Jay Bruce had barely put the ball in play whenever he faced Jason Grilli . His first career hit off the Pirates' closer was some breakthrough.
Chris Davis cleared the fences twice, giving him a major-league leading 26 homers, to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 13-3 Wednesday.
Lyle Overbay hit a two-run double against South Korean rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu in the first game in New York between the old October rivals since Los Angeles clinched the 1981 World Series title with a victory in Game 6 at the original Yankee Stadium.
Zack Wheeler lived up the hype in his major league debut, pitching six scoreless innings to lead the New York Mets to a 6-1 victory over the first-place Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday.
The 2010 AL MVP has been a huge disappointment since signing a five-year, $125 million contract in December after leaving Texas in free agency.
Brandon Moss and John Jaso homered off Yu Darvish and the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics beat Texas 6-2 on Tuesday night.
They had miscues on the mound and three in the field, and to top it off they couldn't take advantage of opportunities on offense in a 10-1 loss to the Houston Astros.
Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler needed three stitches and had blood on his jersey after a vicious collision at home plate in Tuesday night's game against Oakland.
David Ortiz drove in three runs and the Boston Red Sox opened a day-night doubleheader by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 Tuesday in a game delayed nearly three hours by rain.
Youkilis will miss at least 10-12 weeks after he has the procedure in California on Thursday.
Major League Baseball is dragging its feet on having team owners vote on the Oakland Athletics' proposed move to a new ballpark 40 miles south in San Jose, San Jose city officials said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
He just has very little to show for it. Wood dropped his third straight start Monday night in St. Louis, as he came out on the short end of a 5-2 score.
Then, the San Francisco skipper blew it. Bochy's blunder put Posey in the wrong spot in the lineup without a chance to hit.
During his latest attempt, the Seattle right-hander could barely even slow them down - and he still did better than his bullpen on a rocky night for the Mariners.
He guessed right and hit one a long way. Frazier and Zack Cozart hit upper-deck homers off Liriano, and the Cincinnati Reds moved a season-high 15 games over .500 by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Monday night.
Nelson Cruz homered twice, A.J. Pierzynski drove in three runs and the Texas Rangers snapped a six-game losing streak with an 8-7 win over the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics on Monday night.