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Taylor Teagarden blasted a 13th-inning walkoff homer on Saturday, leading the Orioles to an 8-6 victory over the Tigers.

It was Teagarden's first game since coming off the 60-day DL, and he made an immediate impact. The unlikeliest of heroes, Teagarden hit just .250 with no homers and three RBI over 24 minor league at-bats to begin the year. He'll serve as the Orioles' primary backup catcher behind Matt Wieters.
Sat, Jul 14, 2012 09:13:00 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced Tuesday that Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Nationals.

Rich Hill will start Game 2 and Kenta Maeda will take Game 3. Rookie left-hander Julio Urias is a possibility for Game 4. Kershaw has registered a tremendous 0.86 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 21 innings (four starts) since returning from a herniated disc on September 9. He went seven scoreless innings against the Rockies in his latest turn.
Sep 27 - 8:17 PM

Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is only expected to miss 2-3 days.

Nunez was sent for an MRI on Monday after injuring his right hamstring on a slide in Sunday's series finale against the Padres. The exam apparently showed nothing serious. Conor Gillaspie is starting at third base for the Giants on Tuesday night against Colorado.
Sep 27 - 7:59 PM

Johnny Cueto (groin) has been cleared to start Thursday at home against the Rockies.

Cueto suffered a mild groin strain in his September 20 start at Dodger Stadium, but he made it through a bullpen session Tuesday without issue and was given the go-ahead to pitch Thursday by San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy. It could be a very important game for the Wild Card-hunting Giants.
Sep 27 - 7:58 PM

Tyson Ross could need surgery to repair his injured right shoulder.

Ross was limited to just one start in 2016 -- back on April 4 -- due to ongoing shoulder discomfort. He's undergone multiple tests and received several different medical opinions, but nothing has worked. This has become a nightmare for the 29-year-old right-hander, who is eligible for salary arbitration for the final time leading into 2017. He had a 3.07 ERA and 526 strikeouts in 516 2/3 innings between 2013-2015.
Sep 27 - 7:53 PM

Albert Pujols is out Tuesday against the Athletics due to renewed foot discomfort.

And his status for the Angels' final five games is to-be-determined, per Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. Pujols has battled plantar fasciitis since his peak years with the Cardinals and it will flare up on him from time to time. Mike Trout is at DH and C.J. Cron is at first base on Tuesday night versus A's right-hander Daniel Mengden.
Sep 27 - 7:48 PM

Rich Hill (blister) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.

Hill was skipped from his scheduled Sunday start against the Rockies due to lingering concerns about the blister on his left hand, but he is on track to start Friday's series opener against the Giants and the veteran southpaw should be in the Dodgers' rotation for the NLDS. The decision to skip him was more of a precautionary move. Hill, 36, owns a brilliant 2.05 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 125/32 K/BB ratio in 105 1/3 innings this season between Oakland and Los Angeles.
Sep 27 - 7:41 PM

Ryan Braun is out Tuesday with a sore wrist.

But the veteran outfielder is expected to return to action Wednesday, so it's obviously not too serious. Michael Reed will start in left field and bat eighth Tuesday versus Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin.
Sep 27 - 6:36 PM

A.J. Cole has been suspended five games by Major League Baseball for throwing at Jung Ho Kang on Sunday.

Cole was retaliating for Kang's fake tag on Bryce Harper in the top of the third inning, which led to Harper dropping into an awkward slide and suffering a left thumb injury. Cole was also fined for the attempted beanball -- it actually sailed behind Kang. He is appealing the five-game suspension and will remain active until that appeal is heard. The suspension might have to be served in 2017.
Sep 27 - 5:49 PM

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo confirmed Tuesday that Stephen Strasburg (elbow) is unlikely to pitch in the NLDS.

Strasburg has resumed playing catch following an extended shutdown period, but the ace right-hander is simply running out of time as he attempts to rehab a flexor mass strain. If the Nationals advance to the NLCS, they can reevaluate his status. Strasburg would be a nice weapon in long relief if he's feeling up to it.
Sep 27 - 5:22 PM

Matt Holliday (thumb) is doubtful to return to the Cardinals' active roster this year.

Holliday was aiming to take live batting practice over the weekend, but it didn't happen. The veteran outfielder is apparently still dealing with some discomfort and strength issues surrounding his surgically-repaired right thumb. St. Louis has an interesting decision to make this winter with Holliday holding a $17 million club option for 2017. He posted a career-low .768 OPS with 19 homers and 60 RBI in 107 games this season and will turn 37 years old in January.
Sep 27 - 5:19 PM

Ryan Braun is getting the night off Tuesday.

Michael Reed will start in left field and bat eighth versus Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin. This appears to be a routine day of rest for Braun, who's slashing .307/.368/.544 with 30 home runs and 90 RBI in 132 games this season. He also has 16 stolen bases and 78 runs scored.
Sep 27 - 5:13 PM




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