Jason Heyward wanted to get back on the field as soon as possible. When Dexter Fowler got ejected Thursday night, he got his wish. Heyward replaced Fowler in center for the Chicago Cubs after testing his sore right wrist during batting practice…JAY COHEN (AP Sports Writer)
Michael Brantley was 4 for 5 with three RBIs, Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers for the sixth straight time this season, 9-4 on Thursday night. Brantley, who missed most of April after offseason…STEVE HERRICK (Associated Press)
The Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates will find out within the next few days if they will play in Puerto Rico this month. The teams are scheduled to play May 30-31 in San Juan to celebrate Roberto Clemente Day, a league-wide tribute honoring the…ANDREW SELIGMAN (AP Sports Writer)
Jaime Garcia watched in wonder as teammate Brandon Moss launched a moonshot at Busch Stadium. Garcia pitched seven sharp innings Thursday as the St. Louis Cardinals blanked the Philadelphia Phillies. Later, Garcia wanted to rave about the 462-foot…STEVE OVERBEY (Associated Press)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Athletics right-hander Chris Bassitt will need reconstructive surgery on his injured pitching elbow.