Despite his success as a reliever last season, the Toronto Blue Jays decided to take a chance on Aaron Sanchez by putting him in the rotation out of spring training. That move is looking nothing short of brilliant these days. Seeking their fourth straight win with Sanchez on the... Read more
Danny Valencia has career day, hits 3 homers to help A’s edge Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Danny Valencia hit three home runs, including a two-run shot in the ninth inning that lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 7-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Valencia’s final homer — his fifth of the season, all in the three-game weekend series... Read more
Giancarlo Stanton involved in frightening collision in the outfield
Miami Marlins fans held their collective breath after star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was involved in a scary collision in the outfield with Marcell Ozuna on Sunday. The two outfielders were trying to track down a drive to right-center field off the bat of Nationals veteran Ryan Zimmerman in the... Read more
Felix Hernandez is the winningest pitcher in Seattle Mariners history, but he hasn’t had much luck beating the Los Angeles Angels of late. Coming off that milestone victory, the right-hander tries to avoid a third consecutive losing decision against the Angels and help keep the Mariners from being swept... Read more
A torn ACL played a big part in Marcus Stroman graduating on Sunday
Marcus Stroman walked across the stage to earn his degree at Duke on Sunday, thanks in part to an injury that sidelined him from his day job. The Toronto Blue Jays righty tore his left ACL last spring and was sidelined for most of the season.  However, instead of... Read more
Anthony Rizzo helps out Cubs fan with proposal
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo met with fans at a memorabilia show in Chicago after hitting a three-run homer in the Cubs’ win over the Pirates, and Rizzo provided an assist in one fan’s proposal plan. Rizzo posed for a photo, then asked Steve if he had any questions... Read more
Marlins OF goes on 14-game hitting streak using Barry Bonds’ bats
For Miami Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna, one of the benefits of having Barry Bonds as you hitting coach is that you get to use his old bats.  Ozuna had five hits in nine at-bats in a doubleheader against the Nationals Saturday, extending his hitting streak to 14 games. Read more
Hanley Ramirez tries to fool runner with hidden ball trick
Boston’s Hanley Ramirez is quickly becoming the one of the most entertaining first basemen in baseball. Last week in a game against the Athletics, Ramirez allowed Coco Crisp to dig himself a foothold off the bag in the dirt before casually walking over and sweeping it flat again, which... Read more
Joe DiMaggio’s iconic 56-game hitting streak started 75 years ago on May 15
It started innocently enough. Joe DiMaggio went 1-for-4 in a New York Yankees game with the Chicago White Sox on May 15, 1941. The run would continue through July 16 of that season. The Yankee Clipper would get a hit in 56 consecutive games, a record that stands. Years... Read more
Yanks use big 3 in bullpen to secure 2-1 win over White Sox
NEW YORK (AP) Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for scoreless relief and struck out eight as the New York Yankees used their three big bullpen arms in the same game for the first time Saturday to secure a 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Ivan... Read more