Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 7 hours 35 min ago

A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the fall in the seventh inning. The fall immediately followed the introduction of Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez as a pinch hitter.

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Dodgers score 4 runs in 7th to beat Cubs 5-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 8 hours 9 min ago

Andre Ethier singled in a pair of go-ahead runs in the seventh inning, helping the Dodgers rally past the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory. The Dodgers have their third winning streak of five or more games for the first time since May 7-12. ''We worked really hard to get to this point,'' Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.

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Wilson's RBI fuels Rangers in 4-3 win over Orioles (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 9 hours 33 min ago

Bobby Wilson took it personally when the Orioles intentionally walked Will Venable ahead of him. Wilson lined a tiebreaking double with two out in the sixth inning as the Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Saturday night. Elvis Andrus tripled off the left-field wall with two outs and Venable was walked to bring up Wilson.

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AP source: D-backs agree to trade reliever Reed to Mets (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 9 hours 44 min ago

Looking for late-inning help in the bullpen, the New York Mets have agreed to a trade with Arizona that would send reliever Addison Reed to the NL East leaders, according to a person familiar with the deal. Multiple reports indicated the Diamondbacks would receive two minor leaguers from the Mets. Trying to reach the playoffs for the first time in nine years, the Mets acquired setup man Tyler Clippard and left-hander Eric O'Flaherty in separate trades with Oakland this summer.

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Astros' Fiers follows no-no with another win, 4-1 over Twins (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-08-30 03:54

Mike Fiers didn't finish this start on the field. Fiers followed his no-hitter with another stellar start for Houston, pitching into the seventh inning with three hits allowed for the first-place Astros in a 4-1 victory Saturday over the Minnesota Twins. It's a different team, a different game,'' Fiers said.

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Ramirez homers, Pirates stay hot in 4-3 win over Rockies (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-08-30 03:28

Aramis Ramirez can't really describe it but he can sense it, the feeling that permeates a clubhouse during one of those summers that offers the promise of an even more exciting fall. At the moment, the Pittsburgh Pirates are swimming in it. The veteran third baseman mashed a three-run homer off Chris Rusin, J.A. Happ won his third straight start and the Pirates improved to a season-best 30 games over .500 following a 4-3 win over Colorado on Saturday night.

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Moustakas has 3 RBIs, Royals beat Rays 6-3 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-08-30 02:57

Mike Moustakas and the Kansas City Royals both kept up their strong play. Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs, Kendrys Morales came through with another big two-out hit and the AL Central-leading Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday night. The Royals have won 17 of 22 to go a season-high 31 games over .500 (80-49).

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Kelly wins 6th straight start, pitches Red Sox past Mets 3-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-08-30 01:55

In one month, Joe Kelly has gone from total disappointment to the top of the rotation. Kelly won his sixth straight outing, recovering nicely from a rocky start to outpitch Jacob deGrom and lead the Boston Red Sox over the New York Mets 3-1 Saturday. Throwing all fastballs, obviously that hasn't worked out,'' Kelly said.

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Lynn hurts ankle but beats Giants for 1st time, Cards win (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-08-30 00:57

Somehow, Lance Lynn stayed on his feet long enough to finally beat the San Francisco Giants. Lynn still wound up with his first career win over the Giants, sending the NL Central-leading Cardinals to a 6-0 victory. Later in the clubhouse, Lynn pulled his tried-and-true cowboy boots over the tender ankle and vowed to take his next turn in the rotation.

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Nationals' Span expects 4-6 month recovery after hip surgery (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-08-29 23:41
Even as the Nationals Park crowd rose in an ovation for their just-returned center fielder on Tuesday night, Denard Span knew something was still wrong. Four days later, the dynamic leadoff man is done for the season, and may have played his final game with Washington. ''That was the best worst feeling ever,'' said Span of the ovation.
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Vin Scully: 2016 will be final season in booth for Dodgers (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-08-29 23:22

Vin Scully said Saturday that 2016 will be his last season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same franchise. The team revealed Friday night he would be back next year, but Scully took it a step further while speaking to the media a day later.

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Encarnacion hits 3 HRs, 9 RBIs as Blue Jays rout Tigers (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-08-29 22:34

Edwin Encarnacion found a grand way to cap off his homer hat trick. Encarnacion hit three home runs, prompting Toronto fans to toss their hats onto the field, and tied a team record with nine RBIs as the high-scoring Blue Jays routed the Detroit Tigers 15-1 Saturday. ''He's some kind of locked in,'' manager John Gibbons said.

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Astros place catcher Jason Castro on DL with quad strain (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-08-29 22:14

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Houston Astros have put catcher Jason Castro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps muscle.

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White Sox put Putnam on 15-day DL, reinstate Webb (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-08-29 21:25
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox placed right-hander Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin on Saturday and reinstated RHP Daniel Webb following a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte.
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Royals LF Alex Gordon close to return from groin injury (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-08-29 21:04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Kansas City manager Ned Yost says left fielder Alex Gordon is ''getting close'' to rejoining the AL Central-leading Royals after missing almost two months with a strained left groin.

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Braves option Williams Perez to minors following rough loss (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-08-29 19:44
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have optioned right-hander Williams Perez to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled right-hander Jake Brigham from Gwinnett.
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Goins takes advantage of lapse to score on a two-base sac fly

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-08-29 19:15
Ryan Goins scored all the way from second on a two-base sacrifice fly in the fourth inning of the Blue Jays' game against the Tigers on Saturday at Rogers Centre.
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Today's starting lineups: Aug. 29

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-08-29 19:07
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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Bridgeport leaders happy to see kids Play Ball

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-08-29 18:39
The Play Ball initiative wound its way to one of its final cities on Saturday, when Bridgeport went above and beyond the call of participation. Bridgeport, the largest city in Connecticut, staged free instructional clinics at four area fields to celebrate youth participation in baseball.
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Encarnacion extends hitting streak to 24 games (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-08-29 18:03

TORONTO (AP) -- Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has extended his career-long hitting streak to 24 games with a three-run homer in the first inning against Detroit.

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