8/27/2016 | Pirates step up amid news about Cole missing start
Ordinarily, a three-game winning streak for the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park would be cause for unrestrained rejoicing. The Pirates on Saturday night won their third straight at Miller Park; a 9-6 victory over the Brewers that included a comeback from a four-run deficit. But another development made this a less than ecstatic evening for the Bucs. After the game, Pirates executive vice president and general manager Neal Huntington said that No. 1 starter Gerrit Cole will miss at least one start, as he gets further tests on his right elbow.
8/27/2016 | Montero to start Monday in place of deGrom
Rafael Montero, who was scratched from his scheduled start for Double-A Binghamton on Saturday, will be recalled to start Monday's series opener against the Marlins in place of Jacob deGrom, the Mets announced.
8/27/2016 | Disco tosses first career shutout
The Reds lineup had already greased the wheels for pitcher Anthony DeSclafani with a bunch of run support. Conditions could not have been easier or smoother for him to work the first shutout of his career. It came in the form of a four-hitter and 13-0 victory for the Reds over the D-backs on Saturday night at Chase Field.
8/27/2016 | More-grand: Rangers slam Tribe to back Griffin
The American League's top two teams expected some back and forth in their series this week, but trading blowouts was probably not what the Rangers and Indians had in mind. On Saturday night, A.J. Griffin's strong start and a big first inning helped Texas pull off a 7-0 romp over the Tribe at Globe Life Park.
8/27/2016 | Price turning it on for crunch time
For just a moment, David Price interrupted Kansas City's hot streak. The left-hander plowed through the Royals' lineup for his fourth straight win and an 8-3 Red Sox victory on Saturday night at Fenway Park.
8/27/2016 | Pipeline preview: De Leon looks to rack up more K's
Here's a look at top prospects to watch in Sunday's Minor League action.
8/27/2016 | Duffy's dominant streak hits bump in road
It was bound to happen. Royals left-hander Danny Duffy, so brilliant for so long, was bound to throw a clunker.
8/27/2016 | Cashner scratched from Sunday start with blister
Marlins right-hander Andrew Cashner will not face his former club in Sunday's series finale at Marlins Park because of a blister-related issue on his finger.
8/27/2016 | Pedroia's AB hit streak ends 1 shy of MLB record
The streak of excellence by Dustin Pedroia over the last three days was nearly historic, and the Red Sox couldn't help but get a little caught up in the excitement.
8/27/2016 | Bullpen blemish a rare hiccup for Cards' pen
The normally-reliable Cardinals' bullpen allowed two runs in the eighth inning of a loss to the A's on Saturday.
8/27/2016 | Mixed reviews for Reyes' starting debut
There was plenty to like about Alex Reyes' first big league start on Saturday -- like his electric stuff. But four walks in 4 2/3 innings made for an early night in a no-decision against the A's.
8/27/2016 | Folty's stellar start drops Giants two games back
Matt Kemp launched a three-run home run deep over the center-field fence and Mike Foltynewicz continued his mastery of the Giants this year as the Braves halted San Francisco's brief winning streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday.
8/27/2016 | Johnson's slam breaks Citi Field HR record
The vibe around the Mets, Yoenis Cespedes said, is starting to feel a lot like it did the last two months of 2015. There are a few reasons: Desire. Motivation. An unwillingness to give up. The Cuban slugger might be right, but the Mets are also borrowing a formula from last season: Hitting home runs in bunches.
8/27/2016 | V-Mart, J.D., Ausmus, Joyner ejected in 4-inning span
What began with a called third strike on James McCann became a long, antagonistic night between the Tigers and home-plate umpire Mike Everitt, who ejected designated hitter Victor Martinez, hitting coach Wally Joyner, manager Brad Ausmus and right fielder J.D. Martinez in a four-inning span of the Tigers' 3-2 loss to the Angels on Saturday at Comerica Park.
8/27/2016 | With growth comes confidence for young Urias
Julio Urias didn't need an outing like he had in Saturday's 3-2 win to prove how much he has grown as a 19-, now 20-year-old making his way through the Majors as the youngest player in the league.
8/27/2016 | Snell 'fine' after leaving with bruised left leg
A rough start by Rays left-hander Blake Snell ended after he left in the fourth inning of Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Astros with a bruised lower left leg.
8/27/2016 | Braves debating September callup for Albies
Braves executives will meet with the coaching staff within the next few days to discuss which players will be added when the active roster can expand beyond 25 players in September. Ozzie Albies obviously stands as the most intriguing candidate, but there is no guarantee the highly regarded prospect will end this season at the big league level.
8/27/2016 | Sox topple Seattle on Quintana's gem, 4 HRs
Jose Quintana continued his outstanding season with 7 2/3 strong innings on Saturday and this time he got some help from his friends as the White Sox rolled to a 9-3 victory over the Mariners at U.S. Cellular Field.
8/27/2016 | Big Boston bats burst out, overpower KC
The Red Sox, led by the torrid Dustin Pedroia, responded emphatically from a recent hitting funk and snapped a three-game losing streak with an impressive 8-3 victory over the Royals on Saturday night at Fenway Park.
8/27/2016 | Carpenter, Torre part of Cards' HOF induction
Cy Young winner Chris Carpenter and MVP Joe Torre returned to St. Louis on Saturday to accept their Hall of Fame red jackets and plaques during an afternoon ceremony as part of their induction into the Cardinals' Hall of Fame. The other two inductees, former owner/president Sam Breadon and center fielder Terry Moore, were represented by members of their family.
8/27/2016 | A's break through in 8th to top Cardinals
The A's scored twice in the eighth inning, pushing past the Cardinals for a one-run win on Saturday. Pitcher Zach Neal allowed one earned run in six innings and Brett Eibner's sac fly in the eighth gave the A's the lead for good. Randal Grichuk had a home run for the Cardinals, and top prospect Alex Reyes allowed one run in 4 2/3 innings.
8/27/2016 | Choo hoping to join Rangers in postseason
Shin-Soo Choo's regular season came to an end when his right forearm was fractured by a pitch on Aug. 15 and he was forced to have surgery. But the Rangers outfielder, who is on the 15-day disabled list, is holding out hope that he can return for a possible postseason run.
8/27/2016 | Finnegan turns to Straily for changeup advice
The D-backs were given a surprise of sorts by Reds starter Brandon Finnegan, as he struck them out a career-high 12 times on Friday during a 4-3 loss in 11 innings. Finnegan not only has a changeup, but he's figured out how to use it.
8/27/2016 | New York punches ticket to LLWS final
The final four teams remaining in this year's Little League World Series entered battle on Saturday with a spot in the world championship game on the line. The U.S. Championship game featured a dominant pitching performance as New York ousted Tennessee to advance to the final. In the earlier game, South Korea beat Panama in the International title game, also behind strong work on the mound.
8/27/2016 | Arcia working on simplifying swing mechanics
The swing that produced Orlando Arcia's first Major League home run on Friday was a whirr of moving hands and feet, leaving the 22-year-old shortstop leaning at a 45-degree angle to the dirt as he watched the baseball fly to left field.
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