Renfroe, Hosmer homer as Padres edge Nationals 4-3

Baseball 04/26/19, 21:32

Hunter Renfroe hit a tiebreaking solo drive in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres topped Washington 4-3 on Friday night after Carter Kieboom went deep for the Nationals in his major league debut.Renfroe, who entered as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning, drove Sean Doolittle's 1-2 pitch ...

White Sox rookie OF Jiménez leaves with ankle injury

Baseball 04/26/19, 20:45

White Sox rookie Eloy Jiménez has left their game against Detroit with a sprained right ankle.Jiménez, one of baseball's top prospects, got hurt when he jumped into the wall in left while trying to catch Grayson Greiner's two-run homer in the third inning. Jiménez's right foot appeared to get caught ...

Red Sox, Rays washed out in series opener; twinbill June 8

Baseball 04/26/19, 17:41

The Red Sox will have to wait a day for a chance to catch up on the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays.The series opener Friday was postponed because of rain and rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on June 8.World Series champion Boston has won five of seven and ...

Angels rally to end Yankees’ winning streak

Baseball 04/26/19, 00:16

Tommy La Stella and Kole Calhoun hit two-run home runs in the fifth inning, David Fletcher drove in a career-high five and the Los Angeles Angels beat the New York Yankees 11-5 Thursday night to avoid a four-game sweep.La Stella hit his seventh homer, breaking a tie with Mike Trout ...

Hernandez Ks 3 with bases loaded, Reds beat Braves 4-2

Baseball 04/25/19, 23:39

Reliever David Hernandez struck out three straight with the bases loaded, Eugenio Suarez drove in three and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 Thursday night in a rain-delayed victory.Luis Castillo shook off early problems to pitch six scoreless innings for the Reds but loaded the bases to start ...

Bauer throws 8 strong innings, Indians beat Astros 2-1

Baseball 04/25/19, 22:07

Trevor Bauer threw eight strong innings, Leonys Martin and Jake Bauers homered off Gerrit Cole, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Thursday night.Bauer (3-1) allowed one run, four hits and six walks while striking out three. He improved to 8-0 in his career against the Astros, ...

Dodgers spoil Jon Lester’s return, beat Cubs 2-1

Baseball 04/25/19, 22:00

The Los Angeles Dodgers spoiled Jon Lester's return to the Cubs' rotation by scoring on an error and a sacrifice fly, beating Chicago 2-1 on Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.Lester (1-1), who spent 16 days on the injured list with a left hamstring strain, allowed one unearned run on ...

Starlin Castro homers in 10th, lifts Miami over Phillies 3-1

Baseball 04/25/19, 21:48

Starlin Castro hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Miami Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.Marlins starter Caleb Smith gave up one run and three hits, striking out eight in six innings and five relievers pitched four ...

Chavis homers, Red Sox beat Tigers 7-3

Baseball 04/25/19, 21:18

Michael Chavis hit a two-run homer, Rick Porcello got his first win of the season and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 Thursday night.Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts had two doubles apiece for Boston, and Rafael Devers hit a two-run double as the Red Sox had a ...

Leading off: Vladdy Jr. debuts, La Tortuga gets his night

Baseball 04/25/19, 20:13

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:IT'S TIMEVladimir Guerrero Jr. is set to make his big league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays against the Oakland Athletics. The son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero ripped through the minor leagues with a .331 average and .945 OPS over ...

Cubs’ Russell says he’s focused on becoming a better person

Baseball 04/25/19, 18:13

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell said Thursday that he is focused on "trying to become a better person" since being suspended for 40 games for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.Russell was suspended last fall after a series of allegations made by his ex-wife. Without getting into specifics, Russell ...

Twins backup Astudillo’s cult hero status keeps growing

Baseball 04/25/19, 17:30

The most popular player on the Minnesota Twins is the third-string catcher and play-him-almost-anywhere everyman Willians Astudillo, whose all-in, all-out style has endeared him to players and fans alike since he made his major league debut last season. Astudillo's cult hero status will hit a new high on Friday, when the ...

Lester solid in return, but Dodgers get past Cubs 2-1

Baseball 04/25/19, 17:01

The Los Angeles Dodgers spoiled Jon Lester's return to the Cubs' rotation by scoring on an error and a sacrifice fly, beating Chicago 2-1 on Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.Lester (1-1), who spent 16 days on the injured list with a left hamstring strain, allowed one unearned run on ...

Greinke leads Diamondbacks past Pirates for 4-game sweep

Baseball 04/25/19, 15:11

Zack Greinke and two Arizona relievers allowed five hits in a 5-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday that secured a four-game sweep for the Diamondbacks. The shutout was the second of the season for the Diamondbacks, who improved to 15-11 and moved into a tie for first place in ...

Wilkerson HR helps Orioles beat White Sox 4-3 for series win

Baseball 04/24/19, 22:11

An unusual, second-chance home run enabled the Baltimore Orioles to put a satisfying finish on a homestand that began with four straight defeats.Stevie Wilkerson hit his first major league homer , John Means pitched five effective innings on his birthday and the Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Wednesday ...

Baez, Heyward hit 3-run HRs in 6th as Cubs beat Dodgers 7-6

Baseball 04/24/19, 22:08

Javier Baez and Jason Heyward each hit three-run homers in the sixth inning and the Chicago Cubs overcame a wild start by Cole Hamels to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 Wednesday night.Baez chased Walker Buehler with a long, tying drive to left on an 0-2 pitch with two outs, ...

Martinez, Rodriguez lead Red Sox to 11-4 win over Tigers

Baseball 04/24/19, 21:57

J.D. Martinez had three hits and Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six strong innings as the Boston Red Sox rebounded from a doubleheader sweep by Detroit and beat the Tigers 11-4 Wednesday night.The defending World Series champion Red Sox avoided their fourth losing streak of three games or more. They had only ...

Wainwright gets 150th win as Cards sweep Brewers

Baseball 04/24/19, 21:29

Adam Wainwright was warm enough on a cool day, allowing one run in six innings for his 150th career victory, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.Last year's MVP, Christian Yelich, had most of the day off but still had ...

Marte homers twice, D-Backs win 9th straight at Pittsburgh

Baseball 04/24/19, 21:14

Ketel Marte homered twice and the Arizona Diamondbacks won at Pittsburgh for the ninth straight time, 11-2 over the Pirates on Wednesday night.Marte extended Arizona's lead to 5-1 with a solo shot in the fifth inning and drove a three-run shot, his sixth homer this season, into the left-field bleachers ...

Albies homer, Puig error add up to 3-1 Braves win over Reds

Baseball 04/24/19, 20:45

Ozzie Albies homered on the game's first pitch and Ronald Acuna Jr. scored from first base on Yasiel Puig's fifth-inning error, helping the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.Acuna scored easily when Puig misplayed Nick Markakis's line drive single to right, allowing it ...