5/23/2016 | Nobody's more impactful than combo of Sale-Quintana
Who you got as the best 1-2 combination of starting pitchers in baseball? There's no one answer, so go ahead and argue the point. You couldn't go wrong with the Cubs' Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester, the Giants' Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto or the Nationals' Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. Ditto the White Sox's Chris Sale and Jose Quintana. Maybe even the Indians' Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco when they're at the top of their games.
5/23/2016 | Hill continues to carry snakebit A's
Where would the A's be without Rich Hill? Hill won his seventh game on Monday, tossing eight scoreless innings in a victory over the Mariners.
5/23/2016 | Pujols climbs HR list as Angels shut out Rangers
Albert Pujols hit a two-run home run off Rangers starter Derek Holland, and the Angels took the opener of a three-game series with a 2-0 victory on Monday night.
5/23/2016 | Ichiro turning back clock at age 42
Each plate appearance is reason to celebrate, and the Marlins are certainly rejoicing the resurgence of Ichiro Suzuki, the ageless 42-year-old bringing youthful enthusiasm to Miami.
5/23/2016 | Grichuk's 1st walk-off HR closes Central gap
With a walk-off home run by Randal Grichuk, the Cardinals completed a 4-3, come-from-behind win on Monday to carve into the Cubs' lead in the National League Central. The victory, which came in front of a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium, pulled the Cardinals to within six games of the Cubs, the closest they've been since the second day of May.
5/23/2016 | Pipeline preview: Eflin seeks third straight strong start for IronPigs
Phillies No. 13 Zach Eflin gets a chance at redemption against Pawtucket today as he starts for Triple-A Iron Valley against the Paw Sox at 7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.
5/23/2016 | Pence rewards stellar Cueto with walk-off win
Pinch-hitter Hunter Pence's two-out fly ball fell between a pair of San Diego Padres fielders for a ninth-inning hit Monday, driving in the game's lone run as the Giants and Johnny Cueto prevailed, 1-0. It was San Francisco's 11th victory in 12 games.
5/23/2016 | Legend of Bartolo grows larger with age
Baseball's oldest player turns 43 today, and Bartolo Colon's career would be enthralling enough if sheer longevity were his only calling card. But of course, Big Bart -- or Big Sexy, if you prefer -- has given us so much more.
5/23/2016 | V-Mart's single wins it after Tigers, Phillies hit 6 HRs
On a night when the Tigers and Phillies combined for six solo home runs, two of them from Miguel Cabrera, Detroit pulled ahead on a Victor Martinez seventh-inning single that scored Cabrera for a 5-4 victory Monday at Comerica Park.
5/23/2016 | Panic concerning Harvey overblown
The hot takes have been flying. The anonymous scouts have been polled. Calipers have been used on every bit of Matt Harvey's velocity, statistics and mechanics than can be measured. That which can't be quantified -- his psyche, his confidence -- has been speculated on at length.
5/23/2016 | A's tab Neal as rotation replacement for Gray
Zach Neal will start for the A's on Wednesday against the Mariners, as he takes the turn in the rotation typically filled by Sonny Gray, who is on the disabled list.
5/23/2016 | Romo progresses with Minors rehab assignment
Giants reliever Sergio Romo was expected to begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Monday and could rejoin the team in Atlanta for next week's four-game series against the Braves barring any setbacks, manager Bruce Bochy said Monday.
5/23/2016 | Martin looks to extend hot stretch at plate
Mariners center fielder Leonys Martin hit .550 with five walks and three home runs in Seattle's recently-completed 5-1 road trip.
5/23/2016 | Pence MRI shows mild hamstring strain
Giants right fielder Hunter Pence underwent an MRI on Monday that confirmed the diagnosis of a mild hamstring strain and prompted all parties to exercise caution.
5/23/2016 | Top 10 quarter-point storylines to watch
While the first quarter of the 2016 season has created some interesting debates, there are still plenty of questions to be answered by the surprises and the disappointments. Here are the top 10 storylines to consider at the quarter point of the season.
5/23/2016 | Ohlendorf wins appeal; 3-game suspension lifted
Reds right-hander Ross Ohlendorf won an appeal of his three-day suspension and will not have to miss any time for his May 11 hit-by-pitch of Pittsburgh's David Freese.
5/23/2016 | Braves strengthen Draft pool with trade
Repeating a practice they completed a few times last year, the Braves added to their MLB Draft pool Monday night, when they agreed to assume the remainder of Brian Matusz's salary in exchange for acquiring a Competitive Balance Draft pick from the Orioles.
5/23/2016 | Anderson, Tribe bats sink White Sox in nightcap
Cody Anderson turned in his best performance of the season, striking out nine over seven innings of one-run ball, as the Indians claimed a 5-1 victory over the White Sox on Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field in Game 2 of their doubleheader. The teams split, with the White Sox winning the opener, 7-6.
5/23/2016 | Gwynn family sues tobacco industry over death
The family of Tony Gwynn filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the tobacco industry on Monday, according to the New York Times. Gwynn, who died in 2014 of salivary gland cancer, spent 20 seasons as an outfielder for the Padres and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.
5/23/2016 | Dodgers add fresh arms in Bolsinger, Avilan
After playing 17 innings on Sunday, the Dodgers on Monday recalled pitchers Mike Bolsinger and Luis Avilan from Triple-A Oklahoma City, optioned Ross Stripling to OKC and placed Chin-Hui Tsao on the 15-day disabled list with a right triceps strain.
5/23/2016 | Marte optimistic about quick return
Mariners shortstop Ketel Marte, on the disabled list with a sprained left thumb, is hopeful he will just need the minimum 15 days on the DL before returning.
5/23/2016 | Wheeler remains on track for early July return
A second operation now fully in his rearview, Zack Wheeler is back on a throwing progression that should put his return from Tommy John surgery around July 1. Wheeler on Monday threw off the slope of a mound for the first time since a minor procedure to remove a stitch from his arm.
5/23/2016 | O's deal Matusz, improve pitching depth
The Orioles made a series of moves on Monday night, trading lefty pitcher Brian Matusz and the 76th pick, a lottery pick, in this year's MLB Draft.to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Minor League pitchers Brandon Barker and Trevor Belicek.
5/23/2016 | Street encouraged after simulated inning
Angels closer Huston Street completed a 20-pitch simulated inning from Globe Life Park on Monday afternoon, facing hitters for the first time since going on the disabled list with an oblique strain more than three weeks ago.
5/23/2016 | Ramirez busts out with 2 HRs in doubleheader
Jose Ramirez came into his eighth-inning at-bat in the front end of Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox with only three hits in his past 20 at-bats. But the Indians infielder went deep in his last at-bat in the opener and his first at-bat of the nightcap.
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