Marlins starter Jarred Cosart is looking forward to the opportunity to face righty Jeff Samardzija and the Giants on Friday in the opener of a three-game set at AT&T Park.
Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish received glowing marks on his most recent progress report Thursday, though he wanted a day to think about his next step, which might be a start in the Minors early next week.
Left-handers Jose Quintana and Martin Perez will be on the mound, as the White Sox and Rangers begin a three-game weekend series Friday at 7:10 p.m. CT
Ian Desmond launched a two-out, three-run home run in the first inning off reigning AL Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel to send the Rangers on their way to their fourth consecutive win, 7-4, over the Astros on Thursday night.
Rangers reliever Keone Kela will have surgery on Friday to remove a bone spur from his right elbow and is expected to miss up to three months, team officials announced Thursday night.
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was ejected in the bottom of the fifth inning of Thursday night’s 3-2 win over the Blue Jays for arguing a third-strike call with home-plate umpire Dan Bellino.
For the second consecutive night, the Orioles were the beneficiary of a passed ball charged to a Blue Jays catcher, and they rode it all the way to a 3-2 victory on Thursday night at Camden Yards.
Robinson Cano was the hero of the Mariners’ 10-7 victory over the Indians on Thursday with his three-run homer in the 10th, but the Mariners wouldn’t have got to that point without significant contributions from backup catcher Steve Clevenger.
A bullpen projected by many as the Mariners’ potential Achilles’ heel this season instead has turned into an early strength, as evidenced again in Thursday’s 10-7 series-clinching victory over the Indians at Progressive Field.
The shrug and smirk made it clear. When it comes to his increase in velocity this season, Indians setup man Bryan Shaw does not have much of an explanation.
The road to the postseason in the American League Central now runs through Kansas City. That said, the Tigers have proven to be an annoying thorn in Cleveland’s side in the Indians’ attempts at contending for the October stage in recent years.
Robinson Cano wasted no time against Indians closer Cody Allen. Seattle’s second baseman scorched a first-pitch fastball in the 10th inning on Thursday, sending it into the center-field bushes at Progressive Field to propel the Mariners to a 10-7 win over Cleveland.