Yoenis Cespedes says he has no plans to exercise an opt-out clause in his contract with the New York Mets. The outfielder from Cuba is in the first year of a three-year, $75 million deal that has an escape clause after the first season. ''I've said it before, my intentions of course are to be here for three years, and if I could spend the rest of my career with the Mets, I would,'' Cespedes said.
Ryan Braun shook off a tough second inning and came on strong when it mattered. Braun hit two home runs and the Milwaukee Brewers tied a season high with their fourth straight win, beating the Colorado Rockies 7-1 Wednesday. Braun tracked Christhian Adames' long fly ball in the second, but then watched it clank off the heel of his glove and roll onto the warning track.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles have put pitcher Chris Tillman on the 15-day disabled list, as expected.
A solid road trip kept the Houston Astros on the right path toward a playoff spot. Evan Gattis hit his 20th home run and Carlos Correa got two hits and scored twice, leading Collin McHugh and the Astros over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4. The Astros won the interleague matchup between wild-card contenders.