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Parker’s 2-run double in 7th sends Giants past Brewers

Jarrett Parker hit a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh, Buster Posey hit a sacrifice fly, and the San Francisco Giants beat the contending Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Wednesday. Hunter Strickland (3-3) pitched the seventh for the victory as San Fran…

Notebook: Farmer recalled, Stewart optioned, Seager’s 300th game

08/23 Dodgers at Pirates, 4:05 p.m. PT: Chris Taylor CF Corey Seager SS Curtis Granderson LF Adrián González 1B Yasiel Puig RF Chase Utley 2B Logan Forsythe 3B Austin Barnes C Rich Hill P by Rowan Kavner Manager Dave Roberts said when Kyle Farmer was optioned 10 days ago he’d be back up to help the

Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter: Absent from Wednesday’s lineup

Carpenter is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Padres. Since the beginning of August, Carpenter has posted a bleak .197 batting average. However, he’s still been finding ways to get on base, as he’s put together a .384 on-base percentage in that time. He’ll get the night off while Jedd

Anthony Rizzo’s eagerness to play third quickly waned

Anthony Rizzo didn’t hesitate when Cubs manager Joe Maddon asked if he’d finish the game at third base, a position he’d never played at any point in his career. ”I said ‘Yeah, I can play,”’ Rizzo said on Wednesday . ”I can field ground balls and throw.

Zach Britton’s record consecutive saves streak ends at 60

All good things must come to an end and Zach Britton’s consecutive saves streak did just that on Wednesday. The Orioles closer entered Wednesday’s game against the Athletics with a 7-5 lead, but gave up three straight hits and two runs as the A’s tied the game at Camden Yards.  After getting

Tom Koehler to make first start as a Blue Jay on Thursday

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.—The trip here from Miami is little more than a four-hour drive, but Tom Koehler entered a whole new world when he joined the Blue Jays’ clubhouse on Wednesday. Toronto traded for the 31-year-old veteran right-hander over the weekend, sending minor-league pitcher Osman Gutierrez

Fantasy baseball: Late-season call-ups come with risk

The dog days of summer offer fantasy owners a unique sneak peek at some of the game’s best young players. Top prospects such as Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers, New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario, Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman-outfielder

Castellanos’ round-tripper was one to remember

Detroit — Not since before high school. That’s how long it had been since Nick Castellanos hit an inside-the-park home run before Tuesday night. “Not since back when there were no fences,” he said. The Tigers were down 13-3 in the ninth inning when Castellanos, who had homered over the right field

Live blog: Tigers vs. Yankees

The Tigers will look to bounce back and deliver their own beatdown tonight following Tuesday’s 13-4 thumping by the Yankees. Nick Castellanos homered inside and outside the park but it was too little too late as starter Matthew Boyd was shelled for seven runs in the first three innings in the loss

What happened to Eric Thames? Brewers slugger hits valley after hot start

SAN FRANCISCO – Eric Thames is rarely seen around the ballpark without a bat in his hands. In the clubhouse. In the dugout. And of course at the batting cage, taking so many swings that sometimes he’s told to cut back. That drive to hone his hitting skills allowed the former Korean Baseball Organization

Pirates pregame: Dodgers’ impressive lineup about more than money

The Pirates won’t be sorry to see the Dodgers leave PNC Park after Thursday’s series finale. The Pirates are 0-5 against them this year and have been outscored 35-16. The Dodgers could zoom past the 90-win mark by the end of this week, marching on toward the NL West title, the top seed in the

Rosenthal out for season, to have TJ surgery

ESPN.com news services St. Louis Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal needs Tommy John surgery on his injured pitching elbow and will miss the rest of the season. Cardinals general manager Mike Girsch told reporters Wednesday that Rosenthal will undergo…

Astros SS Correa to begin rehab assignment

ESPN.com news services Astros shortstop Carlos Correa will begin a rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Fresno. The All-Star has been out since July 17 because of a thumb injury that required surgery. “Really excited obviously to go out there and play and be one step closer to rejoining my teammates