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Lester goes 7 innings to help Cubs beat Marlins 5…

Jon Lester gave up a three-run homer to J.T. Realmuto in the first inning and then settled down to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 5-3

Olson, Brugman, Barreto hit 1st HRs, A's rout…

Matt Olson hit his first two major league home runs, Jaycob Brugman and Franklin Barreto also launched their first career shots and the Oakland Athletics routed the Chicago White Sox 10-2

Jason Vargas: 'It was a great day because we came…

Jason Vargas on the Royals being over .500: "Hopefully we just keep stringing them together and pushing ourselves further and further over that mark."

Eric Hosmer: 'That's what good teams do. They…

Eric Hosmer on the Royals' never-quit attitude: "That's what good teams do. They find ways to win games late."

Worth the wait: Bibens-Dirkx pitches Rangers past…

Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched seven dazzling innings in his first shot at the New York Yankees after 12 seasons in the minors, and Carlos Gomez homered for the Texas Rangers in their 8-1 victory

Vargas earns 11th win as Royals top Blue Jays 3-2

Jason Vargas picked up his major league-leading 11th victory as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2

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Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna feeling 'weird…

Blue Jays' Roberto Osuna feeling 'anxious' and 'weird'; closer is 'lost' and can't explain it

Ned Yost on Jason Vargas: 'He had everything…

What has the increased offensive production from the bottom of the lineup meant for the Kansas City Royals? "What it means is a nice little winning streak," says Ned Yost.

Price on Homer Bailey's return: 'I think he's…

Reds skipper on Bailey's first start of the year.

Perdomo, Hedges lead Padres past Tigers 1-0

Luis Perdomo pitched two-hit ball over six innings, Austin Hedges had an RBI double and the San Diego Padres handed the Detroit Tigers their seventh straight loss, 1-0

Shifted to second base, Asdrubal Cabrera asks…

Activated from the disabled list and inserted into the New York Mets' starting lineup at second base rather than shortstop, Asdrubal Cabrera said he wants to be traded

Mejia, 3 relievers hold Indians to 4 hits in…

Adalberto Mejia combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 5-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in a matchup of the AL Central's top two teams

Could Bradley Zimmer bead The Freeze?

Cleveland Indians center fielder Bradley Zimmer believes he The Freeze needs to face a real opponent.

Marlins turn to Nicolino in game 3 of series vs…

FOX Sports Florida's Craig Minervini and Jeff Conine look ahead to Saturday's matchup between the Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs.

Cespedes, Duda power Mets over Giants 11-4

Yoenis Cespedes had three hits including a two-run homer and Lucas Duda had three hits including a solo blast as the New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 11-4.The win snapped the Mets' four-game losing streak

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Red Sox retire No. 34 for Ortiz: 'This is his…

The Boston Red Sox retired the No. 34 for slugger David Ortiz in a pregame ceremony before a packed Fenway Park

Dodgers' Urias to have season-ending shoulder…

Left-hander Julio Urias, the Los Angeles Dodgers' top prospect, needs shoulder surgery and will miss the rest of the season

Mesoraco on Castillo: 'He certainly has the stuff…

Mes after the loss had good things to say about the rookie.

Reds skipper Bryan Price on bullpen's struggles…

Price after the 6-5 loss.

Mariners roll to 6th straight win, 13-3 over Astros

Felix Hernandez threw six solid innings in his first start in nearly two months and was backed by home runs from Mike Zunino, Ben Gamel and Kyle Seager in the Seattle Mariners' sixth straight win, 13-3 over the Houston Astros

Tigers release struggling reliever Francisco…

The Detroit Tigers have released Francisco Rodriguez, one day after the 35-year-old reliever allowed a grand slam to Robinson Cano in his latest rough outing

LEADING OFF: Darvish-Tanaka for first time in US…

LEADING OFF: Darvish-Tanaka for first time in US; Felix back

Chris Welsh is a fan of Luis Castillo after debut

Chris after the Reds rookie's first start.

Whit Merrifield: 'You always want to get up with…

Whit Merrifield: "You always want to get up with the game on the line. That's why you play the game."

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Dodgers beat Rockies 6-1 for 8th straight win

Yasiel Puig homered and left-hander Alex Wood kept his record perfect as the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the NL West rival Colorado Rockies 6-1 for their eighth consecutive victory

Jackson has 3 hits, 3 RBIs to carry Indians past…

Austin Jackson had three hits and three RBIs, Erik Gonzalez homered and the Cleveland Indians put on another offensive show at the expense of the Baltimore Orioles in a 6-3 victory

Goldschmidt homers as D-Backs rout Rockies, 10-3

Goldschmidt, Owings hit 3-run homers, Godley pitches strongly into the eighth as Diamondbacks beat Rockies, 10-3