Royals defeat Twins for fifth victory in a row

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A week ago, the Royals bullpen blowup reached its most perplexing stage. After a loss at Minnesota, the group's ERA had ballooned to 5.13. This from the pen considered by some to be baseball's best the previous year.

A's score 3 in 9th, rally past Astros 4-3

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Josh Reddick isn't ready to declare himself out of an early season batting slump, not after the miserable start he got off to.

Cingrani shaky, Cubs break loose to beat Reds

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Tony Cingrani's lack of control exposed a rusty Reds bullpen.

Indians' Carlos Carrasco trying to take advantage of opportunity

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Carlos Carrasco understands this is his chance to make his mark in the major leagues.

Indians blanked by Blue Jays' Mark Buehrle

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

First baseman Nick Swisher is adamant that it isn't time to panic for the Indians. That statement, though, was louder than anything the Indians' bats could muster Saturday in a 5-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field.

Orioles' offense stalls in 4-2 loss at Boston

|Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Baltimore starter Bud Norris could use a little offensive support, although he was pleased to see how quickly his teammates came to his defense.

Yasiel Puig's harrowing journey from Cuba to Los Angeles a plot-filled suspense

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Yasiel Puig's tangled trail from Cuba to Los Angeles entailed a stealth speed boat ride from the island, weeks holed up in a Mexican motel and shady smugglers haggling over a lucrative payout for the future baseball star.

Trout fans 4 times, Angels lose 5-2 to Tigers

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

This was a rare sight: Mike Trout looking overmatched at the plate.

Twins unable to solve Royals bullpen in 5-4 loss

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Right fielder Chris Colabello misjudged a fly ball. Third baseman Trevor Plouffe never saw a liner hit at him. And catcher Josmil Pinto made the most glaring mistake when he threw the ball into left field for an error during a double steal.

White Sox put Paulino on DL with rotator cuff

|Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Chicago White Sox right-hander Felipe Paulino was put on the disabled list Saturday because of right rotator cuff inflammation.