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The Ivy is his laboratory.
The Ivy is his laboratory.
Carlos Beltrán on the cancellation of the games in Puerto Rico: "This is something that will affect Puerto Rico. People were really looking forward to the series and to have the opportunity to attend Major League Baseball games in Puerto Rico. We all know that Puerto Rico is going through a very difficult time and this is basically just another low blow for the island. I don't what is the rate of people infected with the virus in Puerto Rico, compared with Florida, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and other places where the Zika virus has been found. But at the end of the day, MLB and the people who have made this decision must have their reasons."
Joe Girardi said CC Sabathia's groin pull, in his left (push off) leg, was diagnosed as a Grade 1, which normally means at least a three-week absence. "I think you would feel pretty fortunate if you could get him then," Girardi said. Ivan Nova will take over Sabathia's rotation spot beginning Monday night against the KC Royals.
The Mariners are in Houston for four-game series. They travel to state of Texas each month of season. Why does MLB always make Seattle and Oakland fly six separate trips there? They can't combine any?
Red Sox at Yankees (RH Pineda): Mookie Betts RF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Xander Bogaerts SS, David Ortiz DH, Hanley Ramirez 1B, Travis Shaw 3B, Brock Holt LF, Jackie Bradley Jr. CF, Christian Vazquez C. Rick Porcello (5-0, 2.76).
After completing seven innings on Friday John Lackey now has 24 starts of seven or more since the start of last season. Only Clayton Kershaw has more over that time frame.
Cardinals: 41 HR, 3rd-most in the majors, behind only the Rockies and Mets (42)...Noah Syndergaard (NYM): has allowed 7 ER in last 2 starts
Chris Carter (MIL): 5 HR in May, 2 more than any other player this Giancarlo Stanton (MIA): .400 BA (14-35), 6 HR, 12 RBI last 10 games
Mike Trout (LAA): 4 straight multi-RBI-games, longest streak in his career..Cubs: own best record (21-6) and run differential (+96) in MLB
Jordan Zimmermann (DET): 5-0, 0.55 ERA (2/33) in 5 starts this season..Robinson Cano (SEA): MLB-leading 30 RBI
Royals: lost 7 of last 9 games after starting season 12-6...Mark Trumbo (BAL): has reached base safely in 19 consecutive games
Red Sox (Porcello) at Yankees (Pineda) 7:05 ET Yankees: lost 7 of 8 overall (.211 BA over span) Rick Porcello: 13.1 consecutive scoreless IP
Assuming Sean O'Sullivan simply slots into Henry Owens' spot in Red Sox rotation, he would start Tuesday night vs. Oakland at Fenway. Rick Porcello (vs. Michael Pineda), David Price (vs. Nathan Eovaldi) and Steven Wright (vs. Luis Severino) in NY vs. Yankees, then Clay Buchholz in opener vs. A's.
THIS JUST IN: Due to concerns about Zika virus, Pirates-Marlins series in Puerto Rico has been relocated to Miami's Marlins Park.
Todd Helton got a horse. Derek Jeter was feted everywhere. Chipper Jones still uses the grill he got from the Brewers. Now it's Red Sox DH David Ortiz's turn to experience the love. Going, going, gone
MLB hace oficial el secreto a voces: cancelados los partidos en el Estadio Hiram Bithorn en Puerto Rico
Welcome to playing the 2016 Cubs, Max Scherzer. He's supposed to be a Cy Young contender, but the Cubs have blasted four home runs off him. His longball problems go back to last August. In 19 starts since Aug. 4, Scherzer has an ERA over 4 and has allowed 23 home runs.
Cubs' run differential stands at +101 for the season.
Ben Zobrist just launched his second HR of the game and 4th in 3 days. It's his 6th multi homer game. The Cubs have hit 4 HR's off of Max Scherzer tying a career high for the pitcher. They lead the Nats big in the 5th.
Tonight's Yankees lineup vs. Red Sox and rhp Rick Porcello: Ellsbury 8, Gardner 7, Teixeira 3, McCann 2, Beltran DH, Castro 4, Hicks 9, Gregorius 6, Torreyes 5, Pineda 1