6/18/2013 | UNC eliminates LSU; UCLA keeps rolling in Omaha
Brian Holberton and Colin Moran kept the Tar Heels alive in the College World Series on Tuesday afternoon in an elimination game no one expected. Holberton homered in the first inning and Moran went 3-for-5 to lead No. 1 UNC to a 4-2 win over No. 4 LSU at TD Ameritrade Park. UCLA remained undefeated in Omaha by getting another solid pitching performance and more timely offensive execution.
6/18/2013 | Kendrys lifts Mariners in 10th at Angel Stadium
Jeremy Bonderman turned in a gem only to see the bullpen blow another lead, but the Mariners recovered to claim a victory when Kendrys Morales drove in Kyle Seager with two outs in the 10th inning on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium.
6/18/2013 | Goldschmidt's ninth-inning homer wins it for D-backs
When he hit the ball, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt had a pretty good idea he had just won the game for his team. The ball struck the batter's eye in center field, well over the yellow line, as the D-backs walked off with a 3-2 win over the Marlins on Tuesday night at Chase Field.
6/18/2013 | Mets acquire Young from Rockies for McHugh
In their continued quest for outfield improvement, the Mets acquired Eric Young Jr. from the Rockies late Tuesday night in exchange for right-handed pitcher Collin McHugh. Young will report to the big league team in Atlanta, possibly in time for Wednesday's game against the Braves.
6/18/2013 | Crawford exits after spraining fingers on slide
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was taken out of Tuesday night's game against the Padres with sprained middle and index fingers on his right hand.
6/18/2013 | Reception kicks off Houston Diversity Summit
Business interests and career advancement were on the minds of most in attendance at an energetic cocktail hour Tuesday night, an A-list event that marked the official start of the second annual MLB Diversity Business Summit.
6/18/2013 | Berger brings social media science to Fan Cave U
Jonah Berger was raised an O's fan, cheering for Cal Ripken Jr. through his Iron Man streak, from old Memorial Stadium through later days at Camden Yards. That was long before "Contagious" became a New York Times bestseller for Berger, now an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, a "viral guru" who advises companies and baseball fans alike "why things catch on."
6/18/2013 | Gomes caps long day with dramatic walk-off homer
Jonny Gomes capped a long day and night of baseball at Fenway Park by smashing a towering two-run walk-off home run over the Green Monster to give the Red Sox a 3-1 victory over the Rays, completing a sweep in Tuesday's day-night doubleheader.
6/18/2013 | Astros acquire Minor League pitcher for F. Martinez
Outfielder Fernando Martinez, who appeared in 52 games for the Astros over the past two seasons, was sent to the Yankees in a trade on Tuesday. The Astros acquired right-handed pitcher Charles Basford, who will report to rookie-league Tri-City.
6/18/2013 | Price feels better after throwing bullpen session
Three days after reporting soreness during a bullpen session, David Price threw another one on Tuesday and this one went much better, according to manager Joe Maddon.
6/18/2013 | First-round pick Kaminsky inks deal with Cardinals
After passing a physical, Rob Kaminsky, an 18-year-old left-handed pitcher out of St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) High School, signed his contract Tuesday at Busch Stadium. He will begin his Minor League career in Jupiter, Fla., with the Gulf Coast League Cardinals, who begin their season Saturday.
6/18/2013 | Impressive Rogers helps Jays pick up seventh in a row
Esmil Rogers took a no-hitter into the sixth inning as the Blue Jays extended their winning streak to seven games with an 8-3 victory over the Rockies on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.
6/18/2013 | Mariners shorthanded with Morse, Bay hurting
The Mariners' outfield continued to be shorthanded with both Jason Bay and Michael Morse sidelined Tuesday as Seattle faced the Angels in the second game of a four-game series.
6/18/2013 | A's roll in Texas behind dealing Parker
Jarrod Parker fired seven stellar innings, holding the Rangers hitless after the third, while Brandon Moss and John Jaso went deep to lead the A's over the Rangers, 6-2, on Tuesday in Texas.
6/18/2013 | Scutaro back in action with splint on pinkie
Second baseman Marco Scutaro said he didn't feel any discomfort in his left pinkie during his first game back Tuesday -- except for the change in grip, that is.
6/18/2013 | Injured Braun visits hand specialist
Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun was in Phoenix on Tuesday to see Dr. Don Sheridan, the hand specialist who has worked on a number of players over the years including second baseman Rickie Weeks.
6/18/2013 | Moran's polished game put on national display
It doesn't seem fair that someone as good as Colin Moran could also be lucky. But on Tuesday afternoon in an elimination game at the College World Series, Moran was blessed with good fortune to go along with his prodigious skill at the plate.
6/18/2013 | Ross sidelined by second concussion
For the second time this season, David Ross was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
6/18/2013 | Wheeler fortune: Zack spins gem in MLB debut
As Matt Harvey completed his final work assignment of the day, debriefing around two dozen media members -- a larger-than-normal contingent -- following his afternoon start, Zack Wheeler sat quietly five locker stalls away. If the crush of clubhouse visitors bothered him, he did not show it, leaning back in his chair and thumbing through a cell phone.
6/18/2013 | Putz getting ready to start rehab assignment
D-backs reliever J.J. Putz left the team to join Triple-A Reno on Tuesday to begin an injury rehabilitation assignment. Putz, who has been on the disabled list with a strained elbow since May 8, is scheduled to pitch for Reno on Thursday and Saturday.
6/18/2013 | Early runs help Morton, Bucs finally top Latos
Pirates manger Clint Hurdle had a feeling Reds starter Mat Latos was due for a loss. A dominant performance from Charlie Morton and a big first inning from the Pirates' offense turned Hurdle's feeling into reality, as Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati, 4-0, on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park.
6/18/2013 | Stanton's 100th homer puts him in rare company
Giancarlo Stanton joined Bob Horner and Eddie Mathews as the only players in MLB history to make their big league debuts before their 21st birthdays and then hit at least 100 homers in their first 400 games.
6/18/2013 | Venable atones for missed chances with amazing grab
As the Padres and the Giants headed to the 12th inning Monday night, Will Venable was angry about going 1-for-7 with two strikeouts and stranding eight runners on base. He had even failed to get two bunts down as well.
6/18/2013 | Kohn emerging as bullpen standout
Angels reliever Michael Kohn has held opponents scoreless in his last eight appearances and has allowed one run in his last 18 appearances entering Tuesday -- a span of 13 2/3 innings in which his ERA is 0.66.
6/18/2013 | On hitting, Ventura urges Viciedo to be patient
The White Sox quick turnaround from a series finale Monday in Houston to Tuesday's series opener at Target Field was made a little sweeter as Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run triple in the sixth inning Monday, which led to a 4-2 victory against the Astros.
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