8/24/2016 | Tigers take charge early against reeling Twins
Miguel Cabrera set the tone with a solo homer in the first inning, and the Tigers capitalized with a five-run third, capped by a three-run blast from Justin Upton, in a 9-4 win over the Twins on Wednesday at Target Field.
8/24/2016 | Pujols, Papi HRs remind us of their greatness
First Albert Pujols, then David Ortiz. Two majestic home runs, two moments to savor and celebrate, eight minutes apart Wednesday night. Two opportunities to be reminded how lucky we've been to watch these guys play baseball. Sometimes, the baseball gods deliver more than we deserve.
8/24/2016 | Greinke reaches 2,000-strikeout milesteone
D-backs starter Zack Greinke reached 2,000 career strikeouts in Wednesday's 10-9, 11-inning win over the Braves when he fanned Freddie Freeman to open the fourth inning.
8/24/2016 | Pipeline preview: Honeywell working on scoreless streak
Here's a look at top prospects to watch Thursday in Minor League action.
8/24/2016 | Machado, Wieters plate 8 as O's deny Nats
Manny Machado lit up the scoreboard all night and Matt Wieters contributed a late three-run homer to help the Orioles slug their way past the Nationals, 10-8, at Nationals Park on Wednesday night. Both Wieters and Machado -- who finished with four hits, including his 29th homer -- drove in four runs in support of left-handed starter Wade Miley, who was acquired by Baltimore last month and earned his first win as an Oriole with five-plus innings of two-run ball.
8/24/2016 | After 3 Rangers HRs, Beltre's milestone beats Reds
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre's 2,900th Major League hit was a game-winner on a night Yu Darvish's first career homer stole the show. Beltre's two-out double in the eighth inning Wednesday drove home Ian Desmond with the go-ahead run, and the Rangers held on for a 6-5 victory over the Reds at Great American Park.
8/24/2016 | Marlins acquire Francoeur in 3-team trade
Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur is headed to the Marlins in a three-team trade that also involves the Rangers. Rangers Minor League shortstop Dylan Moore was sent to the Braves, while Texas received three international signing slots, one from Atlanta and two from Miami.
8/24/2016 | Nationals on solid ground with Rizzo in charge
There's no secret to Mike Rizzo's success, and thus the success of the Nationals, who are running away with the National League East as the baseball season heads toward Labor Day.
8/24/2016 | Benintendi sprains knee, helped off the field
Red Sox rookie outfielder Andrew Benintendi was helped off the field after spraining his left knee while being tagged out near second base in the seventh inning of Wednesday's 4-3, 11-inning loss to the Rays. He was replaced by Chris Young in left field during the bottom of the seventh. Benintendi will be further evaluated on Thursday.
8/24/2016 | Hamilton dazzles with another diving snag
What does Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton do for an encore after making one of the best catches of his career? He goes back to work and takes away another hit with another tremendous defensive effort.
8/24/2016 | Yu did what? Darvish hits first career homer
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish can throw a fastball 97-98 mph. Darvish apparently can hit a ball even harder. Darvish hit his first Major League home run in the fifth inning against Reds pitcher Tim Adleman on Wednesday night in a 6-5 Texas win.
8/24/2016 | Bruce exits Mets' game with right calf strain
Just as their lineup was starting to approach something close to whole, the Mets lost another player to injury.
8/24/2016 | Papi oldest to reach 30 homers in a season
In the final season of one of the great careers in the history of the Red Sox, David Ortiz has shown that age is but a number. He continued to do so on Wednesday night.
8/24/2016 | Sore foot wont slow down Utley
Foot soreness forced Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley to leave Tuesday night's 9-5 win over the Giants in the eighth inning, but he was back in the starting lineup Wednesday.
8/24/2016 | Cruz better after exiting with back spasms
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz left the Mariners' 5-0 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday afternoon in the eighth inning with back spasms.
8/24/2016 | Cespedes to let 'agents worry about' opt-out
Thirteen months into his Mets tenure, Yoenis Cespedes continues to speak about New York as his long-term home. But Cespedes on Wednesday contradicted the notion that he has decided to honor all three years of his current contract, saying only that his hope is to remain with the Mets.
8/24/2016 | Jose sets Marlins' single-season K mark
Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, in his fourth big league season, is building upon his legacy in Miami. The two-time All-Star on Wednesday night broke the club's single-season strikeout mark that had stood almost 16 years in a 3-0 win over the Royals.
8/24/2016 | Pujols passes Big Mac with 584th HR
Albert Pujols moved his name up the record books on Wednesday night belting his 584th career home run in the Angels' 8-2 win over the Blue Jays, passing former teammate Mark McGwire into sole possession of 10th on the all-time list.
8/24/2016 | Martinez, homers carry Cards past deGrom, Mets
Grasping for ways to correct their poor and puzzling home record, the Cardinals leaned on two of their most reliable sources on Wednesday. With punches of power from the offense and another dazzling performance from budding ace Carlos Martinez, the Cardinals coasted to an 8-1 victory to even their three-game series with the Mets.
8/24/2016 | White Sox take part in PLAY Campaign
Rain prevented on-field activities, but it didn't douse the spirits Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field. Rather than running the bases, a contingent of youth players from the White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) and Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) programs rotated through five educational stations set up on the main concourse instead, all part of the 2016 National PLAY Campaign's tour.
8/24/2016 | A's to tour possible site for new park Thursday
Members of the A's organization, including co-owner John Fisher, will tour the Port of Oakland's Howard Terminal site Thursday -- a prospective location for a new ballpark -- the team confirmed Wednesday.
8/24/2016 | Davis nearing return to Royals' red-hot bullpen
Royals closer Wade Davis, who saved 21 games in 23 opportunities this season before going on the disabled list a second time with a right flexor strain, tested his arm on Wednesday at the team's Spring Training facility in Surprise, Ariz. Davis logged one scoreless inning, yielding one hit and striking out one for the Surprise Royals in their 4-2 loss to the Indians.
8/24/2016 | After sim game, Bautista ready to return
Jose Bautista will come off the 15-day disabled list and make his return to the Blue Jays' lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels.
8/24/2016 | Ozuna back in lineup after family emergency
Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna was back in the starting lineup and logged a sacrifice fly that capped a big three-run sixth in a 3-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night, a day after the All-Star center fielder was replaced in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's 1-0 loss due to a family emergency.
8/24/2016 | Kuma's quality start guarantees club option
Hisashi Iwakuma has a knack for turning in good outings even when he's not at his sharpest. He did so again in Wednesday's game, turning a two-run deficit after two innings into a quality start.
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