6/26/2014 | Utley ends Fireworks Night with shot in 14th
Following seven solid innings from Cole Hamels, seven scoreless innings from the Phillies' bullpen, two spectacular defensive plays from Cody Asche, one 14th-inning stretch and one two-run walk-off home run from Chase Utley, the Phillies finally shot fireworks into the air Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park.
6/26/2014 | Dodgers get Uribe back in lineup, at third base
Who's on third? For the first time in a long time, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was able to pencil in Juan Uribe at the hot corner Thursday.
6/26/2014 | Shoulder keeps Hanley out as Crawford starts running
While Juan Uribe was in the Dodgers' starting lineup Thursday, shortstop Hanley Ramirez was still absent. Meanwhile, left fielder Carl Crawford has begun running again after experiencing a setback at the team's training facility in Arizona.
6/26/2014 | Winning formula: Five reasons for A's lasting success
The A's are no longer baseball's Cinderella story. They're simply really good. Eyeing their third straight division title, the A's boast the Major Leagues' best record at 48-30. But just exactly how have they done it as a small-market club? Beat reporter Jane Lee explains.
6/26/2014 | Polanco showcases total package in win over Mets
Gregory Polanco went deep, stole a base and drove in four runs to back a strong Vance Worley as the Bucs cruised to a 5-2 win over the Mets on Thursday at PNC Park.
6/26/2014 | Strasburg working to refine mechanics on hill
Stephen Strasburg said after his start Wednesday that something felt off mechanically. That came as a surprise to manager Matt Williams when he heard about it Thursday.
6/26/2014 | Lake sustains bruises from collision with Wrigley wall
The Cubs' Junior Lake had to leave Thursday's game in the second inning after slamming into one of the metal outfield doors at Wrigley Field.
6/26/2014 | Baseball captivated by US team's World Cup run
Once again, America's Pastime was riveted to the world's game. The United States' final group-play match in soccer's quadrennial World Cup took place Thursday against heavily favored Germany, captivating people around Major League Baseball just as it did to the millions of other Americans tuning in.
6/26/2014 | Bautista to talk to Abreu about participating in HRD
He may not be interested in competing in this year's Gillette Home Run Derby, but rookie slugger Jose Abreu can expect an invitation from Jose Bautista to swing for the American League at some point this week during the White Sox-Blue Jays series.
6/26/2014 | Halfway there: Crew sets club-best 81-game record
Aramis Ramirez and Rickie Weeks homered, and the Brewers rode a go-ahead fifth inning to a 7-4 win over the Rockies on Thursday night. At 49-32, Milwaukee leads the Major Leagues in wins and is off to its best 81-game start in franchise history.
6/26/2014 | Blue Jays come up short on two replay situations
Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes hit a ball off the top of the wall for an RBI triple in the second inning on Thursday night, and the call was confirmed by a crew chief review. In the eighth, Toronto lost a challenge of a play at first base.
6/26/2014 | Bautista completing due diligence as HRD captain
Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is taking his role as captain of the American League for the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby in Minnesota very seriously.
6/26/2014 | Floyd undergoes season-ending surgery
Other than knowing Gavin Floyd will not pitch again this season, the Braves have not yet learned much about the season-ending elbow surgery the veteran right-handed pitcher underwent on Wednesday afternoon.
6/26/2014 | Mariners come together for cystic fibrosis fundraiser
On Thursday, Evan Waara joined a handful of Mariners players, coaches, and personnel, manager Lloyd McClendon, general manager Jack Zduriencik and a group of donors at the Golf Club at Newcastle for the 29th Annual Mariners Golf Tournament to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
6/26/2014 | Padres get Falu from Brewers on waiver wire
The Padres claimed utility man Irving Falu off waivers from the Brewers on Thursday, opening a spot on Milwaukee's previously full roster.
6/26/2014 | Rehab start 'close' for Arenado after progress
Nolan Arenado on Thursday made big strides toward returning when he took fielding practice against live hitting, hit off a tee and completed a front toss batting drill at Miller Park before the Rockies' game against the Brewers.
6/26/2014 | Renteria shares thoughts on Manny joining organization
Manny Ramirez joined the Cubs' Triple-A Iowa team in Colorado Springs on Thursday, and the next phase of his career as a player-coach was to begin.
6/26/2014 | Yelich finishing up rehab at Triple-A New Orleans
Christian Yelich will suit up for Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday and Friday night before taking a day off on Saturday as he continues to rehab from a lower back strain. The 22-year-old outfielder, who has been on the disabled list since June 16, retroactive to June 14, is on pace to return to the Marlins' lineup when he's first eligible on Sunday.
6/26/2014 | Cubs bats cut through the fog to down Nationals
The Cubs took advantage of a foggy night at Wrigley Field to post a 5-3 victory over the Nationals. Justin Ruggiano hit a tie-breaking two-run double with two outs in the seventh to lift Chicago to the win in front of 28,867 at murky Wrigley Field.
6/26/2014 | Marte improving, but remains out of lineup
Starling Marte remained out of the Bucs' lineup on Thursday with a jammed right middle finger.
6/26/2014 | Lagares makes return to center field in opener
Fresh off the disabled list, Juan Lagares was in the Mets' lineup Thursday for the first time since June 1.
6/26/2014 | O'Sullivan to come up for twin bill vs. Braves
Right-hander Sean O'Sullivan will be brought up from Triple-A to start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Braves, the Phillies announced on Thursday.
6/26/2014 | Lincecum doesn't want to be defined by no-nos
Though Tim Lincecum appreciates the significance of his second no-hitter and the illustrious company in which it places him, he knows there's more for him to do.
6/26/2014 | Leake whiffs 12, dazzles in dominant effort vs. Giants
Mike Leake established a career high with 12 strikeouts over eight innings as the Reds claimed a 3-1 victory over the Giants. San Francisco notched only four hits and one walk vs. Leake -- with his only run allowed being Adam Duvall's homer.
6/26/2014 | Cingrani placed on Triple-A disabled list
The Reds were a little surprised on Thursday when Tony Cingrani had to be put on the disabled list by Triple-A Louisville because of a strained shoulder. Cingrani, who was sent down last Friday, spent May 1-18 on the DL with the Reds because of mild tendinitis in the shoulder, but he hadn't needed any treatment since returning.
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