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Resurgent Gausman provides lift for rotation
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Kevin Gausman gave the Orioles exactly what they needed in their series opener against the Blue Jays on Tuesday, but the timing of this outing was especially valuable to a pitching staff that’s been searching for answers.

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Antonetti speaks on Salazar, others during Q&A
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With Indians manager Terry Francona at home resting on Tuesday following a health episode one night earlier, Chris Antonetti, the team’s president of baseball operations, met with reporters before the Tribe’s game against the Rangers at Progressive Field.

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Bauer ready for rebound against Rangers
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Rangers ace Yu Darvish is set to square off against Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer in the third game of four between the two clubs on Wednesday night at Progressive Field.

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Allen laments not preserving Clevinger's gem
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Accountability has never been an issue for Cody Allen and he again stood to face the music after a tough 2-1 loss to the Rangers. In the ninth inning, Cleveland’s closer surrendered a two-out, go-ahead home run to Adrian Beltre, who drilled an elevated fastball into the left-field seats to hush the Progressive Field crowd.

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Clevinger K's 9, but bats struggle vs. Rangers
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Adrian Beltre’s 450th home run could not have come at a better time, as the third baseman’s solo shot off Indians closer Cody Allen in the top of the ninth proved to be the difference in the Rangers’ 2-1 win on Monday at Progressive Field.

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Rays blow lead to Bucs in 9th, win it in 10th
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The Rays could not reward Alex Cobb’s outstanding effort Tuesday night, but they would not leave without a win. After closer Alex Colome blew a two-run lead in the ninth, Steven Souza Jr. singled and scored on an error by David Freese in the 10th inning as the Rays beat the Pirates, 4-2, at PNC […]

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Hechavarria drives in 2, flashes glove in debut
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Right-hander Alex Cobb acknowledged Tuesday night that not many people are talking about the Rays. But both he and Rays manager Kevin Cash believe there is a lot to like about Tampa Bay at the moment. And Adeiny Hechavarria’s debut at shortstop suggested that the Rays might be getting better.

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Hahn aims to reverse fortune vs. Astros
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His last time out, on Thursday, Oakland righty Jesse Hahn was pounded by Houston’s power-laden offense to the tune of a season-high 10 runs in two innings. He will get another crack on Wednesday at the American League West-leading Astros, who send rookie David Paulino to the hill.

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Astros can't cash in on Springer's heroics
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Sean Manaea shut down Houston’s high-powered offense for 5 2/3 innings, allowing one run and nine hits, and Ryon Healy walloped his first career grand slam in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and send the A’s to a 6-4 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

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Opportunity knocks, but Astros don't answer
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Houston left 10 men on base and went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position in Tuesday’s loss, missing “a ton” of early opportunities versus Oakland starter Sean Manaea, manager A.J. Hinch said.

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Paulino rolls into start against Athletics
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His last time out, on Thursday, Oakland righty Jesse Hahn was pounded by Houston’s power-laden offense to the tune of a season-high 10 runs in two innings. He will get another crack on Wednesday at the American League West-leading Astros, who send rookie David Paulino to the hill.

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Former Mets pitcher Anthony Young dead at 51 from brain tumor
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Anthony Young has died at 51 from a brain tumor. (Getty Images) Anthony Young, the former New York Mets pitcher who owns a conspicuous piece of baseball history, died Tuesday at age 51, the culmination of a fight with a brain tumor. Young was diagnosed in January with an inoperable brain tumor and went through […]

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