Miguel Cabrera pulled a 2-2 pitch from Twins lefty Scott Diamond in the first inning Thursday and lofted it into the left-field seats for his sixth home run in four games. Cabrera is one game shy of tying the Tigers' franchise record of five straight games with a homer.
After a 17-10 start, the Royals' lack of hitting has dropped them below .500, but they are still third in the AL in team ERA. If the offense performs at just an adequate level, this will be a winning team by season's end.
Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Chris Iannetta and Mark Trumbo homered en route to a 5-4 win over the Royals on Thursday night in Kansas City, giving Joe Blanton his first victory and extending the Angels' winning streak to five.
A 14-year-old girl was dancing in the stands between innings at the Royals' game on Thursday night when she fainted. A nearby K-Crew member was able to perform CPR, according to Mike Swanson, Royals vice president of communications and broadcasting.
Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks exited Thursday night's game against the Indians with lower back spasms
Nate McLouth flipped into the stands as he made a spectacular catch down the left-field line, and he was nearly hit by a drink thrown by a fan after the play was ruled an out.
Peter DiMartino, who tore 90 percent of his left Achilles tendon in the Boston Marathon bombings, threw out a ceremonial pitch before the Red Sox game against the Indians on Thursday night.
Royals ace James Shields leads the league in innings pitched and is tied for sixth in strikeouts, but his success on the mound has not been translating to wins. His record dropped to 2-5 after the Royals lost two in Houston.
Austin Jackson is back at Comerica Park with the Tigers beginning a homestand Thursday. It's looking less and less likely, though, that he'll be ready to return to action before the Tigers hit the road again next week.
Branden Kline, Baltimore's second round pick in last June's First-Year Player Draft, had surgery today to repair a fracture in his right leg.
The Phillies announced that Chase Utley, who felt a burning sensation on his right side when taking swings during batting practice Monday in Miami, will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with what they have called a "very mild" Grade 1 strained oblique. He is eligible to be activated June 5.
Jered Weaver was back with the Angels on Thursday, and manager Mike Scioscia said the right-hander's next side session will determine if he can come off the disabled list and rejoin the rotation next week.
Aaron Miller, the Dodgers' first-round sandwich pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft as a left-handed pitcher, has been moved from the mound to the outfield.
On Thursday -- as Manchester City defeated Chelsea, 4-3, in a soccer exhibition at Busch Stadium -- focus turned to paying tribute to the victims of this week's tragic Oklahoma tornado. The Cardinals and Relevent Sports will donate one dollar for every ticket sold to the game, and both clubs will match the donation.
The Nationals didn't arrive back home from a grueling 10-game West Coast trip until around 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, but several players still turned out to Nationals Park to support Ryan Zimmerman's fourth annual "A Night at the Park" fundraiser.
Outfielder Darin Mastroianni underwent successful surgery on his left ankle on Wednesday and is expected to be out six weeks. Mastroianni, who was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday, had a bone chip in his ankle repaired in Minnesota.
The Orioles officially selected the contract of right-hander Kevin Gausman, who will make his Major League debut against the Blue Jays on Thursday to kick off a four-game set in Toronto. Jake Arrieta was sent down to clear a roster spot.
A few hours after giving Miguel Cabrera an assist on a home run Wednesday night, Indians center fielder Michael Bourn was still steamed at the fluke play.
The way Miguel Cabrera is hitting, the Twins wanted nothing to do with him with a chance to pull the Tigers ahead. Once again, Prince Fielder took care of the run instead. On a night when Cabrera stretched his home run streak to four consecutive games, it was a deflected RBI single by Fielder that pulled Detroit ahead for good in a 7-6 win over the Twins on Thursday.
The Blue Jays put on a batting clinic, as J.P. Arencibia hit a homer and had four RBIs and Edwin Encarnacion laced a grand slam in the 12-6 victory over the O's on Thursday.
Outfielder Shane Victorino was again unavailable to play for the Red Sox on Thursday, and the team is no closer to deciding whether to place the outfielder on the disabled list.
Terry Francona's time managing the Red Sox was good, bad and everything in between. Making his first appearance at Fenway Park as a visiting manager on Thursday, Francona preferred to soak in the warm welcome and remember the good times.
Back at Fenway Park for the first time as a visiting manager, Terry Francona was handed a 12-3 victory as a homecoming present by the Indians. Mark Reynolds and Drew Stubbs each collected three RBIs.
Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda, who missed all of last season while recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum, tossed five innings on Thursday at the club's Minor League complex Thursday.
Two-thirds of Major League Baseball teams were off Thursday, and so was Aaron Brown, the Beat the Streak extraordinaire who is 12 picks away from winning the game's $5.6 million grand prize.
The Dodgers have changed managers in midseason because of poor team play just once in the past 111 years. After his club's slow start, current skipper Don Mattingly now finds himself on the hot seat.
The pair of February news conferences took on a tone of solemnity and reflection as general manager John Mozeliak and, a week later, Chris Carpenter, painted a picture void of optimism. Carpenter refused to utter the "R" word, but the idea of career finality was certainly palpable as he spoke.
The Pirates beat the Cubs, 4-2, to complete a three-game sweep of Chicago on Thursday at PNC Park after a 1-hour, 47-minute rain delay, which began with two outs in the top of the fourth inning.
Catcher Jesus Montero, one of the expected building blocks of the Mariners' future, was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday as the club looks to spark some change in the wake of a six-game losing streak.
Jerry Reinsdorf received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Sports Business Awards on Wednesday, but he knows it was mostly a night for reflection and larger lessons. The White Sox owner said that 32 years in professional sports have shown him again and again how they can make a substantive and positive impact on communities and in the lives of men and women.