6/19/2013 | Brett learning on the job as hitting coach
George Brett is the first to admit that he has a lot to learn about the high-tech aspects of hitting in the modern game, but the Hall of Famer is doing his best to help turn around the Royals' struggling offense.
6/19/2013 | Astrodome listed among endangered historic places
The Houston Astrodome, dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World" when it opened in 1965, has been listed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of this year's 11 most endangered places.
6/19/2013 | Vogelsong has pins removed from hand
Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong had all five pins removed from his right hand Tuesday, which could accelerate the pace of his recovery from his fractured right pinkie.
6/19/2013 | MLBPAA instills baseball knowledge to Nashville youth
Most children involved in the game of baseball dream for a chance to meet, and possibly learn from, an active or retired professional, and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association made that happen for a group of kids on Tuesday night.
6/19/2013 | Mets top Draft pick Smith set to sign contract
One day after Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler gave Mets fans a glimpse of their future, the team plans to cement another brick of that plan in place. First-round Draft pick Dominic Smith will officially sign with the Mets on Wednesday, the first baseman confirmed via his Twitter account late Tuesday night.
6/19/2013 | Wright collects 1,500th career hit in victory
Considering David Wright is already the Mets' all-time hits leader, every milestone from here is simply gravy. The latest occurred Tuesday evening, when Wright rapped out a ninth-inning single for his 1,500th career hit. That extended his franchise lead and moved him into a tie for 593rd place all time.
6/19/2013 | UCLA's style reminiscent of '10 world champion Giants
The big leaguers a few hours up the California coast called it "torture." The 2013 UCLA baseball team may not have such a memorable name for their brand of baseball, but it's decidedly reminiscent of those 2010 World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
6/19/2013 | Giants rally in wild eighth to snap Padres' streak
Juan Perez's two-out, tiebreaking RBI single capped a two-run uprising in the eighth inning that erased a one-run deficit and lifted the Giants to a 5-4 victory over the Padres, whose seven-game winning streak dissolved.
6/19/2013 | Yanks acquire Martinez in swap with Astros
The Yankees acquired outfielder Fernando Martinez from the Astros on Tuesday in exchange for right-hander Charles Basford, though the club has not confirmed the deal.
6/19/2013 | Rockies send Young to Mets for right-hander McHugh
The Rockies sent outfielder Eric Young Jr., who was designated for assignment last week, to the Mets on Tuesday night for right-handed pitcher Collin McHugh, then optioned McHugh to Double-A Tulsa.
6/18/2013 | UNC eliminates LSU; UCLA keeps rolling in Omaha
Brian Holberton and Colin Moran kept the Tar Heels alive in the College World Series on Tuesday afternoon in an elimination game no one expected. Holberton homered in the first inning and Moran went 3-for-5 to lead No. 1 UNC to a 4-2 win over No. 4 LSU at TD Ameritrade Park. UCLA remained undefeated in Omaha by getting another solid pitching performance and more timely offensive execution.
6/18/2013 | Kendrys lifts Mariners in 10th at Angel Stadium
Jeremy Bonderman turned in a gem only to see the bullpen blow another lead, but the Mariners recovered to claim a victory when Kendrys Morales drove in Kyle Seager with two outs in the 10th inning on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium.
6/18/2013 | Goldschmidt's ninth-inning homer wins it for D-backs
When he hit the ball, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt had a pretty good idea he had just won the game for his team. The ball struck the batter's eye in center field, well over the yellow line, as the D-backs walked off with a 3-2 win over the Marlins on Tuesday night at Chase Field.
6/18/2013 | Mets acquire Young from Rockies for McHugh
In their continued quest for outfield improvement, the Mets acquired Eric Young Jr. from the Rockies late Tuesday night in exchange for right-handed pitcher Collin McHugh. Young will report to the big league team in Atlanta, possibly in time for Wednesday's game against the Braves.
6/18/2013 | Crawford exits after spraining fingers on slide
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was taken out of Tuesday night's game against the Padres with sprained middle and index fingers on his right hand.
6/18/2013 | Reception kicks off Houston Diversity Summit
Business interests and career advancement were on the minds of most in attendance at an energetic cocktail hour Tuesday night, an A-list event that marked the official start of the second annual MLB Diversity Business Summit.
6/18/2013 | Berger brings social media science to Fan Cave U
Jonah Berger was raised an O's fan, cheering for Cal Ripken Jr. through his Iron Man streak, from old Memorial Stadium through later days at Camden Yards. That was long before "Contagious" became a New York Times bestseller for Berger, now an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, a "viral guru" who advises companies and baseball fans alike "why things catch on."
6/18/2013 | Gomes caps long day with dramatic walk-off homer
Jonny Gomes capped a long day and night of baseball at Fenway Park by smashing a towering two-run walk-off home run over the Green Monster to give the Red Sox a 3-1 victory over the Rays, completing a sweep in Tuesday's day-night doubleheader.
6/18/2013 | Astros acquire Minor League pitcher for F. Martinez
Outfielder Fernando Martinez, who appeared in 52 games for the Astros over the past two seasons, was sent to the Yankees in a trade on Tuesday. The Astros acquired right-handed pitcher Charles Basford, who will report to rookie-league Tri-City.
6/18/2013 | Price feels better after throwing bullpen session
Three days after reporting soreness during a bullpen session, David Price threw another one on Tuesday and this one went much better, according to manager Joe Maddon.
6/18/2013 | First-round pick Kaminsky inks deal with Cardinals
After passing a physical, Rob Kaminsky, an 18-year-old left-handed pitcher out of St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) High School, signed his contract Tuesday at Busch Stadium. He will begin his Minor League career in Jupiter, Fla., with the Gulf Coast League Cardinals, who begin their season Saturday.
6/18/2013 | Impressive Rogers helps Jays pick up seventh in a row
Esmil Rogers took a no-hitter into the sixth inning as the Blue Jays extended their winning streak to seven games with an 8-3 victory over the Rockies on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.
6/18/2013 | Mariners shorthanded with Morse, Bay hurting
The Mariners' outfield continued to be shorthanded with both Jason Bay and Michael Morse sidelined Tuesday as Seattle faced the Angels in the second game of a four-game series.
6/18/2013 | A's roll in Texas behind dealing Parker
Jarrod Parker fired seven stellar innings, holding the Rangers hitless after the third, while Brandon Moss and John Jaso went deep to lead the A's over the Rangers, 6-2, on Tuesday in Texas.
6/18/2013 | Scutaro back in action with splint on pinkie
Second baseman Marco Scutaro said he didn't feel any discomfort in his left pinkie during his first game back Tuesday -- except for the change in grip, that is.
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