Lovely weekend for 5 sweeping beauties

Lovely weekend for 5 sweeping beauties

May 2, 2016 | No Comments

The broomsticks were out in full force Sunday as five teams — the Red Sox, Nationals, Tigers, Phillies and Rockies — completed series sweeps.

Cueto’s return to Cincy part of MLB.TV slate

Cueto’s return to Cincy part of MLB.TV slate

May 2, 2016 | No Comments

Johnny Cueto will take the mound at Great American Ball Park on Monday for the first time while wearing a visitors’ uniform. Cueto’s Cincinnati homecoming is just one of many intriguing matchups on tap for today’s 10-game slate.

Rolling Arenado: MLB HR leader also gold with glove

Rolling Arenado: MLB HR leader also gold with glove

May 2, 2016 | No Comments

On a day when Nolan Arenado regained sole leadership in the Major League home run race with his 11th of the season, his manager couldn’t stop praising him — for his defense just as much as the game-changing homer in the Rockies’ 6-3 victory Sunday.

14K gold: Shutout, winning hit for Kershaw

14K gold: Shutout, winning hit for Kershaw

May 2, 2016 | No Comments

The Dodgers needed Clayton Kershaw to play the role of stopper Sunday afternoon — and did he ever. Not only did Kershaw put a halt to Los Angeles’ six-game losing streak, he tossed a three-hit shutout, struck out 14 and provided the offense as well, in a 1-0 victory over San Diego.

#ASGWorthy: NL has loaded group of 3Bs

#ASGWorthy: NL has loaded group of 3Bs

May 2, 2016 | No Comments

As fans cast their votes for who they deem worthy of 2016 All-Star status, MLB.com is going to look position by position through each league, continuing today with the National League third basemen.

Arenado swats 11th HR to take MLB lead

Arenado swats 11th HR to take MLB lead

May 1, 2016 | No Comments

Rockies slugger Nolan Arenado picked a clutch moment Sunday to give himself the Major League home run lead.

Update On Ryan Braun’s No-Trade List

May 1, 2016 | No Comments

The no-trade protection in Ryan Braun’s contract allows the star outfielder to block a deal to every team besides the Angels, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Giants, Marlins and Padres, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports (Twitter link).  Like most players with partial no-trade clauses, Braun has the ability to change the teams on his no-trade list each year; last season, the Angels, Dodgers, Marlins, Nationals and Rays were the only clubs that escaped Braun’s veto power. Braun is in his first season of a five-year, $105MM extension that he signed way back in 2011, when he still had almost five full years remaining on his previous extension with the Brewers.  It’s been a roller-coaster for Braun and the Brewers ever since — superstar seasons in 2011 and 2012, a 65-game suspension in 2013 for his role in the Biogenesis scandal and some recurring injuries, particularly to his thumb. Braun rebounded for a very productive year in 2015, though his future salary commitments have made him a possible trade chip now that the Brewers are rebuilding. 

Sale in aisle 6: Sox lefty leads MLB in wins

Sale in aisle 6: Sox lefty leads MLB in wins

May 1, 2016 | No Comments

Chris Sale became the Majors’ first six-game winner, keeping his unbeaten record intact with 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball and aided by a five-run Chicago fifth as the White Sox earned a split of their four-game series with the Orioles with a 7-1 win on Sunday at Camden Yards.