a straight doubleheader beginning at 3:10 p.m. CDT. The second game will start at 7:10 p.m., the time for Friday's regularly scheduled game, or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.The White Sox announced right-hander James Shields (2-8, 4.63 ERA) will start the first game on Friday, with righty Lucas Giolito (4-7, 7.19) following in the nightcap. Chicago has lost seven straight to match a season high and is a season-low 25 games under .500.Oakland will send left-hander Sean Manaea (6-6, 3.56) to the mound in the opener and start righty Chris Bassitt in (0-2, 2.45) in Game 2.The Athletics are scheduled to play four games this weekend during their only visit to Chicago this season.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Thu Jun 2113:39White Sox-A's game postponed; twinbill set for FridayChris BassittSPAthleticsFree Agent
Lucas GiolitoSPWhite SoxTeam Sapinski
James ShieldsSPWhite SoxBuchanalia
CHICAGO (AP) — Thursday night's game between the Oakland Athletics and the Chicago White Sox has been postponed because of rain.The postponement is the 40th in the major leagues this season, one more than last year and the most in at least the past six years.The game will be made up on Friday as part of a straight doubleheader beginning at 3:10 p.m. CDT. The second game will start at 7:10 p.m., the time for Friday's regularly scheduled game, or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.The White Sox announced right-hander James Shields (2-8, 4.63 ERA) will start the first game on Friday, with righty Lucas Giolito (4-7, 7.19) following in the nightcap. Chicago has lost seven straight to match a season high and is a season-low 25 games under .500.Oakland hadn't yet named starters for the doubleheader, but right-hander Chris Bassitt (0-2, 2.45) had been scheduled to start Thursday night.The Athletics are scheduled to play four games this weekend during their only visit to Chicago this season.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Wed Jun 2023:01Mariners joke Ichiro should be in Home Run DerbyIchiro SuzukiRFMarinersFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Now that he's no longer an active player, maybe Ichiro Suzuki wants to start swinging for the fences.How about at next month's Home Run Derby during All-Star festivities in Washington?What began as light-hearted banter among Seattle Mariners coaches grew into something that caused a stir in the clubhouse before Wednesday night's game against the New York Yankees."He's got power and he's been launching balls into the seats," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "A couple of coaches said the other day, 'You know, no one wants to do this Home Run Derby. Why don't we just send Ichiro? He'd be awesome.'"The idea gained momentum when Servais mentioned it on a radio show Wednesday, and suddenly a new Twitter hashtag was born — #IchiForDC.Not officially retired but unlikely to appear in another major league game, the Japanese-born Suzuki shifted to a new role with Seattle as special assistant to the chairman in early May after batting .205 in 15 games this season. The 44-ye... [More]
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