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Although he went 0-for-2 in Wednesday's game against the Royals before being pulled, Miguel Cabrera still became MLB's first triple crown winner since Boston's Carl Yastrzemski in 1967, winning the American League's batting, home run and RBI titles.

Cabrera's .330 average bested Mike Trout by four points, while his 44 home runs and 139 RBI lead all of baseball. The triple crown is just the 13th of the modern era (post-1903). Aside from Yaz, other past triple crown winners include Frank Robinson, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig and Ty Cobb. Historic company, to say the least. Although average and RBI have lost some of their luster as statistics over the past decade, it's undeniably a monster achievement. Cabrera and Trout figure to be neck-and-neck in MVP balloting.
Wed, Oct 3, 2012 10:05:00 PM

Dustin Pedroia (knee, ankle) is considered day-to-day after being examined Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Good news for the Red Sox. Pedroia was spiked in the leg by Orioles third baseman Manny Machado on Friday and came down with soreness in his left knee and ankle, but it doesn't sound like he'll be sidelined much longer.
Apr 24 - 3:22 PM

Pablo Sandoval (knee) will undergo an MRI on Monday.

Sandoval exited Sunday's game against the Orioles with what was termed as a right knee sprain. He was initially called day-to-day, but there should be more clarity on his status soon.
Apr 24 - 3:19 PM

David Price (elbow) threw 45 pitches in a bullpen session on Monday.

Price got up and down three times to simulate breaks between innings. The veteran southpaw was recently slowed down a bit due to some soreness in his elbow, but appears to be past it now. Facing hitters should be the next step, but more should be known on Tuesday.
Apr 24 - 3:08 PM

Seth Smith (hamstring) has returned to the Orioles' lineup for Monday's game against the Rays.

Smith hasn't played since last Tuesday due to a right hamstring strain. He'll bat leadoff in his return Monday against Rays ace Chris Archer.
Apr 24 - 2:54 PM

Aaron Nola (back) is only expected to miss 1-2 starts.

Nola felt some soreness in his lower back during his most recent start Thursday against the Mets and it lingered during a side session Sunday, so the Phillies don't want to take any chances. He could return as soon as next Monday. Ty Kelly is expected to take his place on the active roster, but Nick Pivetta will likely take his spot in the rotation on Wednesday.
Apr 24 - 1:36 PM

Angels acquired RHP David Hernandez from the Braves for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The Angels are missing Cam Bedrosian, Huston Street, Andrew Bailey, and Mike Morin to injury at the moment, so Hernandez will provide an experienced arm for the bullpen. The 31-year-old had a 1.12 ERA and 9/2 K/BB ratio over eight innings with the Braves' Triple-A affiliate. He could join the major league roster soon.
Apr 24 - 1:22 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said after Sunday's game that Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) told him he'll be ready for Tuesday.

Cespedes sat out the entire weekend series against the Nationals due to a sore left hamstring, but he was available as a pinch-hitter for Sunday's game and was in the on-deck circle before the final out. It's not a sure thing he'll be ready for Tuesday, as the Mets will have him go through a pre-game workout before making a final decision. Still, he's sorely missed at the moment, as the Mets have dropped eight out of their last nine.
Apr 24 - 8:36 AM

Daniel Murphy belted a grand slam in the first inning on Sunday, powering the Nationals to a 6-3 victory over the Mets and a three-game sweep of the weekend series.

A hit-batsmen, an infield single and a sharp single loaded the bases in the first inning and Murphy unloaded them by taking Zack Wheeler over the wall in right-center on a 1-0 pitch. It was his only hit in four at-bats on Sunday but proved to be the difference. He's now hitting .324/.359/.541 with three homers and 14 RBI on the season.
Apr 23 - 10:55 PM

Max Scherzer earned his third victory of the season on Sunday night, limiting the Mets to three runs on five hits over his eight frames.

The reigning National League Cy Young award winner racked up nine strikeouts on the night while walking only one. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Michael Conforto swatting a leadoff homer and Neil Walker adding a two-run blast in the third. He was in complete command after that though and retired the final 16 hitters he faced. Scherzer now sports a fantastic 1.98 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 33/8 K/BB ratio across 27 1/3 innings. He'll do battle against the Mets again his next time out at home on Friday.
Apr 23 - 10:55 PM

Shelby Miller (forearm) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday.

The right-hander was lifted from Sunday's start in the fifth inning after experiencing tightness in his forearm. He admitted after the ballgame that it's the first time he's ever had an issue like this with his pitching arm and manager Torey Louvullo admitted that the team is very concerned. Expect an update on his status after the D'Backs get the results of that exam on Monday.
Apr 23 - 9:16 PM

Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, five RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 11-1 win over the A's.

Monster showing from Cruz in this one. He started off his RBI binge in modest enough fashion, driving home a run via a bases-loaded walk in the third inning. He opted to forego the modesty a few innings later, slugging a three-run home run in the seventh to boost the Mariners to a 9-1 advantage. Just for good measure, he tacked on an RBI double in the ninth. The veteran slugger has yet to go on a power tear, but that could be coming soon. Cruz has picked up hits in eight of his last 10 games, with all three of his home runs coming in that space. He has crushed at least 40 in each of the last three seasons.
Apr 23 - 8:25 PM




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