Marlins' Stanton struck in face by pitch

MILWAUKEE -- The Miami Marlins' pursuit of a playoff spot evaporated to more serious concerns about the well-being of their best player after Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the face by a pitch Thursday night at Miller Park.

The Marlins' star right ...

Royals drop series opener to Red Sox, 6-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals started Thursday's final homestand on positive note when leadoff hitter Nori Aoki rocketed a double into the right-field corner.

Sadly for the Royals, the game continued.

A 6-3 loss to the Red Sox occurred in many ...

Pirates defeat Phillies, 4-1

PHILADELPHIA -- Francisco Liriano's slider was electric Thursday night, leading the Pirates to a 4-1 win against A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Liriano struck out a season-high 12 through eight shutout innings as the Pirates plated ...

An arrest in Cuban ballplayer pipeline

A Miami businessman accused of financing the migrant smuggling operation that launched the multimillion-dollar Major League Baseball career of Cuban superstar Yasiel Puig faced a federal criminal charge Thursday.

Gilberto Suarez, 40, pleaded not ...

It's the Dodgers and the Giants: Enough said

LOS ANGELES--It was so long ago that Frank and Jamie McCourt skipped onto the field and danced in front of the dugout like honeymooners.

It was so crazy that the staggering Dodgers clinched the National League West on the next-to-last day of the ...