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Jorge Soler Makes Cubs Debut: Final Stat Line, Highlights and Twitter Reaction

Welcome to the big leagues, Jorge Soler. The Chicago Cubs outfielder made an impressive debut with the club, hitting a home run in his first at-bat while finishing 2-for-4 with two RBI and one strikeout. Here is a look at the first at...Show More Summary

Andrelton Simmons Saves a Run with an Incredible Jump Throw to First

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons saved a run for the team with a two-out jumping throw to first, but more importantly, he looked really good while doing it. As the Mets' Travis d'Arnaud hit a liner to the grass with a runner...Show More Summary

On Baseball: Building on Strengths, Nationals Can Enjoy Present

12 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Nationals have not created a lot of buzz this season, but they have quietly continued to win under the first-year manager Matt Williams.

Valencia Homers as Blue Jays Beat Red Sox 5-2

13 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Pinch-hitter Danny Valencia had a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Boston Red Sox 5-2 Wednesday night.

Andrelton Simmons throws out Travis d'Arnaud from your backyard

The sad thing is you won't even be that impressed, at first. Travis d'Arnaud grounded out to to shortstop twice on Wednesday night, one was relatively non-descript, but the other... well... the other one It's not that plays like this don't ever happen, but the ease with which Simmons pulls this off is borderline frustrating. Show More Summary

Smyly Leads Rays Over Orioles 3-1

13 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Drew Smyly allowed two hits over seven innings in his second straight overpowering performance, and the Tampa Bay Rays jumped to an early lead against rookie Kevin Gausman in a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday nig...

Francisco Cervelli gets a foul tip to the nuts, let's talk about cups for a second

PSA: Nutshots hurt. Today, with the Yankees leading by many a run, backup catcher Francisco Cervelli took a shot to the nuts, as often happens to catchers: (No, Yankees announcers, it was not his collarbone.) The person who put thatShow More Summary

Giants' Madison Bumgarner Joins Elite Company with Tuesday's One-Hit Shutout

Although San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner lost his bid for a perfect game in the eighth inning of Tuesday's contest against the Colorado Rockies, he was still able to complete a one-hit shutout, striking out 13 battersShow More Summary

Yankees: An Early Free Agency and Offseason Primer

The New York Yankees are currently fighting for their playoff lives, but with a tough road ahead of them some have already begun to focus on what the team will look like in 2015. Rather than looking at the remainder of the 2014 schedule,...Show More Summary

Chicago police commander accused of putting gun in suspect's mouth

13 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A police commander frequently praised for his no-nonsense approach to fighting crime in some of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods has been charged in connection with an incident in which he allegedly placed the barrel of his gun into a suspect’s mouth, the Chicago Tribune has learned.

Prospects on the Rise...

14 hours agoBaseball / MLB : Scouting Book

These prospects have moved up in our composite rankings recently: Kris Bryant (#1)... Chris Taylor (#39)... Jorge Soler (#43)... Dalton Pompey (#70)... Rusney Castillo (#84)... Michael Gettys (#105)... Brandon Drury (#120)... Bradley Zimmer (#124)... Show More Summary

Ron Hornaday Jr. loses Truck Series ride, likely to miss Canadian race

Barring a last-minute change in circumstances, Ron Hornaday Jr. will not compete in Sunday’s Truck Series race in Canada. A rift in ownership has likely left Camping World Truck Series championship contender Ron Hornaday Jr. withoutShow More Summary

Mars rover Curiosity skips 'Bonanza King' rock, heads for Mt. Sharp

14 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has passed up a chance to drill a rock nicknamed "Bonanza King" because of its worrying wobble, officials at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory say.

Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon Records Save No. 100 with the Team

After shutting down the Washington Nationals in a 1-2-3 ninth inning Tuesday night, Jonathan Papelbon recorded his 33rd save of the season, which doubled as his 100th while wearing a Philadelphia Phillies uniform. Per Elias Sports Bureau...Show More Summary

College football: Let's judge what happens on the field

14 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The time has come to stop talking and start playing. Let the sweet sound of a referee's whistle mercifully replace the pound of a judge's gavel.

Cardinals Fan Blocks Flying Bat Headed Straight for Unsuspecting Neighbor

A St. Louis Cardinals fan prevented a potentially serious injury to the person sitting next to her when she deflected A.J. Pierzynski's bat as it flew into in the stands. The bat was headed straight for a fan who had no idea it was even coming. Show More Summary

Tsarnaevs' sister arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat

15 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The sister of the men suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings was arrested in New York on Wednesday on suspicion of threatening to bomb her boyfriend's ex, a police spokesman said.

Brady Aiken settlement negotiations ongoing, grievance not yet filed

Remember, remember, the first of September. While it might have appeared that any Brady Aiken news would apply to his status for the 2015 draft, following the Astros unsuccessful attempt to sign the No. 1 overall pick, there appears to be a new wrinkle. Show More Summary

Former Jasper Johns assistant admits illegal sales of artist's work

15 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A longtime assistant to artist Jasper Johns,  whose “Flag” sold at auction in 2010 for $28.6 million, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he duped a Manhattan gallery into selling stolen work by Johns so he could collect the profits.

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