WATCH: Miguel Cabrera welcomes rookie pitcher to the big leagues with a thumbs up

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Albert Pujols: When and Where Home Run Number 600 Could Arrive

Albert Pujols: When and Where Home Run Number 600 Could Arrive More Albert Pujols is going to become the ninth man in professional baseball history to reach 600 home runs. The only questions are where, and when. With a bomb to right field in Anaheim on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Angels first baseman moved to 599. He’s now within sight of Sammy Sosa, eighth on the all-time list on 609. Pujols, 37, has declined in production since he left the St Louis Cardinals for a ten-year, $240 million contract with the Angels in 2012. In a February 2016 article, […]

Five things to know about Royals pitcher Eric Skoglund

Eric Skoglund, a former third-round draft pick of the Kansas City Royals, made his major-league debut on May 30, 2017, against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium. Here are five things to know: 1. A lanky lefty with quite the resume Skoglund posted a 0.66 ERA — the lowest in the country in 2010 — in his junior year of high school in Sarasota, Fla. The now 6-foot-7 lefty caught the eye of scouts (the Pirates drafted him in the 16th round in 2011) and college coaches (UCF) alike. 2. Left his mark with the Knights Skoglund allowed just […]

Close races abound in AL All-Star voting

Aaron Judge belts his first Major League grand slam to right, giving the Yankees a 5-2 lead with his 16th homer of the season #PapaSlam The All-Stars are beginning to be aligned. On Tuesday, fans were treated to the first Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot updates for the National League for the 88th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, set for Marlins Park in Miami on July 11. And on Wednesday, the opening American League voting totals were revealed. In an unfortunate twist of timing, the leading vote-getter, Angels all-everything center fielder Mike Trout , just went on the disabled […]

Miguel Cabrera gives nice welcome to Royals pitcher making big-league debut

Baseball: It’s not all fighting and unwritten rules . Sometimes the players are actually nice to each other and have fun. That part of the baseball fraternity was on display Tuesday night in a cute moment involving Detroit Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera and Kansas City Royals rookie Eric Skoglund. Skoglund, 24, was called up to help out the Royals injured pitching staff and was facing Miggy and the Tigers in his big-league debut. So how did Miggy welcome him? Not with big-league intimidation. He actually gave Skoglund a sly thumbs up as he settled into the batter’s box. Watch: […]

Tigers’ offense shut down for 3rd time on trip

Victor Martinez bounces a single into right field in the top of the 1st inning Ausmus said the same thing on Saturday after Tyler Danish tossed five shutout innings in his first Major League start in a 3-0 loss to the White Sox. He said something similar last Monday after Brad Peacock tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings with eight strikeouts in a 1-0 loss at Houston. Tuesday’s loss to Skoglund and the Royals was the third time the Tigers have been shut out on this road trip, the fourth time this month, and the fifth time this season. Their […]

Bryce Harper suspended four games, Hunter Strickland suspended six games for brawl

Major League Baseball suspended Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper for four games for charging the mound after being hit by a pitch in Monday’s game against the San Francisco Giants. He was also issued an undisclosed fine. Major League Baseball suspended Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper for four games for charging the mound after being hit by a pitch in Monday’s game against the San Francisco Giants . He was also issued an undisclosed fine. Harper was at-bat in the eighth inning when he was drilled in the hip with a 98 mile per hour fastball by Giants reliever […]