4/27/2015 | DraftKings picks: Carpenter, Votto, Wacha
DraftKings participants will have a handful of appealing mound options today, as several contests will feature staff aces in pitching-friendly venues.
4/27/2015 | Dodgers keep home mojo working with win vs. Giants
The Los Angeles Dodgers sustained a four-run outburst in Monday night's third inning and held on to extend their home winning streak to eight games with an 8-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
4/27/2015 | Toronto sending Reyes to DL, recalling Diaz
The Blue Jays placed shortstop Jose Reyes on the 15-day disabled list with a cracked rib late Monday night, and they will purchase the contract of infielder Jonathan Diaz from Triple-A Buffalo prior to Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.
4/27/2015 | Bruce breaks out, gets scoring going for Reds
In Monday's 9-6 win over the Brewers, Jay Bruce hit a two-run home run with three walks, a sacrifice fly and three RBIs. Since hitting a grand slam last Tuesday at Miller Park, he had been in an 0-for-14 stretch with nine strikeouts that ended in the second inning. After falling into an 0-2 hole, Bruce lifted a 1-2 pitch high into the sky for the homer to right field off Jimmy Nelson.
4/27/2015 | Koji regains zip on fastball in win over Jays
Koji Uehara's fastball was nearly invisible from his repertoire during his blown save in Baltimore on Saturday, and when he did throw it, the velocity was in the low to mid-80s. When the closer took the ball for the Red Sox on Monday night, he didn't try to hide the pitch. Instead, he encouraged catcher Ryan Hanigan to call it.
4/27/2015 | 'Murphalicious': Mets hero looking like his old self
Because Daniel Murphy is so prone to extreme hot and cold streaks, one scene in the Mets' clubhouse has become almost routine over the past few seasons. Every time Murphy falls into a prolonged slump, as he did early in April, Collins insists that Murphy's numbers will be there at the end of the year. After all, they always are.
4/27/2015 | Nelson has rare rough outing vs. Reds
The Brewers saw a side of pitcher Jimmy Nelson on Monday they had not seen this season.The Reds scored four runs in the second inning and went on to defeat the Brewers, 9-6. jimmy Nelson was charged with seven runs in 2 1/3 innings.
4/27/2015 | Blown save can't erase Cosart's improvement
Jarred Cosart was masterful on Monday night, matching his career-most eight innings. He scattered two hits and walked three, and he was lined up for a victory until the tide turned in the ninth inning of Miami's 3-1 loss.
4/27/2015 | Dodgers' Urias whiffs career-high 10 for Tulsa
Julio Urias is just 18 years old, but the No. 2 Dodgers prospect (No. 8 overall) dominated in his start for Double-A Tulsa on Monday night. The lefty gave up just one hit and struck out 10 batters in six innings.
4/27/2015 | What to watch for in today's games
The season is nearly a month old, and the dust continues to settle around the league. All 30 teams are in action Tuesday, and highlights should include Jered Weaver and Sonny Gray's matchup, as well as Severino Gonzalez's debut for the Phillies.
4/27/2015 | Gee quick to prove himself in 1:58 Mets win
In the end, of course, only one thing could save Gee's job: pitching well. And just as he did two years ago, when his rotation spot was equally in jeopardy, Gee has pitched well. His ultra-efficient 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball in Monday's 3-1 Mets win over the Marlins left no doubt in Collins' mind as to his fifth starter's status.
4/27/2015 | Cishek laments 'poor execution' in second blown save
Jarred Cosart logged eight scoreless innings, and the Marlins finally broke through against Gee with Martin Prado's two-out RBI single in the eighth. Steve Cishek entered in the ninth, aiming to secure Miami's sixth straight win, but instead surrendered a three-run homer to Daniel Murphy.
4/27/2015 | Waino injury sparks DH debate before Astros' Interleague set
In light of the season-ending injury Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright suffered while trying to run out of the batter's box on Saturday, lefty Dallas Keuchel said before the Astros' Interleague series in San Diego that he thinks both leagues should have the DH rule.
4/27/2015 | Hammel, Cubs end Pirates' winning streak
Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel tossed eight shutout innings to end the Pirates' five-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory on Monday night at Wrigley Field. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo each had two RBIs off of Pittsburgh's Vance Worley.
4/27/2015 | Hinch leads Astros into familiar territory
This week's series against the Padres marks a homecoming of sorts for Astros manager A.J. Hinch, who spent four years with San Diego before being hired by Houston at the end of last season.
4/27/2015 | Kluber no stranger to overcoming April woes
Given the incredible ending to Corey Kluber's season a year ago -- a performance that culminated with an unexpected victory in the balloting for the American League's Cy Young Award -- it is easy to forget how his breakout showing began.
4/27/2015 | Yankees cool off Rays behind McCann's blast
Brian McCann's home run in the sixth inning helped push the Yankees into sole possession of first place in the AL East on Monday night with a 4-1 win over the Rays, who saw their five-game winning streak snapped.
4/27/2015 | Refined plate approach paying dividends for Moose
The new Mike Moustakas is a hitter Royals fans, coaches and teammates are having fun watching. This Moustakas is the one driving the ball to all fields, especially left and left-center, parts of the ballpark he barely knew as a hitter before this season.
4/27/2015 | Giants to make up rainout with May 23 doubleheader
The Giants announced Monday that their rained-out game against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday has been rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader on Saturday, May 23.
4/27/2015 | Pence nearing 'big day' of regular batting practice
Barring setbacks, Giants right fielder Hunter Pence could resume taking regular batting practice in a week, manager Bruce Bochy said Monday.
4/27/2015 | Gregerson, Thatcher have fond memories of time with Padres
Astros relievers Luke Gregerson and Joe Thatcher said before their Monday return to San Diego that their time playing for the Padres will always resonate in a special way as long as they continue to play.
4/27/2015 | Sharp Walker leads Mariners over Rangers
Young right-hander Taijuan Walker allowed just one unearned run over seven innings on Monday night to pick up his first victory of the season as the Mariners topped Texas, 3-1, at Globe Life Park.
4/27/2015 | Giants won't skip Vogelsong's next turn
Giants manager Bruce Bochy erased any lingering doubt about right-hander Ryan Vogelsong's pitching status: He'll start Wednesday against the Dodgers. Bochy had cited the possibility of skipping Vogelsong, which Sunday's rainout would have enabled the Giants to do. Instead, Bochy made Vogelsong's assignment official Monday.
4/27/2015 | Amid protests, Manfred addresses Orioles, White Sox
Commissioner Rob Manfred has been making an effort to meet with as many teams as possible during his first year in office, which is why he flew to Baltimore on Monday.
4/27/2015 | Kelley faces hitters 5 days into DL stint
Padres reliever Shawn Kelley, who landed on the DL with a strained left calf on Thursday, threw a 30-pitch batting-practice session Monday afternoon.
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