Shuckers’ pitcher Woodruff honored by Southern League again

Daily Journal reports For the second week in a row, Wheeler product Brandon Woodruff has been named the Southern League pitcher of the...

Associated Press NEW YORK – The St. Louis Cardinals did not arrive at their New York hotel until 8:30 a.m. Monday after a flight delay that followed a nationally televised night game. They got a chance to catch up on sleep when their series opener at the Mets was rained out and reset as a […]

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs acquired hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the New York Yankees on Monday, giving the NL Central leaders a boost as they try for their first World Series title in more than a century. The Cubs paid a steep price, parting with […]

SAINTS Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but New Orleans still needs help on defense. QB Drew Brees led the league in passing, but the Saints missed the playoffs for the second year in a row. Brees, 37, can be a free agent at the end of the season, so expect lots of contract […]

By John Kekis Associated Press COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday afternoon – with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame. For Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, the culmination […]

Associated Press PITTSBURGH – Adam Frazier is an unlikely source of power. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ 5-foot-10 utilityman from Mississippi State had hit just three home runs in his first four years of pro baseball coming into Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. But with the game tied in the seventh inning, Frazier sent an Edubray […]

Daily Journal, wire reports Former Ole Miss pitcher Mike Mayers will make his major league debut on a prime-time stage tonight. Mayers gets the call for St. Louis in an ESPN Sunday Night game at home against the L.A. Dodgers. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. A third-round draft pick in 2013, Mayers is […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Adrian Gonzalez hit his eighth homer, red-hot Justin Turner got two more RBIs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat St. Louis 7-2 on Saturday to end the Cardinals’ five-game winning streak. Turner’s two-run double capped a four-run third. He has 14 RBIs since the All-Star break. Gonzalez’s 429-foot solo blast […]

Associated Press BOSTON – Kyle Gibson put an end to Boston’s two-game hitting outburst, allowing just a pair of hits in the first inning and none over the next seven in Minnesota’s 2-1 victory on Friday. Brian Dozier (Fulton, USM) hit a solo home run for the Twins in the second inning and Miguel Sano […]

Associated Press WASHINGTON – Justin Turner homered twice and drove in five runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers ended Stephen Strasburg’s undefeated streak by beating the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Thursday. Turner hit his 16th and 17th home runs, a two-run shot off Strasburg in the first and a three-run shot off the right-hander in […]