4/16/2015 | Flores shatters slump with three-run shot vs. Marlins
This is what Wilmer Flores is in the lineup for after all -- his bat. And after an offseason full of questions, trade rumors and doubt -- and after a rough start over which fears were realized and the alarm sounded -- Flores finally showed a glimpse of it.
4/16/2015 | Like his power, excitement for Bryant hard to contain
The Cubs are promoting Kris Bryant -- MLB.com's No. 2 prospect -- on Friday, and he's expected to evolve into the centerpiece of Theo Epstein's assault on baseball's Holy Grail, the 107-year World Series drought.
4/16/2015 | MLB.com-sponsored Malnati tied for lead in Mexico
MLB.com-sponsored golfer Peter Malnati, playing in the Web.com Tour's El Bosque Mexico Championship, shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to tie with Casey Wittenberg for the first-round lead.
4/16/2015 | Altuve documentary screened ahead of Saturday's premiere
Jose Altuve may be only 5-foot-5, but there is nothing small about where he stands in the city where he lives, in the ballpark where he plays and in the clubhouse where he leads. Altuve, as they say, is kind of a big deal around here -- and now, he has a movie to prove it.
4/16/2015 | What type of impact will Bryant make as rookie?
The conjecture, the controversy, the questions -- all of it is water under the proverbial bridge. The Kris Bryant era is ready to begin.
4/16/2015 | Inciarte forces Hale's hand with early hot streak
Ender Inciarte's hot start at the plate has led D-backs manager Chip Hale to rethink his outfield situation and his lineup order early in the season.
4/16/2015 | Cash ejected for first time as a manager
Kevin Cash got ejected for the first time as manager of the Rays in the eighth inning of Thursday night's game against the Blue Jays.
4/16/2015 | Giants series a homecoming for Bay Area-native Hale
The series with the Giants is special for D-backs manager Chip Hale, who grew up in the Bay Area and also spent the past three seasons as bench coach for the A's.
4/16/2015 | The future is now: Bryant to get callup
Kris Bryant, MLB's No. 2 prospect, is expected to be promoted on Friday, and not just because his much discussed service-time hurdle has been cleared. The Cubs need a third baseman, as Mike Olt is out with a fractured wrist.
4/16/2015 | McGehee sidelined for fifth straight game with strained knee
The Giants' expectations of returning Casey McGehee to the starting lineup evaporated during a pregame workout Thursday, when the third baseman didn't respond physically as well as the club had hoped.
4/16/2015 | Longoria day to day after being hit by a pitch
Evan Longoria left Thursday night's game after getting hit by a pitch in the upper leg/hip area
4/16/2015 | Statcast delves deep into pitchers' performance
Ryan Dempster and Dan Plesac were very effective big league pitchers armed with the physical and mental tools to baffle hitters for many seasons. Now, as MLB Network analysts, they're excelling once again in explaining the craft, and the state-of-the-art technology of Statcast is a huge part of their arsenal.
4/16/2015 | Archer, Rays pick up series victory over Blue Jays
Rays starter Chris Archer pitched seven shutout innings and the Tampa Bay offense did the rest in a 4-2 series-clinching victory over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Thursday.
4/16/2015 | Stanton sets Marlins' home run record with first of '15
Giancarlo Stanton now stands alone among the Marlins' all-time home run leaders. In the first inning against the Mets on Thursday at Citi Field, the 25-year-old blasted a two-run shot, which established the organization's record.
4/16/2015 | Deceptive slider key to Lackey's domination
Pitching out of a rotation that has claim to the National League's lowest ERA through the first 12 days of the season, John Lackey can boast of delivering the most dominant performance by a Cardinals starter to date in Thursday's 4-0 victory over the Brewers at Busch Stadium.
4/16/2015 | Mets beat Marlins for 5th straight victory
Another wacky game at Citi Field produced another wild win for the Mets, who parlayed Lucas Duda's three-hit night into a 7-5 win over the Marlins. The victory was the fifth straight for the Mets, marking their longest winning streak since 2013.
4/16/2015 | Reds to reunite '90 World Series team at GABP
The last World Series championship claimed by the Reds 25 years ago will be celebrated next weekend with more than 30 members of the 1990 team scheduled to appear at Great American Ball Park on April 24-25.
4/16/2015 | Prospect Realmuto could see more time behind plate
The Marlins are searching for a spark, and catching prospect J.T. Realmuto might be the answer. The 24-year-old had two hits in Wednesday's 6-2 win in Atlanta, and he was back behind the plate in the series opener on Thursday in New York against the Mets.
4/16/2015 | Wright: 'I'm bored out of my mind'
Ever a creature of habit, Mets third baseman David Wright did everything possible to keep some semblance of his regular routine intact on Thursday, his first full day at Citi Field since straining his right hamstring earlier this week. And still, Wright said: "I'm bored out of my mind."
4/16/2015 | Timing is right for Yadi to get hot
Yadier Molina's 0-for-10 season start seemed like old news by the time the Cardinals sealed a 4-0 win over the Brewers on Thursday.
4/16/2015 | A's Butler set for first appearance as a visitor in Kansas City
Billy Butler on Friday will make his first appearance at Kauffman Stadium since he signed a free-agent deal with the A's during the offseason.
4/16/2015 | Yelich returns to lineup after tight lower back
All it took were a couple of days off in Atlanta for Christian Yelich to get back in the lineup. After missing two games, the 23-year-old left fielder found himself starting in the Marlins' series opener on Thursday against the Mets at Citi Field.
4/16/2015 | Reyes will miss at least three games with left oblique injury
Jose Reyes was forced to leave Thursday night's game against the Rays because of soreness in the vicinity of his left rib cage.
4/16/2015 | Rays sign Arencibia to Minor League contract
J.P. Arencibia, 29, is expected to join Triple-A Durham, where he will likely be used primarily at DH and first base.
4/16/2015 | McGee throws in extended spring training game
Jake McGee continues to make progress. On Thursday the left-hander threw an inning (14 pitches) during an extended spring training game.
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