Cards, Pirates set for Little League Classic

The home of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., will host its first MLB regular-season game when the Pirates take on the Cardinals on Sunday at Historic Bowman Field. The MLB Little League…


Josh Donaldson, Justin Smoak HR in W vs. Rays

Toronto carried a 3-2 lead into the eighth inning, but the Rays evened the score on a double by Evan Longoria. The tie proved to be short-lived, as Donaldson walked and came around to score…


Daniel Descalso hits inside-the-park homer

The D-backs are the 45th club to hit at least three in a season in the divisional era (since 1969). The most recent to do it was the 2014 Rays. The single-season record for a…


Reds ride 9-run inning to overcome 6 Cubs HRs

Ervin finished a triple shy of hitting for the cycle with an RBI single and an RBI double in Cincinnati’s nine-run second inning. Joey Votto also belted a three-run homer that inning. Ervin’s go-ahead home…


Indians’ Yan Gomes homers, has 4 RBIs in win

“It’s so nice with Gomer. My goodness,” Indians manager Terry Francona said of Gomes’ performance. “The home run [was big]. The game had a little bit of a feel where we needed to spread it…


Cardinals place Trevor Rosenthal on 10-day DL

Rosenthal exited Wednesday’s 5-4 loss to the Red Sox early after not looking like himself. After converting seven successful save chances since being reinstated as the club’s closer, Rosenthal showed diminished velocity and gave up…


Jon Lester struggles before left lat injury

Two outs later, Billy Hamilton walked and Jose Peraza hit a two-run single. Joey Votto then connected on his 32nd home run to open a 7-0 lead. Adam Duvall reached on a fielding error by…


Indians’ Jose Ramirez exits after hit by pitch

MINNEAPOLIS — Indians All-Star Jose Ramirez exited the opener of Thursday’s doubleheader against the Twins after being hit on the right arm by a pitch. The extent of the injury is not immediately known. In…


Indians expected to activate Andrew Miller

“For us to get him back,” Indians closer Cody Allen said, “it’s a big boost not only for our bullpen, but to us as a club. It lengthens everything out. The guy is an absolute…


Dodgers need to enjoy magical ride

Guess what? The Dodgers will not be one bit more disappointed this season than they were last season. But they will not be more disappointed than the Astros, Indians, Red Sox or Nationals. Those teams…