Reds’ Joey Votto producing career numbers

The Cubs held Votto to a first-inning single on Wednesday night, ending his streak of reaching base at least twice in a game at 20, one short of the record Williams set in 1948. But…


Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman strikes out 7 Rays

“I want to be that guy to go 200, 220, 230 [innings] every single year,” said Stroman, who finished Wednesday’s game tied for third in the Majors with 159 1/3 innings. “I want to be…


Ricky Nolasco has strong outing before cramps

But Nolasco settled in from there, not allowing another run, and the Angels rallied for a 3-2 win. Before exiting due to cramps in both calves with two outs in the sixth inning, Nolasco permitted…


Hal Steinbrenner reiterates Yankees’ mindset

In a 2017 season in which expectations rose considerably after a strong start — especially after being active leading up to the non-waiver Trade Deadline — Steinbrenner’s words echo a little louder. The Yankees were…


Mariners outlast Orioles after thrilling 9th

“That defensive play was really the story of the game,” said Mariners manager Scott Servais. “If that ball falls in, we’re in all kinds of trouble.” Martin’s sliding catch BAL@SEA: Martin makes a tough sliding…


Jered Weaver retires after 12 MLB seasons

“I’ve decided to step away from baseball,” Weaver said in a statement released on Twitter. “While I’ve been working hard to get back on the mound, my body just will not allow me to compete…


Angels beat Nationals behind Calhoun, Nolasco

“Every five days I’m going to go out there and give the team everything I have,” Nolasco said. “That’s what happened today. We scored just enough. Kole with a huge, big hit there to put…


Marlins beat Giants as Stanton HR streak ends

MIAMI — The Giants kept Giancarlo Stanton in the ballpark on Wednesday afternoon, but they weren’t able to contain Tomas Telis, who drove in three runs and scored another in the Marlins’ 8-1 victory over…


Dee Gordon notches unassisted putout at 1st

The Giants had gotten on the board, trimming their deficit to 4-1, and had runners on first and second when Hundley slapped a grounder to second. First baseman Tomas Telis ranged to his right, but…