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May 22, 1920, The Cardinals Turn The Only 9-2-3 Triple Play In Baseball History

On May 22, 1920, the only 9-2-3 triple play in the history of Major League Baseball highlighted a 3-2 Cardinals victory over the New York Giants at …

Baseball

What happened to the Padres?

As the Dodgers and San Diego Padres open a three-game series Friday at Dodger Stadium, the cynical preview is this: Pitchers' duel!

The Padres have not scored in 14 innings. The Dodgers have not scored in 31 innings.

The Dodgers, at least, are in first place in the National League West. The Padres, …

Major League Baseball

The Meaning of a Team’s Record in Mid-May

The Cardinals had the best winning percentage (.686) on May 15 this year. (via Arturo Pardavila III)

We’re a month and a half into the season, and …

Sports Blogs

How a change in pitch framing has hurt Andrew Cashner in 2015

Framing

There’s always tomorrow. 

There’s always tomorrow.

Buffalo Bills Pass-Rusher Jerry Hughes 'ruins' Rex Ryan's Practice

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan was so happy with pass-rusher Jerry Hughes during practice recently that he took him off the field.

Wait, …

Rex Ryan

Matt Joyce gets benched for confusing day game with night game

Monday was Victoria's Day in Canada, and in honor of the holiday, the Blue Jays played a day game at Rogers Centre instead of a typical night game. They blew a four-run lead in the game but did rally back to beat the Angels (TOR 10, LAA 6).

Angels outfielder Matt Joyce was in the original starting …

Major League Baseball

Scioscia: Developing trust key for managers

Angels skipper believes Jennings can succeed with Marlins despite lack of experience

TORONTO -- Mike Scioscia is, in some ways, a relic. In an era when managerial turnover is at an all-time high, the Angels' long-time manager is a rare constant. Since Scioscia joined the Angels in 2000, 20 teams …

Major League Baseball

Midland RockHounds on Twitter

Double the Doolittle, double the fun tonight in Frisco! #MiLB #GreenCollar pic.twitter.com/SXbq31kRrw

Lackey, Matheny had productive, one-on-one chat

NEW YORK • Cardinals veteran John Lackey was irritated enough by events in the team's loss Monday night that he opted for discretion over comment.

He …

Mike Matheny

Fantasy owners anxious to get injured players back at full strength

On draft day, injuries can present buying opportunities for fantasy baseball owners. Risky ones, mind you, but opportunities nevertheless.

San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence suffered a broken left forearm in early March, keeping him out of action until the Giants activated him last weekend.

Fantasy Sports

Greg Roman on QB Competition, Depth at WR and RB

The Bills offensive coordinator meets with the media to talk about the depth at running back and wide receiver, Tyrod Taylor and the quarterback …

John Miller

Ichiro has tied Babe Ruth on the all-time hits list and nobody's more excited than everyone in Japan

"The Sandlot" taught us that heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Babe Ruth and Ichiro Suzuki both qualify as the latter.

During Monday's D-backs-Marlins game, Ichiro notched the 2,873rd hit of his MLB career, moving into a tie with The Colossus of Clout (THE COLOSSUS OF CLOUT!) for 42nd …

Asia

Fantasy Now: Week 8 Forecaster

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4h

A profile of every NL East team's needs and recent history leading up to the 2015 MLB draft, and some possible fits.

5h

With Dillon Gee set to return, Noah Syndergaard's Friday night start could be his last for a while with the New York Mets.

12h

Madison Bumgarner …

New York Mets

How many good reasons do Red Sox have to keep Rusney Castillo in minors? None

BOSTON -- Rusney Castillo will not be walking through that door Tuesday when the Boston Red Sox open a three-game series against the Texas Rangers. At least not yet.

Castillo was in Boston, but that was to be with his wife, Mariela, who was giving birth to the couple's first child. So he did not …

Boston

Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada walks, scores twice in minor league debut

BOSTON -- Yoan Moncada, the 19-year-old Cuban called one of the best players his age in the world by Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, said upon his signing by the Red Sox that he hoped to reach the major leagues in a year.

Moncada took his first step toward that goal Monday night in …

Minor League Baseball

Marlins lose to Diamondbacks in 13 innings in Dan Jennings’ debut as manager

The first night of the Dan Jennings experiment ended in a loss, as the Diamondbacks topped the Marlins 3-2 in 13 innings tonight in Miami.

The Marlins …

Miami Marlins

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Here is a first look at the Kansas City Packers uniforms the #Royals will wear on Saturday, May 30th in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/1O3EyQaQle

Rating the Indy 500 starting grid

Most of the attention leading up to Sunday's Indianapolis 500 has focused on the crash-filled practices. But soon, the 33 …

Kobe Bryant

Mat Latos Throws a Pitch That Nobody Else Has Thrown

Mat Latos throws a pitch that nobody in the big leagues throws. For good reason, too. He has no idea where it’s going.

“I was told in high school that …

Baseball

Nothing coming easy for Blue Jays right now

HOUSTON – Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons called Friday night’s loss to the Houston Astros a good ol’ Texas ass-kicking, and really that’s …

Sports (Canada)

Miller left to ponder one pitch in no-no attempt

Chance at history fades with two outs in ninth

MIAMI -- As Braves pitcher Shelby Miller and A.J. Pierzynski met in front of the mound at the conclusion of Sunday afternoon's 6-0 win over the Marlins, the half-hearted smiles they displayed elicited both frustration and satisfaction.

For the second …

No-hitter

Ambidextrous Nashville Sounds pitcher Pat Venditte has the rarest of MLB skills

Behold switch-pitcher Pat Venditte, living proof that self-belief can conquer nature's curse.

HIS NEW GLOVE is jet black, with gold stitching. From afar, it looks like any other mitt, but up close, it is unlike any glove you've seen. It has six fingers, or four fingers and two thumbs, with a small …

Baseball

Cincinnati Reds Stadium Aflame

Major League Baseball

pirates:

The Cutch is clutch.

Tim Lincecum slips off mound mid-windup, still throws pitch, might be made of jelly

We've always believed Tim Lincecum to be some alien life form sent here to wreak havoc on professional baseball hitters for all eternity. The stats, for the most part, have backed this theory up. And during Tuesday's Giants-Reds game, he slipped and somehow contorted his body to throw a pitch that …

Tim Lincecum

Maddon believes less BP better in long run

CHICAGO -- The Cubs refrained from taking batting practice before their game against the Pirates on Friday afternoon, hitting in the cages instead.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon made it clear he isn't a fan of excessive BP.

"I think it's the most overrated thing we do on a daily basis," Maddon said. "We …

Joe Maddon

Ex-Blue Jay Rasmus relishing new life with Astros

HOUSTON – Colby Rasmus feels renewed with the Houston Astros, reinvigorated by a different place with a different culture, comfortable in an …

News (Canada)

Projecting Buffalo Bills' Most Heated Roster Battles This Offseason

For a team that just barely missed the playoffs with a 9-7 record a season ago, the Buffalo Bills have had quite a busy offseason in terms of roster movement thus far.

The team made a number of moves in free agency and on the trade front. New veterans with the team include running back LeSean McCoy, …

Buffalo Bills

Matt Barnes quickly emerging as bullpen weapon

SEATTLE -- John Farrell all but knew Brad Miller wouldn't hit for himself against Boston's lefty specialist Tommy Layne in the eighth inning …

Terry Francona

Alex Rodriguez Not Bothered By Jorge Posada's Remarks

Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada has released a book recently. In his tour promoting said book, Posada indicated that he doesn’t find it …

Alex Rodriguez