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- Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew35 mins ago
There aren’t many feats Jose Altuve could accomplish on the baseball diamond that would top what he did Thursday when it comes to producing in the clutch. Houston’s young superstar met with a boy named Dillon before the game. Dillon is battling cancer in a fight for his life and he told Altuve he hoped he broke his bat during one of his at-bats so that Altuve would give him the bat. Altuve didn’t bother waiting to break a bat. He asked someone to retrieve a bat from the clubhouse and gave it to Dillon before the game started. Dillon was so happy he took it a step further and told Altuve he was going to hit a home run.Fri, 6 May8:10 PM EDTSeattle at HoustonPreview Game
- Chris Cwik at Big League Stew1 hr ago
May 6, 2016 is the day the Los Angeles Angels playoff hopes died. The team currently sits at 13-15, and just lost their ace Garrett Richards to Tommy John surgery. Their rotation, which was already a major concern coming into the year, is now significantly worse. Their offense, aside from maybe three spots, is unsettled. Crazier things have happened, sure, but it just doesn't look like it's going to be the Angels' year.Fri, 6 May10:05 PM EDTTampa Bay at LA AngelsPreview Game
- Israel Fehr at Big League Stew1 hr ago
A month into the regular season, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox find themselves in very different places.
The Yankees are scuffling, their 9-17 record indicative of their struggles on the mound and at the plate, and are already seven games back of leader in the American League East. That team on top of the division is Boston, riding an 8-2 stretch over their last 10 games to a 17-11 record on the strength of their loaded lineup.
Given the current state of the two teams, it should come as no surprise then that the Red Sox swept their rivals last weekend at Fenway Park in their first head-to-head series of the season, making a rough start for New York even worse.Fri, 6 May7:05 PM EDTBoston at NY YankeesPreview Game
- Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew2 hrs ago
Willie Mays turned 85 on Friday and the City of San Francisco found an amazing way to pay tribute to a true American legend. Though baseball fans around the world hold Mays in high esteem, he is associated with San Francisco as much as any sports star or famous face ever has been connected to any other place. So it’s appropriate, genius even, that the city has named one of its famous cable cars after Mays. It even got the car number right, selecting No. 24, which was also Mays’ jersey number.
- Israel Fehr at Big League Stew4 hrs ago
If the Angels are going to compete for a playoff spot this season, they're going to have to do so without right-hander Garrett Richards. Yahoo's Jeff Passan first reported that Richards would need Tommy John surgery after a medical examination Thursday revealed a torn ulnar collateral ligament in Richards' right elbow.
Richards has emerged as the ace of the Angels' staff over the last three seasons, barely missing a beat after recovering from a gruesome knee injury he suffered toward the end of the 2014 season, and appeared poised to continue his rise with a 2.34 ERA through his first six starts of 2016.
- Israel Fehr at Big League Stew6 hrs ago
Aroldis Chapman has yet to play a regular season game for the New York Yankees as he serves a 30-game suspension due to his role in a domestic incident in the offseason, but he already has his eye on joining another team.
Chapman, a native of Cuba, recently became a U.S. citizen and is expressing an interest in representing Team USA at the 2 017 World Baseball Classic.
Changes are coming in Cuba, as evidence by president Barack Obama's recent visit, but there are still pillars from the communist regime that remains in power that aren't ready to fall yet.
- Mike Oz at Big League Stew14 hrs ago
Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we'll look 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.
It's never ever ever good for a baseball team to give up more than 10 runs in a single inning twice in seven days. But that has now happened to the San Francisco Giants, who were pounded by the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night by the score of 17-7.
Take away the fifth inning and we might be talking about something different. But oh, that fifth inning. The Rockies scored 13 runs in the fifth. It was a trainwreck for Giants pitching as starter Matt Cain was knocked out of the game after giving up eight runs on 10 hits, then reliever Vin Mazarro gave up nine runs on six hits.Fri, 6 May10:15 PM EDTColorado at San FranciscoPreview Game
- Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew15 hrs ago
The Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals combined to make history Thursday night in Chicago when they played a pair of baseball games in the Windy City.
[Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now] According to STATS, it was the first time in history four first-place teams played in the same city on the same day, which is a quite a coup for baseball fans in Chicago.
According to STATS, tonight is the first time in @MLB history that four first place teams have all played in the same city on the same day.
The Cubs and Nationals met in Wrigley Field in the opener of a four-game series between the teams with the best records in baseball. The Cubs went into Thursday’s action with the best record at 20-6 and Washington was right behind at 19-8. Meanwhile, the White Sox held the best record in the American League and were leading the AL Central by four games at the start of play. The Red Sox were a half-game ahead of Baltimore in the AL East.LiveWashington2 - 8Chi CubsFollow Game
- Mike Oz at Big League Stew15 hrs ago
Miguel Cabrera has an interesting relationship with Cleveland Indians fans. You might remember last year when Miggy gave his bat, batting gloves and a ball to a young Cleveland fan who had been trash-talking him earlier in the game. Nice guy, right?
Well, he embraced another Indians fan Thursday night in a very different way. In the bottom of the fourth, Cabrera gave chase to a foul ball off Juan Uribe's bat. When he got to the seats, Miggy saw it was out of reach. So as he hit the brakes, he decided to hug the closest Indians fan.
Pay close attention to the moment the fan realizes a very large man is hugging him and his reaction. He goes from "WTF?" to "OMG!" real quick. It's pretty great.Fri, 6 May7:10 PM EDTKansas City at ClevelandPreview Game
- Mike Oz at Big League Stew20 hrs ago
Adam Jones is many things — an All-Star outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles, a Silver Slugger, a husband and father, plus a fun follow on social media. But there's another thing he loved to talk about on the latest installment of the StewPod, the Yahoo Sports baseball podcast. That's food.
He's quite the foodie. Whether he's tweeting his #StayHungry hashtag or looking for the best places to eat on the road, Jones knows what's up with food. Remember when he got a birthday cakethat looked like a Popeye's box?Fri, 6 May7:05 PM EDTOakland at BaltimorePreview Game