8/26/2015 | Rosenthal has 2nd straight 40-save season
A year after becoming the fifth Cardinals pitcher to complete a 40-save season, Trevor Rosenthal moved into even rarer company by joining Lee Smith as the only closers in franchise history with two.
8/26/2015 | Closer Perkins dealing with back spasms
Twins closer Glen Perkins was unavailable against the Rays in Wednesday's 5-3 win, as he's been dealing with lower-back spasms.
8/26/2015 | Padres pull escape act with DP on 3-0 pitch
It was a mostly forgettable seventh inning for the Padres on Wednesday at Nationals Park. They allowed three runs on two hits, two walks and a hit batter. One of the walks forced in a run. They used three pitchers in the inning.
8/26/2015 | Mets tie club record with 40th HR of month
Michael Cuddyer's eighth-inning homer was the Mets' 40th of August, tying the franchise record for any month that they set in June 2006. And they still have five games left in August.
8/26/2015 | Blue Jays rout Rangers, fly higher in East
Justin Smoak hit a two-run home run in the top of the fifth to put the Blue Jays ahead for good and Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam in the sixth in a 12-4 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night.
8/26/2015 | Peavy plays stopper, cools Cubs for big win
Depleted in numbers but not in spirit, the San Francisco Giants reverted to their familiar combination for success, featuring plenty of pitching and just enough offense, to outlast the Chicago Cubs, 4-2, in a tense, taut Wednesday night encounter.
8/26/2015 | Shaw staking his claim at first base
For the past two days, Hanley Ramirez has done pregame work at first base, opening up the possibility that he could claim that position for the Red Sox next season and beyond. But Travis Shaw can't worry about that.
8/26/2015 | McCutchen elevating his game to new heights
It may be hard to believe, but Andrew McCutchen -- with a little help from his friends -- has found a way to take his offensive game to another level this season.
8/26/2015 | Tulo doing whatever needed to win
Four weeks later and Troy Tulowitzki still feels unsettled, even though he's comfortable in the confines of the clubhouse, enjoys putting on the Blue Jays uniform and looks forward to the challenge on the field.
8/26/2015 | Rox storm back in 7th to stun Braves' Miller
Jose Reyes' two-run triple capped a four-run seventh inning that extended Shelby Miller's winless streak to 18 starts and propelled the Rockies to a 6-3 win over the Braves on Wednesday night at Turner Field.
8/26/2015 | Mets' 6th straight win ups NL East lead to 6.5
For the third time this season, the Mets own a winning streak of at least half a dozen games. They grabbed their sixth straight win with a 9-4 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday night, extending their National League East lead to 6 1/2 games -- their largest since leading the Phillies by seven games with 17 to go in 2007 -- and putting themselves on pace for exactly 90 wins.
8/26/2015 | Dodgers erupt early, hold off rallying Reds
The Dodgers homered three times in a five-run fourth inning Wednesday night to chase rookie starter David Holmberg, and they held on for a 7-4 win over the Reds at Great American Ball Park.
8/26/2015 | Rosenthal to miss Cards' trip to San Francisco
Trevor Rosenthal will miss the Cards' series in San Francisco this weekend as he goes on paternity leave for the birth of his second daughter.
8/26/2015 | 2 home runs from J-Up lead Padres past Nats
The Padres watched a late lead dwindle on Wednesday night as the Nationals scored one run in the sixth and three more in the seventh. The Padres never lost an early lead, though, and evened the series with a 6-5 win at Nationals Park.
8/26/2015 | Twin Cities kids thrilled by Play Ball event
60 St. Paul kids took the field on Wednesday as part of the Play Ball initiative.
8/26/2015 | Revere robs DeShields with amazing catch
The Blue Jays acquired veteran left fielder Ben Revere from the Phillies last month primarily for his defense, and he showed everybody why with a sensational catch during the third inning of Wednesday's 12-4 win over the Rangers.
8/26/2015 | Maddon: Castro could return to starting lineup
Starlin Castro, who lost his job as the Cubs starting shortstop, could work his way back into the every day lineup, manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday.
8/26/2015 | Sale sets career high with 227th strikeout
Chris Sale's strikeout of Travis Shaw leading off the fourth inning Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field set a new single-season strikeout high for the southpaw. Sale's fifth strikeout of the Red Sox on the night gave him 227 overall, surpassing his 226 from 2013.
8/26/2015 | Another sim game, then rehab for Stroman
Marcus Stroman will pitch in another simulated game on Friday morning and is then tentatively scheduled to begin a brief rehab assignment with Class A Lansing on Sept. 2.
8/26/2015 | Dodge bat: Hernandez puts scare in Suarez
Dodgers center fielder Kiké Hernandez gave new meaning to the term "broken-bat double" in the Dodgers' 7-4 win over the Reds on Wednesday night.
8/26/2015 | Sheffield reflects on LLWS experience
Long before this year's Little League World Series participants were born, back when many of their parents were likely around 11 and 12 years old themselves, a young boy from Tampa, Fla., named Gary Sheffield debuted his skills at Lamade Stadium.
8/26/2015 | Amid MVP talk, Cruz lets play do the talking
Before the Mariners' 8-2 win over the A's on Wednesday afternoon, manager Lloyd McClendon said Nelson Cruz was rightfully receiving some American League MVP consideration, but that the Mariners' position in the standings could hurt Cruz.
8/26/2015 | Matz hurls six scoreless innings at Double-A
Steven Matz may be more than a week away from coming off the disabled list, but he certainly looked ready in his latest rehab start Wednesday for Double-A Binghamton. Matz delivered six shutout, one-hit innings against Erie, striking out six and walking none.
8/26/2015 | Toronto standing pat at next Trade Deadline
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos does not anticipate the team making any additional moves prior to the Aug. 31 waiver Trade Deadline.
8/26/2015 | Felix finds fix in rare bullpen session
Although he's won 15 games, tied for the most in the American League, for a team that is 15 games under .500 on days he hasn't pitched, there had been concerns about Felix Hernandez in recent days.
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