Gordon catapults into crowd for amazing grab

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.

Micah Johnson of the White Sox, leading off the inning, lifted a fly ball down the left-field line and Gordon, who won the fourth American League Gold Glove Award of his career in 2014, sprinted full speed after it. Gordon, barely slowing down, leaped over the short fence and made a backhand snag just before landing on a group of fans sitting in the second row.

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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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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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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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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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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 pitch 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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Today's starting lineups: April 26

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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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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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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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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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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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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Scherzer day to day with thumb soreness

Nationals right-hander receiving treatment, unsure about availability for Tuesday start

Scherzer day to day with thumb soreness

MIAMI -- Max Scherzer played catch on Sunday at Marlins Park, and the Nationals right-hander said his right thumb is still sore. He is not sure if he will make his next scheduled start Tuesday against the Braves.

Though he is not ruling out making the start, Scherzer wants to be sure he is at 100 percent. Scherzer recalled that while at the University of Missouri, he had a cut in his right middle finger and pitched through the pain. Two weeks later, he had biceps tendinitis.

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Melky's leap at wall helps White Sox edge Royals

Representing tying run, Hosmer robbed of extra bases with two outs in eighth

Melky's leap at wall helps White Sox edge Royals

CHICAGO -- Zach Duke raised his hands in the air in celebration. The excited U.S. Cellular Field crowd followed with a standing ovation. And with one leaping, outstretched grab to end the top of the eighth inning, White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera saved at least a run in Chicago's 5-3 win over the Royals.

With Alcides Escobar on second and two outs, Eric Hosmer drove a pitch to left off Duke that looked like it had a chance to get out. Cabrera located the ball and leaped with his glove behind his head to snag the baseball.

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Bats break out vs. Lynn as Crew takes finale from Cards

Bats break out vs. Lynn as Crew takes finale from Cards

MILWAUKEE -- Featuring a lineup without Ryan Braun or Aramis Ramirez, the Brewers broke out of their recent funk to salvage the final game of their homestand with a 6-3 victory over the Cardinals at Miller Park on Sunday.

All six runs came off Cardinals starter Lance Lynn, who had allowed just three earned runs in his previous three starts. But Milwaukee slugged six extra-base hits against him, including an RBI triple from Gerardo Parra, a two-run homer from Adam Lind and consecutive run-scoring doubles by Khris Davis and Elian Herrera. Those doubles came in a three-run fifth that padded what had been a two-run Brewers' lead. The six extra-base hits tied a season high, while the half a dozen runs marked the second-largest output by Milwaukee's offense this year.

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Marlins roll to 5th straight win with sweep of Nats

Marlins roll to 5th straight win with sweep of Nats

MIAMI -- The Nationals created an opening in the fourth inning, botching a rundown play, and the Marlins made them pay. Adeiny Hechavarria delivered a three-run triple, Giancarlo Stanton added an RBI triple, and Miami rolled to a 6-2 victory on Sunday at Marlins Park.

Hechavarria put Miami in front with a bases-clearing triple with two outs in the fourth inning. The hit came after Washington was unable to tag out Stanton in a rundown at third.

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O's press down on throttle, tag Red Sox staff in blowout

O's press down on throttle, tag Red Sox staff in blowout

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles' offense scored early and often, chasing Boston starter Wade Miley in the third inning and going on to plate a season high in runs in Sunday's 18-7 series finale blowout at Camden Yards.

Baltimore, which stopped a five-game losing streak with Saturday's walk-off win, was led by a five-RBI performance from Delmon Young, who went 3-for-5 out of the cleanup spot. Chris Davis, who homered in the sixth, and Steve Pearce each drove in three runs. Red-hot Jimmy Paredes went 3-for-5 with three RBIs to raise his season average to .429.

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Indians can't handle Miggy as Tigers win series

Indians can't handle Miggy as Tigers win series

DETROIT -- Left-hander Kyle Lobstein logged seven solid innings, stymieing the Indians' lineup and leading the Tigers to an 8-6 victory on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park. Detroit took the series and improved to 5-1 against Cleveland this season.

The Tribe, which fell to 1-6 against left-handed starters this year, managed only three runs on six hits against Lobstein, who struck out four and walked two in his second win over the Indians this year. The lefty was supported by a three-hit day from slugger Miguel Cabrera, who launched a two-run home run (his third on the season -- all against Cleveland) in the sixth.

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Four Royals appeal suspensions

Cain, Ventura, Volquez and Herrera penalized

Four Royals appeal suspensions

CHICAGO -- The penalties handed down by Major League Baseball on Saturday for Thursday's bench-clearing altercation between the Royals and White Sox didn't draw much of a reaction inside the Royals' clubhouse when the players reported Sunday.

Perhaps they've simply grown accustomed to the process after two other on-field incidents earlier this month.

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With Howard's pop, Phils win rubber match vs. Braves

With Howard's pop, Phils win rubber match vs. Braves

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies have been searching for any type of momentum this month, and they hope they found some Sunday with a 5-4 victory over the Braves at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies won just their second series of the season as they begin a 10-game road trip Monday through St. Louis, Miami and Atlanta. Ryan Howard and Ben Revere led the way offensively, knocking in four of the Phillies' five runs, and Phillies right-hander Jerome Williams settled in after a rough first inning, allowing one run over his final 5 2/3.

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Marisnick returns to Astros' lineup

Fields also ready after 2015 debut, Oberholtzer working way back to Majors

Marisnick returns to Astros' lineup

OAKLAND -- Outfielder Jake Marisnick returned to the starting lineup after missing the first two games of the Astros' series with the A's with a sore right leg.

Right-hander Josh Fields made his 2015 debut on Saturday with a scoreless inning and is good to go, and left-hander Brett Oberholtzer, projected to be the club's fourth starter, is working his way back to the Majors.

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Archer dominant despite feeling under the weather

Right-hander stuck out seven Blue Jays over seven shutout innings

Archer dominant despite feeling under the weather

ST. PETERSBURG -- Chris Archer continued his dominance on Sunday with seven scoreless innings against the Blue Jays to earn his third win of the season.

What everybody watching did not know was that the Rays' right-hander had been sick for two days, even throwing up in between innings.

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Redmond clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A

Redmond clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A

ST. PETERSBURG -- Blue Jays right-hander Todd Redmond cleared waivers on Sunday afternoon and has been outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo.

Redmond was designated for assignment on April 16 when the club selected the contract of veteran left-hander Jeff Francis from Buffalo.

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Rays' offense continues to click during streak

Guyer drives in four while hot-hitting Longoria goes 3-for-3

Rays' offense continues to click during streak

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays cranked their bats into high gear over the weekend, scoring 21 runs on 35 hits in three games against the visiting Blue Jays.

Hitting is supposed to be contagious and given the Rays' weekend, that sentiment is hard to argue against.

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

Beltre sends Richards an invoice for broken bats

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Beltre sends Richards an invoice for broken bats

Anyone who says that baseball players have it easy because they play a game for a living very clearly didn't stop to consider the kind of hardship a player must go through when he ruins all of his personal bats.

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Padres recall RHP Mazzoni, option LHP Rearick

Padres recall RHP Mazzoni, option LHP Rearick

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres on Sunday recalled right-hander Cory Mazzoni from Triple-A El Paso and optioned left-hander Chris Rearick to El Paso as well.

Mazzoni came to the organization when the Padres traded Alex Torres to the New York Mets in March. The 25-year-old Mazzoni has never pitched in the Majors, and got the call that he was joining the Padres late Saturday night from El Paso manager Pat Murphy, then caught an early flight to San Diego to be ready for the series finale against the Dodgers on Sunday.

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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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Giants to keep rotation intact after rainout

Giants to keep rotation intact after rainout

DENVER -- The Giants series finale in Colorado was postponed due to rain on Sunday. It was the first postponed game of the season for San Francisco.

No make-up date has been set yet, and with no off days on either end of the Giants remaining two trips to Colorado, a double header is the most likely solution. Saturday, May 23 is a good option, given an already scheduled afternoon game that day.

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Garcia's walk-off hit lifts White Sox over KC in suspended game

Garcia's walk-off hit lifts White Sox over KC in suspended game

A game that started Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field between the Royals and the White Sox finished Sunday afternoon with a 3-2 White Sox victory. The game was suspended after eight innings Friday due to unplayable field conditions following four innings of rain, and concluded with Avisail Garcia's walk-off single against Kelvin Herrera. Melky Cabrera drew a two-out walk, moved to second on a wild pitch and stayed there when Jose Abreu was intentionally walked.

White Sox closer David Robertson started the suspended portion of Sunday's two games since he was announced on Friday before the contest was suspended. He pitched a scoreless ninth, striking out the side, but had his stretch of 18 straight batters retired end on an Abreu error.

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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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