• Freeman says he won't return until after All-Star break

    Yesterday

    ATLANTA (AP) — Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman says he likely won't return from a wrist injury until after the All-Star break. The two-time All-Star still has severe tendon and ligament inflammation. He continues to feel significant pain following a platelet-rich plasma injection...

  • Cain goes 5 innings in 2015 debut as SF loses to Marlins 5-4

    Yesterday

    MIAMI (AP) — Matt Cain's season debut Thursday came without the hype or souvenir masks accompanying the return of his counterpart, Jose Fernandez. But for the San Francisco Giants, Cain's comeback provided a welcome boost, even in defeat. The three-time All-Star allowed five runs in...

  • Fernandez homers in comeback to help Miami beat Giants, 5-4

    Yesterday

    MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez's comeback required a comeback. The precocious right-hander shook off a rocky start in his return from Tommy John surgery, pitching six innings and hitting a homer Thursday to help the Miami Marlins rally past the San Francisco Giants 5-4 and complete a...

  • Rangers activate RHP Felize from DL; option starter Martinez

    Yesterday

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Texas Rangers have activated right-handed reliever Neftali Felize from the 15-day disabled list and optioned starter Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock. Felize went on the DL in late May with an abscess on his right side. His rehabilitation assignment consisted...

  • Aviles' 10th-inning homer gives Indians sweep of Rays

    Yesterday

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are feeling a little better about themselves. Good pitching, timely hitting and the team's first sweep of a four-game road series in more than a year can have that effect. "Our pitching gave us a chance every night, that's stating the obvious....

  • DeGrom frustrated, Mets feeble as Cubs complete 3-game sweep

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom delivered the most telling blow for the New York Mets. No, not his one-hop double to the wall. Rather, his punch to the Gatorade cooler. DeGrom turned slugger at the plate and later in the dugout, frustrated as the feeble Mets fell to the Chicago Cubs 6-1...

  • Moore returns from surgery but Rays fall to Indians 5-4

    Yesterday

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Matt Moore made it back Thursday, but the Tampa Bay Rays struck out a franchise-record 19 times in a 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians. Mike Aviles homered on the first pitch of the 10th inning off reliever Xavier Cedeno (1-1), giving the Indians a...

  • Herrera's bunt, blast leads Cubs over feeble Mets for sweep

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — By the time Jonathan Herrera and Miguel Montero homered, the Chicago Cubs didn't really need the extra runs. Once again, their pitchers had shut down the feeble New York Mets. Herrera neatly filled in for Kris Bryant with a squeeze bunt and homer for three RBIs that...

  • Phillies place pitcher Aaron Harang on disabled list

    Yesterday

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have placed right-hander Aaron Harang on the 15-day disabled list because of a foot injury. Chad Billingsley was activated from the disabled list to take Harang's roster spot and will start against Milwaukee on Thursday night. Harang...

  • Astros' Springer headed to 15-day DL with broken right wrist

    Yesterday

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder George Springer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right wrist. Springer was injured when he was hit on the wrist by a 95 mph fastball thrown by Edinson Volquez in the fifth inning of Houston's win over Kansas City on...

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