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MLB Thursday scores, highlights, live team updates, news: Angels' Mike Trout reaches 15 homers

Yahoo MLB - 19 hours 6 min ago

Thursday brought us one of the lighter schedules we'll see, with only 16 of the 30 MLB teams in action. Still, a touch more than half the teams playing is better than nothing, so let's round it up.  Thursday's scores Reds 5, Pirates 4 (box score) Angels 8, Blue Jays 1 (box score) Orioles

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MLB Thursday scores, highlights, live team updates, news: Angels' Mike Trout reaches 15 homers

Yahoo MLB - 19 hours 6 min ago

Thursday brought us one of the lighter schedules we'll see, with only 16 of the 30 MLB teams in action. Still, a touch more than half the teams playing is better than nothing, so let's round it up.  Thursday's scores Reds 5, Pirates 4 (box score) Angels 8, Blue Jays 1 (box score) Orioles

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Dose: The Rays Shake It Up

Yahoo MLB - 19 hours 25 min ago

The A's had Moneyball. The 76ers had The Process. And now the Rays have … well we don't have a name for it yet (somebody get on that). But whatever this unnamed thing is, it's weird … and I like it. But not everyone is enjoying the Rays' grand experiment. Zack Cozart, for one, thinks

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Braves make rotation change for series opener vs. Red Sox

Yahoo MLB - 20 hours 13 min ago

Massachusetts native Sean Newcomb was in line to make a homecoming start for the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park on Friday night. Instead, he will wait until Saturday as manager Brian Snitker has moved Julio Teheran into the Friday start against the Boston Red Sox and he did it for good reason. Newcomb

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5/24/18: MLB.com FastCast

Yahoo MLB - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 23:50

Mike Trout and Alex Bregman both powered their teams to victory while Salvador Perez did everything for the Royals

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Brandon Nimmo delivers exactly what Mets and Mickey Callaway needed in win over Brewers

Yahoo MLB - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 23:09

"The coaches and I had a meeting about just that today again to try and figure out some ways, I think in the past here it's kind of been wait around and the streaks will come," the first-year manager said Thursday afternoon. "We talked about that being a challenge to everybody in the

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Dodgers Are Taking Care Of Business

Yahoo MLB - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 23:00

The Dodgers are where they are because they started 16-26, and then started winning. Six out of their last seven, to be precise. The awful start is over, done with, and in the record books for time and memoriam. But if you have a plan to change history, I'm all ears. Today's Dodgers stand 3 1

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Final Score: Mets 5, Brewers 0—Good things brewing

Yahoo MLB - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 23:00

Following a disappointing series against the Marlins at home, the Mets needed a win to turn things around, and that's just what they got. The Mets defeated the first-place Brewers 5-0 to open up the four-game set at Miller Park. Steven Matz had his best start of the season as he threw six scoreless

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LEADING OFF: Pedroia rejoins Red Sox, Diamondback doldrums

Yahoo MLB - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 23:00

A look at what's happening around the majors today: WELCOME BACK Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is set to be activated by the Red Sox after missing Boston's first 50 games while recovering from knee surgery. Manager Alex Cora says Pedroia will come off the disabled list for a weekend series

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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 24

Yahoo MLB - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 23:00

Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs were too slow for the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 5-4. Rough start for Adbert Alzolay, who took the loss after allowing five runs on nine hits over five innings. Alzolay walked three and struck out three. First baseman Efren Navarro was 2 for 3 with a sac fly. He had two total

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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 5/23/2018: Extra Extra Innings, Read All About It

Yahoo MLB - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 23:00

The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined to go 2-2 with two extra inning games from the top two affiliates. Snake Stars 3 Stars: Reno RHP Troy Scribner 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 5 K, GS 61 2 Stars: Visalia RF Luis Silverio 3 for 5 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R 1 Star: Kane County C Renae Martinez 2 for

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Cardinals notebook: Reyes wraps up dominating rehab stint

Yahoo MLB - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 22:45

PITTSBURGH • Alex Reyes emphatically answered Thursday night in Memphis any questions that somehow might have lingered after his first three starts on the Cardinals' medical rehabilitation program. After making three outings covering 16 scoreless innings in which he struck out 31 hitters in stops

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Real or not? AL Central is the worst division since 1994

Yahoo MLB - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 22:37

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 Follow on Twitter Charlie Morton continued his dream season, improving to 7-0 with a 2.04 ERA as the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 8-2. But let&

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Baseball notebook: Castillo suspended 80 games

Yahoo MLB - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 22:35

Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance. The commissioner's office cited use of EPO. Erythropoietin is a hormone that stimulates the red-blood cell production and often

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Carlos Rodon appears OK after taking line drive off forehead in minor-league rehab start

Yahoo MLB - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 22:35

White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon was removed from a minor league rehab start Thursday after being hit in the forehead by a line drive. Rodon was pitching for Triple-A Charlotte as he works back from offseason shoulder surgery. He fell to the ground, but bounced up quickly after being struck by D'

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Trout, Pujols hit solo HRs as Angels beat Blue Jays

Yahoo MLB - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 22:30

Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each hit solo home runs, Shohei Ohtani doubled twice and the Los Angeles Angels beat the host Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 on Thursday. Nick Tropeano (2-3) pitched a season-high 7 1-3 innings to snap a five-start winless streak.

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Like his father, Cardinals' Pena knows future depends on work behind the plate

Yahoo MLB - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 22:20

PITTSBURGH • Former Cardinals catcher Tony Pena, who played professionally for 22 seasons and then managed and coached after that, is taking a break after 42 consecutive seasons in the game, including five All-Star appearances. “I've kept myself busy,” Pena said by telephone. “He's living the

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MLB wrap: Mike Trout hits 15th HR; Orioles' Dylan Bundy strikes out 14

Yahoo MLB - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 22:12

As the Angels won easily over the Blue Jays 8-1 Thursday, Mike Trout joined the 15-home run club.   Mookie Betts leads MLB with 16, but Trout is right behind him with the likes of Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and J.D. Martinez, all with 15 respectively.  Trout also stole a base, marking the fourth time

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Ortiz: Several late-spring signings aren't working out so well

Yahoo MLB - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 22:00

The talk of collusion has dropped significantly, lowering in volume while the ballplayers who signed in March struggle mightily throughout the major leagues. The Cardinals aren't the only team that should have buyer's remorse over the lemon they purchased at the used-car lot on the eve of opening

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Rockies open long homestand against Reds

Yahoo MLB - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 21:56

The Colorado Rockies on Friday begin a nine-game homestand, their second longest of the season, hoping they can finally gain some momentum at Coors Field and find an offensive groove that has been elusive wherever they play. Jon Gray, who is 4-6 with a 5.34 ERA, will start against the Cincinnati Reds

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