Baseball

The Red Sox struck out a record 20 batters because an ump screwed up a rule

Friday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the Red Sox tying a record with some help, Dylan Bundy’s innings, and the best and worst at finding catchers.<p>Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage, …

Sports

Mets' $154M Flop Has Turned NL East into MLB's Worst Division

The NL East was never going to be a work of art in 2017. In theory, it figured to be a two-horse race to October at the top and "thanks for playing" at the bottom.<p>In reality, it's turned into something more akin to a dumpster fire.<p>I wouldn't draw from that well of internet hyperbole if it weren't …

National League

MLB rumors: Latest news, buzz, trades and more

Through the first two months of the Major League Baseball season, rumors are already starting to fly about deals that could be made before the trade …

Sports

Babe Ruth's 1927 World Series ring, Red Sox-Yankees sale contract up for auction

Two items that can be considered the Holy Grail of Babe Ruth memorabilia are up for auction.<p>Ruth's 1927 World Series ring and the 1919 contract of Ruth's sale from the Red Sox to the Yankees are part of the first Lelands.com Invitational Auction.<p>The auction, which takes place through June 30, …

Major League Baseball

Adleman pitches 8 crisp innings as Reds beat Phillies 5-2

Tim Adleman worked methodically through a lineup full of aggressive, struggling hitters.<p>Adleman tossed eight innings of one-hit ball, Adam Duvall and …

Sports

All of a sudden, Blue Jays look a lot better with Donaldson and Tulowitzki back

Since a dreadful start, things have slowly started to get better in Toronto<p>Since a dreadful 2-11 (and then 6-17) start, things have slowly started to turn around for the Blue Jays. They are 13-9 in May and have moved to 21-26 overall this season. On Friday, they'll get back the entire left side of …

Sports

3 blockbuster deadline trades with potential to happen

About eight weeks into the 2017 season, the contenders and pretenders have begun to separate themselves in the standings. And with this natural …

Sports

Preview: Brewers vs. Diamondbacks

<b>MILWAUKEE —</b> The Milwaukee Brewers are expecting a big boost Friday night when Junior Guerra returns to the mound for the first time since Opening Day …

Sports

Is Boston breaking David Price?

BOSTON -- It was a quiet morning in spring training, the perfect time to run this theory past David Price: If he somehow went undefeated in the …

Sports

In case you didn't notice, Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel is on a historic pace

The Red Sox closer has some insane numbers right now<p>For a four-year stretch in Atlanta, there really wasn't much of an argument that Craig Kimbrel was the best closer in baseball. Even if you wanted to throw in another name (Aroldis Chapman, Greg Holland), Kimbrel was always on the short list. …

Sports

Can you guess what ‘Phillies 4-5, Nationals 3-6’ means?

In the May 15 Sports article “Nats save bullpen once — but not twice,” the subheadline attempted to summarize the score of the previous day’s doubleheader. In what universe does “Phillies 4-5, Nationals 3-6” purport to explain that the Phillies won the first game 4 to 3 and the Nationals won the …

Washington Nationals

Minor league online food fight results in taco ban by Phillies affiliate

Minor league teams are the absolute best at promotions and gimmicks, and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Fresno Grizzlies have been capitalizing on a …

International League

White Sox 8, Tigers 2

Chicago White Sox

Rodriguez strong, Red Sox down Mariners for 5th straight win

The Red Sox scored runs in bunches in tallying four consecutive victories. They leaned on pitching and defense to earn their latest.<p>Eduardo Rodriguez …

Sports

Alexa: Take me out to the ball game and buy me some peanuts!

SEATTLE (AP) — Inside the suites of Safeco Field are the typical, palatial amenities that come with a premium experience at a ballpark: private entries, leather seats, a food spread with numerous culinary options and drinks galore. They've become standard features across the industry.<p>So how does …

Seattle Mariners

Marathon to be run entirely inside Fenway Park in September

For the first time in its 105-year history, Fenway Park will house a marathon, and we're not talking about an extra-innings contest between the …

Boston Red Sox

MLB Draft 2017: Recent Red Sox (and Dave Dombrowski) draft trends

Over the past week, we’ve taken a look back at the last four Red Sox drafts and how they’ve worked out for the organization. If you missed those, …

Boston Red Sox

Garcia shuts down Giants, gets key hit in Braves' 2-0 win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The way Jaime Garcia was pitching, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker didn't think twice about letting him hit in a key spot in the seventh inning.<p>Garcia made sure that move paid off.<p>Garcia pitched 6 2/3 innings and drove in the first run of the game with an RBI single to lead the …

San Francisco Giants

Twitter live sports buffet has made the channel the real ‘ESPN The Ocho’

All Twitter needs now is Pepper and Cotton to complete its replication of the fictional sports cable network from the movie Dodgeball.<p>The buffet of …

Chicago White Sox

Angels pitcher JC Ramirez embraces the opportunity to shine for Nicaragua

At 2 p.m. Saturday in Nicaragua’s capital, the city will shut down and the televisions will turn on. Native son <b>JC Ramirez</b> will be pitching.<p>The Angels right-hander’s stature has surged in recent weeks as he has transformed himself from a mediocre reliever into a tantalizing starting pitcher. Given …

I Don't Want To

What in the heck has gotten into Jeff Samardzija?

Jeff Samardzija has always had one of the more unusual career paths in baseball. He could have been a first-rounder in football, and NFL teams were …

San Francisco Giants

Every team needs a Judge's Chambers section, and here are some suggestions

You might have seen that the New York Yankees have opened up a section in right field in honor of slugging rookie Aaron Judge, adding some faux wood …

Sports

Stanton's Long Homer Helps Marlins Beat Angels 8-5

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook</b> <b>|</b> <b>Twitter</b><p>MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered off the retaining wall behind the center field fence, a shot estimated at …

Major League Baseball

Kluber getting closer to return as his replacement heats up

CLEVELAND -- Indians ace Corey Kluber is getting closer to coming off the disabled list, but his replacement in the rotation has filled in admirably.<p>Friday night, Mike Clevinger will make his fourth start in place of Kluber as Cleveland hosts the Kansas City Royals in the first contest of a …

Major League Baseball

Take Me Out to the Ballpark Vineyard

Raley Field in Sacramento gets a Cabernet vineyard within a home run's reach. It's a Triple-A farm-to-table venture, but can it make major league …

Triple-A Baseball

These teams stink at finding first basemen, and these teams are great

The Padres and Pirates have sure had a different time when it comes to filling their holes at first base. Also, Albert Pujols used to be amazing.<p>First basemen should be easy to find. This was the sabermetric orthodoxy when i started getting deep into baseball in the late ‘90s. Take any lumbering …

White Sox 'flock' to Yolmer Sanchez, a hit in and out of clubhouse

<b>Yolmer Sanchez</b> made his usual rounds in the White Sox clubhouse Friday afternoon, high-fiving and jiving teammates.<p>The utility man was halfway out the gray doors to the dugout when he stopped to the sound of <b>Jose Abreu's</b> voice.<p>The two traded barbs in Spanish and stared each other down before …

Chicago White Sox

Travis’ big night leads new-look Blue Jays lineup past Rangers

TORONTO — There was no shortage of storylines to play out under the roof Friday night as the Texas Rangers arrived in town for a three-game weekend …

Toronto Blue Jays

Yankees attendance 'woes' are a point of discussion in New York these days

The Yankees are sixth in MLB in attendance, but they are still far behind 2009 ticket revenues<p>The Yankees are in first place, sit sixth in attendance so far this season and yet, there's a headline in the <i>New York Times</i> that reads, "Winning Yankees Aren't Faring Nearly as Well at the Ticket …

Sports

Braves Security Guard Snatches Ball From Child

Wednesday night’s broadcast of the Pirates-Braves game featured a cameo by a security guard who takes his job way, way too seriously.<p>In the bottom of …

Atlanta Braves