Hendricks gets first win in emphatic fashion

Hendricks gets first win in emphatic fashion

May 22, 2015 | No Comments

No one needed a celebratory postgame beer shower more than Kyle Hendricks, who was finally able to party with his teammates on Thursday.

Rondon hits 99 on radar gun in rehab outing

May 22, 2015 | No Comments

Bruce Rondon hit 99 mph on the radar gun at Fifth Third Field on Thursday in the first outing of his rehab assignment for Triple-A Toledo. That in itself was a good sign, though the command has a little ways to catch up.

Reyes looks solid in first rehab game

May 22, 2015 | No Comments

Jose Reyes played six innings at shortstop and went 1-for-4 Thursday night in the first game of his Minor League assignment for Triple-A Buffalo.

Bryant makes himself at home vs. Padres

May 22, 2015 | No Comments

Kris Bryant didn’t play at Petco Park during his three years at the University of San Diego, but the Cubs’ top prospect looked right at home Thursday night when he hit his fifth home run of the season.

Duda’s turnaround vs. lefties continues with 2 homers

Duda’s turnaround vs. lefties continues with 2 homers

May 21, 2015 | No Comments

Sometime this winter, Lucas Duda reached out former Mets first baseman Keith Hernandez looking for advice. In a turnaround that admittedly surpassed even Hernandez’s expectations, the lefty-swinging Duda is now hitting .409 in 44 at-bats against southpaws after belting two home runs in Thursday’s 5-0 win over St. Louis.

White Sox forming ‘special’ bond in clubhouse

May 21, 2015 | No Comments

The White Sox lost two straight entering Thursday’s series finale against the Indians with an offense that has struggled to provide run support. But that hasn’t changed the positive attitude in the clubhouse.

Garcia flashes signature movement in return

Garcia flashes signature movement in return

May 21, 2015 | No Comments

The Cardinals may have been seeking better than the series split they got with Thursday’s 5-0 loss to the Mets. But they departed New York with potentially a bigger long-term find. The search for a fifth starter turned to Jaime Garcia, who, making his first start in 11 months, went seven innings while flashing the movement that has long made his pitches so hard for hitters to pick up.

Ohlendorf thrilled to finally get opportunity

May 21, 2015 | No Comments

Ross Ohlendorf was all but forgotten a month ago. He was a strong candidate to make the Rangers pitching staff in Spring Training until he twice injured his right groin muscle and had to start the season in the Minor Leagues.

deGrom retires 23 in a row, leads Mets past Cards

deGrom retires 23 in a row, leads Mets past Cards

May 21, 2015 | No Comments

Jacob deGrom’s early-season rough patch has officially come to an end. deGrom’s eight shutout innings led the Mets to a 5-0 win over the Cardinals at Citi Field on Thursday afternoon, giving the clubs a four-game series split and boosting the Mets to their fourth win in six games.

Eligible to return, Morneau needs more time

Eligible to return, Morneau needs more time

May 21, 2015 | No Comments

Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau has been a scarce presence at the park as he recovers from a concussion and neck injury that forced the club to place him on the seven-day concussion disabled list last week. Morneau is eligible to return Friday, but he won’t, manager Walt Weiss said.