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Alfonso Soriano blasted a three-run homer and a solo shot in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

The longballs were Soriano's 399th and 400th of his career. In 30 games for the Yankees this season, Soriano is already tied for the team lead for right-handed batters with 11 dingers. He's now gone deep 28 times this season, giving him a good shot at a second straight 30-homer campaign.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 10:06:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann could start Saturday at Atlanta.

Zimmermann looked sharp in a three-inning relief appearance Sunday versus the Royals, yielding one run while striking out four. He threw 30 of his 35 pitches for strikes. It was the first appearance since September 10 for the 30-year-old right-hander, who has been battling lat trouble since late June. Saturday's game could very well be a must-win for Detroit.
Sep 26 - 12:53 PM

ESPN's Keith Law reports the Twins have hired Derek Falvey as their new president of baseball operations.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported minutes earlier that an agreement was close. Falvey joined the Indians soon after graduating from Trinity College in 2005 and rose to the position of assistant general manager last October at age 32. He'll bring a youthful, analytics-based flavor to a Minnesota front office that had employed many of the same "old school" baseball men for years. Longtime general manager Terry Ryan was let go in July, in the midst of what has become a 100-loss season. Falvey will likely be allowed to hire his own GM now, though these front-office structures are certainly not uniform.
Sep 26 - 11:40 AM

Nelson Cruz (wrist) expects to play in Monday night's series opener against the Astros.

Cruz was lifted from Sunday's series finale against the Twins in the top of the eighth inning after experiencing soreness in his left wrist, but he said afterward that it's nothing serious. The big slugger homered twice Sunday before exiting and now has 41 home runs and 100 RBI in 149 games for the year. Seattle is still technically alive for an American League Wild Card spot, though that dream could end early this week.
Sep 26 - 11:02 AM

Jon Lester was brilliant in Sunday night's victory over the Cardinals, racking up seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings of shutout baseball.

The veteran southpaw scattered just three hits and a walk on the masterful evening. He has been absolutely outstanding down the stretch and has built up a very strong case for the National League Cy Young Award. Now 19-4 on the season, he'll carry a 2.28 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 191/49 K/BB ration into his final regular season tune-up against the Reds in Cincinnati on Friday.
Sep 25 - 11:28 PM

Jharel Cotton earned his second victory of the season on Sunday, firing seven impressive innings of one-run baseball against the Rangers.

Cotton punched out five on the afternoon and didn't issue a free pass. The only blemish on his day was a solo homer off the bat of Adrian Beltre in the seventh inning. The rookie right-hander has been tremendous in his limited time with the A's, compiling a 1.44 ERA, 0.68 WHIP and 16/3 K/BB ratio over 25 innings. He's worth a look in all formats for his final start of the season on Saturday against the Mariners in Seattle.
Sep 25 - 6:40 PM

Bryce Harper is listed as day-to-day due to soreness in his left thumb.

The Nationals don't believe that his injury is serious, but he'll head for precautionary X-rays on Monday to make sure. Harper sustained his injury during Sunday's game when he slid awkwardly into third base after Jung Ho Kang faked a tag.
Sep 25 - 6:05 PM

Mark Melancon earned his 43rd save of the season Sunday in the Nationals' 10-7 defeat of the Pirates.

A nice bounceback outing from the veteran closer, who blew a save against his former team on Friday night. He worked a 1-2-3 inning Sunday on just 12 pitches, striking out one. Melancon has a 1.76 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 61/12 K/BB ratio in 66 1/3 innings this season, and now 13 saves as a member of the Nationals.
Sep 25 - 5:52 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez struck out a career-high 13 over 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball, netting a no-decision in Sunday's 3-2 extra-innings win over the Rays.

It was a record-setting day for the Red Sox, as Rodriguez combined with the bullpen to strike out 21 Rays batters over the first nine innings. The left-hander lost out on a win when Tampa knotted things up in the eighth inning, but much more important is that E-Rod is hitting his stride as the playoffs near with a 2.03 ERA over his last eight starts. Boston is playing its best baseball of the year, as well, with 11 straight victories. Rodriguez will close out his regular season at home against the Blue Jays.
Sep 25 - 5:22 PM

Edwin Diaz tallied his 17th save Sunday in the Mariners' defeat of the Twins.

Diaz struck out one in a scoreless 1-2-3 ninth to preserve the Mariners' one-run lead. It was a reassuring outing from the hard-throwing 22-year-old right-hander, who blew a save Wednesday when he surrendered a game-tying solo home run to Jose Bautista.
Sep 25 - 5:20 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera finished 2-for-5 with four RBI in the Mets' 17-0 rout of the Phillies on Sunday.

That's not a football score. Jose Reyes also drove in four runs for the Mets in the afternoon outburst at Citi Field, and Curtis Granderson slugged his 30th home run of the season. Cabrera singled in the sixth inning and popped a grand slam off Frank Herrmann in the seventh. The veteran shortstop has been a steadying force for the Mets all season, now with a .281/.336/.482 batting line and 23 homers in 135 games.
Sep 25 - 4:59 PM

Joe Musgrove was excellent on Sunday afternoon in Houston, allowing just one run over seven innings in the Astros' 4-1 victory over the Angels.

The one run he gave up came on an RBI single up the middle by Rafael Ortega in the top of the fourth inning. Musgrove struck out four, didn't walk a batter, and scattered seven hits. The rookie right-hander now holds a 4.06 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 55/16 K/BB ratio over 62 innings this year. He'll finish the regular season with a road start against this same Angels squad.
Sep 25 - 4:48 PM




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