7/26/2015 | Power Rankings: Yankees on a tear
A look at this week's MLB Power Rankings presented by The All-New Chrysler 200 shows that plenty of teams that are below .500 can't be counted out of anything at this point.
7/26/2015 | Papi's 2 HRs, 7 RBIs lead Sox's rout of Tigers
David Ortiz smacked two three-run homers and finished with a career-high seven RBIs to carry the Red Sox to an 11-1 win over the Tigers in the rubber match of a three-game series on Sunday night at Fenway Park.
7/26/2015 | Holt day to day with sore left knee
Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt exited Sunday night's game against the Tigers after five innings with left knee tightness. He is considered day to day.
7/26/2015 | Stras to start rehab assignment Wednesday
Stephen Strasburg will begin a Minor League rehab assignment on Wednesday as he tries to make his way back from the disabled list for the second time this season. The affiliate for which he will pitch has not been announced.
7/26/2015 | With 7 RBIs, Papi passes 3 Hall of Famers
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, with two three-run homers and an RBI single, passed Hall of Famers Al Kaline, Harmon Killebrew and Rogers Hornsby on the all-time RBI list to take 38th place with 1,587.
7/26/2015 | Week Ahead: Final days before Deadline
Yes, the Week Ahead marks the final five days prior to Friday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline, and if you were out of cell range or off the grid on Saturday and Sunday, well, you missed a lot, and much of it figures to affect the season at we inch ever closer to October.
7/26/2015 | Trout draws rare curtain call at Big A
On Sunday, the acclaimed best baseball player in the world commanded a curtain call. With a crowd of 38,539 roaring "MVP!" Mike Trout emerged from the Angels dugout and raised his helmet high in the air after his sixth-inning grand slam broke open the Angels' 13-7 win over the Rangers -- the encore to his encores, as his legend in Anaheim, somehow, keeps growing.
7/26/2015 | Papi thrilled to watch Pedro enter Hall
While Pedro Martinez delivered his Hall of Fame speech in Cooperstown on Sunday, David Ortiz was watching on TV in the Red Sox's clubhouse at Fenway Park, hanging on every word.
7/26/2015 | Bullpen remains a major concern for Blue Jays
Toronto's bullpen has been an ongoing concern all season and even after receiving a facelift on Saturday afternoon it wasn't enough to change the club's fortunes during a weekend series vs. the Mariners.
7/26/2015 | Umpire Joyce exits after being struck by foul ball
Third-base umpire Jim Joyce exited with a leg injury in the 10th inning of the Mariners' 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday at Safeco Field.
7/26/2015 | Biggio brings class, dignity to Hall induction
On a warm Sunday afternoon before 45,000 fans -- many of whom were wearing orange Astros jerseys -- Craig Biggio's success on the baseball field earned him the ultimate honor, induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
7/26/2015 | Braves getting first-hand look at what Garcia can do
In his second Major League start since he was called up Saturday, Adonis Garcia lifted the Braves to a 3-2 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Sunday with a sixth-inning solo home run to right field that stood as the difference in the game.
7/26/2015 | Hudson joins small club with win over A's
In beating the A's for the first time in his career during the Giants' 4-3 victory Sunday, Tim Hudson joined some elite company, becoming the 15th pitcher in baseball history to earn a win against all 30 current Major League clubs.
7/26/2015 | Induction day could not have been better
The 2015 Hall of Fame induction was precisely what a moment like this is supposed to be -- a time of reflection and celebration as well as a chance to put the finishing touches on careers of astonishing accomplishment.
7/26/2015 | LA finds trouble facing former Dodger Uribe
While speculation heats up that the Dodgers' intensive search for a starting pitcher will lead this week to the acquisition of Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels, it was the bullpen that took Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Mets.
7/26/2015 | Upton, Padres bracing for roster changes
As the longest-tenured Padres player, Will Venable has been around for more than a few Trade Deadlines and is used to seeing teammates come and go this time of year. Venable, who broke into the big leagues with the Padres in 2008, understands this is simply a matter of doing business.
7/26/2015 | Smoltz adds levity to solemnity in Hall speech
John Smoltz did not intend for his Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech to run as long as it did. But it only seemed fitting that the last man to wear No. 29 for the Braves' organization spent a little more than 29 minutes extending gratitude and drawing some laughs with that same sense of humor that made him such a beloved teammate during his legendary pitching career.
7/26/2015 | Smoltz's Hall message: Protect 'future arms'
As John Smoltz delivered his Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday afternoon, he took advantage of an opportunity to express his belief that year-round youth baseball programs have influenced the recent rise in young pitchers needing Tommy John surgery.
7/26/2015 | Jubilant Pedro shares induction with Dominican fans
Pedro Martinez was trying to get a few last winks of sleep on Sunday morning when he came up with what turned out to be the final, brilliant pitch for his Hall of Fame induction speech. Just as the roaring crowd thought Martinez had hit all the high points, he reached back for the perfect ending to the day and the weekend.
7/26/2015 | Wacha labors, but Matheny offers benefit of doubt
Though Michael Wacha battled inefficiency and shaky fastball command early in his outing on Sunday, manager Mike Matheny, after the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Braves, downplayed the presence of any concerning trends in a month where Wacha has endured his first extended hiccup of the year.
7/26/2015 | Focus a big key to Cole's success on the mound
It was on Friday night when Gerrit Cole started to get amped up for his Sunday start. He's locked in and focused every time he takes the mound, but he particularly enjoys the opportunity to set the tone at the start of a series and the chance to finish one off.
7/26/2015 | Ausmus is geared up for playoff chase
With the non-waiver Trade Deadline now five days away, the Tigers' window to decide whether they are buyers or sellers is rapidly shrinking.
7/26/2015 | Humbled, emotional Johnson enters Hall
As promised, Randy Johnson's Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday was less about him and more about the multitude of people that helped him gain entry into baseball's most prestigious club.
7/26/2015 | Familia hasn't been as automatic in 2nd half
The Mets had been 43-1 when leading after eight innings this year, a testament to how dominant and valuable Jeurys Familia proved himself over the season's first four months. They are 44-1 in such situations after salvaging Sunday's 3-2 win over the Dodgers. That in spite of Familia, who blew his second save of the second half after converting 27 of 29 chances in the first.
7/26/2015 | J. Upton homers as Padres down Marlins
The Padres took the series after beating the Marlins, 3-2, on Sunday in San Diego. Craig Kimbrel came in for the ninth inning and earned save No. 29 of the season.
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