Trea Turner's speed has already had an impact in his brief stint with the Nationals this season, but he joined an elite club on Wednesday night, pulling off just the third steal of home in team history.
Carlos Beltran squinted down the third-base line and saw nothing but daylight. His reaction was to square up for a perfect bunt single, sending a message rippling through the Yankees' dugout: With their season already on the line, they must take advantage of every opportunity.
Leonys Martin launched a walk-off home run with one out in the 11th inning on Wednesday as the Mariners beat the White Sox, 6-5, for their second walk-off win of the series and Major League-leading sixth of the year.
The Padres have added another top international prospect to their Minor League system. On Tuesday, Jorge Ona, 19, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound outfielder from Havana, was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball. A day later, Ona, ranked No. 8 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list, signed with the Padres.
Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson gave contending teams plenty to think about in a 4-1 victory over the Marlins on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.
The Yankees are finally hitting and pitching well at the same time, and that may keep these batters and hurlers together in New York for at least a little while longer. Michael Pineda didn't allow a run for the first time this season, Mark Teixeira homered in his return from his latest injury, and the Yankees moved two games above .500 for the first time since April with a 5-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. Pineda (4-9) had six strikeouts with runners in scoring position, repeatedly wriggling out of jams to get through six innings and protect the bullpen.
Bryce Harper launched one of the longest home runs ever hit to right field at Nationals Park in the first inning of Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Dodgers when he deposited a 3-1 fastball from right-hander Bud Norris into the third deck.
Bryce Harper knocked his one-liner as far out of the park as he did his monster home run into the third deck. ''I was just trying to impress the scouts,'' Harper said after the Washington Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 on Wednesday night. Harper's towering two-run home run traveled an estimated 451 feet off Bud Norris in the first inning, a rocket that was one of the longest hit at Nationals Park.
Michael Pineda struck out eight over six electric innings and Mark Teixeira homered in his return to the lineup, helping the Yankees to their fourth consecutive victory on Wednesday, a 5-0 decision over the Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Baltimore has lost four straight games.
Yankees No. 19 prospect Chance Adams looks to stay hot for Double-A Trenton when he takes on New Hampshire at 7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.
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On Wednesday afternoon, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman were together as speakers for the Paley Media Council's luncheon at the Paley Center in Manhattan. They talked about the fast-changing media landscape, vision and execution, the MLB-NHL digital partnership and more.
King's Court was back in session on Wednesday at Safeco Field, which was a welcome sign for 39,985 Mariners fans.
For a day, the Royals get a chance to escape the daily grind, kick back and relive the magical moments of the World Series championship in 2015 during a White House visit with President Barack Obama on Thursday morning. Then it's back to reality.
The NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs added bullpen help Wednesday by acquiring left-hander Mike Montgomery from the Seattle Mariners for first baseman and designated hitter Dan Vogelbach. Chicago obtained right-handed prospect Jordan Pries in the deal. Right-hander Paul Blackburn also goes to Seattle.
Jorge De La Rosa had five quality starts in six outings since being reinstated to the Rockies' rotation. The Rays finally spoiled his run in an 11-3 rout at Coors Field on Wednesday to win their first road series in six weeks.
Right-hander Doug Fister strung together seven scoreless innings to help the Astros avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the A's with a commanding 7-0 win at the Coliseum on Wednesday afternoon.
Power was the theme of the day for the Indians as they launched five home runs and received a dominant outing from Carlos Carrasco en route to an 11-4 rout over the Royals on Wednesday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.
The Rangers' approach to the Aug. 1 Trade Deadline has not changed even with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and designated hitter Prince Fielder going on the disabled list.