Gordon catapults into crowd for amazing grab

Yost gushes about Gold Glover's acrobatic play

Gordon catapults into crowd for amazing grab

CHICAGO -- Royals left fielder Alex Gordon hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning Sunday afternoon, but his most impressive "hit" came in the sixth inning when the left fielder made a leaping catch before crashing into the stands at U.S. Cellular Field.

"I thought it was phenomenal," manager Ned Yost said. "That's the type of player Alex is."

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Left hamstring strain forces Puig to DL

'Dead arm' sidelines Peralta; Baker, Frias recalled to bolster pitching depth

Left hamstring strain forces Puig to DL

SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers on Sunday placed All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig and their leader in saves, righty Joel Peralta, on the 15-day disabled list, replacing them with Sunday's starting pitcher, Scott Baker, and swing man Carlos Frias.

Puig is sidelined by a strained left hamstring, while Peralta said he has a "dead arm," probably from a pinched nerve near his neck. Reliever Brandon League was moved from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL to clear a 40-man roster spot for Baker.

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Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Wainwright to DL with Achilles injury; MRI to come

Wainwright to DL with Achilles injury; MRI to come

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.

On Sunday morning, Wainwright was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left Achilles and left ankle injury, which he sustained after breaking from the batter's box Saturday on a fifth-inning popup. Limping around in a walking boot after Saturday's game, 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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Phil Rogers

Cards need to prepare for life without Wainwright

Onus on Mozeliak to find a way to replace ace's productivity

Cards need to prepare for life without Wainwright

Talk about a body blow.

The Cardinals have lost Adam Wainwright to an Achilles tendon injury. They won't know the extent of that injury until Monday, but must prepare for a worst-case scenario: playing without him for the remainder of the season.

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Phil Rogers is a columnist for MLB.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.

With 659 career homers, A-Rod one shy of Mays

With 659 career homers, A-Rod one shy of Mays

NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez hit the 659th home run of his Major League career on Sunday evening at Yankee Stadium, moving within one of tying Willie Mays (660) for fourth place on the home run list.

Rodriguez's solo homer cleared the wall in right-center field on a first-inning curveball from Mets left-hander Jon Niese, trimming the Mets' early lead to 2-1.

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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.

Arrieta, Russell lead way as Cubs top Reds

Arrieta, Russell lead way as Cubs top Reds

CINCINNATI -- Big hits from Miguel Montero and Addison Russell were enough to lift the Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Reds on Sunday at Great American Ball Park. Chicago took both games of the rain-shortened series.

The Cubs took a 1-0 lead with one out in the second inning against Anthony DeSclafani when Montero hit an 84-mph 1-1 changeup to the seats in left field for a home run. The Cubs added four unearned runs in the top of the fourth inning following third baseman Todd Frazier's fielding error.

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Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

MLB.com-sponsored Andrade teams for Champions win

Golfer rides partner's hole-in-one for victory on ages-50-and-older tour

MLB.com-sponsored Andrade teams for Champions win

MLB.com-sponsored golfer Billy Andrade teamed with Joe Durant to win the Champions Tour's Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf on Sunday at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo.

Andrade and Durant, who had a hole-in-one, closed with a 9-under-par 45. Durant's ace came on the second nine, using a 7-iron on the 167-yard hole.

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Is Giancarlo Stanton made of vapor?

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Is Giancarlo Stanton made of vapor?

Giancarlo Stanton can send balls into orbit with a single swing, and he can make diving catches that turn into double plays and make us question the limits of physical ability. It's pretty impressive, really, considering Stanton's body might actually be made of vapor.

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Ellsbury sits out Subway Series finale with tight right hip

Yankees hope center fielder can return to lineup vs. Rays

Ellsbury sits out Subway Series finale with tight right hip

NEW YORK -- Jacoby Ellsbury spent Sunday afternoon receiving treatment on his tight right hip and will watch the final game of the Subway Series from the bench, but manager Joe Girardi hopes to have the center fielder's services Monday against the Rays.

"He was better. He was going to try today, he went through treatment and he was getting loose and I just said, 'You know what? I was going to give you a day off one of these next few days anyway, the next four,'" Girardi said. "I think it's kind of silly if he would have to leave in the middle of the game so shut him down."

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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.

Archer dominates Jays to keep Rays rolling

Archer dominates Jays to keep Rays rolling

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays completed a three-game weekend sweep of the Blue Jays with a 5-1 win Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

Chris Archer led the way with another stellar start for the Rays, holding the Blue Jays scoreless on two hits for seven innings to earn his third win of the season. Mark Buehrle took the loss for the Blue Jays, moving him to 3-1 for the season.

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Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. 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.

Sale, Samardzija suspensions may get Rodon a start

White Sox top prospect a candidate to fill in, as is recent callup Carroll

Sale, Samardzija suspensions may get Rodon a start

CHICAGO -- Losing your No. 1 and No. 2 starters never would be considered anything near a plus for any team, under any circumstance. That scenario could play out for the White Sox, with Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija receiving five-game suspensions for their part in Thursday's bench-clearing, bullpen-emptying fracas with the Royals.

Sale and Samardzija, who both declined comment Sunday, appealed those suspensions. But even if their five-game exits aren't staggered, the White Sox are ready to handle the short-term ramifications.

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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.

Ailing Verlander remains in holding pattern

Injured relievers Rondon, Alburquerque progressing

Ailing Verlander remains in holding pattern

DETROIT -- Justin Verlander will travel with the Tigers on their upcoming three-city, 10-game road trip. How much he can do while he's with them is anyone's guess at this point.

"He'll go because he may be able to throw at some point on the trip," manager Brad Ausmus said.

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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.

Gattis leads Astros as they sweep A's

Gattis leads Astros as they sweep A's

OAKLAND -- Designated hitter Evan Gattis drove in four runs, including two in the ninth against closer Tyler Clippard, to guide the Astros to a series-sweeping 7-6 victory over the A's at the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

Clippard offered up a leadoff single to Jake Marisnick, and Jose Altuve reached on a fielder's choice groundball to A's third baseman Brett Lawrie, who made the decision to throw to second, even though Marisnick was already there. Following the Astros' double steal, Clippard struck out George Springer for the first out and intentionally walked Jed Lowrie, setting up Gattis' drive to center field that went over the head of Sam Fuld, who stumbled on the run.

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Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB. Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Morrow pitches Padres past Dodgers in series finale

Morrow pitches Padres past Dodgers in series finale

SAN DIEGO -- Solo home runs by Alexi Amarista and Derek Norris powered the Padres to a 3-1 win over the Dodgers Sunday to avoid being swept in their three-game series at Petco Park and end a four-game losing streak. Norris also doubled in a run for the Padres.

Brandon Morrow allowed a solo home run to Alex Guerrero in the fifth inning for the only Dodgers run of the game. He pitched seven innings, allowing five hits to earn his first win since April 9, 2014 against Houston as a member of the Blue Jays.

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Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. Tim Powers is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Banister ejected for first time for arguing fan interference

Banister ejected for first time for arguing fan interference

ANAHEIM --Jeff Banister was ejected for the first time this season for arguing a call that had been reversed by instant replay.

Elvis Andrus, leading off the eighth inning, hit a foul ball down the right-field line that Kole Calhoun chased to the wall but couldn't catch. Angels manager Mike Scioscia went out and asked for a review, claiming that a fan had interfered with Calhoun.

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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.

Alex Gordon's wild catch puts him in the second row

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Alex Gordon's wild catch puts him in the second row

Alex Gordon is a professional baseball player. That means during MLB games, he's typically found patrolling left field and not in the stands. In the bottom of the sixth inning of the Royals' second game against the White Sox on Sunday, however, Gordon made a cameo in the second row at U.S. Cellular Field.

And this is the running, lunging, somersaulting, introducing-himself-to-the-fans catch for that put him there. 

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MLB.com Columnist

Phil Rogers

With Waino out, Danks a trade fit for Cardinals

With Waino out, Danks a trade fit for Cardinals

CHICAGO -- With apologies to John Mozeliak and Rick Hahn, there's a possible trade sitting on the tee like a brand new Titleist.

Maybe they're talking about it, but probably they're not. So here goes. Let's give it a rip and get the ball rolling.

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Phil Rogers is a columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Mauer's two-run triple sinks Mariners in 11 innings

Mauer's two-run triple sinks Mariners in 11 innings

SEATTLE -- Joe Mauer tripled in two runs in the 11th inning to give the Twins a 4-2 win over the Mariners in the rubber game on Sunday at Safeco Field.

Minnesota will return home for a series against Detroit with some momentum after taking two of three from Seattle, which will try to regroup on the road at Texas on Monday.

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Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @DougMillerMLB. Josh Liebeskind is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Martin's homer, Feliz's two innings lift Rangers in 11 innings

Martin's homer, Feliz's two innings lift Rangers in 11 innings

ANAHEIM -- Leonys Martin hit a leadoff home run in the top of the 11th to put the Rangers ahead and they held on for a 5-4 victory over the Angels on Sunday. Martin's home run came off Angels left-handed reliever Jose Alvarez.

Martin's last home run came on Sept. 11, 2014 against Angels pitcher Cory Rasmus. The Rangers added an extra run that inning off an error by Angels shortstop Erick Aybar. Closer Neftali Feliz pitched two innings to get the victory.

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Earl Bloom is a contributor to MLB.com. 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.

Starlin adds to highlight reel with throw from knees

Starlin adds to highlight reel with throw from knees

CINCINNATI -- Cubs manager Joe Maddon has challenged his players to try to win Gold Gloves. Starlin Castro is taking that seriously.

In the sixth inning of Sunday's 5-2 win over the Reds, Castro made a play that needs to be included on his personal highlight reel. Brennan Boesch hit a ball to Castro's right that he made a backhanded grab on as he fell on the grass, then was able to throw from his knees to first in time to get the Reds' right fielder.

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Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

White Sox grab lead with five-run sixth, then hold off Royals

White Sox grab lead with five-run sixth, then hold off Royals

CHICAGO -- The White Sox completed an unofficial sweep of the Royals on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field with a 5-3 victory in the regularly scheduled contest. The White Sox also won the suspended game from Friday by a 3-2 margin, when Avisail Garcia delivered a walk-off single against Kelvin Herrera to score Melky Cabrera. The teams only needed to play the ninth to complete that game.

"You know they're going to be tough so you have to be able to grind and stay with it and have confidence and all that stuff, and our guys did that," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "Heading out on the road, you need to have it, but especially against a team that's already played you tough, you have to be able to withstand it and keep going and stick together. These guys are definitely doing it."

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

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Tracy Ringolsby

Rain can't wash away memories of Coors Field's first game

20 years later, the debut of the Rockies ballpark is still remembered

Rain can't wash away memories of Coors Field's first game

DENVER -- The temperature was 42 degrees on Sunday afternoon just like it had been 20 years earlier when gates were opened at Coors Field for a regular season game for the first time.

It was raining, just like it had been during the day 20 years earlier.

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Tracy Ringolsby is a columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Mike Bauman

Fish flying high with overpowering offense

Marlins reel off 5 straight victories, shake off sluggish start to season

Fish flying high with overpowering offense

MIAMI -- It is safe to say that the crisis has passed for the Miami Marlins.

In fact, it has already become somewhat difficult to remember why there was a crisis. Oh, right. The Fish started the season 3-11.

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Mike Bauman is a national columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Cingrani provides solid relief work after long layoff

Cingrani provides solid relief work after long layoff

CINCINNATI -- For the first time in nearly two weeks, Reds reliever Tony Cingrani emerged from the bullpen and took the mound on Sunday. During a 5-2 loss to the Cubs, Cingrani was effective with two perfect innings and two strikeouts.

The last time Cingrani had pitched was April 14, also vs. the Cubs, and that was just one-third of an inning. Prior to that, he threw two scoreless innings on April 12 vs. the Cardinals.

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Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Heyward exits game with left groin tightness

Cards right fielder 3rd player to suffer in-game injury in series

Heyward exits game with left groin tightness

MILWAUKEE -- Having already watched Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright suffer midgame injuries in Milwaukee, the Cardinals lost right fielder Jason Heyward, too, in the third inning of Sunday's series finale.

Heyward seemed to land awkwardly on his left leg while retrieving Gerardo Parra's triple into the right-field corner. After lobbing the ball back toward the infield, Heyward tried to stretch out his leg and pointed to the area behind his knee when the team's assistant athletic trainer reached him.

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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.

Davis day to day with right groin tightness

Davis day to day with right groin tightness

DETROIT -- Rajai Davis finally showed up against the Indians this weekend. Now the Tigers have to hope his season isn't halted.

The sight of Davis pulling up out of the batter's box in the eighth inning of Sunday's 8-6 win over the Twins brought back bad memories for Tigers fans to the groin injury that bothered him last postseason. However, Davis said his right groin tightness isn't nearly as severe and shouldn't keep him out long, if at all.

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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.

Scherzer could miss start with thumb injury

Hurt while batting, like Cards ace Wainwright, Nats righty advocates DH use

Scherzer could miss start with thumb injury

MIAMI -- Max Scherzer played catch on Sunday at Marlins Park, and the Nationals right-hander said his right thumb is still sore. After Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Marlins, manager Matt Williams indicated that Scherzer would not take his next turn in the rotation Tuesday. 

"We probably have to make an adjustment. We don't know who that is yet," Williams said. "We'll get through [Monday's] game and see where we are at. There are options for us. I don't know if Max is going to make this one."

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Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Marlins Park able to contain Stanton's huge triple

Slugger's deep drive estimated at 424 feet, farther than 4 of his 5 homers this season

Marlins Park able to contain Stanton's huge triple

MIAMI -- Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton on Sunday introduced the tape-measured triple. It wasn't the bottom-line result the two-time All-Star envisioned when the ball came off his bat in the fifth inning, but it was an impressive drive nonetheless.

Stanton blasted a Gio Gonzalez pitch to the deepest part of Marlins Park, with the ball bouncing high off the wall in the cutout portion of center field. According to ESPN's Stats & Info, the estimated distance was 424 feet.

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Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Melky's leaping grab at wall helps Sox edge Royals

Representing tying run, Hosmer robbed of at least extra bases to end eighth

Melky's leaping grab at wall helps Sox edge Royals

CHICAGO -- Zach Duke raised his hands in the air in celebration. The excited White Sox crowd followed with a standing ovation. And with one leaping outstretched grab to end the top of the eighth inning, Melky Cabrera saved at least a run for the White Sox.

In reality, Cabrera might have saved the White Sox 5-3 victory and their Sunday sweep of the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field.

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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.