Avila, Contreras lead Cubs over Nationals

“It’s a challenge to face that lineup, regardless of what time of year it is,” Lackey said of the Nationals. Lackey gets out of a jam WSH@CHC: Lackey gets a ground out to escape trouble…


Rangers vs. Twins game delayed by rain

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins and Rangers have been delayed due to weather on Saturday at Target Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:55 p.m. CT. This marks as the fifth rain delay at Target Field…


Royals Salvador Perez has intercostal strain

“If we play tonight, yeah, we’re probably going to have to DL him. If we don’t play tonight we’ll evaluate tomorrow and go from there. It’s going to have to be a pretty miraculous recovery,…


Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig maturing, thriving

“He’s a big hit everywhere. I think that’s great,” Roberts said of Puig’s guest spot. “Yasiel is a big advocate for Major League Baseball and people gravitate toward him. For him to check out MLB…


George Kontos claimed off waivers by Pirates

Despite an 0-5 record this season, Kontos had pitched well for the Giants, posting a 3.83 ERA in 50 appearances. He owns a 3.05 career ERA with San Francisco from 2012-17. The Pirates will be…


Stephen Strasburg working way back from injury

CHICAGO — When Stephen Strasburg was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow nerve impingement on July 27, Nationals manager Dusty Baker hoped the right-hander would miss one start at the most…


Mariners place Felix Hernandez on DL

Gonzales, 25, has gone 2-0 with a 4.50 ERA in two starts with Tacoma since being acquired from the Cardinals for Minor League outfielder Tyler O’Neill on July 21. In 13 combined starts with Tacoma…


Phillies RBI wins Junior Division World Series

“We were out there getting revenge,” said Philadelphia second baseman Jahli Hendricks, who was named the RBI tournament’s Most Valuable Player. “I’ve been wanting this since 2014. I just knew we would see them again…


Andrelton Simmons adds bat to elite defense

So if you haven’t noticed that Simmons has been one of the 10 most valuable all-around players in baseball this year, we’ll forgive you; we hadn’t really, either. So let’s change that, right now. By…


Astros score 9 runs in fourth vs. Blue Jays

The Astros, who were playing without Jose Altuve (rest), Carlos Correa (injury) and George Springer (injury), were leading, 3-2, before sending a season-high 15 batters to the plate in the fourth. Gonzalez’s three-run jack TOR@HOU:…