• UPIToronto Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar makes full-extension diving catch

    Aug. 29 (UPI) — Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts was robbed of his best chance for a hit Monday by Toronto Blue Jays centerfielder Kevin Pillar. Betts stepped up to the plate to lead off the sixth inning against Blue Jays righty Marcus Stroman. He quickly went up 1-0 in the count after taking an 85.1 mph slider Read more...

  • USA TodayRoyals pitcher Danny Duffy charged with DUI

    Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on Sunday evening, according to the City of Overland Park (Kan.) spokesperson Sean Reilly.According to Overland Park (Kan.) municipal court records, Duffy was charged at 7:35 p.m. — shortly after the Cleveland Indians defeated the Royals 12-0 earlier in the afternoon. Duffy is scheduled for arraignment on Read more...

  • The San Diego Union-TribuneLuis Urias headlines 8 Padres prospects headed to Arizona Fall League

    Luis Urias, the No. 55 prospect according to MLB.com, headlines eight Padres representing the club this year in the Arizona Fall League.The 20-year-old Urias will be joined by 20-year-old first baseman Josh Naylor and 21-year-old shortstop in the Peoria Javelinas infield.Padres minor league pitchers selected to the team include right-handers David Bednar, Walker Lockett, Andres Munoz and T.J. Weir.Outfielder Franmil Read more...

  • Hartford CourantKluber Aces Severino; Ramirez Powers Indians Past Yanks

    Corey Kluber outpitched Luis Severino in a marquee matchup of All-Stars, and slumping Jose Ramirez homered twice to power the Cleveland Indians past the New York Yankees 6-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory. Carlos Santana hit a tiebreaking homer off Severino in the seventh inning, and Austin Jackson also went deep for the AL Central leaders, who Read more...

  • New York TimesYankees Sit Aaron Judge in Hopes of Restarting Him

    The Yankees have faced the Cleveland Indians and their ace right-hander, Corey Kluber, twice this month, and Aaron Judge did not play in either game.The first time, on Aug. 3, passed virtually unnoticed as Judge had played in 19 of the Yankees previous 20 games, including all 18 innings of a doubleheader with the Boston Red Sox on July 16 Read more...

  • Star TribuneTalented Twins outfield trio has finally come together

    It was Eduardo Escobar, as is so often the case in the boisterous Twins clubhouse, who inspired this particular bit of goofiness. The superstitious shortstop had begun working a mini-basketball into his pregame appease-the-baseball-gods routine, and it gave Eddie Rosario — who claims he played, perhaps preferred, basketball over baseball as a child in Puerto Rico — an idea.“I just Read more...

  • The Washington Post'He's feeling sexy about himself': Max Scherzer happy to have 'Grandpa' Werth back

    Jayson Werth wasn’t activated from the disabled list until Monday, so he missed the chance to participate in Major League Baseball’s first Players Weekend, when players were permitted to display nicknames on the back of their jerseys and the league relaxed its equipment rules. Werth’s chosen nickname was “Dub,” but Nationals pitcher Max “Blue Eye” Scherzer offered a much better alternative Read more...

  • The San Diego Union-TribunePetco Park hosting Padres prospect game again in 2017

    For the second year in a row, Petco Park will host a prospect game to close the instructional league calendar. The intent is to hold this showcase — now billed as the Padres On Deck Game — every year.This year’s date: Sept. 30 (5:40 p.m.), again against a team of Rangers prospects. “The major league opportunity is right in front Read more...

  • Chicago TribuneErnie Banks gets a new memorial in Graceland Cemetery, within cheering distance of Wrigley Field

    There is a new monument in town and it will cause no controversy, no angst, no anger.That is because it belongs to the late Ernie Banks, the perpetually cheerful, transcendently talented and much beloved Chicago Cub — forever Mr. Cub, for those of you keeping score.Though he missed out on a World Series ring during his 1953-1971 stay with the Read more...

  • FOX SportsRoyals look to end epic scoreless streak and five-game skid

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Over the years, Kauffman Stadium has been a horror house for the Tampa Bay Rays. But the spooked team of late is the one that batted last at The K on Monday night. When Kansas City outfielder Melky Cabrera grounded out meekly to wrap up a 12-0 loss to the Rays, it marked the fourth straight game in Read more...