When the St. Louis Cardinals dealt for John Lackey at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline from the Boston Red Sox, it was as much about shaking things up as adding a frontline starting pitcher. General manager John Mozeliak and manager ...
Seattle Mariners minor league catcher/first baseman Jesus Montero, on a rehab assignment with short-season Everett at Boise, went after a cross-checker scout with a bat during Thursday's game after the scout heckled him.
Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw achieved two more firsts Wednesday. He became the first 16-game winner in the major leagues, and he did it while pitching in a bases-loaded situation for the first time this season.
Left-hander Madison Bumgarner lost a perfect game on a leadoff double by Justin Morneau in the eighth inning, but he recovered to complete a one-hit, 13-strikeout shutout as San Francisco beat Colorado.
The Texas Rangers knew that outfielder Shin-Soo Choo would not make it through the season, but Monday's decision to place him on the 15-day disabled list and schedule a season-ending elbow surgery came sooner than expected.