• Manny Machado, Padres eager for next crack at Marlins

    Manny Machado is locked in. The Padres third baseman produced the 31st multi-home run game of his career Thursday night to account for both runs in San Diego’s 2-1 win over the visiting Miami Marlins during the opener of a four-game series. Machado has hit safely in nine of his past 10 games, going 17-for-40 […]

  • D-backs, Rockies in fine form entering weekend series

    Two of the hottest teams in the National League, the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks, are set to face off in a three-game series starting Friday night at Phoenix. The Rockies won five of six games in their just-concluded homestand against the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals. The Diamondbacks are riding a three-game sweep of […]

  • Angels carry momentum into homestand opener vs. Nats

    A recent surge has propelled the Los Angeles Angels to the top of the American League West, while a swoon has banished the Washington Nationals to the basement in the National League East. On Friday night, when Washington’s Joan Adon (1-4, 7.33 ERA) opposes an undecided Los Angeles starter in the opener of a three-game […]

  • Luis Garcia looks to keep Astros’ strong starts going vs. Tigers

    Right-hander Jose Urquidy continued a stellar stretch by Houston starters, delivering six shutout innings on Thursday in the Astros’ 3-2 win over the visiting Detroit Tigers. The teams continue their four-game series in Houston on Friday. While the Astros won the opener in walk-off fashion on Thursday, Urquidy set the tone by posting Houston’s eighth […]

  • In Minnesota, angry A’s look to stop six-game skid

    The Minnesota Twins will open a nine-game homestand when they host the Oakland Athletics on Friday night in Minneapolis. The Twins are back home after going 4-3 on a road trip to Tampa Bay and Baltimore. Minnesota started the season with eight losses in 12 games but has gone 11-3 since then to grab an […]

  • After historic collapse against Mets, Phillies try again

    After one of their most improbable victories in franchise history, the New York Mets will look to build on the positive momentum of an 8-7 comeback victory over the host Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. The Mets scored seven runs in the ninth inning. Over the past 25 seasons, they had been 0-330 when trailing by […]

  • MLB roundup: Mets stun Phils with 7-run ninth

    Francisco Lindor and Starling Marte homered and the New York Mets scored seven runs in the ninth inning to rally past the host Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 on Thursday. Brandon Nimmo ripped a two-run single with two outs in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 7 before Marte delivered the winning RBI […]

  • Hot-hitting Orioles face off with sputtering Royals

    The bats are livening up for the Baltimore Orioles, and the goal will be to keep that trend going. The Orioles haven’t shown much consistency on offense, so they will be tested in that regard when the visiting Kansas City Royals arrive to begin a three-game series on Friday night. The Royals, who were off […]

  • Guardians’ Shane Bieber aims to slow Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Jays

    The Toronto Blue Jays have a scary lineup, but the Cleveland Guardians were the ones delivering timely hits in the opener of the current four-game series. The Guardians outhit the visiting Blue Jays 11-9 en route to a 6-5 victory on Thursday, and they will look to author another solid effort when they oppose Toronto […]

  • Big 7th inning helps Cardinals clobber Giants

    Tommy Edman and Tyler O’Neill combined for five hits and five RBIs, Miles Mikolas pitched 5 2/3 effective innings and the St. Louis Cardinals ran away from the host San Francisco Giants late for a 7-1 victory in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night. Yadier Molina chipped in with his first home run […]

  • Mike Zunino helps Rays slip past Mariners

    Mike Zunino’s three-run homer against his former club highlighted Tampa Bay’s four-run fourth inning as the visiting Rays edged the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Thursday night to open a four-game series. A Seattle catcher from 2013 to 2018, Zunino lofted a 379-foot homer to left off Mariners starter Robbie Ray (2-3) — his third long […]

  • Manny Machado’s two homers power Padres past Marlins

    Manny Machado hit two solo homers and Nick Martinez fired seven effective innings as the host San Diego Padres edged the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Wednesday night. Martinez (2-2) delivered his best start of the season to outduel Miami’s Jesus Luzardo in the opener of a four-game series. The San Diego right-hander allowed one run […]

  • Brewers, Braves meet in NLDS rematch

    The stakes aren’t as high this weekend as the Milwaukee Brewers visit the Atlanta Braves to open a three-game series. A year ago, the two clubs met in the National League Division Series, with Atlanta going on to win the World Series. While it’s far too early to start talking playoffs, this is an important […]

  • Kyle Tucker, Astros top Tigers in 9th

    Kyle Tucker delivered a walk-off single in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros claimed the opener of a four-game series with the visiting Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Thursday. Tucker plated pinch runner Chas McCormick with his opposite-field single to left field off Tigers left-hander Gregory Soto (1-2). McCormick ran for Yordan Alvarez, who had […]

  • Reds try to shake off dreadful start as Pirates visit

    The Cincinnati Reds hope a return home will result in a change of fortune as they open a four-game weekend series against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates Friday night. The Reds are not just battling the opposition — they’re up against history as they try to awaken from the club’s worst-ever start. Cincinnati enters the game […]

  • Red Sox aim to cure home blues against White Sox

    The Boston Red Sox hope to change their recent trends against a new opponent as they open a three-game series against the visiting Chicago White Sox on Friday night. The Red Sox send Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 2.51 ERA) to the mound as they look to bounce back from losing a third consecutive home series to […]

  • Going solo: Orioles hit 5 HRs in 5-3 win over Twins

    Ryan Mountcastle hit two of Baltimore’s five solo home runs as the Orioles beat the visiting Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Thursday night to salvage a split of the four-game series. Austin Hays broke a tie with a one-out homer in the eighth inning, and Mountcastle followed with his second blast of the game. Cedric Mullins […]

  • Once down 7-0, Mets shock Phillies with 7-run 9th

    Starling Marte hit a solo home run, a double and a single and drove in two runs, and the New York Mets scored seven runs in the ninth inning to rally past the host Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 on Thursday. Francisco Lindor added a two-run home run and Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil had two hits […]

  • Guardians edge Blue Jays in series opener

    The Cleveland Guardians rode a three-run fifth inning and a solid performance from starter Aaron Civale to nip the visiting Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Thursday. Civale (1-2) pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed four earned runs, six hits and no walks. Civale struck out a season-high eight batters in the opener of a four-game […]

  • Rockies hold off Nationals in high-scoring affair

    Garrett Hampson and Brendan Rodgers each blasted three-run home runs on Thursday afternoon and Randal Grichuk added a solo shot to power the host Colorado Rockies to a 9-7 win over the Washington Nationals. Behind the three long balls, the Rockies took two of three games in the series. The ball was carrying to all […]

  • Twins COVID outbreak includes manager Rocco Baldelli, P Dylan Bundy

    The Minnesota Twins said Thursday that manager Rocco Baldelli, starting pitcher Dylan Bundy and infielder Luis Arraez tested positive for COVID-19. Bench coach Jayce Tingler will fill in as the Twins’ manager in Baldelli’s absence. Minnesota general manager Thad Levine also told reporters that the clubhouse is dealing with a separate, non-COVID illness that has […]

  • Brewers shellack Reds with six HRs to earn sweep

    Willy Adames homered twice and drove in four runs as the host Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the woeful Cincinnati Reds with a 10-5 win Thursday afternoon. It was the eighth win in nine games for the Brewers, who clubbed five home runs off Cincinnati rookie starter Hunter Greene. Christian Yelich homered as […]

  • Yankees face Rangers in search of new winning streak

    Gerrit Cole did his part to contribute to the New York Yankees’ recent 11-game winning streak and he now gets a chance to start the club on another run of success. After a pair of stellar performances during the winning streak, that followed three rough performances, Cole will be back on the mound Friday night […]

  • Dodgers bring streak, stingy pitching into opener vs. Cubs

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have pitched better than any team in the majors through the first month of the season. That does not bode well for a Chicago Cubs team that’s currently scuffling at the plate. The Dodgers eye a fourth consecutive victory Friday when they open a three-game road set at Chicago, trying to […]

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