7/6/2015 | Shields makes impressive start on the road
James Shields allowed one unearned run on two hits over seven innings, getting 12 ground-ball outs, though he was gone by the time the Pirates edged the Padres, 2-1, in the bottom of the ninth inning for a victory at PNC Park.
7/6/2015 | Birthday bash: Tucker celebrates with 4 hits
Astros outfielder Preston Tucker celebrated his 25th birthday in style Monday night, setting a career high with four hits and finishing a triple shy of the cycle to pace a 16-hit attack in a 9-4 win over the Indians at Progressive Field.
7/6/2015 | Bochy agonized over final NL All-Star spots
It's not easy filling out the roster of an All-Star team, Bruce Bochy said after the reserves and pitchers for his National League squad were announced Monday.
7/6/2015 | Alvarez bests father-in-law Murphy with walk-off
Pedro Alvarez, who is Padres interim manager Pat Murphy's son-in-law, dealt the decisive blow in the Pirates' 2-1 walk-off win over the Padres.
7/6/2015 | Braves, Brewers concerned for injured fan
After the Braves completed a 5-3 win over the Brewers at Miller Park on Monday night, both teams expressed concern about an unidentified female fan who was struck in the face by Eury Perez's foul ball in the top of the ninth inning.
7/6/2015 | Jewett steps in while McClendon is away
Lloyd McClendon missed just his third game in two years as the Mariners' manager on Monday as he was away to attend funeral services in Indiana for his sister, Angela Price, who died Wednesday from health complications.
7/6/2015 | D-backs execs to make goodwill visit to Japan
The D-backs' front office will continue to pile up the frequent flier miles as a contingent of executives will travel to Japan as part of a one-week goodwill trip from Aug. 14-20.
7/6/2015 | Final Vote candidates boast impressive stats
With the starters for the 2015 All-Star Game announced on Sunday, and the pitchers and reserves on Monday, there are still two spots up for grabs.
7/6/2015 | Pence looks great in BP, nearing return
Giants right fielder Hunter Pence, who has been on the disabled list retroactive to June 3 with left wrist tendinitis, was scheduled to meet with team doctors Monday to determine if he will be able to return to the lineup later in the week, manager Bruce Bochy said.
7/6/2015 | Keuchel gets plenty of support in 11th win
The Astros put their foot on the gas in the first inning and didn't let up, collecting 16 hits, including 10 against Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, for a 9-4 series-opening victory at Progressive Field on Monday night.
7/6/2015 | DraftKings picks: Rockies could rock Heaney
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7/6/2015 | Suarez's homer gives Reds final word in D.C.
Eugenio Suarez's third home run of the season, a high fly ball down the left-field line in the eighth inning that just kept carrying, was all that separated the Reds and Nationals on Monday in Cincinnati's 3-2 series-opening win at Nationals Park.
7/6/2015 | Flies and whiffs: Scherzer's unique dominance
Max Scherzer is well on his way to winning the Cy Young, but it's exactly how he's doing it that's so unique. With a high-spinning fastball, Scherzer's combination of whiffs and fly balls is rarely seen.
7/6/2015 | Sale fans 6 in complete-game win over Jays
The White Sox rallied for three unearned runs against Mark Buehrle in the eighth inning, claiming a 4-2 victory Monday night in the series opener with the Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field.. Chris Sale didn't reach double-digits in strikeouts, but he did pitch his first complete game of 2015.
7/6/2015 | Key things to watch for in today's games
The baseball gods will be working overtime Tuesday, with a slate of 16 games on the books -- including one doubleheader -- starting early in the afternoon and ending late in the evening.
7/6/2015 | Newcomers highlight star-studded ASG
Here's to you, A.J. Burnett. Talk about your basic sweet going-away present. Pretty cool, huh? That Burnett's first All-Star selection comes in his 17th season at the age of 38 might just make the honor even more meaningful. Burnett isn't alone, though, as the 2015 All-Star Game, which included 28 first-timers, will have players with stories to tell.
7/6/2015 | Iglesias, J.D. Martinez, Price join Miggy as All-Stars
Jose Iglesias, J.D. Martinez and David Price on Monday joined Miguel Cabrera as the Tigers' contingent headed to next week's All-Star Game in Cincinnati. All three were selected by the player vote. Cabrera, who will not play due to injury, was voted by the fans to be the starting first baseman.
7/6/2015 | Yost stacks AL roster with elite talent, versatility
Royals manager Ned Yost, who will be the American League's manager at next Tuesday's All-Star Game, said he had been sleeping really well until the last three or four days. And not so coincidentally, that's the time period when Yost started to make some tough decisions regarding this year's team.
7/6/2015 | At long last, a hit for Lester
Jon Lester recorded his first Major League hit with an infield single off John Lackey in the second inning on Monday night to end a career hitless streak that began in 2006.
7/6/2015 | Yadi, Wacha, Rosenthal added to ASG squad
Trevor Rosenthal and Michael Wacha will be joining Yadier Molina in Cincinnati next week after all three were named to the National League All-Star roster on Monday.
7/6/2015 | No tendon damage as Souza feels better
Steven Souza Jr. felt better on Monday, but the Rays slugger's status is in a holding pattern regarding whether he will be placed on the disabled list.
7/6/2015 | Felix earns Mariners-record 6th All-Star nod
Felix Hernandez earned his sixth All-Star bid on Monday, surpassing Randy Johnson for the most invitations for any pitcher in Mariners history. Nelson Cruz was voted in as the starting designated hitter.
7/6/2015 | Cespedes comes out swinging in Final Vote
Yoenis Cespedes slugged his way to two Home Run Derby titles in his career. He's going to need some help from fans in the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote if he's going to take his swings at a third next week.
7/6/2015 | Potential All-Star replacements at the ready
If we know anything about the All-Star rosters, it's that they are fungible properties basically up until the day of the Midsummer Classic itself. Things happen. Guys get hurt. Guys pitch on Sunday and pull themselves out of availability. Guys get stuck on a layover at O'Hare and can't make it to Cincinnati.
7/6/2015 | Span, Escobar exit with injuries against Reds
The Nationals continue to be hit by the injury bug. Center fielder Denard Span and shortstop Yunel Escobar left Monday's 3-2 loss to the Reds because of back spasms and left hamstring tightness, respectively. Both players are listed as day to day.
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