ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays reliever Sergio Romo played 11 seasons before making his first major league start.
BOSTON (AP) — Sloppy, rainy and downright lousy weather didn't cool down the fast start Mookie Betts is off to this season.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays plan to give veteran reliever Sergio Romo his first career start Saturday night against the Los Angeles Angels, though it will be a short one.
BOSTON (AP) — In a season with little to celebrate so far, the Baltimore Orioles had their choice of reasons to rejoice Friday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — When Delino DeShields swung and missed at strike three, Welington Castillo stood up, pumped his right arm a couple times and headed out to the mound as the Chicago White Sox poured onto the field.
BOSTON (AP) — One strike away from a four-hit shutout, David Price happily settled for a complete game and his strongest outing of the season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Baby Bombers were grounded.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Verlander is not prone to sentimentality.
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts loves watching from the on-deck circle and learning what J.D. Martinez does at the plate.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota catcher Jason Castro will miss the rest of the season following surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee.
BOSTON (AP) — With a hand on his heart and a quick glance to the sky, Stephen Piscotty made an emotional salute to his late mother and helped the Oakland Athletics win in his return to the lineup.
SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto felt disappointment first when he learned of Robinson Cano's 80-game suspension for violating baseball's drug agreement.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle already knew Robinson Cano would be out of the Mariners lineup for several weeks, the result of a broken bone in his right hand.
SEATTLE (AP) — Adrian Beltre's return from the disabled list lasted just five games.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After Andrew Heaney induced a long flyout with his 100th and final pitch, he left the mound with the fervent hope that the Los Angeles Angels were on their way to a victory that would deliver a statement to the mighty Houston Astros.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blisters on the middle finger of his pitching hand are nothing new for veteran Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill, but the latest one is worse than usual and he doesn't know how to solve the problem.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Not much has gone right for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, and it appeared the most last year's NL champions could hope for on Saturday was a split of a day-night doubleheader with the Washington Nationals after they ran into yet another dominant start by Max Scherzer.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Washington Nationals infielder-outfielder Howie Kendrick tore his right Achilles tendon in the opener of Saturday's doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers and will miss the rest of the season.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez has played in San Francisco so many times over the past decade that dealing with seagulls swirling over the outfield grass is customary in the late innings.
MIAMI (AP) — For one afternoon, finally, the Dodgers were better than last.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals shifted pitcher Adam Wainwright to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday because of persistent pain in his right elbow, with no set timetable for his return.
MIAMI (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts leaned back in his chair and it did not collapse, which is surprising given the way the season has gone.
MIAMI (AP) — The Dodgers' difficulty with last-place teams has become an issue coast to coast.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's already sputtering offense has taken a severe hit: center fielder A.J. Pollock is expected to miss four-to-eight weeks with a broken left thumb.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes was out of the lineup Tuesday night because of a strained right hip flexor and could be headed to the disabled list.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jordan Lyles' bid for a perfect game for San Diego has been broken up by Trevor Story's one-out single in the eighth inning for Colorado.
PHOENIX (AP) — When A.J. Pollock dived and missed Tyler Saladino's drive in center field, Arizona was all but assured of its sixth straight loss.
CHICAGO (AP) — Nobody expected 5-foot-9 Ozzie Albies to be among the major league home run leaders. Same with the Atlanta Braves' rise to the top of the NL East.
PHOENIX (AP) — Mark Reynolds needed one game — and two big swings — to make his presence felt with the Washington Nationals.