One day early this season, Padres first baseman Wil Myers stopped by manager Andy Green's office with a question. He left feeling better informed. Soon, a habit developed.
"I don't really know if it was just like, 'Hey, let's start coming in every day,' " Myers said. "I just went in there to try to talk to him, and then I was like, 'You know ...Read more
MIAMI -- For the first time since visiting San Diego last month, the Miami Marlins won a series Sunday.
The Marlins topped the Angels, 9-2, behind another big day from rookie shortstop J.T. Riddle to take two of three from Los Angeles. This is Miami's first series win in their last 11, with nine losses and two two-game splits filling the past ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin will surely be glad to flip the calendar. Eflin, like his team, has had a rough month of May that continued Sunday with an 8-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park.
The Reds, off to a fairly surprising 24-25 start, hit five home runs, including two each by Adam Duvall and Patrick ...Read more
MIAMI -- The Angels' 10-game trip down the East Coast ended in disturbing fashion on Sunday.
Mike Trout left the game after spraining his left thumb. Trout underwent X-rays, which showed no fracture. There was no immediate word on how much time he might miss.
That was merely one of the negatives on a day the Angels' lost 9-2 to the Miami ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Like Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants starter Ty Blach continues to dish out his best stuff in the pitcher-friendly confines of AT&T Park.
The only difference is that Blach actually received some run support, and plenty of it, Saturday as the Giants (21-30) returned to the win column with a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
DENVER--Leave it to Adam Wainwright to throw a hairpin curve in his season.
After two successful, resurgent starts at home, the St. Louis Cardinals' veteran starter took his new look on the road for seven shutout innings Saturday night at Coors Field. Dexter Fowler and Tommy Pham combined to score all of the runs Wainwright and the bullpen ...Read more
MILWAUKEE -- With a five-game losing streak and coming off perhaps their toughest loss of the season, the Milwaukee Brewers needed somebody to step up in a big way.
Right-hander Chase Anderson did so in dramatic fashion.
Not allowing a hit until the eighth inning, Anderson out-pitched Arizona ace Zack Greinke as the Brewers pulled away to a 6-...Read more
HOUSTON -- The Orioles' struggles suddenly have them closer to the American League East cellar than first place, which they occupied at least a share of for 35 days in the season's first two months.
They suffered their sixth straight loss and 12th in 15 games, 5-2, against the Houston Astros on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.
The Orioles (...Read more
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LOS ANGELES -- The setup was similar.
With two outs in the fourth inning on Saturday, Chase Utley walked to home plate amid a scoreless tie.
Utley saw the first pitch from Chicago Cubs right-hander John Lackey, a soft curveball, and slapped it to left field. The home fans roared. Kike' Hernandez scored safely from second base. The Dodgers went...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- The flock of New Yorkers gathered behind the visitor's dugout at PNC Park before Saturday's game serenaded Mets manager Terry Collins, standing nearby, with a song for his 68th birthday. Collins waved and smiled. When Collins walked past the dugout, one fan, feeling his oats, piped up to inform the manager he'd lost sleep over this...Read more
CHICAGO -- The buck stopped here.
With the Tigers struggling to hit much of anything Saturday afternoon, losing the opener of a straight doubleheader in missed-opportunity fashion, in stepped right-hander Buck Farmer.
And the well-traveled Farmer, who was shuttled between the Tigers and Triple-A Toledo last season, used in starting and ...Read more
CLEVELAND -- Some 10 minutes after he was ejected from Saturday's game, Royals manager Ned Yost took a telephone call in his office. His wife had put their 3-year-old grandson, Jordan, on the phone, and Jordan got straight to the point as Yost told it.
"Granddaddy, did you get thrown out of the game?"
"Yes, Jordan, I did."
"Because I ...Read more
MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton laid down the gauntlet the night before with a monster home run.
Angels superstar Mike Trout wasted no time answering in the first inning Saturday with a moonshot over the Budweiser Bar onto the concourse in left field at Marlins Park.
In what was shaping up as an in-game preview of the upcoming Home Run Derby, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Just hours after the Padres watched Max Scherzer record a season-high 13 strikeouts, they helped San Diego State product Stephen Strasburg to a personal best.
Strasburg collected 15 strikeouts, a career high, over seven innings in the Washington Nationals' 3-0 shutout victory Saturday. The right-hander became the sixth pitcher ...Read more
TORONTO -- Just as they did while winning 10 consecutive games in mid-May, the Texas Rangers are now finding different ways to lose from night to night.
A decent outing by starter Yu Darvish on Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre was undone by one slider left up over the middle to Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista, who ripped it into the ...Read more
BOSTON -- "This is embarrassing."
Nelson Cruz said it. Scott Servais hinted at it. And the rest of the Mariners players and staff in the cramped visitor's clubhouse had to be thinking it as they sat in silence following a 5-0 loss to the Red Sox on Saturday.
For the second straight day, the Mariners were held scoreless at the hitter's dream ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Maybe Phillies manager Pete Mackanin should have more postgame team meetings. A day after one of those sessions that followed another disappointing loss, the Phillies responded with a 4-3 win Saturday over the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park.
Tommy Joseph's RBI single up the middle in the ninth inning was the game-winner. ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Brian Dozier pumped his right fist in the air as he rounded first base. It was fitting it was his right hand because he came up with the right hit at the right time to right field.
Dozier's two-run, opposite-field homer broke an eighth-inning tie and lifted the Twins to a 5-3 victory over the Rays on Saturday, rescuing a game ...Read more
The White Sox put their money where their mouth wasn't.
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn had been mum during the weeks leading up to Saturday, when the team officially announced it had signed 19-year-old Cuban prospect Luis Robert, who comes with a hefty price tag reported to be around $50 million -- which includes a $26 million signing ...Read more
Jim Bunning, the only person elected both to baseball's Hall of Fame and the U.S. Senate and a central figure in the best and worst moments of the Phillies' historic 1964 season, died late Friday night. Bunning, who had suffered a stroke in October, was 85.
The first pitcher to throw no-hitters in both the American and National Leagues, the ...Read more
- Hall of Fame pitcher, former US Senator Jim Bunning dies at 85
- Wainwright, Cards blank Rockies a night after being shut out by Colorado
- Jaso ties, wins game for Pirates in 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Mets
- Blach pitches Giants past Braves
- Cuban prospect Luis Robert signs with White Sox, receives $26 million bonus