During Spring Training, the Pirates set a few smaller goals that, they believed, would help push them toward their ultimate goal of getting back to the postseason. They wanted to add depth, become a more versatile team and keep their stars fresh enough to stay productive throughout a long, grueling season. The emergence of infielder Jung Ho Kang has helped them accomplish all of the above so far this year.
The Indians activated catcher Yan Gomes from the disabled list on Sunday and designated fellow backstop Brett Hayes for assignment. Gomes was inserted into the lineup behind the plate and batting seventh for the series finale with the Reds.
The Tigers received some good news following Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the Astros, when an X-ray and MRI on shortstop Jose Iglesias’ left knee revealed no structural damage, manager Brad Ausmus announced Sunday morning.
Mike Bolsinger pitched one-hit ball over a career-high eight innings and rookie Joc Pederson homered again as the Dodgers blanked the Padres Saturday night, 2-0.
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.
Saturday’s start against Philadelphia was the latest chapter in Stephen Strasburg’s disappointing 2015 campaign. The former first overall pick lasted 3 2/3 innings and was roughed up for six runs, five earned.
Reds manager Bryan Price missed all of Saturday’s game vs. the Indians because he was ejected during the exchange of lineup cards at home plate just before first pitch.
Shin-Soo Choo had his first four-RBI game of the season Saturday afternoon and only his second in the past four years. He did it all in one inning with a run-scoring single and a three-run home run. Those were two of the big hits in a 10-run inning that helped carry the Rangers to a 15-4 victory over the Yankees.