7/27/2014 | Salazar finds form with seven K's against Royals
Maybe the Indians will catch lightning in a bottle twice. Following a second straight solid outing from Danny Salazar, it was easy to think back to when he helped carry them to the postseason down the stretch a year ago.
7/27/2014 | Montero confused by home-plate collision rule
Nearly 25 minutes after Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Phillies had ended, D-backs catcher Miguel Montero was still upset.
7/27/2014 | Cox's 'great ride' culminates with induction into Hall
Bobby Cox, the great manager of the Atlanta Braves, spent part of his Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday putting his career in perspective. Sure, he'd love to go down in history as one of the smartest managers who ever lived, but not if it robs him of a chance to be self-deprecating.
7/27/2014 | La Russa, Torre offer salutes to Selig
Managers Tony La Russa and Joe Torre both saluted Commissioner Bud Selig in their Hall of Fame induction acceptance speeches on Sunday at the Clark Sports Center.
7/27/2014 | Archer calls out Big Papi for bat flip after HR
One of David Ortiz's signature bat flips brought David Price's early-season criticism of the Boston slugger back to the forefront Sunday at Tropicana Field. But this time, it was Price's teammate Chris Archer who wasn't happy with Ortiz's actions.
7/27/2014 | Angels collar Tigers with stellar pitching, late HR
The Angels relied on stifling relief and David Freese's solo home run in the eighth inning to post a 2-1 victory over the Tigers on Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium.
7/27/2014 | Top prospect Sanchez earns first big league win
Blue Jays rookie Aaron Sanchez earned the first victory of his career on Sunday afternoon, but it didn't come in the most traditional of ways.
7/27/2014 | With Callaspo off DL, Freiman sent to Triple-A
The A's activated Alberto Callaspo from the disabled list in time for Sunday's series finale in Texas, a move that prompted them to option Nate Freiman to Triple-A Sacramento.
7/27/2014 | Crisp returning to Bay Area to have neck examined
The A's sent Coco Crisp back to the Bay Area on Sunday evening for further evaluation of his sore neck. Crisp has been dealing with the issue for much of the season and was out of the lineup on Sunday for the second time in three days.
7/27/2014 | Turner, Marlins finish off record-setting road trip
Starting pitching may be an area the Marlins are exploring on the trade front, but all weekend, the rotation has been a strength. On Sunday, it was Jacob Turner who set the tone in a 4-2 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park.
7/27/2014 | Parental love common thread among Hall inductees
For almost all of us, it starts the same way. Mom or dad give us a bat and a ball, maybe even a glove. They send us out to play and they keep an eye on us to see what happens. You never ever know. That's the best thing about baseball, whether the players are the best in the world or the kids on your block.
7/27/2014 | La Russa: Support system key to Hall of Fame career
Speaking without looking at his notes on Sunday in Cooperstown, Tony La Russa made it clear during his 17-minute Hall of Fame induction speech that his unease at taking credit for all those accomplishments is rooted in a deep conviction that he benefited from an uncommonly good support system.
7/27/2014 | Maddux's Hall speech filled with gratitude, humor
While serving as his teammate in Atlanta, Tom Glavine watched Greg Maddux prepare for more than 350 starts, many of which took place in the midst of the pressure-packed postseason. But Glavine said he had never seen Maddux nervous until Sunday afternoon, when they sat in front of approximately 50,000 folks who came to Cooperstown to watch this year's Hall of Fame induction speeches.
7/27/2014 | Big Hurt thankful for many as he enters Hall of Fame
Frank Thomas did promise during Saturday's interview session that his Hall of Fame induction speech was all about thanks. But why did the "Big Hurt" feel the need to point out so many on Sunday in Cooperstown? The idea that no man is an island emerges as the most precise answer.
7/27/2014 | Tulo to have dry needling procedure on hip
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will undergo a dry needling procedure on his left hip Monday in Philadelphia, Rockies head athletic trainer Keith Dugger said Sunday.
7/27/2014 | Kennedy to miss start; Lane joining Padres to fill in
Ian Kennedy will miss his scheduled start Monday against the Braves with soreness in his left oblique, though the team is confident that he will avoid the disabled list and will only miss this one start. Jason Lane will join the team for a spot start in the series finale.
7/27/2014 | Blue Jays outlast Yanks for rare series win in Bronx
J.A. Happ submitted a solid effort and Dioner Navarro came through with the go-ahead hit in the ninth as the Blue Jays downed the Yankees, 5-4, in Sunday's rubber game at Yankee Stadium.
7/27/2014 | Howard helps Phils to series win after wild week
Ryan Howard's wild week culminated Sunday in a 4-2 victory over Arizona at Citizens Bank Park, where he hit a two-run home run in the first inning and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning on a controversial play at the plate to give the Phillies a rare series victory.
7/27/2014 | Astros feel time is right for Appel to hit Double-A
Before he headed down the coast to Corpus Christi to join the Double-A Hooks, former No. 1 overall Draft pick Mark Appel stopped by Minute Maid Park early Sunday and did some work in the bullpen.
7/27/2014 | Overturned call at plate gives Phils go-ahead run
The Phillies scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning of their 4-2 win against the D-backs thanks to a reversal on a play at the plate that was deemed a violation of the obstruction rule.
7/27/2014 | Staying fresh as DH, Stanton eyes all 162
If possible, Giancarlo Stanton wants to go the distance. The Marlins' All-Star right fielder is determined to play every day. With that in mind, the Marlins are finding ways to best keep Stanton fresh. Being used a couple of days as the designated hitter has been an option this weekend against the Astros at Minute Maid Park.
7/27/2014 | Class of 2014 takes its place among game's legends
The big day finally arrived on Sunday for a memorable Hall of Fame Class of 2014 -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa. The Big Six were inducted during the annual ceremony held on a stage behind the Clark Sports Center before a crowd of approximately 48,000.
7/27/2014 | Santana hits two for five-homer series vs. Royals
Danny Salazar overcome a slow start, while Carlos Santana belted his fourth and fifth homers of the series to help the Indians earn a 10-3 win over the Royals on Sunday.
7/27/2014 | Big Papi's homer holds up as Sox halt slide at five
David Ortiz hit a three-run moon shot in the third inning Sunday afternoon, and it held up for the Red Sox in a 3-2 victory over the Rays in the finale of a three-game series at Tropicana Field. It also marked the end of a seven-game road trip in which the Sox won the first and last games, but lost the five in between.
7/27/2014 | Rays edged by Red Sox in bid to win 10th straight
Tampa Bay did not get the sweep, nor did it extend its winning streak to 10 games as Boston took a 3-2 win at Tropicana Field on Sunday afternoon with 25,221 watching.
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