Alex Rodriguez had four hits and moved past Barry Bonds into second place on the all-time RBIs list, Stephen Drew homered twice and the Yankees withstood a ninth-inning rally to hold off the Angels in an 8-7 victory on Friday at Yankee Stadium.
Aaron Sanchez threw eight-plus strong innings and the Blue Jays put up a big third frame in a 6-2 victory over the Astros on Friday night at Rogers Centre.
Dellin Betances stood at his locker, searching for the words to sum up what just happened. Eventually they came, and he grinned: "Thank God for Didi."
Nationals center fielder Denard Span is so good with the glove that his teammates always expect him to make a great catch.
It was another night of milestones and celebrated names for Alex Rodriguez on Friday, as the Yankees slugger moved past Barry Bonds in lifetime RBIs and edged Stan Musial on the all-time runs scored as part of his first four-hit game since 2011.
After 390 days on the shelf, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters came back with a bang. Or, perhaps, "crack" is the more appropriate onomatopoeia. Like the crack of the bat when Wieters slugged an opposite-field double off the left-field wall at Progressive Field to put the Orioles on the board in the fourth inning of Friday's 5-2 series-opener victory.
Jaime Garcia can't be happy to see Clayton Kershaw. Garcia has pitched three times this year, and the Cardinals haven't scored in two of those games. And now he has to face off against the Dodgers and the two-time defending National League Cy Young Award winner. Kershaw may just be finding his form, too.
The Angels were down by seven when they finished batting in the top of the eighth at Yankee Stadium on Friday night, so Mike Scioscia did what any reasonable manager would: He removed his top three hitters -- Erick Aybar, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols -- and waited out the inevitable loss.
With two scoreless innings tucked in his pocket, capping a long-anticipated debut, the A's Pat Venditte became the first full-time switch-pitcher in the modern era of Major League Baseball on Friday night.
With the Draft only a few days away, a number of top prospects took the field Friday night as the NCAA Tournament rolled on. Eight of the 16 remaining teams kicked off Super Regional play Friday night, while the other half will open their best-of-three series Saturday.
A fan was taken away on a stretcher after she was struck by a broken bat during Friday night's game between the A's and Red Sox at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox shook off one of their sloppiest losses of the year with a crisp performance on Friday, downing the Athletics, 4-2, in the opener of a three-game series.
Pat Venditte became the first ambidextrous pitcher in 20 years and only the second in at least a century when he made his debut for Oakland. Thanks to Statcast, we can see that the two sides of Venditte are two very different pitchers.
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Justin Verlander's rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on Saturday will likely be his last before joining the Tigers' rotation next week.
Since Mike Trout took the baseball world by storm as a rookie in 2012, he's been drawing comparisons to another famous center fielder with plenty of power and speed: Mickey Mantle.
Giants right fielder Hunter Pence, who loathes being unable to play, was expected to miss his second game in a row Friday with an injured left wrist. His playing status is day to day.
The question of the day is whether Padres outfielder Justin Upton or Dodgers rookie wonder Joc Pederson is more qualified to start for the National League in the 2015 Major League All-Star Game on July 14 in Cincinnati. As good as Upton has been, Pederson's performance is simply impossible to overlook, giving him the edge.