Albert Pujols' sons were pressing their father to take part in the All-Star Home Run Derby. Pujols, the Los Angeles Angels' first baseman, says he talked with Major League Baseball and confirmed he will be one of the hitters for the event Monday in…MICHAEL KELLY (Associated Press)
Chad Billingsley felt at home kicking the dirt on the mound at Dodger Stadium. Pitching in a comfort zone, Billingsley won for the first time in over two years, helping the last-place Philadelphia Phillies beat his old team, NL West-leading Los…BETH HARRIS (AP Sports Writer)
Gregory Polanco had the go-ahead hit in the eighth inning after helping with a save in the third. Polanco helped free a grounds crew member trapped underneath a billowing tarp, then hit a triple that sent the Pittsburgh Pirates past the San Diego…JOHN PERROTTO (Associated Press)
Robbie Ray gave Arizona a glimpse of the future and Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale liked what he saw. Ray took a shutout into the eighth inning to outpitch Texas' Yovani Gallardo, and the Diamondbacks beat the Rangers 4-2.
The Los Angeles Angels' once-struggling offense is heating up. All-Stars Albert Pujols and Mike Trout hit two of Los Angeles' four home runs and the streaking Angels routed the Colorado Rockies 10-2 on Tuesday night. Matt Joyce and Chris Iannetta…MICHAEL KELLY (The Associated Press)