Eickhoff to see Thoracic Outlet specialist

Jerad Eickhoff hopes to have answers sooner rather than later. Eickhoff will undergo testing on Thursday in Philadelphia before visiting a Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) specialist in St. Louis about the twinges he felt in his fingers when he made a rehab start on Sunday.… Read More
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Big inning gives Crew club-best 50-game start

Thanks to one big inning on Wednesday, the Brewers are off to the best 50-game start in franchise history. Jesus Aguilar, Travis Shaw and Tyler Saladino each drove in runs in Milwaukee's seven-run fourth, and they combined for eight RBIs in a 9-2 win over the D-backs at Miller Park, clinching a three-game series sweep. Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt hit his sixth homer of the season.… Read More
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Marte progressing quickly in rehab work

Pirates center fielder Starling Marte is quickly moving forward in his recovery from a right oblique strain. Marte began participating in baseball activities over the weekend, director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said on Wednesday, and has resumed hitting in an indoor batting cage. Marte ran the bases, stretched with the team and played catch on Wednesday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.… Read More
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Lugo’s ownership of lefties reaching elite levels

The roots of Seth Lugo's scoreless-innings streak -- a career-high 14 innings and counting entering Wednesday's play -- are not much different than the origins of his success as a big league pitcher. Lugo is throwing his curveball early and often, generating whiffs and soft contact seemingly at will.… Read More
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Springer’s 10th HR backs Verlander in Astros’ W

One day after the Astros' Gerrit Cole struck out eight batters in six innings in Tuesday's series opener, Justin Verlander held the Giants to one run and three hits while striking out nine in six innings to lead Houston to a two-game series sweep. Verlander (6-2) retired the first nine batters he faced on Wednesday before Gorkys Hernandez hit a triple to center and scored on a Buster Posey sac fly. George Springer rocketed his team-leading 10th homer of the season and Correa added an RBI single to drive Giants starter Jeff Samardzija (1-3) from the game after 4 2/3 innings.… Read More
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Pedroia could meet return date this weekend

Soggy weather has created several tweaks to Dustin Pedroia's Minor League rehab schedule over the last couple of weeks, but the second baseman still could meet his original target date of returning to the Red Sox on Friday night for the start of a three-game series against the Braves at Fenway Park.… Read More
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