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Called up to Crew, Houser gets sick on hill (Sunday, June 17)
Adrian Houser -- who left Colorado Springs at 5 a.m. on Sunday, flew to Chicago, drove up to Milwaukee and made it to Miller Park about 30 minutes before first pitch -- vomited on the infield behind the mound on two occasions while pitching in the eighth inning of the Brewers' 10-9 loss to the Phillies.

Baez hurt on HBP as Cubs miss out on sweep (Sunday, June 17)
The Cubs failed to complete a sweep of the Cardinals on Sunday night and are hoping they didn't lose Javier Baez for too long as well. Baez exited the 5-0 loss in the third inning after getting hit on the left elbow with Jack Flaherty pitch. He was diagnosed with a contusion and scheduled for an X-ray.

Yadi guides Flaherty-led shutout on historic night (Today)
Yadier Molina caught a combined shutout led by rookie Jack Flaherty, drove in a run and tied a Major League record for games caught with one team as the Cardinals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-0 win over the Cubs on Sunday night in St. Louis. Matt Carpenter helped the cause with his 10th home run.

Suzuki avoids serious injury after being hit by bat (Sunday, June 17)
Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki felt fortunate to avoid a significant injury when he was struck in the head with Raffy Lopez's backswing during the second inning of Sunday's 4-1 win over the Padres at SunTrust Park. Suzuki exited the game and underwent a series of evaluations, none of which indicated he sustained a concussion. The veteran catcher will be available to play defense or serve as a designated hitter when the Braves open a two-game set in Toronto on Tuesday.

Moose, Duffy ejected after KC loses challenge (Sunday, June 17)
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was ejected in the bottom of the third inning by home-plate umpire John Tumpane for arguing from the dugout in Sunday's series finale at Kauffman Stadium.

Thames hits 2 HRs; Crew drops rubber game (Sunday, June 17)
His tagline had been "Fear the Beard," but when reinstated off of the disabled list last Monday, Eric Thames experimented with his beard, citing too much free time while recovering from left thumb surgery.

No. 2 overall pick Bart signs for record bonus (Sunday, June 17)
The Giants announced on Sunday that they have signed the second overall selection in this year's MLB Draft, catcher Joey Bart, bringing their total of signed draftees to 32, including 23 of their first 25 selections and 29 of their first 33. Bart's deal is worth $7.025 million, according to MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis -- below that pick's slot value of $7,494,600. It is the largest up-front bonus for a position player in MLB Draft history.

Holland coming off DL this week (Sunday, June 17)
The Cardinals plan to take reliever Greg Holland on their upcoming road trip instead of further extending his rehab assignment, manager Mike Matheny confirmed on Sunday.

Canha makes great catch after clutch hit in 9th (Sunday, June 17)
Mark Canha makes great catch in the 10th inning Sunday against the Angels after sending the game to extra innings with a two-out single in the ninth.

Franco powers Phillies past Crew for series win (Sunday, June 17)
Maikel Franco homered and finished with four RBIs, powering the Phillies to a series win in Milwaukee. Rhys Hoskins and Odubel Herrera also homered for Philadelphia, while starter Aaron Nola allowed a season-high four runs. The Brewers got two homers from Eric Thames, but Chase Anderson's struggles with the home run ball continued. Thames' second homer sparked a four-run ninth that saw Milwaukee bring the tying run to the plate, but Christian Yelich flied out to the warning track in center field to end the game.

Darvish's next step will be sim game on Tuesday (Sunday, June 17)
Yu Darvish will take another step toward returning to the Cubs' rotation when he throws a sim game on Tuesday at Wrigley Field. Darvish, sidelined since May 26 with inflammation in his right triceps, has thrown two bullpen sessions so far.

Called up to Crew, Houser gets sick on hill (Sunday, June 17)
Adrian Houser -- who left Colorado Springs at 5 a.m. on Sunday, flew to Chicago, drove up to Milwaukee and made it to Miller Park about 30 minutes before first pitch -- vomited on the infield behind the mound on two occasions while pitching in the eighth inning of the Brewers' 10-9 loss to the Phillies. Houser allowed one run on two hits, but got through it with help from members of the Miller Park grounds crew, who cleaned up so play could continue.

Stratton solves LA, sends Giants home with win (Sunday, June 17)
Ignoring his career record against Los Angeles, Chris Stratton pitched six smooth innings Sunday to lead the Giants to a 4-1 victory at Dodger Stadium.

Font and Co. quiet Yanks as Rays take finale (Sunday, June 17)
For the second day in a row, the Rays had a bullpen day. This time, it worked out in their favor as they defeated the Yankees, 3-1, at Yankee Stadium on Sunday afternoon to take the finale of the four-game series. Wilmer Font fanned five over 4 2/3 innings and Matt Duffy had three hits and two RBIs to pace the Rays.

A's rally late, walk off Halos in 11 on Lucroy's hit (Sunday, June 17)
Jonathan Lucroy's single off the center-field fence with the bases loaded in the 11th inning gave the A's a 6-5 walk-off win over the Angels on Sunday at the Coliseum. Oakland had to come from behind in the ninth, as Marcus Semien led off the frame with a homer and Mark Canha tied it on a bloop single with two outs. The A's struck first with a two-run homer by Canha, but homers by Chris Young and Albert Pujols helped the Angels grab the lead. Halos starter Andrew Heaney fired eight strong innings, allowing three runs on just three hits, but settled for a no-decision.

Mets stun D-backs with 2 HRs, 4 runs in 9th (Sunday, June 17)
Stymied for much of Sunday, the Mets scored a 5-3 victory over the D-backs at Chase Field when Brandon Nimmo hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Brad Boxberger in the ninth, and Asdrubal Cabrera followed with a solo shot. The late dramatics took Mets starter Zack Wheeler off the hook for what would have been a tough-luck loss, after he struck out eight over six innings of two-run ball.

Boston's homer barrage secures split in Seattle (Sunday, June 17)
After going 17 innings without a run, the Boston bats livened up on Father's Day en route to a 9-3 victory that allowed manager Alex Cora's team to salvage a four-game split against the surging Seattle Mariners. The big blows were homers by Rafael Devers (three-run shot), Xander Bogaerts (two-run blast) and Jackie Bradley Jr. (solo).

Trevino walks off for Texas on 1st Father's Day (Sunday, June 17)
Pinch-hitter Jose Trevino, with his newborn son in the stands, hit a walk-off two-run single to cap a wild back-and-forth tilt on Father's Day at Globe Life Park. The Rockies assembled a five-run seventh-inning rally, but it wasn't enough to stop the Rangers' ninth-inning comeback against Colorado closer Wade Davis.

Baez exits after getting plunked in left elbow (Sunday, June 17)
Cubs infielder Javier Baez had to leave Sunday night's game after he was hit on the left elbow by a pitch from the Cardinals' Jack Flaherty.

Orioles break out of funk in big win vs. Marlins (Sunday, June 17)
The Orioles broke out of their recent funk on Sunday afternoon with a 10-4 win over the Marlins at Oriole Park in Camden Yards. Eight regulars logged hits for Baltimore, with Jace Peterson contributing four RBIs and his first homer of the season. Justin Bour looked like a one-man wrecking crew for Miami thanks to two big home runs, but he struck out as the tying run with the bases loaded in the seventh inning.

Mets closer Familia activated from disabled list (Sunday, June 17)
The Mets' bullpen just got a bit stronger. The team activated closer Jeurys Familia, who had been sidelined since June 7 due to right shoulder soreness, before Sunday's series finale against the D-backs.

Moose, Duffy ejected after KC loses challenge (Sunday, June 17)
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was ejected in the bottom of the third inning by home-plate umpire John Tumpane for arguing from the dugout in Sunday's series finale at Kauffman Stadium.

Dads, Yanks legends reunite on Old-Timers' Day (Sunday, June 17)
The Yankees gave their fans a true Father's Day treat before Sunday's series finale against the Rays. They held their 72nd Old-Timers' Day, with dozens of former stars -- large and small -- from the Yankees' constellation taking part.

Bieber earns first W as Tribe takes series finale (Sunday, June 17)
Indians No. 3 prospect Shane Bieber earned his first Major League win against the Twins on Sunday. He pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing only one run on 10 hits with seven strikeouts. Tyler Naquin tied the with a single in the second inning, then Yan Gomes provided the go-ahead run with a bases-clearing double for a 4-1 lead in the third. Jake Odorizzi (3-4) gave up four runs over five innings, but the Twins took two of three in the series.

GM: Bucs looking to add at the Deadline (Sunday, June 17)
While there has been speculation that the Pirates could be sellers before next month's non-waiver Trade Deadline, general manager Neal Huntington said the club's current outlook is just the opposite.

Resilient Blue Jays rally late to sweep Nats (Sunday, June 17)
Toronto picked up its 18th come-from-behind victory of the season as Teoscar Hernandez and Yangervis Solarte hit a pair of solo home runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Blue Jays to an 8-6 win -- and a three-game series sweep -- over Washington.

CC fans 10, but Yanks' bats go quiet vs. Rays (Sunday, June 17)
CC Sabathia struck out 10 over 7 2/3 innings, but Aaron Hicks' solo homer was all the Yankees could muster on offense in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Rays at Yankee Stadium.

No. 2 overall pick Bart among Giants' signees (Sunday, June 17)
The Giants announced on Sunday that they have signed the second overall selection in this year's MLB Draft, catcher Joey Bart, bringing their total of signed draftees to 32, including 23 of their first 25 selections and 29 of their first 33. Bart's deal is worth $7.025 million, according to MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis -- below that pick's slot value of $7,494,600. It is the largest up-front bonus for a position player in MLB Draft history.

Teheran throws 6 no-hit innings in win over SD (Sunday, June 17)
Julio Teheran delivered six innings of no-hit ball, and Johan Camargo provided a two-run single that proved decisive as the Braves strengthened their status atop the National League East standings with Sunday afternoon's 4-1 win over the Padres at SunTrust Park.

Correa, Gattis boost Astros to 11th straight W (Sunday, June 17)
Carlos Correa's tying homer sparked a three-run eighth inning and Evan Gattis logged the go-ahead single to help the Astros stretch their winning streak to 11 and finish off a 10-0 road trip with a sweep of the Royals. Hunter Dozier had given Kansas City a lead with his two-run homer in the third inning, but the bullpen couldn't hold it. Mike Moustakas was ejected by home-plate umpire John Tumpane for arguing from the dugout after he was thrown out at home and a replay review was ruled to stand. Danny Duffy was later tossed by Tumpane.

Cishek cherishes time with his two daughters (Sunday, June 17)
No matter what happens in a game, Cubs reliever Steve Cishek knows his daughters will always be his biggest fans, and that's a great thought to have on Father's Day.

Suzuki exits after getting hit by backswing (Sunday, June 17)
Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki exited Sunday afternoon's game against the Padres after getting hit in the head by Raffy Lopez's backswing to end the second inning.

Beardless Thames hits 1st HR since return (Sunday, June 17)
His tagline had been "Fear the Beard," but when reinstated off of the disabled list last Monday, Eric Thames experimented with his beard, citing too much free time while recovering from left thumb surgery.

Hamilton's latest catch: 'Are you kidding me?' (Sunday, June 17)
When the guy who was just robbed of a hit applauds the catch, it must have been really good.

MLB.TV sale: Watch games for half off (Sunday, June 17)
It's Father's Day, and MLB.TV is on sale for half off a yearly subscription. Time is running out to score the deal, so get your subscription before it's too late.

BREAKING: Carrasco to DL with elbow contusion (Sunday, June 17)
The Indians placed right-hander Carlos Carrasco on the disabled list with a right elbow contusion Friday.

Saturday's top prospect performers (Sunday, June 17)
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Saturday.

Conforto's HR, 4 RBIs help Mets snap skid in AZ (Sunday, June 17)
Less than a week after snapping an 0-for-22 funk, Michael Conforto broke out on Saturday with a home run and four RBIs in a 5-1 win over the D-backs that ended the Mets' four-game losing streak. Steven Matz took advantage of Conforto's big night, holding Arizona to one run over 6 2/3 innings.

These 10 make up our All-Phenom Team (Sunday, June 17)
There have been 85 players age 23 and under who have appeared in a Major League game this season, which got us thinking about the All-Star Game and whether we could create a representative team from baseball's youngest players.

Nationals confident Harper's slide will end soon (Saturday, June 16)
Bryce Harper's hitting woes this month have not affected the Nationals' confidence in their superstar outfielder.

M's edge Red Sox as LeBlanc retires 22 straight (Saturday, June 16)
Between Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright and Mariners junkballer Wade LeBlanc, there wasn't a whole lot of heat at Safeco Field on Saturday, despite mid-70s temperatures on a nice Pacific Northwest evening. But the soft-tossing LeBlanc and his mid-80s fastball proved just a little more befuddling than the dancing array of 70-80 mph knucklers from Wright as the Mariners edged the Red Sox, 1-0, to take a 2-1 series lead in the four-game set. After a leadoff single, LeBlanc retired 22 straight Red Sox as he cruised through a season-high 7 2/3 innings before giving up a base hit to Eduardo Nunez.

Cubs catch, pass Cards to win series (Saturday, June 16)
Kyle Hendricks got the win, ending a personal three-game losing streak, after Addison Russell hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, Ian Happ delivered a tie-breaking RBI double in the seventh and Jason Heyward added a two-run homer in the eighth for insurance to lift the Cubs to a 6-3 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday night at Busch Stadium.

Usual suspect torments Bumgarner in LA's win (Saturday, June 16)
The Dodgers kept the pressure on first-place Arizona on Saturday night, rallying to beat the Giants, 3-1, with another Enrique Hernandez home run off Madison Bumgarner.

Mariners injury updates: Nicasio, Vincent (Saturday, June 16)
While the Mariners' bullpen has been very solid through the team's hot stretch over the last six weeks, more reinforcements are on the way as right-handed setup men Juan Nicasio and Nick Vincent both took positive steps toward coming off the 10-day disabled list on Saturday.

It took 10 years, but Bass earns college degree (Saturday, June 16)
Both Kyle Hendricks and Luke Farrell have degrees in finance. Anthony Bass has joined them as a college graduate, having recently received his business degree with a focus on management information systems from Wayne State University. It just took him 10 years to do it.

Hechavarria returns as Arraoyo lands on DL (Saturday, June 16)
Following Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Yankees, the Rays placed infielder Christian Arroyo on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain and activated shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from the DL.

Braun is hitting it hard with little to show (Saturday, June 16)
Statcast™ didn't catch the launch angle of Ryan Braun's helmet when he threw it skyward Friday after the latest of his very loud outs. But the tracking service has provided plenty of other data to help Braun cope with one of the most maddening stretches of his 12-year Major League career.

Bats rally behind Manaea as A's snap skid (Saturday, June 16)
The A's rallied behind Sean Manaea to snap their season-high four-game losing streak, mounting a four-run sixth inning that propelled them to 6-4 victory over the Angels on Saturday afternoon at the Coliseum. Chad Pinder and Marcus Semien homered and the A's put a six-game losing streak against American League West competition to rest. Pinder reached base in all four plate appearances, scoring three runs and falling a double short of the cycle. Manaea, who didn't allow a baserunner through his first four innings, earned a win for the first time since May 14.

Beltre's hot bat backs Minor's best start of year (Saturday, June 16)
Rangers starter Mike Minor didn't get a win despite turning in his best start of the season on Saturday afternoon. He left trailing by two runs in the middle of the seventh, but the Rangers were able to take advantage of his work by rallying for a victory over the Rockies at Globe Life Park.

Injury updates: Ray, Pollock, Delgado (Saturday, June 16)
D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said left-hander Robbie Ray (oblique) is progressing well and will make his second rehab start on Tuesday for Triple-A Reno. He will throw about 20 more pitches this time around, topping out at about 70.

Bucs ride Nova, homers to series win vs. Reds (Saturday, June 16)
Ivan Nova had his second strong outing in as many starts since returning from the DL, and the Bucs backed him with three homers to win their first series in a month. Colin Moran, Elias Diaz and Josh Harrison went deep for Pittsburgh, while Eugenio Suarez hit his 13th dinger for the Reds and Brandon Dixon hit the first of his career. Luis Castillo took the loss, as his season-long struggles with the long ball continued.

Realmuto's 2 HRs, 4 RBIs power win vs. O's (Saturday, June 16)
J.T. Realmuto provided the offense for the Marlins in a 5-4 victory over the Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Wei-Yin Chen got the better of his former team in his first win since April, allowing three earned runs in six innings. Realmuto smashed his eight and ninth homers to plate four runs, helping Miami build a 5-2 lead. Baltimore had its chances after Manny Machado's two-run single and Jonathan Schoop's solo home run kept them in striking range. But Trey Mancini was unable to cash in twice with runners on and two outs.

Father's Day an organizational affair for Blue Jays (Saturday, June 16)
The father-son bond, and the role baseball can play in it, is a well-covered subject. We've all seen "Field of Dreams" and know the game can be handed down from one generation to another like a priceless heirloom.

Rosario goes 4-for-4 as Twins take series (Saturday, June 16)
Eddie Rosario was a triple shy of the cycle as the Twins won their fifth straight against the American League Central-leading Indians. Eduardo Escobar and Max Kepler each hit a two-run double during a four-run first inning against Carlos Carrasco, who exited in the second after being struck by a comebacker. Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez homered for the Tribe.

Hoskins, Knapp homer to back Eflin in Phils' win (Saturday, June 16)
Rhys Hoskins and Andrew Knapp homered in Saturday's 4-1 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park.

Estrada outduels Scherzer; Blue Jays blank Nats (Saturday, June 16)
Marco Estrada recorded his third consecutive quality start by tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings during a 2-0 victory over the Nationals on Saturday afternoon. The soft-tossing righty scattered three hits and walked just two in what likely will be considered his best start of the year while Devon Travis hit a two-run homer off Max Scherzer in the win. Scherzer struck out 10 and allowed two runs in six innings, suffering the tough-luck loss.

Longo to have surgery, could miss 6-8 weeks (Saturday, June 16)
Though Evan Longoria is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks after he undergoes surgery on his fractured left hand next Tuesday, the Giants third baseman said he will strive to beat that estimate and rejoin the team's lineup sooner.

Newcomb dominates in Braves' shutout of Padres (Saturday, June 16)
Showing the same resolve that has allowed him to quickly distance himself from a rough start this year, Sean Newcomb remained stoic as he avoided early trouble and constructed his latest impressive start in a 1-0 Braves win over the Padres on Saturday afternoon at SunTrust Park.

Kershaw (back) approaches next step in rehab (Saturday, June 16)
The Dodgers' starting-pitching staff is on the mend, and its ace is inching closer toward a return to the mound.

Ozuna stays red-hot at plate with 2-run HR (Saturday, June 16)
Marcell Ozuna continued his white-hot June in the first inning of Saturday's game against the Cubs, hitting a two-run homer off Kyle Hendricks to open the scoring.

Stanton, Sanchez bash back-to-back jacks (Saturday, June 16)
Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez gave the Yankees a glimpse of their full potential on Saturday, mashing back-to-back homers off of left-hander Ryan Yarbrough to open a 4-0 lead over the Rays.

Carrasco hit by comebacker, has forearm bruise (Saturday, June 16)
It wasn't the best of starts for Carlos Carrasco, but the Indians' right-hander exited Saturday's game against the Twins for an entirely other reason.

Acuna could begin rehab assignment soon (Saturday, June 16)
Ronald Acuna Jr. flashed a bright smile as he shook Braves manager Brian Snitker's hand and said, "Ready to go."

Severino brings heat as Yanks thump Rays (Saturday, June 16)
As Luis Severino reached back for his high-octane heat, again and again, his teammates were afforded the luxury to sit back and relax on a Saturday afternoon. The ace had this one under control from the beginning, firing eight dominant innings as the Yankees breezed past the Rays for their third consecutive victory.

Longoria faces surgery, to miss 6-8 weeks (Saturday, June 16)
Giants third baseman Evan Longoria said Saturday that he will undergo surgery on his fractured left hand.

Astros put up 10-spot as streak hits 10 (Saturday, June 16)
Dallas Keuchel snapped his personal three-game skid with six quality innings and Max Stassi's three-run homer broke it open as the Astros cruised to their 10th straight victory and a series win over the Royals. Alex Bregman's three-run homer in the ninth capped the scoring. Kansas City starter Danny Duffy labored early and allowed five of his seven runs in the fifth and sixth frames.

Simmons returns from DL for Angels (Saturday, June 16)
The Angels activated shortstop Andrelton Simmons from the 10-day disabled list on Saturday. Simmons had been on the DL since June 6 with a right ankle sprain.

Belt's big bat back off DL for Giants (Saturday, June 16)
The Giants activated first baseman Brandon Belt from the disabled list ahead of Saturday's game against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

Vintage Verlander stacks up to ageless wonders (Saturday, June 16)
Justin Verlander, at age 35, is not all that old "for the earth." But it's definitely too old to be doing what he's doing, i.e. at or near the top of the Majors in seemingly every category that counts.

Chapman going on DL; A's to call up Barreto (Saturday, June 16)
A's third baseman Matt Chapman appears bound for the disabled list. An MRI exam revealed no structural damage in Chapman's right hand, but the 25-year-old slugger is expected to undergo further evaluations and has been prescribed rest in the meantime.

Friday's top prospect performers (Saturday, June 16)
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.

Path to fatherhood emotional for Allen (Saturday, June 16)
Cody Allen looked on at the boy splashing his hands in the plastic water table and giggling at the family dog running wild in the backyard. This was just a small moment before he headed back to the ballpark for another day of duty as the Indians' closer. But it's the kind of moment he cherishes as his first Father's Day and his son's first birthday approaches.

Trout stays hot as Skaggs quiets A's (Saturday, June 16)
Mike Trout went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI as the Angels took advantage of two A's errors to race out to an eight-run lead, backing seven solid innings from Tyler Skaggs, who allowed only a pair of unearned runs in an 8-4 win that snapped the Halos' four-game losing streak on Friday night.

Goldy homers again as D-backs top Mets (Saturday, June 16)
Paul Goldschmidt and Daniel Descalso each homered, and Zack Godley pitched into the seventh as the D-backs topped the Mets 7-3 on Friday for their 11th win in their last 14 games. Mets righty Seth Lugo allowed five runs in five innings as New York has lost 17 of its past 20 games.

Steady Stripling delivers for LA in win over SF (Saturday, June 16)
The June roll continued Friday night for the Dodgers, as starting pitcher Ross Stripling ran his win streak to six behind home runs from Matt Kemp and Enrique Hernandez in a 3-2 victory over the Giants at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers are 10-2 this month and 20 of 26 dating back to May 17.

Gattis' slam sends Astros to 9th straight win (Saturday, June 16)
Evan Gattis broke it open with his second career grand slam, while Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa hit homers off Royals starter Jakob Junis as the Astros rolled to their ninth straight win. Charlie Morton struck out nine in earning his eighth victory, allowing an early two-run double to Mike Moustakas, who logged three RBIs for Kansas City.

Mariners rally past Sox for more 1-run magic (Saturday, June 16)
On a night their best pitcher got bounced early, the Mariners still found a way to pull out another one-run win Friday as Denard Span's two-run double in the bottom of the eighth lifted Seattle to a 7-6 comeback over the Red Sox at Safeco Field. James Paxton lasted just 2 1/3 innings -- his shortest start of the season -- after giving up six runs in the third, with two errors not helping his cause. The Mariners climbed back from that 6-3 deficit as rookie right-hander Rob Whalen stemmed the tide with four scoreless innings of relief with just one hit in his season debut.

Murphy delivers RBI single for first 2018 hit (Friday, June 15)
The Nationals plan on keeping Daniel Murphy as their designated hitter for the rest of this weekend's series against the Blue Jays to help ease his workload as he works his way back from the disabled list.

Mendez tagged for 6 runs in 1st MLB start (Friday, June 15)
Home runs by Jurickson Profar and Joey Gallo in the bottom of the first helped stake rookie Yohander Mendez to a 5-0 lead. But the Rockies scored six in the top of the second and went on to an 8-5 victory over the Rangers at Globe Life Park. The Rangers have lost a season-high seven straight.

Padres skipper Green tossed by umpire Joe West (Friday, June 15)
Andy Green was ejected in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Braves at SunTrust Park on Friday night. It was his second ejection of the season and seventh in his career.

Freeman stings Padres again, smacks 15th HR (Friday, June 15)
Freddie Freeman has frustrated plenty of pitchers over the past few years, but he has recently picked on Padres pitching to enhance his MVP credentials.

Bregman, Correa continue Astros' power surge (Friday, June 15)
Finding a way to keep the Astros in the ballpark is pretty challenging. Just ask Royals starter Jakob Junis, who gave up solo homers Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa in the fourth inning of Friday night's series opener at Kauffman Stadium.

Twins jump on Kluber early to back sharp Gibson (Friday, June 15)
Right-hander Kyle Gibson snapped his 12-game winless streak with a strong outing, Brian Dozier ended an 0-for-20 drought with a two-run homer and the Twins put an end to Corey Kluber's string of 26 starts of allowing three runs or fewer in a 6-3 win over the Indians on Friday night at Progressive Field.

Galvis' jack caps 5-run 7th as Padres top Braves (Friday, June 15)
The Padres' offense came alive in a 9-3 win Friday night over the Braves. After Freddie Freeman's fifth-inning solo homer put the Braves up by a run, the Padres got the spark they needed in the seventh when Hunter Renfroe slapped a two-run single up the middle with two outs. Following a walk, Freddy Galvis capped the five-run inning with a three-run homer. Galvis added an RBI single in the ninth as part of a 5-for-5 day. Jose Pirela got the Padres on the board with a first-inning two-run homer off Braves starter Brandon McCarthy, but the Braves tied it on Johan Camargo's two-run single in the second.

Bryant snaps homerless streak with 2-run blast (Friday, June 15)
Kris Bryant's homerless drought is over. The Cubs third baseman slugged a two-run homer with one out in the third inning off Michael Wacha on Friday night for his first home run since May 14. The blast ended Bryant's homerless streak at a career-high 24 games.

Urena dominates in Marlins' shutout of O's (Friday, June 15)
Jose Urena went a season-high eight innings on a career-high 112 pitches as the Marlins blanked the Orioles. Lewis Brinson tripled twice and drove in a run and Brian Anderson added a two-out RBI hit off Kevin Gausman, who walked the game's first two batters before allowing two runs over 5 2/3 innings. Marlins third baseman Miguel Rojas exited with a left hand contusion after being hit by a pitch.

Royals' Soler exits with fractured foot (Friday, June 15)
Royals outfielder Jorge Soler left Friday's game after tripping out of the batter's box and falling in the sixth inning.

Kuhl, 'pen power Bucs to 1st win streak in weeks (Friday, June 15)
Chad Kuhl went six strong innings and the Pirates bullpen shut the door to give the club consecutive wins for the first time since May 17. The Bucs scratched out their runs on grounders and sacrifice flies, as Matt Harvey (5-plus IP, 3 ER) kept the Reds close. But Cincy went 0-for-12 with RISP, stranding 10 men in dropping the opener at PNC Park.

Hicks helps to keep Tigers rolling vs. White Sox (Friday, June 15)
Mike Fiers didn't get a win for his 33rd birthday, but the Tigers picked up their third consecutive victory with another late rally. John Hicks singled and scored on an infield grounder in the eighth inning to lift Detroit to a 4-3 win over the White Sox on Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. Hicks also hit a solo homer in the second inning, his sixth of the season. Omar Narvaez hit a three-run homer in the sixth to represent Chicago's lone runs.

Rockies bats bail out Bettis in much-needed win (Friday, June 15)
Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis found himself in an early hole against the Rangers on Friday at Globe Life Park, but his offense quickly picked him up. After Texas took a five-run lead in the first, the Rockies answered back with six runs in the second on their way to a 9-5 win.

Solarte's 2 HRs help Blue Jays hold off Nats (Friday, June 15)
Yangervis Solarte crushed a pair of homers, Devon Travis also went deep and Aaron Sanchez struck out eight over six strong innings to lead the Blue Jays over the Nationals. Gio Gonzalez battled through six-plus innings, but a crucial miscue in the seventh led to Justin Smoak's go-ahead sac fly. Daniel Murphy smacked an RBI single for his first hit of the season as part of Washington's two-run, eighth-inning surge.

Goldy homers in 2nd straight game vs. Mets (Friday, June 15)
The Paul Goldschmidt hitting clinic continued Friday night at Chase Field as the D-backs first baseman continued his torrid pace at the plate with a first-inning homer to give Arizona a 1-0 lead over the Mets.

Loaisiga wins debut as Yanks blank Rays (Friday, June 15)
Supported by a Didi Gregorius homer, Jonathan Loaisiga hurled five scoreless innings with six strikeouts to earn the victory in his Major League debut as the Yankees defeated the Rays at Yankee Stadium.

Bogaerts homers as Red Sox chase Paxton in 3rd (Friday, June 15)
An early three-run hole against Mariners ace James Paxton turned out to be a minimal obstacle for the Red Sox, who had a mixture of good fortune and timely hitting on their way to a six-run eruption in the top of the third inning on Friday night at Safeco Field.

Brewers bats clobber Phillies in series opener (Friday, June 15)
Pitcher Brent Suter joined another Brewers outburst at the Phillies' expense, scoring twice and logging a pair of RBIs in a 13-2 blowout that featured four Philadelphia errors. Jesus Aguilar, Christian Yelich and Hernan Perez all went deep in the victory.

Gattis' slam sends Astros to 9th straight win (Friday, June 15)
Evan Gattis broke it open with his second career grand slam, while Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa hit homers off Royals starter Jakob Junis as the Astros rolled to their ninth straight win. Charlie Morton picked up his eighth victory, allowing an early two-run double to Mike Moustakas, who logged three RBIs for Kansas City.

Cubs top Cards with 14 hits, including 3 HRs (Friday, June 15)
Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber both found their home run swings, Ian Happ added a solo shot and Jon Lester helped drive in a run with a squeeze bunt to lead the Cubs to a 13-5 victory over the Cardinals at steamy Busch Stadium on Friday night.

Ramos likes fit with Rays as free agency nears (Friday, June 15)
Catcher Wilson Ramos sounds like a guy who wants to stay with the Rays beyond 2018. He is a free agent after the season, and he loves the direction the team is going in.

Gallardo joins rotation; Bush, Martin to DL (Friday, June 15)
The Rangers are bringing back Yovani Gallardo to the big leagues and putting right-handed relievers Matt Bush and Chris Martin on the disabled list.

Flores returns after stint on DL; Kelly optioned (Friday, June 15)
Wilmer Flores returned to the Mets' lineup Friday against the D-backs after missing two-and-a-half weeks due to back soreness.

Travis, Solarte go deep in Blue Jays' big 3rd (Friday, June 15)
Devon Travis appears to be heating up, and the Blue Jays rode his hot bat to a three-run third inning off Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez on Friday night at Rogers Centre.

Chapman likely headed to disabled list (Friday, June 15)
A's third baseman Matt Chapman appears bound for the disabled list. An MRI exam revealed no structural damage in Chapman's right hand, but the 25-year-old slugger is expected to undergo further evaluations and has been prescribed rest in the meantime.

Kemp, Chirinos suspended 1 game for fracas (Friday, June 15)
Outfielder Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers and catcher Robinson Chirinos of the Texas Rangers have each been disciplined for their on-field altercation in the bottom of the third inning of Wednesday evening's game at Dodger Stadium.

Donaldson's return to Blue Jays still TBD (Friday, June 15)
Josh Donaldson is expected to miss at least a few more days, and the Blue Jays don't seem to know exactly when he will return to the 25-man roster.

Cubs shut down top prospect Alzolay (Friday, June 15)
Adbert Alzolay as considered a candidate for a late-season callup. Instead the 23-year-old right-hander, who last pitched for Triple-A Iowa on May 29, will not pitch the rest of the season -- and may not do so until possibly the fall -- to heal a strained right lat, general manager Jed Hoyer said on Friday.

Slumping Davis benched indefinitely by O's (Friday, June 15)
Chris Davis will play again for the Orioles. But no one is exactly sure when that may be. The slugger missed his third consecutive game on Friday and manager Buck Showalter said that Davis' return isn't imminent.

Richards, Cozart hit DL in flurry of Angels moves (Friday, June 15)
The Angels announced several roster moves before Friday night's game against the A's, placing four players on the 10-day disabled list and recalling four others from Triple-A Salt Lake. Shortstop Zack Cozart (left shoulder subluxation, retroactive to Thursday) and right-handers Garrett Richards (left hamstring strain, retroactive to Thursday), Nick Tropeano (right shoulder inflammation, retroactive to Tuesday) and Jim Johnson (lumbar strain, retroactive to Tuesday) have been placed on the DL.

Didi goes to 2nd deck for 3rd HR in 3 games (Friday, June 15)
Didi Gregorius' power stroke has returned, as the Yankees shortstop homered for the third time in his past three games on Friday against the Rays at Yankee Stadium.

Nats' Adams takes pitch to finger on bunt, exits (Friday, June 15)
Matt Adams left in the third inning of the Nationals' game against the Blue Jays on Friday at Rogers Centre after a pitch hit his left index finger on a foul bunt attempt an inning earlier.

Gleyber available? GM's response is priceless (Friday, June 15)
Brian Cashman has a reputation as a daredevil among baseball's general managers. And even he shudders to think of the public outcry if the Yankees considered trading Gleyber Torres.

Kluber's no-walk streak ends at 46 1/3 innings (Friday, June 15)
After 46 1/3 innings, Indians ace Corey Kluber finally walked a batter.

Bucs, 1st-rounder Swaggerty complete deal (Friday, June 15)
The Pirates have completed a deal with center fielder Travis Swaggerty, their first-round pick in this year's Draft. Swaggerty, the 10th overall pick, signed with the Bucs for a $4.4 million bonus, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis.

Martinez to paternity list; Voit, Bowman back (Friday, June 15)
The Cardinals recalled first baseman Luke Voit from Double-A Springfield and activated right-handed pitcher Matt Bowman (right hand finger blisters) from the 10-day disabled list on Friday.

O's place Bleier on DL with left lat strain (Friday, June 15)
Richard Bleier has a left lat strain and has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, the Orioles announced Friday as part of a slate of roster moves before their series opener against the Marlins in Baltimore.

Kang returns from restricted list, stays at Triple-A (Friday, June 15)
Jung Ho Kang is back on the Pirates' 40-man roster, but he will continue to play at Triple-A Indianapolis.

Senzel flourishing, but no promotion in sight (Friday, June 15)
There's long been an adage in baseball that if a player can hit, a team will find a place for him to play. Second baseman Nick Senzel, the Reds' top prospect, has been on an offensive tear for Triple-A Louisville lately, but there is no promotion imminent.

Rangers lose Bush to DL, claim McGuire (Friday, June 15)
The Rangers have placed right-handed reliever Matt Bush on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right elbow and called up left-handed pitcher Brandon Mann from Round Rock.

Schoendienst's life celebrated at funeral Mass (Friday, June 15)
Family, friends and fans gathered Friday morning to bid farewell to one of the most beloved figures in the history of St. Louis sports, Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst, who died June 6 at age 95.

Kemp, Chirinos suspended 1 game for fracas (Friday, June 15)
Outfielder Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers and catcher Robinson Chirinos of the Texas Rangers have each been disciplined for their on-field altercation in the bottom of the third inning of Wednesday evening's game at Dodger Stadium.

Alonso goes on family medical emergency list (Friday, June 15)
Terry Francona announced Friday that first baseman Yonder Alonso has been placed on the family medical emergency list.

Miller came from nowhere to boost Nats' bullpen (Friday, June 15)
Justin Miller turned 31 on Wednesday. He celebrated with 1 2/3 scoreless innings against the Yankees and four strikeouts, which included fanning the side in the sixth inning and earning the win.

Bucs, 1st-rounder Swaggerty close to deal (Friday, June 15)
The Pirates are nearing a deal with center fielder Travis Swaggerty, their first-round pick in this year's Draft. Swaggerty, the 10th overall pick, is set to sign with the Pirates for a $4.4 million bonus, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis, pending the completion of a physical on Friday.

These are the top prospects to watch in the CWS (Friday, June 15)
Here are the best prospects on each of the eight teams at the College World Series.

Mauer off disabled list, rejoins Twins (Friday, June 15)
The Minnesota Twins returned first baseman Joe Mauer from rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 10-day disabled list on Friday.

Scalise's return is highlight of Congressional Game (Friday, June 15)
It would have been hard for even the best of storytellers to come up with a better opening act for this year's Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park.

Fernandez's path a story of 'perseverance' (Friday, June 15)
Jose Miguel Fernandez encountered more adversity than most on his road to the Majors, so when he finally received that long-awaited callup from the Angels on June 8, it was only natural that he found himself overcome with emotion.

Mets sign top Draft pick Kelenic (Friday, June 15)
The Mets have signed outfielder Jarred Kelenic from Waukesha West High School (WI), the sixth overall pick in the first-round of the 2018 MLB Draft.

Two-sport star Murray comes to terms with A's (Friday, June 15)
The A's and two-sport star Kyler Murray, the No. 9 overall selection in last week's MLB Draft, agreed to terms on Friday.

These 10 prospects will make an impact soon (Friday, June 15)
Find out which prospects have the best chance of helping fantasy owners in 2018 and grab MLB's future studs now.

KC's No. 1 pick Singer wins Howser Trophy (Friday, June 15)
The Royals' top Draft pick, Florida right-hander Brady Singer, was honored Friday as the 2018 Dick Howser Trophy recipient, an award given annually to the top college baseball player in the nation.

6 teams that could trade for Jacob deGrom (Friday, June 15)
If the Mets decide to trade ace Jacob deGrom, these 6 teams have the prospects to get a deal done.

First-round pick Murray comes to terms with A's (Friday, June 15)
The Athletics agreed to terms with seven players from the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, including their first-round selection outfielder Kyler Murray from the University of Oklahoma.

Trout's greatness could be beyond explanation (Friday, June 15)
The challenge is to explain the greatness of Mike Trout. Many have tried. Few, it seems, have broken through. There's a general consensus that Trout is the best player in baseball and has been for a while now … and somehow he is STILL underrated.

10 players whose trade value is trending up (Friday, June 15)
Like the stock market, the trade market seems to fluctuate daily. With every dominant -- or woeful -- performance, every injury and every day that gets crossed off the calendar, the needs of buyers and sellers seem to sway like the flags flying high atop Wrigley Field.

D-backs prospects throw combined no-hitter (Friday, June 15)
A handful of D-backs farmhands combined to throw a no-hitter on Thursday night in Double-A Jackson's 6-0 win over Jacksonville.

Thursday's top prospect performers (Friday, June 15)
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday.

Price sharp, Xander excels as Sox beat Seattle (Friday, June 15)
With a combination of power and command, David Price was marvelous on Thursday night at Safeco Field, leading the Red Sox to a 2-1 victory over the sizzling Seattle Mariners in the opener of a four-game series. Helping make the win possible was a strong, two-way performance from Xander Bogaerts. The shortstop smashed his 10th homer of the season -- matching the total he had in 2017 -- to snap a 1-1 tie with two outs in the sixth.

Sensational Soto headlines weekend slate (Friday, June 15)
Before you rush out to buy that last-minute bottle of cologne or striped tie or Bartolo Colon shirsey for the special dad in your life, here are five topics to track on this Father's Day weekend in Major League Baseball.

17 'unbreakable' baseball records (Friday, June 15)
The saying, "Records are made to be broken," is about as old as the existence of sports records themselves. But in baseball, some achievements truly stretch the limits of that adage.

Peralta goes deep twice, Goldy adds one for sizzling D-backs (Friday, June 15)
Paul Goldschmidt and David Peralta stayed hot at the plate and the D-backs continued to pile up wins with a 6-3 victory over the Mets on Thursday night at Chase Field. The win was the sixth in the last seven games for the surging D-backs, who are 9-3 in June after an 8-19 May. Goldschmidt snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-out homer in the third, his 13th of the season. Peralta extended the Arizona lead to 3-1 when he led off the fourth with his 13th homer of the year. Then in the eighth, Peralta collected the second multi-homer game of his career when he hit a solo shot off Jacob Rhame.

Xander's letter-perfect night drops M's (Friday, June 15)
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts has already matched his home run total from last season. The right-handed hitter lofted a solo shot to left-center in the top of the sixth inning against Felix Hernandez on Thursday night at Safeco Field to give Boston its ultimate lead in a 2-1 victory.

Snell derailed in Bronx after Rays' fast start (Thursday, June 14)
Left-hander Blake Snell has been arguably the Rays' best pitcher this season, but on Thursday night, he wished he had a do-over as the Yankees edged the Rays, 4-3, at Yankee Stadium. The loss snapped Tampa Bay's three-game winning streak.

De La Rosa activated from DL; Bracho optioned (Thursday, June 14)
The D-backs activated left-handed reliever Jorge De La Rosa from the 10-day disabled list Thursday and optioned right-hander Silvino Bracho to Triple-A Reno.

Matz at full strength, ready to start vs. D-backs (Thursday, June 14)
The Mets' rotation shuffle, which they announced Wednesday night after landing in Arizona, was due to a blister that tore off of Steven Matz's left middle finger earlier this week. After team athletic trainers treated the blister, they recommended the Mets push Matz's start back from Thursday to Saturday -- a "luxury," as Matz called it, that the team could afford after skipping Jason Vargas' last turn through the rotation.

Padres irked by HBP call, review in Atlanta loss (Friday, June 15)
The Padres' streak of wins in Tyson Ross starts came to an end at SunTrust Park on Thursday with a 4-2 loss to the Braves. San Diego had won six consecutive games in which Ross started, dating back to May 7. The right-hander allowed three runs on three hits and a walk, with four K's, in his six innings of work.

Gleyber continues power surge with 13th HR (Friday, June 15)
The Yankees have never had back-to-back Rookie of the Year Award winners, but with Gleyber Torres following Aaron Judge's remarkable campaign, it appears that they are going to have a legitimate chance.

Braves hold on after Anibal flummoxes Padres (Thursday, June 14)
Anibal Sanchez extended his unexpected run of success and the Braves held on to claim a 4-2 win over the Padres on Thursday night. Sanchez surrendered just four hits over seven scoreless innings. He was backed by Ozzie Albies' RBI double in the third and Ender Inciarte's solo homer in the fifth, and the Braves scored their final two runs on opportunistic baserunning plays. San Diego starter Tyson Ross allowed three runs in six innings to take the hard-luck loss, and Eric Hosmer accounted for the Padres' runs with a two-out, two-run double in the eighth.

German snares first W on Gleyber's homer (Friday, June 15)
The kids delivered once again for the Yankees, as Gleyber Torres continued his sensational rookie campaign with a go-ahead homer in support of Domingo German's first Major League victory as the Yankees defeated the Rays on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.

Goldy, Peralta homer to continue hot streak (Friday, June 15)

Bogaerts takes Felix deep with 10th home run (Friday, June 15)
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts has already matched his home run total from last season. The right-handed hitter lofted a solo shot to left-center in the top of the sixth inning against Felix Hernandez on Thursday night at Safeco Field to give Boston a 2-1 lead.

Chapman to undergo MRI for hand discomfort (Thursday, June 14)
Bothered yet again by discomfort in his right hand, Matt Chapman will undergo an MRI while the A's hold their breath.

Eovaldi excited for return to Yankee Stadium (Thursday, June 14)
Rays right-hander Nathan Eovaldi will make his fourth start of the season on Friday night, and it will be against the Yankees -- the team he pitched for in 2015-16.

McMahon's game plan pays off with 1st homer (Thursday, June 14)
Rockies rookie Ryan McMahon took an early-season demotion to Triple-A Albuquerque as a reminder to stick to a plan -- one that came to fruition with his first Major League homer in the eighth inning of Thursday's 9-3 loss to the Phillies.

Myers, Franchy begin rehab assignments (Thursday, June 14)
hile the Padres have had their best five-series stretch in recent years, they have a few big names close to rejoining the team. Outfielders Franchy Cordero and Wil Myers began their rehab assignments for Triple-A El Paso on Thursday, while Joey Lucchesi made the start for Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore, with rehabbing Austin Hedges behind the plate.

Hoskins sparks offense with 3 hits, 3 RBIs (Thursday, June 14)
The game was hanging in the balance when Rhys Hoskins stepped in the batter's box during the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies' bullpen needed to record six more outs. Recent history offered no guarantees that would happen with a two-run lead still intact.

Yanks help grant final wish to Korean War vet (Thursday, June 14)
Imagine living over 1,100 miles away from the one place you call home. For 87-year-old Sal Reale, this has been a reality for over 40 years. After serving two years in the U.S. Army as a radio operator in Germany during the Korean War, Reale was a New York firefighter at multiple firehouses throughout the city for more than 20 years.

Braves being cautious with Acuna's knee (Thursday, June 14)
Ronald Acuna Jr. has successfully progressed through the preliminary process of reacquainting himself to baseball activities. But the Braves have maintained a cautious approach with the young outfielder, who will test the strength and stability of his knee this weekend.

Verlander cruises as Astros win 8th in a row (Thursday, June 14)
Justin Verlander allowed three runs over seven innings as the Astros won their eighth straight game to complete the series sweep of the A's. Brian McCann homered off Frankie Montas, who gave up seven runs (five earned) over 5 1/3 innings. Five Astros finished with two-hit games, while Khris Davis and Matt Olson went deep off Verlander.

Duffy's first-pitch HR opens series in Bronx (Thursday, June 14)
Rays third baseman Matt Duffy didn't waste any time when he stepped into the batter's box Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.

Rangers clear way for Mendez, option Alberto (Thursday, June 14)
The Rangers have optioned infielder Hanser Alberto to Triple-A Round Rock to make room for pitcher Yohander Mendez, the team's No. 7 prospect who is scheduled to start Friday against the Rockies.

Phillies honor Thome ahead of HOF induction (Thursday, June 14)
A lot has changed in baseball since Jim Thome retired at the end of the 2012 season. He's watched the game become increasingly centered on analytics and numbers. On a more personal level, he's signed every autograph since January with a tiny three-letter acronym: "HOF." Thome's son Landon was the first to receive one.

Draft prospects who stood out at Chicago PDP event (Thursday, June 14)
Northwestern Medical Field hosted some of the top high school baseball talent on Thursday for the Prospect Development Pipeline Premier event, with 28 players on hand from the classes of 2019 and 2020.

Inbox: Prospect Hudson nearing callup? (Thursday, June 14)
Could prospect Dakota Hudson find himself in St. Louis in the near future? What should the Cardinals do about Kolten Wong and Dexter Fowler? Reporter Joe Trezza has answers in the Inbox.

Manfred pleased with improving pace of play (Thursday, June 14)
Major League Baseball instituted new rules to increase the pace of play in 2018, and so far, the results have been positive.

Jones' go-ahead 2-run homer lifts Tigers (Thursday, June 14)
Michael Fulmer earned his first win at Comerica Park since last July 15 the hard way, dueling Lance Lynn for seven innings before JaCoby Jones' slump-busting two-run homer in the seventh put the Tigers on top for a win over the Twins on Thursday afternoon. Lynn held Detroit scoreless until Niko Goodrum hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh to tie the game at 1. Jones went deep for his fifth homer as Fulmer moved to 3-5.

Giants outlast Marlins in 16-inning marathon (Thursday, June 14)
Pablo Sandoval broke the game open with a two-run single in the 16th inning to lift the Giants to a 6-3 win over the Marlins. San Francisco's early runs came on homers from Andrew McCutchen and Mac Williamson, and reliever Ty Blach tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings in extras after starter Dereck Rodriguez also went 6 2/3 frames, yielding two runs. Miami starter Dan Straily recorded a season-high seven strikeouts over five innings, and reliever Elieser Hernandez also went five frames. Lewis Brinson sent the game to extras with a sac fly in the ninth, while JT Riddle notched a solo homer and Bryan Holaday hit an RBI single.

Lindor, Ramirez homers lift Tribe on South Side (Thursday, June 14)
Francisco Lindor hit a leadoff homer, and Jose Ramirez slugged a go-ahead two-run shot in the seventh to lift the Indians over the White Sox in the finale of a four-game set. Tribe starter Mike Clevinger set a career high with 11 strikeouts over seven innings, allowing only Jose Abreu's two-run homer in the first. White Sox starter Carlos Rodon buckled down after the Lindor homer, allowing only one other hit over five innings.

Phils finish off Rox after Velasquez's no-no bid (Thursday, June 14)
Vince Velasquez showed no-hit stuff in Thursday afternoon's 9-3 win over the Rockies at Citizens Bank Park. Velasquez flummoxed Colorado hitters through 6 2/3 innings, but fatigue set in, allowing Trevor Story to lace an RBI double in the seventh. German Marquez worked around solo homers from Rhys Hoskins and Nick Williams until he too ran out of gas in the seventh, resulting in a four-run inning for the Phillies. Ryan McMahon was a bright spot in the rubber-game loss, as the rookie notched his first career homer for the Rox.

Twins send struggling Sano to Class A (Thursday, June 14)
The Twins optioned struggling third baseman Miguel Sano to Class A Advanced Fort Myers on Thursday.

Longoria suffers left hand fracture on HBP (Thursday, June 14)
Evan Longoria was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon's 6-3, 16-inning win over the Marlins in Miami, and he was diagnosed with a fractured fifth metacarpal in his left hand.

Cahill goes on DL; Bassitt, Ramirez recalled (Thursday, June 14)
A's right-hander Trevor Cahill was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Thursday, retroactive to Monday, with a strained right achilles. Oakland recalled right-handers Chris Bassitt and Carlos Ramirez from Triple-A Nashville and optioned left-handed pitcher Danny Coulombe to Nashville.

Ottavino back, ready to lock down late innings (Thursday, June 14)
The Rockies activated right-handed reliever Adam Ottavino from the disabled list Thursday, and manager Bud Black said he would go right back into his late-game role.

Red Sox sign first-round Draft pick Casas (Thursday, June 14)
Triston Casas, the big left-handed slugger the Red Sox selected with the 26th overall pick in the Draft earlier this month, can now get to work. Boston on Thursday finalized a contract with Casas to a full-slot deal worth $2,552,800.

Despite OF surplus, Giants seeking solution in LF (Thursday, June 14)
A crowded outfield still yields no left field solutions for manager Bruce Bochy and the Giants.

5 reasons Padres are quietly interesting in '18 (Thursday, June 14)
It certainly looks like general manager A.J. Preller and company are starting to get this ship turned around. Let's take a look at five things the Padres are doing right this season, and how they may portend to a better future.

Indians activate Guyer from DL; Melky DFA'd (Thursday, June 14)
The Indians designated outfielder Melky Cabrera for assigment and activated outfielder Brandon Guyer frim the 10-day disabled list.

These 5 guys could rebound, impact AL East (Thursday, June 14)
It isn't quite the knee-jerk panic of a slow April, but with baseball past it's quarter pole and rounding the corner to the midway point, there's a lot of players who need to kick their finish into high gear. Here are five players who are prime candidates to turn things around after a slow start.

Jones on forearm pain: 'I had to say something' (Thursday, June 14)
Reliever Nate Jones said his right forearm pain lasted two to three weeks before he was placed on the DL on Wednesday.

Cutch crushes 1st-frame HR for 2nd straight day (Thursday, June 14)
For the second consecutive game, Andrew McCutchen blasted a first-inning two-run homer to stake the Giants to a 2-0 lead over the Marlins.

Tigers likely to replace Miggy internally (Thursday, June 14)
John Hicks was one of the Tigers' most productive hitters in May while filling in for an injured Miguel Cabrera. With Cabrera now out for the rest of the year, they'll need about a half-season of that from their backup catcher turned primary first baseman.

For Midnight Sun Game, 24 hours of Play Ball (Thursday, June 14)
Major League Baseball is celebrating the 113th Midnight Sun Game on June 21 by organizing an unprecedented 24 hours of Play Ball events around this year's game in Fairbanks, Ala.

These Draft picks will become their team's top prospect (Thursday, June 14)
Jim Callis answers questions about which Draft picks will become their team's top prospect, players who were drafted to play pro football but decided to go into a different sport and the Royals' farm system.

Longoria exits after being hit by pitch in hand (Thursday, June 14)
Evan Longoria was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon's game against the Marlins in Miami, and he was removed in the bottom half of the inning for precautionary measures.

Lindor marks debut anniversary with leadoff HR (Thursday, June 14)
For Francisco Lindor, June 14 is a good day. Three years ago, Lindor made his Major League debut in a 1-for-2 pinch-hitting effort on his way to finishing second in the American League Rookie of the Year Award voting. On Thursday, Lindor led off the Indians' game against the White Sox with his 15th homer, sending Chicago starter Carlos Rodon's third pitch into the left-field stands.

Velasquez loses no-hitter with 2 outs in 7th (Thursday, June 14)
Phils starter Vince Velasquez's bid for history ended in the 7th inning on a two-out RBI double by Trevor Story.

The year 'Louisiana Lightning' lit up the Bronx (Thursday, June 14)
The 1978 season was filled with so many peaks and valleys for the Yankees, who gave new meaning to the words "Bronx Zoo." Throughout the chaos, one man stood out as a beacon of consistency for a team in desperate need of stability, putting together one of the greatest seasons any starting pitcher has ever had: Ron Guidry.

5 players poised for turnarounds in NL East (Thursday, June 14)
Everybody made their projections and predictions before the 2018 season. Almost everybody felt pretty good about them, too. Then the games started. Then things happened. Some players got off to scintillating starts. Some players surprised. Others did the opposite and disappointed.

Indians designate Melky for assignment (Thursday, June 14)
The Indians designated outfielder Melky Cabrera for assigment and activated outfielder Brandon Guyer frim the 10-day disabled list.

Hicks missing bats, and it's more than velocity (Thursday, June 14)
If Jordan Hicks is known for anything, it's his record-breaking fastball velocity, topped by a pair of 105 mph pitches earlier this year. The problem is that despite all that heat, he wasn't actually finding enough success missing bats -- until recently.

In Bronx, Stanton works in shadow of Judge love (Thursday, June 14)
They don't love Giancarlo Stanton yet at Yankee Stadium, and maybe not ever. The fans don't boo Stanton as much lately, but to say that they are keeping Stanton at arm's length is an understatement about the same size as he is.

Bucs could deal these veterans by Deadline (Thursday, June 14)
The Pirates led the NL Central as recently as May 17. But they are 7-18 since then -- the NL's worst record over that span. They have fallen into fourth place, with a losing record and dwindling hopes of passing the Brewers, Cubs or Cardinals -- let alone all three.

Mark Lerner named Nats' managing principal owner (Thursday, June 14)
The Washington Nationals announced that Theodore N. Lerner has stepped down as Managing Principal Owner of the team. His son, Mark D. Lerner, will now serve in this role. Mark has served as one of the principal owners of the Nationals since the Lerner family purchased the team in July 2006.

Wednesday's top prospect performers (Thursday, June 14)
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday.

Revisiting the golden era of right-field cannons (Thursday, June 14)
The thrill of watching outfielders make mind-boggling throws goes back to the earliest days of the game. Today's Throwback Thursday goes back to what I like to think of as the golden era of right-field arms.

Young fan, 7, has memorable trip around bases (Thursday, June 14)
Wednesday shaped up as just another normal day in the week for Alex Estrada. Normal, that is, until the 7-year-old was greeted at daycare by a limousine and Southpaw, the White Sox mascot, to begin fulfillment of his ultimate wish with a one-of-a-kind experience at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Hernandez's pirouette slide walks off Dodgers (Thursday, June 14)
If you look past the fracas that got Matt Kemp ejected, the Dodgers checked off a bunch of positive boxes on Wednesday night.

Gattis' 5 RBIs make history; Astros win 7th straight (Thursday, June 14)
Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis became the first player in club history to drive in five runs in consecutive games with another monster performance in the Astros' 13-5 win over the A's at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday night.

Mendez to get extended look in Rangers' rotation (Wednesday, June 13)
The Rangers are taking a hard look at their pitching rotation, assessing their options of both the present and the future.

Lauer's impressive move sets team pickoff record (Wednesday, June 13)
Baserunners beware: It probably isn't very wise to venture too far off first base against Eric Lauer.

Prep Draft prospects show off skills in Lowell PDP (Wednesday, June 13)
LeLacheur Park hosted a Prospect Development Pipeline Premiere event Wednesday, where Major League scouts had the chance to observe some of the top high school baseball prospects in the New England area.

Draft prospects who stood out at Tampa PDP event (Wednesday, June 13)
Here's a look at the prep Draft prospects who stood out at Wednesday's PDP event in Dunedin, Fla.

Bird, Gleyber homers aren't enough vs. Nats (Wednesday, June 13)
Greg Bird and Gleyber Torres homered for the Yankees, but 19-year-old Nationals phenom went deep twice on Wednesday to lead Washington to a 5-4 victory and a split of the two-game set at Yankee Stadium.

Mahle delivers as Reds roll late against KC (Wednesday, June 13)
Tyler Mahle delivered 6 1/3 strong frames and the Reds broke through in a two-run seventh inning behind a pair of Royals errors to win the two-game Interleague set. Kansas City starter Jason Hammel was solid through six innings, but an error by shortstop Alcides Escobar opened the door for Cincinnati. Adam Duvall capped the finale with a grand slam as the Reds broke it open in the ninth.

Down but not out, Tigers ride 4-run 8th to victory (Wednesday, June 13)
The Tigers don't have Miguel Cabrera in their lineup, but they still have the Rally Goose in their dugout. Victor Reyes' go-ahead RBI single fueled a four-run eighth inning, sending Detroit to a 5-2 comeback victory over the Twins on Wednesday night at Comerica Park. John Hicks and Niko Goodrum each had three hits for Detroit, and Eduardo Escobar's two-run single in the first accounted for the Twins' lone offense.

Margot leads Padres to 5th straight series win (Wednesday, June 13)
On Wednesday night in St. Louis, it was Manuel Margot leading the charge in a 4-2 Padres victory. Margot went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple in the sixth inning, his second consecutive multi-hit night. In some ways, his redemption story has mirrored his team's. Margot got off to a dreadful start, but he began turning things around a few weeks ago. He's playing his best baseball of the season right now, and the Padres have now won five consecutive series.

Covey outduels Tribe's Bauer in White Sox win (Wednesday, June 13)
There might be more publicized stories of accomplishment across the 2018 Major League Baseball landscape. But there are few better tales than that of White Sox right-hander Dylan Covey. Covey shut down the Indians on Wednesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field in a 3-2 White Sox victory, the second straight for Rick Renteria's crew over the American League Central-leading Indians, who fell to 35-31 overall.

Angels double up Segura on wild play at plate (Wednesday, June 13)
Jean Segura was called out at the plate on a wild play and a heads-up tag by rookie third baseman David Fletcher in the Mariners' 8-6 walk-off win over the Angels on Wednesday.

Marlins walk off in seesaw affair with Giants (Wednesday, June 13)
Brian Anderson delivered a sacrifice fly to center field in the ninth inning that scored Miguel Rojas as the Marlins edged the Giants, 5-4, at Marlins Park. The Marlins came back from a trio of deficits on Wednesday, scoring in the eighth and ninth frames to win their third straight against San Francisco.

These are 2018's most improved pitchers (Wednesday, June 13)
Justin Verlander is 2018's most improved pitcher, and maybe that makes sense, because he might be 2018's best pitcher. Who else has improved the most? It's an interesting mix of health, new pitches, and changing strategies.

Rox score 5 in 4th before 1st out to beat Phils (Wednesday, June 13)
Ian Desmond's two-run home run in the fourth inning gave the Rockies five runs before recording an out in the frame, which led Colorado past the Phillies. Tyler Anderson delivered a second straight strong start, striking out six over seven innings of one-run ball. Nick Pivetta struggled for a third straight start, allowing six runs over five innings for Philadelphia, which got a solo home run from Jorge Alfaro.

Gattis stays hot, Astros pounce on A's early (Wednesday, June 13)
Evan Gattis keeps swinging a hot bat, and the rest of his Astros teammates joined in on the fun Wednesday night.

Homer shows Turner's wrist must be OK (Wednesday, June 13)
After pulling a double inside third base Tuesday night, Justin Turner crushed Cole Hamels' 84.1-mph changeup over the left-center field wall in the first inning of Wednesday night's Dodgers-Rangers game.

Beltre supplants Ichiro atop foreign-born hits list (Wednesday, June 13)
On June 24, 1998, Adrian Beltre recorded the first hit of his career -- an RBI single off Angels left-hander Chuck Finley -- while batting eighth for the Dodgers in Dodger Stadium.

Nats ride Soto's historic 2-HR game to split in NY (Wednesday, June 13)
Nineteen-year-old phenom Juan Soto became the fifth-youngest player in history with a multihomer game, hitting his fourth and fifth long balls of the season to lead the Nationals to a 5-4 victory on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium despite home runs from Greg Bird and Gleyber Torres for the Yanks.

Kemp, Chirinos ejected after home-plate scuffle (Wednesday, June 13)
Benches cleared during the bottom of the third inning of the Dodgers-Rangers game on Wednesday night after a home-plate collision between Los Angeles' Matt Kemp and Texas catcher Robinson Chirinos.

Rockies sign 1st-rounder Rolison (Wednesday, June 13)
The Rockies announced today that they have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Ryan Rolison, the 22nd overall pick in the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft. The Rockies also came to terms with 25 other players selected in the Draft, including their fourth-, fifth-, sixth- and eighth-round selections. Per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Injured Twins trio moving toward returns (Wednesday, June 13)
The Twins are closer to getting a trio of players back from injury.

Pinder visits school for special-needs kids (Wednesday, June 13)
Kids at the School of Imagination received a special guest on Wednesday morning, when A's utility player Chad Pinder and his fiancee, Taylor, spent time at the full-inclusion preschool serving special-needs children.

Padres finalize deal for 2nd-round pick Edwards (Wednesday, June 13)
The Padres finalized deals with a handful of their top Draft picks on Tuesday, including No. 38 overall selection Xavier Edwards.

Neshek could soon take next step in rehab (Wednesday, June 13)
Gabe Kapler could use another trusted arm in his bullpen. He's one step closer to getting just that.

Richards, Cozart exit with injuries vs. Seattle (Wednesday, June 13)
Angels right-hander Garrett Richards departed his start against the Mariners on Wednesday after two innings with an apparent injury. The Angels did not immediately announce the reason for Richards' departure, but the 30-year-old showed a dip in velocity during the truncated outing.

Cabrera 'in shock,' set for surgery this week (Wednesday, June 13)
Miguel Cabrera has played through a torn groin and a broken foot among the numerous injuries in his career. On Wednesday, he remained stunned that his biceps injury was as bad as it is, a tear that will require season-ending surgery.

Freeman honors mother's memory with big day (Wednesday, June 13)
Freddie Freeman briefly paused when asked if his latest home run meant more to him than the 13 others he's hit in his National League MVP Award-caliber 2018 season.

Cashner's MRI results 'good'; Showalter optimistic (Wednesday, June 13)
Orioles manager Buck Showalter remains optimistic that starter Andrew Cashner will miss only one start with a lower back strain, and the results of Wednesday's MRI on the right-hander's lower back seem to support that.

Yost advocates expansion of replay system (Wednesday, June 13)
A day after the Royals lost a tough 5-1 decision to the Reds in 10 innings, manager Ned Yost was calling for more plays being available to review.

Dodgers injury updates: Maeda, Kershaw, Hill (Wednesday, June 13)
It was a busy Wednesday for recovering Dodgers pitchers, as Kenta Maeda was activated off the disabled list, Clayton Kershaw threw a bullpen session and Rich Hill was cleared for a Minor League rehab start.

Yankees, anti-bullying group visit local school (Wednesday, June 13)
What would it be like if you could show the world what a million acts of kindness looked like? This question may seem impossible to answer to most, but it was the foundation of Brian Williams' career.

Zimmer injures right shoulder at Triple-A (Wednesday, June 13)
Bradley Zimmer was optioned to Triple-A Columbus last week to refocus on his offense, but now he faces a different kind of setback. Zimmer hurt his right shoulder doing hitting drills at Columbus on Monday, Indians manager Terry Francona said before Wednesday's game against the White Sox. Zimmer will rest for five days and will tentatively plan to resume baseball activities over the weekend.

Bucs solve ace early, hold off D-backs late in win (Wednesday, June 13)
Jordy Mercer doubled in two in the Pirates' four-run second inning and added a homer to knock D-backs ace Zack Greinke out of the game after 4 2/3 innings, his shortest start of the season, and Pittsburgh held off a late Arizona rally for the win. Josh Harrison and Josh Bell also knocked in runs in the big frame, while starter Jameson Taillon delivered seven quality innings. David Peralta hit a two-run homer in the first, and Jon Jay knocked a two-run single in the ninth off Bucs closer Felipe Vazquez, who quieted the D-backs' rally to earn the save.

Strasburg remains shut down as Nats evaluate (Wednesday, June 13)
Stephen Strasburg has been shut down from baseball activities and did not travel with the Nationals to the Bronx this week. The club wants to make sure the right-hander's shoulder inflammation improves before he ramps up his rehabilitation.

Angels double up Segura on wild play at plate (Wednesday, June 13)
Jean Segura was called out at the plate on a wild play in the Mariners' 8-6 walk-off win against the Angels.

Steinbrenner: Yanks prepared to add to rotation (Wednesday, June 13)
It is no secret that Hal Steinbrenner's club is searching for starting pitching, and the Yankees' managing general partner said he specifically outlined part of the preseason budget for this purpose, allowing general manager Brian Cashman to shop freely in advance of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Behind Sale, HRs, Red Sox sweep Orioles (Wednesday, June 13)
After three consecutive losses, Chris Sale earned a win at Camden Yards to finish a road sweep of the Orioles, pitching six-plus innings of one-run ball with 9 K's. Mookie Betts (18) and J.D. Martinez (22) added to their home run totals on the season. Yefry Ramirez went 4 1/3 innings in his debut start for the Orioles, allowing three runs on four hits with six strikeouts.

Bird homers after dropping in Yankees' lineup (Wednesday, June 13)
A dip in the lineup paid immediate dividends for Greg Bird on Wednesday, as the Yankees' first baseman cleared the fence in his first at-bat since being dropped to the No. 7 spot in the order.

Rockies score 5 in 4th before making an out (Wednesday, June 13)
In need of some momentum in an attempt to end a season-high losing streak at five games, the Rockies scored five runs before the first out of the fourth inning against the Phillies to build a 6-0 lead on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park

Haniger's walk-off HR caps wild win for sweep (Wednesday, June 13)
The Mariners brought their boomstick and their broomsticks on Wednesday, topping the Angels, 8-6, on a walk-off two-run homer by Mitch Haniger in the ninth inning for a series sweep as the magic continued at Safeco Field. Haniger, who now has 16 homers and 52 RBIs, also doubled off pinch-runner Jabari Blash at first base on a fly out to right field to end the Halos' threat in the top of the ninth. The Angels went ahead by two runs in the seventh on Nolan Fontana and Chris Young's home runs, but the bullpen couldn't protect the lead in a wild game.

Ramirez K's 6 in strong MLB debut (Wednesday, June 13)
Yefry Ramirez's opening act -- a matchup against Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox -- was a daunting one. And the righty handled it well.

White Sox lose reliever Jones to DL (Wednesday, June 13)
The White Sox on Wednesday placed right-handed pitcher Nate Jones on the 10-day disabled list with a pronator muscle strain in his right arm and recalled right-hander Juan Minaya from Class AAA Charlotte.

Dodgers activate Maeda, option Corcino (Wednesday, June 13)
The Dodgers optioned pitcher Daniel Corcino to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room on the roster for Kenta Maeda, who was activated off the disabled list to start Wednesday night against Texas at Dodger Stadium.

Rockies sign 1st-rounder Rolison (Wednesday, June 13)
The Rockies announced today that they have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Ryan Rolison, the 22nd overall pick in the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft. The Rockies also came to terms with 25 other players selected in the Draft, including their fourth-, fifth-, sixth- and eighth-round selections. Per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Richards exits start with injury vs. Mariners (Wednesday, June 13)
Angels right-hander Garrett Richards departed his start against the Mariners on Wednesday after two innings with an apparent injury. The Angels did not immediately announce the reason for Richards' departure, but the 30-year-old showed a dip in velocity during the truncated outing.

60 saves? Diaz closing games at historic pace (Wednesday, June 13)
Scott Servais made a promise to Edwin Diaz early in the season. If the young Mariners closer gets to 50 saves this season, Seattle's manager will get his hair cut in the same style as Diaz, including the shaved sides.

In and out: Meadows' glove helps Peralta's HR (Wednesday, June 13)
D-backs outfielder David Peralta hit his 12th home run of the season in the first inning Wednesday afternoon, but he got an assist on it by left fielder Austin Meadows.

Rays walk off, sweep Jays without true starter (Wednesday, June 13)
Matt Duffy's walk-off single was the lone run in a 1-0 win against the Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon at Tropicana Field. J.A. Happ was on his game, but a high pitch count forced him out after five innings and just one hit allowed. The Rays' bullpen was up to task thanks to nine scoreless innings from spot starter Wilmer Font, Matt Andriese and Diego Castillo. The win finished off a three-game sweep for Tampa Bay where the bullpen would account for all 27 innings pitched.

LIVE: Watch Angels-Mariners on Facebook (Wednesday, June 13)
MLB and Facebook's partnership continues today with an afternoon matchup between the Angles and Mariners in Seattle.

Mookie, J.D. add to impressive HR totals vs. O's (Friday, June 15)
Mookie Betts hit a third-inning home run off of Baltimore's Yefry Ramirez in his second game back from an abdominal injury, and J.D. Martinez belted his 22nd homer on the season.

Red-hot Cruz crushes home run No. 16 (Wednesday, June 13)
In case there was any doubt, Nelson Cruz is now officially hot.

Cain's HR all Crew needs to top Cubs in finale (Wednesday, June 13)
Jhoulys Chacin and three relievers combined to shut out the Cubs for the second straight game and extend the Brewers' National League Central lead. Lorenzo Cain's homer in the third was Mike Montgomery's lone blemish over six innings in his fourth start in place of Yu Darvish.

Dubon rehabbing from season-ending surgery (Wednesday, June 13)
Brewers prospect Mauricio Dubon is slowly easing his way back toward baseball activity after season-ending ACL surgery in May.

Astros sign 3rd-rounder Pena, 5 other draftees (Wednesday, June 13)
Shortstop Jeremy Pena, the Astros' third-round pick who they slated as the top defensive shortstop in the 2018 Draft earlier this week, signed with the club on Wednesday and will report to Class A Short Season Tri-City on Thursday, he told MLB.com.

Injury updates: Donaldson, Stroman (Wednesday, June 13)
Third baseman Josh Donaldson could be back in the Blue Jays' lineup as soon as Friday against the Nationals. Donaldson has been on the disabled list since May 29 with left calf soreness.

Syndergaard to rest until symptoms subside (Wednesday, June 13)
There is still no timetable for Noah Syndergaard's return to the Mets' starting rotation, manager Mickey Callaway said Wednesday. Syndergaard received a second opinion on Tuesday regarding the discomfort he had been feeling in his right index finger.

Appreciating Miggy, regardless of his contact (Wednesday, June 13)
Of the many reasons to be bummed out about the torn bicep Miguel Cabrera suffered on Tuesday night, this strikes me as the most painful one: There's an all-timer, slam-dunk Hall of Famer playing every single night that we don't get to watch any more this season. Players like that must be appreciated while they're here, and that was ripped away from us last night.

MLB Buzz: Market pushing Rays to move Archer? (Wednesday, June 13)
The non-waiver Trade Deadline is July 31, and we're keeping you up to date with the latest trade buzz, news, rumors and more.

Bryant sits during career-worst homerless drought (Wednesday, June 13)
Kris Bryant, who is 0-for-15 over his last four games and has not hit a home run since May 14, did not start in Wednesday's series finale against the Brewers. The Cubs have an off-day on Thursday.

Soroka takes no-no into 7th as Braves cruise (Wednesday, June 13)
Showing the poise of a seasoned veteran during Wednesday afternoon's 2-0 win over the Mets, Mike Soroka outdueled Jacob deGrom and carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning. Not bad for a 20-year-old right-hander who was making his fourth career start and first since being placed on the disabled list last month.

Verlander, Scherzer lead latest Cy Young poll (Wednesday, June 13)
Each of our 32 voters was asked to rank their top three Cy Young Award candidates in each league, with a first-place vote being worth five points, three points for a second-place vote and one point for third-place vote. Therefore, the maximum number of points a player could get was 160.

Dodgers' HR spree rolls on in rout of Texas (Wednesday, June 13)
The Dodgers' June home run derby continued Tuesday night with blasts from Joc Pederson, Max Muncy and Yasiel Puig -- all off 45-year-old Bartolo Colon -- in a 12-5 Interleague series rout of the Rangers at Dodger Stadium. Pederson lined a two-run homer in the second inning for his seventh home run in his last eight games. Muncy launched a one-out towering solo shot to right field in the third inning, taking the team lead with 13. He's homered in four consecutive games. And Puig's home run was a two-run shot in a seven-run fourth inning. The Dodgers have a league-leading 85 home runs this year and have slugged 29 home runs in 10 games this month. Colon notched his 2,500th career strikeout in the first and finished the night with three K's, giving him 2,502 and moving him into a tie with Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson for 33rd all-time.

Britton issues 3 walks in scoreless 2018 debut (Wednesday, June 13)
Closer Zach Britton, making his first appearance since last September due to an offseason Achilles injury, showed rust in his 2018 debut in the Orioles' 6-4 loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday night.

Tuesday's top prospect performers (Wednesday, June 13)
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.

Colon notches 2,500th career strikeout (Wednesday, June 13)
On a night where Bartolo Colon added another milestone to his lengthy career, it proved to be a very long evening for the Rangers. Texas was routed by the Dodgers, 12-5, Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. The loss marked the Rangers' fifth straight, dropping them to 27-42 this season.

Folty exits early with tightness in right triceps (Wednesday, June 13)
Mike Foltynewicz was not initially happy about exiting a start he was dominating. But the Braves' right-hander knows the cautious decision might have been exactly what he needed to remain healthy throughout the remainder of what is shaping up to be a pretty impressive season.

Dodgers' HR spree rolls on in rout of Texas (Wednesday, June 13)
The Dodgers' June home run derby continued Tuesday night with blasts from Joc Pederson, Max Muncy and Yasiel Puig -- all off 45-year-old Bartolo Colon -- in a 12-5 Interleague series rout of the Rangers at Dodger Stadium. Pederson lined a two-run homer in the second inning for his seventh home run in his last eight games. Muncy launched a one-out towering solo shot to right field in the third inning, taking the team lead with 13. He's homered in four consecutive games. And Puig's home run was a two-run shot in a seven-run fourth inning. The Dodgers have a league-leading 85 home runs this year and have slugged 29 home runs in 10 games this month.

After 6-run 1st, D-backs hold on to top Pirates (Wednesday, June 13)
The D-backs capitalized on a trio of errors in a six-run first inning that paced a 13-8 win over the Pirates on Tuesday night at Chase Field. Ketel Marte had two hits and three RBIs, including a two-run triple in the first. Jon Jay went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer. The Pirates scored six runs in the fourth, including a three-run homer by Starling Marte, but they couldn't come back from the early deficit.

Angels vs. Mariners only on Facebook on Wednesday (Wednesday, June 13)
This week, Major League Baseball offers fans another unique viewing experience with the continuation of its digital-only broadcasts. Wednesday's Angels-Mariners matchup will air live in the United States exclusively on Facebook. The finale to the three-game series at Safeco Field is one of 25 streaming broadcasts scheduled for 2018 as part of MLB's partnership with Facebook.

Gattis' 5 RBIs send Astros to 6th straight win (Wednesday, June 13)
Evan Gattis homered and tallied a career-high five RBIs and Carlos Correa returned from four games away with a sore right side to lead the Astros to a 6-3 win over the A's on Tuesday night at the Coliseum. Lance McCullers Jr. held Oakland to two runs on five hits over seven innings as Houston won its sixth straight game.

Trout homers twice, tops MLB with 23 (Wednesday, June 13)
Despite another herculean effort from Mike Trout, the Angels lost their second straight game to the Mariners, 6-3, on Tuesday night at Safeco Field, slipping a season-high 6 1/2 games back of their division rivals in the American League West.

Haniger's unreal throw, 2 HRs keep M's atop West (Wednesday, June 13)
Mitch Haniger, Ryon Healy and Mike Trout battled to a draw in their personal home run derby Tuesday at Safeco Field, but it was the surging Mariners who walked away winners with a 6-3 victory that preserved their half-game lead in the American League West. Haniger and Trout each homered twice and both outfielders made an outstanding defensive play as well. But Haniger got enough help from his Seattle mates -- including a pair of solo homers by Healy -- to lift the Mariners to their 10th victory in 12 games.

Cahill likely heading for disabled list (Tuesday, June 12)
Right-hander Trevor Cahill is likely headed for a stint on the disabled list, A's manager Bob Melvin said on Tuesday.

Rangers' rotation in flux for weekend series (Tuesday, June 12)
Rangers manager Jeff Banister did not name a starter for Friday night's series opener against Colorado. On Sunday, right-hander Doug Fister was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right knee.

Lovullo: D-backs had no intentional HBPs vs. Bucs (Tuesday, June 12)
One day after the D-backs and Pirates exchanged hit by pitches, Arizona manager Torey Lovullo reiterated that his pitchers did not intentionally try to hit any Pittsburgh batter on Monday night.

Pirates hope retaliation energizes clubhouse (Tuesday, June 12)
Josh Harrison was hit by 23 pitches last season, but the Pirates rarely retaliated. Ivan Nova did earlier this season, when Harrison's left hand was broken by a fastball from Marlins starter Jose Urena. Joe Musgrove did it again on Monday night at Chase Field, plunking the D-backs' Chris Owings after Harrison was hit in the upper back.

Angels place Marte on DL; Fletcher gets callup (Tuesday, June 12)
The Angels placed infielder Jefry Marte on the 10-day disabled list with a left wrist sprain on Tuesday and called up prospect David Fletcher from Triple-A Salt Lake for his first stint in the Majors. To clear a spot for Fletcher on the 40-man roster, the Angels transferred reliever Blake Wood (Tommy John surgery) to the 60-day disabled list.

Callaway ejected for first time as a manager (Tuesday, June 12)
Mets manager Mickey Callaway was ejected for the first time in his managerial career in the top of the sixth inning on Tuesday night against the Braves at SunTrust Park.

Britton issues three walks in season debut (Tuesday, June 12)
Orioles closer Zach Britton, making his first appearance since last September due to an offseason Achilles injury, showed rust in his 2018 debut against the Red Sox on Tuesday night.

Ramos' HR enough for Rays' bullpen vs. Jays (Tuesday, June 12)
The Rays deployed their bullpen from the first inning to great effect, as Ryne Stanek, Austin Pruitt, Jonny Venters, Chaz Roe, Jose Alvarado and Sergio Romo combined to hold the Blue Jays to one run. Wilson Ramos hit a two-run homer, and Joey Wendle and Mallex Smith added RBI singles in a two-run sixth that drove Blue Jays' starter Jaime Garcia (5-plus IP, 4 ER) from the game.

Reds rally late with 4-run 10th to clip Royals (Tuesday, June 12)
Sal Romano went eight strong frames in a no-decision and Tucker Barnhart forced extras with a homer before Joey Votto's bases-clearing triple fueled a decisive four-run 10th inning. Barnhart's jack came against Kelvin Herrera, who blew just his second save chance this season. Royals starter Ian Kennedy logged eight shutout innings in a no-decision and Hunter Dozier belted his second Major League home run.

Richards keeps SF quiet, earns first MLB win (Tuesday, June 12)
Marlins rookie Trevor Richards tossed six innings of one-run ball against the Giants to earn his first big league win. Miami came up big in the third inning, with Starlin Castro cracking an RBI single and JT Riddle adding a two-run double. San Francisco starter Chris Stratton went seven quality frames, yielding all three runs, but his offense plated only one run on a Brandon Crawford groundout in the first inning. Kyle Barraclough pitched the ninth for the Marlins to earn his fourth save.

Adrianza's slam propels Twins past Tigers (Tuesday, June 12)
Ehire Adrianza hit a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh to propel the Twins to a series-opening victory over the Tigers at Comerica Park on Tuesday. Blaine Hardy cruised through six innings, but was removed from the game with 85 pitches after letting up a single in the seventh inning. The Tigers tacked on two runs to pull close in the bottom half of the frame, but the Twins held on to best their division rivals in a game in which Miguel Cabrera was lost for the season after rupturing his left biceps tendon.

Harper 'good to go' after 2 HBPs vs. Yankees (Tuesday, June 12)
Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper exited the opener against the Yankees after he was hit on the left foot by a Dellin Betances pitch in the eighth inning. After the game, manager Dave Martinez said Harper left because of precautionary reasons and expects him to return for Wednesday night's finale.

Kingery's 3-run HR backs Nola's 10 K's in win (Tuesday, June 12)
Scott Kingery's three-run home run was his first clout since April 10, and it proved enough to back Aaron Nola as the Phillies won the opener against the Rockies. Nola struck out 10 and allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings. Jon Gray also struck out 10 for Colorado, but he allowed the first-inning homer to Kingery, who tied his career high with four RBIs.

D-backs capitalize on Bucs' errors, score 6 in 1st (Tuesday, June 12)
The D-backs pounced on the Pirates' late mistakes in Monday night's comeback victory. On Tuesday, they didn't waste any time, capitalizing on a trio of errors to score six runs in the first inning.

Correa homers in first AB after missing 4 games (Tuesday, June 12)
After missing the Astros' four-game sweep of the Rangers in Arlington with right side discomfort, shortstop Carlos Correa returned to the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against the A's and homered leading off the second inning to ignite a four-run rally that gave Houston a 4-1 lead.

Crew reclaims 1st place as Anderson cools Cubs (Tuesday, June 12)
Snapping the Brewers' seven-game skid against the Cubs, Chase Anderson pitched seven stellar innings while allowing just one dribbler of a hit. Lorenzo Cain pulled off an amazing escape to thwart a rundown and set up one of Travis Shaw's two-run doubles, and Milwaukee became the first NL team to reach 40 wins this season.

Benintendi homers, stays hot vs. Orioles (Tuesday, June 12)
Andrew Benintendi continued his hot streak against the Orioles on Tuesday with a solo homer and two RBIs as the Red Sox scored a 6-4 victory.

Rizzo defends Harper after 'cowardly' comments (Tuesday, June 12)
A day after an anonymous National League executive called Bryce Harper "overrated" and a "selfish, losing player," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo came to Harper's defense during a scathing rant to the Washington Post.

Colon notches 2,500th career strikeout (Tuesday, June 12)
Bartolo Colon notched his 2,500th career strikeout Tuesday night, pumping a 92 mph fastball past Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy in the first inning at Dodger Stadium.

Gattis' tear continues with 3-run HR, 2-run 2B (Tuesday, June 12)
A month after clubbing only his second homer of the season, Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis cranked his 11th in the second inning of Tuesday's game against the A's.

Joc, Muncy continue home run spree (Tuesday, June 12)
The off-day on Monday didn't cool off Joc Pederson or Max Muncy, who continued their home run barrage Tuesday night against the Rangers' Bartolo Colon.

Didi goes deep twice as Yankees blank Nats (Tuesday, June 12)
Derek Jeter never did it, but Didi Gregorius now has. The infielder reclaimed his power stroke with his third multihomer performance of the year, establishing a single-season franchise record for shortstops in the Yankees' 3-0 victory over the Nationals on Tuesday evening at Yankee Stadium.

Albies' grand slam caps 6-run sixth, lifts Braves (Tuesday, June 12)
Ozzie Albies hit his second grand slam of the season and Freddie Freeman belted a solo shot during a six-run sixth inning that propelled the Braves past the Mets 8-2 on Tuesday. The sixth-inning eruption erased the short-lived deficit the Braves encountered when Jay Bruce gave the Mets a 2-1 lead with his two-run double off Jesse Biddle in the sixth. Biddle entered when Mike Foltynewicz was forced to exit because of right triceps tightness.

Trout robs Cruz, then hits MLB-best 22nd HR (Tuesday, June 12)
Shortly after potentially robbing a home run, Mike Trout produced one of his own, blasting his MLB-leading 22nd homer of the season in the Angels' game against the Mariners on Tuesday night at Safeco Field.

LoCain escapes pickle with heads-up retreat (Tuesday, June 12)
Christian Yelich used his legs. Lorenzo Cain used his head. And the Brewers used the Cubs' big mistake to double their lead in the latest installment of an entertaining series between the National League's top two teams.

BREAKING: Miggy to have season-ending surgery (Tuesday, June 12)
Miguel Cabrera will have season-ending surgery after rupturing his left biceps tendon.

No. 3 pick Bohm ready to get going with Phils (Tuesday, June 12)
The Phillies have agreed to a reported $5.85 million signing bonus with their 2018 first-round Draft pick, Alec Bohm. The assigned value for the No. 3 overall pick is $6,947,500, and the Phillies have a total bonus-pool allotment of $8,858,500.

Cubs near deal with top pick Hoerner (Tuesday, June 12)
The Cubs are close to finalizing an agreement with first-round Draft pick Nico Hoerner, and he could join Class A Eugene, which opens its season on Friday.

Injury updates: Liriano, Zimmermann (Tuesday, June 12)
In searching for positive signs on the injury front before beginning a three-game series with the Twins on Tuesday at Comerica Park, the Tigers didn't need to look far. Francisco Liriano threw a simulated game Tuesday afternoon, and Jordan Zimmermann had a successful rehab outing Monday at Class A West Michigan.

Prospect Filia sent to Sox to complete Elias deal (Tuesday, June 12)
Outfielder Eric Filia, the Mariners' No. 11 prospect per MLB Pipeline, was sent to the Red Sox on Tuesday as the player to be named later from an April 23 trade that brought left-hander Roenis Elias back to Seattle.

Brewers place Albers (shoulder) on 10-day DL (Tuesday, June 12)
Brewers reliever Matt Albers was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday, one day after surrendering five earned runs in the 11th inning and taking the loss against the Cubs.

Royals activate Grimm off DL, option Oaks (Tuesday, June 12)
The Royals on Tuesday activated right-handed reliever Justin Grimm from the disabled list, and optioned right-hander Trevor Oaks back to Triple-A Omaha.

Top pick Rodriguez excited to join Orioles (Tuesday, June 12)
The Orioles officially introduced 2018 first-round Draft pick Grayson Rodriguez at a news conference Tuesday. The high school righty will report to the club's Spring Training complex in Sarasota, Fla., for orientation and workouts before joining the organization's Rookie-level Gulf Coast League team.

Top Draft pick Winn signs with Rangers (Tuesday, June 12)
The Texas Rangers announced Tuesday that the club has signed its top five selections in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft, which took place June 4-6. That list is headed by the first-round selection and 15th overall pick, right-handed pitcher Cole Winn from Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif.

Yanks spread HOPE, stand up to bullying (Tuesday, June 12)
Yankees players teamed up with Cassidy Warner to fight bullying as part of the team's 10th annual HOPE (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) Week.

Bailey labors during rehab outing at Louisville (Tuesday, June 12)
Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey's first rehab assignment start for Triple-A Louisville did not go well on Monday. Bailey lasted three innings and gave up five earned runs on six hits over three innings with one walk and one strikeout. He threw 68 pitches.

Draft prospects who stood out at Cincinnati PDP event (Tuesday, June 12)
Top high schoolers showcased their skills in front of MLB scouts at Prasco Park on Tuesday morning.

Mejia optioned, Plutko recalled to face Sox (Tuesday, June 12)
Now that the Indians are assured Roberto Perez's hand isn't broken, the team has optioned Francisco Mejia to Triple-A Columbus.

Sanchez out of Yanks' lineup, respects decision (Tuesday, June 12)
On occasions when their name will not appear in that evening's lineup, the Yankees' stars usually are alerted by a text message or some other communique from the manager's office. Gary Sanchez received no such notice on Tuesday, so he was caught off guard by an unwanted spot on the bench to open the Bombers' homestand.

Tulo making progress, optimistic for 2018 return (Tuesday, June 12)
Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is optimistic that he will be back on the field for Toronto at some point in the 2018 season.

Breakthrough Series leaves lasting mark (Tuesday, June 12)
The Breakthrough Series concluded on Tuesday, but the lessons and memories gained by the 60 attendees will last a lifetime.

Braves taking safe approach with Acuna's rehab (Tuesday, June 12)
Though he is still just progressing through the early stages of reintroducing himself to baseball activities, Ronald Acuna Jr. says he's ready to begin playing in games. This is the kind of eager anticipation expected from a 20-year-old phenom who has been sidelined for the past two weeks. But as the Braves are providing indication Acuna might be at least a week away from rejoining their lineup, they are maintaining the cautious, responsible approach expected from a team that has an opportunity to benefit from this young outfielder's tremendous talents for many years to come.

Darvish's bullpen session impresses Cubs (Tuesday, June 12)
Yu Darvish, on the disabled list with right triceps tendinitis, threw his first bullpen session since May 26, and the pitcher and the Cubs were encouraged by Tuesday's workout at Miller Park.

Machado's market grows with more contenders (Tuesday, June 12)
The Manny Machado sweepstakes are well underway, and Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette acknowledged Tuesday that with Baltimore in last place, his phone will be ringing a lot over the next month and a half.

Mauer bats at Triple-A, could rejoin Twins soon (Tuesday, June 12)
Joe Mauer hit with Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday. Twins manager Paul Molitor said the gameplan is for Mauer to play the field for nine innings on Wednesday. If all goes well, the veteran first baseman could be activated and join Minnesota for the start of its three-game series in Cleveland.

Alex Reyes reveals daughter is battling cancer (Tuesday, June 12)
Speaking publicly for the first time since undergoing surgery to reattach a tendon in his right lat last week, Reyes disclosed a devastating detail on Tuesday that he's held privately more than a year. His young daughter, Aleyka, is battling cancer.

Correa returns from 4-game hiatus with sore side (Tuesday, June 12)
After missing the Astros' four-game sweep of the Rangers in Arlington with right side discomfort, shortstop Carlos Correa returned to the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against the A's

Dodgers place Buehler on 10-day DL (rib) (Tuesday, June 12)
The Dodgers placed right-handed pitcher Walker Buehler on the 10-day disabled list with a right rib microfracture and recalled left-handed pitcher Caleb Ferguson from Triple-A Oklahoma City before Tuesday night's game against the Rangers.

Moncada, Yolmer open with back-to-back HRs (Tuesday, June 12)
The White Sox didn't take long to score against Cleveland starter Adam Plutko on Tuesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field with Yoan Moncada and Yolmer Sanchez hitting back-to-back home runs to start the game.

Miggy leaves game with left biceps strain (Tuesday, June 12)
Miguel Cabrera exited Tuesday's series opener against the Twins in the bottom of the third inning while hitting. Cabrera, at the plate for his second at-bat, swung at a 1-1 pitch and immediately dropped the bat and grasped his left arm around the elbow and biceps area.

Kingery hits 3-run HR for 1st clout in 2 months (Tuesday, June 12)
Three pitches after narrowly missing a home run down the left-field line, Scott Kingery straightened it out and put the Phillies ahead.

Devers, Benintendi go deep early vs. Orioles (Tuesday, June 12)
Rafael Devers hit a two-run homer in the second inning Tuesday night, moving him into third place in Red Sox history for most homers by a Boston hitter before his 22nd birthday.

Brewers top Cubs in inaugural wives softball game (Tuesday, June 12)
Though the Cubs have gotten the best of the Brewers so far this season, the Brewers' spouses earn the win against the Cubs' spouses in a softball charity game.

Escobar, Hamilton visit Breakthrough Series (Tuesday, June 12)
The Breakthrough Series participants at the Urban Youth Academy in Kansas City learned from a bevy of former All-Star players and coaches over the four-day trip, but they were able to glean teachings from a few guests as well.

Cubs near deal with top pick Hoerner (Tuesday, June 12)
The Cubs are close to finalizing an agreement with first-round Draft pick Nico Hoerner, and he could join Class A Eugene, which opens its season on Friday.

Draft prospects who stood out at Cary PDP event (Tuesday, June 12)
Top high schoolers arrived at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C., Tuesday morning to showcase their skills to MLB scouts.

Rays sign first-round Draft pick Liberatore (Tuesday, June 12)
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed left-handed pitcher Matthew Liberatore, the No. 16 overall selection from the 2018 MLB Draft. He will join the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Rays.

Luke Gregerson to have knee surgery (Tuesday, June 12)
Cardinals reliever Luke Gregerson has a torn meniscus in his right knee and will undergo surgery to repair the injury.

Murphy activated, hitting 5th for Nats vs. Yanks (Tuesday, June 12)
The Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated second baseman Daniel Murphy from the 10-day disabled list and optioned infielder Adrian Sanchez to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday.

Alderson: 'I take responsibility' for Mets' woes (Tuesday, June 12)
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson took full responsibility Tuesday for the Mets' two-month slide down the standings, which has seen them fall from the National League's best record to one of its three worst.

Carson Smith to have surgery, out for year (Tuesday, June 12)
Red Sox reliever Carson Smith is to have surgery on his right shoulder on Wednesday. The 28-year-old right-hander, who last appeared in a game on May 14, will likely miss the rest of the season.

More rest for Archer after 'pen session soreness (Tuesday, June 12)
A day after Rays manager Kevin Cash said that Chris Archer (left abdominal strain) has had a mild setback, the right-hander talked to reporters about his status.

Phils, first-round Draft pick Bohm complete deal (Tuesday, June 12)
The Phillies have agreed to a reported $5.85 million signing bonus with their 2018 first-round Draft pick, Alec Bohm. The assigned value for the No. 3 overall pick is $6,947,500, and the Phillies have a total bonus-pool allotment of $8,858,500.

Underdog battles injury, becomes 21st-round pick (Tuesday, June 12)
The Los Angeles Angels picked Cristian Reyes with their 21st-round pick. The right-hander's five-year path to the 2018 Draft was beset with injury and frustration.

Blue Jays, top Draft pick Groshans have deal (Tuesday, June 12)
The Blue Jays have agreed to a deal with their top pick from the 2018 Draft, Jordan Groshans, according to a report from MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman on Tuesday.

Mariners defying logic with one-run dominance (Tuesday, June 12)
From 1976-80, the San Francisco Giants won 75 or fewer games each season ... except one. In '78, kind of out of nowhere, the Giants won 89 games and sort of contended for the National League West title. What happened to those Giants? They won 42 games by one run. Well, in 2018, the Mariners are in the midst of potentially an even more remarkable run.

These 11 guys have stepped up for contenders (Tuesday, June 12)
Since entering the Dodgers' rotation in late April, Ross Stripling has been on the short list of the National League's best starting pitchers. Almost every contender has a similar story. Let's consider 10 others who have impacted this season's division races.

Harper talks Yankees rumors, ASG in Q&A (Tuesday, June 12)
Bryce Harper recently sat down with columnist Bill Ladson to talk about his future, the home run derby, the Vegas Golden Knights and more

AL All-Star vote has tight races at C, 1B, SS (Tuesday, June 12)
Major League Baseball announced the first American League update of the Camping World All-Star Ballot on Tuesday, and there are close races at catcher, first base and shortstop.

O's, first-rounder Rodriguez come to terms (Tuesday, June 12)
The Orioles have agreed to terms with their first-round selection of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, right-handed pitcher Grayson Rodriguez, from Central Heights (Texas) High School. Rodriguez was selected with the 11th overall pick in the first round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft.

Strong young arms leading Braves' revival (Tuesday, June 12)
The biggest names on the Braves may be their sluggers, but there's a larger story brewing in the rotation. Mike Foltynewicz and Sean Newcomb, each the product of controversial trades, appear to be breaking out at the right time.

Monday's top prospect performers (Tuesday, June 12)
The Oakland A's future battery of left-hander Jesus Luzardo and catcher Sean Murphy took center stage Monday in Double-A Midland's 7-1 win against Frisco.

Friedman talks journey from finance to Rays to LA (Tuesday, June 12)
From his time building the Rays into a postseason contender to his current tenure with the Dodgers, Andrew Friedman discusses his baseball journey on the Executive Access Podcast.

Trout ties MLB lead (21) in 2-HR night vs. M's (Tuesday, June 12)
It didn't take long for Mike Trout to break out of his mini-slump. Trout hammered his 20th home run of the season off left-hander Wade LeBlanc in the first inning of the Angels' 5-3 loss to the Mariners on Monday night at Safeco Field. He then added his 21st home run off reliever Ryan Cook to lead off the eighth, tying Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez for the MLB lead. The homer traveled a projected 459 feet, according to Statcast™.

Tight NL West race jumbles Power Rankings (Tuesday, June 12)
Will every team in the National League West be a postseason contender when we get to September? The last-place team -- the Padres -- are just six games out, and have been on a nice run of late. All of the other teams have proven to be both talented and flawed, making it nearly impossible to point to one as having the best chance to run away with the division.

No batter hurt more by grounders than Sanchez (Tuesday, June 12)
What's causing the struggles of Gary Sanchez this year? It's a complicated question, but a big part of it is simply that he's finding no success on the ground. His .082 BABIP on grounders is the lowest in the game.

Cruz's 2 HRs trump Trout's; M's win 9th out of 11 (Tuesday, June 12)
Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz hammered Angels starter Andrew Heaney for maybe his most impressive homer this season in the first inning, a two-run shot to center field that tied the contest at 2-2.

D-backs score 9 unanswered runs after HBP (Tuesday, June 12)
The D-backs lacked energy early on Monday night, but one situation woke them up and eventually led to a 9-5 comeback victory over the Pirates at Chase Field.

Rizzo's HR sparks 5-run 11th to put Cubs in 1st (Tuesday, June 12)
Jason Heyward tied the game with a single in the eighth, and Anthony Rizzo won it for the Cubs in the 11th with a solo home run off Brewers reliever Matt Albers. The win moves Chicago into first place in the National League Central over Milwaukee, which got solo home runs from Erik Kratz and Jonathan Villar. Both Jose Quintana and Junior Guerra went six innings and delivered quality starts.

Rookie righty Barria to rejoin Angels' rotation (Monday, June 11)
Angels rookie Jaime Barria has shuttled between the Majors and Triple-A Salt Lake all season, but he might finally be here to stay.

Lamb excited for younger brother, alma mater (Monday, June 11)
Jake Lamb said he often doesn't show much emotion, but on Sunday, he posted an Instagram video that displayed quite the opposite. He was jumping around and screaming.

Cards summon Poncedeleon to cap comeback (Monday, June 11)
Last May, Daniel Poncedeleon lay on the ground on a Triple-A field in Iowa, that close to his Major League dreams and suddenly fighting for his life. On Monday, he walked into the Cardinals' clubhouse, capping a remarkable recovery and one of the best comeback stories in baseball this year.

Rookies spark Marlins in rally over Giants (Monday, June 11)
A couple of cornerstone rookies -- Brian Anderson and Lewis Brinson -- each came through in big spots, and J.T. Realmuto delivered the decisive two-run home run that rallied the Marlins to a 7-5 victory over the Giants on Monday at Marlins Park.

Kratz goes deep vs. Cubs for 3rd HR in 6 games (Monday, June 11)
Journeyman catcher Erik Kratz's surprising power surge continued Monday against a pitcher who has given the Brewers more trouble than any other in recent seasons.

Bauers' first MLB HR puts Rays in front in win (Monday, June 11)
Rays No. 5 prospect Jake Bauers' first Major League home run gave his club the lead for good in the fourth inning as Tampa Bay bested the Blue Jays on Monday night at Tropicana Field. The Rays also got two RBIs from No. 2 prospect Willy Adames and six innings of four-run ball from starter Ryan Yarbrough. Teoscar Hernandez homered for the second straight game for Toronto, but starter Sam Gaviglio struggled, allowing five earned runs over 3 1/3 innings.

After Bumgarner's eventful exit, Giants fall (Monday, June 11)
Relief pitching had been the cornerstone of the Giants' recent surge, but in a 7-5 loss Monday that opened a four-game series with the Marlins, it was their undoing.

Carrasco puts clamps on White Sox bats (Monday, June 11)
Carlos Carrasco tossed two-hit ball over seven innings, Michael Brantley homered and Yan Gomes drove in two runs to power the Indians to a 4-0 victory over the White Sox on Monday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. Carrasco (8-4) struck out 11 and retired 16 of the final 17 batters he faced.

Cards crush 3 homers to back Flaherty (Monday, June 11)
The Cardinals hit three homers, and Jack Flaherty pitched into the seventh as St. Louis topped the Padres 5-2 on Monday in the series opener. Marcel Ozuna, Jose Martinez and Jedd Gyorko each homered as the Cardinals took the opener of the three-game set. Cory Spangenberg hit a solo homer, providing San Diego one of its few offensive bright spots in the series-opening loss.

Cruz hits 114.6-mph missile for 1st of 2 HRs (Monday, June 11)
Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz hammered Angels starter Andrew Heaney for maybe his most impressive homer this season in the first inning, a two-run shot to center field that tied the contest at 2-2.

Trout tattoos 20th HR to give Halos fast start (Monday, June 11)
It didn't take long for Mike Trout to break out of his mini-slump. Trout hammered his 20th home run of the season off left-hander Wade LeBlanc in the first inning of the Angels' series opener against the Mariners on Monday night at Safeco Field.

Braun leaves fans in suspense after HR robbery (Monday, June 11)
Give Ryan Braun extra credit for his home run-robbing catch in Monday's entertaining series opener between the Brewers and Cubs.

Red Sox rally in 12th to take opener from Orioles (Monday, June 11)
Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit consecutive sacrifice flies in the top of the 12th inning as the Red Sox defeated the Orioles, 2-0, on Monday. Knuckleballer Steven Wright extended his scoreless innings streak to 22 2/3 innings by throwing 6 2/3 scoreless frames in his second start this season. That streak now is the longest active one in the Majors.

Cardinals sign top 2018 Draft pick Gorman (Monday, June 11)
The Cardinals have signed their 2018 first-round pick, prep infielder Nolan Gorman, according to MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis. Gorman agreed to the slot value of $3,231,700 for the No. 19 overall pick, where St. Louis selected the 18-year-old.

Padres 'bullpen games' will continue on Tuesday (Monday, June 11)
If the Padres had it their way, Joey Lucchesi would be a healthy and thriving member of their starting rotation. But while they wait for the rookie left-hander to return from his right hip strain, they're content to make do with a bullpen game every fifth day. The strategy has worked thus far, and the extra burden on the pitching staff has been non-existent.

Indians catch break regarding Perez's hand (Monday, June 11)
After Roberto Perez was hit on the right hand by a pitch on Sunday in Detroit, the Indians feared the worst, but received some surprisingly good news on Monday. X-rays were negative and the veteran catcher is optimistic he can avoid a trip to the disabled list.

Cueto, Shark feel good in bullpen sessions (Monday, June 11)
Right-handed starters Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija continued progress toward returning from the disabled list with bullpen sessions Monday prior to the Giants opening a four-game series with Miami at Marlins Park.

Yankees get messy as part of HOPE Week (Monday, June 11)
Coaches and players from the New York Yankees participated in Mess Fest as part of HOPE Week, a goodwill initiative of the organization.

Maddon downplays early-season set vs. Crew (Monday, June 11)
While the Cubs and Brewers battle atop the National League Central standings, Chicago manager Joe Maddon did his best to keep this week's series at Miller Park in perspective.

Vlad Jr. visits the Blue Jays at the Trop (Monday, June 11)
Everyone expects Blue Jays' prized prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to eventually reach Tropicana Field -- along with all the other Major League ballparks -- but his Monday visit to the Rays' home ballpark was purely to check in with the Blue Jays as he settles into his Florida rehabilitation program.

8 hitters who stood out at Atlanta PDP event (Monday, June 11)
Weather did nothing to deter the high school prospects on hand at Grizzly Baseball Complex for the Prospect Development Pipeline Premier event in Gwinnett, Ga., on Monday.

Phils, 1st-rounder Bohm reportedly agree to deal (Monday, June 11)
The Phillies have reportedly agreed to a $5.85 million signing bonus with their 2018 first-round Draft pick, Alec Bohm. The assigned value for the No. 3 overall pick is $6,947,500, and the Phillies have a total bonus-pool allotment of $8,858,500.

White Sox watching development of Eloy, Kopech (Monday, June 11)
When will White Sox fans see outfielder Eloy Jimenez, the organization's No. 1 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, and Michael Kopech, the organization's No. 2 prospect?

Rays prospect Bauers slugs first MLB homer (Monday, June 11)
Jake Bauers connected for his first Major League home run in the fourth inning of the Rays' game agains the Blue Jays at Tropicana Field on Monday.

Machado out of Orioles' lineup with illness (Monday, June 11)
Manny Machado was not in Monday's starting lineup, but the superstar -- and prime trade candidate -- isn't off to another city. Machado is sick, according to manager Buck Showalter, and he wanted to give the shortstop a day off.

Archer has minor setback; Adames arrives (Monday, June 11)
The Rays placed infielder Daniel Robertson on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and recalled shortstop Willy Adames from Triple-A Durham on Monday.

Indians call up Mejia, MLB's No. 11 prospect (Monday, June 11)
The Indians called up Francisco Mejia, who is the team's No. 1-ranked prospect according to MLB Pipeline, optioned right-hander Evan Marshall to Triple-A Columbus and released pitcher Matt Belisle from his Minor League contract on Monday.

Goldy, Escobar named Players of the Week (Monday, June 11)
Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt and Minnesota's Eduardo Escobar were recognized as National League and American League Players of the Week, presented by W.B. Mason. It is Escobar's first honor and Goldschmidt's second, his first since May 2015.

Brewers activate slugger Thames from DL (Monday, June 11)
The Brewers activated slugger Eric Thames from the disabled list on Monday for the start of a three-game showdown with the rival Cubs at Miller Park.

Valued closer Britton back with Orioles (Monday, June 11)
Zach Britton is back. The Orioles officially reinstated Britton from the disabled list, as expected, prior to Monday's game against the Red Sox, giving them an All-Star closer and contending teams an in-depth look at the lefty in advance of the non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Cano may split 2B duties with Dee upon return (Monday, June 11)
When Robinson Cano returns from his 80-game suspension for a violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Agreement, his full-time job at second base may not be waiting for him.

BREAKING: Betts back from DL, in lineup (Monday, June 11)
Prior to tonight's series opener against the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Red Sox activated outfielder Mookie Betts from the 10-day disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, the club optioned first baseman Sam Travis to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Rays summon No. 20 MLB prospect Adames (Monday, June 11)
The Rays placed infielder Daniel Robertson on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and recalled shortstop Willy Adames from Triple-A Durham on Monday.

MLB dream within reach at Breakthrough Series (Monday, June 11)
For several participants in this year's Breakthrough Series in Kansas City, the experience is not something new. But while they may have been through the program in the past, one thing makes this year more important: ties to last week's Major League Baseball Draft.

Baby Boosters: Torres, Andujar launch Yankees (Monday, June 11)
For now, the Yankees are where they used to be a lot but haven't been for a while, which is at the top of the baseball world. They are three games better in the loss column than the Red Sox, six better than the Astros, defending champs of the world, seven better in the loss column than the best record in the National League. So much of this is because of a couple of gifted kids at the bottom of their batting order, Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar.

Goldy, Escobar named Players of the Week (Monday, June 11)
Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt and Minnesota's Eduardo Escobar were recognized as National League and American League Players of the Week, presented by W.B. Mason. It is Escobar's first honor and Goldschmidt's second, his first since May 2015.

Your team's future could change on July 2 (Monday, June 11)
This year's MLB Draft may be in the rearview mirror, but there will be yet another opportunity for teams to add top talent in just a few weeks. The international signing period begins July 2, and its impact on the game has made it one of the most important dates on the baseball calendar.

NL second-base derby a three-way thriller (Monday, June 11)
The Braves' surge in the National League East standings has carried over into the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot. In the first NL ballot update released Monday, the Braves, who have been one of baseball's best stories in the early going this season, occupy three of eight potential starting slots.

GM pumps brakes on Ohtani surgery report (Monday, June 11)
Angels general manager Billy Eppler said on Monday that there has been no changes in Shohei Ohtani's diagnosis.

NL West proving to be MLB's most open race (Monday, June 11)
By reputation, Coors Field is the most unfavorable ballpark for Major League pitchers. The physical toll of maintaining a rest-and-recovery routine at altitude is cited as one major reason why.

Bullpen of the Week: Yankees (Monday, June 11)
Entering the season, the Yankees' bullpen looked like it had the potential to be the most dominant in the Major Leagues. New York's relievers certainly lived up to their reputation this week.

Here is each team's wildest 'on pace for' stat (Monday, June 11)
Today at The Thirty, we look at the wildest "on pace for" stat for each Major League team. The odds are against the numbers remaining this consistent for the rest of the season. But wouldn't it be something if they did?

Here is the best game every day this week (Monday, June 11)
Our week begins with America's first baseman -- Paul Goldschmidt, one of the hottest hitters on the planet -- leading the D-backs into a big series, and it ends with a pair of rivalries that are more than a century old.

Mets release veteran first baseman A-Gon (Monday, June 11)
The New York Mets announced that they have given infielder Adrián González his unconditional release. On Tuesday, the Mets will designate catcher Jose Lobaton for assignment, will recall Dominic Smith from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League, and will select the contract of infielder/outfielder Ty Kelly from Las Vegas.

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