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Red Sox 2B Pedroia returns to lineup after knee…

Red Sox star second baseman Dustin Pedroia's comeback from offseason knee surgery is complete

Benintendi, Moreland carry Red Sox past Braves 8-6

Andrew Benintendi homers as Boston Red Sox knock off Atlanta Braves 8-6

WATCH: Kansas Jayhawks vs. Oklahoma Sooners | Big…

WATCH: Kansas Jayhawks vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Hanley Ramirez designated for assignment by Red…

Hanley Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, who are responsible for the $15.25 million remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019

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Kyle Hendricks goes 7 strong innings, Cubs beat…

Kyle Hendricks limited San Francisco to one run and two hits over seven innings, Ben Zobrist lined a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Giants 6-2

Epstein: No trade talks for Cubs despite Machado…

Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein insists his team has not engaged in trade talks, despite speculation about potential deal for Baltimore Orioles superstar Manny Machado

Oldest in majors, Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colon…

Texas pitcher Bartolo Colon has turned 45 years old

Angels push back Ohtani's next outing as starting…

Angels push back Ohtani's next outing as starting pitcher to manage two-way rookie's workload

WATCH: West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders…

WATCH: West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Nimmo reaches 5 times, Matz sharp as Mets beat Brewers 5-0

Brandon Nimmo reached base five times, Steven Matz pitched six solid innings and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0

Perez plays ball off Choo's nose to help Duffy, KC top Texas

Danny Duffy took a shutout into the eighth inning, Salvador Perez drove in four runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 for their season-best third straight victory

MLB panel says baseballs getting extra lift…

Baseballs really are getting extra lift, and it's not from batters' exaggerated upper cuts, according to a committee of researchers hired by the commissioner's office

Welington Castillo of White Sox banned 80 games…

Welington Castillo banned 80 games for positive EPO test; White Sox catcher takes 'full responsibility'

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Kemp's 3-run blast powers Dodgers past Padres 4-1

Matt Kemp slugged a three-run homer in the first inning, Enrique Hernandez added a solo shot in the third and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-1 in a matchup of the two worst teams in the NL West

LEADING OFF: Astros-Indians again, Mets limp to…

LEADING OFF: Morton-Clevinger Round 2 as Astros face Indians again, Mets limping into tough trip, Porcello tries to get on track

A's slugger Khris Davis on disabled list with…

Athletics slugger Khris Davis has landed on the disabled list with a strained right groin. He underwent an MRI exam Tuesday that revealed a Grade 1 strain, and manager Bob Melvin said after Tuesday night's loss to Seattle that the DL was a possibility.

Diamondbacks end 7-game skid with 7-1 win over Athletics

Patrick Corbin limited Oakland to four hits in seven innings and Nick Ahmed homered to help the Arizona Diamondbacks snap a seven-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Athletics

Gray settles down after rough start, Rockies beat Reds 5-4

Pinch-hitter Noel Cuevas came through with a tiebreaking triple in the sixth inning, Jon Gray settled down after a shaky start and the Colorado Rockies began a long homestand by beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-4

Guzman HRs again, drives in 3 as Rangers beat Royals 8-4

Ronald Guzman homered in his fourth straight start and drove in three runs, leading the Texas Rangers over the Kansas City Royals 8-4

Torres homers in 4th straight game as Yankees top…

Gleyber Torres became the youngest AL player to homer in four straight games, Aaron Judge threw out two runners from right field and the Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 in the opener of a series showcasing some of the sport's brightest stars

Betts hits 17th HR, Red Sox beat Braves after cutting Hanley

Mookie Betts hit his major-league leading 17th home run, J.D. Martinez slugged his 16th homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 hours after a surprising roster shakeup

Max Scherzer earns 8th win as Nationals beat Marlins 9-5

Max Scherzer was twice unable to hold a two-run lead and won anyway when the Washington Nationals' bullpen locked down a 9-5 victory over the Miami Marlins

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Candelario's RBI single lifts Tigers past White Sox 5-4

Jeimer Candelario had a go-ahead RBI bloop single during a three-run eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers rallied past the Chicago White Sox 5-4

Hess, Orioles overcome Rays bullpen for 2-0 win

David Hess pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, helping the Baltimore Orioles overcome a strong effort from Tampa Bay's bullpen in a 2-0 win over the Rays

Blue Jays hold on to defeat Phillies 6-5

Justin Smoak homered, Sam Gaviglio struck out six over six innings and Ryan Tepera escaped a ninth-inning jam for his first save to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies