HIGHLIGHTS: Hamels baffles Yankees bats, Rangers beat Yankees 6-4 behind Profar blast
May23

HIGHLIGHTS: Hamels baffles Yankees bats, Rangers beat Yankees 6-4 behind Profar blast

HIGHLIGHTS: Hamels baffles Yankees bats, Rangers beat Yankees 6-4 behind Profar blast

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MLB, USA Baseball promote youth game that picks up pace
May22

MLB, USA Baseball promote youth game that picks up pace

NEW YORK (AP) MLB and USA Baseball are promoting a modified version of youth baseball with fewer innings, batters and pitches to pick up the pace. Hit and Run Baseball is part of the MLB’s Play Ball initiative announced Tuesday. Hall of Famer and special adviser Cal Ripken is leading the cause. MLB says Hit and Run Baseball is ”designed to encourage youth organizations to utilize alternative formats” for games, practices and...

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Austin Hedges set to begin rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso
May21

Austin Hedges set to begin rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso

WASHINGTON– Padres catcher Austin Hedges, who has been out since May 1 with tendinitis in his right elbow, will begin a rehab assignment tonight with the El Paso Chihuahuas. 🚨JUST IN🚨 Catcher Austin Hedges is scheduled to begin his #MLB rehab assignment with us TONIGHT in Tacoma vs @RainiersLand! pic.twitter.com/foCucCYJaC — El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) May 21, 2018 Hedges, who was hitting .173 with two home runs prior to the...

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Braves, Phillies battle for top spot in NL East (May 21, 2018)
May21

Braves, Phillies battle for top spot in NL East (May 21, 2018)

First place in the National League East is on the line this week in Philadelphia. Two of baseball’s bigger surprises through two months, the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies, kick off a three-game on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park. The Braves (28-17) enter with a 1.5-game lead over the Phillies (26-18) in a division where four teams are at least three games above .500. Article continues below … Atlanta padded its...

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Dodgers show signs of climbing back in race (May 20, 2018)
May20

Dodgers show signs of climbing back in race (May 20, 2018)

The Los Angeles Dodgers haven’t had much to feel good about during April and May, but they might be turning a corner heading into their series finale Sunday at Washington against the Nationals. The Dodgers (18-26) won both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader to give them a three-game winning streak. “It’s a buildup,” Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp told reporters after his two-run single in the ninth lifted the Dodgers to a 5-4 win in the...

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Hamilton’s walk-off walk gives Reds 5-4 win over Cubs (May 19, 2018)
May19

Hamilton’s walk-off walk gives Reds 5-4 win over Cubs (May 19, 2018)

CINCINNATI (AP) Billy Hamilton drew a bases-loaded walk with no outs in the 11th inning and the Cincinnati Reds outlasted the Chicago Cubs 5-4 Saturday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. The benches cleared in the seventh when Javier Baez exchanged words with Reds reliever Amir Garrett after striking out to end the inning. The fracas was quickly broken up. The Reds topped a Chicago team that rallied three times to tie it....

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