Trailing 3-0 after two innings, the Pirates buckled down, as pitcher Jeff Locke retired the last nine batters he faced and Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison each knocked in two runs in the victory.
Bud Norris filled a Clayton Kershaw-sized hole in the Los Angeles rotation Friday night at Dodger Stadium, striking out eight in six scoreless innings to grab a 5-0 victory against Colorado.
The Red Sox felt home advantage came into play in the truest sense while edging out the Angels in a thrilling, 5-4 victory on Friday night at Fenway Park.
A trio of rain delays were not enough to water down the Mets' offense on Friday as New York clubbed five home runs en route to a 10-2 victory over the Cubs at Citi Field to take a two-games-to-none advantage in the four-game series.
Angels left fielder Daniel Nava has played enough games at Fenway Park to know how easy it is for base hits down the right-field line to bounce into the stands and take away runs. So when he produced one in Friday's top of the ninth, with Mike Trout representing the tying run at first base and going on contact, his elation was tempered.
David Ortiz's 2,000th hit for the Red Sox was also a milestone homer -- No. 522 -- in which he passed Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas for 19th on the all-time list.
As the Braves and Marlins make all of the necessary preparations to play at Fort Bragg on Sunday night, they are handling the logistical difficulties with a genuine appreciation for what this one game means to the many military members who have spent the past couple months anxiously awaiting this historic event.
Kyle Seager and Dae-Ho Lee launched two-run home runs on Friday as the Mariners powered past Baltimore, 5-2, at Safeco Field to claim their second win of the series.
he first day as the Padres' unofficial closer, Brandon Maurer was thrown into what he said was the most stressful situation he's been in during his Major League career, as he helped San Diego stave off a late Yankees rally to grab a 7-6 win.
Nothing was routine for Bud Norris in his first start for the Dodgers. Being penciled into Clayton Kershaw's place in the Los Angeles rotation. Norris pitched six strong innings while filling in for the injured Kershaw, leading the Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.
Wade LeBlanc, Seattle's latest entry in its beleaguered rotation, may not be racking up the victories in rapid fashion but the Mariners appreciate anything he can provide. LeBlanc, acquired in a trade with Toronto on June 22, was critical in the Mariners' 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night, earning his first victory since Sept. 23, 2014. Kyle Seager and Dae-Ho Lee hit two-run homers to power the second straight victory over the American League East-leading Orioles.
David Ortiz celebrated two milestones on one hit and the Boston Red Sox survived two very close calls. Ortiz's solo homer in the fifth inning Friday night was his 2,000th hit with Boston and 522nd career home run, moving into sole possession of 19th place on baseball's all-time list and breaking a tie he held with a trio of Hall of Famers including Red Sox great Ted Williams. ''The man did it all,'' Ortiz said of Williams after Boston's 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
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Julio Teheran endured his worst start of the season and A.J. Ramos suffered his first blown save in nearly 10 months. It was only fitting that the Marlins claimed Friday night's 7-5, 12-inning win over the Braves courtesy of the pinch-hit double Jose Fernandez hit off the pitcher he might have opposed in Saturday's start.
The D-backs are supposed to have a home-field advantage at Chase Field, but it's the Giants who continue to make themselves right at home in the desert as they won for the fifth time in as many tries at Chase Field, this one by a 6-4 margin Friday night.
Having limped into July on the heels of their worst month in four years, the error-prone Cardinals took advantage of another club's miscue and Jaime Garcia's eight-inning effort to halt a seven-game home losing streak with a 7-1 win over the Brewers.
The inevitable finally caught up to A.J. Ramos on Friday night. The Marlins' closer saw his string of 24 consecutive saves this year and 33 overall come to an end.
Bud Norris was not brought in to replace Clayton Kershaw. Manager Dave Roberts made that perfectly clear before Friday's game against the Rockies. He didn't have to strike out a bunch of guys or shut batters down for as long as the team needed him.
At 9:57 p.m. ET on Friday night, Frank Padilla thought to himself, "this is going to be the one." The Yonkers, N.Y., native was sitting in section 134 at Citi Field, and Yoenis Cespedes' 20th homer of the year was screaming toward him.
Ian Desmond hit an opposite-field homer off Twins reliever Fernando Abad leading off the 10th inning to give Texas a 3-2 victory in Friday night's series opener at Target Field.