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Brian McCann backs up AL East title talk in powerful way
Gary Sanchez isn’t the only Yankees catcher capable of hitting long home runs. Brian McCann put on an impressive power display himself Thursday night, blasting a pair of solo homers in the Yankees’ 5-4 win over the Rays to open a four-game series at the Stadium. “It’s nice. You want to pull your weight around...
22 points by New York Post | Joe Girardi Major League Baseball New York Yankees Baseball Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals American League Babe Ruth
Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus sticking with his struggling relievers
Shane Greene and Justin Wilson combined to allow four runs on five hits in Wednesday’s 7-4 loss to the White Sox.        
56 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball statistics Cleveland Indians Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox Baseball Mariano Rivera Detroit Tigers Babe Ruth
Tigers unable to get big hit late, lose to White Sox, 2-0
Detroit left them loaded in seventh and stranded two in the ninth; Boyd allows two earned runs over seven innings        
6 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball statistics Baseball Home run Baseball rules Babe Ruth Baseball terminology Left-handedness Detroit Tigers
Stanton returns in limited role
The Miami Marlins, hoping to energize a faltering playoff bid, reinstated slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the disabled list Tuesday, barely three weeks after his season was thought to be over because of a badly strained groin. Manager Don Mattingly said the three-time All-Star initially will be...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball Major League Baseball First baseman Minor league baseball Don Mattingly Babe Ruth Baseball positions Joe Carter
Jason Hammel's October plans take a hit in lopsided loss to Brewers
 Manager Joe Maddon insisted Tuesday night that Jason Hammel isn't auditioning for a spot on the Cubs' postseason roster after Hammel suffered one of his worst outings in a 12-5 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park. "It's not necessarily an audition," Maddon said after Hammel allowed nine runs on...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball National League Major League Baseball Cleveland Indians Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox Baseball statistics Milwaukee Brewers
Back from DL, Strasburg leaves game in 3rd inning
WASHINGTON – Hours after he was activated from the disabled list, Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg left in the third inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves.Strasburg had been sidelined due to right elbow soreness. In his first start since Aug. 17, he gave up a double to rook...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball terminology Baseball rules Atlanta Braves Babe Ruth National League Cy Young Award
Tigers' bullpen implodes in 7-4 loss to Chisox
Greene, J. Wilson could protect one-run lead as Detroit drops second straight; Upton homers again        
39 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball statistics Baseball terminology Home run Baseball rules Baseball Babe Ruth Earned run Alex Rodriguez
‘Folty’ strong but Nats sweep Braves with walk-off in 11th

155 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball terminology Home run Baseball rules Baseball positions Babe Ruth Barry Bonds
White Sox use eighth-inning surge to take series from Tigers
The Tigers rolled into U.S. Cellular Field this week looking to solidify their positioning for a playoff spot, but the White Sox put a crimp in their plans. The Sox used a four-run eighth inning to pull away for a 7-4 victory Wednesday, winning their first series against the Tigers since June 13-15....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball statistics U.S. Cellular Field Chicago White Sox Baseball Alex Rodriguez First baseman Boston Red Sox Babe Ruth
Brian Dozier guides Minnesota Twins past Kansas City Royals
By Dan Myers, The Sports Xchange MINNEAPOLIS -- Brian Dozier is making a habit of hitting home runs in bunches.
2 points by UPI | Baseball statistics Baseball Home run Baseball rules Baseball terminology Hit Kansas City Royals Babe Ruth
Detroit Tigers' Justin Upton homers for third time in four games
Justin Upton hit a 3-run HR today and has nine home runs in last 17 games for the Detroit Tigers.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball statistics Home run Baseball rules Babe Ruth Baseball Major League Baseball Detroit Tigers Jeff Kent
Angels outfielder Ben Revere finds his power in spring training
In the weaker half of two split-squad games Wednesday, while most of his major league teammates played at the Angels’ home base in Tempe, Ben Revere did something at the Peoria Sports Complex that he almost never does. He homered. The 5-foot-9 outfielder’s lack of power makes him unique among modern...
4 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball statistics Baseball Boston Red Sox Home run Baseball positions Babe Ruth Cleveland Indians Baseball rules
Zack Greinke has solid start against Cubs
In an outing he described as "solid," Zack Greinke went five innings plus two batters against the reigning World Series champion Chicago Cubs, allowing three runs and six hits with four strikeouts and one walk         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Baseball statistics Baseball Boston Red Sox Home run Baseball rules Earned run Babe Ruth Arizona Diamondbacks
Justin Verlander pitches well, but Detroit Tigers fall to Braves
Verlander lowered his ERA to 1.99 this spring. He recorded 15 straight outs after giving up a homer to Freddie Freeman.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball rules Baseball terminology John Smoltz Babe Ruth Hit Home run
Great expectations
The Red Sox have had plenty of players listed on the Baseball America Top 100 prospects list, and while some have swam, others have sank. Andrew Benintendi comes into this season as the No. 1 prospect in the game. Like Benintendi, almost all of these highly ranked prospects dipped their toes into the majors before their rookie year, but here’s how they fared in their first full season:JON LESTER2006 ranking: No. 22First full season: 2008
-2 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Fenway Park Chicago White Sox Babe Ruth Portland Sea Dogs Jon Lester World Series
Jays' Josh Donaldson misses workout with calf injury
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Toronto slugger Josh Donaldson missed the team's first full-squad workout Saturday because of a calf injury.Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said the third baseman tweaked his right calf while running sprints a day earlier. He was scheduled for an MRI and further evaluation. Donaldson injured the same calf last April but did not miss any significant time.Donaldson, the 2015 AL MVP, batted .284 with 37 home runs and 99 RBIs last season. He was an All-Star for a third straight season and helped lead Toronto to the ALCS.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Alex Rodriguez Baseball statistics Babe Ruth Home run Barry Bonds Major League Baseball
UNLV roundup: Hall, men’s golf team set pace on final day, place third in Hawaii
Paced by sophomore Harry Hall’s round-best 7-under-par 65, the UNLV men’s golf team closed with a round-leading 14-under 274 and finished third Friday in the 18-team John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawaii.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Baseball statistics Home run Earned run Baseball rules Baseball terminology Babe Ruth Baseball Alex Rodriguez
Cubs can't avoid celebrity status
Javier Baez admitted Tuesday that people still recognized him despite bleaching his hair blond, and Kris Bryant acknowledged Wednesday that the popularity of the Chicago Cubs has swollen since winning a World Series title. “Kris can’t go anywhere without being recognized with that beautiful hair...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Cubs Arizona Diamondbacks Beard Major League Baseball San Francisco Giants Babe Ruth Cap Anson Chicago
Red Sox boss uses own NBA analogy in response to Cashman
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Dave Dombrowski is not falling for Brian Cashman’s hype, comparing his talented Red Sox to the Warriors. “I heard that and it was interesting,’’ Dombrowski told The Post on Tuesday as Red Sox pitchers and catchers officially worked out for the first time this spring at Fenway South. “But you know...
16 points by New York Post | Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox American League East Fenway Park Babe Ruth San Francisco Giants
Cubs will use restraint to ease Kyle Schwarber into limited catching role
MESA, Ariz. — The protective brace on Kyle Schwarber's left knee represents insurance for the future.But the Cubs haven't completely dismissed the notion of Schwarber serving as their third catcher this season after he missed 61/2 months last year before returning for the World Series."We're going...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Boston Red Sox Baseball positions National League Major League Baseball Designated hitter Arizona Diamondbacks Babe Ruth
Adam Lind agrees to contract with Washington Nationals
The Sports Xchange The Washington Nationals agreed to a contract with left-handed power hitter Adam Lind on Monday, according to multiple media reports.
-2 points by UPI | Batting average Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball Baseball Baseball statistics Barry Bonds Babe Ruth United Press International
Ortiz missing from Red Sox roster for 1st time since 2002
FORT MYERS, Fla. – When the Boston Red Sox started to report for spring training Monday, David Ortiz was missing.For the first time since 2002, Big Papi is not on the roster.“It’s going to be different,” second baseman Dustin Pedroia said. “He’s been here every year that I’ve been here. We just have...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball World Series Chicago White Sox Alex Rodriguez 2007 World Series David Ortiz Babe Ruth
Five Detroit Tigers prospects to watch this season
George Sipple looks at five prospects worth watching this spring who probably won’t make the Opening Day roster        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball statistics Baseball Major League Baseball Cleveland Indians Pedro Martínez Puerto Rico Baseball rules Babe Ruth
With David Ortiz retired, Red Sox will be asking a lot of Chris Sale
Life after Big Papi. For the first time since 2003, the Boston Red Sox will enter spring training without David Ortiz.The slugger retired after last season, taking with him three World Series rings, one Series MVP and numerous clutch moments in his 14 seasons with the club.With Ortiz gone, the Red...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees World Series Babe Ruth
Rockies’ hopes high, but big questions remain, as they open 25th spring training
Here is a position-by-position look at the Rockies' roster as spring training opens this week.
57 points by The Denver Post | Baseball statistics Major League Baseball Colorado Rockies Baseball Baseball positions National League Babe Ruth Barry Bonds
Chris Carter agrees to $3.5M, 1-year deal with Yankees
Chris Carter has agreed to a $3.5 million, 1-year deal with the New York Yankees. The deal includes a signing bonus of $500,000 and incentives of $100,000 each for 250, 300, 350, 400 and 450 plate appearances         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | National League Major League Baseball Babe Ruth Baseball statistics Boston Red Sox Home run Reggie Jackson Yankee Stadium
Mark Teixeira joins ESPN as baseball analyst
BRISTOL, Conn. — Mark Teixeira will work as an ESPN analyst following his retirement as a player.ESPN said Tuesday it had reached a multiyear agreement with the three-time All-Star first baseman. Teixeira will appear on baseball studio coverage, anchor show "SportsCenter" and ESPN radio.The 36-year-old Teixeira hit 409 home runs for Texas (2003-07), Atlanta (2007-08), the Los Angeles Angels (2008) and the New York Yankees (2009-16).
-2 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball New York Yankees National Hockey League Mark Teixeira Babe Ruth Atlanta Braves New York City Texas Rangers
Mark Teixeira joins ESPN as baseball analyst following his retirement
Mark Teixeira will work as an ESPN analyst following his retirement as a player.
7 points by The Denver Post | Major League Baseball New York Yankees National Hockey League Mark Teixeira Babe Ruth Atlanta Braves New York City Texas Rangers
Yankees keeping an eye on NL home run-leader Chris Carter
Could Chris Carter finally find a job in the Bronx?
-2 points by Daily News | Baseball New York Yankees Baseball statistics Joe Girardi Major League Baseball Batting Boston Red Sox Babe Ruth
Mark Teixeira reportedly joining ESPN as analyst
Four months after hanging up his cleats, Mark Teixeira is picking up a microphone as an ESPN analyst, according to a NY Times report.
225 points by Daily News | Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball New York Yankees World Series Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award Babe Ruth Mark Teixeira 2009 World Series
Former Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel to sign with Royals: reports
Former Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel has agreed to a contract with the Royals, according to multiple reports late Sunday night. Hammel, a free agent, will reportedly earn $16 million from the two-year deal. He spent the past two seasons as a starter in the Cubs' rotation. Hammel finished the 2016 season...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Baseball statistics National League Babe Ruth St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball Earth Joe Maddon
Tampa Bay Rays re-sign Logan Morrison
Alex ButlerFeb. 3 (UPI) -- First baseman Logan Morrison is returning to the Tampa Bay Rays in 2017.
-2 points by UPI | Baseball statistics Batting average Baseball United Press International Tampa Florida Florida Babe Ruth Tendon
Baltimore-specific Babe Ruth memorabilia up for auction
A new assortment of Babe Ruth memorabilia is on the auction block, and some of the proceeds are being donated to the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum in Baltimore. The items include a December 1915 family photograph in which the Baltimore-born, Hall of Fame baseball player appears with his father...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Babe Ruth Polo Grounds Baseball New York Yankees San Francisco Giants Home run Yankee Stadium Lou Gehrig
Boston Red Sox add 2 pitchers to major league roster
The Sports Xchange The Boston Red Sox added right-handed relief pitcher Kyle Martin and left-hander Luis Ysla to the major league roster on Friday from Triple-A Pawtucket.
7 points by UPI | Baseball Boston Red Sox Pawtucket Red Sox Cleveland Indians United Press International Major League Baseball International News Service Babe Ruth
White Sox protect three players from Rule 5 draft
The White Sox added three players to their 40-man roster Friday to protect them from this year’s Rule 5 draft. The Sox purchased the contracts of outfielders Jacob May and Adam Engel and right-handed pitcher Brad Goldberg. They also outrighted right-hander Brandon Brennan to Triple-A Charlotte...
3 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball statistics Baseball Babe Ruth Major League Baseball Home run Rickey Henderson International League Chicago White Sox
Yankees trade catcher McCann to Astros for prospects
NEW YORK – The New York Yankees traded veteran catcher Brian McCann and cash on Thursday to the Houston Astros for a pair of young minor league pitchers.Houston sent right-handers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman to the Yankees.McCann is a seven-time All-Star, but his playing time diminished in the sec...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Major League Baseball Baseball New York Yankees New York Mets National League Babe Ruth World Series Boston Red Sox
Yankees send Brian McCann to Astros for pair of prospects
Hours after general manager Brian Cashman said in an interview on WFAN one of his major offseason hopes was to trade catcher Brian McCann, the Yankees announced just such a deal. The Bombers sent the veteran backstop, along with cash considerations, to the Astros on Monday for a pair of right-handed pitching prospects, Albert Abreu...
235 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Baseball Major League Baseball Yankee Stadium Baseball statistics National League Babe Ruth Yankee Stadium
Baseball kicks off owners’ meetings in Chicago
CHICAGO – Tom Ricketts was walking back to the owners’ meetings Wednesday when he was stopped by a few people on the street, eager to congratulate him on the Chicago Cubs’ World Series title.Such is life for Ricketts these days. It has been two weeks since the franchise won its first championship si...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | New York Yankees Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs San Francisco Giants Wrigley Field George Steinbrenner World Series Babe Ruth
Cubs come back to life just in time, and now anything seems possible
Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman just stood there triumphantly on the mound Tuesday night at AT&T Park and waited for teammates to mob him. They happily obliged. Catcher David Ross approached first with a smile and a bear hug. Third baseman Kris Bryant threw his glove into the air and joined the giddy...
1983 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball rules Babe Ruth Chicago Cubs National League Run Home run
Cal Ripken World Series leaving Aberdeen after 13 years
After 13 years, the Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series, a Babe Ruth League international tournament for players ages 11 and 12, is leaving Aberdeen, and the baseball complex that includes a stadium and youth baseball complex bearing the Ripken name. Ripken Baseball, which hosted the tournament locally...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Babe Ruth World Series Baltimore Orioles Baseball Aberdeen IronBirds Aberdeen Maryland San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball
Gary Sanchez hits two more home runs as Yankees top Rays, 11-5
As long as teams continue to pitch to Gary Sanchez, the Yankees should have a shot to get to the postseason.
473 points by Daily News | Baseball statistics Home run Babe Ruth Baseball rules Alex Rodriguez Baseball Toronto Blue Jays Ken Griffey Jr.
Proposed settlement in fight over Ernie Banks' estate dealt blow
Lawyers for the widow of Ernie Banks abruptly withdrew Wednesday from the dispute over the estate of the late Cubs great, leaving a proposed settlement in limbo and signifying the case could go to trial.For nearly two years, Elizabeth Banks has been contesting a will signed by Banks three months...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Cubs Babe Ruth Wrigley Field Ernie Banks Trial Michelle Obama Lawyer Hank Aaron
David Ortiz makes history with his 35th homer of season
David Ortiz doesn’t look like a player who’s ready to hang it up. Ortiz hit his 35th home run of the 2016 season in Monday night’s win over the Orioles, passing Darrell Evans for the most home runs in a season for a player over 40. With his 35th homer, @DavidOrtiz has the most EVER […]
1685 points by The Boston Globe | Boston Red Sox Home run Alex Rodriguez Major League Baseball Babe Ruth San Francisco Giants Jimmie Foxx Ted Williams
Watch Rick Porcello plunk Manny Machado, exchange words with Orioles slugger
Rick Porcello made quick work of the Baltimore Orioles last night at Camden Yards, throwing a complete game on just 89 pitches, with his entire repertoire of pitches looking effective. One of the few pitches Porcello lost control of was a cut-fastball to Manny Machado with two outs in the fourth inning. Porcello had set […]
131 points by The Boston Globe | Major League Baseball Baseball statistics Boston Red Sox Babe Ruth Home run Baseball park Chicago White Sox Yankee Stadium
It's simple for Tigers’ Ausmus: ‘We. Have. To. Win’
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said, “You can’t worry about everyone else ... because if we don’t win, it doesn’t matter.”        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Boston Red Sox Baseball statistics Alex Rodriguez Florida Marlins Home run Babe Ruth Detroit Tigers Chicago White Sox
Breaking down the AL wild-card stretch drive
A look at the contenders with two weeks left in the regular season.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Boston Red Sox Alex Rodriguez Baseball statistics Major League Baseball Home run Baseball Babe Ruth Detroit Tigers
Tigers’ Ausmus says: ‘We. Have. To. Win’
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said, “You can’t worry about everyone else ... because if we don’t win, it doesn’t matter.”        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Boston Red Sox Baseball statistics Alex Rodriguez Home run Florida Marlins Babe Ruth Detroit Tigers Chicago White Sox
Jose Abreu says White Sox don't have same desire to win as Royals
In Jose Abreu's three major-league seasons, the White Sox have lost 39 of 57 games to the Royals. When Yordano Ventura threw a complete game to hand the Sox an 8-3 loss on a sunny Monday at Kauffman Stadium, it was the Sox's 14th loss to the Royals this season, their most in a single year. The...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball statistics Home run Chicago White Sox Babe Ruth Kansas City Royals Cleveland Indians Baseball Kauffman Stadium
Joe Maddon has no plans to change top of Cubs' regular lineup
Joe Maddon’s eyes haven’t lied to him. When the Cubs manager dropped struggling Jason Heyward out of the second spot and moved Addison Russell up to the fifth spot, he found what he thinks is the right offensive formula. “It made the top six static,” Maddon said. But when Maddon has opted for non-regulars...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Baseball statistics Batting Chicago Cubs Slugging percentage Babe Ruth At bat Designated hitter
'Tell Me A Story:' Cubs players and announcers share their 2016 moments
Welcome, RosenBlog Nation (Yes, welcome to both of you). Welcome to something different today. Welcome to the unveiling of a RosenVideo collection called “Tell Me A Story.’’ I love stories and I think sports fans do, too. Stories often become the cement that holds in place the bricks of accomplishments....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Cubs Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox Houston Astros Babe Ruth Jon Lester Baseball