Edwin Encarnacion's fifth career grand slam
helped the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles, 12-6, in the opener
of a four-game series.
MLB Baseball News
The Oakland Athletics activated shortstop
Hiroyuki Nakajima from the 15-day disabled list Thursday and optioned him to
The Baltimore Orioles turn to one of their top pitching
prospects on Thursday, as Kevin Gausman makes his big league debut in the
opener of a four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
Detroit's Miguel Cabrera could be on his way to another
Triple Crown. The American League's reigning MVP tries to stay hot on Thursday
when the Tigers open a four-game series with the Minnesota Twins at Comerica
The Cleveland Indians will bring their show to the road
Thursday in the opener of a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox at
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim look to push their
winning streak to five games when they open a four-game series with the Kansas
City Royals Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.
Jeanmar Gomez tries to pitch the Pittsburgh Pirates to a
three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs Thursday when the National League Central
foes close their set from PNC Park.
St. Louis left-hander Tyler Lyons had a lead
before he even threw a single pitch in his MLB debut.
Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs and Victor
Martinez had two RBI, as Detroit outlasted two rain delays to beat the
Cleveland Indians, 11-7, in the finale of a two-game set.
Boston put two runs across in the first inning
and that is all Clay Buchholz would need as the right-hander went seven strong
innings to help the Red Sox to a 6-1 win over the Chicago White Sox in the
finale of a three-game set.
J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer and Jordan
Lyles pitched six frames of one-run ball, as the Houston Astros defeated the
Kansas City Royals, 3-1, to take the rubber match of a three-game series at
Minute Maid Park.
The Colorado Rockies optioned Josh Rutledge, the
team's regular second baseman for the majority of this season, to Triple-A
Colorado Springs following Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Chris Davis went 4-for-4 and was one of three
Baltimore players to homer as the Orioles slugged their way to a 6-3 win over
the New York Yankees in the finale of a three-game series.
Francisco Liriano pitched seven shutout
innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Chicago Cubs, 1-0, in the middle
test of a three-game series.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the
Seattle Mariners are headed in opposite directions.
Eighty-five of Cliff Lee's 115 pitches went for
strikes as the veteran left-hander tossed his 12th career shutout to guide the
Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-0 victory over the Miami Marlins in the rubber
match of a three-game series from Marlins Park.
Jose Bautista homered twice and drove in the
winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays took
two of three from the Tampa Bay Rays with a 4-3 win at the Rogers Centre.
Ian Desmond's RBI single in the top of
the 10th inning sent Washington past San Francisco, 2-1, in the finale of a
Carlos Gonzalez drove in two runs on a homer and
a triple to lead the way as the Colorado Rockies capped a successful homestand
with a 4-1 decision over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field.
The Minnesota Twins optioned starting pitcher
Vance Worley to Triple-A Rochester following a disappointing outing Wednesday,
in which he allowed all eight runs over 3 2/3 innings in the Twins' 8-3 loss
to the Braves.
Brandon Phillips hit a tie-breaking RBI double
in the top of the ninth inning, and Todd Frazier drove in two more runs later
in the frame to help the Cincinnati Reds down the New York Mets, 7-4, en route
to sweeping a three-game set at Citi Field.
David Murphy and Adrian Beltre slugged first-
inning homers to back a solid performance from Ross Wolf, and Texas clipped
Oakland, 3-1, in the finale of a three-game set.
Carl Crawford and Scott Van Slyke both went
2-for-4 with two RBI as the Los Angeles Dodgers downed the Milwaukee Brewers,
7-1, to take the rubber match of a three-game series at Miller Park on
The Chicago Cubs placed veteran reliever
Shawn Camp on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right big toe prior to
Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The St. Louis Cardinals placed relief pitcher
Fernando Salas on the 15-day disabled list to make room on the roster for
Tyler Lyons, who is set to make his major league debut as the starter for
Wednesday's game at San Diego.
Evan Gattis hit a grand slam and B.J. Upton had
a solo homer as part of a five-run fourth inning that helped the Atlanta
Braves down the slumping Minnesota Twins, 8-3, to complete a three-game
interleague sweep at Turner Field.
St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia
will reportedly undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his
Brewers veteran pitcher Kyle Lohse will miss
his next start on Saturday against the Pirates with what manager Ron Roenicke
called "irritation" in his right elbow.
The Texas Rangers have purchased the contract
of Ross Wolf from Triple-A Round Rock.
The Cleveland Indians seem to be the
flavor of the moment.
Workhorse righty James Shields will try to end a three-
start drought on Wednesday night when the Kansas City Royals visit the Houston
Astros for the finale of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park.
A pair of unbeaten early-season aces head to the mound at
Citi Field on Wednesday when the Cincinnati Reds aim for a sweep of the New
York Mets in the finale of a three-game series.
Detroit ace Justin Verlander tries to bounce back from his
worst start of the season on Wednesday when the Tigers close out a brief two-
game set with the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.