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Jason Castro, Carlos Pena Lead Houston Astros Hot Streak

In moving to the American League this season, the Houston Astros have primarily been faced with much of the same, a team that has failed to pull it together and become a legitimate contender. Before May 27, the Astros held onto an AL worst 14-36 record and had surrendered 291 runs to their opponents, most in the major leagues. However, over the course of the past ten games, the Astros have surged to become one of hottest teams in baseball, winning eight of those games which included a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels and a six-game winning... 
 

Cameron Maybin Reinstated from DL, Rejoins Padres

San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin will be reinstated today from the disabled list after missing the last 45 games due to a right wrist impingement. Maybin was placed on the 15-day DL on April 18 after injuring his right wrist on a defensive play in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, April 15. Maybin has dealt with discomfort in his right wrist over the course of the past two seasons with the Padres. Before being placed on the DL, Maybin was struggling in the initial days of the season. In 10 games this season, Maybin... 
 

Mitch Moreland Leaves Team To Undergo MRI On Right Hamstring

Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland  is on his way home to have an MRI  on an aching right hamstring suffered in a game against the Boston Red Sox. Moreland injured the leg while running out a double during the Rangers 3-2 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday night.  He slowed down noticeably between  first and second base. Jeff Baker will get the start at first base Thursday against the Red Sox, and Lance Berkman could see some time at first base as well.  Should Moreland require a trip to the DL,  the Rangers have options in the minor... 
 

Will Middlebrooks Stay in Pawtucket May Be Longer Than Rehab Assignment

Boston Red Sox third baseman Will MiddlebrooksIs in Pawtucket on a rehab assignment and he may find that his stay in the minor leagues extends beyond a traditional rehab assignment.  Middlebrooks is eligible to return on Saturday. Red Sox manager John Farrell spoke to the media on Wednesday night, and said, “This is not only a chance to make sure his health issue is behind him, which everything points to that being the case, but also to use this as an opportunity to get some momentum going before he gets back. Hopefully that is sooner rather... 
 

Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki Combine For 5 HR’s vs Reds

Carlos Gonzalez tied his career high with three home runs and and Troy Tulowitzki went 5-for-5 with a pair of homers and the Colorado Rockies hammered the Cincinnati Reds  at Great American Ballpark. Gonzalez ended up going 3-for-5 with six RBI and three runs, and Tulowitzki finished with five hits, two home runs and three RBI. Todd Helton  also hit a home run for the Rockies as Colorado had a season-high 20 hits against Cincinnati pitching. Heading into tonight’s game Gonzalez was batting .306 with 14 home runs, 36 RBI, 46 runs and... 
 

Nats Stephen Strasburg Joins Bryce Harper on The DL

Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg was placed on the disabled list due to the lat strain that forced him to end his last outing early after just two innings. It was earlier reported that Strasburg was on track to throw a bullpen session Wednesday and could start Saturday. Unable to complete his bullpen session Washington made the move. “There’s still some tenderness and discomfort there,” manager Davey Johnson said. “So we’re going to keep him off the mound for a few more days.” Strasburg joins Bryce Harper... 
 

Red Sox Jackie Bradley Jr: New Approach, New Results

With Jacoby Ellsbury eligible for free agency after the 2013 season, it was widely speculated that Jackie Bradley Jr. would emerge as a fixture in the Boston Red Sox lineup next year. Then the 23-year-old outfielder batted .419 with a 1.120 OPS in spring training and was a surprising addition to the club’s Opening Day roster, making his Major League debut before appearing in Triple-A. Once he stepped to the plate in games that counted, Bradley discovered that Major League pitching was not so easy to face, which is a lesson that many top prospects... 
 

Peter Bourjos to Return to Angels’ Outfield This Weekend

Peter Bourjos, the speedy center fielder for the Angels, should return this weekend from a hamstring injury which has kept him sidelined since April 29th. The 26-year-old joins Jered Weaver as recent key players to return from injury for Los Angeles, which is currently in the midst of a four game losing streak, eight games under .500 and in third place in the AL West, 11 games behind the Texas Rangers. Bourjos offers elite defense and should take full advantage of his speed in left field with Mike Trout in center and Josh Hamilton in right. Bourjos... 
 

Dodgers Hanley Ramirez Could be Activated on Tuesday

Hanley Ramirez could be back as early as Tuesday’s game to try to help provide a boost to the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers. The infielder will be a welcomed addition to a team tied for the third least runs in the NL and presently in last place in the NL West. Ramirez was the beginning of a significant face lift to the Dodgers, acquired last year for the beginning of the end in payroll in Miami. After Hanley was added, Los Angeles pulled a blockbuster with the Boston Red Sox and added: Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick... 
 

Philadelphia Phillies Domonic Brown Earns NL Player of Month Honors

By remaining patient over the past few seasons, the Philadelphia Phillies have cashed in heavily on Domonic Brown who was named the National League Player of the Month for the month of May. Brown emerged onto the national scene by putting on an offensive clinic in May, batting .303 (33-for-109) with 12 home runs and 25 RBI along with a .688 slugging percentage. In the last seven games of May, Brown slugged at least one home run in five of those games (two of such being multi-home run games). Brown is the first Philadelphia hitter to belt at least... 
 

Blue Jays’ Josh Johnson Activated – Will Start Tuesday

Josh Johnson will return from the disabled list and start for the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Johnson has struggled during his time in the AL East, though has made just four starts thus far this season. In those four starts, Johnson posted a 6.86 ERA, surrendering 28 hits in 19.2 innings. Though the hard-throwing righty struck  out 19 batters, averaging just under a 9.00 K/9, he also posted a 1.88 WHIP. Johnson has battled injury issues throughout his young career, making at least 30 starts in just three seasons since his debut with the... 
 

Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera Named AL Player of the Month

Miguel Cabrera is at it again this season, putting up masterful offensive numbers in a season that could very well result in a second straight Triple Crown, a feat that has never been accomplished in major league history. The Detroit third baseman was superb in the month of May, batting .379 (44-for-116) with 12 home runs and 33 RBI in 28 games. Over the course of the month, Cabrera has held multiple double-digit hitting streaks, an 11 game streak that ended on May 13 and a 12 game streak that started the following day. That May 13 game would be... 
 

Cliff Lee May Be Traded But No Trade List Includes 20 Teams

If you are Philadelphia Phillies starter Cliff Lee there are some things that come with the territory.  Being the subject of trade rumors year after year is as much a part of him as being handed the ball every five days. Lee’s been traded three times, including an offseason deal from Philadelphia to Seattle. In fact Lee  he accepts this part of the business when asked about  the possibility of being traded.  “Nothing I can do about it, so I’m not going to get too caught up in it.”  Lee said. Lee is 7-2 with a 2.45 ERA over 88 innings... 
 

Clay Buchholz Leads Red Sox in Rain Shortened Victory

The skies would open up in the sixth inning and after three weather delays, the Boston Red Sox would be declared the victors in a 3-0 victory against the New York Yankees on Sunday night. Boston was led once again by Clay Buchholz who pitched five scoreless innings, surrendering just two hits while striking out four and walking one. Buchholz was impressive in his 11th start of the season, mixing up his pitches on all counts and baffling batters with his electric pitch movement, avoiding his changeup on account of the small dimensions of Yankee Stadium. With... 
 

Cliff Lee Ks 11, Domonic Brown Homers to Lead Phillies to Victory

Coming off of three straight losses and a stretch in which they lost six of nine games, the Philadelphia Phillies rebounded on Sunday afternoon in a 7-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Phillies were led by a strong pitching performance by staff ace Cliff Lee and the hot, slugging bat of Domonic Brown, who have both provided a sense of stability in a mediocre season for Philadelphia. Lee pitched 7.2 innings, surrendering three (two of those coming on a Jonathan Lucroy three-run triple following his departure in the eighth) on seven hits and... 
 

Hyun-Jin Ryu Scratched From Start with Bruised Left Foot

Hyun-Jin Ryu one of the few positive stories for the Los Angeles Dodgers this year has been scratched in his start against the Colorado Rockies with a bruised left foot. Matt Magill  has been called up from Triple-A Albuquerque to make the start in his place. Ryu, 26, was hit in the foot by a comebacker in his last start on Tuesday  And the Dodgers are hopeful that review can avoid a stint on the DL. A.J. Ellis  was placed on the 15 day disabled list earlier today to make  room on the roster for Magill. Ryu  is having an outstanding first... 
 

Brandon McCarthy Placed on DL with Shoulder Inflammation

Brandon McCarthy had just started to find his stride in the Arizona Diamondbacks‘ rotation, but instead was placed on the DL on Sunday with right shoulder inflammation. The right hander had strung together three consecutive starts with a 0.38 ERA, including two wins and an 18 inning scoreless streak. That run ended during his last start, when he lasted just 2.2 innings in Texas, rounding out his season numbers to date at 2-4 with a 5.00 ERA in 11 total starts. A slow beginning to 2013 was expected for McCarthy, who was infamously hit with... 
 

Jays Brandon Morrow Placed on DL With Right Forearm Strain

Brandon Morrow‘s struggling season just reached a screeching halt. Morrow, who has battled a history of injuries, was placed on the DL on Sunday with a right forearm strain. The Blue Jays, who just recently sent down left-handed starter, Ricky Romero, to work out his struggled, has purchased the contract of Ramon Ortiz from AAA Buffalo. Morrow has shown signs of brilliance throughout his career but has yet to put everything together for a full season. This year, the hard-throwing righty was 2-3 with a 5.63 ERA in 10 starts before being sidelined.... 
 

Reds Brandon Phillips to Miss 3-4 Days with Forearm Injury

The Cincinnati Reds are hoping to avoid a DL sting with second baseman, Brandon Phillips. Phillips  is hitting .296/347 with 9HR and 45 RBI. The second baseman was struck by a pitch in the forearm but is only expected to miss three to four days per manager, Dusty Baker. For Phillips, it’s his first obstacle during what has thus far been a terrific start personally. The second baseman has helped fuel the Reds to the second best record in both the NL central and Major League Baseball, trailing only the division rival St. Louis Cardinals by... 
 

Dodgers A.J. Ellis Placed on 15 day DL – Strained Left Oblique

A.J. Ellis, the starting catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, will not be playing for at least two more weeks. Ellis joins a list of players recently sidelined with oblique strains and was placed on the DL retroactive to May 30th Los Angeles waited almost through the entire weekend to see if Ellis would be able to play sooner, but ultimately decided to deactivate him instead. Through 42 games, Ellis was one of the lone bright spots for a Dodgers team which had struggled with pitching and in especially in the lineup, hitting .262/.364 in 141 at bats. For... 
 

Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury May Be Scratched Again

After stealing five bases and setting a team record on Friday, the Red Sox were without its starting centerfielder on Saturday. Jacoby Ellsbury, who stole five bases in a win over the Phillies Friday night, sat out on Saturday during an 11-1 Red Sox romping against the arch-rival Yankees. Ellsbury is likely to miss Sunday’s contest as well with a groin injury. Ellsbury has a long history of injuries and his toughness has been questioned in the past, but at least for now he is only expected to miss these two games. Jackie Bradley Jr. will play... 
 

Nats Bryce Harper Finally Sent to DL, Eligible to Return June 11th

After running into the wall three weeks ago in Los Angeles, slumping thereafter and sitting out the past few games, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was finally sent to the disabled list on Saturday. The 20-year-old outfielder had been trying to battle through an injured left knee but the decision to sideline him was finally made when the swelling in his knee would not subside. For the Nationals, it’s an injury which may have had an earlier return date had Harper been placed on the DL earlier, but now they will be without their... 
 

Padres Huston Street to DL with with Strained Calf

Huston Street won’t be closing for the San Diego Padres for at least 15 days. Street was placed on the DL with a strained calf on Sunday and is not expected back until the middle of June at the earliest. For the closer, 15 days off may be a good thing. While Street was able to convert 11 of his 12 opportunities before this injury, the results were mixed. In 20.3 innings, Street surrendered a whopping seven home runs and lost three games. The Padres are armed with a backup plan in Street’s absence. Luke Gregorson has been anointed the... 
 

Nationals Stephen Strasburg Avoids DL, Hopes to Make Next Start

The Washington Nationals will hold off on placing their prized ace, Stephen Strasburg, on the DL for now. Strasburg, who was removed from his last start with a strained lat, could return by next Saturday, the most recent time the team will need all five of its starters. While possible Washington could forego a DL stint for Strasburg, it’s a longshot he will recover from a lat strain in just two weeks, particularly since the Nationals have historically aired on the side of caution with him up until this point. The Nats have made questionable... 
 

Mariners Michael Morse Should Return Monday

Michael Morse could return to the Mariner’s lineup on Monday, recovering from a strained quadricep which has sidelined him since May 28th. Morse helps to complete a complicated situation in Seattle with a series of moving parts. Jesus Montero, freshly demoted to AAA in favor of career backup, Kelly Shoppach, recently tore his meniscus in his knee and will be out 4-6 weeks. Even if Montero had caught fire with the bat over the next few weeks, the injury now prevents him from playing into any callup opportunity. Justin Smoak, the primary starter... 
 

Marlins Jose Fernandez Dominates Mets in 8-1 Victory

Miami Marlins starter Jose Fernandez did it all for his club on Saturday afternoon, providing offense and superb pitching in an 8-1 victory over the New York Mets. Fernandez pitched seven scoreless innings, surrendering just three hits and striking out eight batters with one walk. Fernandez was in control of his arsenal, painting the plate nicely with his plus fastball and curveball combination, a pitch (curveball) he has relied heavily upon this season (and subsequently has had much success with). Coming off of the worst outing of his short career,... 
 

Chris Dickerson Walk Off Homer Caps Comeback for Orioles (Video)

Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde took the mound in the bottom of the ninth, looking to close out the game and cement a 5-3 victory. However, Baltimore’s offense had other plans on Friday night. On the third pitch of the inning, Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis launched a solo home run to right field, pulling the Orioles within one run of Detroit. Adam Jones and Chris Davis would follow with singles, leaving runners on the corners with no outs. Matt Wieters would pop out to first, followed by a a pop up to short by J.J. Hardy, leaving... 
 

Jonathan Lucroy 5 for 5 With 2 Home Runs to Lead Brewers Win

Jonathan Lucroy went 5 for 5 with two home runs and four RBI to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 8-5 when over the Philadelphia Phillies. Cole Hamels pitched five innings and surrendered 12 hits and seven runs, six earned, while striking out three. Hamels record is now 1-9 and his ERA is 4.86.  The Brewers pounded Phillies pitching for 14 hits overall. Yovani Gallardo (4-5) pitched into the sixth inning allowing five earned runs while striking out six, to snap a personal four-game losing streak.  Francisco Rodriguez picked up his second save... 
 

Chris Archer to Start for Tampa Bay Rays against Cleveland Indians

Heading into the weekend series with the Cleveland Indians, the Tampa Bay Rays rotation  continues to evolve and take on a new look. Chris Archer  will be called up to take the place of Alex Cobb who is suffering from a crack along the edge of his fingernail on his middle finger. Cobb’s  injury allowed Alex Colome to his major league debut on Thursday and pushed Matt Moore‘s start up to Cleveland on Friday. Jeremy Hellickson  will start for Tampa Bay on Sunday. Meanwhile, Archer will be the third starter over a six-game stretch that... 
 

Josh Beckett to See Specialist, Career in Jeopardy?

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett will meet with a nerve specialist on Monday following nearly a month long battle with numbness in the fingertips of his pitching hand. Beckett was placed on the DL on May 14 and was less than impressive in his eight starts for the Dodgers. Beckett posted an 0-5 record and 5.19 ERA in 43.1 innings of work. “The frustrating thing that I’m having right now is I don’t have pain,” Beckett said. “I’m dealing with ineffectiveness and numbness, and I can’t actually... 
 

Reeling New York Yankees to Face Significant Roster Decisions

New York Yankees starting corner infielders, Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are both due to come off the Disabled list on Friday for the series opener against the Red Sox. The timing is a best case scenario since both can bat right-handed and Boston will be throwing back-to-back lefties against New York Yankees suddenly anemic lineup. For New York, it will have to approach roster moves in two phases. With Teixeira and Youkilis returning, Vidal Nuno and one other reliever are likely to be demoted to AAA. Shawn Kelley, Preston Claiborne, Ivan Nova... 
 

Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp Placed on Disabled List

Matt Kemp strained his right hamstring on Wednesday night and the Los Angeles Dodgers  made a quick decision to place the All-Star outfielder on the 15 day disabled list. The team called up catcher Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque. “It’s just a mild strain,” Kemp said. “It’s something that can be worse, so you prevent it now. You don’t want it to linger the whole year. Get it taken care of right now.” While Kemp said that he only expected to be on the DL for 15 days, hamstring injuries can be... 
 

Jacoby Ellsbury Sets Team Record With Five Steals in Red Sox Win

The Boston Red Sox pounced on Philadelphia Phillies pitching with four runs in the first inning and Jacoby Ellsbury set a team record with five stolen bases as the Red Sox beat the Phillies 9-2. “Single-handedly, he changed the game,” Boston manager John Farrell said of Ellsbury. “When you have that kind of base-stealing threat, it’s a huge asset.” Struggling to score runs in the past two games, the Red Sox had 14 hits off  Philadelphia pitching. Jarrod Saltalamacchia doubled twice and drove in three runs. Jose Iglesias... 
 

Dillon Gee K’s 12 New York Yankees, Mets Finish Sweep

Dillon Gee struck out a career-high 12 and held the crosstown rival Bronx Bombers to four hits, pitching into the eighth to lead the New York Mets to a 3-1  win and a four-game season sweep of the New York Yankees. The Yankees have now lost five straight. The Yankees began the week leading the AL East at 30-20. Vidal Nuno took the loss for New York. Gee (3-6) had not thrown more than five innings in any of his previous five starts and carried a 6.34 ERA into Thursday night’s start, and struck out six of the last seven hitters he faced. Manager... 
 

Doug Fister K’s 12 In TIgers Loss to Pirates

Detroit Tigers starter Doug Fister  struck out 12 batters in seven innings and allowed four hits, but it was a Russell Martin bases loaded single in the bottom of the 11th inning that gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 1-0 win over the Tigers. Neil Walker led off the 11th with a single to right field off Tigers relief pitcher Luke Putkonen, who then walked Andrew McCutchen on four pitches. Gaby Sanchez singled past a diving Miguel Cabrera at third base to load the bases. That set up Martin for the game-winning hit. The Pirates improved to 34-20 with... 
 

Carlos Beltran, Matt Holliday Lead Cardinals Rally Past Royals

Before tonight’s game, the St. Louis Cardinals were 0-12 when trailing after 7 innings this season. They are now 1-12 thanks to their comeback victory against the cross-state rival Kansas City Royals. With the Cardinals trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the 6th inning, Matt Holliday cut the lead in half with a laser-shot solo home run to the left-center field bleachers. However, on a ground out by George Kottaras, the Royals tacked on a run in the top of the 8th to increase their lead to 3-1. Thus, entering the bottom of the 8th, the Cardinals... 
 

Domonic Brown Continues Power Surge with 2 Homers

After struggling to find his groove in his first three seasons in the big leagues, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown has tuned in this season and has quietly become one of the leading sluggers in the game. On Wednesday evening, Brown led the Phillies in their 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox with two home runs, his third straight game with a homer and fourth in his last five games. Brown went 2-for-4 with two home runs and 2 RBI, improving his season totals to 13 home runs and 32 RBI. His 13 home runs are currently second most in... 
 

Roberto Hernandez Sends Marlins To 8th Straight Loss

Kelly Johnson and Yunel Escobar each had an RBI  and Roberto Hernandez turned in his strongest effort of the season pitching into the ninth-inning and leading the Tampa Bay Rays over the Miami Marlins 3-1. Tampa Bay won their fourth game in a row, and the Marlins lost their eighth straight game. Hernandez came into the game having allowed 10 earned runs in six innings in his previous two starts against the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees. Hernandez allowed three hits  in 8 2/3 innings of work and struck out five, and walked none... 
 

Seattle’s Michael Morse Suffers Quadriceps Strain, Listed Day-to Day

Seattle Mariners right fielder Michael Morse suffered a right quadriceps strain in last night’s action  against the San Diego Padres trying to score from first base on a double. Morse was clearly laboring as he reached third and was easily thrown out at home after being waived home by third-base coach Daren Brown. For the time being, Morse has been listed as day-to-day and was replaced the lineup by Jason Bay. Morse has dealt with other injuries this year. In April, Morse missed three games with a small fracture in his right pinky finger. The... 
 

Jackie Bradley Jr. Recalled Will Get Another Chance With Red Sox

Jackie Bradley Jr who started the season with the Boston Red Sox will be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket and right-hander Alex Wilson will be optioned back to the AAA team. Bradley struggled at the plate in his first stint with the Sox, batting .097, going 3-for-31 in 12 games, but returned to Triple-A and is now hitting .354 with two home runs, and nine RBI, 15 runs scored and is riding an 12-game hitting streak. Bradley  will not be used as a starter according to manager John Farrell. “No, if he were here, he would come back as an extra... 
 

Tampa Bay Rays Send Jake Odorizzi Back to Minors

The Tampa Bay Rays sent right-handed pitcher Jake Odorizzi  back to Triple-A Durham in hopes of bringing some reinforcements to the Rays bullpen. LHP Alex Torres, who was optioned exactly 10 days ago is a possibility. The Rays bullpen has pitched 8 1/3 innings in the past two games and set up man Joel Peralta has appeared in a league-leading 28 games, including his fourth straight last night. “We have to make sure that we’re covered in the bullpen so nobody gets hurt and we can disperse the work properly,” manager Joe Maddon said.... 
 

Jean Segura Ties Franchise Mark With Six Hits in Brewers Loss

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura went 6-for- 7  in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins in extra innings. Segura tied a franchise record with two outs in the 14th inning to raise National League leading batting average to .365. He has eight home runs and 22 RBI and 14 stolen bases. Segura is second only in all of Major League baseball to the Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera is hitting .373, Only two other brewers in franchise history have had six hits in a game, Johnny Briggs on Aug. 4, 1973, at Cleveland and Kevin Reimer on Aug. 24, 1993, vs.... 
 

Mariano Rivera Blows Save in Subway Series Match-up

In the final season of his storied career, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has pitched one of his best seasons to date. However, Tuesday night’s match-up against crosstown rival New York Mets would serve as the first major setback for the future hall of famer this season. With a 1-0 lead heading into the ninth inning, Rivera entered the game and surrendered a ground rule double to Daniel Murphy to start the inning. David Wright would follow with an RBI single, scoring Murphy and tying the game 1-1. After reaching second base on an errant... 
 

Hyun-Jin Ryu Shuts Down Angels With 2-Hit Shutout

Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu shutdown the Los Angeles Angels with a two hit shutout  and the Dodgers beat the Angels 3-0. Ryu was in total control throughout the game  only allowing a single  to Howie Kendrick In the second inning  and a double to Chris Iannetta  in the eighth. Ryu  retired 19 consecutive batters at one point, struck out seven and walked none. Ryu needed just 113 pitches to complete the gem. Dodger shortstop Luis Cruz provided all the offense Ryu would need with a two run homer  in the fifth inning. Ryu improved... 
 

Adam LaRoche Homers Twice, Kevin Gausman Struggles in Nats Win

In his second career start on Tuesday, Baltimore Orioles rookie Kevin Gausman was met with an offensive barrage by the Washington Nationals, led by Adam LaRoche. Gausman would surrender a total of three home runs in his outing, accounting for each of the seven runs that he allowed. T he first was a three-run home run to Adam LaRoche in the first inning, followed by a pair in the fourth inning, a two-run blast by Tyler Moore and a solo shot by Roger Bernadina. In all, Gausman worked four innings, surrendering seven runs on eight hits, while walking... 
 

Tyler Lyons Continues to Impress in Cardinals Victory

The St. Louis Cardinals have displayed the strength of their farm system’s starting pitching this season, namely with Shelby Miller, Tyler Lyons, and soon enough Michael Wacha come Thursday. On Tuesday evening, part of that young pitching core was on display as Lyons started his second career game. Lyons would pitch seven strong innings, surrendering just one run on two hits, while striking out five batters and walking one en route to a 4-1 victory against the Kansas City Royals. Lyons was called up last week in the wake of Jaime Garcia‘s... 
 

Michael Wacha to Make Big League Debut For Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals top pitching prospect Michael Wacha will be called upon to make his big league debut on Thursday, May 30 against the Kansas City Royals. A first-round (19th overall) draft pick in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft out of Texas A&M University, Wacha has quickly ascended through the St. Louis organization, starting the 2013 season at Triple-A Memphis following an impressive spring training. In nine starts for Memphis this season, Wacha has posted a 4-0 record and 2.05 ERA, along with a 34/15 strikeout to walk ratio in 52.2 innings... 
 

Brian McCann Lifts Braves with 2 Homers

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann was the hero on Tuesday afternoon, slugging two home runs in the Braves’ 7-6 win in 10 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays. McCann would go 2-for-5 with two solo home runs and two RBI, the first coming in the sixth inning and the second coming in the top of the tenth, which would serve as the go-ahead run for the Braves. Since returning from off-season shoulder surgery on May 6, McCann has been solid for Atlanta, batting .281 with six home runs and 14 RBI in 16 games. Rookie backstop Evan Gattis had filled... 
 

Tyler Skaggs Baffles Rangers in 2013 Debut

Following an inconsistent spring training, Arizona Diamondbacks top pitching prospect Tyler Skaggs was denied a spot on the starting rotation and reassigned to Triple-A Reno. A former first-round (40th overall) draft pick out of Santa Monica High School in 2009 by the Los Angeles Angels, Skaggs has been considered one of the top pitching prospects in the country for the Arizona Diamondbacks system. In nine starts this season for Reno, Skaggs has been less than impressive, posting a 4-5 record and 5.23 ERA in 51.2 innings of work. Despite his inconsistencies,... 
 

Yadier Molina Slugs Cardinals Past Royals

Yadier Molina, the St. Louis Cardinals’ all-star catcher, led the charge on Monday in the Cardinals’ 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Molina went 2-for-2 with a home run and four RBI while drawing two walks. Molina started off the game with a two-run bomb to left centerfield in the first inning, followed by an RBI double in the third and a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Molina has had a phenomenal month of May, racking up 31 hits and batting .386. On the season, he is batting an NL second-best .346 and has hit three home runs along... 
 
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