8/21/2014 | 10-game winning streak ties Nationals record
On their way to tying the Royals for the longest streak in the Majors this season, the Nats have celebrated five walk-offs in their past six games, making them the first club to do so since the 1986 Astros, according to Elias Sports.
8/21/2014 | Wood eager to push past hard-luck losses
Six of the Alex Wood's nine losses this season have come in starts in which he allowed two earned runs or fewer, and Wednesday's no-decision was his second this season when allowing no more than two earned runs.
8/21/2014 | Walk-off magic extends Nats' streak to 10
An error by third baseman Jordan Pacheco in the bottom of the ninth inning helped the Nationals edge the D-backs, 1-0, on Thursday for their 10th victory in a row. It was Washington's fifth walk-off victory in the last six games.
8/21/2014 | Votto says he's eager to get back on field
Joey Votto made clear Thursday that he wished he could be back on the field to help a Reds team that has struggled greatly without him since the All-Star break.
8/21/2014 | Bailey doesn't know when he can resume throwing
Homer Bailey, who went on the disabled list Aug. 16, has yet to resume a throwing program. He recently underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection in an effort to speed his recovery.
8/21/2014 | Past, present A's come together for charity golf event
Ryan Cook could not care less about golf. To the A's reliever, baseball is the only sport that matters. The rest are just for fun. But Cook was happy to spend an off-day on the links, and he jumped at the opportunity to attend Thursday's A's Community Fund Golf Classic, sponsored by Chevron and Grant Thornton LLP.
8/21/2014 | Fastball command helping Ottavino find groove
Adam Ottavino's slider has long been known to make a grown man cry. And with his fastball back to consistently touching 97 mph this month, scouts are now jumping back aboard the right-hander's bandwagon as a future closer.
8/21/2014 | Gamescape: Price as good as it gets in defeat
What happened Thursday afternoon at Tropicana Field might have been a best-case scenario for the Rays and their fans: David Price, their former ace, pitched an incredible game, but Tampa Bay still won.
8/21/2014 | Belt, Sanchez may return before end of season
Giants manager Bruce Bochy did not rule out the possibility of first baseman Brandon Belt and catcher Hector Sanchez playing again before the season ends. Bochy said that program heavy on baseball-related activities must be organized for both players, who are recovering from post-concussion symptoms.
8/21/2014 | Ortiz's numbers belie his age, Boston's standing
With a torrid David Ortiz out of the lineup on Thursday, there's a chance to reflect on what the slugger has done of late, and all season.
8/21/2014 | Angels add infield depth with Beckham
The Angels acquired infielder Gordon Beckham from the White Sox for a player to be named or cash considerations on Thursday. The right-handed-hitting Beckham, expected to join the team in Oakland on Saturday, can fill in at second base, third base and potentially shortstop.
8/21/2014 | Angels turning to LeBlanc with Richards out
Wade LeBlanc was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday to potentially provide some length out of the bullpen over the next couple of games and to start on Monday against the Marlins.
8/21/2014 | Richards out for season with torn knee tendon
Angels ace Garrett Richards will miss the rest of the season after an MRI on Thursday confirmed a torn patellar tendon in his left knee. The injury carries a six- to nine-month recovery period.
8/21/2014 | Earlier than expected, Craig back in action
On Thursday, one day earlier than expected, Allen Craig returned to the Boston lineup. The right-handed hitter, who played just one game after being acquired from St. Louis before going on the disabled list, batted fifth and served as the designated hitter.
8/21/2014 | Cubs place Castro on bereavement list
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was placed on the bereavement list Thursday so he could take care of a personal matter in the Dominican Republic.
8/21/2014 | Struggling Jackson hits DL with right lat strain
Edwin Jackson said he could no longer pitch through the discomfort, and on Thursday, the Cubs pitcher was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain.
8/21/2014 | Like '02 club, Angels can ride bats through October
If the Angels need any proof that they can survive the loss of ace Garrett Richards, they need to look no further than their 2002 squad.
8/21/2014 | Hughes outduels Kluber as Twins end scoreless skid
Phil Hughes came out on the right side of a pitchers' duel with Corey Kluber, and rookie Kennys Vargas powered the offense to lead the Twins to a 4-1 win over the Indians on Thursday afternoon at Target Field.
8/21/2014 | A View From Studio 3: Stop the droughts
This week it's the Orioles, or maybe the Angels. No, scratch that, it's the Nationals. Hold on, stop the music, it's still the A's. Unless it's the Brewers. Ask 10 different people to name the best team in baseball and you'll get 10 different answers.
8/21/2014 | Zimmerman resumes baseball activities
Nationals veteran Ryan Zimmerman returned to baseball-related activities on Thursday afternoon when he threw for the first time since sustaining his injury (Grade 3 right hamstring strain) less than a month ago while in Denver.
8/21/2014 | Easy-going Nationals letting talent take over
Once the pregame preparation is pored over, the Nationals have found a way to relax on the field and not let the pressure of a pennant chase affect them.
8/21/2014 | McCarthy masters Astros in four-hit shutout
Brandon McCarthy enjoyed his most dominant outing to date in pinstripes on Thursday afternoon, whipping a four-hit shutout to lead the Yankees to a 3-0 victory over the Astros, salvaging the finale of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Paired with a Tigers loss, New York pulled back within four games of the second American League Wild Card spot.
8/21/2014 | Gomes exits an inning after being hit in mask
The Indians were not going to take any chances when catcher Yan Gomes began to feel ill after absorbing a deflected pitch off the mask on Thursday afternoon. In the sixth inning of the Tribe's 4-1 loss to the Twins, Gomes exited with concussion-like symptoms, but the catcher's ailment was not technically classified as a concussion. Gomes was evaluated by a doctor on site at Target Field and will continue to be monitored by the Indians overnight.
8/21/2014 | Gardenhire wins one challenge, loses another
Ron Gardenhire won a challenge in the sixth inning of Thursday's game against the Indians to help Minnesota get out of a potential jam, and the Twins manager lost a second challenge an inning later.
8/21/2014 | Why you shouldn't wait to grab a Jeter jersey
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