The Giants have acquired right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy from the Red Sox for a pair of pitching prospects, according to multiple reports.
For the first time in more than two decades, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is changing its rules regarding the induction of recently retired players. Under the new system, effective immediately, players will remain on the ballot for a maximum of only 10 years, instead of 15.
The Cardinals have signed free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski. George Kottaras, claimed by St. Louis off waivers on July 11, was released to make room for Pierzynski.
On Friday night, Efren Navarro had the big hit for the second time in a week, backing a Tyler Skaggs' one-run performance and lifting the Angels to a 2-1 win over the Tigers at Angel Stadium.
Left fielder Josh Hamilton exited with left knee soreness in the fourth inning Friday night of the Angels' 2-1 victory over the Tigers. Manager Mike Scioscia said the injury was day to day.
Zack Greinke recorded the second four-strikeout inning of his career on Friday night. It was fifth in history recorded by a Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher. Greinke, Chuck Finley and A.J. Burnett are the only pitchers in MLB history with multiple four-strikeout innings.
Led by Chris Davis' decisive 10th-inning homer, the Orioles -- who continue to get impressive pitching performances on a nightly basis -- broke through to capture their fourth win in five games with a 2-1 victory over Seattle on Friday to keep their AL East lead at three.
Yasiel Puig had three triples and a double to lead a rout behind Zack Greinke, who struck out 10 in seven innings of an 8-1 win over the Giants that trimmed the Dodgers' deficit in the NL West to a half-game.
Felix Hernandez put his name alongside Tom Seaver in the Major League record books Friday with another pitching gem, but the Orioles rallied in the 10th inning for a 2-1 win that extended the Mariners' losing streak to four.
The Orioles sealed Friday's 2-1 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field in an unusual manner: with an overturned called at first base for the final out in the bottom of the 10th inning.
With Ryan Zimmerman out with a hamstring injury, two baseball sources revealed on Friday that the Nationals inquired about Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, but the "Nationals were rebuffed" one of the sources said.
It looked like another tepid night of offense would spoil a Zack Wheeler gem and hand the Mets their second straight loss. Instead, a late comeback off Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez led the Mets to a 3-2 win at Miller Park.
Jerome Williams' debut with the Rangers couldn't have gone much better as he allowed a run in six innings as Texas defeated first-place Oakland, 4-1, on Friday night at Globe Life Park.
John Danks worked seven strong innings, Dayan Viciedo had four hits and Jose Abreu hit his Major League-leading 30th home run Friday night as the White Sox beat the Twins, 9-5, at Target Field.
It's safe to say that Tanner Roark is arguably Washington's best starter. He took advantage of the fact that the Reds were without key players -- such as Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto, because of injuries -- and the Nationals posted a 4-1 victory at Great American Ball Park.
Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester indicated that even if he was traded, he could perhaps re-sign with Boston as a free agent in the offseason.
Evan Longoria's three-run double in the seventh paved the way for a 6-4 Rays win over the Red Sox on Friday night at Tropicana Field.