SEATTLE (AP) -- In an effort not to overstress his arm, the goal was to get New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka into the sixth inning in 80 pitches in his return from the disabled list.TIM BOOTH (AP Sports Writer)
Major League Baseball apologized to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for a breakdown in its replay process during a crucial moment in a 2-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The issue occurred in the eighth inning of a tied game Tuesday night when…DAVE SKRETTA (AP Sports Writer)
Jordy Mercer broke a fifth-inning tie when he homered for the second day in a row, Francisco Liriano struck out six to win his second straight decision and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Wednesday for a three-game sweep.…JANIE McCAULEY (AP Baseball Writer)
MIAMI (AP) -- Chicago Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler, who leads all NL rookies with 50 hits, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left ankle injury.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg threw Wednesday for the first time since he went on the 15-day disabled list last weekend.