Price dealing with cracked fingernail

Injury to right middle finger not expected to affect next start Thursday vs. Twins

Price dealing with cracked fingernail

BOSTON -- The mystery injury that David Price acquired during his start against the Angels on Saturday was revealed to be a cracked fingernail on the middle finger of his right hand.

The left-hander was removed from the outing after six innings, allowing six hits and three runs (two earned) on 103 pitches, but Price hinted after the game that he normally would have gone out for the seventh inning.

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Evan Chronis is a reporter for MLB.com based in Boston. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Royals' Duffy makes first rehab start

Royals' Duffy makes first rehab start

KANSAS CITY -- Royals left-hander Danny Duffy pitched 2 2/3 innings in his first rehab start for Triple-A Omaha on Saturday as he works to return from a right oblique strain.

Duffy, who hadn't pitched in a game since sustaining the injury on May 28 in Cleveland, struck out three batters and gave up two hits. In the third inning, he allowed a two-run home run to his final batter, Memphis Redbirds left fielder Randal Grichuk. Duffy threw 48 pitches.

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Wilson Alexander is a reporter for MLB.com based in Kansas City. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Star Spangled Buehrle: 9-yr.-old wows crowd

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Star Spangled Buehrle: 9-yr.-old wows crowd

It was a family affair during the ceremony for the retirement of Mark Buehrle's No. 56 jersey prior to Saturday's White Sox game against the A's. His daughter, Brooklyn, threw the first pitch to her father, who changed positions for the occasion.

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Fister to make Red Sox debut on MLB.TV

Fister to make Red Sox debut on MLB.TV

Days after opting out of his Minor League contract with the Angels, Doug Fister is set to oppose them as he makes his 2017 Major League debut when Boston faces Los Angeles today at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox claimed Fister off release waivers from the Angels on Friday, and slated him as their starting pitcher for Sunday's series finale against his former club.

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Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @OMacklinMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Today's starting lineups: June 25

Below are today's starting lineups that have been made public by Major League Baseball's clubs.

A lineup is not official until it is handed to the umpire.

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20 years ago, Pudge nearly a Yankee

Hall of Fame catcher interceded on trade to New York in 1997

20 years ago, Pudge nearly a Yankee

NEW YORK -- The Yankees held Old Timers' Day on Sunday and Ivan Rodriguez was not there. His time with the Yankees amounted to 33 games in 2008.

It could have been much more. Rodriguez almost became another Yankees legend with his own plaque in Monument Park next to fellow catchers Bill Dickey, Thurman Munson and Yogi Berra.

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T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

D-backs fan snags HR while holding tray of food

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D-backs fan snags HR while holding tray of food

In the top of the fourth inning of Saturday's Phillies-D-backs game, Philadelphia starter and newly crowned #PitcherWhoRakes Ben Lively drilled a homer into the seats just over the wall in right-center. The ball headed right toward one lucky Arizona fan, who was about to get a shot at his very own Major League souvenir.

There was just one problem: He happened to be holding a very full tray of food at the time -- a combination that has proven catastrophically messy in the past. So, what would our intrepid hero do? Sacrifice food in the pursuit of glory, or make sure his meal remained intact?

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LA at 50? Dodger that! Kershaw schools Rox

LA at 50? Dodger that! Kershaw schools Rox

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers got a solid start from ace Clayton Kershaw and took advantage of some wild Rockies pitching to cruise to a 4-0 victory on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, becoming the second team in the Majors and first in the National League to reach 50 wins.

Kershaw worked six scoreless innings with eight punchouts for his 11th victory of the season and 137th of his career, moving the lefty past Johnny Podres for sole possession of ninth place in franchise history. The Dodgers have won a season-high nine straight games, as well as each of Kershaw's last 10 outings.

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Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb and like his Facebook page.

Joshua Thornton is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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CC tests injured hammy in 'pen session

CC tests injured hammy in 'pen session

NEW YORK -- Left-hander CC Sabathia threw a full 35-pitch bullpen on Sunday for the first time since being placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 15 (retroactive to June 14) with a left hamstring strain.

Sabathia, who hasn't stopped throwing regularly since being placed on the DL, could return as early as the end of the month, barring any setbacks.

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Matthew Martell is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Three's company: HR history for A's rookie trio

Three's company: HR history for A's rookie trio

CHICAGO -- A day of firsts for A's rookies will go in the record books.

Matt Olson, Jaycob Brugman and Franklin Barreto all connected for their first career home runs during Saturday's 10-2 rout of the White Sox, helping righty Daniel Gossett secure his first Major League win.

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Jane Lee has covered the A's for MLB.com since 2010. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

2017 Draft: Signing and Bonus Tracker

2017 Draft: Signing and Bonus Tracker

Below is a complete breakdown of which 2017 Draft picks from the first 10 rounds agreed to terms, along with their reported bonuses and starting assignments.

Here are the bonus pools for all 30 clubs:

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Vargas first in MLB to 11 wins for red-hot KC

Vargas first in MLB to 11 wins for red-hot KC

KANSAS CITY -- Left-hander Jason Vargas outdueled right-hander Marco Estrada for his MLB-leading 11th win as the Royals beat the Blue Jays, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.

Vargas, whose 2.29 ERA ranks third in the Majors, allowed two runs over seven innings while striking out a pair. The Royals have now won five straight series and are 15-6 in June. Vargas has been a critical part of that, as he allowed a combined eight runs in five wins this month.
 

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Wilson Alexander is a reporter for MLB.com based in Kansas city who covered the Royals on Saturday.

Robert Falkoff is a contributor to MLB.com based in Kansas City who covered the Blue Jays on Saturday.

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Reddick, Houston halt Seattle's win streak

Reddick, Houston halt Seattle's win streak

SEATTLE -- Josh Reddick launched a two-run home run and Brian McCann hit a bases-clearing double as the Astros snapped the Mariners' six-game win streak with a 5-2 victory in the second game of a three-game series on Saturday night at Safeco Field.

Houston's offense backed a strong return off the disabled list from starter Lance McCullers Jr. (7-1), who retired the first 12 batters of the game and gave up one run on four hits and struck out eight in a winning effort over five-plus innings.

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Josh Horton is a reporter for MLB.com based in Seattle. He covered the Mariners on Saturday.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast.

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Dozier's dinger helps Twins conquer Kluber

Dozier's dinger helps Twins conquer Kluber

CLEVELAND -- Despite a dominant start by Indians ace Corey Kluber, Brian Dozier's go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning off Cody Allen proved to be the difference in the Twins' 4-2 victory over the Indians on Saturday at Progressive Field.

Dozier's shot -- his 13th of the season -- came on Allen's sixth pitch after he replaced Kluber, who held the Twins to three hits and struck out a season-high 13 batters in seven innings. The win clinches the series for the Twins, who pulled within a half-game of the Tribe in the American League Central.

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Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and Facebook.

William Kosileski is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland and covered the Twins on Friday.

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Start your own season by purchasing R.B.I. Baseball

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Start your own season by purchasing R.B.I. Baseball
R.B.I. Baseball 2017 is here, and it can be yours today.

The Corey Seager-adorned game (or Kevin Pillar if you're in Canada) is available to purchase in North America at GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart, Target and MLB.com, among other participating outlets. Globally, it's accessible as a digital download on the Xbox Marketplace, PlayStation Store and the App Store on iPhone and iPad.

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Phillips picks out #ASGWorthy birthday gift

Phillips picks out #ASGWorthy birthday gift

ATLANTA -- Family is important to Brandon Phillips, and as he was rounding third base, sporting his "Paw Patrol" and "PJ Masks"-inspired cleats, he knew that his third-inning home run was for his son.

Phillips' son, Micah, turned 4 years old on Saturday, and he was happy to hit a homer on his son's birthday. The shot propelled the Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Brewers at SunTrust Park.

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Jaylon Thompson is a reporter for MLB.com based in Atlanta. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rays plan to recall Snell for Wednesday start

Rays plan to recall Snell for Wednesday start

ST. PETERSBURG -- Blake Snell will be recalled by the Rays to start against the Pirates on Wednesday, while Erasmo Ramirez will head back to the bullpen.

A corresponding roster move will take place prior to Wednesday's game.

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Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Pitching, power help Rangers corral Yankees

Pitching, power help Rangers corral Yankees

NEW YORK -- Rangers rookie right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx held the Yankees to one run in seven innings and was backed by home runs from Carlos Gomez and Robinson Chirinos in an 8-1 victory on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

Aaron Judge's 26th home run provided the only run for the Yankees, as starter Luis Cessa took the loss. Cessa allowed three runs in five innings while continuing to fill in for injured left-hander CC Sabathia. The Yankees, despite winning the series opener on Friday, have lost nine of their last 11 games.

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T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

Matthew Martell is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York and covered the Yankees on Saturday.

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Lester shakes off Realmuto HR, beats Marlins

Lester shakes off Realmuto HR, beats Marlins

MIAMI -- Check the Marlins off the list for Jon Lester. The veteran left-hander, who hadn't faced them much in his career, was winless against Miami until Saturday afternoon. Lester overcame a sluggish three-run first, regrouped and was dominant for the rest of his seven innings in the Cubs' 5-3 win at Marlins Park.

In four previous career starts, Lester was 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA in 22 innings against the Marlins. The 33-year-old has now beaten 29 of the 30 big league clubs. The lone team he hasn't beaten are the Red Sox, the club he broke in with and has never faced.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com based in Miami who covered the Cubs on Saturday.

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Statcast of the Day: Reddick rules in left

Statcast of the Day: Reddick rules in left

SEATTLE -- No matter how much Astros manager A.J. Hinch praises Josh Reddick for his stellar play in left field, the veteran isn't afraid to remind the skipper that he's a right fielder. Reddick continues to prove he's a steady hand anywhere Hinch puts him in the field and at the plate.

Reddick made a pair of diving catches in left field and clubbed a two-run home run in the third inning to help the Astros win for the fifth time in six games, 5-2, over the Mariners on Saturday night at Safeco Field. It was only his seventh start of the season in left field, though he often moves from right to left late in games as a defensive replacement.

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Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Two Cardinals fans skipped their own wedding (reception) to make it to Busch Stadium

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Two Cardinals fans skipped their own wedding (reception) to make it to Busch Stadium

There are plenty of ways to show just how much you love your favorite team. You could adopt a hand puppet. You could get a whole new haircut. You could even willingly dress up as a giraffe. 

But there is perhaps no greater testament to fandom than what two Cardinals fans did on Saturday night: To take in St. Louis' game against the Pirates, they skipped their own wedding ... reception.

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Mets rally to back dominant deGrom vs. Giants

Mets rally to back dominant deGrom vs. Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Reaffirming his status as one of the National League's elite performers, Jacob deGrom pitched a four-hitter for eight innings Saturday to lead the Mets to a 5-2 victory over the Giants.

deGrom (7-3) has worked at least eight innings in three consecutive starts, the first Met to accomplish this since Johan Santana in August 2010. He lapsed only in the seventh inning, which Brandon Belt christened with a home run. deGrom received support primarily from Wilmer Flores, who homered in the fourth inning and doubled home a run in the eighth.

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Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.

Anthony DiComo has covered the Mets for MLB.com since 2008. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook, and listen to his podcast.

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Bundy Ks eight as O's end arduous streak

Bundy Ks eight as O's end arduous streak

ST. PETERSBURG -- Dylan Bundy gave the Orioles exactly what they needed Saturday afternoon: A quality start.

The right-hander held the Rays to three runs on five hits and four walks, while striking out eight in seven innings to claim his eighth win of the season and lead the Orioles to an 8-3 win at Tropicana Field.

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Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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Strong Cole helps Bucs secure series at Busch

Strong Cole helps Bucs secure series at Busch

ST. LOUIS -- A dominant six-inning performance by Gerrit Cole, assisted by six two-out runs, led the Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday night and their first series victory at Busch Stadium since July 2016. They entered the series having lost seven in a row in St. Louis.

Cole gave up five hits over six innings and allowed one run, Matt Carpenter's first leadoff homer of the season, to earn his third consecutive win.

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Alaina Getzenberg is a reporter for MLB.com and covered the Cardinals on Saturday.

Adam Berry has covered the Pirates for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook, read his blog and listen to his podcast.

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Nats pour it on in double-digit win over Reds

Nats pour it on in double-digit win over Reds

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals' top-ranked offense flexed its muscles during Saturday afternoon's 18-3 rout over the Reds, showing off the depth and relentlessness of their lineup. Michael Taylor matched a career high with four hits and a pair of homers, Trea Turner reached base in all six of his plate appearances -- going 5-for-5 with a walk -- and Daniel Murphy drove in four runs.

Each Nationals starting position player had at least a hit and five Nats recorded multi-hit games as they hammered out 19 hits and scored double-digit runs for the 13th time this year. The 18 runs are the second most the Nats have scored this season behind their 23-run outburst on April 30 against the Mets. The large offensive output allowed right-hander Joe Ross to cruise through seven innings of one-run ball.

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Kyle Melnick is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, and covered the Reds on Saturday.

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Five-run eighth pushes Padres past Tigers

Five-run eighth pushes Padres past Tigers

SAN DIEGO -- Hector Sanchez made good use of his first hit since returning from the disabled list, blasting a pinch-hit, two-run shot as part of a five-run eighth inning in San Diego's 7-3 victory against Detroit on Saturday. The Tigers have lost a season-high eight straight games.

Sanchez was reinstated before Friday's series opener after being out since early May with a foot contusion. After Erick Aybar walked, Sanchez sent an 0-1 fastball from Shane Greene over Petco Park's right-field fence.

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Pedro Martinez Jr. visited Fenway Park to hang out with the Red Sox and take batting practice

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Pedro Martinez Jr. visited Fenway Park to hang out with the Red Sox and take batting practice

Taking batting practice at the same field where his father reigned supreme as arguably the most dominant pitcher of his era, Pedro Martinez Jr. had the type of experience any 16-year-old would envy on Saturday afternoon.

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White Sox honor Buehrle, retire No. 56 jersey

Former teammates, coaches reflect on lefty's career

White Sox honor Buehrle, retire No. 56 jersey

CHICAGO -- One word pretty much encapsulated Mark Buehrle's feelings during the retirement ceremony of his jersey No. 56 at Guaranteed Rate Field Saturday afternoon, making him the 11th White Sox player to receive such an honor.

"Wow," was the first word said by Buehrle after three standing ovations, speeches from emcee Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, pitching coach Don Cooper, Hall of Famer and former teammate Frank Thomas and White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. "This is amazing.

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Tigers' 1st-rounder leads Florida to title game

Tigers' 1st-rounder leads Florida to title game

OMAHA, Neb. -- Florida never has won the College World Series. It also never has had a pitcher dominate a NCAA postseason like Alex Faedo has this June.

After striking out 11 over seven innings in a 3-0 victory over Texas Christian last Sunday, Faedo blanked the Horned Frogs for 7 1/3 innings and again fanned 11 in another 3-0 win on Saturday night. Junior designated hitter Christian Hicks sparked the offense with a double and a triple, scoring one run and driving in another.

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Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter. Listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Seager day to day with hamstring strain

Dodgers' All-Star-hopeful shortstop to miss 3-4 starts

Seager day to day with hamstring strain

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers All-Star candidate shortstop Corey Seager is day to day after an MRI exam revealed a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring, manager Dave Roberts said before Saturday's matchup with the Rockies at Dodger Stadium.

Seager was replaced at the start of the third inning of the Dodgers' 6-1 win vs. the Rockies on Friday. He felt the hamstring tighten while advancing to second on the throw following his RBI single in the second inning. Seager stayed in the game and scored on Justin Turner's single, but he went directly to the clubhouse to get treatment when he returned to the dugout.

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Joshua Thornton is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.