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Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and pitcher Mike Fiers reiterated Friday that the pitch that hit slugger Giancarlo Stanton and caused severe facial injuries to the Marlins star was an accident, and both of them have tried to get in touch with Miami manager Mike Redmond.
Friday's game between the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins has been postponed because of a forecast of rain throughout the evening. It has been rescheduled as part of a straight doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 3:10 p.m. CT.
The Reds announced Friday afternoon that pitcher Mat Latos was scratched from his start vs. the Brewers in the series opener because of a bone bruise in his right elbow. Latos was replaced by rookie Daniel Corcino, a 24-year-old September callup.
After being held scoreless through 10 innings, the O's got the big knock they needed on Jimmy Parede's two-run double in the 11th for a 2-1 win over the Yankees in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader.
Giancarlo Stanton, who sustained multiple fractures to his face after being struck by a pitch on Thursday night, returned in good spirits to Miami on Friday night. The two-time All-Star will undergo more tests, but it appears he will not need major surgery.
The Orioles' clubhouse was in a state of shock on Friday morning as news quickly spread of first baseman Chris Davis' 25-game suspension after he tested positive an amphetamine, identified by Davis as Adderall.
As if those losses of Matt Wieters and Manny Machado weren't enough of a challenge, now the Orioles are faced with slugging Chris Davis suspended from playing the final 17 games of the regular season and as many as eight in the postseason, should the Orioles advance as far as the American League Championship Series.
Marlins pitcher Anthony DeSclafani has received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch at Carlos Gomez of the Brewers, with a warning in place, in the bottom of the sixth inning of Thursday's game at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
It's about time for the final fortnight of Major League Baseball's 2014 regular season, one that began in Sydney, Australia. There are good seats remaining for much of the action involving the widespread postseason contenders as we wait for these impending 10 champagne celebrations.
The drama involving the Dodgers and the Giants of now has combined with that of 1951 and 1962 to bring back memories of 1982.
Astros national crosschecker David Post, who's been on the front lines of the team's Draft process the last few years, has accepted a job as the special assistant to GM/scouting of the San Diego Padres.
Jim Callis answers questions about what prospects will end up as All-Stars, the Cubs' strategy with their prospects, and Indians first baseman Bobby Bradley.
With Chris Davis having been suspended 25 games for testing positive for an amphetamine on Friday, Orioles manager Buck Showalter is looking for his already undermanned club to continue to play at a high level.
The first-place Orioles suffered a major blow to the remainder of their regular season and perhaps the start of the postseason on Friday when first baseman Chris Davis was suspended by Major League Baseball for 25 games for testing positive for an amphetamine.
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
Right-handed-hitting Phillies third-base prospect Maikel Franco has power to spare. Once he refines a few issues, Franco will be a very welcome source of power at Citizens Bank Park.
Indians ace Corey Kluber, who has shown a knack for thriving in close games in unassuming fashion this season, has Cleveland's pitching staff headed in right direction.
White Sox southpaw Chris Sale demonstrated the full range of his dominance Thursday with eight innings, two hits, no runs and nine strikeouts. With the effort, Sale improved to 12-3, lowered his ERA to 1.99 and polished some other pretty historic numbers.
Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers fought tears from the moment he began discussing the 88-mph fastball that sailed high and tight, striking Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton on his left cheekbone. Stanton, a leading contender for the National League MVP Award, suffered multiple facial fractures, dental damage and a laceration that required stitches as a result of a chilling moment in the fifth inning of Wednesday's 4-2 Brewers win over the Marlins at Miller Park. Stanton remained hospitalized in Milwaukee overnight.
Three things stemming from Thursday's Marlins-Brewers contest are clear: Everyone hopes for a full recovery for Miami's Giancarlo Stanton, there's no way Milwaukee's Mike Fiers intentionally hit him with a pitch and, thirdly, the game got crazy after that.