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  1. Mark Trumbo hit the longest homer of the season last night

    Apr 30, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Mark Trumbo

    Before last night’s Angels-A’s game got all wacky Mark Trumbo crushed a 475-foot homer in the second inning that ties Anthony Rizzo for the longest of the 2013 season: “I’ve never seen a baseball go that far in this ballpark.”

  2. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 30, 2013, 6:27 AM EDT

    Brandon Moss

    Athletics 10, Angels 8: Nineteen innings. Six and a half hours. Sixteen pitchers, including A’s Opening Day starter Brett Anderson who pitched five and a third innings out of the pen. The Angels, for their part, had two pitchers — Tommy Hanson who started it and Jerome Williams who came in later — each of…

  3. Kyuji Fujikawa on track to begin minor league rehab assignment Sunday

    Apr 29, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Kyuji Fujikawa Getty

    Kyuji Fujikawa‘s first stint as the Cubs’ closer didn’t last long due to a right forearm strain, but he could get another chance soon. Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports that Fujikawa threw 32 pitches in a bullpen session today, his second since he was placed on the disabled list earlier this month. While Cubs manager…

  4. Matt Garza calls out “fake fans” on Twitter

    Apr 29, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    garza ap

    As far as I can tell this is Matt Garza‘s Twitter account. He keeps it locked which, all things considered, is not a bad move for an athlete who is actually going to use social media for social purposes as opposed to P.R. purposes.  He must allow a lot of people to follow him, reporters…

  5. Giancarlo Stanton has finally hit a home run

    Apr 27, 2013, 7:44 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Miami Marlins

    It took 76 trips to the dish, but our long national nightmare is over: Giancarlo Stanton has gone yard. Stanton hit Cubs starter Travis Wood‘s cut fastball deep down the left field line, estimated at 472 feet according to Joe Frisaro. Stanton had been battling shoulder soreness, missing time between April 11-17. The injury clearly…

  6. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and hightlights

    Apr 26, 2013, 6:04 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Detroit Tigers

    Royals 8, Tigers 3: You can try to make Phil Coke a multi-inning reliever all you want, but he’s still going to be a lefty specialist. And when he comes in and has trouble even getting the lefties out, you can’t stick with him. He’s not the one who gave up the grand slam to…

  7. Matt Garza expected to resume throwing by Saturday

    Apr 25, 2013, 8:50 PM EDT

    Matt Garza

    Matt Garza‘s rehab from a strained lat muscle was put on hold this week after he was scratched from his first start with Double-A Tennessee due to what was termed as a “dead arm,” but it sounds like it was only a minor setback. Cubs manager Dale Sveum told Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times…

  8. Dale Sveum gets a vote of confidence from Cubs GM

    Apr 24, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

    April isn’t even over yet and Cubs manager Dale Sveum is already getting the dreaded public vote of confidence from general manager Jed Hoyer. With the Cubs off to a 6-13 start and Sveum making odd comments about possibly sending Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo to the minors Hoyer told reporters: “He’s got our full…

  9. Matt Garza scratched from rehab start with “dead arm”

    Apr 24, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    matt garza getty

    Matt Garza‘s comeback from elbow problems has hit another snag, as the Cubs right-hander was scratched from a scheduled minor league rehab start at Double-A due to what the team is calling a “dead arm.” General manager Jed Hoyer told Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com that the setback “is all muscular, nothing structural” in an attempt…

  10. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 24, 2013, 6:23 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels 5, Rangers 4: Howie Kendrick with two homers, including the walkoff in the 11th. Kendrick after the game: “It’s a great feeling to know that you can leave the other team on the field” I hope someone brings the Rangers some food overnight. Maybe go back to their hotel, get guys a change of…

  11. Justin Upton hasn’t proven the naysayers wrong just yet

    Apr 23, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Justin Upton

    Justin Upton smashed his major league-high 10th homer Tuesday in the Braves’ 4-3 win over the Rockies. He’s hit three more homers than anyone else in the majors, and in just 19 games, he’s already more than halfway to surpassing his total of 17 from 150 games last year. On the other hand, Justin Upton…

  12. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 23, 2013, 6:46 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Boston Red Sox

    Red Sox 9, Athletics 6: Just yesterday Mike Napoli was named player of the week for last week. He’s making a bid for a repeat now, hitting a grand slam and driving in five runs here. Overall he has 25 RBI in 19 games. Orioles 2, Blue Jays 1: Chris Tillman had a one hitter…

  13. Are the Blue Jays abusing the waiver system?

    Apr 21, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays general manager Anthopoulos talks to the media at the team's MLB baseball spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida

    Charlie Wilmoth of MLB Trade Rumors has a very good, thought-provoking article up today looking at how Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos has utilized baseball’s waiver system lately. Wilmoth points out that, since mid-March, the Jays have claimed Guillermo Moscoso, Todd Redmond, Alex Burnett, Clint Robinson, Edgar Gonzalez, Mauro Gomez, and Casper Wells. Of the…

  14. Dale Sveum suggests that Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo could be sent to Triple-A Iowa

    Apr 21, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT

    castro, rizzo getty

    Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune has the story: Could the Cubs send Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo back to the minors for more grooming? It doesn’t seem possible considering their status as part of the core of the rebuild, not to mention the seven-year contract extension Castro received last year. But before Sunday’s finale…

  15. Hak-Ju Lee diagnosed with torn ligaments in left knee

    Apr 21, 2013, 9:41 AM EDT

    hak-ju lee getty rays

    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Rays infield prospect Hak-Ju Lee suffered torn ligaments in his left knee Saturday at Triple-A Durham during an ugly collision at the second base bag. He will probably be shut down for the season. Lee, a native of Jeonju, South Korea, was batting .422/.536/.600 with a home…

  16. Pirates end Paul Maholm’s scoreless inning streak

    Apr 20, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Paul Maholm entered tonight’s start against the Pirates with a 0.00 ERA and 20.1 consecutive scoreless innings over three starts. The lefty took his streak into the sixth inning until it was finally snapped on an Andrew McCutchen RBI double. Gaby Sanchez followed it up with a two-run home run to give the Pirates a…

  17. Jean Segura was involved in one of the weirdest baserunning plays you’ll ever see

    Apr 20, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

    Jean Segura Getty

    Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t steal first base. Brewers’ shortstop Jean Segura did it last night against the Cubs. Hang with me for a second. It all started after Segura reached on an infield single to begin the bottom of the eighth inning. After he successfully stole second base, Ryan Braun…

  18. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 19, 2013, 6:48 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles

    Orioles 10, Rays 6: Time to re-bookmark Matt Wieters Facts. The Chosen One’s grand slam in the 10th gives the O’s their 17th straight extra innings win. Diamondbacks 6, Yankees 2: Frankie Cervelli hit a homer to tie it in the ninth. He also had two — not one, but two — catcher’s interference calls.…

  19. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 17, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT

    Royals Braves Basaeball

    Braves 6, Royals 3: I suppose the Braves will lose again at some point. I just don’t know when that point is. The team has 25 homers in 13 games. Yankees 4, Diamondbacks 2: I wasn’t watching this, but as I was going to bed people on Twitter were noting that Mariano Rivera was coming…

  20. Cubs activate Darwin Barney from disabled list

    Apr 16, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs

    Darwin Barney is back from the disabled list after missing the first two weeks with a lacerated knee, starting at second base and batting seventh for the Cubs tonight against the Rangers. Barney suffered the injury during the final spring training game, so the Cubs turned to Alberto Gonzalez and Brent Lillibridge in a time-share…

  21. Cubs may give Carlos Marmol another crack at closing

    Apr 16, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Carlos Marmol

    It sounds like Cubs manager Dale Sveum is just about ready to give Carlos Marmol another chance in the closer role just a week after stripping him of ninth-inning duties. “I would be lying to you if he wasn’t working his way back into it,” Sveum told Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune. “He is…

  22. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 15, 2013, 5:55 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics

    Tigers 10, Athletics 1: Austin Jackson was 4 for 6 with three RBI. Prince Fielder is now hitting .429/.527/.833. Once this team gets its bullpen figured out, man, watch out. Diamondbacks 1, Dodgers 0: When Nick Swisher hit a walkoff homer single in a 1-0 game the other day I thought to myself, “man, you don’t…

  23. Cubs claim Kameron Loe off waivers from Mariners

    Apr 14, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    kameron loe getty

    As first reported by MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat, the Cubs have claimed right-handed reliever Kameron Loe off waivers from the Mariners. Backup catcher Steve Clevenger was put on the 60-day disabled list with an oblique strain to clear a roster spot. Loe was designated for assignment by Seattle late last week after allowing 11 hits, one…

  24. Cubs place Kyuji Fujikawa on disabled list with muscle sprain in forearm

    Apr 13, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

    Kyuji Fujikawa Getty

    The Cubs just named Kyuji Fujikawa as their closer last Sunday, but they’ll now have to go back to the drawing board for the ninth inning. According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago, Fujikawa has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a muscle sprain in his right forearm. Rafael Dolis has been called…

  25. Cubs blow ninth-inning lead then rally to beat Giants

    Apr 12, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Chicago Cubs

    Starlin Castro homered in the fifth and played hero in the ninth, delivering a game-winning double as the Cubs avoided what would have been an ugly loss and defeated the Giants 4-3. The Giants scored all three of their runs off new Cubs closer Kyuji Fujikawa in the ninth, taking Matt Cain off the hook…

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