Angels Albert Pujols nursing sore knee

“He slid into second base in Texas and just irritated [the knee] a little bit,” Scioscia said. “He’s been playing on it and swinging well, it just affects some of his running. He’ll be ready…


Reds sweep division-rival Brewers | MLB.com

Castillo set a career high with 10 strikeouts while holding the Brewers to Neil Walker’s first-inning home run and three other hits in the second eight-inning start of his budding career. Scott Schebler walked with…


Twins stay confident despite rough stretch

“We’re fine. That’s part of the game,” Twins first baseman Joe Mauer said. “You’re going to have ups and downs. I just keep reminding the guys to keep playing the way we’ve been playing, and…


Brewers Travis Shaw positive despite struggles

“The last seven days has been what I’m looking for, even though I don’t have the results, necessarily, to speak for it. But my swing is in a good spot right now. I’m not searching…


Manager Clint Hurdle great fit for Pirates

“It’s just a good fit,” Hurdle said. Hurdle still fits. So do the Pirates. The franchise made things official on Tuesday, when Hurdle and general manager Neal Huntington, the man who made the decision to…


Tigers launch 6 home runs in rout of Royals

The Tigers hadn’t led in any game since former ace Justin Verlander’s win against the Rockies at Coors Field on Wednesday. They seemed on their way to a sixth straight loss after Whit Merrifield scored…


Road to the Postseason outlook for Sept 6

American League Wild CardThe Angels leapfrogged the Twins and moved back into the second AL Wild Card spot with an extra-inning win over the Athletics. The Angels’ win, coupled with a loss by the Yankees,…


Rays’ Jake Odorizzi throws 6 2/3 no-hit frames

Odorizzi retired the first 12 batters he faced thanks to a cut fastball that kept Twins hitters off balance for much of the night. The Twins’ first baserunner came on an Eddie Rosario walk to…


Red Sox’s Mookie Betts makes 2nd 5-star catch

The right fielder traveled a distance of 60 feet in an astonishing 3.5 seconds to track down a ball that had just a 6 percent catch probability, qualifying for a five-star catch — or a…


Cardinals beat Padres with 2 Jose Martinez HRs

This marked the second time in three days that Martinez had tallied three extra-base hits in a game. He is 11-for-20 during his hitting streak. “He just had a great day,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny…