6/27/2016 | Red Sox option slumping E-Rod
Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez will have to work out of his current funk at Triple-A Pawtucket, where he was optioned following Monday's disappointing 13-7 loss to the Rays.
6/27/2016 | Giants could let Bumgarner hit in lieu of DH
An intriguing issue was raised Monday, but not answered: Will the Giants scrap using a designated hitter when Madison Bumgarner starts Thursday at Oakland and let the adept-hitting pitcher take his cuts instead?
6/27/2016 | Rox ride 6-run inning to spoil Tulo's return
Nolan Arenado and Daniel Descalso lashed two-run singles in a six-run seventh inning as the Rockies celebrated their reunion with former shortstop Troy Tulowitzki with a 9-5 victory over the Blue Jays at Coors Field on Monday night.
6/27/2016 | Behind Cloney, Arizona one win from CWS title
The first item on Jay Johnson's to-do list after he took the Arizona coaching job last June was to shore up a commitment from J.C. Cloney. He caught a 6 a.m. flight the day following his introductory press conference to visit the Castaic, Calif., home of Cloney, who had agreed to play for Johnson's predecessor, Andy Lopez.
6/27/2016 | Astros rally, make great escape to top Halos
Jose Altuve extended his Major League-best on-base streak to a career-high 30 games and Carlos Correa drove home the winning run as the Astros beat the Angels, 4-2, in a comeback victory on Monday night.
6/27/2016 | Semien leads charge behind stellar Mengden
Marcus Semien skied a three-run home run to left field as part of a five-run second inning, and A's starter Daniel Mengden stymied the Giants' bats through 7 2/3 innings in Oakland's 8-3 Bay Bridge Series opening win at AT&T Park on Monday.
6/27/2016 | Mariners host golf tourney to battle cystic fibrosis
On Monday, Steve Cishek got the chance to support cystic fibrosis research aimed at developing new therapies and finding a cure for the life-threatening disease. He co-hosted the 31st annual Mariners Care Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament alongside three-time host Charlie Furbush.
6/27/2016 | Altuve extends on-base streak to 30 games
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve extended his career-long on-base streak to 30 consecutive games by going 2-for-4 in Monday's 4-2 win over the Angels at Angel Stadium. He's the first Astros player to reach in 30 consecutive games since Willy Taveras a decade ago.
6/27/2016 | Young stars stand out on Cuban barnstorming tour
The Cuban National Team continues its 19-game barnstorming tour through the Can-Am League with three games against the New Jersey Jackals at Yogi Berra Stadium beginning Tuesday night. On Monday afternoon, the team greeted the press at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, adjacent to the stadium on the campus of Montclair State University.
6/27/2016 | Extra Kris B! Cub's hot swings epic
In the top of the eighth inning of Monday night's 11-8 win, a sea of Cubs fans erupted at Great American Ball Park as third baseman Kris Bryant trotted around the bases. Bryant, who went 5-for-5, had just hit his third homer on a night he became the first player in modern MLB history, dating back to 1913, to record three home runs and two doubles in one game.
6/27/2016 | Baker's delight: Early outburst ends Rays' skid
The Rays jumped all over Eduardo Rodriguez and the Red Sox to snap an 11-game losing streak and hand rookie Blake Snell his first big league victory in a 13-7 win in Monday night's opener of a three-game series.
6/27/2016 | Tulo back in Colorado with fond memories
Troy Tulowitzki has moved on. He is a Toronto Blue Jay. And he is happy with the way things turned out. There is, however, a part of Tulowitzki that still bleeds Rockies purple. It always will.
6/27/2016 | Umpire Layne exits after being hit by foul ball
Home-plate umpire Jerry Layne exited Monday's game between the Indians and Braves at Turner Field after being hit by a foul ball off the bat of Nick Markakis in the eighth inning.
6/27/2016 | 5 alive! Bryant 5-for-5, hits 3 of Cubs' 5 HRs vs. Reds
Plenty of players have hit for the cycle before in Major League history. No one has ever had a full house, at least not the way Kris Bryant did Monday night. Bryant went 5-for-5 with six RBIs and became the first player in modern MLB history, dating back to 1913, to hit three home runs and two doubles in the same game. He also set a Cubs franchise record with 16 total bases, as Chicago beat the Reds, 11-8, at Great American Ball Park.
6/27/2016 | A's add Tepesch to Minors, DFA Surkamp
The A's shook up their rotation depth Monday, claiming right-hander Nick Tepesch off waivers from the Dodgers and designating lefty Eric Surkamp for assignment.
6/27/2016 | Gearrin has found home in Giants bullpen
Cory Gearrin continues to be a valuable piece of the Giants' bullpen this season. After recovering from Tommy John surgery in 2014 while a member of the Atlanta Braves, Gearrin has finally established himself as a big leaguer.
6/27/2016 | A's plan to have Manaea start Wednesday
A's manager Bob Melvin said lefty Sean Manaea will return from the disabled list and start Wednesday against the Giants, aiding a rotation that finally seems to be on the mend.
6/27/2016 | Hamstring cramp won't sideline Herrmann long
D-backs catcher Chris Herrmann said his right hamstring was feeling better Monday, one day after he suffered a cramp.
6/27/2016 | Reddick slated to return to A's lineup Tuesday
The A's expect to activate right fielder Josh Reddick from the disabled list in time for Tuesday's Interleague matchup with the Giants at AT&T Park.
6/27/2016 | 5-year-old has wish come true with Angels
Adorned in full uniform and cleats, manager Mike Scioscia's newest player made his first big league appearance before Monday night's game against Houston.
6/27/2016 | 2016 Draft: Signing and Bonus Tracker
A complete breakdown of which 2016 Draft picks from the first 10 rounds have agreed to terms, along with their reported bonuses and starting assignments.
6/27/2016 | Surgery still uncertain for Richards, Heaney
Garrett Richards' partially torn ulnar collateral ligament showed "progressive healing" in a follow-up MRI, while Andrew Heaney's "did not show the progressive healing that would've been optimal," Angels general manager Billy Eppler relayed to reporters on Monday afternoon.
6/27/2016 | McCullers scratched from start with blister
Veteran right-hander Scott Feldman will return to the rotation to start Tuesday against the Angels in place of right-hander Lance McCullers, who has developed a blister on the tip of his right index finger.
6/27/2016 | June boom: Balls leaving yard at historic rate
Entering Monday's games, teams were hitting an average of 1.15 homers per game. If that rate were to remain the same through the end of the season, it would rank as the second-highest all-time behind only the 2000 MLB season, in which teams averaged 1.17 home runs a game.
6/27/2016 | Return to Arizona a homecoming for Joseph
Phillies' first baseman Tommy Joseph grew up in Scottsdale as a D-backs' fan. On Monday, he played his first game at Chase Field against the D-backs in front of friends and family.
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