Navy lieutenant makes MLB debut for Cards

Righty is the first graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy to play in the Majors since 1921

Navy lieutenant makes MLB debut for Cards

MILWAUKEE -- As he sat on the bullpen bench watching Adam Wainwright get helped off the field, Mitch Harris received the summons he's been waiting on for so long. He called the circumstances "bittersweet," but with his debut on Saturday, Harris became the first graduate of the United States Naval Academy since Nemo Gaines in 1921 to appear in a Major League game.

Harris, who was called up on Tuesday, threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over Milwaukee. He struck out the first batter he faced, Adam Lind, and will go home with the ball he threw past the Brewers cleanup hitter.

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Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB and like her Facebook page Jenifer Langosch for Cardinals.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Harvey dominant as Mets overpower Yanks

Harvey dominant as Mets overpower Yanks

NEW YORK -- Matt Harvey finished one out shy of a complete game and the Mets swatted three homers off CC Sabathia, evening the Subway Series with an 8-2 victory over the Yankees on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

Lucas Duda hit a first-inning solo shot, Kevin Plawecki notched his first Major League homer with a two-run blast in the fourth and Eric Campbell cleared the right-field wall in the sixth off Sabathia, who was battered for seven runs and nine hits in five-plus innings. Juan Lagares had four hits, tying a career high.

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Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

4 Royals, 2 White Sox suspended for fracas

Ventura (7 games), Volquez, Samardzija, Sale (5 each), Cain and Herrera (2 each) were punished

4 Royals, 2 White Sox suspended for fracas

CHICAGO -- Seven players were disciplined by Major League Baseball for their roles in Thursday's on-field incident in the bottom of the seventh inning between the Royals and White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was suspended seven games, Edinson Volquez received five games, while outfielder Lorenzo Cain and righty Kelvin Herrera were each suspended two games. Herrera is already appealing a five-game suspension levied for throwing at A's third baseman Brett Lawrie on April 18.

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Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Wainwright injures left ankle in 'bad spot'

Wainwright injures left ankle in 'bad spot'

MILWAUKEE -- The Cardinals won't know until Monday exactly how long they'll be without ace Adam Wainwright, but the muted reaction to a 5-3 win over the Brewers on Saturday spoke louder than any preliminary diagnosis.

Wainwright suffered what the Cardinals are right now labeling a left ankle injury when he broke from the batter's box after hitting a fifth-inning popup. Limping around in a walking boot afterward, Wainwright confirmed that the injury is in the back of his ankle -- or as manager Mike Matheny described it, "a bad spot."

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Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB and like her Facebook page Jenifer Langosch for Cardinals.com This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

R.B.I. 15 on iOS -- a match made in baseball heaven

Download the iconic arcade game from the App Store for just $4.99

R.B.I. 15 on iOS -- a match made in baseball heaven

Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced on Thursday that R.B.I. Baseball 15 is now available for iPhone and iPad. Zach Small was waiting for it like a batter with a control pad in hand.

The 35-year-old personal software trainer from Hanover, Pa., first played R.B.I. a quarter-century ago as a 10-year-old boy, when it was on the Nintendo Entertainment System. He got the new release when it first appeared this spring, routinely playing on Xbox One.

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Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. Read and join other baseball fans on his MLB.com community blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Galvis makes insane throw after diving stop

Galvis makes insane throw after diving stop

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis was shaken up in the top of the sixth inning of Saturday night's 5-2 loss to the Braves after diving to his left for a sharply hit ball by Atlanta's Nick Markakis and making a great play for the final out of the frame.

Galvis was down on the ground for a few moments, clutching his right arm and side while appearing in pain. But he came off the field under his own power, and he stayed in the game, taking his position in the seventh.

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Jed Weisberger is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Dodgers swat four homers in slugfest with Padres

Dodgers swat four homers in slugfest with Padres

SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers clubbed four home runs, with Adrian Gonzalez continuing to torment his former team, in an 11-8 victory over the Padres on Saturday night before a sellout crowd of 44,454 at Petco Park.

Gonzalez had two hits, including a three-run homer, his sixth against the Padres this season and Juan Uribe, Andre Ethier and Howie Kendrick also added long balls for the Dodgers.

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Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

What to watch for in today's games

Mets look to take series in Bronx as they try for 13th win in 14 games

What to watch for in today's games

Major League Baseball hopes Mother Nature cooperates better on Sunday than Saturday, which saw multiple postponements and several delays due to rain.

The Subway Series continues in the Bronx, while the White Sox and Royals try once again to resume Friday's game, which was suspended because of rain.

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Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Fan turns Victorino jersey into prosthetic leg

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Fan turns Victorino jersey into prosthetic leg

After eight years in Philadelphia, including 63 triples, three Gold Glove Awards, two All-Star Games and a World Series championship in 2008, it's safe to say that Phillies fans will always hold a special place in their hearts for Shane Victorino. But none more than the guy who turned Victorino's jersey into a prosthetic leg.

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Mattingly says Puig potential candidate for DL

Ethier gets the call in right field against the Padres

Mattingly says Puig potential candidate for DL

SAN DIEGO -- The disabled list remains a possibility for Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, manager Don Mattingly said before Saturday's game against the Padres.

Puig was out of the starting lineup on Saturday night after leaving Friday night's game with an aggravation of his strained left hamstring.

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Zobrist to undergo left knee surgery

Do-it-all man likely out four to six weeks, Vogt to take No. 3 spot in lineup

Zobrist to undergo left knee surgery

OAKLAND -- Ben Zobrist, the A's do-it-all man, has a medial meniscus tear in his left knee and will undergo arthroscopic surgery that's expected to keep him out four to six weeks.

Zobrist tried to play through the injury with a start at designated hitter on Friday against the Astros after missing four straight games, but he was noticeably uncomfortable.

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DraftKings picks: Longoria, Sandoval, Archer

DraftKings picks: Longoria, Sandoval, Archer

With arguably no elite-level starters on the schedule, Sunday could be a great challenge for DraftKings participants. The ability to nab a pair of productive hurlers could be the factor that decides many matchups, even though participants have several options for hitting stacks on this day. The players listed below could be excellent lineup additions.

Evan Longoria (Rays): The third baseman could improve on his lifetime .914 OPS against left-handers (.816 vs. righties) when he faces Blue Jays southpaw Mark Buehrle. Since joining Toronto in 2013, the soft-tossing lefty has allowed opposing batters to post a collective .283 batting average.

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Fred Zinkie is a senior fantasy baseball writer for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FredZinkieMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

O's end slide on Lough's dramatic HR in 10th

O's end slide on Lough's dramatic HR in 10th

BALTIMORE -- Rarely used Oriole David Lough hit his first career walkoff homer to give Baltimore a 5-4 win in 10 innings over Boston, snapping a season-high five-game losing streak in the process.

Lough, who was mobbed by his teammates when he arrived back at home plate, was a late-game addition and deposited a ball over the right-field scoreboard off Koji Uehara. It was the O's second run of the inning, as Adam Jones tripled and scored on Chris Davis' sacrifice fly to negate Xander Bogaerts' solo shot off reliever Brad Brach in the top of the 10th.

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Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Stanton mashes his fifth HR into orbit

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Stanton mashes his fifth HR into orbit

Someone tell astronaut Terry Virts to be on the lookout for some debris because Giancarlo Stanton just launched an official MLB baseball into orbit.

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Fan sacrifices bucket of popcorn in try for foul ball

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Fan sacrifices bucket of popcorn in try for foul ball

In the top of the seventh inning of Saturday's Twins-Mariners matchup, Eduardo Nunez popped a ball into the stands at Safeco Field. In a desperate attempt at securing the potential souvenir, one fan launched a full bucket of popcorn at the ball soaring overhead. The attempt was, lamentably, unsuccessful.

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Rangers eager to insert Hamilton into lineup

Rangers eager to insert Hamilton into lineup

ANAHEIM -- The Rangers and the Angels have a deal in place that would bring outfielder Josh Hamilton back to Texas.

The deal is still pending all the necessary approval from the Commissioner's office and the Players Association because of the financial complexity involved. The Rangers will pick up approximately $2 million to $3 million per season over the remaining three years of the deal, an arrangement that requires approval from New York. Sources said nothing has arisen to make the Rangers think the deal won't go through.

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T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Orioles take precautions with nearby protests

Fans asked to not leave ballpark for portion of night due to Gray demonstrators

Orioles take precautions with nearby protests

BALTIMORE -- Fans at Saturday's Orioles-Red Sox game were asked not to leave Camden Yards for part of the evening, by both the mayor's office and city police department, due to protests in the area.

Fans were permitted to leave in the 10th inning with the Orioles advising fans of the safest routes to take home. The planned demonstration was for Freddie Gray and clogged downtown Baltimore, and the team closed an entrance gate for part of the evening.

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Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Pigeons show up to watch Mets-Yankees game

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Pigeons show up to watch Mets-Yankees game

There was just a bit of hype heading into 2015's first Subway Series: The Mets had won 11 in a row, and it was the first time the Mets and Yankees were meeting as they both held sole or part possession of first place in their respective divisions. And after the Yankees took Game 1 of the weekend, you could be sure every living creature in the tri-state area wanted to see Matt Harvey and Co. try to even the series on Saturday.

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Bautista misses fourth straight game

Slugger is day to day, will initially come back in DH role

Bautista misses fourth straight game

ST. PETERSBURG -- Jose Bautista missed his fourth consecutive game on Saturday night because of soreness in his right shoulder.

Bautista remains day to day and it's possible he will be in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Rays. When Bautista does return, he's expected to start at designated hitter for at least a few games.

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Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Giants squeeze by Rockies for 11-inning victory

Giants squeeze by Rockies for 11-inning victory

DENVER -- On the eve of its 20th anniversary, Coors Field did not disappoint. The ballpark's first game, played on April 26, 1995, was a 14-inning affair resulting in a Rockies win. Saturday night, the Giants and Rockies went to 11, with the Giants stealing victory on a run-scoring safety-squeeze bunt by Joe Panik.

Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau fielded the bunt and threw home, but the throw was too late to catch Nori Aoki, who slid home with the deciding run. The 5-4 Giants win -- their first in five tries against the Rockies this season -- evened the series and set up Sunday's rubber match.

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Jack Etkin and Owen Perkins are contributors to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Bases-loaded RBIs from Pujols, Cron put away Rangers

Bases-loaded RBIs from Pujols, Cron put away Rangers

ANAHEIM -- C.J. Cron lined a two-run single with two out in the sixth inning that lifted the Angels to a 4-1 victory over the Rangers on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.

Rangers starter Colby Lewis had a two-hit shutout and a 1-0 lead going into the sixth but the Angels loaded the bases on singles by Grant Green and Kole Calhoun and a walk to Mike Trout. Roman Mendez took over but couldn't keep the lead as the Angels scored three runs.

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Simon, V-Mart get Tigers back on track

Simon, V-Mart get Tigers back on track

DETROIT -- Alfredo Simon became the first Tigers pitcher to win his first four starts in a season since Frank Tanana in 1988, delivering 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball to help the Tigers end a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Indians on Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park.

On a day when Miguel Cabrera walked four times in a game for the first time in his career, Detroit didn't need much offensive output to put Simon ahead for good. With a pair of run-scoring singles, Victor Martinez drove in three, one more run than the entire Tigers lineup produced over the previous two games combined. Two of those runs were scored by Rajai Davis, who added an insurance tally in the fourth when he hit a two-out single, stole second base and scored on Ian Kinsler's double.

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Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Marte's ninth-inning single lifts Pirates past D-backs

Marte's ninth-inning single lifts Pirates past D-backs

A.J. Burnett and Rubby De La Rosa tangled in a battle of right-handers on Saturday at Chase Field with each pitcher throwing seven innings of one-run ball.

But neither hurler was around when Starling Marte singled home Neil Walker off Addison Reed with two out in the top of the ninth, giving the Bucs a 2-1 win in the second game of the three-game set. Tony Watson pitched out of big trouble in the bottom of the eighth to earn the win.

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Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Boomskie on Baseball. Follow @boomskie on Twitter. Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. Follow him on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Twins ride timely hitting, Escobar's HR to even series

Twins ride timely hitting, Escobar's HR to even series

SEATTLE -- The Twins took advantage of shaky defense by the Mariners and made the most of their run-scoring opportunities to beat Seattle, 8-5, on Saturday night before 33,566 at Safeco Field. Minnesota knocked Mariners starter James Paxton out of the game in the fifth inning and strung together four consecutive frames with at least one run for the victory.

"It was a good night offensively from top to bottom. … There was a lot of contribution," said Twins manager Paul Molitor. "And we talk about if we're effective offensively, it's going to be balance. I don't think they care too much about where they hit. They just kind of look and go play. And tonight we got some good results offensively."

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Victorino placed on DL with hamstring strain

Red Sox recall RHP Matt Barnes from Triple-A

Victorino placed on DL with hamstring strain

BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled and recalled right-hander Matt Barnes from Triple-A Pawtucket prior to Saturday's game with the Orioles.

Victorino suffered a hamstring strain earlier this week, and the Red Sox decided to make this move to help a bullpen that manager John Farrell wants to keep fresh. Farrell said Victorino is doing well, but the pitching should get some help.

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Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Ozzie, Rickey, Jenkins and Tiant enter Hall of Game

Talented class of players embody passion of Negro Leagues

Ozzie, Rickey, Jenkins and Tiant enter Hall of Game

KANSAS CITY -- Ozzie Smith's patented backflip was the perfect maneuver to help him stick the landing in the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum's "Hall of Game" class of 2015.

Now in its second year, the Hall of Game is for former Major League players who not only did great things on the field, but also exhibited the flair and passion reminiscent of the Negro Leagues players. Joining Smith on Saturday in the Hall of Game induction class were Rickey Henderson, Ferguson Jenkins and Luis Tiant.

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Cards beat Brewers, lose Wainwright

Cards beat Brewers, lose Wainwright

MILWAUKEE -- The Cardinals lost Adam Wainwright to an ankle injury after four innings but won another ballgame, 5-3 over the Brewers, and opened a 10-game gap between the top and bottom teams in the National League Central.

Kolten Wong tripled home a run and scored on an error in the second inning, and Matt Holliday hit three-run home run in the seventh as St. Louis won for the ninth time in 10 games. The Brewers snapped a 25-inning scoreless streak against the Cardinals by scoring three runs in the eighth, but lost for the 10th time in 11 games.

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Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB and like her Facebook page Jenifer Langosch for Cardinals.com This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

White Sox place Albers on DL, may need Rodon to start

Right-handed reliever fractured finger during Thursday night's fracas

White Sox place Albers on DL, may need Rodon to start

CHICAGO -- The White Sox lost Thursday night's contest to the Royals by a 3-2 margin in 13 innings.

They potentially could lose starting pitchers Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija for five games each, which represent two of six overall suspensions handed down by Major League Baseball on Saturday coming from the melee in the bottom of the seventh of that same Thursday game.

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Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Iwakuma to miss 2-4 weeks with strained lat muscle

Mariners expected to start Elias on Sunday vs. Twins

Iwakuma to miss 2-4 weeks with strained lat muscle

SEATTLE - Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma will miss two to four weeks with a Grade 1 strain of his right lat muscle, the club announced Saturday.

Iwakuma, who went on the 15-day disabled list Friday, underwent a pair of MRI exams the past two days. He said he first felt discomfort while playing long toss Tuesday, and again when he played catch Friday in front of pitching coach Rick Waits and team trainer Rick Griffin before being shut down.

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Beckham's clutch hit paces Rays' comeback

Beckham's clutch hit paces Rays' comeback

ST. PETERSBURG -- Tim Beckham's two-run double in the eighth inning led the Rays to a come-from-behind 4-2 win over the Blue Jays Saturday night at Tropicana Field.

With the Rays trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the eighth, James Loney tied the game with a pinch-hit double that drove home Evan Longoria. Beckham followed with a double off the top of the left-field wall -- a near home run that was reviewed by the umpires -- to drive in David DeJesus and Loney.

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Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.