Royals rally with mantis that 8 the Monster

Royals rally with mantis that 8 the Monster

Aug 29, 2016 | No Comments

The surging Royals, who have thrived on the big stage in recent years, stunned the Red Sox with an eight-run sixth inning that fueled a 10-4 victory on Sunday night at Fenway Park.

5 for fighting: Contenders face off tonight

5 for fighting: Contenders face off tonight

Aug 29, 2016 | No Comments

Welcome to the best time of the year. When the pressure and tension are cranked up. When seven months of hard work could be lost in an instant. These next five weeks are going to have the look and feel of postseason baseball, starting with five critical series between contenders that begin on Monday.

Jays, O’s fight for AL East lead on MLB.TV

Jays, O’s fight for AL East lead on MLB.TV

Aug 29, 2016 | No Comments

With the AL East race simply too close to call right now and playoff positions on the line, each ensuing series for these teams will become their new most important series of the season. That starts tonight in Baltimore, when the Blue Jays come into town with a three-game cushion on the Orioles.

LA ‘Vins’ by a toenail; Cubs’ W not meant 2B

Aug 29, 2016 | No Comments

A grounder from Adrian Gonzalez, a foot race won by Corey Seager and a run scored by Andrew Toles was the difference in a 1-0 victory for the Dodgers over the Cubs on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.

Papi ties Foxx on all-time list with 534 HRs

Aug 29, 2016 | No Comments

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz continues to pound the baseball in his final Major League season, joining legends as he does it. The slugger roped career homer No. 534 on Sunday night to tie Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx for 18th on the all-time list.

Seager’s speed, D key as LA denies Cubs

Seager’s speed, D key as LA denies Cubs

Aug 29, 2016 | No Comments

A grounder from Adrian Gonzalez, a foot race won by Corey Seager and a run scored by Andrew Toles was the difference in a 1-0 victory for the Dodgers over the Cubs on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.

N.Y. tops Seoul to give U.S. Little League title

Aug 28, 2016 | No Comments

The United States is bringing home its first Little League World Series championship in five years. Maine-Endwell, N.Y., defeated Seoul, South Korea, 2-1, in the 2016 Little League World Series title game on Sunday, finishing the tournament undefeated.

Bucs’ boom keeps pressure on in Wild Card

Bucs’ boom keeps pressure on in Wild Card

Aug 28, 2016 | No Comments

John Jaso and Gregory Polanco hit solo home runs in a go-ahead sixth inning Sunday, and Starling Marte added an insurance shot in the eighth as Ivan Nova and the charging Pirates finished a four-game sweep of the Brewers with a 3-1 win at Miller Park.

Donaldson hits 3 HRs; Blue Jays sweep Twins

Donaldson hits 3 HRs; Blue Jays sweep Twins

Aug 28, 2016 | No Comments

Major League Baseball’s lone Canadian team brought out the brooms on Baseball Canada Day at Rogers Centre, as the Toronto Blue Jays swept away the Twins with an 8-5 victory on Sunday, handing the Twins their season-high 10th consecutive loss.

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Trout, Cy Young, Jays, Yanks, Bucs, Astros, Brewers

Aug 28, 2016 | No Comments

This week in the baseball blogosphere… Bleeding Royal Blue believes Angels center fielder Mike Trout should be the front-runner for American League MVP. Jays From the Couch shoots down the possibility of the Blue Jays acquiring Reds first baseman Joey Votto. Chin Music Baseball analyzes the Cy Young race in the National League. Sports Heaven asks if Orioles closer Zach Britton is the favorite to win the AL Cy Young Award. Pinstripe Pundits weighs the pros and cons of the Yankees trading catcher Brian McCann. TPOP blames the Pirates’ somewhat disappointing season on their ownership, not general manager Neal Huntington. BP Toronto opines that commissioner Rob Manfred’s latest rule change proposals could harm pitchers. Innings Eaters doesn’t see the Giants’ Buster Posey as the clear-cut best catcher in baseball. Rotisserie Duck highlights the importance of pitch framing