All-Star Michael Brantley churned out four hits in Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the Tigers, providing more hope that the left fielder is getting over the lower-back issue that sidelined him for six of the first eight games this season.
Ben Zobrist, the A’s do-it-all man, has a medial meniscus tear in his left knee and will undergo arthroscopic surgery that’s expected to keep him out four to six weeks.
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was out of the starting lineup Saturday night after leaving Friday night’s game with an aggravation of a strained left hamstring.
Houston manager A.J. Hinch continues to take a cautious approach to outfielder Jake Marisnick and his sore right leg, which kept him out of Friday night’s series opener against the Oakland Athletics.
The good news for Anthony Gose is that his production hasn’t plummeted from his torrid Spring Training, batting .333 (15-for-45). However, his strikeouts have flared up, leading manager Brad Ausmus to give him a break from the starting lineup on Saturday.
Brett Gardner is leading the charge behind a sprouting band of mustaches in the Yankees’ clubhouse, most of which have been permitted to take root while the team has reeled off seven wins in eight games going into Saturday’s Subway Series game against the Mets.
The Dodgers have won back-to-back National League West titles since signing Zack Greinke as a free agent. He has teamed with Clayton Kershaw to give the Dodgers a dominate 1-2 punch, bringing back memories of Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale.
The Indians were forced to make a last-minute adjustment to their rotation on Saturday after right-hander Trevor Bauer was unable to get through his warmup routine due to illness. Left-hander TJ House replaced Bauer.
Seven players received discipline for their roles in the on-field incident during Thursday’s game between the Royals and the White Sox, including six suspensions.
The Astros scored three runs in the 11th inning and then barely held on for a 5-4 victory over the A’s at the Coliseum in Oakland on Friday night. Dallas Keuchel worked nine scoreless frames in a duel with Scott Kazmir, who went seven scoreless innings for the A’s.