A look at what's happening around the majors today:
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 22, 2019, 6:27 am
It took 108 years for the Cubs to end their championship drought, so the final play of that 2016 World Series won't be forgotten any time soon. Mike Montgomery, who at that point had no saves in his big league career, got Michael Martinez to hit a weak grounder for the last out of Game 7 in Cleveland
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 22, 2019, 6:25 am
It took 108 years for the Cubs to end their championship drought, so the final play of that 2016 World Series won't be forgotten any time soon. Mike Montgomery, who at that point had no saves in his big league career, got Michael Martinez to hit a weak grounder for the last out of Game 7 in Cleveland
Author: Associated Press
Posted: July 22, 2019, 6:24 am
After failing to make up any ground with National League East-leading Atlanta thanks to a split of their four-game series with the Braves, the Washington Nationals head home to begin a 10-game homestand against the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. Right-hander Erick Fedde (1-1, 3.50 ERA) will make
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 22, 2019, 5:23 am
Waiting to decide if they are sellers might drive down the return the Giants get for their relievers.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: July 22, 2019, 5:13 am
The Texas Rangers would like to put a forgettable week behind them. "This is the moment when, from a cultural standpoint, teams go one way or the other," Woodward said. The Rangers, who open a three-game series Monday in Seattle, have dropped into fourth place in the American League West
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 22, 2019, 4:36 am
Amid the Giants' recent hot streak, what if Madison Bumgarner wants to stay in San Francisco for the rest of the season?
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: July 22, 2019, 4:35 am
Mike Trout crushes his AL-leading 32nd home run of the season, plus Mariano Rivera and five others join the Baseball Hall of Fame
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 22, 2019, 4:27 am
Left-hander Robbie Ray will look to win his fourth straight start -- and perhaps his last in an Arizona uniform -- when the Diamondbacks host the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. Ray (8-6, 3.92 ERA) has career numbers of 43-44 and a 4.03 ERA in his six major league seasons, the last five with the Diamondbacks
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 22, 2019, 4:23 am
Back at Guaranteed Rate Field after struggling through a 2-8 road trip out of the All-Star break, the Chicago White Sox could use some comfort. While shortstop Tim Anderson remains on the injured list with a high right ankle sprain he sustained on June 25, the White Sox expect to put Anderson through
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 22, 2019, 4:19 am
Two of baseball's hottest teams since the All-Star break collide Monday night when the Chicago Cubs and host San Francisco Giants open a three-game series. The Cubs flew to San Francisco after Sunday's 5-1 home loss to San Diego, yet quite possibly will be the fresher of the two teams when the
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 22, 2019, 4:17 am
7/21/19: Gausman K's 8 in Braves' 7-1 win
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 22, 2019, 4:00 am
New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia announced before the season that 2019 would be the final one of his 19-year major league career. The 39-year-old Sabathia is scheduled to make his final regular season start at Target Field in Minneapolis in Monday night when the American League East-leading
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 22, 2019, 3:49 am
As first impressions go, Homer Bailey made a good one on the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 22, 2019, 3:48 am
Kevin Gausman showed he has the potential to add stability to the Atlanta Braves' rotation. Gausman pitched into the eighth inning after missing more than a month, Josh Donaldson and Ronald Acuna Jr. homered, and the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 7-1 on Sunday night to protect their NL East
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 22, 2019, 3:45 am
Two playoff contenders coming off series losses to non-contenders meet Monday night when the Boston Red Sox visit the Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox were one-hit by the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday in the rubber game of the series while the Rays ended a five-game losing streak by salvaging the finale against
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 22, 2019, 3:43 am
Next weekend, the Milwaukee Brewers face the Chicago Cubs in a showdown for the lead the National League Central. First, they must turn their focus to the Cincinnati Reds. After a successful weekend trip to Arizona, the Brewers return home Monday night and host the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 22, 2019, 3:41 am
The Cleveland Indians will try to stay on pace as the hottest team in baseball since early June when they visit the Toronto Blue Jays for a three-game series that opens Monday night. The Indians defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Sunday afternoon to give them a 28-11 record (.718) since June 4, the
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 22, 2019, 3:18 am
The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates see each other a good bit as National League Central rivals, but they could be extra familiar with one another in a four-game series at PNC Park that opens Monday. The Cardinals won two of three against Pittsburgh just last week in a series in St. Louis
Author: Field Level Media
Posted: July 22, 2019, 3:17 am
The Red Sox reportedly have 'active' interest in acquiring Padres closer Kirby Yates and Blue Jays closer Ken Giles.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: July 22, 2019, 3:16 am
Condensed Game: Michael Brantley clubbed a pair of home runs while Jose Altuve added a solo smash of his own as the Astros swept the Rangers
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 22, 2019, 3:15 am
Josh Donaldson crushes a solo home run 432 feet over the left-center-field wall to give the Braves a 3-0 lead in the 6th
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 22, 2019, 2:52 am
Nicholas Castellanos cranks a solo home run to left in the bottom of the 10th, as the Tigers defeat the Blue Jays in walk-off fashion, 4-3
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 22, 2019, 2:23 am
Nick Markakis lines a two-run single into right field to give the Braves a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 22, 2019, 2:20 am
7/21/19: Brantley homers twice, Astros sweep Rangers
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 22, 2019, 2:11 am
On Sunday, two players made their big league debuts for the team they grew up rooting for.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: July 22, 2019, 1:48 am
Giants general manager Farhan Zaidi acknowledged early Sunday he's keeping an open mind as the July 31 trade deadline approaches and has yet to decide whether his team will be buyers or sellers. Mike Yastrzemski wants Zaidi to keep San Francisco's roster intact. The 28-year-old rookie homered
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 22, 2019, 1:21 am
Condensed Game: Walker Buehler struck out 11 over seven scoreless innings to lead the Dodgers to a 9-0 win and series sweep of the Marlins
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 22, 2019, 1:08 am
Albert Pujols reached another milestone, one that was even better because it came in a win. Pujols sliced a second-inning solo drive into the right field seats for his 648th career homer, helping push his team another game above .500 with a 9-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. ''
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 22, 2019, 1:04 am
The latest win for the major league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers was about as comfortable as they come. Walker Buehler struck out 11 over seven innings and Los Angeles hit a trio of home runs to complete a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 9-0 victory Sunday. On an afternoon when slugger
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 22, 2019, 1:02 am
Milwaukee's final day in the desert was not going well. The Brewers trailed by four runs after three innings, starter Brandon Woodruff went down with an injury and there was little reason to expect another comeback. One long-time-coming swing by Tyler Saladino changed the momentum, sending Milwaukee
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 22, 2019, 12:51 am
Condensed Game: Nicholas Castellanos hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning as the Tigers defeated the Blue Jays, 4-3
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 22, 2019, 12:32 am
PHOENIX (AP) -- Milwaukee Brewers All-Star right-hander Brandon Woodruff is headed to the injured list after straining his left oblique against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 22, 2019, 12:31 am
Thirty-nine years after his grandfather's last walk-off homer, Mike Yastrzemski delivered for the Giants on Sunday.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: July 22, 2019, 12:26 am
7/21/19: Buehler's 7 scorless leads Dodgers to sweep
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 22, 2019, 12:15 am
7/21/19: Castellanos' homer lifts Tigers in 4-3 win
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 22, 2019, 12:10 am
After watching the Oakland Athletics stage a late rally to take the lead for the third straight game, it might have been easy for the Minnesota Twins to get frustrated. Instead, they got back to work and Max Kepler came up with another huge hit. Kepler drove in four runs, including the game-winner
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 22, 2019, 12:07 am
Mariano Rivera, Mike Mussina, Edgar Martinez, Roy Halladay, and Harold Baines headlined those inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: July 21, 2019, 11:56 pm
For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pele long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she handled a difficult task admirably
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 21, 2019, 11:55 pm
For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pelé long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she handled a difficult task admirably
Author: Associated Press
Posted: July 21, 2019, 11:53 pm
Thanks to an outstanding Phillies debut Sunday from lefty Drew Smyly, a fearless outing from Ranger Suarez and a timely blast from Rhys Hoskins, the Phillies didn't need much offense to beat the Pirates. By Jim Salisbury
Author: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Posted: July 21, 2019, 11:43 pm
Adrian Morejon started his first major league game while sometimes-starter Cal Quantrill came out of the bullpen. Francisco Mejia homered, Fernando Tatis Jr. drove in three runs and the San Diego Padres avoided the sweep, beating the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Sunday. Mejia and Tatis had two hits apiece for
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 21, 2019, 11:39 pm
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler spotted a man strolling over to the third base umpire and figured it was a member of the PNC Park grounds crew. Especially when the man, wearing a Hawaiian shirt and carrying a cellphone, turned away and casually walked toward home plate to approach Philadelphia hitter Brad
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 21, 2019, 11:31 pm
Brandy Halladay took the stage in Cooperstown, despite saying 'this is not my speech to give,' and delivered a gem much like her late husband Roy was used to doing.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 21, 2019, 11:28 pm
Michael Brantley has been a force in the middle of the lineup during his first season with the Astros. Brantley homered twice, Jose Altuve also went deep and Houston beat the struggling Texas Rangers 5-3 for its fifth straight victory. Rogelio Armenteros pitched five solid innings in his first major
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 21, 2019, 10:52 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Blake Snell and Travis d'Arnaud are making good things happen for the Tampa Bay Rays when they're on the field together.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 21, 2019, 10:38 pm