Sports News

MLB Baseball
Scoreboard|Stats|Standings|Teams|Players|Player News|Injuries|Transactions

More MLB News

More News | Wire

Astros going for team-record 13-game run

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON -- There were moments during the recently completed road trip when Evan Gattis' teammates appeared to relish his run-production exploits more than he did, scenes emblematic of the prevailing fondness for the Houston Astros' bearded designated hitter.

Gattis is among the many catalysts for the Astros, who take a 12-game winning streak into Tuesday's game with the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Astros tied the club record set in 1999 and matched in 2004 when Alex Bregman delivered the game-winning single in the ninth inning in a 5-4 victory.

Read More...

Kershaw to make minor-league rehab start

CHICAGO (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is scheduled make a minor league rehab start on Saturday as he continues his recovery from a strained lower back. The three-time NL Cy Young Award could be back pitching in the majors soon.

According to manager Dave Roberts, Kershaw will be limited to four innings and 60 pitches when he returns to the mound with Triple-A Oklahoma City at Omaha. If the outing goes well, Roberts hoped the left-hander's next appearance would be with Los Angeles.

 MORE

Orioles designate Alvarez for assignment

WASHINGTON (AP) Pedro Alvarez has been designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles, who are shuffling the roster in an attempt to improve upon the worst record in the big leagues.

The 31-year-old Alvarez had a .181 batting average with eight home runs and 18 RBIs in 45 games. He was in a 1-for-18 skid since his last multihit game, on May 24.

 MORE

Nationals deal for Royals closer Herrera

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle was going through his usual routine Monday, preparing if needed for a save, when general manager Mike Rizzo sought him out.

Rizzo wanted to discuss two things: The Nationals were trading for two-time All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera, and Doolittle was going to keep his ninth-inning job.

 MORE

Angels 'very optimistic' about Ohtani

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels two-way rookie Shohei Ohtani will be re-evaluated within the next three weeks to gauge progress in his recovery from a sprained ligament in his right elbow.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced the slight adjustment to Ohtani's timeline Monday before his club opened an interleague series against Arizona.

 MORE

Hicks' HR helps Yankees split with Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) It was a long and odd day, one that started with teenager Juan Soto homering in a game that officially was played before he made his major league debut.

Huh?

 MORE

Tribe's Carrasco has only bruised elbow

CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians caught a lucky break. Carlos Carrasco is only bruised.

An MRI taken Monday revealed that Cleveland's steady starter only suffered a bruised right elbow when he was struck by a vicious line drive on Saturday against Minnesota.

 MORE

Diamondbacks power past Angels, stay hot

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Neither Jarrod Dyson nor Justin Upton could tell whether Upton's bases-loaded line drive to the deepest part of center field would have made it out of Angel Stadium.

Dyson made sure nobody will ever know with a leaping, lunging catch that might have saved a win for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

 MORE

Williams stars as Bucs beat Brewers 1-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) Trevor Williams has been pitching in the majors for less than two full seasons. Still, he's come to understand the ups and downs that come with the sport.

"Baseball kicks your (behind)," Williams said. "The highs are so high, and the lows are so low. You have to stay even-keeled."

 MORE
Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2018 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.