Sean Newcomb pitched six scoreless frames and struck out a career-high eight Padres Tuesday night, sending the Braves to a series-opening 3-0 victory at Petco Park, their ninth straight against San Diego.
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.
While his teammates were trying to figure out R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball in Saturday’s 3-1 loss to the Braves at SunTrust Park, Brewers right-hander Matt Garza did everything he could to keep Milwaukee in the game after Brandon Phillips’ two-run homer in the third broke a 1-1 tie.
The Orioles’ pitching problems continued to mount Friday night, as Baltimore watched starter Ubaldo Jimenez exit in the third inning en route to a 15-5 rout by Tampa Bay that put the O’s woes — in the rotation and bullpen — on full display.
Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson logged his sixth straight quality start and Travis Shaw homered and drove in three runs in a 4-2 win over the Pirates on Thursday at Miller Park.
Cubs lefty Mike Montgomery, who will oppose Padres righty Jhoulys Chacin on Tuesday in the middle game at Wrigley Field, said he has picked Jon Lester’s brain about how he attacks hitters and his overall approach.
The newest addition to the Phillies starting rotation is pitching like he’s been here before. With another serviceable outing Sunday, Ben Lively became the first Phillies starter to begin his Major League career with four consecutive quality starts since Brandon Duckworth in 2001.
The Nationals and Braves wrap up their three-game set in D.C. Wednesday with a 4:05 p.m. ET matinee.
Former Pirates lefty Jeff Locke will start for the Marlins when the two play each other at 1:35 p.m. ET at PNC Park. Right-hander Ivan Nova takes the hill for Pittsburgh.
As the Braves progress through their rebuilding process, they once again have a chance to further enrich their now-fertile farm system through the MLB Draft, which within the past two years has netted them six of their top 15 prospects, per MLBPipeline.com’s rankings.
R.A. Dickey completed his most best start of the season, leading Atlanta to a 3-1 win Thursday over the Phillies at SunTrust Park.
Mark Trumbo’s walkoff single propelled the Orioles in Tuesday’s 6-5, 10-inning win over the Pirates. Backed by Jonathan Schoop’s two homers, Baltimore rallied from a three-run deficit for their fifth walkoff win of the year.