Twins fall to Blue Jays at home

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The Twins have plenty of clues to pore over, lots of evidence to examine. But even Sherlock Holmes might not be able to solve the Mystery of the Vanishing Pitchers.

Ken Williams likes direction White Sox are heading

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

White Sox groundskeeper Roger Bossard and his crew removed the ice and snow from the field Tuesday morning at U.S. Cellular Field, making it playable for the start of the Red Sox series.

Yordano Ventura gets first big-league win as Royals beat Astros

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

A few hours before the first big-league victory off his career, Yordano Ventura lay on his stomach on a training table inside the visitors' clubhouse at Minute Maid Park. A pair of Beats by Dre headphones covered his ears and his eyes were fixed on his iPad screen. He could not contain his laughter.

Breakout barrage as Stanton and Marlins pummel the Nationals

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Mike Redmond said it was going to take a big hit, a big pitching performance or even a big defensive play to put an end to the Marlins' eight-game losing skid.

Cardinals one of three teams without American-born black players

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The St. Louis Cardinals were singled out Tuesday in a USA Today article as one of three teams in the majors - San Francisco and Arizona are the others - not to have an American-born black player on their 25-man roster as Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day.

Pirates fall to Reds in Tuesday's regularly scheduled game

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

For most of Tuesday night, Gerrit Cole worked out of trouble. In Cole's final inning, it was his counterpart who provided the coda.

Cardinals show their pitching depth in shutting down the Brewers again

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The St. Louis Cardinals' three-game series with the National League Central Division-leading Milwaukee Brewers this week promised to be a contest among the Nos. 3 through 5 starters of each club. Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha of the Cardinals and Yovani Gallardo and Kyle Lohse of the Brewers were sitting this one out.

White Sox down Red Sox with run in ninth inning

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The return of Boston Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy to U.S. Cellular Field for the opener of a three-game series against his former team was the big news before Tuesday night's White Sox game.

Mariners scoreless again

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

A day after snapping a 21-inning scoreless streaks, the Seattle Mariners find themselves starting another one.

NL Capsules

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays.