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Grace solid for Nats in rare start

Matt Grace pitched 4⅓ scoreless innings in place of injured Max Scherzer and Howie Kendrick hit a leadoff homer and drove in two runs to help the Washington Nationals beat the San Diego Padres 7-1 on Friday night. Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start and placed on the 10-day disabled ...

Machado's slam sinks Angels

/ Aug 19, 2017

Machado's slam sinks Angels

Manny Machado capped a three-homer night with a grand slam in the ninth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-7 on Friday night in a game that featured 10 home runs. Machado hit his seventh career slam off Keynan ...

Reds jump out to 9-0 lead, hold off Cubs in slugfest

/ Aug 18, 2017

Reds jump out to 9-0 lead, hold off Cubs in slugfest

Phillip Ervin may be a late-bloomer, but the Cincinnati outfielder has arrived in the majors with bang. Ervin hit a two-run homer to snap a tie in the seventh inning and had four RBIs in his first major league start as the Reds rebounded from ...

Padres' Weaver retires after 12-year pitching career

/ Aug 17, 2017

Padres' Weaver retires after 12-year pitching career

Padres right-hander Jered Weaver announced his retirement before San Diego played the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. Weaver, a three-time All-Star, battled health issues since signing with the Padres in the offseason. The 12-year veteran, who spent the bulk of his career with the Los Angeles ...

Dodgers top Padres as Maeda earns 11th win

/ Aug 14, 2017

Dodgers top Padres as Maeda earns 11th win

Kenta Maeda allowed four runs but nevertheless won his fifth consecutive decision as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 6-4 on Sunday. Maeda (11-4) was charged with three earned runs and four hits, including two homers to Cory Spangenberg, and matched a ...

Marlins confirm $1.2 billion deal to sell to Jeter group

/ Aug 13, 2017

Marlins confirm $1.2 billion deal to sell to Jeter group

Miami Marlins president David Samson says a signed $1.2 billion agreement has been submitted to Major League Baseball to sell the franchise to a group that includes former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, and the team expects to close on the deal in ...

Tanaka goes on DL with shoulder ailment

/ Aug 13, 2017

Tanaka goes on DL with shoulder ailment

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to inflammation in his right shoulder, the team said Saturday. The move was made retroactive to Thursday, a day after Tanaka felt discomfort in his shoulder while pitching four-plus innings against ...

Marlins plan sale to Jeter group

/ Aug 12, 2017

Marlins plan sale to Jeter group

Derek Jeter wins again. The Miami Marlins told Major League Baseball they intend to sign an agreement to sell the team to a group that includes the former New York Yankees captain, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday. Jeter would be a limited partner ...

Sizzling Stanton slugs 40th HR

/ Aug 12, 2017

Sizzling Stanton slugs 40th HR

Two of the game's best players reached impressive statistical marks on Friday. Giancarlo Stanton hit his MLB-leading 40th home run as the Miami Marlins beat Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Friday night. "When he's making contact, he's got a good shot to continue ...

Darvish, sluggers guide Dodgers past Diamondbacks

/ Aug 11, 2017

Darvish, sluggers guide Dodgers past Diamondbacks

Yu Darvish wasn't always sharp in his second start as a Los Angeles Dodger, but a slow curveball he introduced toward the end of his outing helped him make it through five innings and get another win. So did plenty of run support from his ...