This winter, the Colorado Rockies demolished some 4,000 seats in Coors Field's upper deck. They installed a bar with 52 beer taps and numerous restaurants. Ryne Sandberg noticed it when the Phillies took early batting practice Friday afternoon. Fly balls, he said, did not travel deep to right like they are known to at high altitude. The Phillies' manager wondered if that trend would translate into the games.
Justin Upton went 3-for-5 with a three run homer and two runs scored to help the Atlanta Braves to a 7-5 win over the New York Mets in the middle test of a three-game set.
White Sox leadoff hitter Adam Eaton came out of Saturday night's game at Texas after coming up gimpy while running out a grounder.
Mark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and remained unbeaten this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Cleveland Indians 5-0 on Saturday.
Edwin Jackson threw 89 pitches in 52/3 innings Saturday. But in the third, the Cubs' right-hander finished off Reds hitters Billy Hamilton, Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips with just three pitches.
The Cubs appeared to get the message that manager Rick Renteria delivered to them shortly after Friday's loss to the Reds.
Billy Butler hits baseballs. Hard. This is what he does. His father wore out a shoulder throwing him endless batting practice as a kid. Billy has worn out countless gloves and batting cage nets and daylight hours hitting baseballs. Hard. This is who he is.
Whether the Baltimore Orioles' dust-up with the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park galvanizes their clubhouse remains to be seen during the course of a season still in its infancy.
Nationals star Bryce Harper was pulled by first-year manager Matt Williams after failing to run out a grounder in Washington's 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.
Some outfielders have trouble coming in on balls. Others aren't good going back on balls hit toward the wall.
Lance Lynn, a pitcher who has benefited often from the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup, found a way to win Saturday by relying on the bullpen.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A week ago, the Royals bullpen blowup reached its most perplexing stage. After a loss at Minnesota, the group's ERA had ballooned to 5.13. This from the pen considered by some to be baseball's best the previous year.
Right-hander Max Scherzer and manager Brad Ausmus called it the biggest out of the Tigers' 5-2 win over the Angels on Saturday.
Carlos Carrasco understands this is his chance to make his mark in the major leagues.
First baseman Nick Swisher is adamant that it isn't time to panic for the Indians. That statement, though, was louder than anything the Indians' bats could muster Saturday in a 5-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field.
Yasiel Puig's tangled trail from Cuba to Los Angeles entailed a stealth speed boat ride from the island, weeks holed up in a Mexican motel and shady smugglers haggling over a lucrative payout for the future baseball star.