Royals play the Cardinals after Lopez’s 4-hit gameMay 30, 2023 GMT
Kansas City Royals (17-38, fifth in the AL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (24-32, fifth in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Tuesday, 7:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Zack Greinke (1-5, 4.55 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 41 strikeouts); Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (3-1, 4.23 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 48 strikeouts)
Pirates take road skid into matchup against the GiantsMay 30, 2023 GMT
Pittsburgh Pirates (26-27, second in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (28-26, third in the NL West)
San Francisco; Tuesday, 9:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Johan Oviedo (3-4, 4.70 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 48 strikeouts); Giants: John Brebbia (2-0, 3.68 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 31 strikeouts)
Rays take on the Cubs looking to end road slideMay 30, 2023 GMT
Tampa Bay Rays (39-17, first in the AL East) vs. Chicago Cubs (23-30, fourth in the NL Central)
Chicago; Tuesday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Shane McClanahan (8-0, 1.97 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 75 strikeouts); Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 6.23 ERA, 1.85 WHIP, five strikeouts)
Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers play in game 2 of seriesMay 30, 2023 GMT
Texas Rangers (34-19, first in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (25-27, second in the AL Central)
Detroit; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Martin Perez (6-1, 3.83 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 41 strikeouts); Tigers: Alex Faedo (1-2, 4.15 ERA, .74 WHIP, 22 strikeouts)
Cincinnati Reds (24-29, third in the NL Central) vs. Boston Red Sox (28-25, fourth in the AL East)
Boston; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Ben Lively (2-2, 2.65 ERA, .88 WHIP, 18 strikeouts); Red Sox: Brayan Bello (3-2, 4.08 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 37 strikeouts)
New York Yankees (33-23, third in the AL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (28-26, fourth in the AL West)
Seattle; Tuesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Nestor Cortes (4-2, 5.30 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 53 strikeouts); Mariners: Logan Gilbert (3-2, 3.60 ERA, .92 WHIP, 69 strikeouts)
Dodgers play the Nationals leading series 1-0May 30, 2023 GMT
Washington Nationals (23-31, fifth in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (33-22, first in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Jake Irvin (1-2, 5.32 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 19 strikeouts); Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin (2-1, 1.82 ERA, .91 WHIP, 23 strikeouts)
Athletics bring 1-0 series advantage over Braves into game 2May 30, 2023 GMT
Atlanta Braves (32-22, first in the NL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (11-45, fifth in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Tuesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Bryce Elder (3-0, 2.01 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 51 strikeouts); Athletics: JP Sears (0-3, 4.70 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 52 strikeouts)
Mets look to keep home win streak going, host the PhilliesMay 30, 2023 GMT
Philadelphia Phillies (25-28, fourth in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (27-27, third in the NL East)
New York; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Ranger Suarez (0-1, 9.82 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, 13 strikeouts); Mets: Kodai Senga (4-3, 3.94 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 61 strikeouts)
Rockies play the Diamondbacks after McMahon’s 4-hit gameMay 30, 2023 GMT
Colorado Rockies (24-31, fifth in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (31-23, second in the NL West)
Phoenix; Tuesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Kyle Freeland (4-5, 3.86 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 42 strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Zac Gallen (6-2, 2.97 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 75 strikeouts)
Guardians face the Orioles leading series 1-0May 30, 2023 GMT
Cleveland Guardians (24-29, third in the AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (34-20, second in the AL East)
Baltimore; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Cal Quantrill (2-3, 4.75 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 31 strikeouts); Orioles: Kyle Gibson (6-3, 3.82 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 44 strikeouts)
White Sox look to stop 3-game slide, take on the AngelsMay 30, 2023 GMT
Los Angeles Angels (29-26, third in the AL West) vs. Chicago White Sox (22-34, fourth in the AL Central)
Chicago; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Tyler Anderson (2-0, 4.81 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 30 strikeouts); White Sox: Lucas Giolito (3-4, 3.98 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 64 strikeouts)
Brewers visit the Blue Jays to start 3-game seriesMay 30, 2023 GMT
Milwaukee Brewers (28-25, first in the NL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (28-26, fifth in the AL East)
Toronto; Tuesday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Adrian Houser (1-0, 2.25 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 14 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Yusei Kikuchi (5-2, 4.56 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 48 strikeouts)
Marlins start 3-game series with the PadresMay 30, 2023 GMT
San Diego Padres (24-29, fourth in the NL West) vs. Miami Marlins (28-26, second in the NL East)
Miami; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Ryan Weathers (1-3, 3.94 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 18 strikeouts); Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (2-5, 5.00 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 57 strikeouts)
Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros meet in game 2 of seriesMay 30, 2023 GMT
Minnesota Twins (28-26, first in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (31-22, second in the AL West)
Houston; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Joe Ryan (7-1, 2.21 ERA, .95 WHIP, 70 strikeouts); Astros: Brandon Bielak (1-2, 3.55 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 22 strikeouts)
SEATTLE (AP) — Aaron Judge had already done more than his part at the plate with two home runs, a double and a walk.
Robbing a home run with a majestic leaping catch at the wall took an MVP-caliber performance to another level.
CHICAGO (AP) — Marcus Stroman pitched a one-hitter, and the Chicago Cubs beat the major league-leading Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Monday.
Stroman (5-4) dazzled in his fourth complete game and second shutout in nine major league seasons.
CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Thaiss and the Los Angeles Angels spoiled Liam Hendriks' party.
In the most polite way.
Thaiss and Brandon Drury homered during a fast start for the Angels, who graciously welcomed Hendriks back to the majors before holding off the Chicago White Sox for a 6-4 victory Monday night.
Noda hits 3-run HR, A’s spoil Soroka’s return with 7-2 win over Braves to stop 11-game skidMay 30, 2023 GMT
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Gathered in the indoor batting cage hours before the game, manager Mark Kotsay talked to his Oakland Athletics players during an advance meeting about the Atlanta Braves and reiterated all the little things it would take to win a game.
New Hampshire town recognized for historic role in racially integrating baseball in the 1940sMay 30, 2023 GMT
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The conversation around racial integration in baseball often revolves around Jackie Robinson, who broke the major league color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
CHICAGO (AP) — Not long after Liam Hendriks was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the All-Star closer set an ambitious goal for himself. He wanted to return to the Chicago White Sox before the end of May.
Braves pitcher Michael Soroka goes 6 innings, loses to A’s in long-awaited return to moundMay 30, 2023 GMT
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — During the dark days of his long rehabilitation while recovering from two separate tears to his right Achilles tendon, Michael Soroka imagined a triumphant comeback on the mound.
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Lewis has 4 RBIs in season debut, Jeffers homers in 10th to give Twins 7-5 win over AstrosMay 30, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — A year ago Monday, Royce Lewis tore the ACL in his right knee for a second time.
On the first anniversary of the injury, the rookie returned to the field in a season debut more suited for a fairy tale than a baseball diamond.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rookie Patrick Bailey had four RBIs on his 24th birthday, boosting the San Francisco Giants to a 14-4 rout of Pittsburgh on Monday that dropped the Pirates under .500 for the first time since the opening weekend of the season.
PHOENIX (AP) — Pavin Smith started this season in Triple-A. Drey Jameson spent a stretch down in Reno, too.
The Arizona Diamondbacks' rapid improvement into one of the better teams in the National League has created competition to stay on the team's big league roster.
CHICAGO (AP) — Marcus Stroman raised both arms and pounded his glove as the crowd at Wrigley Field roared following the final out.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Josh Staumont and Mike Mayers came within six outs of the first combined perfect game in major league history before Nolan Arenado lined a leadoff single in the eighth inning of the Kansas City Royals' 7-0 win over the St.
DETROIT (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi won his sixth straight decision, Corey Seager hit a three-run homer with four RBIs and the Texas Rangers defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-0 on Monday.
Eovaldi (7-2) allowed four hits and a season-high three walks in five innings with four strikeouts.
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CHICAGO (AP) — Wander Franco of the Tampa Bay Rays broke up Marcus Stroman's no-hit bid for the Chicago Cubs with a single leading off the seventh inning on Monday.
Franco ended the bid with a clean single to left to start the seventh.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Luke Voit was designated for assignment on Monday by the Milwaukee Brewers, who owe the former home run champion a little more than $1.3 million for the remainder his of contract.
The 32-year-old first baseman hit .221 with a .284 on-base percentage, .265 slugging percentage, zero homers and four RBIs in 22 games.
As May ends, even some weaker teams have reasons for hope in baseball’s playoff chaseMay 29, 2023 GMT
The Detroit Tigers are 25-26 and haven't spent a day above .500 all season. They're also one game out of first place.
The Chicago Cubs have the worst record in the National League but are only 4 1/2 games out of a playoff spot.
This Date in Baseball - Baltimore’s Cal Ripken Jr. begins his record consecutive games streakMay 29, 2023 GMT
1894 -- Boston’s Robert Lowe became the first player in Major League history to hit four home runs in a game, leading the Beaneaters to a 20-11 win over Cincinnati. After hitting four straight homers, all line drives far over the fence, Lowe added a single to set a major league record with 17 total bases.
Acuna leads Braves against the Athletics after 4-hit performanceMay 29, 2023 GMT
Atlanta Braves (32-21, first in the NL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (10-45, fifth in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Monday, 8:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Michael Soroka (0-0); Athletics: Paul Blackburn (0-0)
Astros play the Twins in first of 3-game seriesMay 29, 2023 GMT
Minnesota Twins (27-26, first in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (31-21, second in the AL West)
Houston; Monday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Sonny Gray (4-0, 1.82 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 66 strikeouts); Astros: J.P.
Tigers open 3-game series at home against the RangersMay 29, 2023 GMT
Texas Rangers (33-19, first in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (25-26, second in the AL Central)
Detroit; Monday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Nathan Eovaldi (6-2, 2.60 ERA, .97 WHIP, 66 strikeouts); Tigers: Matthew Boyd (3-3, 5.74 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 39 strikeouts)
Rockies look to end 3-game road skid, play the DiamondbacksMay 29, 2023 GMT
Colorado Rockies (24-30, fifth in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (30-23, second in the NL West)
Phoenix; Monday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Karl Kauffmann (0-2, 9.35 ERA, 2.08 WHIP, six strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson (1-2, 5.02 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 36 strikeouts)
Yankees visit the Mariners on 4-game road win streakMay 29, 2023 GMT
New York Yankees (32-23, third in the AL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (28-25, third in the AL West)
Seattle; Monday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Domingo German (2-3, 3.75 ERA, .90 WHIP, 49 strikeouts); Mariners: Bryce Miller (3-1, 1.15 ERA, .51 WHIP, 28 strikeouts)
Nationals visit the Dodgers to open 3-game seriesMay 29, 2023 GMT
Washington Nationals (23-30, fifth in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (32-22, first in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Monday, 9:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Trevor Williams (2-2, 4.32 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 37 strikeouts); Dodgers: Bobby Miller (1-0, 1.80 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, five strikeouts)
Cubs take home losing streak into matchup against the RaysMay 29, 2023 GMT
Tampa Bay Rays (39-16, first in the AL East) vs. Chicago Cubs (22-30, fifth in the NL Central)
Chicago; Monday, 2:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Taj Bradley (3-1, 4.44 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 34 strikeouts); Cubs: Marcus Stroman (4-4, 2.95 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 54 strikeouts)
Orioles host the Guardians in first of 3-game seriesMay 29, 2023 GMT
Cleveland Guardians (23-29, third in the AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (34-19, second in the AL East)
Baltimore; Monday, 1:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Logan Allen (1-2, 3.31 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 33 strikeouts); Orioles: Tyler Wells (3-1, 3.47 ERA, .84 WHIP, 54 strikeouts)
Royals visit the Cardinals to open 2-game seriesMay 29, 2023 GMT
Kansas City Royals (16-38, fifth in the AL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (24-31, fourth in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Monday, 2:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Josh Staumont (0-0, 4.76 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 21 strikeouts); Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (2-0, 6.33 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 10 strikeouts)
Giants host the Pirates in first of 3-game seriesMay 29, 2023 GMT
Pittsburgh Pirates (26-26, second in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (27-26, third in the NL West)
San Francisco; Monday, 5:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Rich Hill (4-4, 4.44 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 52 strikeouts); Giants: Anthony DeSclafani (3-4, 3.43 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 47 strikeouts)
White Sox try to keep home win streak going, host the AngelsMay 29, 2023 GMT
Los Angeles Angels (28-26, fourth in the AL West) vs. Chicago White Sox (22-33, fourth in the AL Central)
Chicago; Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Griffin Canning (3-2, 4.95 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 30 strikeouts); White Sox: Michael Kopech (3-4, 4.24 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 60 strikeouts)
ATLANTA (AP) — Given a seven-run lead in the first inning, Atlanta right-hander Spencer Strider could relax and keep adding to his majors leading strikeout total.
“That game felt like it was over pretty quick,” Strider said.
Oklahoma softball takes Division I record 48-game win streak into Women’s College World SeriesMay 29, 2023 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma will seek its third straight national softball title and seventh championship overall at the Women’s College World Series.
The Sooners set the NCAA Division I record with their 48th consecutive win in an 8-7 victory over Clemson on Saturday to win the Norman Super Regional.
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ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. drove in three runs with four hits, including a two-run single in Atlanta’s seven-run first inning, and the Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-4 on Sunday night to split the four-game series.
SEATTLE (AP) — Eugenio Suárez hit a three-run home run in the 10th inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Sunday for their sixth win in seven games.
The Mariners took a 3-1 lead with the help of solo home runs by Julio Rodríguez and Cal Raleigh, but blew it in the eighth with an error and a wild pitch that allowed the Pirates to rally to a 3-all tie.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Eury Pérez struck out Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout early in his fourth major league start. He then retired Trout on a long fly to strand two Angels runners with his final pitch, and the big 20-year-old rookie clapped his glove in celebration all the way to the dugout.
NCAA Division I Softball World Series GlanceMay 28, 2023 GMT
Game 1 - Tennessee (46-8) vs. Alabama (43-20), noon
Game 2 - Oklahoma (54-1) vs. Stanford (42-13), 2:30 p.m.
DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon homered for the third straight game and drove in five runs, Charlie Blackmon also went deep and the Colorado Rockies outslugged the New York Mets 11-10 on Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Matt McLain had a career-high four hits in his 12th big league game, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the slumping Chicago Cubs 8-5 on Sunday for a three-game series sweep.
Spencer Steer hit a two-run homer in Cincinnati's fourth win in its last five games.
William Contreras homers as Brewers beat Alex Cobb, Giants 7-5May 28, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — William Contreras homered and drove in three runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers held off the San Francisco Giants for a 7-5 win on Sunday.
Owen Miller had two hits, scored twice and drove in two runs as Milwaukee salvaged the finale of the four-game series.
CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez hit a two-run double with two out in the ninth inning, lifting the Cleveland Guardians to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
Ramírez’s clutch hit off Ryan Helsley (3-4) rolled to the wall in right-center, scoring Myles Straw and Steven Kwan, who had drawn one-out walks.
DETROIT (AP) — Eric Haase's 10th-inning sacrifice fly gave the Detroit Tigers a 6-5 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
Alex Lange (3-0) pitched a scoreless top of the 10th, and Jonathan Schoop's long fly ball off Reynaldo Lopez (4-4) moved Spencer Torkelson to third with one out.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Frustrated after losing two straight at home, the Baltimore Orioles won another close game to regain some of the momentum they had before the Texas Rangers came to town.
Austin Hays singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to cap a three-hit performance, and Baltimore squeezed past Texas 3-2 on Sunday to avert a three-game sweep.