4/18/2015 | Rays DFA Balfour after rocky outing
Grant Balfour struggled mightily in Saturday's 9-0 loss to the Yankees, and immediately after the game, the Rays designated him for assignment, Tampa Bay filled the roster spot by selecting right-hander Brandon Gomes from Triple-A Durham.
4/18/2015 | Giants end losing skid behind dominant Heston
4/18/2015 | King of K's: Felix fans 12 to snap skid, Rangers bats fall quiet
Mariners starter Felix Hernandez struck out 12 over seven sterling innings and the lineup notched some timely hits to even the series vs. the Rangers on Saturday.
4/18/2015 | With Tanaka dealing, Yankees slam Rays
Masahiro Tanaka held the Rays to two hits over seven innings, and Chris Young's grand slam fueled the seven-run seventh in the Yankees' 9-0 victory Saturday night at Tropicana Field. Jake Odorizzi was quality for the home team, surrendering three runs across six-plus innings.
4/18/2015 | Ventura ejected for hitting Lawrie as Hahn, A's blank Royals
Josh Reddick belted a three-run homer and right-hander Jesse Hahn tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings before leaving with a blister on his throwing hand, as the A's toppled the Royals, 5-0, on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium. Reddick's blast preceded Brett Lawrie being hit by a pitch by Royals starter Yordano Ventura in the fourth. Ventura was immediately ejected.
4/18/2015 | Flash, class highlight Giants' third ring ceremony
For those who believe that the Giants' recent success has been a gift from heaven, Saturday's ceremony featuring distribution of the 2014 World Series championship rings included a fitting touch. The first batch of rings arrived courtesy of four skydivers who parachuted into AT&T Park's outfield.
4/18/2015 | Astrodome remembered as baseball innovation
As the Astros celebrated the Astrodome's 50th anniversary, it was a reminder of baseball finally arriving in Houston, and the history of the franchise from some of its legends.
4/18/2015 | D-backs 'show respect' by watching Giants get rings
The Giants received their 2014 World Series rings prior to Saturday night's game, and D-backs manager Chip Hale requested that his players be in the dugout to watch.
4/18/2015 | Tension flares between A's, Royals for second straight night
For the second straight day, benches and bullpens emptied at Kauffman Stadium, first because Oakland's Brett Lawrie slid hard into Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar on Friday, and second because Royals starter Yordano Ventura drilled Lawrie on Saturday and was ejected.
4/18/2015 | Hanley still learning Monster ropes in left field
On Saturday, Red Sox outfielder Hanley Ramirez drifted back to the Green Monster, trying to get a bearing on exactly where he was, and had a drive tick off his glove. It's the type of play that Ramirez will probably make in due time, once he becomes fully comfortable as a left fielder.
4/18/2015 | Back strain lands Peavy on disabled list
The Giants made definitive moves Saturday by placing right-hander Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain and recalling catcher Andrew Susac. But manager Bruce Bochy wasn't sure what the team would do next -- that is, how they will fill Peavy's spot in the starting rotation.
4/18/2015 | Legends, astronauts celebrate Astrodome's 50th anniversary
The Houston Astros celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Astrodome before Saturday's game against the Angels, with throwback uniforms, special guests and astronauts throwing out the first pitch.
4/18/2015 | Dodgers extend streak to six wins, despite LeMahieu's homer
Torrid Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs and Howie Kendrick had a pair of doubles as the Dodgers win streak reached six games with a 6-3 victory over the Rockies at Dodger Stadium Saturday night. Zack Greinke got the win, despite being chased with a two-run homer by DJ LeMahieu with two out in the top of the seventh inning.
4/18/2015 | Marte paces suddenly surging Pirates over Brewers
Starling Marte drove in a career-high five runs and left-hander Jeff Locke retired 23 of the last 25 men he faced Saturday, leading the Pirates to a 6-2 win over the Brewers.
4/18/2015 | Hamilton legs out single, suffers sore groin
The Reds' lineup could be shorthanded some more after leadoff hitter and center fielder Billy Hamilton left Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Cardinals with a sore right groin muscle.
4/18/2015 | Upton day to day after straining left quad
Padres left fielder Justin Upton left Saturday's 7-6 loss in 11 innings to the Cubs with a slight strain of his left quad, said manager Bud Black, and Upton is day to day.
4/18/2015 | Mets defeat Marlins for seventh straight win
deGrom's dominance set the tone early, and the Mets held off a ninth-inning rally to claim a 5-4 victory over the Marlins, extending New York's winning streak to seven straight. The 2014 National League Rookie of the Year now hasn't given up a run in 18 1/3 innings.
4/18/2015 | Drew's 100th homer puts him, brother in elite group
Stephen Drew slugged his 100th career home run in Friday's 5-4 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field, joining his brother J.D. as the eighth pair of brothers to each hit at least 100 homers in the Major Leagues.
4/18/2015 | Jansen throws off mound for first time since foot surgery
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen took another step toward his return on Saturday, when he threw off the bullpen mound for the first time since his left foot surgery in February.
4/18/2015 | Lawrie, Escobar have different takes on text apology
Before the A's and Royals met again in the middle of the diamond during a 5-0 Oakland victory, contradictory messages raced between their clubhouses.
4/18/2015 | A-Rod swinging hot bat as he adjusts to DH
Alex Rodriguez has repeatedly said he did not know what to expect coming into this season, shaking off the rust following what essentially was a 17-month layoff, but it is difficult to imagine his first 10 games having a greater impact on the field for the Yankees.
4/18/2015 | Braun moves to leadoff as Crew looks to spark offense
Ryan Braun walked into PNC Park on Saturday and found his name in an unfamiliar spot: atop the lineup card.
4/18/2015 | Tillman outduels Buchholz as Orioles clip Red Sox
Right-hander Chris Tillman allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings and Chris Davis belted a late two-run homer to lead the Orioles to a 4-1 win over the Red Sox on Saturday at Fenway Park. David Ortiz and Brock Holt had three hits for Boston.
4/18/2015 | Simmons' glove on full display in pair of game-changing plays
Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons put his Gold Glove defense on full display in Saturday's 6-5 loss in Toronto, executing a pair of attention-grabbing plays that demonstrated his athleticism and awareness.
4/18/2015 | Donaldson wasting no time making mark on Blue Jays
Whether it's batting out of the two-hole, swinging for a game-winning hit, or adjusting to an offspeed pitch, Josh Donaldson keeps the same approach every at-bat. It just so happens his final at-bat in Saturday's 6-5 win ended with a dramatic walk-off blast.
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