Royals blank Gray, A's, 1-0

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif.-One swing of the bat by Raul Ibanez, the oldest player on the field, ruined an otherwise superb outing by Sonny Gray and keyed a 1-0 victory by the Kansas City Royals over the A's at the Coliseum on Friday night.

Padres a major headache to Minor, Braves, 10-1

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

If there were any remaining questions as to whether Mike Minor's season had reached a crisis point, they were answered Friday. Sound the alarms.

Pirates thrash Dbacks, 9-4

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

PHOENIX - In the late innings, the Pittsburghy Pirates were relentless. Shut down early by Vidal Nuno, they broke free against the Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen.

Angels top Rays, 5-3, amid concerns about injury to Skaggs

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Angels' bullpen remains as stout as ever, Huston Street pitching himself into - and out of - a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night to preserve a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field.

Cubs trounce Haren, Dodgers, 8-2

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

LOS ANGELES-Dan Haren's performance alone was reason for the Los Angeles Dodgers to be alarmed. Turns out that was only the start.

Brewers beat up Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, win 7-4

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

ST. LOUIS - With the knowledge that St. Louis acquired two veteran pitchers to bolster its starting rotation, the Milwaukee Brewers made a pre-emptive strike Friday night against the incumbent ace.

Royals blank Gray, A's, 1-0

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

OAKLAND-The positive vibe that permeated the Oakland A's locker room and dugout before the game as a result of the trades for pitcher Jon Lester and outfielders Jonny Gomes and Sam Fuld didn't translate into hits and runs once the game started.

Angels top Rays, 5-3, amid concerns about injury to Skaggs

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Angels' bullpen remains as stout as ever, Huston Street pitching himself into - and out of - a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night to preserve a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field.

White Sox out-slug Twins, 10-8

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

Rick Hahn said the Chicago White Sox were close on a three-team trade Thursday.

Dodgers' Dan Haren hit hard in 8-2 loss to Cubs

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

Dan Haren drove to the ballpark believing it was going to be a good night.