When Mitch Harris took the mound for the Cardinals in the fifth inning of their matchup against the Brewers on Saturday, he was about to do something that hadn't been done since 1921: throw an MLB pitch as a graduate of the United States Naval Academy.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
Someone tell astronaut Terry Virts to be on the lookout for some debris because Giancarlo Stanton just launched an official MLB baseball into orbit.
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.
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.
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.
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 the win 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 victory evened the series and set up Sunday's rubber match.
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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.
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.
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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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.
Minnesota also breathed a collective sigh of relief for its starting pitcher, Trevor May. May struck out five batters before taking a Kyle Seager line drive off the right elbow and exiting the game with one out in the fourth. May suffered a contusion and X-rays were negative, so he was listed as day to day.
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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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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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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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.
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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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.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Braves snapped a 20-inning scoreless drought and ruined David Buchanan's strong start by producing a decisive three-run seventh inning in Saturday night's 5-2 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Eric Young Jr.'s two-out RBI double off Jake Diekman capped the go-ahead seventh that was sparked by Andrelton Simmons' leadoff home run. Before allowing Simmons to line his shot over the left-center-field wall, Buchanan had surrendered just one hit against the Braves, who had tallied just two hits while getting shut out in Friday's series opener.
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MIAMI -- Tom Koehler threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings on Saturday, and he kept the momentum rolling for the Marlins. Behind the right-hander's gem, Giancarlo Stanton and Adeiny Hechavarria both went yard as Miami blanked the Nationals, 8-0, at Marlins Park.
The Marlins have won four straight and pulled even with the Nats -- who have lost four straight -- and both teams now have a 7-11 record. Washington's Stephen Strasburg gave up four runs on eight hits with six strikeouts in six innings. The Nationals right-hander is now 3-5 with a 5.65 ERA in eight starts at Marlins Park.
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