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- Israel Fehr at Big League Stew1 hr ago
Looks like Kyle and Corey Seager engaged in a little game of anything you can do I can do better on Tuesday.
With Kyle starting at third base for the Seattle Mariners and Corey the starting shortstop for the Oklahoma City Dodgers, the Los Angeles Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate, the stage was set for the two to go to work in their friendly competition.
Kyle, 27, got it started. He drove in six runs and hit two home runs, including the go-ahead blast in the 10th inning, to lift Seattle to a 7-6 win over Tampa Bay.
Corey, 21, wasn't about to let his older brother have all the attention though. The younger Seager went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a walk as Oklahoma City pounded Salt Lake 11-5 in PCL action.
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The brothers combined to go 7-for-10 with two home runs, two doubles, and a walk. Just imagine if they were playing on the same team.LiveSeattle0 - 0Tampa BayFollow Game
- Mike Oz at Big League Stew1 hr ago
Everything is coming up Bryce Harper these days — even the long fly outs that make the young slugger angrily toss his bat to the ground. Because Tuesday night, at Wrigley Field, with the wind blowing out, that long fly out wasn't actually a long fly out. It was Harper's NL-leading 17th homer of the season.
Watch the video above to see Harper get mad at himself for not getting all of a Kyle Hendricks offering, only to realize a few seconds later that a home-run trot was in order. Suppose it beats the opposite scenario: A slugger celebrating a home run that's actually a fly out to the warning track.
Harper has been obscene in May. He's hit a staggering .377/.495/.922 with 12 homers and 27 RBIs. Hot streaks don't come without a little bit of assistance. Wind, in this case.
- Israel Fehr at Big League Stew3 hrs ago
Two weeks ago it was learned that the daughter of Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles was being treated for leukemia.
To show their support, the Indians' players and coaching staff are rallying around Aviles' four-year-old daughter Adriana by shaving their heads.
Re: new haircuts you've seen: Our guys have shaved their heads to support Mike Aviles and his daughter, Adriana. pic.twitter.com/udYoObGBrW
"It's a team thing," said second baseman Jason Kipnis. "It started with Mike's daughter because of what she's going through. Unfortunately, she's going to be losing her hair soon from chemotherapy and we all wanted to join in."LiveTexas1 - 12ClevelandFollow Game
- Israel Fehr at Big League Stew4 hrs ago
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Make some room Giancarlo Stanton, Carlos Correa is also capable of crushing baseballs clear out of the stadium.
The Houston Astros' top prospect, and the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball depending on who you ask, hit his latest home run for Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday and it was a no-doubter. Correa turned on a 0-1 pitch in the first inning against the Memphis Redbirds and sent it so deep to left field that the ball landed on a building across the street from Fresno's Chukchansi Park.
Official distance on the first inning home run from Carlos Correa - 424 feet. #GrowliforniaWed, May 274:35 PM EDTHouston at BaltimorePreview Game
- Chris Cwik at Big League Stew11 hrs ago
Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats.
It's been a long day for Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Juan Uribe. Trade rumors swirled early Tuesday that the Dodgers were close to dealing the 36-year-old to the Atlanta Braves in a six-player swap.
One of the main pieces in the deal was Braves infielder Alberto Callaspo, who had the right to veto any trade. The two teams agreed to the exchange, but Callaspo rejected the move.
The trade appeared to be dead for a couple of hours before talks picked up again. This time, it appears Callaspo will waive his trade clause and head to Los Angeles. Since Callaspo has to approve the move, it has to go through the commissioner's office before it becomes official.Wed, May 2710:10 PM EDTAtlanta at LA DodgersPreview Game
- Chris Cwik at Big League Stew13 hrs ago
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is used to robbing other players of the long ball. He found out how demoralizing being on the other side of that exchange can be Tuesday against the San Diego Padres.
In the third inning, Trout stepped to the plate against Odrisamer Despaigne. On the fourth pitch of the at-bat, Trout sent a line shot out to center fielder Will Venable. The ball kept traveling as if it was about to leave the park until Venable struck.
That's not a great feeling, is it, Trout?
With the blast, Trout could have turned in a productive game. Instead, he had a less than stellar performance. Trout finished 0 for 4, with one strikeout as the Angels lost 4-0.Wed, May 2710:05 PM EDTSan Diego at LA AngelsPreview Game
- Chris Cwik at Big League Stew14 hrs ago
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson seems to be enjoying his time with his new team. The 29-year-old turned in arguably his finest game with the club Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox.
Donaldson did not make an out during the contest. He kicked things off with a bang. In the first inning, Donaldson knocked a solo blast against starter John Danks.
He struck again in the third, notching a double to left. After walking in the fifth, Donaldson would add a single in the seventh inning.
The club needed Donaldson's strong game, as they went back and forth with the White Sox all night. With the team trailing by two in the bottom of the ninth, Donaldson got a chance to add to his ridiculously strong stat line.LiveChi White Sox3 - 0TorontoFollow Game
- Chris Cwik at Big League Stew16 hrs ago
Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander took a big step toward making his 2015 debut Tuesday. The 32-year-old has been sidelined all season due to a triceps injury, but looked dominant during a simulated game Tuesday.
Don't believe us? Take it from one of his teammates, then.
Vers final line for sim game...4.1 ip 3 hits (all 1bs) 1 BB 9ks 0 runs...I don't use the term domination lightly and he DOMINATED!!!
Though it was just a simulated game, the performance should be encouraging for Tigers' fans. Verlander may be coming off his worst season as a pro, but Detroit's rotation hasn't been a strong spot this year.
The team's 4.15 ERA from their starters ranks 19th, though their 3.79 FIP rates ninth, suggesting improvement is possible.
Still, it's not as if there are a lot of proven assets in the rotation. David Price is clearly an ace, but the club is relying on both Alfredo Simon and Shane Greene to remain solid. Results have been mixed thus far. Greene has experienced extreme highs and lows over his starts, while Simon has been incredibly solid. Whether they can continue to excel will be a question.Wed, May 273:35 PM EDTDetroit at OaklandPreview Game
- Chris Cwik at Big League Stew20 hrs agoLiveMiami2 - 2PittsburghFollow Game
- Mike Oz at Big League Stew21 hrs ago
Fans of the Kansas City Royals spent the early part of the season defending their team — either because they weren't getting enough respect after their 2014 World Series run or because they were being painted as villains after they made the benches clear a few times.
Now, it appears Royals fans have focused their energy on another plight: making sure they dominate All-Star game voting. MLB released the first batch of AL vote tallies Tuesday and the Royals fans proved themselves the king and queen keyboard clackers, as five Royals would be starters if voting ended right now.LiveKansas City1 - 4NY YankeesFollow Game