LEADING OFF: Verlander backs rolling Astros…

LEADING OFF: Verlander backs rolling Astros, Dodgers on the mend, Soto timelessly good for Nats, Baez hopes to be back with Cubs

Marlins rally in ninth as Giants squander four-run lead

Miguel Rojas followed Lewis Brinson's RBI single with a go-ahead base hit as Miami rallied in the ninth and overcame an early four-run deficit, beating the San Francisco Giants 5-4

The Fastball Paradox: With velocity up, fastballs on decline

Gerrit Cole, Corey Kluber and Clayton Kershaw are among the many big league pitchers benefiting from a puzzling baseball paradox _ in an era when pitchers are throwing harder than ever, they're maximizing success by using fewer fastballs

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Nimmo, Mets finally support deGrom in 12-2 win over Rockies

Brandon Nimmo homered twice during a huge night at the plate, including an inside-the-park shot to begin the game, and the New York Mets finally gave Jacob deGrom some run support in a 12-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies

Nats get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3…

Right-hander Kelvin Herrera has been acquired by the Washington Nationals from the Kansas City Royals for three minor leaguers

Like last year's Twins, young Braves ahead of…

Atlanta has turned its stocked farm system into a major league contender faster than expected

LEADING OFF: Astros go for team record-tying 12th…

LEADING OFF: Astros try for team record-tying 12th win in row, Yankees and Nationals back for double dip, Colon goes for Dominican mark

Oregon St. rallies after delay to beat Huskies 14-5 at CWS

Oregon State overcomes early deficit, pours on offense after long delay in 14-5 College World Series win over Huskies

Goldschmidt's HR, Dyson's catch lead Arizona past Halos, 7-4

Zack Greinke pitched the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels

Ozuna misses Altherr's 2-run 2B in 10th, Phils top Cards 6-5

Left fielder Marcell Ozuna dived for and missed Aaron Altherr's two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning, allowing the Philadelphia Phillies to rally for a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals

Pirates' Williams, 2 relievers 2-hit Brewers in 1-0 win

Trevor Williams pitched one-hit ball over seven innings and two Pittsburgh Pirates relievers closed out a two-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers

Flaherty, Carpenter help Cardinals shut down Cubs…

Jack Flaherty and four relievers combined on a four-hitter, Matt Carpenter homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0

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Nimmo, Cabrera hit HRs in 9th, rally Mets past…

Brandon Nimmo and Asdrubal Cabrera homered off Brad Boxberger in a four-run ninth inning and the New York Mets rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3

LeBlanc shuts down Red Sox in Mariners' 1-0 win

Wade LeBlanc pitched into the eighth inning and Nelson Cruz had an RBI single as the Seattle Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0

Texas Tech stuns Gators 6-3 in College World…

Texas Tech stuns defending national champion Florida with 6-3 win in College World Series

Go get 'em, Gramps! Pettitte debuts at Yanks…

Andy Pettitte made his debut at Old-Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium, a festive day that featured Hall of Famers Whitey Ford and Reggie Jackson and the always popular Johnny Damon and Paul O'Neill

Braves no-hit bid ends in 7th after Teheran…

Braves' bid for combined no-hitter ends in 7th after right-hander Julio Teheran allows no hits through 6 innings against Padres

Arkansas rides 8-run inning to 11-5 CWS win over Longhorns

Arkansas rides 8-run inning to an 11-5 win over Longhorns in College World Series

LEADING OFF: Old-Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium…

LEADING OFF: Old-Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium, Astros surging, Indians check Carrasco

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Rookie's 1st hit, Beltre 3B send Rangers past…

Beltre hits tiebreaking 2-run triple after rookie's tying single on first big league hit as Rangers beat Rockets 5-2 to stop 7-game slide

Scherzer loses 2nd start in row, Blue Jays blank…

Max Scherzer lost his second straight start for the first time since 2015 when Marco Estrada pitched 6 2-3 shutout innings and Devon Travis homered for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals

Giants' Longoria having hand surgery, hopes to…

San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria says he has elected to have surgery on his broken left hand and hopes to return soon after the All-Star break