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After Stripling's gem, Dodgers lose walk-off
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Rookie Ross Stripling, who had never pitched above Double-A, was removed after throwing 7 1/3 no-hit innings in his Major League debut for the Dodgers on Friday night, and all he had to show for it was a no-decision as Brandon Crawford homered off Joe Blanton leading off the bottom of the 10th for a […]

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Offense stymied in first loss of season
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Yasmany Tomas singled home pinch-runner Chris Owings with the game-winning run in the ninth inning as the D-backs handed the Cubs their first loss of the season in walk-off fashion, 3-2, on Friday night at Chase Field.

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Hammel will miss working with batterymate
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Jason Hammel was at the team hotel Thursday night watching the Cubs play the D-backs when he saw Kyle Schwarber collide with Dexter Fowler in the second inning. This spring, Hammel and Schwarber were paired together, and on Friday, Schwarber was expected to catch the right-hander in his season debut.

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Diaz's pinch-hit HR blasts Cards to first win
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Aledmys Diaz notched one of an MLB-record three pinch-hit home runs the Cardinals produced en route to Friday’s night’s 7-4 win over the Braves, who remain winless despite holding a lead in the seventh inning or later in each of their first three games.

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New Brewers make mark in win over Astros
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Before the sudden finish stole the spotlight, the Brewers’ newcomers were the stars of a 6-4 win over the Astros at Miller Park.

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Gomez brings gusto back to Milwaukee
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The future is bright for the Astros, that much is clear. With Carlos Gomez on the team, the future is bright and smiling. “And we’re going to be fun,” Gomez said.

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Peralta looking forward to first matchup vs. pal Gomez
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Wily Peralta, the Brewers’ Opening Day starter, will make his second start Saturday night at Miller Park against the Astros at 6:10 p.m. CT. Peralta, who allowed six hits and five runs (four earned) in four innings Monday against San Francisco, and Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez, formerly of the Brewers, are good friends and will […]

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Ace Teheran seeks first win of 2016
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A pair of offenses that gained some traction on Friday won’t have an easy task sustaining it Saturday, when Braves ace Julio Teheran faces off against Cardinals righty Carlos Martinez in the second of a three-game series at Turner Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.

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'Big mistake' haunts Wisler, Braves
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The Braves have squandered a lead in the seventh inning or later during each of this season’s first three games. Defensive miscues proved detrimental during the first two contests. But Friday’s 7-4 loss to the Cardinals had more to do with bullpen woes, or maybe more appropriately, bullpen decisions.

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Wisler solid in season debut in loss
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Aledmys Diaz notched one of an MLB-record three pinch-hit home runs the Cardinals produced en route to Friday’s night’s 7-4 win over the Braves, who remain winless despite holding a lead in the seventh inning or later in each of their first three games.

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Yankees Magazine: See the New CC
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CC Sabathia might be closer to the end of his baseball career than the beginning, but CC Sabathia 2.0 is just getting started. By going public with his alcoholism, he took pains to give the world a chance to know who he really is.

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White Sox feel tight bond forming in clubhouse
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It was clear from the moment White Sox players were paraded in for the home opener on the back of convertibles that general manager Rick Hahn and executive vice president Ken Williams have done more than upgrade the upholstery. Cosmetic surgery? No, this is about blood flow and vital organs.

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