6/27/2014 | Navarro optioned, Kohn likely to return to 'pen
The Angels sent first baseman/outfielder Efren Navarro to Triple-A Salt Lake after Friday's 8-6 loss to the Royals and are expected to call up reliever Michael Kohn on Saturday, a move that would return them to a seven-man bullpen once it's official.
6/27/2014 | Mets lose challenge on steal in 10th inning
The Mets lost a 10th-inning challenge on Friday against the Pirates when manager Terry Collins asked the umpires to take a look at a play where they called Josh Harrison safe at second base on a steal attempt. After review, it was ruled that the call would stand.
6/27/2014 | Abreu, Encarnacion, Cruz pad Derby resumes
In Toronto on Friday, Chicago's Jose Abreu blasted two home runs and Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion smacked one of his own to impress American League Home Run Derby captain Jose Bautista and create a three-way tie for the big league lead at 25 with Baltimore's Nelson Cruz, who also went yard on Friday.
6/27/2014 | Overturned call sets off A's go-ahead ninth
The A's got a big call overturned in their favor Friday night, one that kicked off a critical four-run ninth inning in a 9-5 victory over the Marlins.
6/27/2014 | Sizemore debuts for Triple-A Lehigh Valley
Grady Sizemore made his debut with the Phillies organization on Friday, going 1-for-4 for Triple-A Lehigh Valley in the center fielder's first action since he was released by the Red Sox on June 18.
6/27/2014 | Bucs top Mets on walk-off 2B from Harrison
Pirates starter Brandon Cumpton pitched brilliantly to tee it up, and Josh Harrison, naturally, knocked it down by lacing an RBI double with two outs in the 11th for a 3-2 win over the Mets on Friday night at PNC Park, the Bucs' sixth in seven games.
6/27/2014 | Gomez out at second after Rockies challenge
Rockies manager Walt Weiss won a challenge in the eighth inning of Friday night's game that took runner Carlos Gomez off the basepaths on an attempted steal of second base.
6/27/2014 | Lester, Tanaka set to duel in Sox-Yanks rivalry
If Friday night's pitching matchup between Vidal Nuno and Brandon Workman was rather ordinary name-wise, Saturday night's figures to be one of the best in baseball. Aces Masahiro Tanaka and John Lester will square off in the middle game of a three-game set in what figures to be an old-fashioned pitchers' duel between the rival Red Sox and Yankees.
6/27/2014 | Wilmington no-hit for second straight contest
The Wilmington Blue Rocks must be wondering where their next hit is coming from. The Royals' Class A Advanced farm club in the Carolina League was no-hit for the second straight night on Friday by the Lynchburg Hillcats, an Atlanta affiliate.
6/27/2014 | Kelly goes two innings in first Triple-A rehab start
Right-hander Joe Kelly took his latest step forward in his return from a left hamstring injury Friday when he began a Minor League rehab assignment with a two-inning start for Triple-A Memphis.
6/27/2014 | Evans earns second callup as D-backs option Spruill
The D-backs on Friday selected the contract of utility man Nick Evans from Triple-A Reno and optioned right-hander Zeke Spruill to Reno. This is Evans' second stint with the D-backs this year.
6/27/2014 | Owings scratched from lineup with ailing shoulder
D-backs shortstop Chris Owings was scratched from the starting lineup Friday as a precautionary measure due to a lingering issue with his left shoulder. Owings initially jammed the shoulder last Friday on a play at home plate.
6/27/2014 | D-backs delegation attends 'amazing' Gwynn tribute
Several members of the D-backs organization, including chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, general manager Kevin Towers, manager Kirk Gibson and closer Addison Reed, attended a memorial service for Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn on Thursday night at Petco Park.
6/27/2014 | Tepesch dazzles, Beltre homers as Rangers stop skid
Nick Tepesch threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings and helped bring the Rangers' eight-game losing streak to an end in a 5-4 victory over the Twins on Friday night.
6/27/2014 | Yanks blank Sox behind Nuno, trio of blasts
Vidal Nuno spun 5 2/3 innings of scoreless two-hit ball in his best outing of the season and the Yankees got home runs from Kelly Johnson, Brett Gardner and Brian McCann, fueling a 6-0 thumping of Boston on Friday.
6/27/2014 | House to start Sunday as Masterson rests knee
The Indians will give ailing starter Justin Masterson a few extra days to test the right knee that has bothered him since early this season. In the meantime, Cleveland plans on promoting left-hander T.J. House from Triple-A Columbus to start against the Mariners on Sunday.
6/27/2014 | Ethier, Hanley held out of starting lineup
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier sat out of Friday night's game against the Cardinals as a precautionary move, and shortstop Hanley Ramirez was out for the fourth straight game with an arthritic right shoulder.
6/27/2014 | Braun lifts Crew to win No. 50 with walk-off 1B
Francisco Rodriguez experienced a rare blown save in the top of the ninth inning, but Ryan Braun's two-out single in the bottom of the frame helped the Brewers beat the Rockies, 3-2, at Miller Park on Friday night.
6/27/2014 | A's overcome blown lead, rally in ninth to beat Fish
The Marlins did all of their work in the sixth inning, busting out for five runs on six hits, but it was the A's who had the final say in this one, getting a run back in the eighth and four more in the ninth for a 9-5 series-opening victory at Marlins Park on Friday.
6/27/2014 | Tillman's eight strong lead O's to nightcap win
Chris Tillman threw eight solid innings and the right-hander took advantage of home run help from Nelson Cruz and Nick Hundley, as the Orioles earned a split in Friday's doubleheader with a 4-1 victory over the Rays in the nightcap.
6/27/2014 | Trout's mammoth blast makes splash in KC
Angels center fielder Mike Trout center fielder scorched a solo homer that sailed into the second set of fountains in left-center at Kauffman Stadium, which sit adjacent to the scoreboard in dead center. The blast had jaws dropping in both dugouts.
6/27/2014 | Nats to recall Cedeno for twin bill, option Hill
Following Friday's 7-2 loss to the Cubs, Nationals manager Matt Williams said the club will recall left-hander Xavier Cedeno for Saturday's doubleheader. To make room for Cedeno, the Nats will option righty Taylor Hill back to Syracuse.
6/27/2014 | Torres confident in protective cap catching on
When Alex Torres decided last Saturday to become the first pitcher to wear MLB's approved cap designed to protect players from line drives, the Padres' reliever suddenly received more media attention than he had in his entire career.
6/27/2014 | Royals gain as safe call on Trout is overturned
Royals manager Ned Yost won a challenge in the third inning of Friday night's 8-6 win in the series opener when a safe call at first involving the Angels' Mike Trout was overturned after a review.
6/27/2014 | Pino bounces right back to big leagues
In a 24-hour span, Twins pitcher Yohan Pino has been optioned and now recalled. Pino's understanding was that he would head to Triple-A ball Friday, but when Twins shortstop Danny Santana went down and headed to the disabled list Friday, Pino's plans changed. He's now back in the big leagues.
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