Like Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, the hits just kept coming for Nori Aoki, much to the amazement of White Sox announcers Ken "Hawk" Harrelson and Steve Stone.
The A's are headed to the capital of country music, announcing a four-year player-development deal with Triple-A Nashville of the Pacific Coast League on Thursday.
Dayton Moore's decision to trade four prospects to the Rays for James Shields and Wade Davis helped to push the Royals over the hump.
Charlie Blackmon, the Rockies' All-Star outfielder, delivered his third five-hit game of the year Wednesday, making him just the fourth player in the last 25 years to manage the feat.
The iON videos gives fans a glimpse into the action from a point of view not typically available on regular broadcasts -- like playing catch in the outfield grass, catching a home run or throwing batting practice. The Mets installment of the series depicts a game at Citi Field.
Settling into the No. 2 spot in the order, rookie Joe Panik has helped drive the Giants to within two games of the Dodgers in a spirited National League West race that's destined for a wild finish.
After a four-year playoff drought, the Angels reclaimed the title they held for the majority of the 2000s on Wednesday night, first by beating the Mariners, 5-0, and then by watching as the A's lose to the Rangers, 6-1, in Oakland.
Another day, another division. The Angels beat the Mariners on Wednesday night, the A's lost in excruciating late fashion to Texas, and Mike Scioscia's team was officially able to put a bow on its long-expected AL West title, joining the Nationals (NL East) and Orioles (AL East), who clinched their divisions Tuesday. But elsewhere around the Major Leagues on Wednesday, the Postseason Picture continued to change, and the Giants had something to do with that.
Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer and Alcides Escobar went deep for a solo shot as the Royals turned up the heat against AL Cy Young candidate Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Nori Aoki set the club mark for hits in a three-game series with 11, and Yordano Ventura picked up the win with seven outstanding innings.
Nori Aoki made Royals history Wednesday night with his 11th hit of the series against the White Sox, bypassing Willie Wilson (1980) and George Brett (1982) for most hits in a three-game series.
Adam Wainwright broke up a no-hit bid with a two-out single in the sixth and he logged his third shutout of the season as the Cardinals maintained a 2 1/2-game division lead with a 2-0 win over the Brewers on Wednesday night.
It might be a good idea for the Cardinals, who lead the National League Central, and the Giants, who hold the NL's No. 1 Wild Card spot, to channel Satchel Paige, the legendary pitcher who famously advised, "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."
Pinch-hitter Matt Duffy's two-run single broke a ninth-inning tie Wednesday and lifted the Giants to a 4-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. With the Dodgers' loss, San Francisco cut the division deficit to two games.
The Angels' game plan of going with bullpen arms in place of Garrett Richards came undone Tuesday night, when the Mariners cruised to a 13-2 victory. Despite the loss, the Halos dropped their magic number to clinch the AL West to two with Oakland losing to Texas.
There was no happy follow-up to the Royals' magical footloose victory of 24 hours earlier. Just when a chance to dance closer to first place had presented itself, too. The Chicago White Sox ruined that ambition with a 7-5 victory on Tuesday night, keeping Kansas City from slicing into the 1 1/2-game lead that front-running Detroit holds in the American League Central. The Tigers lost at Minnesota.
Two games into a rugged 11-game road trip, the journey suddenly got a lot smoother for the Mariners on Tuesday night as they steamrolled the Angels, 13-2, and pulled within a game of an American League Wild Card berth.
When the Giants' braintrust sat down in July to discuss the possible acquisition of Jake Peavy from the Red Sox, Bruce Bochy was asked about his previous experience managing the right-hander as a youngster when the two were together with the Padres. "They knew I was all in on it," Bochy said.