The Giants bolstered their infield Tuesday by acquiring Gordon Beckham for minor-leaguer Rich Rodriguez. Third baseman Eduardo Nunez is nursing a hamstring injury. The Giants also added catcher Tony Sanchez for roster flexibility.
When Anthony Rendon hit a three-run home run to put the Washington Nationals ahead, Dusty Baker couldn't contain his excitement. The veteran manager was so excited about Max Scherzer being in line for his 19th win that he celebrated in the dugout with the Cy Young Award candidate.
SAN DIEGO - The last week of Dave Roberts' first regular season as Los Angeles Dodgers manager presents a logistical puzzle and a philosophical quandary. The puzzle involves the pairing of his 40-man roster down to the 25-man unit allowed during the playoffs. And the quandary revolves around determining the relative importance of resting his players for October and hunting for home-field advantage.