Wainwright shows versatility in two-hitter for victory over Nationals

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The Washington Nationals, so slipshod and disinterested defensively throughout Thursday night, could have played a pristine game befitting their hype as a fashionable favorite and it still wouldn't have been enough.

Wainwright and Cardinals pound Nationals

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

It wasn't until the ninth inning that Washington managed to get a base hit out of the infield against Adam Wainwright.

Pirates pummel Brewers with four home runs

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The Pirates couldn't quite get to Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo on Thursday night, but they managed to outlast him.

James Shields strikes out 12 as Royals sweep Astros

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The streak began in the sixth inning of a 5-1 Royals victory, when James Shields left Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler numb with a 92-mph fastball at the thighs. Six batters later, third baseman Matt Dominguez stared at a 90-mph fastball at the knees, and Shields had his seventh strikeout in a row.

Marlins losing with E's

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

MIAMI - The Marlins can point to errors (they lead baseball with 16), a shoddy bullpen (they have given up six homers after the eighth inning this season, including four game-winners) and inconsistent starting pitching as reasons why they've dropped nine of their past 10 games.

Red Sox score two runs in 9th for victory; White Sox waste strong, 10-strikeout, one hit outing from Chris Sale

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

With the scoreboard at U.S. Cellular Field dotted with zeros early Thursday night, Chris Sale figured his duel with fellow left-hander Jon Lester was going to come down to "who's going to crack first."

Recap: Houston vs. Kansas City

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

James Shields struck out 12 over eight stellar innings of one-run ball as the Kansas City Royals beat the Houston Astros, 5-1, to complete a three-game sweep.

Brewers' bullpen battered by Pirates

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The Milwaukee Brewers' bullpen had been nearly unhittable in the early part of the season. That sure changed Thursday night.

Shields strikes out 12, Royals sweep Astros 5-1

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Bo Porter knows there will be some growing pains in managing the youngest team in the majors.

Sale, White Sox outdueled in 3-1 loss to Red Sox

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale refused to hang his head after being outdueled by Boston Red Sox starter Jon Lester.