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LEADING OFF: Hicks a hit for Tigers, Blach set…

LEADING OFF: Hicks a hit in early test with Tigers, Blach set for another matchup with Kershaw, Keuchel bouncing back well, Yankees and Red Sox resume rivalry

Thames hits 9th, 10th HRs as Brewers beat Reds 11…

Eric Thames homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 10, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, Matt Garza pitched for the first time this season and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-7

Lovullo: Zack set a great tone for us

Torey Lovullo praises Zack Greinke's effort in the D-backs' 7-6 win over the Padres.

Owings takes Goldschmidt's place in lineup, belts…

Chris Owings' first career grand slam powers D-backs to 7-6 win over Padres.

Ichiro Becomes Oldest Player in Ten Years to Hit…

At 43 years, 179 days old, Ichiro Suzuki became the oldest player to homer since Julio Franco (48 years old) in 2007.

Angels edge Blue Jays, 2-1

Cameron Maybin stood at third base in the tie game, eyed the infield playing in and then immediately broke on contact

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Lithuanian reliever Neverauskas makes debut for…

Dovydas Neverauskas' long journey from Lithuania to the major leagues finally ended on Monday night when the relief pitcher made his debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Madison Bumgarner's rented bike slipped near end…

Madison Bumgarner had nearly finished a ride of more than two hours in the mountains an hour outside Denver when his rented dirt bike slipped on the trail and took the pitcher to the ground

Greinke fans 11 in win over Padres

Zack Greinke's slider was sharp as he matched his Diamondbacks high with 11 strikeouts vs. the Padres.

Hosmer frustrated with Royals' lack of offense…

Eric Hosmer says the Royals will keep grinding and hopefully will break out of this slump soon.

Matt Cain pitches Giants to 2-1 win against Dodgers

Matt Cain pitched six scoreless innings to beat the Dodgers for the first time in nearly four years, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win against Los Angeles

Former All-Star Delabar suspended 80 games for…

Former All-Star pitcher Steve Delabar, a veteran of six major league seasons with Seattle, Toronto and Cincinnati, has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test under baseball's minor league drug program

Red Sox pitcher Barnes suspended 4 games for…

Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes has been suspended four games and fined for throwing a fastball past the head of Baltimore star Manny Machado. The commissioner's office issued the penalty Monday

Yost: Royals frustrated with start of season

Ned Yost is hopeful the Royals will break out of their current slump soon.

Hazen: Starting pitching sets tone for D-backs…

General manager Mike Hazen joins Todd Walsh for a discussion of the D-backs' strong start to the 2017 season.

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Greinke fans 11, Owings hits grand slam in Arizona win

Zack Greinke struck out 11 in six innings, Chris Owings hit his first career grand slam and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the San Diego Padres 7-6

Tim Tebow has his best week in minors with 6 hits

Tim Tebow has his best week in the minors, showing some consistency at the plate with two multi-hit games for the Columbia Fireflies

Absences of Marte, Bumgarner could shake up NL

The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants will both have to overcome some significant adversity to contend for the postseason after losing two of the National League's top players this past week

Shelby Miller: I don't think it's a big issue

Shelby Miller doesn't believe there is any significant injury after being removed from Sunday's game with forearm tightness.

Lovullo: 'We're going to be optimistic' with…

Torey Lovullo discusses Shelby Miller's forearm tightness and Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

Blackmon hits 2-run homer, Rockies beat Nationals 8-4

Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run homer in the seventh, Colorado's lights-out bullpen threw three-plus scoreless innings and the Colorado Rockies beat Washington 8-4 on Monday night, ending the Nationals' seven-game winning streak

APNewsBreak: Dodgers, Yankees cut projected…

The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills _ just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season

Tigers OF Jones says he's feeling OK after being…

Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones says he is feeling lucky a day after being hit in the face by a pitch that later sparked a benches-clearing tussle between the Tigers and Minnesota Twins

MLB Power Rankings: A major shake-up in the top 10

3 weeks into the MLB season, we're starting to see some separation. Here's a look at the shaken-up top: 10. Dodgers: Batters need to stop getting cut down so often by lefty pitchers. 9. Tigers: They may fall out of the top 10 with Miguel Cabrera (groin) on the 10-day DL. 8. Red Sox: Offense has yet to take flight and Pablo Sandoval's .213/.269/.377 slash line isn't helping. 7. Yankees: Aaron Judge hit five homers this past week — several which are yet to land. 6. Indians: Corey Kluber is back on track after a complete game shutout against the White Sox. 5. Rockies: The bullpen has been dominant so far this season, posting a 2.76 ERA and 2.08 FIP. 4. Cubs: The defending champs didn't get a single qual

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Florida Midday Minute: Rays begin series vs…

Chris Archer takes the mound as the Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series in Baltimore, while the Miami Marlins have an off day.

Dozier base-clearing double pushes Twins past Rangers 3-2

Brian Dozier hit a bases-clearing double and the Minnesota Twins won 3-2 at Texas on Monday night

LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers scrap; Scherzer on…

LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers resume series after scrap, Scherzer gets Mets on Sunday night, Jays feeling very blue, Nova faces Yanks in Pittsburgh