The Walk Off: Cubs win 40th game after nearly blowing Lester’s gem

We’re so sorry! We’re no longer able to display this content. Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we’ll look at the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about. Everyone knew the Chicago Cubs were going to be good coming into the season, but they didn’t know the Cubs might be historic. With the club’s 6-4 win against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, the Cubs became the fastest team to 40 wins during the […]

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Why Aaron Sanchez shouldn’t have started the ninth in Blue Jays’ loss

We’re so sorry! We’re no longer able to display this content. Aaron Sanchez was pitching the best game of his burgeoning major-league career Tuesday night. The Blue Jays’ 23-year-old right-hander had thrown eight shutout innings against the Detroit Tigers , allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out 12. It was a masterful performance, accomplished efficiently on 93 pitches. And he shouldn’t have been sent back to the mound by John Gibbons to pitch the bottom of the ninth inning with the Blue Jays up 2-0. Say what? Sanchez’s pitch count was low and he was so close to […]

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Orioles-Blue Jays Preview

TORONTO — The Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays have not seen much of each other this season. That is about to change. The teams will meet seven times in the next 11 days starting Thursday when the Orioles visit the Blue Jays to open a four-game series at Rogers Centre. The American League East rivals played only three times this season with the Blue Jays taking two of three from the Orioles at Camden Yards April 19-21. The series will have some significance. After their 4-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals to complete a three-game sweep […]

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Tigers remember Howe as all-time great

Before the game, Yankee Stadium holds a moment of silence for the late Hall of Fame hockey player Gordie Howe NEW YORK — James McCann never met Gordie Howe, but he knows the impact the Detroit legend, nicknamed "Mr. Hockey," had on the area. So after learning of the former Red Wing’s death while scrolling through his phone Friday morning, McCann instantly drew a comparison to another influential sports figure. "I thought of Muhammad Ali," McCann said while gazing at a television in the Yankee Stadium visitor’s clubhouse broadcasting Ali’s funeral. "[Howe] was one of the greats." Ali’s death […]

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Tigers tab tall power pitcher with No. 9 pick

Matt Manning uses every inch of his frame to his advantage on the mound, throwing 96-97 mph with his fastball DETROIT — For the second straight year, the Tigers went the high school pitcher route with their top Draft pick. This time, they selected big high school right-hander Matt Manning with the ninth overall pick. Manning, a two-sport standout at Sheldon High School in Sacramento, Calif., is the son of former NBA player Rich Manning. He’s a late convert to pitching, but he has an arsenal that fits his 6-foot-6 frame, boasting a 96-97 mph fastball to go with […]

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Red Sox-Giants Preview

SAN FRANCISCO — The last time All-Stars David Price and Madison Bumgarner pitched against each other, six runs were scored in the first inning. So perhaps it’s fitting that on the eve of Wednesday’s rematch between the Boston Red Sox and the San Francisco Giants , everybody was talking about hitting. Price will have to bat in the interleague game, and that’s often been an adventure. The Red Sox ace is just 2-for-39 (.051) in his career, having gone 0-for-his-last 29. The left-handed hitter has never gotten a hit (0-for-8 with six strikeouts) against a lefty pitcher. That said, […]

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Baseball-Highlights of Tuesday’s MLB games

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Blue Jays waste Sanchez’s gem, lose 3-2 to Tigers in 10

. View gallery Detroit Tigers’ Ian Kinsler celebrates after hitting the game-winning RBI-single to defeat the Toronto … DETROIT (AP) — Aaron Sanchez’s terrific performance earned Miguel Cabrera ‘s praise. Sanchez just wasn’t quite able to finish the game – and in the end, Cabrera took advantage. Cabrera hit a tying double in the ninth inning off Toronto closer Roberto Osuna , and the Detroit Tigers went on to beat the Blue Jays 3-2 on Tuesday night on Ian Kinsler ‘s game-winning single in the 10th. Sanchez struck out a career-high 12 and took a one-hitter into the ninth, […]

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Banged-up Angels put reliever Joe Smith on DL, recall Morin

. View gallery NEW YORK (AP) — The banged-up Los Angeles Angels placed reliever Joe Smith on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, one of several roster moves Tuesday as they reshuffled their depleted pitching staff. Mike Morin was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake, and fellow right-hander Javy Guerra was designated for assignment to make room for left-hander David Huff. Huff had his contract selected from Triple-A and started against the New York Yankees in place of right-hander Nick Tropeano , sidelined with shoulder tightness. Tropeano is one of 11 Angels on the disabled list, including […]

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Tigers rally for 3-2 win over Blue Jays in 10 innings

. View gallery Detroit Tigers’ Ian Kinsler, left, has water poured on him by Cameron Maybin after Kinsler drove … DETROIT (AP) — With the tying run at third and one out in the ninth inning, was sent sprawling to the dirt by a high fastball from Roberto Osuna . No big deal for the Detroit slugger. ”I don’t care what he did. I don’t care what he’s going to do to me,” Cabrera said. Moments after Osuna’s pitch up around his head, Cabrera lifted a two-strike double to tie the game, and the Tigers went on to beat […]

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