Associated Press BALTIMORE – Mitch Moreland hit two home runs for the second straight game, and the Texas Rangers celebrated the return of Josh Hamilton with an 8-6 road win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. Shin-Soo Choo and Robinson Chirinos also went deep for the Rangers, who have hit eight home runs in the […]

Associated Press BALTIMORE – Mitch Moreland hit two of the Rangers’ four home runs off Bud Norris, and Texas got another winning effort on the road from left-hander Wandy Rodriguez in an 8-1 victory over Baltimore on Monday. Moreland (Amory, MSU) hit a solo shot in the second inning and a two-run drive in the […]

By R.B. Fallstrom AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS – Mike Matheny has zero interest in scanning the daily statistics that show just how efficiently the St. Louis Cardinals are dealing with the opposition. Matheny prefers that his players ignore all that, too, just as they have the hacking investigation involving the Houston Astros that seems […]

Brady’s Bunch New England, defending Super Bowl champs, may be without QB Tom Brady for the first four games of the season due to “Deflategate.” It’s big test up front for the NFL’s best franchise. State of change The San Francisco 49ers ran off head coach Jim Harbaugh and an exodus of players – including […]

Daily Journal With just a little more bullpen support, Tupelo’s Chris Stratton might already have two Triple-A pitching wins. Instead, he’s still looking for his first. The Sacramento River Cats wasted Stratton’s gem on Sunday – eight innings, five hits, no runs, no ranks and six strikeouts – in an extra-inning loss to Las Vegas. […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Former Mississippi State infielder Seth Heck has signed an independent league contract with the Gateway Grizzlies. Heck started at shortstop in his Frontier League debut on Saturday against another former Diamond Dog, Jaron Shepherd, of the Rockford Aviators. Heck went 1-for-3 with an infield single in the Grizzlies’ 3-2 win […]

Associated Press NEW YORK – In an astonishing debut, Steven Matz became the only major league pitcher to drive in four runs in his first career game while leading the New York Mets to a 7-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Pitching about 50 miles from home with a huge cheering section on […]

Associated Press TORONTO – Yovani Gallardo extended his scoreless streak to a career-high 23 innings by pitching three-hit ball into the ninth, and the Texas Rangers snapped a season-worst six-game skid with a 4-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday. Mitch Moreland (Amory, MSU), Robinson Chirinos and Rougned Odor all hit solo home […]

By Stephen Hunt Special to the Journal ARLINGTON, Texas – Kendall Graveman and Drew Pomeranz might be from rivals schools Mississippi State and Ole Miss, respectively, but in Oakland their goal is simple: Help the A’s win as much as possible. Graveman, 24, is 4-4 this season with a 3.86 ERA in seven starts, but […]