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Warner, Godoy spur Palm Beach to 6-2 win over St. Lucie

Jose Godoy hit a two-run home run and had two hits, and Austin Warner struck out nine hitters over eight innings as the Palm Beach Cardinals beat the St. Lucie Mets 6-2 on Thursday. Warner (1-1) picked up the win after he walked one while allowing two …

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A’s send opening day starter Kendall Graveman to minors

The Oakland Athletics have optioned opening day starter Kendall Graveman and fellow right-hander Chris Bassitt to Triple-A Nashville. The A’s also announced Thursday that right-hander Wilmer Font will be added to the 25-man roster a day after being acquired in a trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers

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Bandaged Pham has a simple solution for getting back in the lineup today

PHAM’S SIMPLE SOLUTION BREBBIA DOESN’T LEAVE EMPTY-HANDED Matheny didn’t know if Brebbia realized he would get a save for pitching the last three innings but he recalled Brebbia saying to him after the eighth, ‘Let me play one more inning of ball, coach.’ I had to duck my head and

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Acuna, Albies homer as Braves win 7-4, drop Reds to 5-20

The Atlanta Braves’ youth movement is going long. Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, the two youngest players in the major leagues, both homered and combined for five RBIs to lead Atlanta over the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 Thursday and give the Braves a split of the four-game series. Acuna became the youngest

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Miller put on DL by Indians due to strained hamstring

Reliever Andrew Miller has been placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Cleveland Indians because of a strained left hamstring. Miller grabbed the back of his leg after throwing a pitch to the Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo in the seventh inning Wednesday night and was removed from the game. Miller

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Ball brothers, slowed by injuries, leaving Lithuanian club

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are leaving their Lithuania team by mutual agreement. BC Prienu Vytautas on Thursday announced the departure of the younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. The team says LiAngelo injured an ankle and LaMelo ha…

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Who’s hot (Wacha), who’s not (Wong) for Cards

TRENDING UP Michael Wacha, SP: He checked all the boxes Wednesday night while working six strong innings in the 9-1 victory over the New York Mets. Wacha (4-1, 3.62 earned-run average) demonstrated excellent command, striking out eight batters and walk…

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Ortiz: Two birds (Ozuna, Martinez), one bat (Jose’s), one goal (break the slump)

It was difficult to tell whether the Cardinals’ Jose Martinez or Marcell Ozuna was more excited late Wednesday night, and that’s the best part of this story about two birds and one bat. The Silver Slugger Award-winning Ozuna is famous for borrowing his teammates’ bats, yet he had stubbornly

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Ozuna pressing at the plate, but vows ‘my show is coming’

Marcell Ozuna already should know what the Cardinals think of him. “I’ve got too many things on my mind, trying to prove the talent that I have,” Ozuna said Wednesday afternoon. Ozuna, who hit .312 with 37 homers and 124 runs batted in last year, was nothing if not consistent with the Marlins, never

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Calixte’s run leads Sacramento to 5-3 win over Reno

Steven Duggar hit a run-scoring fielder’s choice in the fifth inning, leading the Sacramento River Cats to a 5-3 win over the Reno Aces on Wednesday. Derek Law struck Socrates Brito out with a runner on first to end the game for his second save of the season. The run by Orlando Calixte started the

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Pham injured by own bat while warming up

After reaching base seven times in two games as a leadoff man against an opposing lefthander, Tommy Pham reached base all five times Tuesday when he batted second. Manager Mike Matheny liked what he saw on both counts but, with another lefthander pitch…

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NHL: Bruins score four goals in third period for Game 7 win

Jake DeBrusk watched the tiebreaking goal go into the net from ice level, sliding into the boards on his backside after he was flattened by Toronto defenseman Jake Gardiner. The Bruins rookie didn’t even have time to climb up off his knees before he was mobbed by teammates. “Jake had a real coming-out

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Cruz’s single leads Rome to 4-3 win over West Virginia

Derian Cruz hit a run-scoring single in the seventh inning, leading the Rome Braves to a 4-3 win over the West Virginia Power in the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday. Isranel Wilson scored on the play after he reached base on an error. Drew Lu…

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Sedio hits walk-off single, Lakeland beats Dunedin 4-3

Sedio hits walk-off single, Lakeland beats Dunedin 4-3

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After 3 Tommy John surgeries, Jonny Venters back in majors

Jonny Venters is back in the big leagues, ready to pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays after enduring three Tommy John surgeries and a six-year absence. Venters was sitting out a rain delay in the minors during a Wednesday morning game when he got word the Rays were recalling him from Triple-A Durham. It’

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Carpenter sits as Pham hits his way up to leadoff vs. Mets

ST. LOUIS • The Cardinals rotation of hitters getting rest, getting a break, getting a chance to find their swing, and getting moved around in the order continued Wednesday, and it’s Tommy Pham’s turn to return to leadoff. After homering in his first at-bat back from a groin injury, Pham reached

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