Keuchel gets early boost, leads Astros over A's

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Dallas Keuchel pitched a four-hitter and Robbie Grossman homered to cap a six-run first inning that sent the Houston Astros over the Oakland Athletics 8-1 Wednesday.

Dodgers, Cubs complete Barney trade

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The Los Angeles Dodgers completed their July 28 trade with the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, sending minor league right- handed pitcher Jonathan Martinez to Chicago as the player to be named later.

Detroit Tigers' Evan Reed charged with sexual assault in casino hotel

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

A Detroit Tigers pitcher now with the Toledo Mud Hens was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a 45-year-old woman in March at a Motor City Casino Hotel room.

Dodgers complete trade with Cubs

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The Dodgers have completed their trade with the Cubs, sending minor-league pitcher Jonathan Martinez to Chicago and optioning infielder Darwin Barney to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Reds lost to Dbacks 5-4, are 2-10 since break

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Alfredo Simon hasn't won a game since his first All-Star selection. The rest of the Reds aren't doing much better, either.

MLB veteran Eric Chavez retires

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Six-time Gold Glove third baseman Eric Chavez is retiring after 17 years in the majors.

Gallardo, Brewers top Rays 5-0

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The Milwaukee Brewers finally got timely hitting to go with their strong pitching.

Nats end Marlins' six-game winning streak, 4-3

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

As the Washington Nationals prepared to take the field with a three-run lead in the ninth, they braced themselves for another comeback bid by the feisty Miami Marlins.

Recap: NY Mets vs. Philadelphia

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Lucas Duda continued his recent tear and Zack Wheeler pitched into the seventh inning, as the New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 11-2, in the rubber match of a three-game set Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.

Mets rout Phillies 11-2; Wheeler strong again

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

For a young pitcher such as Zack Wheeler, the most promising performances can come on days he doesn't have his best stuff.