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Arenado Completes Cycle With Walk-Off, Three-Run HR

Jun 19, 2017 12:58 AM

With one dramatic swing, Nolan Arenado gave the Colorado Rockies a thrilling victory and finished off his rare feat at the plate.

Arenado completed the cycle with a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Rockies stunned the San Francisco Giants by rallying for a 7-5 win Sunday.

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Mets' Juan Lagares Breaks Left Thumb

Jun 16, 2017 1:46 AM

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares broke his left thumb trying to make a diving catch and left Thursday night's 8-3 home loss to the Washington Nationals.

Lagares hurt the thumb in the fifth inning when he came up short on Anthony Rendon's bloop single.

Tags: New York Mets, Game Recap, Injury, Misc Rumor

Max Scherzer Third-Fastest To 2,000 Career Ks

Jun 12, 2017 1:17 AM

Nationals ace Max Scherzer got his 2,000th career strikeout Sunday and did it in the third fewest innings of any pitcher in baseball history.

Scherzer reached the milestone by striking out outfielder Nomar Mazara, the first batter he faced in the fourth inning of the Nats' game against the Rangers.

Tags: Washington Nationals, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Aaron Judge Hits 496-Foot Home Run

Jun 12, 2017 1:13 AM

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge hit a home run Sunday at Yankee Stadium against the Orioles that traveled 496 feet, the longest distance a home run has traveled since ESPN began tracking home runs in 2009.

Judge's homer, his 20th of the season, was hit to left center in the sixth inning.

Tags: New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Marlins' Edinson Volquez No-Hits D-Backs

Jun 4, 2017 2:27 AM

Edinson Volquez threw the sixth no-hitter in Marlins history, facing the minimum 27 batters on Saturday and beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0. Tied for the major league lead in losses when the game began, he struck out 10, and the two baserunners who reached on walks were erased by double plays.

He needed 98 pitches, the last of those striking out Chris Owings to complete the masterpiece.

"When I passed the seventh, I said, 'I'm going to go for it," Volquez said. "And I got it."

Tags: Miami Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Albert Pujols Hits 600th Career Home Run

Jun 4, 2017 2:22 AM

Albert Pujols hit his 600th career homer Saturday night, delivering a grand slam to become the ninth player in major league history to reach the mark.

The Angels slugger connected in the fourth inning against the Twins' Ervin Santana, driving a high fly into the short left-field porch at Angel Stadium.

The milestone homer is the latest superlative in the 17-year career of Pujols, a 13th-round draft pick who became one of the greatest hitters of his generation.

The 37-year-old Pujols is the fourth-youngest player to hit 600 homers behind Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth. Pujols joins Barry Bonds and Aaron as the only players to hit 600 homers and 600 doubles.

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Minnesota Twins, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Buster Posey Hits 17th Inning HR To Beat Reds

May 13, 2017 1:30 PM

After catching for 269 pitches and watching his beleaguered bullpen escape jam after jam in extra innings, Buster Posey took matters into his own hands.

Posey homered with one out in the 17th inning for the latest walk-off homer in San Francisco history as the Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds for the first time this season with a 3-2 victory Friday night.

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Anthony Rendon Has 6 Hits, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs On Sunday

May 1, 2017 12:28 AM

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 6-for-6 with three home runs and 10 RBIs on Sunday against the Mets, becoming just the second player in Major League Baseball history to have a game that included six hits, three home runs and 10 RBIs.

Walker Cooper is the other player. He went 6-for-7 when he had three home runs and 10 RBIs for the Reds against the Cubs on July 6, 1949.

"I may have had three home runs in high school," Rendon said of his historic game, "but never like that with the RBI."

Tags: Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Miguel Cabrera, Terry Francona Have Shouting Match

Apr 15, 2017 11:47 AM

Miguel Cabrera got angry Friday night. And that was bad news for the Indians.

Cabrera hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning after being brushed back in the first, and the Tigers beat Cleveland 7-6, sending the defending AL champion Indians to their sixth loss in seven games.

The first-inning incident resulted in a shouting match between Cabrera and Indians manager Terry Francona following an inside pitch from Trevor Bauer. Cabrera yelled and gestured toward Cleveland's dugout after the pitch.

"It was an argument between Francona and me, and that's it," Cabrera said. "No one else. He made his point, I made my point. It was just Francona and me. I say something bad, he said something back to me."

Said Francona: "I'm not really sure what he wanted me to do. I'm not going to run down the steps and hide. I just told him to hit -- and he did."

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Tim Tebow Homers For Second Time In Three Games

Apr 10, 2017 2:00 AM

Tim Tebow homered for the second time in three games Sunday as he completed his first series with the New York Mets' Class A affiliate, the Columbia Fireflies.

The former quarterback hit a two-run home run in his first plate appearance Thursday night, then followed that with a three-run shot to right field on Sunday as the Fireflies beat the Augusta GreenJackets 6-0.

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Phillies Score Franchise-Record 12 First-Inning Runs
The Phillies defeated the Nationals by the score of 17-3 on Saturday night.

Bumgarner Sets MLB Opening Day Record For Pitchers With Two HRs
Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner hit two home runs against the D-Backs on Sunday.

Puerto Rico Edges Netherlands To Advance To WBC Final
Puerto Rico defeated the Netherlands 4-3 in 11 innings on Monday night to advance to the championship game at the World Baseball Classic.

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Wainwright Not Worried About Spring 'Beating'
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright gave up 10 runs in less than two innings against the Mets on Friday.

Sabathia Feels Good Despite Rough Outing
C.C. Sabathia lasted just two-thirds of an inning Sunday, allowing six runs and six hits to the Braves.

T.J. House Hospitalized After Line Drive To The Head
The Blue Jays report that test results were normal, and that T.J. House would remain in the hospital overnight.

Israel Beats Netherlands To Win Pool A
Israel beat the Netherlands 4-2 at the World Baseball Classic in Seoul on Thursday to win Pool A with a 3-0 record.

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Matt Harvey Says Spring Debut A 'Good First Step'
Mets starter Matt Harvey threw 39 pitches on Sunday, his first outing back from surgery.

Jacob deGrom Has Solid Spring Debut
Jacob deGrom sailed through two innings on 26 pitches against the Astros on Saturday.

Cubs Prospect Leads Mesa Solar Sox To AFL Title
Ian Happ hit a pair of home runs on Saturday to lead the Mesa Solar Sox to a 6-1 win over the Surprise Saguaros.

Cubs Win First World Series Since 1908
The Cubs outlasted the Indians 8-7 in an epic Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night.

Bryant, Russell, Cubs Beat Indians To Force Game 7
The Cubs defeated the Indians by the score of 9-3 on Tuesday night behind a record-tying six RBIs from shortstop Addison Russell.

Cubs Beat Indians To Stay Alive In Series
The Cubs beat the Indians 3-2 on Sunday night in Game 5 to cut their deficit to 3-2 in the World Series.

Javier Baez, Jon Lester Named Co-MVPs Of NCLS
The Cubs won the NCLS on Saturday night, beating the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw by the score of 5-0.

Dodgers Even Series Behind Clayton Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw shut down the Cubs for seven innings and the Dodgers beat Chicago 1-0 on Sunday night.

Montero, Fowler Lead Cubs Past Dodgers
Miguel Montero hit a two-out grand slam in the 8th inning to help lead the Cubs to a 8-4 win in Game 1 of the NCLS.

Indians Take Game 2, Lead ALCS 2-0
The Indians defeated the Blue Jays by the score of 2-1 on Saturday.

Lobaton, Murphy Lead Nats Past Dodgers To Tie Series
The Nationals beat the Dodgers by the score of 5-2 on Sunday to even the series at 1-all.

Blue Jays Sweep Rangers, Advance To ALCS
The Blue Jays beat the Rangers by the score of 7-6 in 10 innings on Sunday.

Scherzer: 'I'm Accountable' For Game 1 Loss
Nationals starter Max Scherzer took the blame for "mistakes" that proved costly in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers.