CHICAGO (AP) -- A year ago Jose Quintana was just trying to hang on to a spot in Chicago's rotation.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have optioned backup catcher Tim Federowicz to Triple-A Albuquerque, opening a roster spot for pitcher Ted Lilly.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Robbie Grossman remembers sitting in the Astrodome as a child watching the Killer Bs of Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell and Lance Berkman, and dreaming of playing for Houston one day.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Todd Frazier gave Mat Latos all the run support he needed, and Latos gave the Cincinnati Reds exactly what they needed to finish off a 10-game homestand in style.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals' very first batter, Matt Carpenter, got it started against Stephen Strasburg by stretching a single into a double when Bryce Harper's throw to second base was bobbled and fell to the dirt.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays bashed four home runs, then scored the decisive run without taking a swing.