7/20/2014 | Despaigne comes oh so close to Padres' first no-hitter
Despite some brief excitement on Sunday afternoon in San Diego, the Padres are still the lone MLB franchise without a no-hitter to its name. Odrisamer Despaigne was four outs away from notching the club's first no-no in its 45-year history, but Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy did away with those aspirations by slicing a double to left-center with two outs in the eighth in the Padres' 2-1 victory.
7/20/2014 | Despaigne shows the stuff of legends
A bargain signing for since-dismissed San Diego GM Josh Byrnes, Odrisamer Despaigne doesn't have the type of big arm that generates big contracts. But he's got the same kind of gift that made countrymen Mike Cuellar, Luis Tiant and Orlando Hernandez legends.
7/20/2014 | Kershaw swipes second for first stolen base
Dodgers ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw stole second base in the fourth inning on Sunday night for his first career stolen base.
7/20/2014 | Positive signs for Sogard in rare start
A slumping Eric Sogard has seen diminished playing time in recent weeks, but he was in the lineup Sunday for the first time this series with a chance to reverse these fortunes.
7/20/2014 | Red-hot Angels rally together to keep rolling
The Angels established once again that they're good to the last out. For the Mariners, fighting to prove they're in the same weight class as the two American League West heavyweights from California, there was validation of another kind over a long, challenging weekend at Angel Stadium.
7/20/2014 | Twelve teams to receive supplemental '15 Draft picks
Major League Baseball's version of the Draft lottery doesn't attract nearly as much attention as its NBA and NHL counterparts, mostly because baseball's top picks aren't determined randomly like they are in the other sports. But for 12 big league clubs, the Competitive Balance Lottery will provide them with a valuable extra selection in 2015.
7/20/2014 | Rodney's early 'arrow' sparks Angels' comeback
After Seattle closer Fernando Rodney ended the eighth inning with his trademark imaginary arrows, the Angels responded with their own version of his celebration in the ninth as they went on to take the 6-5 walk-off win.
7/20/2014 | Rizzo's awe-inspiring grab backfires on Cubs
Anthony Rizzo made a tremendous catch of Aaron Hill's popup during Sunday's 3-2 loss to the D-backs, but it may have been better for the Cubs if he didn't.
7/20/2014 | Lynn to start Wednesday against Rays
Following Sunday night's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny confirmed that the club will start Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn, in that order, during the team's upcoming series against the Rays.
7/20/2014 | Padres walk off after Despaigne flirts with history
Odrisamer Despaigne flirted with the first no-hitter in franchise history Sunday, but it was teammate Seth Smith who struck the decisive blow -- a soft one at that -- in the Padres' 2-1 victory over the Mets before a crowd of 31,513 at Petco Park. Smith's infield single with two outs in the ninth sent San Diego to a walk-off win.
7/20/2014 | Most recent no-hitter for each MLB team
A listing of the most recent no-hitter pitched by each MLB team.
7/20/2014 | Quick exit with high pitch count a rarity for Cueto
It's not often that Johnny Cueto will have a pitch count of 112 through five innings and come out of a game. But that's exactly what happened during his no-decision on Sunday, when the Reds were swept by the Yankees with a 3-2 defeat.
7/20/2014 | A's bats provide plenty for dominant Gray vs. O's
The A's secured Sunday afternoon's 10-2 series win over the Orioles with much ease, getting yet another superb start from Sonny Gray to complement a frenzied offense that was firing on all cylinders.
7/20/2014 | Fredi expects Gattis to be in Monday's lineup
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is counting on Evan Gattis to be activated from the 15-day disabled list in time for Monday's series opener against the Marlins.
7/20/2014 | J. Upton's status uncertain after being hit by pitch
Justin Upton exited Sunday's game with left triceps soreness after Kyle Kendrick plunked him with an 88-mph sinker in the third. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is hopeful, but uncertain if Upton will be available to start on Monday.
7/20/2014 | Deadline roundup: Lee sweepstakes set to begin
Cliff Lee, who has not pitched in a Major League game since May 18, rejoins the Phillies rotation on Monday against the Giants, and it's hard not to read his return as anything other than an audition, given the Phillies' place in the National League East standings and their openness to moving some pricey veterans.
7/20/2014 | Angels rally, come back in ninth for walk-off win
The Angels came back in the bottom of the ninth inning to spoil Fernando Rodney's premature celebration and hand the Mariners a 6-5 loss on Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium.
7/20/2014 | Gibson's challenge leads to vital insurance run
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson successfully challenged a call at second base in the seventh inning of Sunday's 3-2 win over the Cubs. The overturn eventually led to a run.
7/20/2014 | Yanks manufacture a walk-off sweep of Reds
After the bullpen blew a one-run lead in the top of the eighth, the Yankees retaliated with their own late-inning magic and good fortune in a 3-2 walk-off win over the Reds on Sunday afternoon.
7/20/2014 | McKee, 105, throws out first pitch at Padres game
Agnes McKee didn't spend a whole lot of time worrying about how well her ceremonial first pitch would be received on Sunday at Petco Park. McKee is four days removed from her 105th birthday, so the direction of her toss wasn't going to make or break her afternoon in the sun, a day that was to also include a hot dog and even a craft beer.
7/20/2014 | Sore hand keeps Puig out of lineup Sunday
The Dodgers plan to take a cautious route with Yasiel Puig after the All-Star right fielder was hit on the left hand Saturday and forced to exit early.
7/20/2014 | Ubaldo needs another bullpen before rehab start
Ubaldo Jimenez threw his second bullpen on Sunday morning since going on the disabled list with a right ankle sprain, and afterward he and manager Buck Showalter determined he will need at least one more session before making a rehab start.
7/20/2014 | Hand gets rare win as McGehee goes yard
After going through some rough times, the Marlins put to an end several slides Sunday afternoon. Brad Hand allowed two runs in seven innings, and Casey McGehee belted a two-run homer as Miami edged the Giants, 3-2, at Marlins Park.
7/20/2014 | Heads-up Braun takes cue from 'Major League'
Bob Uecker could have consulted his dog-eared script from 1989's Major League when the Brewers lifted the film's final scene to score their first run against the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
7/20/2014 | Longo sets franchise 2B record, ties RBI mark
Evan Longoria claimed a piece of the Rays' record book on Sunday when he passed former Tampa Bay outfielder Carl Crawford for the club's career doubles record with 216 and tied Crawford's career RBI record at 592.
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