MILWAUKEE (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left Achilles and left ankle injury, the team says, and could be out much longer.
Petco Park played like a bandbox with the wind blowing out Saturday night, and Adrian Gonzalez and the Los Angeles Dodgers capitalized. Gonzalez hit his sixth home run against San Diego this year, a three-run shot, and Andre Ethier, Howie Kendrick and Juan Uribe each had a two-run drive to give the Dodgers an 11-8 victory over the Padres. ''The universe was a little off track there for the first inning and a half,'' Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.
Adam Wainwright's ankle injury put a damper on Mitch Harris' major league debut for St. Louis and took most of the luster off the Cardinals' 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Wainwright was helped from the field by a trainer after injuring his left ankle while stumbling out of the batter's box on his popup to first leading off the fifth inning. ''It's something in the back of my ankle so we'll see what it is on Monday,'' said Wainwright, who was wearing a walking boot after the game. ''Everything right now is just all speculation.'' Wainwright will be re-evaluated when the Cardinals return to St. Louis.
Minutes after watching a thrilling baseball game that featured one surprising play after another, thousands of fans at Camden Yards had no idea what to expect after emerging from the safety of the ballpark. Good,'' Ali Howard said at the exit, around 15 minutes after the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 in 10 innings Saturday night to end a five-game losing streak. Outside the stadium, thousands gathered to protest the death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody after suffering an unexplained spinal injury. In the middle of the ninth inning, after the Red Sox extended a game the Orioles seemingly had in hand, the public address announcer told the fans that the mayor and city officials requested no one leave the ballpark because of ''ongoing public safety issues.'' By the bottom of the 10th, the restriction on departing the stadium had been lifted.
Tim Beckham wanted one more chance after a tough night at the plate, and the Tampa Bay Rays are happy he got it. The rookie hit a tiebreaking double during a three-run eighth inning and the Rays won their fourth straight game by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Saturday. ''I struck out twice tonight looking,'' Beckham said. I just wanted to get another AB and another opportunity to hit the ball hard.'' James Loney got the Rays even at 2 with a pinch-hit RBI double before Beckham's hit off Miguel Castro gave Tampa Bay a 4-2 advantage.
St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright hurt his left ankle while stumbling out of the batter's box and left Saturday night's game against Milwaukee in the fifth inning. The Cardinals didn't detail the severity of Wainwright's injury. They said he will be re-evaluated back in St. Louis after the team's road trip ends Sunday. Wainwright had a 2-0 lead when he had trouble getting out of the box on his popup that led off the inning.
Matt Harvey held the baseball in his right hand, pointed to his chest and said ''Come on, let me get this guy,'' as his manager made a reluctant walk to the mound with two outs in the ninth inning. Terry Collins' ace had done his job. Harvey was lifted one out shy of a complete game, earning his first win against the team he grew up rooting for, and led the New York Mets to an 8-2 victory Saturday over the crosstown rival Yankees. ''This was his day and he needed to be out there, so I did the best I could to leave him out there.'' Kevin Plawecki hit his first major league homer and drove in three runs, and Lucas Duda and Eric Campbell also connected off an ineffective CC Sabathia (0-4).
Tom Koehler outpitched Stephen Strasburg, Ichiro Suzuki overtook Sadaharu Oh, and the revitalized Miami Marlins beat the slumping Washington Nationals. Koehler went 7 1-3 innings and Suzuki broke a Japanese record for runs to help the Marlins earn their fourth win in a row Saturday, 8-0. Giancarlo Stanton homered for the Marlins, whose winning streak follows a 3-11 start. ''The mood changes when you win,'' manager Mike Redmond said.
The pitching has been stellar, the lineup much deeper and the progress the Houston Astros showed in spring training has carried over to the opening month of the season. Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer and extended his hitting streak against Oakland to 28 games, helping the surging Astros beat the Athletics 9-3 on Saturday. We're a really good team right now.'' After losing more games than any other team the past six years, Houston has won four of six series to open the season and stands in first place in the AL West. Jed Lowrie drove in two runs and George Springer homered for the Astros (10-7), who have won six of seven and are off to their best start since winning 12 of 17 games to open the 2006 season.
Four members of the Royals and three from the White Sox were punished for their roles in a series-opening brawl in Chicago, and six of the players drew suspensions. Major League Baseball placed the blame for the fighting squarely on both teams. Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was handed a seven-game suspension, fellow starter Edinson Volquez given five games and outfielder Lorenzo Cain and reliever Kelvin Herrera got two games apiece.
Jim Fanning, the longtime Montreal Expos executive who managed the franchise to its only playoff appearance in Canada, has died. The Toronto Blue Jays confirmed Fanning's death Saturday. Fanning was the Expos' general manager when the team entered the major leagues in 1968 and spent 25 years with the franchise that moved to Washington in 2005 and became the Nationals. As field manager in the strike-shortened 1981 season, he directed Montreal to playoffs.