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Ramos rips RBI double, nabs runner in debut

Wilson Ramos was activated off the disabled list and will make his Phillies debut on Wednesday, batting sixth against the Red Sox. To make room on the roster for Ramos, catcher Andrew Knapp was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.MORE

Dee’s HR in 12th sends Mariners to victory

Dee Gordon broke a scoreless tie in the 12th inning with a home run — just his second of the season — to send the Mariners to a victory over the A’s. Both starters were sharp, with Seattle’s Mike Leake dealing eight innings and Oakland’s Brett Anderson nearly matching him with 7 2/3. Mariners closer…MORE

Mallex powers up to rip 2nd HR of season

Mallex Smith went deep in the fourth inning of Wednesday night’s Rays-Yankees contest at Yankee Stadium. Smith’s second home run of the season, a two-run shot, came on the first pitch he saw from Luis Cessa, giving the Rays a 5-1 lead and chasing the Yankees’ starter.MORE

Correa ignites Astros in 1st with 3-run double

The clutch hit delivered by the Astros in the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the Rockies came off the bat of the player who perhaps needed it the most. Carlos Correa, who was off to a 1-for-15 start since being activated from the disabled list after missing six weeks with a sore lower back,…MORE

Cortisone shot pushes back Judge’s timeline

Aaron Judge was sent for a second MRI on his injured right wrist this week, receiving a cortisone injection for pain management, and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman acknowledged on Wednesday that a three-week estimate for the slugger’s return had been overly optimistic.MORE

Sim game ‘last big test’ for Strasburg

Stephen Strasburg threw a simulated game Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium, tossing about 70 pitches in a little more than four innings in what he called the “last big test” in his recovery from the pinched nerve in his neck.MORE

Rizzo leads new-look Cubs lineup past Crew

In his first game back in the cleanup spot, Anthony Rizzo got the Cubs going with a two-run home run in the first inning off Brewers starter Junior Guerra. Rizzo finished with three RBIs, as the Cubs took the finale from the Brewers. Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBIs, while David Bote added…MORE

Jankowski proud of elite base-stealing skills

Travis Jankowski is fast. He’s always been fast. By nature, being fast in Major League Baseball usually leads to high stolen-base totals. It does not — as Jankowski is quick to point out — make you a “base stealer.”MORE

Andujar stays hot with 19th blast of season

Miguel Andujar continued to strengthen his already solid American League Rookie of the Year Award campaign in Wednesday’s game against the Rays. After the Rays took a one-run lead in the top of the second inning, Andujar quickly tied the game at 1 with a home run to left field leading off the bottom half…MORE

Pannone optioned to Triple-A, Mayza recalled

In an effort to get left-hander Thomas Pannone ready for possible duty as a starter, the Blue Jays optioned Pannone to Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday and recalled well-traveled left-hander Tim Mayza.MORE

V-Mart set on retirement at season’s end

Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez has been hinting since Spring Training that this season is probably going to be his last. As the regular season winds down, those hints are growing stronger, to the point Martinez stopped just shy of a formal announcement after the Tigers’ 6-5 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday at…MORE

Torreyes grateful to be back with Yanks

The last two months have been an emotional roller coaster for Ronald Torreyes. But after making it through a stint in the Minors and helping his wife through a health issue at home, the Yankees infielder is excited to be back in pinstripes.MORE

Toussaint, Fried could rejoin 6-man rotation

Touki Toussaint is a little more than a week away from returning to the Majors and Max Fried has recovered sooner than expected, so the Braves will have the option to resume using a six-man rotation next week.MORE

Royals bid adieu to Gore with trade to Cubs

Terrance Gore will be forever remembered in Royals’ lore as the team’s designated pinch-runner, mostly in September and during the team’s playoff runs in 2014 and ’15. Gore never made it back to the 40-man roster this season and was traded on Wednesday to the Cubs for cash considerations.MORE

Paxton goes on DL with left forearm bruise

Mariners left-hander James Paxton was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday after being knocked out of Tuesday’s start in the first inning with a bruised left forearm, courtesy of a line drive off the bat of the A’s Jed Lowrie.MORE

Martin’s illness hitting Alonso especially hard

The news that center fielder Leonys Martin developed a bacterial infection that became life-threatening within the past week was a shock to everyone. It was especially jolting for teammate Yonder Alonso, who considers Martin a close friend.MORE

Altuve takes significant step toward returning

All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve took a significant step towards returning from the disabled list when he fielded grounders and took practice on the field at Minute Maid Park prior to Wednesday’s game against the Rockies.MORE

New England’s Wilkins wins Virtual HR Derby

The New England team competing in the Little League World Series is likely hoping Aiden Wilkins can replicate the power he displayed in the first LLWS Virtual Home Run Derby Tournament presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, as Aikens ran away to a commanding win over Japan’s Yuta Shimizu in the final of four rounds on…MORE

Orioles release Valencia from contract

Five days after designating him for assignment, the Orioles have released Danny Valencia from his contract. The infielder is now a free agent and can sign with any team.MORE

Mets-Phillies will be on Facebook on Thursday

Facebook’s digital-only live stream will continue Thursday, when the Mets take on the rival Phillies in the first leg of a doubleheader at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park. The National League East matchup is one of 25 streaming broadcasts in 2018 as part of MLB’s partnership with Facebook.MORE

Kuhl (forearm strain) to begin throwing program

Right-hander Chad Kuhl hasn’t pitched in a game since June 26, and he has not yet resumed throwing due to a right forearm strain. But the Pirates still hope to see him back on the mound this season.MORE

Given wings, Adames helps Rays soar

Freshly anointed as the Rays’ starting shortstop, Willy Adames responded with a solid performance, driving home the Rays’ second run, then hitting a solo home run in the sixth that put the Rays up, 4-2.MORE

Five hitters who might have deserved better

Were you to look at Jackie Bradley Jr.’s traditional stat line, you’d probably say he’s having a poor year. He’s hitting just .215, with a .300 on-base percentage and a .363 slugging percentage, and every single one of those numbers are below the Major League non-pitcher averages of .252/.323/.417. Put that all together, and it…MORE

Marlins may explore trades during waivers period

As one trade window closes, another opens. Through Aug. 31, Major League clubs can continue to make trades, but only after the player first clears waivers. Wednesday started the revocable waivers trade period. What this means for the Marlins is they can continue to explore trade options even after the non-waiver Trade Deadline passed.MORE

Dodgers decision looming with Turner set to return

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts agonized over sending Alex Verdugo down last week when Yasiel Puig came off the disabled list, so imagine the angst of making room for Justin Turner, who is scheduled to come off the DL on Thursday.MORE

Hamels impresses, records hit in Cubs debut

Cole Hamels gave the Cubs exactly what they wanted on Wednesday night in his Cubs debut, and he even got his first at-bat before he took the mound. The lefty topped off his outing with his first hit since 2016.MORE

Marwin hits 2 of Astros’ 4 HRs to beat Mariners

The Astros clubbed four home runs — including two by second baseman Marwin Gonzalez — and got seven solid innings from lefty Dallas Keuchel to best the Mariners in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale. Nelson Cruz hit his 26th homer of the season, but Wade LeBlanc allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings as Seattle fell…MORE

Marwin hits 2 of Astros’ 4 HRs to beat Mariners

The Astros clubbed four home runs — including two by second baseman Marwin Gonzalez — and got seven solid innings from lefty Dallas Keuchel to best the Mariners in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale. Nelson Cruz hit his 26th homer of the season, but Wade LeBlanc allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings as Seattle fell…MORE

Rockies put faith in Rusin returning to form

After throwing well in a simulated game Wednesday at Busch Stadium, Rockies lefty Chris Rusin will soon begin a Minor League rehab assignment at Triple-A Albuquerque that will double as a test.MORE

A’s sweep Jays to tie for AL Wild Card spot

The A’s finished off a sweep of the Blue Jays behind another game of consistent offense. Jonathan Lucroy knocked in four runs on a three-hit day, tying his season high for RBIs. Franklin Barreto also had a three-hit game, including a solo home run in the eighth. Sean Manaea was charged with just one run…MORE

A’s sweep Jays to tie for AL Wild Card spot

The A’s finished off a sweep of the Blue Jays behind another game of consistent offense. Jonathan Lucroy knocked in four runs on a three-hit day, tying his season high for RBIs. Franklin Barreto also had a three-hit game, including a solo home run in the eighth. Sean Manaea was charged with just one run…MORE

Cueto to undergo Tommy John surgery

The Giants announced Wednesday that right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure at the Kerlin Jobe clinic in Los Angeles.MORE

Cueto to undergo Tommy John surgery

The Giants announced Wednesday that right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure at the Kerlin Jobe clinic in Los Angeles.MORE

Cueto to undergo Tommy John surgery

The Giants announced Wednesday that right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure at the Kerlin Jobe clinic in Los Angeles.MORE

Deadline sets up Preller for busy offseason

Speaking after the Trade Deadline, general manager A.J. Preller seemed to indicated that he views the Padres as active players for the biggest names available. They own the sport’s best farm system, and — although they’re not eager to part with their best young talent — if the right deal (or deals) arise, Preller won’t…MORE

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