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04/25/17 1:10 amGiants right-hander Matt Cain suddenly was removed from Monday night's game in the middle of a masterly performance against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
04/25/17 12:52 amExpect drama when the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers tangle. The longtime rivals engaged in another compelling confrontation Monday night, as the Giants limited Los Angeles to four hits and withstood late Dodgers rallies to prevail, 2-1.
04/25/17 12:25 amChris Owings first career grand slam helped give Zack Greinke a win and propelled the D-backs past the Padres, 7-6, on Monday night in the first of a four-game set at Chase Field.
04/25/17 12:22 amThe Dodgers have been having enough trouble at home plate lately and on Monday night they didn't know what to do around second base either. In a 2-1 loss to the Giants, the Dodgers had the potential tying run thrown out at second in the eighth and ninth innings, both times by Giants franchise catcher Buster Posey.
04/24/17 11:52 pmCharlie Blackmon extended his hit streak to nine games and hit a go-ahead homer to cap a comeback, and the Rockies powered past the Nationals, 8-4, in the opener of a four-game series on Monday at Coors Field featuring the teams with the National League's best records.
04/24/17 11:25 pmThanks to a solid start by Jesse Chavez and a crafty slide by Cameron Maybin, the Angels secured a split of their four-game series with the Blue Jays after holding on for a 2-1 victory in Monday night's finale at Angel Stadium.
04/24/17 11:08 pmYoung Nats fan at Coors rewarded by Werth
04/24/17 11:07 pmCheck out MLB Pipeline's newly updated list of the Top 100 Prospects in the game.
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04/24/17 11:01 pmPerhaps the Reds had to summon right-hander Ariel Hernandez sooner that might have normally.
04/24/17 10:50 pmJonathan Schoop, Hyun Soo Kim and Adam Jones homered for the Orioles off of Rays ace Chris Archer, who gave up his first long ball of the season in Baltimore's 6-3 win Monday night.
04/24/17 10:50 pmRays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. injured his right elbow leaping up onto the outfield wall to try and catch a home run ball in the sixth inning of a 6-3 loss to the Orioles on Monday night.
04/24/17 10:34 pmBrian Dozier hit a three-run double off Rangers starter Martin Perez and the Twins made it stand up with a 3-2 victory on Monday night at Globe Life Park. The Twins had lost seven of nine at home before opening their six-game road trip with a win and snapping the Rangers' four-game winning streak.
04/24/17 10:20 pmMajor League Baseball doesn't have an official rivalry week, but this one is pretty close. We're talking about Yankees vs. Red Sox, Dodgers vs. Giants, Indians vs. Astros, all Tuesday, all available on MLB.TV. Time to get your popcorn out. April doesn't get much better than this.
04/24/17 9:56 pmIf you're trying to dig deep into the numbers and analyze why Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is off to a slow start, it would be easy to single out his high ground-ball rate. Another explanation: Bad luck.
04/24/17 9:55 pmOrioles veteran outfielder Adam Jones collected his 1,500th career hit with a fifth-inning single on Monday night, but it was hit 1,501 that mattered more.
04/24/17 9:50 pmAfter putting up video game numbers during three years in South Korea, Eric Thames is doing the same in his return to MLB.
04/24/17 9:47 pmAlmost everybody for the White Sox hit and Miguel Gonzalez once again turned in a stellar mound effort, as Chicago cruised to a 12-1 victory over the Royals on Monday night at Guaranteed Rate Field in the three-game series opener.
04/24/17 9:26 pmIf it looks as if Jason Heyward is hitting the ball harder, he is.
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The Minnesota Twins find themselves in a strange position this spring. The team is coming off a record-setting 59-103 season and yet there are really no position battles waging in Ft. Myers this spring. All the starting position players are … Continue reading
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