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Pitchers eye repeat success as Royals face Mariners

Both the Royals' Homer Bailey and the Mariners' Yusei Kikuchi can take some confidence from their last starts into Tuesday night when they face each other in Seattle. Bailey (5-6, 5.37 ERA), a Kansas City right-hander, is coming off a 7-3 victory against the Detroit Tigers in Omaha, Neb., in

Rookie Anderson draws Kershaw for Giants-Dodgers debut

If you are about to get your first taste of the San Francisco Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers rivalry, there is no better way for a Giants starter to join the fray than with a matchup against Clayton Kershaw. Giants rookie Shaun Anderson (2-1, 3.97 ERA) will have such an honor when he takes the mound Tuesday

Padres LHP Allen debuts vs. Brewers RHP Woodruff

Joey Lucchesi gave the gassed San Diego Padres pitching staff a much-needed boost Monday night with seven scoreless innings to start a three-game home series. Allen, 22, will be paired against Milwaukee right-hander Brandon Woodruff (8-1, 3.87 ERA) as San Diego look for its third straight win. "

Marlins' Yamamoto seeks winning encore vs. Cards

It wasn't evident from his performance, but Miami Marlins right-hander Jordan Yamamoto spent the hours before his major league debut against the St. Louis Cardinals last week with a bad case of the jitters. "I was really nervous," said Yamamoto, 23. Once the first pitch left his hand,

Orioles, A's hope bullpen woes are done

Two teams with bullpen issues they hope are behind them clash again Tuesday night when the visiting Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics continue their three-game series. The A's used two unearned runs off Baltimore starter Andrew Cashner to beat the Orioles 3-2 on Monday night in a series opener

LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Yanks, Machado appeals ban
LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Yanks, Machado appeals ban

Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is set to come off the injured list for a game against the Rays. Stanton has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries, but seemed ready for a return during a minor league rehab start with four homers in five games. Stanton re-joins a stacked

Rangers look to keep home wins coming vs. Indians

The Texas Rangers returned to the Lone Star State and promptly returned to their winning ways. After scoring all of their runs with two outs in the opener Monday, the Rangers bid to move seven games above .500 for the first time this season on Tuesday when they continue their four-game series against

Reds get rare look at Astros' Verlander

Despite having played the Reds hundreds of times, Houston faced Cincinnati for the first time since 2016 Monday and paid its first visit to Great American Ball Park since Sept. 7-9, 2012. A lot has changed for both teams since they last played in Cincinnati, with the Astros opening this three-game series

Braves' Teheran, Mets' deGrom set for showdown

Jacob deGrom has feasted against the Atlanta Braves. Julio Teheran has done likewise against the New York Mets. Something will have to give on Tuesday when deGrom (3-6, 3.38) goes toe-to-toe against Teheran (5-4, 2.92) in the second game of a three-game series in Atlanta between the two N.L. East rivals

Machado homers to back Lucchesi in Padres
Machado homers to back Lucchesi in Padres' 2-0 win

Backed by Manny Machado's home run, Joey Lucchesi gave the San Diego Padres' bullpen a chance to catch its collective breath. The big left-hander threw seven brilliant innings in a combined four-hitter to lead the Padres to a 2-0 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. Machado

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Soler's homer helps Royals snap Seattle skid with 6-4 win

Jorge Soler hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning off Anthony Bass, and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 6-4 win over Seattle on Monday night, snapping a nine-game losing streak to the Mariners. After the Royals were shut down for most of the night by Tommy Milone, the combo of Alex

Beede earns 1st big league victory, Giants edge Dodgers 3-2
Beede earns 1st big league victory, Giants edge Dodgers 3-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tyler Beede allowed one run over six innings to earn his first big-league victory and the San Francisco Giants defeated the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Monday night in the opener of a four-game set between the NL West rivals.

Yankees to bring another big bat against Rays

Edwin Encarnacion saw 27 pitches and experienced a quiet debut for the New York Yankees on Monday as he batted fifth and started at designated hitter. For the second straight day, the Yankees will be incorporating a big bat into the middle of their lineup, but this time, it will not be due to a trade

After rainout, Phillies and Nats gear up for series start

The second visit for Bryce Harper to Nationals Park as a visiting player had to wait at least one more day. The first contest of the four-game set was rained out Monday in Washington, after a wait of nearly three hours. The Tuesday game will feature Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta (6-5, 4.31 ERA

With Upton back, Jays on tap, Angels angling for .500

Justin Upton homered on the first pitch he saw this season Monday night, and the visiting Los Angeles Angels also started their four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on the right foot with a 10-5 victory. Upton, who had been on the injured list all season with turf toe on his left foot, also singled

Braves roll over Mets for 10th win in 11 games

Ronald Acuna Jr. continued his torrid offensive pace with three more hits, including a leadoff home run, and the Atlanta Braves defeated the visiting New York Mets 12-3 on Monday. Acuna was 3-for-5 with his 17th homer and two RBIs and extended his hitting streak to nine games, matching his season-best

Braves expect Keuchel to make first start Friday

The Atlanta Braves haven't officially named their starter for Friday night's game in Washington, but no less a source than manager Brian Snitker is expecting it be the recently signed former Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel. The Braves, who have won 10 of their last 11 games to take a 3-

Rainout postpones Harper
Rainout postpones Harper's latest return to Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bryce Harper's latest chance to play in his old ballpark will have to wait a day.

Tanaka Ks 10 in 2-hitter, Yankees blank Rays 3-0 to up lead
Tanaka Ks 10 in 2-hitter, Yankees blank Rays 3-0 to up lead

Masahiro Tanaka pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts for his fourth major league shutout, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Monday night to increase their slim lead in the AL East. DJ LeMahieu hit a two-run homer off Yonny Chirinos, and Cameron Maybin homered in his third consecutive

Seven Cubs in line to advance to next round of MLB All-Star Game voting
Seven Cubs in line to advance to next round of MLB All-Star Game voting

In the second and final update before the first round of voting closes, the Cubs still have seven position players set to advance to the Starters Election.

Rangers
Rangers' Pence (groin) lands on IL

The Texas Rangers placed outfielder Hunter Pence on the 10-day injured list Monday because of a strained right groin. Pence sustained the injury Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds, when he was playing right field and chasing Jose Peraza's hit into the corner in the fifth inning. Pence, 36, is hitting

Bishop back in Mariners clubhouse after spleen surgery

Braden Bishop was back in the Seattle Mariners clubhouse for the first time in a couple of weeks on Monday, a few pounds lighter but feeling significantly better. The last time Bishop was around his teammates he was a matter of hours away from discovering he had suffered a lacerated spleen, was bleeding

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Acuna's leadoff home run

Ronald Acuna Jr. doesn't waste any time, cranking a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler to give the Braves an early 1-0 lead over the Mets

Padres
Padres' Machado suspended 1 game, fined after ejection

NEW YORK (AP) -- San Diego Padres star Manny Machado has been suspended one game and fined for making contact with an umpire who ejected him over the weekend for arguing called strikes.

Encarnación set for Yankees debut, surprised by deal to NY
Encarnación set for Yankees debut, surprised by deal to NY

Edwin Encarnacion is set to make his New York Yankees debut, batting fifth as the designated hitter against the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a three-game series between the top two teams in the AL East. Acquired from Seattle in a trade late Saturday night, Encarnacion joined the Yankees on Monday

Mets RHP Syndergaard has
Mets RHP Syndergaard has 'low-grade' hamstring strain

New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway says right-hander Noah Syndergaard has a low-grade hamstring strain and will miss at least one start. Syndergaard underwent an MRI on Sunday and was placed on the 10-day injured list. Callaway hopes Syndergaard misses just one start but says it's too early

Reds 2B Gennett (groin) begins rehab assignment
Reds 2B Gennett (groin) begins rehab assignment

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett, sidelined all season after suffering a severe groin strain near the end of spring training, began a rehab assignment at Class-A Daytona on Monday. "We have a plan set," Reds manager David Bell told reporters Sunday. "The first place he&

Exhausted Rockies look to regroup against Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks begin a nine-game homestand on Tuesday, which might not be as great as it sounds. Arizona is the only team in the majors to be above .500 overall (38-35) with a losing record at home (14-16) as this homestand begins against the Colorado Rockies, who are 5-2 this season against

Reds' Gennett begins rehab assignment from groin injury

Scooter Gennett began a rehab assignment Monday, the final step in returning from a severe groin injury in spring training that has sidelined the Cincinnati Reds second baseman all season. Gennett will play five days with Single-A Daytona and move up to Triple-A Louisville to continue the rehab, which

Padres to promote pitching prospect Logan Allen
Padres to promote pitching prospect Logan Allen

Padres pitching prospect Logan Allen is being called up to the majors and will start against the Brewers on Tuesday.

White Sox confident ahead of crosstown battle vs. Cubs

The crosstown interleague rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox is a tight one, with the South Siders boasting a 60-58 edge in the 22 seasons since the annual games took hold on the schedule. After winning the season series in 2017 and 2018, the Cubs have bragging rights for two consecutive

The Cubs are considering a sportsbook at Wrigley Field
The Cubs are considering a sportsbook at Wrigley Field

Illinois' new sports gambling law is about to come online and the Cubs are at least talking about getting in on the action

Giants might have two best pieces available before trade deadline
Giants might have two best pieces available before trade deadline

SAN FRANCISCO -- We tend to look at everything from a local standpoint around here, which means this upcoming trade deadline is mostly about two Giants: Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith. Both have been asked about trade rumors in recent weeks, and every start Bumgarner makes comes with the tag "

Odubel Herrera
Odubel Herrera's administrative leave extended through July 1

As the legal process continues to play out, Odubel Herrera's administrative leave has been extended through July 1.

Curtis Granderson, Now in Miami in the Twilight of His Career, Is at Peace
Curtis Granderson, Now in Miami in the Twilight of His Career, Is at Peace

Curtis Granderson is spending what could be his last year in the majors with the rebuilding Marlins, serving as the veteran voice he's been for so much of his excellent career.

Storms in weather forecast for Nationals series against Phillies, Braves
Storms in weather forecast for Nationals series against Phillies, Braves

NBC4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts teamed up with NBC Sports Washington to provide fans with the forecast for the Washington Nationals' homestand this week, against the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves.

2019 MLB All-Star Game voting update: Red Sox falling behind in polls
2019 MLB All-Star Game voting update: Red Sox falling behind in polls

J.D. Martinez leads American League designated hitters in votes

Slumping Tigers aim to rebound vs. Pirates

Losing has been an unwelcome theme for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers, who will start a two-game interleague series Tuesday at PNC Park. The Tigers have lost four straight and are 3-11 this month. The Pirates lost the first seven games of a road trip before taking two of three at Miami over

Yankees Trade for Edwin Encarnacion, but Did They Need To?
Yankees Trade for Edwin Encarnacion, but Did They Need To?

Over the weekend, the Yankees added more lumber to their already-stacked lineup by trading for Mariners slugger Edwin Encarnacion. SI Now hosts Ryan Asselta and Robin Lundberg discuss whether the trade moves the needle.

Yankees expect Stanton-Encarnacion-Judge in lineup this week

In the span of a week, the New York Yankees' lineup could get a complete makeover with the addition of American League home run leader Edwin Encarnacion and the healthy return of outfielders Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge. Encarnacion, acquired from the Seattle Mariners, might be in the lineup

MLB DFS Bargains: Monday 6/17
MLB DFS Bargains: Monday 6/17

Brad Johnson reviews his favorite MLB DFS bargain targets for Monday, June 17. (Getty Images)

And That Happened: Sunday
And That Happened: Sunday's Scores and Highlights

It was a big day for Big City on Sunday. It was a big day for a lot of batters, in fact.

MLB roundup: Padres rally to cap record-setting series
MLB roundup: Padres rally to cap record-setting series

Greg Garcia had four hits, including a two-run triple as part of a four-run ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 14-13 in Denver on Sunday. Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon homered and had three hits in the finale to set a record for most hits in a four-game

Padres leave high-octane series behind to face Brewers

Padres pitcher Joey Lucchesi has at least one thing going for him Monday night as he opposes the Milwaukee Brewers in the opener of a short three-game homestand at Petco Park. While the Padres rallied from deficits of seven runs Friday and five runs Sunday to split the record-setting series, Padres

Last-place clash as Royals meet Mariners

With Edwin Encarnacion traded to the New York Yankees on Saturday night, the Seattle Mariners had an empty spot on their 25-man major league roster. Instead of calling up one of their young prospects, the Mariners instead rewarded journeyman catcher/infielder Austin Nola, who was batting .327 with seven

Cashner, Fiers to duel when Orioles visit A's

Andrew Cashner and Mike Fiers won't be contending for the American League's ERA title this season. Baltimore's Cashner and Oakland's Fiers are set to face off Monday night when the teams open a three-game series at the Oakland Coliseum. Cashner (6-2, 4.73 ERA) has won his past two decisions

Indians still hoping Ramirez can rebound
Indians still hoping Ramirez can rebound

There were plenty of highlights for the Cleveland Indians in their weekend sweep at Detroit: Jake Bauers hit for the cycle, Leonys Martin stole home and Trevor Bauer threw his first career shutout. The Cleveland third baseman had four hits in the series, which may not sound like much but constitutes

Indians still hoping Ramirez can rebound
Indians still hoping Ramirez can rebound

There were plenty of highlights for the Cleveland Indians in their weekend sweep at Detroit: Jake Bauers hit for the cycle, Leonys Martin stole home and Trevor Bauer threw his first career shutout. The Cleveland third baseman had four hits in the series, which may not sound like much but constitutes

LEADING OFF: Encarnación in, Frazier out in NY; Braves roll

Edwin Encarnacion will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in the Bronx. Manager Aaron Boone plans to use the AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives. The AL East leaders acquired Encarnacion for a minor league pitcher

LEADING OFF: Encarnación in, Frazier out in NY; Braves roll
LEADING OFF: Encarnación in, Frazier out in NY; Braves roll

Edwin Encarnación will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in the Bronx. Manager Aaron Boone plans to use the AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives. The AL East leaders acquired Encarnación for a minor league pitcher

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