For first time since big trade, Shields delivers

For first time since big trade, Shields delivers

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

He’s pitched many better games. He’s pitched dozens that carried more importance. But you wonder, has James Shields ever felt the way he did when he walked from the mound to the White Sox dugout in the seventh inning of a 9-6 victory over the Twins Wednesday night, with fans standing on their feet and clapping?

Kershaw heads to DL with back issue

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

Clayton Kershaw will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with lower back pain and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said it’s unknown whether his ace will return in the minimum time.

Bogaerts has left no doubt he belongs at Midsummer Classic

Bogaerts has left no doubt he belongs at Midsummer Classic

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

Xander Bogaerts could have — and maybe should have — been an All-Star last year. But the Red Sox didn’t perform well as a team, and there are snubs every year.

Albies moved to Double-A to play next to Swanson

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As the Braves move closer toward determining when to unveil their much-anticipated middle-infield duo of the future at the big league level, they are ready to put Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies on the same team.

Tech innovator Blast Motion partners with MLB

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

Blast Motion, an industry innovator focused on advanced sensor-based motion capture, swing analysis and 360-degree game improvement solutions, announced a multiyear deal on Thursday that makes Blast Baseball the Official Bat Sensor Technology of Major League Baseball.

Homer-happy A’s cruise past Giants

Homer-happy A’s cruise past Giants

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

A surging A’s offense kept pace behind left-hander Sean Manaea, who tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings in his return from the disabled list in Oakland’s third straight win against the Giants, a commanding 7-1 decision at the Coliseum on Wednesday evening.

Guerra shuts down Dodgers as Braun surges

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Junior Guerra pitched eight scoreless innings and Ryan Braun homered on a four-RBI night in the Brewers’ 7-0 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday at Miller Park.

No DH for Bumgarner: Ace to bat vs. A’s

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

Madison Bumgarner will strike a blow, at least the Giants expect him to, for pitchers everywhere on Thursday when manager Bruce Bochy will place him in the batting order against the Oakland A’s.

Esky, Royals out-Whit, outlast Cards in 12th

Esky, Royals out-Whit, outlast Cards in 12th

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

After squandering leads in the ninth and 10th, Alcides Escobar dropped an RBI double along the right-field foul line to send the Royals to a 3-2 win over the Cardinals in 12 innings on Wednesday night.