Petit etches history, Giants tally 4-1 victory over Rockies

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - Yusmeiro Petit fell one strike short of a perfect game last September against the Arizona Diamondbacks. This time, he found a different way to etch his name into the record book.

Record-setting Petit leads Giants past Rockies 4-1

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Yusmeiro Petit set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Thursday for their third straight win.

Giants' Yusmeiro Petit finds his slice of MLB history

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - Yusmeiro Petit fell one strike short of a perfect game last September against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Over the past month, he has found a different way to etch his name into the history book.

Royals claim Jayson Nix off waivers

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

The Kansas City Royals claimed infielder Jayson Nix off waivers Thursday from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Braves LHP Venters shut down with elbow tear

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

The Atlanta Braves have shut down left-hander Jonny Venters for the rest of the season after the reliever tore an elbow ligament while trying to come back from his second Tommy John surgery.

Phillies president on medical leave; Gillick in charge of Phillies

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

David Montgomery, the Phillies' president and CEO since 1997, will take a medical leave of absence amid a tumultuous time for the franchise. Former general manager Pat Gillick, the architect of the 2008 world-champion Phillies, will assume Montgomery's duties, the team said Thursday.

Yankees fall to Tigers 3-2 on Avila's hit in 9th

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Aside from one big inning, this was a forgettable series for the New York Yankees.

Reds run all over Arrieta, beat Cubs 7-2

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Jake Arrieta wishes he would've held onto the ball a bit longer.

D-backs claim OF Reimold off waivers

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

The Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Reds jump on Cubs early en route to 7-2 victory

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

The Chicago Cubs were beaten 7-2 Thursday by the Reds, who took two out of three in the series at Great American Ball Park.