Tyler Lyons pitched seven solid innings in his major league debut on the same day St.
James Shields had another strong start for Kansas City on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for Shields and the Royals, the rest of the game was also familiar.
The Chicago White Sox took two of three from the Boston Red Sox, and their captain saw enough good things in the series, even if it ended with a 6-2 loss on Wednesday night.
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Jose Bautista homered twice and drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
Harper's leadoff home run in the sixth was the only blemish for Bumgarner, who gave up four hits in seven innings.
Nick Markakis added a solo home run for the Orioles, who took two of three from New York to pull within three games of the first-place Yankees in the AL East.
Peralta was knocked out in the second inning and Milwaukee went on to a 9-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
David Murphy and Adrian Beltre homered in a three-run first inning, Ross Wolf was strong in his first major league start and the Texas Rangers avoided a sweep with a 3-1 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.
Gattis did it again Wednesday, hitting his first career grand slam. B.J. Upton and Ramiro Pena also homered for the Braves, who finished off a sweep of the woeful Minnesota Twins with an 8-3 rout.
Delmon Young homered and Ryan Howard added three hits and three RBIs to help carry the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Twins placed third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion Wednesday after he was struck in the head by Dan Uggla's shin while breaking up an attempted double play.
When Jeremy Affeldt came to the Bay Area as an opposing player, he refused to leave his hotel room aside from going to and from the ballpark.
Any time a starting pitcher steps into the batter's box before he stands on the mound, he's in pretty good shape.
Cleveland 's Michael Brantley hits a sacrifice fly during the first inning of Tuesday's game against Detroit.
Mike Trout hit for the cycle and drove in five runs, Josh Hamilton celebrated his 32nd birthday with a homer and a triple, and Howie Kendrick also went deep in the Los Angeles Angels ' 12-0 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Patrick Corbin tossed a three-hitter for his first complete game and struck out a career-high 10, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.