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  1. Mat Latos extends unbeaten streak to 20 consecutive games

    Jun 8, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

    Mat Latos

    Reds starter Mat Latos was last saddled with a loss on August 24 last season, when he allowed seven runs in five innings to the Cardinals. In the 20 starts since, Latos has won ten games and received ten no-decisions. Tonight marked the 20th consecutive game in which Latos started a game and did not…

  2. Matt Harvey expects to take his next scheduled start

    Jun 8, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning of their MLB Inter League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    Matt Harvey left after the seventh inning of this afternoon’s game against the Marlins with a back injury. He had held the Marlins to one run over seven innings. In the dugout after his final inning, he spoke to pitching coach Dan Warthen about the injury, prompting manager Terry Collins to relieve him with Brandon…

  3. Rays could promote Wil Myers soon

    Jun 8, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

    Wil Myers AP

    Rays prospect Wil Myers could be promoted to the big leagues within the next 10 days, according to ESPN’s Jim Bowden. The Rays acquired Myers in the trade that sent James Shields and Wade Davis to the Royals. With Triple-A Durham, Myers entered today’s game with an .841 OPS with ten home runs in 257…

  4. Mets designate Rick Ankiel for assignment, recall Kirk Nieuwenhuis

    Jun 8, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

    Rick Ankiel, Adeiny Hechavarria

    Rick Ankiel entered today’s marathon ballgame against the Marlins in the 13th inning, taking reliever David Aardsma‘s spot at #9 in the lineup. In his four at-bats, he struck out three times and fouled out weakly to Placido Polanco at third base. Since coming over to the Mets after the Astros cut him, Ankiel came…

  5. Mike Adams sidelined for at least a few days with biceps injury

    Jun 8, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    mike adams phillies getty

    Phillies reliever Mike Adams felt irritation in his right biceps and will be sidelined for at least a few days,¬†writes Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Adams allowed a run in one inning of work in his most recent appearance on May 6 and was not used last night in a situation in which the…

  6. Andy Pettitte earns 250th career victory

    Jun 8, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte

    Yankees starter Andy Pettitte became the 47th pitcher in Major League history to join the 250-win club with a victory over the Mariners this afternoon. Pettitte held the Mariners to one run on three hits and no walks in seven and a third innings, striking out six as the Yankees went on to win 3-1.…

  7. Blue Jays, Marlins emerge victorious in pair of marathon games

    Jun 8, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Toronto Blue Jays

    The Rangers, Blue Jays, Marlins, and Mets combined for 38 innings of baseball as the four teams engaged in two marathon games this afternoon. The Jays defeated the Rangers 4-3 in 18 innings while the Marlins emerged victorious over the Mets 2-1 in 20 innings. It is the Jays’ second game lasting at least 17…

  8. Michael Pineda scheduled for first rehab start tomorrow

    Jun 8, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    New York Yankees starter Pineda pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during a spring training baseball game in Clearwater

    Yankees starter Michael Pineda will begin his rehab, making his first start tomorrow afternoon with the Single-A Tampa Yankees per’s Bryan Hoch on Twitter. He was originally scheduled to start today, but was pushed back to tomorrow due to a rainout. Pineda, who hasn’t pitched in the Majors since September 2011, suffered a torn…

  9. Rockies activate Jeff Francis, promote Tyler Colvin

    Jun 8, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Chicago Cubs

    The Rockies have added starter Jeff Francis back to the roster from the 15-day disabled list. Francis had missed three weeks with a strained left groin. In eight starts, the lefty had a 6.00 ERA in 36 innings of work. He will start tonight against the Padres, opposing Eric Stults. In a corresponding move, the…

  10. Astros claim Wade LeBlanc off waivers

    Jun 8, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Miami Marlins

    The Astros added a pitcher to the stable by claiming left-hander Wade LeBlanc off of waivers. The Marlins had put him on waivers on Sunday after he recorded five outs in relief of Kevin Slowey against the Mets. Overall, LeBlanc posted a 5.18 ERA in 48.2 innings this season. Pitching in between the rotation and…

  11. Play of the Day: Fan gives Cliff Lee a Twizzler

    Jun 8, 2013, 12:51 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee, though understated, is a character. He famously shrugged off making an important catch in the first game of the 2009 World Series. He never looks more excited than when he’s in the batter’s box and subsequently able to run the bases. You can add retrieving food from the stands to the list. While…

  12. Athletics continue tear, move into first place

    Jun 7, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT

    Nate Freiman, Josh Donaldson, Adam Rosales, Jed Lowrie

    With a 4-3 victory over the White Sox tonight, the Athletics moved into first place in the AL West for the first time since April 20, when they were 12-6. Now 38-25, they are winners of 18 of their last 21 contests. The Rangers, who have been treading water for the last three weeks, fell…

  13. Shane Victorino could be cleared to return tomorrow

    Jun 7, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

    Shane Victorino

    Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino could be activated from the 15-day disabled list before the second game of tomorrow’s double-header, according to Peter Abraham. Victorino has been dealing with a strained left hamstring and hasn’t played since May 20 as a result. Recently, he has been rehabbing with Triple-A Pawtucket. The Sox signed Victorino to…

  14. Giants place Angel Pagan on 15-day DL

    Jun 7, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

    Angel Pagan

    The Giants have placed center fielder Angel Pagan on the 15-day disabled list due to a continued battle with a strained right hamstring, reports CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly. Pagan had been out of the lineup for 11 consecutive days, so his arrival on the DL is retroactive 10 days. The Giants recalled Juan Perez…

  15. Chase Utley eyeing mid-June return

    Jun 7, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    Chase Utley

    Phillies second baseman Chase Utley strained his right oblique muscle taking cuts during batting practice prior to the team’s May 21 game against the Marlins. Initial estimates had the veteran missing between two weeks and a month. Today marks two and a half weeks. CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury reports that the 34-year-old is feeling good…

  16. Giancarlo Stanton could return on Monday

    Jun 7, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Miami Marlins

    Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton could be activated from the disabled list on Monday according to manager Mike Redmond, reports Joe Capozzi. Redmond says Stanton is “moving around great in the outfield”. The slugger has been sidelined since the end of April due to a strained right hamstring. The injury had sapped some of his power…

  17. Announcer likens Manny Ramirez home run to ex-girlfriend

    Jun 7, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT


    Strange things always seem to happen when Manny Ramirez is involved, even now that he is over in Taiwan continuing his playing career. Thankfully, this latest incident only tangentially involved him. While calling Ramirez’s eighth home run of the season, the TV announcer has what is arguably the baseball call of the year:¬†“This ball is…

  18. Hanley Ramirez’s hamstring continues to be a problem

    Jun 7, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez continues to deal with tightness in his left hamstring and, as a result, is not in the Dodger lineup for the second consecutive night. Ramirez had spent a month on the disabled list before being reinstated on Tuesday. He has one hit and one walk in nine trips to the plate…

  19. Angels to recall Brad Hawpe tomorrow

    Jun 7, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT


    The Angels signed Brad Hawpe, who at one time was a consistent 25-home run threat with the Rockies, to a Minor League deal back in April. With Triple-A Salt Lake, the 33-year-old lefty broke out, hitting .305 with a .909 OPS in 153 plate appearances. Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times tweets that the Angels…

  20. Frank Thomas doesn’t want PED users in the Hall of Fame

    Jun 7, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT

    Frank Thomas

    Former White Sox slugger and future Hall of Famer Frank Thomas, in New York for baseball’s first-year player draft, spoke to the media about the recent performance-enhancing drug controversy involving Biogenesis, flatly stating that PED users have no place in Cooperstown. Via ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick: He said he has spoken with numerous Hall of Famers…

  21. Chris Capuano likely to be scratched from scheduled start

    Jun 2, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT

    Chris Capuano

    Dodgers starter Chris Capuano will likely be scratched from tomorrow’s start against the Padres due to a strained left triceps. Stephen Fife is expected to make a spot start, reports’s Ken Gurnick. Capuano lowered his ERA to 5.45 in his latest start against the Angels, but struggled with control as he walked four in…

  22. Tim Lincecum “open to changes”, including a future as a reliever

    Jun 2, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    In an exclusive with CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly, Giants starter Tim Lincecum says that although he is presently committed to starting so long as his team needs him — and with an injured Ryan Vogelsong and struggling Matt Cain, they do — he is open to converting fully as a reliever in the future.…

  23. David Ortiz squeezes in amazing bat flip before rain delay

    Jun 2, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    David Ortiz Reuters

    The threat of rain loomed over tonight’s nationally-broadcast Yankees/Red Sox game, initially delaying the start of the game by 45 minutes. Against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda, the Red Sox scored once in each of the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings. The run in the sixth came on a David Ortiz home run that inspired this…

  24. Shane Victorino’s rehab delayed

    Jun 2, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    Shane Victorino

    Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino will wait a little while longer before starting his rehab. Manager John Farrell says Victorino is “not running at 100 percent yet”, per WEEI’s Alex Speier. The Sox were hopeful that Victorino would need the minimum 15 days before being activated on June 5, but mid-June is now a more…

  25. Adam LaRoche: Nationals have “played like crap”

    Jun 2, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Adam LaRoche

    The Nationals dropped this afternoon’s affair with the Braves 6-3, falling below .500 at 28-29 in what has been a disappointing season. A popular pre-season World Series pick, the Nationals have dealt with injuries to key players and poor performance from others. First baseman Adam LaRoche wasn’t going to mince words when he spoke to…

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