Cubs shut down Morrow after recovery setback
Veteran reliever did not respond well after throwing earlier this week
CHICAGO -- The Cubs were hoping to have closer Brandon Morrow miss only the season's first month, but the pitcher's comeback from a right elbow injury has been put on hold.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon noted on Saturday that Morrow (on the 10-day injured list) did not recover well from
This ace looks unhittable once again
Armed with one of MLB's filthiest pitches, Castillo is back to '17 form
One of the big questions in Cincinnati (and in fantasy circles, too) last April was, "What happened to Luis Castillo?" After an electric rookie start in summer 2017, the righty was carrying a 7.85 ERA and a garish 1.9 HR/9 rate through the season’s first month.
But a year later,
This HR makes zero sense, wins game for LA
Enrique Hernandez homers off Josh Hader's 0-2 pitch, a first for both
MILWAUKEE -- Enrique Hernández owns Madison Bumgarner. He homered three times in a pennant-clincher. He homered twice on Opening Day.
He’s no fluke. But it was still something of a shock on Friday night when he lined an 0-2 fastball from the intimidating Josh Hader for a three-run homer to
CC nears 3,000-K mark in 247th victory
Starter strikes out five over five innings of one-run ball; Gardner, Tauchman homer to lead offense
NEW YORK -- CC Sabathia says that he returned for one final big league season so he could appear in another World Series, not to chase round numbers. Yet as the veteran left-hander draws nearer to the 3,000-strikeout mark, the historic milestone has been occupying his thoughts with growing intensity.
White Sox-Tigers postponed; makeup on Aug. 6
Norris and the rest of the rotation all will be pushed back a day
DETROIT -- The Tigers almost made it through their opening month without a rainout at home, but a cold, rainy Saturday afternoon in Motown washed out those hopes. Saturday’s Tigers-White Sox game was postponed, to be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Red Sox make statement with 3 HRs vs. Rays
Vazquez goes deep, then Betts and Moreland go back-to-back
ST. PETERSBURG -- On Friday night, the Red Sox decided they’d had enough.
Enough of the questions, the second-guessing and, most of all, the losses.
And so, in the eighth inning, they made a statement.
Will it be enough to send the team back on the same kind of winning
D-backs add Swihart in trade with Red Sox
Versatile switch-hitter likely to play corner-outfield, corner-infield spots
CHICAGO -- Blake Swihart may not be an ideal fit on the D-backs' roster given the way it’s currently constructed, but when given the opportunity to acquire him, the team felt it couldn’t pass it up.
Swihart, who was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Tuesday, was acquired