Phillies get a winning lift from Carlos Ruiz on the West Coast

| |Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

Kyle Kendrick threw his 103rd pitch, an 89-m.p.h. sinker that Dee Gordon slapped up the middle, and trouble brewed in Thursday's sixth inning. Larry Bowa fetched his red binder with relevant information about the opposition. The Phillies' bench coach showed it to Ryne Sandberg, and the manager ascended the dugout steps at Dodger Stadium.

A's rip Astros, 10-1

| |Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

HOUSTON-Scott Kazmir picked a good night to have an erratic beginning. He picked the first two-homer night of Josh Donaldson's career as the Oakland A's whipped the Astros 10-1.

Cardinals missing offense in loss to Mets

| |Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

Less than an hour after their bats had wilted once again at Citi Field, the St. Louis Cardinals performed the same ritual many of them have scores of times before, the coordinated getaway-day retreat. Phones and tablets were accounted for and unplugged. Bags stuffed. Suits donned. Matt Holliday slipped his glove in a red duffel before zipping it up.

Dodgers still have problems to solve after 7-3 loss to Phils

| |Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES-Familiar problems resurfaced Thursday for the Los Angeles Dodgers and their manager.

Dodgers' pen crumbles in 9th in 7-3 loss to Phils

| |Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

The Dodgers were facing a team with the worst bullpen ERA in the majors and got outscored 4-1 in the final three innings.

Recap: Los Angeles vs. Philadelphia

| |Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

Carlos Ruiz's two-run double in the ninth inning plated the go-ahead run to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-3, in the finale of a four-game set.

Recap: Toronto vs. Baltimore

| |Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

Chris Davis' two-run single highlighted a five-run seventh inning and helped the Baltimore Orioles rally to an 11-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to take the rubber match of a three-game set from Rogers Centre.

Recap: Boston vs. NY Yankees

| |Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

The New York Yankees put the Michael Pineda pine tar incident behind them by breaking out the bats in a 14-5 rout of the Boston Red Sox.

NL Capsules

|Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

Ryan Ludwick lined a two-run double after two Cincinnati batters were hit by pitches, lifting Tony Cingrani and the Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Thursday.

Byrd's 4 RBIs help Phillies beat Dodgers 7-3

| |Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

Carlos Ruiz capped his most productive series of the season so far with another clutch hit, and made a key defensive play at the plate to help the Philadelphia Phillies win a series from the Los Angeles Dodgers.