Keep it right here for all of Friday's MLB action by R.J. Anderson @r_j_anderson 2m ago • 2 min read A packed Friday night will feature 15 games, including Albert Pujols's quest to join the 3,000 Hit Club.Friday's scores Indians at Yankees, 7:05 pm (GameTracker)Phillies at Nationals, 7:05 pm (GameTracker)Marlins at Reds, 7:10 pm (GameTracker)Rockies at Mets, 7:10 pm (GameTracker)Blue Jays at Rays, 7:10 pm (GameTracker)Giants at Braves, 7:35 pm (GameTracker)Red Sox at Rangers, 8:05 pm (GameTracker)Pirates at Brewers, 8:10 pm (GameTracker)Twins at White Sox, 8:10 pm (GameTracker)Tigers at Royals, 8:15 pm (GameTracker)Cubs at Cardinals, 8:15 pm (GameTracker)Dodgers at Padres, 9:10 pm (GameTracker)Astros at Diamondbacks, 9:40 pm (GameTracker)Orioles at Athletics, 10:05 pm (GameTracker)Angels at Mariners, 10:10 pm (GameTracker)Pujols eyes historyAngels slugger Albert Pujols will again try to record his 3,000th hit on Friday. If he succeeds, he'll … [Read more...] about MLB Friday scores, highlights, live team updates, news: Pujols one away from 3,000 hits
SportsLine's hottest expert has an MLB parlay that could pay off big on Friday by CBS Sports Staff 37s ago • 1 min read A full slate of MLB is on tap Friday night, as every team hits the field under the lights. Before you scour through the packed schedule for your gems, SportsLine analyst Adam Thompson is doing the dirty work for you.Thompson, SportsLine's staff analyst, uses his two decades of past experience as an award-winning sports writer and editor covering pro and college sports to break down each and every game. He studies the numbers, trends and statistics to find the very best bets.Right now, Thompson is as hot as they come picking MLB. He's currently on a 14-3 run picking baseball, and astonishing 82-percent streak!And those numbers are part of a season-long trend of success. Thompson is 38-18 handicapping MLB in 2018 -- he's nailed 68 percent of his picks all season. Bettors laying $100 on his picks are up more than $1,700 during baseball -- … [Read more...] about MLB Vegas odds, picks, lines, predictions, best bets for May 4: This 3-way parlay pays almost 5-1
Washington Nationals teammates Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer had the same thought last winter. The game is getting faster. Baseballs are flying out of pitchers' hands at record speeds and jumping off bats with even more velocity. A little more protection couldn't hurt. The answer for Harper: He joined the growing number of hitters to add a C-flap to his helmet, which provides cover for his face as well as the top and side of his head. "I just thought it would be a good idea," Harper said. Scherzer agrees. He wonders when some enterprising equipment man will come up with something comparable for a pitcher. "They haven't brought anything to me that has felt comfortable enough to wear," he said. "I would be interested in a hat insert. Not that it would really prevent a concussion—just in case that if I do take a shot that I don't die." No major league player has been killed by a baseball since 1920, when Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman died after being hit on the head by a … [Read more...] about Just so ‘I Don’t Die’: MLB Superstars Crave More Protection
Ryan Fagan @ryanfagan Updated at 10:04 a.m. ET Updated at 10:04 a.m. ET The fun of April baseball is overreacting to small sample sizes. Well, maybe “fun” is the wrong word, but overreacting is exactly what happens, without fail every year, when players don’t meet expectations in the first 25 games or so. The sky is falling. Sometimes, the sky isn’t falling. Let’s take a look at five players who have struggled so far this season and figure out whether they’ll be just fine or whether the end is near. FAGAN: MLB Power Rankings — But sometimes, the sky is falling… Anthony Rizzo, Cubs What he’s done: .171 average, .549 OPS, 3 homers, 11 RBIs, minus-0.5 rWAR Will it last? Rizzo has been baseball’s true bastion of consistency; over the past four years, he’s had either 31 or 32 home runs, he’s produced an OPS between .899 … [Read more...] about MLB’s early disappointments: Will these five veterans bounce back from slow starts?
Ichiro Suzuki is leaving the playing field and transitioning into a front office role with the Seattle Mariners, although he is not completely shutting the door on playing again.The Mariners announced Thursday that Suzuki was becoming a special assistant to the chairman effective immediately. The team says Suzuki will have an active presence with the team and assist with outfield play, base running and hitting.But nowhere in the announcement do they say the 44-year-old is retiring. Suzuki is in his 18th season and had appeared in 15 games this year for the Mariners.DeGrom expected to make next start • Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is on track to take his next turn in the rotation Monday at Cincinnati after a scan and examination determined no major injury occurred when the righthander hyperextended his pitching elbow batting.DeGrom left Wednesday night’s game against Atlanta after four innings, one inning after he felt pain while striking out. He had an MRI, then was checked … [Read more...] about MLB notes: Ichiro moving to Mariners’ front office