5/4/2016 | Head games define Orioles-Yankees series
Gamesmanship is a big part of baseball, and the Yankees and Orioles have been engaged in the practice all week. O's manager Buck Showalter sees shadows and goblins within the matrix of the pinstripes, and even as the Yanks struggle, with Alex Rodriguez on the disabled list because of a strained right hamstring, he expects there to be a revival.
5/4/2016 | Near-cycle built for two: Altuve, Correa 3B shy
Jose Altuve, Jason Castro and Carlos Correa each homered, with Altuve and Correa adding a single and a double, to lead the Astros to consecutive wins for the first time this season in a 16-4 rout of the Twins on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.
5/4/2016 | Stanton complements homer with perfect throw
As if the awe-inspiring home run to center didn't get your attention, Giancarlo Stanton also made an impression with his momentum-changing throw on Wednesday night in the Marlins' 4-3 win over the D-backs at Marlins Park.
5/4/2016 | With walk-off hit, Martin recaptures winning feeling
When Russell Martin walked into his postgame scrum after a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Rangers on Wednesday night, there was a sense of relief in the air. It had been a long time coming, but the veteran catcher finally had something to celebrate.
5/4/2016 | Papi powers up as Buchholz cools White Sox
David Ortiz fueled the Boston lineup with a home run and three RBIs, and Clay Buchholz locked in after a rough first inning to earn his first win of the year Wednesday night in a 5-2 Red Sox victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
5/4/2016 | Don't mind me: Drury dives into stands for grab
D-backs right fielder Brandon Drury got up close and personal with fans along the right-field line in the fifth inning at Marlins Park. Chasing a foul fly ball off the bat of Miami's Martin Prado, Drury went tumbling into the seats and held on to make the nice running catch.
5/4/2016 | Kluber blanks Tigers as 4th strong with Tribe
Indians ace Corey Kluber turned in a vintage performance on Wednesday night, creating a wave of groundball outs in a complete game and sidestepping a handful of jams en route to a 4-0 victory over the Tigers at Progressive Field.
5/4/2016 | Clash of titans: Can Nats slow Majors-leading Cubs?
Sometimes everything works out just right, even the timing. Bryce Harper is bringing the Nationals to Wrigley Field on Thursday. Jake Arrieta's Cubs are going to be there and waiting.
5/4/2016 | Martin caps Blue Jays' 2nd straight walk-off
Russell Martin hit a deep single to right field as the Blue Jays walked off against the Rangers for the second consecutive night with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre.
5/4/2016 | Fulmer settling in at Double-A, won't be rushed
Right-hander Carson Fulmer, the top White Sox prospect, is not yet ready for the big leagues, but he's learning from his early struggles at Double-A.
5/4/2016 | Giles taking steps forward in new bullpen role
For the first time this season, Ken Giles has two consecutive scoreless, hitless outings under his belt. Giles, who last weekend was moved into a lower-pressure role in the bullpen, threw a scoreless inning on Monday and came back on Tuesday to retire the only batter he faced to finish the sixth inning.
5/4/2016 | Pearce powers Rays past Dodgers in finale
Steve Pearce's three-run homer paved the way for an 8-5 Rays win over the Dodgers Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. The win earned the Rays a split of the two-game series.
5/4/2016 | Conley philosophical about near no-hitter
Adam Conley truly believes there is a time and place for everything. So when he reflects on his last start, tossing 7 2/3-innings of no-hit ball at Milwaukee on Friday night, the Marlins' lefty is at peace with manager Don Mattingly's decision to make a change.
5/4/2016 | Groin strain sidelines top prospect Gallo for 3-4 weeks
Triple-A third baseman Joey Gallo, the Rangers' No. 1 prospect, had an MRI on Tuesday and is expected to miss three to four weeks with a Grade 1 strain of his left groin.
5/4/2016 | Holliday's walk-off lifts Cards over Phillies
The Cardinals rallied for two runs in the ninth inning for a walk-off win, as Phillies' closer Jeanmar Gomez suffered his first blown save.
5/4/2016 | Vintage Trout reappears during torrid stretch
It was only 15 days ago that Mike Trout came to bat in Chicago and the scoreboard read .220 next to his batting average. When he came to bat in Wednesday's ninth inning, Angels starter Hector Santiago glanced towards Miller Park's center-field JumboTron and saw that number at ".317."
5/4/2016 | Road show: Chatwood quiets Padres' bats
Tyler Chatwood right-hander tossed eight scoreless frames against the Padres at Petco Park on Wednesday, running his road shutout streak to 24 2/3 innings. Jake McGee took care of the ninth for the Rockies, who won 2-0 after scoring twice on balls that were hit less than 90 feet: a Cristhian Adames RBI groundout in the fifth and a DJ LeMahieu safety squeeze in the ninth.
5/4/2016 | Thompson not allowed to fetch monster HR
On Tuesday night, Trayce Thompson launched a towering homer that landed onto the access way that hangs from the rafters in left-center field of Tropicana Field, and it stayed up there. But stadium officials wouldn't let him take the hike to retrieve the ball, though.
5/4/2016 | 9 lives? Romine 2 shy of playing all positions
Andrew Romine officially added center field to his Major League resume Tuesday night, when he took over for the eighth inning of the Tigers' 7-3 loss to the Indians. He has two more positions left to play -- right field and catcher -- to fill out the diamond for his big league career. He wants all nine.
5/4/2016 | Royals option Gore to Northwest Arkansas
After the Royals' 13-2 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday, outfielder Terrance Gore was optioned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
5/4/2016 | Could Duda be heating up after 2-HR game?
That Lucas Duda shows power to all fields, as he did so twice Wednesday, homering both to right-center field and to left-center, serves as an indicator to his manager that he's starting to catch fire.
5/4/2016 | Boomstick bros: Cruz, Lee crush home runs
Nelson Cruz is a strong man, as evidenced again by a thunderous home run hit by the Mariners' designated hitter in the fifth inning of Wednesday's 9-8 win against the A's at Oakland Coliseum.
5/4/2016 | Celebrate 5/5: Vote up to 5 times for ASG
Matt Duffy, Eduardo Escobar, Freddie Freeman, Carlos Gonzalez, Josh Harrison, Albert Pujols, Corey Seager, Jonathan Villar and David Wright are among your choices on the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, and May 5, aka 5/5, is a good time to point out that they all wear No. 5.
5/4/2016 | Source: Olivera's paid leave extended
Braves left fielder Hector Olivera will need to wait a while longer to learn whether -- and how -- Major League Baseball will discipline him in connection to his arrest for allegedly assaulting a female acquaintance last month.
5/4/2016 | Dodgers top prospect Urias tosses 6 no-hit innings
Dodgers top prospect Julio Urias fired six no-hit innings Wednesday afternoon for Triple-A Oklahoma as the young left-hander continued to showcase some of the best stuff in the Minors Leagues.
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