8/30/2016 | Sale duels Verlander on MLB.TV
Today's full schedule of Major League games includes six matinees, each of which features teams locked in tight postseason races.
8/30/2016 | Hendricks' precision, Rizzo's HR sink Bucs
On Tuesday night, Kyle Hendricks befuddled the Pirates, holding them to three hits over seven innings, and got all the offense he needed thanks to Anthony Rizzo's two-run homer off Pittsburgh's Chad Kuhl as the Cubs posted a 3-0 win.
8/30/2016 | Swanson's 3 RBIs help Teheran get 1st home win
Along with distancing himself from the nagging ailments that hampered him over the past two months, Julio Teheran fueled the five-run third inning that soured Edwin Jackson's homecoming and propelled the Braves to a 7-3 win over the Padres on Tuesday night at Turner Field. Dansby Swanson chased the Padres veteran with a single that accounted for the first of his three RBIs.
8/30/2016 | Rad Max: Scherzer fans 11, flirts with no-no
Max Scherzer overmatched the Phillies for eight dominant innings, striking out 11 to lead the Nationals to a 3-2 victory. It was Washington's eighth consecutive victory over Philadelphia; the Nationals have won 13 of their last 15 games at Citizens Bank Park.
8/30/2016 | Jones' 1st hit lifts Tigers in Kinsler-led rally vs. Sox
JaCoby Jones' first Major League hit brought a Comerica Park crowd to its feet and his mom to tears. Jones' go-ahead RBI double in the sixth inning completed a comeback from a three-run deficit, sending the Tigers on their way to an 8-4 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday.
8/30/2016 | Machado's milestone, Wieters' jack drop Jays
Matt Wieters' two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted Baltimore to a much-needed 5-3, series-evening win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night at Camden Yards.
8/30/2016 | McAllister makes kick save to catch liner
Zach McAllister made a kick save, and it was a beauty. In the sixth inning of the Indians' 5-4 win over the Twins on Tuesday, McAllister turned in an incredible play that had the Progressive Field crowd reacting in a mix of cheers and laughter. The Indians' reliever kicked a line drive back to the mound and then made an improbable catch for a one-of-a-kind out.
8/30/2016 | Miller rejoining D-backs' rotation
D-backs manager Chip Hale made it official: Right-hander Shelby Miller will be recalled from Triple-A Reno and start Wednesday's game against the Giants.
8/30/2016 | Dodgers excited by October with a rested Kershaw
Don't ask the Dodgers how they have managed to turn an eight-game deficit in the National League West into a two-game lead over the Giants in the 64 days since Clayton Kershaw went on the disabled list with a ruptured disk in his back.
8/30/2016 | Machado youngest O's player to 100 homers
Manny Machado became the youngest player in Orioles history to reach the 100-home run mark on Tuesday night during Baltimore's 5-3 win against the Blue Jays.
8/30/2016 | Pence returns after hamstring flareup
Hunter Pence's right hamstring continued to tighten during the Giants' 4-0 win against the Dodgers last Thursday. No stranger to issues involving that muscle, Pence wisely exited the game, missed San Francisco's three-game series against the Braves and got a final day of rest during Monday's off-day.
8/30/2016 | Cron goes deep twice as Angels edge Reds
C.J. Cron hit two home runs and Jered Weaver allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings Tuesday as the Angels edged the Reds. Tim Adleman allowed three runs in six innings for Cincinnati and Eugenio Suarez hit a two-run home run in the loss. Jose Peraza added four hits for the Reds.
8/30/2016 | Rain forces doubleheader on Wednesday
The Dodgers-Rockies game Tuesday was postponed by rain, with a split doubleheader planned for Wednesday.
8/30/2016 | Urias to start Friday; Baez optioned to Double-A
The Dodgers named Julio Urias to start Friday night, which was expected, but the club also optioned reliever Pedro Baez to Double-A Tulsa, which was a surprise.
8/30/2016 | Kershaw throws sim game, nears rehab stint
The Dodgers' rehabbing starting rotation pitched in a simulated game Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, with Clayton Kershaw throwing two innings, Brett Anderson four and Scott Kazmir and Brandon McCarthy five each. Kershaw was said to be feeling fine physically, but also is the furthest from being Major League ready of the four.
8/30/2016 | Garcia to be rested with right knee soreness
Though it didn't hinder him from setting up the Cardinals' game-winning rally in Monday's victory, right knee soreness may hinder Greg Garcia from being an option at shortstop for the next few games.
8/30/2016 | Yanks believe Judge will get going at the plate
By Aaron Judge's count, his three trips to the batter's box on Monday night yielded a grand total of two pitches that he could have done damage with. Both landed in Royals catcher Salvador Perez's glove as called strikes.
8/30/2016 | Teixeira thrilled as Tebow draws comparisons
In the eyes of at least one observer, Tim Tebow produced a vision of Mark Teixeira as he went through the paces of a highly-publicized workout on Tuesday in California. The Yankees first baseman doesn't mind that comparison one bit.
8/30/2016 | Grichuk delivers late again in Cardinals win
After Seung Hwan Oh made his game-saving stand, so, too, did the Cardinals' offense.
8/30/2016 | Cole confident he will return this season
Pirates ace Gerrit Cole resumed playing catch at Wrigley Field on Tuesday afternoon, the start of his progression back to the mound.
8/30/2016 | Royals' playoff push rewarding Moore's faith
Royals infielder Christian Colon sat at his locker before Tuesday's game against the Yankees and began chatting about the team's amazing surge back into postseason contention.
8/30/2016 | Astros stifle A's, keep pace in Wild Card race
The Astros kept pace in the American League Wild Card race Tuesday night by getting six scoreless innings from starter Collin McHugh and homers by Colby Rasmus and Evan Gattis to beat the A's, 3-1, at Minute Maid Park.
8/30/2016 | Cubs flip Hammel, Montgomery in rotation
Jason Hammel will have one less day to think about his last outing. The Cubs have tweaked the rotation, and Hammel will close their series against the Pirates on Wednesday night while lefty Mike Montgomery will get an extra day and start Thursday against the Giants.
8/30/2016 | Yanks get 2 prospects to complete Nova deal
The Yankees announced on Tuesday that they acquired outfielder Tito Polo and left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley from the Pirates, completing an Aug. 1 trade that sent right-hander Ivan Nova to Pittsburgh for two players to be named.
8/30/2016 | Davis leads Indians' comeback over Twins
The Indians' bats returned at an opportune time in a 5-4 series-clinching win over the Twins on Tuesday at Progressive Field. With the loss, Minnesota's season-long skid extended to 12 games. It is the team's longest such slump since losing 14 consecutive games in 1982.
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