7/26/2014 | Papi awarded double after fan interference call stands
David Ortiz thought he had cracked a home run off Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson with two outs and the bases empty in the top of the first inning Saturday. But a Red Sox fan was called for fan interference, turning the hit into a ground-rule double. Red Sox manager John Farrell came out to request that the umpires look the play over, and crew chief Bill Miller initiated a review of the potential home run. After a review of one minute, 58 seconds, the call on the field stood and Ortiz was awarded second base.
7/26/2014 | Spink winner Angell covered baseball like no other
Finally, the distinguished outsider has been affixed as part of baseball's firmament of stars. Roger Angell, graceful master of prose for The New Yorker for five decades and counting, was feted with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award on Saturday at Doubleday Field.
7/26/2014 | Morneau takes first BP since being placed on DL
Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, whose last action was before the All-Star break, took batting practice on the field Saturday for the first time since being placed on the 15-day disabled list this week.
7/26/2014 | Brewers scanning market, won't force deals
With the non-waiver Trade Deadline coming on Thursday, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin is perusing the list of available players, but he feels no urgency to just make a deal.
7/26/2014 | Cox grateful to enter Hall of Fame with Braves aces
With his focus always on the next game or season, Bobby Cox never allowed himself to fully savor the incredible accomplishment of guiding the Braves to 14 consecutive division titles. But nearly a decade after this unprecedented streak concluded, he finds himself in Cooperstown savoring a chance to celebrate this era with Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and the countless fans who have flocked to upstate New York this weekend to see these Braves legends experience baseball's greatest honor.
7/26/2014 | CarGo turns ankle at home, gets day off
A day after hitting a two-run homer in the Rockies' 8-1 victory over the Pirates, Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez had to be scratched from Saturday night's lineup because he turned his right ankle.
7/26/2014 | Nadel shares Frick Award with Rangers fans
Eric Nadel picks his words thoughtfully. That's the only reason he didn't say that his winning the Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence meant his life has come full circle.
7/26/2014 | Mending Cole now slated for two rehab starts
Right-hander Gerrit Cole's first rehab start Monday won't be his last as the Pirates announced Saturday their plan for him to make a second rehab outing in an effort to work him up to 100 pitches.
7/26/2014 | Snider gets day off as he deals with hamstring injury
Pedro Alvarez's left knee injury was well-documented, but as it turns out, the Pirates were actually down two players for Friday's 8-1 loss to the Rockies. Manager Clint Hurdle revealed Saturday that outfielder Travis Snider has been dealing with a hamstring injury since Tuesday and wasn't even available to run off the bench Friday.
7/26/2014 | Rays designate Oviedo to make room for Hellickson
The Rays designated righty reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo for assignment Saturday afternoon to make room for Jeremy Hellickson, who was called up from Class A Advanced Charlotte to start Saturday night's game against the Red Sox.
7/26/2014 | Marlins lead Majors in successful challenges
Upon review, it is clear the Marlins have capitalized on MLB's replay system. With successful challenges in each of its last two games, Miami is now a Major League-best 16-of-20.
7/26/2014 | Matzek, offense cruise past Bucs to take series
Rookie left-hander Tyler Matzek blanked the Pirates for seven innings and gave up three hits as the Rockies took their third straight victory, 8-1, at Coors Field in front of 44,611 on Saturday night.
7/26/2014 | Cueto throws zeros as Reds end seven-game slide
The Reds needed a win in the worst way on Saturday. They turned to their ace, and he delivered. Johnny Cueto tossed seven sparkling innings, and Brayan Pena singled home the game's only run in the fifth as Cincinnati snapped a season-long seven-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Nationals at Great American Ball Park.
7/26/2014 | Masterson on track to start against Rangers
Following a shaky rehab outing with Triple-A Columbus on Friday, Justin Masterson insisted that he was healthy and ready to rejoin the Tribe's rotation. Manager Terry Francona noted on Saturday that the right-hander will indeed be activated from the 15-day disabled list to start against the Rangers next Friday at Progressive Field.
7/26/2014 | Master of corners, Glavine to cut some today
Speaking to a tens of thousands -- the police and the Hall estimate 40,000 people might attend today -- is different from pitching in front of 50,000 in October. "It's not what I do," 2014 Hall of Fame electee Tom Glavine said. "It's not what I got paid for."
7/26/2014 | Maddux, Thomas worthy of Hall's inner circle
Hall of Famers know who got in on the first ballot and who had to agonize over a long selection process. And within the former group, there's a subset that is truly iconic. In the historic six-man Class of 2014, the Hall's most anticipated since Nolan Ryan, George Brett and Robin Yount went in together in 1999, that's where Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas come in.
7/26/2014 | Adams, new batterymates fuel Cards past Cubs
A.J. Pierzynski and Shelby Miller had never formally met until Saturday. Yet for 5 2/3 innings, including three perfect frames to start the game, the two played pitch-and-catch as the Cards topped the Cubs, 6-3, at Wrigley Field. Pierzynski went 3-for-4 with an RBI, and Matt Adams drove in four runs.
7/26/2014 | Big Hurt stressed, grateful as induction nears
Frank Thomas' dream of becoming a Hall of Famer has become a definite reality, and with it he has a whole new set of worries. "It's reality but it's very stressful, trust me," said Thomas, addressing the media at the Clark Sports Center gymnasium Saturday afternoon as part of the electees press conference. "It's been a long week."
7/26/2014 | On Hall's doorstep, Torre at peace with Bronx run
Joe Torre said on Saturday that his relationship with the Yankees right now is right where it's supposed to be.
7/26/2014 | Teheran struggles with arm, delivers with bat
Julio Teheran was not at his best on the mound, but he pitched well enough for his 10th win, while adding an RBI on a squeeze bunt in the Braves' 5-3 win over the Padres on Saturday night.
7/26/2014 | Holland to begin rehab assignment Wednesday
Derek Holland is finally going to pitch in a game. Holland, who has been sidelined since undergoing offseason surgery on his left knee, is scheduled to begin his medical rehabilitation assignment with two innings for Double-A Frisco on Wednesday.
7/26/2014 | A's turn on power, wake up bats in Texas
Just in time to make a winner out of Sonny Gray, the A's found their old bag of tricks in the sixth inning Saturday night and counted off four homers in a span of six batters for a 5-1 victory over the Rangers at Globe Life Park.
7/26/2014 | Rays can make believers out of us all
If you believe in miracles, you have to believe in the Tampa Bay Rays.
7/26/2014 | Butler does it again with two-run HR to lift Royals
Jeremy Guthrie labored in a five-run second, but the Royals climbed back to tie it before Billy Butler belted a go-ahead two-run homer to help the Royals earn a 7-5 win over the Indians on Saturday night.
7/26/2014 | New rules would have left mark on prior Hall inductees
Saturday's rule change regarding the Baseball Hall of Fame election process for recently retired players would have altered the enshrinement paths for 12 current members, including three inducted within the last decade.
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