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MLB: Royals tinker with rotation against Red Sox

After snapping a six-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night, the Kansas City Royals will look for their second straight win against the Sox on Saturday afternoon. Instead of using an opener for a second straight day, the Royals will move up their next two starters. Right-hander […]

  • NCAABBL: George Mason P Sang Ho Baek dies at age 20

    George Mason freshman pitcher Sang Ho Baek died over the weekend at age 20 after reportedly suffering issues during Tommy John surgery. The university did not reveal Baek’s cause of death, but announced that he passed away on Saturday. One of his teammates, senior outfielder Scott Morgan, organized a GoFundMe page “in order to support […]

  • MLB: Phillies’ Aaron Nola looks to cool off hot Giants

    The San Francisco Giants will look for their sixth consecutive victory when they host the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. After sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks in a four-game series, the Giants defeated the Phillies 5-3 on Friday. Different players have contributed on different nights. This time, LaMonte Wade Jr. provided a triple, double and two RBIs […]

  • MLB: After snapping long skid, Pirates to face Indians again

    If there is such thing as momentum, it’s difficult to know which team might have it in their pocket Saturday as the Pittsburgh Pirates and visiting Cleveland Indians head into the second game of their weekend series. Aptly, it was a fireworks night at PNC Park when Pittsburgh ended a 10-game losing streak Friday. The […]

  • MLB: Mets seek runs in doubleheader against Nationals

    New York Mets manager Luis Rojas can visualize a day in the not-too-distant future in which he is finally able to write out his optimal lineup card. That day will not be Saturday, when a New York team coming off its most anemic back-to-back games of the season will have to figure out a way […]

  • MLB: After loss to Orioles in opener, Jays look to snap 5-game skid

    When the Toronto Blue Jays continue their three-game series against the host Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, they may want to exercise caution with Cedric Mullins. Few batters are as hot as the 26-year-old Mullins, who had two homers and four RBIs in Friday’s 7-1 win. Mullins’ third multi-homer effort of the season helped Baltimore end […]

  • MLB: MLB roundup: Shohei Ohtani homers twice as Angels rout Tigers

    Shohei Ohtani slugged his 20th and 21st homers of the season Friday, the fourth multi-homer game of his career, as the Los Angeles Angels blew out the Detroit Tigers 11-3 in Anaheim, Calif. Ohtani’s 400-foot shot in the fifth inning highlighted a five-run rally. It was sandwiched by Luis Rengifo’s first homer, a solo shot, […]

  • MLB: Jake Arrieta, Cubs try to snap out of slumps vs. Marlins

    Right-hander Jake Arrieta is slumping. So are his Chicago Cubs. On Saturday afternoon, the Cubs — who have lost four of their past five games — will play host to the Miami Marlins. That slump includes Miami’s 10-2 win in Friday’s opener of this weekend series. The slump for Arrieta (5-7, 5.14 ERA) is clear. […]

  • MLB: Yankees aim to snap Athletics’ winning streak

    While the New York Yankees were excited about playing in front of a crowd without any capacity restrictions Friday at Yankee Stadium, the Oakland Athletics were enthusiastic about keeping the good times rolling. The Yankees attempt to produce a better outcome for their fans while the red-hot Athletics seek an eighth straight win Saturday afternoon […]

  • MLB: Yusei Kikuchi, Mariners hold down Rays

    Yusei Kikuchi pitched seven strong innings Friday night as the Seattle Mariners sent the visiting Tampa Bay Rays to their fourth consecutive defeat, 5-1. Ty France had three hits including a double, and Luis Torrens drove in two runs for the Mariners, who won for the fifth time in their past six games to reach […]

  • MLB: Padres pile up runs in second straight win over Reds

    Wil Myers hit two solo homers and a double and Tommy Pham opened the game with a home run Friday night as the San Diego Padres defeated the visiting Cincinnati Reds 8-2. The Padres won their second straight game to open the series after losing 13 of the previous 17 contests. San Diego starter Chris […]

  • MLB: Giants reach 20 games over .500 by beating Phillies

    LaMonte Wade Jr. tripled, doubled and drove in two runs, Brandon Belt homered and the host San Francisco Giants defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 on Friday. Giants starter Johnny Cueto (5-3) gave up six hits and three runs in six innings with five strikeouts and no walks. Jake McGee earned his 14th save with a […]

  • MLB: Steven Souza Jr. homers as Dodgers blank slumping D-backs

    Steven Souza Jr. hit a solo homer in the eighth inning to break a scoreless tie and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on for a 3-0 win against Arizona on Friday in Phoenix, sending the Diamondbacks to their 15th loss in a row. In the opener of a three-game series, Dodgers right-hander Trevor Bauer (7-5) […]

  • MLB: Shohei Ohtani’s 2-homer night lifts Angels past Tigers

    Shohei Ohtani slugged his 20th and 21st homers of the season Friday, the fourth multi-homer game of his career, as the Los Angeles Angels blew out the Detroit Tigers 11-3 in Anaheim, Calif. Ohtani’s 400-foot shot in the fifth inning left the bat at 114 mph before clearing the wall in right-center, highlighting a five-run […]

  • MLB: Adam Duvall, Marlins bomb Cubs 10-2 at Wrigley

    Adam Duvall slugged his fifth career grand slam and added a two-run homer, leading the Miami Marlins to a 10-2 win over the host Chicago Cubs on Friday night. Duvall went 3-for-4 with six RBIs, three runs scored and one walk. It was also his ninth career multi-homer game. Miami’s Jon Berti added a three-run […]

  • MLB: Rockies pull out 10-inning win over Brewers

    C.J. Cron hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning and the host Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Friday in Denver for their fifth consecutive win. Cron finished with two hits, Raimel Tapia had doubled and singled to extend his hitting streak to 15 games and Brendan Rodgers and […]

  • MLB: Luis Arraez leads Twins to 10-inning win over Rangers

    Luis Arraez led off the 10th inning with an RBI triple and later scored what proved to be the winning run on a bases-loaded walk to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 7-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night in Arlington. Arraez drilled an 0-2 pitch from reliever Josh Sborz (3-3) off the […]

  • MLB: Tony Kemp’s 3-run HR lifts Athletics over Yankees

    Tony Kemp hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Oakland Athletics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees Friday night at Yankee Stadium. The A’s opened a 10-game road trip by winning for the 13th time in 15 games after blowing an […]

  • MLB: Royals handle Red Sox, end six-game skid

    Adalberto Mondesi homered for the second straight game as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-3 Friday night to snap a six-game losing streak. Mondesi’s 464-foot home run was the longest of his career. Reliever Kris Bubic (2-2) earned the win in the opener of a three-game series, allowing two runs in […]

  • MLB: Astros win pitching duel over White Sox in walk-off fashion

    Yordan Alvarez hit a walk-off double to lift the Houston Astros to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Chicago White Sox on Friday. Alvarez drove home Yuli Gurriel with his first career-walk off hit, drilling an 0-1 slider from White Sox left-hander Garrett Crochet (2-3) into the right field corner. Gurriel, who singled to center, […]

  • MLB: Brewers activate 2B Kolten Wong (oblique), select RHP Zack Godley

    The slumping Milwaukee Brewers activated second baseman Kolten Wong from the injured list Friday after he missed 13 games due to a left oblique strain. Wong, who was placed on IL after getting injured on June 3, was in the starting lineup for Friday night’s road game against the Colorado Rockies, batting in the leadoff […]

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