The Indians’ faith in ace Corey Kluber has extended beyond the expectations of what he will provide every five days. It has reached the point where Cleveland now knows what to expect from its rotation leader every year.
Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg is showing signs that his arm is feeling better. He was playing catch with the team’s trainer on flat ground for about five minutes on Saturday.
The Say Hey Kid, senior first pitch advisor.
The MLB Hall of Fame Tour has arrived at the Mall of America, and several former players, including Hall of Famers Andre Dawson and Bert Blyleven will be on hand to visit the exhibit, which runs through Sept. 29.
Jerry Weinstein is an admitted baseball lifer, always looking for a new challenge, even as he nears his 74th birthday.
There was a new No. 2 hitter in the Marlins’ lineup for their series opener against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Clearing the towering left-field wall at Progressive Field is hard enough for a hitter. Doing so on a fly ball that does not leave the outfield would seemingly be impossible. With an assist from the stadium lights, Mike Napoli found a way on Friday night.
Author W.P. Kinsella, whose 1982 novel “Shoeless Joe” was adapted into the film “Field of Dreams,” has died at age 81.
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein had made a deal with his staff that the day after they clinched the National League Central: they would watch a game from the bleachers at Wrigley Field. And that’s what the club’s architect did in Chicago’s 5-4 walk-off win Friday before joining the Cubs to celebrate the NL Central title.
Now it’s time for the Cubs to party. Miguel Montero smacked a walk-off leadoff home run in the 10th inning to lift the newly crowned National League Central-champion Cubs to to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory on Friday over the Brewers at Wrigley Field.
Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel, who has been dealing with left shoulder inflammation for a couple of weeks, said Friday he won’t try to rehab his injury if Houston falls further back in the American League Wild Card race.
Alex Bregman’s rookie season is likely over, unless the Astros make the postseason.
In the wake of A.J. Preller’s 30-day suspension, the Padres have opted not to use an interim replacement at general manager, according to a team source.
The Brewers were dealt a new injury Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field when Keon Broxton left the game following a collision with the center-field wall in the third inning.
He can do it all.
As soon as Braves reliever Jose Ramirez threw a pitch over Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez’s head on Wednesday night at Turner Field, the only question was how significantly he would be punished. The answer was provided on Friday afternoon, when Major League Baseball suspended Ramirez for three games and issued an undisclosed fine.
The Mets are growing healthier en masse. By the end of the weekend, they will have three new players on their roster, including two they once feared lost for the season. In addition to Sunday’s starter, Jacob deGrom, the Mets welcomed back outfielder Juan Lagares on Friday, and expect to do the same for Lucas Duda on Saturday.