Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will not start Wednesday because of lower back tightness, which had forced him out of Tuesday's game.
Two batters after legging out a bunt single to load the bases in the third inning, Travis Snider was pulled with left hamstring discomfort.
The Blue Jays recalled former first-round draftee Chad Jenkins from Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday and designated fellow reliever Sergio Santos for assignment. Santos, who had been recalled from Buffalo on Saturday, worked to an 0-3 record and an 8.57 ERA in 26 appearances for the Blue Jays this season.
"Magical" is about the best explanation for what Madison Bumgarner did during Tuesday night's one-hit shutout against the Rockies. Go back and watch it pitch by pitch. Watch the location. And the velocity. And the movement. And then watch it all over again. Watch the hitters. Watch their reaction.
Andrew McCutchen was back in the Pirates lineup Wednesday, a day after he tweaked an ailing rib in his left side. However, Pedro Alvarez -- who also left Tuesday's game -- was out of the lineup to nurse his sprained left foot.
Having gone through a Tuesday workout without any complications, Yadier Molina is scheduled to catch five innings as he begins a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield on Wednesday. He could then be back in the Cardinals' lineup as early as Friday.
On July 15, 1963, White Sox catcher J.C. Martin guided batterymate Gary Peters to a one-hit shutout and added a decisive home run -- influence that can be appreciated by the San Francisco Giants battery of Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey.
Third-base prospect Kris Bryant's performance in Triple-A, where he has hit for both average and power, is worthy of a September callup to the Cubs, writes MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo.
Baseball players break in their gloves using all sorts of methods, and some are more conventional that others. Just ask Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, who likes to break in his new gloves by heating them in the microwave.
Dodgers' No. 3 prospect Joc Pederson leads Triple-A Albuquerque into a matchup against the Astros' No. 3 prospect, Domingo Santana, and Oklahoma City on Wednesday in a game that can been seen on MiLB.TV.
Though a September callup is highly unlikely this season, 18-year-old lefty Julio Urias has what it takes to help Dodgers in the stretch run this season, writes MLB.com's Jim Callis.
While clubs such as the Orioles and Nats appear to be locks for division titles, there are underdogs in each division who still have a reasonable shot to make run.
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
Giants ace lefty Madison Bumgarner was six outs away from a perfect game Tuesday when Justin Morneau intruded on Bumgarner's flirtation with immortality, poking a double down the right-field line. That was all the offense the Rockies could amass, though, and the Giants won, 3-0, inside AT&T Park.
Rookie southpaw James Paxton bounced back from the first loss of his career to throw 6 2/3 innings Tuesday night against Texas as Seattle rolled to a 5-0 win at Safeco Field and maintained its hold on the second Wild Card position in the American League.
Behind a five-run fourth inning and seven shutout innings from Matt Shoemaker, the Angels bounced back to beat the Marlins, 8-2, on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium.
The National League West-leading Dodgers won back-to-back replay reviews in a six-run fourth inning and coasted to a 9-5 win over the D-backs at Chase Field on Tuesday night.