5/23/2015 | Bolsinger retires 23 straight; Dodgers take series
Mike Bolsinger pitched one-hit ball over a career-high eight innings and rookie Joc Pederson homered again as the Dodgers blanked the Padres Saturday night, 2-0.
5/23/2015 | Rockies use power to snap Giants' streak
Daniel Descalso's two-run homer in Saturday night's sixth inning enabled the Colorado Rockies to inch ahead and helped them claim a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants, ending the defending World Series champions' eight-game winning streak.
5/23/2015 | Matusz ejected for foreign substance on arm
After getting two quick outs in the bottom of the 12th inning on Saturday night, Orioles reliever Brian Matusz had his arm checked by umpires for a foreign substance and was ejected from Baltimore's 13-inning, 1-0 loss.
5/23/2015 | Napoli blasts 2 HRs as Red Sox top Angels
Coming off perhaps their ugliest loss of the season, the Red Sox responded with their most well-rounded game in weeks en route to an 8-3 victory over the Angels on Saturday at Fenway Park.
5/23/2015 | Hamilton plans to rejoin Rangers on Monday
A rain cancellation prevented Josh Hamilton from stepping onto the field for the Triple-A Round Rock Express on Saturday, but it didn't stop him from making some big news.
5/23/2015 | Peterson revels in first career walk-off hit
Exactly one week after hitting his first career grand slam, Braves second baseman Jace Peterson tallied his first walk-off hit, sending Atlanta to a 3-2 victory over the Brewers in the 11th inning with a single to left-center field.
5/23/2015 | Maddon sticking with struggling Rondon
Cubs manager Joe Maddon may use a different pitcher as the closer on Saturday but it has nothing to do with a lack of support for Hector Rondon, who blew his third save on Friday, giving up a game-tying, two-run homer to the D-backs' Paul Goldschmidt with two outs in the 10th inning.
5/23/2015 | Burnett authoring quite the swan song with Pirates
A.J. Burnett walked off the mound at PNC Park after the seventh inning, striding slowly from the third-base line toward the Pirates' dugout with his glove in his right hand. He quickly raised it above his head, fist-bumped catcher Francisco Cervelli and hugged manager Clint Hurdle.
5/23/2015 | Sprained toe forces Lyles to exit vs. Giants
Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles suffered a sprained toe on his left foot during Saturday's start against the Giants. He is listed as day to day.
5/23/2015 | Jennings wins first as Marlins top Orioles in 13
The Orioles opted to avoid Giancarlo Stanton in the 13th inning, intentionally walking the slugger to load the bases. Martin Prado made them pay with a two-out RBI single off lefty T.J. McFarland, lifting the Marlins to a 1-0 victory over the Orioles in 13 innings at Marlins Park.
5/23/2015 | Braves rookie delivers in 11th to sink Brewers
Shelby Miller bounced back from a rocky first inning and the Braves' bullpen held off the Brewers long enough for Jace Peterson to give Atlanta a walk-off single for a 3-2, 11-inning win Saturday.
5/23/2015 | Moose day to day with bruised left clavicle
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas left Saturday's 3-2 win over the Cardinals prior to the bottom of the fifth inning and was replaced by Christian Colon. Club officials indicated that Moustakas exited with a left clavicle contusion and is considered day to day.
5/23/2015 | Sogard breaks out to spark A's scoring
"He's been durable and pretty consistent for us," said A's manager Bob Melvin after the Athletics' 5-0 victory over the Rays on Saturday at Tropicana Field. Eric Sogard backed up his manager's by gathering two hits and a walk in his four plate appearances, none of which were bigger than his at-bat in the sixth inning.
5/23/2015 | 'Rally banana' does wonders for Dodgers
In the fifth inning of a scoreless game, Kike Hernandez reached for the first thing he saw in the dugout -- a banana -- and the Dodgers promptly snapped the streak with a leadoff single by Justin Hunter (who advanced to second on an error in the outfield) immediately followed by an RBI double by Andre Ethier.
5/23/2015 | Harvey pays the price on tough day for Mets
The final indignity of the Mets' rotten Saturday occurred in the seventh inning of their 8-2 loss to the Pirates, some time after the worst outing of Matt Harvey's career had come to an end. Eric Campbell, the replacement for injured third baseman David Wright, fielded a routine grounder and fired it into the stands, resulting in an error and an eighth Pirates run.
5/23/2015 | Cherington believes effort is there for Red Sox
Through the first 42 games this season, there are few denying the Red Sox's pervasive and persistent woes on offense. Whether the club can recover from the slow start, however, is another matter -- one general manager Ben Cherington discussed at length on Saturday.
5/23/2015 | Hamels continues outstanding run in win
Cole Hamels pitched beautifully in Saturday's 8-1 victory over the Nationals at Nationals Park. He allowed five hits, one run, one walk and struck out five in eight innings to improve to 5-3 with a 2.98 ERA.
5/23/2015 | Gordon's HR aids Royals in rain-shortened I-70 clash
Alex Gordon drilled a two-run homer and Edinson Volquez went six strong innings for the Royals in a 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday in a rain-shortened game that ended after 5 1/2 innings. St. Louis starter John Lackey went five innings in the loss.
5/23/2015 | A variety of ways to reach Cooperstown
The Hall of Fame Classic is just a costume party for the big dance -- Induction Weekend, coming to this little town again this year on July 25-26. The game is a showcase for players who might have entered the "Hall of the Very Good," had there been one, as Alan Trammell discovered for the last 14 years as he's been shunned by the writers.
5/23/2015 | Bond between Ozzie, Konerko one of respect
Ozzie Guillen and Paul Konerko were back together again on Saturay for Konerko's No. 14 retirement ceremony. The pair formed a strong relationship on the South Side and it continues.
5/23/2015 | Victorino exits game due to calf tightness
The struggling Red Sox offense was expecting to rely on Shane Victorino as its No. 2 hitter against the Angels on Saturday, but the oft-injured outfielder had to be removed from the game after tweaking his left calf during the third inning.
5/23/2015 | Burnett cruises as Bucs bash around Harvey
Saturday's game at PNC Park was billed as a pitchers' duel, a showdown between Mets ace Matt Harvey and veteran A.J. Burnett. But the Pirates quickly turned it into the worst start of Harvey's young career, running away with an 8-2 win over the Mets. Burnett, meanwhile, struck out 10 and improved to 4-1 with a Major League-best 1.37 ERA.
5/23/2015 | Twins ride May, HRs past White Sox
A pair of solo home runs by Torii Hunter and Eduardo Nunez gave Trevor May an early boost and he used it to help the Twins eke out a 4-3 victory over Chris Sale and the White Sox on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. May fanned nine over seven innings, while Sale struck out 10 over eight.
5/23/2015 | Strasburg roughed up again by Phillies
Saturday's start against Philadelphia was the latest chapter in Stephen Strasburg's disappointing 2015 campaign. The former first overall pick lasted 3 2/3 innings and was roughed up for six runs, five earned.
5/23/2015 | Nervous Jones has scoreless pitching debut
Garrett Jones finally got his chance to see what it feels like to be a pitcher in the big leagues, though it came under circumstances that he and the Yankees would have much rather avoided.
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