MLB News

  • Stanton atones for error, slams M's in ninth

    Giancarlo Stanton rocked Marlins Park on Friday night and received a water bath in the process. Stanton blasted a grand slam in the ninth inning to propel the Marlins to an 8-4 win over the Mariners. The dramatic drive came off Yoervis Medina with no outs. Stanton spiked his helmet prior to reaching home and was then doused with water by his teammates as he touched the plate.

  • Kendrick's two HRs, Pujols' 497th lead Halos

    Howie Kendrick hit his first two home runs of the season and drove in four runs to pace the visiting Angels to an 11-6 victory over the Tigers at Comerica Park on Friday night. Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and right-hander Jered Weaver earned his first win.

  • Harang, Braves 'pen one-hit Mets

    Only a high pitch count prevented Aaron Harang from bidding for history on Friday night at Citi Field. But after he'd delivered seven hitless innings, the Braves preserved his gem with a late-inning eruption that allowed them to cruise to a 6-0 win over the Mets.

  • Maldonado knocks cover off ball -- literally

    Someday, Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado will be able to gather his grandchildren and tell them about the night he knocked the cover off the baseball.

  • Tulo has five-RBI night with three-run homer

    Troy Tulowitzki launched a three-run homer to right-center, and didn't stop until he had three hits, including a double, and five RBIs in a 12-1 Rockies victory at Coors Field on Friday night.

  • Led by Loney, persistent Rays rout Yankees

    The Rays erased a four-run deficit against the Yankees on Friday night to take an 11-5 win at Tropicana Field. With the victory, the Rays snapped a four-game losing streak while moving to 8-9 on the season.

  • Perez shuts out White Sox in Rangers' rout

    The Rangers, behind the pitching of Martin Perez, recorded their fifth shutout of the season, as well their fourth consecutive victory, with a 12-0 pounding of the White Sox on Friday night.

  • A's launch four homers in thrashing of Astros

    The A's showed no mercy to their Friday night houseguests, scoring seven times off the Astros in the first inning, more than enough runs for Sonny Gray to play with in an 11-3 victory in the three-game series opener.

  • Wild pitch helps lift Gio, Nats over Cards

    The way the Nationals played on Friday night was the antithesis of how they played the previous night. They played much better defense and Gio Gonzalez pitched his best game of the season as the Nationals defeated the Cardinals, 3-1.

  • Lohse comes through for Crew on wild night

    Kyle Lohse covered the Brewers' defensive bumbles with 6 1/3 quality innings, and Carlos Gomez hit a long home run, but this will mostly be remembered as the night Martin Maldonado literally knocked the cover off the baseball in a 5-3 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.

  • Ross tosses gem as Padres blank Giants

    Tyson Ross struck out nine and allowed four hits in tossing eight scoreless innings as the Padres edged the Giants on Friday, 2-1, before a crowd of 34,839 at Petco Park.

  • Hill's two-RBI knock in 12th picks up D-backs

    Aaron Hill's two-run single in the 12th inning led the D-backs to a 4-2 win over the Dodgers on Friday night. The win snapped Arizona's six-game losing streak, and it was the D-backs' first win against Los Angeles in six tries this season.

  • Lowrie, Porter exchange words in Oakland

    A war of words flared between A's shortstop Jed Lowrie and Astros manager Bo Porter at the Oakland Coliseum on Friday evening.

  • Transfer rule leads to overturned call in Miami

    Earlier in the day Friday, the Marlins got a memo from the league outlining the umpires' interpretation of the "transfer rule." In the ninth inning later that night, Miami benefited from the rule that has been gaining plenty of attention lately. The rule worked in the Marlins' favor, leading to an overturned call that set up Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off grand slam in an 8-4 win over the Mariners at Marlins Park.

  • Simon has his say as Reds win at Wrigley

    Alfredo Simon scattered four hits over six-plus relatively stress-free innings, allowing one unearned run with three strikeouts and two walks to outduel Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija and lead the Reds to a 4-1 win.

  • O's balanced attack backs Tillman's outing

    The Orioles churned out 15 hits, led by a career-high four-hit night from Jonathan Schoop, and used a career-high 2 2/3 relief innings from Brian Matusz to help secure an 8-4 series-opening win over the Red Sox on Friday night. Ace Chris Tillman labored through five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits while throwing 122 pitches.

  • Blue Jays hang on for tight win in Cleveland

    Melky Cabrera tied a career high with four hits while Edwin Encarnacion added the go-ahead RBI in the top of the seventh inning to give the Blue Jays a 3-2 victory over the Indians on Friday night at Progressive Field.

  • Vargas solid as KC earns fourth straight win

    Jason Vargas fired seven shutout innings and Mike Moustakas belted a two-run homer to lead the Royals in a 5-0 victory over the Twins on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.