Matt Kemp broke open a pitchers' duel between left-hander Clayton Kershaw and righty Yusmeiro Petit with a two-run home run in the sixth inning Sunday, propelling the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton said Friday he is feeling "much better," one day after sustaining facial fractures when he was struck in the face by an 88-mph fastball from Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers.
Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins -- a contender for the National League's most valuable player award -- will apparently sit out the rest of the season after a pitched ball struck him in the face.
Johnny Cueto outdueled the Cardinals' Lance Lynn, allowing just three hits through eight innings, to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-0 victory over St. Louis in the finale of a four-game series Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.
James Shields allowed a game-opening single then retired the next 18 batters he faced Wednesday night as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers to reclaim a one-game lead in the American League Central Division.
Adam LaRoche had two early RBI singles and Jayson Werth had an RBI and two runs scored Tuesday as the Washington Nationals built an early five-run lead and held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 for the second straight win in the series.