Prospect Shaffer homers for first career hit

Prospect Shaffer homers for first career hit

Aug 5, 2015 | No Comments

Rays prospect Richie Shaffer’s first Major League hit came in style, clearing the right-field wall for a home run.

Arrieta, Cubs blank Bucs in 6th straight victory

Arrieta, Cubs blank Bucs in 6th straight victory

Aug 5, 2015 | No Comments

Starlin Castro and Jorge Soler drove in two runs each to back Jake Arrieta’s two-hit pitching through seven innings Tuesday night and spark the Cubs to their sixth straight victory, 5-0, over the Pirates at PNC Park.

Delino plays his way to everyday role

Aug 5, 2015 | No Comments

Delino DeShields began this season as a Rule 5 Draft pick who struggled in Spring Training, now he is the Rangers’ everyday center fielder.

‘Playing stupid’ no laughing matter for Cubs

Aug 4, 2015 | No Comments

The Cubs entered Tuesday night with the Pirates just ahead of them and the Giants just behind them in the NL Wild Card race. But veteran starter Jon Lester said the best thing the young Cubs can do is simply ignore where they fall in the standings.

Straily recalled as Astros option McCullers

Straily recalled as Astros option McCullers

Aug 4, 2015 | No Comments

The Astros added Dan Straily to their rotation on Tuesday afternoon, recalling the right-hander from Triple-A Fresno, as expected. The spot Straily filled previously belonged to righty Lance McCullers, who was optioned to Double-A Corpus Christi after Monday night’s 12-9 loss to the Rangers. Straily is scheduled to pitch on three days’ rest against Texas’ Yovani Gallardo at Globe Life Park on Tuesday night at 7:05 CT.

Braves lose Freeman to DL, along with Frasor

Braves lose Freeman to DL, along with Frasor

Aug 4, 2015 | No Comments

raves first baseman Freddie Freeman was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. Freeman exited Monday night’s 9-8 walk-off win over the Giants with a right oblique strain before the top of the fifth inning. Atlanta also announced that right-handed reliever Jason Frasor was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

Garcia, Davis among top prospect performers

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Fans in Kentucky witnessed a firefight Monday night, as Class A Augusta outlasted Lexington, 16-14. Giants No. 11 prospect Aramis Garcia and No. 30 prospect Dylan Davis led the winning effort, combining for six hits, three home runs and six RBIs for the GreenJackets. Davis was particularly special, finishing 2-for-5 with two homers and five RBIs.

Garcia, Davis among Monday’s Top 10 prospects

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Fans in Kentucky witnessed a firefight Monday night, as Class A Augusta outlasted Lexington, 16-14. Giants No. 11 prospect Aramis Garcia and No. 30 prospect Dylan Davis led the winning effort, combining for six hits, three home runs and six RBIs for the GreenJackets. Davis was particularly special, finishing 2-for-5 with two homers and five RBIs.

Red-hot Cruz homers in fourth straight game

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One thing the Mariners have learned this year about Nelson Cruz, he tends to hit home runs in bunches. And the big right fielder is on one of those tears right now, going deep for a fourth straight game Monday in Seattle’s 8-7 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field.

Rangers bust out with pair of big frames

Rangers bust out with pair of big frames

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It started with a walk, then a single, then another single. Before you knew it, the Rangers had put up six runs and knocked Lance McCullers out of the game in the first inning. And there was more to come en route to Monday’s 12-9 win in the opener of a three-game series.