Fantasy Baseball Nerd

Fantasy Baseball News

Rockies' road trip is one of its most successful (Today)
Even with Thursday's 2-1, 11-inning loss to the Phillies, the Rockies matched the most successful 10-game road trip in club history with seven wins. Now they have to make home friendlier than it has been this season.

Pina exits in second inning after HBP (Today)
Brewers catcher Manny Pina left Thursday's game against the D-backs after he was struck near the left elbow by a Robbie Ray pitch in the second inning.

Heyward's offseason swing work paying off (Today)
The Cubs' Jason Heyward knew all the work he did on his swing this offseason paid off in the eighth inning Wednesday night. The Giants had called on lefty Steven Okert to face Heyward, who fouled off the first pitch, then tripled to right. That good feeling continued Thursday when Heyward hit a solo homer in Chicago's 5-1 win over San Francisco.

Avila would like leeway with interference rule (Today)
Tigers catcher Alex Avila, who was called for catcher's interference Wednesday, thinks the rule could use some leeway for an umpire's discretion.

Big night at plate was needed for Iglesias (Today)
Jose Iglesias fell a triple shy of the cycle in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Astros, including a two-run homer in the ninth inning, but after a 4-for-36 slump led to a couple days off to clear his head. This was his first three-hit game since April 14 and it hit the mark in terms of positive reinforcement.

McCann cleared to return to lineup Saturday (Today)
Astros catcher Brian McCann passed a concussion test Wednesday and said he fully expects to return to Houston's lineup Saturday against the Orioles.

Mets activate Asdrubal, option Plawecki (Today)
One day after Travis d'Arnaud's return, the club activated shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the disabled list before Thursday's rubber game against the Padres.

Joseph homers, hits walk-off single to lift Phils (Today)
Tommy Joseph continues to be one of the hottest hitters on the planet. The Phillies first baseman ripped a single to center field in the bottom of the 11th inning to score Michael Saunders from second base in a 2-1 victory over the Rockies on Thursday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

Pederson lands on 7-day concussion DL (Today)
The Dodgers placed center fielder Joc Pederson on the seven-day concussion disabled list to make room for the activation of Kenta Maeda to start Thursday night's game against the Cardinals.

Andriese dazzles Angels in victory (Today)
Matt Andriese won his fourth consecutive decision and Colby Rasmus provided the offense as the Rays defeated the Angels, 4-0, on Thursday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

Key questions for Twins, other division leaders (Today)
Coming off their fifth 90-plus-loss season in the past six years, a last-place finish for the fourth time in that stretch and a season in which they had the worst record in the big leagues, the Twins were easily overlooked coming into this season by most prognosticators.

Pirates ride fast start to split in Atlanta (Today)
After languishing through Gerrit Cole's worst start of the season and the long rain delay that added to the frustration of Tuesday night's loss, the Pirates righted themselves with a ninth-inning comeback on Wednesday and then capped their four-day stay in Atlanta with Thursday's 9-4 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.

Amid torrid stretch, Rendon under the radar (Today)
Anthony Rendon insists he does not do anything different or change his approach during his hot streaks at the plate, remaining the same whether he is struggling or surging.

Robinson honored as Buck O'Neil recipient (Today)
Rachel Robinson, widow of Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame second baseman Jackie Robinson and founder of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, has been named the 2017 recipient of the John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award given out by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Rain postpones Ohio Cup finale (Today)
The Ohio Cup finale between the Reds and Indians on Thursday at Progressive Field was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up on a mutual off-day for both ballclubs at 7:10 p.m. ET on July 24.

Chisenhall placed on 7-day concussion DL (Today)
The Indians' depleted outfield got even thinner on Thursday, when Lonnie Chisenhall was shelved with what manager Terry Francona described as a lower-grade concussion.

Solo shots secure Cubs' series win vs. Giants (Today)
The Cubs picked up the home run pace on Thursday as Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist each hit solo shots to post a 5-1 victory over the Giants and Jeff Samardzija for their seventh win in the past nine games.

Mets scratch deGrom with rain threatening NY (Today)
Concerned that rainy Queens weather would impact his start, the Mets scratched Jacob deGrom from his Thursday outing against the Padres at Citi Field. Rafael Montero will start in deGrom's place.

Cruz's 3-run HR in DC halts Mariners' slide (Today)
The Mariners had not scored more than one run in any game since May 18, so scoring four runs Thursday afternoon qualified as an offensive outburst. Nelson Cruz hammered a go-ahead three-run homer and Robinson Cano added a run-scoring single, helping Seattle snap a five-game skid with a 4-2 victory against the Nationals at Nationals Park.

Sox set Price's season debut for Monday (Today)
David Price is scheduled to make his season debut Monday in Chicago against the White Sox, Red Sox manager John Farrell said Thursday.

Bryant clears fence; did fan lend a glove? (Today)
The Cubs' Kris Bryant belted a home run with two outs in the first on Thursday, but he may have gotten a little help from a fan in the Wrigley Field bleachers.

Yanks don capes to gear up for HOPE Week (Today)
The Yankees swapped their iconic pinstripes for a set of equally recognizable capes and masks on Thursday morning, with Yankee Stadium transformed into a playground for superheroes and princesses as part of the team's annual HOPE Week.

Garrett on DL with right hip inflammation (Today)
The Reds are down another starting pitcher after they placed rookie left-hander Amir Garrett on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with right hip inflammation.

Thursday's Royals-Yanks game postponed (Today)
The Yankees' series finale against the Royals on Thursday at Yankee Stadium was postponed due to a continued forecast of inclement weather.

Servais' ejection appears to spark Mariners (Today)
Mariners manager Scott Servais was ejected in the top of the sixth inning of Thursday's series finale against the Nationals.

Cashman confident Tanaka will bounce back (Today)
Brian Cashman said that the Yankees have deployed every available tool to examine Masahiro Tanaka's health and mechanics, and the general manager sounds convinced that the right-hander will be able to bounce back from his current slump.

10 fantasy players worth stashing on bench (Today)
For fantasy owners who have the reserve space, stashing premier prospects or injured big leaguers -- players who can make a difference tomorrow, if not today -- makes a ton of sense. Without further ado, let's review 10 players worth hoarding for the time being.

Sweep of Rangers in sight for Red Sox (Today)
The Rangers and Red Sox wrap up their first series of the 2017 season at Fenway Park on Thursday night.

Today's starting lineups: May 25 (Today)
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

Polanco reinstated from DL; Ortiz optioned (Today)
Gregory Polanco was back on the Pirates' active roster, but not in the starting lineup, on Thursday at SunTrust Park. The Pirates reinstated Polanco from the 10-day disabled list on the first day he was eligible to return.

Verlander seeks series win vs. Astros (Today)
Justin Verlander, who has never lost to the Astros in his career, takes on Houston on Thursday in the series finale. He'll be opposed my Mike Fiers, who has fared considerably better at home this season than the road.

Thursday's Royals-Yanks matchup postponed (Today)
Thursday's game between the Yankees and Royals at Yankee Stadium has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, September 25, with the start time to be determined.

Price endures rocky outing in rehab start (Today)
Though David Price had a second straight laborious outing for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday night, Red Sox manager John Farrell didn't rule out the left-hander making his next start for Boston.

No 10 K's, but to Sale, win more important (Today)
When Chris Sale struck out Delino DeShields to open up Wednesday's game between the Rangers and Red Sox, it felt like it was going to be his night. The lefty needed 10 strikeouts to break the record for consecutive games with double-digit strikeouts (9), and he was off to a perfect start.

Matheny ponders moving Fowler in lineup (Today)
As Dexter Fowler's hitless skid extended to 20 at-bats on Wednesday in the Cardinals' 6-1 win over the Dodgers, dropping his averaged precariously close to the Mendoza line, manager Mike Matheny acknowledged the possibility of rethinking Fowler's place in the lineup as a way to try to spark his bat.

Ausmus earns save for Tigers' bullpen (Today)
Seems like every season the Tigers would construct a team almost good enough to win a championship. There'd be very good starting pitching and a really deep lineup. Problem is, there was always this one teensy problem. In the last four seasons, the Tigers bullpen has been ranked 24th, 27th, 27th and 24th in relief pitching ERA.

Greene lit: 17-year-old throws 102, may go No. 1 (Today)
In the first of a four-part series on top-ranked Draft prospect Hunter Greene, MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo talks to the California prep right-hander about his development, from his days at MLB's Urban Youth Academy to hitting 102 mph on the radar and having a shot at becoming the first high school righty ever taken No. 1 overall.

Statcast of the Day: Rare homers in Houston (Today)
Two homers hit on Wednesday in a game between the Astros and Tigers, came at the ballpark that has yielded the highest percentage of non-barreled and non-solid-contact home runs in the Statcast™ era (beginning in 2015): Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Leake dominates as Cards even series (Today)
Mike Leake fired a four-hitter for eight innings while the Cardinals capitalized on seven walks issued by Dodgers starter Rich Hill and a two-run error by left fielder Cody Bellinger in a 6-1 win Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Castrovince: 10 of MLB's biggest club strengths (Today)
The Rockies' pitching in big spots, the Twins' defense and the D-backs' running have all been huge strengths so far this season.

3 in a row: Trio of HRs caps Bucs' comeback (Today)
Pinch-hitting on a scheduled off-day because the Pirates forced extra innings and exhausted their other options, Andrew McCutchen slapped a single to left field leading off the 10th. Chris Stewart then dropped a sacrifice bunt, moving McCutchen to second base.

Colon highlights daytime slate on MLB.TV (Wednesday, May 24)
If afternoon baseball is your thing, Thursday's slate of action is a feast for your matinee sensibility. With the Mariners-Nationals game moved up from 4 p.m. ET to 12:05 p.m. ET, there are six games that begin at or before 2:20 p.m. ET

#ASGWorthy Rizzo stays hot with 2 homers (Today)
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo tallied two home runs in a 5-4 win over the Giants on Wednesday, notching his 14th career multi-homer game despite the near-20 mph winds.

Vroom when it happens: Hamilton's huge run (Today)
Just a few minutes earlier, the fireworks had burst and the music had blared as the Indians were celebrating what they thought was a 3-2 win over the Reds on a rainy Wednesday night at Progressive Field.

Heisey lands on DL with biceps rupture (Wednesday, May 24)
Chris Heisey's shoulder has been bothering him all season, but when the Nationals' pinch-hitter extraordinaire struck out in his lone at-bat against the Mariners on Tuesday night, he could tell he damaged his arm. Heisey received treatment when he arrived to the clubhouse before Wednesday's 5-1 Nats win, but he grimaced and limped out of the cage after one batting practice swing, experiencing a pain he said he's never felt before.

Road work ahead for D-backs (Wednesday, May 24)
The Diamondbacks' next 25 games could determine whether they are contenders or pretenders. Nineteen games are on the road where Arizona is averaging 3.6 runs a game and are 8-11.

Royals see Hammel take 'good step forward' (Wednesday, May 24)
Yes, there was a bright side to a 3-0 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday night: The Royals may have fixed right-hander Jason Hammel.

Cubs planning 'Anchorman' tribute road trip (Wednesday, May 24)
The Cubs have kept the extracurricular activities to a minimum this season, unless you count David Ross' performance in "Dancing with the Stars." On Thursday, they will have their first theme trip.

Prospect Travis gets first hit in MLB debut (Wednesday, May 24)
In his second Major League at-bat, Red Sox first baseman Sam Travis produced his first career hit, a hard grounder that went off the glove of Rangers left-hander Martin Perez in the bottom of the fifth inning on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

Renfroe's HR caps Padres' comeback win (Wednesday, May 24)
An inning after the Padres completed a comeback from down four runs, Hunter Renfroe smashed a go-ahead homer into the second deck at Citi Field in the eighth that had a projected distance of 440 feet, according to Statcast™. That vaulted the Padres to a 6-5 win over a Mets club that, for most of the evening, seemed to have victory firmly in its grasp.

Souza's big bat boosts Rays past Angels (Today)
Erasmo Ramirez gave the Rays a quality start and the offense broke loose after two nights of frustration as the Rays defeated the Angels 5-2 Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.

Rendon, Nats jump out early, cruise vs. M's (Wednesday, May 24)
Anthony Rendon continued his hot streak at the plate, hammering a three-run homer in the first inning to help guide the Nationals to a 5-1 victory against the Mariners on Wednesday night at Nationals Park. Washington jumped on Seattle for four runs in the first inning and added another in the second against rookie right-hander Sam Gaviglio.

Tigers' bats come alive late to top Astros (Wednesday, May 24)
Alex Avila and Victor Martinez knocked in runs in the eighth inning, and Jose Iglesias hit a two-run homer in the ninth to back Daniel Norris, who allowed one earned run over 6 1/3 innings as the Tigers edged the Astros on Wednesday. Charlie Morton allowed two runs over seven innings for Houston, setting down 14 of the final 15 hitters he faced.

Severino pins down KC with 8 shutout frames (Wednesday, May 24)
Luis Severino harnessed his electric arsenal to produce the deepest outing of any Yankees starting pitcher over the last two weeks, firing eight scoreless innings in a 3-0 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night at the Stadium.

Rockies ride seven-run inning in rout of Phils (Wednesday, May 24)
It has not been a fair fight this week at Citizens Bank Park.

Another late night: Bucs rally for 10-inning win (Wednesday, May 24)
A little less than 24 hours after blowing a ninth-inning lead, the Pirates staged a ninth-inning rally against a thin Braves bullpen, then added seven more runs in the 10th inning to cruise to a 12-5 win on Wednesday night at SunTrust Park.

MLB wins League of the Year Award (Wednesday, May 24)
Major League Baseball was well represented at the 10th annual Sports Business Awards with five nominations and three awards. Commissioner Rob Manfred was on hand at the Marriott Marquis in New York City to accept one of the night's biggest prizes, League of the Year, on behalf of MLB.

Rizzo's might helps Hendricks beat Giants (Wednesday, May 24)
It's been home runs or nothing lately for Anthony Rizzo, who notched his 14th career multi-homer game with two solo shots, doing so against lefty Matt Moore, to power the Cubs to a 5-4 victory over the Giants on Wednesday night.

Hot Red Sox offense rallies to beat Rangers (Wednesday, May 24)
Just when it seemed Chris Sale could be in for a tough-luck loss, the Red Sox dramatically surged back with seven runs in the bottom of the seventh and stunned the Rangers, 9-4, on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

Reds race to win vs. Tribe with 2-out rally in 9th (Wednesday, May 24)
Indians closer Cody Allen had been perfect in save situations dating back to August of last season. That changed on Wednesday night, when a clutch hit from Zack Cozart and a furious sprint from Billy Hamilton fueled a two-run ninth that gave the Reds a 4-3 comeback win over Cleveland at Progressive Field.

Warren adjusting to role with Aroldis on DL (Wednesday, May 24)
Aroldis Chapman's injury significantly altered the Yankees' bullpen hierarchy, and manager Joe Girardi believes that the domino effect may have impacted Adam Warren more than anyone.

O's look to bounce back after tough homestand (Wednesday, May 24)
The Orioles have been in a funk the past two weeks, and the team's frustrating stretch was on full display in Wednesday's 4-3 series-sweeping loss to the Twins.

Meyer latest Angels starter to go on DL (Wednesday, May 24)
The Angels place right-hander Alex Meyer on the 10-day disabled list with back spasms, with Daniel Wright starting against the Rays on Thursday in his place, general manager Billy Eppler said.

Gordon returns as Royals place Karns on DL (Wednesday, May 24)
Rookie right-hander Miguel Almonte will make his first Major League start on Thursday afternoon against a very special team in a very special place: Yankee Stadium.

Hamels back to throwing; Ross nearing return (Wednesday, May 24)
Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels has begun a throwing program as he continues his recovery from a strained oblique muscle in his right side. Hamels started playing catch this week with the Rangers in Boston to play the Red Sox.

Francona OK with not selecting ASG players (Wednesday, May 24)
Terry Francona will manage the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard in July for the third time in his managerial career, and the skipper is happy that Major League Baseball has taken the team's roster decisions out of his hands.

Mets activate d'Arnaud, place Milone on DL (Wednesday, May 24)
The Mets activated Travis d'Arnaud from the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday and placed left-hander Tommy Milone on the DL with a sprained left knee.

Hays belts way into books with three-homer game for Keys (Wednesday, May 24)
Austin Hays entered Class A Advanced Frederick's record books on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the first player in Keys history to hit three homers in a single game.

Kendrick nearing return to Phillies' lineup (Wednesday, May 24)
Howie Kendrick could rejoin the Phillies early next week, which means somebody is going to lose playing time.

Franco, Mackanin yet to discuss benching (Wednesday, May 24)
Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said he hopes Maikel Franco comes to his office to talk about being benched. Franco said it is not his style.

Keuchel itching to come off disabled list (Wednesday, May 24)
After being placed on the 10-day disabled list for a pinched nerve in his neck, Astros ace Dallas Keuchel said he plans to return Saturday. That day can't come soon enough, as Keuchel was feeling better on Wednesday.

Taillon progressing in return from surgery (Wednesday, May 24)
After throwing a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon is scheduled to pitch off the mound again Thursday morning.

Margot exits with tightness in lower right leg (Wednesday, May 24)
Padres center fielder Manuel Margot exited Wednesday's game against the Mets in the bottom of the third inning with tightness in his lower right leg.

D-backs hold off White Sox to seal sweep (Wednesday, May 24)
The D-backs put together a six-run rally in the fifth inning and then held off a persistent White Sox offense for an 8-6 win Wednesday afternoon over Chicago and a sweep of the three-game series at Chase Field.

Braves bond over Mario Kart during rain delay (Wednesday, May 24)
As they waited through a three-hour, 12-minute rain delay during Tuesday night's win over the Pirates, several Braves players passed the time by competing in an intense Mario Kart Racing tournament within SunTrust Park's spacious home clubhouse.

Lowrie's 4-hit day, Gray's 11 K's top Marlins (Wednesday, May 24)
Hitting with two outs was not an issue for Jed Lowrie on Wednesday afternoon. The second baseman matched a career high with four hits, all with two outs, and he drove in a pair of runs in the A's 4-1 victory over the Marlins at Oakland Coliseum.

Ellsbury exits after running into wall for catch (Wednesday, May 24)
Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was removed from Wednesday's game against the Royals, one inning after crashing into the center-field fence at Yankee Stadium while making a running catch of Alcides Escobar's leadoff drive.

Pujols homers; now just 3 shy of No. 600 (Wednesday, May 24)
Albert Pujols blasted his 597th career home run in the first inning of the Angels' game against the Rays on Wednesday night, leaving him only three shy of the exclusive 600 home run club.

Mariners call up Whalen, option Pagan (Wednesday, May 24)
The Mariners on Wednesday recalled right-hander Rob Whalen from Triple-A Tacoma and optioned righty Emilio Pagan to Tacoma in a corresponding move.

O's claim Sardinas off waivers from Padres (Wednesday, May 24)
The Orioles announced Wednesday afternoon that they claimed infielder Luis Sardinas off waivers from the Padres.

Alford to DL with broken bone in left wrist (Wednesday, May 24)
Anthony Alford experienced one of the biggest highs and one of the biggest lows of his professional baseball career within a 12-hour span.

Shields pleased with arm after 'pen session (Wednesday, May 24)
James Shields threw what he deemed a very successful bullpen prior to Wednesday's series finale at Chase Field, and he plans to throw another bullpen Friday in Chicago.

Meyer latest Angels starter to go on DL (Wednesday, May 24)
The Angels will place right-hander Alex Meyer on the 10-day disabled list with back spasms, with Daniel Wright starting against the Rays on Thursday in his place, general manager Billy Eppler said.

Yelich confident he'll avoid DL stint (Wednesday, May 24)
Marlins center fielder Christian Yelich is dealing with some bumps and bruises, but he's confident he will avoid a stint on the 10-day disabled list.

Signs of life: Bradley hitting hard during slump (Wednesday, May 24)
There's no way to describe the start to Jackie Bradley Jr.'s season other than "disappointing," but he's hitting the ball entirely too hard to not be getting more production out of it soon.

Goins' slam powers Blue Jays past Crew (Wednesday, May 24)
So much for home-field advantage. Six weeks after the Brewers took a two-game Interleague series at Rogers Centre, Ryan Goins and the Blue Jays returned the favor at Miller Park.

Beltre could return Monday after Surprise stint (Wednesday, May 24)
Third baseman Adrian Beltre is headed to Arizona to start playing games at extended spring camp, and he could be activated off the disabled list as early as Monday.

Fast start, Berrios secure Twins' sweep of O's (Wednesday, May 24)
The Twins scored four runs in the first two innings and held on for a 4-3 win, completing an impressive series sweep over the Orioles on Wednesday afternoon at Camden Yards.

Mariners acquire outfielder Aplin from Astros (Wednesday, May 24)
Andrew Aplin, a 26-year-old outfielder who spent the past six years in the Astros' Minor League organization, acquired by the Mariners on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash.

Today's starting lineups: May 24 (Wednesday, May 24)
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

New FA rules add twist to Trade Deadline strategy (Wednesday, May 24)
At this time each year, baseball observers commence the ritual of separating the sport into "buyers" and "sellers" ahead of the non-waiver Trade Deadline. In 2017, additional terminology is required.

Bour has 4 hits on #ASGWorthy night (Wednesday, May 24)
Justin Bour is doing pretty much everything at the plate. The left-handed hitting first baseman had four hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs in the Marlins' 11-9 win over the A's on Tuesday night.

Yelich day to day with right hip flexor injury (Wednesday, May 24)
On a night the Marlins had a breakout game offensively in an 11-9 win over the A's, one of their top players, Christian Yelich, exited with a right hip flexor injury.

Sale aims to make history on MLB.TV (Wednesday, May 24)
Chris Sale will look to make history today when the Rangers and Red Sox play the second game of a three-game set in Boston at 7:10 p.m. ET. Sale will try to become the first pitcher in the Modern Era to strike out at least 10 batters in nine straight starts.

Conforto cementing status among NL elite (Wednesday, May 24)
Rapidly, Michael Conforto's reality has shifted. No longer must Conforto answer questions about whether he will make the Mets' roster, or how much he will play if he does. No longer must Conforto check manager Terry Collins' lineup card, unsure of his status, upon arriving at the ballpark.

Royals get over wall after several deep flyouts (Tuesday, May 23)
For several innings in Tuesday night's 6-2 win, the Royals kept pounding outs to the deepest parts of Yankee Stadium, namely left-center field.

Cobb shows more flashes of the past (Wednesday, May 24)
Alex Cobb might have been slow out of the gate in the Rays' 4-0 loss to the Angels Tuesday night, but the right-hander settled down to pitch like the bulldog Rays fans are used to seeing. Yes, he took the loss, but watching Cobb pitch like he did fueled hopes for the remainder of the season.

Villar showing glimpses of return to 2016 form (Wednesday, May 24)
Jonathan Villar offered a glimpse of the player the Brewers hope can emerge from a slump that is going on two full months.

Bogaerts' all-around effort #ASGWorthy (Wednesday, May 24)
It's hard for a guy with a .329 batting average to scoff too much at his performance. But Xander Bogaerts knows what the missing ingredient has been, and that's why his performance while fueling the Red Sox to an 11-6 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday represented his most satisfying night of the season.

Blisters hamper Cueto in loss to Cubs (Wednesday, May 24)
Johnny Cueto repeated he had no excuse for yielding the unseemly total of three home runs in the Giants' 4-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. But he did offer a reason: the blisters on the index and middle fingers of his throwing hand, which limit his ability to impart late movement on his deliveries.

Alonso exits after being hit by pitch in wrist (Wednesday, May 24)
Slugging A's first baseman Yonder Alonso was removed from Tuesday's contest against the Miami Marlins, shortly after being hit in the right wrist by a pitch in the sixth inning.

Comeback club: Rallying Reds never out of it (Wednesday, May 24)
Falling behind early has been par for the course for the Reds of late, but they've also made a habit of battling back after digging themselves a hole. That was the case again Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park, as Cincinnati came up just short in its comeback attempt against the Indians, losing, 8-7, to split the home series of the Ohio Cup.

Keeping it 100: Abreu hits milestone homer (Wednesday, May 24)
With one swing, leading off the eighth inning of a 5-4 loss to the D-backs on Tuesday night at Chase Field, Jose Abreu made history.

Marlins jump ahead early, hang on late vs. A's (Wednesday, May 24)
The revamped Marlins' lineup had production up and down the order Tuesday night, and generated a season-high 19 hits. Giancarlo Stanton, batting second, had three singles and an RBI, Ichiro Suzuki collected a two-run single, and Justin Bour stayed hot, collecting four hits, including a home run in the a 11-9 win over the A's.

Blackmon flashes #ASGWorthy power vs. Phils (Wednesday, May 24)
Go ahead and get excited, Rockies fans, about Charlie Blackmon's productivity in Philadelphia. Two homers in Tuesday night's 8-2 victory over the Phillies gives him three homers in the first two games of this four-game set, and a whopping seven in his last five at Citizens Bank Park.

Lamb, Herrmann homers power D-backs to win (Wednesday, May 24)
Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer to cap a three-run first inning, as the D-backs held on to beat the White Sox, 5-4, on Tuesday night at Chase Field.

Manfred a proponent of games in Mexico (Tuesday, May 23)
Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday that the time had come to play regular-season games in Mexico City as Major League Baseball weighs international expansion.

Braves' Adams hits walk-off to end marathon (Wednesday, May 24)
A long rain delay simply set the stage for the crazy ninth inning that unfolded at SunTrust Park during the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Matt Adams' two-out ninth inning single off Tony Watson enabled the Braves to cap a two-run ninth and complete a complete a 6-5 comeback win over the Pirates.

Pederson, Puig walk off after scary collision (Wednesday, May 24)
Dodgers outfielders Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig were shaken up after a collision on the warning track chasing Yadier Molina's flyout in the 10th inning against the Cardinals on Tuesday night.

Lester goes distance with 4-hitter, 10 K's (Wednesday, May 24)
Cubs ace Jon Lester dominated his start against the Giants on Tuesday, pitching the 15th complete game of his career in a 4-1 Cubs victory. Lester struck out 10 batters without allowing a count to even reach three balls.

New twist to non-waiver Trade Deadline rules (Sunday, May 21)
At this time each year, baseball observers commence the ritual of separating the sport into "buyers" and "sellers" ahead of the non-waiver Trade Deadline. In 2017, additional terminology is required.

LA wins in 13th after epic Lynn-Kershaw duel (Wednesday, May 24)
Logan Forsythe, who returned from the disabled list with strikeouts in his first four at-bats, doubled home Enrique Hernandez with two outs in the bottom of the 13th inning Tuesday night as the Dodgers walked off with a 2-1 win over the Cardinals, after a classic pitchers' duel between Clayton Kershaw and Lance Lynn.

Throw-hio! Robertson at heart of Indians' win (Wednesday, May 24)
In a game that had just about everything, Indians outfielder Daniel Robertson was in the middle of it all, making a perfect throw in the eighth to prevent the tying run from scoring.

Statcast of the Day: Schwarber's 470-foot HR (Wednesday, May 24)
Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber launched a home run onto Sheffield Avenue behind the right-field bleachers at Wrigley Field with one out in the first inning Tuesday off the Giants' Johnny Cueto to spark a 4-1 victory. The home run was the longest of Schwarber's career at 470 feet and the longest by a Cubs player this season.

Toles undergoes season-ending knee surgery (Tuesday, May 23)
Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will be out for remainder of the season.

Despite solid start, White Sox likely sellers (Tuesday, May 23)
As billed, the White Sox are in the midst of a rebuilding period, although as Memorial Day approaches, the South Siders are unexpectedly in the middle of a tight American League Central race.

Davidson returns to Arizona, reflects on journey (Tuesday, May 23)
The Arizona Diamondbacks continue to be special to Matt Davidson, the White Sox third baseman who has broke out this season with eight home runs and 23 RBIs.

Bassitt has soreness in rehabbing elbow (Tuesday, May 23)
Rehabbing right-hander Chris Bassitt said he is experiencing soreness between starts as he recovers from Tommy John surgery he underwent in May 2016. Bassitt made a start for Triple-A Nashville on Saturday in Sacramento, and has rejoined the A's briefly in Oakland as he gets some extra rest.

Posey remains potent as defender (Tuesday, May 23)
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said catcher Buster Posey, the National League's reigning Gold Glove winner at his position, is just as good this season.

Hurdle ejected for second straight game (Tuesday, May 23)
For the second time in as many games, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was ejected Tuesday night at SunTrust Park.

Jays' Sanchez can only wait for blood blister to heal (Tuesday, May 23)
The only thing Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez can do to nurse the blood blister on his right middle finger is wait.

Keuchel, McCann eye Saturday for return (Tuesday, May 23)
Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel and catcher Brian McCann are both on track to come off the disabled list Saturday, though manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday they have more hurdles to clear before they can be activated.

Bundy's consistency a boon to Orioles (Tuesday, May 23)
A year ago, Dylan Bundy wasn't even in the Orioles' starting rotation. Now, it's tough to imagine where they'd be without him.

Hahn exits in third inning with triceps strain (Tuesday, May 23)
A's right-hander Jesse Hahn exited in the top of the third inning of Tuesday's contest against the Miami Marlins with a strain in his right triceps.

Covey exits start in 3rd with oblique soreness (Tuesday, May 23)
White Sox starter Dylan Covey exited Tuesday's game at Chase Field in the third inning with an undisclosed injury.

'Keep playing fun' is Buxton's mindset (Tuesday, May 23)
While Ervin Santana rolled to his Major League-leading second shutout, the offense did just enough behind him with Byron Buxton and Kennys Vargas showing promising signs to help spark the offense in the 2-0 win on Tuesday at Camden Yards.

Cabrera: Road hurdles no excuse for Tigers (Tuesday, May 23)
The Tigers arrived in town around 4 a.m. CT Monday morning, faced the Astros 15 hours later and looked like they might have been sleepwalking against Brad Peacock and the Astros bullpen in a 1-0 loss. But manager Brad Ausmus and slugger Miguel Cabrera said it was more about good pitching than poor sleeping.

Avila, Ausmus impressed with Gose's arm (Tuesday, May 23)
Major League managers and GMs don't normally find themselves talking about 26-year-old pitchers in Class A ball. When the pitcher in question is a left-handed outfielder who throws a 99 mph fastball in his pro pitching debut, though, it's anything but a normal situation.

Moo-ve over! D-backs pitchers milk cows (Tuesday, May 23)
It was clear that D-backs pitchers Archie Bradley, Andrew Chafin and J.J. Hoover were taking the Cow Milking Contest seriously Tuesday afternoon.

Harper's 450-footer part of 3-HR, 8-run 4th (Tuesday, May 23)
The Nationals' offense erupted to score eight runs in the fourth inning of Tuesday night's rain-soaked game against the Mariners, highlighted by a massive home run from Bryce Harper.

Royals sock it to Yanks with 4 late home runs (Tuesday, May 23)
A pair of big swings by Lorenzo Cain and rookie Jorge Bonifacio helped break up what had been a taut pitching duel for the first six innings, with the Royals hitting four homers to power past the Yankees in a 6-2 victory on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Shoemaker, Angels 'pen shut out Rays (Tuesday, May 23)
Matt Shoemaker and Alex Cobb locked up in an old-fashioned pitching matchup Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. The Angels came away with a 4-0 win over the Rays that featured silent bats and a lot of goose eggs on the scoreboard, thanks to the efficiency and stuff displayed by both pitchers.

Morales' huge HR leads Blue Jays past Crew (Tuesday, May 23)
Kendrys Morales hit a two-run home run to give the Blue Jays a four-run lead in the fifth, and Toronto held on to beat the Brewers.

1st quencher: 7-run frame boosts Mets, Harvey (Tuesday, May 23)
Matt Harvey's struggles this season have been both well-documented and well-defined. And while Harvey did little to boost his fading reputation on Tuesday, his teammates boosted him plenty with a seven-run first inning in the Mets' 9-3 win over the Padres at Citi Field.

EE's 2 HRs lead Tribe to wild win in Cincy (Tuesday, May 23)
The Indians have been waiting for big offseason acquisition Edwin Encarnacion to let his power emerge. Encarnacion broke it out in a big way on Tuesday as he slugged two home runs in Cleveland's 8-7 win over the Reds to help split the two Ohio Cup games at Great American Ball Park.

Watson receives BAT Lifetime Achievement Award (Tuesday, May 23)
Bob Watson's friends came from all over the country on Tuesday to honor his 52 years in baseball and to tell him how much they respect him and how much they care for him.

Red Sox swing hot bats, cool off Rangers (Tuesday, May 23)
In their quest to start building some momentum, the Red Sox cooled off the hottest team in the Majors with a collection of timely hits en route to an 11-6 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

Astros roll behind McCullers, Centeno's debut (Tuesday, May 23)
Yuli Gurriel and Juan Centeno rocketed solo home runs and Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. eased through another scoreless outing, paving the way in Houston's 6-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

Yanks play 'God Save the Queen' for victims (Tuesday, May 23)
Before the first pitch of Tuesday night's game against the Royals, the Yankees honored the victims in Monday's terror attack in Manchester, England, by playing "God Save the Queen."

Back to old tricks, Nats hit 4 HRs in rout of M's (Tuesday, May 23)
The Nationals' Majors-best offense awakened from their brief slumber, breaking out for eight runs in the fourth inning and cruising to a 10-1 victory over the Mariners on Tuesday night at Nationals Park.

Lester fans 10 in complete-game 4-hitter (Tuesday, May 23)
Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward homered in the first and second innings, respectively, and Anthony Rizzo added a two-run shot in the fourth to give Jon Lester all he needed and power the Cubs to a 4-1 victory Tuesday night over the Giants.

Ervin shuts out Orioles on 2 hits (Tuesday, May 23)
The Twins used a dominating shutout effort from road warrior Ervin Santana to keep rolling, edging the Orioles, 2-0, in Tuesday's series-clinching win at Camden Yards for their fifth win in six games.

30 Rox: Colorado first in NL to victory mark (Tuesday, May 23)
A convincing 8-2 Rockies' victory Tuesday night in Philadelphia -- their 12th in the last 17 games -- made Colorado the first 30-game winner in the National League.

Back in race, Rangers likely won't be sellers (Tuesday, May 23)
The Rangers' surge in the standings over the past two weeks has been effective in one way. It has stopped the tide of speculation that the club will be a seller at the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline and that Yu Darvish would be high on the list.

Nava placed on DL with strained hamstring (Tuesday, May 23)
The Phillies moved outfielder Daniel Nava to the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring Tuesday afternoon. Left-hander Adam Morgan replaced Nava on the active roster to bolster the bullpen.

Rays' hobbled trio participates in pregame activities (Tuesday, May 23)
Players on the Rays disabled list were experiencing a bevy of activity prior to Tuesday night's Rays-Angels contest at Tropicana Field. Catcher Wilson Ramos (recovery from torn ACL), second baseman Brad Miller (left abdomen strain), and Matt Duffy (recovery from Achilles surgery), were on the field participating in baseball activities.

Franco sits as Phillies tinker with lineup (Tuesday, May 23)
Pete Mackanin is hoping Maikel Franco will be helped by some time off. The Phillies manager is just not sure how long that time will last.

Finnegan takes important step in recovery (Tuesday, May 23)
On Tuesday, Brandon Finnegan took an important step, throwing 21 pitches from a mound for the first time in a bullpen session. After a few days off, he will advance to 35 pitches on Saturday.

Kennedy likely to start Friday against Indians (Tuesday, May 23)
Royals manager Ned Yost said he now is leaning toward keeping right-hander Ian Kennedy on his regular schedule, meaning Kennedy would start on Friday in the opener of a three-game set in Cleveland.

Lorenzen enjoying game of adjustments (Tuesday, May 23)
During his scoreless eighth inning of the Reds' 5-1 win over the Indians on Monday, right-handed power reliever Michael Lorenzen faced five batters -- all left-handed. The first four were able to put his cutter into play -- including two for singles by Bradley Zimmer and Michael Brantley.

O's keeping rotation options open (Tuesday, May 23)
Ubaldo Jimenez's next scheduled start is Sunday, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the club will continue to go day by day with the rotation. They will evaluate where they are when the struggling righty's turn comes up next.

Yankees 'One Step Ahead' when helping kids (Tuesday, May 23)
Kristofer Robinson knew he was getting a new prosthetic leg from the One Step Ahead Foundation sometime this week. But little did he know all that his trip to the Big Apple had in store for him.

Dynamic Ruiz could stay with Braves after Garcia returns (Tuesday, May 23)
As Adonis Garcia prepares to return from the disabled list and Rio Ruiz continues to make a case he should remain at the Major League level, the Braves may soon have to decide how they will use these two third basemen.

Can Indians keep Clevinger in starting role? (Tuesday, May 23)
With ace Corey Kluber nearing his return from the disabled list, the Indians have a decision to make. Right-hander Mike Clevinger has performed well enough that Cleveland plans on sifting through its options for potentially keeping him in the rotation.

Outfielder Polanco nearing return from DL (Tuesday, May 23)
Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco took batting practice with the team before Tuesday night's game against the Braves at SunTrust Park and may be back in the lineup soon.

SD prospect Lamet to make MLB debut Thursday (Tuesday, May 23)
The Padres' youth movement gets yet another boost on Thursday when 24-year-old right-hander Dinelson Lamet is slated to make his Major League debut with a start against the Mets at Citi Field.

Bedrosian progresses to throwing from mound (Tuesday, May 23)
Angels relief ace Cam Bedrosian took a key step forward in his recovery from a groin strain on Monday, throwing off the mound for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

Lupica: Pivotal stretch for Sox, skipper (Tuesday, May 23)
John Farrell's Red Sox have underachieved this year, mostly on the offensive side. Will the team consider a change?

Beltre could rejoin Rangers by early June (Tuesday, May 23)
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, who has been on the disabled list since the beginning of the season with a strained right calf muscle, could be sent to extended spring training as early as Friday to start getting at-bats in games.

Yo among Mets' sidelined stars near return (Tuesday, May 23)
Slowly, the Mets are growing healthier, with some of their most significant missing pieces due back soon. Yoenis Cespedes is nearing the end of his running program in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and will advance to a Minor League rehab assignment "in the next couple days," according to manager Terry Collins.

Taillon has first bullpen session since surgery (Tuesday, May 23)
Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon returned to the mound Tuesday afternoon, 15 days after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer.

Crew trio becomes brewers during off-day (Tuesday, May 23)
They were brewers one day, Brewers the next. Eric Thames, Corey Knebel and Oliver Drake resumed their day jobs Tuesday.

Conforto HR, single bookend Mets' 7-run 1st (Tuesday, May 23)
Little has come easy for the Mets over the past two weeks. So it was a massive relief for the home dugout when the Mets lit up Padres starter Jhoulys Chacin for seven runs in the first inning Tuesday, recording eight hits to take an early 7-0 lead.

Robles sent to Triple-A; Mets recall Smoker (Tuesday, May 23)
The Mets optioned reliever Hansel Robles to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday before their series opener against the Padres at Citi Field, while recalling left-hander Josh Smoker from Las Vegas. Smoker will be available for Tuesday's game.

Marlins place Phelps on bereavement list (Tuesday, May 23)
The Marlins on Tuesday placed right-hander David Phelps on MLB's bereavement list and recalled hard-throwing right-hander Drew Steckenrider from Triple-A New Orleans.

Cano returns from DL as Mariners seek boost (Tuesday, May 23)
The Mariners activated veteran second baseman Robinson Cano from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday prior to the team's series opener against the National League East-leading Nationals

Dodgers activate Forsythe off DL (Tuesday, May 23)
The Dodgers activated second baseman Logan Forsythe off the disabled list on Tuesday and optioned reliever Josh Ravin to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Today's starting lineups: May 23 (Tuesday, May 23)
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

Bautista draws 1st start at 3B since 2013 (Tuesday, May 23)
Jose Bautista will be starting at third base for the first time since 2013 when the Blue Jays open their Interleague series against the Brewers at Miller Park Tuesday night.

Story returns from DL; Rockies option Hoffman (Tuesday, May 23)
The Rockies reinstated shortstop Trevor Story -- who missed 12 games with a left shoulder strain -- from the 10-day disabled list for Tuesday night's game against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Red Sox promote No. 3 prospect Travis (Tuesday, May 23)
The Red Sox called up highly touted first baseman Sam Travis on Tuesday. Travis is ranked the team's No. 3 prospect and the No. 9 first-base prospect in baseball, according to It is his first big league callup.

Cards activate lefty Lyons, option Tuivailala (Tuesday, May 23)
The Cardinals added a third left-hander to their bullpen, activating Tyler Lyons from the 10-day disabled list and optioning Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A Memphis before their series opener against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

No trouble with curve: Judge handling hook (Tuesday, May 23)
You may have missed it. No one could blame you if you had. But in the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium on Monday night, Royals pitcher Seth Maness did something unusual. He threw Aaron Judge a curveball, in the strike zone, and got away with it.

Lough inks Minor League deal with Tribe (Tuesday, May 23)
The Indians signed journeyman outfielder David Lough to a Minor League deal, the club announced Tuesday. Cleveland assigned Lough to Triple-A Columbus.

Aces could turn trade market upside down (Tuesday, May 23)
Chris Archer can't catch a break. His stuff is nasty. He hit 98 mph on his fastball in the first inning on Sunday against the Yankees, and his slider remains a tight package of pure filth when he needs it to be.

#ASGWorthy: Best players 25 and younger (Tuesday, May 23)
If you approached voting for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami a certain way, you could compose an entire ballot of 25-and-under players. You wouldn't have to stretch it, either.

Adams already fitting in with new club (Tuesday, May 23)
Given a chance to digest the significant change he experienced this past weekend and unwind after having Stephen Strasburg serve as his first challenge in Atlanta, a refreshed Matt Adams returned to SunTrust Park on Monday and gave the Braves further reason to believe they were quite fortunate to find him as a temporary replacement for Freddie Freeman.

Peacock fans 8 in strong start in place of ace (Tuesday, May 23)
Brad Peacock hadn't thrown more than 39 pitches in a game this year, while working as a reliever. Yet, in a spot start for Astros ace Dallas Keuchel (pinched nerve in neck) on Monday, Peacock allowed one hit and carved through the Tigers' power-happy lineup on 70 pitches in 4 1/3 innings, his longest appearance this season.

Zack dazzles again, delivers 4th straight win (Tuesday, May 23)
As soon as he popped out of the dugout and started toward the pitcher's mound, the boos began to rain down on D-backs manager Torey Lovullo.

Inciarte has #ASGWorthy night vs. Pirates (Tuesday, May 23)
Ender Inciarte didn't get off to the start he wanted to, but he has begun to turn things around. In the Braves' 5-2 win over the Pirates on Monday, Inciarte recorded the first five-hit game of his career.

Red-hot Dickerson leads off birthday with HR (Tuesday, May 23)
Celebrating his 27th birthday on Monday night, scorching-hot Rays slugger Corey Dickerson started the bottom of the first with his fifth career leadoff home run to get the Rays' offense started.

Are the Rangers for real? Behind the numbers (Tuesday, May 23)
The Texas Rangers are on a roll, winning 11 of 12 games, once again defying their sabermetric expectations.

NLDS rematch: Cueto, Lester on MLB.TV (Tuesday, May 23)
The National League Division Series rematch between the Cubs and Giants continues Tuesday with a premier pitching matchup, adding intrigue to what was already the highlight of a jammed-packed Major League schedule.

NL West featured in Power Rankings (Tuesday, May 23)
For a division that has featured a two-team race for several years, the National League West race could end up being a lot more inclusive in 2017.

Statcast of the Day: Almora's 4-star catch (Tuesday, May 23)
Joe Maddon wanted Albert Almora Jr. in the lineup Monday night because of his defense to back up John Lackey, and the Cubs center fielder proved his manager's call correct in the first inning with a stellar catch.

Greinke spins 12-K gold to sink White Sox (Tuesday, May 23)
Zack Greinke continued his recent run of success, allowing one run over 8 2/3 innings as the D-backs beat the White Sox, 5-1, on Monday night at Chase Field.

Sano keeps on proving he's #ASGWorthy (Tuesday, May 23)
After hitting a bit of a lull offensively, averaging 2.3 runs per game during a six-game stretch from May 12-18, the Twins' offense has been coming around of late. All-Star hopeful Miguel Sano, who leads the Majors in average exit velocity by nearly 4 mph, went 4-for-6 with a two-run homer and three RBIs to lead a 21-hit attack.

Giants giving Span rest for ailing thumb (Monday, May 22)
Center fielder Denard Span is expected to miss at least a couple of games with discomfort and inflammation in his left thumb.

Hoffman gets called up, sparkles over 7 innings (Monday, May 22)
The Rockies officially recalled right-hander Jeff Hoffman from Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday to start that night's game against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, and optioned outfielder Raimel Tapia to Albuquerque.

Delgado to get spot start for Walker (blister) (Monday, May 22)
Randall Delgado will get the start in place of the injured Taijuan Walker on Wednesday afternoon when the D-backs wrap up a three-game series with the White Sox.

Rodon frustrated but 'close to normal' in rehab (Monday, May 22)
Recovering from biceps bursitis has not exactly gone as Carlos Rodon envisioned when he went on the disabled list prior to the start of the 2017 season.

Mercer exits with hand discomfort (Monday, May 22)
Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer was removed during the seventh inning of Monday's game against the Braves due to right hand discomfort. Mercer's status is day to day, the club announced.

Pirates' Freese, Hurdle ejected in Atlanta (Tuesday, May 23)
Third baseman David Freese and manager Clint Hurdle were ejected during the fourth inning of the Pirates' game against the Braves on Monday night at SunTrust Park.

Royals on pace to break club mark for homers (Monday, May 22)
All during Spring Training, Royals manager Ned Yost marveled at the potential power his lineup might have in 2017.

Giants making turn toward postseason run (Monday, May 22)
This has been as tough of a start to the season as Bruce Bochy can remember, both on the field and off the field, but that doesn't mean it won't be business as usual for the Giants in August and September.

Gregorius no longer left behind vs. southpaws (Monday, May 22)
Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has seen a steady improvement at the plate in his two-plus seasons in pinstripes, with his most significant strides coming against left-handed pitching.

Moncada in Chicago for checkup on thumb (Monday, May 22)
Yoan Moncada was in Chicago Monday, and news quickly traveled across social media in the morning. But the top-rated prospect in baseball, per, was not looking for a new residence in preparation for a White Sox ca

Hendricks turns corner after shaky start (Monday, May 22)
When you're a fan, your job is to freak out. So far there have been plenty of reasons for Cubs fans to be anxious about the club's chances at another World Series run.

Maybin HR, wild pitch push Angels past Rays (Tuesday, May 23)
Jefry Marte scored on a wild pitch to give the Angels a 3-2 win over the Rays on Monday night at Tropicana Field.

Braves' hit parade backs Folty in win over Bucs (Monday, May 22)
Mike Foltynewicz bested Gerrit Cole through the first five innings and Ender Inciarte recorded a career-best five hits as the Braves received another stellar effort from their bullpen during Monday night's 5-2 win over the Pirates at SunTrust Park.

Relentless Rox bats back stellar Hoffman in win (Monday, May 22)
The Rockies continued to play Monday night like the best team in the National League.

Panik's pop backs Blach at Wrigley Field (Tuesday, May 23)
Joe Panik smacked a leadoff home run and an RBI double among his three hits to back Ty Blach and lead the Giants to a 6-4 win over the Cubs on Monday night and get a little payback in the first meeting between the two teams since the National League Division Series.

Reds defeat Tribe to take Ohio Cup opener (Monday, May 22)
For the first time in his brief career, Scott Schebler has slugged a home run in three straight games. Schebler's homer to lead off the bottom of the second inning helped Cincinnati to a 5-1 victory over Cleveland in Monday's Ohio Cup series opener.

Twins reel off 21-hit salute, storm past O's (Monday, May 22)
The Twins roared back from a five-run deficit, led by Max Kepler's homer and four-RBI night, en route to totaling a season-high 21-hit output and cruising past the Orioles, 14-7, on Monday night at Camden Yards.

Long ball, close call help Yanks top Royals (Monday, May 22)
Didi Gregorius hit a go-ahead homer, Brett Gardner continued his power surge and the Yankees got the benefit of a close call at first base to defeat the Royals, 4-2, on Monday at Yankee Stadium.

30 dancing! 1-hit shutout lifts Astros to 30th win (Tuesday, May 23)
It took stellar pitching, air-tight defense and one timely hit to get the Astros back on track Monday night at Minute Maid Park.

Cron optioned to Triple-A; Fontana recalled (Monday, May 22)
On Monday, the Angels optioned C.J. Cron, who'd been a fixture in the team's first base/designated-hitter mix for the better part of four seasons, to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Finnegan set for important step in recovery (Monday, May 22)
On Tuesday, Brandon Finnegan will take an important step, as he's scheduled to throw from a mound for the first time. He is expected to throw 20 pitches, and after a few days off, he will advance to 35 pitches on Saturday.

Inbox: How will returning players impact Taylor? (Monday, May 22)
What will the Dodgers do with Chris Taylor once Logan Forsythe and Justin Turner are back from the DL? Beat reporter Ken Gurnick answers this and more in the latest Inbox.

Yanks accompany brave siblings to Bronx Zoo (Monday, May 22)
Victor García's hero was by his side as he watched the gorillas with awe at the Bronx Zoo. And he wasn't referring to one of the four Yankees stars touring the Congo exhibit with him.

Teheran working to solve SunTrust woes (Monday, May 22)
Instead of completing his normal side session in the bullpen Sunday morning, Julio Teheran took advantage of a chance to find comfort with the SunTrust Park mound, upon which he has routinely encountered frustration this year.

Klentak discusses Phillies' disappointing start (Monday, May 22)
Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said he is frustrated by his team's poor play, but he is taking the long view about the organization's rebuild and is not rushing to judgment about anybody based on seven weeks of a six-month season.

Closer Watson inducing weaker contact in '17 (Monday, May 22)
Tony Watson's lower strikeout rate may indicate he's missing fewer bats. But the Pirates closer is also missing fewer barrels this season.

Rox recall No. 2 prospect Hoffman, option Tapia (Monday, May 22)
The Rockies officially recalled right-hander Jeff Hoffman from Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday to start that night's game against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, and optioned outfielder Raimel Tapia to Albuquerque.

Zobrist explains his approach to leading off (Monday, May 22)
Ben Zobrist said moving to the leadoff spot can be harder for some players because it can be difficult facing a pitcher before seeing any pitches to get the timing down. There's also a mental aspect that comes into play -- a dilemma every hitter faces when leading off.

Tanaka healthy, focused on shaking slump (Monday, May 22)
Masahiro Tanaka said that his last two starts qualify as one of the worst slumps of his career, but the Yankees right-hander maintains that he is healthy and will spend the next few days focusing on how to produce better results against the Royals on Thursday.

Anibal accepts assignment to Triple-A (Monday, May 22)
Anibal Sanchez is a starting pitcher again, but now for Triple-A Toledo. The struggling Tigers right-hander accepted an optional assignment to the Mud Hens on Monday, the latest step to try to rekindle the career of the former American League ERA champion.

On concussion DL, McCann 'feels much better' (Monday, May 22)
Currently on the seven-day concussion disabled list, Astros catcher Brian McCann went through a 20-minute, monitored cardio workout Monday, and says he "feels much better" than he did Saturday, when he initially reported the issue.

Revere: Harper vs. Trout too close to call (Monday, May 22)
Ben Revere is one of nine players who have played with Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, two of the most recognizable players in baseball.

Rodriguez thankful for Bucs' timely support (Monday, May 22)
When Sean Rodriguez had surgery to repair a torn left rotator cuff on Feb. 14 following a fatal car crash in Miami, the Braves initially projected the Pirates' former super-utility man would miss the entire season.

KC's Gordon, wife welcome baby girl to family (Monday, May 22)
Royals left fielder Alex Gordon and his wife, Jamie, welcomed their third child to the world Monday, a girl named Joey Lynn.

Greinke rolls into clash with White Sox (Monday, May 22)
When the Chicago White Sox come to Arizona's Chase Field on Monday, they'll face D-backs ace Zack Greinke when he's at the top of his game. He'll be facing White Sox right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who is going in the opposite direction, having lost his last four starts. He's 0-3 with a 6.23 ERA this month.

Kluber ready to begin rehab assignment (Monday, May 22)
Corey Kluber is one step closer to returning to the rotation. The Tribe ace completed another bullpen session with no issues on Monday in Cleveland and is on target to make a Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus.

Jones hits Camden Yards-record 125th HR (Monday, May 22)
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is the new home run leader at Camden Yards.

Today's starting lineups: May 22 (Monday, May 22)
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

Cron optioned to Triple-A; Fontana recalled (Monday, May 22)
On Monday, the Angels optioned C.J. Cron, who'd been a fixture in the team's first base/designated-hitter mix for the better part of four seasons, to Triple-A Salt Lake.

J.D. Martinez named AL Player of Week (Monday, May 22)
Due to a foot injury that forced him to miss the first month and a half, this week was essentially J.D. Martinez's first playing this season. Consider him 1-for-1 in American League Player of the Week honors.

Cubs' Caratini, D-backs' Reed repeat on Prospect Team of the Week (Monday, May 22)'s Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances in the Minor Leagues from the previous seven days. Any player on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

Lamb takes NL Player of Week honor (Monday, May 22)
Jake Lamb was named National League Player of the Week for his efforts, a monster seven-day stretch in which the left-handed hitter drove in 10 runs in five games.

Torres next in line of Baby Bombers? (Monday, May 22)
Gleyber Torres is slated to make his Triple-A debut on Tuesday, leading to an obvious question: Could his Major League debut be too far behind?

#ASGWorthy: Ohio Cup loaded at shortstop (Monday, May 22)
Between Francisco Lindor and Zack Cozart, Ohio seems to be shortstop country these days. This season, both have been #ASGWorthy, to say the least.

Rockies' success the result of good planning (Monday, May 22)
Jeff Bridich isn't feeling vindicated. Forty-five games do not a champion make. But the Rockies GM does feel good about the way things are developing for a team that was handed early-season challenges and has responded impressively.

MiLB partners with MLB for Play Ball initiative (Monday, May 22)
Major League Baseball announced Monday that Minor League Baseball and its clubs are joining in on the Play Ball initiative, meaning further exponential growth is likely, following Thursday's revelation that baseball and softball combined to rank as the most-participated team sport in the U.S. in 2016, with 25 million participants.

5 discounted fantasy studs to acquire now (Monday, May 22)
The trade market is rife with opportunity for those with the courage to buy low on players who have started the season in disappointing fashion. While some slow starters are at the outset of an unremarkable campaign, many others are set to turn their years around in the coming weeks. With the goal of making long-term lineup improvements, wise owners should immediately make buy-low offers on the following five guys.

Mazara: My dream came true, but it wasn't easy (Monday, May 22)
My name is Nomar Mazara. I'm from the Dominican Republic, and I'm an outfielder with the Texas Rangers.

Napoli, Rangers back battling Yu, tame Tigers (Monday, May 22)
Mike Napoli and Pete Kozma hit solo homers as part of a 12-hit Rangers barrage off Matthew Boyd, supporting Yu Darvish through five innings as Texas took a 5-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game series at Comerica Park.

Justice: Indians proving to be road warriors (Sunday, May 21)
The Cleveland Indians did not look at this weekend series against the high-flying Astros as anything more than the next three games on their schedule, and isn't that how really good teams always see the world?

Walk Trout with bases loaded? Not crazy (Sunday, May 21)
The Mets toyed with the idea of intentionally walking Mike Trout with the bases loaded. It's worth considering.

Kingery continues power tear with two homers for Reading (Sunday, May 21)
Scott Kingery has found his power stroke. The Phillies' No. 11 prospect hit a pair of solo homers, in the seventh and ninth innings, as part of a 4-for-5 day, but it was not enough for Double-A Reading as the Fightin Phils fell, 8-7, to New Hampshire.

Twins' HRs set tone for twin-bill split vs. KC (Sunday, May 21)
Robbie Grossman and Max Kepler belted two-run homers to help power the Twins to a 8-4 win over the Royals on Sunday in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Target Field.

Fulmer, Tigers take aim at Astros on MLB.TV (Monday, May 22)
Reigning American League Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer is in the midst of a fantastic second season in the Majors, posting quality starts in all eight of his outings.

Bullpen of the Week: Astros (Sunday, May 21)
So far this season, the Houston Astros are the best team in baseball. Despite a loss to the Indians on Sunday, Houston retains the best record in the Major Leagues at 29-15. The Astros are comfortably ahead in the American League West. And one good reason for that success is their relief pitching.

Statcast a valuable piece in Astros' toolbox (Sunday, May 21)
Major League Baseball's Statcast™ tracking system is changing how teams make their decisions, and the Astros are proof.

Salvy's #ASGWorthy day includes 3 HRs (Sunday, May 21)
It has gotten to the point that Salvador Perez may actually want to play all his games at Target Field.

Week Ahead: Postseason preview brewing? (Monday, May 22)
The last full week in May is upon us, and the Brewers and D-backs, largely expected to rebuild in the National League Central and West, respectively, are contending in their divisions with almost a third of the season in the books. And they're looking good doing it, too.

Richard goes nine to lift Padres over D-backs (Sunday, May 21)
Clayton Richard allowed just one run, while tossing a complete game as the Padres avoided a sweep by beating the D-backs, 5-1, on Sunday afternoon at Petco Park.

Freeland feeling it at plate, on mound (Sunday, May 21)
Rookie left-hander Kyle Freeland has been impressive with his arm all year. Sunday, he showed he can swing the bat, too.

White Sox offense backs stellar Holland (Sunday, May 21)
Tim Anderson provided the offensive punch and Derek Holland threw eight innings of one-run ball Sunday as the White Sox rolled to an 8-1 victory over the Mariners in their second straight runaway win at Safeco Field.

Cron's slam lays base for 12-run eruption (Sunday, May 21)
After two quiet days in Queens, the Angels' offense finally came alive on Sunday afternoon, erupting for 12 hits in a decisive 12-5 victory that denied the Mets a sweep at Citi Field. C.J. Cron's grand slam off Mets left-hander Tommy Milone highlighted a five-run first for the Angels and helped set the tone for their big day at the plate.

E-Rod's stellar outing, bats lift Red Sox over A's (Sunday, May 21)
Lefty Eduardo Rodriguez helped the Red Sox avoid a four-game series sweep at the hands of the A's, matching his career-high with eight innings pitched as the offense went to work in a 12-3 victory at the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

Iannetta shows no fear in first at-bat since HBP (Sunday, May 21)
It was natural for people to wonder how exactly D-backs catcher Chris Iannetta would react the first time he stepped back in the batter's box after being hit in the face by a 93 mph fastball on May 12.

Prospect Torres reportedly headed to Triple-A (Sunday, May 21)
Yankees uber prospect Gleyber Torres is reportedly now just one level away from the big leagues. The Yanks promoted the 20-year-old shortstop to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, according to multiple reports. The club has not confirmed.

Fan interference kills Padres' fifth-inning rally (Sunday, May 21)
Wil Myers was robbed of an at-bat and the Padres were robbed of extending their best rally in some time when a fan interfered with a foul ball Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Bryant's blasts, big bats lead Cubs past Crew (Sunday, May 21)
Kris Bryant hit two of the Cubs' four home runs in a 13-6 rout of the Brewers on Sunday at Wrigley Field, making it clear the defending World Series champions do not intend to let upstart Milwaukee run away with the National League Central.

Yan's long HR stops Astros in their tracks (Sunday, May 21)
In Yan Gomes' first at-bat on Sunday, he just missed hitting a home run to left field at Minute Maid Park. The Indians' catcher made sure the ball got out in his following plate appearance against Houston starter Joe Musgrove.

Tebow goes oppo for third homer of season (Sunday, May 21)
Tim Tebow hit his third home run of the 2017 Minor League season, a line-drive solo shot to left-center field Sunday.

Walker lands on DL with finger blister (Sunday, May 21)
The D-backs placed right-hander Taijuan Walker on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a blister on his right index finger.

Braun returns to Brewers' lineup after DL stint (Sunday, May 21)
Ryan Braun was back in action for the Brewers on Sunday, the first day he was eligible to return from the 10-day disabled list for left calf and right arm injuries.

Thames exits with recurrence of leg issues (Sunday, May 21)
Just as the Brewers got the heart of their batting order back together Sunday with Ryan Braun's return from the disabled list, they lost Eric Thames to another bout of leg tightness.

Pirates score lone run on HBP in win vs. Phils (Sunday, May 21)
Aaron Nola's worst pitch of the day came at the worst possible moment. After the Phillies decided to intentionally walk Josh Bell to load the bases with one out in the sixth, Nola hit David Freese in the back to bring home the only run in the Pirates' 1-0 win Sunday at PNC Park.

Fast start, 4 HRs spur Angels to rout of Mets (Sunday, May 21)
The Mets spent most of this weekend pitching carefully to Mike Trout, limiting him to singles and walks. Trout finally broke through Sunday on a banner day for the Angels' offense, collecting a homer and a double while reaching base four times in Los Angeles' 12-5 win over the Mets.

Estrada, Travis power Jays past O's in finale (Sunday, May 21)
Marco Estrada demonstrated pure dominance in Sunday's series finale against the Orioles. The Blue Jays' righty struck out a career-high 12 batters in Toronto's 3-1 victory.

Gardner's bat, Judge's glove lead win vs. Rays (Sunday, May 21)
Brett Gardner hit a two-run homer and Aaron Judge preserved the lead with a sensational diving catch as the Yankees withstood Chris Archer's 12-strikeout performance, snapping their three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Rockies ride four homers to win over Reds (Sunday, May 21)
The Rockies' bullpen returned to form Sunday at Great American Ball Park, holding off the Reds and helping secure a 6-4 win for Colorado, which took two of three games away from home for its fourth-straight road series win.

Stras, Murphy lift Nats over Braves (Sunday, May 21)
Stephen Strasburg delivered his best start of the season and Daniel Murphy homered off an effective Jaime Garcia as the Nationals snapped their longest losing streak of the season (4 games) with Sunday afternoon's 3-2 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.

Tribe sweeps Astros behind early outburst (Sunday, May 21)
The Indians continued their dominance of the Astros, polishing off a three-game sweep of Houston on Sunday afternoon behind a career-high-tying five RBIs from Yan Gomes -- including a three-run homer -- in an 8-6 win at Minute Maid Park.

Dismissed: Judge's 4-star grab big for Yanks (Sunday, May 21)
Aaron Judge's bat has made plenty of noise this season, but the Yankees outfielder reminded viewers that he is more than just a home run hitter with a sensational diving catch to rob the Rays' Evan Longoria in New York's 3-2 win on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Reyes scratched due to tweaked rib cage (Sunday, May 21)
Jose Reyes' breakout three-hit performance Saturday night came at a cost: Reyes tweaked a muscle inside his left ribcage during his first at-bat. Though he was initially in the starting lineup for Sunday's finale vs. the Angels, the Mets scratched him approximately two hours before game time.

Sanchez OK after taking foul tip off mask (Sunday, May 21)
Gary Sanchez sustained a bruised right jaw, but he said that he felt "fine" a day after having his catcher's mask rattled in Saturday's 9-5 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Pujols still bothered by sore hamstring (Sunday, May 21)
Albert Pujols did not start the Angels' series finale against the Mets on Sunday afternoon, sitting out his third consecutive game with a sore right hamstring.

Adams thrilled to fill everyday role for Braves (Sunday, May 21)
When Matt Adams learned Freddie Freeman fractured his left wrist on Thursday, he admittedly wondered whether this was the opportunity for him to go elsewhere to secure the everyday role he did not have with St. Louis.

Kluber throws 50 pitches in sim game (Sunday, May 21)
Corey Kluber exceeded his expected pitch count in Saturday's simulated game at Progressive Field and came out feeling good.

Maddon: 'We just haven't played our game yet' (Sunday, May 21)
Joe Maddon isn't fretting his team's slow start. It's just the opposite, actually.

Darvish tries to bedevil Tigers in rubber match (Saturday, May 20)
Yu Darvish puts his unbeaten record against the Tigers on the line when he pitches against left-hander Matthew Boyd on Sunday night at Comerica Park.

Today's starting lineups: May 21 (Sunday, May 21)
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

Astros place McCann on 7-day DL (Sunday, May 21)
The Houston Astros placed catcher Brian McCann on the seven-day concussion disabled list (retroactive to May 20) and will select the contract of backstop Juan Centeno from Triple-A Fresno, according to's Brian McTaggart.

Stanton doubles down on #ASGWorthy case (Sunday, May 21)
Giancarlo Stanton let his bat do the talking with three doubles and three RBIs to help lead the Marlins to a 10-6 win over the Dodgers Saturday night.

Rising Triggs can sweep Boston on MLB.TV (Sunday, May 21)
Andrew Triggs' first season as a full-time starter is going swimmingly, and the 28-year-old will try to keep humming as he faces the Red Sox this afternoon, streaming live on MLB.TV.

Statcast of the Day: Arroyo delivers in extras (Sunday, May 21)
Giants No. 2 prospect Christian Arroyo added another memorable moment to his young career Saturday night at Busch Stadium, breaking a scoreless tie against the Cardinals in the 13th inning with a two-run double in San Francisco's 3-1 victory.

Kinsler's early exit vs. Rangers just a precaution (Sunday, May 21)
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler left Saturday's game after four innings with left hamstring tightness. He was replaced in the field by Andrew Romine in the top of the fifth, which the team announced was for precautionary reasons.

First-inning outburst lifts D-backs over Padres (Sunday, May 21)
For the second straight night the D-backs put up a crooked number in the first inning and cruised to victory over the Padres, this time by a 9-1 score, as left-hander Robbie Ray allowed just two hits over 7 2/3 innings Saturday night at Petco Park.

Tucker, Martin lead Buies Creek to victory (Sunday, May 21)
Astros prospects Kyle Tucker and Jason Martin have been swinging hot bats lately, and the trend continued Saturday as the duo led Class A Advanced Buies Creek to an 8-2 win over Down East.

Gar-see ya! Avisail hits two HRs as Sox roll (Sunday, May 21)
Avisail Garcia hit two home runs, had two doubles and knocked in six runs as the White Sox clubbed four home runs on their way to topping the Mariners. Mike Pelfrey allowed one run over six innings for his first victory of 2017. Yovani Gallardo allowed nine earned runs in 3 2/3 innings.

Pipeline Preview: Funkhouser debuts for Lakeland (Sunday, May 21)
Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action.

Stanton, Riddle rock LA as Marlins stop slide (Sunday, May 21)
Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton drove in three runs and rookie J.T. Riddle had four RBIs in a 10-6 win over the Dodgers on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. Miami snapped its five-game losing skid and ended the Dodgers' three-game win streak.

Martinez dazzles with 9 shutout innings (Sunday, May 21)
The best start of Carlos Martinez's career finished as a footnote in the outcome -- a 3-1 loss to the Giants that extended the Cardinals' losing streak to four. As far as individual significance, however, the night lands among Martinez's career highlights.

Poz: No one brings joy to park like Tommy (Sunday, May 21)
Tommy Lasorda is probably the last celebrity manager we'll ever have in the big leagues. That's what comes to mind tonight as we hear that he is in the hospital, resting comfortably, at age 89.

Astros searching for ways to top AL champs (Saturday, May 20)
Perhaps the Astros will have better success against the Indians if they meet them this fall than they have so far in the regular season.

Roberts backs decision to swing with 3-0 count (Saturday, May 20)
One of baseball's unwritten rules -- at least in the eyes of Marlins manager Don Mattingly -- became an unlikely talking point after Friday night's game at Dodger Stadium, which featured a benches-clearing skirmish in the ninth inning.

Cano ready to return from DL on Tuesday (Saturday, May 20)
Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano said he's on target to come off the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday as scheduled, as the seven-time All-Star continues recovering from a strained quadricep muscle in his right leg.

Velasquez has no answers as woes continue (Saturday, May 20)
Vince Velasquez is baffled that he has not pitched successfully in the big leagues in some time. He is 2-4 with a 5.98 ERA following Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park. He has failed to pitch six innings in five of his eight starts this season and in 16 of his 32 starts since he joined the Phillies last year.

Clevinger gives Tribe glimpse of potential (Saturday, May 20)
Mike Clevinger changed speeds, threw strikes and remained aggressive in tossing seven-plus shutout innings as the Indians beat the Astros, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.

Nats can't rally vs. Braves 'pen after delay (Saturday, May 20)
Rio Ruiz hit a memorable first career home run and Matt Kemp also took Max Scherzer deep before stellar bullpen work helped the Braves claim a 5-2 win over the Nationals on Saturday at SunTrust Park.

Prospects impress at Atlanta PDP event (Saturday, May 20)
The southeastern region is deeply enriched with top athletes in various sports, and it was clear that baseball is no different as elite high school prospects flocked to Georgia Gwinnett College to take part in the Prospect Development Pipeline event on Saturday afternoon.

Fastball command eludes so-so Scherzer (Saturday, May 20)
The Nationals were hoping for a deep outing from right-hander Max Scherzer to provide a breather for their taxed relief corps. They have not had a starter complete the sixth inning in any of their past three games and were hoping Scherzer could help them reset their bullpen and stop a brief skid.

Mets bend but don't break vs. Trout, Angels (Saturday, May 20)
Michael Conforto continued to produce for the Mets in the leadoff spot, reaching base four times and scoring three runs to help fuel a 7-5 win over the Angels, clinching a series victory on Saturday night at Citi Field.

Abreu says White Sox a great fit for Robert (Saturday, May 20)
White Sox slugger Jose Abreu said the team would be a great match for Cuban outfielder Luis Robert, who is reportedly finalizing a deal with the team. "I just told him the White Sox organization was a great organization," Abreu said.

Diaz could return to M's closer role soon (Saturday, May 20)
Encouraged by what he saw from Edwin Diaz's two-inning performance in Friday's 2-1 loss to the White Sox, Mariners manager Scott Servais said the 23-year-old isn't far from returning to the closer role after moving temporarily out of that spot to work on some mechanical issues.

Top potential callups to give MLB clubs boost (Saturday, May 20)
As we enter late May, we're approaching the part of the season in which some of the game's top prospects are likely to be called up to the Majors. Here's a quick look at some of the elite prospects most deserving of a promotion.

Dickerson delivers #ASGWorthy 2-dinger day (Saturday, May 20)
Rays manager Kevin Cash said leadoff hitter Corey Dickerson is hunting for pitches right now, and in Saturday's 9-5 win over the Yankees, he found a couple that he was able to hit out of the park.

Castillo lifts O's past Jays with latest big HR (Saturday, May 20)
The "beef" chants are unmistakable. And at this point, they're hard to stop.

Tigers' HR wave ends Texas' win streak at 10 (Saturday, May 20)
The Texas Rangers' 10-game winning streak ended Saturday with something louder than a thud. Four Tigers home runs off A.J. Griffin, including a Miguel Cabrera blast in his return from an oblique injury, put Detroit in command early for Justin Verlander on their way to a 9-3 win at Comerica Park.

Arroyo's hit gives Giants win in epic duel (Saturday, May 20)
In a game where the Giants had already outlasted Carlos Martinez, rookie third baseman Christian Arroyo capped a 12-pitch at-bat against Cardinals reliever Kevin Siegrist with a two-run double to help San Francisco steal a 3-1, 13-inning win at Busch Stadium on Saturday.

Robert adds to Cuban presence on White Sox (Saturday, May 20)
Adding 19-year-old center fielder Luis Robert alongside 21-year-old second baseman Yoan Moncada, this time, the White Sox are gambling that they can build a championship team around two five-tool talents in the middle of the field.

Showalter comfortable with one lefty in 'pen (Saturday, May 20)
An overused bullpen has led to a lot of transactions for the Orioles in the first quarter of the season.

Span's return giving Giants a big boost (Saturday, May 20)
Denard Span had to argue his case for cutting his rehab stint in the Minors short, but the San Francisco Giants center fielder has proven to be right. The 33-year-old leadoff hitter has been a catalyst for the Giants' offense since his return after missing 17 games with a sternoclavicular joint strain.

Rangers hoping to give Bush's arm a rest (Saturday, May 20)
Matt Bush ended up throwing a career-high-tying 33 pitches to earn Friday's save. He also threw nine Thursday, so Rangers manager Jeff Banister was hoping to stay away from using Bush on Saturday against the Tigers

Sore elbow takes Wong out of game early (Saturday, May 20)
Kolten Wong was removed from Saturday night's game against the Giants due to left elbow discomfort. The Cardinals second baseman was taken out at the top of the fourth inning and replaced by Greg Garcia.

Girardi gets hands dirty after ejection (Saturday, May 20)
Yankees manager Joe Girardi ripped a page out of the old Billy Martin and Lou Piniella playbooks, using his bare hands to cover home plate with dirt after being ejected in the fifth inning of Saturday's 9-5 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Reyes singles for 2,000th career hit (Saturday, May 20)

Pursuit of Robert signals next phase of Sox rebuild (Saturday, May 20)
Whether 19-year-old Luis Robert turns into a superstar or a solid talent won't play out for a number of years, with 2020 the loosely targeted season for some in the know for Robert's Major League arrival. But it's a move that means so much more than a supreme talent addition for the White Sox -- who reportedly are finalizing a deal with the outfielder according to numerous reports, including one by's Jesse Sanchez.

A's belt 3 long HRs in 5th, sink Red Sox (Saturday, May 20)
The A's powered their way to a third straight win over the Red Sox, launching a trio of moonshots against Boston's bullpen in a five-run fifth inning that carried them to a commanding 8-3 victory at the Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.

3 HRs help Reds erase 5-run deficit vs. Rox (Saturday, May 20)
After falling behind by five runs, it looked like the Reds would squander an early lead and fall for the eighth game in a row. Instead, Cincinnati piled up nine unanswered runs on the Rockies in the sixth and seventh innings, rallying to claim a 12-8 victory and snapping a seven-game losing streak.

Bucs get behind Nova to take down Phillies (Saturday, May 20)
Ivan Nova turned in another lengthy start, David Freese tucked a go-ahead home run inside the left-field foul pole and Adam Frazier continued to sizzle atop the order, leading the Pirates to a 6-3 win over the Phillies on Saturday at PNC Park.

Pomeranz laments latest shortened outing (Saturday, May 20)
Drew Pomeranz didn't last long against the A's on Saturday afternoon, and it didn't get much better from there. The Red Sox's southpaw completed just four innings before he received the hook from manager John Farrell, in what appeared to be a heated discussion caught by TV cameras.

HR-happy Rays rock Tanaka in rocky game (Saturday, May 20)
Corey Dickerson homered twice, including a mammoth three-run blast that approached the video board in right field at Tropicana Field, and the Rays chased Masahiro Tanaka early in a 9-5 victory over the Yankees on Saturday.

Diaz could return to closer's role soon (Saturday, May 20)
Encouraged by what he saw from Edwin Diaz's two-inning performance in Friday's 2-1 loss to the White Sox, Mariners manager Scott Servais said the 23-year-old isn't far from returning to the closer role after moving temporarily out of that spot to work on some mechanical issues.

Beltre clears big hurdle, begins to run bases (Saturday, May 20)
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hit a significant milepost in his recovery from a strained right calf muscle. Beltre started running the bases on Saturday. That is always a significant step for a player coming back from a leg injury.

Dodgers legend Lasorda resting in hospital (Saturday, May 20)
The Dodgers confirmed a report Saturday that former manager Tommy Lasorda is in the hospital with an undisclosed condition and is resting comfortably. He is expected to be released from the hospital by the middle of next week.

Clevinger silences Astros' bats in Tribe win (Saturday, May 20)
Between what are two seemingly sure-fire American League postseason contenders, the Indians stole a second series win against the Astros with a 3-0 win Saturday at Minute Maid Park.

Braves acquire 1B Adams from Cardinals (Saturday, May 20)
Attempting to compensate for Freddie Freeman's absence, the Braves acquired Matt Adams from the Cardinals in exchange for Minor League infielder Juan Yepez.

Sanchez placed on 10-day DL for third time (Saturday, May 20)
The Blue Jays announced a flurry of roster moves prior to Saturday's game against the Orioles, which includes placing right-hander Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list with a finger laceration and activating catcher Russell Martin from the DL.

Tigers slug 3 straight HRs in 1st vs. Rangers (Saturday, May 20)
The Tigers welcomed Miguel Cabrera back to their lineup, shuffled the middle of their order and teed off on Rangers starter A.J. Griffin. Alex Avila, Cabrera and J.D. Martinez hit the first set of back-to-back-to-back home runs for the Tigers since 2013, going deep in the opening inning Saturday night.

Maddon shows confidence in rookie Happ (Saturday, May 20)
The game itself never happened, but the message was still sent. Slotted at right field in Saturday's Cubs lineup was Jason Heyward, who is now expected to be activated Sunday for the first time since May 5 after injuring a finger on his right hand. But it wasn't his name that sent the message, but rather rookie Ian Happ's sitting one spot above.

Following odd play, Melvin gets tossed (Saturday, May 20)
A's manager Bob Melvin was ejected in the second inning of Saturday's matinee with the Red Sox at the Coliseum.

Story nearing return to Rockies' lineup (Saturday, May 20)
Rockies manager Bud Black isn't saying when shortstop Trevor Story is going to be activated.

Price to make at least one more rehab start (Saturday, May 20)
Rehabbing Red Sox left-hander David Price will make at least one more start with Triple-A Pawtucket before rejoining his teammates in Boston, manager John Farrell announced before Saturday's contest against the A's.

Cuba's Robert finalizing deal with White Sox (Saturday, May 20)
The White Sox are finalizing a deal with Cuban free-agent outfielder Luis Robert, according to an industry source. The club has not confirmed the information.

Q&A: Krukow talks playing days, broadcasting (Saturday, May 20)
Former Major League pitcher Mike Krukow has found joy in his post-playing career, teaming with another former big leaguer, Duane Kuiper, on the Giants' broadcast team. They are among the elite broadcasting duos in the game, but in recent years, Krukow has cut back on his workload.

Karns has stiff forearm examined after outing (Saturday, May 20)
Royals manager Ned Yost told reporters Saturday that right-hander Nate Karns is having his right forearm examined. Karns spun five innings of one-run ball in a no-decision against the Twins in Friday's 4-3 loss, but he was pulled after just 72 pitches.

Royals-Twins postponed; twin bill on Sunday (Saturday, May 20)
Saturday's game between the Royals and Twins at Target Field was postponed due to inclement weather. The game be made up Sunday as part of a straight doubleheader starting at 1:10 p.m. CT.

Verlander stands in way of Texas' 11th in a row (Saturday, May 20)
Justin Verlander has had good success against the Rangers throughout the years, but Texas goes into Saturday's game riding a 10-game winning streak.

Weather postpones Saturday's Brewers-Cubs game (Saturday, May 20)
Saturday's game between the Brewers and Cubs at Wrigley Field has been postponed because of inclement weather.

Keuchel to DL with pinched nerve in neck (Saturday, May 20)
The Astros placed left-hander Dallas Keuchel on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday with a pinched nerve in his neck. He is expected to miss only one start.

Today's starting lineups: May 20 (Saturday, May 20)
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

Keuchel to DL with pinched nerve in neck (Saturday, May 20)
The Astros placed left-hander Dallas Keuchel on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a pinched nerve in his neck. He is expected to miss one start.

Padres mull next step after Weaver's outing (Saturday, May 20)
Jered Weaver sauntered toward the home dugout, a smattering of boos ringing through Petco Park. Unable to record the third out, Weaver exited Friday's 10-1 loss to Arizona having allowed seven runs in the top of the first.

Quintana returns to top form vs. Mariners (Saturday, May 20)
White Sox manager Rick Renteria isn't worried about Jose Quintana. The lefty's outing in a 2-1 victory over the Mariners in 10 innings on Friday night showcased why, as Quintana allowed one hit and one run over eight innings against Seattle.

Lamb homers twice on #ASGWorthy night (Saturday, May 20)
The D-backs' top of the first inning started with a soft tapper to third for an infield single and ended 35 minutes later after 14 batters had collected eight runs on six hits, driven Jared Weaver from the game and had Arizona on cruise control toward a 10-1 win over the Padres.

Price pitches 2 innings in first rehab start (Saturday, May 20)
Making his much-anticipated return to action since injuring his left elbow during Spring Training, Red Sox pitcher David Price's first rehab start lasted just two innings due to an escalating pitch count.

Gallo's HR off lefty sets Statcast Era mark (Saturday, May 20)
Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo may be having trouble with left-handed pitching this season, but he made Statcast™ history on Friday night with his two-run homer in the sixth inning off Tigers southpaw Daniel Norris.

Wood puts up zeros as Dodgers mash Marlins (Saturday, May 20)
Reigning Player of the Week Alex Wood continued his sudden dominance with 7 1/3 scoreless innings and fill-ins Chris Taylor, Brett Eibner and Cody Bellinger homered as the Dodgers beat the Marlins Friday night, 7-2, in a game that included an injury to Yasiel Puig and a bench-clearing fracas.

Castillo's 2-HR day helps O's walk off on Jays (Saturday, May 20)
Welington Castillo delivered his first career walk-off homer, a two-run shot, as part of a two-homer night that saw the Orioles outlast the Blue Jays, 5-3, in Saturday's 10-inning marathon

Robles celebrates birthday with big game for Potomac (Saturday, May 20)
Nationals' No. 1 prospect (No. 5 overall) Victor Robles had a 20th birthday to remember on Friday, going 4-for-5 with a triple and a two-run homer in Class A Advanced Potomac's 11-7 loss to Lynchburg. Robles raised his season average by 28 points with the performance to .283.

White Sox win in 10 behind Cabrera, Quintana (Saturday, May 20)
Melky Cabrera's RBI double in the 10th inning lifted the White Sox over the Mariners. Jose Quintana allowed one run on one hit over eight innings and Jose Abreu had three hits, including his eighth home run. Seattle's Ariel Miranda struck out a career-high nine and allowed one run over seven innings.

Excited to be back, Melancon locks down win (Saturday, May 20)
Making his first appearance since being activated off the DL on Wednesday, the Giants' Mark Melancon closed out Friday night's wild 6-5 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium with a scoreless ninth inning for his seventh save of the season.

Nunez leads Giants' 9th-inning rally vs. Cards (Saturday, May 20)
Eduardo Nunez ignited one rally and capped the next to help the Giants correct, at least for one night, their troubles on the road. San Francisco scored six times over the final three innings to nab a 6-5 win over the Cardinals, whose bullpen wasted six scoreless innings from starter Michael Wacha.

Statcast of the Day: Conforto king of the oppo (Friday, May 19)
Michael Conforto's swing isn't getting any less smooth. The Mets' leadoff man's seventh opposite-field homer of 2017 leads all left-handed hitters in baseball.

JBJ makes amazing walk-off-robbing catch (Saturday, May 20)
If it weren't for the late heroics of Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr., Friday night's contest against the A's never would have reached extra innings. Even though Boston took a 3-2 walk-off loss in the 10th, Bradley's showstopping grab above the wall might go down as the Red Sox's top defensive play this season.

D-backs score 8 in first frame, rout Padres (Saturday, May 20)
The D-backs did nine innings worth of mashing in the top of the first on Friday night, as they cruised to a 10-1 victory over the Padres at Petco Park. Fourteen Arizona hitters came to the plate in the opening frame, eight of whom scored, in the most prolific road first inning in franchise history.

Scherzer brings heat to Atlanta on MLB.TV (Saturday, May 20)
Reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer will look to keep piling up the strikeouts as he leads the NL East-leading Nationals against the Braves today in Atlanta.

Tempers flare in LA after pitch behind Stanton (Saturday, May 20)
Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling, bench coach Bob Geren and Miami manager Don Mattingly were ejected in the ninth inning of the Dodgers' 7-2 win Friday night after Stripling threw behind Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton.

Castillo on an #ASGWorthy tear since return (Saturday, May 20)
Perhaps the rest did him well. Or maybe he's been able to channel the nerves of being with a new team. Whatever the cause, Welington Castillo has been on fire since returning from the disabled list.

JBJ robs HR, but A's walk off anyway (Saturday, May 20)
A's outfielder Mark Canha belted a walk-off homer against Red Sox right-hander Heath Hembree to lead off the 10th inning, sending Oakland to a 3-2 victory at the Coliseum on Friday.

Sale's K prey: 8 in a row with 10-plus whiffs (Saturday, May 20)
With a 10-strikeout performance on Friday night against the A's, Red Sox's ace Chris Sale reached double-digit strikeouts for an eighth straight appearance, matching an MLB record he already co-owned with Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez.

Baker's son ready for next step in baseball (Friday, May 19)
Darren Baker's baseball career at Jesuit High School in Carmichael, Calif., is over. The Marauders lost a first-round playoff game earlier this week, ending their 2017 season.

Walks, 'feel' are Butler's Achilles' heel in loss (Friday, May 19)
One of the things Cubs manager Joe Maddon liked about Eddie Butler when he saw him in Spring Training was the right-hander's ability to throw strikes. That didn't happen on Friday.

Padres asking rookies to learn on the fly (Friday, May 19)
Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe may be rookies. But the Padres certainly aren't treating them with kid gloves.

Leury gets start off to rest bruised elbow (Friday, May 19)
White Sox center fielder Leury Garcia's left elbow was bandaged with ice on Friday, an unwelcome memento from the White Sox's 5-4 loss to Mariners on Thursday, when he came out of the game after being hit in the elbow by a pitch. He didn't start Friday's game.

Iannetta, McFarland near return to lineup (Friday, May 19)
D-backs catcher Chris Iannetta, who was hit in the face by a pitch last Friday could return to the active roster Saturday.

'Pure excitement' for Espino in Majors debut (Friday, May 19)
Alex Espino hurriedly packed a suitcase in Panama, then boarded a five-hour flight to Chicago. He was not going to miss his son, 30-year-old right-hander Paolo, make his Major League debut for the Brewers after toiling parts of 11 seasons in the Minors.

Semien has cast taken off, eager to return (Friday, May 19)
Rehabbing A's shortstop Marcus Semien jet setted to Los Angeles and back Friday, returning without a cast on his surgically repaired right wrist.

Mariners opt to slow Haniger's rehab routine (Friday, May 19)
After initially hoping to send right fielder Mitch Haniger out to start a Minor League stint with Class A Advanced Modesto on Friday, the Mariners backed off that plan and will keep the standout rookie in Seattle for now to continue rehabbing the strained oblique in his right side that has sidelined him the past 3 1/2 weeks.

Hellickson delivers outing the Phillies needed (Friday, May 19)
Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson left Friday night's game against the Pirates after apparently injuring himself on a swing in the seventh.

2018 Draft talent to be on display at Atlanta's PDP event Saturday (Friday, May 19)
The summer schedule for MLB/USA Baseball's Prospect Development Pipeline begins with a bang on Saturday in Atlanta, with a prospect-packed lineup that features the player some consider to be the No. 1 prospect in the 2018 MLB Draft, Kumar Rocker.

Phils ride Hellickson, Rupp's HR past Pirates (Friday, May 19)
Two batters into Friday night's series opener at PNC Park, Jeremy Hellickson had given up two hits and a run.

Price pitches 2 innings in first rehab start (Friday, May 19)
Making his much-anticipated return to action since injuring his left elbow during Spring Training, Red Sox pitcher David Price's first rehab start lasted just two innings due to an escalating pitch count.

Braves' eighth-inning outburst sinks Nats (Friday, May 19)
Needing to pick up some of the slack with Freddie Freeman sidelined for at least the next two months, Nick Markakis delivered a go-ahead single and Kurt Suzuki homered to further enrich the three-run eighth inning the Braves constructed during Friday night's 7-4 win over the Nationals at SunTrust Park.

Puig exits vs. Marlins with apparent injury (Friday, May 19)
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was removed from Friday night's game against the Marlins after after an apparent injury during a fourth-inning walk.

Twins rally in 9th, walk off against KC in 10th (Friday, May 19)
Pinch-hitter Kennys Vargas hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth and Jorge Polanco came through with a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 10th to lead the Twins to a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Royals on Friday night at Target Field.

Mets snap 7-game skid behind deGrom's 9 K's (Friday, May 19)
So often when the Mets have needed a win in recent years, they have felt most comfortable giving the ball to Jacob deGrom. And the Mets needed a win in the worst way Friday, opening their homestand amidst the exhaust fumes of a seven-game losing streak.

Longo's 4th hit trumps Yanks' rally, lifts Rays (Friday, May 19)
Evan Longoria tied his career high with a four-hit performance, driving home the deciding run with an eighth-inning RBI single as the Rays edged the Yankees, 5-4, on Friday night at Tropicana Field.

8-run inning propels Rockies past Reds (Saturday, May 20)
The Rockies kept on going strong while the Reds continued to sink on Friday at Great American Ball Park. Colorado used an eight-run sixth inning to turn a close game into a 12-6 rout of Cincinnati. Alexi Amarista tied a career high with four RBIs -- all of them in the sixth.

Bauer towers over Astros as Tribe powers up (Saturday, May 20)
Trevor Bauer beat the Astros for the seventh time in seven career starts against them, and the Indians backed him with three homers to snap Houston's four-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory in the series opener Friday night at Minute Maid Park.

Napoli, Gallo homer for Texas' 10th straight victory (Friday, May 19)
The Rangers rolled into the Motor City on Friday and continued their winning ways, propelled by Mike Napoli and Joey Gallo home runs for their 10th straight victory in a 5-3 decision over the Tigers.

Sale gets 10 K's in record-tying 8th straight (Friday, May 19)
Chris Sale notched his eighth straight game with double-digit strikeouts on Friday night against the A's, matching an MLB record he already co-owned with Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez. Sale also accomplished the feat pitching for the Chicago White Sox in 2015, while Martinez rattled off eight straight 10-strikeout games in 1999 for Boston.

Top 5 defining moments of Collins' Mets tenure (Friday, May 19)
The longest managerial tenure in Mets history did not unfold without its share of defining moments. As Terry Collins matches Davey Johnson with his 1,012th game as Mets manager on Friday night, and surpasses him with his 1,013th game on Saturday, here is a look back at some of his tenure's most memorable days and nights:

Rays rookie Robertson set to step in at second (Friday, May 19)
Rays infielder Daniel Robertson got the start at second base against the Yankees on Friday, and manager Kevin Cash is excited that the 23-year-old rookie will have a chance to play regularly with Brad Miller on the disabled list.

Twins will promote Mejia for Saturday's start (Friday, May 19)
The Twins officially tabbed left-hander Adalberto Mejia to be recalled from Triple-A Rochester to start on Saturday, but weather could be a factor and the club is still deciding who will start on Monday when a sixth starter is necessary because of Thursday's doubleheader.

Flowers' leg kick has been a game-changer (Friday, May 19)
Frustrated and essentially desperate to find any way to get a better feel for the timing of his swing, Braves catcher Tyler Flowers strolled toward the plate during the seventh inning of a game against the Mets last year and decided to use a leg kick for the first time in his career.

Mazara sits, but will face southpaws in future (Friday, May 19)
Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara took an eight-game hitting streak into Friday's matchup against the Tigers. Manager Jeff Banister still decided not to start him with Detroit left-hander Daniel Norris on the mound.

McHugh builds arm strength with long toss (Friday, May 19)
Collin McHugh has a timetable in his mind when he might be back on the mound to help the Astros, but the veteran right-hander is keeping it to himself. McHugh is still several weeks, if not a month or more, from being ready to pitch in games, as he continues his rehab from a posterior impingement in his right elbow.

Thomson fills in as Yanks' manager for a day (Friday, May 19)
Joe Girardi often stresses the importance of family to his players and coaches. The Yankees' manager is practicing what he preaches, handing the reins of his club to bench coach Rob Thomson in order to attend his daughter Serena's high school graduation.

Mackanin holds team meeting before opener (Friday, May 19)
The Phillies entered Friday's opener vs. the Pirates having lost 15 of their last 18, so manager Pete Mackanin help a team meeting.

Ross could join Rangers in first week of June (Friday, May 19)
Right-hander Tyson Ross is still trying not to look too far ahead, but he is getting closer to joining the Rangers' rotation.

Tolleson out for year after TJ surgery (Friday, May 19)
Right-hander Shawn Tolleson had Tommy John surgery on Wednesday and will be out for at least the next 12 months. Tolleson signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Rays in the offseason.

Kennedy set to start vs. Twins on Saturday (Friday, May 19)
Prior to Friday night's series opener against the Twins, manager Ned Yost said the Royals plan to activate Ian Kennedy from the 10-day disabled list on Saturday.

DeSclafani cleared to begin throwing program (Friday, May 19)
After a couple of months of tedious rehabilitation for a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani received the news he wanted to hear on Friday. DeSclafani underwent an MRI exam and was cleared to begin a throwing program.

Bucs claim Marinez on waivers from Brewers (Friday, May 19)
The Pirates claimed reliever Jhan Marinez off waivers from the Brewers on Friday, adding a big arm to their bullpen.

Who's in first? Top teams may surprise you (Friday, May 19)
So this is what competitive balance looks like: Surprise leaders everywhere throughout the National and American Leagues. As a matter of fact, here were the leaders for each division entering play on Friday, and you may gasp now or later. The Astros, the Twins, the Yankees, the Rockies, the Brewers and the Nationals.

Story begins rehab without limitations (Friday, May 19)
Trevor Story, who began his rehab with Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday, will not have any restrictions on innings or at-bats. Story went on the 10-day disabled list on May 11 after suffering a left shoulder strain two days earlier.

Cardinals activate Peralta, option OF Sierra (Friday, May 19)
Infielder Jhonny Peralta rejoined the Cardinals on Friday, but not as the fit he once was. Replaced by Jedd Gyorko early this season when medication for an upper respiratory infection left him sluggish, Peralta returns knowing that Gyorko has earned the chance to remain the everyday third baseman. And with Aledmys Diaz entrenched at short, Peralta is now facing a future on the bench.

Machado takes unscheduled off-day in stride (Friday, May 19)
Manny Machado joked several times on Friday afternoon that he was benched from Thursday's game. In reality, the third baseman -- who was in good spirits -- is battling a sore index finger that improved enough for Machado to take the field Friday.

Kluber set for sim game; Carrasco ready (Friday, May 19)
The plan is for Indians ace Corey Kluber to throw a minimum of 35 pitches in a scheduled simulated game at noon on Saturday at Progressive Field Right-hander Carlos Carrasco threw a bullpen session on Friday and is expected to start Tuesday in Cincinnati.

Pujols eyes weekend return from sore hammy (Friday, May 19)
Angels slugger Albert Pujols underwent an MRI on his sore right hamstring on Friday, but he said "everything went well" and is hoping to return to the lineup within a couple of days.

Watch Rox-Reds blackout-free on Facebook (Friday, May 19)
Watch a live and blackout-free stream on Facebook as the first-place Rockies venture to Cincinnati to take on the Reds.

LA puts Turner on DL with hamstring strain (Friday, May 19)
The Dodgers placed third baseman Justin Turner on the 10-day disabled list on Friday and recalled outfielder Brett Eibner from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Crew brings heat, tops Cubs in cold opener (Friday, May 19)
The only thing that dampened the Brewers' 6-3 win over the Cubs on Friday -- besides the rain that interrupted play for nearly two hours -- was that Paolo Espino did not get the win.

Stearns: Braun 'on track' for imminent return (Friday, May 19)
All signs are pointing toward a timely return from the disabled list for Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun, who has been hitting and throwing in recent days while recovering from right elbow and left calf injuries.

Jones talks racial incident in video for son (Friday, May 19)
Adam Jones continued to tell his side of the story Friday, when, in an essay and video for the Player's Tribune, he attempted to explain the the incident at Fenway Park on May 1 -- when he was the target of racial slurs yelled by a fan -- to his 3-year-old son.

Lupica: New Yanks have staying power (Friday, May 19)
The Yankees are on their way to getting to where they want to be. That means order is being restored to the universe at Yankee Stadium.

Blue Jays call up OF prospect Alford (Friday, May 19)
Anthony Alford, the Blue Jays' No. 3 prospect and the No. 62 prospect in baseball according to, got called up to the big leagues on Friday.

Taillon reports 'all good news' after surgery (Friday, May 19)
There is a mindset that defines Jameson Taillon's mental toughness as a pitcher. When runners get on base, his focus shifts away from how they got there to what he can do to stop them from scoring. He has carried the same mentality into his recovery following surgery for testicular cancer.

Schwarber lays out, snags line drive (Friday, May 19)
Kyle Schwarber's bat hasn't quite come to life this season, but that doesn't mean he isn't finding ways to draw some oohs and ahs from the crowd at Wrigley Field.

Heyward itching to return to lineup (Friday, May 19)
Jason Heyward is expected to be activated Saturday and back in the Cubs' lineup. Just ask him.

Facing Tigers, Rangers eye 10th straight win (Friday, May 19)
After wrapping up a flawless eight-game homestand with their ninth consecutive victory, the Rangers will look to keep their streak going when right-hander Nick Martinez faces Daniel Norris and the Tigers in the first of three at Comerica Park in Detroit on Friday night.

Cueto sits atop Trade Deadline rankings (Friday, May 19)
Memorial Day is just around the corner, one of the traditional markers for teams to assess how their seasons are going -- and more important, where they're headed. Here's our latest look at who could be headed elsewhere in our fourth edition of's Trade Deadline Power Rankings.

Today's starting lineups: May 19 (Friday, May 19)
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

Extras to become a relic? Players weigh in (Friday, May 19)
It happened twice last week. The Yankees and Cubs played for 18 innings -- on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball," no less. The Giants and Reds followed that up five days later with their own 17-inning affair. Such a cluster of crazy-long games is fundamentally infrequent. But against the backdrop of an ongoing conversation about working conditions in Major League Baseball, the influx of unexpected innings added ammunition to the argument for a change to the game's longstanding format for extras.

Leury leaves game with bruised elbow (Friday, May 19)
White Sox leadoff man and center fielder Leury Garcia exited Thursday night's game against the Mariners at Safeco Field with a bruised right elbow after being hit by a pitch in the fifth inning.

Rizzo's 'Cook-Off' event raises more than $1M (Friday, May 19)
It was a night where fans could come fill their stomachs and empty their wallets as their generosity benefited the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation in its fifth annual "Cook-Off for Cancer."

Altuve, McCullers 'Team Up' for charitable night (Friday, May 19)
Jose Altuve and Lance McCullers Jr. joined forces on Thursday night with several of their Astros teammates at a charity event they organized called "Team Up for Kids and K9s," which raised money for respective their foundations.

Immaculate inning takes Jansen by surprise (Friday, May 19)
Kenley Jansen finished his work Thursday night and was congratulated by teammates for another first, an immaculate inning: nine pitches, nine strikes, three strikeouts. The only problem was, Jansen didn't know what they were talking about.

Gray regroups to pick up first win of season (Friday, May 19)
The good Sonny Gray showed up at the Coliseum on Thursday evening, albeit a bit tardy. And there's plenty reason to believe he's not going anywhere.

Turner to undergo tests on injured hamstring (Friday, May 19)
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner left Thursday night's game against the Marlins with an apparent right hamstring injury at the end of the seventh inning.

Puig's long HR backs Ryu in win vs. Marlins (Friday, May 19)
Yasiel Puig hit a go-ahead two-run homer -- his longest and hardest-hit of the Statcast™ era (since 2015) - to lead the Dodgers to a 7-2 win Thursday night over the Marlins, who lost their fourth in a row.

Statcast of the Day: Comerica swallows up deep drives (Thursday, May 18)
Comerica Park has long been known to be unfriendly to hitters trying to find power in its enormous center field, and on Thursday we saw three 400-foot blasts turn into outs. But it's not all bad news, hitters: We also saw 2017's softest-hit home run.

A's belt three homers to take down Red Sox (Friday, May 19)
Jed Lowrie, Khris Davis and Chad Pinder homered as the A's spoiled the Major League debut of Red Sox right-hander Hector Velazquez and claimed an 8-3 series-opening victory at the Coliseum on Thursday evening.

AL champs, sizzling Astros duel on MLB.TV (Friday, May 19)
The defending American League champions meet baseball's hottest team as the Indians open a three-game series in Houston against the Astros on Friday at 8:10 p.m. ET. The matchup could be a preview of things to come under the bright lights of the postseason this fall.

Heredia's heroics: Mariners win in walk-off (Friday, May 19)
Guillermo Heredia's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Mariners over the White Sox on Thursday. Seattle rookie pitcher Sam Gaviglio tossed five shutout innings, and Jarrod Dyson and Jean Segura hit home runs as the Mariners built an early lead before Matt Davidson, Tim Anderson and Todd Frazier went deep for the White Sox.

Lindor-Correa among #ASGWorthy matchups (Friday, May 19)
This weekend, rising young shortstops Francisco Lindor and Carlos Correa will be on display as the Astros and Indians play three games at Minute Maid Park. We'll take a look at that one and four other weekend matchups relevant to All-Star balloting.

Avisail showing no signs of slowing down (Thursday, May 18)
Avisail Garcia is emerging as a serious middle-of-the-order threat this season for the White Sox. He entered Thursday night's series opener against. the Mariners at Safeco Field with a .348/.395/.553 line, six home runs, 28 RBIs, seven doubles and 23 runs this season. Garcia's 49 hits ranked fourth in the American League.

Red Sox DFA d'Arnaud, call up Velazquez (Thursday, May 18)
The Red Sox selected Hector Velazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday while utility man Chase d'Arnaud was designated for assignment and right-hander Steven Wright was moved to the 60-day disabled list.

Stroman goes opposite field for 1st career HR (Thursday, May 18)
Marcus Stroman talks a big game when it comes to his hitting prowess. He backed it up on Thursday night with the first home run of his career.

Berrios pounds zone with confidence vs. Rox (Thursday, May 18)
As Paul Molitor went to take Jose Berrios out, he was greeted by a chorus of boos from fans at Target Field.

Mayo: Prospects who could help your fantasy team (Thursday, May 18)
Don't wait for the future. Pick it up today and reap the rewards of winning with baseball's top fantasy prospects.

Ceciliani injures shoulder while hitting HR (Thursday, May 18)
The Blue Jays just can't seem to avoid the injury bug. Even when they're hitting home runs. Outfielder Darrell Ceciliani hit a two-run homer during the third inning of Thursday night's game against the Braves but injured his left shoulder on the swing.

Mayo: Updated mock for first round of 2017 Draft (Thursday, May 18)
Still more than three weeks away from the Draft, projecting the first round is still a bit of a difficult task. Luckily, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo will be repeating the exercise a few times over before the final edition right before the 2017 Draft begins.

MLB, Facebook to stream free game on Fridays (Thursday, May 18)
Facebook will stream an MLB game every Friday for the rest of the season, beginning with Rockies-Reds tonight at 7pm ET.

Berrios K's 11 Rockies as Twins take Game 2 (Friday, May 19)
Twins right-hander Jose Berrios set a career high with 11 strikeouts over 7 2/3 scoreless innings to take down the Rockies.

Moose mashes, Duffy dominates vs. Yankees (Thursday, May 18)
Mike Moustakas clubbed a three-run homer, left-hander Danny Duffy tossed seven shutout innings and the Royals avoided a three-game sweep by the Yankees with a 5-1 win on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.

Stroman, Jays slug way to win over Braves (Thursday, May 18)
Along with accounting for one of the three home runs Julio Teheran surrendered to players who hadn't previously homered this season, Marcus Stroman easily handled a Freddie Freeman-less Braves lineup while helping the Blue Jays cruise to Thursday night's 9-0 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.

Koehler lands on DL with shoulder bursitis (Thursday, May 18)
The Marlins placed right-hander Tom Koehler on the 10-day disabled list Thursday, retroactive to Wednesday, the result of right shoulder bursitis.

Pitch count remains nagging issue for Roark (Thursday, May 18)
Before his Nationals played the Pirates on Thursday afternoon, manager Dusty Baker emphasized the need for quality innings, and plenty of them, from starter Tanner Roark. Roark couldn't get the job done, allowing seven runs over five-plus innings in the Nats' 10-4 loss at PNC Park.

Zimm throws O's a curve in breakthrough start (Thursday, May 18)
A year and two days had passed since Jordan Zimmermann last struck out six batters in a game. So had a neck injury, a frustrating rehab process, a visit with a specialist, a nerve block and a long Spring Training.

Confidence in curve helps Marquez vs. Twins (Thursday, May 18)
In dreams, Rockies right-hander German Marquez's final-pitch curveball Thursday would have had Twins heavy hitter Miguel Sano whiffing and the ball hit the dirt.

Moylan's numbers skewed by a bit of bad luck (Thursday, May 18)
Though it's true that Peter Moylan has a 9.20 ERA in 20 relief appearances, in 16 of those 20 outings, he wasn't touched for a run, and in another he gave up just one. But in the other three, he was blown up for 14 runs, thus ballooning what otherwise would be a very tidy ERA.

Price: Strong starting pitching will end funk (Thursday, May 18)
With 40 games in the books, the Reds are 19-21 and still in a competitive position in the National League Central. But inside that record has been some whiplash-inducing streaks.

Maddon toying with idea of 2 utility men (Thursday, May 18)
Sure, baseball had utility men before. But it took the free thinking of Joe Maddon's one-in-a-billion brain to add the capital letters.

Statcast Pod: No more easy thefts vs. Lester (Thursday, May 18)
This week in the Statcast™ podcast, Mike Petriello and Matt Meyers tackle one of the more mind-boggling stories of the young season -- how stealing bases off Jon Lester suddenly became a bad thing to try.

Jaso breaks out with catalyzing performance (Thursday, May 18)
After walking four times over the past two days and drilling a go-ahead home run to center field in Thursday's 10-4 win over the Nationals at PNC Park, there may be reason to believe John Jaso is ready to put a rough start behind him.

Healthy Cosart out to 'run with the opportunity' (Thursday, May 18)
Jarred Cosart faced the type of tough-luck moments Thursday that have come back to haunt him in the past. But in a 4-2 loss to Milwaukee, the Padres' right-hander was masterful at escaping trouble in his return to the Major League mound after a month-long absence.

Arcia breaks out of slump, acts as sparkplug (Thursday, May 18)
Mired in a major slump entering Thursday's game against the Padres, Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia broke out in a big way. Arcia was 6-for-44 (.136) in the month of May before collecting two hits and twice setting the table for Eric Sogard in Thursday's 4-2 win.

Texas bats on his side, Perez finds new gear (Thursday, May 18)
Rangers lefty Martin Perez entered Thursday's series finale against the Phillies having received such scant run support this season that his catcher practically had to remind Perez how to pitch with a comfortable lead.

Matz, Lugo, d'Arnaud begin rehab stints (Thursday, May 18)
Steven Matz and Seth Lugo will take significant steps toward making good on that promise Thursday, appearing in their first Minor League rehab games for Class A St. Lucie. Matz and Lugo will pitch, while catcher Travis d'Arnaud will also begin a rehab assignment behind the plate. The Mets hope both pitchers can build up enough arm strength to rejoin the club by the end of May.

Paxton passes hurdle with bullpen session (Thursday, May 18)
Mariners manager Scott Servais admitted the light at the end of the tunnel is still distant when it comes to regaining his fleet of injured pitchers, but progress is underway and James Paxton is the closest to returning after throwing a 25-pitch bullpen session on Thursday.

Sore Alonso sitting through at least Saturday (Thursday, May 18)
The A's will be without their home run leader through at least Saturday, as Yonder Alonso continues to rest a sore left knee.

Cubs' rotation starting to settle into a groove (Thursday, May 18)
The Cubs' starting pitchers aren't throwing shutouts, but they appear to be getting back on track.

Girardi part of MLB's Competition Committee (Thursday, May 18)
Yankees manager Joe Girardi is one of 16 people -- and one of four managers -- named to Major League Baseball's revamped Competition Committee.

Sogard stays sizzling in San Diego, lifts Crew (Thursday, May 18)
On Thursday, the Brewers enjoyed their first day alone atop the National League Central since August 2014. Eric Sogard made sure they stayed there. Sogard -- who torched the Padres for nine hits in the four-game series at Petco Park -- had four more knocks, including the go-ahead double in the top of the seventh inning that helped send Milwaukee to a 4-2 victory.

Lupica: Trout on the town (Thursday, May 18)
The Big Apple welcomes one of baseball's best this weekend when the Mets play host to Mike Trout and the Angels.

After week off, Diaz thrives vs. former team (Thursday, May 18)
For the first time since an eventful December morning in which he went through two transactions, Padres reliever Miguel Diaz is facing his former organization this week. He tossed three scoreless innings on Tuesday, his first appearance in a week.

Rays acquire INF/OF Martinez from Indians (Thursday, May 18)
The Rays acquired infielder/outfielder Michael Martinez from the Indians on Thursday for a player to be named or cash considerations.

HOF criteria must adapt for new pitching era (Thursday, May 18)
The Giants paced the Major Leagues with 10 complete games last year, one more than the Red Sox's American League-leading total. Left-hander Chris Sale, with the White Sox at the time, led all pitchers with six.

Espino getting callup after 10 years in Minors (Thursday, May 18)
After 10-plus seasons in the Minors, Paolo Espino is finally getting his big chance. The Brewers on Thursday announced that Espino will be called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs and make his Major League debut against the Cubs in Chicago on Friday. Espino will be stepping into the spot in the starting rotation that opened when the club moved Wily Peralta to the bullpen.

Collins to be Mets' longest-tenured manager (Thursday, May 18)
As the Mets waited on a bus to the airport following their seventh straight loss on Wednesday, Terry Collins wandered the Chase Field visiting clubhouse, offering his all-too-frequent rounds of damage control. Collins sidled up to Jay Bruce, cracking a joke. He waited for Matt Harvey to finish his media responsibilities, then gave the struggling starter a pat on the back. His office door remained open, as it usually is.

Tigers snap Bundy's streak of 8 quality starts (Thursday, May 18)
Dylan Bundy entered Thursday as one of just two starters in the American League to throw quality starts in all of his outings this season.

Bucs put up 10-spot, cruise past Nats in finale (Thursday, May 18)
With a struggling, depleted bullpen, the Nationals needed innings from Tanner Roark on Thursday at PNC Park. He got through five, but the Pirates powered past him and a trio of relievers and won the series finale, 10-4. Josh Bell and John Jaso homered for the Bucs, and Adam Frazier had three hits and four RBIs.

Saunders exits; Phils may call on prospect (Thursday, May 18)
Phillies right fielder Michael Saunders left Thursday afternoon's 8-4 loss to the Rangers at Globe Life Park with tightness in his left groin.

J.D., V-Mart power Tigers to series win (Thursday, May 18)
The Tigers and O's wrapped up a wild series with another battle of long drive on a hot Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park. J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run and Victor Martinez added a two-run shot, as the Tigers handed O's youngster Dylan Bundy his first rough start of the season, taking the three-game series with a 6-5 win.

Machado (finger injury) questionable vs. Jays (Thursday, May 18)
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado did not play in Thursday's 6-5 series loss to the Tigers, as the infielder is dealing with a sore finger on his right hand. Machado, whose strikeout ended Wednesday's game, has been dealing with the issue for a little while, according to O's manager Buck Showalter.

A-Gon comes off DL; LA options Van Slyke (Thursday, May 18)
The Dodgers activated first baseman Adrian Gonzalez from the 10-day disabled list on Thursday and optioned Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Rox get to Ervin early, open twin bill with win (Thursday, May 18)
The first-place Rockies took advantage of a rare subpar start for Twins righty Ervin Santana, and German Marquez supported the bats with five innings of one-run ball as Colorado took Game 1 of a doubleheader vs. Minnesota, 5-1, on Thursday at Target Field.

Angels reportedly have deal with Fister (Thursday, May 18)
The Angels have agreed to a Major League contract with veteran right-hander Doug Fister, according to a report from Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. The club has not confirmed the signing.

Freeman out 10 weeks with broken wrist (Thursday, May 18)
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is expected to miss at least 10 weeks with a left wrist fracture, the club announced Thursday. The club has not confirmed the diagnosis.

MLB At Bat VR available June 1 (Thursday, May 18)
"What's next" comes on June 1, when At Bat VR will make its public debut. It's the first-ever complete live-game sports experience in Virtual Reality, which means that not only can you watch real-time video (or any archived game back to 2015), you can do it an immersive virtual experience.

Blue Jays hand Pillar two-game suspension (Thursday, May 18)
In a joint decision between the Blue Jays and MLB, center fielder Kevin Pillar has been suspended two games for his use of a homophobic slur during Toronto's 8-4 loss to the Braves on Wednesday night.

Texas clicks; 9th straight W caps homestand (Thursday, May 18)
Propelled by Ryan Rua's three-run homer, the Rangers wrapped up a perfect homestand on Thursday afternoon with an 8-4 victory over the Phillies. Texas won its ninth consecutive game to cap its 8-0 homestand.

Cubs' bats break out, power sweep of Reds (Thursday, May 18)
Javier Baez smacked a first-inning grand slam and Kris Bryant launched a 450-foot solo shot to back Jon Lester and power the Cubs to a 9-5 victory on Thursday over the Reds at Wrigley Field, and post Chicago's first series sweep of the season.

Twins plan to have Mejia start Saturday vs. KC (Thursday, May 18)
Left-hander Adalberto Mejia is tentatively scheduled to be called up from Triple-A Rochester to start against the Royals on Saturday.

Wilson able to put blown save behind him (Thursday, May 18)
Tigers closer Justin Wilson wanted a second chance, and he got one. After his first blown save of the year in Tuesday's 13-inning 13-11 loss to the Orioles, Wilson came back the next night to lock down a 5-4 win.

Dusty wants better baserunning from Nats (Thursday, May 18)
Brian Goodwin's costly baserunning gaffe remained a conversation piece Thursday before the Nationals wrapped up their three-game series against the Pirates at PNC Park.

Inbox: Which prospects are early surprises? (Thursday, May 18)
Jonathan Mayo answers questions about prospects who have surprised this year how much to read into a young pitcher's control, and the Draft.

Flippin' Bats: Emotion vs. etiquette in sports (Thursday, May 18)
On Wednesday in Atlanta, Jose Bautista bat-flipped again. This was a little bit different situation.

Bell adds glovework to improved pop at plate (Thursday, May 18)
When he reached the Majors last year, there were two questions about Josh Bell: Would the high-average hitter show more home-run power? How would the former outfielder handle himself at first base? All Bell has done this season is lead the Pirates in home runs and quickly emerge as a steady defender.

Sore hamstring may land Mesoraco on DL (Thursday, May 18)
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco remained bothered by a sore left hamstring, which kept him out for a third straight game on Thursday. The injury could soon have the club weighing a potential stint for him on the 10-day disabled list.

Discipline key to Texas' emergence from rut (Thursday, May 18)
Before the Rangers began their nine-game homestand on May 10, they were sitting in last place in the American League West, six games below .500 at 14-20. Before Thursday's series finale against the Phillies, his club having won the first eight games of the homestand, manager Jeff Banister said the Rangers didn't panic during their early struggles.

Early-season returns puzzling for rotation (Thursday, May 18)
The Indians' rotation problems have been perplexing. There are an assortment of areas in which the starters have been among the most dominating in the American League, but the results have betrayed the kind of picture painted by the numbers.

O's sing, share memories for Brooks' 80th (Thursday, May 18)
Orioles legend Brooks Robinson celebrated his 80th trip around the sun on Thursday, and the O's honored him with a barrage of messages, including a team rendition of "Happy Birthday."

Story set for Triple-A rehab assignment (Thursday, May 18)
After two productive days in the batting cage, Rockies shortstop Trevor Story is scheduled to join Triple-A Albuquerque on a rehab assignment, Rockies manager Bud Black said Thursday.

V-Mart going on paternity leave this weekend (Thursday, May 18)
Miguel Cabrera won't be the only Tigers slugger out of the lineup this weekend. Cleanup hitter Victor Martinez will miss their upcoming series against the Rangers to be with his wife for the birth of their fourth child, manager Brad Ausmus announced Thursday morning.

Decision looming on Happ's status (Thursday, May 18)
Ian Happ started in left field on Thursday, and he has now played all three outfield positions and handled them well. The question the Cubs need to decide is what to do with the rookie when Jason Heyward is ready to come off the disabled list.

Pillar apologizes for role in incident vs. Braves (Thursday, May 18)
Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar issued an apology on Thursday for his role in a series of incidents during Wednesday's game vs. the Braves. The clubs got into a pair of benches-clearing incidents that were sparked by a heated verbal exchange involving Pillar and a bat flip by Jose Bautista.

Baez launches third career grand slam (Thursday, May 18)
After struggling to drive in runners in scoring position last weekend against the Cardinals, the Cubs have taken a more patient approach at the plate in two games against the Reds. It also helps when Javier Baez hits a grand slam.

Freeman out 8 weeks with broken wrist (Thursday, May 18)
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is expected to miss at least eight weeks with a left wrist fracture, a source told on Thursday. The club has not confirmed the diagnosis.

How Cards reclaimed control of running game (Thursday, May 18)
St. Louis has ranked within the top five in limiting stolen bases each year since Yadier Molina's rookie season in 2004, a period of extended distinction that points to both the catcher's on-field influence and the organization's philosophy of building, and teaching, around it. So to see the Cardinals plummet all the way to 16th in that department last season sent red flags throughout the organization.

Kang reportedly loses appeal of DUI sentence (Thursday, May 18)
Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang reportedly lost his appeal of a suspended eight-month jail sentence following his December arrest for driving under the influence, casting further doubt at to whether he will play in the Major Leagues this season.

Reconstituted Competition Committee revealed (Thursday, May 18)
Commissioner Rob Manfred announced on Thursday the composition of a reconstituted Competition Committee, which is charged with studying all aspects of the game and advising the Commissioner and club owners on on-field matters.

Baseball/softball most participated team sport (Thursday, May 18)
Baseball and softball had nearly 25 million combined participants last year, more than any team sport in the United States, Major League Baseball announced during its quarterly Owners Meetings on Thursday.

Today's starting lineups: May 18 (Thursday, May 18)
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

Trout's HR keys Angels' sweep of White Sox (Thursday, May 18)
Mike Trout did it again. The reigning American League MVP homered for the fifth time in his last six games as the Angels completed a sweep of the White Sox with a 12-8 win on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium.

Cubs look to shake off upstart Reds on .TV (Thursday, May 18)
With eight teams off and getaway days across the Majors, today's action features a lighter load, and fans can stream all 12 games live on MLB.TV, headlined by a National League Central showcase at Wrigley Field.

Trout adds another HR to #ASGWorthy tear (Thursday, May 18)
Mike Trout improved his case for a sixth All-Star Game by smashing a three-run home run off White Sox reliever Anthony Swarzak during a 12-8 Angels win on Wednesday night.

Rogers: Garrett could be Reds' new ace (Thursday, May 18)
Johnny Cueto is gone from Cincinnati but nowhere near forgotten.

Collins snaps 0-for-30 skid in historic fashion (Thursday, May 18)
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus spoke before Wednesday's game about how center fielder Tyler Collins, who was stuck in an 0-for-30 skid, was continuing to put together quality at-bats despite not connecting for base hits. Collins broke out just hours later and snapped his slump with two homers, a double and four RBIs.

Fan passes away following fall at Wrigley (Thursday, May 18)
A Wheaton, Ill., man died on Wednesday, one day after falling over a railing at Wrigley Field following Tuesday night's Reds-Cubs game.

Yankees' bats mash with 16-hit attack vs. KC (Thursday, May 18)
The surging Yankees offense scored seven or more runs for the fourth straight game, battering Royals pitchers for 16 hits in an 11-7 win on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

Young's single lifts Red Sox past Cards in 13 (Thursday, May 18)
Five innings after erasing a four-run deficit, the Red Sox capitalized on a stellar night from their bullpen by pushing across a two-out run that lifted them to a 5-4, 13-inning win over the Cardinals. St. Louis, which fell to 2-6 in Interleague play, went scoreless in its final 11 innings on Wednesday.

Ninth-inning rally lands Brewers in first (Thursday, May 18)
Jett Bandy's tiebreaking RBI single in the top of the ninth inning sent the Brewers to a 3-1 victory in San Diego on Wednesday night -- and into first place in the National League Central.

Follow @fbbnerd!