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Nicolino shuts down Mets as Marlins roll
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The Mets were determined heading into this weekend’s series with the Marlins not to let Giancarlo Stanton beat them.

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Taylor, Dodgers double down, hold off Detroit
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The Dodgers didn’t need to clear the spacious fences of Comerica Park to put on a show in Motown. Chris Taylor hit two of their six doubles, both for RBIs, in a four-hit game as Los Angeles outpaced the Tigers for an 8-5 win Friday night at Comerica Park.

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Cubs rally from 9 down, but fall to Reds in finale
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The Cubs belted six home runs, including back-to-back-to-back jacks in the fourth inning, to erase a nine-run deficit, but the Reds reclaimed the lead on rookie Phillip Ervin’s tie-breaking, two-run homer in the seventh to secure a crazy 13-10 victory on Thursday at Wrigley Field that split the four-game series.

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Carrasco looks to pin down Twins in Game 1
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Following Wednesday’s rainout, the Indians and Twins will wrap up a three-game set with a split doubleheader on Thursday at Target Field.

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Rangers slug 3 homers to take down Tigers
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The Rangers hit three home runs off of Tigers starter Justin Verlander and won for the fifth time in six games with a 10-4 victory on Tuesday night at Globe Life Park. The Tigers have lost nine of their last 11.

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Cubs start Hendricks, aim to keep pedal down
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As the Cubs continue to enjoy a stretch of no batting practice and dialed back pregame activity for their American Legion week, it will be interesting to see how a rookie starter like Reds pitcher Luis Castillo is approached on Tuesday. Kyle Hendricks will start for Chicago.

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Yanks down Mets on late HR, gain in AL East
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Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks and Gary Sanchez all connected for the 40th home runs of their Major League careers on Monday evening, powering the Yankees to a much-needed 4-2 victory over the Mets in the opening game of this year’s Subway Series.

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Blach tries to slow down Stanton in opener
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Not much has been able to slow down Giancarlo Stanton’s torrid home run stretch. The Giants will be the next club to give it a try when they open a three-game series with the Marlins on Monday at Marlins Park.

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Tigers send Rondon down to find consistency
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The impatience and frustration were palpable among the home fans at Comerica Park on Sunday afternoon, as they loudly voiced their opinion of reliever Bruce Rondon.

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Hawk Harrelson doubles down, says Wrigley Field should be replaced
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Chicago White Sox announcer Ken “Hawk” Harrelson has never been one to mince words. He has no problem letting people know when he’s angry and frustrated. If you need proof of that, just look at all the YouTube compilations dedicated to his calls. [Now’s the time to sign up for Fantasy Football! Join for free] The broadcaster put […]

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Boyd tries to slow down hot Twins, Santana
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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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Miranda looks to slow down Halos in finale
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Mariners southpaw Ariel Miranda will look to get back on track on Sunday at Safeco Field after a dreary stretch in July and August. He’ll face off with Angels right-hander Parker Bridwell, who is 4-0 with a 2.33 ERA in his last six starts. in the finale a four-game series.

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