deGrom assumes NL ERA lead with 7 scoreless

arlier this month, Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland created a minor stir when he called out Noah Syndergaard's relative lack of big league accomplishments, in quotes that appeared in the New York Post. Eiland's contention was that at age 25, for all the hype that surrounds him, Syndergaard remains an unfinished product. When asked Wednesday if that same line of thinking applies to Jacob deGrom, Mets manager Mickey Callaway offered a full-throated disagreement.… Read More
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Yanks hit at least 3 HRs in 5 straight for 1st time

Gleyber Torres' sensational splash onto the big league scene has helped his team make history on several different fronts, and in the fifth inning on Wednesday, the 21-year-old standout became the youngest Yankees rookie to homer in three consecutive games.… Read More
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Mazara, Guzman fuel 5-run 4th with homers

Rangers designated hitter Nomar Mazara hit his first home run in 12 games when he smashed one into the home bullpen in the fourth inning on Wednesday night. Ronald Guzman, upholding his manager's confidence against left-handed pitching, soon followed with his third home run in three games as the Rangers erased the Yankees' 4-0 lead with a five-run inning. Both home runs came off of Yankees starter CC Sabathia.… Read More
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Happ gets another shot at leadoff for Cubs

Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras and Javier Baez are among the Cubs who have been slotted into the leadoff spot since Ian Happ spent some time there in April. Happ was back atop the Cubs' lineup on Wednesday night and knows it may be a temporary stint.… Read More
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Guyer to DL as Plutko joins Indians’ rotation

The Indians made the expected move of promoting starter Adam Plutko from Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday to assume the fifth spot in the rotation, beginning with a start against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. It was the other side of the transaction that came as a bit of a surprise.… Read More
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