Alex Gordon drilled a two-run homer and Edinson Volquez went six strong innings for the Royals in a 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday in a rain-shortened game that ended after 5 1/2 innings. St. Louis starter John Lackey went five innings in the loss.
The Orioles opted to avoid Giancarlo Stanton in the 13th inning, intentionally walking the slugger to load the bases. Martin Prado made them pay with a two-out RBI single off lefty T.J. McFarland, lifting the Marlins to a 1-0 victory over the Orioles in 13 innings at Marlins Park.
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas left Saturday’s 3-2 win over the Cardinals prior to the bottom of the fifth inning and was replaced by Christian Colon. Club officials indicated that Moustakas exited with a left clavicle contusion and is considered day to day.
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas left Saturday’s game prior to the bottom of the fifth inning and was replaced by Christian Colon. Club officials indicated that Moustakas exited with a left clavicle contusion and is considered day to day.
Shelby Miller bounced back from a rocky first inning and the Braves’ bullpen held off the Brewers long enough for Jace Peterson to give Atlanta a walk-off single for a 3-2, 11-inning win Saturday.
Cole Hamels pitched beautifully in Saturday’s 8-1 victory over the Nationals at Nationals Park. He allowed five hits, one run, one walk and struck out five in eight innings to improve to 5-3 with a 2.98 ERA.
The Marlins showed interest in Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon right around when they fired Mike Redmond, reports Ken Rosenthal in his latest video for FOX Sports. However, it’s unclear if the club will buy after a slow start to the season. Prior to the season they promised Giancarlo Stanton that they will aim to compete, but there may come a point where it makes more sense to trade some of the higher priced mercenaries. Players like Mike Morse, Dan Haren, and Mike Dunn could find themselves on the trade block. Here’s more from Rosenthal. The Padres are scouting the Brewers for a shortstop. They may lack the prospects to acquire Jean Segura, but San Diego GM A.J. Preller is familiar with Luis Sardenas from his days in the Rangers system. The Brewers are also taking calls on right-hander Mike Fiers, but they’re not interested in trading him. The Angels have plenty of starting pitching depth to acquire offensive firepower
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias left Saturday’s game against Houston in the fifth inning with a contusion to his left knee and is day to day, according to the club.
A big inning for outfielder Shin-Soo Choo led to another big third inning for the Rangers as they scored 10 in the third against Yankees pitchers CC Sabathia and Esmil Rogers on Saturday afternoon. Choo drove in four of the 10 runs as the Rangers cruised to a 15-4 win.
Shin Soo-Choo homered and drove in four runs and the Rangers enjoyed a 10-run third inning, routing CC Sabathia and the Yankees in a 15-4 blowout on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.