6/17/2014 | O's Davis awarded grand slam after call overturned
The Orioles got a big break in the top of the third inning on Tuesday night against the Rays, with Chris Davis awarded a grand slam after a crew chief review overturned the initial ruling of a double.
6/17/2014 | Kings hoist Stanley Cup at Dodger Stadium
The NHL champion Los Angeles Kings were on hand at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night, taking batting practice and sharing a peak at Lord Stanley's Cup with the Dodgers, Rockies and an excited crowd.
6/17/2014 | Crawford has setback in rehab
Left fielder Carl Crawford has returned to Los Angeles after experiencing a setback while recovering from a right ankle sprain at the Dodgers' training facility in Arizona.
6/17/2014 | Cards ink 34th pick Flaherty to $2 million bonus
The Cardinals selected Jack Flaherty out of Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) High School with the 34th overall pick in the Draft, and they enticed him to forgo college with a $2 million bonus, MLB.com confirmed. Flaherty signed his contract at Busch Stadium on Tuesday.
6/17/2014 | Parker ends whirlwind day in The Show
Kyle Parker had quite a Monday. He started in a day came for Triple-A Colorado Springs against Salt Lake, but was pulled after a half-inning when the Rockies called him to the Majors. Parker arrived at Dodger Stadium around game time and debuted with a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth inning.
6/17/2014 | Rockies pony up to bring Padlo into fold
The Rockies have reached a bonus agreement with Murrieta Valley High School third baseman Kevin Padlo, their fifth-round pick in the Draft, worth $650,000, MLB.com has learned.
6/17/2014 | Rockies likely to call up pitcher to start Saturday
Rockies manager Walt Weiss said he is "leaning toward bringing somebody in" to start on Saturday, at home against the Brewers. The rotation slot was vacated when the club optioned righty Juan Nicasio to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
6/17/2014 | Virginia, Ole Miss walk off on thrilling day at CWS
Texas Tech committed two errors, both of which led to Ole Miss runs, including the game-winner as Gatlin singled home Aaron Greenwood to lift the Rebels to a 2-1 walk-off victory at TD Ameritrade Park.
6/17/2014 | Trout picking his spots for stolen bases
Angels center fielder Mike Trout did something he hadn't done all year on Monday. He stole two bases in one game.
6/17/2014 | Frazier's go-ahead homer spurs Reds over Bucs
Billy Hamilton dazzled on the basepaths but Todd Frazier had the biggest swing of the night with a go-ahead home run in the ninth as the Reds downed the Pirates, 6-5, on Tuesday at PNC Park.
6/17/2014 | Mets won't move slumping Wright from No. 3 spot
Mets manager Terry Collins has taken to tinkering with his lineup daily, trying to find some sort of mix that works. Tuesday, he again batted his starting pitcher eighth. All that's clear is that change is a daily occurrence for the Mets -- except for one man. Regular No. 3 hitter David Wright has yet to start a game outside of that spot, and will not move despite a lengthy slump from which he may finally be emerging.
6/17/2014 | d'Arnaud tearing it up at Triple-A Las Vegas
Since his demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas, catcher Travis d'Arnaud is batting .394 with five home runs in eight games. The Mets are taking that stat line with a sizable grain of salt.
6/17/2014 | First things first, big picture priority for upstart Royals
The Royals are in first place in the American League Central, and they just might be baseball's best team at the moment. That's also about the last thing anyone in their clubhouse or front office wants to be reminded of. Perhaps more than any other team, the 38-32 Royals understand that talk is cheap and winning is monumentally difficult.
6/17/2014 | Return to Nationals Park bittersweet for Porter
Tuesday night's game against the Nationals marked Astros manager Bo Porter's first trip to Nationals Park since Game 5 of the 2012 National League Division Series, when the Cardinals beat the Nats, where Porter coached, 9-7, to end Washington's season.
6/17/2014 | Altuve back in lineup for opener against Nats
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, who led the Major Leagues with 90 hits entering Tuesday night's game against the Nationals, was in the starting lineup for the first time since Thursday.
6/17/2014 | Astros, Nats honor Gwynn before series opener
The Astros and the Nationals held a moment of silence prior to Tuesday night's game for Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn, who died Monday at age 54 following a battle with cancer.
6/17/2014 | When in Washington: Luhnows tour White House
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and his son and daughter on Tuesday took a tour of the White House, which was arranged with the help of the father of scouting director Mike Elias.
6/17/2014 | Brantley out due to concussion-like symptoms
Outfielder Michael Brantley was slated to hit third for the Tribe on Tuesday night, but he wound up a late scratch after experiencing concussion-like symptoms during his pregame routine.
6/17/2014 | Gwynn's gang: Toughest outs in MLB of last 30 years
If Tony Gwynn was one of the best hitters in the last 30 years, who are the others who made pitchers sweat the most? Who they not only hated to see in the on deck circle, but mentally counted down to know exactly how many more batters until their turn came around again? Who were pesky enough to keep a pitcher awake at night?
6/17/2014 | Bauer doesn't need his best stuff to succeed
Indians righty Trevor Bauer, just 23 years old, has quietly been putting together the best season of his fledgling career. Not only was Bauer able to hold his own against a talented Angels lineup that features Mike Trout and Albert Pujols on Monday, but he did it when he was not on his A-game.
6/17/2014 | Hale gets break after heavy workload
Braves long reliever David Hale will get a couple of days off after enduring a rough nine-day stretch. He entered Tuesday having appeared in five of Atlanta's past nine games, compiling a 12.27 ERA in 7 1/3 innings.
6/17/2014 | Holt's legend grows with Superman-like grab
It looked like a fly ball to left. But then Jonny Gomes looked up and suddenly saw nothing but twilight. He desperately wanted to see the ball, but it disappeared out of his sight. Somehow, Brock Holt, the emerging super-utility man in his center-field debut, caught enough of a glimpse of it to make a circus catch, stumbling back as he dove.
6/17/2014 | Rotation competition heating up
The job that Red Sox right-handers Rubby De La Rosa and Brandon Workman have done as fill-ins while righty Clay Buchholz and lefty Felix Doubront recover from injuries has created some intrigue in the rotation.
6/17/2014 | Marlins, Cubs in awe of Stanton's liner of a homer
Giancarlo Stanton seemingly defied the laws of physics with his opposite-field home run off Jason Hammel on Monday night. In the first inning, the Marlins slugger blistered an opposite-field screamer that initially didn't appear to have enough height to clear the fence down the line in right field. Yet it did, and Stanton had a two-run homer in a game the Cubs pulled out, 5-4, in 13 innings.
6/17/2014 | No rest for Marlins relievers since Fernandez's injury
The last four days have wreaked havoc on the Marlins' bullpen. Thanks to three extra-inning games and back-to-back starts that lasted fewer than five innings, relievers have worked 23 1/3 innings.
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