MLB Roundup: Rizzo legs out inside-the-park homer

Associated Press CINCINNATI – Anthony Rizzo legged out his first inside-the-park homer – another unusual moment in a series full of...

Associated Press PITTSBURGH – Joe Panik hit a bases-loaded triple, Mac Williamson launched a 446-foot home run and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Thursday for their 12th win in 14 games. The Giants took three of four at PNC Park. After hitting a key double late in Wednesday night’s win, Panik […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Michael Wacha pitched into the seventh inning for his first win in nearly two months and the St. Louis Cardinals waited out Jake Arrieta before roughing up Chicago’s bullpen in a 7-2 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday. Aledmys Diaz hit a two-run home run, and Matt Carpenter had a two-run […]

By Stephen Hunt Special Contributor ARLINGTON, Texas – Buck Showalter is less than 10 victories away from reaching 1,400 wins as a big-league manager, but the current Baltimore Orioles skipper isn’t terribly caught up in his numbers. “I’ve had good players and opportunity,” Showalter said during a recent one-game visit to Texas for a makeup […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Mississippi State left fielder/closer Reid Humphreys came to terms with the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday and signed a $227,400 contract. The Rockies selected Humphreys in the seventh round with the 200th overall pick. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder from Brandon signed for the slot value of the pick. It was the second […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday homered to back Adam Wainwright, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals won their second straight game after going 0-5 on their first winless homestand of at least two series since 1983. Carpenter and Holliday connected against Jason […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Gavin Collins and the Cleveland Indians came to terms on Monday, agreeing to a $100,000 contract. The former Mississippi State third baseman was selected in the 13th round with the 392nd overall pick, but the Indians drafted Collins as a catcher. Collins started 60 games as a junior, batting .302 […]

Daily Journal Mississippi State junior pitcher Vance “Moonlight” Tatum has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Royals. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound southpaw from Southaven was drafted by the Royals in the 18th round with the 553rd pick overall. Tatum will begin his professional career with the Burlington Royals in the Appalachian League, which begins play […]

Associated Press PITTSBURGH – Jeff Locke followed consecutive horrible starts with 6 2/3 scoreless innings, Erik Kratz hit his first home run since 2014 and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco 1-0 on Monday night, ending the Giants’ eight-game winning streak. Locke (6-5) allowed five hits, no walks and struck out three, helping the Pirates […]

Cleveland's LeBron James, center, celebrates after winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

By Janie McCauley AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. – LeBron James cradled the shiny gold trophy and struggled to sum up what might be his sweetest championship yet, the one he is so proudly bringing home to his native northeast Ohio just as he promised to do when he returned to the Cavaliers two summers […]