Blue Jays hope to limit Angels again

The Toronto Blue Jays pitching staff seems to have found a solution to the Los Angeles Angels this weekend, and they will try to keep their offense quiet again in the finale of their four-game series Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium. After giving up …

Balanced Astros look to win rubber match against Royals

It was yet another example of what the Houston Astros look like when their lineup depth flashes, their fourth win in their final at-bat this season offering a glimpse of potential even when everything didn’t quite fall into place. As the Astros (51-27) near the halfway point of the schedule on Sunday

Dodgers, Mets headed in starkly different directions

There’s no better indicator of the different directions in which the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets are headed than the main topic of conversations following Saturday night’s game, when the Dodgers were excited by the return of their Hall of Fame-bound ace and the Mets were pondering if

Mariners try to win series vs. Red Sox

Their five-game losing streak over, the Seattle Mariners send seven-game winner Marco Gonzales to the mound against Red Sox ace Chris Sale in the deciding game of a three-game series at Fenway Park Sunday. The Mariners handed Boston left-hander Eduard…

Orioles go for unlikely sweep of Braves

The Baltimore Orioles go for their first series sweep of the season against an unlikely opponent. The O’s, who entered the weekend with the worst record in the American League, will try to take three straight from the Atlanta Braves, who began the series tied for the best record in the National

Colon goes for history as Rangers face Twins

Bartolo Colon goes for a spot in the history books Sunday afternoon when he takes the mound at Target Field where the Texas Rangers will face the Minnesota Twins. Colon (4-4, 4.91) snapped a tie with Hall of Famer Juan Marichal and became the winninge…

Cardinals-Brewers Preview

Ryan Braun will be back in the starting lineup Sunday when the Milwaukee Brewers wrap up their four-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park. Braun left the team ahead of their scheduled game in Pittsburgh Wednesday morning to get an in…

Diamondbacks-Pirates Preview

The adjustments have come both ways and Pittsburgh Pirates rookie outfielder Austin Meadows is doing better at them than opposing pitchers. Through the first three games of a series against Arizona that concludes Sunday at PNC Park, Meadows has gotten…

Indians go for seventh straight win in series finale vs. Tigers

The Cleveland Indians will attempt to run their winning streak to a season-high seven games Sunday against the slumping Detroit Tigers in the final game of a three-game series. The Tigers have lost four in a row and go into Sunday’s game with a 3-9 record against the Indians this year. The staggering

Cubs attempt to prevent sweep by Reds

Cubs manager Joe Maddon, certainly not a stranger to taking a risk, tried it Saturday with poor results against a suddenly hot team that’s not playing like a last-place club. Maddon will run out one of his regular starters, right-hander Tyler Chatwood (3-5), at Great American Ball Park to try to