The history of pranks in baseball is long and proud. Sometimes the pranks are simple, like attaching a bunch of matches to the back of a pitcher’s cleats. Sano had a rubber rattlesnake with him in the dugout, and was showing to other teammates when pitching coach Neil Allen came by.
Baltimore Orioles:The O’s are knee deep in the worst stretch of their season, suffering through a week-long losing streak at the hands of the Twins and Astros. As a result, they have fallen into third place in the ever-relentless AL East and are closer to fourth place Tampa Bay than to the Yankee club they have been intertwined with throughout the year. The week ahead offers a tremendous chance for the Orioles to either sink or swim, as they will head home for back-to-back series with both teams ahead of them in the standings. Boston Red Sox: The BoSox enter the new week on an encouraging note, having put together a six-game win streak (their longest run on the year) and finally gaining ground in the AL East standings.
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer Scott Lauber covers the Boston Red Sox for ESPN.com. Follow on Twitter CHICAGO -- Now that David Price is finally back, what can the Boston Red Sox reasonably expect from him? It's the $217 million question. "My thought process is [to] put up zeroes and help us win," Price says. "That's what I'm here to do, and that's what I plan on doing." Price will make his return on the South Side of Chicago against the White Sox on Monday, 90 days after feeling what he described at the time as "a little bit more stiffness" than usual in his left elbow. He was concerned enough that he jetted to the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis to seek the opinions of two prominent orthopedic