8/27/2015 | Record-setting Mets run win streak to 7 games
Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead two-run double and made a circus play on defense Thursday, leading the Mets to a 9-5, 13-inning win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets swept the four-game series in Philadelphia and have won seven in a row overall, grabbing their third winning streak of at least seven games this season.
8/27/2015 | Seager homers and triples in first two at-bats for OKC
With a potential callup in September on the horizon, Corey Seager is getting hot at the perfect time. The Dodgers' No. 1 prospect homered and tripled on Thursday in Triple-A Oklahoma City's 9-7 win over El Paso.
8/27/2015 | Rendon ends Padres' rally with fantastic stop
With the Nationals' collective back against the wall and Melvin Upton Jr. on third base, Anthony Rendon dove to his stomach.
8/27/2015 | Alvarez's solo blast reaches rare territory
Marlins Park can be a frustrating place for even the most powerful hitters. The lime-green wall in center field is 418 feet away, but it often feels like a mile. All week, the Pirates watched balls get swallowed up by the vast outfield expanse.
8/27/2015 | Cruz has found a home and taking a liking to it
Nelson Cruz, who was traded three times before his 27th birthday, learned long ago about the beauty of the glass half full. So here he is at 35, continuing to raise his level with the Mariners, despite them being his third team in three years.
8/27/2015 | Unreal circus play highlights Amazin' night on D
Daniel Murphy must really, really have wanted to play an 11th inning, ending the 10th on Thursday with one of the most bizarre defensive plays of the season in the Mets' 9-5 victory over the Phillies in 13 frames.
8/27/2015 | Rodon keeps rolling as Sox top Mariners
Carlos Rodon continued his strong stretch through August, allowing two runs across six-plus innings as the White Sox defeated the Mariners, 4-2, on Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Adam Eaton scored three runs and reached base four times while Avisail Garcia knocked him in twice.
8/27/2015 | Ross goes 6 strong as Nationals top Padres
The Nationals, who are chasing the Mets in the National League East race, got a much-needed win on Thursday night against the Padres. Right-hander Joe Ross pitched six strong innings in a 4-2 victory at Nationals Park. Washington remains 6 1/2 games back of the Mets, who topped the Phillies.
8/27/2015 | Jocketty: Price's status safe for rest of season
The Reds have lost 12 of their past 13 games, but manager Bryan Price will get to finish this season at the helm, as general manager Walt Jocketty and CEO Bob Castellini have no changes planned.
8/27/2015 | Bucs top Marlins to keep pace in NL Central
Pirates ace Gerrit Cole made an overdue return to the win column Thursday night at Marlins Park, throwing 7 1/3 innings and picking up his 15th victory as the Bucs beat the Marlins, 2-1.
8/27/2015 | Taylor day to day after crashing into wall
Nationals center fielder Michael Taylor exited Thursday's 4-2 win against the Padres because of a right knee contusion. He is listed as day to day.
8/27/2015 | Heston likely to replace Cain for Sunday start
Right-hander Matt Cain likely will be scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals and will be replaced by Chris Heston, Giants general manager Bobby Evans said Thursday.
8/27/2015 | Matz to make rehab start Monday, then rejoin Mets
Steven Matz's return to the Mets is now less than a week away. The Mets announced Thursday that Matz will make his fourth and final Minor League rehab start Monday for Double-A Binghamton, and they will recall him the next day when rosters expand.
8/27/2015 | Yunel hit on hand with pitch; X-rays negative
Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar exited Thursday's 4-2 win against the Padres because of a right hand injury.
8/27/2015 | Living a dream: Tomlinson's 1st homer grand
Growing up in Chickasha, Okla., Giants rookie Kelby Tomlinson always dreamed of hitting a home run in the Major Leagues. On Thursday afternoon at AT&T Park, his wish finally came true.
8/27/2015 | Banister's influence shouldn't be overlooked
For anybody who wonders, Jeff Banister's experiences gave him resilience and grit, and right now, that's translated into how the Rangers have responded under his guidance.
8/27/2015 | MadBum stifles Cubs in graceful August exit
Madison Bumgarner displayed his characteristic dominance Thursday with 12 strikeouts in six innings during the Giants' 9-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. But San Francisco's ace most impressively maintained control of himself on foot, not on the mound.
8/27/2015 | Mets break, then extend club mark for monthly HRs
The Mets entered uncharted territory with a trio of home runs in the middle innings of Thursday's 9-5, 13-inning win over the Phillies. Travis d'Arnaud's two-run shot off Aaron Harang in the fourth inning was their 41st of the month, snapping a tie with the Mets' previous club record of 40 set in June 2006.
8/27/2015 | Cueto effect: Ventura improves since KC trade
As Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura racked up a career-high 11 strikeouts in six scoreless innings during the Royals' 5-3 win over Baltimore on Thursday, the search was on as to what has triggered his sudden turnaround.
8/27/2015 | Relay race: Cubs thwart inside-the-park HR
Cubs manager Joe Maddon was able to find a bright spot after watching the Giants' Madison Bumgarner strike out 12 over six innings in Chicago's 9-1 loss on Thursday. In the Giants' seventh, the Cubs were able to thwart Nori Aoki, who got a little too adventurous on the bases.
8/27/2015 | Cervelli ejected after home-plate argument
Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli caught a 94-mph fastball from Gerrit Cole, held it in his gloved left hand and waited. The strike call never came, but within a few moments, Cervelli had been ejected.
8/27/2015 | Sox don 'interesting' 1970s throwback uniforms
When most teams wear throwback uniforms, the players barely notice anymore. The colors and designs may be different, but most of the replica uniforms are similar to what is worn today.
8/27/2015 | Despite injuries, Giants are time-tested champs
The Giants, who bashed the Cubs, 9-1, in Thursday's AT&T Park matinee behind Madison Bumgarner, are leaning on their famous resolve in the face of a perplexing run of disruptive injuries.
8/27/2015 | DeShields turns Bautista's error into 'homer'
The Rangers clung to a one-run lead through 6 1/2 innings on Thursday afternoon, mainly because of some tough, gritty pitching in the Texas heat.
8/27/2015 | Jay set to rehab at Triple-A this weekend
Of the Cardinals' seven players rehabbing an injury, outfielder Jon Jay will be the first to begin a rehab assignment with one of the organization's Minor League affiliates.
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