The Indians got another good outing from their rejuvenated Cy Young Award winner and the Mariners were left with concerns about their emerging young starter in a 5-3 Cleveland win that opened a four-game series at Safeco Field on Thursday night.
Albert Pujols and Matt Joyce hit early home runs, and Chris Iannetta came through with a late grand slam, to lead the Angels to a 12-2 win over the Tigers in Thursday's series opener at Angel Stadium.
Chris Heston logged 7 1/3 shutout frames, while Brandon Belt homered in the seventh before a six-run eighth sealed the Giants' 7-0 victory over the Braves on Thursday night at AT&T Park. Atlanta starter Shelby Miller logged seven solid frames in the loss.
The Pirates continued to ride their starting pitching Thursday night against the Padres at Petco Park as they won their seventh in a row, 11-5, this time behind veteran right-hander A.J. Burnett.
With a baker's dozen of strikeouts, Corey Kluber ended this month with 60 punchouts, which moved him past Washington's Max Scherzer for the most whiffs in the Majors (96) at the moment.
Miguel Cabrera's 1,402nd career RBI was just his second through a hit-by-pitch. It nearly came at a steep price.
With the help of former Major League pitcher Paul Byrd, Tarez Miller graduated high school with academic and athletic scholarships to go to college. It was a triumphant journey that required faith and determination and serendipity and the willingness of a lot of people to take a chance. And baseball. It all started with, and wouldn't have been possible without, baseball.
A's left-hander Scott Kazmir could potentially miss just one start, after an MRI on his shoulder revealed no structural damage. "Just a little bit of a weak shoulder at this point," said A's manager Bob Melvin.
Mariners starter James Paxton was removed from Thursday night's game against the Indians with two outs in the top of the fifth inning because of discomfort in the middle finger on his pitching hand.
Alex Rodriguez drove in the 1,996th run of his career on Thursday, tying Barry Bonds for second place on baseball's all-time RBI list, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Angels shortstop Erick Aybar felt some tightness in his left hamstring while running down the first-base line in the fifth inning, prompting him to exit Thursday's 12-2 win early.
Robinson Cano began suffering flu-like symptoms overnight after the team's Sunday afternoon win over the Rays in St. Petersburg and received an IV for dehydration.
Billy Burns and Brett Lawrie homered, and the A's posted a pair of runs in the seventh inning to break ahead and claim a 5-4 series-opening victory over the Yankees at the Coliseum on Thursday evening.
Red Sox rookie left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez made a terrific Major League debut, throwing 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a 5-1 victory over the Rangers on Thursday night at Globe Life Park.
Josh Hamilton returned to his old ballpark on Thursday night and hit a first-pitch double in his first at-bat. In his final at-bat of the night, he had an RBI single to keep the Rangers from getting shut out.
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The Padres signed James Shields in the winter in the hopes of adding a frontline starter to their rotation, and the veteran right-hander has been every bit as good as advertised. Shields is 6-0 with a 3.75 ERA through his first 10 starts, and he'll try to add another positive start against the Pirates tonight. Here's a few other matchups and games to look forward to today.