Phillies open 3-game series with the TigersJune 5, 2023 GMT
Detroit Tigers (26-31, third in the AL Central) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (27-32, fourth in the NL East)
Philadelphia; Monday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Joey Wentz (1-5, 7.28 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, 40 strikeouts); Phillies: Aaron Nola (4-4, 4.70 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 65 strikeouts)
Astros take road win streak into game against the Blue JaysJune 5, 2023 GMT
Houston Astros (35-24, second in the AL West) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (33-27, fourth in the AL East)
Toronto; Monday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Brandon Bielak (2-2, 3.19 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 28 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (1-6, 5.46 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, 48 strikeouts)
Athletics look to end road skid, play the PiratesJune 5, 2023 GMT
Oakland Athletics (12-49, fifth in the AL West) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (31-27, second in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Monday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: JP Sears (0-3, 4.37 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 54 strikeouts); Pirates: Johan Oviedo (3-4, 4.50 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 53 strikeouts)
Brewers bring 3-game win streak into matchup with the RedsJune 5, 2023 GMT
Milwaukee Brewers (32-27, first in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (26-33, fourth in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Monday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Julio Teheran (1-1, .82 ERA, .82 WHIP, five strikeouts); Reds: Andrew Abbott (0-0)
Cubs play the Padres with 2-1 series leadJune 5, 2023 GMT
Chicago Cubs (26-32, third in the NL Central) vs. San Diego Padres (27-32, fourth in the NL West)
San Diego; Monday, 9:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 3.86 ERA, 1.82 WHIP, eight strikeouts); Padres: Blake Snell (1-6, 4.66 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 61 strikeouts)
Cardinals face the Rangers looking to end road skidJune 5, 2023 GMT
St. Louis Cardinals (25-35, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Texas Rangers (38-20, first in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Monday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (2-1, 6.15 ERA, 1.71 WHIP, 16 strikeouts); Rangers: Martin Perez (6-1, 4.43 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 44 strikeouts)
Royals visit the Marlins to start 3-game seriesJune 5, 2023 GMT
Kansas City Royals (18-41, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Miami Marlins (32-28, second in the NL East)
Miami; Monday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Carlos Hernandez (0-3, 4.76 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 38 strikeouts); Marlins: Braxton Garrett (1-2, 4.22 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 54 strikeouts)
Roger Craig, former MLB pitcher and manager who was World Series fixture, dies at 93June 5, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Craig, who pitched for three championship teams during his major league career and then managed the San Francisco Giants to the 1989 World Series that was interrupted by a massive earthquake, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite battling injuries all season, the New York Yankees are still managing to pick up victories.
With AL MVP Aaron Judge sidelined after injuring his foot on Saturday, the Yankees got strong pitching and were able to use a little bit of small ball to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 Sunday and take two of three games in the weekend series.
Rogers leads Tennessee past Oklahoma St, into Women’s College World Series semifinalsJune 5, 2023 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tennessee moved past a lopsided loss and focused on the opportunity at hand.
Ashley Rogers threw a complete game, and the fourth-seeded Lady Vols defeated No. 6 Oklahoma State 3-1 on Sunday to qualify for the Women's College World Series semifinals.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Burger’s game-ending grand slam handed Liam Hendriks his first win since returning from cancer, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Sunday for a three-game series sweep.
Saturday’s TransactionsJune 5, 2023 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marcus Stroman pitched six strong innings to win his fourth consecutive start and rookie Miguel Amaya went 3 for 3 with his first major league home run as the Chicago Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres 7-1 on Sunday.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Atlanta Braves were down to their last out, the difference between a successful series and disappointment hanging in the balance.
With one swing of the bat, Eddie Rosario sent the ball over the wall and the Braves back home with some momentum.
Lester’s 1st career hit helps Wells, Orioles beat Giants 8-3June 4, 2023 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Josh Lester drove in two runs with his first major league hit during his season debut, and Tyler Wells won for the first time in his last four starts as the Baltimore Orioles beat the San Francisco Giants 8-3 on Sunday.
Sunday’s TransactionsJune 4, 2023 GMT
Semien streak at 23, Heim drives in 5 as Rangers keep rolling in 12-3 rout of MarinersJune 4, 2023 GMT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marcus Semien's hitting streak, Nathan Eovaldi's nearly untouchable pitching, Travis Jankowski's leaping catches.
The AL West-leading Texas Rangers are doing just about everything right.
Canady’s 1-hitter leads Stanford past Washington, into Women’s College World Series semifinalsJune 4, 2023 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stanford's NiJaree Canady outlasted Washington's Ruby Meylan in a battle of Pac-12 freshman pitchers to push the Cardinal into the national semifinals.
Belt hits tiebreaking homer in 7th, Blue Jays sweep Mets 6-4June 4, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Belt broke a seventh-inning tie with a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Mets 6-4 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. also went deep for the Blue Jays, who blew a four-run lead but quickly recovered.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Triston McKenzie eased right back into the rotation, hopeful that he can be part of an early summer spark for the lagging Cleveland Guardians.
McKenzie tossed five scoreless innings in his injury-delayed season debut, and Josh Naylor delivered a breakthrough RBI double in the seventh to give the Guardians a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon that split the four-game series.
Schwarber, Ellis homer twice as Phillies beat Nationals 11-3June 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit a pair of three run homers, Drew Ellis hit his first two home runs of the season, and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 11-3 on Sunday to take the rubber game of the series.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Burger's game-ending grand slam handed Liam Hendriks his first win since returning from cancer, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Sunday for a three-game series sweep.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brady Singer scattered five singles over 5 2/3 innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Sunday.
Singer (4-4) allowed just one runner past first base while striking out seven, his most since getting eight on April 14 against Atlanta.
MIAMI (AP) — Luis Arraez hit a tiebreaking infield single in the eighth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Oakland Athletics 7-5 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Joey Wendle doubled against A’s reliever Austin Pruitt to lead off the inning, then advanced on Jacob Stallings’ single.
Ohtani, Rengifo lifts Angels past Astros to avoid sweep, 2-1June 4, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels edged the Houston Astros 2-1 on Sunday to avoid a four-game series sweep.
Ohtani was hitless before clubbing a pitch from Phil Maton (0-1) off the wall in right field, driving in Gio Urshela for a 2-1 lead.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Adrian Houser pitched seven sparkling innings and Andruw Monasterio hit his first career homer, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
Victor Caratini also went deep as Milwaukee (32-27) won for the fourth time in five games.
Rich Hill keeps Cardinals off balance into 7th, Pirates complete 3-game sweep with 2-1 victoryJune 4, 2023 GMT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — When he's on, Rich Hill's pitches still dance. They still dart. They go this way. Then that way. They can baffle hitters with their movement, particularly the ones that don't come close to breaking the speed limit on most interstates.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Joe Lombardo wants to help build Major League Baseball’s smallest ballpark — arguing that the worst team in baseball can boost Las Vegas, a city striving to call itself a sports mecca.
BOSTON (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays' shortstop Wander Franco is out of the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Boston Red Sox with a sore left hamstring.
Rays manager Kevin Cash said Franco wanted to play but they decided “if we can buy him an extra day, I don’t think it’ll hurt.”
This Date in Baseball - Chipper Jones becomes the 3rd switch-hitter in MLB to hit 400 career HRsJune 4, 2023 GMT
1915 — Philadelphia’s Grover Cleveland Alexander lost his no-hitter when Artie Butler punched a single with two outs in the ninth. Alexander struck out Bob Bescher for the final out to beat St.
Giants and Orioles meet in series rubber matchJune 4, 2023 GMT
Baltimore Orioles (36-22, second in the AL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (29-29, third in the NL West)
San Francisco; Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Tyler Wells (3-2, 3.29 ERA, .83 WHIP, 61 strikeouts); Giants: Anthony DeSclafani (4-4, 3.48 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 49 strikeouts)
Nationals and Phillies meet in series rubber matchJune 4, 2023 GMT
Philadelphia Phillies (26-32, fourth in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (25-33, fifth in the NL East)
Washington; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Ranger Suarez (0-2, 7.13 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 17 strikeouts); Nationals: Trevor Williams (2-3, 3.93 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 40 strikeouts)
Dodgers and Yankees meet, winner secures 3-game seriesJune 4, 2023 GMT
New York Yankees (35-25, third in the AL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (35-24, second in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Sunday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Domingo German (3-3, 3.98 ERA, .98 WHIP, 53 strikeouts); Dodgers: Bobby Miller (2-0, 1.64 ERA, .91 WHIP, nine strikeouts)
Semien leads Rangers against the Mariners after 4-hit gameJune 4, 2023 GMT
Seattle Mariners (29-29, fourth in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (37-20, first in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Sunday, 2:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Bryce Miller (3-2, 3.00 ERA, .75 WHIP, 31 strikeouts); Rangers: Nathan Eovaldi (7-2, 2.42 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 70 strikeouts)
Reds host the Brewers on 3-game home slideJune 4, 2023 GMT
Milwaukee Brewers (31-27, first in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (26-32, third in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Adrian Houser (1-1, 4.07 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, 17 strikeouts); Reds: Ben Lively (3-2, 1.99 ERA, .93 WHIP, 24 strikeouts)
Ohtani leads Angels against the Astros after 4-hit gameJune 4, 2023 GMT
Los Angeles Angels (30-30, third in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (35-23, second in the AL West)
Houston; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Griffin Canning (4-2, 4.89 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 39 strikeouts); Astros: J.P.
St. Louis Cardinals (25-34, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (30-27, second in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Sunday, 11:35 a.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (4-1, 3.75 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 58 strikeouts); Pirates: Rich Hill (4-5, 4.91 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 55 strikeouts)
Diamondbacks and Braves play to determine series winnerJune 4, 2023 GMT
Atlanta Braves (34-24, first in the NL East) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (35-24, first in the NL West)
Phoenix; Sunday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Michael Soroka (0-1, 6.00 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, three strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Zac Gallen (7-2, 2.72 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 82 strikeouts)
Twins face the Guardians leading series 2-1June 4, 2023 GMT
Cleveland Guardians (26-32, third in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (31-28, first in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Triston McKenzie (0-0); Twins: Joe Ryan (7-2, 2.77 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 76 strikeouts)
San Diego Padres host the Chicago Cubs SundayJune 4, 2023 GMT
Chicago Cubs (25-32, fourth in the NL Central) vs. San Diego Padres (27-31, fourth in the NL West)
San Diego; Sunday, 5:30 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Marcus Stroman (5-4, 2.59 ERA, .99 WHIP, 62 strikeouts); Padres: Ryan Weathers (1-3, 4.28 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 22 strikeouts)
Royals look to break skid in game against the RockiesJune 4, 2023 GMT
Colorado Rockies (26-34, fifth in the NL West) vs. Kansas City Royals (17-41, fifth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Kyle Freeland (4-6, 4.22 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 43 strikeouts); Royals: Brady Singer (3-4, 7.12 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, 49 strikeouts)
Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays SundayJune 4, 2023 GMT
Tampa Bay Rays (41-19, first in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (30-28, fifth in the AL East)
Boston; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Taj Bradley (3-2, 3.60 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 42 strikeouts); Red Sox: Tanner Houck (3-4, 5.30 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 50 strikeouts)
White Sox aim to sweep 3-game series over the TigersJune 4, 2023 GMT
Detroit Tigers (26-30, second in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (25-35, fourth in the AL Central)
Chicago; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Matthew Boyd (3-4, 5.96 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 44 strikeouts); White Sox: Michael Kopech (3-5, 4.52 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 70 strikeouts)
Arraez leads Marlins against the Athletics after 5-hit outingJune 4, 2023 GMT
Oakland Athletics (12-48, fifth in the AL West) vs. Miami Marlins (31-28, second in the NL East)
Miami; Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Paul Blackburn (0-0, 2.25 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, six strikeouts); Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (2-5, 5.06 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 60 strikeouts)
Blue Jays visit the Mets on 3-game road win streakJune 4, 2023 GMT
Toronto Blue Jays (32-27, fourth in the AL East) vs. New York Mets (30-29, third in the NL East)
New York; Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Yusei Kikuchi (6-2, 4.47 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 52 strikeouts); Mets: Kodai Senga (5-3, 3.44 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 70 strikeouts)
Acuña hits 464-foot homer in Braves’ 5-2 win over DiamondbacksJune 4, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. stole a base when no one was looking, hit a homer to the fans buying beer.
Spencer Strider overpowered major league hitters by blowing fastballs past them.
When the Atlanta Braves' two young stars are in the lineup, it's can't-miss viewing.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yu Darvish struck out nine in seven dominant innings, Fernando Tatis Jr. homered twice and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 on Saturday night.
“This is as good as stuff we have seen him have all year,” San Diego manager Bob Melvin said.
Alex Cobb dazzles and Wilmer Flores provides 2-run single as Giants beat Orioles 4-0June 4, 2023 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Cobb spent every waking moment between starts pondering his mechanics and what had go so wrong his last start.
During family time, he thought about pitching. It kept him up at night, and he woke in the morning with his delivery on the mind.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his 19th homer and made an outstanding catch in the corner in right, and Gerrit Cole stayed unbeaten with six innings of four-hit ball before leaving early in the New York Yankees’ 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.
Sandercock leads Florida State past Washington 3-1, into Women’s College World Series semifinalsJune 4, 2023 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Florida State is taking a different path this time.
The Seminoles lost their Women's College World Series opener in 2018, then won six straight to win the national title. They lost their opener again in 2021, then rallied to reach the championship series.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Will Brennan hit the first homer allowed this season by Sonny Gray in the seventh inning and Logan Allen pitched six strong innings for the Cleveland Guardians in a 4-2 win against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.
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Ramírez hits tiebreaking 2-run double as Rays beat Red Sox 4-2 for doubleheader splitJune 4, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Harold Ramírez hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the ninth inning and Jose Siri made a diving catch for the final out, sending the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday and a split of their day-night doubleheader.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs placed left-hander Justin Steele on the 15-day injured list on Saturday with strained left forearm.
Steele, who turns 28 on July 11, has been one of Chicago's best pitchers so far this season.
MIAMI (AP) — Luis Arraez had a career-high five hits and five RBIs and the Miami Marlins beat the Oakland Athletics 12-1 on Saturday.
The major leagues’ leading hitter, Arraez hit three doubles and two singles to raise his average to .390.
NEW YORK (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a go-ahead RBI double in the ninth inning, leading the Toronto Blue Jays past the New York Mets 2-1 on Saturday.
Guerrero’s big hit came three pitches after Blue Jays manager John Schneider was ejected for arguing balls and strikes.
Hayes homers for second straight game, Pirates top Cardinals 4-3 to push winning streak to 4June 4, 2023 GMT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Connor Joe learned the importance of beating the St. Louis Cardinals when the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted the now well-traveled outfielder nearly a decade ago.
The Cardinals have long been a measuring stick for the Pirates, one they've largely failed to meet for most of the last quarter century or more.