Yordano Ventura struggles as Royals lose 8-3 to Twins

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Yordano Ventura tucked his chin to his chest as he left the diamond. He looked up to acknowledge only a smattering of polite, Easter Sunday applause, a far cry from the roar that greeted him in his last appearance at Kauffman Stadium.

Red Sox remember Boston Marathon victims

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

The Boston Red Sox held an emotional 20-minute pregame ceremony honoring victims of the Boston Marathon bombings along with law enforcement officials, medical personnel, runners and race volunteers before Sunday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Braves get sloppy in field, lose to Mets 4-3 in 14

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

With a little more help from his defense, David Hale could have dominated. Instead, the Atlanta Braves fumbled away a chance for a road sweep against an NL East rival.

Rays' offense shut down in 5-1 loss in 12 to Yanks

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

After two high-scoring days, the Tampa Bay Rays' offense was shut down again in the finale against the New York Yankees.

Errors early cost Braves in 14-inning loss to Mets

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Defensive lapses cost David Hale and the Braves a potential win Sunday in what might have been the rookie's last major league start for a while. And those who made the miscues had an awful lot of time to stew over them.

Villanueva comes up short in Cubs 8-2 loss to Reds

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Carlos Villanueva had a better start than his last appearance. He just couldn't finish off innings that left him with a similar outcome.

Maurer tires vs Miami, Mariners lose 6th in row

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Brandon Maurer began well, holding Miami hitless into the fifth inning. Then, he wore down in a hurry during his first start of the season for the Seattle Mariners.

Recap: Oakland vs. Houston

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros for a three-game series sweep.

Cards defense, bullpen falter in 3-2 loss to Nats

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

The Cardinals managed to score twice against Stephen Strasburg while starter Shelby Miller kept the Nationals offense quiet. Nine outs away from taking yet another series from Washington, St. Louis' defense and bullpen couldn't finish the job.

Chavez gets 1st win, A's complete sweep of Astros

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Josh Donaldson homered and doubled twice to back another solid start by Jesse Chavez, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 4-1 on Sunday to complete a series sweep.