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  • MLB roundup: Brewers win 8th straight
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Ryan Braun had three hits and beat out an infield single to key a four-run fourth inning as the visiting Milwaukee Brewers ran their winning streak to eight games with a 6-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.

    • Jesus Aguilar had two RBIs as the Brewers swept the two-game interleague series.

      Mike Moustakas hit his seventh homer and Salvador Perez had an RBI groundout in his second game back from a knee injury for Kansas City, which dropped to 1-9 at home.

      Milwaukee's Jhoulys Chacin (2-1) gave up four hits and two runs in 5 2/3 innings for his second consecutive victory. He struck out three and walked one.

      Astros 5, Angels 2

      Alex Bregman hit a three-run double, and Jose Altuve and Jake Marisnick homered to back seven innings of strong pitching by ace Justin Verlander as Houston beat visiting Los Angeles to salvage the final game of a three-game series.

      Verlander (4-0) surrendered just two runs while scattering four hits in seven innings. He struck out nine and didn't walk a batter. Since joining the Astros' rotation on Sept. 5, 2017, he is 9-0 in his 11 starts and has allowed just 38 hits while striking out 91 batters. He joins Roger Clemens (9-0 in 2004) as the only Houston pitchers to win their first nine decisions with the team.

      Chris Devenski and Ken Giles faced the minimum in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, with Giles earning his second save of the season.

      Marlins 8, Dodgers 6

      Trevor Richards struck out 10 in 4 2/3 innings and as visiting Miami beat Clayton Kershaw at Los Angeles.

      J.T. Realmuto hit a pair of home runs, giving him a hit in all 19 of his games played against the Dodgers, the longest streak against the franchise to start a career since at least 1900. Richards, who said he was on his first-ever trip to the West Coast, made it a memorable one by giving up just one hit. He did not get the required 15 outs to qualify for the victory, though.

      Kershaw (1-4) walked six to tie a career high and gave up a three-run home run to former teammate Miguel Rojas. The left-hander lasted just five innings, giving up the three runs on five hits while striking out seven.

      Rangers 4, A's 2

      Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled home the go-ahead run with two outs in the fifth inning, and the Texas bullpen pitched no-hit ball the rest of the way, helping the Rangers close out a losing homestand with a victory over Oakland.

      The A's had a four-game winning streak snapped despite a two-run home run by Khris Davis, his seventh of the season.

      Jesse Chavez, Alex Claudio and Chris Martin shut out the A's through the sixth, seventh and eighth inning. Keone Kela recorded his fourth save with a 1-2-3 ninth, striking out two.

      Indians 4, Cubs 1

      Trevor Bauer allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings, and Brandon Guyer, Francisco Lindor and Edwin Encarnacion hit solo home runs as Cleveland defeated Chicago to earn a split of the two-game series between the teams that played in the epic 2016 World Series.

      Bauer (2-2) allowed four hits while striking out eight and walking three.

      Chicago's Jon Lester (2-1) took his first loss of the season despite scattering four hits in seven innings with four strikeouts and two bases on balls.

      Rays 8, Orioles 4

      Brad Miller's sacrifice fly produced the go-ahead run in a four-run fifth inning, and surging Tampa Bay Rays went on to take the victory at Baltimore.

      The Rays have won five straight, their longest winning streak since a five-game run from April 22-26, 2015. The Orioles have lost four straight and 10 of 11.

      The Orioles carried a 3-1 lead into the fifth, but Alex Cobb, making his third start for Baltimore after seven seasons with Tampa Bay, allowed six of the eight batters he faced that inning to reach base.

      Phillies 5, Diamondbacks 3

      Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings, Aaron Altherr hit a three-run home run, and Philadelphia defeated visiting Arizona.

      Arrieta (3-0) gave up four hits and three runs (one earned) while throwing 107 pitches, 63 for strikes. Cesar Hernandez was 3-for-4 with two runs for Philadelphia, and Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

      Arizona starter Zack Greinke (2-2) was uncharacteristically ineffective in allowing nine hits and five runs in six innings. He struck out nine while walking just one.

      Cardinals 9, Mets 1

      Michael Wacha won his fourth straight start, and Jedd Gyorko cracked his 100th career home run as host St. Louis routed sloppy New York.

      Wacha (4-1) sailed through six innings, yielding just five hits and a run with one walk and a season-high eight strikeouts. The outing avenged his only loss of the year against New York on March 31 in a game where Wacha failed to make it out of the fifth inning.

      Steven Matz (1-2) was knocked out during St. Louis' four-run fourth inning that essentially ended the game's competitive phase. Matz was charged with five hits and seven runs, three earned, in 3 1/3 innings.

      Braves 5, Reds 4

      Johan Camargo doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, and A.J. Minter nailed down his first career save as Atlanta won at Cincinnati.

      With runners on the corners in the ninth, Camargo lined a pitch from Dylan Floro off the glove of Reds shortstop Cliff Pennington that enabled Ozzie Albies to score. Albies was hit by a pitch by Kevin Shackelford to start the inning.

      Atlanta recalled rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. before the game and put him in the lineup. Acuna, considered one of the game's top prospects, batted sixth and played left field. He went 1-for-5 with a single and scored a run.

      Yankees 7, Twins 4

      Rookie Tyler Austin launched a three-run home run in the third inning to give New York a three-run lead, and then made a sliding, over-the-shoulder catch in foul territory to preserve the lead in the top of the seventh inning during a win over visiting Minnesota.

      Didi Gregorius homered for the fourth straight game, went 3-for-3 and drove in two runs, extending his major-league-leading RBI total to 29, as the Yankees won their fifth straight game and ninth in their last 12.

      Miguel Sano had three hits and Max Kepler hit a home run for the Twins.

      Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3

      Mookie Betts hit two home runs and had three RBIs as visiting Boston defeated Toronto to end a three-game losing streak.

      Betts' second homer of the game and eighth of the season was a two-run shot in the seventh against reliever Danny Barnes (1-1) that gave Boston the lead for good.

      Yangervis Solarte hit his sixth homer of the season in the sixth inning to give Toronto a 3-2 lead.

      Tigers 13, Pirates 10 (Game 1)

      Detroit pounded out 20 hits, including four homers, to win a slugfest over host Pittsburgh in the first game of a doubleheader.

      Leonys Martin, James McCann, Nicholas Castellanos (4-for-5, four RBIs) and Jeimer Candelario hit homers for the Tigers. Miguel Cabrera added four hits.

      Colin Moran and Francisco Cervelli went deep for Pittsburgh. Cervelli had a career-high six RBIs.

      Pirates 8, Tigers 3 (Game 2)

      Jose Osuna, called up to be Pittsburgh's 26th man for the doubleheader, went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs as the Pittsburgh managed a split with visiting Detroit.

      The Pirates notched 15 hits to break a five-game losing streak. Detroit had won six of eight.

      Osuna, recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis, hit a three-run homer in the second and singled and scored in the seventh. Pittsburgh starter Chad Kuhl (3-1) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings.

      Rockies 5, Padres 2

      Jon Gray struck out a season-high 11 batters over six shutout innings, David Dahl hit a two-run triple, and Colorado beat visiting San Diego.

      The Padres scored just two runs in the last two games of the series after putting up 13 in a win on Monday night. Ross limited the Padres to three hits and a walk.

      San Diego starter Tyson Ross lasted just four innings less than a week after taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning at NL West-leading Arizona. He allowed four runs on six hits.

      Mariners 4, White Sox 3

      Mike Zunino hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning, and Felix Hernandez overcame a rocky start to lead Seattle to a win at Chicago.

      Nelson Cruz had a pair of RBI singles to fuel a Mariners comeback, and Zunino smacked a 3-2 fastball from White Sox starter James Shields for what turned out to be the winning home run. Seattle took two of three in the series.

      Hernandez (3-2) allowed three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

      Nationals 15, Giants 2

      Matt Adams drove in a career-high-tying six runs, three with his third home run of the season, and Max Scherzer won his fourth consecutive start with a six-inning effort, helping Washington avoid a three-game sweep at San Francisco.

      Andrew Stevenson, who had recorded a total of 10 career hits in 42 previous games, went 4-for-5 with two doubles. He also drove in four runs for the Nationals, whose 15 runs equaled their most since they beat the Cincinnati Reds 18-3 last June.

      Scherzer (5-1) became the National League's first five-game winner, allowing five hits and two runs. He walked two and struck out 10.

      --Field Level Media

  • Hamstring injury sidelines Mets' Cabrera
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera was held out of the lineup Wednesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals because of discomfort in his right hamstring, according to a report from the New York Daily News.

    • Cabrera, 32, has been a key factor in the Mets' hot start this season. He is hitting .349 (29-for-83) with four home runs and 12 RBIs in 21 games. He leads the team with eight doubles and a .590 slugging percentage.

      Mets manager Mickey Callaway told reporters he kept Cabrera out of the lineup as a precaution.

      "His hammy was barking (Tuesday), we decided to get him out of there," Callaway said, according to the Daily News. "I am sure you guys could see he wasn't moving great in the game. We were kind of monitoring him and we ran for him late."

      Cabrera dealt with a nagging injury to the same hamstring last season. He also battled a lower-back injury but managed to play in 135 games, hitting .280 with 14 home runs and 59 RBIs.

      --Field Level Media

  • Indians sign OF Cabrera to minor league deal
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Melky Cabrera is staying in the American League Central, joining his third team in the division in less than a year.

    • On Wednesday, Cabrera signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians. The 13-year big league veteran will report to the club's player-development complex in Goodyear, Ariz., before beginning a minor league stint next week.

      It likely will not be long until Cabrera joins the Indians, who have struggled on offense early in the season. The 33-year-old is a .286 career hitter with 131 home runs and 768 RBIs in 1,676 games. He batted .285 with 17 home runs and 75 RBIs last season in 156 games with the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals.

      The switch-hitting Cabrera also has 22 games of postseason experience, hitting .213 with one home run and seven RBIs in those contests. He won a World Series ring with the New York Yankees in 2009.

      --Field Level Media

  • Orioles infielder Beckham may require surgery
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    The Baltimore Orioles placed infielder Tim Beckham on the 10-day disabled list for a left groin strain that may require surgery and keep him sidelined for six weeks or more.

    • Beckham saw a specialist Wednesday and must decide whether to have surgery. The procedure could take place as soon as Thursday, manager Buck Showalter said.

      Beckham, who left Baltimore's Monday game following an eighth-inning single, is batting .179 with one homer and four RBIs. He initially was injured in the final week of spring training.

      The Orioles replaced Beckham on the roster with infielder Jace Peterson, who was claimed off waivers from the New York Yankees on Tuesday. Peterson went 3-for-10 in three games with New York this season.

      Baltimore second baseman Jonathan Schoop has resumed workouts in his recovery from an oblique strain, but there is no clear timetable for his return. Schoop, who is batting .230 with one homer through 14 games this season, went on the disabled list on April 14.

      --Field Level Media

  • MLB notebook: Hamstring sends Rangers' Beltre to DL
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has been placed on the 10-day disabled with a hamstring injury, the team announced Wednesday.

    • Beltre, 39, injured his left hamstring while running to first base after a single in Tuesday's game against the Oakland Athletics. An MRI exam revealed a Grade 1 strain.

      Beltre is batting .310 with one homer and eight RBIs in 24 games this season.

      The Rangers also activated right-hander Doug Fister (1-2, 3.95 ERA) from the disabled list, recalled outfielder Ryan Rua from Round Rock and optioned right-handed reliever Matt Bush to the same Triple-A affiliate.

      --Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames was placed on the 10-day disabled list but could be lost to the team for as long as two months with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

      Thames, 31, suffered the injury during Tuesday's victory over the Kansas City Royals. He was batting .250 with seven homers and 13 RBIs in 22 games.

      Right-hander Brandon Woodruff was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs to fill the roster spot. Woodruff had a 5.14 ERA in three appearances (one start) for Milwaukee earlier this season.

      --Rookie outfielder Ronald Acuna joined the Atlanta Braves and was in the starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds.

      Acuna, 20, opened the season at Triple-A Gwinnett and is regarded as the top prospect in baseball. He appeared ready for the big leagues in spring training with a .432 average and four home runs with four stolen bases in 16 games.

      Acuna jumped three levels in the minors in 2017, going from Class A to Gwinnett with a batting average of .325 and 21 home runs along the way. He hit .344 with nine homers in 54 Triple-A games.

      --Field Level Media

  • Rangers place 3B Beltre (hamstring) on DL
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    The Texas Rangers placed third baseman Adrian Beltre on the 10-day disabled with a hamstring injury, the team announced Wednesday.

    • The 39-year-old Beltre injured his left hamstring while running to first base after a single in Tuesday's game against the Oakland Athletics.

      He underwent an MRI exam on Wednesday and it was determined he had a Grade 1 strain.

      Beltre is batting .310 with one homer and eight RBIs in 24 games this season.

      Texas also activated right-hander Doug Fister from the disabled list, recalled outfielder Ryan Rua from Round Rock and optioned right-handed reliever Matt Bush to the same Triple-A affiliate.

      Fister, 34, was on the DL due to a hip injury. He was 1-2 with a 3.95 ERA in three starts prior to the injury.

      Rua, 28, batted .178 with one homer and three RBIs in 16 games with Texas earlier this season.

      Bush, 32, has a 3.97 ERA in 13 appearances this season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Brewers 1B Thames out with torn thumb ligament
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

    • The extent of the injury was revealed during an MRI exam on Wednesday. Thames could be sidelined for as long as two months.

      Thames, 31, suffered the injury during Tuesday's victory over the Kansas City Royals.

      Right-hander Brandon Woodruff was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs to fill the roster spot.

      General manager David Stearns told reporters that more tests will be conducted before it is decided whether or not Thames will undergo surgery.

      "Surgery is not definite, but it is probably likely," Stearns told reporters. "We want to have him see a couple of additional doctors to confirm everything before we have a definitive treatment plan. But that's where this is likely headed. Once he has the surgery, if that's where this goes, we can set a more concrete time frame for his return. The hope is that by (Thursday) afternoon or evening, we have a firm plan.

      "It's obviously going to be a while. We do fully anticipate him contributing again this year, playing for us again this year, playing a significant portion (of the season) for us. But his season is going to be on pause for a little bit. Obviously, that's frustrating for Eric and it's unfortunate for our team in general."

      Thames suffered the injury while diving for a grounder hit by Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 5-2 win.

      Jesus Aguilar and Ryan Braun figure to see the bulk of playing time at first base during Thames' absence.

      Thames was batting .250 with seven homers and 13 RBIs in 22 games this season. Last season, he slugged a career-high 31 homers while batting .247 with 63 RBIs.

      The Brewers have won seven straight games entering Wednesday's contest against the Royals.

      Woodruff had a 5.14 ERA in three appearances (one start) for Milwaukee earlier this season. He went 2-3 with a 4.81 ERA in eight 2017 starts for the Brewers.

      Woodruff is 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA in three starts for Colorado Springs this season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Tigers call up RHP Lewicki ahead of doubleheader
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    The Detroit Tigers called up righthanded pitcher Artie Lewicki ahead of Wednesday's doubleheader against the host Pittsburgh Pirates.

    • The Tigers are playing their third doubleheader in the last month after Tuesday's game was postponed by rain.

      Lewicki, a starter, joins the club from Triple-A Toledo to provide bullpen depth. The Tigers were able to add him due to a rule that allows a 26th player n the roster for doubleheaders.

      Lewicki is 2-1 in three starts at Toledo this season, but sports a 5.59 ERA for his 14 innings. He has walked five and struck out 13.

      The opener will begin at 4:05 p.m. with the second game beginning 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first.

      The Tigers and Pirates were rained out twice during their season-opening series in Detroit earlier in the season.

      The Tigers will send right-hander Jordan Zimmermann (1-0, 7.71 ERA) and left-hander Matthew Boyd (0-1, 1.40) to the mound Wednesday. Pittsburgh will counter with right-handers Chad Kuhl (2-1, 4.57) and Jameson Taillon (2-1, 2.86).

      --Field Level Media

  • Braves recall phenom Acuna
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Rookie outfielder Ronald Acuna will join the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday in Cincinnati.

    • He was in the starting lineup against the Reds, playing in left field and batting sixth for the Braves.

      Acuna, 20, opened the season at Triple-A Gwinnett and is regarded as the top prospect in baseball.

      He appeared ready for the big leagues in spring training with a .432 average and four home runs with four stolen bases in 16 games.

      "We feel like it would probably be best overall, from a philosophical standpoint, to give him more development time," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said when the team announced Acuna would begin the season at Triple-A. "There's no manual on how to handle a player's development. They're not all the same."

      At the time of the demotion to Gwinnett on March 19, Acuna was second in the majors in on-base percentage (.519) and slugging percentage (.727).

      Acuna and 21-year-old second baseman Ozzie Albies are the two youngest players on MLB rosters as of April 25.

      Acuna jumped three levels in the minors in 2017, going from Class A to Gwinnett with a batting average of .325 and 21 home runs along the way. He hit .344 with nine homers in 54 Triple-A games.

      "Having more development time ... no one's ever been hurt by that," Anthopolous said.

      The Braves opting not to keep Acuna on the 25-man roster to begin the season also delayed his eligibility for free agency until 2024. Delaying a prospect's arrival by at least 15 days buys a team an extra season of arbitration.

      --Field Level Media

  • MLB roundup: Cubs dominate Indians
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Kyle Schwarber hit two solo home runs, Ian Happ homered and had three hits and Tyler Chatwood allowed a run and scattered four hits in six-plus innings as the Chicago Cubs rolled past the host Cleveland Indians 10-3 on Tuesday in the teams' first meeting in Cleveland since the epic 2016 World Series.

    • Chatwood (1-3) struck out five and walked five. Josh Tomlin (0-3) took the loss after surrendering five runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. Four of the hits he allowed were home runs. Tomlin struck out three and didn't issue a walk.

      The Cubs pounded out 15 hits, and Happ and Tommy La Stella joined Schwarber in driving in two runs. All nine batters who started the game for the Cubs had hits.

      Cleveland managed nine hits off four Chicago pitchers, with Jose Ramirez and Bradley Zimmer collecting three hits each.

      Yankees 8, Twins 3

      Didi Gregorius continued his torrid start with a two-run homer among three hits and drove in three runs to give him an major-league-best 27 RBIs as New York beat visiting Minnesota.

      Gregorius hit an RBI single in his second at-bat in the third and hit his eighth homer of the season in the fifth off Jose Berrios (2-2). Gary Sanchez recorded his ninth career multi-homer game, and Aaron Judge homered and had three hits as the Yankees won for the seventh time in nine games.

      CC Sabathia (1-0) made his second start since returning from a hip injury and allowed an unearned run and two hits in six innings. The left-hander struck out four, walked one, threw 82 pitches and recorded his 20th career victory over the Twins.

      Mariners 1, White Sox 0

      Marco Gonzales threw six-plus scoreless innings, and Mitch Haniger drove in the game's only run as visiting Seattle topped Chicago.

      Gonzales (2-2) allowed five hits, struck out eight and walked only one. Edwin Diaz threw a scoreless ninth inning for his ninth save.

      Kyle Seager ignited a two-out rally in the fourth inning with a double off Chicago starter Chris Volstad (0-1). Haniger followed with an RBI single up the middle to bring home Seager, who had two of Seattle's five hits.

      Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 3 (10 innings)

      Curtis Granderson homered with one out in the 10th inning, his third hit and third RBI of the game, and Toronto beat visiting Boston.

      It was the third homer of the season for Granderson and his fourth career walk-off homer. The blast came against Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel (0-1).

      Blue Jays reliever Tyler Clippard (3-0) pitched around a walk in the top of the 10th to earn the win. Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna blew the save in the ninth, allowing Boston to tie the game at 3 on four hits, a walk and two runs.

      Reds 9, Braves 7 (12 innings)

      Scooter Gennett hit his first two homers of the season, including a walk-off, two-run shot in the 12th inning to give host Cincinnati a win over Atlanta.

      Joey Votto walked to open the inning before Gennett's second homer, giving the Reds their second straight win even though they blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning.

      Joey Votto also went deep for the Reds. Freddie Freeman homered twice and Kurt Suzuki also hit a home run for Atlanta.

      Diamondbacks 8, Phillies 4

      Alex Avila had a homer, two singles and two RBIs, and Jarrod Dyson and Daniel Descalso also homered in Arizona's victory at Philadelphia.

      Avila and Dyson hit back-to-back homers in the second inning for a 2-0 lead, and Descalso hit a two-run homer to cap a three-run eighth inning as the Diamondbacks (16-6) tied the franchise record for best 22-game start.

      Aaron Altherr had a two-run double and Cesar Hernandez had two hits and an RBI for the Phillies. Philadelphia had won four in a row and 11 of 13.

      A's 3, Rangers 2

      Andrew Triggs pitched six strong innings, and Mark Canha homered to lead surging Oakland to a victory at Texas.

      Triggs (2-0) allowed one run on four hits and struck out six with one walk for the A's, who have won four in a row and eight of their past nine.

      Adrian Beltre drove in both runs for the Rangers, but he also injured his left hamstring in the eighth inning, leaving him day-to-day.

      Angels 8, Astros 7

      Andrelton Simmons socked two home runs, and Los Angeles fended off a late rally to win at Houston.

      Simmons belted his second homer of the season leading off the second inning against Astros right-hander Charlie Morton, then struck a bigger blow with his two-out, three-run shot off Joe Smith to cap the Angels' four-run seventh. The latter blast provided Los Angeles with an 8-5 lead.

      Angels right-hander Shohei Ohtani dazzled yet struggled with his command, posting multiple triple-digit fastballs while issuing five walks and yielding four runs over 5 1/3 innings.

      Brewers 5, Royals 2

      Travis Shaw hit a three-run homer, and visiting Milwaukee posted its seventh consecutive victory by dispatching Kansas City.

      Milwaukee's Lorenzo Cain homered against his former teammates and reached base four times on two hits and two walks. Ryan Braun had an RBI single and also collected two hits and two walks for the Brewers, who prevailed in the opener of a nine-game road trip.

      Zach Davies (2-2) pitched six innings of two-run ball to win his second straight start. Salvador Perez homered in his season debut for the Royals, who have dropped 11 of their past 13 games.

      Mets 6, Cardinals 5 (10 innings)

      Jay Bruce had three hits, including a long, tiebreaking solo homer in the top of the 10th inning, as New York came back to win at St. Louis.

      The Mets have alternated wins with losses in their last five games. The Cardinals had a three-game winning streak snapped and fell for just the second time in 10 games.

      Bruce, who missed the cycle by a double, gave the Mets their first lead with his two-out blast off Matt Bowman (0-1). New York trailed 2-0 and 4-1 -- Bruce laced an RBI triple in the second inning -- before tying the game on Yoenis Cespedes' three-run homer in the fifth inning. Tommy Pham went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer for the Cardinals.

      Rockies 8, Padres 0

      Kyle Freeland tossed seven innings for his first win of the season, and Colorado blanked visiting San Diego.

      Trevor Story hit a grand slam in a five-run second inning to pace the Rockies.

      Colorado's big night at the plate spoiled the major league debut of San Diego's Eric Lauer. The left-hander, who had his contract selected earlier Tuesday, surrendered six runs in three-plus innings.

      Marlins 3, Dodgers 2

      Cameron Maybin delivered a go-ahead RBI double in the ninth inning as visiting Miami ended its five-game losing streak with a victory at Los Angeles.

      Maybin's hit off Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez (0-1) helped the Marlins complete a rally from a one-run deficit in the eighth inning. Drew Steckenrider (1-0) threw a scoreless eighth inning for the victory, and Brad Ziegler pitched the ninth for his second save.

      Miami's J.T. Realmuto hit his second home run in six games this season.

      Giants 4, Nationals 3

      Mac Williamson hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning, and Brandon Belt homered to extend his hitting streak to seven games in San Francisco's victory over visiting Washington.

      Williamson's homer was his third in five games since being recalled from the minors Friday. Belt has five homers and seven RBIs during his hitting streak.

      Michael Taylor hit a three-run homer and Moises Sierra had two hits for the Nationals, who have lost four in a row and five of six.

      Rays-Orioles, ppd.

      Inclement weather forced the postponement of the Tampa Bay game in Baltimore. The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader May 12, to begin at 3:05 p.m. ET, followed by the regularly scheduled game approximately 30 minutes after the opener concludes, the Orioles announced.

      Tigers-Pirates, ppd.

      Rain prompted the postponement of the game between Detroit and host Pittsburgh. It will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader Wednesday. The opener will begin at 4:05 p.m. ET, with the second game beginning 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first.

      --Field Level Media

  • MLB notebook: Royals welcome Perez, Gordon back
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    The Kansas City Royals activated catcher Salvador Perez and left fielder Alex Gordon from the disabled list, the team announced Tuesday.

    • Perez, a five-time All-Star, has been sidelined since tearing the MCL in his left knee while taking his suitcase up the stairs in his home on March 27. Gordon, a three-time All-Star, suffered a tear in his left hip on April 9. He was batting .174 in 23 at-bats before the injury.

      Perez, 27, established career highs of 27 home runs and 80 RBIs last season while batting .268. He has hit more than 20 homers in three straight seasons. Gordon, 34, had hit 160 homers in 12 seasons with the Royals.

      The Royals cleared the roster openings by optioning catcher Cam Gallagher (.208 in 24 at-bats) and outfielder Paulo Orlando (.191 in 47 at-bats) to Triple-A Omaha.

      Kansas City also placed right-hander Justin Grimm (back) on the 10-day disabled list and promoted left-hander Eric Stout from Omaha. Grimm has a 7.71 ERA in 10 appearances this season. Stout had a 4.70 ERA in five appearances with Omaha this season.

      --The Cleveland Indians and free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera have agreed to a minor league contract, according to multiple reports.

      The deal is pending a physical. Once official, Cabrera would report to extended spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., for about a week before joining Triple-A Columbus ahead of a potential promotion to the majors.

      Cabrera, 33, hit .285 with 17 home runs and 85 RBIs in 156 games between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals last season. The switch-hitter has a .286 career average, with 131 homers and 768 RBIs in 13 major league seasons, and was an All-Star for the San Francisco Giants in 2012.

      --The Chicago White Sox have placed outfielder Avisail Garcia on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring suffered in the team's 10-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday. Outfielder Daniel Palka has been recalled from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move.

      Garcia was injured in the second inning Monday while running to first base on a grounder to third. He was named an All-Star during his breakout 2017 season in which he hit .330 with career highs of 18 home runs and 80 RBIs. The 26-year-old has hit .233 with one homer and four RBIs in 18 games this season.

      Palka has yet to make his major league debut. The White Sox claimed the 26-year-old off waivers from the Minnesota Twins during the offseason and optioned him to Charlotte after he hit .120 in 25 spring training at-bats. Palka has hit .286 with three home runs and seven RBIs for the Knights this season.

      --The day after right-hander Scott Oberg was torched for five runs in one-third of an inning in Monday's 13-5 loss to the San Diego Padres, the Colorado Rockies optioned the right-hander to Triple-A Albuquerque. He has a 1-0 record in 10 appearances.

      The Rockies recalled right-hander Brooks Pounders from Albuquerque to replace him. Pounders, 27, had a 3.60 ERA in seven minor league appearances. Pounders has been with the Kansas City Royals (2016) and Los Angeles Angels (2017). He is 3-1 with a 9.78 ERA in 24 career appearances.

      The Rockies also designated right-hander Zach Jemiola for assignment.

      --The banged up Baltimore Orioles claimed infielder Jace Peterson after he was placed on waivers by the New York Yankees. The Orioles are already without injured second baseman Jonathan Schoop and saw Tim Beckham leave Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians in the eighth inning with a groin injury.

      Peterson, 27, has appeared in 386 games since coming up with the San Diego Padres in 2014. He has played shortstop, second and third base and all three outfield positions.

      In addition, first baseman/outfielder Trey Mancini (right knee) returned to action Monday as a pinch hitter after missing two games.

      --A new injury, this one to his left foot, could keep Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton from returning from the disabled list Wednesday when he is eligible.

      Buxton, on a rehab assignment with Class-A Advanced Fort Myers as he recovers from a bout with migraine headaches, injured his foot Sunday and was scratched from Fort Myers' lineup Monday as a result. X-rays on the foot injury came back negative.

      Buxton is batting .195 (8-for-41) with two RBIs and four stolen bases in 11 games this season.

      --Washington Nationals right-hander Shawn Kelley went on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, one day after injuring his pitching arm against the San Francisco Giants.

      Kelley, who has undergone two Tommy John operations, departed Monday's contest in the sixth inning with ulnar collateral ligament nerve irritation in his right elbow. The 33-year-old first felt the pain when he served up a 466-foot home run to San Francisco's Mac Williamson.

      The Nationals also sent infielder Matt Reynolds to Triple-A Syracuse and recalled outfielder Rafael Bautista and infielder Adrian Sanchez from the same club.

      --The Minnesota Twins recalled right-hander Tyler Duffey from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.

      Duffey will take the roster spot of right-hander Alan Busenitz, who was optioned to Rochester after the team's 14-1 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday. Busenitz, 27, allowed two runs in two-thirds of an inning in the contest.

      Duffey, 27, began the year with Rochester and has thrown 11 innings for the Red Wings across four relief appearances, striking out 14. He's allowed two unearned runs and just three hits.

      --The Atlanta Braves recalled left-hander Max Fried, one of their top pitching prospects, from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday and designated right-hander Miguel Socolovich for assignment.

      Fried, 24, has a 2.45 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 11 innings between two starts at Gwinnett. He was selected No. 7 overall by the San Diego Padres in the 2012 MLB Draft and made his major league debut last season, posting a 3.81 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 26 innings across nine games (four starts).

      With no spots in Atlanta's rotation currently open, Fried will likely serve the club out of the bullpen. Socolovich, 31, had a 9.00 ERA in three innings pitched for the Braves this year.

      --The Chicago White Sox provided a medical update on pitcher Danny Farquhar, who sustained a brain aneurysm during Friday's game against the Houston Astros.

      Farquhar was in critical but neurologically stable condition Tuesday. The team announced that he had the use of his extremities and was responding and speaking to family members and doctors.

      --Field Level Media

  • Rockies demote Oberg, promote Pounders
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Scott Oberg's dreadful outing led to a demotion.

    • The Colorado Rockies optioned the right-hander to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday, one day after Oberg was torched for five runs in one-third of an inning in Monday's 13-5 loss to the San Diego Padres.

      Oberg's ERA soared to 6.55 after the rough outing that included three hits and two walks. The 28-year-old had a 1-0 record in 10 appearances.

      The Rockies recalled right-hander Brooks Pounders from Albuquerque to replace him. Pounders, 27, had a 3.60 ERA in seven minor league appearances.

      Pounders has spent time in the majors with the Kansas City Royals (2016) and Los Angeles Angels (2017). He is 3-1 with a 9.78 ERA in 24 career appearances.

      The Rockies also designated right-hander Zach Jemiola for assignment.

      --Field Level Media

  • Orioles pick up infielder Peterson on waivers
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Looking to beef up their injury-mired infield, the Baltimore Orioles claimed infielder Jace Peterson on Tuesday after he was placed on waivers by the New York Yankees.

    • Peterson provides depth to the Orioles, who already are without injured second baseman Jonathan Schoop and saw Tim Beckham leave Monday's game against Cleveland in the eighth inning with a groin injury.

      Peterson, 27, has appeared in 386 games since coming up with the San Diego Padres in 2014. He has played shortstop, second and third bases and all three outfield positions.

      He appeared in three games with the Yankees this season, going 3-for-10.

      Beckham missed the last three games in spring training with a groin injury but was still in the opening day lineup. If he goes on the disabled list, he would be the sixth Orioles player on the ledger.

      In addition, first baseman/outfielder Trey Mancini (right knee) returned to action Monday as a pinch hitter after missing two games.

      --Field Level Media

  • Royals activate Perez, Gordon
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    The Kansas City Royals activated catcher Salvador Perez and left fielder Alex Gordon from the disabled list, the team announced Tuesday.

    • Perez, a five-time All-Star, has been sidelined since tearing the MCL in his left knee while taking his suitcase up the stairs in his home on March 27.

      Gordon, a three-time All-Star, suffered a tear in his left hip on April 9. He was batting .174 in 23 at-bats before the injury.

      Perez, 27, established career highs of 27 home runs and 80 RBIs last season while batting .268. He has hit more than 20 homers in three straight seasons.

      Gordon, 34, had hit 160 homers in 12 seasons with the Royals.

      The Royals cleared the roster openings by optioning catcher Cam Gallagher (.208 in 24 at-bats) and outfielder Paulo Orlando (.191 in 47 at-bats) to Triple-A Omaha.

      Kansas City also placed right-hander Justin Grimm (back) on the 10-day disabled list. Grimm has a 7.71 ERA in 10 appearances this season.

      The Royals promoted left-hander Eric Stout from Omaha to fill Grimm's bullpen spot. Stout had a 4.70 ERA in five appearances with Omaha this season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Twins recall RHP Duffey
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    The Minnesota Twins recalled right-hander Tyler Duffey from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.

    • Duffey will take the roster spot of right-hander Alan Busenitz, who was optioned to Rochester after the team's 14-1 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday. Busenitz, 27, allowed two runs in two-thirds of an inning in the contest.

      Duffey is up for his first stint with the major league club this season. The 27-year-old began the year with Rochester and has thrown 11 innings for the Red Wings across four relief appearances, striking out 14. He's allowed two unearned runs and just three hits.

      Duffey was converted into a full-time reliever last season, going 2-3 with a 4.94 ERA in 56 appearances with the Twins. He was a regular member of Minnesota's rotation in 2016, posting a 9-12 record to go with a 6.43 ERA in 26 starts.

      --Field Level Media

  • Braves recall LHP Fried, designate RHP Socolovich
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    The Atlanta Braves recalled left-hander Max Fried from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, designating right-hander Miguel Socolovich for assignment in a corresponding move.

    • Fried is rated among the top pitching prospects in the Braves' loaded farm system by multiple outlets. The 24-year-old has a 2.45 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 11 innings between two starts at Gwinnett.

      Fried, selected No. 7 overall by the San Diego Padres in the 2012 MLB Draft, made his major league debut last season, posting a 3.81 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 26 innings across nine games (four starts).

      With no spots in Atlanta's rotation currently open, Fried will likely serve the club out of the bullpen.

      Socolovich, 31, had a 9.00 ERA in three innings pitched for the Braves this year. He allowed three runs on three hits in an inning of work in Atlanta's 10-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday.

      --Field Level Media

  • Nationals RHP Kelley injures elbow again
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Washington Nationals right-hander Shawn Kelley is being placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, one day after injuring his pitching arm against the San Francisco Giants.

    • Kelley departed Monday's contest in the sixth inning with ulnar collateral ligament nerve irritation in his right elbow. He first felt the pain when he served up a 466-foot home run to San Francisco's Mac Williamson.

      "It's probably been the best I've felt in years," Kelley, who has undergone two Tommy John operations, told reporters after the contest. "So that's kind of -- this one is kind of puzzling. Like I said, I can sometimes point to something or think back to something, but it was kind of a head-scratcher this time."

      The Nationals also sent infielder Matt Reynolds to Triple-A Syracuse and recalled outfielder Rafael Bautista and infielder Adrian Sanchez from the same club.

      Kelley, 33, had a 4.50 ERA in eight relief appearances this season. He is 25-23 with a 3.77 ERA in 397 career relief appearances with the Seattle Mariners (2009-12), New York Yankees (2013-14), San Diego Padres (2015) and Nationals (2016-18).

      Reynolds, 27, is 1-for-12 in 10 appearances for the Nats this season.

      Bautista, 25, was batting .429 in 42 at-bats over 10 games for Triple-A Syracuse. He had a stint with the Nationals last season and batted .160 in 17 games.

      Sanchez, 27, was hitting .286 in 14 games at Syracuse. He batted .268 in 34 games with Washington last season.

      --Field Level Media

  • White Sox OF Garcia (hamstring) placed on DL
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    The Chicago White Sox have placed outfielder Avisail Garcia on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring suffered in the team's 10-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday.

    • Outfielder Daniel Palka has been recalled from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move.

      Garcia was injured in the second inning of Monday's game while running to first base on a grounder to third. He was removed from the contest with the White Sox already leading 5-0 and re-evaluated Tuesday.

      Garcia was named an All-Star during his breakout 2017 season in which he hit .330 with career highs of 18 home runs and 80 RBIs. The 26-year-old has hit .233 with one homer and four RBIs in 18 games this season.

      Palka will be making his major league debut if he takes the field for Chicago. The White Sox claimed the 26-year-old off waivers from the Minnesota Twins during the offseason and optioned him to Charlotte after he hit .120 in 25 spring training at-bats. Palka has hit .286 with three home runs and seven RBIs for the Knights this season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Twins OF Buxton injures foot during rehab
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    A left foot injury suffered on a foul ball could prevent Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton from returning from the disabled list Wednesday when he is eligible.

    • Buxton is currently on rehab assignment with Class-A Advanced Fort Myers as he recovers from a bout with migraine headaches. While his headaches appear to be behind him, Buxton injured his foot on Sunday and was scratched from Fort Myers' lineup Monday as a result. X-rays on the foot injury came back negative.

      "He didn't have a reaction with the migraines, which was a good sign," Twins manager Paul Molitor said Monday. "We'll see how the next couple days go."

      Buxton was originally slated to play center field in rehab games Monday and Tuesday before potentially returning Wednesday, but his activation now appears more likely for when the Twins return home Friday.

      Buxton is batting .195 (8-for-41) with two RBIs and four stolen bases in 11 games this season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Reports: Indians, OF Cabrera agree to minors deal
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    The Cleveland Indians and free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera have agreed to a minor league contract, according to multiple reports.

    • The deal is pending a physical. Once official, Cabrera would report to extended spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., for about a week before joining Triple-A Columbus ahead of a potential promotion to the majors.

      Cabrera, 33, hit .285 with 17 home runs and 85 RBIs in 156 games between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals last season. The switch-hitter has a .286 career average, with 131 homers and 768 RBIs in 13 major league seasons, and was an All-Star for the San Francisco Giants in 2012.

      The Indians have struggled offensively to begin the season, hitting an MLB-worst .215 as a team entering Tuesday. While left fielder Michael Brantley has had success since being activated from the disabled list (.320 average), center fielder Bradley Zimmer (.236) and right fielder Tyler Naquin (.268) have each struggled. Backups Rajai Davis and Brandon Guyer are each hitting under .200.

      --Field Level Media

  • Twins option reliever Busenitz after blowout loss
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    A rough night for the Minnesota bullpen led to a demotion for one of the Twins' relievers.

    • Alan Busenitz, who gave up two runs in two-thirds of an inning Monday against the New York Yankees, was optioned to Triple-A Rochester after Minnesota's 14-1 defeat.

      Four Twins relievers allowed a total of nine runs in 3 1/3 innings during the blowout loss.

      Busenitz, 27, was called up from Rochester on April 15. He made four appearances for the Twins, going 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA in four innings. He struck out seven and walked two.

      The Twins announced that they would make a corresponding move to fill the vacant roster spot before their Tuesday night game at Yankee Stadium.

      --Field Level Media

  • MLB roundup: Angels send Astros' Cole to first loss
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Tyler Skaggs scattered four hits in seven innings, and Kole Calhoun and Justin Upton each had RBIs as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the host Houston Astros 2-0 on Monday in the opener of a three-game series between the top two teams in the American League West.

    • Skaggs (3-1) outdueled Gerrit Cole, who took his first loss with the Astros. Skaggs struck out three and walked one, retired the side in order in four of his seven innings and set down the final 10 batters he faced.

      Cole (2-1) saw his ERA jump from 0.96 to 1.29 after surrendering two runs on four hits in seven innings. He struck out eight and walked two, pitching his fifth outstanding game for the Astros since being traded to Houston from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the offseason.

      The game was scoreless until the fifth, when Calhoun, who had been mired in a 0-for-20 slump, singled to right field off Cole to drive home Luis Valbuena. Los Angeles added a run in the sixth as Upton's double to center field plated Mike Trout, who had singled with two outs on a 0-2 pitch.

      Giants 4, Nationals 2

      Mac Williamson smacked a two-run home run in the sixth inning, and Chris Stratton pitched four-hit ball into the seventh, helping San Francisco turn back visiting Washington.

      Williamson, promoted from the minors last week when Hunter Pence was placed on the disabled list, drove in three runs, two with his second homer in his first 13 at-bats in the majors this season.

      The win in the opener of a 10-game homestand was the Giants' third in their past four games. Stratton and three relievers combined on a five-hitter as San Francisco handed Washington its fourth loss in five games.

      Dodgers 2, Marlins 1

      Enrique Hernandez had three hits, including a home run, and Cody Bellinger delivered a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning as Los Angeles earned a victory over visiting Miami.

      The Dodgers (11-10) won for the seventh time in their past eight games, and they moved over the .500 mark for the first time this season. Adam Liberatore (1-0) got the victory, pitching two-thirds of an inning. Josh Fields tossed a scoreless ninth inning for his first save.

      The Marlins lost their fifth consecutive game and have now dropped eight of their past nine. Miami tied the score 1-1 in the top of the eighth inning on Brian Anderson's RBI single.

      Padres 13, Rockies 5

      Carlos Asuaje homered and drove in four runs, Wil Myers had four hits, and San Diego used a nine-run seventh inning to crush Colorado in Denver in the first game between the teams since their bench-clearing brawl April 11.

      Franchy Cordero also homered for the Padres, who have won three of their four games at Coors Field this season.

      Cordero hit a two-run homer off Rockies lefty Jake McGee in the seventh-inning rally, and he singled later in the inning.

      Yankees 14, Twins 1

      Giancarlo Stanton homered and collected four hits while Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam as New York rolled past visiting Minnesota.

      Stanton recorded his fifth career game with at least four hits and first since July 23, 2016. He hit his fifth homer of the season with two outs in the fifth off Jake Odorizzi, and he added three singles and a walk.

      Gregorius hit his second career grand slam in the eighth inning to give the Yankees a 12-1 lead. Tyler Austin hit a two-run, eighth-inning homer off Ryan LaMarre, who moved from center field to the mound.

      Reds 10, Braves 4

      Scott Schebler hit a two-run homer to spark a 10-hit attack and lead Cincinnati past Atlanta, ending a five-game losing streak and giving Jim Riggleman his first win as the team's interim manager.

      Schebler's homer, his second of the year, came off Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz and was the team's first since April 15, ending a six-game homerless drought. He was 2-for-5, scored three runs and had three RBIs.

      The winning pitcher was Sal Romano (1-2), who allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits in six innings. Romano walked one and struck out five.

      Indians 2, Orioles 1

      Yonder Alonso hit a two-run homer and Carlos Carrasco pitched 7 1/3 strong innings to help Cleveland edge host Baltimore.

      Alonso's fifth blast of the season was all the offense Carrasco needed as the Indians won for the ninth time in their past 12 games.

      Carrasco (4-0) surrendered one run and six hits while striking out seven and walking two. Andrew Miller got the last two outs in the eighth, and Cody Allen struck out the side in the ninth for his fourth save.

      A's 9, Rangers 4

      Marcus Semien slugged Kevin Jepsen's first pitch of the ninth inning for a tiebreaking home run, triggering a six-run uprising that gave visiting Oakland the victory.

      Matt Chapman had a run-scoring triple and pinch hitter Jake Smolinski a two-run triple in the ninth, during which the A's sent 10 batters to the plate against two Rangers relievers.

      The win was Oakland's seventh in its past eight games. The A's have scored eight or more runs in four of those wins.

      White Sox 10, Mariners 4

      Yoan Moncada finished a single shy of the cycle while Jose Abreu homered twice as Chicago ripped visiting Seattle.

      Moncada, who entered the game leading the majors in strikeouts with 33, tripled, doubled and homered in his first three at-bats as the White Sox pummeled Mike Leake. In 3 1/3 innings, Leake (2-2) was raked for 12 hits and eight runs, walking none and fanning one.

      Meanwhile, Chicago starter Carson Fulmer (1-1) cruised through six innings. Fulmer gave up just three hits and two runs, issuing a walk and striking out three.

      --Field Level Media

  • Yankees acquire RHP Cole from Nationals
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    The New York Yankees acquired right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole from the Washington Nationals in exchange for cash considerations on Monday.

    • Cole was 1-1 with a 13.06 ERA in four appearances this season before being designated for assignment Friday. He has allowed six home runs in 10 1/3 innings.

      He is 5-8 with a 5.32 ERA in 110 innings for the Nationals over four seasons.

      The Yankees said they would add Cole, 26, to the 25-man roster. He will take the spot of right-hander David Hale, who was designated for assignment after closing out the team's 14-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday.

      Hale, 30, tossed two scoreless innings Monday in his major league season debut. His contract had been purchased by the Yankees on Sunday after he went 0-1 with a 5.52 ERA in three starts for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Cavnar makes history with Rockies broadcast
    By Field Level Media / Monday, April 23, 2018

    Jenny Cavnar became the first woman since 1993 to do television play-by-play for a major league game when she called Monday's contest between the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres.

    • Cavnar is the first woman behind the microphone for a telecast since Gayle Gardner called a game between the Rockies and Cincinnati Reds on Aug. 3, 1993.

      "We are extremely proud of @jennycavnar who tonight becomes among the first women ever to call play-by-play for a @MLB broadcast," the Rockies said in a tweet.

      Cavnar, working for AT&T SportsNet, usually covers the Rockies as an on-field or in-studio reporter. She has also filled in as a color analyst on TV and on the radio. Prior to joining the Rockies beat, Cavnar was a reporter for the Padres.

      Suzyn Waldman has done play-by-play for the New York Yankees on the radio during her career, and Jessica Mendoza has been a mainstay as a color commentator for ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" telecasts since 2016.

      --Field Level Media

  • MLB notebook: Farquhar 'in the fight of his life'
    By Field Level Media / Monday, April 23, 2018

    Danny Farquhar, the White Sox relief pitcher who collapsed in the dugout Friday in Chicago, is making progress in his recovery from multiple brain surgeries.

    • The White Sox issued a statement Monday confirming Farquhar is communicating with family and doctors and has use of all of his extremities.

      Farquhar, 31, was transferred to the 60-day disabled list by the White Sox on Monday. "He's a fighter, and he's in the fight of his life right now," White Sox vice president Kenny Williams told USA Today.

      Williams said Farquhar, who sustained a brain hemorrhage Friday, required a second surgery "cracking his skull open and putting a clamp on it" to reduce brain swelling.

      --Slugger Jose Bautista, who signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves last week, has reportedly looked good in the minors thus far and could join the big club on its upcoming road trip.

      Bautista played in a doubleheader Monday with the Braves' Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett (Ga.) County, going 0-for-3 in the first game. That left him 2-for-10 with Gwinnett.

      The 37-year-old veteran hit .203 with 23 homers and 65 RBIs for the Toronto Blue Jays last year.

      --Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is considered day-to-day but will be evaluated before the team resumes play Tuesday in Cleveland.

      Bryant departed Sunday's game against the host Colorado Rockies in the first inning with a left eye laceration after he was plunked in the head by a 96 mph fastball.

      Bryant joined the team on the charter flight to Cleveland and the opening of a two-game series with the Indians. The Cubs will continue to monitor Bryant. Manager Joe Maddon said Bryant was doing "as good as can be expected."

      --The Seattle Mariners reacquired left-hander Roenis Elias from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named or cash considerations.

      Seattle assigned Elias to Triple-A Tacoma. Elias was 15-20 with a 3.97 ERA in 51 appearances (49 starts) over two seasons for Seattle (2014-15). He was traded to the Red Sox following the 2015 campaign in a package that brought left-hander Wade Miley to the Mariners.

      The 29-year-old Cuban made just four major league appearances (one start) in two-plus seasons with the Red Sox. Elias spent most of 2017 on the disabled list with an oblique injury, and he was 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA in four appearances for Triple-A Pawtucket this season.

      --The Tigers designated right-hander Drew VerHagen for assignment and promoted outfielder Mike Gerber to the 25-man roster.

      VerHagen compiled a 6.30 ERA in nine relief appearances with the Tigers and must clear waivers before being outrighted to Triple-A Toledo.

      Gerber made his big-league debut Friday as a pinch runner. He was the 26th man for a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals. Gerber was hitting .196 through 13 games for Toledo this season.

      --Field Level Media