6/24/2014 | Big league power highlights Futures Game rosters
Fans of power will be very pleased with this year's rosters, which were released on Tuesday. The 16th edition of this Minor League exhibition on All-Star Sunday has some of the biggest bats the prospect world has to offer.
6/24/2014 | Rare feat of the cycle brings interesting facts
Unlike no-hitters and their sense of order with Nolan Ryan as the all-time leader with seven and Sandy Koufax next with four, Major League cycles seem almost random, with precious little rhyme or reason involved. They are wonderful, rare and, well, strangely inexplicable.
6/24/2014 | Pipeline preview: Walker, Tacoma eye sweep
Each of the first three games of Triple-A Oklahoma City's series at Tacoma has gone to extra innings. And each time, Tacoma has found a way to win. The Rainers will hope to complete the sweep Tuesday without the benefit of extra innings as Mariners' No. 1 prospect Taijuan Walker takes the mound at 9:05 p.m. ET.
6/24/2014 | Strasburg plans to quit chewing tobacco
While mourning the death of his college coach, Tony Gwynn, Stephen Strasburg says he made a decision to quit chewing tobacco. His primary reason is his daughter.
6/24/2014 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 24
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/24/2014 | Padres ignore distractions, keep focus on field
OK, so it was back to business for the Padres on Monday night. Yeah, there's still that part of the deal. Even with the dismissal of general manager Josh Byrnes on Sunday and uncertainty swirling around the club, it's business as usual for the players.
6/24/2014 | Vandy holds off Virginia after huge inning in Game 1
A nine-run outburst by the Vanderbilt Commodores -- the biggest half-inning ever at pitcher-friendly TD Ameritrade Park since it opened in 2011 -- gave them a seven-run lead, and though the Virginia Cavaliers would chip away with three runs in the bottom of the third, two more in the fifth and one in the eighth, Vanderbilt (50-20) held on for a 9-8 victory in the first game of the College World Series championship series Monday night.
6/24/2014 | Nats headed in right direction behind strong pitching
At the end of the night, both the bottom line and the trend line were extremely positive for the Washington Nationals. After defeating the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-0, on Monday night, the Nats left Miller Park holding a two-game lead over their closest pursuers in the National League East, the Atlanta Braves. They are headed in the right direction, which is upward.
6/24/2014 | Despaigne shines vs. Giants to win MLB debut
Rookie Odrisamer Despaigne tossed seven shutout innings in his big league debut Monday to lead the Padres to a 6-0 victory over the Giants at AT&T Park.
6/24/2014 | Hamilton fast becoming an impact player
Billy Hamilton didn't just stretch a single into a double leading off against the Cubs. He actually stretched a groundout into a double, and who knew that could be done?
6/24/2014 | Lynn thriving after anti-tipping adjustment
Lance Lynn knows his eight-inning, three-hit gem against the Rockies on Monday night wouldn't have been possible without a moment of self-realization that came three starts ago against the Blue Jays in which he realized he was tipping his offspeed pitches.
6/24/2014 | d'Arnaud set to return to Mets for opener vs. A's
When the Mets return home to Citi Field on Tuesday after a week-long road trip, Travis d'Arnaud will likely be with them. The team announced on Twitter on Monday night that d'Arnaud is expected to return to the Major League team from Triple-A Las Vegas, where he has played since the club demoted him on June 8.
6/24/2014 | Gomez's on-base streak ends at 35 games
When Carlos Gomez stepped to the plate in the ninth inning Monday night, he saw Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon playing back behind the base. Gomez's 18-game hitting streak and Major League-high 35-game on-base streak were on the line, and he thought about dropping a bunt and trying to outrun the throw to first base.
6/23/2014 | Padres lose homer after review; Black ejected
A three-run homer by the Padres' Yasmani Grandal was overturned after a crew-chief review thanks to fan interference. Padres skipper Bud Black was subsequently ejected for disagreeing with the decision that only one run would score on the ground-rule double.
6/23/2014 | Adams' power display puts doubt to rest
With two homers and six RBIs in Monday night's win, Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams showed he's not changing his approach just because opponents are heavily employing a defensive shift against him.
6/23/2014 | Adams homers twice behind Lynn's gem
Lance Lynn allowed three hits over eight scoreless innings and Matt Adams homered twice and drove in six runs as the Cardinals thumped the Rockies, 8-0, on Monday night at Coors Field.
6/23/2014 | Byrnes appreciates support after dismissal
One day after he was dismissed as general manager of the Padres, Josh Byrnes put his newfound free time to good use -- he went to the local sporting-goods stores and purchased a basketball hoop for his two daughters to use.
6/23/2014 | Backed by LoMo's four hits, Felix cruises
After scoring just one run for Felix Hernandez while he was on the mound in his last three starts, the Mariners took the offensive Monday night in a 12-3 victory over the Red Sox at Safeco Field as Logan Morrison led the way with two home runs.
6/23/2014 | McGehee a big part of Stanton's offensive surge
There are several reasons why Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is tearing up opposing pitching. One of those is the presence of Casey McGehee behind him in the lineup.
6/23/2014 | Gio leads way in three-hit shutout of Brewers
The Nationals widened their lead in the National League East on Monday night, with Adam LaRoche's homer and Gio Gonzalez's stifling start propelling the Nationals past the Brewers, 3-0, at Miller Park.
6/23/2014 | CWS final filled with present, future Draft picks
Vanderbilt and Virginia are set to square off in the College World Series best-of-three championship series, which will begin Monday at 8 p.m. ET.
6/23/2014 | Scutaro slated for first rehab game Tuesday
The Giants announced Monday that second baseman Marco Scutaro, who has remained sidelined by back problems all season, will begin an injury rehabilitation assignment Tuesday with their Arizona League affiliate.
6/23/2014 | Arenado, CarGo making progress
The fickle fingers of Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and third baseman Nolan Arenado are beginning to point toward a return to the lineup.
6/23/2014 | Bergman likely to make Wednesday's start
Rockies rookie right-handed pitcher Christian Bergman's ailing left hand and wrist -- sore and swollen since he was hit at the base of his glove by a line drive in his last start -- has made dramatic progress, and his status for his start on Wednesday afternoon against the Cardinals has gone from doubtful to probable.
6/23/2014 | Belt likely to start rehab stint this week
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt said Monday that his Minor League injury rehabilitation schedule ideally will lead to his activation from the disabled list on a day that's fit for a celebration: July 4 at San Diego.
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