Harvey outduels CC, nearly goes distance in Subway Series

Harvey outduels CC, nearly goes distance in Subway Series

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.

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.

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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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.

Today's starting lineups: April 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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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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Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB. 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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Bautista misses fourth straight game with sore shoulder

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

Bautista misses fourth straight game with sore shoulder

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.

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.

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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Robert Falkoff is a contributor to MLB.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.

Stanton, Marlins send Nats to fourth straight loss

Stanton, Marlins send Nats to fourth straight loss

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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Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro. Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He can also be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Reds' matchup with Cubs gets rained out

Reds' matchup with Cubs gets rained out

CINCINNATI -- Following a four-hour, 13-minute rain delay, the Reds-Cubs game scheduled for Saturday afternoon was postponed. A makeup date will be announced at a later time.

Fans holding tickets for Saturday's rainout game may present their same ticket at the gate for the rescheduled game with no exchange necessary. Ticket exchanges are available at Great American Ball Park throughout the regular season in advance of game day only.

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Alyson Footer is a national correspondent for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @alysonfooter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yelich dealing with bulging disk in back

Outfielder confident he'll return from DL by early May

Yelich dealing with bulging disk in back

MIAMI -- An MRI revealed Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich has a bulging disk in his lower back. The 23-year-old is undergoing treatment, and remains confident he can be reinstated from the disabled list in early May.

Miami placed Yelich on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a low back strain, retroactive to April 20. The earliest he can be activated is May 5.

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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.

Cardinals expect Molina's absence to be short

Cardinals expect Molina's absence to be short

MILWAUKEE -- Though Yadier Molina was out of the starting lineup on Saturday, one day after he took a foul tip off his right knee, the Cardinals refrained from summoning additional catching help as they anticipate Molina's absence being short term.

Already playing with a short bench, manager Mike Matheny's options got thinner on Friday when he had to remove Molina before the bottom of the fifth. An inning earlier, Molina had taken a foul ball off a spot that had just healed from being hit by a ball a week earlier.

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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.

Altuve's homer leads Astros to series win over A's

Altuve's homer leads Astros to series win over A's

OAKLAND -- Second baseman Jose Altuve hit a three-run home run, and the Astros beat the A's a second straight day, 9-3, on Saturday afternoon to secure a series victory at the Coliseum.

Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie chipped in with two hits and as many RBIs against his former team, and right fielder George Springer hit a solo home run in the ninth, helping to provide plenty of support for starter Scott Feldman. The right-hander allowed three earned runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings for Houston, which improved to 10-7 -- the club's best start since the 2006 squad went 12-5 through the first 17 games.

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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.

Source: Rangers to trade for Halos' Hamilton

Source: Rangers to trade for Halos' Hamilton

ANAHEIM -- Josh Hamilton's tumultuous stint in Southern California is nearing a resolution, one that would save the Angels some money and send the embattled outfielder back to the place he once thrived.

The Rangers are closing in on a deal to acquire Hamilton from the Angels, sources told MLB.com on Friday. Neither club has confirmed the trade, which still needs to clear several logistical hurdles before it's completed. But a source said the Angels would be receiving about $15 million in cash considerations, and no players, for a contract that will pay Hamilton about $90 million through the 2017 season.

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Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. T.R. Sullivan contributed to this report. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Nats being careful with Span; Scherzer on mend

Outfielder rests after four straight games; righty could make next start

Nats being careful with Span; Scherzer on mend

MIAMI -- Nationals center fielder Denard Span was given the day off Saturday against the Marlins. After playing four consecutive games, Span's legs "were really heavy. But's that's part of the process," according to manager Matt Williams.

With Span out of the lineup, Bryce Harper moved from right to center field, while Reed Johnson received a start in right field.

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

Free pass: Miggy has career-high four walks

Cabrera adds to accomplishments with rare game

Free pass: Miggy has career-high four walks

DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera has compiled a stack of accomplishments in this game with one of the greatest swings ever seen in a right-handed hitter. He accomplished a first on Saturday without swinging the bat at all.

Hours after Indians manager Terry Francona talked about pitching Cabrera inside, most of the pitches Cabrera saw were three feet outside. Cleveland intentionally walked Cabrera three times Saturday for just the second time in his career.

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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.

Former Expos manager/GM Fanning dies at 87

Former Expos manager/GM Fanning dies at 87

Former Expos general manager and manager Jim Fanning died Saturday at age 87.

Fanning was a fixture in Canadian baseball for decades, beginning as the first general manager of the Expos when the expansion team began play in 1969 and remaining in the position until '76.

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

Brantley returning to All-Star form after back injury

Outfielder on hot streak since missing games earlier this season

Brantley returning to All-Star form after back injury

DETROIT -- While the Indians are still trying to get their offense firing on all cylinders, a source of consistency has returned to the heart of the lineup.

All-Star Michael Brantley churned out four hits in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Tigers, providing more hope that the left fielder is getting over the lower-back issue that sidelined him for six of the first eight games this season. Brantley might not yet be back to full strength, but he has recovered enough to produce again for Cleveland's laboring lineup.

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

Fenway hosts Open House featuring black colleges

Fenway hosts Open House featuring black colleges

BOSTON -- As Major League Baseball aims to improve its relationship with African-American communities across the country, the Red Sox are among teams taking steps to see those goals fulfilled in tangible ways.

This was no more apparent than on Saturday, when the Red Sox hosted a game between Florida A&M and North Carolina Central -- the first showcase featuring two historically black colleges at Fenway Park. In doing so, one man's vision of making history in Boston has come to fruition.

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Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Bauer scratched due to illness, slated to start vs. Royals

Bauer scratched due to illness, slated to start vs. Royals

DETROIT -- The Indians were forced to make a last-minute adjustment to their rotation on Saturday after right-hander Trevor Bauer was unable to get through his warmup routine.

Shortly before Cleveland's 4-1 loss to the Tigers, the Indians announced that Bauer was scratched from his scheduled start due to illness. The right-hander attempted to work through his pregame long-toss program, but had to stop after he continued to feel sick.

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

Reliving Top 10 Reds moments of '90 World Series

Reliving Top 10 Reds moments of '90 World Series

CINCINNATI -- It's been 25 years since the Reds went wire to wire and swept the World Series, but the memories from that season are still vivid for those who watched, rooted and/or played in that postseason.

Thirty members of the 1990 World Series champion Reds gathered at Great American Ball Park on Friday to begin a weekend-long reunion to celebrate that unforgettable series. In honor of this particular gathering of Reds greats, we've come up with a list of top 10 moments and memories from the 1990 Fall Classic.

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Alyson Footer is a national correspondent for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @alysonfooter. Mark Sheldon contributed to this report. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Felix finishes off Twins in shutout; Cruz crushes 9th homer

Felix finishes off Twins in shutout; Cruz crushes 9th homer

SEATTLE -- Felix Hernandez continued his long-running dominance of the Twins and Nelson Cruz and Logan Morrison backed The King up with home runs as the Mariners topped Minnesota, 2-0, on Friday at Safeco Field.

Hernandez threw his 10th career shutout, allowing five hits and no walks and striking out nine as he improved to 3-0 with a 1.61 ERA on the year. The 29-year-old has now thrown six straight starts of eight-plus innings with two or less runs against the Twins.

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Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @DougMillerMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

How fast was Tex's 2nd homer? Statcast knows

How fast was Tex's 2nd homer? Statcast knows

When Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira took right-hander Jacob deGrom deep in the third inning of Friday night's 6-1 win over the Mets at Yankee Stadium, it was his second home run of the night, his seventh of the season and the third of the night for the Bronx Bombers.

But thanks to Statcast data, which was part of the national broadcast on MLB Network, those aren't the only numbers we know.

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Andrew Simon is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSimonMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Facing hitters next on Fernandez's agenda

Facing hitters next on Fernandez's agenda

MIAMI -- Jose Fernandez's progression is reaching the point that the Marlins' ace is on the verge of facing hitters for the first time since he underwent Tommy John surgery last May 16.

Fernandez is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Monday, and if that goes as planned, the next step is a 15-pitch batting-practice session on Thursday. That will be the first time he goes up against hitters.

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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.

Muncy spells banged-up Lawrie

Infielder impressed at camp, makes big league debut at third

Muncy spells banged-up Lawrie

OAKLAND -- A's third baseman Brett Lawrie, who jammed his knee into the bullpen mound during Friday's game, was not in the starting lineup for Saturday's middle matchup with the Astros, despite texting his manager at 1 a.m. that he was good to go.

"We needed to get Brett Lawrie a day off here," said A's manager Bob Melvin. "He's as banged up as anyone we have here. Not DL-banged up, but banged up."

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

Maddon content to bat pitcher in No. 8 slot

Maddon content to bat pitcher in No. 8 slot

CINCINNATI -- So far, Cubs manager Joe Maddon's preference for having the pitcher bat eighth seems to be working, and he plans on sticking with it.

The starting pitcher has batted eighth in each of the Cubs' 17 games this season, and the group is batting .141 collectively. However, where the pitcher bats is not Maddon's concern.

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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.