5/27/2015 | Nats take set after Scherzer out-K's Lester
Bryce Harper belted his National League-leading 18th home run and Max Scherzer outdueled Jon Lester on Wednesday night to lead the Nationals to a 3-0 victory over the Cubs and a series win.
5/27/2015 | Davis in the zone with 2-homer game
Chris Davis didn't chase bad pitches on Wednesday night, and as a result had his most productive game of the season, a two-homer onslaught that lifted the Orioles over the Astros.
5/27/2015 | Theo thinks the kids are all right
The Cubs have three rookies in the lineup -- Addison Russell, Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler -- and Theo Epstein likes how the kids are doing so far.
5/27/2015 | Thanks to Paredes, fans can steal a home
Baltimore's Jimmy Paredes stole home in Wednesday's 5-4 win over Houston, and each time a Major Leaguer steals home this season, fans have a 48-hour window to enter for a chance to win a free mortgage payment of up to $1,500 from Quicken Loans.
5/27/2015 | Rehab assignment next for Rendon
Anthony Rendon played five innings of a simulated game on Wednesday, and it appears his next step is to begin a rehab assignment, perhaps as soon as Friday.
5/27/2015 | Trout enjoying Harper's success from afar
Mike Trout is enjoying watching Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper succeed. Harper and Trout -- both really young, both really talented -- have basically been compared to one another since playing on the same Arizona Fall League team in 2011.
5/27/2015 | Twins' milestones have significance
Maybe all you need to know about the Minnesota Twins was on display in the bottom of the third inning Wednesday afternoon at Target Field. This would be the day the Twins would grab a share of first place in the American League Central, the day of another raucous clubhouse celebration after a 6-4 victory over the Red Sox. Sure, there's a long way to go, but for the Twins, these small milestones have significance.
5/27/2015 | O's Davis goes deep into the night to thwart Astros
Chris Davis hit his second homer of the game in the eighth inning off of reliever Tony Sipp, giving the Orioles a 5-4 win over the Astros on Wednesday night, and two of three games in the series.
5/27/2015 | Lightning strikes as O's Paredes steals home
Jimmy Paredes made a mad dash for home plate in the fourth inning of Wednesday's game against the Astros, giving the Orioles their first steal of home since Aug. 28.
5/27/2015 | Cuddyer, Duda lead 'contagious' hitting for Mets
Lucas Duda and Michael Cuddyer each said the same thing after finishing a sweep of the Phillies: "Hitting is contagious." They proved that in Wednesday's series finale, a 7-0 Mets win.
5/27/2015 | Cards' Adams out 3-4 months with quad strain
Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is expected to miss the next three-to-four months while recovering from a severe right quadriceps strain that he suffered running the bases on Tuesday. That timeframe leaves open the possibility that Adams won't play again this season.
5/27/2015 | Shark positions White Sox for timely win
Jeff Samardzija tossed seven strong innings without allowing an earned run while registering his third consecutive quality start to help the White Sox snap a four-game losing streak.
5/27/2015 | Heyward gains measure of redemption in win
The Cardinals needed someone to step up offensively. It just so happened to be the player who let them down defensively a few innings earlier.
5/27/2015 | Holliday's on-base streak sets NL mark
Matt Holliday hit his way into the record books during Wednesday night's matchup with Arizona at Busch Stadium by singling in the fifth inning to become the first National League player to reach base in his first 43 games of a season.
5/27/2015 | Gosewisch to have MRI after jamming knee
D-backs catcher Tuffy Gosewisch suffered what is being called a jammed left knee while trying to beat out a grounder in the sixth inning of Wednesday night's 4-3 D-backs loss to the Cardinals.
5/27/2015 | Harkey confident Bradley will get back on track
D-backs starter Archie Bradley has been struggling in his last three starts, but pitching coach Mike Harkey has not lost any faith in the right-hander.
5/27/2015 | Martin looks like a natural at second
There was a strange sight at Rogers Centre on Wednesday afternoon as former Gold Glove-winning catcher Russell Martin made an appearance at second base for the Blue Jays.
5/27/2015 | Price conducts team meeting after Reds' loss
Mired in a stretch in which they have lost 10 of their last 11 games, the Reds held a team meeting in their clubhouse Wednesday following their latest defeat.
5/27/2015 | Doolittle feels good after making season debut
The A's dropped their 15th one-run game of the season and lost starter Scott Kazmir to an injury along the way Wednesday, but left-hander Sean Doolittle provided something of a bright spot in the 3-2 loss to Detroit with a scoreless sixth inning in his season debut.
5/27/2015 | Cespedes finishes homecoming on high note
Yoenis Cespedes, for the first time since being traded, returned to the place where his Major League career began and leaves it as a conquering hero. Cespedes snapped a scoreless tie with a booming three-run home run in the fifth and the Tigers made it stand up for a 3-2 victory over the Athletics on Wednesday.
5/27/2015 | Pineda finds form on strength of slider
There was no doubt Michael Pineda could do better than he had in back-to-back losses to the Royals and Rangers. He just needed to get his slider back. It came back Wednesday, and Pineda came back, too. He wasn't 16-strikeout dominant, but he was plenty good in a 4-2 win over the Royals that completed a three-game sweep.
5/27/2015 | Cards walk off in ninth for sweep of D-backs
With a pair of ninth-inning runs -- the latter scoring on a throwing error by catcher Jordan Pacheco -- off reliever Brad Ziegler, the Cardinals stole a 4-3 win over the D-backs on Wednesday, giving St. Louis its second walk-off victory in the three-game set and a sweep of Arizona at Busch Stadium.
5/27/2015 | Pedroia takes no solace in two-homer day
Dustin Pedroia took zero satisfaction in the fact that his two homers on Wednesday gave him seven for the season, equaling his total from 2014.
5/27/2015 | Leake trying to solve mystery of recent woes
In a development that's probably as surprising to the Reds as it is ill-timed, given their recent slide, Mike Leake has taken a steep downturn over his last three starts.
5/27/2015 | Impressive Archer gets short end of duel
In the midst of a pitchers' duel with the Mariners' Felix Hernandez, Chris Archer could have let the moment get to him, but he didn't. Instead, he went toe-to-toe with the Seattle ace, allowing two hits through eight scoreless innings while matching a career-high with 12 strikeouts en route to a no-decision in the Rays' 3-0 loss to the Mariners.
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