The Houston Astros are looking for a link between the leadoff excellence of Jose Altuve and the business of scoring enough runs to win. George Springer, the free-spirited, free-swinging outfielder who hit 20 home runs in 78 games as a rookie,…DICK SCANLON (Associated Press)
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg will start for the Washington Nationals in the third game of the season on April 9 in a likely showdown with New York Mets ace Matt Harvey.
Yordano Ventura pitched seven innings of no-hit ball before being lifted because of pitch count, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. The Royals' opening-day starter walked two and struck out…ALAN ESKEW (Associated Press)
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez has left a spring training game with pain in his surgically repaired left knee.
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: ''I never knowingly took any steroids.'' And this, too: ''I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.'' The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in a column Thursday for The Players'…The Associated Press