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The Red Sox' start is ridiculous

The Red Sox are off to the best start of any team in 31 years

Daily White Sox prospects update: Eloy Jimenez debuts at Birmingham
Daily White Sox prospects update: Eloy Jimenez debuts at Birmingham

Here's your daily update on what the White Sox highly touted prospects are doing in the minor leagues.

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

Jake Arrieta looked good last night. In more ways than one.

Dose: Price Sent Packing
Dose: Price Sent Packing

The Reds fired Bryan Price after getting off to a 3-15 start. Jesse Pantuosco explains how it went down in Friday's Daily Dose.

4/19/18: MLB.com FastCast
4/19/18: MLB.com FastCast

Mookie Betts' 13th career leadoff home run helped the Sox smoke the Halos, plus Aaron Judge and the Yankees rule over the Blue Jays

Betts, Benintendi lead sizzling Red Sox past Angels, 8-2
Betts, Benintendi lead sizzling Red Sox past Angels, 8-2

Mookie Betts hit his second leadoff homer in three games, Andrew Benintendi homered and drove in three runs and the Boston Red Sox completed a dominant sweep of the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels with an 8-2 victory Thursday night. J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers also drove in runs during the seventh

MLB Standings

Apr 20 (OPTA) - Standings from the MLB on Friday AMERICAN LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE - EAST W L PCT GB 1. Boston 16 2 .889 - 2. Toronto 12 6 .667 4 3. NY Yankees 9 8 .529 6 1/2 4. Tampa Bay 5 13 .278 11 5. Baltimore 5 14 .263 11 1/2 AMERICAN LEAGUE - CENTRAL W L PCT GB 1. Minnesota 8 5 .615 - 2. Cleveland

Arrieta settling in as Phillies ace after Philadelphia win
Arrieta settling in as Phillies ace after Philadelphia win

Jake Arrieta tossed seven scoreless innings of one-hit ball while striking out 10 as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Ross, Koch open Padres-Diamondbacks series

The Arizona Diamondbacks' pitching staff has made a steady climb under pitching coach Mike Butcher the last two seasons, so much so that they appear as prepared as any to withstand the loss of No. 4 starter Taijuan Walker. After its 3-1 victory over San Francisco on Thursday, Arizona has a National

Braves' bats back Wisler's emergency start

Atlanta recalled Matt Wisler from the minors to make an emergency start on Thursday and he responded by throwing seven strong innings to help the Braves defeat the New York Mets 12-4 at SunTrust Park. Wisler (1-0) was promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett when Anibal Sanchez suffered a hamstring injury during

Tucker drives in 5, Wisler dominant as Braves beat Mets
Tucker drives in 5, Wisler dominant as Braves beat Mets

Preston Tucker drove in a career-high five runs, Matt Wisler allowed two hits in seven innings after being called up from the minors, and the Atlanta Braves beat Matt Harvey and the New York Mets 12-4 on Thursday night. Wisler (1-0), recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett before the game for what appeared

Diamondbacks
Diamondbacks' Owings injured in collision with Pollock

PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona right fielder Chris Owings has left the Diamondbacks' game against the San Francisco Giants after colliding with center fielder A.J. Pollock.

Rockies' Arenado to return for opener vs. Cubs

The Colorado Rockies welcome back All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado but could be facing some roster decisions on Friday before starting a series against the Chicago Cubs. Arenado completed a five-game suspension on Wednesday, when the Rockies lost 10-2 at Pittsburgh to end a 5-2 road trip that began

MLB roundup: Judge, Yankees edge Blue Jays

Aaron Judge hit a towering home run with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning as the New York Yankees held on for a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in the opener of a four-game series at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night. Judge hit his fifth homer of the season when he lifted a 3-2 split-fingered

Home plate ump Jerry Layne injured by Mike Trout foul ball

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Home plate umpire Jerry Layne has left the Los Angeles Angels' game against Boston after a foul ball from Mike Trout hit him on the right arm.

As Cubs search for rhythm, hold the declarations on this season for a while
As Cubs search for rhythm, hold the declarations on this season for a while

The start to the Cubs' season has been one of the weirdest in franchise history, so now is not the time for any definitive statements about this team.

Martin slam helps Tigers send Orioles to 6th straight loss
Martin slam helps Tigers send Orioles to 6th straight loss

DETROIT (AP) -- - Leonys Martin hit his first big league grand slam, Jeimer Candelario had four hits and three RBIs, and the Detroit Tigers beat Baltimore 13-8 Thursday to extend the Orioles' losing streak to six.

The Mariners turned an odd triple play with the help of Evan Gattis
The Mariners turned an odd triple play with the help of Evan Gattis

Evan Gattis unwittingly helped the Mariners complete a triple play on Thursday afternoon.

Cuban OF Julio Pablo Martinez signs with Texas Rangers

Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez has signed as an international free agent with the Texas Rangers, and will make his debut for the organization in the Dominican Summer League. The Rangers announced the signing of the 22-year-old Martinez on Thursday, more than four months after he held an open

Austin has hearing to appeal 5-game suspension
Austin has hearing to appeal 5-game suspension

NEW YORK (AP) -- Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin had his hearing Thursday to appeal his five-game suspension for his part in a brawl with the Boston Red Sox.

Iglesias
Iglesias' two-run triple

Jose Iglesias lines a triple down the left-field line and drives in two runs, giving the Tigers a 3-2 lead

Freddie Freeman
Freddie Freeman's X-rays come back negative

Freeman missed over a month and a half last year when he broke the same wrist

Davis
Davis' two-run long ball

Chris Davis gives the Orioles a 2-1 lead in the 2nd inning as he lines a two-run homer over the left-field wall

Down on the Farm: Q&A with Mac Williamson on his new swing and red-hot start with River Cats
Down on the Farm: Q&A with Mac Williamson on his new swing and red-hot start with River Cats

Mac Williamson has been one of the best hitters in all of the minors to start the season. How's he doing it? He broke down his new swing to NBC Sports Bay Area.

Mets sign Vance Worley and Scott Copeland
Mets sign Vance Worley and Scott Copeland

Viva Organizational Depth

Cardinals recall top OF prospect O'Neill

The St. Louis Cardinals recalled outfield prospect Tyler O'Neill on Thursday,optioning right-hander John Brebbia to Triple-A Memphis in a correspondingmove.

Napoli suffers 'significant' knee injury at Triple-A

Mike Napoli's playing career is believed to be in jeopardy after the veteran first baseman suffered a "significant" left knee injury during a Triple-A game Tuesday night. Napoli was carted off the field after getting injured attempting to field a popup in foul territory. "We don&

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

Eddie Rosario, a native of Puerto Rico, scored the winning run in the 16th inning in San Juan last night

4/18/18: MLB.com FastCast
4/18/18: MLB.com FastCast

Ryan LaMarre's 16th-inning single pushed the Twins past the Tribe in Puerto Rico, plus Yoenis Cespedes leads the Mets to past the Nats

Mariners getting healthy as they face Astros

The Seattle Mariners are finally getting close to fielding the starting lineup they expected this season as they prepare for Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Houston Astros in Seattle. Left fielder Ben Gamel made his 2018 debut Wednesday night in a 7-1 loss to the Houston Astros, going

Belt's blast lifts Giants over Diamondbacks

San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt hit a two-out, two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning and Evan Longoria also homered as the Giants broke a four-game losing streak in a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Wednesday. Andrew McCutchen singled to open the 10th off Brad

LEADING OFF: Stanton tries to break slump, Freeman injured
LEADING OFF: Stanton tries to break slump, Freeman injured

A look at what's happening around the majors today:

MLB Standings

Apr 19 (OPTA) - Standings from the MLB on Thursday AMERICAN LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE - EAST W L PCT GB 1. Boston 15 2 .882 - 2. Toronto 12 5 .706 3 3. NY Yankees 8 8 .500 6 1/2 4. Baltimore 5 13 .278 10 1/2 5. Tampa Bay 5 13 .278 10 1/2 AMERICAN LEAGUE - CENTRAL W L PCT GB 1. Minnesota 8 5 .615 - 2. Cleveland

Muncy homers, Maeda fans 10 in Dodgers
Muncy homers, Maeda fans 10 in Dodgers' 13-4 win over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Max Muncy homered for the first time since 2016, Corey Seager had four hits and three RBIs and Kenta Maeda struck out 10 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who beat the San Diego Padres 13-4 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep.

Red Sox continue best-ever start with 9-0 win over Angels
Red Sox continue best-ever start with 9-0 win over Angels

Rafael Devers hit his first career grand slam, Rick Porcello threw six scoreless innings and the Boston Red Sox extended their best start in franchise history with a 9-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night. Mitch Moreland had four RBIs, including a two-run homer in the ninth, and J.D

Brewers' Yelich faces former team, Marlins

Christian Yelich thought he was going to be part of the group that led the Miami Marlins back to relevance in the National League. As a result, Yelich also sought a way out and landed in Milwaukee, where he and the Brewers will welcome his former team Thursday night to open a four-game weekend series

Freddie Freeman exits game after being hit on wrist by pitch
Freddie Freeman exits game after being hit on wrist by pitch

Freddie Freeman exited Wednesday night's game after he was hit on the left wrist by a Hoby Milner fastball.

Bellinger
Bellinger's run-scoring single

Cody Bellinger ropes a single to center field, scoring Corey Seager from third to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning

Some crazy stats from the White Sox-Athletics 14-inning game
Some crazy stats from the White Sox-Athletics 14-inning game

Some crazy stats from the White Sox 12-11 loss to the Athletics in 14 innings on Wednesday in Oakland.

Cubs-Cards try to beat weather again

The Chicago Cubs' win-loss record accounts for a total of 15 games, many of which have been played in conditions manager Joe Maddon doesn't believe were conducive to baseball. The postponement, the third at Wrigley Field since Sunday, came a day after the Cardinals won the pushed-back first

Lowrie
Lowrie's go-ahead two-run homer

Jed Lowrie gives the A's an 11-10 lead in the 8th as he drills a two-run homer over the left-field wall

Migraines send Byron Buxton to disabled list
Migraines send Byron Buxton to disabled list

Twins outfielder Byron Buxton heads to the disabled list due to migraine headaches.

Faria gets 1st win since July, Rays beat Rangers 4-2
Faria gets 1st win since July, Rays beat Rangers 4-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jake Faria won for the first time since last July 25, allowing one run over six innings to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Wednesday.

Yelich makes snazzy grab in return from DL, Brewers top Reds
Yelich makes snazzy grab in return from DL, Brewers top Reds

Milwaukee center fielder Christian Yelich returned from the disabled list and made a snazzy sliding catch on a fly ball that deflected off the glove of left fielder Hernan Perez, and the Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 on Wednesday. Zach Davies allowed three hits over 6 1/3 innings to win for the

Braves' Anibal Sanchez suffers apparent left leg injury

ATLANTA (AP) -- Braves right-hander Anibal Sanchez has suffered an apparent left leg injury while running in the outfield before Atlanta's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Machado
Machado's homer in 9th lifts Tigers over Orioles 6-5

DETROIT (AP) -- Dixon Machado led off the bottom of the ninth with a home run, capping a wild final two innings and lifting the Detroit Tigers over the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 on Wednesday.

Valencia
Valencia's solo home run

Danny Valencia slugs a solo home run to left field, giving the Orioles a 1-0 lead in the top of the 2nd inning

Daily White Sox prospects update: Luis Alexander Basabe homered again and his slugging percentage is ridiculous
Daily White Sox prospects update: Luis Alexander Basabe homered again and his slugging percentage is ridiculous

Here's your daily update on what the White Sox highly touted prospects are doing in the minor leagues.

Drellich: Cora continues to make a great first impression
Drellich: Cora continues to make a great first impression

The success the Red Sox are having -- including their 10-1 beatdown of Shohei Ohtani and the Angels on Tuesday night -- is helping Alex Cora build credibility as a manager.

Padres' Perdomo returns to face Dodgers

The last time Luis Perdomo threw a pitch in anger was opening the third inning at Coors Field in Denver on April 11. A brawl ensued and Perdomo was hit with a five-game suspension. The suspension is over and San Diego Padres manager Andy Green has adjusted his rotation to give Perdomo a shot at denying

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