May 24, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes (7) dives back to first base as San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (not pictured) is late on the tag during the first inning at Marlins Park.
Coming up short
Seattle Mariners left fielder Alex Liddi falls well short as he dives for a foul fly ball hit by Los Angeles Angels' Erick Aybar in the ninth inning Thursday in Seattle. The Angels won 3-0.
Philadelphia Phillies' Freddy Galvis scores as St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina looks to throw during the fifth inning Thursday in St. Louis. The Phillies hung on to beat the Cardinals, 10-9.
Walk off a hero, indeed
In 2012, this man said he took to the field naked in St. Louis because he lost a bet. If true, then he was a triple loser — he lost his bet, his clothes, and likely some cash after being charged with multiple city ordinance violations. But streaking onto the field in the middle of a game between the Cardinals and the hated Philadelphia Phillies in Busch Stadium got us to thinking. So here are shots of some of the best streakers in sports history. And as for what happened with this guy, read more about it.
White Sox win
Chicago White Sox's Alejandro De Aza, right, celebrates with teammate Dayan Viciedo after defeating the Minnesota Twins 11-8 Thursday in Chicago.
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Cole De Vries makes his major-league debut Thursday against the White Sox at US Cellular Field in Chicago. The White Sox won the game, 11-8, and De Vries, who gave up six runs (three earned) in five innings, was charged with the loss.
Won't take call lying down
New York Mets shortstop Ronny Cedeno, left, protests the umpire's call on San Diego Padres' Everth Cabrera's stolen base in the fourth inning Thursday at Citi Field in New York. Cabrera, who had a career-high four hits in the game, went on to score on Will Venable's RBI double as the Padres rolled, 11-5.
Tyler Pastornicky of the Atlanta Braves looks on as an image of Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds is displayed on the scoreboard Thursday at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds beat the Braves, 6-3, for their sixth straight win, their longest winning streak since August 2010.
Detroit's woes continue
Brennan Boesch of the Detroit Tigers misplays a fly ball in right field against the Cleveland Indians Thursday at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Tigers 2-1, the sixth loss for Detroit in its last eight games.
San Francisco Giants outfielders Melky Cabrera (left), Angel Pagan (center), and Gregor Blanco celebrate their 14-7 win over the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park.
Take a base
Braves star Chipper Jones is honored with a base celebrating his career by Reds general manager Walt Jocketty and third baseman Scott Rolen prior to Thursday's game at Great American Ball Park.
Cleveland's Jason Kipnis jumps over Detroit's Alex Avila while turning a double play in the sixth inning of Thursday's 2-1 Indians win.
Mets fans sit in the rain during a rain delay in Thursday's game against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field.
Miami's Jose Reyes dives back to first as Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is late on the tag during the first inning of Thursday's game at Marlins Park.
Upton hits it out
Justin Upton of the Arizona Diamondbacks is about to make contact on a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning Wednesday at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. The Diamondbacks pounded the Dodgers, 11-4, on 14 hits.
Hill up high
Los Angeles Dodgers' James Loney is forced out at second as Arizona Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill throws to first during the seventh inning Wednesday in Phoenix. Not much went right for the Dodgers, who lost 11-4.
Picture of concentration
Chicago White Sox third baseman Orlando Hudson throws out MInnesota Twins' Ryan Doumit at first base in the second inning Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. The White Sox won 6-0.
Dog Day in Chicago
In celebration of Dog Day on Wednesday, fans walk their dogs on the field before the White Sox hosted the Minnesota Twins Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. Designated Dog Day sections were made available for fans to sit with their dogs.
Colorado starting pitcher Alex White (1-3) surrendered four runs on eight hits and a walk in six innings as his Rockies beat the Marlins Wednesday 8-4 in Miami.
Out at first
Greg Dobbs of the Miami Marlins records an out at first base Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies at Marlins Park in Miami.
Mike Fontenot of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI single in the second inning Wednesday against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Fontenot had two hits, an RBI and a run scored in the Phillies' 4-1 win.
Hunter Pence of the Philadelphia Phillies is congratulated by teammates after scoring a run in the third inning Wednesday against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The Phils won, 4-1, to avoid a sweep by the Nationals in the three-game series.
Cincinnati Reds' Todd Frazier jumps onto home plate after hitting a walk-off home run off of Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Cristhian Martinez in the ninth inning Wednesday in Cincinnati. The Reds won 2-1.
Tag is waiting
Cincinnati Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan tags out Atlanta Braves' Martin Prado at the plate Wednesday in Cincinnati. Prado tried to score on a fielder's choice. The Reds' 2-1 win was their fifth victory in a row.
Skip doesn't miss a step
St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Skip Schumaker dives to catch a ball hit by San Diego Padres' Chase Headley for an out during the seventh inning Wednesday in St. Louis. The Cardinals beat the Padres, 6-3, for a sweep of the three-game series.
Hometown home run
St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran (3) is congratulated by third base coach Jose Oquendo after hitting a two-run home run Wednesday during the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Cardinals won, 6-3.
Joe Mather of the Chicago Cubs removes his helmet after being left on third base in the sixth inning Wednesday against the Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The Astros won, 5-1, sweeping the three-game series with the Cubs, who lost their ninth straight — their longest losing streak in more than 10 years.
Brandon Lyon of the Houston Astros pitches in the 8th inning against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Shortstop Jhonny Peralta of the Detroit Tigers tags out Shelley Duncan of the Cleveland Indians on an attempted steal during the eighth inning Wednesday at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Tigers lost to the Indians 4-2.
First of two for A-Rod
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Will Smith hangs his head a little as New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, background, runs the bases after hitting a first-inning, solo home run Wednesday at Yankee Stadium in New York. A-Rod also homered in his next at bat as the Yankees beat the Royals, 8-3.
Not so Prince-ly hit
Cleveland Indians first baseman Casey Kotchman fields a ball hit by Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder in the first inning Wednesday in Cleveland. Fielder was out at first base and the Tigers lost to the Indians for the second day in a row.
Baseball in the Bronx
Jayson Nix and Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees walk back to the dugout during their game against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. Granderson homered for the Yankees, who beat the Royals 8-3, their highest run total in nine games.
Angels need good news
Los Angeles Angels' Peter Bourjos, left, greets teammate Howard Kendrick at the plate after they scored on a double by Alberto Callaspo during the 11th inning Wednesday against the Athletics in Oakland, Calif. The Angels won the game, 3-1.
Cleared for launch
Los Angeles Angels shortstop Maicer Izturis jumps over Oakland Athletics designated hitter Jonny Gomes during the second inning Wednesday at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. The Angels beat the A's, 3-1.
Out at the plate
Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia tags out Tampa Bay Rays' Carlos Pena at home plate in the ninth inning Wednesday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-4, in 11 innings.
Rays win in 11th inning
Tampa Bay Rays' Rich Thompson is congratulated by Carlos Pena after scoring the game-winning run Wednesday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-4, in 11 innings.
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Alfredo Aceves celebrates with catcher Kelly Shoppach after their 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
No Miller time for Zito
Barry Zito of the San Francisco Giants was rocked for six runs in the first inning Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers, who went on to win the game, 8-5, at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Zito (3-2) gave up eight runs — four earned — five hits and four walks in three innings.
Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun slides safely past San Francisco Giants catcher Hector Sanchez. Braun scored from first on a double by Aramis Ramirez.
Baltimore Orioles left fielder Xavier Avery dives back to first base safely in the second inning as Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis does not get the throw in time.
Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen drives in the Pirates only run with a sacrifice fly off New York Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese.
New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park.
Tribute for Chipper
The Cincinnati Reds honored Atlanta veteran Chipper Jones with logos on the bases for Tuesday night's game at Great American Ballpark. The Reds beat the Braves 4-3, as Jones, likely playing his last season, sat out a fourth consecutive game with a swollen left calf.
From the seat of his pants
Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson fires the ball to first as shortstop Cliff Pennington looks on during the fifth inning at O.co Coliseum on Tuesday. Pennington had the A's only hit of the night in a 5-0 loss.
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Check on that
A's trainer Nick Paparesta takes a look at Graham Godfrey's hand in the second inning. Godfrey, who served up a homer to Albert Pujols an inning later, took the loss after yielding four runs on six hits and three walks over three innings.
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Underhand by Overbay
Arizona's Lyle Overbay flips the ball to pitcher Trevor Cahill (35), who is running toward first on a grounder by Elian Herrera of the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. Overbay went 4-for-4 with a homer and four RBI, but the D-backs lost 8-7.
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St. Louis' Matt Carpenter leaves the field with an assistant trainer after hitting an RBI double in the bottom of the first inning against San Diego on Tuesday. Carpenter was diagnosed with "right-side tightness. The Cardinals won, 4-0.
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Someone loves Milwaukee
Buster Posey (center) is congratulated in the San Francisco dugout after hitting a two-run blast off of the scoreboard in the top of the sixth inning at Milwaukee on Tuesday. Posey, who went 2-for-4 with three RBI, is batting .500 (12-for-24) with six homers and 15 RBI in six games at Miller Park.
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That's gettin' it
San Francisco center fielder Angel Pagan makes a running catch during the Giants' 6-4 victory. At the plate, Pagan finished 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly to snap an 11-game hitting streak.
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Tag, you're it
Giants catcher Buster Posey tags out the Brewers' Norichika Aoki, who tried to score from third on Nyjer Morgan's fly to left, in the first inning. Aoki was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run in Milwaukee's 6-4 loss.
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Deserved pat on the back
Minnesota's PJ Walters receives props from Justin Morneau for tossing a complete-game, five-hittter in a 9-2 win over the White Sox in Chicago on Tuesday. Walters struck out eight and walked two in his second win of the season.
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Airborne in the NL Central
The Cubs' Tony Campana dives over Houston third baseman Matt Downs after advancing two bases on a wild pickoff throw in the eighth inning at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday. But Chicago stranded Campana at third in a 2-1 loss.
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Blue Jays manager John Farrell has a few words for umpire Joe West during Toronto's 8-5 loss to Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Tuesday night.
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Sean Rodriguez fails to get down a bunt, but his Tampa Bay Rays got down to business in an 8-5 win over Toronto at Tropicana Field. Rodriguez went 1-for-4 as the Rays improved to 26-18 and remained two games back of the Orioles (28-16) in the AL East.
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Miami left fielder Chris Coghlan makes a leaping catch during the Marlins' 7-6 win over the visiting Rockies on Tuesday night. Coghlan was 1-for-3 with an RBI in the win.
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In a pinch
Philadelphia's Erik Kratz (center) is congratulated after hitting his first career homer, a pinch-hit, solo blast in the bottom of the eighth inning against Washington on Tuesday. However, it wasn't enough as the Phillies fell 5-2.
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Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez (24) and Clint Barmes nearly collide trying to field a grounder in the top of the eighth inning against the New York Mets on Tuesday. The Pirates lost 3-2.
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Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas dives into the Yankee Stadium stands after a foul ball on Tuesday night. The Royals dropped a 3-2 decision as Moustakas went 0-for-4 at the plate.
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Cleveland right fielder Shin-Soo Choo fails to hold on to a line drive by Detroit's Prince Fielder during the seventh inning at Progressive Field on Tuesday. But Choo, who was 2-for-4 with two runs, went home happy as the Indians claimed a 5-3 victory.
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The Angels' Howie Kendrick attempts to turn a double play as the A's Jemile Weeks slides into second during the third inning of Monday's game in Oakland, Calif. Coco Crisp beat the throw to first and later scored on Kila Ka'aihue's single. It was the A's second run of their 2-1 victory.
High-fives all around
Dodgers catcher Matt Treanor receives props for his two-run shot in the second inning at Chase Field on Monday. LA would hit two more homers — by Andre Ethier in the seventh and James Loney in the eighth — in a 6-1 win over Arizona.
Across the field
Arizona call-up Josh Bell makes an off balance throw from third to first in the second inning against Los Angeles. Bell went 1-for-3 in his season and D-backs debut.
Wait a second ...
Is Houston's Jed Lowrie (center) saying he's not done, yet? The shortstop homered for the second consecutive game as the Astros beat the Cubs 8-4 at Minute Maid Park on Monday. Will Lowrie go yard in three games in a row? Stay tuned.
Rocked in Houston
Cubs starter Matt Garza yields seven runs on five hits and two walks over three innings in the 8-4 loss to the Astros.
San Francisco left fielder Melky Cabrera dives into the bag safely on a one-out, eighth-inning triple at Milwaukee on Monday. It was Cabrera's fifth three-bagger of the season and he finished the night 3-for-5 with a run and two walks. Even though the Giants failed to knock him in after this triple, they won 4-3 on Hector Sanchez's solo shot in the 14th.
Third baseman Aramis Ramirez hits a run-scoring double in the sixth, but his Brewers lost to the Giants 4-3 in 14 innings.
Tampa Bay third baseman Sean Rodriguez throws out Toronto's Brett Lawrie at first base in the fifth inning of the Blue Jays' 6-2 road win on Monday.
Discussing dinner plans?
No. The umpiring crew for the Blue Jays-Rays game confers about a fly ball by B.J. Upton (right) which hit a catwalk at Tropicana Field. After reviewing the play, it was ruled that Upton had hit a homer, but his Rays ended up losing 6-2.
NL East collision
Washington's Jesus Flores slides into home, but is tagged out by tumbling Philadelphia pitcher Kyle Kendrick in the third inning at Citizens Bank Park on Monday. The Nationals hung on for a 2-1 win.
A little too late
John Mayberry Jr. scores Philly's lone run in the 2-1 loss to Washington. Mayberry Jr. scored on Ty Wigginton's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Getting it started
Kansas City's Mike Moustakas rips a two-run homer in the top of the first inning at Yankee Stadium on Monday. The Royals beat the Bronx Bombers 6-0 as Jeff Francoeur also homered and Felipe Paulino tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings to beat New York for a second time this month.
Not-so steady Freddy
Freddy Garcia pitches out of the bullpen for the Yankees on Monday night. The right-hander yielded five hits, one being a two-run homer to Kansas City's Jeff Francoeur, over 2 1/3 innings in the 6-0 defeat.
First win, first homer
Cincinnati starter Mike Leake beats visiting Atlanta 4-1 with his arm and his bat on Monday. The Reds right-hander picked up his first win of the season, yielding one run on two hits and one walk, while striking out six ... but Leake also hit his first career homer, a solo shot in the fourth.
Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto fields a grounder against Atlanta in the second inning at Great American Ball Park. Votto went 1-for-2 with two walks in the Reds' three-run victory.
Flip to first
Boston's Dusin Pedroia turns two as Baltimore's Nick Markakis begins his slide into second during the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Monday. At the plate, Pedroia went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI in an 8-6 Red Sox victory.
Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia prepares to throw Baltimore's Xavier Avery out at first in the bottom of the ninth. The Red Sox (21-21) reached .500 for the first time this season with the two-run win.
A for effort
Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes dives, but can't come up with this two-run, second-inning single by the Mets' Justin Turner at PNC Park on Monday. Barmes did plate the go-ahead and eventual winning run in the eighth with a sacrifice fly as the Bucs claimed a 5-4 squeaker.
The waiting ...
... is the hardest part as starting pitcher Johan Santana is on deck during the Mets' 6-5 loss at Pittsburgh. Santana didn't factor in the decision, working 6 1/3 innings of four-run ball on eight hits and two walks. He struck out seven.
Miami third baseman Hanley Ramirez fires one to first base during the top of the opening inning against Colorado at Marlins Park on Monday. Ramirez went 2-for-3 with three runs and two walks in a 7-4 Marlins victory.
Jamie's not crying ...
... but Jamie Moyer isn't pleased with his performance for the Rockies in Miami on Monday. Pitching in his 50th major league stadium, the 49-year-old veteran lefty surrendered six runs on nine hits and four walks in just 3 2/3 innings of a 7-4 loss.
Ichiro vs. Yu
Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki rips a first-inning RBI triple off of Texas' Yu Darvish at Safeco Field on Monday. Ichiro went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI in the M's 6-1 win.
Not Yu's night
Texas' Yu Darvish didn't last long on Monday night in Seattle. The right-hander, who fell to 6-2 with the loss, worked just four innings after allowing four runs (five unearned) on four hits and six walks.
Oh, say, can you see ...
With the Gateway Arch in the Busch Stadium background, the San Diego Padres stand during the national anthem before their Monday tilt at St. Louis. The Cardinals won 4-3.
Card of the night
Cardinals second baseman Tyler Greene attempts to field a line drive against the Padres. Greene went 3-for-4, including a go-ahead, two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth in St. Louis' one-run win.
Seattle Mariners' Alex Liddi smiles and points skyward after hitting a grand slam against the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Seattle.
Texas Rangers reliever Koji Uehara throws against the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Seattle.