Geovany Soto spent the final month of the 2014 season with Oakland, and he caught Sean Doolittle during that stretch. Soto hit a go-ahead two-run homer with one out in the ninth, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied against Oakland's improved bullpen to beat the Athletics 5-4. Albert Pujols hit a two-run double in the eighth off Ryan Madson to get the Angels back in the game.
Close your eyes and hope for the best.
Baseball, they say, is a game of adjustments. Marlins lefty Adam Conley and Mets right-hander Logan Verrett are getting their routines tested early this year.
The two most important pitches for Royals right-hander Kris Medlen were his last two Tuesday night in a 3-2 win over the Astros.
Mike Trout and three of his Angels teammates visited the Warriors during their practice Tuesday, challenging players to a game of P-I-G.
Jeff Samardzija is 31. In the baseball world, that means he should be in the prime of his career. Samardzija, however, is the outlier. It is his future, not his present, that has people talking.
The Giants swatted three two-out, two-run homers -- one by Hunter Pence in the fifth and two by Trevor Brown, in the sixth and eighth -- to defeat the Rockies, 7-2 , at Coors Field on Tuesday night.
Trevor Brown made the San Francisco roster with his defense. Brown hit a pair of two-run homers, Jeff Samardzija tossed eight solid innings to get his first win for San Francisco and the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Tuesday night. Hunter Pence also hit a two-run home run to help San Francisco win for the fourth time in the last five games.
Former Tigers broadcaster Paul Carey, who teamed with Ernie Harwell for 19 years as the voice of the Tigers on radio, passed away on Tuesday at age 88.
Indians outfielder Michael Brantley began his Minor League rehab assignment Tuesday night, going 1-for-2 with a run scored and manning left field for Triple-A Columbus in the Clippers' 5-1 win over Louisville in Columbus, Ohio.
What began as a pitching duel that Noah Syndergaard won transformed into a game of attrition that favored the Marlins, who relied on a late spurt of offense Tuesday to topple the Mets, 2-1, at Citi Field.
Royals manager Ned Yost wasn't concerned when Wade Davis walked two batters with one out in the ninth and Kansas City clinging to a one-run lead. Davis retired Jose Altuve and George Springer after the walks to collect his third save, and Lorenzo Cain's three-run homer in the first inning was just enough offense for the Royals to get a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. ''He always finds a way,'' Yost said of Davis.
Logan Forsythe and Evan Longoria hit two-run homers in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Rays to a 5-1 win over the Indians on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.
The Orioles continued their red-hot start by riding a pair of two-run homers by J.J. Hardy and a mammoth game-tying blast by Mark Trumbo to a 9-5 victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
Jacoby Ellsbury hit the go-ahead single in the top of the seventh inning and Brian McCann hit a game-tying homer as the Yankees gained an early advantage in their series against the Blue Jays with a 3-2 win on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.
As soon as Dee Gordon rounded first base with his hard-fought hit, the Miami Marlins started feeling pretty confident. Gordon sparked the decisive rally with a single on the 16th pitch of his gritty at-bat, ending the longest major league plate appearance in nearly two years, and the Miami Marlins edged the New York Mets 2-1 on Tuesday night in a much-anticipated pitching matchup that mostly lived up to its billing. ''That's incredible,'' winning pitcher David Phelps said.
You know who isn't one bit surprised by the Orioles' 7-0 start? That would be the Orioles. Adam Jones and Buck Showalter. J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis. Darren O'Day and Chris Tillman. Those guys.
On a chilly night where it was a challenge simply throwing the baseball, Jose Fernandez was finally able to heat up. It took three innings, and a near long ball surrendered, but the 23-year-old right-hander was able to get his outing under control.
At various times over the past few years, the Yankees have debated how best to describe the hellacious pitch that flies out of Dellin Betances' right hand. He calls it a slurve, while Brian McCann calls it a curveball. Others have tried slider or cutter; MLB's Gameday app prefers knuckle curve.
After jumping all over Boston ace David Price in the series opener, the Baltimore Orioles had plenty left for an encore performance Tuesday night. J.J. Hardy had a pair of two-run home runs, Mark Trumbo added another and the Orioles pounded the Red Sox 9-5 to win their seventh straight game to begin the season. The Orioles are the only remaining undefeated team in the majors, and this is their best start since moving to Baltimore in 1954 - the franchise went 9-0 as the St. Louis Browns to start the 1944 season.