Freese’s homer ices Richards’ first win, spoils Wandy’s debut

Freese’s homer ices Richards’ first win, spoils Wandy’s debut

Apr 25, 2015 | No Comments

David Freese hit a two-run home run off reliever Keone Kela in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Angels held on for a 3-2 victory over the Rangers on Friday night.

Cruz missile: Seattle slugger drives 9th homer 459 feet

Cruz missile: Seattle slugger drives 9th homer 459 feet

Apr 25, 2015 | No Comments

Nelson Cruz continued his home run barrage for the Mariners on Friday with a first-inning blast off Twins right-hander Phil Hughes, raising his Major League-leading long ball total to nine in his first 16 games.

Hamilton back to Rangers a welcome reunion

Apr 25, 2015 | No Comments

Theirs was a nearly perfect marriage for five seasons, and that surely is what this reunion is about. Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers may have needed one another more than they ever understood, and maybe this is about both of them attempting to recapture some of the old magic. So here’s to second chances and happy endings.

Goldschmidt holds no grudge with Pirates

Apr 25, 2015 | No Comments

D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt saw his 2014 season end against the Pirates on Aug. 1 when reliever Ernesto Frieri hit him in the left hand with a pitch, fracturing it.

Statcast delves into Lagares’ amazing catch

Statcast delves into Lagares’ amazing catch

Apr 25, 2015 | No Comments

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares had to battle windy conditions at Citi Field on Wednesday, but as Statcast shows, that didn’t stop him from making a fine play to rob the Braves’ Jace Peterson of an extra-base hit.

Abreu stays in game after rundown scare

Abreu stays in game after rundown scare

Apr 25, 2015 | No Comments

White Sox fans eventually were able to exhale during the third inning of Friday night’s contest against the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field after Jose Abreu went down to the ground in pain following a rundown play involving Alcides Escobar.

Gomez speeding, literally, toward return from DL

Apr 25, 2015 | No Comments

Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is making major progress in his comeback from a right hamstring strain, said manager Ron Roenicke, who told reporters that Gomez ran the treadmill at Miller Park this week on its maximum speed.

Bryant keeping focus on game, not potential grievance

Apr 24, 2015 | No Comments

Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant said Friday he prefers to stay focused on the field, and not on any potential grievance that the Major League Baseball Players Association may consider filing on his behalf because of the timing of his callup.

Farrell happy with emphasis on defense

Farrell happy with emphasis on defense

Apr 24, 2015 | No Comments

The Red Sox entered Friday’s opener vs. the Orioles having not committed an error in six consecutive games. That marked a vast improvement from the start of last season, when they committed nine errors in the first 10 contests.

Marlins put Yelich on DL with lower back strain

Apr 24, 2015 | No Comments

Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich, who sat out all three games of the series at Philadelphia with back tightness, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a lower back strain.