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Rockies rout Dodgers 16-2, take 2 of 3 in series (Yahoo Sports)

Colorado Rockies' Justin Morneau (33) is congratulated at the plate by Josh Rutledge (14), and Charlie Blackmon (19) after hitting a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Carlos Frias during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Justin Morneau tied a season high with six RBIs, including five as part of an eight-run first inning against spot starter Carlos Frias, and the Colorado Rockies routed the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 16-2 on Wednesday. Morneau hit a three-run homer and a two-run single in the opening frame as the last-place Rockies chased Frias (0-1) after just two outs. Morneau and Carlos Gonzalez are the only Rockies players to drive in five runs in an inning. Charlie Blackmon went 5 for 5 with a solo homer as the Rockies took two of three from the Dodgers.


Posted on 17 September 2014 @ 10:44 pm

Rookie CF Rusney Castillo to debut for Red Sox (Yahoo Sports)

Boston Red Sox center fielder Rusney Castillo, center, heads to the outfield during batting practice before the baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Castillo is expected to make his Major League debut in the game. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Rusney Castillo’s long journey to the major leagues is over. The Boston Red Sox rookie outfielder will make his debut on Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 27-year-old Castillo will play center field and bat seventh, ending a three-week sprint through Boston’s minor league system for the former Cuban star. Castillo insists he feels no pressure to produce the kind of immediate impact in the majors provided by fellow countrymen like Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig and Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu.


Posted on 17 September 2014 @ 10:11 pm

Injured Marlins star Stanton finished for season (Yahoo Sports)

In this photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton falls after he was hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee. Stanton sustained multiple facial fractures, dental damage and cuts that needed stitches after being hit in the face by a fastball from Milwaukee's starting pitcher Mike Fiers. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Injured Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won’t play again in the majors this season because of last week’s beaning. Stanton was hit in the face by a fastball from Milwaukee’s Mike Fiers last Thursday. Stanton sustained facial fractures, dental damages, cuts that required stitches and two black eyes. Marlins president of baseball operations Mike Hill said Stanton also had concussion symptoms but has been given neurological clearance.


Posted on 17 September 2014 @ 10:08 pm

Toronto RHP Stroman suspended 6 games, will appeal (Yahoo Sports)

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman is appealing his six-game suspension that Major League Baseball imposed for throwing at the head of a Baltimore hitter. MLB penalized Stroman on Wednesday and also fined the 23-year-old rookie an undisclosed amount. The suspension had been set to start on Wednesday night when the Blue Jays played at Baltimore. Because Stroman is appealing, no penalty will take effect until there is a resolution.


Posted on 17 September 2014 @ 9:22 pm

Nationals give Treinen start against Braves (Yahoo Sports)

ATLANTA (AP) — One day after clinching the NL East title, the Washington Nationals have given right-hander Blake Treinen a fill-in start against the Atlanta Braves.

Posted on 17 September 2014 @ 8:44 pm

Barry Bonds appeal heads back to court (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this March 10, 2014, file photo, former San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds chats to the dugout during a spring training baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bonds gets another attempt to overturn his obstruction of justice conviction when an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in his case Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments Thursday on whether baseball’s career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out. Circuit Court of Appeals will convene an 11-judge panel in San Francisco to decide whether Bonds’ rambling response to a question about injectable substances was ”corruptly” an attempt to ”obstruct, influence or impede the grand jury proceeding … by knowingly giving material testimony that was intentionally evasive, false or misleading.” ”If I was Bonds’ lawyers, at this moment I would be really feeling pretty good that they’ve got a real shot of reversing the conviction,” said William B. Gould IV, a professor emeritus at Stanford Law School. Bonds was indicted in 2007, and four years later a jury deadlocked on three counts charging him with making false statements when he denied receiving steroids and human growth hormone from trainer Greg Anderson and denied receiving injections from Anderson or his associates.


Posted on 17 September 2014 @ 6:18 pm

Dodgers owners reach deal to buy Triple-A team (Yahoo Sports)

The owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers have reached an agreement to buy a stake in the Oklahoma City RedHawks, and the team will change its Triple-A affiliation to Oklahoma City next year. The deal marks the end of the Dodgers’ minor league presence in Albuquerque after 44 years. The Dodgers will continue to play in the Pacific Coast League while moving to its American Northern Division and playing at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The agreement announced Wednesday is part of a partnership in which Peter Guber will be executive chairman and managing director of the RedHawks, and partners Paul Schaeffer and Larry Freedman will manage the company’s operations.

Posted on 17 September 2014 @ 5:50 pm



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