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Los Angeles Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday due to hip soreness. Kershaw is expected to start Friday in the Freeway Series opener against the Los Angeles Angels, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said during batting practice. Mike Bolsinger (5-3) stepped in for the start against the A’s.
Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 12:51 am
Troy Tulowitzki said he felt ”blindsided” to learn he had been traded to Toronto after 10 seasons with the Colorado Rockies. ”I’m still shocked,” Tulowitzki said Wednesday, a day after he was dealt to the Blue Jays. Starting in the leadoff spot for the first time in his career, Tulowitzki connected for a two-run home run off Philadelphia’s Jerome Williams in the third inning.
Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 12:43 am
A day after making a wild throw from the outfield, Hunter Pence certainly wasn’t surprised to see the Milwaukee Brewers try to test his arm again. This time the San Francisco Giants outfielder made the Brewers pay with one of the two sparkling defensive plays he made. Pence also came up big at the plate, proving why keeping him healthy and in the lineup is so critical to San Francisco’s push for the postseason.
Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 12:18 am
Welington Castillo was ready to speak about his big day for Arizona only to pause when something on the television caught his attention. Tough to fault Castillo for wanting to stop watch highlights of his two home runs, especially when they came against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez. Castillo hit a pair of home runs off Hernandez, including a two-run shot in the first inning sending Arizona to an 8-2 win over the Mariners on Wednesday a fifth straight win for the Diamondbacks.
Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 11:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout was out of the lineup for a second straight game on Wednesday against the Houston Astros with an injured left wrist.
Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 10:54 pm
Jon Lester said he wasn’t counting his K’s, but he sure dominated like a big-time, big-money starter. Lester (6-8) struck out 14, one shy of his career high and the most for a Cubs pitcher in more than a decade, leading Chicago over the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Wednesday. Cubs manager Joe Maddon saluted Lester’s most impressive outing since he signed a six-year, $155 million free agent deal with Chicago in the offseason.
Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 10:43 pm
The Pittsburgh Pirates have the best record in the majors since mid-May. Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and turned an RBI single into race around the bases while Minnesota made two errors in a five-run sixth inning, helping Francisco Liriano and the Pirates beat the Twins 10-4 Wednesday for a two-game sweep. After losing five of their first six games out of the All-Star break, the Pirates have won five of their last six games to tighten their grip on the NL’s first wild-card spot.
Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 10:27 pm