Matt Kemp, Freddie Freeman carrying Atlanta Braves' offense, Dansby Swanson struggling

Matt Kemp, Freddie Freeman carrying Atlanta Braves' offense, Dansby Swanson struggling

By Brighton McConnell
The Atlanta Braves' inconsistent offense is due to stars performing well at times, but a high-profile rookie struggling and too many players being left on base....
Big eighth inning leads Arizona Diamondbacks past the New York Mets

Big eighth inning leads Arizona Diamondbacks past the New York Mets

By Richard Martinez
A pitcher’s duel in the desert was broken up in the bottom of the eighth inning as the D-Backs added six runs to defeat the Mets....
New York Yankees, Houston Astros split doubleheader on Jeter night

New York Yankees, Houston Astros split doubleheader on Jeter night

By John Lupo
The Yankees came back to win a thrilling first game before the Astros salvaged a split in the second game on a night that saw an immortal Yankee honored....

New York Yankees look like more than a rebuilding team

Despite losing the second game of a doubleheader on Sunday, May 14 -- Mother's Day and Derek Jeter day -- the New York Yankees are no joke this year. They are currently 22-13 following their loss the Houston Astros. Aaron Hicks had a chance to tie the game with two men on base and two outs. He chipped the ball straight to Ken Giles, the closer for the Astros, who caught the ball and threw it to first for the final out of the game. It was an unfortunate ending for the Yankees on the day Jeter's number was retired, but they can be optimistic for the future games because of the core they have built. Batting Three notable Yankees are batting over .300 this season. That list consists of Hicks, Aaron Judge, and Starlin Castro. It's still a young season, of course, so we can't expect lights out hitting from these guys all...
Miguel Sano homers, Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland Indians 1-0

Miguel Sano homers, Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland Indians 1-0 ByStevie Larson

Sano's home run in the first inning was the only scoring of the game for either team, as Twins ace Ervin Santana went seven innings while allowing just two hits en route to picking up his sixth win of the season....
Minnesota Twins hold off Chicago White Sox 7-6

Minnesota Twins hold off Chicago White Sox 7-6 ByStevie Larson

After taking a 7-0 lead after two innings, the Twins nearly gave up the game but were able to hang on for a 7-6 win over their division rivals....
Early-Season MLB Predictions

Early-Season MLB Predictions ByAidan Thomas

Whose going to win it all? MVP? Rookie of the Year? Cy Young? Is your team going to the playoffs? Find out here with VAVEL's Way-Too-Early MLB predictions...
In the Spotlight: With Yoan Moncada gone, attention turns to Rafael Devers

In the Spotlight: With Yoan Moncada gone, attention turns to Rafael Devers ByAidan Thomas

After GM Dave Dombrowski dealt prized international prospect Yoan Moncada during the offseason, the road is seemingly cleared for touted prospect Rafael Devers, who is tearing up AA pitching with the Portland Sea Dogs....
New York Mets hold off late Atlanta Braves rally

New York Mets hold off late Atlanta Braves rally

By John Lupo
After building a 7-1 lead, the Mets withstood a late charge to win their third game in the last four days....
Boston Red Sox down Chicago Cubs 6-2 behind eighth-inning outburst

Boston Red Sox down Chicago Cubs 6-2 behind eighth-inning outburst

By Stevie Larson
The game was tied at two heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, but the Red Sox exploded for four runs, three of which were earned, before shutting the defending World Series champs down in the ninth....
Los Angeles Angels split series with Toronto Blue Jays after 2-1 win Monday night

Los Angeles Angels split series with Toronto Blue Jays after 2-1 win Monday night

By Kyle Sennikoff
Jesse Chavez pitches a gem in the Angels 2-1 victory....
Score Los Angeles Angels vs Toronto Blue Jays in MLB 2017 (2-1)

Score Los Angeles Angels vs Toronto Blue Jays in MLB 2017 (2-1) ByKyle Sennikoff

BALL GAME!!! The Angels win 2-1 after Bud Norris gets Travis to ground out into a double play!   Top 9, 1 out: Coghlan couldn't hold his swing up, strikes out. Not a good at bat after two failed bunt attempts earlier. Top 9, 0 out: Norris loses Martin to bring the tying run to...
Atlanta Braves lose momentum, stuck in losing streak

Atlanta Braves lose momentum, stuck in losing streak ByBrighton McConnell

The Atlanta Braves were swept in their second straight series this weekend, highlighting the team's problems of inconsistent offense and production from the mound....
Score Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 Chicago Cubs in 2017 MLB

Score Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 Chicago Cubs in 2017 MLB

Did you know?: This is the first time since May 31, 2016 that the Cubs have been shutout at home. Last time it happened it was also against the Dodgers. Player of the Game: Andrew Toles- Toles went 2-5 at the plate tonight and had the game winning homerun in the first inning only three pitches...
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