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Improved Roark caps series against Angels
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The Angels have won 12 of their last 17 games, going 10-4 in August, racking up the most wins in the Majors this month. Ricky Nolasco, who starts for the Halos on Wednesday at Nationals Park, hasn’t been as hot.

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Gibson looking to get on track against Indians
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Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco will square off against Twins righty Kyle Gibson when the American League Central rivals continue a crucial series on Wednesday at Target Field.

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Rays harness power in win against Blue Jays
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The Rays’ offense broke out of its prolonged slump and scored more runs on Tuesday night than the club had in its last four games combined.

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Griffin gets call against Verlander, Tigers
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Justin Verlander has limited opponents to three runs or fewer in each of his last seven starts, and he has a 1.91 ERA over that stretch. He’ll be opposed by Texas righty A.J. Griffin, the second time this season the two will square off against each other.

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Albers gets shot with Mariners against Orioles (Aug 15, 2017)
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SEATTLE — When a teenage James Paxton was being recruited by the University of Kentucky baseball program, he was shown around campus by a fellow Canadian left-hander, Andrew Albers.

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How does Stanton's incredible pace stack up against 60-HR hitters?
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Giancarlo Stanton is bashing baseballs at a pace that could allow him to post one of the best home-run hitting seasons in MLB history. The Miami Marlins outfielder has gone deep 16 times over his last 28 games to give him a major-league leading 42 homers entering play Monday – seven more than the next-highest […]

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Nola continues dominant ways against Mets
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On Alumni Weekend, when the franchise’s greats were honored pregame, it was Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola, some two-and-a-half hours later, who received the last round of applause.

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Eflin, Phillies set for finale against Mets
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Both starters in Sunday’s series finale between the Mets and Phillies are where they are due to rotation injuries that have plagued both clubs this season.

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Santana looks for better results against Tigers
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The Twins, who had been rolling until Saturday night, will look to get back on track in the rubber game against the Tigers on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park. Minnesota will turn to veteran right-hander Ervin Santana, while the Tigers counter with lefty Matthew Boyd.

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Bruce, Carrasco set to lead Tribe against Rays
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Newly acquired outfielder Jay Bruce is expected to join the Indians’ starting lineup for the first time when road warrior Carlos Carrasco (10-5, 4.06 ERA) and home-park hero Jacob Faria (5-2, 2.81 ERA) square off at Tropicana Field on Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET.

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Gennett's slam leads Reds' rally against Padres
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One swing from Scooter Gennett on Thursday and the Reds had a series win, and Brad Hand had an impressive scoreless streak crash and burn. It was Gennett’s two-out grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning that helped lift Cincinnati a 10-3 victory over the Padres to take three of four games in […]

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Richard has tough task against red-hot Dodgers
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The red-hot Dodgers return home from a nine-game road trip to face the Padres this weekend. Then again, the Dodgers have been red-hot since San Diego’s first trip to Los Angeles — on Opening Day.

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