NL West - the best personalized free web-based Email en en NL West Greinke whiffs 12 in 8 2/3, Diamondbacks beat White Sox 5-1 PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Greinke was dominant again, looking a lot like the pitcher who went 19-3 with a 1.66 ERA two years ago. His reaction: "It's nice." Greinke struck out a season-high 12 and came within one out of a complete game as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 on Monday night. The ace right... Tue, 23 May 2017 06:20:00 GMT 2017-05-23T06:20:00Z Panik homers as Giants beat Lackey, Cubs 6-4 CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Panik felt a little better the past couple days in St. Louis. He felt a lot better after his performance Monday night. Panik hit his first career leadoff homer and doubled twice, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 victory against the Chicago Cubs. Brandon Belt also connected and Ty Blach (2-2) pitched into the ... Tue, 23 May 2017 04:25:00 GMT 2017-05-23T04:25:00Z LEADING OFF: Astros face adversity; Giants-Cubs rematch A look at what's happening all around the majors today: BUMP IN THE ROAD Houston still has the best record in baseball at 29-15, but the Astros have run into some adversity lately. Ace pitcher Dallas Keuchel (pinched nerve in neck) and catcher Brian McCann (concussion) went on the disabled list over the weekend, and ... Mon, 22 May 2017 06:26:00 GMT 2017-05-22T06:26:00Z Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Lasorda hospitalized LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers say Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized. The 89-year-old Lasorda is resting comfortably, according to a team official. The club didn't provide any additional details Saturday on his condition. Lasorda has spent almost seven decades in the Dodgers' organization, starting as a ... Sat, 20 May 2017 23:54:00 GMT 2017-05-20T23:54:00Z Turner injures right hamstring, Dodgers beat Marlins 7-2 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner rounded third base and grimaced, grabbing at his right hamstring in a frightening scene for the Los Angeles Dodgers. After promising nights from Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu, the best news for the Dodgers after Thursday night's game was a glimmer of optimism in Turner's diagnosis. Turner is due for more ... Fri, 19 May 2017 06:56:00 GMT 2017-05-19T06:56:00Z With MLB pace of game, even talks go slowly NEW YORK (AP) — Even talks to speed the pace of Major League Baseball games are going slowly. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said management will speak some more with the players' association before deciding whether to push ahead with initiatives to speed games in 2018. The average time of a nine-inning game is a record 3 hours, 5 mi... Thu, 18 May 2017 22:39:00 GMT 2017-05-18T22:39:00Z Herrmann's homer lifts D-backs 5-4, Mets' 7th straight loss PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Herrmann and the Diamondbacks made it another long day for the sinking New York Mets. Herrmann homered off Rafael Montero leading off the 11th inning, giving the Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory on Wednesday and sending the Mets to their season-high seventh straight loss. New York went 0-6 in Milwaukee and Arizona, the Me... Thu, 18 May 2017 01:19:00 GMT 2017-05-18T01:19:00Z Cueto, Grandal work out differences after benches cleared SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eventually, Johnny Cueto and Yasmani Grandal spoke civilly and worked out their differences as grown men: They each apologized before tension escalated. Cueto thought Grandal was stealing signs at second base from San Francisco catcher Buster Posey after a first-inning double. Grandal figured Cueto was throwing at his head in the third out of frustration... Thu, 18 May 2017 00:05:00 GMT 2017-05-18T00:05:00Z LEADING OFF: Rockies-Twins in surprising 1st-place matchup A look at what's happening all around the majors today: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Two of baseball's biggest surprises square off when the Colorado Rockies visit Minnesota in an interleague matchup of first-place teams. Ervin Santana (6-1, 1.50 ERA) starts for the Twins against rookie German Marquez (1-2, 4.88). Both pitc... Wed, 17 May 2017 06:26:00 GMT 2017-05-17T06:26:00Z LEADING OFF: Trout has his legs back, Archer vs Carrasco A look at what's happening all around the majors today: BACK AT IT After missing over a week with a hamstring issue, Mike Trout is back in full force for the Angels. He's homered in three straight games for the third time in his career, giving him 11 for the season. The two-time AL MVP also stole two bases Sunday, jo... Mon, 15 May 2017 06:27:00 GMT 2017-05-15T06:27:00Z Rockies' Senzatela gets emotional win year after mom's death DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Antonio Senzatela emphatically pointed to the sky as he closed out the fifth inning on Sunday. It had been an emotional Mother's Day for the 22-year-old rookie. Pat Valaika homered twice and drove in four runs, Senzatela got the win and the Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-6. Senzatela (... Mon, 15 May 2017 04:25:00 GMT 2017-05-15T04:25:00Z LEADING OFF: Trout has his legs, Archer vs Carrasco A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday: BACK AT IT After missing over a week with a hamstring issue, Mike Trout is back in full force for the Angels. He's homered in three straight games for the third time in his career, giving him 11 for the season. The two-time AL MVP also stole two bases Sunday, j... Mon, 15 May 2017 01:12:00 GMT 2017-05-15T01:12:00Z Dbacks' Iannetta has stitches in lip, fractured teeth, nose PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta has several stitches in his upper lip, plus a couple of fractured teeth and a broken nose after getting hit in the face by a fastball. "He's doing OK," manager Torey Lovullo said Saturday, "and I think we're all lucky and fortunate for that." Iannetta was struck by a 93 mph pitc... Sat, 13 May 2017 23:09:00 GMT 2017-05-13T23:09:00Z Posey's homer in 17th leads Giants past Reds 3-2 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After catching for 269 pitches and watching his beleaguered bullpen escape jam after jam in extra innings, Buster Posey took matters into his own hands. Posey homered with one out in the 17th inning for the latest walkoff homer in San Francisco history as the Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds for the first time this season with a 3-2 victory Friday night. ... Sat, 13 May 2017 08:27:00 GMT 2017-05-13T08:27:00Z LEADING OFF: More bad blood between Diamondbacks and Pirates A look at what's happening around the majors today: BAD BLOOD The Pirates and Diamondbacks already had a history of ill will toward each other dating to 2014 before Arizona's Chris Iannetta was hit in the face by a fastball from reliever Johnny Barbato. Bloodied, Iannetta was able to walk off the field in the seventh... Sat, 13 May 2017 06:41:00 GMT 2017-05-13T06:41:00Z Iannetta beaned, more bad blood as Dbacks top Pirates 11-4 PHOENIX (AP) — Whether it was ill will or just an accident, a fastball to the face stirred more bad blood between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Pittsburgh Pirates. Dripping blood, Chris Iannetta was taken to a hospital after a 93 mph pitch hit him in the nose and mouth Friday night in Arizona's 11-4 win over the Pirates. And the sight of him sprawled face down at the plate co... Sat, 13 May 2017 06:13:00 GMT 2017-05-13T06:13:00Z Diamondbacks' Iannetta hit in face with pitch, walks off PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Iannetta of the Arizona Diamondbacks has been hit in the face with a pitch. Iannetta was struck Friday night by a fastball from Pittsburgh's Johnny Barbato. Iannetta turned into the pitch and appeared to be hit around the nose. Iannetta was face down in the dirt for several minutes, and blood was dripping off his fa... Sat, 13 May 2017 04:34:00 GMT 2017-05-13T04:34:00Z Dodgers' Toles has torn ACL, will miss rest of season LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles is handling his latest setback with the positive mindset that got him to the major leagues. Toles has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will need season-ending surgery. He was on crutches Wednesday and said he expects six-to-seven onths of rehabilitation and a return in time for spring training. ... Thu, 11 May 2017 02:04:00 GMT 2017-05-11T02:04:00Z Urias' no-hit bid broken up by McCutchen's double in 7th LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew McCutchen doubled to lead off the seventh inning, ending Julio Urias' no-hit bid for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. The Pittsburgh Pirates star ripped a 2-2 pitch into the left field corner that bounced over the wall. Left fielder Andrew Toles appeared to injure his right knee attempting to make a diving catch and left the game. ... Wed, 10 May 2017 04:15:00 GMT 2017-05-10T04:15:00Z After late, late show with Yankees, Cubs get needed break DENVER (AP) — Kris Bryant was in a race to beat the rising sun. He won, too, with his head hitting the hotel pillow in Denver moments before daybreak. A well-earned victory for the Chicago Cubs third baseman after a draining 5-4, 18-inning loss to the New York Yankees in a game that lasted 6 hours, 5 minutes and spilled into Monday morning. By innings, it was the longest int... Tue, 09 May 2017 02:54:00 GMT 2017-05-09T02:54:00Z Kershaw, Bellinger lead Dodgers to 10-2 win over Padres SAN DIEGO (AP) — At some point Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger will cool off. Won't he? "It's crazy," Bellinger said. "But I'm going to keep my foot on the gas pedal and go from there." Bellinger hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and Los Angeles beat the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Saturday night. C... Sun, 07 May 2017 06:15:00 GMT 2017-05-07T06:15:00Z LEADING OFF: Gardner powering up, O's need Bundy's innings A look at what's happening all around the majors today: BIG-TIME BRETT Surging Brett Gardner again tries to power the Yankees over the Cubs a day after his three-run, ninth-inning homer gave New York a 3-2 win. Gardner has five home runs in six games, including multihomer efforts against Toronto on May 2 and Baltimor... Sat, 06 May 2017 06:30:00 GMT 2017-05-06T06:30:00Z Scully returns to Dodger Stadium for ring of honor induction LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully returned to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, cracking jokes and telling stories as if he had never left. Scully was back at the ballpark to become the 11th inductee into the Dodgers ring of honor prior to a game against the San Francisco Giants. Scully retired last year following his 67th season broadcasting the team's games. ... Thu, 04 May 2017 13:33:00 GMT 2017-05-04T13:33:00Z LEADING OFF: O's, Red Sox finish heated series; Kinsler hurt A look at what's happening all around the majors today: FEUD FINISHED? The Orioles and Red Sox wrap up their heated four-game series at Fenway Park. After ace Chris Sale became the latest Boston pitcher to throw near Manny Machado, MLB executive Joe Torre talked to both teams Wednesday on a conference call and sent t... Thu, 04 May 2017 06:39:00 GMT 2017-05-04T06:39:00Z Cueto outpitches Kershaw in Giants' 4-3 win over Dodgers LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coming off an extra-inning loss at home, the San Francisco Giants had to travel to Los Angeles and then face three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on Monday night. They certainly rose to the challenge. Johnny Cueto outpitched Kershaw, and the Giants jumped out to a couple of early leads before hanging on fo... Tue, 02 May 2017 06:56:00 GMT 2017-05-02T06:56:00Z Giants: Bumgarner suffered AC sprain, out 3 months SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break following injuries sustained in a dirt-biking accident. The 27-year-old suffered a Grade 2 AC joint sprain in the April 20 crash on the team's day off in Colorado. Bumgarner started rehab Friday focused on improving... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:13:00 GMT 2017-04-29T03:13:00Z Harper homers in 11-run 7th, Turner, Nats rout Rockies 16-5 DENVER (AP) — The math is pretty simple for Dusty Baker: His big-hitting lineup plus Coors Field equals loads of runs. "But I didn't have any idea we were going to score that many," the Washington manager said. Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer as part of an 11-run seventh inning, Trea Turner enjoyed another big game at the hitter-frie... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:41:00 GMT 2017-04-28T00:41:00Z LEADING OFF: Sale vs Yanks; Thor vs Dickey; injuries pile up A look at what's happening around the majors today: LOFTY NUMBERS Chris Sale (1-1, 0.91 ERA) brings his impressive numbers against the Yankees to the mound when the Red Sox host New York in the finale of a series shortened by rain. The lefty is 4-1 with a 1.17 ERA in his career vs. the Yankees, the lowest ERA against... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:50:00 GMT 2017-04-27T06:50:00Z Turner hits for cycle, Nationals beat Rockies 15-12 DENVER (AP) — Trea Turner wore everything he could to stay warm, including a red ski mask that covered his face. For someone who doesn't enjoy hitting in the cold, he sure was hot at the plate. Turner hit for the third cycle in Nationals history and drove in a career-high seven runs, helping Washington to a 15-12 win over the Colorado Rockies on a frigid Tuesday night. ... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:28:00 GMT 2017-04-26T06:28:00Z Madison Bumgarner won't need surgery on pitching shoulder SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner will not require surgery on his sprained pitching shoulder and is scheduled to begin light rehabilitation activities in four or five days. The 2014 World Series MVP bruised ribs and sprained his pitching shoulder in the dirt bike accident during last Thursday's off day in Colorado. He is wearin... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:01:00 GMT 2017-04-26T03:01:00Z