• Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) may be headed to IL

    An MRI on New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman’s Achilles tendon came back negative but the left-hander could still be headed to the injured list. “I think the IL is still very much in play,” manager Aaron Boone said Monday after updating the results of Sunday’s MRI. “I just think we don’t want to rush […]

  • Yankees’ Josh Donaldson suspended 1 game for incident with Tim Anderson

    Major League Baseball suspended New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for calling Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson “Jackie,” as in Jackie Robinson, during Saturday’s game. Donaldson is appealing the punishment. He was also placed on the COVID-19 injured list earlier in the day and will […]

  • Angels’ Noah Syndergaard facing Rangers for third time

    Noah Syndergaard missed the better part of two seasons because of an arm injury that resulted in Tommy John surgery, but a fresh start with a new team seems to be just what the doctor ordered. The right-hander will start for the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night in Anaheim, Calif., in the first game […]

  • Cardinals place C Yadier Molina on bereavement list

    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will miss a two-game series against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays after being placed on the bereavement list on Monday. The 39-year-old Molina must be on the list for three days before he can be activated. St. Louis recalled catcher Ivan Herrera from Triple-A Memphis to fill the roster […]

  • Improving White Sox host red-hot Red Sox

    After being outscored 32-15 by the New York Yankees while losing three of four during a May 12-15 home series, the Chicago White Sox reset and regrouped. Chicago took two of three from the host Yankees this past weekend, capped by Sunday’s doubleheader sweep that saw White Sox pitching limit the Yankees to one run. […]

  • Rays look to extend mastery over Marlins

    When the Citrus Series is rekindled Tuesday night in St. Petersburg, Fla., the Tampa Bay Rays will be looking to maintain a recent trend against the in-state rival Miami Marlins. Behind impressive teams over the last three seasons, the Rays have built their overall advantage to 71-58 since starting interleague play against the then-Florida Marlins […]

  • Cardinals put LHP Steven Matz, OF Dylan Carlson on IL

    The St. Louis Cardinals made a flurry of moves Monday, including placing outfielder Dylan Carlson (hamstring) and left-hander Steven Matz (shoulder) on the injured list. In corresponding moves, the Cardinals recalled right-hander Junior Fernandez, rookie left-hander Matthew Liberatore and outfielder Lars Nootbaar from Triple-A Memphis. The team optioned right-hander Angel Rondon to Memphis after Sunday’s […]

  • After Max Scherzer injury, David Peterson next man up for Mets vs. Giants

    The next man to be the next man up for the New York Mets is David Peterson. The third-year left-hander is slated to start in place of three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer on Monday night, when the Mets continue a road trip by visiting the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a […]

  • Crafty southpaw takes on rookie in Mariners-A’s opener

    After Marco Gonzales stymied the Toronto Blue Jays last week, allowing one run in six innings, Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais was asked why the left-hander doesn’t get more credit. “Marco’s not sexy,” Servais said. Gonzales will try to help snap the Mariners’ four-game losing streak when they return home to face the Oakland Athletics […]

  • Padres look for better success at home, draw Brewers next

    You’ll have to excuse the San Diego Padres if they’re a bit giddy Monday night as they return home from a 7-2 trip that ended with their first three-game sweep of the Giants in San Francisco since 2016. But waiting for the Padres are the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers. Pitching is the cornerstone for the […]

  • It’s Zack (Greinke) vs. Zach (Davies) as Royals face D-backs

    It will be a Zack-attack Monday night as the Kansas City Royals meet the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Or will it be a Zach-attack? The Royals will send Zack Greinke (0-2, 3.48 ERA) to the mound to face fellow right-hander Zach Davies (2-2, 4.35). To confuse things further, the Diamondbacks will start Zac Gallen on […]

  • Jose Altuve brings .343 May average into series with Guardians

    One by-product of carrying the youngest roster in the majors is the occasional defensive lapse that proves costly, and for the Cleveland Guardians, mistakes are part of the growing process. The Guardians lost for the sixth time in eight games Sunday, 4-2 at home to the Detroit Tigers. Cleveland, set to embark on a seven-game […]

  • Cardinals kick off short set vs. Jays after first sweep

    The St. Louis Cardinals hope they have saved some runs for the opener of a two-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night that starts their nine-game homestand. The Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 18-4 on Sunday to complete a three-game series sweep and finish a 4-3 trip. It was the Cardinals’ first […]

  • Twins look to remain on roll vs. Tigers

    The Minnesota Twins swept a three-game home series from the Detroit Tigers last month. They’ll look to duplicate that feat beginning Monday. The Twins have won four straight and six of their last seven games. They swept a three-game road series at Kansas City over the weekend, including a 7-6 triumph on Sunday. Minnesota trailed […]

  • Chad Kuhl to visit former team as Pirates host Rockies

    Chad Kuhl once was part of the future of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ rotation. On Monday, the right-hander returns to face his original team when the Colorado Rockies open a road series. Kuhl was slated to start over the weekend in a home series against the New York Mets — the Rockies dropped two of three […]

  • Dodgers look to get back on track at Nationals

    The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to rebound a day after a fielding error ended their seven-game winning streak when they open a three-game series against the host Washington Nationals on Monday. The Dodgers are coming off a 4-3 loss in 10 innings to the host Philadelphia Phillies in which Los Angeles blew a one-run […]

  • Orioles look to challenge Yankees in 3-game series

    Although they are at opposite ends of the American League East standings, the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles enter their three-game series in New York beginning Monday with transposed emotional states. Gerrit Cole (4-0, 2.89 ERA) will face Jordan Lyles (2-4, 4.11) in a rematch of a game last Wednesday, won by the Yankees, […]

  • Zack Wheeler takes hill as Phillies, Braves start 4-game set

    Veteran right-hander Zack Wheeler will try to keep his streak of strong starts going on Monday when the visiting Philadelphia Phillies open a four-game series against the Atlanta Braves. This is the first meeting of the season between the two National League East rivals. The Braves come off winning two of three games at Miami […]

  • After winning road trip, Reds to host Cubs

    The Cincinnati Reds return home after their first winning road trip of the season, while the Chicago Cubs begin a six-game road trip looking for a spark when the two clubs meet in the opener of their four-game series Monday night. The Cubs snapped a four-game skid in Sunday’s 5-4 win over Arizona and salvaged […]

  • MLB roundup: Manny Machado, Padres torch Giants to complete sweep

    Manny Machado had four extra-base hits in a game for the first time in his career and rookie left-hander MacKenzie Gore held the Giants to one run on three hits over six innings as the San Diego Padres routed the Giants 10-1 on Sunday The Padres scored their first series sweep in San Francisco since […]

  • White Sox option LHP Tanner Banks to Triple-A Charlotte

    The Chicago White Sox optioned left-handed pitcher Tanner Banks to Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday after their doubleheader sweep of the host New York Yankees. Banks, 30, was 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 11 appearances — all in relief — for the White Sox this season, his first in the major leagues. In 18 innings, […]

  • Tim Anderson homers, White Sox complete DH sweep of Yankees

    Michael Kopech threw seven shutout innings and Tim Anderson capped a five-run eighth inning with a three-run homer as the visiting Chicago White Sox defeated the New York Yankees 5-0 to complete a doubleheader sweep Sunday. The Yankees’ Jonathan Loaisiga (1-2) relieved to begin the eighth inning and allowed singles to Jose Abreu and Gavin […]

  • Cardinals P Steven Matz slated for MRI after early exit

    St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Steven Matz is scheduled to undergo an MRI after leaving Sunday’s start because of shoulder soreness. Matz threw only four pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates before he was pulled from the game. He did not record an out. The 30-year-old is 3-3 with a 6.03 ERA in nine starts. He signed […]

  • Dodgers sign P Blake Treinen to 1-year extension

    The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a one-year contract extension with right-hander Blake Treinen on Sunday. Treinen, 33, is now under contract through the 2023 season. He will make $8 million in 2023, and the Dodgers have a conditional option the following season. This season, Treinen appeared in three games out of the bullpen before […]