Yankees’ Jameson Taillon ‘excited’ about upcoming MLB crackdown

MINNEAPOLIS — Jameson Taillon is one pitcher who is pleased Major League Baseball appears set to finally reduce — if not eliminate — foreign substances being permitted. “I’m really excited for it,’’ the right-hander said Thursday before the Yankees’ 7-5 loss to the Twins at Target Field. “I think it’s gonna help talented teams. … … Read more

Donaldson, Cruz Homers Off Chapman Lift Twins Over Yanks 7-5 – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson and Nelson Cruz hit two-run homers off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the New York Yankees 7-5 Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep. Giancarlo Stanton drove a slider off the end of his bat 422 feet for a three-run, first-inning homer off J.A. … Read more

Josh Donaldson was right to call out MLB cheaters: Sherman

Good for Josh Donaldson. If you are deciding how to feel about his actions based on which team he plays for or the outcome of a pitcher/hitter confrontation, then you are doubling down on a problem far more problematic to our society than sticky stuff on a baseball. Predetermining your opinion based on a team … Read more

Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton wants doctored baseballs out of game

MINNEAPOLIS — Giancarlo Stanton made his stance clear: He wants sticky stuff out of the game. “I think the balance for me is to have everyone on an even playing field,’’ Stanton said when asked about the balance of supporting his pitchers, while wanting the greatest chance to perform at his best at the plate. … Read more

Josh Donaldson Scores MLB’s 2 Millionth Run In Twins’ 6-5 Win Over Royals – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie Trevor Larnach homered and Rob Refsnyder drove in two runs as the Minnesota Twins hung on to beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Saturday afternoon. Nelson Cruz had an RBI double that drove in Josh Donaldson with a notable run — it was the 2 millionth run scored in Major … Read more