7/30/2014 | Deadline roundup: Lester domino set to fall?
On the eve of the non-waiver Trade Deadline, it appeared Jon Lester was in his final hours as a member of the Red Sox, while the Dodgers could be done dealing as they are balking at moving top prospect Joc Pederson.
7/30/2014 | Lengthy affair brings records, rare feats for Rox, Cubs
The Cubs and Rockies took part in a 16-inning marathon Tuesday night at Wrigley Field that extended into Wednesday morning. The game, time-wise, was the longest in the history of both franchises and it also brought several rare occurrences.
7/30/2014 | Night of highs a night of lows for Jackson
Plenty of feel-good stories emerged from Tuesday's win. The bullpen tossed 12 scoreless innings, backup catcher John Baker was the winning pitcher and hundreds of fans experienced the longest game, time-wise, in team history. But as memorable as the game will be for some, it was just another rough start for Edwin Jackson.
7/30/2014 | Cubs outlast Rockies in historic marathon
Catcher John Baker pitched the 16th inning and then scored the game-winning run on Starlin Castro's sacrifice fly with one out in the bottom of the inning to lift the Cubs to a 4-3 win over the Rockies in the longest game, time-wise, in franchise history.
7/30/2014 | Blackmon steals Castillo's thunder -- twice
Charlie Blackmon made two diving catches that together robbed Welington Castillo of three RBIs, and stole from the Cubs runs that could have shortened a game at Wrigley Field that went well into the night and into the wee hours of the morning.
7/30/2014 | Kemp homers twice as LA wins fourth straight
Matt Kemp went deep twice, Yasiel Puig went 4-for-5 and fell a homer shy of the cycle and Adrian Gonzalez had three hits and two RBIs as the Dodgers topped the Braves, 8-4, on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.
7/30/2014 | Arencibia's confidence shows in seven-RBI night
Rangers first baseman J.P. Arencibia had a night to remember Tuesday. But afterward, he said it was not enough. He finished the night 4-for-5 with two doubles and two home runs. The second home run was a grand slam, and he drove in a career-high seven RBIs in the 12-11 Rangers loss to the Yankees.
7/30/2014 | Zimmerman has Grade 3 hamstring strain
The Nationals have not announced the seriousness of Ryan Zimmerman's right hamstring injury, only indicating that the third baseman is not doing any activities to strengthen the hamstring. However, according to two baseball sources, Zimmerman has a Grade 3 hamstring strain, which means he could be out awhile.
7/30/2014 | Solarte sparks Padres in Petco Park debut
Yangervis Solarte homered in his first game at Petco Park and Tyson Ross delivered another solid performance to help the Padres snap their three-game slide with a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night.
7/30/2014 | Liriano dominates Giants with 11 strikeouts for win
Francisco Liriano, in his best impersonation of his 2013 self, strong-armed the Giants for seven innings for a 3-1 victory Tuesday, giving the Bucs their eighth win in 11 games coming out of the All-Star break
7/30/2014 | Reflective Selig embraces 'new phase' on 80th birthday
On the eve of his 80th birthday, Commissioner Bud Selig sounded like a man content to turn a page on his remarkable life. He sees this next chapter as a time to think and reflect, a time to share some of what he has learned and to attempt to tell his incredible story.
7/29/2014 | Appreciating Little League Baseball's lessons
The 75th anniversary of the inception of Little League Baseball is going to be celebrated with a big birthday bash in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Aug. 2. A most worthy place to honor this connection between the twin souls of baseball -- where so many Hall of Famers, who once were Little Leaguers, are now enshrined.
7/29/2014 | Umpires' review confirms no violation of collision rule
At manager Mike Matheny's urging, crew chief Brian Gorman reviewed a fifth-inning play at the plate on Tuesday night before confirming that there was no violation for Rule 7.13, which requires a catcher to provide a lane to home plate if he does not have possession of the ball.
7/29/2014 | Morse's homer confirmed after video review
A crew chief review confirmed a Michael Morse home run in the second inning of Tuesday night's game between the Pirates and Giants.
7/29/2014 | Chapman earns 100th career save
Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the Reds' 3-0 victory over the D-backs on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park to pick up his 100th career save.
7/29/2014 | Scully to return to Dodgers booth for 66th season
Broadcasting legend Vin Scully will return to the Dodgers broadcast booth for an unprecedented 66th season in 2015.
7/29/2014 | Red Sox lose challenge on Reyes' defensive gem
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia grounded a ball off Blue Jays reliever Aaron Sanchez toward the hole and attempted to leg out the throw on a sparkling play by shortstop Jose Reyes in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's 4-2 Toronto victory.
7/29/2014 | Marte has first full workout in concussion recovery
Pirates left fielder Starling Marte had his first on-field workout Tuesday, the day before he becomes eligible to come off the seven-day concussion list. There is a process for getting confidently activated from such an injury, a slow and deliberate one Marte has just begun.
7/29/2014 | Pirates pleased with Cole's first rehab start
Gerrit Cole's pitching line in his rehab start Monday night for Triple-A Indianapolis was sharp: five shutout innings, three walks, seven strikeouts. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle's eyes and ears did not diminish the impression.
7/29/2014 | Gibson bounces back from back issue, beats Royals
Kyle Gibson came back strong in his return from missing a start with lower back stiffness as the right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the Twins to a 2-1 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
7/29/2014 | White Sox cruise after thrashing Tigers in seventh
The White Sox erupted for seven runs in the seventh inning to pull away for an 11-4 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night at Comerica Park. Alexei Ramirez had a three-run double and Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn homered in the decisive outburst to help left-hander Jose Quintana pick up the win.
7/29/2014 | Offense comes alive for Mariners in Cleveland
After struggling to score runs in their last homestand, the Mariners broke out the bats Tuesday to open a six-game road trip with a 5-2 win over the Indians at Progressive Field.
7/29/2014 | Impressive Stroman lifts Toronto to fourth straight
Marcus Stroman continued to impress Tuesday night as he tossed seven strong innings, while Colby Rasmus homered as the Blue Jays won their fourth consecutive game with a 4-2 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
7/29/2014 | Replay gives Jeter single to help key Yanks' rally
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter moved closer to Honus Wagner on the all-time hit list with the help of replay on Tuesday night. Jeter's infield single also was big in the Yankees' seven-run rally against Rangers starter Nick Martinez and reliever Shawn Tolleson.
7/29/2014 | Cubs unsuccessful in challenge on steal call
With the Cubs trailing, 3-1, in the fourth inning on Tuesday, manager Rick Renteria challenged whether the Rockies' Charlie Blackmon had successfully stolen second base. But after a review, the call stood.
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