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Hedges gives Padres a lift in first game back
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Austin Hedges, in his first game back since he collided with Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs on Monday, knocked in the only run of the game and caught a shutout as the Padres topped the Tigers on Friday, 1-0.

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Padres' strong pitching ties Tigers in knots
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Austin Hedges knocked in the only run of the game Friday, as the Padres edged the Tigers. Detroit, which has now dropped its last seven games, got a strong start from Michael Fulmer, as he allowed one run on two hits in seven innings with eight strikeouts. San Diego starting pitcher Luis Perdomo tossed six […]

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Gillaspie, Okert return; Nunez goes on DL
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The Giants made a pair of roster moves Friday, activating third baseman Conor Gillaspie from the disabled list and recalling left-hander Steven Okert from Triple-A Sacramento.

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Cueto looking to get back on winning track
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Arguably nobody has been a more consistent starter for the Mets this season than right-hander Jacob deGrom, who will get the ball Saturday at AT&T Park in the second game of the three-game series. The Giants will counter with Johnny Cueto, who is winless in his last four starts.

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Blach's rough 2nd inning sinks Giants
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Deuces were wild for the New York Mets in Friday night’s series opener at AT&T Park, where they stuffed five doubles into a six-run second inning en route to an 11-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

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Gearrin cools off Mets with strong relief outing
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Had the Giants managed to turn Friday’s lopsided affair vs. the Mets into a close one, they would have owed Cory Gearrin considerable thanks. Relieving Ty Blach, who yielded six runs in the second inning and seven in three innings, Gearrin pitched two scoreless innings and froze the Mets’ offense

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Stripling recalled as Hatcher lands on DL
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The Dodgers recalled reliever Ross Stripling from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday and placed reliever Chris Hatcher on the 10-day disabled list with thoracic inflammation.

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Urias to have shoulder surgery, miss 2017
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Dodgers pitching phenom Julio Urias will undergo season-ending anterior capsule surgery on his left shoulder on Tuesday, the club announced on Friday. The surgery by Dr. Neal ElAttrache has an estimated recovery time of 12-14 months.

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Seager exits with cramp in right hamstring
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Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager left Friday night’s game against the Rockies with a cramp is his right hamstring sustained while running the bases.

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Source: Padres to sign No. 3 overall pick
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The Padres have reached an agreement with No. 3 overall pick MacKenzie Gore and are expected to finalize the deal on Saturday, a source told MLB.com’s Jim Callis on Friday. The club has not confirmed the agreement.

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Wood looks to foil division-rival Rockies
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The Rockies saw no good fortune against Dodgers lefty Alex Wood last time they met — although it’s not like anyone has done much against him. But the Dodgers haven’t had much luck with Rockies lefty Kyle Freeland. To the possible chagrin of both clubs, Wood and Freeland will meet Friday night at Dodger Stadium […]

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Dodgers' win streak fueled by long ball
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Through 20 games in June, the Dodgers have seen a power surge. The Dodgers racked up 36 runs in four games against the Mets, belting 15 home runs, including three in their series clinching 6-3 win on Thursday night.

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