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Gant joins Cards; Brebbia optioned to Memphis (Today)
The Cardinals recalled right-handed pitcher John Gant from Triple-A Memphis and optioned right-hander John Brebbia to the Redbirds on Thursday.

Marlins set for boost with return of Prado, Chen (Today)
Third baseman Martin Prado and left-hander Wei-Yin Chen are close to being reinstated from the 10-day disabled list, with one or both likely to be active for Miami's series against the Rockies that starts Friday at Marlins Park.

Doolittle's high heat more effective than ever (Today)
Proposed as a counterattack to the uppercut swing, high heat seems to be catching on. But for Nationals closer Sean Doolittle, few adjustments were needed. Doolittle was firing high heat well before it was in vogue.

This is why Bryan Shaw trains with a football (Today)
Rockies reliever Bryan Shaw saw his ability to spot pitches leave him for two games during the past week. But the right-hander received help, at least in the way of a gift and some inspiration, from the NFL's Denver Broncos.

Draft class short on shortstops, full of Vandy commits (Today)
Shortstop is typically a common position to be taken high in Drafts, but this year's class may not stack up to the talents picked early in recent summers.

Dyson heating up, slugs one into 2nd deck (Today)
Jarrod Dyson's bat continued to heat up Thursday as his two-run homer in the first inning helped give the D-backs a 3-0 lead against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Strained hamstring sends Miller to disabled list (Today)
Indians reliever Andrew Miller was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain on Thursday.

Votto goes deep for third straight game (Today)
After a slow start where he didn't hit much or get on base, Reds first baseman Joey Votto has done both in the past week-plus. And now in the last three games, Votto has found his power as well.

Acuna hits first homer in his second game (Today)
Braves top prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. hit the first homer of his career in his second game, leading off the second inning against the Reds with a long blast to left field.

NL West closers find varying degrees of success (Today)
National League West teams have taken different approaches to how much they invest in their closers. Here's a look at how the approaches have worked out and what the future holds.

Mariners activate Healy, option Vogelbach (Today)
The Mariners activated infielder Ryaon Healy from the DL and optioned infielder Dan Vogelbach on Thursday.

Suarez returns from fractured thumb, in lineup (Today)
Cincinnati reinstated Eugenio Suarez from the 10-day disabled list and selected the contract of utility man Rosell Herrera from Triple-A Louisville on Thursday. Outfielder Phillip Ervin and infielder Cliff Pennington were optioned to Louisville in corresponding moves.

Closers holding together bullpens in NL East (Today)
The messy middle has been quite a challenge for National League East managers this year. Fortunately for the five skippers, the final three outs have been mostly clean.

One thing has changed for Darvish -- it's not good (Today)
What's behind Yu Darvish's slow start? The good news is that it's not a velocity problem. The bad news is that hitters aren't chasing his putaway pitches, leading to fewer strikeouts and more walks.

Osuna's homer powers Bucs to twin-bill split (Today)
Jose Osuna, the 26th man, crushed a three-run homer in his first Major League at-bat of the season to support Chad Kuhl's solid six-inning start as the Pirates ended a five-game skid with a split of the doubleheader. Leonys Martin homered in both ends of the twin bill, adding a two-run jack in the nightcap for the Tigers.

Wednesday's top prospect performers (Today)
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday.

These are the worst no-hitters in baseball history (Today)
We thought it would be fun for this Throwback Thursday to look at ... the worst no-hitters ever thrown. Here's the caveat: There is no such thing as a bad no-hitter, but some are better than others. We are so used to lists of the best-pitched no-hitters in baseball history. Well, what about the roughest ones?

Injury updates: Pham, A. Miller, Beltre (Today)
Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.

Albies, Acuna, Camargo push Braves past Reds (Today)
Ronald Acuna Jr. might have drawn most of the attention in Wednesday's 5-4 Braves win at Great American Ball Park, but he wasn't the only young Braves player to excite: Ozzie Albies hit his seventh homer and Johan Camargo drove in two runs -- including the go-ahead run in the 9th -- offsetting Joey Votto's second homer in as many nights.

Austin, Didi power Yanks to 5th straight win (Today)
Didi Gregorius continued to swing one of the hottest bats in the game, and Tyler Austin crushed a three-run homer before making a terrific sliding catch in the late innings, helping to lead the Yankees to their fifth consecutive victory, a 7-4 decision over the Twins on Wednesday evening at Yankee Stadium. Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer off Sonny Gray in the first inning, the hardest-hit homer of his career with a 114.6-mph exit velocity per Statcast, but Minnesota dropped its sixth straight.

Rojas leads Miami with HR vs. Kershaw, old team (Wednesday, April 25)
Miguel Rojas hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning against Dodgers ace -- and former teammate -- Clayton Kershaw to get the scoring started in the Marlins' 8-6 victory Wednesday. Rojas, a one-time Dodger, made a key play in Kershaw's June 18, 2014 no-hitter.

Rays' offense still sizzling in 5th straight win (Wednesday, April 25)
The Rays continued their recent hot hitting and extended their winning streak to five with an 8-4 victory over the Orioles and former Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb on Wednesday night.

Staub's life celebrated, remembered in NYC (Wednesday, April 25)
They came out of the rain on Fifth Avenue and out of the '60s and '70s and '80s and up the steps and into St. Patrick's Cathedral to say goodbye to Rusty Staub, who became a prince of his city, who was not just a baseball star in New York, but a hero to the families of cops and firemen long before Sept. 11, 2001. This was a day, then, almost a month exactly after Rusty's death, about a life well lived.

Miller exits with hamstring tightness, to get MRI (Wednesday, April 25)
Andrew Miller grabbed at the back of his left leg on Wednesday night and Indians fans held their collective breath. They can exhale a little for the time being. In the seventh inning of Cleveland's 4-1 victory over the Cubs, Miller exited his outing after only two pitches due to tightness in his left hamstring. Manager Terry Francona noted that the relief ace would undergo an MRI exam on Thursday morning, and the initial hope is that the injury is not serious.

Rangers' bullpen steals show in finale win (Wednesday, April 25)
Jesse Chavez, Alex Claudio, Chris Martin and Keone Kela combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings and the Rangers held off the Athletics for a 4-2 victory on Wednesday night. Khris Davis' two-run homer in the 3rd scored Oakland's lone runs.

Day after return, Pham exits with head laceration (Wednesday, April 25)
A day after returning to the lineup following a minor groin injury, Tommy Pham exited after one at-bat.

Wacha fans 8, Cards rake in win over Mets (Wednesday, April 25)
Michael Wacha reversed some alarming early trends in the Cardinals' 9-1 win over the Mets on Wednesday. The right-hander struck out eight over six strong innings for his fourth consecutive win. Jedd Gyorko led St. Louis' offense with a two-run homer. Mets starter Steven Matz allowed seven runs (three earned) and took the loss.

Kershaw ties career high with 6 walks in loss (Wednesday, April 25)
Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw tied a career high with six walks and also allowed one home run in his team's 8-6 loss to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.

Venters, after 3 TJ surgeries, pitches for Rays (Wednesday, April 25)
Left-hander Jonny Venters last pitched in the big leagues on Oct. 3, 2012. Nearly six seasons and three Tommy John surgeries later, the 33-year-old is back.

Mookie mashes 2 homers, ends Boston's skid (Today)
It was Mookie Betts who got the Red Sox off to a roaring start on this road trip with his big bat. So it's only fitting that as the three-city journey starts to wind down, it was Betts who lifted his team off the mat from a three-game losing streak.

Altherr's blast helps Arrieta win battle of Cy's (Today)
A three-run homer by Aaron Altherr in the sixth inning led the Phillies past the D-backs, 5-3, on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park. Jake Arrieta went seven innings, allowing one earned run, while Zack Greinke struck out nine in six innings as the two former Cy Young Award winners battled.

Three homers back Bauer as Tribe tops Cubs (Today)
The Indians keep waiting for their lineup to wake from its April slumber. On Wednesday night, there were signs of life in the form of three home runs, providing just enough support for another strong showing from Trevor Bauer. In a 4-1 victory at Progressive Field, Francisco Lindor, Edwin Encarnacion and Brandon Guyer delivered solo shots off Cubs lefty Jon Lester. With the win, Cleveland and Chicago split the quick two-game series between the 2016 World Series combatants.

8 is great: Crew's win streak continues in KC (Wednesday, April 25)
The Brewers' win streak is at eight thanks to a four-run fourth inning and 3 1/3 scoreless innings from their bullpen. Travis Shaw's RBI double sparked the big fourth inning, while Jesus Aguilar added two RBIs. Jhoulys Chacin threw 5 2/3 solid innings for Milwaukee, while Jason Hammel was otherwise solid outside of the fourth inning over 6 2/3. Dan Jennings, Jacob Barnes, Josh Hader and Taylor Williams all pitched in relief for the Brewers.

Podcast: Riley on hot start, improved defense (Wednesday, April 25)
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Tim McMaster interview Braves No. 8 prospect Austin Riley about his hot start to the year and his improved defense. The trio also discuss Gleyber Torres' big league debut with the Yankees, Walker Buehler's first Major League start with the Dodgers and more on this week's Pipeline Podcast.

Bogaerts nears return, but Sox won't rush him (Wednesday, April 25)
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts was supposed to play a second Minor League rehab game for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, but rain ruined those plans. His next game could be for the Red Sox on Friday night at Fenway Park against the Rays.

Freeland's next start may be pushed back 1 day (Wednesday, April 25)
Left-hander Kyle Freeland arrived at Coors Field on Wednesday in pain from a bruised heel he suffered during his seven scoreless innings in a victory over the Padres on Tuesday night. But by day's end, he said treatment had promoted healing and he can stay in the rotation -- with the best hope being his next start is pushed back a day.

Dodgers acquire LHP Salow from A's for Font (Wednesday, April 25)
The Dodgers acquired left-handed pitcher Logan Salow from the Oakland Athletics for right-handed pitcher Wilmer Font. Salow was an A's sixth-round Draft pick in 2017.

Prado's return could mean OF for Anderson (Wednesday, April 25)
While Martin Prado has shown an ability to play all over the field, manager Don Mattingly plans on using him on the infield, primarily at third base. But Mattingly would still like to get Brian Anderson's bat in the lineup as well. Anderson has been the everyday third baseman since the start of the season.

Ex-Astro Tucker compares Acuna to Correa (Wednesday, April 25)
Having been a part of the Astros' organization when Carlos Correa made his Major League debut, Preston Tucker has a good understanding of the immediate impact Ronald Acuna Jr. could make, now that he's been called up to serve as a daily asset in the Braves' lineup.

GM Klentak pleased with Phils' April success (Wednesday, April 25)
Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said that he likes what he sees through the first four weeks of the season.

Indians eager to get switch-hitter Melky in lineup (Wednesday, April 25)
The loss of Carlos Santana via free agency in the offseason removed a key switch-hitter from the Indians' lefty-heavy lineup. Manager Terry Francona might soon have another switch-hitter at his disposal to help improve the balance of the batting order.

Boone believes Betances will sort out mechanics (Wednesday, April 25)
There may be no quick fix for Dellin Betances' inconsistency, according to manager Aaron Boone, who nevertheless believes that the four-time All-Star will straighten out his mechanics and serve as an important piece of the Yankees' bullpen.

Donaldson inching closer to rehab assignment (Wednesday, April 25)
Josh Donaldson has increased the intensity of his workouts in Florida and should be ready to begin a rehab assignment at some point later this week.

Hot wire: 10 players to add in Yahoo fantasy leagues (Wednesday, April 25)
Do you need an impact arm or bat that can give your fantasy team a boost? Whether you're looking for an injury replacement or someone to stash on your bench, the fantasy waiver wire has a plug or long-term fix to pick up today. The following 10 players are sitting on waivers in many leagues and are ready to help your team in Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball, the Official Commissioner Game of MLB.

Yost approves of crowd cheering Cain's HR (Wednesday, April 25)
While there was some debate on Kansas City talk radio and Twitter about how appropriate it was for fans on Tuesday night to cheer former Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain's home run, Royals manager Ned Yost had no issue with that response.

Cardinals utilizing unique shift against lefties (Wednesday, April 25)
It barely showed up in the box score, and it surely didn't make a highlight reel. In fact, the top of the fourth inning of Tuesday night's 6-5 loss to the Mets breezed by quite uneventfully.

Gray K's 11 as Rockies down Padres (Wednesday, April 25)
To the Rockies' delight and the Padres' chagrin, right-hander Jon Gray on Wednesday afternoon turned his clock back to Sept. 17, 2016. Gray racked up 11 strikeouts while throwing 101 pitches through six innings of the Rockies' 5-2 victory, which clinched the three-game series. It was reminiscent of his Rockies and Coors Field-record 16-strikeout game two seasons ago.

D-backs-Phils only on Facebook Thursday (Wednesday, April 25)
Thursday's D-backs-Phillies digital-only broadcast will air live in the United States exclusively on Facebook.

Nats' offense awakens in big way by the Bay (Wednesday, April 25)
The Nationals set season highs in runs and hits (18) as they snapped a four-game losing streak and a team-wide offensive slump. Trea Turner had five hits, Andrew Stevenson plated four on four hits and Matt Adams homered and finished with six RBIs. Max Scherzer struck out 10. Nick Hundley and Pablo Sandoval hit RBI doubles for San Francisco.

Sano takes Gray deep for his hardest-hit HR (Wednesday, April 25)
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano connected on the hardest-hit homer of his career in the first inning against the Yankees on Wednesday, crushing a two-run shot off right-hander Sonny Gray that had an exit velocity of 114.6 mph, per Statcast™.

Tigers win slugfest, erupt for 13 runs vs. Bucs (Wednesday, April 25)
The Tigers powered their way to a 13-10 win on Wednesday at PNC Park -- their first win over the Pirates in four matchups this season -- thanks to a season-high 20 hits and season-high-tying four home runs.

Day after relief debut, Harvey declines to speak (Wednesday, April 25)
Matt Harvey doubled down on his refusal to talk to media members Wednesday, swearing as a group of reporters questioned him at Busch Stadium. A day after making his first relief appearance of the season, Harvey laughed when the group walked up to his locker seeking comment.

Will Senzel be next phenom to debut? (Wednesday, April 25)
The Braves made big news on Wednesday by calling up left fielder Ronald Acuna, their No. 1 prospect and the second-best prospect in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. For those who follow the Reds, it raises the question: When will it be time for infielder Nick Senzel to be called up from Triple-A Louisville?

Albies ties Braves' XBH mark with homer (Wednesday, April 25)
Ozzie Albies further distanced himself from a mini-slump and matched a franchise record with a home run off Brandon Finnegan during the fifth inning of Wednesday night's game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Mookie launches yet another leadoff home run (Wednesday, April 25)
Mookie Betts got the Red Sox off to yet another fast start on this road trip by belting his third leadoff homer in the span of a week.

Red-hot Didi homers in 4th straight game (Wednesday, April 25)
Could Didi Gregorius be any hotter? The Yankees' shortstop homered for the fourth consecutive game on Wednesday, mashing a third-inning solo drive into the right-field seats off Twins right-hander Lance Lynn.

Kopech continues dominant Triple-A tear (Wednesday, April 25)
Another Michael Kopech start for Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday morning in Louisville meant another dominant performance by the No. 2 White Sox prospect per MLB Pipeline. Kopech, who just turned 22 on April 30, struck out eight, walked two and yielded one hit over six innings and 98 pitches. That lone hit was D.J. Peterson's RBI double with two outs in the fourth. Kopech, the No. 10 prospect in all of baseball per MLB Pipeline, retired Louisville's Nick Senzel -- the No. 7 prospect overall and No. 1 in the Cincinnati organization -- in all three head-to-head at-bats. Kopech struck out Senzel twice.

Beltre on DL as Rua called up, Fister activated (Wednesday, April 25)
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring Wednesday. Texas also called up outfielder Ryan Rua, optioned reliever Matt Bush to Triple-A Round Rock and activated right-hander Doug Fister from the DL.

Freeland's next start in question due to injury (Wednesday, April 25)
Left-hander Kyle Freeland arrived at Coors Field on Wednesday in pain from a bruised heel he suffered during his seven scoreless innings in a victory over the Padres on Tuesday night, and whether he will make his next turn in the rotation is unclear.

Abreu forced to leave with flu-like symptoms (Wednesday, April 25)
White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu left in the top of the fourth inning during Wednesday afternoon's game against the Mariners with flu-like symptoms. Abreu popped out to first off of Felix Hernandez in the first inning and then flew out to left in the third. Matt Davidson replaced him at first base to start the fourth.

Bryant held out of finale vs. Indians (Wednesday, April 25)
Kris Bryant was held out of the Cubs' lineup again Wednesday for the finale of a two-game set with the Indians. Bryant was hit in the head by a fastball from Rockies starter German Marquez on Sunday and has passed concussion tests, but this was his second straight day on the shelf.

Beckham on DL, O's bring up Peterson (Wednesday, April 25)
The Orioles placed infielder Tim Beckham on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday with a left groin strain, and they added infielder Jace Peterson to the 25-man roster. Beckham's DL stint is retroactive to Tuesday.

6 years and 3 TJs later, Venters is back in MLB (Wednesday, April 25)
Left-hander Jonny Venters last pitched in the big leagues on Oct. 3, 2012. Nearly six seasons and three Tommy John surgeries later, the 33-year-old is back.

Altuve swats first home run of the season (Wednesday, April 25)
It took reigning American League Most Valuable Player Award winner Jose Altuve 101 at-bats to clobber his first home run of the season Wednesday, and he certainly didn't get cheated.

Pujols tags Verlander for HR, 2,994th career hit (Wednesday, April 25)
Albert Pujols' 2,994th career hit was a homer off a pitcher who had essentially shut down the Angels for six innings during Wednesday's game.

Gray notches double-digit K's against Padres (Wednesday, April 25)
To the Rockies' delight and the Padres' chagrin, right-hander Jon Gray on Wednesday has turned his clock back to Sept. 17, 2016. Gray racked up his 10th strikeout when he fanned Austin Hedges to end the fifth inning.

Zunino's HR, stout 'pen lift Seattle to series win (Wednesday, April 25)
Mike Zunino delivered a solo home run on the ninth pitch of his sixth-inning at-bat, and the Mariners used six innings of blue collar work by Felix Hernandez to hold off the White Sox 4-3 on Wednesday. Hernandez, who allowed two runs in the first -- including a leadoff home run to Yoan Moncada -- scattered seven hits and allowed three runs over six innings.

Thames goes on DL with torn UCL in left thumb (Wednesday, April 25)
Slugging Brewers first baseman Eric Thames faces an extended absence after an MRI scan on Wednesday revealed a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

Adams, Stevenson lead resurgent Nats offense (Wednesday, April 25)
Washington busted out of an offensive slumber in the early innings of Wednesday's series finale, highlighted by big days at the plate from Matt Adams and Andrew Stevenson.

Verlander (9 K's) electric as Astros best Angels (Wednesday, April 25)
Justin Verlander allowed two runs and four hits while striking out nine batters over seven innings to remain unbeaten with the Astros in the regular season in a 5-2 win over the Angels on Wednesday afternoon at MInute Maid Park. Verlander (4-0) retired 20 of the first 21 batters he faced before Albert Pujols hit a line-drive homer into the left-field seats with two outs in the seventh for his 2,994th career hit. Jose Altuve contributed his first homer of the season for Houston.

5 things you need to know about Acuna (Wednesday, April 25)
Ronald Acuna Jr., one of baseball's most exciting prospects, is headed to the big leagues. Here are five things you need to know about the 20-year-old outfielder as he makes his much-anticipated debut.

Healy progressing, needs to produce in return (Wednesday, April 25)
Mariners first baseman Ryon Healy has progressed enough with his timing at the plate that he is expected to rejoin his teammates at some point this weekend in Cleveland, manager Scott Servais said on Wednesday. Healy, who has been sidelined with a right ankle injury, went 1-for-3 with a two-run single with Double-A Arkansas on Tuesday. Healy has gone 5-for-15 in four games with the Travelers and has homered and driven in six runs.

Myers enjoying opportunity to play 1B again (Wednesday, April 25)
Wil Myers spent the entirety of the last two seasons anchoring first base in San Diego. But from the moment Eric Hosmer signed his franchise-record eight-year deal in February, Myers hadn't taken a single grounder there. Until Wednesday morning, that is.

Seven April callups who made a big impact (Wednesday, April 25)
Let's take a look at past April callups this decade to see how they did when they were promoted to the Majors, and what happened soon thereafter. You'll note they span back to one particular superstar: Bryce Harper.

Acuna set for debut, batting sixth vs. Reds (Wednesday, April 25)
The highly-anticipated Major League debut of MLB Pipeline's No. 2 overall prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. is here. Acuna is in the Braves' lineup Wednesday versus the Reds and left-hander Brandon Finnegan. He is batting sixth and playing left field.

Moncada hits 1st leadoff HR -- off King Felix (Wednesday, April 25)
White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada didn't take long to provide a rude welcome to Chicago for Seattle starting pitcher Felix Hernandez.

Longest home runs for every MLB team (Wednesday, April 25)
The launch of Statcast has given us a whole new tool to answer the age-old question: "How far did that home run go?" Here's a look at the longest homers hit by each of the 30 MLB clubs since Statcast began tracking home run distances at the start of the 2015 season.

What to expect from Acuna with Braves (Wednesday, April 25)
It was always a matter of when, not if, when it came to Ronald Acuna Jr.'s Major League debut. The answer to when came on Tuesday night, as it was reported the five-tool outfielder, No. 2 on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list, would join the Braves in Cincinnati for Wednesday's game.

Fried has rough debut after being recalled (Wednesday, April 25)
Max Fried's Tuesday began with him anxiously racing to catch a flight in Rochester, N.Y. It ended with him showing signs of distraught as he stared at nothing in particular while sitting at his locker following the Braves' 9-7, 12-inning loss to the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Mahle sparkles early in 11-K no-hit bid (Wednesday, April 25)
Reds rookie Tyler Mahle tossed a perfect game in Double-A last season and a no-hitter in Class A two seasons ago. For the first six innings of Cincinnati's 9-7, 12-inning win over the Braves on Tuesday, Mahle flirted with throwing his first no-hitter in the Majors.

Tuesday's top prospect performers (Wednesday, April 25)
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.

Marlins rally in LA to snap five-game skid (Wednesday, April 25)
Brad Ziegler picked up the save with a scoreless ninth as the Marlins got a much-needed comeback win against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, snapping a five-game losing streak. After struggling against L.A. starter Kenta Maeda, Miami rallied against the Dodgers' bullpen, with Starling Castro delivering a game-tying RBI in the eighth and Cameron Maybin putting the Marlins on top with a double in the ninth.

Thames slated for MRI on injured left thumb (Wednesday, April 25)
Brewers first baseman Eric Thames sustained a left thumb injury while diving for a ball in Tuesday night's 5-2 win over the Royals. He is scheduled for an MRI on Wednesday.

Giants power past Nats on Mac's clutch mash (Wednesday, April 25)
Mac Williamson isn't indestructible. But he gained an aura of invincibility during the Giants' 4-3 victory Tuesday night over the Washington Nationals when he collided with one wall and cleared another with a go-ahead home run. The Giants secured their fourth victory in five games, while Washington dropped its fourth in a row.

Beltre's hamstring 'not feeling great' after exit (Wednesday, April 25)
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre had to exit Tuesday night's 3-2 loss to the A's in the eighth inning with a left hamstring strain. He will be re-evaluated Wednesday.

Acuna to make MLB debut for Braves today (Wednesday, April 25)
Ronald Acuna had to wait a little longer than anticipated, but the much-hyped prospect will now have the chance to display his tremendous talents at the Major League level. A Major League source said Acuna was informed late Tuesday night he will join the Braves in Cincinnati for Wednesday night's game against the Reds.

Nats call up prospects Bautista, Sanchez (Tuesday, April 24)
Infielder Adrian Sanchez and outfielder Rafael Bautista were promoted from Triple-A Syracuse and joined the Nationals prior to Tuesday night's game in San Francisco. The team placed Shawn Kelley, who exited Monday night's game with an ulnar nerve irritation, on the 10-day disabled list and optioned Matt Reynolds to Triple-A Syracuse as the corresponding moves.

Will Pence reclaim starting role upon return? (Wednesday, April 25)
Giants left fielder Hunter Pence tested his sprained right thumb by taking early batting practice Tuesday at AT&T Park, prompting hopes that he'll make a smooth return to the active roster.

Sanchez homers twice; Judge hits 7th HR (Wednesday, April 25)
Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez became the first player to record nine multi-homer games in his first 196 career games, slugging blasts in the second and seventh innings. Right fielder Aaron Judge went deep in the seventh inning, remaining ahead of Mark McGwire's historic pace as the fastest player to reach 63 home runs for his career.

Tigers-Pirates rained out; DH on Wednesday (Tuesday, April 24)
The Pirates' series opener against the Tigers on Tuesday night was postponed due to rain.

Royals can't recover after Kennedy's foot injury (Tuesday, April 24)
Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy left Tuesday's game against the Brewers after three innings with a right foot contusion. X-rays were negative. He was hit in the top of the third by a line drive off the bat of Ryan Braun, which went for an RBI infield hit.

Cain gets big ovation, homers in return to KC (Wednesday, April 25)
Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain knew thoughts of the past would flood his mind upon his return to Kauffman Stadium. Royals fans and his old friends made sure of that in Tuesday night's 5-2 win in the series opener.

Treinen leaves after being hit by line drive (Tuesday, April 24)
A's closer Blake Treinen was struck by a line drive and forced out of Tuesday's game against the Rangers with one out in the eighth inning.

Harvey pitches two innings in relief debut (Tuesday, April 24)
Matt Harvey's much anticipated bullpen debut came at the expense of the man the Mets chose over him for the rotation -- Zack Wheeler. Neither was particularly effective Tuesday at Busch Stadium.

Ohtani throws season-high 98 pitches vs. Astros (Tuesday, April 24)
Angels starter Shohei Ohtani reached triple figures on the radar gun but also struggled with his control in his fourth start of the season on Tuesday night against the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Hot Story launches 2nd career grand slam (Tuesday, April 24)
Trevor Story crushed a pitch from Padres debuting rookie lefty Eric Lauer for his second career grand slam and a 7-0 lead in the second inning Tuesday night.

Backed by Triggs' gem, A's continue to roll (Tuesday, April 24)
The A's claimed their fourth consecutive win Tuesday night, edging the Rangers by a 3-2 margin behind Andrew Triggs' six-inning effort.

Freeland stellar in 7 shutout, backed by Story slam (Tuesday, April 24)
Rockies lefty Kyle Freeland endured a long, and at times remedial, education before graduating back into the win column Tuesday night. Freeland had gone 12 starts -- 16 appearances -- without a win before buzzing the Padres on three hits over seven innings of a 8-0 victory on another cold night at Coors Field.

Cespedes hits incredible 463-foot game-tying HR (Tuesday, April 24)
The deepest slump of Yoenis Cespedes' career has not robbed his bat of its signature thunder.

Reds escape in 12th on Scooter's walk-off HR (Wednesday, April 25)
Scooter Gennett made a defensive gaffe in the top of the ninth that forced extra innings vs. the Braves on Tuesday. But Gennett made up for it by delivering a two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th for a 9-7 walkoff victory. Against lefty Max Fried, Joey Votto drew a leadoff walk to begin the 12th. That set it up for Gennett, who drove a 1-2 pitch into the right-field seats for his second homer of the night and the game-winner. It was the third multi-homer game of his career.

Pujols' RBI single puts him 7 shy of 3,000 hits (Tuesday, April 24)
Albert Pujols inched closer to his 3,000th hit with a single in the seventh inning of Tuesday night's game against the Astros at Minute Maid Park. It was career hit No. 2,993 for Pujols, who needs just seven more to reach the prestigious milestone.

Belt stays hot with 5th blast in last 6 games (Tuesday, April 24)
Brandon Belt's homerless spell lasted exactly one game. Belt hit a two-run homer to give the Giants a 3-0 lead over the Washington Nationals in the third inning, two outs after Joe Panik drew a leadoff walk from starter Tanner Roark.

Yanks win 4th straight on 4 HRs, CC's command (Tuesday, April 24)
CC Sabathia showcased his pinpoint command over six excellent innings and the Yankees belted another four home runs as their bats continue to warm up, enjoying an 8-3 romp over the Twins on Tuesday evening at Yankee Stadium.

Avila, D-backs bring thunder in rainy Philly (Tuesday, April 24)
Alex Avila (3-for-4, two RBIs), Jarrod Dyson and Daniel Descalso each homered as the D-backs beat the Phillies, 8-4, on a soggy Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. Robbie Ray racked up 11 strikeouts but came an out shy of qualifying for the win in the opener of a three-game series.

Bruce breaks out, hits game-winning HR in 10th (Tuesday, April 24)
Yoenis Cespedes hit a 463-foot, game-tying homer, and Jay Bruce hit a game-winning solo home run in the 10th inning of a 6-5 Mets win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Granderson launches walk-off homer vs. Kimbrel (Tuesday, April 24)
The Blue Jays' first series of the year against the Red Sox is going to be used as a measuring stick to see how they match up with arguably the top team in the American League East. Curtis Granderson and J.A. Happ made sure they passed the first test with flying colors.

Schwarber's 2 HRs lift Cubs in '16 WS rematch (Tuesday, April 24)
Even if this hadn't been the building in which the Cubs enjoyed a champagne celebration 108 years in the making back in 2016, Progressive Field would rate as a pretty special place for Kyle Schwarber. It's the ballpark where Schwarber notched his first big league hit and his first home run in 2015. It's the ballpark where he returned from a torn ACL to serve as the Cubs' dynamo DH in that fascinating '16 Fall Classic. And on Tuesday night, it was the ballpark where his two home runs keyed a dinger derby off Tribe starter Josh Tomlin in a 10-3 victory.

BREAKING: Beltre strains left hamstring (Tuesday, April 24)
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre had to exit Tuesday night's 3-2 loss to the A's in the eighth inning with a left hamstring strain. He will be re-evaluated Wednesday.

Simmons homers twice as Halos outslug Astros (Wednesday, April 25)
One day after sitting out to rest a sore forearm, shortstop Andrelton Simmons bounced back in dramatic fashion, homering twice and recording five RBIs in the Angels' 8-7 comeback win over the Astros on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

Brewers ride early surge to 7-game win streak (Tuesday, April 24)
Travis Shaw hit a three-run homer and Lorenzo Cain homered in his Kansas City return as the Brewers won their seventh straight. Milwaukee jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third with some clutch two-out offense. Ryan Braun's RBI single that opened the scoring was a wicked shot off the right foot of Royals starter Ian Kennedy, who exited after three innings with a contusion. Salvador Perez homered in his return from the DL for K.C.

Rockies call up Pounders, option Oberg (Tuesday, April 24)
The Rockies on Tuesday selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned right-hander Scott Oberg. The club also designated righty Zach Jemiola for assignment.

Barnette's return looms after BP session (Tuesday, April 24)
Rangers pitchers Tony Barnette and Tim Lincecum threw an inning of batting practice Tuesday. It could be the last step for Barnette for being activated off the disabled list on Friday.

Flaherty could return to start Saturday vs. Pirates (Tuesday, April 24)
When speaking to reporters Tuesday, general manager Michael Girsch hinted at the Cardinals' preferred candidate to start Saturday against the Pirates. Though he did not specifically reveal who the club has in mind, the Cards are lining up Jack Flaherty for that game.

Graveman tweaks game hoping for better results (Tuesday, April 24)
The A's are performing better than ever, even without their Opening Day starter in tip-top form. Right-hander Kendall Graveman, who will enter his Wednesday start against the Rangers with a 10.07 ERA, is anxious to join the party, and it remains to be seen just how good the A's can be when he's on his game.

Hosmer, Villanueva likely out for rest of Rox series (Tuesday, April 24)
The Padres are likely to be without two of their best hitters for the remainder of their series in Colorado. Eric Hosmer was placed on the family medical leave list before Tuesday's game and isn't expected back until Friday. Christian Villanueva, meanwhile, is battling a tight left hamstring and was held out of the starting lineup for the second straight game.

Brockmire begins climb back in 2nd season (Tuesday, April 24)
Brockmire is still a comedy -- a raucous, raunchy, hilarious comedy about the baseball announcer Jim Brockmire, who lost his job announcing baseball games for the Kansas City Royals after having a nervous breakdown on the air. In season one, Brockmire began his halting climb back by taking an announcing job with the Morristown Frackers. In season two, which debuts on Wednesday on IFC, Brockmire continues his drug-and-alcohol-soaked climb back by broadcasting in New Orleans.

Didi keeps delivering from the three-hole (Tuesday, April 24)
The Yankees headed north after Spring Training envisioning Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton as a lethal force hitting back-to-back, but now that they have seen what Didi Gregorius can do between those sluggers, Aaron Boone has no plans to dislodge his shortstop from the No. 3 spot in the lineup.

Bogaerts goes deep in first rehab start (Tuesday, April 24)
Starting what should be a short rehab assignment for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday night, Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts displayed the same hot bat he had before going on the disabled list.

Astros hoped for in-person Ohtani meeting (Tuesday, April 24)
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow got his first look at two-way Japanese star Shohei Ohtani on Tuesday night when he started on the mound for the Angels at Minute Maid Park. The Astros were prepared to make a full-court press to sign Ohtani in the offseason, but they never got a chance to meet with him before he signed with the Angels.

Vargas to be activated, set to make Mets debut (Tuesday, April 24)
Satisfied that Jason Vargas has passed every test necessary to return from the disabled list, the Mets will activate the left-hander to make his season debut Saturday against the Padres in San Diego.

Hanley becomes Bruins fan overnight (Tuesday, April 24)
The Red Sox were hard to miss at Monday night's Bruins-Maple Leafs playoff game in Toronto. Nearly the entire team attended the event, and nobody was more enthusiastic about it than Hanley Ramirez, who wore a Bruins jersey during the team's eventual 3-1 loss that set up a Game 7 in Boston on Wednesday.

Buehler optioned, but likely to start Saturday (Tuesday, April 24)
The Dodgers demoted top prospect Walker Buehler to Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday, but fans need not worry -- it's just a logistical move. Buehler fired five scoreless innings against the Marlins in his first MLB start Monday night and was optioned to make room on the roster for reliever Daniel Hudson, bringing the bullpen count back to nine.

Avila, Dyson crack back-to-back jacks in Philly (Tuesday, April 24)
The D-backs got power from a pair of unexpected sources in the third inning Tuesday when Alex Avila and Jarrod Dyson hit back-to-back homers to give Arizona a 2-0 lead.

Gonzales fans 8 as Mariners blank White Sox (Tuesday, April 24)
Marco Gonzales threw six-plus shutout innings and matched his season high with eight strikeouts Tuesday against the White Sox. Veteran Chris Volstad delivered 4 1/3 quality frames in a spot start for Chicago, but Mitch Haniger's RBI single off the right-hander proved to be the difference for Seattle.

Schwarber keeps raking with 2 HRs vs. Tribe (Tuesday, April 24)
Progressive Field always seems to bring out the best in Kyle Schwarber.

Pham homers in return to Cardinals' lineup (Tuesday, April 24)
It appears a little rest did Tommy Pham's groin some good.

Trout goes oppo for MLB-leading 10th homer (Tuesday, April 24)
It didn't take long for Mike Trout to reach the double-digit mark for home runs in 2018. He launched homer No. 10 on the first pitch he saw from Astros right-hander Charlie Morton -- a 96.5-mph four-seam fastball -- on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park, giving the Angels a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning.

Rays-O's rained out; makeup on May 12 as DH (Tuesday, April 24)
Tuesday's series opener between the Orioles and Rays was postponed due to inclement weather. The game, which was supposed to be Alex Cobb against Jake Faria, will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Saturday, May 12.

Royals activate Salvy, Gordon from DL (Tuesday, April 24)
The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has reinstated outfielder Alex Gordon and catcher Salvador Perez from the disabled list, returning both from rehab assignments. Gordon had been on the disabled list since April 10 (retroactive to April 9) with a left hip labral tear, while Perez had been sidelined since Opening Day with a left knee sprain. To make room on the 25-man roster, the club optioned catcher Cam Gallagher and outfielder Paulo Orlando to Omaha

Pham returns to Cardinals lineup vs. Mets (Tuesday, April 24)
Tommy Pham returned to the top of the Cardinals lineup for Tuesday's opener of a three-game series against the Mets, healed from a minor groin injury that sidelined the center fielder for the better part of last week.

Hosmer placed on family medical leave list (Tuesday, April 24)
The Padres placed Eric Hosmer on the Family Medical Leave List and selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Eric Lauer on Tuesday.

Bryant not in Tuesday's lineup after beaning (Tuesday, April 24)
After getting hit in the head by a fastball from Rockies starter German Marquez on Sunday, Kris Bryant passed all concussion tests and took indoor batting practice Tuesday. But Bryant was not in the Cubs' starting lineup for the series opener against the Indians at Progressive Field.

Why A-Gon matters to Tigers with No. 1 pick (Monday, April 23)
The Tigers began their season three weeks ago, but for some, the most important moment of 2018 will come on June 4, when Detroit picks first in the MLB Draft. The team is giving fans a chance to go behind the scenes and follow the process as it prepares to make its pick.

Braves recall prospect Fried from Triple-A (Tuesday, April 24)
Max Fried has been promoted to the Major League level to provide the Braves the long relief option they might need over the remainder of this week.

This is why Stanton is about to break out (Tuesday, April 24)
Giancarlo Stanton's slow start has been a huge worry for Yankees fans, but should it be? The Statcast podcast digs into the early season struggles of the reigning National League MVP Award winner to find out what's really going on.

Harvey's 'pen move could be game-changer (Tuesday, April 24)
Ultimately, I expect Matt Harvey's move to the bullpen to be a temporary one. He should eventually return to the Mets' rotation -- and not only that, pitch effectively, even if not as an ace anymore, at least as a back-end starter.

On blister watch, Ohtani faces the champs (Tuesday, April 24)
Shohei Ohtani left his start early last Tuesday against the Red Sox -- in which he gave up three earned runs over two innings pitched -- with a blister, one that has not hampered his ability to make his regularly scheduled start against the World Series champion Astros.

Strained hamstring lands Avisail on DL (Tuesday, April 24)
The White Sox on Tuesday placed outfielder Avisail Garcia on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and recalled outfielder Daniel Palka from Triple-A Charlotte.

Power Rankings: There's a new top dog in NL (Tuesday, April 24)
This week's Power Rankings begin with a tip of the cap to several teams who are exceeding most preseason expectations placed upon them, and who could find themselves with higher positions in this space as soon as next week if they keep up this pace.

Franchy's HR ignites 9-run inning in rout of Rox (Tuesday, April 24)
The Franch revolution is in full swing, and the rest of the Padres took their cues from the powerful rookie speedster on Monday night in Colorado. Franchy Cordero launched a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning, sparking a nine-run frame and a much-needed breakout for a Padres offense that had struggled over the past week. After trailing to start the seventh, San Diego cruised to a 13-5 victory over the Rockies, its third in four games at Coors Field this season.

Remember when Pujols broke Astros hearts? (Tuesday, April 24)
Almost 13 years later, Albert Pujols still hears the boos when he steps into the batter's box at Minute Maid Park.

Breaking Barriers winner's story will inspire you (Tuesday, April 24)
When Jesse Quist saw the movie "42," depicting Jackie Robinson's courageous battle to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball, the scene that stood out to him the most was that in which Dodgers owner Branch Rickey (played by Harrison Ford) tells Robinson (played by Chadwick Boseman) that he needs a player "who's got the guts not to fight back," but instead withstand the hatred and abuse heaped upon him, showing "the guts to turn the other cheek."

Indians, Cubs and what might have been (Tuesday, April 24)
This is the story of what happened just before the rain put a pause in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. The inning in-between Rajai Davis' moment of game-tying glory and Jason Heyward's Knute Rockne-like role in the visiting weight room gets lost in the shuffle of the Game 7 narrative. But in pure baseball terms, it's the ninth inning that allowed the Cubs to steal the Tribe's thunder and seal the way we think about 2016.

Epstein: Ortiz asked for a trade in 2003 (Tuesday, April 24)
Three World Series rings and more than 500 homers later, it's hard to imagine the Red Sox once agonized over whether to play David Ortiz or Shea Hillenbrand.

Andujar extends XBH streak to 7 games (Tuesday, April 24)
The Yankees are pleased that they appear to have an answer for what has kept Brandon Drury out of their lineup, and they have been thrilled by the production that Miguel Andujar has contributed in his absence.

Giants ride Mac's 464-foot blast to beat Nats (Tuesday, April 24)
Mac Williamson flexed his muscles again Monday night by clobbering a two-run, sixth-inning homer that helped cement the San Francisco Giants' 4-2 triumph over the Washington Nationals, who lost their third game in a row. The Giants have won three of their last four games, a stretch that coincides with Williamson's recall from Triple-A Sacramento. He has hit safely in each of those games.

LA wins 7th of 8 after Buehler's scoreless 5 (Tuesday, April 24)
Five scoreless innings from top prospect Walker Buehler's first big league start, Enrique Hernandez's defense and solo homer and a tiebreaking sac fly from Cody Bellinger in the eighth inning sent the Dodgers past the Marlins despite six solid innings from lefty Jarlin Garcia. The victory was Los Angeles' seventh in eight games.

Yanks' bats erupt behind Tanaka to rout Twins (Monday, April 23)
The last time these two clubs met, placing their respective seasons on the line for last year's win-or-winter American League Wild Card Game, the Yankees stared at a three-run deficit before their first turn at bat. Unlike that October evening on these same grounds, this outcome never appeared to be much in doubt.

Carrasco cruises, Alonso homers in Tribe's win (Monday, April 23)
Carlos Carrasco allowed just one run over 7 1/3 innings to improve to 4-0 on the season. Yonder Alonso's two-run homer off Kevin Gausman, who pitched an immaculate seventh inning, proved to be the difference in a pitchers' duel.

Yanks top prospect Torres tallies 1st career hit (Monday, April 23)
Gleyber Torres collected the first of what the Yankees expect will be many big league hits on Monday during a 14-1 win, stroking an eighth-inning single to center field off the Twins' Tyler Kinley.

Padres' wild 1st frame starts with run on balk (Monday, April 23)
In their four-run first-inning rally on Monday night, the Padres got a bit of help en route to their first run. There was nothing cheap about the next three.

White Sox relish in runs revival to bust slump (Monday, April 23)
The White Sox erupted from their recent slump during Monday's opener against the Mariners. Chicago jumped all over Mike Leake for seven consecutive hits to open the game -- becoming the first team to accomplish such a feat since the Rockies on Sept. 17, 2014 -- and chased him after just 3 1/3 innings en route to a 10-4 romp of Seattle.

Yankees acquire righty Cole from Nationals (Monday, April 23)
The New York Yankees today announced that they have acquired right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole from the Washington Nationals in exchange for cash considerations.

Reds break out after Schebler ends HR drought (Monday, April 23)
Scott Schebler's two-run homer in the fifth ended a Reds homer drought dating back to April 15 and sent Cincy on its way to a 10-4 victory, halting a five-game losing streak and getting Sal Romano (6 IP) his first win of the season. Adam Duvall and Scooter Gennett added two RBIs apiece for the Reds, while Nick Markakis homered and drove in three for Atlanta.

Eaton testing ankle, but return to Nats unclear (Monday, April 23)
Each day during the West Coast portion of this road trip, Nationals left fielder Adam Eaton has gone out to the outfield, often accompanied by a team trainer, for baseball activities and to further test the bone bruise on his left ankle. Initially, when the team placed him on the disabled list, he was hopeful he could return shortly after the 10 days were complete.

Source: Melky signs Minors deal with Indians (Tuesday, April 24)
The Indians have signed free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera to a Minor League deal, a source has told's Jon Morosi.

Gausman pitches immaculate inning for O's (Monday, April 23)
Kevin Gausman held Cleveland to four hits over eight brilliant innings. He even had a perfect seventh, needing nine pitches to strike out Yonder Alonso, Yan Gomes and Bradley Zimmer. But it didn't matter. Gausman's effort went for naught as the Orioles' offense continues to struggle at historic proportions. Baltimore was flummoxed by Tribe starter Carlos Carrasco, falling 2-1 to mark their 11th loss in 13 games.

These are the Top 30 international prospects (Monday, April 23)
Led by catcher Diego Cartaya from Maracay, Venezuela, the players on this year's Top 30 International Prospects list represent some of the greatest young talent from across the globe eligible to sign on July 2.

Semien swats HR in 9th for A's 3rd straight win (Monday, April 23)
Marcus Semien's third home run of the season gave the A's a win, their third straight, in the opener on Monday against the Rangers. The A's finished the ninth with six runs scored, highlighted by Matt Chapman and Jake Smolinski's run-scoring triples, while Khris Davis had a two-run double early to put Oakland on the board. Robinson Chirinos homered for the Rangers, who got five-plus innings of three-run ball from starter Matt Moore.

Avi suffers hamstring strain; leaves game in 2nd (Monday, April 23)
Avisail Garcia left Monday's game at Guaranteed Rate Field against Seattle in the second inning after coming up lame while running to first base on a grounder to third.

Angels duel, wrap up W on overturned call (Monday, April 23)
The Angels topped the Astros, 2-0, to take the opener on Monday night before they send Shohei Ohtani to the mound for the second game of the series. Luis Valbuena broke up Gerrit Cole's perfecto in the 5th, and recorded the game-winning out on an overturned call.

Buehler goes 5 scoreless for LA in first start (Monday, April 23)
Dodgers top prospect Walker Buehler pitched like it in his first MLB start Monday night, throwing five scoreless innings against the Marlins and leaving with a 1-0 lead on a home run by Kiké Hernandez.

Cain looking forward to KC homecoming (Monday, April 23)
There were so many memories packed into his six years in Kansas City that Lorenzo Cain has trouble picking just one.

With Wood on DL, Anderson has homecoming (Monday, April 23)
Justin Anderson, a graduate of Houston's St. Pius X High School, was part of a flurry of roster moves the Angels made before Monday's game. They placed Blake Wood on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow posterior impingement, recalled Eduardo Paredes from Triple-A Salt Lake and added Anderson to the Major League roster.

Former Reds manager Price issues statement (Monday, April 23)
Former Reds manager Bryan Price took a few days to collect his thoughts following his dismissal from the club on Thursday. Ultimately, Price declined to hold a press conference or conference call. But he did release a statement through the Reds on Monday.

Buxton (foot injury) scratched from rehab game (Monday, April 23)
Byron Buxton was scratched from Class A Advanced Fort Myers' lineup Monday, as he fouled a ball off his left foot during Sunday's game. X-rays came back negative, which is a good sign, but his return could be delayed until the Twins return home to Minnesota on Friday for their three-game series against the Reds. Buxton was originally slated to play center field in rehab games on Monday and Tuesday before a potential return to the Twins on Wednesday.

Manaea gets congrats from Trout for no-no (Monday, April 23)
A's lefty Sean Manaea has quite the fan club these days.

Villanueva scratched, available to pinch-hit (Monday, April 23)
Red-hot Padres third baseman Christian Villanueva was a late scratch from Monday's starting lineup in Colorado with soreness in his left hamstring.

Alonso muscles up against O's with 5th HR (Monday, April 23)
In a four-game series that has had no shortage of homers, it was only fitting that the first runs in Monday's finale between the Indians and Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards came via the long ball. This time, it was Yonder Alonso who went deep, drilling a fastball from right-hander Kevin Gausman over the center-field wall to give Cleveland a 2-0 lead in the second inning.

Andujar (HR) extends XBH streak to 7 games (Monday, April 23)
The Yankees are pleased that they appear to have an answer for what has kept Brandon Drury out of their lineup, and they have been thrilled by the production that Miguel Andujar has contributed in his absence.

Schebler slugs first Reds homer since April 15 (Monday, April 23)
A team that often racks up homers in hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park, the Reds had been curiously without a long ball for over a week. That drought ended on Monday vs. the Braves. In the bottom of the fifth inning against Mike Foltynewicz, Scott Schebler connected on a 0-2 pitch for a two-run home run to center field, tying the game at 2.

Stanton's 5th HR for Yanks a vintage shot (Monday, April 23)
Giancarlo Stanton got Yankees fans on their feet when he sent a 2-2 pitch from Twins starter Jake Odorizzi out to left Monday night to give New York a 5-1 lead at Yankee Stadium.

Rox summon Musgrave; Rusin placed on DL (Monday, April 23)
The Rockies promoted left-hander Harrison Musgrave to the bullpen Monday to replace lefty Chris Rusin, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain.

Wood placed on DL with elbow impingement (Monday, April 23)
The Angels announced a series of roster moves prior to Monday's game against the Astros in Houston. They placed right-hander Blake Wood on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow posterior impingement, recalled righty Eduardo Paredes from Triple-A Salt Lake and added pitcher Justin Anderson to the Major League roster.

Former A's owner Hofmann passes away (Monday, April 23)
Former Oakland A's owner Ken Hofmann, 95, passed away on Sunday night.

These studs made Prospect Team of the Week (Monday, April 23)
MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances in the Minor Leagues from the previous week. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

Farquhar 'progressing well' after surgery (Monday, April 23)
White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar is progressing well after successful surgery on Saturday to address the ruptured aneurysm that caused a brain hemorrhage during the sixth inning of Friday's game against the Astros, the club said on Monday.

Playoff odds have already shifted dramatically (Monday, April 23)
Let's take a look at the biggest changes to division-winning odds so far. The needle hasn't moved much in the American League Central and AL West, where the Indians and Astros, respectively, are still heavy favorites. But the percentages have shifted a bit elsewhere, so we'll focus on those four divisions below, all of which have seen at least one team see its odds of winning the division swing at least 10 percentage points.

Ready for WS rematch? Cubs definitely are (Monday, April 23)
Since Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, the Cubs and Indians have only faced each other in innocent Spring Training games in Arizona. On Tuesday, they'll meet at Progressive Field for the first time since Nov. 2, 2016, when the two teams played a nail-biting finale that fans of both franchises will never forget.

Red Sox deal Elias to Seattle for PTBN or cash (Monday, April 23)
The Mariners acquired left-handed pitcher Roenis Elias from the Red Sox on Monday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Elias will report to Triple-A Tacoma.

This is how the Cards found Jose Martinez (Monday, April 23)
If you're looking for numbers to explain what Jose Martinez is doing, why he's doing it here and just how big of a grain of salt his white-hot start should be taken with, one in particular stands out.

Manaea, Machado win AL POW; Corbin nets NL (Monday, April 23)
Major League Baseball recognized last week's top performers on Monday by announcing the A's Sean Manaea and the and the Orioles' Manny Machado of the American League and the D-backs' Patrick Corbin of the National League as the Players of the Week presented by W.B. Mason.

The most interesting rookie you need to know more about (Sunday, April 22)
Franchy Cordero has hit 2018's longest home run (489 feet), but he's been a big name in scouting circles for years. Thanks to his elite speed and exit velocity on his hits, along with strong defense, Cordero is the most interesting rookie you don't know enough about.

Here are the longest MLB at-bats on record (Monday, April 23)
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt made history Sunday, working a 21-pitch at-bat during San Francisco's 4-2 win over the Angels in Anaheim. Belt hit 16 foul balls in the first-inning at-bat against Jaime Barria that ended in a fly ball to right field. Belt's 21-pitch at-bat is now the longest on record since 1988, as far back as the data is available.

Buehler set to make first big league start (Monday, April 23)
Dodgers fans will soon see top prospect Walker Buehler make his much-anticipated season debut, as the team announced Sunday that Buehler was placed on the club's taxi squad and will start Monday's matchup against the Marlins at Dodger Stadium.

The toughest player to strike out on every team (Monday, April 23)
These are the toughest players to strike out on each team. They might not all be huge power hitters, or even close to stars, but they have a skill that's rarer and rarer every month -- and thus, they are more valuable than ever.

Baez describes what led to spat with LeMahieu (Sunday, April 22)
he Cubs and Rockies had a number of delays in Sunday's series finale -- including Kris Bryant's departure and injury checks on Albert Almora Jr. after a pair of athletic catches -- but the oddest was a heated exchange between shortstop Javier Baez and Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu in the third inning of the Cubs' 9-7 win.

Bullpen of the Week: Brewers (Sunday, April 22)
After stumbling in Monday's opener against the Reds -- reliever Oliver Drake gave up six runs in the sixth inning -- the Brewers' pitching staff rebounded to help Milwaukee wrap the week with five consecutive wins against Cincinnati and Miami, including three shutouts. The Brewers' relief unit was a major part of that success, yielding just one unearned run during the winning streak and cementing its status as Bullpen of the Week presented by the Hartford.

Here is the best game every day this week (Sunday, April 22)
It'll be a week when a little more of the story of 2018 unfolds, a season that so far features surprise contenders making some of the division races way more interesting than they were projected to be. Let's look at some of the week's best games day by day.

Dodgers rally vs. Nats 'pen to capture series (Sunday, April 22)
Comeback wins were a Dodgers trademark last year (47 of them) and they pulled one off on Sunday, rallying to beat the Nationals, 4-3, on Corey Seager's sacrifice fly in the seventh inning.

Perez's strong start backed by Gallo, Mazara HRs (Sunday, April 22)
After a delivery adjustment between starts, Rangers starter Martin Perez was much sharper than in his two previous outings. Following his six strong innings against the Mariners on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park, the Texas bullpen made a lead stand up as the Rangers held on for a 7-4 victory.

Simmons leaves after getting hit by pitch (Sunday, April 22)
Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Sunday's game against the Giants after being hit by a Johnny Cueto fastball.

Cubs rally after Bryant exits, hang on vs. Rox (Sunday, April 22)
The Cubs wasted no time establishing momentum in Sunday's rubber match with the Rockies, riding a four-hit, three-run rally in the first inning to a 9-7 victory. Rockies starter German Marquez was cruising through the first before a 96-mph fastball got away from him and hit Kris Bryant in the brim of his helmet. Bryant left the game, and preliminary tests showed no signs of concussion. Brandon Morrow closed the game with a nail-biter of a save, loading the bases on two hits and a two-out walk before throwing a wild pitch to Ian Desmond and getting Nolan Arenado at the plate on a reviewed play after Arenado was initially called safe.

Trout slugs MLB-best ninth home run (Sunday, April 22)
Mike Trout homered for the third consecutive game on Sunday, crushing a two-run homer off reliever Cory Gearrin to put the Angels on the board in the eighth inning of their 4-2 loss in the series finale against the Giants at Angel Stadium.

Don't worry, Yankees fans: Stanton will be fine (Sunday, April 22)
There was a moment in Spring Training, a month ago in Tampa, Fla., almost exactly, when Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees newbie, was telling the media that he was ready for the scrutiny he would face when he came north with his new team.

MLB unveils sustainability efforts on Earth Day (Sunday, April 22)
Major League Baseball celebrated Earth Day on Sunday by unveiling a bevy of sustainability initiatives that will be instituted by each team.

Khris crushes 3-run homer to lift A's over Boston (Sunday, April 22)
Khris Davis wasn't going to let David Price get ahead of him. The A's DH went to the plate in the eighth inning of a tie game and hit a first-pitch three-run homer that carried the Athletics to a 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox at the Coliseum on Sunday. Davis, who also drove in Oakland's first run with an RBI single in the first, and the A's were feeling good about themselves after a 5-1 homestand that included some dominant pitching.

Cueto lowers ERA to 0.35 as Giants top Halos (Sunday, April 22)
Johnny Cueto held the Angels to no runs on two hits after carrying a no-hitter into the sixth inning and lowered his ERA to 0.35 in the Giants' 4-2 win.

Reversed call feels strangely familiar to Cora (Sunday, April 22)
For the record, Alex Cora agrees with the ruling that Andrew Benintendi was out of the baseline. That's despite the fact that Cora remembers his brother, Joey, being ruled safe on a similar slide on a bunt single in a similarly momentous contest: Game 5 of the 1995 American League Division Series between the Mariners and Yankees.

Almonte's slam caps Royals' 5-run 6th inning (Sunday, April 22)
The Royals went into the sixth inning on Sunday against Tigers starter Francisco Liriano looking for their first hit. They emerged with two home runs and a three-run lead on their way to an 8-5 victory. The big blow was newcomer Abraham Almonte's second career grand slam, a shot into the right-field seats.

Machado HRs twice to tie MLB lead, but O's fall (Sunday, April 22)
Manny Machado homered twice, solving the Rubik's Cube that is Indians ace Corey Kluber, but the red-hot shortstop wasn't enough to lift a sagging Baltimore club. Instead, the last-place Orioles (6-16) took their 10th loss in 12 games with Sunday's 7-3 defeat against the Indians.

Posey back in lineup after sitting with stiff back (Sunday, April 22)
Buster Posey's back stiffness did not keep him out for long as the he returned to the Giants lineup Sunday one day after he was a late scratch against the Angels.

Moose hits go-ahead HR in win; hit streak at 14 (Sunday, April 22)
Mike Moustakas, needing a hit to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, did so dramatically, blasting a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning, propelling the Royals to an 8-5 win over the Tigers on Sunday at Comerica Park.

Baez continues hot stretch with 7th long ball (Sunday, April 22)
Javier Baez has been too hot to handle lately. He extended his hitting streak to six games Sunday with a 418-foot solo homer over the center-field wall in the second inning at Coors Field to extend the Cubs lead to 4-0.

Early reports on Joey Bats are positive (Sunday, April 22)
Jose Bautista has made a strong impression since signing a Minor League deal with the Braves last week. The right-handed slugger will join Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday and could possibly join Atlanta's lineup at some point within the next week.

Gomez creates splash on 1st career walk-off HR (Sunday, April 22)
Carlos Gomez delivered a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Rays a 8-6 win over the Twins Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

Phillies now 9-1 at home after walk-off sweep (Sunday, April 22)
Altherr's one-out single scored Andrew Knapp with the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th as the Phillies completed a four-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 3-2 win Sunday afternoon. Nick Pivetta gave the Phillies another solid outing from a starting pitcher. Pivetta went 6 1/3 innings, allowing five hits, walking two and striking out seven. The only blemish on his afternoon came in the top of the fifth, when he surrendered a two-run homer to Pirates catcher Elias Diaz that briefly gave Pittsburgh the lead. Two hours later, Altherr would bring Knapp home, with the Phillies finding yet another way to get a win.

Rendon on disabled list with bruised toe (Sunday, April 22)
The Nationals placed infielder Anthony Rendon on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday, with a toe contusion and recalled right-handed pitcher Austin L. Adams from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday.

Ramirez backs Kluber with 2 HRs to lift Tribe (Sunday, April 22)
Corey Kluber worked around two solo homers from Manny Machado to toss seven-plus quality innings in the Indians' win at Camden Yards. Jose Ramirez also slugged two homers, and Francisco Lindor, Yan Gomes, Yonder Alonso and Michael Brantley each logged RBI hits.

Sharp Mikolas backed by Wong, DeJong HRs (Sunday, April 22)
Miles Mikolas went seven strong innings in a 9-2 victory on Sunday at Busch Stadium, beating the Reds for the second time in a week. Kolten Wong and Paul DeJong both homered for the Cardinals, who have won 11 straight against the Reds.

Patient Astros continue red-hot run vs. Sox (Sunday, April 22)
The Astros sent 10 batters to the plate and pushed across five runs in the seventh inning, including a two-run, bases-loaded double by Marwin Gonzalez, and pulled away to win, 7-1, and sweep the White Sox for their sixth consecutive win.

Yelich leads Crew to 6th straight win, sweep (Sunday, April 22)
Christian Yelich homered against his former team, helping the Brewers to a four-game sweep of the Marlins and their sixth straight win. Caleb Smith struck out 10 Brewers and allowed two hits, but they both scored in the fourth inning when Lorenzo Cain singled and Yelich followed with his second homer for Milwaukee. Josh Hader registered four strikeouts en route to a two-inning save.

Andujar's 4 hits lift Yanks to series win over Jays (Sunday, April 22)
Luis Severino allowed just one run on three hits in seven innings to win for the fourth time in five starts. Didi Gregorius hit a first-inning home run and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. But it was Miguel Andujar who pushed his way into the Yankees' 5-1 win over the Blue Jays, with a double that set up the two-run second inning and another double that drove home a run in the sixth on a 4-for-4 day. Prospect Gleyber Torres went 0-for-4 in his MLB debut. Toronto's only run came on Teoscar Hernandez's solo homer, and starter Jaime Garcia yielded four runs in 5 1/3 innings against his former club.

Bryant hit in helmet, no signs of concussion (Sunday, April 22)
Cubs star Kris Bryant left Sunday's game in the first inning on Sunday after being hit in the helmet by a pitch from Rockies starter German Marquez.

Belt has historic 21-pitch at-bat vs. Angels (Sunday, April 22)
The Giants' Brandon Belt worked a 21-pitch at-bat Sunday against Angels starter Jaime Barria, the most pitches in a single plate appearance in the last 30 years.

Royals promote Buchholz to Triple-A (Sunday, April 22)
Veteran right-hander Clay Buchholz was promoted from Double-A Northwest Arkansas to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday, and is scheduled to pitch Sunday for Omaha.

Mariners option Heredia, keep Ichiro as 4th OF (Sunday, April 22)
Erasmo Ramirez has been activated from the 10-day disabled list, as expected, and he will start Sunday's series finale against the Rangers in Arlington. But the relative surprise was the corresponding move: outfielder Guillermo Heredia was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma, leaving 44-year-old Ichiro Suzuki as the club's fourth outfielder.

Suarez, Lorenzen travel with club, on the mend (Sunday, April 22)
Reds infielder Eugenio Suarez has started hitting off of a tee without any pain as he continues to recover from a fractured right thumb. Michael Lorenzen (right shoulder) also made the road trip, and the reliever is making progress.

Injury updates: Trumbo, Mancini, Britton (Sunday, April 22)
Orioles designated hitter Mark Trumbo will go out on rehab assignment on Monday with Double-A Bowie. Trumbo, who has been brought along cautiously as he recovers from a right quad strain, played one game for Bowie on April 10 before things got shut down as the area wasn't fully healed.

Odorizzi excited, locked in for start vs. Yankees (Sunday, April 22)
After completing the three-game weekend series with the Rays, the Twins will journey to Yankee Stadium for a four-game set against the Yankees. Right-hander Jake Odorizzi is excited for his start against the Bronx Bombers in the series opener.

Mets, Braves postponed; makeup May 28 (Sunday, April 22)
Sunday's game between the Mets and Braves has been postponed due to rain. The teams will make the game up as part of a split-admission doubleheader on Memorial Day, May 28.

Dozier sets club mark for hit streak to open year (Sunday, April 22)
Twins second baseman Brian Dozier set a club record for the longest hitting streak to start a season, extending to 16 straight games with a third-inning single against the Rays on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

Waino goes on DL with elbow inflammation (Sunday, April 22)
The Cardinals on Sunday placed Adam Wainwright (right elbow inflammation) on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Friday. To take his roster spot, the team recalled right-hander John Brebbia from Triple-A Memphis.

Rangers activate DeShields, place Tocci on DL (Sunday, April 22)
Less than a month after requiring surgery to repair a fractured hamate bone in his left hand, Delino DeShields is back. The Rangers activated the outfielder ahead of Sunday's game against the Mariners. In a corresponding move, center fielder Carlos Tocci was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip bruise.

CarGo goes on DL; Rox call up Dahl, Cuevas (Sunday, April 22)
The Rockies lost Carlos Gonzalez to the 10-day disabled list on Sunday with right hamstring soreness, and they took the opportunity to shake up their outfield. David Dahl and Noel Cuevas were recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque, while outfielder Mike Tauchman was optioned to Albuquerque, and Gerardo Parra began serving his four-game suspension.

Ohtani batting cleanup for the first time (Sunday, April 22)
Two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani will serve as the designated hitter and bat in the Angels' cleanup spot for the first time Sunday against the Giants at Angel Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 1:07 p.m. PT.

Buehler to make first big league start Monday (Sunday, April 22)
Dodgers fans will soon see top prospect Walker Buehler make his much-anticipated season debut, as the team announced Sunday that Buehler was placed on the club's taxi squad and will start Monday's matchup against the Marlins at Dodger Stadium.

Raking Machado takes Kluber deep twice (Sunday, April 22)
Manny Machado went deep for the fifth time in four games on Sunday, belting a pair of solo homers off Indians ace Corey Kluber.

BREAKING: Gleyber at 2B, batting eighth (Sunday, April 22)
Top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres will make his much-anticipated debut on Sunday. The 21-year old was officially brought up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and is slotted into the eighth spot in manager Aaron Boone's lineup card and will man second base for New York's matchup against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.

Moncada pulled early with tight hamstring (Sunday, April 22)
The original word from the White Sox on Yoan Moncada's early exit from Saturday's 10-1 loss to the Astros was a manager's decision and not injury related. That explanation changed following the team's sixth straight loss, with Moncada leaving the game after his second-inning groundout due to a tight left hamstring, per manager Rick Renteria.

Mariners knock off Rangers with 5-run 7th (Sunday, April 22)
Homers by Robinson Cano and Mitch Haniger in a five-run seventh inning helped the Mariners wage a comeback win over the Rangers. Bartolo Colon left with a two-run lead after 5 2/3 innings, and then Seattle knocked around reliever Alex Claudio the next frame. Edwin Diaz recorded a four-out save, but not before working out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth.

Pujols hits clutch HR; Richards K's 11 in win (Sunday, April 22)
It had been a full week since the Angels had last held a lead when Albert Pujols stepped up to the plate to face left-hander Derek Holland in the sixth inning. With one swing of the bat, Pujols brought that ignominious streak to an end, launching a go-ahead, two-run home run that lifted the Angels to a 4-3 win over the Giants and snapped their four-game skid on Saturday night at Angel Stadium

Saturday's top prospect performers (Sunday, April 22)
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Saturday.

How Manaea's no-hitter stacks up in history (Sunday, April 22)
The Red Sox entered Saturday's game against Sean Manaea and the A's at the Oakland Coliseum as the hottest team in baseball, having won 17 of their first 19 games on the season. But Manaea confounded Boston's lineup and tossed the first no-hitter of the 2018 season, as well as the first by an A's pitcher since Dallas Braden threw a perfect game on May 9, 2010.

Manaea's no-hit bid survives pair of close calls (Sunday, April 22)
Sean Manaea's no-hitter nearly wasn't. Twice. It came so close to being over, in fact, that the second time it was threatened, Manaea didn't think it was still intact to be in jeopardy again.

Snell cruises, Cron erupts as Rays take series (Saturday, April 21)
Blake Snell gave the Rays his third consecutive quality start and C.J. Cron fueled the offense with a pair of two-run homers during a 10-1, series-clinching win over the Twins on Saturday night at Tropicana Field. Twins second baseman Brian Dozier extended his hitting streak to 15 games in the first inning, tying a club record for the longest hitting streak to start a season.

Five-run 5th backs Anderson as Rox beat Cubs (Saturday, April 21)
The Rockies have been relying on their pitching while waiting for the offense to heat up. On Saturday, it was starting pitcher Tyler Anderson who took time out from an effective night at his main job to spark the offense. Anderson drew a two-out walk with a runner on base against Cubs starter Yu Darvish, who was nearly unhittable to that point, with two outs in the fifth to begin a five-run rally that led to a 5-2 victory at Coors Field.

Cubs' Bote gets hometown hit in 1st career AB (Saturday, April 21)
Never mind the 41-degree temperature, Saturday night was a perfect night for baseball for Denver-area native David Bote, who made his Major League debut by knocking the first pitch he saw for an extra-base hit.

Posey out vs. Angels with back stiffness (Saturday, April 21)
The Giants announced that Buster Posey was a late scratch Saturday due to back stiffness, replacing him in the lineup against the Angels with Pablo Sandoval.

Cruz homers after review on foul ball stands (Saturday, April 21)
Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz absolutely crushed a 3-1 pitch from Rangers starter Bartolo Colon in the fourth inning on Saturday night, but alas, after a brief crew-chief review, the second-deck moonshot down the left-field line a foul ball was ruled to stand. On his next swing, Cruz left no doubt. He ripped a two-run homer not far to the right of where the previous foul ball landed.

Pollock's return helps lead D-backs past Padres (Saturday, April 21)
A.J. Pollock was back in the lineup after a night off, and he homered and drove in a pair of runs in Arizona's 6-2 win over the Padres on Saturday night at Chase Field. Right-hander Zack Godley made the start and picked up the win, striking out eight in 5 1/3 innings of work.

Red Sox's 8-game win streak ends in no-no (Saturday, April 21)
It only seems fitting that it would take a historic performance to slow Boston's historic start to the season.

Belt's 2-run homer nearly robbed by Trout (Saturday, April 21)
Brandon Belt will gladly take Saturday's second-inning home run against the Angels. Belt's drive to right-center field reached the top of the wall just as Angels center fielder Mike Trout arrived. Trout appeared to time his jump perfectly, but the ball squirted from his glove and hit the auxiliary scoreboard on the other side of the wall before bouncing back onto the field of play.

Almora Jr. goes long way to make grab for Cubs (Saturday, April 21)
The Cubs got a huge defensive stop on an outstanding catch by center fielder Albert Almora Jr. in the bottom of the third inning Saturday.

Reddick's 2-homer night slams White Sox (Sunday, April 22)
Josh Reddick mashed the first pitch Lucas Giolito threw to him in the second inning and sent it over the right-field wall for a game-breaking grand slam and added another homer in the fourth to back left-hander Dallas Keuchel in a 10-1 win over the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Astros have won five games in a row, outscoring their opponents 40-5 in the process, including 20-1 in the first two games in Chicago.

Dodgers ride homers past Strasburg, Nats (Saturday, April 21)
Joc Pederson homered on his 26th birthday, Cody Bellinger homered on his Bobblehead Night and Kiké Hernandez slugged a pinch-homer as Hyun-Jin Ryu outpitched Stephen Strasburg in a 4-0 Dodgers win over the Nationals on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium.

Trout homers again, hits AL-leading 8th blast (Saturday, April 21)
Mike Trout crushed his second home run in as many days in the third inning of the Angels' game against the Giants on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.

Crew wins on Aguilar walk-off HR after epic AB (Saturday, April 21)
After an incredible 13-pitch at-bat that saw him foul off seven pitches, Jesus Aguilar won the Brewers their fifth straight game with a walk-off home run off Junichi Tazawa. Travis Shaw also homered for the Brewers, his second in as many games, while former Milwaukee prospect Lewis Brinson hit a three-run homer for the Marlins to give him three clouts in as many games to start the series.

All-time no-hitters in MLB history (Saturday, April 21)
There's nothing quite like the buzz around a ballpark when a pitcher has finished six or seven innings without allowing a hit.

Call reversal preserves Manaea's no-no in 6th (Saturday, April 21)
A's left-hander Sean Manaea's no-hitter against the Red Sox nearly ended with two outs in the sixth inning, only to be preserved following a ruling reversal.

Walk-off bunt caps Braves' late rally vs. Mets (Saturday, April 21)
A night after they were shut down by Mets closer Jeurys Familia, the Braves got their revenge on him Saturday at SunTrust Park, walking off with a 4-3 win on Ender Inciarte's perfectly placed bunt single.

BREAKING: Manaea throws 1st no-no of '18 (Saturday, April 21)
A's lefty Sean Manaea silenced baseball's best on Saturday, brilliantly orchestrating a no-hitter against the Red Sox in a momentous 3-0 victory at the Coliseum.

Rangers call up Leclerc, send Rua to Triple-A (Saturday, April 21)
The Rangers reinforced their bullpen by calling up Jose Leclerc from Triple-A Round Rock before Saturday night's game against the Mariners. In a corresponding move, outfielder Ryan Rua was optioned to Round Rock.

Buxton's migraines ebb long enough for BP (Saturday, April 21)
Twins outfielder Byron Buxton, who went on the 10-day disabled list with migraines during the club's trip to Puerto Rico, took batting practice prior to Saturday night's game against the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Brinson hits 3rd HR of series vs. former club (Saturday, April 21)
Lewis Brinson continues to fine-tune his mechanics at the plate, but the rookie center fielder has found his home run swing at Miller Park.

1st-frame 2B earns Dozier piece of Twins history (Saturday, April 21)
Twins second baseman Brian Dozier extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a leadoff double Saturday night against the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Crew closer Knebel ahead of schedule in recovery (Saturday, April 21)
Brewers closer Corey Knebel was back pitching on a mound Saturday sooner than expected, but the club will be especially cautious during this phase of his comeback from a left hamstring injury, manager Craig Counsell said.

What to expect from Torres in big leagues (Saturday, April 21)
A year after benefitting from one of the best rookie performances in baseball history, the Yankees again are hoping that one of the game's top prospects will make an impact in New York.

Play Ball, Chevrolet host clinic in Compton (Saturday, April 21)
Major League Baseball's Play Ball and Chevrolet's Chevy Youth Baseball joined together at MLB's Compton Youth Academy to dedicate its newly renovated youth field and to register nearly 150 kids ages 5-12 to participate in the Play Ball initiative.

Clevinger shuts out O's, allows just 2 singles (Saturday, April 21)
Mike Clevinger pitched the first complete game of his career, a two-hitter, and the Indians crushed three home runs Saturday to cruise to a 4-0 victory over the Orioles at Camden Yards. Baltimore starter Chris Tillman had one of his best outings despite the loss, allowing four runs in six innings and striking out five.

Turner 'getting better' but not ready to swing (Saturday, April 21)
Justin Turner said on Saturday he still has not begun swinging a bat, clarifying a miscommunication that resulted in a Friday report that he was hitting off a tee.

Moncada pulled after 2nd inning by Renteria (Saturday, April 21)
White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada was removed from Saturday's game against the Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field after the second inning. The move was termed a manager's decision made by Rick Renteria.

Nola dazzles, Hoskins muscles up in Phils' win (Saturday, April 21)
On a chilly Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies just needed to practice patience and hope that at some point, a break would fall their way. That break came in the sixth of the Phillies 6-2 win, and no one benefitted more than starter Aaron Nola. The right-hander continued an 8-game stretch of performances where he allowed two earned runs or fewer, dating back to last season. In the sixth, Phillies first baseman Carlos Santana appeared to get hit by a pitch, but home-plate umpire Lance Barrett signaled the pitch a ball. The Phillies asked for a replay and after a 45 second review, the call was overturned and Santana was awarded first base. Phillies left fielder Rhys Hoskins stepped intothe batter's box and hit his fourth home run of the season on the seventh pitch of the at-bat against Feliz, giving the Phillies a 3-2 lead.

Reddick hits 2nd slam of April, adds a solo shot (Saturday, April 21)
Astros outfielder Josh Reddick became the first player in franchise history to hit two grand slams in April when he clubbed his team-leading fifth homer of the year in the second inning Saturday. He was only getting started.

Yanks to call up top prospect Gleyber Torres (Saturday, April 21)
Yankees top prospect Gleyber Torres is headed to the big leagues. The 21-year-old infielder will join New York for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, a source told's Mark Feinsand. The club has not confirmed.

Castellanos leads humming lineup over KC (Saturday, April 21)
Nicholas Castellanos warmed up along with the weather with three RBIs, two of them on his first home run of the season, as the Tigers outslugged the Royals for a 12-4 win Saturday at Comerica Park for Detroit's fifth win in its last six games.

Fowler crushes solo homer in new lineup spot (Saturday, April 21)
Dexter Fowler arrived at Busch Stadium on Saturday to see a bobblehead created in his likeness, and his name in an unfamiliar slot in the order.

Back tightness lands Zobrist on DL (Saturday, April 21)
The Chicago Cubs on Saturday placed infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to April 18) with back tightness and recalled David Bote from Triple-A Iowa.

Big frame boosts Yanks, Montgomery over Jays (Saturday, April 21)
Aaron Judge hit a towering homer and the Yankees sent 12 men to the plate in their biggest inning of the season, supporting Jordan Montgomery's solid outing in a 9-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Judge cracked a two-run blast as part of a three-RBI performance and Miguel Andujar ripped a three-run double that highlighted a seven-run sixth inning, helping the Yankees topple Toronto starter Marcus Stroman en route to their fourth win in six games.

Yadi's go-ahead homer pushes Cards to win (Saturday, April 21)
They were the types of lineup alterations more befitting of a reeling team. The leadoff hitter dropped to fifth. The No. 3 batter pushed to the top. The slowest runner slotted in second, in the absence of the club's lone five-tool threat. But the Cardinals aren't reeling. They're rolling, winners of seven of eight and now tied for first place in the National League Central after Saturday's 4-3 win over the Reds at Busch Stadium.

MLB, Boys & Girls Clubs pitch in for Earth Day (Saturday, April 21)
Earth Day is Sunday, but about 20 employees from Major League Baseball received an early start on Saturday. MLB partnered with its official charity, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, to enhance the Variety Boys & Girls Club in Astoria, N.Y.

Farquhar stable after ruptured brain aneurysm (Saturday, April 21)
The White Sox announced on Saturday afternoon that reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage as a result of a ruptured aneurysm during Friday night's 10-0 loss to the Astros, and that he is in stable but in critical condition in the neurosurgical ICU unit at RUSH University Medical Center.

Mets decide to shift Harvey to bullpen (Saturday, April 21)
To make room for the return of left-hander Jason Vargas, who is starting a rehab assignment for Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday, Matt Harvey has been informed that the club will move him to the bullpen, according to manager Mickey Callaway.

Knee injury keeps Mancini off the field (Saturday, April 21)
Orioles left fielder Trey Mancini was not in Saturday's lineup and is expected to be sidelined a few days after exiting Friday's 3-1 win with a right knee injury. Mancini, who had a brace on Saturday afternoon, said a CT scan was negative for any serious damage and he doesn't expect to be a disabled list candidate.

Castellanos tags Duffy for his first 2018 homer (Saturday, April 21)
Like the weather in Detroit, Nicholas Castellanos' bat might be heating up after a relatively chilly start. The Tigers right fielder, who hit 26 home runs in his breakout 2017 season, hit his first home run of this season Saturday when he took a Danny Duffy slider deep to left.

Drury working to alleviate migraine issue (Saturday, April 21)
Brandon Drury was on the Yankee Stadium infield early on Saturday morning, his spikes digging into the dirt as he repeatedly rounded first base under the watch of the coaching staff. Sidelined with severe migraines that have caused blurred vision, those simple steps represented progress as he aims to resume playing in games.

Pham slowly recovering from groin tightness (Saturday, April 21)
The tightness in his right groin not dissipated, Tommy Pham was out of the lineup Saturday for the second time in three days. Matheny said Pham could be available off the bench, as he was Thursday.

Judge crushes No. 6; now fastest to 62 (Saturday, April 21)
Aaron Judge crushed a two-run homer in the third inning of Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, pushing the Yankees to an early lead against Marcus Stroman and the Blue Jays.

Matt Kemp is in the best shape of his life (he really is) (Saturday, April 21)
Matt Kemp claimed he'd lost 40 pounds prior to camp this year, but plenty of players claim that they're in much-improved shape. It usually doesn't matter, but does it for Kemp? Only one player has increased his Statcast speed more than Kemp has.

Optimism abounds for these 10 surprise teams (Saturday, April 21)
Are we enjoying watching the Braves and Phillies and Pirates play baseball? All that youth and energy and winning is wildly entertaining. Suddenly, possibilities abound. That's what happens with teams that aren't quite sure how good they are. As they begin to win, confidence grows, and suddenly these teams are capable of upending postseason races.

'Happy to get the call,' Lourdes has 3 RBIs in debut (Saturday, April 21)
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. became the fourth player in Blue Jays history to record at least three RBIs in his Major League debut. He finished 2-for-5 with a pair of singles and played a big role in the Blue Jays' 8-5 victory over the Yankees on Friday night.

Nats' aggressive approach sets the tone (Saturday, April 21)
The Nationals entered Friday night's marquee matchup with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looking to be aggressive at the plate. Three pitches in, they put a run on the board to back Max Scherzer and helped give them an early edge in a 5-2 victory.

Rosario socks 3rd career grand slam (Saturday, April 21)
Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario said he was sitting on a slider. He guessed correctly and it produced one of the biggest hits of his career. Rosario collected a two-out, two-strike, game-tying grand slam off Rays reliever Sergio Romo. However, it eventually became a footnote in the Rays' 8-7 victory in 10 innings at Tropicana Field.

D-backs honor former GM with 'Kevin's Tower' (Saturday, April 21)
The enduring legacy of Kevin "KT" Towers was immortalized on Friday by the D-backs as managing general partner Ken Kendrick was joined by team president & CEO Derrick Hall and Towers' widow, Kelley, to permanently name the suite in which he used to sit as "Kevin's Tower."

Giants erupt at plate as Samardzija wins debut (Saturday, April 21)
The Giants used a fresh face and a night with the designated hitter to get the kind of offense they have been yearning for in an 8-1 victory Friday over the Angels. In his first game with the Giants this season, after replacing an injured Hunter Pence (thumb) on the roster, Mac Williamson blistered a two-run home run to get things rolling in a six-run fifth inning.

Kershaw drops duel with Nats' Scherzer (Saturday, April 21)
Two of the best pitchers of their generation dueled at Dodger Stadium on Friday night, with Max Scherzer and the Nationals besting Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, 5-2.

Friday's top prospect performers (Saturday, April 21)
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.

Trout crushes AL-leading seventh homer (Saturday, April 21)
Mike Trout launched his American League-leading seventh home run of the season in the eighth inning of the Angels' series opener against the Giants on Friday night at Angel Stadium.

Red-hot Baez fuels Cubs' 7-run 6th, rout of Rox (Saturday, April 21)
Javier Baez collected four hits and four RBIs, and the Cubs broke open a close game with a seven-run outburst in the sixth inning en route to a 16-5 win over the Rockies in the series opener at Coors Field on Friday night.

Scherzer fans 9, outduels Kershaw in LA (Saturday, April 21)
Max Scherzer outdueled Clayton Kershaw in a matchup between three-time Cy Young Award winners, with Bryce Harper leading a two-run first inning to give the Nationals' ace a lead he would not relinquish. Scherzer held the Dodgers to one run on four hits with nine strikeouts over six innings, while Kershaw went seven, allowing four runs on nine hits.

Red Sox now 17-2, thanks to Moreland's slam (Saturday, April 21)
Boston's historic start continued with a 7-3 win in Oakland in Friday night's series opener behind a three-run homer from Jackie Bradley Jr. and a Mitch Moreland grand slam. The Red Sox improved to 17-2, becoming the fifth team in the live-ball era to win 17 of its first 19 games, and the first to do so since the 1987 Brewers.

Padres lose no-hitter in 8th, win game in 9th (Saturday, April 21)
Tyson Ross took a no-hitter into the eighth, but couldn't get the third out to send it to the ninth. The Padres scored three runs in the ninth on their way to a 4-1 victory in the series opener.

Boston righty Wright exits rehab start with stiff back (Friday, April 20)
Veteran knuckleballer Steven Wright, who is recovering from left knee surgery that he underwent in May, was removed from his first rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket Friday night after experiencing stiffness in his back.

Mancini day to day with knee injury (Friday, April 20)
Orioles left fielder Trey Mancini exited Friday night's 3-1 win over the Indians in the top of the eighth inning with a right knee injury and is day to day.

Albies homers off Thor, but Braves lose in 12 (Friday, April 20)
Once again proving he's quite capable of playing the role of David in a battle against Goliath, Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies had no trouble sending Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard's 99.6-mph fastball into the right-center-field seats during the first inning of Friday's game at SunTrust Park.

Barria called up to start series finale Sunday (Friday, April 20)
In need of a sixth starter to accommodate Shohei Ohtani's once-a-week pitching schedule, the Angels will call up pitching prospect Jaime Barria to start against the Giants on Sunday, manager Mike Scioscia announced Friday.

Athletic Suzuki makes diving tag at home (Friday, April 20)
Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki displayed his athleticism as he made a diving tag to prevent the Mets from adding to their lead during the sixth inning of Friday night's game at SunTrust Park.

Royals break through in G2 with rally in 9th (Friday, April 20)
Trailing by one run entering the ninth inning, the Royals got a bloop RBI single by Abraham Almonte to tie it, then took the lead when Tigers first baseman Niko Goodrum botched a routine grounder by Jon Jay, and overthrew the pitcher covering the bag, allowing Alcides Escobar to score in Game 2 of the doubleheader. JaCoby Jones, the walk-off hero in Game 1, had put the Tigers in front with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Jakob Junis went eight strong innings in a no-decision for Kansas City, which snapped a nine-game skid.

Herrera's RBI triple in 8th lifts Phillies over Bucs (Friday, April 20)
Cesar Hernandez and Odubel Herrera combined for the big hits Friday night in a 2-1 victory over the Pirates at Citizens Bank Park.

Suspension over, Arenado homers in 1st AB (Friday, April 20)
Having watched way more baseball than he wanted to during a five-game suspension, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado swatted the first pitch he saw from Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks for a two-run homer Friday night.

Springer's Little League HR caps 5-run frame (Friday, April 20)
Houston broke through against the White Sox on Friday night with a five-run fourth inning, highlighted by an inside-the-park home run from George Springer, who began the play with a two-run double to left.

Dozier's hitting streak at 14 to start season (Friday, April 20)
Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has hit safely in all 14 of the Twins' games this year (and 21 games overall, dating to the close of last season) with a sharp sixth-inning single to left field against the Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field. Saturday night, Dozier can tie the club's all-time record for a hitting streak to start a season (15 straight games, achieved by Kirby Puckett in 1994 and Josh Willingham in 2012).

Hustling Span helps Rays walk off in 10th (Friday, April 20)
Denard Span beat out a two-out ground ball to first base, and pinch-runner Johnny Field raced home from second with the winning run as the Rays defeated the Twins, 8-7, in 10 innings Friday night at Tropicana Field. A 2 minute,16 second replay review to see whether pitcher Zach Duke's foot touched the base before Span's ensued, but the call on the field was upheld. Duke was given an error on the play, and the walk-off win stood.

Bundy dazzles vs. Tribe with 9-K gem (Friday, April 20)
Dylan Bundy struck out nine and held the Indians to one run over six innings to pick up his first win of the season and help the O's snap a six-game skid with a series-opening 3-1 win over the Indians at Camden Yards. Manny Machado hit his sixth homer of the season while Trevor Bauer, who allowed the long ball, fanned six over seven solid innings.

Arcia exits after injuring ankle against Marlins (Friday, April 20)
Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia was helped to the dugout by a member of Milwaukee's athletic training staff after rolling his right ankle Friday night in the eighth inning of an 8-0 win over the Marlins at Miller Park.

Mariners erupt with 4-run 9th to end slide (Saturday, April 21)
At long last, the Mariners got that third run that eluded them in each of the past five games -- and for good measure, they tacked on three more in a 6-2 victory over the Rangers in their series opener Friday night.

Brewers go 3B, HR, HR on 3 pitches in victory (Saturday, April 21)
On three pitches in the fourth inning, Christian Yelich tripled and Ryan Braun and Travis Shaw hit back-to-back home runs. The five-run frame powered the Brewers to a fourth straight win, which was Jhoulys Chacin's first for the club. Trevor Richards struggled for Miami, allowing five earned runs over 3 2/3 innings while walking six.

Baez homers, then fuels Cubs' 7-run 6th (Friday, April 20)
The Cubs broke open a close game with a seven-run outburst in the sixth inning as Javier Baez collected his fourth hit and fourth RBI to pace the inning and give the Cubs a 12-3 lead over the Rockies.

Hungry? MLB FoodFest is every fan's dream (Friday, April 20)
Mariano Rivera spent his entire two-decade career pitching in ballparks around the Majors, but until Friday night, the legendary closer didn't realize just how much he missed over the years. Rivera was among the celebrities in attendance at Opening Night of the MLB FoodFest, a weekend-long event on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan that features one signature concession item from each of the league's 30 teams.

Tigers make young fan's day with ASG tickets (Friday, April 20)
Kyle Van Houten thought he was headed to Comerica Park to catch a Friday night game with his parents. He had no idea Michael Fulmer would be receiving his ceremonial first pitch, or that nearly two dozen family and friends would be with him for it.

Wacha in the park: Righty masterful vs. Reds (Friday, April 20)
Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha continued his dominance of the Reds with 6 2/3 strong innings to help St. Louis to a 4-2 win on Friday night at Busch Stadium.

Hernandez, Solarte, Gurriel Jr. lift Jays over Yanks (Friday, April 20)
Toronto's offense stole the show again on Friday night as Teoscar Hernandez and Yangervis Solarte each homered while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. drove in three runs during his Major League debut.

Farquhar faints in dugout, taken to hospital (Friday, April 20)
White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar passed out in the dugout after completing the top of the 6th inning of Friday's contest against the Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field. He regained consciousness and was taken by ambulance to Rush University Medical Center, where he's receiving treatment and undergoing further testing.

JV, bats sizzle as Astros cruise past White Sox (Friday, April 20)
Justin Verlander tossed six scoreless innings to win his 10th consecutive regular-season decision and George Springer drove in four runs to lead the Astros to their fourth consecutive victory, 10-0, over the White Sox in the series opener Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Slumping Yo comes through clutch in 12th (Friday, April 20)
Yoenis Cespedes' struggles at the plate have not dissipated much, but the Mets continue plugging him in their lineup. They know he'll bust out of his slump eventually. And they also know he continues to come up with key hits in spite of it.

Ohtani bounces back quickly after 3-K game (Friday, April 20)
After going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox, Shohei Ohtani delivered a two-out single to center field off right-hander Jeff Samardzija in the second inning of Friday's series opener between the Angels and Giants at Angel Stadium. It was the Angels' first hit of the night.

Bryce keys 2-run first vs. Kershaw to back Max (Friday, April 20)
The Nationals entered Friday night's marquee matchup with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looking to be aggressive at the plate. Three pitches in, they put a run on the board to back Max Scherzer.

SD's Franchy obliterates 489-foot homer (Friday, April 20)
Franchy Cordero blasted a 489-foot solo shot -- the longest in the Major Leagues this year -- off the center-field scoreboard at Chase Field. It put the Padres up 1-0 in the fourth inning.

BREAKING: Padres fall 4 outs shy of no-hitter (Saturday, April 21)
Tyson Ross and the Padres came tantalizingly close to completing the first no-hitter in franchise history on Friday night against the D-backs. On his 127th and final pitch, Ross allowed a two-out double to pinch-hitter Christian Walker that tied the game at 1 and chased Ross from the game.

Nats select Torres' contract, designate Cole (Friday, April 20)
The Nationals on Friday selected the contract of Carlos Torres and designated A.J. Cole for assignment.

Cubs place Butler on DL, recall Farrell (Friday, April 20)
Eddie Butler's homecoming to Colorado -- the team he came up with before a February 2017 trade to the Cubs -- started inauspiciously, as the right-handed pitcher went on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain Friday. The Cubs recalled right-hander Luke Farrell from Triple-A Iowa.

Profar returns, Andrus rejoins club while on DL (Friday, April 20)
Jurickson Profar was back in the Rangers lineup on Friday after missing two games while going through the concussion protocol. Elvis Andrus, on the disabled list with a fractured right elbow, is expected to be out until at least early June but will start traveling with the team again.

Hurdle has faith in Cervelli's use of mound visits (Friday, April 20)
On the right-field scoreboard directly across from manager Clint Hurdle's perch in the visitors' dugout at Citizens Bank Park, there's the new counter listing how many mound visits a team can make in a game.

Marlins lose reliever Despaigne to DL (Friday, April 20)
For the second straight day, a Marlins reliever has been placed on the disabled list. On Friday, Odrisamer Despaigne was placed on the 10-day DL with a right forearm strain, and right-hander Nick Wittgren was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.

Schebler's return gives Reds a power bat (Friday, April 20)
The Reds regained a power bat on Friday, when they activated Scott Schebler from the 10-day disabled list. To make room on the roster, they optioned Cody Reed to Triple-A Louisville.

Weather has been Twins' biggest hurdle (Friday, April 20)
Given the frigid, uncertain and start-and-stop nature of the Twins' early season schedule, the team was especially grateful for one aspect of Friday night's game against the Rays. The roof at Tropicana Field.

Reds players express gratitude for Price's role (Friday, April 20)
The mood in the Reds' clubhouse was subdued prior to Friday's game against the Cardinals as the players gathered for the first time since manager Bryan Price was dismissed.

Miller activated from disabled list, Snyder DFA'd (Friday, April 20)
Brad Miller returned to the Rays Friday night as the Rays activated him from the 10-day disabled list. In the corresponding roster move, the Rays designated infielder Brandon Snyder for assignment.

Pollock, Owings get day off following collision (Friday, April 20)
Outfielders A.J. Pollock and Chris Owings were both out of the lineup on Friday after colliding with each other on the warning track during Thursday night's game.

Riggleman thankful for managerial opportunity (Friday, April 20)
Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman is not exactly planning on reinventing the wheel in an attempt to turn the team's fortunes around.

Aguilar's hot bat puts Braun at 1B on hold (Friday, April 20)
The Ryan Braun-at-first base idea isn't exactly dead, but it is on hold while the Brewers ride Jesus Aguilar's productive April.

Aggressive Wisler earns another start (Friday, April 20)
Matt Wisler has earned the chance to make at least one more start. How he fits within the Braves' future plans will depend on whether he can prove the gem he produced against the Mets on Thursday night was not a fluke.

Salazar among Indians making rehab progress (Friday, April 20)
The Indians' collection of injured players all remain on the shelf for now, but there has been enough progress made during their rehab work that manager Terry Francona has a positive outlook about their return, especially in the case of starter Danny Salazar.

Yuli might not be the best Gurriel we'll see in '18 (Friday, April 20)
Yuli Gurriel's younger brother, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., made his Major League debut on Friday for the Blue Jays, and the elder Gurriel couldn't have been happier.

D-backs help launch food pantry at local school (Friday, April 20)
The Arizona Diamondbacks were leaders both in the National League West and the community on Friday as they joined forces with St. Mary's Food Bank to inaugurate a food pantry for kids in need at William Jack Elementary School in Glendale, Ariz. D-backs shortstop Nick Ahmed attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside D-backs president & CEO Derrick Hall and St. Mary's president & CEO Tom Kertis.

Padres activate Myers from disabled list (Friday, April 20)
The Padres reinstated outfielder Wil Myers from the 10-day disabled list and optioned left-handed pitcher Tyler Webb to Triple-A El Paso.

Sanchez on passed balls: 'I'm not perfect' (Friday, April 20)
While Gary Sanchez waited for his swings to produce rewards, the Yankees catcher took pride in his work behind the plate, sensing improvement after scoring mixed results last season. That belief remains intact, despite seeing his first three passed balls of the season skip away this week.

Giants place Pence on DL with sprained thumb (Friday, April 20)
The Giants placed outfielder Hunter Pence on the 10-day disabled list with a right thumb sprain before Friday's game against the Angels, recalling outfielder Mac Williamson from Triple-A Sacramento to take Pence's roster spot.

Callup O'Neill soaking in big league experience (Friday, April 20)
When outfielder Tyler O'Neill was informed that he was going to be called up by the Cardinals on Wednesday, the first person he notified was his mother, Marilyn. The phone call was a brief one. O'Neill barely finished his first sentence when mom broke out in tears.

Royals rookie Hill thriving after beating cancer (Friday, April 20)
Royals rookie left-hander Tim Hill looked in the mirror and hardly recognized himself. A skeleton, he thought. He needed to take a photo, perhaps just to remind himself one day of this trying time in his life. It was the fall of 2015, and Hill was near completion of eight months of chemotherapy. Incredibly, he had lost 70 pounds during the treatment. He stood 6-foot-1, 150 pounds.

Mets have yet to decide on struggling Harvey (Friday, April 20)
A day after Matt Harvey submitted his worst start of the young season, declaring afterward that he is "a starting pitcher" and declining to answer if he would accept a Minor League assignment, the Mets spent significant time on Friday discussing what to do with him.

Yadi becomes RBI leader at Busch Stadium III (Friday, April 20)
Yadier Molina took over the all-time RBI lead at Busch Stadium with a two-run double off Cincinnati lefty Brandon Finnegan in the first inning of Friday's game against the Reds.

Thome has plenty to say about Hoskins' swing (Friday, April 20)
Rhys Hoskins hopped onto MLB Network late Thursday night to talk about the Phillies, but unexpectedly found himself watching the monitor in front of him as Jim Thome dissected his swing.

Buehler? Dodgers need a replacement for Hill (Friday, April 20)
Manager Dave Roberts wasn't ready to name Walker Buehler, Brock Stewart or anybody else to replace Rich Hill as Monday night's starting pitcher for the Dodgers against the Marlins at Dodger Stadium.

LoMo hits 1st Twins HR in return to The Trop (Friday, April 20)
Logan Morrison was Friday night's homecoming king, picking a perfect spot to hit his first home run for the Twins. He launched a solo shot into the right-field bleachers at Tropicana Field, where he played for the Rays during the 2016-17 seasons.

Lourdes' first big league hit is a two-run single (Friday, April 20)
First game, first big league hit for Blue Jays prospect Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Machado connects off Bauer for 6th homer (Friday, April 20)
Red-hot Manny Machado extended his team lead in homers to six, going deep for the third time in two games with a solo blast in the bottom of the fourth inning on Friday vs. the Indians.

Suspension over, Arenado homers in 1st AB (Friday, April 20)
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado spent much of his five-game suspension for charging the mound feeling his age after celebrating his 27th birthday on Monday. It didn't take Arenado long to regain his rhythm at the plate, though; the third baseman hit a two-run homer off Cubs righty Kyle Hendricks in the first inning of Friday night's game at Coors Field, turning an early one-run deficit into a one-run lead.

Albies homers off Thor's 99.6-mph fastball (Friday, April 20)
Once again proving he's quite capable of playing the role of David in a battle against Goliath, Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies had no trouble sending Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard's 99.6-mph fastball into the right-center-field seats during the first inning of Friday's game at SunTrust Park.

Stanton puts emphatic end to homerless drought (Friday, April 20)
Giancarlo Stanton gave his new fans something to cheer about on Friday, snapping a 50 at-bat homerless drought with a two-run drive to right field off the Blue Jays' Marco Estrada.

Blue Jays activate Morales ... and keep Teoscar (Friday, April 20)
The Blue Jays on Friday activated first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales from the 10-day disabled list and recalled infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. from Double-A New Hampshire.

Angels prospects rake as Burlington scores 28 (Friday, April 20)
Runs were overflowing Friday in Burlington, Iowa, as the Class A Advanced Bees, powered by top Angels prospects Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh, enjoyed a 28-7 victory over the Quad City River Bandits at Community Field.

Cubs place Butler on DL, recall Farrell (Friday, April 20)
The Chicago Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher Eddie Butler on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain and recalled right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell from Triple-A Iowa.

Oioles add prospect Scott to bullpen (Friday, April 20)
The Orioles announced Friday that they have called up left-hander Tanner Scott from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned infielder Engelb Vielma to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

Profar cleared to return to Rangers lineup (Friday, April 20)
Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar was back in the Rangers lineup on Friday after being cleared from Major League Baseball's concussion protocol.

Tigers walk off in 10th on JaCoby's 1st homer (Friday, April 20)
JaCoby Jones powered the Tigers to their fourth straight win with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning, sending Detroit to a 3-2 victory over the Royals on Friday afternoon to open a day-night doubleheader at Comerica Park. He also recorded an RBI double and starter Michael Fulmer delivered seven strong frames, while Kansas City's Jason Hammel went nine. Mike Moustakas extended his hit streak to 11 games with a solo homer, and Jon Jay drove in the Royals' other run on a single.

Blue Jays add Gurriel, activate Morales (Friday, April 20)
The Blue Jays on Friday activated first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales from the 10-day disabled list and recalled infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. from Double-A New Hampshire.

Earliest managerial firings in recent history (Thursday, April 19)
The Reds on Thursday parted ways with manager Bryan Price just 18 games into the 2018 season, a somewhat rare move in a 162-game-per-season sport and in an era where rebuilds, such as the one Cincinnati remains in, can be a multiyear process.

Perez, Gordon close to returning to Royals (Friday, April 20)
The Royals could get two valuable American League Gold Glove Award-winning reinforcements back in their lineup as early as Tuesday.

MLB legends comprise exclusive 3,000-hit club (Friday, April 20) looks at each of the members of Major League Baseball's 3,000-hit club.

Time for these division favorites to wake up (Friday, April 20)
This was going to be the season of inevitability. Everybody thought so … and was depressed by the realization. One of the wonderful things about baseball is that it resists predictability. No team has repeated as champion in almost two decades. Surprising and disappointing teams always come along to give the season some buzz.

10 prospects on verge of helping fantasy teams (Friday, April 20)
Here are our updated rankings of the top 10 fantasy prospects. As always, we're considering only expected 2018 fantasy production in the big leagues, while our Top 100 Prospects list reflects long-term value in all phases of the game.

Moose's 5th HR extends hit streak to 11 games (Friday, April 20)
Royals designated hitter Mike Moustakas left no doubt about how he would extend his hitting streak to 11 games.

Napoli to have season-ending knee surgery (Friday, April 20)
Mike Napoli sustained a serious right knee injury while playing for Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday, creating questions about where the first baseman's career will go from here. The Indians announced prior to Thursday's game in Baltimore that Napoli will require season-ending surgery.

What should the Yankees do with Betances? (Friday, April 20)
The Yankees have several options to consider as they attempt to weather Dellin Betances' struggles.

Mariners activate slugging catcher Zunino (Friday, April 20)
The Mariners on Friday recalled catcher Mike Zunino from his rehab assignment at Class A Advanced Modesto and activated him from the 10-day disabled list. Catcher Mike Marjama was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma.

Marvelous Mookie: Betts an underrated star (Friday, April 20)
Mookie Betts is not included nearly often enough in the conversation about the best young players in the deepest and best crop of young players in all of baseball history.

Here are 7 future managerial candidates (Friday, April 20)
As we saw this past winter, teams are routinely looking for the next big thing, with five of the six new managers -- Aaron Boone, Mickey Callaway, Alex Cora, Gabe Kapler and Dave Martinez -- all landing their first managerial jobs this season. Here are seven candidates that could find themselves in contention for a managerial job in the coming months.

These 11 additions are making huge impacts (Friday, April 20)
Looking at the recent acquisitions that have had the greatest influence on MLB's races in the first few weeks of 2018.

10 amazing facts from Red Sox's historic start (Friday, April 20)
The Red Sox improved to 16-2 with Thursday night's win over the Angels. Here are 10 impressive facts and figures from their historic start to the season.

Home-plate umpire Layne hit by foul ball, exits (Friday, April 20)
Home-plate umpire Jerry Layne left Thursday's Red Sox-Angels game with an apparent injury after a Mike Trout foul ball hit his right arm in the first inning.

There's no friendly rivalry quite like Beltre-Felix (Friday, April 20)
Among the many thousands of possible batter-pitcher matchups, there may not be a more entertaining one than Adrian Beltre vs. Felix Hernandez. Merely calling it a matchup feels insufficient. It's a friendly rivalry between former teammates, a battle of wits between two intense competitors, and frequently, a comedy act surpassing any between-innings mascot hijinks.

Injury updates: Owings, Ohtani, Bumgarner (Friday, April 20)
Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.

Vintage Greinke fuels D-backs' latest series win (Friday, April 20)
Zack Greinke threw seven outstanding innings and was backed by a pair of home runs as the D-backs beat the Giants, 3-1, on Thursday night at Chase Field and captured yet another series.

Weekend plans? How about a Max-Kershaw duel (Friday, April 20)
Perhaps this will be the weekend in which Mother Nature's icy grip on the schedule relents. We sure hope so, because there are plenty of storylines to settle in a season that so far has been devoid of real rhythm.

Mookie, Red Sox off to MLB's best start since '87 (Friday, April 20)
The Red Sox's historic march through April continued Thursday with an 8-2 win over the Angels at Angel Stadium, as they completed a three-game sweep. Boston improved to 16-2, joining rare company in MLB history.

A's trade Thompson, option Trivino to Triple-A (Thursday, April 19)
The A's have traded Trayce Thompson to the White Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations, the team announced Thursday. Oakland also optioned right-hander Lou Trivino to Triple-A Nashville.

Here's how Andrelton Simmons is raking (Thursday, April 19)
Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons has had one of his best career starts at the plate, but he's been outshined by Shohei Ohtani, the young phenom who is the first full-time two-way player since Babe Ruth, and two-time American League Most Valuable Player Award winner Mike Trout.

Pomeranz set for return to Red Sox rotation (Thursday, April 19)
The Red Sox will add to their strong rotation Friday, when Drew Pomeranz returns to a staff that already has some of the best left-handers in the Majors.

Crew acquires infielder Saladino from Sox (Thursday, April 19)
The Brewers sent cash to the White Sox on Thursday for versatile infielder Tyler Saladino and optioned the 28-year-old to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Crew's bats score a dozen for 3rd straight win (Thursday, April 19)
Lorenzo Cain had a homer and scored four times, while Jesus Aguilar had three RBIs and Ryan Braun hit a pinch-hit three-run homer. Former Brewers outfielder Lewis Brinson hit two home runs in his first Miller Park appearance since the January trade that saw Christian Yelich go to Milwaukee. Chase Anderson got the win for the Brewers.

Belt HRs again, a night after hitting his 100th (Thursday, April 19)

Harvey scuffles in Atlanta, putting role in doubt (Friday, April 20)
An unquestioned member of the team's rotation heading into the season, Matt Harvey has since started four games, struggled thrice and, on Thursday, pitched poorly enough at SunTrust Park that the Braves effectively iced their 12-4 win before sunset.

Brinson's first 2 Marlins HRs come vs. former club (Thursday, April 19)
A couple of days off to work on his swing produced immediate results for Marlins center fielder Lewis Brinson.

Didi, Judge lead Yanks to win in CC's return (Thursday, April 19)
Aaron Judge connected for another historic homer, Didi Gregorius added his team-leading 17th RBI and the bullpen fired 4 2/3 effective innings in support of CC Sabathia's return from the disabled list, helping to lead the Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday evening at Yankee Stadium.

Bochy reveals earliest Bumgarner could return (Thursday, April 19)
If all proceeds well for Madison Bumgarner, the Giants ace could be back in the club's starting rotation by late May.

Braun notches 1,000th career RBI on 3-run HR (Thursday, April 19)
Ryan Braun came off the Brewers' bench Thursday to notch his 1,000th career RBI.

Arrieta (10 K's) dominant in win against Pirates (Thursday, April 19)
Jake Arrieta dominated the Pirates Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park. He allowed one hit and two walks in seven scoreless innings, striking out 10 as the Phillies won, 7-0.

Owings crashes into Pollock making great grab (Friday, April 20)
D-backs outfielders A.J. Pollock and Chris Owings collided with each other on the warning track in right-center attempting to catch Joe Panik's fly ball during the third inning of Thursday night's 3-1 win against the Giants.

Wisler stifles Mets as Braves hammer Harvey (Thursday, April 19)
Freshly called up from Triple-A, Matt Wisler led the Braves to a 12-4 victory with seven sharp innings, holding the Mets to one run and two hits with eight strikeouts. Atlanta's offense pounced on Matt Harvey for six runs in the series opener, with Kurt Suzuki homering the first inning and Preston Tucker racking up a career-high five RBIs on two doubles. One night after a scary hit-by-pitch on his left wrist, Freddie Freeman had two hits and an RBI to ease any concerns for the Braves.

Betts extends his record for Red Sox leadoff HRs (Thursday, April 19)
Mookie Betts hit his 13th career leadoff home run on Thursday night against the Angels, extending his Red Sox record.

Kendrys' pending return creates roster crunch (Thursday, April 19)
Teoscar Hernandez has been the Blue Jays' hottest hitter, which means he is no longer the obvious choice to be removed from the roster when Kendrys Morales comes off the disabled list on Friday.

Perdomo optioned to Triple-A to work out kinks (Thursday, April 19)
The Padres optioned 24-year-old right-hander Luis Perdomo to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday afternoon, reinstating righty set-up man Kirby Yates (right ankle tendinitis) from the 10-day disabled list.

Walker opens up about elbow injury, surgery (Thursday, April 19)
When he learned that an MRI of his right elbow showed a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament, D-backs right-hander Taijuan Walker was surprised.

MLB, clubs plan special events for Earth Day (Thursday, April 19)
With Earth Day approaching on Sunday, Major League Baseball is celebrating with several league-wide and club-specific initiatives in 2018.

Suzuki takes Harvey deep to extend HR surge (Thursday, April 19)
Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki extended his unexpected power surge from last season in the first inning Thursday night, homering off the Mets' Matt Harvey at SunTrust Park.

Crew acquires Saladino; Braun nears return (Thursday, April 19)
The Brewers sent cash to the White Sox on Thursday for versatile infielder Tyler Saladino and optioned the 28-year-old to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Freeman back in lineup, drives in a run (Thursday, April 19)
Freddie Freeman received the confirmation he was seeking regarding his left wrist and then successfully lobbied to be in the Braves' lineup for Thursday night's series opener against the Mets at SunTrust Park.

5 skipper switches that led to playoffs (Thursday, April 19)
The Reds on Thursday became the first team in 2018 to replace their manager by dismissing Bryan Price in his fifth season at the helm and naming bench coach Jim Riggleman interim manager. Here's a look at the last five teams that made the postseason after replacing their manager during the season.

Morton, Astros' rotation continue to sizzle in win (Thursday, April 19)
Charlie Morton pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only three hits and no walks while striking out eight, as the Astros defeated the Mariners, 9-2, on Thursday afternoon at Safeco Field. Seattle turned a triple play on Evan Gattis in the fourth, but Jose Altuve added four RBIs, including a three-run double, while Max Stassi and Josh Reddick homered as Houston pulled away for the series win.

Another night, another historic HR for Judge (Thursday, April 19)
Aaron Judge connected for another historic home run on Thursday, becoming the fastest player to reach 61 career blasts in terms of games played.

5 reasons why better times are ahead for Reds (Thursday, April 19)
Changing the manager -- as the Reds did Thursday -- doesn't mean instant improvement for a 3-15 club. Progress is up to the players -- both those already on the roster and perhaps others who could be arriving in the future. It's also up to the front office to put the next manager in position to develop a winning culture.

Back tightness keeping Giles out of action (Thursday, April 19)
Astros manager AJ Hinch said reliever Ken Giles hasn't pitched since Saturday because of a problem with his back. "He's been battling a little bit of back tightness and had been unavailable the last couple of days,'' Hinch said before Thursday's series finale against the Mariners.

Baez an immediate spark atop Cubs' lineup (Thursday, April 19)
Manager Joe Maddon was hoping Javier Baez could provide a spark at the top of the lineup, and the Cubs' second baseman did just that in the first inning of Thursday's eventual 8-5 win over the Cardinals.

Top of order sets tone as Tigers outpace O's (Thursday, April 19)
Leonys Martin fell a double shy of the cycle -- including notching his first career grand slam -- and Jeimer Candelario added a two-run homer in his first career four-hit game, powering the Tigers to a three-game series sweep of the Orioles with a 13-8 win Thursday at Comerica Park.

Here are some candidates to be Reds' next skipper (Thursday, April 19)
After the Reds dismissed manager Bryan Price and installed Jim Riggleman as his interim replacement on Thursday, they appeared in no rush to immediately hire a new full-time skipper.

Giancarlo dropped to cleanup for Jays opener (Thursday, April 19)
Giancarlo Stanton's slow start to his Yankees tenure has prompted the smallest of lineup demotions, with the slugger dropped to the cleanup spot for Thursday's series opener against the Blue Jays.

Baez's flash, J-Hey's bash propel Cubs (Thursday, April 19)
Javier Baez provided the spark and Jason Heyward the power with a two-run homer to back Jon Lester and lead the Cubs to an 8-5 victory on Thursday at Wrigley Field, snapping the Cardinals' winning streak at five.

Ohtani returns at DH to face Red Sox (Thursday, April 19)
Shohei Ohtani returns to the Angels lineup as designated hitter in the No. 6 hole against the Red Sox.

That's one way to turn a triple play, Mariners (Thursday, April 19)
In a scoreless game during the fourth inning between the Astros and Mariners in Seattle on Thursday, Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis grounded into a triple play after appearing to lose track of the number of outs.

Breaking Barriers essay winners announced (Thursday, April 19)
At baseball's biggest jewel events this year, there will be stars of sport -- and also stars of a different sort. The names Selihom Kidane and Jesse Quist don't resonate the way those of baseball's signature stars do, but they will be recognized at the All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at National Park on July 17 and the 2018 World Series, respectively, because of the essays they wrote that capture the spirit of the trailblazing Jackie Robinson.

Trea Turner shoots up new speed leaderboard (Thursday, April 19)
When we first introduced "Sprint Speed" last year, it was the first time directly measured data on the top speed of runners was available. Byron Buxton and Billy Hamilton were at the top, well ahead of the league average. The main surprise was that Trea Turner wasn't at the top with Buxton and Hamilton.

Price's removal exemplifies modern managing (Thursday, April 19)
When you look around baseball, and particularly the sorts of managers the new breed of management is hiring, it becomes more apparent that a manager like Bryan Price -- a fiery "leader" who made his bones as a specialist in one specific aspect of the game -- is not the direction baseball is going.

Freeman cleared after MRI on left wrist (Thursday, April 19)
A MRI exam performed on Thursday revealed Freddie Freeman did not incur any structural damage when his left wrist was hit by a Hoby Milner pitch during the eighth inning of Wednesday night's win over the Phillies.

Rolling Red Sox emulating last year's champs (Thursday, April 19)
Last year's Red Sox famously had the fewest home runs in baseball, and the addition of J.D. Martinez was expected to help. He has, but Boston's best-in-baseball lineup has benefited from a lot more than just that. They've improved from within.

Inbox: Who will the Tigers draft No. 1 overall? (Thursday, April 19)
There have been some outstanding performances across the country by prospects, from the big leagues all the way down to this year's Draft class. This week's Inbox tries to reflect that.

AL Central: Checking in on the new guys (Thursday, April 19)
New faces abound in the American League Central in 2018, some young and some old. Let's go around the horn in the division and check out the new guys.

NL Central: Checking in on the new guys (Thursday, April 19)
There are new faces all around the National League Central in 2018. Let's take a spin around the division and check out the new guys.

AL East: Checking in on the new guys (Thursday, April 19)
In April, everything is magnified, and this is particularly true for the key newcomers for each team. Here is a look at how it is going for five newbies in the American League East.

PR's 1995 Dream Team has lasting legacy (Thursday, April 19)
In a stirring pregame ceremony Tuesday to honor heroes of the Hurricane Maria recovery efforts, Puerto Rico's baseball icons -- Roberto Alomar, Bernie Williams, Carlos Delgado, Carlos Baerga and Juan Gonzalez among them -- walked alongside fellow Puerto Ricans amid appreciative applause. When those luminaries are in the company of one another, the conversation returns to one of the proudest periods in the lineage of Puerto Rican baseball: the 1995 Caribbean Series, and the Dream Team assembled for it.

Reds dismiss Price, Riggleman named interim (Thursday, April 19)
Bryan Price is out as Reds manager, along with pitching coach Mack Jenkins. Bench coach Jim Riggleman will be interim manager, with Double-A Pensacola pitching coach Danny Darwin joining the coaching staff. Pat Kelly, who was manager of Triple-A Louisville, will be the bench coach.

Edwin, Sano exchange 14th-inning HRs in PR (Thursday, April 19)
After trading zeros deep into the night, it looked like the Indians would finally bring an end to what developed into the longest regular-season game in Hiram Bithorn Stadium history. That was until the Twins matched the Tribe's go-ahead homer with an impressive blast of their own.

MadBum could learn recovery rate today (Thursday, April 19)
Madison Bumgarner and the Giants could learn more Thursday about the left-hander's recovery rate from his fractured throwing hand.

Belt's 10th-inning blast lifts Giants to win (Thursday, April 19)
Brandon Belt made his 100th career homer a true milestone, delivering it in Wednesday night's 10th inning, to lift the Giants past the D-backs at Chase Field, 4-3. Chris Stratton struck out eight in seven innings on the mound.

Everything clicks for Dodgers in sweep of Padres (Thursday, April 19)
The Dodgers arrived in San Diego in the NL West cellar, wondering when their talent-laden roster would get in gear. After beating the Padres, 13-4, on Wednesday night, it's clear the Dodgers are hitting on most, if not all, cylinders.

Cole sharp again; Astros' 6-run 7th seals win (Thursday, April 19)
That explosive offense that almost everyone expects of the Astros finally showed up Wednesday night. It was a one-inning volcano eruption. A six-run seventh inning when Houston sent 11 hitters to the plate ended a pitching duel and propelled the Astros to a 7-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.

Sox improve to 15-2 behind hot bats, Porcello (Thursday, April 19)
Rick Porcello tossed six scoreless innings Wednesday and received a wealth of offensive support, including a grand slam from Rafael Devers, as the Red Sox rolled to a 9-0 win over the Angels at Angel Stadium. The Sox have outscored the Halos, 19-1, over the first two games of the series.

Sons of Puerto Rico help Twins top Tribe in 16 (Thursday, April 19)
Puerto Rico natives Jose Berrios and Eddie Rosario thrilled their home crowd in the longest Major League game ever held at Hiram Bithorn Stadium, a 2-1 win for the Twins in 16 innings. Berrios dueled Indians starter Carlos Carrasco over seven scoreless innings, long before Edwin Encarnacion and Miguel Sano each swatted home runs in the 14th frame of the 5-hour, 13-minute Puerto Rico Series finale.

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