MLB NEWS ARCHIVE

» Thursday, May 31, 2018

LEADING OFF: Dodgers’ Kershaw to get back checked out

A look at what's happening around baseball Friday:

Quintana, Zobrist lead Cubs to 5-1 win over banged-up Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Jose Quintana pitched six shutout innings, Ben Zobrist hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the banged-up New York Mets 5-1 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.

Newcomb dazzles for another win, Braves beat Nats 4-2

ATLANTA (AP) Sean Newcomb pitched seven strong innings for his sixth straight win, leading the Atlanta Braves back into first place with a 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

Feeling concussion symptoms, Mauer still not ready to return

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has not been able to shake the concussion-like symptoms he has experienced since hurting his neck three weeks ago.

Braves recall OF Bourjos from Triple-A, release RHP Blair

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have recalled outfielder Peter Bourjos and released right-handed pitcher Aaron Blair.

Mariners activate Dee Gordon from DL, option Beckham

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners activated second baseman Dee Gordon off the 10-day disabled list before Thursday night's game against the Texas Rangers and reinserted him into his customary leadoff spot.

Pedroia scratched against Astros with sore left knee

HOUSTON (AP) Dustin Pedroia has been scratched from Boston's game against the Houston Astros on Thursday night because of a sore left knee.

Feeling concussion symptoms, Mauer still not ready to return

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has not been able to shake the concussion-like symptoms he has been experiencing since hurting his neck three weeks ago.

Phillies’ Hoskins goes on DL with broken jaw

LOS ANGELES (AP) Philadelphia Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a broken jaw that the team says likely will not need a surgical procedure.

Cards’ Alex Reyes back on DL after 1st game in 20 months

ST. LOUIS (AP) Alex Reyes' return to the St. Louis Cardinals after a 20-month absence lasted just four innings.

Dodgers activate LHP Kershaw from DL

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is back, making for quite a birthday for manager Dave Roberts.

Adrian Beltre activated off 10-day DL for Rangers

SEATTLE (AP) The Texas Rangers activated third baseman Adrian Beltre off the 10-day disabled list before Thursday's series finale against Seattle.

Dodgers activate LHP Kershaw from DL

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is back, making for quite a birthday for manager Dave Roberts.

Nationals activate RHP Ryan Madson from 10-day disabled list

ATLANTA (AP) The Washington Nationals have activated right-handed reliever Ryan Madson from the 10-day disabled list.

Teams spent record $289 million on draft picks

NEW YORK (AP) Major league teams spent a record $289 million on players picked in last year's amateur draft, an increase of 7.2 percent from 2016.

Rays trade minor league catcher Casali to Reds for cash

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays traded minor league catcher Curt Casali to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday for cash.

Former pitcher Joe Sambito sues agency he worked for

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) Former major league pitcher Joe Sambito has sued the company that employed him as an agent, claiming wrongful termination and age discrimination.

Cards’ Alex Reyes back on DL after 1st game in 20 months

ST. LOUIS (AP) Alex Reyes' return to the St. Louis Cardinals after a 20-month absence lasted just four innings.

Attempt to remove goose from baseball stadium ends in chaos

DETROIT (AP) A Canada goose settled into right-center field during a rain delay at the Detroit Tigers game, and an attempt to remove it ended in chaos.

Attempt to remove goose from baseball stadium ends in chaos

DETROIT (AP) A Canada goose settled into right-center field during a rain delay at the Detroit Tigers game, and an attempt to remove it ended in chaos.

LEADING OFF: Astros head home to face red-hot Red Sox

A look at what's happening around baseball today:

Rays’ Eovaldi stellar in return from Tommy John surgery

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Even though he knew it was the best move to make, Tampa Bay right-hander Nathan Eovaldi was not happy when Kevin Cash pulled him after six innings. He even had to be prodded to shake his manager's hand.

Padres edge Marlins 3-2 on late error by Rojas

SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego manager Andy Green didn't expect to win quite like this.

Stripling, Kemp lead Dodgers to 8-2 win over Phillies

LOS ANGELES (AP) Ross Stripling struck out nine over seven strong innings, Matt Kemp homered and drove in four runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 on Wednesday night.

Severino overpowers Astros with 11 Ks as Yankees win 5-3

NEW YORK (AP) That's it for Yankees-Astros this season.

Tampa Bay surrenders 1st hit in 7th against Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Tampa Bay reliever Wilmer Font yielded Jed Lowrie's one-out single in the seventh for Oakland's first hit of the game.

» Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Dodgers put RHP Kenta Maeda, INF Chase Utley on 10-day DL

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers placed right-hander Kenta Maeda and infielder Chase Utley on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday.

Musgrove beats Cubs on the mound, angers them on the bases

PITTSBURGH (AP) Joe Musgrove pitched seven strong innings and his hard slide led to both teams emptying their benches in another tense moment in the series between NL Central rivals, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Wednesday night.

LEADING OFF: Astros head home to face red-hot Red Sox

A look at what's happening around baseball Thursday:

Phillies’ Hoskins likely headed to DL with fractured jaw

LOS ANGELES (AP) Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Rhys Hoskins is likely headed to the disabled list after a further examination Wednesday revealed he has a fractured jaw.

Musgrove’s hard slide causes Cubs, Pirates benches to empty

PITTSBURGH (AP) A hard slide by Pittsburgh pitcher Joe Musgrove led to the Pirates and Chicago Cubs emptying their benches in another tense moment in the series between NL Central rivals.

Dodgers put RHP Maeda on 10-day DL with left hip strain

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers placed right-hander Kenta Maeda on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a mild left hip strain, leaving the club with four of their five starters from the opening-day roster sidelined with an injury.

Callaway: Mets have ’hit rock bottom,’ looking for way out

ATLANTA (AP) The New York Mets have been reeling, and first-year manager Mickey Callaway is looking for a way out.

Giants place Samardzija on DL with shoulder tightness

DENVER (AP) The San Francisco Giants placed right-hander Jeff Samardzija on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder tightness.

Twins place Byron Buxton on 10-day DL, recall RHP Slegers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Byron Buxton is going back on the Minnesota Twins disabled list, while right-hander Ervin Santana has had a setback while rehabbing in the minors.

Mets list Matz as day to day, hope he won’t miss next start

ATLANTA (AP) The New York Mets have listed starting pitcher Steven Matz as day to day, hopeful he will not miss a turn in the rotation with a mild strain in his middle left finger.

Twins place OF Buxton on 10-day DL, recall RHP Slegers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have placed outfielder Byron Buxton on the 10-day disabled list with a left big toe fracture.

Reyes returns as Cardinals lose 3-2 to Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) It was a memorable return for Alex Reyes. Same for Orlando Arcia, albeit for much different reasons.

Darvish MRI reveals only inflammation in triceps

PITTSBURGH (AP) Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish has inflammation in his right triceps but no structural damage, and could start a throwing program as soon as the weekend.

Indians’ Miller to begin throwing program for sore knee

CLEVELAND (AP) Andrew Miller can start a throwing program as the Indians' All-Star reliever battles inflammation in his right knee.

Pirates rookie Meadows making instant impact

PITTSBURGH (AP) The ''Wow'' moment didn't come when Austin Meadows received the news the Pittsburgh Pirates were calling him up to the majors.

Darvish MRI reveals only inflammation in triceps

PITTSBURGH (AP) Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish has inflammation in his right triceps but no structural damage, and could start a throwing program as soon as the weekend.

Mets hire 1st woman, Cosell’s grandson to share PA duties

NEW YORK (AP) The Mets have hired two new public address announcers for Citi Field, including the first woman to hold the job and a grandson of late ABC broadcaster Howard Cosell.

Cards’ Alex Reyes returns from Tommy John surgery

MILWAUKEE (AP) Right-hander Alex Reyes was activated from the 60-day disabled list by the St. Louis Cardinals after recovering from Tommy John surgery and was set to start against Milwaukee in his first major league appearance since Sept. 29, 2016.

Brewers recall Arcia, place Saladino on DL

MILWAUKEE (AP) Shortstop Tyler Saladino has a sprained left ankle and has been put on the 10-day disabled list by the Milwaukee Brewers, who recalled shortstop Orlando Arcia from Triple-A Colorado Springs before Wednesday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Indians still working out treatment plan for Miller’s knee

CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians are working on a treatment plan for All-Star reliever Andrew Miller's sore right knee.

Wacha, 3 home runs send Cardinals over Brewers 6-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) Michael Wacha is tweaking his delivery and getting results.

Reyes’ latest home run leads Padres past Marlins, 9-5

SAN DIEGO (AP) Padres rookie Franmil Reyes is settling in, which could make opposing pitchers uneasy.

Odor’s 3-run double in 9th sends Rangers past Mariners 9-5

SEATTLE (AP) Rougned Odor broke a ninth-inning tie with a three-run double and the Texas Rangers beat Seattle 9-5 on Tuesday night, ending the Mariners' four-game winning streak.

LEADING OFF: Reyes returns to Cards, Scherzer seeks No. 9

A look at what's happening around baseball today:

Reyes’ home run leads Padres past Marlins, 9-5

SAN DIEGO (AP) Franmil Reyes hit a two-run homer that put San Diego ahead and the Padres got a fine effort from their bullpen Tuesday night in a 9-5 victory over the Miami Marlins.

Royals beat Twins 2-1 in 14 innings on Escobar’s homer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Alcides Escobar homered with two outs in the 14th inning to give the Kansas City Royals a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

Giants lose 2 pitchers to injury in 11-4 loss to Rockies

DENVER (AP) Kyle Freeland pitched effectively into the sixth inning and doubled in Colorado's three-run fourth Tuesday night, leading the Rockies to an 11-4 win over the San Francisco Giants, who lost two pitchers to injury - including starter Jeff Samardzija.

Rizzo shakes off boos to spark rally, Cubs top Pirates 8-6

PITTSBURGH (AP) Anthony Rizzo has no intention of easing up at home plate, even after Major League Baseball said he should have been called out for interference when he took out Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz and sparked a debate about what is - and what isn't - a legal slide.

Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda leaves start with right hip strain

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda left a start Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies in the second inning with a right hip strain.

» Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Camargo’s walk-off homer in 9th leads Braves past Mets 7-6

ATLANTA (AP) Johan Camargo homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning after the Atlanta Braves rallied from a pair of four-run deficits Tuesday night, stunning New York 7-6 and capping a miserable day for the injury-plagued Mets.

Mets put Syndergaard on DL, Matz also injures finger

ATLANTA (AP) On another day of injuries in another season filled with them, the New York Mets were trying to put their finger on the latest problem.

Leon (HR, 2 2B) leads Red Sox to 8-3 win over Blue Jays

BOSTON (AP) Sandy Leon hit a home run and two doubles, Xander Bogaerts also homered and Rick Porcello took a three-hitter into the seventh inning, helping the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Tuesday night to match the second-best start in franchise history.

Kinsler, Valbuena, Maldonado homer and Angels top Tigers 9-2

DETROIT (AP) Ian Kinsler hit a three-run homer, Luis Valbuena went deep twice and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 9-2 on Tuesday night.

Mets lose another pitcher to injury when Matz leaves game

ATLANTA (AP) The New York Mets have lost another starting pitcher to a finger injury.

Rizzo shakes off boos to spark rally, Cubs top Pirates 8-6

PITTSBURGH (AP) Anthony Rizzo shook off the boos and sparked a late rally with his ninth home run of the season as the Chicago Cubs held off the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 8-6 on Tuesday night.

Giants’ Samardzija has tight shoulder, exits after 1 inning

DENVER (AP) San Francisco Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija was forced to leave his start against Colorado after pitching one inning Tuesday night because of tightness in his pitching shoulder.

LEADING OFF: Reyes returns to Cards, Scherzer seeks No. 9

A look at what's happening around baseball Wednesday:

2-way star Ohtani to pitch for Angels vs Tigers on Wednesday

DETROIT (AP) Shohei Ohtani will make his next start on the mound for the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night against Detroit.

Hughes arrives from Twins and heads for Padres bullpen

SAN DIEGO (AP) Phil Hughes has joined the San Diego and is set to start out in the bullpen.

MLB: Rizzo’s slide not dirty, it was illegal

PITTSBURGH (AP) Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon believes Anthony Rizzo's slide that upended Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz at home plate on Monday is still perfectly legal. So does Maddon's superstar first baseman.

McCann on DL with right knee soreness, returns to Houston

NEW YORK (AP) Astros catcher Brian McCann, in a 1-for-26 slide that has dropped his batting average to .219, was put on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday because of right knee soreness and returned to Houston.

Angels pitchers Wood and Shoemaker out with surgeries

DETROIT (AP) The Los Angeles Angels will be without a pair of right-handed due to surgeries.

MLB: Rizzo’s slide not dirty, it was illegal

PITTSBURGH (AP) Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon believes Anthony Rizzo's slide that upended Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz at home plate on Monday is still perfectly legal. So does Maddon's superstar first baseman.

Mets place Syndergaard (finger) on 10-day disabled list

ATLANTA (AP) Noah Syndergaard has joined the New York Mets' long list of ailing players.

McCann on DL with right knee soreness, returns to Houston

NEW YORK (AP) Astros catcher Brian McCann, in a 1-for-26 slide that has dropped his batting average to .219, was put on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday because of right knee soreness and returned to Houston.

Andrew Miller visits specialist to have left knee examined

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians pitcher Andrew Miller visited a specialist in New York on Tuesday to have his injured left knee examined.

McCann on DL with right knee soreness, returns to Houston

NEW YORK (AP) Astros catcher Brian McCann, in a 1-for-26 slide that has dropped his batting average to .219, has been put on the 10-day disabled list because of right knee soreness and returned to Houston to be examined.

Andrew Miller visits specialist to have left knee examined

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians pitcher Andrew Miller visited a specialist in New York on Tuesday to have his injured left knee examined.

Mets place Syndergaard on 10-day disabled list

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets have placed right-hander Noah Syndergaard on the 10-day disabled list with a sore right index finger.

Smith brilliant for Marlins in 7-2 victory vs Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Miami's Caleb Smith was brilliant in dominating a matchup of rookie left-handers that went poorly for San Diego's Eric Lauer.

Encarnacion, Chicago’s poor defense boost Indians to 9-6 win

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians took advantage of their extra chances Monday.

Villar, Yelich homer in Brewers’ 8-3 win over Cardinals

MILWAUKEE (AP) With Jesus Aguilar hitting so well, Ryan Braun walked into manager Craig Counsell's office with the unusual request of asking to be dropped lower in the Milwaukee batting order.

Rizzo’s slide overshadows Chicago’s 7-0 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) Anthony Rizzo's seventh home run of the season gave the sleep-deprived Chicago Cubs an early lead on Monday afternoon. His two-run single in the ninth put the finishing touches on a 7-0 romp over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Mets bounce back, beat Braves 8-5 to split rain-delayed DH

ATLANTA (AP) Mets manager Mickey Callaway had a reason to smile at 1:40 a.m. after his team showed enough fortitude to avoid getting swept.

"Hard, hard." Cardinals rookie Hicks lighting up radar guns

Jordan Hicks can't explain where the gas comes from. If he's being honest, the St. Louis Cardinals rookie flamethrower doesn't really want to. Best not to overthink it.

LEADING OFF: Rizzo catches Pirates’ ire, Stanton returns

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

Switch hitters not anymore frequent even in age of analytics

DENVER (AP) The profile page of touted teenage shortstop Xavier Edwards reads: ''Bats: S.''

Dodgers cash in on Phillies’ miscues in 5-4 comeback win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Vince Velasquez was cruising with a 4-0 lead while holding the Los Angeles Dodgers hitless into the sixth inning.

» Monday, May 28, 2018

LEADING OFF: Rizzo catches Pirates’ ire, Stanton returns

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

Giants call up Dereck Rodriguez, son of Hall of Fame catcher

DENVER (AP) Just to make sure it was real and not some sort of flashback to his childhood, he checked the name above the clubhouse locker.

Smith singles in run in 13th to lift Rays over Athletics 1-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Mallex Smith hit an RBI single with two outs in the 13th inning, Jonny Venters got his first save in seven years to cap a seven-hit shutout and the Tampa Bay Rays outlasted the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Monday.

Mariners again prevail in 1-run game, beating Rangers 2-1

SEATTLE (AP) Marco Gonzales is answering all those preseason questions about his place in Seattle's rotation.

Braves grateful Acuna’s injuries not worse as he lands on DL

ATLANTA (AP) Braves left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. is grateful that his knee and back injuries aren't as serious as he first thought.

Rockies place reliever Ottavino on DL with oblique injury

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have placed right-handed reliever Adam Ottavino on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

Giants call up Dereck Rodriguez, son of Hall of Fame catcher

DENVER (AP) Just to make sure it was real and not some sort of flashback to his childhood, he checked the name above the clubhouse locker.

McCann’s grand slam lifts Tigers to 9-3 win over Angels

DETROIT (AP) James McCann hit a drive to left field and paused ever so slightly - not enough to cause any sort of incident, but enough to make it clear he realized how well he'd connected.

Giants call up Dereck Rodriguez, son of Hall of Fame catcher

DENVER (AP) The San Francisco Giants have purchased the contract of right-hander Dereck Rodriguez from Triple-A Sacramento. He is the son of Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez.

McCann’s grand slam lifts Tigers to 9-3 win over Angels

DETROIT (AP) James McCann hit a grand slam in the third inning, and the Detroit Tigers routed the Los Angeles Angels 9-3 on Monday.

Verlander stays in control, pitches Astros past Yankees 5-1

NEW YORK (AP) Justin Verlander tamed the Yankees again, slowing down the highest-scoring team in the majors and pitching the Houston Astros past New York 5-1 Monday.

Padres put Cordero on disabled list, reinstate Renfroe

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have placed rookie outfielder Franchy Cordero on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right forearm and reinstated outfielder Hunter Renfroe from the DL.

Maldonado, Scioscia ejected for Angels in 7th

DETROIT (AP) Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado and manager Mike Scioscia have been ejected from Monday's game at Detroit after Maldonado was called out on strikes in the seventh inning.

Rays first baseman Miller injured taking batting practice

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Tampa Bay first baseman Brad Miller has been scratched from Monday's game with a facial contusion after hitting a ball that deflected off a protective screen and struck him near his left eye during batting practice.

White Sox place Matt Davidson on DL with back spasms

CLEVELAND (AP) The Chicago White Sox placed infielder Matt Davidson on the 10-day disabled list because of back spasms.

Detroit’s Goodrum leaves game with heat exhaustion

DETROIT (AP) Niko Goodrum of the Detroit Tigers has left Monday's game against the Los Angeles Angels because of heat exhaustion.

Braves place Acuna on DL with mild ACL sprain, bruises

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have placed left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. on the 10-day disabled list with a mild ACL sprain in his left knee and bruises to his knee and lower back.

Mets place Ramos, Flores on DL, bring back Robles, Plawecki

ATLANTA (AP) The New York Mets have placed right-hander A.J. Ramos and infielder Wilmer Flores on the 10-day disabled list and activated right-hander Hansel Robles and catcher Kevin Plawecki from rehab assignments.

Pirates put Nova on DL with sprained finger, recall Kingham

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed starting pitcher Ivan Nova on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained ring finger on his right hand.

Red Sox star Betts out 2nd straight day, tightness left side

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox star outfielder Mookie Betts is out of the lineup for the second straight game because of tightness on his left side.

Is playing time limiting Shohei Ohtani’s value?

The way Shohei Ohtani is playing, nothing seems impossible. He looks like he could contend for a batting title and an ERA title at the same time.

LEADING OFF: Braves await word on Acuna, Verlander vs. Yanks

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

Baez, Cubs overcome Chatwood’s wild start to beat Giants 8-3

CHICAGO (AP) Javier Baez still is a work in progress. That excites the Chicago Cubs almost as much as his majestic home runs.

» Sunday, May 27, 2018

LEADING OFF: Braves await word on Acuna, Verlander vs. Yanks

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

Padres get RHP Hughes, $14.5M from Twins for young catcher

LOS ANGELES (AP) The San Diego Padres acquired pitcher Phil Hughes and $14.5 million from the Minnesota Twins on Sunday for minor catcher Janigson Villalobos, hoping the former All-Star can find his form in a new spot.

Padres get RHP Hughes, $14.5M from Twins for young catcher

LOS ANGELES (AP) The San Diego Padres acquired pitcher Phil Hughes and $14.5 million from the Minnesota Twins on Sunday for minor catcher Janigson Villalobos, hoping the former All-Star can find his form in a new spot.

Padres get RHP Hughes, $14.5M from Padres for young catcher

LOS ANGELES (AP) The San Diego Padres acquired pitcher Phil Hughes and $14.5 million from the Minnesota Twins on Sunday for minor catcher Janigson Villalobos, hoping the former All-Star can find his form in a new spot.

Hammel outpitches Hamels as Royals beat Rangers 5-3

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jason Hammel struck out 10, Drew Butera and Salvador Perez homered, and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Texas Rangers 5-3 Sunday.

Acuna injured in a tumble, Braves beat Red Sox 7-1

BOSTON (AP) High-flying rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. took quite a tumble.

Cardinals rally past slumping Pirates 6-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) Harrison Bader stepped to the plate with a chance to pull the St. Louis Cardinals even knowing the heat Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vazquez was going to send his way.

Harper homers as Nats beat Miami for 11th straight time, 5-2

MIAMI (AP) Bryce Harper's recent hitting funk will come as news to the folks at the Metro Grill, located on the right field concourse at Marlins Park.

Hardy pitches Tigers to 3-2 win over White Sox

DETROIT (AP) Blaine Hardy pitched seven strong innings to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Sunday.

Padres get RHP Phil Hughes from Padres for young catcher

LOS ANGELES (AP) The San Diego Padres acquired pitcher Phil Hughes from the Minnesota Twins on Sunday for minor catcher Janigson Villalobos, hoping the former All-Star can find his form in a new spot.

Kershaw scheduled to return Thursday against Phillies

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to return to the rotation on Thursday at home against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Martinez, Lowell, Boggs enjoy Red Sox alumni game at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez knew it was all in fun. But he certainly didn't expect Julio Lugo to hit one that far.

Padres get RHP Phil Hughes from Padres for young catcher

LOS ANGELES (AP) The San Diego Padres have acquired pitcher Phil Hughes from the Minnesota Twins for minor catcher Janigson Villalobos, hoping the former All-Star can find his form in a new spot.

Attendance drop, strikeout rise has MLB concerned

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball attendance is headed to its lowest average in 15 years. And it's not only because of the historically bad weather that's plagued the first third of the season.

Struggling Mets RHP AJ Ramos to get shoulder checked out

MILWAUKEE (AP) Right shoulder tightness might be a reason behind New York Mets reliever AJ Ramos' recent struggles.

Red Sox RF Betts scratched with left side tightness

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts was a late scratch with left side tightness for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park.

Zunino’s HR in the 12th gives Mariners 4-3 win over Twins

SEATTLE (AP) After seeing long fly balls to center field die on the warning track as the night progressed, Mike Zunino knew if he got a chance at one swing to end it, he was going to do all he could to not hit it to center.

LEADING OFF: Trout trots at Yankee Stadium, NL East stout

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

Gennett has 5 hits to lead Reds over Rockies 6-5.

DENVER (AP) Scooter Gennett capped his big day at the plate with a game-saving play in the field for the Cincinnati Reds.

Villanueva homers twice to power Padres past Dodgers 7-5

LOS ANGELES (AP) Christian Villanueva homered twice and Jose Pirela hit the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, leading the San Diego Padres to a 7-5 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

Trout HR, 3 doubles in 1st 5-hit game; Angels top Yanks 11-4

NEW YORK (AP) Saturday night, center stage, under the Yankee Stadium spotlight. And the best player in baseball put on quite a show.

Cubs place RHP Darvish on DL with right triceps tendinitis

CHICAGO (AP) Just when it looked as though Yu Darvish might be rounding back into form, the Cubs right-hander suffered another setback.

Yankees activate 1B Greg Bird, send Torreyes to Triple-A

NEW YORK (AP) In a somewhat surprising move, the New York Yankees sent reserve infielder Ronald Torreyes to the minors to clear a roster spot for first baseman Greg Bird.

Giants’ Bumgarner looks sharp, fans 8 in first rehab start

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner was sharp in his first rehabilitation start since breaking the pinkie on his pitching hand in March, striking out eight while throwing 47 pitches over 3 2/3 hitless innings for Triple-A Sacramento.

Crawford helps Giants beat Cubs 5-4

CHICAGO (AP) Brandon Crawford is working on a strong finish to a terrific May.

» Saturday, May 26, 2018

Giants’ Bumgarner looks sharp, fans 8 in first rehab start

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner was sharp in his first rehabilitation start since breaking the pinkie on his pitching hand in March, striking out eight while throwing 47 pitches over 3 2/3 hitless innings for Triple-A Sacramento.

LEADING OFF: Trout trots at Yankee Stadium, NL East stout

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

Dodgers ace Kershaw throw simulated game, nears return

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clayton Kershaw is one step closer to a return with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dodgers ace Kershaw throw simulated game, nears return

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clayton Kershaw has pitched a simulated game for the Los Angeles Dodgers, raising the possibility that he could return to their rotation next week.

Kratz homers in Brewers debut as Milwaukee routs Mets 17-6

MILWAUKEE (AP) No one could find Erik Kratz shortly after the Milwaukee Brewers routed the New York Mets. Such is the life of a journeyman catcher.

Rookie Flaherty shines again, Cardinals topple Pirates 4-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jack Flaherty's first win in the big leagues sent a message that the St. Louis Cardinals rookie wants to be a part of his team's recalibrated rotation. His second victory was just as impressive for an entirely different reason.

Nola takes no-no into 7th, Phils top Jays and lead NL East

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Another stellar performance from their ace and a big homer from their best pinch-hitter have lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to heights they haven't reached in seven years.

Reynolds’ homer in 9th helps Nationals rally past Miami 4-1

MIAMI (AP) When Bryce Harper struck out in the first inning, he stomped back to the dugout and took three swings at the bat rack , shattering his bat and producing a trio of angry thuds that reverberated in the stands.

Kratz homers in Brewers debut as Milwaukee routs Mets 17-6

MILWAUKEE (AP) Erik Kratz homered in his Brewers debut and Jesus Aguilar also hit a home run to lift surging Milwaukee to a 17-6 rout of the New York Mets on Saturday.

Anderson, Santiago lead White Sox past Tigers 8-4

DETROIT (AP) Tim Anderson homered twice on his way to a career-high four RBIs, leading Hector Santiago and the Chicago White Sox to an 8-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

Kratz homers in Brewers debut as Milwaukee routs Mets 17-6

MILWAUKEE (AP) Erik Kratz homered in his Brewers debut and Jesus Aguilar also hit a home run to lift surging Milwaukee to a 17-6 rout of the New York Mets on Saturday.

Nola takes no-no into 7th, Phils top Jays and lead NL East

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Aaron Nola took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Nick Williams hit his third pinch-hit homer of the year in the eighth and the Philadelphia Phillies moved into first in the NL East Saturday with a 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Anderson, Santiago lead White Sox past Tigers 8-4

DETROIT (AP) Tim Anderson homered twice on his way to a career-high four RBIs, leading Hector Santiago and the Chicago White Sox to an 8-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

Cubs place RHP Darvish on DL with right triceps tendinitis

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs placed Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with right triceps tendinitis, continuing a rough season for the right-hander.

Yankees activate 1B Greg Bird, send Torreyes to Triple-A

NEW YORK (AP) In a somewhat surprising move, the New York Yankees sent reserve infielder Ronald Torreyes to the minors to clear a roster spot for first baseman Greg Bird.

Mengden tosses 2-hitter as A’s top Diamondbacks 3-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Daniel Mengden pitched a two-hitter for his second career shutout, and the Oakland Athletics beat the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 on Saturday.

Rockies recall INF McMahon from Triple-A

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have recalled infielder Ryan McMahon from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder Pat Valaika to the farm club.

Banda fans 7, Rays use a bullpen day to beat Orioles 5-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Ryne Stanek, Anthony Banda and Chaz Roe combined to give up three hits on a bullpen day as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Saturday.

Phillies’ Nola loses no-hit bid vs Jays with 2 outs in 7th

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Aaron Nola of the Philadelphia Phillies has lost his no-hit bid against Toronto with two outs in the seventh inning.

Phillies’ Nola pitching no-hitter thru 6 vs Blue Jays

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Aaron Nola of the Philadelphia Phillies is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Cubs call up C Chris Gimenez, send Victor Caratini to minors

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have selected the contract of catcher Chris Gimenez from Triple-A Iowa and optioned catcher Victor Caratini to the farm club.

Indians reliever Miller back on DL, has knee inflammation

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller is back on the 10-day disabled list, this time with inflammation in his right knee, and there's no timetable for his return.

Red Sox 2B Pedroia returns to lineup after knee surgery

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is back after being sidelined by offseason knee surgery.

Yankees activate 1B Bird, send Torreyes to Triple-A

NEW YORK (AP) In a somewhat surprising move, the New York Yankees sent reserve infielder Ronald Torreyes to the minors to clear a roster spot for first baseman Greg Bird.

Indians reliever Miller back on DL, has knee inflammation

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller is back on the 10-day disabled list, this time with inflammation in his right knee, and there's no timetable for his return.

A’s reliever Casilla goes on DL with shoulder strain

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have put reliever Santiago Casilla on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder.

Hip issue lands struggling Cardinals reliever Holland on DL

PITTSBURGH (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have placed struggling reliever Greg Holland on the disabled list with a right hip impingement.

Pirates activate OF Starling Marte off DL, keep Meadows

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated outfielder Starling Marte off the disabled list.

Injured Orioles closer Britton ready for rehab assignment

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Injured Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton is scheduled to start a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Norfolk.

Marlins’ Prado goes on DL; Riddle recalled from minors

MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a strained left hamstring, and infielder J.T. Riddle was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.

Yankees activate 1B Bird, send Torreyes to Triple-A

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees have activated first baseman Greg Bird from the disabled list and sent infielder Ronald Torreyes to Triple-A Scranton.

Red Sox 2B Pedroia returns to lineup after knee surgery

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia's comeback from offseason knee surgery is complete.

LEADING OFF: Yankees to activate Bird, Red Sox cut Hanley

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

Diamondbacks end 7-game skid with 7-1 win over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Some early offense and strong pitching provided just the recipe the Arizona Diamondbacks needed to snap out of their recent funk.

Guzman HRs again, drives in 3 as Rangers beat Royals 8-4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Ronald Guzman insists he isn't a home run hitter. The Kansas Royals might not believe that.

Diamondbacks end 7-game skid with 7-1 win over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Patrick Corbin allowed four hits in seven innings and Nick Ahmed homered to help the Arizona Diamondbacks snap a seven-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

Kemp’s 3-run blast powers Dodgers past Padres 4-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) Matt Kemp slugged a three-run homer in the first inning, Enrique Hernandez added a solo shot in the third and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-1 on Friday night in a matchup of the two worst teams in the NL West.

Astros rally vs Miller, pour it on for 11-2 win over Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) The Houston Astros kicked off a late rally Friday night against relief ace Andrew Miller, then put their entire offensive arsenal on display.

Angels’ Rene Rivera out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

NEW YORK (AP) Los Angeles Angels catcher Rene Rivera had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and likely will be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks.

Ramos walks in winning run to give Brewers win over Mets

MILWAUKEE (AP) A.J. Ramos lost his control at the wrong time.

Marlins 3B Martin Prado limps out of game against Nationals

MIAMI (AP) Marlins third baseman Martin Prado was sidelined Friday night by a left hamstring injury, the latest in a series of leg issues threatening his career.

Ohtani likely to rejoin Angels’ rotation next week

NEW YORK (AP) Shohei Ohtani likely will rejoin the Los Angeles Angel's rotation next week.

Betts hits 17th HR, Red Sox beat Braves after cutting Hanley

BOSTON (AP) A surprising roster shakeup didn't disrupt the power surge that has the Boston Red Sox back in first place.

Kershaw marks 10-year anniversary of MLB debut on DL

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clayton Kershaw marked the 10-year anniversary of his major league debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on the disabled list. However, the three-time Cy Young Award winner is getting closer to returning.

» Friday, May 25, 2018

Candelario’s RBI single lifts Tigers past White Sox 5-4

DETROIT (AP) Welcome back, Jeimer Candelario.

Yankees to activate Greg Bird, forcing tough roster call

NEW YORK (AP) The Yankees plan to activate first baseman Greg Bird from the disabled list before Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Angels, forcing New York to make a difficult roster decision.

Mariners land Denard Span, Alex Colome in deal with Rays

SEATTLE (AP) Rather than waiting to see where the Seattle Mariners are sitting by the time the trade market heats up, general manager Jerry Dipoto decided to be proactive.

LEADING OFF: Yankees to activate Bird, Red Sox cut Hanley

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

Marlins 3B Martin Prado limps out of game against Nationals

MIAMI (AP) Marlins third baseman Martin Prado has left in the sixth inning against Washington with a left hamstring injury after he pulled up limping while running out a grounder.

Candelario’s RBI single lifts Tigers past White Sox 5-4

DETROIT (AP) Jeimer Candelario had a go-ahead RBI bloop single during a three-run eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers rallied past the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Friday night.

Marlins 3B Martin Prado limps out of game against Nationals

MIAMI (AP) - Marlins third baseman Martin Prado has left in the sixth inning against Washington after he pulled up limping while beating out a grounder.

Mariners land Denard Span, Alex Colome in deal with Rays

SEATTLE (AP) Rather than waiting to see where the Seattle Mariners are sitting by the time the trade market heats up, general manager Jerry Dipoto decided to be proactive.

Kershaw marks 10-year anniversary of MLB debut on DL

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clayton Kershaw marked the 10-year anniversary of his major league debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on the disabled list. However, the three-time Cy Young Award winner is getting closer to returning.

Hanley Ramirez designated for assignment by Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) Hanley Ramirez has been designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, who are responsible for the $15.25 million remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019.

Angels’ Rene Rivera out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

NEW YORK (AP) Los Angeles Angels catcher Rene Rivera had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and likely will be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks.

Mariners land Denard Span, Alex Colome in deal with Rays

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners made the first big trade of the season, acquiring outfielder Denard Span and right-handed reliever Alex Colome from the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor leaguers Friday.

Yankees to activate Greg Bird, forcing tough roster call

NEW YORK (AP) The Yankees plan to activate first baseman Greg Bird from the disabled list before Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Angels, forcing New York to make a difficult roster decision.

Ohtani likely to rejoin Angels’ rotation next week

NEW YORK (AP) - Shohei Ohtani likely will rejoin the Los Angeles Angels' rotation next week.

Kyle Hendricks goes 7 strong innings, Cubs beat Giants 6-2

CHICAGO (AP) There isn't much Kyle Hendricks thinks he needs to change. And it's hard to argue when he's in command like this.

Cubs’ Ben Zobrist awaiting resolution on cleat controversy

CHICAGO (AP) Ben Zobrist says he's awaiting a resolution after being warned a few weeks ago by Major League Baseball for wearing black cleats in violation of the sport's uniform regulations.

Brewers demote Orlando Arcia, acquire Kratz from Yankees

MILWAUKEE (AP) Orlando Arcia's offensive woes finally outweighed his defensive play at shortstop.

Mariners land Denard Span, Alex Colome in deal with Rays

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners made the first big deal of the season acquiring outfielder Denard Span and right-handed reliever Alex Colome from the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor leaguers.

Tigers’ Cabrera could return ’soon’ from hamstring injury

DETROIT (AP) Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera made one thing clear when he went on the disabled list May 4 with a right hamstring strain: He plans to return on his timetable.

Pirates designate Kontos for assignment, activate Musgrove

PITTSBURGH (AP) Reliever George Kontos has been designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates to clear a roster spot for right-hander Joe Musgrove from the disabled list.

Eovaldi set to make first start in almost 2 years

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Nate Eovaldi is scheduled to make his first major league start since having a second Tommy John surgery when the Rays face Oakland on Tuesday night.

Osuna’s administrative leave extended through June 4

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave of Toronto closer Roberto Osuna through June 4, the third time the initial seven-day period was lengthened.

Yankees to activate Greg Bird, forcing tough roster call

NEW YORK (AP) The Yankees plan to activate first baseman Greg Bird from the disabled list before Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Angels, forcing New York to make a difficult roster decision.

Hanley Ramirez designated for assignment by Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) Hanley Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, who are responsible for the $15.25 remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019.

Epstein: No trade talks for Cubs despite Machado speculation

CHICAGO (AP) The idea of Manny Machado joining Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo in a powerhouse lineup sure is a tantalizing one.

Angels minor leaguer gets 50-game drug suspension

NEW YORK (AP) A minor league pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program for a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

Epstein: No trade talks for Cubs despite Machado speculation

CHICAGO (AP) The idea of Manny Machado joining Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo in a powerhouse lineup sure is a tantalizing one.

Hanley Ramirez designated for assignment by Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) Hanley Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, who are responsible for the $15.25 remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019.

Brewers demote Orlando Arcia, acquire Kratz from Yankees

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers have optioned slumping shortstop Orlando Arcia to Triple-A Colorado Springs and acquired backup catcher Erik Kratz from the New York Yankees as part of a series of moves.

Giants activate OF Williamson, send Osich to Triple-A

CHICAGO (AP) The San Francisco Giants have activated outfielder Mac Williamson from the 10-day disabled list and sent left-hander Josh Osich to Triple-A Sacramento.

Epstein: No trade talks for Cubs despite Machado speculation

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein insists his team has not engaged in trade talks, despite speculation about a potential deal for Baltimore Orioles superstar Manny Machado.

Red Sox designate Hanley Ramirez for assignment

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment on Friday to make room for Dustin Pedroia on the 25-man roster as he returns from the disabled list.

The face of MLB: Harper, Trout, more hitters try face guard

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LEADING OFF: Pedroia rejoins Red Sox, Diamondback doldrums

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

Column: Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt says it’s all or nothing

Our great game is trying to resist, but it is being pulled into an era run by information overload and an all-or-nothing attitude.

Nimmo reaches 5 times, Matz sharp as Mets beat Brewers 5-0

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brandon Nimmo is making a strong case to remain in the New York Mets' everyday lineup.

Carlos Rodon appears OK after taking line drive off forehead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon was removed from a minor league rehab start Thursday after being hit in the forehead by a line drive.

» Thursday, May 24, 2018

Snell goes 6 scoreless innings, Rays beat Red Sox 6-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Blake Snell had another strong outing against Boston - something that is becoming a regular occurrence for the Tampa Bay lefty.

Oldest in majors, Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colon turns 45

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) From across the diamond, Kansas City closer Kelvin Herrera marveled at the oldest player in the major leagues - Texas pitcher Bartolo Colon, who turned 45 Thursday.

LEADING OFF: Pedroia rejoins Red Sox, Diamondback doldrums

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

2B Pedroia returns from bad knee, rejoins Red Sox on Friday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be activated by the Red Sox on Friday after missing Boston's first 50 games while recovering from knee surgery.

Rays plan to start relievers in all 3 games against Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays bullpen day is now a three-day affair.

Welington Castillo of White Sox banned 80 games for EPO test

NEW YORK (AP) - Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance.

Angels push back Ohtani’s next outing as starting pitcher

TORONTO (AP) The Los Angeles Angels are pushing back Shohei Ohtani's next outing as a starting pitcher to manage the workload of the two-way rookie, meaning he'll miss a much-anticipated showdown at Yankee Stadium against Masahiro Tanaka.

Trout and Pujols hit solo HRs, Angels beat Blue Jays 8-1

TORONTO (AP) After a brief offensive drought, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are starting to swing the bats a lot better.

MLB panel says baseballs getting extra lift, cause unknown

NEW YORK (AP) Baseballs really have been getting extra lift since 2015, and it's not from the exaggerated uppercuts batters are taking, according to a 10-person committee of researchers hired by the commissioner's office.

Welington Castillo of White Sox banned 80 games for EPO test

NEW YORK (AP) Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance.

Sano rejoins Twins, missed 24 games with hamstring injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have reinstated third baseman Miguel Sano from the disabled list after he missed the last 24 games with a strained left hamstring.

Angels push back Ohtani’s next outing as starting pitcher

TORONTO (AP) The Los Angeles Angels are pushing back Shohei Ohtani's next outing as a starting pitcher to manage the workload of the two-way rookie.

Welington Castillo of White Sox banned 80 games for EPO test

NEW YORK (AP) Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance.

Angels push back Otani’s next outing as starting pitcher

TORONTO (AP) The Los Angeles Angels are pushing back Shohei Otani's next outing as a starting pitcher to manage the workload of the two-way rookie.

Welington Castillo of White Sox banned 80 games for EPO test

NEW YORK (AP) Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance.

Castillo of White Sox banned 80 games for failed drug test

NEW YORK (AP) Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo has been suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance.

Yankees delayed by plane trouble after Texas loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Travel problems have delayed the New York Yankees from getting home from Texas.

LEADING OFF: Astros-Indians again, Mets limp to tough trip

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

Covey earns 1st win, White Sox hit 3 homers in rout of O’s

CHICAGO (AP) Dylan Covey's first major league win was both impressive and worth the wait.

Harrison’s triple in 12th sends Pirates over Reds 5-4

CINCINNATI (AP) Josh Harrison came off the disabled list just in time to give his hometown a show.

Ohtani ties it, Simmons wins it in 9th as Angels beat Jays

TORONTO (AP) Shohei Ohtani helped the Los Angeles Angels finally scrounge up some runs just in time.

Plutko, Miller pitch Indians past Cubs 1-0

CHICAGO (AP) Adam Plutko was nervous. Not about making his second major league start, really. It was all about stepping to the plate.

» Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Plutko, Miller pitch Indians past Cubs 1-0

CHICAGO (AP) Adam Plutko carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Andrew Miller provided stellar relief work, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Wednesday night.

Realmuto, Castro rally Marlins in 9th to 2-1 win over Mets

NEW YORK (AP) J.T. Realmuto and Starlin Castro each hit an RBI single off closer Jeurys Familia in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins rallied for a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.

LEADING OFF: Astros-Indians again, Mets limp to tough trip

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

A’s slugger Khris Davis goes on DL with groin strain

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have placed slugging outfielder/designated hitter Khris Davis on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

Mariners have new 25-year lease at Safeco Field

SEATTLE (AP) The Washington State Major League Baseball Public Facilities District has approved terms of a new 25-year lease with the Seattle Mariners for Safeco Field.

Orioles slugger Trumbo is day-to-day with sore right knee

CHICAGO (AP) Baltimore Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo was unavailable against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night because of a sore right knee.

Indians place OF Guyer on DL with neck strain

CHICAGO (AP) The Cleveland Indians lost another outfielder Wednesday when they placed Brandon Guyer on the 10-day disabled list with a neck strain after he got hurt in a collision with a fan.

A’s slugger Khris Davis goes on DL with groin strain

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have placed slugging outfielder/designated hitter Khris Davis on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

A’s slugger Khris Davis on disabled list with hurt groin

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics slugger Khris Davis has landed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right groin.

Lenny Dykstra accused of putting gun to Uber driver’s head

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) Police say former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to his New Jersey Uber driver's head when the driver declined to change the trip's destination.

LEADING OFF: Price faces old pal Archer; Verlander vs Giants

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

Betts, Sale lead Red Sox 4-2 over Rays as Adames debuts

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Chris Sale has high praise for Boston teammate Mookie Betts, and with good reason.

Oh brother: Cole’s good game blemished by HR from Crawford

HOUSTON (AP) Gerrit Cole's only major miscue against San Francisco came on a pitch to Brandon Crawford that will give his brother-in-law some bragging rights at family gatherings for years to come.

Morales, Happ lead Blue Jays over Angels 5-3, stop skid at 4

TORONTO (AP) With the Los Angeles Angels in town, Toronto's Kendrys Morales emulated Shoehei Otani: He followed a pitching performance with a big home run.

Hamels limits slugging Yankees as last-place Rangers win 6-4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Cole Hamels is focused for now on trying to help the last-place Texas Rangers win some games and being a mentor to so many of their young players.

Twins acquire 1B Chris Carter in minor-league deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins acquired first baseman Chris Carter from the Los Angeles Angels for cash considerations in a minor-league trade on Tuesday.

LEADING OFF: Price faces old pal Archer; Verlander vs Giants

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

» Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Gennett’s slam helps Harvey gets 1st Reds win, 7-2 over Bucs

CINCINNATI (AP) So far, Matt Harvey is making good on his second chance.

Mets sign Bautista, recently cut Braves, doubles in 1st AB

NEW YORK (AP) Jose Bautista was sitting on his couch at home in Florida when the call came Tuesday afternoon. He had a new job, with the New York Mets.

Boone booted: Yankees manager ejected for 1st time in career

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Aaron Boone has been ejected from a game for the first time as a big league manager.

Rays pitcher Jake Faria, catcher Wilson Ramos

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jake Faria and catcher Wilson Ramos left with injuries in the third inning of Tuesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox.

Mariners’ Dee Gordon has broken toe, joins Cano on DL

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Seattle Mariners' Dee Gordon has joined Robinson Cano on the disabled list, just after taking over from the All-Star at second base.

Mets sign Bautista, recently cut Braves, doubles in 1st AB

NEW YORK (AP) An hour after joining the New York Mets, Jose Bautista swung into action.

Souza put back on DL by Diamondbacks with pectoral strain

MILWAUKEE (AP) Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza Jr. is back on the 10-day disabled list.

Former top prospect Singleton released by Astros

HOUSTON (AP) The Astros have released former top prospect Jon Singleton, who was serving a 100-game suspension under baseball's minor league drug program after a third positive test for a drug of abuse.

Tomlin out of Indians’ rotation, Plutko to take his place

CHICAGO (AP) Struggling right-hander Josh Tomlin is out of the Cleveland Indians' rotation.

Mets sign Jose Bautista, cut last weekend by Braves

NEW YORK (AP) The Mets have signed free agent Jose Bautista, getting the former home run champion two days after he was cut by the Atlanta Braves.

Devon Travis recalled by Blue Jays from Triple-A Buffalo

TORONTO (AP) Second baseman Devon Travis has been recalled from Triple-A Buffalo by the Toronto Blue Jays, one day after shortstop Richard Urena was optioned to the International League club.

Mariners’ Dee Gordon has broken toe, joins Cano on DL

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Seattle Mariners' Dee Gordon has joined Robinson Cano on the disabled list, just after taking over from the All-Star at second base.

MLB, USA Baseball modify youth game to pick up pace

NEW YORK (AP) MLB and USA Baseball are promoting a modified version of youth baseball that picks up the pace and gets players more active with fewer innings, batters and pitches.

MLB, USA Baseball modify youth game to pick up pace

NEW YORK (AP) MLB and USA Baseball are promoting a modified version of youth baseball with fewer innings, batters and pitches to pick up the pace.

MLB, USA Baseball promote youth game that picks up pace

NEW YORK (AP) MLB and USA Baseball are promoting a modified version of youth baseball with fewer innings, batters and pitches to pick up the pace.

Brewers hit 3 HRs off Greinke, beat Diamondbacks 4-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) Chase Anderson needed a slight tuneup in the first inning and then kept on motoring.

LEADING OFF: Soto swings away, Harvey’s home debut with Reds

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

Twins designate pitcher Phil Hughes for assignment

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins designated pitcher Phil Hughes for assignment on Monday night, an expensive decision to dump the right-hander after continued struggles recovering from rib surgeries.

Orioles INF Machado draws attention in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) Manny Machado and Albert Almora Jr. played together in the backyard when they were kids, dreaming about winning a World Series together.

Twins overtake Tigers 4-2 behind strong start from Berrios

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) While Jose Berrios struggled through a four-start stretch that began in mid-April, the Minnesota Twins were reeling for most of that time.

Twins designate pitcher Phil Hughes for assignment

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have designated pitcher Phil Hughes for assignment, an expensive decision to dump the right-hander after continued struggles recovering from rib surgeries.

» Monday, May 21, 2018

LEADING OFF: Soto swings away, Harvey’s home debut with Reds

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

Machado hits 15th homer as Orioles edge White Sox 3-2

CHICAGO (AP) Manny Machado, Adam Jones and Mark Trumbo homered, helping Andrew Cashner and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Monday night.

Mikolas gets 1st shutout, O’Neill homers, Cards beat Royals

ST. LOUIS (AP) Miles Mikolas pitched a four-hitter for his first career shutout and Tyler O'Neill homered for the third straight game and drove in four runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

LEADING OFF: Soto swings away, Harvey’s home debut with Reds

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

Orioles INF Machado draws attention in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) Manny Machado and Albert Almora Jr. played together in the backyard when they were kids, dreaming about winning a World Series together.

Ohtani off to flying start with Angels, yet still improving

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The most remarkable aspect of the first two months in Shohei Ohtani's major league career is how the unprecedented has become normal.

Orioles INF Machado draws attention in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) Manny Machado and Albert Almora Jr. played together in the backyard when they were kids, and the cousins dreamed about winning a World Series together.

Pivetta throws 7 scoreless innings, Phillies top Braves 3-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Nick Pivetta struck out seven over seven innings, and Nick Williams and Aaron Altherr each homered to lead the Phillies to a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.

Gardenhire back in Minnesota: ’I’ve always loved this place’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ron Gardenhire woke up in his own bed, drove to the ballpark and even parked in the employee lot, just like he never left Minnesota.

Nats’ Soto, MLB’s youngest player at 19, homers in 1st start

WASHINGTON (AP) Juan Soto, the youngest player in the majors at 19, has hit a three-run homer in his first career start for the Washington Nationals.

Orioles INF Machado draws attention in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) Manny Machado and Albert Almora Jr. played together in the backyard when they were kids, and the cousins dreamed about winning a World Series together.

Nationals move Kendrick to 60-day DL, recall LHP Collins

WASHINGTON (AP) Howie Kendrick was transferred to the 60-day disabled list by the Washington Nationals, who recalled left-hander Tim Collins from Triple-A Syracuse.

Osuna’s administrative leave extended through May 28

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave of Toronto closer Roberto Osuna for a third seven-day period through May 28 as it investigates an assault charge filed against the All-Star.

Osuna administrative leave extended through May 28

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave of Toronto closer Roberto Osuna for a third seven-day period through May 28 as it investigates an assault charge filed against the All-Star.

SKorean club to be added to expanded Aussie baseball league

SYDNEY (AP) A South Korean club is set to be added to an expanded Australian Baseball League from next season in a first for sports Down Under.

Cleveland’s bullpen blues keeping AL Central in play

Two years ago, the Cleveland bullpen led the way when the Indians overcame significant injuries in their starting rotation and won the American League pennant.

LEADING OFF: Big Sexy vs Bronx Bombers; Harper in walk year

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

McCullers, McCann lead Astros to 3-1 win over Indians

HOUSTON (AP) Lance McCullers finally found his curveball - and the results were devastating for the Cleveland Indians.

» Sunday, May 20, 2018

Rosario hits 2 HRs, leads Syndergaard, Mets over Arizona 4-1

NEW YORK (AP) All over baseball, rookies are making quite an impression - Shohei Ohtani, Ronald Acuna Jr., Gleyber Torres and more.

LEADING OFF: Big Sexy vs Bronx Bombers; Harper in walk year

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

Ohtani pitches Angels to skid-snapping win over Rays, 5-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani left the mound to a standing ovation after his longest, deepest start for the Los Angeles Angels. He doffed his cap with a weary right arm, acknowledging the roars for the latest milestone in his remarkable rookie season.

19-year-old outfielder Juan Soto makes Nats’ debut

WASHINGTON (AP) Outfielder Juan Soto struck out in his major league debut for the Washington Nationals, at 19 becoming the youngest player in the major leagues.

19-year-old outfielder Juan Soto makes Nats’ debut

WASHINGTON (AP) Outfielder Juan Soto struck out in his major league debut for the Washington Nationals, at 19 becoming the youngest player in the major leagues.

Padres squeeze out 8-5 win, take 3 of 4 from Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) The San Diego Padres squeezed out a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Indians call up veteran outfielder Melky Cabrera

HOUSTON (AP) The Cleveland Indians have called up veteran outfielder Melky Cabrera from Triple-A Columbus.

Lopez goes 8 innings as White Sox blank Rangers 3-0

CHICAGO (AP) Reynaldo Lopez hid the ball in his glove as White Sox manager Rick Renteria approached the mound. Renteria asked if Lopez had enough left to retire Shin-Soo Choo, and Lopez said it was his batter.

Backed by HRs, Darvish beats Reds 6-1 for 1st win with Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) More than seven weeks into the season, Yu Darvish finally has his first win for the Chicago Cubs.

Austin, Gray lead scorching Yankees to 10-1 rout of Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The New York Yankees rightfully lamented a miserable week filled with rainouts, broken planes and a patchwork schedule that forced right-hander Sonny Gray to pitch on eight days' rest.

Flaherty fans 13 for 1st MLB win as Cards beat Phillies 5-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jack Flaherty struck out a career-high 13 to earn his first major league win and Tyler O'Neill homered as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Sunday.

19-year-old outfielder Juan Soto makes Nats’ debut

WASHINGTON (AP) Outfielder Juan Soto made his major league debut for the Washington Nationals, at 19 becoming the youngest player in the major leagues.

Dodgers beat Nationals 7-2 to complete 3-game sweep

WASHINGTON (AP) Kike Hernandez and Yasiel Puig each hit two-run homers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

19-year-old outfielder Juan Soto brought up to Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) Outfielder Juan Soto was brought up by the Washington Nationals, at 19 becoming the youngest player in the major leagues.

Josh Harrison returns to Pirates after 5-week absence

PITTSBURGH (AP) Josh Harrison has been activated from the disabled list by the Pittsburgh Pirates after missing five weeks with a broken left pinkie, a week less than originally forecast.

Braves release slumping Bautista, Camargo to play 3B

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have released Jose Bautista a month after picking up the veteran slugger and will make Johan Camargo their starting third baseman.

Orioles recall RHP Hess to start vs. Red Sox; Hart optioned

BOSTON (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have recalled right-hander David Hess from Triple-A Norfolk to start Sunday's series finale against the Boston Red Sox.

Hill on DL for 2nd time with blister; Kershaw throws ’pen

WASHINGTON (AP) Rich Hill went back on the Los Angeles Dodgers' disabled list, a day after a blister burst on his left middle finger, and ace Clayton Kershaw threw a bullpen session for the first time since getting hurt.

Rangers activate reliever Chris Martin from 10-day DL

CHICAGO (AP) The Texas Rangers have activated reliever Chris Martin from the 10-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Ariel Jurado to Double-A Frisco.

Braves release slumping Bautista, Camargo to play 3B

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have released Jose Bautista a month after picking up the veteran slugger and will make Johan Camargo their starting third baseman.

Braves release slumping Bautista, Camargo to play 3B

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have released Jose Bautista and will make Johan Camargo their starting third baseman.

LEADING OFF: Ohtani takes mound, Romo starts again for Rays

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

Rays plan to have reliever Romo start 2nd straight day

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays reliever Sergio Romo played 11 seasons before making his first major league start.

LEADING OFF: Ohtani starts, Hill ailing, Darvish tries again

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

Dodgers’ Rich Hill has no solution for recurring blister

WASHINGTON (AP) Blisters on the middle finger of his pitching hand are nothing new for veteran Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill, but the latest one is worse than usual and he doesn't know how to solve the problem.

Nationals’ Kendrick tears Achilles, will miss rest of season

WASHINGTON (AP) Veteran Washington Nationals infielder-outfielder Howie Kendrick tore his right Achilles tendon in the opener of Saturday's doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers and will miss the rest of the season.

» Saturday, May 19, 2018

LEADING OFF: Ohtani starts, Hill ailing, Darvish tries again

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

Yelich’s eighth-inning homer sends Brewers past Twins, 5-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Christian Yelich broke a tie with a solo home run in the top of the eighth, Milwaukee's bullpen pitched five scoreless innings, and the Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Saturday night to take the first two games of the three-game series.

Happ, Cubs rout Reds 10-0 for doubleheader split

CINCINNATI (AP) Ian Happ hit his second home run of the doubleheader, Jason Heyward tied his career high with four RBIs and Jose Quintana allowed one hit in seven shutdown innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-0 Saturday night for a split.

Dodgers’ Rich Hill lasts just 2 pitches against Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) Rich Hill lasted just two pitches against the Washington Nationals.

Nationals place Howie Kendrick on DL with Achilles injury

WASHINGTON (AP) The Nationals have placed veteran Howie Kendrick on the 10-day disabled list with a right Achilles tendon injury.

Dodgers’ Rich Hill lasts just 2 pitches against Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) Rich Hill lasted just two pitches against the Washington Nationals.

D-Backs will wait until Monday for Souza DL decision

NEW YORK (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks will wait until Monday before deciding whether outfielder Steven Souza Jr. will go back on the disabled list.

Twins put Mauer on DL with concussion symptoms, Cave debuts

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins lost a key member of their batting order Saturday as first baseman Joe Mauer was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a cervical strain and concussion-like symptoms.

Nido, Flexen brought up by Mets, who cut Lobaton

NEW YORK (AP) Rookie Tomas Nido has replaced Jose Lobaton as the New York Mets' backup to newly acquired catcher Devin Mesoraco, primarily so he can observe the eight-year veteran.

Pinder hits grand slam, A’s get 5 in 8th, beat Blue Jays 5-4

TORONTO (AP) Chad Pinder became the latest member of the Oakland A's to come up clutch.

Rangers place LHP Matt Moore on DL, recall RHP Ariel Jurado

CHICAGO (AP) The Texas Rangers have put left-hander Matt Moore on the 10-day disabled list with right knee soreness.

Twins put Mauer on DL with concussion symptoms, Cave debuts

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have placed first baseman Joe Mauer on the 10-day disabled list with a cervical strain and concussion-like symptoms.

Swanson returns from disabled list, back in Braves’ lineup

ATLANTA (AP) Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has been reinstated from the disabled list and is in the lineup batting eighth for Saturday's game against Miami.

Pinder hits grand slam, A’s get 5 in 8th, beat Blue Jays 5-4

TORONTO (AP) Chad Pinder hit his first career grand slam and the Oakland Athletics overcame a four-run deficit, rallying to score five times in the eighth inning to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Saturday.

Cubs, Reds involved in brief bench-clearing incident

CINCINNATI (AP) Reds left-hander Amir Garrett and Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez exchanged words after Baez struck out to end the seventh inning, sparking a bench-clearing incident that was quickly defused after a brief scuffle in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday.

Flexen, Nido brought up by Mets, who cut Lobaton

NEW YORK (AP) The Mets have recalled right-hander Chris Flexen and catcher Tomas Nido from Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League, optioned left-hander Buddy Baumann to the Triple-A farm team and designated catcher Jose Lobaton for assignment.

Choo hits grand slam as Rangers pound White Sox 12-5

CHICAGO (AP) The pitch drifted over the middle of the plate, and as soon as Shin-Soo Choo connected, there was little doubt.

Diamondbacks activate 3B Jake Lamb from disabled list

NEW YORK (AP) Jake Lamb was reinstated from the disabled list Friday by the Arizona Diamondbacks, who hope the return of their All-Star third baseman will boost a struggling lineup.

Mets CF Lagares likely to miss rest of year with toe injury

NEW YORK (AP) Juan Lagares and his Gold Glove are probably gone for the season.

Rays’ creativity will lead to first career start for Romo

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays plan to give veteran reliever Sergio Romo his first career start Saturday night against the Los Angeles Angels, though it will be a short one.

Mets beat Diamondbacks 3-1 behind deGrom, Conforto

NEW YORK (AP) Healthy, fresh and on top of his game, Jacob deGrom simply overpowered an Arizona Diamondbacks lineup that's been scuffling all month.

LEADING OFF: Nationals try again to play, Gregorius slumps

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

Choo hits grand slam as Rangers pound White Sox 12-5

CHICAGO (AP) Shin-Soo Choo hit his first grand slam in eight years, leading the Texas Rangers to a 12-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

Merrifield, Perez power Royals to 5-2 win over Yankees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The worst night CC Sabathia has had during 18 years in the big leagues came Wednesday, when the Yankees' big left-hander had to sleep in the team's broken-down plane after a rainout in Washington.

» Friday, May 18, 2018

Merrifield, Perez power Royals to 5-2 win over Yankees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Whit Merrifield had three hits, stole three bases and scored twice off CC Sabathia in the first four innings, Jakob Junis held down the Yankees' potent offense and Kansas City beat New York 5-2 on Friday night.

Morton throws 7 strong innings in Astros’ 4-1 win

HOUSTON (AP) Charlie Morton pitched seven solid innings, Tony Kemp had a tiebreaking RBI double in the seventh and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Friday night for their third straight win.

LEADING OFF: Nationals try again to play, Gregorius slumps

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

White Sox OF Delmonico out 4-6 weeks with broken finger

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox expect outfielder Nicky Delmonico to miss four to six weeks because of a broken bone in his right middle finger.

Diamondbacks activate 3B Jake Lamb from disabled list

NEW YORK (AP) Jake Lamb was reinstated from the disabled list Friday by the Arizona Diamondbacks, who hope the return of their All-Star third baseman will boost a struggling lineup.

Mets CF Lagares likely to miss rest of year with toe injury

NEW YORK (AP) Juan Lagares and his Gold Glove are probably gone for the season.

Hamels’ status remains up in the air for Rangers

CHICAGO (AP) Cole Hamels' status remained up in the air a day after the Texas Rangers scratched the left-hander from his scheduled start because of neck stiffness.

Recovering reliever Farquhar visits White Sox before game

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox got another visit from Danny Farquhar, and they continue to be encouraged by the reliever's recovery from a brain hemorrhage last month.

Diamondbacks activate 3B Jake Lamb from disabled list

NEW YORK (AP) - Jake Lamb was reinstated from the disabled list Friday by the Arizona Diamondbacks, who hope the return of their All-Star third baseman will boost a struggling lineup.

Houston teams; athletes offer support after school shooting

HOUSTON (AP) Rockets star Chris Paul is among many in the Houston sports world offering condolences to the families affected by an area school shooting that left 10 people dead.

Padres release veteran third baseman Headley

PITTSBURGH (AP) The San Diego Padres have released third baseman Chase Headley, six days after designating him for assignment.

Cubs activate Heyward from DL, option Rosario

CINCINNATI (AP) The Chicago Cubs activated outfielder Jason Heyward from the seven-day concussion disabled list before their series opener against the Cincinnati Reds.

Wisler called up to make spot start for Braves

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have recalled right-hander Matt Wisler from Triple-A Gwinnett to make a spot start Friday against Miami and give Sean Newcomb an extra day of rest.

Mets CF Lagares likely to miss rest of year with toe injury

NEW YORK (AP) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is expected to miss the rest of the season because of an injury to the big toe on his left foot.

Pirates’ Marte goes on 10-day disabled list, Meadows up

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Starling Marte was put on the 10-day disabled list Friday because of a strained right side.

Cardinals place DeJong, Bowman on DL, call up O’Neill, Munoz

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals placed Paul DeJong on the 10-day disabled list on Friday, a day after the shortstop's left hand was fractured when he was hit by a pitch in a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Pirates’ Starling Marte goes on 10-day disabled list

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Starling Marte has been placed on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right side.

FANTASY PLAYS: Philly’s Pivetta worth picking up on team

With teams more than a quarter of the way through their season, sample sizes are becoming larger and more reliable. That makes it more clear which players to buy into and those that are showing signs of turning their seasons around.

Gonzalez hits 2-run single in 12th, Rockies beat Giants 5-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Carlos Gonzalez has played in San Francisco so many times over the past decade that dealing with seagulls swirling over the outfield grass is customary in the late innings.

LEADING OFF: Yanks continue odd trip, Swanson could return

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

Tigers put together late rally for 3-2 win over Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) Less than a week ago, Matthew Boyd was trying to figure out how to slow a Seattle lineup that included Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz in the middle of the batting order.

Rangers scratch lefty Cole Hamels with neck stiffness

CHICAGO (AP) The Texas Rangers scratched left-hander Cole Hamels from Thursday's start against the Chicago White Sox due to neck stiffness.

Losing taking toll on Hahn, White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf recently got a subscription to minor league baseball TV. That's how things are going for Chicago at the major league level.

» Thursday, May 17, 2018

LEADING OFF: Yanks continue odd trip, Swanson could return

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

Rough road: Yanks spend night at airport after plane delayed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Baby Bombers were grounded.

Price is right for Red Sox in 6-2 victory over Orioles

BOSTON (AP) David Price took a shutout into the ninth inning and held Baltimore to five hits in his first complete game this season, leading the Boston Red Sox past the Orioles 6-2 on Thursday night.

Angels’ Keynan Middleton says he’ll have Tommy John surgery

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels reliever Keynan Middleton will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, putting an early end to his second big-league season.

Pirates plan to recall top OF prospect Meadows on Friday

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates plan to recall top outfield prospect Austin Meadows from Triple-A Indianapolis in time for Friday night's game against the San Diego Padres.

Losing taking toll on Hahn, White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf recently got a subscription to minor league baseball TV. That's how things are going for Chicago at the major league level.

Rangers scratch lefty Cole Hamels with neck stiffness

CHICAGO (AP) The Texas Rangers scratched left-hander Cole Hamels from Thursday's start against the Chicago White Sox due to neck stiffness.

Braves place Soroka on DL, recall Fried to face Cubs

ATLANTA (AP) Braves rookie Mike Soroka says tightness in the back of his right shoulder is not a big concern, even though he's been placed on the disabled list for the first time in his four-year pro career.

Cards pitcher Wainwright onto 60-day DL, catcher Kelly out

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals shifted pitcher Adam Wainwright to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday because of persistent pain in his right elbow, with no set timetable for his return.

Rangers scratch lefty Cole Hamels with neck stiffness

CHICAGO (AP) The Texas Rangers have scratched left-hander Cole Hamels from his start against the Chicago White Sox due to neck stiffness.

Cardinals’ Kelly to the DL, Wainwright moved to 60-day DL

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have put catcher Carson Kelly on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, a setback for a team already without the injured Yadier Molina behind the plate.

Braves place Soroka on DL, recall Fried to face Cubs

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have placed rookie right-hander Mike Soroka on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain only hours before he was scheduled to start against the Chicago Cubs.

Nationals catcher Wieters has surgery on left hamstring

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals say catcher Matt Wieters had an operation on his left hamstring.

Gennett, Duvall homer as Reds defense helps them avoid sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Of course Scooter Gennett knew he had made that magnificent play all the way.

Rays beat Royals 5-3 for 3-game sweep, drop KC to 13-30

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) C.J. Cron is playing well heading into a series against his former team.

Bell’s single lifts Pirates over reeling White Sox 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) Josh Bell was in the unaccustomed role of pinch hitter when he stepped to the plate, getting a rare break from the starting lineup in a day game after a night game.

Bauer fans 10 as Indians blank Tigers 6-0

DETROIT (AP) Trevor Bauer gave Cleveland's beleaguered bullpen a bit of a break.

Pivetta strikes out 11, Phillies beat Orioles 4-1

BALTIMORE (AP) Nick Pivetta overpowered the Baltimore Orioles with his fastball and curve, showing potential as a top-of-the-rotation starter.

LEADING OFF: Baby Braves face Lester, Cubs; Archer vs Angels

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

» Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Acuna gets big hit as Braves score 3 in 8th, beat Cubs 4-1

ATLANTA (AP) Even the youngest player in the majors knows better than to be surprised by another extra-base hit from Ozzie Albies.

Red Sox avoid sweep with 6-4 win over A’s

BOSTON (AP) Xander Bogaerts loves watching from the on-deck circle and learning what J.D. Martinez does at the plate.

Reeling Dodgers struggling against NL’s worst teams

MIAMI (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts leaned back in his chair and it did not collapse, which is surprising given the way the season has gone.

LEADING OFF: Baby Braves face Lester, Cubs; Archer vs Angels

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

Acuna gets big hit as Braves score 3 in 8th, beat Cubs 4-1

ATLANTA (AP) Ronald Acuna Jr. drove in Ozzie Albies with the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning to send the Atlanta Braves past the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Astros call up Kemp after sending down struggling Marisnick

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Houston Astros recalled outfielder Tony Kemp from Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday after sending Jake Marisnick down after the previous night's game.

Brewers hit 4 HRs, win 8-2 against skidding D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) First Milwaukee took three of four in Colorado. Now the Brewers have won two of three in Arizona.

Unable to enter Canada, Maxwell to miss series at Blue Jays

BOSTON (AP) Oakland catcher Bruce Maxwell will miss a four-game series at Toronto that starts Thursday because he cannot enter Canada while awaiting sentencing in Arizona on a gun-related charge.

Red Sox manager surprised by Carson Smith’s injury comment

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he was surprised to hear that reliever Carson Smith feels that fatigue could have contributed to his dislocated pitching shoulder.

Brewers hit 4 HRs, win 8-2 against skidding D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana, Christian Yelich and Tyler Saladino homered in the first four innings off Matt Koch, and the Milwaukee Brewers routed the Diamondbacks 8-2 on Wednesday to take two of three in Arizona.

Bartolo Colon dominant as Rangers shut out Mariners 5-1

SEATTLE (AP) Bartolo Colon laughed off having a line drive hit him in the stomach, allowing four hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings and giving the Texas Rangers a 5-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.

Jeter upbeat but unhappy with Marlins’ record and attendance

MIAMI (AP) Derek Jeter was chatting with a cluster of fans during Marlins batting practice Wednesday when a preschooler wearing a Dodgers cap asked him to sign a baseball.

Mets place OF Cespedes on DL with hip injury

NEW YORK (AP) Yoenis Cespedes spent about a week trying to play through his latest lower body injury. Now, he and the New York Mets are opting to play it safe.

Red Sox manager surprised by Carson Smith’s injury comment

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he was surprised to hear that reliever Carson Smith feels that fatigue could have contributed to his dislocated pitching shoulder.

Fowler, Carpenter get going in Cardinals’ 7-5 win over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Dexter Fowler reached base four times and drove in two runs in his return to the lineup and the St. Louis Cardinals beat former starter Lance Lynn and the Minnesota Twins 7-5 on Wednesday.

Rays put Carlos Gomez on disabled list with groin injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carlos Gomez was put on the disabled list Wednesday with a strained right groin, a day after he left a win over Kansas City in the sixth inning.

Gregerson heads to DL, adding to St. Louis’ injury woes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals placed struggling reliever Luke Gregerson on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a right shoulder impingement.

Twins C Jason Castro out for season following knee surgery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota catcher Jason Castro will miss the rest of the season following surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee.

Twins C Jason Castro out for season following knee surgery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota catcher Jason Castro will miss the rest of the season following surgery to remove the meniscus in his right knee.

Indians scratch Encarnacion because of back spasms

DETROIT (AP) Edwin Encarnacion has been scratched from Cleveland's lineup against Detroit because of back spasms.

Reeling Dodgers struggling against NL’s worst teams

MIAMI (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts leaned back in his chair and it did not collapse, which is surprising given the way the season has gone.

Mets place OF Cespedes on DL with hip injury

NEW YORK (AP) Yoenis Cespedes spent about a week trying to play through his latest lower body injury. Now, he and the New York Mets are opting to play it safe.

Votto: Sorry for comments after Paxton’s no-hitter in Canada

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has apologized for saying he doesn't care about Canadian baseball after being asked about James Paxton's recent no-hitter.

Mets place OF Cespedes on DL with hip injury

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets have placed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hip flexor.

Gregerson heads to DL, adding to St. Louis’ injury woes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have placed struggling reliever Luke Gregerson on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement.

Reeling Dodgers struggling against NL’s worst teams

MIAMI (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts leaned back in his chair and it did not collapse, which is surprising given the way the season has gone.

LEADING OFF: Gordon gets 2nd chance at 2B? Yanks-Nats resume

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

Cano suspension leaves Seattle with questions, possibilities

SEATTLE (AP) Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto felt disappointment first when he learned of Robinson Cano's 80-game suspension for violating baseball's drug agreement.

Nelson Cruz pulled with bruised foot after second HBP

SEATTLE (AP) Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz was pulled from a game with a bruised right foot after being hit by a pitch in the fourth inning Tuesday night.

Syndergaard, Mets break out in 12-2 rout of Blue Jays

NEW YORK (AP) Noah Syndergaard won for the first time in five weeks, knocking in two early runs against the team that traded him to rouse a sluggish New York Mets offense Tuesday night during a 12-2 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays.

» Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pirates, Williams send White Sox to 12th loss in 14 games

PITTSBURGH (AP) Trevor Williams had a better outing against the struggling Chicago White Sox this time while facing them for the second straight start.

A’s Stephen Piscotty honors late mother with HR in return

BOSTON (AP) Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty homered in his first at-bat on Tuesday night after returning from the bereavement list and saluted his late mother when he crossed home plate.

Umpire Culbreth leaves game after Ohtani foul ball off mask

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Home plate umpire Fieldin Culbreth has left the Los Angeles Angels' game against the Houston Astros after a foul ball from Shohei Ohtani hit him in the mask.

A’s Stephen Piscotty honors late mother with HR in return

BOSTON (AP) Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty homered in his first at-bat on Tuesday night after returning from the bereavement list and saluted his late mother when he crossed home plate.

Mariners All-Star Cano suspended 80 games for drug violation

SEATTLE (AP) Seattle already knew Robinson Cano would be out of the Mariners lineup for several weeks, the result of a broken bone in his right hand.

Arizona’s AJ Pollock out 4-8 weeks with broken thumb

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona's already sputtering offense has taken a severe hit: center fielder A.J. Pollock is expected to miss four-to-eight weeks with a broken left thumb.

LEADING OFF: Gordon gets 2nd chance at 2B? Cespedes to DL?

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

Cespedes out of Mets’ lineup, could be headed to DL

NEW YORK (AP) Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes was out of the lineup Tuesday night because of a strained right hip flexor and could be headed to the disabled list.

Arizona’s AJ Pollock out 4-8 weeks with broken thumb

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona center fielder A.J. Pollock has a broken left thumb and is expected to be sidelined for four-to-eight weeks.

Adrian Beltre goes back on DL with hamstring injury

SEATTLE (AP) Adrian Beltre's return from the disabled list lasted just five games.

Starling Marte removed from Pirates game

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pirates centerfielder Starling Marte was removed after the first inning of Tuesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox.

Mariners All-Star Cano suspended 80 games for drug violation

SEATTLE (AP) Seattle already knew Robinson Cano would be out of the Mariners lineup for several weeks, the result of a broken bone in his right hand.

Slumping Dodgers activate Turner, Forsythe from DL

MIAMI (AP) When Justin Turner walked into the Los Angeles' Dodgers' pregame clubhouse Tuesday, teammates began shouting at him.

Stephen Piscotty returns to A’s after mother’s death

BOSTON (AP) Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty has returned to the starting lineup after the club reinstated him from the bereavement list.

Lyles comes within 5 outs of Padres’ first no-hitter

SAN DIEGO (AP) After 7,858 games, the San Diego Padres are still waiting for their first no-hitter.

Cespedes out of Mets’ lineup, could be headed to DL

NEW YORK (AP) Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes was out of the lineup Tuesday night because of a strained right hip flexor and could be headed to the disabled list.

Boston’s Smith dislocates shoulder during tantrum

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox pitcher Carson Smith dislocated his pitching shoulder during a tantrum and went on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, an injury Boston said could be major.

Cardinals place Wainwright back on DL, call up Flaherty

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have placed Adam Wainwright back on the 10-day disabled list after the right-hander struggled with velocity in his last start and said he needed ''to pause and get it right.''

Clint Frazier called up; Drury remains in Yankees’ plans

WASHINGTON (AP) The Yankees recalled outfielder Clint Frazier from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to give them an extra bat during a two-game series at the Washington Nationals and said Brandon Drury is not out of their long-term plans.

Slumping Dodgers activate Turner, Forsythe from DL

MIAMI (AP) When Justin Turner walked into the Los Angeles' Dodgers' pregame clubhouse Tuesday, teammates began shouting at him.

Rangers place Adrian Beltre back on DL with hamstring injury

SEATTLE (AP) The Texas Rangers placed Adrian Beltre on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday after he aggravated his left hamstring injury over the weekend.

Cespedes out of Mets’ lineup, could be headed to DL

NEW YORK (AP) Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes is out of the lineup because of a strained right hip flexor and could be headed to the disabled list.

White Sox push back Fulmer’s next start

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Chicago White Sox have pushed back Carson Fulmer's next turn in their rotation and plan to give Hector Santiago a spot start.

Slumping Dodgers activate Turner, Forsythe from DL

MIAMI (AP) The slumping Los Angeles Dodgers have activated third baseman Justin Turner and second baseman Logan Forsythe from the 10-day disabled list, and both are in the lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Miami Marlins.

Cano joins list of game’s best suspended for violations

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano has joined a lengthy list of players who have been suspended for violating baseball's drug agreement.

Padres’ Lyles surrenders 1st hit in 8th inning

SAN DIEGO (AP) Jordan Lyles' bid for a perfect game for San Diego has been broken up by Trevor Story's one-out single in the eighth inning for Colorado.

Mariners All-Star Cano suspended 80 games for drug violation

SEATTLE (AP) Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement.

Padres place rookie lefty Lucchesi on disabled list

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have placed rookie left-hander Joey Lucchesi on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hip.

Mariners All-Star Cano suspended 80 games for drug violation

SEATTLE (AP) Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement.

Mariners All-Star Cano suspended 80 games for drug violation

SEATTLE (AP) Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement.

Seattle Mariners’ Cano suspended 80 games for drug violation

SEATTLE (AP) Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano has been suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement.

Cardinals place Wainwright back on DL, call up Flaherty

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have placed Adam Wainwright back on the 10-day disabled list after the right-hander struggled with velocity in his last start and said he needed ''to pause and get it right.''

LEADING OFF: Dodgers seek spark in Miami, Pollock hurt

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

Color war: Zobrist defies MLB again with black spikes

CHICAGO (AP) Ben Zobrist was joined by Chicago Cubs teammates Kyle Schwarber and Steve Cishek in wearing black spikes on Monday despite a warning from Major League Baseball that he was in violation of the sport's uniform regulations.

Andrew Heaney shuts down Astros in Angels’ 2-1 rivalry win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Andrew Heaney struck out 10 during a career-high eight innings of four-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels pulled virtually even with Houston atop the AL West with a 2-1 victory over the Astros on Monday night.

» Monday, May 14, 2018

A’s hit 3 solo shots as Manaea beats Red Sox again, 6-5

BOSTON (AP) Even after pitching a no-hitter against the Red Sox last month, Sean Manaea was worried about facing them again.

Hechavarria shimmies past Perez at plate, Rays beat Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Adeiny Hechavarria sidestepped catcher Salvador Perez, and instinct took over. Right hand, left hand - then straight to the highlight reels.

LEADING OFF: Dodgers seeks spark in Miami, Darvish returns

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

Rockies put 2B LeMahieu on DL, recall Valaika from Triple-A

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Colorado Rockies have placed All-Star second baseman DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb and recalled infielder Pat Valaika from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Padres call up Reyes, whose 14 homers lead all of baseball

SAN DIEGO (AP) Outfielder Franmil Reyes was hitting home runs in Triple-A so hard and so often that the San Diego Padres had no choice but to bring him up to make his major league debut.

Angels’ Middleton back to DL with damaged elbow ligament

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels reliever Keynan Middleton is back on the 10-day disabled list with a damaged ligament in his pitching elbow.

Giants ace Bumgarner throws 1st bullpen session since injury

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner threw off a mound Monday for the first time since surgery in March to have three pins inserted into the broken pinkie on his pitching hand.

Braun scratched from Brewers’ lineup vs D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) Ryan Braun has been scratched from the Milwaukee Brewers' game Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks due to right mid-back tightness.

Osuna administrative leave extended through May 21

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave of Toronto closer Roberto Osuna by seven days through May 21 as the commissioner's office investigates a charge of assault filed against the All-Star.

Boston’s Wright returns from domestic violence ban

BOSTON (AP) Knuckleballer Steven Wright returned to the Boston Red Sox after serving a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.

Albies, Bautista homer as Braves outslug Cubs 6-5

CHICAGO (AP) Nobody expected 5-foot-9 Ozzie Albies to be among the major league home run leaders. Same with the Atlanta Braves' rise to the top of the NL East.

Color war: Zobrist defies MLB again with black spikes

CHICAGO (AP) Ben Zobrist was joined by Chicago Cubs teammates Kyle Schwarber and Steve Cishek in wearing black spikes on Monday despite a warning from Major League Baseball that he was in violation of the sport's uniform regulations.

Mariners should have better idea Tuesday on Cano recovery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Seattle Mariners say they will have a better idea on the projected length of Robinson Cano's recovery time after the second baseman is examined by a hand specialist in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Padres call up Reyes, whose 14 homers lead all of baseball

SAN DIEGO (AP) Outfielder Franmil Reyes, whose 14 home runs for Triple-A El Paso lead professional baseball, has been brought by the San Diego Padres to make his major league debut.

Castro to have knee surgery, be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota catcher Jason Castro will have surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Boston’s Wright returns from domestic violence ban

BOSTON (AP) Knuckleballer Steven Wright returned to the Boston Red Sox after serving a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.

Albies, Bautista homer as Braves outslug Cubs 6-5

CHICAGO (AP) Ozzie Albies hit a leadoff drive for his 13th homer, Jose Bautista connected for a three-run shot and the Atlanta Braves held off the Chicago Cubs for a 6-5 victory on Monday.

Giants place INF Hanson on DL, recall OF Slater

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants have placed infielder Alen Hanson on the 10-day DL with a left hamstring strain.

Adrian Beltre’s left hamstring could put him on DL again

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre will get his aggravated left hamstring further evaluated Tuesday, and the injury could put the active career hits leader back on the disabled list.

Tigers put Candelario on DL with wrist issue

DETROIT (AP) The Tigers have put third baseman Jeimer Candelario on the 10-day disabled list with left wrist tendinitis.

Albies, Bautista homer as Braves outslug Cubs 6-5

CHICAGO (AP) Ozzie Albies hit a leadoff drive for his 13th homer, Jose Bautista connected for a three-run shot and the Atlanta Braves held off the Chicago Cubs for a 6-5 victory on Monday.

Andujar keeps Yanks’ third-base job as Drury sent to minors

NEW YORK (AP) Miguel Andujar will keep the New York Yankees' third base job, for now.

Andujar keeps Yanks’ third-base job as Drury sent to minors

NEW YORK (AP) Miguel Andujar will keep the New York Yankees' third base job, for now.

Top AL teams setting bar high so far in postseason chase

The Seattle Mariners haven't made the postseason since 2001. This year, they've looked like contenders, and at the moment, they're on pace to win 91 games.

LEADING OFF: Reds seek out of NL cellar, Manaea vs Red Sox

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Reynolds has 2 HR in Nats debut, Washington sweeps Dbacks

PHOENIX (AP) Mark Reynolds needed one game - and two big swings - to make his presence felt with the Washington Nationals.

» Sunday, May 13, 2018

LEADING OFF: Reds seek out of NL cellar, Manaea vs Red Sox

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

Stanton 4 for 4 with HR, Severino pitches Yanks past A’s 6-2

NEW YORK (AP) Once the rain subsided, Giancarlo Stanton provided plenty of thunder.

Rangers’ Adrian Beltre hurts left hamstring again

HOUSTON (AP) Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre left Sunday's 6-1 loss to Houston in the seventh inning after aggravating a left hamstring injury.

Fashion nightmare: Lindor goes to plate with wrong helmet

CLEVELAND (AP) The wrong hat can be a fashion nightmare. Just ask Cleveland's Francisco Lindor.

Fashion nightmare: Lindor goes to plate with wrong helmet

CLEVELAND (AP) The wrong hat can be a fashion nightmare. Just ask Cleveland's Francisco Lindor.

Mets’ deGrom throws 45 pitches in scoreless 1st, is pulled

PHILADELPHIA (AP) New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom lasted only one inning in his return from the disabled list despite not allowing a hit or a run.

Cano hit by pitch, has fracture on right hand

DETROIT (AP) Robinson Cano left Seattle's game at Detroit in the third inning Sunday with a broken right hand after being hit by a pitch.

Raccoon in Reds bullpen captured before game

LOS ANGELES (AP) Perhaps the only thing that could slow the Cincinnati Reds relievers in this five-game win streak was a raccoon in the bullpen on Sunday.

Cano hit by pitch, leaves game in third inning

DETROIT (AP) Robinson Cano has left Seattle's game at Detroit in the third inning after being hit around the right hand by a pitch.

Anderson placed on DL by Brewers, Peralta set for debut

DENVER (AP) Right-hander Chase Anderson was put on the 10-day disabled list because of illness by the Milwaukee Brewers, who recalled right-hander Freddy Peralta from Triple-A Colorado Springs and slated him to make his big league debut against Colorado.

Castellanos, Candelario out of starting lineup for Tigers

DETROIT (AP) Nicholas Castellanos is out of the starting lineup for the Detroit Tigers for Sunday's game against Seattle after he injured a finger on his left hand Saturday.

LEADING OFF: Nats seek sweep; Zobrist told to change spikes

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

Schebler’s HR helps Reds beat Dodgers for 5th straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Scott Schebler began his career with the Dodgers and loved his time with the franchise. Now in his third season with Cincinnati, he admitted his big homer back in Los Angeles had some extra special meaning.

Pirates top Giants 6-5 for 5th straight win

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates are learning to win without Andrew McCutchen. A sudden power surge and a more mature approach on the bases is certainly helping.

Freeland, Story lead Rockies to 4-0 win over Brewers

DENVER (AP) Kyle Freeland and Trevor Story helped the Colorado Rockies bounce back nicely from one of their toughest losses of the season.

» Saturday, May 12, 2018

Rays rebound to beat Orioles 10-3 for doubleheader split

BALTIMORE (AP) After David Hess enjoyed an unforgettable afternoon, the Tampa Bay Rays closed out a long day with an overdue victory.

Walker’s walk-off, reversal help Yanks top A’s 7-6 in 11

NEW YORK (AP) Matt Olson slid past Gary Sanchez across home plate and scored the go-ahead run for Oakland in the ninth inning.

Lindor hits 2 HRs, 2 doubles to help Indians beat Royals 6-2

CLEVELAND (AP) Francisco Lindor put his defensive problems behind him Saturday.

Contreras hits 3rd HR in 2 games, Cubs beat White Sox 8-4

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs figured it was just a matter of time before Willson Contreras would start knocking the ball around.

Detroit’s Gardenhire ejected in second game of doubleheader

DETROIT (AP) Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire has been ejected from the second game of Detroit's doubleheader against Seattle.

LEADING OFF: Zobrist told to change spikes; Nats seek sweep

YIKES, SPIKES!

MLB to Cubs’ Zobrist: Stop wearing black cleats

CHICAGO (AP) Major League Baseball has warned Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs against wearing black cleats.

Strasburg, Nationals edge Diamondbacks 2-1

PHOENIX (AP) With their star-studded lineup and pitching staff, the Washington Nationals can win in a variety of ways.

Detroit’s Castellanos leaves with injured finger

DETROIT (AP) Nicholas Castellanos has left the second game of Detroit's doubleheader against Seattle with an injured finger on his left hand.

Padres designate struggling Headley; recall Spangenberg

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have designated struggling third baseman Chase Headley for assignment and recalled infielder Cory Spangenberg from Triple-A El Paso.

MLB to Cubs’ Zobrist: Stop wearing black cleats

CHICAGO (AP) Major League Baseball has warned Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs against wearing black cleats.

Brewers RHP Anderson scratched with illness; Suter starts

DENVER (AP) Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson was scratched from his scheduled start against Colorado on Saturday night because of a stomach illness.

Walker’s walk-off, reversal help Yanks top A’s 7-6 in 11

NEW YORK (AP) Matt Olson slid past Gary Sanchez across home plate and scored the go-ahead run for Oakland in the ninth inning.

Marlins’ Ziegler adds to collection of saves, autographs

MIAMI (AP) Marlins closer Brad Ziegler collects autographed baseballs as well as saves.

MLB to Cubs’ Zobrist: Stop wearing black cleats

CHICAGO (AP) Major League Baseball has warned Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs against wearing black cleats.

Marlins’ Ziegler adds to collection of saves, autographs

MIAMI (AP) Marlins closer Brad Ziegler collects autographed baseballs as well as saves.

Hess wins debut, Orioles beat Rays 6-3 in twin bill opener

BALTIMORE (AP) David Hess pitched six effective innings in his big league debut, Jonathan Schoop hit two home runs and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.

Nationals’ Zimmerman placed on DL with back injury

PHOENIX (AP) The Washington Nationals placed first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 10-day disabled list Saturday and promoted veteran infielder Mark Reynolds from Triple-A Syracuse.

Indians’ Tyler Naquin on disabled list; Olson activated

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians have placed outfielder Tyler Naquin on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and activated left-hander Tyler Olson from the paternity list.

Caught red-handed: Reds goof in double switch vs. Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Not so fast, Cincinnati Reds.

LEADING OFF: Suzuki coaches, Price starts, Springer checked

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Healed, A’s Fowler makes it to Yankee Stadium, gets 1st hit

NEW YORK (AP) Oakland Athletics rookie Dustin Fowler once was a rising star in the Yankees' system, set to join a promising crop of Baby Bombers in the Bronx for years to come.

» Friday, May 11, 2018

LEADING OFF: Suzuki coaches, Price starts, Springer checked

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

Machado hits slam and 2-run shot as Orioles beat Rays 9-4

BALTIMORE (AP) When the Baltimore Orioles were losing on a regular basis, Manny Machado was one of the few positive constants.

’A little weird’ for McCutchen in return to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) For the first time in months, Andrew McCutchen woke up Friday morning in his own bed. He and his wife Maria took their infant son Steel to the doctor for some shots. For lunch, he stopped by his favorite pizza spot, and then he hopped in a car and drove to PNC Park, where he made his way through the players' entrance and started the long walk toward the Pittsburgh Pirates' clubhouse.

Astros’ Springer day to day after taking pitch to left elbow

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Astros outfielder George Springer is day to day with a bruised left elbow after being hit by a 92 mph pitch from Texas Rangers starter Cole Hamels in the fourth inning.

Nationals OF Adam Eaton put on 60-day DL after surgery

PHOENIX (AP) Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list, a day after he had surgery on his left ankle.

Healed, A’s Fowler makes it to Yankee Stadium, gets 1st hit

NEW YORK (AP) Oakland Athletics rookie Dustin Fowler once was a rising star in the Yankees' system, set to join a promising crop of Baby Bombers in the Bronx for years to come.

’A little weird’ for McCutchen in return to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) For the first time in months, Andrew McCutchen woke up Friday morning in his own bed. He and his wife Maria took their infant son Steel to the doctor for some shots. For lunch, he stopped by his favorite pizza spot, and then he hopped in a car and drove to PNC Park, where he made his way through the players' entrance and started the long walk toward the Pittsburgh Pirates' clubhouse.

Contreras keeps on slugging, Cubs pound White Sox 11-2

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs passed out bobbleheads of Willson Conteras, and then watched him perform like an action figure.

Back from injury, A’s Fowler finally plays at Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK (AP) Oakland Athletics rookie Dustin Fowler once was a rising star in the Yankees' system, set to join a promising crop of Baby Bombers in the Bronx for years to come.

A’s put OF Piscotty on bereavement list, add RHP Graveman

NEW YORK (AP) The Oakland Athletics have put outfielder Stephen Piscotty on the bereavement list and recalled right-hander Kendall Graveman from Triple-A Nashville.

Rangers activate Rougned Odor from 10-day DL

HOUSTON (AP) The Texas Rangers activated second baseman Rougned Odor from the 10-day disabled list Friday and he was in the starting lineup against the Houston Astros.

Orioles place ineffective RHP Tillman on DL with back strain

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have placed struggling right-hander Chris Tillman on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

Struggling Jason Vargas to skip next start with Mets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The New York Mets will skip struggling left-hander Jason Vargas' next turn in the rotation on Tuesday.

Miller activated from DL as Indians struggle without lefty

CLEVELAND (AP) Andrew Miller's return to the bullpen was a huge relief for the Cleveland Indians.

Column: Baby Braves suddenly baseball’s most exciting team

ATLANTA (AP) For John Schuerholz, this all looks so familiar.

Miller activated from DL as Indians struggle without lefty

CLEVELAND (AP) Andrew Miller was activated from the 10-day disabled list by the Cleveland Indians, who struggled mightily without their star reliever because of a strained left hamstring.

Mets place Bruce on paternity list; Robles to DL

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The New York Mets will be without outfielder Jay Bruce for their weekend series in Philadelphia.

Brewers option Phillips to minors to make room for Woodruff

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers have optioned outfielder Brett Phillips to Triple-A Colorado Springs to make room on the roster for right-handed pitcher Brandon Woodruff.

LEADING OFF: Harvey debuts for Reds, Cutch back in the Burgh

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

Out of uniform and not managing, Baker relishes watching son

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Darren Baker walks through the California dugout shortly before first pitch, finds his famous father in the last row of the stands, smiles and points. Dusty Baker nods and gives his college freshman son and second baseman the peace sign.

» Thursday, May 10, 2018

Seager hits 2 HRs, 1 a slam, Mariners beat Blue Jays 9-3

TORONTO (AP) One swing in the first inning gave the Seattle Mariners all the runs they needed to beat the Blue Jays.

Nationals’ Adam Eaton has ankle surgery, no return timetable

PHOENIX (AP) Washington Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton had surgery on his troublesome left ankle Thursday with no timetable given for his return.

LEADING OFF: Harvey debuts for Reds, Cutch back in the Burgh

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

Red alert: Harvey starts Friday for Cincy at Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Cincinnati Reds aren't wasting any time showing off their new acquisition.

Nationals’ Adam Eaton has ankle surgery, no return timetable

PHOENIX (AP) Washington Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton had surgery on his troublesome left ankle Thursday with no timetable given for his return.

Price may cut back video games, pitches Saturday at Toronto

NEW YORK (AP) David Price considers himself a gamer - both on and off the field. Now he has to cut down on screen time.

Red Alert: Harvey starts Friday for Cincy at Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Cincinnati Reds aren't wasting any time showing off their new acquisition.

Palmeiro back on diamond at 53 with hopes of MLB comeback

CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) Rafael Palmeiro isn't playing for an independent minor league team at age 53 just so he can be teammates with his son.

Price may cut back video games, pitches Saturday at Toronto

NEW YORK (AP) David Price considers himself a gamer - both on and off the field. Now he has to cut down on screen time.

Velasquez, Santana lead Phillies past whiffing Giants 6-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Vince Velasquez bent over, his hands on his knees, as another home run sailed over his head. But somehow, what looked like a lost afternoon for the Philadelphia Phillies turned into another win.

Brewers reinstate left-hander Boone Logan from disabled list

DENVER (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers have reinstated left-handed reliever Boone Logan from the 10-day disabled list and optioned righty Jorge Lopez to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Reds promote Nick Krall to general manager

The Cincinnati Reds promoted Nick Krall to general manager on Thursday, giving him more responsibilities as the team tries to emerge from a major rebuild.

MLB hires former pitcher Chris Young for executive role

NEW YORK (AP) Former pitcher Chris Young has been hired by Major League Baseball as an executive.

Price may cut back video games, pitches Saturday at Toronto

NEW YORK (AP) Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price says video games may have contributed to his carpal tunnel syndrome, but are not the cause of the condition.

Palmeiro back on diamond at 53 with hopes of MLB comeback

CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) Rafael Palmeiro isn't playing for a minor league team at age 53 just so he can be teammates with his son.

Reds promote Nick Krall to general manager

The Cincinnati Reds have promoted Nick Krall to general manager, giving him more responsibilities as the team tries to emerge from a major rebuild.

Cards put ace Carlos Martinez on 10-day DL with lat strain

SAN DIEGO (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have put ace Carlos Martinez on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained lat.

Tim Tebow holding his own in NY Mets farm system

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) Tim Tebow is holding his own as he tries to make his way up the minor league ladder in the New York Mets farm system.

Palmeiro back on diamond at 53 with hopes of MLB comeback

CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) Rafael Palmeiro knows there are people who think he is too old and has lost his mind in wanting to make a major league comeback at the age of 53.

Giants: Cueto to 60-day DL, Bumgarner to throw bullpen

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The San Francisco Giants have transferred Johnny Cueto to the 60-day disabled list, meaning it will be late June at the earliest before the right-hander returns to the rotation.

All righty then: Phillies demote only left-handed pitcher

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies have demoted their only left-handed pitcher, optioning reliever Zac Curtis to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and recalling right-hander Jake Thompson.

All righty then: Phillies demote only lefty pitcher

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies have demoted their only left-handed pitcher, optioning reliever Zac Curtis to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and recalling right-hander Jake Thompson.

Pirates win 6-5 with 4-run 9th, White Sox fall to 9-25

CHICAGO (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates are making a habit out of winning from behind. The Chicago White Sox are losing every which way.

Angels snap Rockies’ 6-game winning streak in 8-0 victory

DENVER (AP) Rene Rivera had a big hand in this win even if it was tender and sore after the game.

Cole strikes out 9 as Astros win 4-1, sweep A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Any questions the Houston Astros had about Gerrit Cole's ability to bounce back from his first career shutout were answered when the right-hander pumped a 99.4 mph fastball past Matt Chapman for a strikeout.

Blue Jays use four-run 8th to beat Mariners 5-2

TORONTO (AP) After being held hitless by Seattle's James Paxton on Tuesday, the Toronto Blue Jays were looking to get their offense clicking again.

LEADING OFF: Yanks go for sweep; Price to rejoin Red Sox

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Lights out anytime, Brewers’ Josh Hader brings the heat

MILWAUKEE (AP) Reliever Josh Hader's most important role with the Milwaukee Brewers might be that he doesn't really have a defined role at all.

Dodgers beat NL West-leading D-backs 6-3, end 3-game skid

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kyle Farmer's sacrifice fly scored the go-ahead run in a sixth inning that included mistakes by Arizona's bullpen and helped the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the NL West-leading Diamondbacks 6-3 on Wednesday night.

LEADING OFF: Yanks go for sweep; Price to rejoin Red Sox

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

Braves beat Rays 5-2 for seventh straight road win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Atlanta Braves' franchise record of consecutive zeroes is over. Their winning streak, however, is still going.

Szczur’s RBI double lifts Padres past Nationals 2-1

SAN DIEGO (AP) Matt Szczur hit a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh inning and San Diego's bullpen pitched four scoreless innings to lift the Padres past the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Gardy Party! Yankees rally past Red Sox 9-6 for 17-1 surge

NEW YORK (AP) When it comes to Brett Gardner, first-year Yankees manager Aaron Boone believes in metrics and makeup.

Gardy Party! Yankees rally past Red Sox 9-6 for 17-1 surge

NEW YORK (AP) Brett Gardner capped a slump-busting performance with a go-ahead, two-run triple off Craig Kimbrel in the eighth inning, Aaron Judge followed with a homer and the New York Yankees rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-6 Wednesday night for their 17th victory in 18 games.

» Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Orioles beat Royals 5-3 to end 7-game skid

BALTIMORE (AP) Mark Trumbo delivered a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning, Chris Davis homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Wednesday night to end a seven-game losing streak.

Oops! Mets bat out of turn, Reds rally for 2-1 win in 10th

CINCINNATI (AP) First-year manager Mickey Callaway knew something was badly wrong when Wilmer Flores went to the plate for the first time. At that point, it was too late to change the Mets' mistake.

Fowler’s daughter recalls 1st no-hitter by Canadian pitcher

TORONTO (AP) Memories came rushing back for Candice Ballouli when she heard about the no-hitter Seattle's James Paxton threw against Toronto.

County board approves deal for Diamondbacks to leave Chase

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks can leave Chase Field to find a new home by 2022 without penalty following a vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

LEADING OFF: Price to rejoin Red Sox, Harvey reports to Reds

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

Paxton happy to share no-hitter with Canadian hometown

TORONTO (AP) There's a sign on the Ladner Trunk Road outside Ladner, British Columbia, the hometown of Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton, welcoming visitors to the coastal community south of Vancouver.

Fowler’s daughter recalls 1st no-hitter by Canadian pitcher

TORONTO (AP) Memories came rushing back for Candice Ballouli when she heard about the no-hitter Seattle's James Paxton threw against Toronto.

Bryant, Rizzo, Russell go deep, Cubs pound Marlins 13-4

CHICAGO (AP) Kris Bryant was already rolling along when Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell got going. Once they did, the Chicago Cubs were on their way to another lopsided victory.

ChiSox prospect Burger re-tears Achilles, out another year

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago White Sox third base prospect Jake Burger has torn his left Achilles tendon again and will be sidelined for an additional year.

Paxton happy to share no-hitter with Canadian hometown

TORONTO (AP) There's a sign on the Ladner Trunk Road outside Ladner, British Columbia, the hometown of Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton, welcoming visitors to the coastal community south of Vancouver.

Price diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome after numbness

NEW YORK (AP) Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price was diagnosed Wednesday with carpal tunnel syndrome after twice experiencing numbness in his pitching hand this season.

ChiSox prospect Burger re-tears Achilles, out another year

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago White Sox third base prospect Jake Burger has torn his left Achilles tendon again and will be sidelined for an additional year.

Palmeiro signs with independent team at age 53 with his son

CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) Rafael Palmeiro has signed to play for the independent Cleburne Railroaders at age 53, nearly 13 years after his last major league game.

Orioles place RH reliever Darren O’Day on 10-day DL

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have placed right-handed reliever Darren O'Day on the 10-day disabled list with a hyperextended elbow.

Mazara’s 2nd homer gives Rangers 5-4 win in 10 over Detroit

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Nomar Mazara led off the 10th inning with his second homer of the game, giving the Texas Rangers a 5-4 victory over Detroit on Wednesday and their first winning home series this season.

Carrasco fans 14, goes distance as Indians down Brewers 6-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) Carlos Carrasco said he didn't feel confident in his command. The results said otherwise.

Bird to begin rehab assignment with Class A Tampa

NEW YORK (AP) Greg Bird is set to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with the New York Yankees' Class A affiliate in Tampa as he works back from ankle surgery.

Price diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome after numbness

NEW YORK (AP) Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price was diagnosed Wednesday with carpal tunnel syndrome after twice experiencing numbness in his pitching hand this season.

Bryant, Rizzo, Russell go deep, Cubs pound Marlins 13-4

CHICAGO (AP) Kris Bryant hit his 100th career homer, Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell connected in an eight-run third inning, and the Chicago Cubs pounded the Miami Marlins 13-4 on Wednesday.

Blue Jays get INF Urshela from Indians for player or cash

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired infielder Gio Urshela from the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named or cash.

Piscotty felt ’mom was with me’ during his return to A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Wherever he went on the field, Stephen Piscotty felt his mother's presence.

Trevor Cahill put on DL by A’s with elbow injury

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland right-hander Trevor Cahill was put on the 10-day disabled list because on an impingement in his pitching elbow, a move retroactive to Sunday.

Price diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome after numbness

NEW YORK (AP) Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome after twice experiencing numbness in his pitching hand this season.

After 3 years in Japan, Mikolas has fast start for Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) The last time the major leagues saw Miles Mikolas before this season, the right-hander was a career minor-league reliever who was learning how to become a starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers.

Mets undercut 1st-inning rally by batting out of order

CINCINNATI (AP) The Mets batted out of order in the first inning against the Reds on Wednesday, undercutting a rally.

Mikolas’ control leading to fast start with Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) The last time the major leagues saw Miles Mikolas before this season, the right-hander was a career minor-league reliever who was learning how to become a starting pitcher with the Texas Rangers.

Mets undercut 1st-inning rally by batting out of order

CINCINNATI (AP) The Mets batted out of order in the first inning against the Reds on Wednesday, undercutting a rally.

Homer-happy D-backs beat Dodgers 8-5 in 12 innings

LOS ANGELES (AP) A belief they're going to win, even when they blow the lead or trail in a game. That confidence used to belong to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now, it's owned by the Arizona Diamondbacks

No-Canada! Mariners’ Paxton pitches no-hitter in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) James Paxton looked up at the 20,000 Canadian fans cheering for him and pointed to the giant maple leaf tattoo on his right forearm.

LEADING OFF: Yanks face Boston, try for 17th win in 18 games

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

Hellickson throws 6 perfect innings in Nationals’ 4-0 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Jeremy Hellickson didn't give the San Diego Padres a chance over the first six innings.

Stanton, Judge lead Yanks past Red Sox 3-2 for 16-1 stretch

NEW YORK (AP) As soon as Joe Kelly emerged from the bullpen, fired-up fans at Yankee Stadium let him have it.

Gray’s 7 shutout innings lead Rockies past Angels, 4-2

DENVER (AP) Jon Gray was staring at a big first-inning jam, but one good pitch got him out of it and kept the Colorado Rockies rolling.

Palmeiro says he has agreed with independent team at age 53

DALLAS (AP) Rafael Palmeiro says he has agreed to play with his son for the independent Cleburne Railroaders at age 53.

LEADING OFF: Yanks face Boston, try for 17th win in 18 games

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

» Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Royals blitz Bundy, Orioles with 10-run 1st in 15-7 win

BALTIMORE (AP) Dylan Bundy had a difficult time on the mound and an easy explanation for his horrid, record-setting performance.

Braves’ Acuna youngest to homer in 1-0 game since 1935

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Ronald Acuna Jr. added another feat to his sensational rookie season.

Gray’s 7 shutout innings lead Rockies past Angels, 4-2

DENVER (AP) Jon Gray continued Colorado's strong stretch of starts with seven scoreless innings, and the Rockies beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.

Mets trade former ace Matt Harvey to Reds C Devin Mesoraco

CINCINNATI (AP) Matt Harvey is getting another chance, this time with a historically bad team in a city that will have far fewer late-night temptations than the Big Apple. The Mets are getting a catcher who can help at their most unsettled position.

Bryant scores go-ahead run in 8th, Cubs beat Marlins 4-3

CHICAGO (AP) Kris Bryant slid home safely with the go-ahead run on Victor Caratini's grounder to the right side in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Stanton, Judge lead Yanks past Red Sox 3-2 for 16-1 stretch

NEW YORK (AP) Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, Aaron Judge hit a tiebreaking single off Yankees enemy Joe Kelly and New York edged the rival Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Tuesday night for its 16th victory in 17 games.

Royals blitz Bundy, Orioles with 10-run 1st in 15-7 win

BALTIMORE (AP) Dylan Bundy set a dubious modern-day record, yielding four homers and leaving without getting an out, part of a 10-run first inning that propelled the Kansas City Royals past the hapless Baltimore Orioles 15-7 Tuesday night.

No-Canada! Mariners’ Paxton pitches no-hitter in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) James Paxton of the Seattle Mariners became the first Canadian to pitch a no-hitter in his home country, shutting down the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 Tuesday night.

Mariners’ Paxton pitching no-hitter through 8 vs Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) James Paxton of the Seattle Mariners is pitching a no-hitter through eight innings against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Mariners’ Paxton pitching no-hitter through 7 vs Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) James Paxton of the Seattle Mariners is pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Mariners’ Paxton pitching no-hitter through 6 vs Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) James Paxton of the Seattle Mariners is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Mets trade former ace Matt Harvey to Reds C Devin Mesoraco

CINCINNATI (AP) Matt Harvey is getting another chance, this time with a historically bad team in a city that will have far fewer late-night temptations than the Big Apple. The Mets are getting a catcher who can help at their most unsettled position.

Brewers promote Nick Franklin, send Sogard to minors

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers have selected the contract of utility player Nick Franklin from Double-A Biloxi, sending infielder Eric Sogard to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

London calling: Yankees, Red Sox to play where soccer’s king

LONDON (AP) Taking in the London landmarks, Hal Steinbrenner turned his eyes from statues to more familiar sights.

Brewers starter Wade Miley injured, leaves in 1st inning

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Brewers starter Wade Miley has left a game against the Cleveland Indians with one out in the first inning due to strained right oblique.

Royals hit 4 HRs, score 10 runs in 1st inning against O’s

BALTIMORE (AP) The Kansas City Royals have taken a 10-run, first-inning lead over the Baltimore Orioles after hitting four homers before making an out.

Price scratched, sent for tests after tingling in hand again

NEW YORK (AP) Once again, the Boston Red Sox have reason to worry about David Price's health.

Rockies reinstate DJ LeMahieu, option Pat Valaika

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have reinstated second baseman DJ LeMahieu from the 10-day disabled list and optioned infielder Pat Valaika to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Farquhar visits with White Sox day after hospital release

CHICAGO (AP) Danny Farquhar joked around with fellow reliever Nate Jones. He handed out hugs to excited teammates. He even talked hopefully about throwing live batting practice soon.

Mets trade former ace Matt Harvey to Reds C Devin Mesoraco

CINCINNATI (AP) The New York Mets are getting something in return for Matt Harvey.

Cubs place Heyward on 7-day concussion DL, recall Tseng

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have placed right fielder Jason Heyward on the seven-day concussion disabled list and recalled right-hander Jen-Ho Tseng from Triple-A Iowa to start Tuesday's game against the Miami Marlins.

Jays closer Roberto Osuna charged with assault in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) All-Star closer Roberto Osuna of the Toronto Blue Jays was charged with assault Tuesday and put on administrative leave by Major League Baseball, preventing him from playing for at least a week.

Mets trade former ace Matt Harvey to Reds C Devin Mesoraco

CINCINNATI (AP) The New York Mets have traded former ace Matt Harvey to the Cincinnati Reds for catcher Devin Mesoraco in a swap of former All-Stars with careers sidetracked by injuries.

Indians add RHP Oliver Drake to bullpen, demote Ogando

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Cleveland Indians' struggling bullpen is adding a fresh arm with recently acquired reliever Oliver Drake joining the roster.

Brewers promote Nick Franklin, send Sogard to minors

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers have selected the contract of utility player Nick Franklin from Double-A Biloxi, sending infielder Eric Sogard to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Price scratched, sent for tests after tingling in hand again

NEW YORK (AP) Red Sox lefty David Price has been sent back to Boston for medical tests after experiencing a tingling sensation in his pitching hand again.

Orioles activate 2B Schoop from DL after 3-week stay

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles hope the return of second baseman Jonathan Schoop will provide a spark to the worst offense in the American League.

Farquhar visits with White Sox at ballpark

CHICAGO (AP) The White Sox say reliever Danny Farquhar seemed like his usual joking self when he visited the team at Guaranteed Rate Field for the first time since he collapsed in the dugout with a brain hemorrhage during a game in Chicago last month.

Adrian Beltre back in Rangers lineup after activated from DL

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Adrian Beltre is back in the Texas Rangers lineup after missing 12 games because of a left hamstring strain.

Odorizzi, Escobar lead Twins past Cardinals, 7-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) Amid a bitterly cold April that led to four weather-related postponements, the Minnesota Twins never really had a chance to reap the rewards of a busy offseason.

Orioles activate 2B Schoop from DL after 3-week stay

BALTIMORE (AP) Jonathan Schoop has been activated from the disabled list by the Baltimore Orioles, who struggled for three weeks without the All-Star second baseman.

London calling: Yankees, Red Sox to play where soccer’s king

LONDON (AP) Taking in the London landmarks, Hal Steinbrenner turned his eyes from statues to more familiar sights.

London calling: Yankees, Red Sox to play where soccer’s king

LONDON (AP) Taking in the London landmarks, Hal Steinbrenner turned his eyes from statues to more familiar sights.

Odorizzi, Escobar lead Twins past Cardinals, 7-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jake Odorizzi pitched five strong innings and Eduardo Escobar had a two-run home run as the Minnesota Twins won their season-high fifth straight game with a 7-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

Jays closer Roberto Osuna charged with assault in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna was charged with assault Tuesday and put on administrative leave by Major League Baseball.

Jays closer Roberto Osuna charged with assault in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has been charged with assault.

Jays closer Robert Osuna charged with assault in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) Toronto Blue Jays closer Robert Osuna has been charged with assault.

Red Sox, Yanks bring 2 best records into fight for 1st place

NEW YORK (AP) Baseball's most bitter rivals, ready to tangle once again.

Yankees and Red Sox to play in London in 2019

LONDON (AP) The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will face each other in two regular-season games at the Olympic Stadium in London next year.

Yankees and Red Sox to play in London in 2019

LONDON (AP) The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will face each other in two regular-season games at the Olympic Stadium in London next year.

LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Yanks; D-backs vs Dodgers; Herrera hits

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

Big Bartolo still have fun, getting batters out for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) When Bartolo Colon took the mound for the Texas Rangers in his last start, the big right-hander had pitched against Boston coaches more than twice as much as the current Red Sox players.

Adams, Turner, Strasburg lead Nationals over Padres, 8-5

SAN DIEGO (AP) Trea Turner and Stephen Strasburg had done enough to give the Washington Nationals the lead against the San Diego Padres when Matt Adams broke the game open with two majestic home runs.

Rangers rally late to beat Tigers 7-6 on Profar’s RBI triple

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Delino DeShields wasn't too concerned about the end of his career-best 10-game hitting streak. All that mattered was scoring those two runs for the Texas Rangers.

LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Yanks; D-backs vs Dodgers; Herrera hits

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

Cubs stop 5-game slide with 14-2 win over Marlins

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs broke out of their offensive slump in a big way.

» Monday, May 7, 2018

Lincecum makes rehab appearance with Rangers’ Triple-A team

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) Tim Lincecum made his first rehab appearance with the Texas Rangers' Triple-A team on Monday night, 21 months after his last big league start.

Nationals reinstate Kelley from DL, option Bautista

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Washington Nationals have reinstated right-hander Shawn Kelley from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Rafael Bautista to Triple-A Syracuse.

Padres move Mitchell to bullpen, option Makita to Triple-A

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres moved struggling right-hander Bryan Mitchell to the bullpen Monday and optioned reliever Kazuhisa Makita to Triple-A El Paso.

Piscotty loses mom, less than year after her ALS diagnosis

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The mother of Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty has died, less than a year after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Cubs put RHP Yu Darvish on DL with illness

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have placed struggling right-hander Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list with the flu.

Cueto to be sidelined 6-8 weeks, no Tommy John surgery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) San Francisco pitcher Johnny Cueto will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks because of a strained right elbow and will not have Tommy John surgery.

Pollock, Peralta, pitching propel Diamondbacks to fast start

PHOENIX (AP) Two starting pitchers are hurt. So is the slugging third baseman. The team's best player is in one of his worst slumps. And yet the Arizona Diamondbacks keep winning, taking two of three from the World Series champion Houston Astros over the weekend.

Pollock, Peralta, pitching propel Diamondbacks to fast start

PHOENIX (AP) Two starting pitchers are hurt. So is the slugging third baseman. The team's best player is in one of his worst slumps. And yet the Arizona Diamondbacks keep winning, taking two of three from the World Series champion Houston Astros over the weekend.

Doctor expects Farquhar will pitch again but not this year

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar has been released from a hospital, and a doctor who treated the 31-year-old right-hander expects he will pitch again but not this season.

Piscotty loses mom, less than year after her ALS diagnosis

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The mother of Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty has died, less than a year after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease.

LEADING OFF: Strasburg back in SD, Betts rests for Bronx

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

Red Sox, Yanks bring 2 best records into fight for 1st place

NEW YORK (AP) Baseball's most bitter rivals, ready to tangle once again.

Dodgers in early hole amid mounting injuries

At this time last season, the Dodgers were in third place, so it's not as though Los Angeles needs to panic about an even slower start in 2018.

» Sunday, May 6, 2018

LEADING OFF: Strasburg back in SD, Betts rests for Bronx

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

Hosmer homers again, Padres top Dodgers 3-0 in Mexico finale

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) Eric Hosmer and the San Diego Padres enjoyed their visit to Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey.

Cards’ Molina has surgery, out 1 month after hit in groin

ST. LOUIS (AP) Mike Matheny knows all too well the usual aches and pains associated with catching in the major leagues.

Desmond 2 HRs, Rockies win 5th in row, beat sagging Mets 3-2

NEW YORK (AP) Ian Desmond's home runs helped more than the Colorado Rockies. They also benefited a cause that means a lot to him.

Torres HR in 9th, Yanks top Indians 7-4; 15 wins in 16 games

NEW YORK (AP) Move over, Mickey Mantle.

Scherzer fans 15, Nationals score 2 in 9th to beat Phils 5-4

WASHINGTON (AP) On a day when the Philadelphia Phillies appeared to survive Max Scherzer, they were done in by Wilmer Difo.

Torres HR in 9th, Yanks top Indians 7-4; 15 wins in 16 games

NEW YORK (AP) Move over, Mickey Mantle.

Blue Jays beat Rays 2-1 on Colome’s wild pitch in 9th

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Toronto's record against Tampa Bay since 2008 is its poorest against any AL team. The Blue Jays last year won the season series for only the second time in a decade.

Torres HR in 9th, Yanks top Indians 7-4; 15 wins in 16 games

NEW YORK (AP) Gleyber Torres became the youngest Yankees player to hit a walkoff homer, a three-run shot in the ninth inning that gave New York a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday for its 15th victory in 16 games.

Kimbrel quickest to 300 saves after daughter’s heart surgery

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel missed much of spring training when he was back in Boston for his infant daughter's second heart surgery and her recovery.

Torres HR in 9th, Yanks top Indians 7-4; 15 wins in 16 games

NEW YORK (AP) Gleyber Torres became the youngest Yankees player to hit a walkoff homer, a three-run shot in the ninth inning that gave New York a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday for its 15th victory in 16 games.

Blue Jays beat Rays 2-1 on Colome’s wild pitch in 9th

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Kevin Pillar scored the tiebreaking run on Alex Colome's wild pitch in the ninth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 Sunday to stop a three-game losing streak.

Red Sox OF Betts leaves game with bruised shoulder

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts has left Boston's series finale at Texas after getting hit in the back with a throw.

Shields’ no-hit bid for White Sox ends in 7th vs Twins

CHICAGO (AP) James Shields of the Chicago White Sox has lost his no-hit bid with one out in the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins.

Shields pitching no-hitter for White Sox thru 6 vs Twins

CHICAGO (AP) James Shields of the Chicago White Sox is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Minnesota Twins.

Kershaw put on DL by Dodgers with left biceps tendinitis

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was put on the 10-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis and returned to Los Angeles on Sunday for tests.

Reds reinstate Amir Garrett from bereavement list

CINCINNATI (AP) Left-hander Amir Garrett has been reinstated from the bereavement list by the Cincinnati Reds, who optioned right-hander Tanner Rainey to Louisville of the Triple-A International League.

Combined no-hit bid for Yankees broken up by Indians in 8th

NEW YORK (AP) Yonder Alonso's leadoff single in the eighth inning off Dellin Betances has ended the New York Yankees' bid for a combined no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians.

German, Yankees working on combined no-hitter vs Indians

NEW YORK (AP) Domingo German and Dellin Betances have combined to pitch seven hitless innings for the New York Yankees against the Cleveland Indians.

German throwing no-hitter for Yanks vs Indians in 1st start

NEW YORK (AP) Domingo German is pitching a no-hitter for the New York Yankees in his first major league start, shutting down the Cleveland Indians through six innings.

Kershaw put on DL by Dodgers with left biceps tendinitis

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was put on the 10-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis and returned to Los Angeles on Sunday for tests.

Mets reverse course, put Jacob deGrom on DL

NEW YORK (AP) The Mets reversed course and put right-hander Jacob deGrom on the disabled list with a hyperextended elbow in his pitching arm.

Mets’ Cespedes leaves after 1 inning with hip tightness

NEW YORK (AP) Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes left a game against Colorado after one inning because of tightness in his right hip.

Giants’ Bochy enjoys McCarthy’s reply to rare Twitter post

ATLANTA (AP) San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has posted only six tweets since joining Twitter in November 2017.

Kershaw put on DL by Dodgers with left biceps tendinitis

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was put on the 10-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis.

Kershaw put on DL by Dodgers with left biceps tendinitis

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was put on the 10-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis.

Zimmer out of lineup; Indians recall Allen to start in CF

NEW YORK (AP) With banged-up center fielder Bradley Zimmer out of the lineup, the Cleveland Indians have recalled outfielder Greg Allen from Triple-A Columbus.

Mets reverse course, put Jacob deGrom on DL

NEW YORK (AP) The Mets reversed course and put right-hander Jacob deGrom on the disabled list with a hyperextended elbow in his pitching arm.

Cards’ Molina has surgery, out 1 month after groin injury

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals say catcher Yadier Molina has undergone surgery and is expected to miss a month after being hit in the groin by a foul tip.

Healy the hero as Mariners beat Angels 9-8 in 11 innings

SEATTLE (AP) Ryon Healy was more exhausted than jubilant as teammates chased him into the outfield.

Davis homers in 12th as Athletics top Orioles 2-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Khris Davis took a ''pitchers' ballgame'' into his own hands.

Healy the hero as Mariners beat Angels 9-8 in 11 innings

SEATTLE (AP) Ryon Healy scored Kyle Seager for the winning run with a single just fair down the left-field line and the Seattle Mariners rallied twice in extra innings to beat the Los Angeles Angles 9-8 in 11 innings on Saturday night.

Slow ride: D-backs bullpen cart finally used in 18th game

PHOENIX (AP) The Diamondbacks' bullpen cart has finally made its maiden voyage.

Davis homers in 12th as Athletics top Orioles 2-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Khris Davis homered in the 12th inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 2-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.

Kimbrel quickest to 300 saves as Red Sox rally 6-5 at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel needed only 11 pitches in a perfect ninth to close out the latest victory by the Red Sox, and become the quickest pitcher ever to reach 300 career saves.

» Saturday, May 5, 2018

Rosario leads Lynn, Twins over White Sox 8-4

CHICAGO (AP) The Minnesota Twins hadn't won consecutive games since April 12. Lance Lynn hadn't won one all season.

Hosmer homers as Padres beat Dodgers 7-4

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) The San Diego Padres rebounded nicely from Los Angeles' combined no-hitter, using two-run homers by Eric Hosmer and Raffy Lopez to beat the Dodgers 7-4 on Saturday night in the first major league series in Mexico since 1999.

Braun’s double lifts Brewers to 5-3 win over Pirates

MILWAUKEE (AP) Eric Sogard and Domingo Santana got Ryan Braun a chance, and he delivered.

Bettis pitches Rockies to 2-0 win over slumping Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Throughout their history, the Colorado Rockies have often had trouble pitching well and winning just about anywhere but back home at Coors Field.

Kimbrel quickest to 300 saves as Red Sox rally 6-5 at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Craig Kimbrel became the quickest pitcher to reach 300 career saves, closing out a 6-5 win by the Boston Red Sox after they rallied and got the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning at Texas on Saturday night.

Slow ride: D-backs bullpen cart finally used in 18th game

PHOENIX (AP) The Diamondbacks' bullpen cart has finally made its maiden voyage.

Castro drives in 3, Marlins beat Reds 6-0 to even series

CINCINNATI (AP) The Miami Marlins didn't know when spring training began whether Caleb Smith would be a better fit as a starter or as a left-hander out of the bullpen. Right now, he's as good as they've got in the rotation.

Hosmer homers as Padres beat Dodgers 7-4

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) The San Diego Padres rebounded nicely from Los Angeles' combined no-hitter, using two-run homers by Eric Hosmer and Raffy Lopez to beat the Dodgers 7-4 on Saturday night in the first major league series in Mexico since 1999.

Rays beat Blue Jays 5-3, get within 1 game .of .500

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays are putting a major league-worst 1-8 start behind them.

LEADING OFF: Ohtani vs King Felix, Arrieta vs Scherzer

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

Zimmermann, Castellanos help Tigers beat Royals 3-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) It was hot on the field, and Jordan Zimmermann had been sick for two days. And still the Royals were no match for the Tigers right-hander.

Mets formally cut Matt Harvey, recall RHP Hansel Robles

NEW YORK (AP) Matt Harvey was formally designated for assignment Saturday by the New York Mets, who replaced him on the pitching staff by recalling reliever Hansel Robles from Triple-A Las Vegas.

College hoops coach catches 2 foul balls at Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK (AP) Marist women's basketball coach Brian Giorgis usually tries to avoid fouls. On Saturday at Yankee Stadium, he kept collecting them.

Mets formally cut Matt Harvey, recall RHP Hansel Robles

NEW YORK (AP) Matt Harvey has been formally designated for assignment by the New York Mets, who replaced him on the pitching staff by recalling reliever Hansel Robles from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Shohei Ohtani set to return to mound Sunday for Angels

SEATTLE (AP) Shohei Ohtani is set to make his return to the mound after being announced as the Los Angeles Angels' starter for Sunday's series finale against Seattle.

Yanks win for 14th time in 15 games, beating Indians 5-2

NEW YORK (AP) Sonny Gray has learned to just say yes when he sees Austin Romine behind the plate.

White Sox put INF Moncada on 10-day DL with tight hamstring

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago White Sox infielder Yoan Moncada has been put on the 10-day disabled list with tightness in his left hamstring.

Nationals 3B Rendon back from DL, batting 2nd vs. Phillies

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals have reinstated third baseman Anthony Rendon from the 10-day disabled list and optioned infielder Adrian Sanchez to Triple-A Syracuse.

Indians acquire Drake from Brewers for $110,000

NEW YORK (AP) The revolving door of Cleveland's bullpen took a turn for the fourth straight day when the Indians acquired reliever Oliver Drake from the Milwaukee Brewers for $110,000.

Indians acquire reliever Oliver Drake from Brewers

NEW YORK (AP) Reliever Oliver Drake has been acquired by the Cleveland Indians from the Milwaukee Brewers for cash.

Albert Pujols becomes 32nd player in 3,000-hit club

SEATTLE (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols got his 3,000th hit, reaching the mark with a broken-bat single Friday night against Seattle and becoming the 32nd player in major league history to join the exclusive club.

Buehler, Dodgers’ bullpen combine to no-hit Padres in Mexico

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) The Dodgers have the most no-hitters in the majors - and now the most in Mexico, too.

Albert Pujols becomes 32nd player in 3,000-hit club

SEATTLE (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols got his 3,000th hit, reaching the mark with a broken-bat single Friday night against Seattle and becoming the 32nd player in major league history to join the exclusive club.

LEADING OFF: Mets part with Matt Harvey, MLB in Mexico

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

Lowrie’s sixth-inning single deciding run, A’s beat Orioles

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jed Lowrie hit a tiebreaking two-out single in the sixth, Khris Davis launched an earlier three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 on Friday night.

Marte’s inside-the-park HR helps Pirates beat Brewers 6-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) Rounding first, Starling Marte saw his hard-hit fly ball bounce off an odd part of the wall and skip past center fielder Lorenzo Cain.

Albert Pujols becomes 32nd player in 3,000-hit club

SEATTLE (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols got his 3,000th hit, reaching the mark with a broken-bat single Friday night against Seattle and becoming the 32nd player in major league history to join the exclusive club.

Buehler, bullpen through 8 hitless for Dodgers in Mexico

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) �� Walker Buehler and two relievers have combined for eight hitless innings for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a neutral-site game against the San Diego Padres.

» Friday, May 4, 2018

Buehler, Cingrani through 7 hitless for Dodgers in Mexico

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) Walker Buehler and Tony Cingrani have combined for seven hitless innings for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a neutral-site game against the San Diego Padres.

Albert Pujols becomes 32nd player in 3,000-hit club

SEATTLE (AP) Albert Pujols has become the 32nd player in major league history to reach 3,000 hits, getting a broken-bat single to right field off Seattle's Mike Leake in the fifth inning to join the exclusive club.

Marte’s inside-the-park HR helps Pirates beat Brewers 6-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) Starling Marte hit a two-run, inside-the-park homer, and rookie Nick Kingham won his second straight big league start in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

Bautista debuts, Acuna draws fans but Braves lose to Giants

ATLANTA (AP) Braves manager Brian Snitker liked what he saw from Jose Bautista, Atlanta's new third baseman.

White Sox’s Moncada leaves game with hamstring tightness

CHICAGO (AP) Yoan Moncada has left the Chicago White Sox's game against the Minnesota Twins because of left hamstring tightness.

Johnny Cueto’s ailing elbow to be examined Monday by Andrews

ATLANTA (AP) Injured San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto will have his ailing right elbow examined by Monday by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

Johnny Cueto’s ailing elbow to be examined Monday by Andrews

ATLANTA (AP) Injured San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto will have his ailing right elbow examined by Monday by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

LEADING OFF: Mets part with Matt Harvey, MLB in Mexico

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

Bautista back in major leagues with Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Jose Bautista stopped short of saying he won't be flipping bats with the Atlanta Braves.

Nighty-night Dark Knight: Mets to cut ties with Harvey

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets said nighty-night to the Dark Knight.

Morrison, Odorizzi visit Farquhar, encouraged by recovery

CHICAGO (AP) Minnesota Twins players Logan Morrison and Jake Odorizzi weren't sure what to expect when they visited former teammate and current Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar at the hospital Friday.

Top Cardinals prospect Reyes nearing rehab assignment

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals rookie Alex Reyes is likely to begin a rehab assignment next week and appears on track to return to the majors when he's eligible to come off the disabled list at the end of the month.

Eovaldi starts rehab assignment after elbow surgery

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay right-hander Nathan Eovaldi has started a minor league rehab assignment following surgery to remove loose bodies in his throwing elbow.

Mexican rookie Villanueva ready to play home with Padres

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) San Diego third baseman Christian Villanueva will become just the third Mexican to play a regular-season major league baseball game on home soil.

Bautista back in major leagues with Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Jose Bautista stopped short of saying he won't be flipping bats with the Atlanta Braves.

Morrison, Odorizzi visit Farquhar, encouraged by recovery

CHICAGO (AP) Minnesota Twins players Logan Morrison and Jake Odorizzi were encouraged after visiting former teammate and current Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar in the hospital Friday.

Brewers’ starter Zach Davies expects to miss just one start

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brewers pitcher Zach Davies says he expects to miss just one start after being placed on the 10-day disabled list with right rotator cuff inflammation.

Braves’ Swanson goes on DL with wrist inflammation

ATLANTA (AP) Shortstop Dansby Swanson was placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Atlanta Braves with left wrist inflammation.

Indians cut INF Urshela, add RHP Ogando, send back Plutko

NEW YORK (AP) The Cleveland Indians have designated infielder Gio Urshela and left-hander Jeff Beliveau for assignment and put righty reliever Alexi Ogando on the major league roster.

Nighty-night Dark Knight: Mets to cut ties with Harvey

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets said nighty-night to the Dark Knight.

Tigers place Cabrera on DL with right hamstring strain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was so clearly frustrated when he hobbled off the field with a strained hamstring that manager Ron Gardenhire let him cool off a while before finally talking to him.

Tigers place Cabrera on DL with right hamstring strain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Tigers placed designated hitter Miguel Cabrera on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain before Friday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.

Nighty-night Dark Knight: Mets to cut ties with Harvey

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets said nighty-night to the Dark Knight.

FANTASY PLAYS: A week at Coors Field perfect for streaming

For the first time this season, we get a week full of Coors Field games. You'll want to load up on hitters from the Rockies, Angels and Brewers, while avoiding the pitchers in those matchups. Don't worry, though. Shohei Ohtani won't be facing the thin air of Colorado.

Bautista back in major leagues with Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Jose Bautista is back in the major leagues with the Atlanta Braves, who inserted the 37-year-old at third base and fifth in the batting order against San Francisco.

Nighty-night Dark Knight: Mets to cut ties with Harvey

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets are cutting ties with former ace Matt Harvey.

Braves bring up Bautista from minors to start at third base

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have taken over the contract of Jose Bautista from Triple-A Gwinnett, making the former Toronto slugger their starting third baseman.

In Japan, Ichiro’s move starts long ’Sayonara’

TOKYO (AP) Ichiro Suzuki says he hasn't retired, but his move to the front office of the Seattle Mariners is seen by many in Japan as the beginning of a long ''Sayonara'' for a national treasure.

LEADING OFF: Pujols at 2,999, Dodgers-Padres in Mexico

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

In Japan, Ichiro’s move starts long ’Sayonara’ for a legend

TOKYO (AP) Ichiro Suzuki says he hasn't retired, but his move to the front office of the Seattle Mariners is seen by many in Japan as the beginning of a long ''Sayonara'' for a national treasure.

Ichiro Suzuki’s greatest hit was proving he belonged

SEATTLE (AP) Ichiro Suzuki's otherworldly talents made an early impression on Dave Niehaus, the Hall of Fame voice of the Seattle Mariners.

LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Padres in Mexico, Kingham pitches again

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

In Japan: Ichiro’s move start of long ’Sayonara’ for legend

TOKYO (AP) Ichiro Suzuki says he hasn't retired, but his move to the front office of the Seattle Mariners is seen by many in Japan as the beginning of a long ''Sayonara'' for a national treasure.

Albert Pujols gets 2,999th hit, Angels blast Orioles 12-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Albert Pujols had a two-run double for his 2,999th career hit, and Luis Valbuena and Andrelton Simmons drove in three runs apiece in the Los Angeles Angels' 12-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night.

Too long: Blue Jays, Indians split lengthy doubleheader

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians manager Terry Francona was too tired to realize he reached a personal milestone.

» Thursday, May 3, 2018

Yawkey Way signs come down outside Fenway Park

BOSTON (AP) New street signs have gone up on the road outside Fenway Park, formally dropping the name of a former Red Sox owner over allegations that he was a racist who resisted signing black players.

LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Padres in Mexico, Kingham pitches again

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

LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Padres in Mexico, Kingham pitches again

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

Solarte’s slam in 11th gives Jays 13-11 win over Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) Almost three weeks, another lengthy rain delay, 15 pitchers, 24 runs, 35 hits and 11 innings later, the Blue Jays and Indians finally completed a game.

Dodgers rally on pair of wild pitches, beat D-backs 5-2

PHOENIX (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers split their four-game series with Arizona and, the way things had been going for them, it felt a lot better than that.

Ichiro has new role with Mariners, won’t play again in 2018

SEATTLE (AP) Roughly three hours before first pitch on Thursday night, Ichiro Suzuki jogged to join his Seattle Mariners teammates in the outfield, fully in uniform, black mitt in hand, prepping for another pregame routine of catching fly balls and hitting in the cage.

Dodgers rally on pair of wild pitches, beat D-backs 5-2

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona reliever Jorge De La Rosa threw a pair of run-scoring wild pitches during an eighth-inning rally that sent the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Diamondbacks 5-2 Thursday.

APNewsBreak: MLB to announce Yanks-Red Sox games in London

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball intends to announce next week the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play two games at London's Olympic Stadium on June 29-30 next year, a person familiar with the planning told The Associated Press.

Teheran no-hitter into 7th, Braves blank Mets 11-0 for sweep

NEW YORK (AP) After a three-game wipeout of the New York Mets, the Atlanta Braves were flying - and not just because they were heading home.

Tigers’ Cabrera returns, leaves game with hamstring strain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has left a game at Kansas City after straining his right hamstring while taking second base in the sixth inning at Kauffman Stadium.

Teheran no-hitter into 7th, Braves blank Mets 11-0 for sweep

NEW YORK (AP) Julio Teheran took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, 20-year-old Ronald Acuna Jr. hit his second big league home run and Atlanta routed the New York Mets 11-0 Thursday to complete a three-game sweep that vaulted the young Braves into the NL East lead.

Souza activated from DL, makes D-backs debut

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks activated right fielder Steven Souza Jr. from the disabled list and he was in the lineup for his debut with the team Thursday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Turner, Zimmerman HR, Nats beat Pirates 3-1 for 4-game sweep

WASHINGTON (AP) Trea Turner and Ryan Zimmerman homered in the sixth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 Thursday to complete a four-game sweep.

Cabrera breaks up Teheran’s no-hit bid with 2 outs in 7th

NEW YORK (AP) Asdrubal Cabrera doubled down the right-field line with two outs in the seventh inning, ending a no-hit bid by Atlanta's Julio Teheran against the New York Mets.

Ichiro Suzuki released by Mariners, moving to front office

SEATTLE (AP) Ichiro Suzuki was released Thursday by the Seattle Mariners and is shifting into a front office role with the team, although he is not completely shutting the door on playing again.

Ryu out until after All-Star break with groin injury

PHOENIX (AP) More bad news for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Jeter’s Marlins encouraged to be less than terrible lately

MIAMI (AP) The question for Phillies manager Gabe Kapler was posed politely, especially by Philadelphia standards, following a loss to the Miami Marlins.

Braves’ Teheran has no-hit bid through 6 innings vs Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Atlanta pitcher Julio Teheran has pitched no-hit ball for six innings against the New York Mets.

Ryu out until after All-Star break with groin injury

PHOENIX (AP) More bad news for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Mets’ Frazier wants meeting with Manfred over strike zone

NEW YORK (AP) Mets third baseman Todd Frazier is asking for a meeting with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred over his growing frustration with the way umpires are calling balls and strikes.

Ichiro Suzuki transitioning to front office with Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) Ichiro Suzuki is leaving the playing field and transitioning into a front office role with the Seattle Mariners, although he is not completely shutting the door on playing again.

Mets’ deGrom not hurt, set to make next start Monday

NEW YORK (AP) Exhale, Mets fans.

APNewsBreak: MLB to announce Yanks-Red Sox games in London

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball intends to announce next week the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play two games at London's Olympic Stadium on June 29-30 next year, a person familiar with the planning told The Associated Press.

Mets’ deGrom not hurt, set to make next start Monday

NEW YORK (AP) Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom is on track to take his next turn in the rotation Monday at Cincinnati after a scan and examination determined no major injury occurred when he hyperextended his pitching elbow while at the plate.

Blue Jays activate 3B Donaldson from disabled list

CLEVELAND (AP) Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson has been activated after nearly one month on the disabled list because of a shoulder injury.

Hundley gets 4 hits, Giants beat Padres 9-4; Smith returns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Giants backup catcher Nick Hundley knew he needed a triple to complete the cycle and fully intended on going for it after lacing a ball into the gap in left-center field in the sixth inning.

Martinez uses arm, bat to help Cardinals down White Sox 3-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) Carlos Martinez wasn't sure how to react.

LEADING OFF: Pujols near 3,000; Frazier frustrated with umps

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

Verdugo, bullpen help Dodgers end skids, 2-1 over D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is confident his struggling team is ready to get rolling. Maybe a gritty 2-1 win Wednesday over the Arizona Diamondbacks was a start.

Trout, Pujols, Upton HRs power Angels’ 10-7 win over Orioles

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Albert Pujols is closing in fast on his 3,000th hit, and his fellow Los Angeles Angels are gathering momentum right along with him.

Paxton strikes out MLB-high 16, but A’s beat Mariners 3-2

SEATTLE (AP) Among his variety of pitches, James Paxton discovered quickly he needed only one. His fastball was so overpowering that even though Oakland Athletics batters knew it was coming, they couldn't catch up.

Dodgers’ Ryu leaves game with left groin strain

PHOENIX (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers could be without left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu, their top starting pitcher so far this season, for a while after he strained his left groin Wednesday night in their 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Trout, Pujols, Upton HRs power Angels’ 10-7 win over Orioles

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Albert Pujols reached 2,998 career hits with a home run and a double, and Justin Upton hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning of the Los Angeles Angels' 10-7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.

Mets’ Frazier wants meeting with Manfred over strike zone

NEW YORK (AP) Mets third baseman Todd Frazier is asking for a meeting with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred over his growing frustration with the way umpires are calling balls and strikes.

Paxton strikes out MLB-high 16, but A’s beat Mariners 3-2

SEATTLE (AP) James Paxton struck out a major league-high 16 in seven dominant innings, but the Seattle bullpen blew a late lead and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Mariners 3-2 Wednesday night.

LEADING OFF: Frazier frustrated with umps, deGrom ailing

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

Harper homers, Strasburg whiffs 11 as Nats top Pirates 9-3

WASHINGTON (AP) The Nationals' new leadoff hitter was it again Wednesday night.

» Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Braves’ Dansby Swanson to rest Thursday with sore left wrist

NEW YORK (AP) Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson will sit out Thursday's game against the New York Mets, a day after being lifted with a sore left wrist.

Mets’ Frazier wants meeting with Manfred over strike zone

NEW YORK (AP) Mets third baseman Todd Frazier is asking for a meeting with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred over his growing frustration with the way umpires are calling balls and strikes.

Dodgers’ Ryu leaves game with left groin strain

PHOENIX (AP) Los Angeles starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu left the Dodgers' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the bottom of the second inning Wednesday night with what the team said was a left groin strain.

Yelich homers, Miley wins debut, Brewers sweep Reds 3-1

CINCINNATI (AP) Wade Miley made a positive first impression in his debut with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Mets’ deGrom leaves loss to Braves with hyperextended elbow

NEW YORK (AP) Finally armed with a healthy rotation, the New York Mets rolled to the top of the NL East in April and settled concerns after a frustrating 2017.

Mets’ Frazier wants meeting with Manfred over strike zone

NEW YORK (AP) Mets third baseman Todd Frazier is asking for a meeting with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred over his growing frustration with the way umpires are calling balls and strikes.

D-backs, county agree to give team right to look elsewhere

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached an agreement with the Maricopa County Stadium District that, among other things, would give the franchise the immediate right to explore rebuilding Chase Field or moving to another site.

Dodgers’ Ryu leaves game with apparent injury

PHOENIX (AP) Los Angeles starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu left the Dodgers' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with an apparent injury in the bottom of the second inning Wednesday night.

Mets’ deGrom leaves loss to Braves with hyperextended elbow

NEW YORK (AP) Jacob deGrom was pulled after four dominant innings with a hyperextended right elbow, and the Atlanta Braves broke out against the bullpen to back a stellar start by Sean Newcomb and beat the New York Mets 7-0 Wednesday night.

LEADING OFF: Mets examine deGrom, Dodgers try to tag Corbin

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

Braves’ Dansby Swanson pulled with sore left wrist

NEW YORK (AP) Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has been lifted from a game against the New York Mets with a sore left wrist.

Mets’ deGrom departs with hyperextended right elbow

NEW YORK (AP) Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom has left their game against Atlanta after hyperextending his right elbow.

Diamond trouble: Cespedes snaps glitzy chain sliding into 2B

NEW YORK (AP) Yoenis Cepsedes left it all on the diamond Wednesday night - or at least, probably several thousand dollars' worth.

D-backs, county agree to give team right to look elsewhere

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached an agreement with Maricopa County that, among other things, would give the franchise the immediate right to explore rebuilding Chase Field or moving to another site.

Yankees LHP Montgomery could miss 8 weeks with elbow trouble

HOUSTON (AP) New York Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery could miss up to eight weeks because of an injury to his left elbow.

Arenado hits 2 HRs to back Anderson, Rockies pound Cubs 11-2

CHICAGO (AP) Nolan Arenado got the rout started when he lined a fastball off the roof of a club room beyond the shrubs in center field. From there, the Rockies kept the long drives coming.

Nationals’ Murphy feeling discomfort when he runs

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy, recovering from offseason right knee surgery, is feeling some discomfort when he runs.

Encarnacion, Kluber lead Indians past Rangers 12-4

CLEVELAND (AP) Edwin Encarnacion's big day included a congratulatory phone call from another Dominican slugger.

Fernando Romero wins MLB debut for Twins, 4-0 over Blue Jays

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Fernando Romero's major league debut for Minnesota carried the extra weight of a Twins team that won only once in its previous 12 games.

Arenado hits 2 HRs to back Anderson, Rockies pound Cubs 11-2

CHICAGO (AP) Nolan Arenado hit two of Colorado's four homers and drove in five runs to back Tyler Anderson and lift the Rockies to an 11-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

Encarnacion, Kluber lead Indians past Rangers 12-4

CLEVELAND (AP) Edwin Encarnacion homered three times and drove in six runs, helping Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 12-4 on Wednesday.

Fernando Romero wins MLB debut for Twins, 4-0 over Blue Jays

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Fernando Romero kept Toronto scoreless while pitching into the sixth inning of his major league debut for Minnesota, giving the Twins a badly needed boost in a 4-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Giants RHP Johnny Cueto may meet with Dr. Andrews over elbow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco right-hander Johnny Cueto may meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews on the Giants upcoming road trip to get his sore pitching elbow evaluated.

Bauer: Pitchers should be able to use substances on ball

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer believes baseball should allow pitchers to use sticky substances on the ball during games.

Cruz’s homer leads Mariners to 6-3 win over Athletics

SEATTLE (AP) Felix Hernandez was sharp and Dee Gordon brilliant, but the biggest moment of the game for the surging Mariners came from the team's biggest bat.

LEADING OFF: Kluber faces Texas, deGrom vs Braves

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

Hosmer’s home run in 9th lifts Padres past Giants 3-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Eric Hosmer's impact on San Diego's offense had been minimal after he signed a $144 million contract with the Padres as a free agent this offseason.

Whiff of offense: Strikeouts top hits in month for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) Baseball had a whiff of offense in the air during a cold and wet April.

Ohio’s top court to hear arguments on promotions tax dispute

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Ohio Supreme Court has set a date for arguments in a dispute over promotions offered by the Cincinnati Reds to ticket buyers including bobbleheads and other items.

Cardinals rally in 9th, top White Sox 3-2 on Molina’s single

ST. LOUIS (AP) It takes more than a sore wrist and back to stop Yadier Molina.

Orioles C Chance Sisco injured in collision with teammate

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Baltimore Orioles catcher Chance Sisco appeared to get knocked unconscious when teammate Pedro Alvarez's elbow hit him in the head while they chased a foul ball.

Gallo, Kiner-Falefa homer in 12th, Rangers beat Indians 8-6

CLEVELAND (AP) The Texas Rangers were on the verge of another difficult loss Tuesday night when they were saved by their offense.

» Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Rockies snap Cubs’ 5-game win streak with 3-1 victory

CHICAGO (AP) The dry erase board in the visitor's clubhouse read ''April Showers bring May Power,'' and the Colorado Rockies sure looked like they believe.

Rivera’s RBI helps Miami beat Phillies 2-1 in 10 innings

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins didn't reach base until the sixth inning. They lost two runners in one ugly sequence trailing by a run. They cursed their luck when Cameron Maybin's drive into the outfield stands in the 10th went barely foul.

Holland out, Norris in as Cardinals closer for now

ST. LOUIS (AP) Greg Holland is out as the Cardinals' closer, and Bud Norris is in.

LEADING OFF: Kluber faces Texas, deGrom vs Braves

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

Whiff of offense: Strikeouts top hits in month for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) Baseball had a whiff of offense in the air during a cold and wet April.

Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto on DL with elbow inflammation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Right-hander Johnny Cueto has been put on the 10-day disabled list by the San Francisco because of inflammation in his pitching elbow, and the Giants said left-hander Madison Bumgarner has been cleared to resume throwing.

Twins place 3B Miguel Sano on DL with hamstring strain

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have placed third baseman Miguel Sano on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Angels closer Keynan Middleton on 10-day DL with soreness

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels closer Keynan Middleton has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

Montgomery has elbow tightness, will return to New York

HOUSTON (AP) New York Yankees left-hander Jordan Montgomery has left Tuesday night's game against the Houston Astros with tightness in his throwing elbow.

Clay Buchholz released from minor league contract by Royals

BOSTON (AP) Pitcher Clay Buchholz was released from a minor league contract by the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, the day he had the right to terminate the deal and become a free agent.

Bauer starts Twitter spat for comments about Astros pitchers

HOUSTON (AP) Cleveland pitcher Trevor Bauer ignited a Twitter battle on Tuesday when he insinuated Houston Astros pitchers are using sticky substances to increase their spin rates.

Mariners, A’s to play next season’s MLB opener in Japan

NEW YORK (AP) The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners will play an opening two-game series in Tokyo on March 20 and 21, the fifth time Major League Baseball will start its season in Japan.

Erasmo Ramirez, Dan Altavilla put on DL by Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) Right-handed starter Erasmo Ramirez and righty reliever Dan Altavilla have been put on the 10-day disabled list by the Seattle Mariners.

Whiff of offense: Strikeouts top hits in month for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) Baseball had a whiff of offense in the air during a cold and wet April.

Rockies send INF McMahon to Triple-A Albuquerque

CHICAGO (AP) The Colorado Rockies sent down prospect Ryan McMahon on Tuesday and promoted infielder Daniel Castro from Triple-A Albuquerque, adding another option at second base with DJ LeMahieu sidelined by a hamstring injury.

Moustakas out of lineup, a day after getting hit by pitch

BOSTON (AP) Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas was not in the starting lineup against Boston, a day after he was hit by a pitch from Eduardo Rodriguez.

Cabrera still out of starting lineup for Tigers

DETROIT (AP) Miguel Cabrera was out of the starting lineup for the Detroit Tigers for a second straight night Tuesday.

Braves call up another top prospect; Soroka to debut vs Mets

NEW YORK (AP) The Atlanta Braves just keep getting younger.

Rockies send INF McMahon to Triple-A Albuquerque

CHICAGO (AP) The Colorado Rockies have sent down prospect Ryan McMahon and promoted infielder Daniel Castro from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Bryce Harper hits leadoff for first time since 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) Bryce Harper is hitting leadoff for the Washington Nationals for the first time since 2013.

Whiff of offense: Strikeouts top hits in month for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) Strikeouts exceeded hits during a full calendar month for the first time in the Major League Baseball history.

Twins place 3B Miguel Sano on DL with hamstring strain

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have placed third baseman Miguel Sano on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Mariners, A’s to play next season’s MLB opener in Japan

NEW YORK (AP) The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners will play an opening two-game series in Tokyo on March 20 and 21, the fifth time Major League Baseball will start its season in Japan.

Mariners, Athletics to play next season’s opener in Japan

NEW YORK (AP) The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners will play an opening two-game series in Tokyo on March 20 and 21, the fifth time Major League Baseball will start its season in Japan.

Braves call up another top prospect; Soroka to debut vs Mets

NEW YORK (AP) The Atlanta Braves just keep getting younger.

Braves call up another top prospect, RHP Mike Soroka

NEW YORK (AP) The Atlanta Braves have called up another of their top prospects, pitcher Mike Soroka, who is scheduled to start Tuesday night's game against the New York Mets.

Smoak, Martin homer as Blue Jays hold on to beat Twins 7-5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Even with Josh Donaldson missing 16 games on the disabled list, Jose Bautista gone and Kendrys Morales off to a slow start, the Toronto Blue Jays are powering up again and supplying the offense they've become used to north of the border.

What a month: Red Sox complete best April with win over KC

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox slammed their way through their most wins in April ever.

Indians rally for 7-5 win over Rangers

CLEVELAND (AP) Jeff Beliveau's first major league save came four years ago while pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays.

LEADING OFF: Kershaw faces D-backs; Verlander vs Yankees

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

Hundley’s pinch-hit single in 9th rallies Giants past Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) After sitting on the bench all night, Giants backup catcher Nick Hundley took one look at the lineup card in the ninth inning and figured he might get a chance to hit.

Hundley’s pinch-hit single in 9th rallies Giants past Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) After sitting on the bench all night, Giants backup catcher Nick Hundley took one look at the lineup card in the ninth inning and figured he might get a chance to hit.

Hundley’s pinch-hit single in 9th rallies Giants past Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Pinch-hitter Nick Hundley lined a two-run single off San Diego Padres closer Brad Hand with two outs in the ninth inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 6-5 comeback victory Monday night.

Pollock hits 3 HRs, Greinke pitches D-backs past Dodgers 8-5

PHOENIX (AP) A.J. Pollock hit three home runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series between NL West rivals.

Seager to have Tommy John surgery, miss rest of season

PHOENIX (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers' difficult April got a lot worse Monday with news that two-time All-Star shortstop and 2016 NL Rookie of the Year Corey Seager will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner could begin throwing soon

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Hoping for clearance to begin a throwing program, San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is headed to Arizona to meet with the same doctor who performed surgery on his left pinkie.