12th night: Tribe tops Braves to extend streak

12th night: Tribe tops Braves to extend streak

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

Jason Kipnis soured Joel De La Cruz’s Major League debut with a two-out, two-run single in the fifth and Danny Salazar enhanced his All-Star candidacy as the Indians extended their winning streak to 12 games with Wednesday night’s 3-0 victory over the Braves at Turner Field.

Cubs start fast, rip 3 HRs to sweep away Reds

Cubs start fast, rip 3 HRs to sweep away Reds

Jun 29, 2016 | No Comments

Following two games where they took early leads before seeing the Reds tighten matters, the Cubs scored first and never looked back on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park. Three home runs, including an inside-the-park homer by Anthony Rizzo, and plenty of add-on runs kept them trucking for a 9-2 victory over the Reds and a three-game series sweep.

Races narrow as All-Star vote reaches final days

Jun 29, 2016 | No Comments

Entering the final 30 hours of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, several positional leaders have seen their leads either disappear or shrink in the last few days.

O’s tie MLB record for most HRs in June

Jun 29, 2016 | No Comments

With Mark Trumbo’s two-run blast in the top of the fourth inning on Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park, Baltimore tied the Major League record for homers in June (55). The O’s, who still have time to call the record their own, are tied with the 1996 Oakland Athletics.

Rizzo circles bases for inside-the-park homer

Rizzo circles bases for inside-the-park homer

Jun 29, 2016 | No Comments

Anthony Rizzo drove in three runs in the first inning against the Reds on Wednesday with an inside-the-park home run, the first of his career.

Hamels deserves All-Star Game start

Hamels deserves All-Star Game start

Jun 29, 2016 | No Comments

Cole Hamels grew up in north county San Diego and pitched at Rancho Bernardo High School. So it would figure that the Rangers’ star left-hander would have a laser focus on this year’s All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 at Petco Park.

Less than 2 days left to cast your All-Star vote

Jun 29, 2016 | No Comments

Help pick the lineups in San Diego on July 12. Cast your Esurance MLB All-Star Ballot up to 5 times in any 24-hour period until 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Rays To Designate Jaff Decker For Assignment, Activate Brandon Guyer

Jun 29, 2016 | No Comments

The Rays will designate outfielder Jaff Decker for assignment and activate fellow outfielder Brandon Guyer from the 15-day disabled list, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter). Decker, 26, was brought up from Triple-A earlier this season due largely to a deluge of injuries incurred by Rays outfielders — Kevin Kiermaier, Steven Souza and Mikie Mahtook were all on the disabled list alongside Guyer — and received 32 plate appearances with Tampa Bay. The former No. 42 overall pick (Padres, 2008) batted .138/.219/.138 in that brief sample. Decker has been a considerably better performer than that at the Triple-A level, where he owns a .264/.365/.396 batting line in 1321 plate appearances. That production has never carried over to the Majors, though, where Decker is a career .159/.267/.227 batter in 2014 trips to the dish