8/29/2016 | Seager more than living up to hype
You have to watch Corey Seager to appreciate him, and not just when he is at bat or playing shortstop for the Dodgers. You have to watch him in the dugout. You have to watch him during batting practice. You have to watch him in the clubhouse, constantly viewing video, seeking input from his teammates.
8/29/2016 | Mattingly enjoying taut stretch run with Marlins
Don Mattingly's first season in Miami is coming down to crunch time, and the Marlins manager is looking forward to it.
8/29/2016 | Gray outduels Maeda as Rockies top Dodgers
The Dodgers were already showing signs of diminished offense on the just-completed homestand, but Monday night they barely scored at Coors Field, beaten in the series opener by the Rockies, 8-1, as Kenta Maeda's five-decision win streak was snapped.
8/29/2016 | Pujols ties Frank Robinson for 9th on HR list
Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols hit his 586th career home run in the first inning on Monday night against the Reds, tying Frank Robinson for ninth place in Major League history.
8/29/2016 | Pipeline preview: Sedlock looks to bounce back for IronBirds
Orioles No. 1 prospect Cody Sedlock is set to start for Class A Short-Season Aberdeen against State College at 7:05 p.m. ET.
8/29/2016 | Porcello's 18th, Mookie's 30th lift Red Sox
There were roars of "MVP" for Mookie Betts at various points in the Red Sox's 9-4 victory over the Rays on Monday, in which the 23-year-old right fielder clubbed his 30th home run. In the coming weeks, Rick Porcello could start to hear some "Cy Young" chants.
8/29/2016 | Not just a slugger, Sanchez brings power behind the plate
For all the attention given to Gary Sanchez for what he's done at the plate, don't ignore what he's done behind it. The Yankees rookie has shown some of baseball's most impressive arm strength for a catcher, and he's only been up for a few weeks.
8/29/2016 | Salty HR saves Tigers, spoils Shields' start for Sox
Jarrod Saltalamacchia's go-ahead two-run homer pulled the Tigers out of their offensive doldrums and back on top in the eighth, sending Detroit to a desperately needed 4-3 win over the White Sox on Monday night at Comerica Park.
8/29/2016 | Nats back Roark early to take Phils opener
Tanner Roark held the Phillies to four hits in seven innings while Jayson Werth continued to torment his former team with a solo homer in the first inning of Monday's 4-0 Nationals win.
8/29/2016 | Blue Jays bolster lead on O's with win in opener
Josh Donaldson homered -- his fourth in two days -- and Jose Bautista joined in, backing a fantastic start from Marco Estrada to give the red-hot Blue Jays a 5-1 win during Monday's series opener at Camden Yards.
8/29/2016 | A's Manaea day to day with upper back strain
As if the Athletics needed another injury to their already hobbled rotation, A's rookie left-hander Sean Manaea left Monday's 6-0 loss against the Astros with an upper back strain. He is day to day.
8/29/2016 | Maybin aggravates thumb, scheduled for MRI
Just when the Tigers seemed to have whittled down their lengthy injured list, Cameron Maybin re-injured his sprained left thumb. The speedy center fielder left Monday's 4-3 win over the White Sox with a thumb contusion after sliding into second base on a stolen-base attempt.
8/29/2016 | Cespedes' walk-off HR lifts Mets over Marlins
Battling through what has become a chronic leg injury, Yoenis Cespedes hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning Monday at Citi Field, leading the Mets to a 2-1 win over the Marlins that also evened the two teams in the Wild Card standings. Both clubs still trail the Giants, Cardinals and Pirates, each sitting 2 1/2 games out of a playoff spot.
8/29/2016 | Reds activate Simon, option Smith to Louisville
Needing a long reliever in their bullpen, the Reds activated right-handed pitcher Alfredo Simon from the disabled list and optioned reliever Josh Smith to Triple-A Louisville on Monday.
8/29/2016 | Rogers: Hendricks could lead league in ERA
A fifth starter in April, Kyle Hendricks has methodically worked his way into the Cy Young Award discussion. He's there because of something he's doing that might be even more impressive -- leading the National League in ERA.
8/29/2016 | Donaldson's power surge continues
After blasting three home runs in a game for the first time in his career during the Blue Jays' win Sunday, Josh Donaldson nearly left the yard in his first two at-bats during Monday's 5-1 win at Camden Yards. Orioles center fielder Nolan Reimold made a terrific running catch on his fly ball in the first inning, crashing into the wall to rob him of extra bases.
8/29/2016 | Simulated game could lead to Kershaw's return
Clayton Kershaw is the headliner in an important simulated game scheduled for Tuesday at Dodger Stadium that could lead to his return to the starting rotation within the next week.
8/29/2016 | Kang sent to Indianapolis for continued rehab
Third baseman Jung Ho Kang flew with the Pirates from Milwaukee to Chicago, but he won't be working out at Wrigley Field this week.
8/29/2016 | Bean throws first pitch at Phils' Pride Night
A rainbow flag fluttered from a flagpole in center field at Citizens Bank Park on Monday and Billy Bean, Major League Baseball's vice president of social responsibility and inclusion, threw out a first pitch as the Phillies recognized the LGBT community.
8/29/2016 | Ichiro passes Boggs on all-time hits list
A couple of hits in Monday's 2-1, 10-inning loss to the Mets moved Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki up MLB's all-time hits list. Ichiro had a single and double against the Mets at Citi Field, giving him 3,011 in his career to pass Wade Boggs for 27th place all time.
8/29/2016 | Olympian Centrowitz brings gold to O's game
Though traffic prevented him from arriving in time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch Monday, Olympic gold medalist and Maryland native Matthew Centrowitz Jr. was in attendance at Camden Yards for the Orioles' series opener against the Blue Jays. Baltimore lost, 5-1.
8/29/2016 | Beltre helmet bit hilarious; Yu sits down M's
The Rangers scored five runs in the first three innings on Monday, and Yu Darvish struck out nine and allowed three runs as Texas rolled past the Mariners. Adam Lind knocked in a run for Seattle, but Hisashi Iwakuma allowed five runs in three innings.
8/29/2016 | Mookie joins elite company with 30th HR
The emerging power of Mookie Betts allowed the recently-installed cleanup man to reach a special place in Red Sox history on Monday night.
8/29/2016 | Clutch Kip: Tribe walks off in 10th vs. Twins
It took until the 10th for the Indians to finally get on the board, but that was all they needed in a 1-0 walk-off win over the Twins in Monday's series opener at Progressive Field. It was the Tribe's eighth walk-off of the season. With the loss, the Twins' season-long slump extended to 11 games.
8/29/2016 | Tebow will start to answer questions today
The latest news involving Tim Tebow, who somehow always seems to be in the news, is that he wants to give professional baseball a try and will take the first step toward that dream on Tuesday in Los Angeles when he holds a showcase in front of Major League scouts. While many are doubting his chances, the 6-foot-3, 245-pound former footballer has plenty of supporters.
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