Joey Votto doesn’t reach base twice vs. Cubs

Starting from July 26, Votto’s streak equaled Barry Bonds, who did it for the Giants in 2004, and all-time hits leader Pete Rose’s streak for the Phillies in 1979. “All the names at the top…


Fernando Abad changeup driving hitters crazy

What happened next instantly found its way to Twitter, YouTube and the desktops of GIF makers everywhere. The ball that came out of Abad’s hand definitely wasn’t a fastball, nor did it resemble the changeup…


Cardinals see Rosenthal exit, Matheny ejected

In trying to dissect the team’s sixth walk-off loss of the season, manager Mike Matheny repeatedly came back to one word: “Frustrating.” Successful in all seven save attempts since being reinstated as closer, Trevor Rosenthal…


Padres’ Wil Myers steals 3 bases in one inning

Myers became the first Padre to accomplish the feat and only the third first baseman since 2000 with three steals in a game. He joins Gordon and Jayson Werth as the only players to steal…


Astros hold off D-backs’ late rally for win

Morton (10-5) tied a career high with his 10th victory of the season by winning his fifth start in eight outings since being activated from the disabled list. He struck out nine — including five…


Aroldis Chapman to remain Yankees’ closer

“You’re going to look at it day to day in terms of what he’s doing,” Girardi said. “Again, I have a lot of confidence in him to get back on track. He’s going through a…


Astros’ Carlos Correa happy with his progress

“No discomfort at all,” Correa said. “I’m really happy about that.” Correa will eventually start hitting against a pitching machine and then taking batting practice, which will be the final step before he’s sent on…


Reds mourn passing of scout Gene Bennett

CHICAGO — Gene Bennett, a longtime Reds scout who was beloved throughout baseball, passed away on Wednesday in his hometown of Portsmouth, Ohio, at the age of 89. Bennett first joined the organization as a…


Yasiel Puig finishes Dodgers’ walk-off win

“We were down by two,” said Kik√© Hernandez. “But two runs is not enough for us. I don’t think there’s a big enough lead right now to be like, ‘All right, the Dodgers are out…


Red Sox walk-off wins proving key in East race

The Red Sox and Yankees, who haven’t finished 1-2 in the American League East since 2009, are back at the top of the division standings — Boston first, New York second and in the first…