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  • This Date in Baseball

    April 22 1876 — In the first National League game, Joseph Borden of Boston beat the hometown Philadelphia team 6-5. 1898 — Theodore Breitenstein of the Cincinnati Reds and James Hughes of Baltimore each pitched…

  • Reds manager Bryan Price goes on profanity-filled rant

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price went on a profanity-filled rant during his pregame meeting with media Monday, taking exception with the way his team was being covered. Price was particularly upset with…

  • Amid optimism, US-Cuba relations challenge baseball players

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Yasmany Tomas took his last practice swings, packed his bat and carried his oversized No. 24 duffel bag toward the clubhouse. On the way, a dozen fans waited just outside a…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB Boston 8 5 .615 — Baltimore 7 6 .538 1 New York 6 7 .462 2 Tampa Bay 6 7 .462 2 Toronto 6 7 .462 2 Central Division…

  • Baseball Expanded Standings

    AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Boston 8 5 .615 — — 6-4 W-1 4-3 4-2 Baltimore 7 6 .538 1 — 5-5 L-1 3-3 4-3 New York…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 10 3 .769 — Atlanta 8 4 .667 1½ Washington 6 7 .462 4 Philadelphia 4 9 .308 6 Miami 3 10 .231 7 Central Division W…

  • LEADING OFF: Carrasco back on mound after being hit

    A look at what’s happening all around the major leagues today: ___ SAY WHAT? Reds manager Bryan Price will have to face the media before Cincinnati’s game against Milwaukee, a day after he went on…

  • Valbuena hits 2 HR in Houston’s 7-5 victory over Seattle

    SEATTLE (AP) — It has taken more than a decade for the Seattle Mariners to put together the middle-lineup strength that is has shown this early season. Now, after a 7-5 loss to Houston Monday…

  • The pipeline: How baseball-mad Cuba develops top-tier talent

    HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Yasiel Puig, Jose Abreu and other Cuban baseball players arriving in the major leagues in recent years all come from the same pipeline: state-run academies that produce hundreds of players in…

  • Valbuena hits 2 HR in Houston’s 7-5 victory over Seattle

    SEATTLE (AP) — Luis Valbuena expects to play well, even this well. The Houston third baseman hit a pair of solo home runs, including a go-ahead shot in the eighth inning, to give the Astros…

  • Shoemaker gives up 2 HRs in Angels’ 6-3 loss to A’s

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker had one of his poorest outings with the Los Angeles Angels. Stephen Vogt and Marcus Semien homered off Shoemaker in the Athletics’ 6-3 victory in Monday night in the…

  • Baseball Capsules

    CHICAGO (AP) — Melky Cabrera capped Chicago’s four-run ninth inning with an RBI single off Cody Allen, sending the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Six consecutive batters…

  • Vogt’s 3-run HR helps A’s beat Angels 6-3

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Dan Otero’s longest relief stint in the majors proved vital for the Oakland Athletics in the opener of their four-game series with the Los Angeles Angels. The four-year veteran right-hander got…

  • De La Rosa hit hard in Rockies 14-3 loss to Padres

    DENVER (AP) — Jorge De La Rosa’s season debut went awry in a hurry. De La Rosa, returning from a groin injury that sidelined him for the first two weeks of the season, lasted two…

  • Kemp, Norris lead Padres’ 17-hit attack in win over Rockies

    DENVER (AP) — Odrismar Despaigne turned in another impressive start, but his first major league hit brought the biggest cheers from his San Diego teammates. It also means a new wardrobe for the young right-hander.…