Jason Castro, who entered Thursday hitless in his previous 20 at-bats, blasted his second career grand slam in the fifth inning to send the Astros to a 4-2 win in the series opener against the Rangers at Minute Maid Park.
Jim Adduci had to leave Thursday's game, a 4-2 loss to the Astros, after hitting his head hard while making a terrific running catch in foul territory.
After flirting with a no-hitter last week in Cincinnati, Mike Minor extended his dominance on Thursday night at Citi Field. The Braves left-hander carried a gem into the eighth inning and produced a pair of hits that propelled his club to a 6-1 win over the Mets.
J.J. Hardy drove in the go-ahead run in the Orioles' 5-4 win against the Rays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Thursday night.
The Indians kept pace in the playoff picture with a 3-2 victory over the White Sox on Thursday night in Chicago. Jason Kipnis drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning to help Carlos Carrasco, who allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings, post a win.
The Mets may have lost second baseman Daniel Murphy for the next two weeks, but they're replacing him with one of the organization's most heralded infield prospects in Dilson Herrera.
The Yankees added a layer of specialization to their bullpen on Thursday, acquiring left-hander Josh Outman from the Indians in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.
Eric O'Flaherty's ability to have success against both righties and lefties is a big reason why the A's want him in the closer's role while All-Star Sean Doolittle recovers from a right intercostal strain.
Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit etched himself into Major League history by retiring his 46th consecutive batter in the third inning of Thursday's game against the Rockies.
The A's will start Jeff Samardzija on Saturday and Scott Kazmir on Sunday to close out their four-game set in Anaheim, rather than the other way around as originally planned.
Gregor Blanco's two-run homer in the second inning generated most of the Giants' offense and paced them to Thursday's 4-1 victory over the Rockies at AT&T Park on a milestone day for starter Yusmeiro Petit.
The absence of catcher Yan Gomes over the past week has given the Indians the chance to take a close look at what they have in rookie Roberto Perez.
Garrett Richards' now-vacant rotation spot is a major issue for the Angels, on Saturday against the A's and in the month that will follow.
Eric Hosmer is making such good progress that the Royals might get him on a Minor League injury rehabilitation assignment this weekend. The first baseman took live batting practice during Thursday's pregame workout with no apparent difficulty.
Robbie Grossman sat out on Thursday after he twisted his left ankle on Wednesday, and manager Bo Porter said he is day to day.
Right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt will make his Major League debut for the White Sox as the starter for Saturday's doubleheader nightcap against the Tigers.
With uncertainty surrounding Anibal Sanchez's return from a strained right pectoral muscle, the Tigers were in serious need of another starter to give them a fighting chance at success in that rotation spot. Kyle Lobstein filled that role splendidly on Thursday.