Berger brings social media science to Fan Cave U - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Jonah Berger was raised an O's fan, cheering for Cal Ripken Jr. through his Iron Man streak, from old Memorial Stadium through later days at Camden Yards. That was long before "Contagious" became a New York Times bestseller for Berger, now an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, a "viral guru" who advises companies and baseball fans alike "why things catch on."
Gomes caps long day with dramatic walk-off homer - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Jonny Gomes capped a long day and night of baseball at Fenway Park by smashing a towering two-run walk-off home run over the Green Monster to give the Red Sox a 3-1 victory over the Rays, completing a sweep in Tuesday's day-night doubleheader.
Price feels better after throwing bullpen session - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Three days after reporting soreness during a bullpen session, David Price threw another one on Tuesday and this one went much better, according to manager Joe Maddon.
Impressive Rogers helps Jays pick up seventh in a row - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Esmil Rogers took a no-hitter into the sixth inning as the Blue Jays extended their winning streak to seven games with an 8-3 victory over the Rockies on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.
A's roll in Texas behind dealing Parker - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Jarrod Parker fired seven stellar innings, holding the Rangers hitless after the third, while Brandon Moss and John Jaso went deep to lead the A's over the Rangers, 6-2, on Tuesday in Texas.
Injured Braun visits hand specialist - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun was in Phoenix on Tuesday to see Dr. Don Sheridan, the hand specialist who has worked on a number of players over the years including second baseman Rickie Weeks.
Moran's polished game put on national display - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
It doesn't seem fair that someone as good as Colin Moran could also be lucky. But on Tuesday afternoon in an elimination game at the College World Series, Moran was blessed with good fortune to go along with his prodigious skill at the plate.
Putz getting ready to start rehab assignment - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
D-backs reliever J.J. Putz left the team to join Triple-A Reno on Tuesday to begin an injury rehabilitation assignment. Putz, who has been on the disabled list with a strained elbow since May 8, is scheduled to pitch for Reno on Thursday and Saturday.
Early runs help Morton, Bucs finally top Latos - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Pirates manger Clint Hurdle had a feeling Reds starter Mat Latos was due for a loss. A dominant performance from Charlie Morton and a big first inning from the Pirates' offense turned Hurdle's feeling into reality, as Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati, 4-0, on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park.
Stanton's 100th homer puts him in rare company - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Giancarlo Stanton joined Bob Horner and Eddie Mathews as the only players in MLB history to make their big league debuts before their 21st birthdays and then hit at least 100 homers in their first 400 games.
Venable atones for missed chances with amazing grab - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
As the Padres and the Giants headed to the 12th inning Monday night, Will Venable was angry about going 1-for-7 with two strikeouts and stranding eight runners on base. He had even failed to get two bunts down as well.
Walker questions intent of Chapman's chin music - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
In the ninth inning of Monday's 4-1 loss to the Reds, Neil Walker led off against Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman. With the count even at two balls and two strikes, Chapman buzzed a 100-mph fastball right past the chin of Walker, who barely evaded it and fell to his back.
Boras arrives in Houston hoping to close Appel deal - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Scott Boras, who represents No. 1 overall Draft pick Mark Appel, arrived in Houston on Tuesday afternoon and was scheduled to meet with Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow later in the evening in an effort to wrap up negotiations.
Seeking A's, San Jose officials sue MLB - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
In an apparent attempt to pressure Major League Baseball to vote on allowing the Oakland A's to relocate, San Jose city officials filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging baseball's antitrust exemption.
Shark sharp as early blasts help overpower Cards - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Jeff Samardzija allowed two runs in 8 1/3 innings, and four first-inning runs helped sink the Cardinals in a 4-2 win on Tuesday. Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ransom hit back-to-back homers.
Mets strike late to help strong Wheeler win debut - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Like a wise veteran, Mets starter Zack Wheeler cleaned up his own mess on multiple occasions to turn in six shutout innings in his Major League debut, but it was batterymate Anthony Recker who helped spark the rest of the New York offense in securing the top pitching prospect's first big league win, a 6-1 victory over the Braves to complete a doubleheader sweep Tuesday.
Hardy, Jones homer as O's win first over Verlander - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Buoyed by a solid start from lefty Zach Britton -- who was recalled from Triple-A prior to the game-and some dazzling defense, the O's scored five runs off Justin Verlander en route to a 5-2 series-evening victory in front of 34,796 at Comerica Park.
Nats-Phils rivalry quiet now, but could erupt - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
The rivalry between the Nationals and Phillies is newly minted. As a result, it's not as entrenched as some of the more storied contentious relationships in baseball such as Yankees-Red Sox. Dodgers-Giants. Cardinals-Cubs. Expect that to change.
Mattingly has place in his heart for Bronx memories - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
As he leads his struggling Dodgers, Don Mattingly looks back to the lessons learned across 161st Street, when his job was to play a stellar first base and hit big home runs for The Boss' headline-grabbing team.
Indians' bats come alive late to knock off KC - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez didn't make it through the sixth inning, but the Indians' bats came alive late with a three-run eighth that produced a 4-3 comeback win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Progressive Field.
Masterful Lee leads Phillies past Nationals - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Five days after he declined to say he wanted to remain in Philadelphia if the Phillies did not turn around their season, Lee pitched splendidly in a 4-2 victory over the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park, improving the Phillies to 35-37.
Puig has potential to become Cuba's finest - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
At the risk of jumping the starter's gun, Yasiel Puig has the tools to become the greatest Major Leaguer his homeland, Cuba, has produced. As he alighted in Yankee Stadium on Tuesday for a postponed game that will be made up in a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday, Puig is in the middle of a start with few precedents in the game's history.
Yanks-Dodgers rained out; twin bill Wednesday - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Don Mattingly will have to wait one more day to make his managerial debut in the new Yankee Stadium. The Yankees' game against the Dodgers on Tuesday has been postponed. The teams will play a day-night split-admission doubleheader on Wednesday.
Inflammation in wrist lands Teixeira on DL - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Mark Teixeira decided to take some swings off a tee before Saturday's game, but after two at-bats, he removed himself from the lineup. An MRI revealed inflammation in his right wrist, and the Yankees placed their first baseman on the disabled list on Tuesday.
Youkilis to miss at least 10 weeks after surgery - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Kevin Youkilis has been scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back and is not expected to return to the lineup for a minimum of 10 to 12 weeks, general manager Brian Cashman said on Tuesday.
Sox wait out rain to beat Rays in twin bill opener - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Alfredo Aceves fired five strong innings while leading the Sox to a 5-1 victory over the Rays in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader.
Myers notches first big league hit in nightcap - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
After going 0-for-4 in his Major League debut, Wil Myers notched a second-inning single during the nightcap of the Rays' doubleheader vs. the Red Sox on Tuesday at Fenway Park.
Neck strain lands Buchholz on 15-day disabled list - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Red Sox ace Clay Buchholz, who is unbeaten in 12 starts, was placed on the disabled list Tuesday night because of a neck strain.
Myers' prospects not dampened by soggy debut - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
It was a nondescript, not to mention damp, Major League debut for Wil Myers, the No. 1 prospect of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Harvey flirts with no-no, fans career-high 13 - Tue, 18 Jun 2013
With Zack Wheeler set to make his debut in the nightcap, Matt Harvey responded with one of the better performances of his already-sublime young career in Game 1, holding the Braves to one hit over the first seven innings of a 4-3 Mets win, before things grew hairy for him in the eighth on Tuesday.