David Ortiz's go-ahead home run that led to the Red Sox beating the Yankees, 4-2, on Friday night seemed big enough in the scope of a baseball game. But it turned out to have so much more meaning, particularly to a 5-year-old boy in Wyoming named Maverick Schutte.
When Byung Ho Park connects on a home run, he certainly doesn't get cheated.
The Tigers could be close to getting their Opening Day catcher back.
A's right-hander Jesse Hahn was outstanding in his season debut, stringing together 6 2/3 impressive innings against the Astros in a 2-0 series-clinching victory at the Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.
Jordan Zimmermann continued his dominant start to the season with another sterling performance, and he was backed by a three-run homer from Justin Upton to lift the Tigers to a 4-1 win over the Twins on Saturday afternoon at Target Field.
When Tigers outfielder Justin Upton connected on a Tyler Duffey pitch in the first inning, there was no doubt he was clearing the fence for a home run. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said the only question was whether it would land in the second deck.
Monte Irvin was remembered with an inspirational "Celebration of Life" on Saturday morning at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, in the community where the Hall of Famer, Negro Leaguer, war veteran and New York Giants trailblazer grew up. Those apt verses from a poem were on the back of a program clenched by attendees whose lives he touched before his passing on Jan. 11 at age 96.
Shin-Soo Choo said an MRI he had on Friday revealed his strained right calf is "80 percent better," and the right fielder hopes to start a rehab assignment in the next two weeks and return to the Rangers by the third week of May.
The back end of the Pirates' bullpen returned to full strength on Saturday, as Pittsburgh recalled right-hander Jared Hughes from the disabled list.
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
Orioles right-hander Hunter Harvey, one of their top pitching prospects, has been shut down and will see a specialist as he continues to be bothered by a groin injury.
For the second straight game, the Nationals parlayed a four-run inning into a road victory over the Cardinals, this time claiming a 6-1 victory on Saturday at Busch Stadium behind another strong performance from starter Joe Ross and an early three-run home run by Jayson Werth. For the Cardinals, the loss wrapped up a month in which they went 1-7 against teams with winning records.
Russell Martin is not going to require a stint on the 15-day disabled list, but he's also not ready to play every day because of a lingering neck issue.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Zac Curtis from Class A Advanced Visalia and designated left-hander Keith Hessler for assignment, D-backs senior vice president and general manager Dave Stewart announced Saturday.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated that he may replace one of the 13 pitchers the Braves have been carrying with a position player. Switch-hitter Emilio Bonifacio is a likely candidate.
Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez will miss the rest of the series against the A's with a sore left rib cage suffered while diving for a ball in left-center during Friday night's 7-4 loss.
With proven vets like Troy Tulowitzki and dynamic youngsters like Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor, the competition is fierce at AL shortstop.