Indians' Moss' 100th HR Ball held Ransom
Cleveland OF Brandon Moss cranked his 100th career home run on Tuesday night. But to add that memento to his collection, he'll have to meet his teammate's exorbitant demands for high-end technology. The "ransom note"
Dodgers rookie OF Joc Pederson can launch home runs with the best of them.
McClendon goes for broke after ejection
It's not walking off the field with first base, but Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon got a standing O for his theatrics during his ejection Tuesday night.
Tanaka tries to come back ... again
Everyone around baseball, ESPN's Andrew Marchand writes, knows Masahiro Tanaka is headed for Tommy John surgery. Public opinion has already made the diagnosis. Yet, the RHP returns again from the DL. Starts today
Orioles trade OF to Red Sox
Baltimore traded Alejandro De Aza to Boston for cash considerations, according to multiple media reports. De Aza had been designated for assignment by the Orioles last week. He batted .214 with 3 HRs and 7 RBIs in 30 games with Baltimore this season.
Hitters can't touch Chris Archer
Archer is just the second player since 1900 to post consecutive games with 12 K's while not issuing a walk. The other? Dwight Gooden. Incredibly enough, both their teams went just 1-1 in those games.
Dodgers rally past Rockies
Alex Guerrero lifted a 1-2, 2-out pitch for a grand slam in the 9th inning to complete the Dodgers' come-from-behind win vs. the Rockies at Coors.
Rangers rookie Joey Gallo gets a bright orange bath after an impressive MLB debut. Gallo: 3-4, HR, 4 RBI
Justin Morneau not yet ready to return
The Rockies 1B went on the concussion DL in mid-May after suffering a cervical neck sprain and concussion on a diving play. Said manager Walt Weiss: "It's difficult for Justin, given his history [with concussions]. This is a process and [we] have to wait it out."
Archer ties Rays' strikeout record
Chris Archer tied a Rays franchise record with 15 K's in a win at the Angels on Tuesday. According to Elias, Archer became the second pitcher in the modern era (since 1900) to strike out at least 12 without issuing a walk in consecutive starts. The other was Dwight Gooden in 1984.
BBTN's Tuesday Web Gem
Ender Inciarte slid head-first into the wall to make this catch, but can it knock Alex Gordon's leaping catch into the stands off its throne?
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The Bull. #ElToro
Jayson Stark @jaysonst
Those 2 crazy lines: Andrew Cashner on Monday - 4.2-11-6-5-0-12. And Noah Syndergaard on Tuesday - 4-10-7-7-0-10. Baseball is awesome
Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN
Zach Lutz, playing in South Korea, turns 29 today. ... Barry Lyons is 55. ... Carl Everett is 44. ... Bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello is 37.
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
ELIAS: Alex Guerrero is the first player in 19 years to hit a grand slam with his team trailing by three runs and down to its final strike.
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MLB's best run differentials: 1. Cardinals +60, 2. Dodgers +57, 3. Royals +48, 4. Pirates +38.