ATLANTA -- If they were going to wait out a rain delay of more than three hours, the Atlanta Braves figured they might as well come back and win. And they did, with "Big City" coming through.
After Jim Johnson blew a one-run lead in the top of the ninth and the Pittsburgh Pirates took a lead on Jordy Mercer's two-out, two-run single, the Braves...Read more
LOS ANGELES--The collision brought a hush to Dodger Stadium, a ballpark still reeling from a ninth-inning hiccup that spoiled Clayton Kershaw's bid for his first shutout of 2017. An inning later, three innings before Logan Forsythe hit a walkoff RBI double to usher in a 2-1 victory over St. Louis, the left elbow of Yasiel Puig bashed into the ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif.--The Oakland A's injury problems had seemed to be getting better, but that took a turn for the worse Tuesday in an 11-9 loss to the Miami Marlins.
Starting pitcher Jesse Hahn had to come out of the game in the third inning because of what the club called a right triceps strain.
First baseman Yonder Alonso had to be lifted after...Read more
PHOENIX--The Chicago White Sox removed rookie pitcher Dylan Covey in the middle of an Arizona Diamondbacks at-bat because of left oblique soreness in Tuesday night's 5-4 loss at Chase Field.
After throwing a strike to Paul Goldschmidt with one out in the third, Covey called a conference on the mound and then walked off the field with trainer ...Read more
MILWAUKEE -- Almost two months into the season, Jimmy Nelson is still struggling to find his footing.
The right-hander followed up a solid start in San Diego with an off-night Tuesday at Miller Park, and the Milwaukee Brewers dropped a 4-3 interleague matchup to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Toronto scored twice in the second inning and twice in the ...Read more
HOUSTON -- Alex Wilson got what he wanted.
He had it in his glove, a groundball that would turn into a double play, which would thwart a Houston Astros rally and send the upstart Tigers back at the plate.
It was in the bottom of the seventh inning on Tuesday night. It came off the bat of George Springer. A hard-hit ball right into Wilson's ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Cubs manager Joe Maddon remains immune to suggestions regarding his daily lineup and his preference for resting players.
"The difference with our group regarding constructing a lineup daily is a lot of teams may have bench players who they really don't want to play," Maddon said. "We have bench players who (we) really want to play. ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Ty Kelly popped up in the sixth inning of an 8-2 loss to Colorado on Tuesday night and smashed his bat into pieces before returning to the Phillies dugout.
It was the perfect symbolism for the team's current dreadful stretch. The Phillies have lost 16 of their 20 games this month, allowing eight runs or more in seven of those ...Read more
Members of Willie Stargell's family, including several children and grandchildren, are angered by his widow's decision to auction some of the Hall of Famer's possessions.
Memorabilia for the auction, which begins Wednesday, is being donated by Willie Stargell's second wife, Margaret Weller-Stargell. But Dolores Stargell, who was married to the ...Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Before Matt Shoemaker took the mound on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field, Mike Scioscia foreshadowed what was to come.
"He's closer to being where he was last year than he ever was," the Angels manager said.
Shoemaker then delivered on the promise, dominating for most of his 61/3-inning outing in the Angels' 4-0 victory...Read more
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox scored seven runs in the fifth and sixth innings Tuesday night, and the Texas Rangers' offense couldn't keep up despite collecting 13 hits in a 9-6 loss at Fenway Park.
Andrew Cashner allowed five runs in five innings, and four walks cut short his outing. All four Boston runs in the sixth came with two outs, as six ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Inside the clubhouse, they call him Boni. The nickname is pronounced like Bonnie, and, yes, it is not overly creative. It is the first four letters of Jorge Bonifacio's last name, shortened and altered, and for now, that will do. For in the first 27 games of his young career, the 23-year-old Bonifacio has offered more substance than ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Coming into the game, a lopsided outcome was somewhat predictable. Given the potent Washington Nationals' offense and the current state of the Mariners' starting pitching, which borders somewhere between not good and Class AAA, allowing a mass of runs seemed to be more than just a possibility.
And yet when it happens in such a ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- Ervin Santana became the first Twins pitcher since Carl Pavano in 2010 to record two complete-game shutouts in the same season on Tuesday, strangling the Orioles offense on just two harmless singles in the Twins' 2-0 victory at Camden Yards.
Santana surrendered a second-inning single to Wellington Castillo and a fifth-inning single...Read more
ATLANTA -- On Tuesday, two weeks after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer, Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon was cleared to return to the mound. He threw a 25-pitch bullpen session with catcher Chris Stewart at SunTrust Park, watched by the Pirates training staff and coaches.
Taillon called the day "a really good step." His recent ...Read more
PHOENIX -- The Chicago White Sox met Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke on Monday at Chase Field, and it didn't end well for the club's brief winning streak.
The Sox managed just four hits and struck out 12 times against Greinke in a 5-1 loss to the Diamondbacks, ending the good vibes started with three straight victories against ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Scars heal and seasons begin anew. But some bad memories never fade.
The Giants will not forget the way the Chicago Cubs strutted past their bullpen and kicked beach sand while eliminating them from the NL Division Series last October. In the first meeting between the two clubs this season, the Giants nearly held a dramatic re-...Read more
HOUSTON -- They landed in Texas around 4 a.m. Monday morning, a bumpy flight in the books, and arrived in their hotel rooms around 5 a.m., one heck of a tired bunch following a Sunday night loss to the Rangers.
The Tigers' offense looked the part Monday night.
As expected, their bats sagged in the first game of what will be a grueling 10-day ...Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Cameron Maybin apparently wants to hang on to the leadoff spot.
Maybin, who insisted that it's not coincidence that he got hot when the Angels put him at the top of the order, homered and reached base four times in the Angels' 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.
With two hits and two walks, Maybin is ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- These are the nights, in a month full of them, that can test even the most patient. A thick haze descended Monday night upon a half-full stadium, and it was hard to see progress. It is there, Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said. But no one can dispute that the Phillies have underperformed.
The frustration mounted during ...Read more