MLB NEWS ARCHIVE

» Sunday, April 22, 2018

LEADING OFF: Farquhar status, Yanks add top prospect Torres

A look at what's happening around the majors today:

Godley, Pollock lead D-Backs past Padres 6-2

PHOENIX (AP) Zack Godley and the bullpen provided the pitching. Godley was also among the players who came through with their bats.

Anderson tosses 6 strong innings as Rockies beat Cubs, 5-2

DENVER (AP) Tyler Anderson has had plenty of success on the mound in his young career, so he was happy to contribute at the plate.

Pujols homers for hit No. 2,992 in Angels’ 4-3 win vs Giants

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Albert Pujols drove a go-ahead, two-run home run into the seats in right-center for career hit No. 2,992, and Mike Trout and Jefry Marte also went deep for the Los Angeles Angels, who beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 Saturday night to snap an ugly four-game losing streak.

Reddick’s 2 homers lead Astros to another rout of White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) The Houston Astros and Josh Reddick just keep climbing - and pouring frustration on the Chicago White Sox.

» Saturday, April 21, 2018

Dodgers back Ryu with 3 HRs in 4-0 win over Nationals

LOS ANGELES (AP) Joc Pederson, Kike Hernandez and Cody Bellinger all homered, and Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven innings of two-hit ball as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-0 Saturday night.

A’s lefty Manaea pitches no-hitter vs streaking Red Sox

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A's lefty Sean Manaea pitched the first no-hitter against Boston in almost exactly 25 years, with an overturned call preserving the gem Saturday night in Oakland's 3-0 win over the sizzling Red Sox.

Braves rally past Familia, Mets for 4-3 win

ATLANTA (AP) A pair of perfectly placed ground balls helped the Atlanta Braves pull off an unexpected win over the New York Mets.

AP source: Gleyber Torres to be called up by Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) Top prospect Gleyber Torres is being called up to the New York Yankees, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

Godley, Pollock lead D-Backs past Padres 6-2

PHOENIX (AP) Zack Godley settled down after a shaky start to throw 5 1/3 solid innings and singled home a run as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Saturday night.

Anderson tosses 6 strong innings as Rockies beat Cubs, 5-2

DENVER (AP) Nolan Arenado had two hits to back six strong innings from Tyler Anderson and the Colorado Rockies used a big fifth inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Saturday night.

A’s lefty Manaea pitching no-hitter thru 8 vs Red Sox

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics left-hander Sean Manaea is pitching a no-hitter through eight innings against the Boston Red Sox.

Aguilar’s walk-off homer leads Brewers past Marlins, 6-5

MILWAUKEE (AP) Jesus Aguilar homered on the 13th pitch leading off the bottom of the ninth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied past the Miami Marlins 6-5 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive win.

LEADING OFF: Farquhar status, Yanks add top prospect Torres

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:

Angels’ Ohtani set for ’full gorilla’ bullpen Sunday

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani is scheduled to throw a ''full gorilla'' bullpen session on Sunday that will give the Los Angeles Angels a better idea if the blister that forced the Japanese two-way sensation out of his last pitching start has healed.

AP source: Gleyber Torres to be called up by Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) Top prospect Gleyber Torres is being called up to the New York Yankees, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

Clevinger tosses 2-hitter to carry Indians past Orioles 4-0

BALTIMORE (AP) Mike Clevinger is proving to be a worthy member of the Cleveland Indians' formidable rotation.

Nats recall RHP Gott, place LHP Grace on 10-day DL

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Washington Nationals have recalled right-hander Trevor Gott from Triple-A Syracuse after placing left-hander Matt Grace on the 10-day disabled list with a left groin strain.

Judge homers, Yankees use 7-run 6th to beat Blue Jays 9-1

NEW YORK (AP) Aaron Judge's home runs are becoming the thing of legend to opposing pitchers. He can beat them in other ways, too.

Yankees RHP Adam Warren on disabled list with strained back

NEW YORK (AP) Reliever Adam Warren has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right back strain by the New York Yankees.

White Sox reliever Farquhar has brain hemorrhage during game

CHICAGO (AP) White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar was in stable but critical condition Saturday, a day after suffering a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game.

Mets demote longtime starter Matt Harvey to bullpen

ATLANTA (AP) Matt Harvey found out he's been sent to the New York Mets' bullpen and was furious.

White Sox reliever suffers brain hemorrhage during game

CHICAGO (AP) White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game Friday night, and is in stable but critical condition.

White Sox reliever suffers brain hemorrhage during game

CHICAGO (AP) White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game Friday night, and is in stable but critical condition.

Yankees’ Adam Warren on disabled list with strained back

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees reliever Adam Warren has been placed on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained back.

White Sox reliever Farquhar passes out in dugout

CHICAGO (AP) For a moment, the Chicago White Sox didn't care very much about losing to the Houston Astros. They were more concerned about an ailing teammate.

LEADING OFF: White Sox check Farquhar, Ohtani’s blister

A look at what's happening around the majors today:

Former NFL player’s 1952 Mantle card sells for $2.88 million

DALLAS (AP) A Mickey Mantle baseball card from 1952 was sold at auction for $2.88 million, falling just short of setting a record.

Baez, Schwarber homer, Cubs beat Rockies 16-5

DENVER (AP) The Chicago Cubs swung hot bats on a cold, damp night in Denver.

Nats beat Dodgers 5-2 in uneven matchup of Scherzer, Kershaw

LOS ANGELES (AP) Max Scherzer scattered four hits over six innings against Clayton Kershaw in the 13th all-time meeting of three-time Cy Young Award winners and the Washington Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 on Friday night.

White Sox reliever Farquhar passes out in dugout

CHICAGO (AP) For a moment, the Chicago White Sox didn't care very much about losing to the Houston Astros. They were more concerned about an ailing teammate.

McCutchen hits 3-run homer as Giants overpower Angels 8-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Andrew McCutchen hit a towering, three-run homer, Mac Williamson hit a two-run homer in his first big league game this season and Nick Hundley also connected to back Jeff Samardzija in the San Francisco Giants' 8-1 win against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.

Verlander, Correa, Astros romp; Chisox pitcher passes out

CHICAGO (AP) Justin Verlander was so good, he had no need for what he felt was a gift from Tim Anderson. The ace right-hander offered a quick thank you, and Anderson let him know what he thought of the gesture.

White Sox LHP Rodon feeling healthy after shoulder surgery

CHICAGO (AP) Carlos Rodon is relieved. He feels good and thinks he could return to the Chicago White Sox in late May.

OF Trayce Thompson returns to White Sox; 4th team this year

CHICAGO (AP) Trayce Thompson's fourth team in 3 1/2 weeks was a familiar one for the athletic outfielder.

Verlander, Correa, Astros romp; Chisox pitcher passes out

CHICAGO (AP) Justin Verlander was so good, he had no need for what he felt was a gift from Tim Anderson. The ace right-hander offered a quick thank you, and Anderson let him know what he thought of the gesture.

Cespedes has go-ahead single as Mets top Braves in 12th

ATLANTA (AP) Robert Gsellman enjoyed a rare double dose of success for a pitcher: He earned a win on the mound while also scoring the go-ahead run in extra innings.

Padres’ Ross loses no-hit bid with 2 outs in 8th vs D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) Tyson Ross of the San Diego Padres has lost his no-hit try with two outs in the eighth inning at Arizona.

» Friday, April 20, 2018

Shaw, Braun homer in Brewers’ 8-0 win over Marlins

MILWAUKEE (AP) Ryan Braun and Travis Shaw hit back-to-back homers, helping the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.

Padres’ Ross pitching no-hitter thru 7 innings vs D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) Tyson Ross of the San Diego Padres is pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Padres’ Ross pitching no-hitter thru 6 innings vs D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) Tyson Ross of the San Diego Padres is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

White Sox reliever Farquhar passes out in dugout

CHICAGO (AP) White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar has been taken to a hospital after he passed out in the dugout.

Herrera’s triple in 8th lifts Phillies over Pirates 2-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) On yet another chilly April night in their ballpark, the Phillies stayed hot at home.

Giants put Pence on DL with thumb injury, recall Williamson

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco Giants have placed outfielder Hunter Pence on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb and recalled outfielder Mac Williamson from Triple-A Sacramento.

LEADING OFF: Darvish, Keuchel, Colon all go for 1st win

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:

White Sox LHP Rodon feeling healthy after shoulder surgery

CHICAGO (AP) Carlos Rodon is relieved. He feels good and thinks he could return to the Chicago White Sox in late May.

OF Trayce Thompson returns to White Sox; 4th team this year

CHICAGO (AP) Trayce Thompson's fourth team in 3 1/2 weeks was a familiar one for the athletic outfielder.

Callaway, Mets consider options with struggling Matt Harvey

ATLANTA (AP) New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway says the team hasn't made a decision on what to do with struggling pitcher Matt Harvey.

Ex-Indians slugger Napoli to have season-ending knee surgery

CLEVELAND (AP) Former Indians slugger Mike Napoli will have season-ending knee surgery after getting hurt in the minors.

Rays’ Kiermaier has surgery to repair torn thumb ligament

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier has had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb that will sideline him two to three months.

Mariners activate Mike Zunino from 10-day disabled list

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Seattle Mariners have activated catcher Mike Zunino from the 10-day disabled list after missing the first three weeks of the season because of a strained abdominal muscle.

Ex-Indians slugger Napoli to have season-ending knee surgery

CLEVELAND (AP) Former Indians slugger Mike Napoli will have season-ending knee surgery after getting hurt in the minors.

Former Indians slugger Napoli to have season-ending surgery

CLEVELAND (AP) Former Indians slugger Mike Napoli will undergo season-ending knee surgery after getting hurt in the minors.

FANTASY PLAYS: Best matchups, pickups this week in baseball

As we enter the last full week of April, perhaps there's a chance that there are only a handful of postponements for the week, instead of a handful each day.

Charlie Morton dominant as Astros silence Mariners 9-2

SEATTLE (AP) In a four-game series that displayed the depth and talent of the Houston Astros starting rotation, it was their No. 5 starter that turned in arguably the best performance.

Lester, Heyward lead Cubs past Cardinals 8-5

CHICAGO (AP) The Cubs made Jon Lester's job easier by staking him to an early lead.

Martin slams helps Tigers send Orioles to 6th straight loss

DETROIT (AP) The rebuilt Detroit Tigers dominated the Baltimore Orioles.

What gets a manager fired? One really bad stretch

CINCINNATI (AP) The line for losing a job is clear in most professional sports - cross the front office, wrangle with the star player, flame out in the playoffs, or put together one historically bad run at the start of a season.

LEADING OFF: Scherzer vs Kershaw; Riggleman takes over

A look at what's happening around the majors today:

Betts, Benintendi lead sizzling Red Sox past Angels, 8-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mookie Betts hit his second leadoff homer in three games, Andrew Benintendi homered and drove in three runs and the Boston Red Sox completed a dominant sweep of the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels with an 8-2 victory Thursday night.

Cain, Braun power Brewers to 12-3 win over Marlins

MILWAUKEE (AP) Lorenzo Cain credited his Brewers teammates for his big night at the plate. Ryan Braun acknowledged them for helping him achieve a major milestone.

Cuban OF Juan Pablo Martinez gets $2.8M bonus from Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers that includes a $2.8 million signing bonus and will make his debut for the organization in the Dominican Summer League.

» Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tucker drives in 5, Wisler dominant as Braves beat Mets

ATLANTA (AP) Matt Wisler pitched like he was making a bid to stay in Atlanta for longer than just a fill-in start.

Arrieta Ks 10, allows 1 hit in 7 innings in Phillies win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jake Arrieta threw like an old-school ace wearing a retro powder blue Phillies uniform fit for a throwback outing.

Tucker drives in 5, Wisler dominant as Braves beat Mets

ATLANTA (AP) Preston Tucker drove in a career-high five runs, Matt Wisler allowed two hits in seven innings after being called up from the minors, and the Atlanta Braves beat Matt Harvey and the New York Mets 12-4 on Thursday night.

Diamondbacks’ Owings injured in collision with Pollock

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona right fielder Chris Owings has left the Diamondbacks' game against the San Francisco Giants after colliding with center fielder A.J. Pollock.

Home plate ump Jerry Layne injured by Mike Trout foul ball

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Home plate umpire Jerry Layne has left the Los Angeles Angels' game against Boston after a foul ball from Mike Trout hit him on the right arm.

LEADING OFF: Scherzer vs Kershaw; Riggleman takes over

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:

Arrieta Ks 10, allows 1 hit in 7 innings in Phillies win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jake Arrieta flashed the All-Star form that made Philadelphia covet the free-agent ace, striking out 10 and tossing one-hit ball over seven innings to lead the Phillies to a 7-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.

A’s sell Thompson to White Sox, who sell Saladino to Brewers

CHICAGO (AP) Outfielder Trayce Thompson was sold by the Oakland Athletics to the Chicago White Sox, who sold infielder Tyler Saladino to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Mariners turn unlikely triple play against Astros

SEATTLE (AP) The Mariners turned a triple play against the Houston Astros more likely to be seen in a Little League game than the major leagues.

After facing Stanton, Marlins play against Yelich

MILWAUKEE (AP) After facing Giancarlo Stanton for the first time, the Miami Marlins got to take on Christian Yelich.

Houlihan, Lecce, McHugh promoted to senior VPs by MLB

NEW YORK (AP) Patrick Houlihan, Jamie Leece and Barbara McHugh have been promoted to senior vice presidents by Major League Baseball.

Houlihan, Lecce, McHugh promoted to senior VPs by MLB

NEW YORK (AP) Patrick Houlihan, Jamie Leece and Barbara McHugh have been promoted to senior vice presidents by Major League Baseball.

Cuban OF Juan Pablo Martinez gets $2.8M bonus from Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers that includes a $2.8 million signing bonus and will make his debut for the organization in the Dominican Summer League.

Cuban OF Juan Pablo Martinez gets $2.75M bonus from Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers that includes a $2.75 million signing bonus and will make his debut for the organization in the Dominican Summer League.

Mariners turn unlikely triple play against Astros

SEATTLE (AP) The Mariners turned a triple play against the Houston Astros more likely to be seen in a Little League game than the major leagues.

Braves’ Freeman avoids second major injury to wrist

ATLANTA (AP) One-half inch may have been the difference between Freddie Freeman facing another extended stay on the disabled list and remaining in the Atlanta Braves' lineup.

Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds' worst start since the Great Depression prompted a quick hook for Bryan Price.

Yanks make anti-bullying video, invite bullied girl to Bronx

NEW YORK (AP) Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees have a message for a bullied fourth-grader in Pennsylvania: ''You are not alone.''

Yankees’ Kahnle to miss several weeks with tendinitis

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle will be shut down for 10 days and likely miss a few weeks after being diagnosed with biceps and shoulder tendinitis.

Mariners turn unlikely triple play against Astros

SEATTLE (AP) The Mariners turned a triple play against the Houston Astros more likely to be seen in a Little League game than the major leagues.

Yankees’ Kahnle to miss several weeks with tendinitis

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle will be shut down for 10 days and likely miss a few weeks after being diagnosed with biceps and shoulder tendinitis.

Cuban OF Julio Pablo Martinez signs with Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez has signed as an international free agent with the Texas Rangers, and will make his debut for the organization in the Dominican Summer League.

Austin has hearing to appeal 5-game suspension

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin had his hearing Thursday to appeal his five-game suspension for his part in a brawl with the Boston Red Sox.

Braves’ Freeman avoids serious wrist injury

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is listed as day to day after he avoided serious injury when hit by a pitch on his left wrist.

Cardinals recall top outfield prospect Tyler O’Neill

CHICAGO (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled outfielder Tyler O'Neill from Triple-A Memphis and optioned pitcher John Brebbia to the farm team.

Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds' worst start since the Great Depression prompted a quick hook for Bryan Price.

Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds fired Bryan Price on Thursday after their 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season.

Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds have fired Bryan Price after a 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season.

Muncy homers, Maeda fans 10 in Dodgers’ 13-4 win over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up the San Diego Padres in sweeping a three-game series, and newcomer Max Muncy got in on the action in a big way.

LEADING OFF: Stanton tries to break slump, Freeman injured

A look at what's happening around the majors today:

Belt homers as Giants beat Diamondbacks 4-3

PHOENIX (AP) Brandon Belt hit a two-run homer with two out in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Wednesday night to stop a four-game slide.

Yankees sign 1B/OF Lind to minor league deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees signed first baseman/outfielder Adam Lind to a minor league deal on Wednesday.

» Wednesday, April 18, 2018

LEADING OFF: Stanton tries to break slump, Freeman injured

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:

A’s beat White Sox in 14-inning, nearly 6-hour game

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Tired as he was, Matt Olson had enough left to get the ball past the outfielders and end the third-longest game by time in Oakland Athletics history.

Dodgers place Hill on disabled list with swollen finger

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed left-hander Rich Hill on the 10-day disabled list with an inflamed middle finger.

Dodgers’ Roberts "absolutely not" wavering on using Jansen

SAN DIEGO (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts won't hesitate to send Kenley Jansen out for save opportunities despite the closer's shaky start to the season.

Yankees sign 1B/OF Lind to minor league deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees signed first baseman/outfielder Adam Lind to a minor league deal on Wednesday.

Yankees sign 1B/OF Lind to minor league deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees have signed first baseman/outfielder Adam Lind to a minor league deal.

Ohtani to make next start despite blister, could DH Thursday

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani is expected to make his next start for the Los Angeles Angels after the Japanese two-way sensation was limited to two innings in his third career start Tuesday because of a blister on the middle finger of his right hand.

Diamondbacks’ Walker out for season with UCL tear

PHOENIX (AP) Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker is headed for season-ending surgery to repair a partial elbow ligament tear.

Indians-Twins play on, even after blackout hits San Juan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) The lights were on for Cleveland and Minnesota on Wednesday night, while much of the rest of Puerto Rico was without electricity after yet another blow to efforts across the island to recover from damage caused by Hurricane Maria.

Braves’ Anibal Sanchez placed on DL with hamstring injury

ATLANTA (AP) Braves right-hander Anibal Sanchez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday after straining his right hamstring while running in the outfield before Atlanta's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Mariners recall OF Ben Gamel, option LHP Ariel Miranda

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners are going with five outfielders for now after recalling Ben Gamel from Triple-A Tacoma and optioning left-handed pitcher Ariel Miranda back to the minors.

Slugger Jose Bautista, Braves agree to minor league deal

ATLANTA (AP) Even with their Ryan Flaherty leading the NL in hitting, the Atlanta Braves couldn't resist the low-risk opportunity to add Jose Bautista.

Pirates avoid sweep, pound Rockies 10-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) David Freese stressed the need of a culture change inside the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse during spring training, one that focused more on creating a greater sense of urgency and accountability when things go awry.

Column: Some changes to help make baseball great again

Attendance is down in baseball, though the sample size is small because the season is still young.

Braves’ Anibal Sanchez suffers apparent left leg injury

ATLANTA (AP) Braves right-hander Anibal Sanchez has suffered an apparent left leg injury while running in the outfield before Atlanta's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Pirates avoid sweep, pound Rockies 10-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) Sean Rodriguez hit a two-run home run that backed Chad Kuhl and helped the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 10-2 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.

Slugger Jose Bautista, Braves agree to minor league deal

ATLANTA (AP) Six-time All-Star Jose Bautista and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league contract

Mayor: Puerto Rico blackout won’t affect Indians-Twins game

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Major League Baseball is planning to play the finale of the Minnesota-Cleveland series in Puerto Rico as scheduled Wednesday night, despite an island-wide blackout.

Slugger Jose Bautista, Braves agree to minor league deal

ATLANTA (AP) Six-time All-Star Jose Bautista and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league contract

Mayor: Twins-Indians will be played despite blackout

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) The mayor of San Juan says Wednesday's Cleveland-Minnesota game at Hiram Bithorn Stadium will be played as scheduled, despite an island-wide blackout that hit Puerto Rico.

Big fish struggling to catch on: Stanton slumping in Bronx

NEW YORK (AP) Coming up empty against his former team was hardly what Giancarlo Stanton had in mind.

LEADING OFF: Cole chases Johnson, Ryan for Astros’ K mark

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

Grandal, Dodgers beat Padres 7-3 after Jansen’s blown save

SAN DIEGO (AP) Yasmani Grandal hit a go-ahead, two-run double with one out in the 12th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame Kenley Jansen's blown save to beat the San Diego Padres 7-3 Tuesday night for their season-high third straight win.

Birthday boy Lowrie homers as A’s beat White Sox 10-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Back in an Athletics uniform for the first time since 2011, Trevor Cahill admitted to some nerves when he took the mound for his season debut.

McCullers strikes out 11 as Astros shut down Mariners 4-1

SEATTLE (AP) Lance McCullers Jr. saw manager A.J. Hinch walking toward him in the Houston dugout during the top of the seventh inning. He thought Hinch might tell the young right-hander his night was done.

Realmuto comes off DL, homers in season debut for Marlins

NEW YORK (AP) J.T. Realmuto is back in the lineup for the Miami Marlins and ready to help their rebuild.

Realmuto shines in return, Marlins rout listless Yankees 9-1

NEW YORK (AP) With catcher J.T. Realmuto back in the lineup, the Miami Marlins rebounded from an ugly loss and looked much more like a major league team.

Yankees put Kahnle on 10-day DL, recall Cessa

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with right shoulder tendinitis.

» Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Angels’ Ohtani gets blister vs Boston, lasts only 2 innings

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani's third start for the Los Angeles Angels lasted only two innings Tuesday night after he developed a blister on his pitching hand.

Belt’s check-swing 1B breaks up Corbin’s no-hit bid in 8th

PHOENIX (AP) Brandon Belt hit a checked-swing infield single with two outs in the eighth inning to end a no-hit bid by Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin.

Rockies’ Bettis, 3-relievers shut out Bucs at snowy PNC Park

PITTSBURGH (AP) Chad Bettis found a simple solution to ward off the cold.

Phillies score 4 runs in 10th, beat Braves 5-1

ATLANTA (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies finally came through in the clutch, getting a two-out, two-run double from Rhys Hoskins in the 10th inning and beating the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Tuesday night.

Dodgers acquire Ariel ernandez from Reds

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired minor league right-hander Ariel Hernandez from the Cincinnati Reds for minor leaguers Zach Neal and Ibandel Isabel.

Rockies’ Bettis, 3-relievers shut out Bucs at snowy PNC Park

PITTSBURGH (AP) Chad Bettis found a simple solution to ward off the cold.

A homer at home: Lindor’s shot helps Indians top Twins 6-1

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Francisco Lindor homered in his native Puerto Rico, Corey Kluber allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday night.

Giants’ Cueto activated from DL to start against Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) San Francisco Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto has been activated from the 10-day disabled list.

Christian Yelich activated from DL by Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) Outfielder Christian Yelich was activated from the 10-day disabled list by the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday after recovering from a strained right oblique, and right-handed reliever Jorge Lopez was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs of the Pacific Coast League.

LEADING OFF: Cole chases Johnson, Ryan for Astros’ K mark

A look at what's happening all around the majors Wednesday:

Realmuto comes off DL, homers in season debut for Marlins

NEW YORK (AP) J.T. Realmuto is back in the lineup for the Miami Marlins and ready to help their rebuild.

Yankees put Kahnle on 10-day DL, recall Cessa

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with right shoulder tendinitis.

Cubs 1B Rizzo activated from 10-day DL

CHICAGO (AP) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo returned to the starting lineup Tuesday after being sidelined by lower back tightness.

Marlins activate catcher J.T. Realmuto from disabled list

NEW YORK (AP) J.T. Realmuto is back in the lineup for the Miami Marlins and ready to help their rebuild.

Solarte, Grichuk power Blue Jays past Royals, 11-3

TORONTO (AP) Yangervis Solarte homered and drove in four runs, Randal Grichuk also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 11-3 on Tuesday in the opener of a doubleheader.

Marlins activate catcher J.T. Realmuto from disabled list

NEW YORK (AP) Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto has been activated from the disabled list to make his season debut against the New York Yankees.

Yankees put Kahnle on 10-day DL, recall Cessa

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis.

On eve of MLB games, mayor says San Juan ’open for business’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Carmen Yulin Cruz has attended only a handful of Major League Baseball games in her life, and she won't be adding to that total this week.

Rays’ Matt Duffy on disabled list with hamstring strain

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have put third baseman Matt Duffy on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring.

Tigers change game time for Wednesday’s matchup with Orioles

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers have moved their game Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles to 1:10 p.m. in anticipation of inclement weather later that night.

Twins, Indians getting 26th players for Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Cleveland and Minnesota are both carrying a 26th player on their rosters for their two-game series in Puerto Rico.

Reds cruise past Brewers 10-4 to end eight-game skid

MILWAUKEE (AP) A rare offensive burst, solid starting pitching and stellar defense provided the Cincinnati Reds needed relief from their early-season woes.

LEADING OFF: Ohtani day, baseball in San Juan, DH in Toronto

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

Grandal’s slam, Kemp’s 3-run HR send Dodgers past Pads 10-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) Yasmani Grandal and Matt Kemp were traded for each other in December 2014, when the San Diego Padres tried for a quick fix with high-priced veterans.

LEADING OFF: Ohtani day, baseball in San Juan, DH in Toronto

A look at what's happening all around the majors Tuesday:

Rays beat Rangers 8-4 to end 4-game losing streak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) While others might dread the beginning of the work week, Mallex Smith is beginning to love Mondays.

Shear Power! Bryce Harper breaks bat in two on long home run

NEW YORK (AP) This was shear power by Bryce Harper.

Shear Power! Bryce Harper breaks bat in two on 406-foot HR

NEW YORK (AP) This was shear power by Bryce Harper.

» Monday, April 16, 2018

Harper hits broken-bat HR, helps Nats rally past Mets 8-6

NEW YORK (AP) The shear power of Bryce Harper was startling. The late comeback by the Washington Nationals? Yep, that was shocking, too.

Teheran finally shines at SunTrust, Braves beat Phillies 2-1

ATLANTA (AP) Julio Teheran found his go-to slider for the first time since the Braves moved into their new home last season.

Harper hits broken-bat HR, helps Nats rally past Mets 8-6

NEW YORK (AP) Bryce Harper hit a startling, broken-bat homer early, then grounded a key single during a six-run surge in the eighth inning that sent the Washington Nationals past the New York Mets 8-6 Monday night.

Rays beat Rangers 8-4 to end 4-game losing streak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Mallex Smith had four hits and Blake Snell struck out nine Monday night to help the Tampa Bay Rays stop a four-game losing streak with an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers.

Shear Power! Bryce Harper breaks bat in two on long home run

NEW YORK (AP) This was shear power by Bryce Harper.

Ellsbury has heel pain in addition to injured hip

NEW YORK (AP) Another week, another ailment for the increasingly brittle Jacoby Ellsbury.

Drury says he has batted in games with blurred vision

NEW YORK (AP) Brandon Drury has batted in big league games with blurred vision caused by migraines.

Ellsbury has heel pain in addition to injured hip

NEW YORK (AP) Another week, another ailment for the increasingly brittle Jacoby Ellsbury.

Pirates 2B Josh Harrison out 6 weeks with broken finger

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates placed second baseman Josh Harrison on the 10-day disabled list after he broke the pinky finger on his left hand for a second time in a year.

Ellsbury has heel pain in addition to injured hip

NEW YORK (AP) Jacoby Ellsbury's latest ailment is plantar fasciitis, preventing the New York Yankees outfielder from fully resuming baseball activities.

Under Armour pushed back to 2020 as MLB uniform supplier

NEW YORK (AP) Under Armour's takeover from Majestic Athletic as the supplier of Major League Baseball uniforms has been pushed back a year to 2020, the original terms of its agreement.

For some, MLB’s Puerto Rico trip is a homecoming

GURABO, Puerto Rico (AP) Cleveland star Francisco Lindor held a baseball in his hand, ready to pitch, and asked the young boy standing at home plate if he knew how to swing a bat.

Rays’ Kiermaier out 2 to 3 months with torn thumb ligament

ST.PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay center fielder Kevin Kiermaier has a torn ligament in his right thumb that requires surgery and could be sidelined two to three months.

For some, MLB’s Puerto Rico trip is a homecoming

GUYABO, Puerto Rico (AP) Cleveland star Francisco Lindor held a baseball in his hand, ready to pitch, and asked the young boy standing at home plate if he knew how to swing a bat.

Nationals add right-hander Hellickson to start against Mets

NEW YORK (AP) The Washington Nationals have added right-hander Jeremy Hellickson to the roster and will start him in the series opener against the New York Mets.

Drury says he has batted in games with blurred vision

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees infielder Brandon Drury says he has batted in big league games with blurred vision caused by migraines.

Blue Jays mull postponement because ice chunks

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays are considering a postponement of Monday night's game because of chunks of ice crashing down from the nearby CN Tower following a weekend of freezing rain.

Twins-White Sox rescheduled for June 5, Aug. 20, Sept. 28

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have rescheduled three games with the Chicago White Sox that were postponed by wintry weather.

Rays’ Kiermaier will miss 2 to 3 months with thumb injury

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay center fielder Kevin Kiermaier has a torn ligament in his right thumb that requires surgery and could be sidelined for two to three months.

Pirates 2B Josh Harrison out 6 weeks with broken finger

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison is out six weeks with a broken bone in his left hand.

Indians donate $37,000 for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) The Cleveland Indians have donated $37,000 for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Indians donate $37,000 more for recovery in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) The Cleveland Indians have donated an additional $37,000 to aid hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico.

Pitch framing tactics under a bit more scrutiny

The concept of pitch framing is not exactly new, but it certainly seems to be under a bit more scrutiny now.

Cardinals sweep 4-game series from Reds with 3-2 victory

CINCINNATI (AP) Carlos Martinez's changeup was too much for the reeling Reds.

» Sunday, April 15, 2018

Colon perfect into 8th, Rangers beat Astros 3-1 in 10

HOUSTON (AP) Bartolo Colon carried a perfect game into the eighth inning and Robinson Chirinos drove in all three runs for the Texas Rangers during their 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros in 10 innings Sunday night.

Bartolo Colon loses no-hit bid for Rangers in 8th vs Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Bartolo Colon lost his bid for a no-hitter against the World Series champion Houston Astros when Josh Reddick doubled with nobody out in the eighth inning Sunday night.

Colon loses no-hit bid for Rangers in 8th vs Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Bartolo Colon has lost his bid for a no-hitter against the World Series champion Houston Astros when Josh Reddick doubled with nobody out in the eighth inning.

Colon perfect through 7 innings for Rangers vs Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Bartolo Colon is pitching a perfect game through seven innings for the Texas Rangers against the World Series champion Houston Astros.

Colon perfect through 6 innings for Rangers vs Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Bartolo Colon is pitching a perfect game through six innings for the Texas Rangers against the Houston Astros.

Kershaw sharp, Dodgers end 11-game skid vs Diamondbacks, 7-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clayton Kershaw took care of the Los Angeles Dodgers' long drought against the Diamondbacks.

Robinson’s daughter says black MLBers reluctant to speak out

NEW YORK (AP) Jackie Robinson's daughter thinks black baseball players are more reluctant to speak publicly about racial issues than their NFL and NBA colleagues because they constitute a lower percentage of rosters.

LEADING OFF: Stanton sees Marlins, White Sox warm up

A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday:

Robinson’s daughter says black MLBers reluctant to speak out

NEW YORK (AP) Jackie Robinson's daughter thinks black baseball players are more reluctant to speak publicly about racial issues than their NFL and NBA colleagues because they constitute a lower percentage of rosters.

Marte’s 5 hits help Pirates, Nova beat Marlins 7-3

MIAMI (AP) When things became testy between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins, Starling Marte kept swinging. And connecting.

Altherr, Kingery, Phillies win 6th in row, beat Rays 10-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies have put together an impressive early-season run.

Pirates’ Harrison to undergo further evaluation on hand

MIAMI (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison will undergo further evaluation Monday after leaving their game at Miami when he was hit on the left hand by a 96-mph fastball from Jose Urena.

No Game Today: Wintry weather, plenty of MLB postponements

CHICAGO (AP) April showers - and snow, sleet and wind - are wreaking havoc on major league baseball.

’People are still suffering’: MLB back in storm-hit San Juan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Hiram Bithorn's statue is no longer standing. The stadium bearing his name is ready to bustle again.

Desmond’s 9th-inning homer leads Rockies past Nationals 6-5

WASHINGTON (AP) Ian Desmond hit a tiebreaking, two-out homer in the ninth inning against his former team, Charlie Blackmon drove in three runs and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Nationals 6-5 on Sunday, ending a dispiriting homestand for Washington.

No Game Today: Wintry weather, plenty of MLB postponements

CHICAGO (AP) April showers - and snow, sleet and wind - are wreaking havoc on major league baseball.

’People are still suffering’: MLB back in storm-hit San Juan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Hiram Bithorn's statue is no longer standing. The stadium bearing his name is ready to bustle again.

Pirates’ Josh Harrison leaves game after being hit by pitch

MIAMI (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison will undergo further evaluation Monday after leaving the game at Miami when he was hit on the left hand by a 96-mph fastball from Jose Urena.

Flores, Syndergaard help Mets top Brewers 3-2 for 12-2 start

NEW YORK (AP) Wilmer Flores hit a game-winning home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Sunday to improve the best start in team history to 12-2.

Yankees-Tigers doubleheader postponed; now set for June 4

DETROIT (AP) Both games of Sunday's doubleheader between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers have been postponed because of rain.

Pirates’ Josh Harrison leaves game after being hit by pitch

MIAMI (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison has left his team's game at Miami after being hit on the left arm by a 96-mph fastball from Jose Urena.

Braves-Cubs series finale postponed by rain

CHICAGO (AP) This time, the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs never got on the field.

Yankees-Tigers doubleheader postponed; now set for June 4

DETROIT (AP) ��� Both games of Sunday's doubleheader between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers have been postponed because of rain.

Robinson’s daughter says MLB players reluctant to speak out

NEW YORK (AP) Jackie Robinson's daughter thinks black baseball players are more reluctant to speak publicly about racial issues than their NFL and NBA colleagues because they constitute a lower percentage of rosters.

Renfroe’s 2-run homer lifts Padres to 5-4 win over Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) Rookie reliever Adam Cimber was in the weight room after throwing two scoreless innings when All-Star closer Brad Hand struck out the side in the ninth to save the San Diego Padres' 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

LEADING OFF: Ohtani starts, wintry weather, Reds skid

A look at what's happening all around the majors Sunday:

» Saturday, April 14, 2018

Renfroe’s 2-run homer lifts Padres to 5-4 win over Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) Hunter Renfroe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh, an inning after his outfield assist prevented a run from scoring, and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Saturday night.

LEADING OFF: Ohtani starts, wintry weather, Reds skid

A look at what's happening all around the majors Sunday:

LEADING OFF: Ohtani starts, wintry weather, Reds skid

A look at what's happening all around the majors Sunday:

Anderson breezes as Brewers stop Mets’ winning streak, 5-1

NEW YORK (AP) Chase Anderson breezed into the seventh inning, Jonathan Villar sliced a three-run homer inside the foul pole and the Milwaukee Brewers stopped the New York Mets' nine-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory Saturday night.

Snowy: Last 3 games of White Sox-Twins series postponed

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The weather wound up taking three of four at Target Field this weekend.

LEADING OFF: Wintry weather, Verlander vs Colon, Reds skid

A look at what's happening all around the majors Sunday:

Snowy: Last 3 games of White Sox-Twins series postponed

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The last three games of the series between the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins have been called off because of a spring snowstorm.

Cubs score 9 in 8th on just 3 hits, rally past Braves 14-10

CHICAGO (AP) Javy Baez had a three-run double as the Chicago Cubs scored nine times in the eighth inning on just three hits, rallying past the wild Atlanta Braves 14-10 Saturday in cold, wet and windy conditions at Wrigley Field.

Red Sox off to best start in 118-year history; beat O’s 10-3

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox rookie manager Alex Cora cracked a smile when asked how he felt when he learned it was the best start in team history.

DH Nelson Cruz activated from disabled list by Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) Slugger Nelson Cruz has been activated from the 10-day disabled list by the Seattle Mariners after being out since the opening weekend of the season due to an ankle injury.

A’s place RHP Liam Hendriks on DL, activate RHP Ryan Dull

SEATTLE (AP) The Oakland Athletics have placed right-handed reliever Liam Hendriks on the 10-day disabled list due to a right groin strain.

RF Betts leaves with bruised left foot; X-rays negative

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts has left Saturday's game against Baltimore with a bruised left foot a couple of innings after he collided with Orioles catcher Chance Sisco on a close play.

Schoop goes on 10-day DL; Cobb makes debut

BOSTON (AP) The Baltimore Orioles placed second baseman Jonathan Schoop on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right side before Saturday's game against the Red Sox and activated starting pitcher Alex Cobb.

Arenado begins serving 5-game suspension on Saturday

WASHINGTON (AP) Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado has dropped his appeal and immediately will begin serving his five-game suspension from Major League Baseball in Washington for his part in Wednesday's brawl with San Diego.

Tigers, Yankees rained out, will try for doubleheader Sunday

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees have been rained out Saturday, with bad weather threatening to wash away most of the Yankees' only scheduled visit to the Motor City this season.

LEADING OFF: Cobb to make Orioles debut at Fenway Park

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

Frazier homers twice, Mets top Brewers 6-5 to win 9th in row

NEW YORK (AP) Todd Frazier and the New York Mets are grinding out win after win after win, and he already has devised the team gesture.

Descalso drives in 4 runs in Arizona’s 8-7 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Blowouts or close games, the Arizona Diamondbacks keep on winning. Especially against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Descalso drives in 4 runs in Arizona’s 8-7 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Daniel Descalso homered and drove in four runs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held off the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-7 on Friday night for their 10th straight regular-season victory over their NL West rival.

Ohtani’s electrifying start to MLB career a big hit in Japan

TOKYO (AP) Shohei Ohtani's games are shown live in the morning by national broadcaster NHK. For the rest of the day, talk shows dissect his every move and sports programs feature highlights of his latest accomplishments.

Homers by Haniger, Vogelbach rally Mariners past A’s 7-4

SEATTLE (AP) Mitch Haniger hit a three-run homer and Daniel Vogelbach added a two-run shot - both with two outs in the seventh inning - rallying the Seattle Mariners to a 7-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

Pujols homers, drives in 3 as Angels top Royals 5-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels are off to a sizzling start, thanks to contributions from all over their lineup.

Ross hits, pitches Padres to 5-1 win over Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) Tyson Ross hit an RBI single with the bases loaded to snap a scoreless tie in the fifth and pitched six-plus strong innings to lead the San Diego Padres to a 5-1 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.

Frazier homers twice, Mets top Brewers 6-5 to win 9th in row

NEW YORK (AP) Todd Frazier and the New York Mets are grinding out win after win after win, and he already has devised the team gesture.

» Friday, April 13, 2018

Pujols homers, drives in 3 as Angels top Royals 5-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) �� Albert Pujols homered and drove in three runs, Ian Kinsler had three hits and a sacrifice fly that scored Shohei Ohtani with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Friday night.

Cole strikes out 14, Astros beat Rangers 3-2

HOUSTON (AP) Gerrit Cole struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and Derek Fisher scored the go-ahead run on Drew Robinson's error in the eighth, sending the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.

Shuck shines, Marlins cool off Pirates in 7-2 win

MIAMI (AP) JB Shuck couldn't help but smile when he got to first base with his career-high fourth hit of the game.

Nunez hits 3-run HR, Red Sox top Orioles 7-3 for 11-2 start

BOSTON (AP) Eduardo Nunez hit a three-run homer, Eduardo Rodriguez struck out eight over six stingy innings and the Boston Red Sox equaled their best start in 100 years with a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

Jays rally to beat Indians 8-4, end Cleveland’s streak

CLEVELAND (AP) Teoscar Hernandez made the most of his season debut, driving in the go-ahead run with a single off All-Star Andrew Miller in the seventh inning as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 8-4 win over Cleveland, snapping the Indians' five-game winning streak on Friday night.

Alfaro’s 9th-inning single lifts Phillies past Rays 2-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Jorge Alfaro hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies won their fourth straight game by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Friday night.

Padres righty Lamet to have reconstructive elbow surgery

SAN DIEGO (AP) Right-hander Dinelson Lamet, who had been projected as the San Diego Padres' No. 2 starter this season, will have season-ending reconstructive elbow surgery next week.

Rockies’ Arenado, Padres’ Perdomo suspended 5 games apiece

NEW YORK (AP) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has been suspended five games for charging the mound after Luis Perdomo threw a pitch behind his back, inciting a benches-clearing brawl during Wednesday's game against the San Diego Padres.

Royals sign autistic OF El-Abour to minor league contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Outfielder Tarik El-Abour, who was diagnosed with autism at age 3 and did not speak until he was 6, signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals on Friday, which was Autism Awareness Day.

Cubs’ Maddon fires back at Hurdle for criticizing Baez

CHICAGO (AP) Cubs manager Joe Maddon fired back at Pittsburgh Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle for criticizing Chicago star Javier Baez's bat flip on a popup.

Padres righty Lamet to have reconstructive elbow surgery

SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego Padres manager Andy Green says right-hander Dinelson Lamet will have season-ending reconstructive elbow surgery next week.

Astros activate Gurriel from 10-day DL

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros activated infielder Yuli Gurriel from the 10-day disabled list on Friday.

AP source: Reynolds, Nationals agree to minor league deal

A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent Mark Reynolds and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a minor league contract and the first baseman would get a $1.5 million, one-year deal if added to the 40-man roster.

Mets’ Plawecki has broken hand; d’Arnaud needs surgery

NEW YORK (AP) Mets catchers can't avoid catching a break. Or a tear.

Rockies’ Arenado, Padres’ Perdomo suspended 5 games apiece

NEW YORK (AP) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has been suspended five games for charging the mound after Luis Perdomo threw a pitch behind his back, inciting a benches-clearing brawl during Wednesday's game against the San Diego Padres.

Blue Jays place 3B Josh Donaldson on DL with shoulder injury

CLEVELAND (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have placed third baseman Josh Donaldson on the 10-day disabled with right shoulder inflammation.

Jeter says Marlins more honest in reporting low attendance

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins posted abysmal attendance numbers this week, averaging 6,556 fans in a three-game series with the New York Mets.

Rockies’ Arenado, Padres’ Perdomo suspended 5 games apiece

NEW YORK (AP) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has been suspended five games for charging the mound after Luis Perdomo threw a pitch behind his back, inciting a benches-clearing brawl during Wednesday's game against the San Diego Padres.

Athletics’ Bruce Maxwell pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

PHOENIX (AP) Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct in an incident in which he was accused of pointing a handgun at the head of a woman who delivered food to his home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Blue Jays place 3B Josh Donaldson on DL with shoulder injury

CLEVELAND (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have placed third baseman Josh Donaldson on the 10-day disabled with right shoulder inflammation.

Mets C Plawecki has broken hand; d’Arnaud elbow surgery

NEW YORK (AP) Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki has a broken left hand went on the disabled list as New York announced Travis d'Arnaud will have Tommy John surgery.

Cubs’ Maddon fires back at Hurdle for criticizing Baez

CHICAGO (AP) Cubs manager Joe Maddon fired back at Pittsburgh Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle for criticizing Chicago star Javier Baez's bat flip on a popup.

Baseball fan worries fireworks will harm nesting ospreys

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) A minor league baseball fan in Florida is on a mission to help a pair of ospreys whose nest atop the left field lights is in the path of the weekly fireworks show.

Mets’ Plawecki has broken hand, follows d’Arnaud to DL

NEW YORK (AP) Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki has a broken left hand and is following Travis d'Arnaud to the disabled list.

Baseball fan worries fireworks will harm nesting ospreys

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) A minor league baseball fan in Florida is on a mission to help a pair of ospreys whose nest atop the left field lights is in the path of the weekly fireworks show.

LEADING OFF: Mets try to continue fast start

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

Mauer gets 2,000th hit, Berrios pitches Twins past White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Understated as usual, Joe Mauer had downplayed his approaching milestone. But when the Target Field crowd rose to its feet to acknowledge the achievement, even the modest Mauer got a bit emotional.

Porcello pitches Red Sox past Yankees 6-3

BOSTON (AP) Rick Porcello looks a lot more like the pitcher who won the 2016 AL Cy Young Award than the one who lost 17 games last year.

Polanco homers twice to power Pirates past Cubs 6-1

CHICAGO (AP) Gregory Polanco and the Pittsburgh Pirates wasted no time in bouncing back from a rout to make an early statement in the National League Central.

LeMahieu homers twice to lead Rockies to 5-1 win over Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) DJ LeMahieu carried the Colorado Rockies' offense on Thursday.

Stratton shuts down Padres on 1 hit in Giants’ 7-0 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Chris Stratton is the San Francisco Giants' de facto No. 1 starter because of injuries, and boy did he pitch like it Thursday night.

Ohtani eager for more as Angels balance work for 2-way star

Shohei Ohtani eagerly bounces into the cage when it's his turn during batting practice - and then puts on an impressive show knocking balls high and deep into the outfield seats.

» Thursday, April 12, 2018

LEADING OFF: Mets try to continue fast start

A look at what's happening all around the majors Friday:

Padres vow not to get pushed around after brawl with Rockies

SAN DIEGO (AP) Showing some fight seems to be a good thing for the rebuilding San Diego Padres.

Cardinals’ 13-4 win extends Reds’ worst start since 1955

CINCINNATI (AP) Jose Martinez drove in six runs Thursday night and Yadier Molina homered in his return from a one-game suspension, powering the St. Louis Cardinals to a 13-4 victory that left the Cincinnati Reds mired in their worst start since 1955.

Boston’s Porcello loses no-hit bid in 7th

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello lost his bid for a no-hitter when Yankees slugger Aaron Judge led off the seventh with a double.

Boston’s Porcello through 6 no-hit innings

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello has not allowed a hit through six innings against the New York Yankees.

Pirates manager Hurdle criticizes Javier Baez for bat flip

CHICAGO (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle criticized Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez on Thursday for his bat flip on a popup, and the young slugger brushed off the comments by the former major leaguer.

Boston 1B Hanley Ramirez leaves after being hit by pitch

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez has left their game against the New York Yankees after he was hit by a pitch on his left arm.

Losses mounting for Texas Rangers in lineup, standings

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The losses are mounting quickly for the Texas Rangers, both in the standings and their starting lineup.

Boston 1B Hanley Ramirez leaves after being hit by pitch

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez has left their game against the New York Yankees after he was hit by a pitch on his left elbow.

Kelly, Austin suspended after Yankees-Red Sox fight

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly and the Yankees' Tyler Austin have been suspended for their roles in the brawl between the AL East rivals at Fenway Park.

Andrus to miss 6-8 weeks, won’t need surgery on broken elbow

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus will miss six to eight weeks after additional tests Thursday confirmed the fracture in his right elbow.

Tigers’ Bosio will miss couple of weeks with health issue

CLEVELAND (AP) Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio will be away from the team for a couple of weeks because of an undisclosed health issue.

Losses mounting for Texas Rangers in lineup, standings

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The losses are mounting quickly for the Texas Rangers, both in the standings and their starting lineup.

Singer won’t sing anthem for Reno team because of gun ban

RENO, Nev. (AP) A Nevada woman has declined an invitation to sing the national anthem before a Reno Aces baseball game this summer because the minor league team won't let her bring her gun.

Zimmermann plans on making next start after being hit on jaw

CLEVELAND (AP) Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is expected to make his next start after being hit on the jaw by a line drive against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.

Singer won’t sing anthem for Reno team because of gun ban

RENO, Nev. (AP) A Nevada woman has declined an invitation to sing the national anthem before a Reno Aces baseball game this summer because the minor league team won't let her bring her gun.

Ohtani eager for more as Angels balance work for 2-way star

Shohei Ohtani eagerly bounces into the cage when it's his turn during batting practice - and then puts on an impressive show knocking balls high and deep into the outfield seats.

Study: Major League Baseball improving in minority hiring

A diversity report released Thursday on Major League Baseball finds the sport is showing improvement with its racial and hiring gender practices, particularly at the league's central office.

Beantown Brawl! Yankees fight to 10-7 win over Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) The fuse has officially been lit in the newest chapter of the ramped-up Yankees-Red Sox rivalry.

LEADING OFF: Yankees-Red Sox calm? Arenado awaits decision

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

Davis, A’s get 21 hits in 16-6 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Khris Davis, Matt Chapman and Jed Lowrie each went deep, and the Oakland Athletics pounded out 21 hits in a 16-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.

LEADING OFF: Yankees-Red Sox calm? Arenado awaits decision

A look at what's happening all around the majors Thursday:

Rangers’ Andrus breaks elbow after getting hit vs Angels

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus broke his right elbow Wednesday night when he was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of the team's fourth straight loss.

Ohtani RBI and pickoff in Angels’ 7-2 win for sweep at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Shohei Ohtani never saw such a quick pickoff move by Chris Martin when they were teammates in Japan.

Baez homers twice as Cubs pound Pirates 13-5

CHICAGO (AP) Javier Baez is going to be himself. That much is sure in his fifth major league season.

Rangers’ Andrus breaks elbow after getting hit vs Angels

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus broke his right elbow when he was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of the Rangers' 7-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.

» Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Beantown Brawl! Yankees fight to 10-7 win over Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) Tyler Austin rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, triggering a bench-clearing brawl in a ramped-up rivalry as the New York Yankees ended Boston's nine-game winning streak with a 10-7 victory Wednesday night.

Mets’ Travis d’Arnaud tears elbow ligament, surgery possible

MIAMI (AP) The New York Mets suddenly found themselves down two catchers Wednesday, yet relieved the situation wasn't even worse.

Yankees, Red Sox fight at Fenway after New York player hit

BOSTON (AP) New York Yankees designated hitter Tyler Austin rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Boston Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, and both players began punching away in a bench-clearing brawl Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

Basebrawl: Arenado charges mound, Rockies beat Padres 6-4

DENVER (AP) Nolan Arenado nearly connected for a couple of huge hits.

Marlins’ Garcia pulled after 6 with no-hitter against Mets

MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins left-hander Jarlin Garcia was taken out after allowing no hits in six innings against the New York Mets.

Price pulled from start vs Yankees with tingling in hand

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox left-hander David Price has been pulled from a start against the New York Yankees after experiencing a tingling sensation in his left hand.

Tigers’ Zimmermann bruises jaw when hit by Kipnis’ liner

CLEVELAND (AP) Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was taken to the hospital with a bruised jaw after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Cleveland's Jason Kipnis on Wednesday night.

Tigers’ Zimmerman bruises jaw when hit by Kipnis’ line drive

CLEVELAND (AP) Detroit pitcher Jordan Zimmermann bruised the right side of his jaw when hit on the face by a line drive off the bat of Cleveland's Jason Kipnis and left Wednesday's game after two batters.

Tigers’ Zimmerman bruises jaw when hit by Kipnis’ line drive

CLEVELAND (AP) Detroit pitcher Jordan Zimmermann bruised the right side of his jaw when hit on the face by a line drive off the bat of Cleveland's Jason Kipnis and left Wednesday's game after two batters.

Kepler hits 2nd HR, connects in 9th, Twins beat Astros 9-8

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Following Fernando Rodney's first blown save with Minnesota, Twins manager Paul Molitor took the long-game approach and began talking strategy in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Basebrawl: Arenado charges mound, Rockies beat Padres 6-4

DENVER (AP) Rockies star Nolan Arenado charged the mound after a fastball from Luis Perdomo sailed behind him, setting off a heated brawl that resulted in five ejections during a testy game in which Colorado beat the San Diego Padres 6-4 on Wednesday.

Dodger Stadium to host 2020 All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES (AP) The wait is over.

Seager’s homer in 8th sends Mariners past Royals 4-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Scott Servais reclined in a chair in the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, a big smile on the Seattle manager's face, and spoke before the first reporter could ask a question.

Kepler hits 2nd HR, connects in 9th, Twins beat Astros 9-8

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Max Kepler hit his second home run of the game, connecting for a solo drive with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Minnesota Twins bounced back from a late collapse to beat the Houston Astros 9-8 on Wednesday.

Seager’s homer in 8th sends Mariners past Royals 4-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Scott Servais reclined in a chair in the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, a big smile on the Seattle manager's face, and spoke before the first reporter could ask a question.

Mets’ Travis d’Arnaud tears elbow ligament, surgery possible

MIAMI (AP) The New York Mets noticed a recent drop-off in catcher Travis d'Arnaud's throwing, and now they know why.

Arenado charges mound, swings away, Rockies and Padres brawl

DENVER (AP) Colorado Rockies standout Nolan Arenado charged the mound after a fastball from San Diego starter Luis Perdomo sailed behind him, setting off a wild brawl that resulted in five ejections Wednesday during a testy series at Coors Field.

Dodger Stadium to host 2020 All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES (AP) The wait is over.

Arenado charges mound, swings away, Rockies and Padres brawl

DENVER (AP) Colorado Rockies star Nolan Arenado charged the mound after a fastball from San Diego starter Luis Perdomo sailed behind him, setting off a wild brawl that resulted in five ejections during a testy series at Coors Field.

Gurriel expected to be activated by Astros for Friday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Yuli Gurriel is expected to be activated from the 10-day disabled list by the Houston Astros prior to the start of a home series on Friday against the Texas Rangers.

Yanks most valuable in MLB at $4 billion, Forbes estimates

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees are the most valuable franchise in baseball at an estimated value of $4 billion, according to Forbes.

Braves RHP McCarthy injures left shoulder on fielding play

WASHINGTON (AP) Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon McCarthy was pulled after hurting his left shoulder reaching to grab a throw while covering first base.

Mets’ Travis d’Arnaud tears elbow ligament, surgery possible

MIAMI (AP) New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud is on the disabled list for the fifth straight year, and the injury appears to be significant.

Molina drops appeal, serves 1-game suspension

ST. LOUIS (AP) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina dropped his appeal of his one-game suspension stemming from an altercation with Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo and sat out Wednesday's game against Milwaukee.

Padres OF Manuel Margot lands on DL with bruised ribs

DENVER (AP) The San Diego Padres have placed outfielder Manuel Margot on the 10-day disabled list with bruised ribs.

Nationals DFA Montero, reinstate Wieters, put Eaton on DL

WASHINGTON (AP) Catcher Miguel Montero was designated for assignment by the Washington Nationals on Wednesday after going 0 for 11 in four games this season - and just 24 hours after he returned from paternity leave.

Nationals DFA Montero, reinstate Wieters, put Eaton on DL

WASHINGTON (AP) Catcher Miguel Montero has been designated for assignment by the Washington Nationals after going 0 for 11 in four games this season.

Sister Jean switches sports, tosses out 1st ball at Wrigley

CHICAGO (AP) Sister Jean did just fine on the diamond, too.

2 for 22: McCutchen walks off SF again, this time vs D-backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Andrew McCutchen is making quite the first impression on his new team and fans.

LEADING OFF: Ohtani back at DH, Chisox try again at home

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

Ryu dominates, Seager goes deep as Dodgers beat A’s 4-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) Hyun-Jin Ryu cruised through six innings of one-hit ball, Corey Seager hit one of three Dodgers homers and Los Angeles beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0 on Tuesday night.

» Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Lucchesi gets first win as Padres beat Rockies 5-2

DENVER (AP) Joey Lucchesi got his first major league win thanks to a go-ahead three-run homer from Hunter Renfroe in the seventh inning, and the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Tuesday night.

LEADING OFF: Ohtani likely to DH, Chisox try again at home

A look at what's happening all around the majors Wednesday:

LEADING OFF: Ohtani likely to bat, Chisox try again at home

A look at what's happening all around the majors Wednesday:

Toronto’s Aaron Sanchez loses no-hit bid in 8th vs Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez has lost his no-hit bid in the eighth inning on a leadoff double by Tim Beckham that bounced through third baseman Josh Donaldson's legs.

Molina, Lovullo each suspended 1 game for weekend fracas

NEW YORK (AP) St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was in the lineup Tuesday night, hours after he drew a one-game suspension for a dustup with Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo over the weekend.

Aaron Sanchez no-hits Orioles through 7 innings

BALTIMORE (AP) Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez is pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against the Baltimore Orioles.

Right-hander Johnny Cueto goes on DL with ankle injury

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle.

Wheeler back with Mets to complete their dream rotation

MIAMI (AP) Zack Wheeler watched from afar as the New York Mets endured a succession of chilly games to start the season, while he was enjoying better weather with Triple-A Las Vegas.

Rangers put 2B Odor and RHP Fister on 10-day disabled list

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jurickson Profar will get to play second base on a regular basis for the Texas Rangers in the next few weeks, and 44-year-old right-hander Bartolo Colon will get a chance to make some more starts.

Molina, Lovullo each suspended 1 game for weekend fracas

NEW YORK (AP) St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was in the lineup Tuesday night, hours after he drew a one-game suspension for a dustup with Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo over the weekend.

Snell, Rays top White Sox 6-5; Chicago drops to 0-5 at home

CHICAGO (AP) What began as a breeze for Nate Snell and the Tampa Bay Rays turned into a nail-biter.

AP source: Dodger Stadium to host 2020 All-Star Game

Dodger Stadium will host the 2020 All-Star Game, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

Rangers put 2B Odor and RHP Fister on 10-day disabled list

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have placed second baseman Rougned Odor and right-hander Doug Fister on the 10-day disabled list after both aggravated injuries in the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels.

Cubs place 1B Rizzo on DL with back tightness

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs are taking the safe route with Anthony Rizzo, placing the first baseman on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday with lower back tightness.

Sister Jean switches sports, tosses out 1st ball at Wrigley

CHICAGO (AP) Sister Jean did just fine on the diamond, too.

Arizona minor leaguer Jose Herrera suspended for stimulants

NEW YORK (AP) Arizona catcher Jose Herrera has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive test for banned stimulants.

LJ Mazzilli, son of Lee, traded from Mets to Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) LJ Mazzilli is moving from the Mets to the Yankees, just like his father.

AP source: Dodger Stadium to host 2020 All-Star Game

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Dodger Stadium will host the 2020 All-Star Game.

Wheeler back with Mets to complete their dream rotation

MIAMI (AP) Zack Wheeler watched from afar as the New York Mets endured a succession of chilly games to start the season, while he was enjoying better weather with Triple-A Las Vegas.

Royals put Gordon on DL with hip injury, recall Almonte

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals placed Alex Gordon on the disabled list with a torn hip labrum and recalled fellow outfielder Abraham Almonte from Triple-A Omaha before Tuesday night's game against Seattle.

Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio misses game with illness

CLEVELAND (AP) Detroit Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio is missing a game in Cleveland because of a health issue.

Molina, Lovullo each suspended 1 game for weekend fracas

NEW YORK (AP) St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo both have been suspended one game for their dustup over the weekend.

Blue Jays put 1B Morales on 10-day DL with hamstring injury

BALTIMORE (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have placed first baseman Kendrys Morales on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Chipper Jones filled with goose bumps on Hall of Fame visit

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Chipper Jones quickly developed a case of goose bumps that lingered. With baseball history staring at him at every turn, it was understandable.

Cubs place 1B Rizzo on DL with back tightness

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs are taking the safe route with Anthony Rizzo, placing the first baseman on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday with lower back tightness.

McGwire says he could hit 70 homers without banned drugs

Mark McGwire says he could have hit 70 home runs in a season without taking performance-enhancing drugs.

Houston Astrodome marks 53rd anniversary with ’Domecoming’

HOUSTON (AP) Thousands of Houston Astrodome fans celebrated the 53rd anniversary of the now-vacant stadium with a last look inside before a $105 million redevelopment begins.

Houston Astrodome marks 53rd anniversary with ’Domecoming’

HOUSTON (AP) Thousands of Houston Astrodome fans celebrated the 53rd anniversary of the now-vacant stadium with a last look inside before a $105 million redevelopment begins.

Cubs place 1B Rizzo on DL with back tightness

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have placed first baseman Anthony Rizzo on the 10-day disabled list with lower back tightness.

MLB says percentage of black players highest since 2012

NEW YORK (AP) The percentage of black players from the United States and Canada on opening-day active rosters rose to 8.4 percent, its highest level since at least 2012.

LEADING OFF: Yankees-Red Sox ramp up, Ohtani could return

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

Verlander dominates over 7 innings, Astros beat Twins 2-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Facing Joe Mauer with runners at the corners and no outs, Justin Verlander reached back for a fastball that broke in to strike out the lefty-hitting Mauer.

» Monday, April 9, 2018

Angels off to best start since 1987 after 8-3 win at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Albert Pujols hit his 616th career homer, Martin Maldonado had two RBI singles along with an evasive move to score a run and the Los Angeles Angels extended their best start in more than three decades with an 8-3 win at Texas on Monday night.

Richards homers, helps pitch Padres over Rockies 7-6

DENVER (AP) Pitcher Clayton Richard homered into the second deck at Coors Field and the San Diego Padres weathered Carlos Gonzalez's disputed home run to beat the Colorado Rockies 7-6 on Monday night.

Mets win 6th straight as Syndergaard beats Miami 4-2

MIAMI (AP) Noah Syndergaard walked out of the New York Mets postgame clubhouse and into the Miami night wearing a man bun, which shows he can make an adjustment when necessary.

Lovullo regrets comments that triggered brawl

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo says he regrets his choice of words that set off St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina and triggered a benches-clearing incident.

Pirates closer Rivero changes name to Felipe Vazquez

CHICAGO (AP) Pirates closer Felipe Rivero has changed his name to Felipe Vazquez.

Holland walks in lead run in Cards debut, Brewers win in 10

ST. LOUIS (AP) In his St. Louis debut, Greg Holland walked four batters in the 10th inning and forced home the go-ahead run Monday night that gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-4 win over the Cardinals.

Stealin’ and dealin’: Scherzer lifts Nats past Braves 2-0

WASHINGTON (AP) Max Scherzer's fifth big leeague shutout was all well and good, of course. His 10 strikeouts and zero walks Monday were terrific, too.

Mets win 6th straight as Syndergaard beats Miami 4-2

MIAMI (AP) Noah Syndergaard allowed one earned run in six innings and the New York Mets won their sixth consecutive game by beating the Miami Marlins 4-2 Monday night to match the best start in team history.

LEADING OFF: Yankees-Red Sox ramp up, Ohtani could return

A look at what's happening all around the majors Tuesday:

Skidding Yanks star Stanton gets whiff of fan frustration

NEW YORK (AP) Exasperated, caller Joe from Fair Lawn seemed to speak for every New York Yankees fan on the No. 1 topic in town.

Angels starter Ramirez will miss rest of year with torn UCL

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Los Angeles Angels starter JC Ramirez will miss the rest of this season because of a torn ulnar collateral ligament, and Tommy John surgery has been recommended for the right-hander.

Cards add closer Greg Holland, set to make St. Louis debut

ST. LOUIS (AP) Greg Holland is all set to make his debut as the new closer for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Orioles recall top pitching prospect Harvey to aid bullpen

BALTIMORE (AP) The Orioles have recalled 2013 first-round pick Hunter Harvey from Double-A Bowie to bolster their weary bullpen.

Red Sox SS Bogaerts put on DL with cracked bone in ankle

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts was put on the 10-day disabled list because of a cracked bone in his left ankle.

Red Sox SS Bogaerts going on DL with cracked bone in ankle

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is going on the 10-day disabled list because of a cracked bone in his left ankle.

Cubs postpone home opener a day because of snow

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs tried to play their home opener on Monday. It was just a snow-go.

Mariners put 1B Ryon Healy on DL with right ankle injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Mariners placed first baseman Ryon Healy on the disabled list with an ankle injury and recalled right-hander Chasen Bradford from Triple-A Tacoma before Monday night's game in Kansas City.

Rays place 2B Miller on 10-day DL with strained left groin

CHICAGO (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have placed second baseman Brad Miller on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained left groin and selected right-hander Ryan Weber's contract from Triple-A Durham.

Rays place 2B Miller on 10-day DL with strained left groin

CHICAGO (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have placed second baseman Brad Miller on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained left groin and selected right-hander Ryan Weber's contract from Triple-A Durham.

Cubs postpone home opener a day because of snow

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs tried to play their home opener on Monday. It was just a snow-go.

Cubs delay home opener vs. Pirates because of snow

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have pushed back the scheduled start time for their home opener because of a steady snowfall over Wrigley Field.

LEADING OFF: Cubs play home opener against Pirates

A look at what's happening all around baseball today:

Mets, not Yankees, off to sparkling start in New York

For one week at least, the angst in New York was on the American League side.

Cespedes’ single lifts Mets over Nats in 12 for 3-game sweep

WASHINGTON (AP) Manager Mickey Callaway is making all the right moves for the sizzling New York Mets.

Cespedes’ single lifts Mets over Nats in 12 for 3-game sweep

WASHINGTON (AP) Yoenis Cespedes scored Juan Lagares with a broken-bat single in the 12th inning to help the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 on Sunday night to complete a three-game sweep.

» Sunday, April 8, 2018

Mariners’ Healy injures ankle in postgame workout

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Seattle Mariners first baseman Ryon Healy injured his right ankle during a postgame workout Saturday and likely will miss at least a few games this week.

LEADING OFF: Cubs play home opener against Pirates

A look at what's happening all around baseball Monday:

Wheeler up Wednesday, aligning Mets’ long-awaited rotation

WASHINGTON (AP) The New York Mets have waited years for this rotation.

Boston’s Xander Bogaerts hurts ankle against Rays

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts left Sunday's game against Tampa Bay in the seventh inning after injuring his left ankle while sliding into the Rays' dugout.

Sick Bellinger helps Dodgers beat Giants 2-1 in 10 innings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Cody Bellinger overcame a bout of food poisoning to score the go-ahead run on Kyle Farmer's pinch-hit double in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Sunday.

Shotime!: Ohtani hurls 7 superb innings, Angels beat A’s 6-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani retired the Oakland Athletics' first 19 batters and yielded one hit over seven shutout innings in his home pitching debut, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 victory Sunday.

Brewers place Yelich on DL with right oblique injury

MILWAUKEE (AP) Christian Yelich took some swings in the batting cage but his right oblique was still sore.

Angels’ Ohtani loses perfect game in 7th during home debut

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani retired the Oakland Athletics' first 19 batters Sunday before Marcus Semien's seventh-inning single broke up the two-way Japanese sensation's bid for a perfect game in his first home pitching start for the Los Angeles Angels.

Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez breaks right thumb

PITTSBURGH (AP) Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez broke his right thumb when he was hit by a pitch during Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Marlins spoil Jake Arrieta’s debut, beat Phillies 6-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jake Arrieta had some tough luck in a short debut.

Gomes powers Indians to 3-1 win over Royals

CLEVELAND (AP) Yan Gomes hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Brandon Maurer in the ninth inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 3-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday in the coldest game in Progressive Field history.

Boston’s Xander Bogaerts hurts ankle against Rays

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts left Boston's game with the Rays on Sunday in the seventh inning after injuring his left ankle while sliding into the Tampa Bay dugout.

Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez breaks right thumb

PITTSBURGH (AP) Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez broke his right thumb after getting hit by a pitch during Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo ejected vs Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) Arizona manager Torey Lovullo was ejected by plate umpire Tim Timmons during the second inning of the Diamondbacks' game at the St. Louis Cardinals.

Brewers place Yelich on DL with right oblique injury

MILWAUKEE (AP) Christian Yelich took some swings in the batting cage but his right oblique was still sore.

Bundle up! Indians playing coldest game in ballpark history

CLEVELAND (AP) The temperature was 32 degrees, the lowest for the start of a game in the 25-year history of Progressive Field, when starter Cleveland Mike Clevinger threw the first pitch to Kansas City's Jon Jay on Sunday.

Brewers place Yelich on DL with right oblique injury

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Brewers have placed outfielder Christian Yelich on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique injury and recalled reliever Taylor Williams from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Indians’ Chisenhall to miss 4-6 weeks with calf strain

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall is expected to be sidelined for four-to six weeks after straining his right calf, an injury similar to the one that caused him to miss nearly two months last season.

Balanced Oakland Athletics outlast Ohtani-less Angels 7-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Marcus Semien had an early two-run single, Andrew Triggs pitched four-hit ball into the sixth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Saturday night.

» Saturday, April 7, 2018

Franco, Altherr hit slams and Phillies rout Marlins 20-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Long counts and long drives helped the Philadelphia Phillies to an easy win.

Suarez powers Reds past Pirates 7-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) Eugenio Suarez hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 7-4 victory on Saturday night.

LEADING OFF: Ohtani goes for Angels, Arrieta debut for Phils

A look at what's happening all around baseball Sunday:

Just Chillin’: Players, fans and dogs bundle up at MLB parks

Skip the concession stands. There were plenty of chilly dogs in the seats at Globe Life Park in Texas.

Happ’s single lifts Cubs to 5-2 win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) Ian Happ hit a tiebreaking two-run single during Chicago's four-run ninth, helping the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Saturday.

Movin’ indoors: Record low cold in Minny, Mariners win 11-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) On a frigid afternoon at Target Field, relief pitchers had no trouble warming up.

Happ’s single lifts Cubs to 5-2 win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) Ian Happ hit a tiebreaking two-run single during Chicago's four-run ninth, helping the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Saturday.

Yankees’ Sabathia, Drury placed on 10-day disabled list

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees placed left-hander CC Sabathia and third baseman Brandon Drury on the 10-day disabled list Saturday.

Bogaerts’ slam, 6 RBIs carries Red Sox past Rays 10-3

BOSTON (AP) Xander Bogaerts kept up his powerful start that's helped the Boston Red Sox get off on a fast run.

Nationals’ Dave Martinez ejected for 1st time as manager

WASHINGTON (AP) It didn't take long for Dave Martinez to earn his first ejection as a major league manager.

Orioles’ Colby Rasmus on 10-day disabled list with sore hip

NEW YORK (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have placed outfielder Colby Rasmus on the 10-day disabled list with a hip injury.

Nationals’ Dave Martinez ejected for 1st time as manager

WASHINGTON (AP) It didn't take long for Dave Martinez to earn his first ejection as a major league manager.

Yankees’ Sabathia, Drury placed on 10-day disabled list

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees placed left-hander CC Sabathia and third baseman Brandon Drury on the 10-day disabled list.

Yankees’ Sabathia, Drury placed on 10-day disabled list

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees have placed left-hander CC Sabathia and third baseman Brandon Drury on the 10-day disabled list.

Tigers’ Cabrera back in lineup after leaving previous game

CHICAGO (AP) Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is back in the lineup after leaving the previous game because of left hip flexor tightness.

Nats C Montero on paternity; LHP Romero DFA; INF Reynolds up

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals have put catcher Miguel Montero on the paternity list and designated left-handed reliever Enny Romero for assignment.

Ohtani homers 3rd game in a row, Angels rally past A’s 13-9

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Rookie sensation Shohei Ohtani is making himself at home in the Big A.

LEADING OFF: Ohtani HR streak, icy Target Field, Yanks hurt

A look at what's happening all around baseball today:

Buck was right: Umpires say they missed call in O’s-Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) Turns out, Orioles manager Buck Showalter had it right.

Still going! Orioles-Yankees heads to 14th inning

NEW YORK (AP) The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees are heading to the 14th inning tied at 3.

» Friday, April 6, 2018

Shohei Ohtani homers in 3rd straight game for Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani has homered in his third straight game for the Los Angeles Angels, launching a drive estimated at 449 feet.

LEADING OFF: Ohtani swings hot HR bat, icy at Target Field

A look at what's happening all around baseball Saturday:

MLB serves up a frosty start to new season, more snow coming

Steady and sure-handed, Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is a confident mitt man.

Yankees’ Sabathia leaves vs Orioles with right hip soreness

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia has been pulled from a start with right hip soreness and sent for an MRI.

Pirates 99-year-old usher retires after 81 seasons

PITTSBURGH (AP) The oldest usher in the major leagues is calling it a career after 81 years on the job.

Knebel expected to miss 4-6 weeks with strained hamstring

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Brewers All-Star closer Corey Knebel was placed on the 10-day disabled list and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks because of a strained left hamstring.

MLB serves up a frosty start to new season, more snow coming

Steady and sure-handed, Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is a confident mitt man.

Officer who confronted school shooter throws out first pitch

WASHINGTON (AP) The school resource officer who confronted an armed student in a Maryland school shooting last month threw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals' home opener.

Officer who confronted school shooter throws out first pitch

WASHINGTON (AP) The school resource officer who confronted an armed student in a Maryland school shooting last month threw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals' home opener.

Top Red Sox third base prospect Chavis suspended 80 games

NEW YORK (AP) Top Boston Red Sox third base prospect Michael Chavis was suspended for 80 games under baseball's minor league drug program after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

Indians activate OF Brantley before home opener

CLEVELAND (AP) Michael Brantley didn't let the delay in his season opener dampen his excitement.

Chief Wahoo removal by Indians not enough for logo foes

CLEVELAND (AP) Chief Wahoo's farewell from the field isn't nearly enough for the logo's detractors.

Chief Wahoo removal by Indians not enough for logo foes

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians' decision to remove Chief Wahoo from their uniforms still isn't enough for protesters who find the logo offensive.

The Twins take on the cold in opening homestand

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kyle Gibson was given the assignment to take the mound for the first home game for the Minnesota Twins, an afternoon that was quite the cold opener to the team's ninth season at Target Field.

Indians activate OF Brantley before home opener

CLEVELAND (AP) Michael Brantley didn't let his season opener being delayed dampen his excitement.

Indians activate OF Brantley before home opener

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has been activated from the disabled list for the home opener.

’Last 3 games, not so good’: Nats already ready for day off

WASHINGTON (AP) They've dropped three games in a row by a combined score of 28-9 and their aces, Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, took the losses in the last two.

LEADING OFF: Wintry weather at Coors Field, Yankee Stadium

A look at what's happening all around baseball today:

MLB serves up a frosty start to new season, more snow coming

Steady and sure-handed, Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is a confident mitt man.

» Thursday, April 5, 2018

LEADING OFF: Wintry weather at Coors Field, Yankee Stadium

A look at what's happening all around baseball Friday:

Tim Tebow’s Double-A debut a smash hit, homers on 1st pitch

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) Tim Tebow sure knows how to rise to the occasion.

Jones, Orioles rally past Yanks 5-2, end 5-game skid

NEW YORK (AP) Adam Jones hit a go-ahead home run, Andrew Cashner pitched six strong innings and the Baltimore Orioles snapped a five-game losing streak, beating the New York Yankees 5-2 on Thursday night.

Polanco’s two-run homer lifts Pirates over Reds, 5-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) Gregory Polanco hit a two-run home run during a four-run fifth inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Thursday night.

The eagle has landed ... on James Paxton’s shoulder

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The pageantry and patriotism accompanying the buildup to the Minnesota Twins' home opener forced a pause for James Paxton in his warmup routine, leaving the Seattle starting pitcher standing alone in left field while a giant flag was unfurled nearby.

Rockies rally in 9th vs Hand to beat Padres 3-1, take 3 of 4

SAN DIEGO (AP) All-Star closer Brad Hand was struggling again, so all rookie Ryan McMahon needed to do was stand in the batter's box and watch as four straight pitches missed the strike zone.

Tim Tebow hits 3-run homer on 1st pitch in Double-A for Mets

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) Tim Tebow sure knows how to make an entrance.

Tim Tebow hits 3-run homer on 1st swing in Double-A for Mets

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) Tim Tebow sure knows how to make an entrance.

Cora ready for ups and downs despite 1st win in Fenway debut

BOSTON (AP) When Alex Cora's name was introduced prior to Boston's home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays, the new Red Sox manager jogged up the steps of the dugout and proceeded to calmly high-five members of his coaching staff and players.

Tim Tebow makes Double-A debut with Binghamton Rumble Ponies

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) Far from the warmth of Florida where he became a household name and a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Tim Tebow made his Double-A debut on Thursday night with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies as snowflakes wafted through the evening air and temperatures hovered in the 30s.

Kapler booed by Philly fans in home opener, tops Marlins 5-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Phillies manager Gabe Kapler got booed in the home opener when he pulled Nick Pivetta in the sixth inning with a shutout intact, but the move worked out this time as the Philadelphia bullpen held on Thursday for a 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins.

Bay Bro: A’s acquire brother of Warriors star Klay Thompson

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have claimed the brother of Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson off waivers from the New York Yankees.

The eagle has landed ... on James Paxton’s shoulder

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The biggest challenge for Seattle left-hander James Paxton at Minnesota's home opener came even before he started pitching on the 38-degree afternoon.

Tigers star Cabrera exits game vs White Sox with hip injury

CHICAGO (AP) Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has left the game against the Chicago White Sox because of left hip flexor tightness.

White Sox groundskeeper back on job after 23 years in prison

CHICAGO (AP) Imprisoned 23 years for a crime he didn't commit, Nevest Coleman couldn't imagine a day like this.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo gets 2-year extension

WASHINGTON (AP) In nearly a decade as general manager of the Washington Nationals, Mike Rizzo has proved adept at wheeling and dealing, at drafting and developing, to the tune of four NL East titles in the past six years.

Near record low temperature expected for Twins home opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Dozens of Minnesota Twins employees have been shoveling snow for days to get Target Field ready for the home opener.

Mets activate Conforto; outfielder to lead off vs Strasburg

WASHINGTON (AP) New York Mets All-Star outfielder Michael Conforto has been activated off the disabled list and will make his season debut against Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.

Nationals give GM Mike Rizzo 2-year contract extension

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals have agreed to a two-year contract extension with general manager Mike Rizzo.

Nationals give GM Mike Rizzo 2-year contract extension

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals have agreed to a two-year contract extension with general manager Mike Rizzo.

LEADING OFF: Fenway opener; Strasburg vs deGrom; Dozier hot

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

Japanese baseball fans thrilled with Ohtani’s strong start

TOKYO (AP) Shohei Ohtani's electrifying start with the Los Angeles Angels certainly sent a jolt of excitement through his fans back home in Japan.

Steady relief: Rays use bullpen in place of No 4 starter

NEW YORK (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have an ambidextrous No. 4 starting pitcher: Mr. TBD.

Corbin strikes out 12 as Diamondbacks sweep Dodgers

PHOENIX (AP) Patrick Corbin finally found a way to end his long losing streak against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Astros sweep away Orioles with 3-2 victory

HOUSTON (AP) On a day that Dallas Keuchel didn't have his best stuff, a number of other Astros stepped up to help Houston to another win.

Bullpen strong, Cespedes homers in Mets’ 4-2 win over Phils

NEW YORK (AP) Coming out of spring training, the Mets' rotation was considered to be one of the club's biggest strengths.

Stanton homer turns boos to cheers as Yanks beat Rays 7-2

NEW YORK (AP) Giancarlo Stanton turned on a high slider from Blake Snell, and the cracking sound in Yankee Stadium was exceptional.

Manaea goes 8 innings, pitches A’s to 6-2 win over Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Sean Manaea pitched three-hit ball over eight innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Wednesday night.

» Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Sandoval hits 3-run homer, Giants rout King Felix, Mariners

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Pablo Sandoval's role with the Giants is much different now.

Padres place Myers on disabled list, recall Maton

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have placed outfielder Wil Myers on the 10-day disabled list with nerve irritation in his right arm.

Blackmon agrees to $108M, 6-year deal with Rockies

DENVER (AP) Now that Charlie Blackmon has agreed to a lucrative new deal, he can afford to trade in that Jeep Cherokee he's had forever.

Cardinals plan to activate Wainwright to start home opener

MILWAUKEE (AP) St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright is coming back from the disabled list in time to start the home opener.

Blackmon agrees to $108M, 6-year deal with Rockies

DENVER (AP) Now that Charlie Blackmon has agreed to a lucrative new deal, he can afford to trade in that Jeep Cherokee he's had forever.

Shohei Ohtani homers in 2nd straight home game for Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani has done it again.

Trevor Hoffman humbled by Hall of Fame tour

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Rarely rattled on the mound as one of baseball's great closers, Trevor Hoffman almost seemed as if he was still pitching.

Price to take mound for Red Sox home opener

BOSTON (AP) David Price has a new manager and a new opportunity to win over the Boston fans.

Blackmon agrees to $108M, 6-year deal with Rockies

DENVER (AP) The leadoff hitter extraordinaire with the ragged beard and impressive mullet will be patrolling the Colorado Rockies outfield for quite some time.

Trevor Hoffman humbled by Hall of Fame tour

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Rarely rattled on the mound as one of baseball's great closers, Trevor Hoffman almost seemed as if he was still pitching.

Foltynewicz outduels Scherzer, Braves beat Nationals 7-1

ATLANTA (AP) Mike Foltynewicz outpitched Max Scherzer, Preston Tucker hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 7-1 on Wednesday.

Blackmon agrees to $108M, 6-year deal with Rockies

SAN DIEGO (AP) NL batting champion Charlie Blackmon made a long-term commitment to the Colorado Rockies rather than test next season's free-agent market, agreeing to a contract that guarantees $108 million over six seasons.

Hamels pitches Rangers to 4-1 win over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Joey Gallo didn't see much of a reason to celebrate becoming the 11th fastest player in major league history to 50 home runs.

Ohtani hits first ML homer in first Angel Stadium at-bat

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Sho Time is off to a powerful start in Anaheim.

Yelich, Braun go deep in 9th as Brewers beat Cards 5-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) Ryan Braun walked away in the eighth and walked off in the ninth.

Tucker, Freeman hit 3-run HRs as Braves stop Nationals 13-6

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have reason to be encouraged about their offense, even with two starters on the disabled list and top prospect Ronald Acuna's debut probably at least two weeks away.

Hanley Ramirez helps Red Sox beat Marlins 4-2 in 13 innings

MIAMI (AP) The postgame crowd around Hanley Ramirez's locker impressed even his kids.

» Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Yelich, Braun go deep in 9th as Brewers beat Cards 5-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun hit consecutive homers off Dominic Leone with two out in the ninth, sending the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

Tucker, Freeman hit 3-run HRs as Braves stop Nationals 13-6

ATLANTA (AP) Freddie Freeman and Preston Tucker each hit a three-run homer, and the Atlanta Braves handed Washington its first loss with a 13-6 victory over Bryce Harper and the Nationals on Tuesday night.

Ohtani hits first ML homer in first Angel Stadium at-bat

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Sho Time is off to a powerful start in Anaheim.

Phillies reliever unwraps rare Ohtani card on snow day

NEW YORK (AP) As an early April snowstorm hit New York City on Monday morning, Philadelphia Phillies reliever Pat Neshek found a fun way to pass the time.

Hanley Ramirez helps Red Sox beat Marlins 4-2 in 13 innings

MIAMI (AP) Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run double with two out in the 13th inning, and another night of stingy pitching helped the Boston Red Sox extend their winning streak to five games by beating the Miami Marlins 4-2 Tuesday.

LEADING OFF: Daytime aces, Pirates thriving without ’Cutch

A look at what's happening all around the majors Wednesday:

Phillies reliever unwraps rare Ohtani card on snow day

NEW YORK (AP) As an early April snowstorm hit New York City on Monday morning, Philadelphia Phillies reliever Pat Neshek found a fun way to pass the time.

D-backs place 3B Lamb on DL with shoulder injury

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed third baseman Jake Lamb on the 10-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.

Angels put Shoemaker on 10-day DL, recall Bridwell

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have placed right-hander Matt Shoemaker on the 10-day disabled list and recalled Parker Bridwell from Triple-A.

Mariners come out swinging, spoil Giants home opener, 6-4

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Bruce Bochy just went for it and pegged Joe Panik as a 60-home run guy. Joking of course, but the second baseman is on quite a pace.

Storms prompt cancellation of Cubs-Reds game

CINCINNATI (AP) Cubs manager Joe Maddon knew early Tuesday afternoon that the weather forecast was foreboding. He didn't mind at all.

Lawyer for Marlins pitcher: Boat crash investigation flawed

MIAMI (AP) An attorney for the late Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez says he was unfairly blamed by investigators for the 2016 crash that killed him and two others.

Mets put Swarzak on 10-day DL; Conforto close to return

NEW YORK (AP) On the same day the Mets put new reliever Anthony Swarzak on the disabled list, All-Star outfielder Michael Conforto sounded confident about returning to the lineup in a matter of days.

Gyorko to 10-day DL, Bader recalled by Cardinals

MILWAUKEE (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals placed Jedd Gyorko on the 10-day disabled list and recalled prospect Harrison Bader from Triple-A before a game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

Mets put Swarzak on 10-day DL; Conforto close to return

NEW YORK (AP) On the same day the Mets put new reliever Anthony Swarzak on the disabled list, All-Star outfielder Michael Conforto sounded confident about returning to the lineup in a matter of days.

Gyorko to 10-day DL, Bader recalled by Cardinals

MILWAUKEE (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have placed Jedd Gyorko on the 10-day disabled list and recalled prospect Harrison Bader from Triple-A.

No ’Cutch, no Cole, no problems so far for young Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jameson Taillon downplayed the idea that the location of his locker inside the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse symbolizes anything.

Mets put Swarzak on 10-day DL, recall Robles

NEW YORK (AP) Mets reliever Anthony Swarzak has been placed on the 10-day disabled list after straining a muscle on his left side in his second appearance with New York.

Junis impressive as Royals beat Tigers 1-0 for 1st win

DETROIT (AP) With another postponement looming as a possibility, Jakob Junis and the Kansas City Royals breezed to their first victory of the season.

Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury hurts hip in another setback

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury hurt a hip in his comeback from an oblique injury, a setback that means Aaron Hicks is likely to return from the disabled list first.

Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury hurts hip in another setback

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury hurt a hip in his comeback from an oblique injury, a setback that means Aaron Hicks is likely to return from the disabled list first.

Mariners’ Nelson Cruz lands on DL after spraining ankle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Seattle Mariners have placed designated hitter Nelson Cruz on the 10-day disabled list after he suffered a sprained right ankle in the season-opening series against Cleveland.

Mets reliever Swarzak on disabled list with strained side

NEW YORK (AP) Mets reliever Anthony Swarzak has been placed on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained left side.

Mets reliever Swarzak goes on DL with strained left oblique

NEW YORK (AP) New York Mets reliever Anthony Swarzak has been placed on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique muscle.

LEADING OFF: Cubs not hitting, snowed-out Yanks try to open

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

Moran’s slam leads Pirates over Twins 5-4, improve to 4-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) Colin Moran's name will forever be entwined with Gerrit Cole's whether the new Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman likes it or not. It simply comes with the territory when you're part of the trade that sends a franchise cornerstone out of town.

Reds get parade, edge Cubs 1-0 on 2-hitter for their 1st win

CINCINNATI (AP) Four days into the season, the Reds finally got their opening-day parade - and a win, too.

Encarnacion’s inside-park HR highlights Indians’ 6-0 win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Cleveland Indians loved the sight of 35-year-old Edwin Encarnacion chugging around the bases on his way to a standup inside-the-park home run.

Lowrie’s two-run double in 7th lifts A’s past Rangers 3-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics got more than they expected in Andrew Triggs' first start since suffering a season-ending hip injury last June. The bullpen was pretty good, too.

Lowrie’s two-run double in 7th lifts A’s past Rangers 3-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jed Lowrie hit a two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 3-1 on Monday night, spoiling the Rangers debut of Bartolo Colon.

» Monday, April 2, 2018

Morton, Gonzalez help Astros over Orioles 6-1

HOUSTON (AP) Just five games into the season, Houston manager A.J. Hinch already feels like a broken record when discussing his starting pitchers.

LEADING OFF: Cubs not hitting, snowed-out Yanks try to open

A look at what's happening all around the majors Tuesday:

Orioles, Dodgers swap minor league pitchers

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles have made a trade involving a pair of minor league pitchers.

Liriano pitches Tigers to 1st win of season, 6-1 over Royals

DETROIT (AP) Ron Gardenhire's first win with the Detroit Tigers came courtesy of a couple other grizzled veterans.

OF Tomas, owed over $42M, demoted to minors by Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona outfielder Yasmany Tomas cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Triple-A Reno by the Diamondbacks, who are responsible for the $42.5 million he is owed in the remaining three seasons of a $68.5 million, six-year contract.

Nationals place Wieters on DL with oblique injury

ATLANTA (AP) The Washington Nationals have placed catcher Matt Wieters on the 10-day disabled list with a mild left oblique strain.

MLB stands behind replay reversal from Tigers-Pirates game

DETROIT (AP) Major League Baseball is standing behind the replay reversal that took the winning run away from the Detroit Tigers in a game last week against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Yasmany Tomas sent outright to minors by Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona outfielder Yasmany Tomas cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Triple-A Reno by the Diamondbacks, who are responsible for the $42.5 million he is owed in the remaining three seasons of a $68.5 million, six-year contract.

Liriano pitches Tigers to 1st win of season, 6-1 over Royals

DETROIT (AP) Francisco Liriano pitched into the seventh inning in his Detroit debut and Victor Martinez drove in three runs to give the Tigers their first win of the season, 6-1 over the Kansas City Royals on a chilly Monday.

Braves add RHP Anibal Sanchez, C Carlos Perez to roster

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have selected the contract of right-hander Anibal Sanchez from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Aaron Boone’s managerial start smoother than dad Bob’s

NEW YORK (AP) Aaron Boone's managerial debut was considerably smoother than the first game run by his father Bob, who pulled Kevin Appier with a no-hitter after 6 2/3 innings and 98 pitches in the Kansas City Royals' 1995 opener.

Aaron Boone’s managerial start smoother than dad Bob’s

NEW YORK (AP) Aaron Boone's managerial debut was considerably smoother than the first game run by his father Bob, who pulled Kevin Appier with a no-hitter after 6 2/3 innings and 98 pitches in the Kansas City Royals' 1995 opener.

Average age of major league drops below 29 on opening day

NEW YORK (AP) The average age of a major league player on opening day dropped to 28.91 years from 29.13 at the start of last season.

Saunders agrees to minor league contract with Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) Outfielder Michael Saunders has agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles, who assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

Happ, Springer reflect new breed of leadoff hitters

When Ian Happ hit the first pitch the 2018 baseball season for a home run, he gave opening day an immediate highlight - but the Chicago outfielder's shot wasn't a total surprise.

LEADING OFF: Astros celebrate, snow for Yanks, Bartolo time

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

» Sunday, April 1, 2018

Bellinger, Hill lead Dodgers to 9-0 rout of slumping Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cody Bellinger hit the Dodgers' first home run of the season and Rich Hill threw six spotless innings to lead Los Angeles to a 9-0 victory Sunday and a series split with the rival San Francisco Giants.

LEADING OFF: Astros celebrate, snow for Yanks, Bartolo time

A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday:

Gordon, Haniger homer in Mariners’ 5-4 win over Indians

SEATTLE (AP) Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger homered, Mike Leake pitched seven strong innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Sunday.

Snow in forecast ahead of New York Yankees’ home opener

NEW YORK (AP) Snow is in the forecast ahead of the New York Yankees' much-anticipated home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.

Smoak’s 2 HR, go-ahead slam in 8th rally Jays past Yanks 7-4

TORONTO (AP) After fouling off a pair of curveballs, Justin Smoak figured he'd get a fastball from David Robertson.

Berrios tosses 3-hitter as Twins beat Orioles 7-0

BALTIMORE (AP) One after another, the Minnesota Twins' starting pitchers kept getting better and better against the Baltimore Orioles.

Williams pitches 6 no-hit innings, Pirates edge Tigers 1-0

DETROIT (AP) On a chilly afternoon, Pirates right-hander Trevor Williams put the Detroit bats in a deep freeze.

Peters throws 6 sharp innings, Marlins top Cubs 6-0

MIAMI (AP) There are only 158 games to go, and the Miami Marlins know that absolutely nothing is expected of them this season.

Velazquez, Red Sox take 3 of 4 from the Rays with 2-1 win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Hector Velazquez continued a season-opening stretch of strong starting pitching by Boston, working into the sixth inning and leading the Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 Sunday.

Peters throws 6 sharp innings, Marlins top Cubs 6-0

MIAMI (AP) Dillon Peters threw six scoreless innings, Brian Anderson hit a three-run double to highlight a five-run fifth and the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 on Sunday to split their opening four-game series.

Dodgers acquire INF Valera from Cardinals for OF Mieses

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have acquired infielder Breyvic Valera from the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league outfielder Johan Mieses.

Marlins add RHP Severino Gonzalez from Triple-A New Orleans

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins have selected right-hander Severino Gonzalez from Triple-A New Orleans.

Yelich ties career high with 5 hits in Brewers’ 7-3 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Milwaukee's bold offseason moves for Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain are working quite well so far.

Blackmon homers twice, Rockies beat Diamondbacks 2-1

PHOENIX (AP) With two big swings, Charlie Blackmon provided just enough offense to salvage the finale of Colorado's season-opening series in Arizona.

Bryant’s 3-run double in 10th helps Cubs beat Marlins 10-6

MIAMI (AP) A night after scoring one run in 17 innings, the Chicago Cubs' offense showed what it is capable of.

Dodgers get 1st runs and win of season, 5-0 over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kenta Maeda struck out 10 over five scoreless innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers finally found their offense to beat the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Saturday night for their first win of the season.