Within a matter of minutes Monday, the Mets lost two of their outfielders to apparent injuries. Five innings after crashing into Chase Field's right-field wall, Curtis Granderson left Monday's game against the D-backs with an apparent left arm injury. Moments later, Juan Lagares departed with a right leg issue after grounding into a fielder's choice.
Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann redeemed himself for a poor outing in his previous start against the Marlins with a solid seven-inning outing in a 9-2 win in Miami on Monday in the series opener at Marlins Park. Tyler Moore and Sandy Leon each homered and drove in a pair of runs.
Matt Harrison threw 77 pitches over 3 1/3 innings in his second rehab start for Double-A Frisco on Monday night.
Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper exited Monday night's 9-2 win over the Marlins with a tight left quad for precautionary reasons. Harper expects to play Tuesday night.
Backed by an outstanding effort from Wei-Yin Chen over 6 1/3 innings, Baltimore's offense roared to life, smacking Rays starter Chris Archer around for a career-high seven earned runs en route to a 7-1 series-opening win on Monday night.
The postgame scene in the Washington Nationals clubhouse included a smoke machine, strobe lights and blaring music, which created an atmosphere akin to a South Beach nightclub. Following a woeful weekend, the Nationals had something to celebrate Monday. Jordan Zimmermann became the first starter to pitch seven innings this season for the Nationals, and they totaled 11 extra-base hits to beat the slumping Miami Marlins 9-2. The rout came after the Nationals were swept in a three-game series at Atlanta.
Rookie left-hander Roenis Elias picked up his first Major League win and the Mariners offense busted loose from a recent funk on Monday as Seattle topped Texas, 7-1, at Globe Life Park, in the opener of a seven-day road trip.
Wei-Yin Chen pitched better than he had all season, and Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer was never worse. The result was a lopsided 7-1 victory for the Baltimore Orioles, who got their offense back on track Monday night at Archer's expense. Chen also got a big assist from his defense, beginning with the first play of the game when third baseman Ryan Flaherty snagged a sharp grounder and threw out Ben Zobrist. ''I thought balls went right at some fielders,'' Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
The Cardinals ended the Brewers' winning streak at nine games on Monday night, sending Milwaukee to a 4-0 loss behind two home runs and Lance Lynn's best start to date in 2014.
The Braves used five home runs, including a grand slam by Dan Uggla in the top of the ninth, to power past the Phillies in a 9-6 win at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night.
Rockies left-hander Brett Anderson most likely will have surgery Thursday to place tiny pins in his broken left index finger to promote faster healing.
The San Diego Padres think so much of second baseman Jedd Gyorko that they gave him a hefty raise and he's only 13 games into his second full big league season. San Diego essentially buys out one year of free agency and possibly two. ''These contracts make a lot of sense for both sides,'' general manager Josh Byrnes said. ''In this case we potentially buy out two years of free agency.
Struggling D-backs right-hander Trevor Cahill will have to get his issues worked out in the bullpen. The D-backs will shift Cahill to the bullpen and replace him with right-hander Mike Bolsinger, who was called up Monday and will make his first start Saturday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
The Red Sox had a highly encouraging off-day on Monday, when they learned that two of their most important players -- Dustin Pedroia and Koji Uehara -- are all but certain to avoid stints on the disabled list.
Craig Gentry started in center field Monday night for the A's in place of Coco Crisp, a switch that was planned Sunday after Crisp experienced left hamstring tightness in Seattle.
The Pirates broke out of their batting slump Monday night -- in duplicate. Or triplicate, if you count the number of times they hit back-to-back home runs out of Great American Ball Park. Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco's homer set a new GABP record of 10 home runs, breaking the standard set on May 27, 2012, by the Rockies (five) and the Reds (four).
After hitting inside the indoor cage at Petco Park the past five days, Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin stepped out into the late-afternoon sun Monday and took batting practice. "It's a good first step for him," manager Bud Black said.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have optioned right-hander Will Harris to Triple-A Reno and selected the contract of right-hander Mike Bolsinger.
Mariners right fielder Logan Morrison was removed from Monday's series opener against the Rangers with a tight right hamstring in the first inning without ever getting into the game.