LEADING OFF: Kluber shut down, Mets making moves

LEADING OFF: Kluber rehab shut down, Mets making moves as schedule toughens, Verlander faces Cabrera for first time, Marlins-Braves with hot tempers again

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Octavio…

Baseball pitcher Octavio Dotel arrested as part of drug trafficking operation

Lamb, Escobar deliver big hits, D-backs beat Rockies 8-7

Pinch-hitter Jake Lamb had a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7

Mets open crucial homestand with 9-2 win over Indians

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Ex-baseball players Dotel, Castillo linked to DR…

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel and are searching for ex-infielder Luis Castillo for their alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring

Rookies push Rangers to 3-2 win for split of DH…

Rookies help push Rangers to 3-2 win in 11 innings to split doubleheader; Trout hits career-best 42nd homer and Heaney career-high 14 Ks as Angels win opener 5-1

LEADING OFF: Mets manager Callaway faces former…

LEADING OFF: Mets manager Callaway faces former Indians boss, Athletics expected to promote Puk, Wacha perfect vs Brewers, Red Sox get word on Sale's elbow injury, Hamilton joins Braves

Home run robbers get praise - and swag for spectacular plays

Thieves: Baseball's elite outfielders get praise - and swag from pitchers for making spectacular plays to rob home runs.

Olson, Canha hit back-to-back HRs to lead A's past Yanks 6-2

Matt Olson and Mark Canha hit back-to-back homers in the first inning to lead the Oakland Athletics to their fifth win in six games with a 6-2 victory over the New York Yankees

Fowler drives in 4 runs in Cardinals 9-2 win over Brewers

Dexter Fowler hit a bases-loaded double and drove in four runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals past the Milwaukee Brewers 9-4 in the second game of the series between NL Central contenders

Hudson, 2 relievers 1-hit Brewers, Cardinals win 3-0

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Angels back in Texas after Skaggs' death, Rangers…

The Los Angeles Angels returned to Texas for the first time since pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room before the start of a series at the Rangers last month, losing 8-7 in 11 innings after letting a six-run lead get away

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Hudson, Cards take no-hit bid into 8th and blank…

Dakota Hudson and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, and Paul DeJong homered to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 in a series opener between NL Central contenders

Cruz, Twins cruise to 14-4 win over White Sox

Cruz homers, hits career-high 3 doubles for Twins in 14-4 win vs. White Sox to stretch lead to 3 games

Freddy Galvis hits tiebreaking homer, Reds beat Padres 3-2

Freddy Galvis hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the sixth inning, and Aristides Aquino added an RBI single as the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Diego Padres 3-2

Nationals continue onslaught with 4 HRs, pound…

Asdrúbal Cabrera hit the last of Washington's four home runs and drove in five runs, and three relievers combined for 6 2/3 innings of one-hit ball as the Nationals thumped the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-0

Harper's slam could be prelude to wild NL playoff…

Bryce Harper's game-ending grand slam could be prelude to wild NL playoff race

Alberto HR gives Orioles 4-1 win over Royals, ending skid

Hanser Alberto hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles ended an eight-game losing streak by beating the Kansas City Royals 4-1

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Diamondbacks score 3 in 8th to rally past Rockies, 5-3

Carson Kelly hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning, part of a three-run rally that sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies

Man Dies During Taco-Eating Contest

Taco Tuesday ended in tragedy at a minor league baseball game in California. A man taking part in a taco-eating contest at a Fresno Grizzlies game collapsed seven minutes into the competition and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The coroner's office says 41-year-old Dana Hutchings apparently choked to...

LEADING OFF: Kluber checked, Ohtani streak…

LEADING OFF: Kluber checked, Ohtani hitting streak, Brewers-Cardinals matchup