The Oakland Athletics could have left Rangers Ballpark giddy and gung-ho for the second half of their Texas road trip, but they departed town wearing a lot of clenched-teeth smiles instead.
Another day, another wasted outing.
PITTSBURGH - Another day, another wasted outing.
PITTSBURGH - Chicago Cubs reliever Shawn Camp had been suffering from a toe injury for about a month when he served up the game-winning grand slam to the Pirates on Tuesday.
CHICAGO - Jerry Reinsdorf is 77, going on 40. He wasn't joking when he told a friend he is planning to serve as host when the 2033 All-Star Game comes to U.S. Cellular Field, commemorating the first one at Comiskey Park in 1933.
CHICAGO - Manager Robin Ventura was correct in saying he didn't expect left-hander Hector Santiago to pitch seven or eight innings Wednesday night on only three days of rest.
After what may have been the worst game yet in a season of mostly bad baseball, Ryan Braun hit for the cycle in summarizing the current state of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Chris Sale won't be the only White Sox starting pitcher who will receive an occasional break, as he did last season.
J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer and Jordan Lyles pitched six frames of one-run ball, as the Houston Astros defeated the Kansas City Royals, 3-1, to take the rubber match of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park.
MILWAUKEE - The Los Angeles Dodgers matched their highest run total of the season in a 9-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday at Miller Park, but Manager Don Mattingly didn't sound convinced it had anything to do with his benching of Andre Ethier.
CLEVELAND - Forget the Ubaldo Jimenez-Justin Verlander matchup that fizzled early.
First there was a barrage of hits. Then a bevy of strikeouts. Then more hits. Then rain.
St. Louis left-hander Tyler Lyons had a lead before he even threw a single pitch in his MLB debut.
Chris Davis went 4-for-4 and was one of three Baltimore players to homer as the Orioles slugged their way to a 6-3 win over the New York Yankees in the finale of a three-game series.
Boston put two runs across in the first inning and that is all Clay Buchholz would need as the right-hander went seven strong innings to help the Red Sox to a 6-2 win over the Chicago White Sox in the finale of a three-game set.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Seattle Mariners are headed in opposite directions.
Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs and Victor Martinez had two RBI, as Detroit outlasted two rain delays to beat the Cleveland Indians, 11-7, in the finale of a two-game set.
Francisco Liriano pitched seven shutout innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Chicago Cubs, 1-0, in the middle test of a three-game series.
Jose Bautista homered twice and later singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Toronto Blue Jays capped a series win over the Tampa Bay Rays with a 4-3 victory at the Rogers Centre.
Five years ago, on May 22, 2008, Jayson Werth felt a sharp pain in his right side during a game in Houston. Two days later, he was placed on the disabled list with a right oblique injury and eventually returned in two weeks.
The Indians have been in this position before.
The Colorado Rockies optioned Josh Rutledge, the team's regular second baseman for the majority of this season, to Triple-A Colorado Springs following Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.