Giants rookie Ty Blach homers, stymies A’s

“I knew I had it in there somewhere,” Blach said. “I just haven’t really found it for a while. Felt good to actually do it when it mattered.” Giants manager Bruce Bochy, normally even-keeled, flashed…


Braves’ Nick Markakis gets 2,000th career hit

“You’re just happy to get it out of the way,” Markakis said. “Sometimes those things can linger around. It was nice to get it here in front of my family and at the home field….


Rangers ride Gallo, Griffin to win over Twins

Griffin, who had been out since May 26 with a left intercostal strain, allowed one run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts. It was his first win since May 9. The lone…


Corey Kluber, Indians defeat Yankees in opener

Cleveland’s two-run first inning proved enough for Kluber, whose lone blemish in his complete game was a solo homer by Gary Sanchez in the seventh. The right-hander ended with 11 strikeouts, marking the 11th time…


Orioles turn triple play against Tigers

• Triple play! Chance to win tickets Machado started the triple play — helping O’s starter Chris Tillman escape another jam — by fielding James McCann’s grounder, touching the third-base bag and firing to second…


Rays’ Steven Souza Jr. plays through foot pain

“I feel the same as I have the past couple of days,” Souza said. “It’s slowly getting better. When you find out there’s no break, you kind of get a little peace of mind, and…


Guide to baseball’s waiver trade system

The non-waiver Trade Deadline is considered the height of the summer transaction season, but trades do not stop on July 31. However, in order to deal a player on its 40-man roster after that date,…


MLB, Pitch In For Baseball donate equipment

“This is an important day for us,” said PIFB CEO David Rhode, who has worked with MLB, clubs and players for a dozen years. “We’re so focused on giving kids the opportunity to play. It’s…


Tigers’ Michael Fulmer goes on disabled list

Fulmer, 24, gave up a season-high six earned runs (seven total) in his start against the Yankees on Monday. This is the first career DL stint for Fulmer, who has a 3.59 ERA with 100…


Giancarlo Stanton catch ends Marlins win

“I wasn’t sure if it was going over, but I knew to give a good pass at it regardless,” Stanton said. Stanton has had trouble all year near walls on balls such as that. Santana’s…