A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the fall in the seventh inning. The fall immediately followed the introduction of Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez as a pinch hitter.
Andre Ethier singled in a pair of go-ahead runs in the seventh inning, helping the Dodgers rally past the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory. The Dodgers have their third winning streak of five or more games for the first time since May 7-12. ''We worked really hard to get to this point,'' Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.
Bobby Wilson took it personally when the Orioles intentionally walked Will Venable ahead of him. Wilson lined a tiebreaking double with two out in the sixth inning as the Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Saturday night. Elvis Andrus tripled off the left-field wall with two outs and Venable was walked to bring up Wilson.
Looking for late-inning help in the bullpen, the New York Mets have agreed to a trade with Arizona that would send reliever Addison Reed to the NL East leaders, according to a person familiar with the deal. Multiple reports indicated the Diamondbacks would receive two minor leaguers from the Mets. Trying to reach the playoffs for the first time in nine years, the Mets acquired setup man Tyler Clippard and left-hander Eric O'Flaherty in separate trades with Oakland this summer.
Mike Fiers didn't finish this start on the field. Fiers followed his no-hitter with another stellar start for Houston, pitching into the seventh inning with three hits allowed for the first-place Astros in a 4-1 victory Saturday over the Minnesota Twins. It's a different team, a different game,'' Fiers said.
Aramis Ramirez can't really describe it but he can sense it, the feeling that permeates a clubhouse during one of those summers that offers the promise of an even more exciting fall. At the moment, the Pittsburgh Pirates are swimming in it. The veteran third baseman mashed a three-run homer off Chris Rusin, J.A. Happ won his third straight start and the Pirates improved to a season-best 30 games over .500 following a 4-3 win over Colorado on Saturday night.
Mike Moustakas and the Kansas City Royals both kept up their strong play. Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs, Kendrys Morales came through with another big two-out hit and the AL Central-leading Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday night. The Royals have won 17 of 22 to go a season-high 31 games over .500 (80-49).
In one month, Joe Kelly has gone from total disappointment to the top of the rotation. Kelly won his sixth straight outing, recovering nicely from a rocky start to outpitch Jacob deGrom and lead the Boston Red Sox over the New York Mets 3-1 Saturday. Throwing all fastballs, obviously that hasn't worked out,'' Kelly said.
Somehow, Lance Lynn stayed on his feet long enough to finally beat the San Francisco Giants. Lynn still wound up with his first career win over the Giants, sending the NL Central-leading Cardinals to a 6-0 victory. Later in the clubhouse, Lynn pulled his tried-and-true cowboy boots over the tender ankle and vowed to take his next turn in the rotation.
Vin Scully said Saturday that 2016 will be his last season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same franchise. The team revealed Friday night he would be back next year, but Scully took it a step further while speaking to the media a day later.
Edwin Encarnacion found a grand way to cap off his homer hat trick. Encarnacion hit three home runs, prompting Toronto fans to toss their hats onto the field, and tied a team record with nine RBIs as the high-scoring Blue Jays routed the Detroit Tigers 15-1 Saturday. ''He's some kind of locked in,'' manager John Gibbons said.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Houston Astros have put catcher Jason Castro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps muscle.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Kansas City manager Ned Yost says left fielder Alex Gordon is ''getting close'' to rejoining the AL Central-leading Royals after missing almost two months with a strained left groin.
TORONTO (AP) -- Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has extended his career-long hitting streak to 24 games with a three-run homer in the first inning against Detroit.