Matt Szczur hit his first career grand slam during a five-run eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs broke away from the Atlanta Braves 6-1 Friday. Jon Lester struck out 10 over seven innings as the Cubs improved to 17-5, their top 22-game start since…MIKE CRANSTON (Associated Press)
Reigning NL batting champion Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins says he unknowingly took the performance-enhancing drugs that led to his 80-game suspension, but he'll accept the penalty. The announcement of the suspension by Major League Baseball came…STEVEN WINE (AP Sports Writer)
CHICAGO (AP) -- An MRI has confirmed that Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs has a minor right ankle sprain.
Rubby De La Rosa's reputation as a slow worker on the mound could be going away after Thursday night's performance. The Diamondbacks' right-hander picked up the pace between pitches and tossed a gem, striking out a career-high 10 and allowing two…JOSE M. ROMERO (Associated Press)
Atlanta hitters got to Clay Buchholz early and never let up as the Braves pieced together a rare victory. Nick Markakis had three singles, a double and three RBIs and the Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 Thursday night, ending Atlanta's…DOUG ALDEN (Associated Press)