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  • Yankees activate 1B Luke Voit from injured list
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    The New York Yankees reinstated first baseman Luke Voit from the 10-day injured list, the team announced Tuesday.

    • Voit is expected to be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. He has been sidelined since undergoing surgery after an MRI in late March revealed a partially torn meniscus in his right knee.

      The 30-year-old will take the roster spot made available after infielder Miguel Andujar was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the Yankees' 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

      Voit led the majors in home runs with 22 during the shortened 2020 season. The 22 homers were a career high for Voit, despite playing in just 56 games.

      Voit has a .274 batting average, 62 home runs and 168 RBIs in 283 career games with the St. Louis Cardinals and Yankees.

      --Field Level Media

  • Brewers RHP Jordan Zimmermann announces retirement
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Tuesday.

    • Zimmermann, who will turn 35 on May 23, initially planned to retire from the sport at the end of April. The Auburndale, Wis. native, however, elected to give it another go with his home-state team.

      "I have had the joy of playing the game that I love for the past 15 years," Zimmermann said in a statement released by the Brewers. "I will forever be thankful to the Washington Nationals and Detroit Tigers for allowing me to live out this dream. It has been particularly special to be able to end it all playing for my hometown team, the Milwaukee Brewers.

      "Thank you to all of my friends, teammates and family members who have been by my side throughout this incredible journey. I will miss the game greatly, but I'm ready for the new phase of my life."

      Zimmermann signed a minor league deal with the Brewers in February. He registered a 7.94 ERA in 5 2/3 innings during two stints in mop-up duty this season.

      "On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to congratulate Jordan on a long and distinguished career," Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns said. "We are thrilled that Jordan was ultimately able to wear the uniform of his hometown team, and we wish he and his family all the best in retirement."

      Zimmermann was an All-Star with the Nationals in 2013 and 2014 when he went a combined 33-14 over the two seasons. He tied for the National League lead in victories with 19 in 2013.

      Zimmermann departed as a free agent following the 2015 season and signed a five-year, $110 million deal with the Tigers but was unable to continue his success. He bottomed out by going 1-13 with a 6.91 ERA in 2019 and pitched just 5 2/3 innings last season.

      Zimmermann owns a 95-91 record with a 4.07 ERA in 279 career appearances (275 starts) over 13 big league seasons with the Nationals, Tigers and Brewers.

      --Field Level Media

  • MLB roundup: Reds manhandle Pirates 14-1
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    Tyler Naquin hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs Monday as the visiting Cincinnati Reds spanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-1.

    • Eugenio Suarez hit a solo homer, Tucker Barnhart and Nick Castellanos each hit a two-run double, and Nick Senzel had a two-run single and an RBI double for the Reds.

      Cincinnati starter Tyler Mahle (2-1) allowed one run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings.

      Jacob Stallings homered for the Pirates. Mitch Keller (2-4) lasted 3 1/3 innings, giving up seven runs and seven hits.

      Orioles 4, Red Sox 1

      Trey Mancini hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the sixth and added an RBI single in the eighth as Baltimore defeated visiting Boston in the finale of a four-game series.

      The Red Sox won the first three games of the series and had beaten the Orioles six straight times overall -- all in Baltimore. The Orioles swept a three-game set in Boston to open the season.

      Baltimore's Jorge Lopez gave up one run on four hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out five without a walk and recorded his longest outing of the season.

      Giants 3, Rangers 1

      Mauricio Dubon concluded a tense eight-pitch at-bat with a two-out, tiebreaking single in a two-run seventh inning, sending San Francisco to a victory over visiting Texas.

      Alex Wood (4-0) combined with two relievers on a six-hitter, helping deliver the Giants their third win in four outings on the current five-game homestand. Wood pitched seven innings of one-run ball. The Giants got a solo homer from Brandon Belt.

      Khris Davis tripled and scored for the Rangers' lone run. Texas starter Kyle Gibson fired six innings of one-run ball before John King (4-2) took the loss in relief.

      Diamondbacks 5, Marlins 2

      Luke Weaver pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings and Arizona snapped a six-game losing streak with a win over Miami in Phoenix. Weaver (2-3) allowed four hits and no walks while striking out six.

      Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run double, and Pavin Smith scored twice as the Diamondbacks prevailed in their first game back home after an 0-6 road trip. Smith also robbed Sandy Leon of a solo homer with a leaping catch in right field to end the game.

      Miami's Jordan Holloway (1-1), making his first major league start in his seventh appearance, lasted just 3 2/3 innings and gave up four runs (three earned). Jesus Aguilar hit a two-run homer for the Marlins.

      Angels 5, Astros 4

      Jared Walsh and Justin Upton belted back-to-back home runs to key a four-run sixth inning as Los Angeles rallied to defeat host Houston.

      Walsh finished 4-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs to offset quiet nights from Mike Trout (0-for-3, two walks) and Shohei Ohtani (0-for-5, three strikeouts). Jose Suarez (1-0) followed the Angels' opener and worked four innings to get the win. Raisel Iglesias, the last of six Angels pitchers, held on for the save.

      The Astros got RBI doubles from Alex Bregman, Michael Brantley and Myles Straw plus a run-scoring single from Straw as they established a 4-1 lead through five innings. Brandon Bielak (1-2) took the loss, charged with two runs in one-third of an inning as he was unable to quell the Angels' uprising.

      --Field Level Media

  • Report: Mariners to promote top prospect Jarred Kelenic
    By Field Level Media / Monday, May 10, 2021

    The Seattle Mariners will promote top prospect Jarred Kelenic on Thursday to make his major league debut, ESPN reported Monday night.

    • Kelenic, 21, is ranked as the No. 4 prospect in baseball by MLB.com. He plays center field and bats and throws left-handed.

      The New York Mets selected Kelenic in the first round (No. 6 overall) in 2018. That offseason, New York included Kelenic as part of a trade package to the Mariners in exchange for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz.

      Kelenic most recently played in 2019, when he hit .291 with 23 homers, 68 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in 117 games across three levels of the minor leagues.

      The Mariners will start a four-game home series against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.

      --Field Level Media

  • Rockies put 1B C.J. Cron (back) on IL
    By Field Level Media / Monday, May 10, 2021

    The Colorado Rockies put first baseman C.J. Cron on the 10-day injured list on Monday with a lower back strain.

    • The move is retroactive to May 7. Cron hasn't played since May 5 with the issue.

      Cron, 31, is batting .290/.394/.495 with five home runs, 15 RBIs and 17 runs scored in 29 games, his first season in Colorado. Cron has belted 123 home runs in seven-plus seasons.

      Matt Adams and Connor Joe have spelled Cron at first base.

      The Rockies did not announce a corresponding move.

      --Field Level Media

  • Mets’ Jacob deGrom gets clean MRI, will be put on IL
    By Field Level Media / Monday, May 10, 2021

    The New York Mets and Jacob deGrom breathed a sigh of relief Monday as the star pitcher's MRI came back clean.

    • The Mets announced they plan to put deGrom on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday with right side tightness. The move will be retroactive to Monday.

      DeGrom, 32, underwent the MRI on Sunday after being pulled from his start earlier in the day against the Arizona Diamondbacks. After warming up for the sixth inning, deGrom departed with what originally was labeled tightness in his right side.

      His discomfort was updated to the area of the right side of his lower back. deGrom, who set down the first 12 batters he faced Sunday on just 39 pitches, earned the win.

      He was scratched from his scheduled start last week due to a sore right lat.

      It's possible deGrom could miss just one start and return for the May 21-23 series against the Miami Marlins.

      deGrom is 3-2 with a major-league-leading 0.68 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 40 innings over six starts this season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Pirates activate OF Ben Gamel, DFA veteran Todd Frazier
    By Field Level Media / Monday, May 10, 2021

    The Pittsburgh Pirates activated outfielder Ben Gamel and designated former All-Star Todd Frazier for assignment on Monday.

    • The Pirates claimed Gamel off waivers from the Cleveland Indians on Sunday and he will join the team for Monday night's game against the visiting Cincinnati Reds.

      Gamel, 28, batted .071 (1-for-14) in 11 games with the Indians this season.

      He is a career .259 hitter with 23 homers and 126 RBIs in 453 games with the New York Yankees (2016), Seattle Mariners (2016-18), Milwaukee Brewers (2019-20) and Cleveland.

      Frazier, 35, made his season debut on April 22 and batted .086 (3-for-35) with four RBIs in 13 games with the Pirates.

      The infielder was a two-time All-Star (2014, 2015) for the Cincinnati Reds and smacked a career-best 40 homers for the Chicago White Sox in 2016.

      In 1,244 career games, he has hit .241 with 218 homers, 640 RBIs and 73 stolen bases with the Reds (2011-15), White Sox (2016-17), New York Yankees (2017), New York Mets (2018-20), Texas Rangers (2020) and Pirates.

      --Field Level Media

  • Padres-Rockies postponed due to weather
    By Field Level Media / Monday, May 10, 2021

    Monday night's game between the San Diego Padres and host Colorado Rockies was postponed due to rain in Denver.

    • The contest will be made up Wednesday as part of a traditional doubleheader, with the first game starting at 3:10 p.m. ET. The second game will start no later than 45 minutes after the conclusion of the opener.

      Both games will be seven innings.

      The Rockies have lost eight of their last 11 games and were swept by the Cardinals in a three-game series in St. Louis this weekend. The Padres lost two of three to the Giants in San Francisco over the weekend.

      --Field Level Media

  • MLB roundup: Yanks win on Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off hit in 9th
    By Field Level Media / Monday, May 10, 2021

    Giancarlo Stanton singled with one out in the ninth inning to give the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

    • The Yankees started their rally against Brad Hand (2-1) when Tyler Wade and pinch hitter Aaron Judge drew walks. DJ LeMahieu beat out a double-play grounder to move Wade to third and Stanton won it by sharply hitting a single into left field between shortstop Trea Turner and third baseman Starlin Castro as the infield was in for Washington.

      It was Stanton's seventh career game-ending hit and second since joining the Yankees following the 2017 season in a trade with the Miami Marlins.

      The Yankees posted their second straight win in their last at-bat, improved to 12-5 since opening the season with 11 losses in 17 games and also capped a 7-2 homestand.

      Red Sox 4, Orioles 3

      Rafael Devers homered and added a two-run double, while Hunter Renfroe also went deep as visiting Boston defeated Baltimore.

      Red Sox starter Nick Pivetta (5-0) gave up two runs on three hits over six innings as Boston won the first three games of the four-game series and four in a row overall.

      Cedric Mullins hit a home run for the Orioles and Ryan Mountcastle drove in two runs. Baltimore starter Dean Kremer (0-3) gave up three runs on five hits in five-plus innings.

      Mets 4, Diamondbacks 2

      Jacob deGrom exited after five innings due to tightness in his right side, but a trio of pitchers helped host New York record a win over Arizona.

      The Mets have won five straight after completing a sweep of the Diamondbacks, who were outscored 33-12 on their 0-6 road trip.

      deGrom, who was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday due to a sore right lat, set down the first 12 batters he faced on just 39 pitches. The two-time National League Cy Young Award recipient labored in the fifth, when he appeared to grimace a handful of times while allowing one run -- on a double-play grounder by Nick Ahmed -- on one hit and three walks.

      Astros 7, Blue Jays 4

      Kyle Tucker homered for the first time since April 24 and host Houston claimed the rubber match of its three-game series with Toronto.

      Tucker entered the series finale with just one hit over his last 15 plate appearances. He worked a leadoff walk and scored the Astros' first run in the second inning before adding an RBI triple in the third and a three-run homer that completed a four-run rally in the fourth.

      The Astros grabbed a 7-0 lead after Tucker crushed a 3-0 fastball from Toronto left-hander Anthony Kay 388 feet into the upper deck in right. Tucker finished 2-for-3 with three runs scored and a season-high four RBIs.

      White Sox 9, Royals 3

      Yermin Mercedes had a double, triple and three RBIs as Chicago defeated the Royals for a three-game sweep and its 10th consecutive victory at Kansas City.

      The Royals lost their eighth consecutive game and completed a seven-game homestand without a victory.

      White Sox starter Lucas Giolito (2-3) gave up one run on four hits over five innings with two walks and two strikeouts to pick up the win. The Royals hit Giolito hard, with an exit velocity of 100-mph or better off the righty eight times but getting just one hit in those instances.

      Brewers 2, Marlins 1 (10 innings)

      Tyrone Taylor hit a two-out, RBI single in the top of the 10th inning, leading Milwaukee to a win over host Miami.

      Josh Hader (3-0) pitched a scoreless ninth, earning the win. Drew Rasmussen pitched a scoreless 10th to pick up his first career save.

      Marlins center fielder Lewis Brinson, who returned after missing two games due to a finger injury, went 3-for-4 with a solo home run. Daniel Vogelbach hit a solo homer for Milwaukee.

      Pirates 6, Cubs 5

      Wilmer Difo went 3-for-5 with a triple and three RBIs and left-hander Tyler Anderson pitched eight strong innings as Pittsburgh edged host Chicago to snap a three-game losing streak.

      Cubs center fielder Jake Marisnick left the game with two outs in the top of the first inning, as he suffered a right hamstring strain in pursuit of a Difo fly ball. The ball fell into left center for a two-run single that put the Pirates ahead 3-0, on their way to a four-run first.

      Anderson (3-3) spaced two runs on four hits in eight innings with one walk and six strikeouts. Anderson retired the final 13 batters he faced.

      Angels 2, Dodgers 1

      Jared Walsh hit a two-run double and the Angels held on to beat the Dodgers in the rubber game of a three-game series in Anaheim, Calif.

      Angels starter Jose Quintana walked five and struck out six over four-plus innings, allowing two hits and one run as six pitchers shut down the Dodgers on four hits. Right-hander Aaron Sledgers (2-0) got the win by pitching 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

      Dodgers starter Trevor Bauer (3-2) pitched six innings, allowing two runs and four hits, striking out nine and walking two. Corey Seager had three of the Dodgers' four hits in the game.

      Cardinals 2, Rockies 0

      Adam Wainwright threw 8 1/3 scoreless innings St. Louis Cardinals blanked the visiting Colorado to complete a three-game sweep. Wainwright (2-3) limited the Rockies to three hits and three walks while improving his career record against Colorado to 11-1.

      Ryan Helsley got the final two outs to record his first save of the season and second of his career. Nolan Arenado hit a solo home run and Yadier Molina had two doubles and an RBI for the Cardinals, who won for the ninth time in 11 games.

      Losing pitcher German Marquez (1-4) allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks (two intentional) in six innings. The Rockies have lost 14 of 16 road games this season and 25 of their past 29 games at Busch Stadium.

      Padres 11, Giants 1

      Jake Cronenworth and Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a pair of tape-measure, two-run homers off Johnny Cueto in the second inning and pitchers Chris Paddack and Ryan Weathers piggy-backed for six scoreless innings as San Diego defeated host San Francisco to salvage a win in their three-game series.

      Cronenworth followed a lead-off single by Wil Myers by pulling a Cueto slider 445 feet into McCovey Cove for a quick 2-0 lead. Cronenworth, who had kept the Giants off the board with a pair of defensive plays in the bottom of the first, became only the fourth Padre ever to reach McCovey Cove and the first since 2014.

      Tatis then followed a double by Victor Caratini with a 454-foot blast to left center. It was the fourth-longest home run of Tatis' career. The Padres, who had been in an offensive slump, finished with season highs of 16 hits and seven extra-base hits.

      Rangers 10, Mariners 2

      Adolis Garcia homered and drove in five runs as Texas beat Seattle to take two of the three-game series in Arlington, Texas. Charlie Culberson also homered for the Rangers, sparking a six-run fifth inning in which Garcia hit a three-run shot.

      Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning (2-2) went five innings for the victory. He allowed two runs on six hits with three walks and a career-high 10 strikeouts. Mariners left-hander Justus Sheffield (2-3) allowed just one unearned run through the first four innings but struggled mightily in the fifth.

      Trailing 2-1, Culberson homered deep to left-center field on the first pitch in the bottom of the inning. Jose Trevino then reached on a throwing error by Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford, Isiah Kiner-Falefa lined a single to right, and Nick Solak followed with a two-run double to left to break the tie. Nate Lowe grounded a single to left before Garcia hit his ninth home run of the season for a 7-2 advantage.

      Braves 6, Phillies 1

      Huascar Ynoa pitched six strong innings and won his fourth straight start and Atlanta beat visiting Philadelphia.

      Ynoa (4-1) allowed only one run on four hits -- one of them a home run to Andrew McCutchen on the first pitch of the game -- with one walk and six strikeouts. After McCutchen's fifth homer of the year, the Phillies offense got quiet against Ynoa and three relief pitchers, who limited them to six hits.

      The Braves scored four times in the first inning against Nola. Freddie Freeman singled in Ronald Acuna Jr., who was back in the lineup after being hit in the hand on Saturday night. Ozzie Albies chased him home with a triple and scored when Dansby Swanson followed with a two-run homer, his fourth.

      Rays 4, Athletics 3

      Willy Adames belted a three-run homer and Mike Brosseau delivered a go-ahead solo blast in the sixth inning as visiting Tampa Bay salvaged the finale of its three-game series with a win against Oakland.

      After dropping the first two games of the series by a total of four runs, Tampa Bay rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to win for the sixth time in its past eight games.

      Jeffrey Springs (3-1) pitched an inning in relief for the victory while Andrew Kittredge recorded the final five outs for his second save.

      --Field Level Media

  • Padres reinstate RHP Chris Paddack from IL
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, May 9, 2021

    The San Diego Padres reinstated right-hander Chris Paddack from the injured list and sent him to the mound to start Sunday's game against the San Francisco Giants.

    • The club also moved outfielder Jorge Ona to the 60-day injured list and optioned right-hander Nabil Crismatt to Triple-A El Paso.

      Paddack was placed on the IL on April 30 because of a "medical condition," according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. No other specifics were given.

      The 25-year old was 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA over five starts this season. In 43 career starts over three seasons he is 14-15 with a 3.91 ERA.

      Ona, 24, who has not played in a major league game this season, batted .250 over five games in 2020. He was placed on the IL at the start of the season with an elbow injury.

      Crismatt, 25, was 1-1 with a 3.09 ERA over six relief appearances this season. In 12 career relief appearances with the St. Louis Cardinals and Padres he has a 3.15 ERA.

      --Field Level Media

  • Reports: Braves reach deal with RHP Shane Greene
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, May 9, 2021

    The Atlanta Braves agreed to a free-agent deal with right-hander Shane Greene on Sunday, multiple outlets reported.

    • Greene, who pitched for the Braves in each of the last two seasons, was signed for a $1.5 million prorated major league deal, The Athletic reported. With a little more than a month gone in the season, the 32-year old is expected to earn a little more than $1.1 million.

      Greene was 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA in 28 relief appearances for the Braves last season. He is 23-28 lifetime with a 4.38 ERA over 313 appearances (33 starts) with the New York Yankees (2014), Detroit Tigers (2015-19) and Braves.

      An All-Star in 2019, Greene allowed just one earned run in six playoff innings for the Braves last season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Mets' Jacob deGrom set for MRI on lower back
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, May 9, 2021

    New York Mets ace right-hander Jacob deGrom was scheduled to undergo an MRI on his lower back after he left Sunday afternoon's start against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

    • After warming up for the sixth inning, deGrom departed with what originally was labeled tightness in his right side. His discomfort was updated to the area of the right side of his lower back.

      Scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday due to a sore right lat, deGrom set down the first 12 batters he faced Sunday on just 39 pitches. The two-time National League Cy Young Award recipient labored in the fifth inning and appeared to grimace a handful of times while allowing one run on one hit and three walks.

      As a hitter, deGrom struck out swinging in the bottom of the fifth and took two warmup tosses prior to the top of the sixth before catcher James McCann motioned to the dugout. After a visit with manager Luis Rojas and a trainer, deGrom walked off the field and into the clubhouse. The Mets said the exit was precautionary.

      The outing caused deGrom's ERA rise from 0.51 to 0.68. He singled in the third for his seventh hit of the season and scored on Michael Conforto's RBI single.

      --Field Level Media

  • Angels recall LHP Jose Suarez, reinstate LHP Tony Watson
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, May 9, 2021

    The Los Angeles Angels placed a pair of left-handers back on the active roster Sunday, reinstating Tony Watson from the injured list and recalling Jose Suarez from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    • Right-hander Felix Pena was optioned to Salt Lake following Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

      Watson, 35, was placed on the injured list April 26 with a left calf strain. He was 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA in nine appearances this season and is 41-25 with a 2.78 ERA in 636 career relief appearances over 11 seasons with four teams. Watson made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011.

      Suarez, 23, is 0-2 with a 38.57 ERA over two starts and 2 1/3 innings this season. He is in his second big league season after going 2-6 in 2020 with a 7.11 ERA over 19 appearances (15 starts).

      Pena, 31, struggled in two relief appearances for the Angels, giving up seven earned runs in 1 2/3 innings. He gave up five of those runs in an inning of work against the Dodgers on Saturday. In 104 career appearances (24 starts) over six seasons, Pena is 15-8 with a 4.66 ERA for the Chicago Cubs and Angels.

      --Field Level Media

  • Blue Jays place RHP Rafael Dolis (calf) on IL
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, May 9, 2021

    The Toronto Blue Jays put reliever Rafael Dolis on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a calf strain and recalled fellow right-hander Nate Pearson.

    • Pearson was immediately pressed into service, starting Sunday's game against the Houston Astros.

      Dolis was injured on Friday against the Astros. The IL move was made with the team no longer optimistic of a quick recovery.

      The 33-year old has been busy at the start of the season with 15 appearances, recording three saves and a 4.26 ERA. He has a career 4.11 ERA over 79 relief appearances in five seasons for the Chicago Cubs and Blue Jays. He also pitched for four seasons (2016-19) in Japan with the Hanshin Tigers.

      Pearson, 24, is making his first appearance with the Blue Jays this season after appearing in five games (four starts) in 2020, going 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA over 18 innings.

      --Field Level Media

  • Cubs SS Javier Baez (back) out of lineup vs. Pirates
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, May 9, 2021

    Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez was not in Sunday's starting lineup against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates due to back soreness.

    • The Cubs have an off-day on Monday, giving Baez a two-day break to deal with the issue. He left Saturday's game early with back tightness

      Chicago manager David Ross expects the two-time All-Star to be back in the lineup on Tuesday when the Cubs open a two-game road series against the Cleveland Indians.

      The 28-year-old Baez recently missed three games in late April due to a hamstring strain.

      Baez is batting .257 in 29 games this season. He leads Chicago with 25 RBIs and is second on the club with eight homers.

      A .264 career hitter over eight seasons with the Cubs, Baez has 126 career home runs with 403 RBIs in 753 games.

      --Field Level Media

  • Pirates place 1B Colin Moran (groin) on 10-day IL
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, May 9, 2021

    The Pittsburgh Pirates placed first baseman Colin Moran on the 10-day injured list due to a left groin strain, the team announced Sunday.

    • Moran, 28, exited Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs in the first inning while making a play in the field.

      Todd Frazier replaced Moran, who is hitting .297 with seven doubles, four homers and 19 RBIs in 32 games. Pittsburgh has been without injured third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes, who on Sunday was transferred from the 10- to 60-day injured list, since the second game of the season.

      Also on Sunday, the Pirates added outfielder Troy Stokes, Jr. and right-hander Geoff Hartlieb from Triple-A Indianapolis.

      Stokes, 25, went 2-for-9 with a solo homer in four games with Indianapolis. He was a non-roster invitee with the Pirates in spring training after being claimed off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Jan. 12.

      Hartlieb posted a 1-0 record with a 3.63 ERA in 21 relief appearances with the Pirates in 2020.

      The Pirates also claimed outfielder Ben Gamel off waivers from Cleveland. Gamel, 28, was designated for assignment by the Indians after going 1-for-14 in 11 games this season.

      Gamel has batted .259 with 23 homers and 126 RBIs in 453 career games with the New York Yankees (2016), Seattle Mariners (2016-18), Milwaukee Brewers (2019-20) and Indians (2021).

      The Pirates designated right-hander Michael Feliz for assignment to make room on the roster for Gamel.

      --Field Level Media

  • Twins-Tigers series finale postponed
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, May 9, 2021

    The Detroit Tigers announced their Sunday home series finale against the Minnesota Twins has been postponed due to inclement weather.

    • The game will be made up on July 16 as part of a split doubleheader. The first game will begin at 2:10 p.m. ET, while the nightcap is slated to follow at 7:10 p.m.

      The Twins lead the season series 3-2 after the American League Central rivals split a pair of games this weekend.

      Detroit is scheduled to host the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday; Minnesota will head to Chicago to face the White Sox on Tuesday.

      -- Field Level Media

  • Nationals commentator off air following sexual assault allegations
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, May 9, 2021

    Color commentator F.P. Santangelo, a former major-league infielder, has been pulled from Washington Nationals broadcasts following allegations of inappropriate behavior that included sexual misconduct, multiple outlets reported.

    • Santangelo has been on and off the air since April 30 and was not part of the team that called the Nationals' 4-3 loss to the New York Yankees in extra innings on Saturday.

      Allegations from an anonymous woman were posted on social media recently. The same woman, who is 31, also told The Athletic that Santangelo, 53, made an "unwanted advance" many years ago and she repeatedly told him to stop. She alleged he sexually assaulted her.

      "Late last week, we were made aware of allegations of conduct by F.P. Santangelo that are inconsistent with our values as an organization," the Nationals said in a statement issued Saturday. "We alerted (Mid-Atlantic Sports Network) and revoked our approval of him as a member of our broadcast team. MASN assured us that they would investigate these allegations thoroughly.

      "After MASN notified us that their investigation was complete and that F.P. should be reinstated, additional posts appeared. Once again, we notified MASN and revoked our approval of F.P. as a member of our broadcast team indefinitely. Moving forward, we will refer all questions regarding this investigation to F.P.'s employer, MASN."

      In a text message sent to media outlets, Santangelo denied the allegations.

      "What I have read in a recently published article from an anonymous individual about me is untrue and did not happen," Santangelo said. "This is not representative of who I am as a man or a professional. I am confident that my name and reputation will be fully cleared."

      MASN has forwarded the allegations to MLB for review, which is league policy, the network said in a statement.

      Santangelo has worked for MASN on Nationals games since 2011. A utilityman, he played in 665 games over seven seasons in the majors, starting with the Montreal Expos (1995-98), followed by stints with the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics. He had a career average of .245 and drove in 162 runs.

      --Field Level Media

  • Indians-Reds postponed, will be made up Aug. 9
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, May 9, 2021

    The Cleveland Indians announced their Sunday home series finale against the Cincinnati Reds has been postponed due to inclement weather.

    • The game will be made up on Aug. 9, when both clubs have an off day in the schedule.

      The Reds lead the season series 3-2 after the teams split a pair of games this weekend.

      Cleveland is scheduled to host the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday; Cincinnati will head to Pittsburgh to face the Pirates on Monday.

      -- Field Level Media

  • MLB roundup: Yankees outlast Nationals in 11 innings
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, May 9, 2021

    Gleyber Torres hit a bases-loaded infield single with no outs in the 11th inning, lifting the New York Yankees to a dramatic 4-3 victory over the visiting Washington Nationals.

    • With DJ LeMahieu on second base to start the 11th, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton drew walks off Tanner Rainey (0-2) to load the bases. Torres hit a soft high chopper a little over halfway down the third base line. Rainey moved in front of third baseman Starlin Castro to field the ball, but LeMahieu beat the off-balance throw home.

      The Yankees struck out 14 times against Nationals starter Max Scherzer before twice tying the game against Washington closer Brad Hand.

      The Nationals took a 3-2 lead in the 10th when Trea Turner lifted a sacrifice fly to right, but the Yankees tied the game on Mike Ford's single off Hand.

      Braves 8, Phillies 7 (12 innings)

      Ehire Adrianza singled home the winning run in the 12th inning to complete Atlanta's four-run rally as the Braves stunned visiting Philadelphia to end the Phillies' five-game winning streak.

      Adrianza, who entered the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and stayed in when Ronald Acuna Jr. was hurt while hit by a pitch, finished 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run. Acuna is day-to-day with a bruised left pinky.

      The Braves, who trailed 7-4 going to the bottom of the 12th, tied it when Contreras lined a three-run double to left field against Enyel De Los Santos (0-1). Logan Webb (1-1) got the win despite yielding all three runs (one earned) in the top of the 12th.

      Cardinals 9, Rockies 8

      Yadier Molina and Paul Goldschmidt drove in three runs each as St. Louis outlasted visiting Colorado to win for the eighth time in 10 games.

      The Rockies lost for the 13th time in 15 road games this season and for the 24th time in their past 28 games at Busch Stadium.

      Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez (3-4) threw five innings and allowed five runs on six hits, five walks and a wild pitch. Alex Reyes got the final five outs for his 10th save.

      Dodgers 14, Angels 11

      Clayton Kershaw threw five shutout innings to bounce back from the shortest outing of his career, and the Dodgers nearly blew a 13-run lead before holding on for a win over the Angels in Anaheim, Calif.

      The Dodgers snapped their four-game losing streak. Mookie Betts had four RBIs and Will Smith drove in three for the Dodgers, who batted around twice while totaling 13 runs over the fourth and fifth innings.

      The Angels rallied from the 13-0 hole, scoring four times in the sixth, and Jose Rojas' three-run homer highlighted a seven-run seventh that got the hosts within three.

      Brewers 6, Marlins 2

      Pitcher Adrian Houser homered for the second time in three starts -- both times against Daniel Castano -- as Milwaukee defeated host Miami.

      Avisail Garcia also clubbed a two-run homer to help Milwaukee break its six-game losing streak, its longest skid since 2018. Garcia and Kolten Wong each went 3-for-5.

      Miami had its season-high-tying, four-game winning streak snapped. Marlins leadoff batter Miguel Rojas homered in the first inning. It was the fourth consecutive game during which Rojas has scored a first-inning run, including two on homers.

      Giants 7, Padres 1

      Brandon Crawford's three-run home run in the second inning gaveKevin Gausman all the support he needed as San Francisco handed visiting San Diego a second straight loss.

      Crawford hit a three-run shot to right-center off Joe Musgrove (2-4). Brandon Belt hit a solo shot in the fifth to make it 4-1. Austin Slater, who had a pinch-hit RBI single in the sixth, added a two-run homer in the eighth.

      Gausman, who had been on the medical list following a reaction to his second COVID-19 vaccination, was activated earlier Saturday and gave up one run on three hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six innings. He improved to 3-0 and lowered his ERA to 1.97.

      Athletics 6, Rays 3

      Seth Brown homered for the second straight game and drove in three runs as Oakland beat visiting Tampa Bay.

      Austin Allen added a solo homer for Oakland, which won for the fifth time in its past seven games. Frankie Montas (4-2) pitched into the sixth inning for the victory and Lou Trivino recorded the final four outs for his sixth save.

      Rays starter Tyler Glasnow (4-2) walked Mark Canha to begin the game before yielding Brown's 412-foot homer over the center field fence. The Tampa Bay ace struck out 11 over 5 2/3 innings and allowed just three runs on two hits, but he saw his nine-game road winning streak end.

      Blue Jays 8, Astros 4

      Cavan Biggio, Danny Jansen and Marcus Semien homered as Toronto doubled up host Houston.

      Biggio, Jansen and Semien helped Toronto to its 10th win in 15 games. Biggio socked a two-run blast to right field on the first pitch of his first at-bat against Cristian Javier (3-1) for his third home run of the season and his first at Minute Maid Park. His father, Craig, belted 79 homers at Minute Maid Park during his Hall of Fame career with the Astros.

      Jansen, leading off the third, homered for a third consecutive game. The Blue Jays sent seven batters to the plate in that frame and stretched their lead to 5-0 when Houston native Randal Grichuk plated Semien and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. with a double to center.

      Tigers 7, Twins 3

      Robbie Grossman hit a leadoff home run and went 3-for-3 with two runs to help host Detroit defeat Minnesota.

      Harold Castro also had three hits, Niko Goodrum had three RBIs and Michael Fulmer was the winning pitcher in relief, allowing one hit and striking out three in 2 2/3 scoreless innings for the Tigers.

      Minnesota's bullpen gave up five runs after starter Jose Berrios left following the sixth inning. Berrios allowed six hits and two runs, walked five and struck out one.

      Cubs 3, Pirates 2

      Pinch hitter Matt Duffy drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and host Chicago held on for a win over Pittsburgh.

      Willson Contreras and Eric Sogard also drove in runs for the Cubs, who won their fifth game in a row. Keegan Thompson (1-0) earned his first major league victory after pitching three scoreless innings. Craig Kimbrel handled the ninth inning for his sixth save.

      Ka'ai Tom hit his first career home run, a two-run shot, to lead the Pirates at the plate. Pittsburgh has lost three in a row and eight of its past nine games.

      Indians 9, Reds 2

      Cesar Hernandez's bases-loaded triple highlighted a four-run fourth inning, and Cleveland broke out a night after being no-hit for a victory over visiting Cincinnati.

      Jose Ramirez -- who had a two-run double during a three-run sixth -- Jake Bauers and Josh Naylor each recorded two of the 11 hits for the Indians. Aaron Civale improved to 5-0 for Cleveland, tossing seven strong innings.

      Ex-Indian Tyler Naquin's ninth-inning homer was the offensive highlight for the Reds, which had won six of nine but has totaled six runs over the last four games. Luis Castillo (1-4), who gave up four earned runs in four innings, took the loss.

      White Sox 9, Royals 1

      Tim Anderson, Nick Madrigal and Yoan Moncada collected two hits apiece in an eight-run first inning that also featured a Danny Mendick two-run home run, and visiting Chicago rode an early outburst to a rout of Kansas City.

      The White Sox hit for the cycle as a team against Lynch, with Moncada delivering a two-run double, Andrew Vaughn adding an RBI double, Leury Garcia providing a run-scoring triple and Moncada punctuating the rally with an RBI single against reliever Tyler Zuber. Lance Lynn (3-1) earned the win.

      Royals left-hander Daniel Lynch (0-1) allowed eight runs on seven hits with one walk while throwing just 34 pitches as Kansas City sputtered to its seventh straight loss.

      Mets 4, Diamondbacks 2

      Jeff McNeil hit a two-run homer and Francisco Lindor scored once and drove in another to lead New York to a victory over visiting Arizona.

      Joey Lucchesi (1-2), the second of five Mets pitchers, was credited with the win. He allowed one unearned run, two hits and one walk and struck out three in 3 1/3 innings.

      Carson Kelly and Josh Rojas each had two hits for the Diamondbacks, which have lost five consecutive contests. Merrill Kelly (2-3) took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) and three hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked five.

      Red Sox 11, Orioles 6

      Michael Chavis punctuated his return to the majors with a two-run homer to cap a four-run second inning, sending visiting Boston off to the races in a rout of Baltimore.

      Xander Bogaerts (3-for-4) added a two-run homer, Christian Vazquez (2-for-4) and Bobby Dalbec each drove in a pair and Alex Verdugo had a three-hit day for Boston. Red Sox right-hander Garrett Richards (2-2) earned the win after giving up four runs on eight hits with a walk and five strikeouts over seven innings.

      Orioles left-hander Zac Lowther (0-1) lasted only 2 1/3 innings and gave up seven runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts in his first major league start. Austin Hays (2-for-5) had two RBI and Freddy Galvis hit a solo home run for the Orioles.

      Rangers 9, Mariners 8

      Joey Gallo homered twice and Adolis Garcia added a solo shot and made the defensive play of the game as Texas held on to defeat Seattle in Arlington, Texas.

      With Seattle trailing 9-7 in the ninth with runners at first and third and two outs, the Mariners' J.P. Crawford blooped a single into shallow left field to score one run. The ball deflected off left fielder Willie Calhoun, but Garcia, playing center, was able to recover the ball and throw home to nab Kyle Lewis at the plate for the game's final out.

      Texas scored three times in the eighth to take the lead for good. John King (4-1) got the victory and Ian Kennedy escaped the ninth-inning jam for his 10th save of the season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. avoids serious injury after hit by pitch
    By Field Level Media / Saturday, May 8, 2021

    Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. is considered day to day after being hit by a pitch on his left hand by Phillies reliever Sam Coonrod in the seventh inning on Saturday.

    • The Braves said X-rays were negative on Acuna's left pinky, allaying fears that one of the best hitters in the major leagues might have to miss significant time. The team described the injury as a left pinky contusion.

      Acuna, who is tied for the major league lead with 10 home runs, leads the National League with 29 runs scored and is among the NL leaders in RBIs (22) and batting average (.313). He was 0-for-3 before he left the game.

      Josh Tomlin served as the pinch runner for Acuna, who won Rookie of the Year in 2018 and was in the top five in Most Valuable Player voting in 2019. Ehire Adrianza, who pinch hit in the bottom of the seventh, stayed in the game to play right field.

      Acuna threw his helmet down and walked to the dugout after he was hit. It was the second consecutive pitch that was inside.

      --Field Level Media

  • Rangers activate DH Khris Davis (quad) from 10-day IL
    By Field Level Media / Saturday, May 8, 2021

    Veteran designated hitter Khris Davis, who has been out all season with a strained left quadriceps, has been activated off the 10-day injured list by the Texas Rangers.

    • In a corresponding move, Eli White has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. Davis is not in the starting lineup for Saturday night's home game against the Seattle Mariners.

      Davis, 33, opened the season on the IL with a Grade 2 left quad strain he suffered during a spring training game against the Angels on March 23.

      In a Feb. 6 trade with the Oakland Athletics, the Rangers acquired Davis along with catcher Jonah Heim and RHP Dane Acker in exchange for shortstop Elvis Andrus, catcher Aramis Garcia and cash considerations.

      Davis hit 158 home runs from 2016-20, the fourth-highest total in MLB over that span behind only Nelson Cruz (176), Nolan Arenado (165) and Mike Trout (158). In 30 games with the A's last season, Davis hit .200 with two home runs and 10 RBIs.

      Davis produced at least 40 home runs and 100 RBIs in three straight seasons from 2016-18, becoming just the 22nd MLB player to accomplish that feat. He led MLB with 48 home runs in 2018.

      In 938 career games with the Milwaukee Brewers (2013-15) and A's (2016-20), Davis has hit .243 with 218 home runs and 580 RBIs.

      --Field Level Media

  • Tigers activate Nomar Mazara, option Victor Reyes
    By Field Level Media / Saturday, May 8, 2021

    The Detroit Tigers announced four moves before Saturday's home game with the Minnesota Twins, with the headliner being the return of outfielder Nomar Mazara from the 10-day injured list.

    • Also on Saturday, the Tigers optioned outfielder Victor Reyes to Triple-A Toledo, placed RHP Erasmo Ramirez (right pectoralis strain) on the 10-day injured list and recalled right-hander Joe Jimenez from Toledo.

      Mazara, 26, is hitting .237 with two home runs and five RBIs through 12 games with the Tigers. A lifetime .258 hitter (82 homers, 328 RBIs), Mazara is in his sixth major league season; his first with Detroit.

      The Tigers placed him on the injured list April 15 with a left abdominal strain.

      Reyes, 26, hit .304 and .277 the past two seasons but is off to a rough start in 2021, hitting just .143 (one homer, three RBIs) through 21 games.

      Ramirez (32-39 with a 4.31 ERA in nine seasons) had just been recalled on Friday. Jimenez is the Tigers' former closer, with nine saves in 2019 and five in 2020.

      --Field Level Media

  • Cardinals activate Yadier Molina from 10-day IL
    By Field Level Media / Saturday, May 8, 2021

    The St. Louis Cardinals activated star catcher Yadier Molina from the 10-day injured list ahead of Saturday's home game against the Colorado Rockies.

    • Molina missed the past 11 games with a strained tendon in his right foot.

      The nine-time All-Star originally injured the foot on April 23 against the Cincinnati Reds. He returned three days later against the Philadelphia Phillies and was hitless in three at-bats and apparently aggravated the injury.

      Molina, 38, was off to strong start by batting .323 with five homers, five doubles and 14 RBIs in 19 games.

      Catcher Ali Sanchez was optioned to Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move, though he'll remain on the taxi squad.

      The 24-year-old Sanchez went 1-for-3 in his only appearance with the Cardinals against the New York Mets on Wednesday.

      Andrew Knizner handled the rest of the catching duties in Molina's absence. The 26-year-old is batting .208 with one RBI in 19 games this season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Tony La Russa says White Sox have no room for Albert Pujols
    By Field Level Media / Saturday, May 8, 2021

    Tony La Russa and Albert Pujols have quite a history together, but the Chicago White Sox manager says he doesn't see a future for the slugger on his team.

    • Pujols, a sure-fire future Hall of Famer, was designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday but wants to keep playing after he clears waivers.

      Pujols needs 33 home runs to become only the fourth player in Major League Baseball history to hit 700 for a career. But he also struggled at the plate in 24 games for the Angels this season, batting just .198 and slugging .372 with five homers and 12 RBIs.

      La Russa said Friday there's just no place to fit Pujols in the lineup, where the White Sox have reigning AL MVP Jose Abreu at first and Yermin Mercedes, who is hitting .380 this season, as their primary DH.

      "We have Jose (Abreu) and Yermin (Mercedes) and even if Yermin gets less hot, it's a good way to DH other guys, get them off their feet," La Russa said.

      "There is no fit here, unfortunately."

      Pujols, 41, has 3,253 hits, 667 homers and 2,112 RBIs during a career in which he won three National League MVP awards during 11 seasons with the Cardinals. The 10-time All-Star joined the Angels after the 2011 season and was in the final season of a 10-year, $240 million contract.

      Pujols played for La Russa in St. Louis all 11 seasons of his career and the pair spoke after the Angels decided to cut ties with him.

      "He really believes -- and if he believes I believe -- he's got game left," La Russa said.

      After he passes through waivers and is officially released by the Angels, Pujols can be signed for the prorated minimum salary.

      "I'll be very interested to see if a club sees the fit because they'll get a very determined Albert," La Russa said.

      --Field Level Media