Evan Longoria sits atop several Rays career leaderboards, but their struggles this season pose an interesting dilemma.
The final play of Chad Kuhl's Major League debut summed up his triumphant outing. After a wild pitch bounced off the brick behind home plate in the fifth inning, catcher Chris Stewart chased the ball down and tossed it to Kuhl, who didn't hesitate as he caught the ball and lunged head-first to tag out Justin Turner at home plate.
Sparked by one rookie on the mound and another in right field, the Pirates beat the seemingly unbeatable Clayton Kershaw on Sunday night at PNC Park, riding a four-run second inning to a 4-3 victory over the Dodgers.
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It was bound to happen sometime, but the way the Cubs played the first seven weeks of the season, it was starting to look as if they were exempt from any sort of significant losing spell that even the best of teams experience over the course of a long season.
The Tigers' bullpen showed resilience this week, eventually winning two games in which it initially blew a save opportunity. For its efforts, Detroit was honored with the Bullpen of the Week award presented by The Hartford.
Noah Syndergaard leads the Mets into an important series with the first-place Nationals, while Jake Arrieta and Troy Tulowitzki return to ballparks that contain happy memories for both players.
The stage is set for Sunday, when the first professional contest of any sport will be played on an active military base. And what a stage it is. The location is Fort Bragg, the United States Army installation in North Carolina, and the sparkling, newly constructed 12,500-seat ballpark that will host the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins.
The Cardinals had 13 extra-base hits on Sunday, including six home runs, to salvage a victory against the Mariners in the series finale at Safeco Field.
Pirates ace Gerrit Cole is making progress in his recovery from a strained right triceps, but his return to Pittsburgh's rotation doesn't appear to be imminent.
Conor Gillaspie's one-out double broke a ninth-inning tie Sunday to lift the San Francisco Giants to an 8-7 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The decision gave Giants manager Bruce Bochy his 800th career win, making him the franchise's fourth skipper to reach that level, and gave San Francisco its National League-high 49th victory.
Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood hopes to leave for a Minor League rehab assignment on Thursday as he completes his comeback from a back strain.
"I'm glad I could impress Waino."
The Marlins defense has secured the ball well over their recent hot streak, and it made history in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Cubs at Marlins Park. Per STATS LLC, Miami's infield has gone 26 straight games without recording an error dating back to May 30, which marks the most consecutive games without an error by an infield since 1913.
Jefry Marte scored Mike Trout on a sac fly with one out in the ninth inning as the Angels enjoyed a walk-off win over the A's, 7-6, to snap a six-game losing streak. It was the fourth walk-off win for the Halos this season.
Terry Sims was just eight picks away from $5.6 million, but bad luck on Sunday ended his record-tying 49-game run in MLB.com's Beat the Streak contest.
In his first bullpen session since being placed on the 15-day disabled list June 13, Yu Darvish threw 30 pitches before the Rangers' 6-2 victory against the Red Sox on Sunday.