No-hitter or not, bullpens need to be ready

In the past week, three pitchers were taken out with no-hitters in progress in the sixth inning or later, part of a growing trend in which managers are willing to go to the bullpen even when the starter has a chance to make history

Carpenter snaps out of slump as Cards sweep Rockies, 11-4

Matt Carpenter broke out of his slump with a homer and three hits, Dexter Fowler drove in three runs and the St. Louis Cardinals cruised to an 11-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies after a long rain delay

Marlins pound the zone to beat Phillies, 3-2

Marlins throw combined four-hitter and allow only one walk to beat Phils 3-2

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LEADING OFF: Final day of funky uniforms, Yankees…

LEADING OFF: Final day of funky uniforms, Kershaw faces Yankees at Dodger Stadium, Braves rolling

Pitcher discovered on social media lands chance with A's

Nathan Patterson never made the varsity baseball team in high school back home in Kansas, and now he is pitching in the Oakland Athletics organization after being discovered on social media

López throws 5 no-hit innings, ChiSox top Rangers 2-0

Reynaldo López pitched five no-hit scoreless innings before leaving with dehydration and flu-like symptoms, and the Chicago White Sox went on to beat the Texas Rangers

Dodgers escape jam in bizarre 9th, hold off…

Kenley Jansen escaped a bases-loaded jam in a bizarre ninth inning that saw both managers on the field trying to figure out what happened, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the New York Yankees 2-1

'Like morons': Fashion reviews dim for MLB…

'Like morons': Fashion reviews dim for MLB Players' Weekend uniforms

Altuve homers in big inning, Astros beat Angels 11-2

Jose Altuve homered to cap a seven-run eighth inning, Framber Valdez grinded through six gritty innings and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-2

Bauer rocked as Pirates beat Reds 9-8 for three-game sweep

Trevor Bauer had another rocky outing for Cincinnati, allowing eight runs in three innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Reds 9-8 to sweep a three-game series

Louisiana beats Hawaii 9-5, moves to Little…

Ryder Planchard gets key hit as Louisiana beats Hawaii 9-5 to reach Little League final

Curacao beats Japan 5-4, moves to Little League…

Curley Martha hits 2-run homer to help Curacao beat Japan 5-4, sending Curacao to Little League World Series title game

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Indians lose to Royals after losing Ramírez with broken hand

Indians lose Ramírez to broken hand, then drop wild game to Royals 9-8 in 10 innings

Santander has 5 of Orioles' 16 hits in 8-3 win over Rays

Anthony Santander went 5 for 5 with a homer, Renato Núñez drove in three runs and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 for a split of the four-game series

Lyles no-hits Arizona through 6 innings, Brewers…

Jordan Lyles struck out five, walked a pair but didn't allow a hit through six innings in Brewers' 6-1 win over Diamondbacks

Gregorius slam off Ryu, Yankees hit 5 HRs, rout…

Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam off All-Star Hyun-Jin Ryu and added a solo shot to help the Yankees set a club record for homers in a month, and New York beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-2 in a match-up of the two teams with the best records in baseball

Blue Jays spoil Hernandez's return, beat Mariners 7-5

Bo Bichette and Teoscar Hernandez hit solo home runs, and the Toronto Blue Jays spoiled Felix Hernandez's return to the mound, beating the Seattle Mariners 7-5

Vogt hits 3-run homer as Giants beat his former A's club

Stephen Vogt's three-run homer highlighted an eight-run eighth and the Giants beat the surging Athletics 10-5

Hamilton, Braves outlast Mets 2-1 in 14 after…

Billy Hamilton singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning for his first hit as a Brave, and Atlanta beat the New York Mets 2-1 Friday night for its sixth straight win despite yet another sensational game by Jacob deGrom

Castro, Marlins rally from 7 runs down, beat…

Starlin Castro homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Miami Marlins spotted the Philadelphia Phillies a seven-run lead before rallying to win 19-11, their highest-scoring game at Marlins Park

Cervelli sparks Braves to 9-5 win over Mets in Atlanta debut

Newly signed Francisco Cervelli had three hits and three RBIs in his Atlanta debut, and the Braves beat the New York Mets 9-5 for their seventh straight victory

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Dodgers beat Yankees 2-1 in matchup of baseball's best

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Sánchez pitches into 9th, slugging Nats roll pas…

Aníbal Sánchez shines as Washington Nationals beat Chicago Cubs 9-3

Unbeaten Japan takes on Curacao in Little League…

Unbeaten Japan plays Curacao on Saturday to represent the international bracket in the championship game of the Little League World Series