AL East - the best personalized free web-based Email en en AL East Kepler leads Twins' offensive surge in 14-7 win over Orioles BALTIMORE (AP) — Max Kepler homered and drove in four runs, Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco each had a career-high four hits and the Minnesota Twins roared back to beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-7 Monday night. Minnesota trailed 5-0 in the second inning and 6-2 entering the fifth before cranking up the offense against Ubaldo Jimenez and an ineffective Baltim... Tue, 23 May 2017 02:55:00 GMT 2017-05-23T02:55:00Z LEADING OFF: Adams set to join Braves, Yankees-Rays reset A look at what's happening all around the majors today: WELCOME First baseman Matt Adams is expected to join the Braves in time for their game at SunTrust Park against Washington. Atlanta acquired Adams this weekend from St. Louis, hoping he can help fill the void left by injured star Freddie Freeman — the All-Star w... Sun, 21 May 2017 07:12:00 GMT 2017-05-21T07:12:00Z Girardi ejected in animated argument, 3 tossed in Yanks-Rays ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yankees manager Joe Girardi has been ejected during an animated argument and New York pitching coach Larry Rothschild and Tampa Bay starter Matt Andriese also have been tossed in a testy game at Tropicana Field. Three batters were hit by pitches in the middle innings Saturday. Andriese hit Matt Holliday after giving up a home r... Sat, 20 May 2017 23:21:00 GMT 2017-05-20T23:21:00Z Red Sox ace David Price struggles in minor league start BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — David Price knew better than lobby for a chance to go out for a third inning after struggling through the first two in the Boston ace's first minor league rehab start. "I've got to do as I'm told," Price said. "If I don't like it, pitch better." Though saying he felt no soreness in his strained left pitching elbow t... Sat, 20 May 2017 15:38:00 GMT 2017-05-20T15:38:00Z Boston's Chris Sale ties record with 8th straight 10 K game OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Boston starter Chris Sale tied his own record by striking out at least 10 batters in an eighth straight game. Sale reached the double-digit mark when he fanned Oakland's Josh Phegley to end the seventh inning Friday night. Sale had previously struck out at least 10 batters in eight straight games in 2015 when he pitched for the Chicago White Sox. ... Sat, 20 May 2017 04:03:00 GMT 2017-05-20T04:03:00Z Freeman has broken wrist, expected to miss 10 weeks ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are looking for help at first base after losing Freddie Freeman for about 10 weeks due to a broken left wrist. President of baseball operations John Hart says he knows no player can replace the production lost by the injury to Freeman, who shared the major league lead with 14 homers and was hitting .341. Freema... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:27:00 GMT 2017-05-19T00:27:00Z With MLB pace of game, even talks go slowly NEW YORK (AP) — Even talks to speed the pace of Major League Baseball games are going slowly. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said management will speak some more with the players' association before deciding whether to push ahead with initiatives to speed games in 2018. The average time of a nine-inning game is a record 3 hours, 5 mi... Thu, 18 May 2017 22:39:00 GMT 2017-05-18T22:39:00Z Manfred says Marlins' bidders relatively even in price NEW YORK (AP) — The two groups bidding to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria are relatively even in their price offers, according to Commissioner Rob Manfred. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads one group, which includes former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who would head the team's baseball operations. The other group is led by businessman Tagg Romney, son of f... Thu, 18 May 2017 19:56:00 GMT 2017-05-18T19:56:00Z LEADING OFF: Braves await Freeman results, Rox-Twins play 2 A look at what's happening all around the majors today: FINGERS CROSSED FOR FREDDIE The Braves will be nervously awaiting the results of tests on the left wrist of Freddie Freeman. The slugging first baseman was struck by a pitch in Wednesday night's victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. He headed straight to the clubh... Thu, 18 May 2017 08:15:00 GMT 2017-05-18T08:15:00Z Freeman injured, Bautista bat flips and Braves beat Jays ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves scored six runs before making an out, and things turned ugly in the late innings after a bat flip by Jose Bautista. All of it was overshadowed by an injury to Freddie Freeman. The Braves rode a big first inning to their third straight win over the Toronto Blue Jays, holding on for an 8-4 victory Wednesd... Thu, 18 May 2017 04:37:00 GMT 2017-05-18T04:37:00Z Steinbrenner will consider adding; won't deal top prospects NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees may be buyers, not sellers, as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. Led by young stars Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, the retooled Baby Bombers began Wednesday in the AL East lead at 23-13, a seven-win improvement over last year at this time. Owner Hal Steinbrenner said New York's starting pitching has been a pleasant surprise to him, and he will... Wed, 17 May 2017 21:01:00 GMT 2017-05-17T21:01:00Z LEADING OFF: Rockies-Twins in surprising 1st-place matchup A look at what's happening all around the majors today: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Two of baseball's biggest surprises square off when the Colorado Rockies visit Minnesota in an interleague matchup of first-place teams. Ervin Santana (6-1, 1.50 ERA) starts for the Twins against rookie German Marquez (1-2, 4.88). Both pitc... Wed, 17 May 2017 06:26:00 GMT 2017-05-17T06:26:00Z Davis homers twice in extra innings, Orioles outslug Tigers DETROIT (AP) — Chris Davis homered in the 12th inning and again in the 13th. After the second one, the Baltimore Orioles finally held on. Davis' two-run shot in the 13th put the Orioles ahead to stay, and they snapped a four-game losing streak by outlasting the Detroit Tigers 13-11 on Tuesday night. Davis had led off the 12th with a home run that started a three-run inning f... Wed, 17 May 2017 06:09:00 GMT 2017-05-17T06:09:00Z Jeter's No 2 retired by Yanks; Monument Park plaque unveiled NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter held a microphone and spoke without notes to the crowd that filled sold-out Yankee Stadium. His No. 2, the last of the single digit pinstripes, had been retired and a plaque in his honor dedicated that will be placed in Monument Park alongside tributes to Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Berra and the rest of the team's greats. ... Mon, 15 May 2017 05:26:00 GMT 2017-05-15T05:26:00Z Yanks' Chapman to miss at least month with shoulder injury NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to pitch through pain in his shoulder that had bothered him for weeks, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman went on the disabled list Sunday and likely will miss at least a month. Chapman had a MRI on Saturday, a day after getting just two outs and giving up a run in the ninth inning of a 5-1 loss to Houston. The 29-year-old left... Mon, 15 May 2017 04:49:00 GMT 2017-05-15T04:49:00Z Former MLB umpire Palermo dies at 67; shooting ended career Mention the name of Steve Palermo around baseball and those who worked with him, knew him or had only heard of him usually bow their heads, lower their eyes and simply nod. An umpire with Hall of Fame potential, all cut short on that summer night in Texas a long time ago. Palermo, whose accomplished career ended when he was shot trying ... Mon, 15 May 2017 01:38:00 GMT 2017-05-15T01:38:00Z Yankees to honor Jeter between games of doubleheader Sunday NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees will play 2. In a tribute that's been building since he stepped away from the dirt he roamed at shortstop, Derek Jeter was set to have his No. 2 jersey retired at packed Yankee Stadium on Sunday night. Only one wrinkle — the celebration now will take place in between games of a doubleheader against H... Sat, 13 May 2017 23:09:00 GMT 2017-05-13T23:09:00Z Orioles star Jones sees Negro Leagues museum, urges dialogue KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the Negro Leagues museum as his backdrop, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said the recent racial taunting he endured in Boston shows there needs to be more dialogue about diversity. Almost two weeks after he said he was called the N-word and had a bag of peanuts thrown in his direction at Fenway Park, the star said Sat... Sat, 13 May 2017 21:35:00 GMT 2017-05-13T21:35:00Z Orioles' Adam Jones donates $20K to Negro Leagues museum KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, the target of racial taunts during a recent game in Boston, has donated $20,000 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. Jones plans to visit the museum and speak with its president, Bob Kendrick, on Saturday before the Orioles continue their series against the Kansas C... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:47:00Z KC's Vargas lowers ERA to 1.01, Royals beat Rays 6-0 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Major league ERA leader Jason Vargas went seven more scoreless innings, Salvador Perez had a two-run double during a five-run eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 on Thursday. Vargas (5-1) scattered three hits and dropped his ERA from 1.19 to 1.01. Jorge Bonifacio hit an RBI single off Diego More... Thu, 11 May 2017 20:15:00 GMT 2017-05-11T20:15:00Z Thank you, NYC: Jeter toasts city ahead of jersey retirement NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter is paying tribute to New York City a few days before the Yankees permanently retire his jersey. Jeter posted an essay titled "Thank You, New York" on his Players' Tribune website on Thursday. Jeter writes about being "quiet, unsure and a little intimidated" coming to New York after growing up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. ... Thu, 11 May 2017 14:16:00 GMT 2017-05-11T14:16:00Z Orioles closer Britton hopes to be back sooner than later BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles closer Zach Britton is preparing for a much longer stay on the disabled list this time after returning too quickly from a forearm injury. Britton was initially on the DL from April 16 to May 2 with a strained left forearm. He pitched in two games, felt discomfort in his pitching arm and was put back on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday. ... Wed, 10 May 2017 00:29:00 GMT 2017-05-10T00:29:00Z LEADING OFF: Harvey back, Trout still out, Sabathia steps up A look at what's happening all around the majors today: BACK TO WORK Matt Harvey rejoins the Mets after serving a three-day suspension imposed by the team for not showing up at Citi Field for Saturday's game. New York manager Terry Collins said Harvey will have to explain what happened to his teammates. "You stand up... Tue, 09 May 2017 06:17:00 GMT 2017-05-09T06:17:00Z After late, late show with Yankees, Cubs get needed break DENVER (AP) — Kris Bryant was in a race to beat the rising sun. He won, too, with his head hitting the hotel pillow in Denver moments before daybreak. A well-earned victory for the Chicago Cubs third baseman after a draining 5-4, 18-inning loss to the New York Yankees in a game that lasted 6 hours, 5 minutes and spilled into Monday morning. By innings, it was the longest int... Tue, 09 May 2017 02:54:00 GMT 2017-05-09T02:54:00Z Let's play 2: Yankees beat Cubs 5-4 in 18 innings CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Hicks slid across home plate, hopped up and flexed his arms in jubilation. No Monday morning blues for Hicks and the New York Yankees. Hicks scored on Starlin Castro's grounder in the 18th inning, and the rolling Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 in the majors' longest interleague game ever by innings. ... Mon, 08 May 2017 13:28:00 GMT 2017-05-08T13:28:00Z LEADING OFF: Ailing Trout, Harper expected back in lineup A look at what's happening all around the majors today: TROUT OK? Two-time AL MVP Mike Trout says he plans to play at Oakland after missing two straight games for the Angels and three of four because of a tight left hamstring. He has a 17-game hitting streak. The outfielder has played in at least 157 games in four co... Mon, 08 May 2017 06:40:00 GMT 2017-05-08T06:40:00Z Yankees-Cubs heading to 18th inning CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs are tied at 4 heading to the 18th inning in the majors' longest game of the season by innings. The teams have combined for 46 strikeouts, a major league record for any game. Chicago trailed 4-1 before it rallied in the ninth against Aroldis Chapman, who helped the Cubs win the World S... Mon, 08 May 2017 05:52:00 GMT 2017-05-08T05:52:00Z LEADING OFF: Sale faces Santana, Mets' Cabrera gets MRI A look at what's happening all around the majors today: MARQUEE MATCHUP Two of the top pitchers in the American League this season square off when Chris Sale (2-2, 1.38 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox face Ervin Santana (5-0, 0.66) and the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Sale has 63 strikeouts and eight walks while allo... Sun, 07 May 2017 06:09:00 GMT 2017-05-07T06:09:00Z Starlin Castro helps Yankees to 11-6 win over Cubs CHICAGO (AP) — Starlin Castro got the ball back from his long drive in the fourth inning. They used to keep his home-run balls in the bleachers at Wrigley Field. Not so much anymore. Castro drove in three runs against his former team, Aaron Hicks tied a career high with four hits and the New York Yankees pounded Brett Anderson and the Chicago Cubs 11-6 on Saturday night. ... Sun, 07 May 2017 03:56:00 GMT 2017-05-07T03:56:00Z Injured lefty David Price could rejoin Red Sox by end of May MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price could return to the rotation by the end of May, provided he continues to feel good in his recovery from a strained left elbow. Sidelined since spring training, the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner has been throwing well in simulated games. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Saturday that Price's next simulated session, schedu... 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