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Giants can't match Ryu and Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants might have been salivating at the thought of facing Hyun-Jin Ryu on Thursday, having knocked him around for eight runs in two innings in their first meeting this season.

Instead, the Giants faced the Ryu who has been ...

Athletics' Jesse Chavez brings the perseverance

OAKLAND, Calif. -- If there is a fast track to finding success on the pitching mound, Jesse Chavez never found it.

For five years, he bounced around the major leagues, going from Pittsburgh to Atlanta to Kansas City to Toronto before landing in ...

Phillies blank the Braves in 1-0 pitchers' duel

PHILADELPHIA -- After being forced to leave his previous start because of a hernia-related injury, A.J. Burnett knew he had to be careful during his next bullpen session, making sure he didn't overstride and do any more damage.

The veteran ...

Kinsler lifts Tigers to sloppy victory

DETROIT -- Maybe all the Tigers really needed was a sloppy game to finally clean up at the plate.

And who better to lead them to Thursday's error-filled 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians than Ian Kinsler, the guy who loves to get a little ...

Indians dispense with Verlander in beating Tigers

DETROIT -- Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was proud he left no visual evidence of his angry clubhouse outburst after being ejected in the third inning for arguing a generous strike zone.

"I'm not going to say I didn't do anything,"...