The anticipation of watching the inaugural MLB Little League Classic is building, but few realize how much work went into preparing the field for Sunday's game on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET. Since March 1, a grounds crew team has been stationed in Williamsport, Pa., to make historic Bowman Field ready to host the Cardinals and Pirates.
The Cardinals will try yet another fresh arm in their bullpen, this time adding right-hander Josh Lucas to the roster on Saturday in place of Mike Mayers, who was optioned back to Triple-A Memphis after the team's win on Friday.
Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers? Come on. That's just being greedy, isn't it? More like being smart. The Dodgers haven't been to the World Series since 1988, and they know that while they have a good chance to end that drought in October -- it won't be easy. It will be anything but, given that they are likely to find the Nationals or Cubs standing in their way.
The Cubs claimed catcher Rene Rivera off waivers from the Mets on Saturday. To make room for Rivera on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks has been designated for assignment.
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
The animated discussion between Aroldis Chapman and Joe Girardi in the eighth inning took place at the center of a frenzied Fenway Park on Friday evening, moments after Jackie Bradley Jr.'s two-run single skidded through the center-field grass to provide the final scoring in the Yankees' 9-6 loss to the Red Sox.