4/25/2015 | Twins ride timely hitting, Escobar's HR to even series
The Twins took advantage of shaky defense by the Mariners and made the most of their run-scoring opportunities to beat Seattle, 8-5, on Saturday night before 33,566 at Safeco Field. Minnesota knocked Mariners starter James Paxton out of the game in the fifth inning and strung together four consecutive frames with at least one run for the victory.
4/25/2015 | DraftKings picks: Longoria, Sandoval, Archer
With arguably no elite-level starters on the schedule, Sunday could be a great challenge for DraftKings participants. The ability to nab a pair of productive hurlers could be the factor that decides many matchups, even though participants have several options for hitting stacks on this day. The players listed below could be excellent lineup additions.
4/25/2015 | Orioles take precautions with nearby protests
Fans at Saturday's Orioles-Red Sox game were asked to not leave Camden Yards for part of the evening, by both the mayor's office and city police department, due to protests in the area.
4/25/2015 | Harris' Major League debut worth the wait
As he sat on the bullpen bench watching Adam Wainwright get helped off the field, Mitch Harris received the summons he's been waiting on for so long. He called the circumstances "bittersweet," but with his debut on Saturday, Harris became the first graduate of the United States Naval Academy since Nemo Gaines in 1921 to appear in a Major League game.
4/25/2015 | Dodgers swat four homers in slugfest with Padres
Adrian Gonzalez belted a three-run shot -- one of four Dodgers homers -- in an 11-8 victory over the Padres on Saturday at Petco Park to clinch a series win. Justin Upton went deep twice for San Diego.
4/25/2015 | May exits game vs. M's after comebacker hits right elbow
Trevor May was pitching to Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager to lead off the bottom of the fourth inning when a liner appeared to hit the pitcher's right arm near the wrist.
4/25/2015 | Marte's ninth-inning single lifts Pirates past D-backs
Starling Marte singled home Neil Walker off D-backs closer Addison Reed with two out in the top of the ninth, giving the Pirates a 2-1 win on Saturday night in the second game of the three-game set.
4/25/2015 | Iwakuma to miss 2-4 weeks with strained lat muscle
Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma will miss two to four weeks with a Grade 1 strain of his right lat muscle, the club announced Saturday.
4/25/2015 | Braves end scoreless streak, rally past Phillies
The Braves snapped a 20-inning scoreless drought and ruined David Buchanan's strong start by producing a decisive three-run seventh inning in Saturday night's 5-2 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
4/25/2015 | No need to panic, but Nationals' bats must step up
The team that is generally acknowledged to have baseball's best pitching staff has started the 2015 season 7-11. More than anything else, this is an illustration that the other half of the game, even in this era of increased pitching dominance, still holds more than a hint of significance.
4/25/2015 | Angels gather franchise's MVPs to honor 2014 winner Trout
The Angels had their three American League Most Valuable Players together on the field for Saturday's ceremony to honor the 2014 winner, center fielder Mike Trout.
4/25/2015 | Rangers eager to insert Hamilton into struggling lineup
The Rangers are eager to complete a trade for Josh Hamilton. Their lineup needs help. The Rangers managed just three hits in a 3-2 loss to the Angels on Friday night. It's the fourth time in 16 games they have been held to three hits or fewer and it left the team with a .210 batting average.
4/25/2015 | Galvis makes diving stop, shakes off pain
Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis was shaken up in the top of the sixth inning of Saturday night's 5-2 loss to the Braves after diving to his left for a sharply hit ball by Atlanta's Nick Markakis and making a great play for the final out of the frame.
4/25/2015 | Ellsbury exits game early due to hip tightness
Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was removed from the game in the eighth inning of Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Mets because he was experiencing some hip tightness.
4/25/2015 | Wainwright to have MRI after injuring his left ankle
Adam Wainwright suffered what the Cardinals are right now labeling a left ankle injury when he broke from the batter's box after hitting a fifth-inning popup. Limping around in a walking boot afterward, Wainwright confirmed that the injury is in the back of his ankle -- or as manager Mike Matheny described it, "a bad spot." Wainwright will travel back to St. Louis with the team after Sunday's game and then have an MRI taken of his ankle on Monday.
4/25/2015 | Cardinals defeat Brewers, lose Wainwright to ankle injury
The Cardinals lost Adam Wainwright to an ankle injury after four innings but won another ballgame, 5-3 over the Brewers, and opened a 10-game gap between the top and bottom teams in the National League Central.
4/25/2015 | O's end slide on Lough's dramatic HR in 10th
David Lough's home run in the bottom of the 10th helped the Orioles rally past the Red Sox for a 5-4 win and end a five-game losing streak.
4/25/2015 | Giants squeeze by Rockies for 11-inning victory
Nori Aoki scored the deciding run on a squeeze bunt by Joe Panik in the 11th inning as the Giants survived a Rockies rally in the ninth for a 5-4 win on Saturday night. Justin Maxwell's replay-reviewed two-run homer helped offset solo shots by Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez for Colorado.
4/25/2015 | Free pass: Miggy has career-high four walks
Miguel Cabrera has compiled a stack of accomplishments in this game with one of the greatest swings ever seen in a right-handed hitter. He accomplished a first on Saturday without swinging the bat at all, his first four-walk game in a Major League tenure that has seen just about everything else.
4/25/2015 | Victorino placed on DL with hamstring strain
The Red Sox placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the disabled list with a hamstring strain and called up pitcher Matt Barnes from Triple-A.
4/25/2015 | Beckham's clutch double paces Rays' comeback over Jays
Tim Beckham's two-run double in the eighth inning led the Rays to a come-from-behind 4-2 win over the Blue Jays Saturday night at Tropicana Field.
4/25/2015 | Cardinals expect Molina's absence to be short
Though Yadier Molina was out of the starting lineup on Saturday, one day after he took a foul tip off his right knee, the Cardinals refrained from summoning additional catching help as they anticipate Molina's absence being short term.
4/25/2015 | Ozzie, Rickey, Jenkins and Tiant enter Hall of Game
Now in its second year, the Hall of Game is for former Major League players who not only did great things on the field, but also exhibited the flair and passion reminiscent of the Negro Leagues players. Joining Ozzie Smith on Saturday in the Hall of Game induction class were Rickey Henderson, Ferguson Jenkins and Luis Tiant.
4/25/2015 | Brantley returning to All-Star form after back injury
All-Star Michael Brantley churned out four hits in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Tigers, providing more hope that the left fielder is getting over the lower-back issue that sidelined him for six of the first eight games this season.
4/25/2015 | Bautista misses fourth straight game with sore shoulder
Jose Bautista missed his fourth consecutive game on Saturday night because of soreness in his right shoulder.
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