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Chatwood leads Rockies to 2-0 win, Padres’ 8th shutout (Yahoo Sports)

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood throws against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Tyler Chatwood’s long road back from Tommy John surgery seemed a little shorter on Wednesday. Making his sixth big league start since his second elbow ligament operation, Chatwood pitched three-hit ball for eight innings to lead the Colorado Rockies over San Diego 2-0 Wednesday. The Padres were shut out for the eighth time in 28 games this season.

Posted on 5 May 2016 @ 12:33 am

Mariners rally against A’s bullpen for first sweep of season (Yahoo Sports)

Seattle Mariners' Dae-Ho Lee, center, is congratulated by Leonys Martin (12) and Kyle Seager, right, after hitting a two run home run off Oakland Athletics' John Axford in the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Even with a four-run deficit, Nelson Cruz hollered through the dugout some words of confidence. A big swing by Cruz and a two more from Dae-Ho Lee helped Cruz make good on that bold declaration, and Seattle is starting May with some serious swagger atop the AL West. ”It’s fun,” Cruz said.

Posted on 5 May 2016 @ 12:03 am

Fatigued Garrett Richards unsure on next start for Angels (Yahoo Sports)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Los Angeles Angels starter Garrett Richards says he will be re-evaluated on Thursday to determine whether he can make his next start after dealing with fatigue.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 11:26 pm

Trout triples and homers, Angels beat Brewers 7-3 (Yahoo Sports)

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout hits a home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The curveball hung over the plate, an enticing pitch that Mike Trout quickly turned into a rally-starting solo home run in the eighth inning. Five batters later, the Los Angeles Angels had secured the lead for good thanks to a run-scoring double by pinch hitter C.J. Cron, avoiding a three-game sweep to the Milwaukee Brewers. Trout had an RBI triple and sparked the four-run eighth with his homer the opposite way in right, and the bullpen shut out the Brewers after the sixth in the Angels’ 7-3 win on Wednesday.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 10:45 pm

Yankees place Alex Rodriguez on DL with hamstring injury (Yahoo Sports)

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez runs after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park on Friday, April 29, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Alex Rodriguez won’t be around in the next two weeks to help the New York Yankees attempt to get out of last place in the AL East. Rodriguez was placed on the 15-day list Wednesday with a strained right hamstring. The injury occurred Tuesday night while Rodriguez was running out a grounder in the fifth inning of a 4-1 loss to the Orioles.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 10:24 pm

Nationals rout Royals 13-2 to take interleague series (Yahoo Sports)

Washington Nationals' Daniel Murphy is congratulated by teammates after his solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Stephen Strasburg likes to time his journey from the bullpen to the dugout before a game to minimize the time he has to sit on the bench before getting in the game. The Nationals scored six times off Kris Medlen in the first inning, taking advantage of three errors and a slew of hits before Strasburg ever got on the mound. Washington proceeded to rout Kansas City 13-2 and take the rubber-game of their three-game interleague set.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 10:12 pm

Zobrist, Rizzo homer as Cubs top Pirates 6-2 for sweep (Yahoo Sports)

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, left, rounds third in front of Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Ryan Vogelsong after hitting a solo home run off him in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

The Chicago Cubs are threatening to run away with the NL Central. Ben Zobrist hit a three-run home run, Anthony Rizzo also connected and Jon Lester worked out of a pair of jams to lead the Cubs over the second-place Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Wednesday for a three-game sweep. With its seventh win in eight games, Chicago improved to a major league-best 20-6.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 9:30 pm

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