SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Max Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night due to a sore neck and the Washington Nationals turned to left-hander Matt Grace to face the San Diego Padres.
Boston Red Sox lefthander Drew Pomeranz left Friday night's game against the New York Yankees in the middle of a batter with back spasms. With a light rain falling most of the early innings, Pomeranz pulled up after throwing his second pitch to…
The Chicago Cubs got an encouraging report on Jon Lester before placing the ace left-hander on the 10-day disabled list on Friday. Lester was examined by team physician Dr. Stephen Gryzlo after he left Chicago's 13-10 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday…JOHN JACKSON (Associated Press)
Jake Arrieta may never duplicate the second half he had two years ago in winning the NL Cy Young Award. Arrieta pitched into the seventh inning and allowed a run, Javier Baez homered and drove in three runs, and Chicago beat the Toronto Blue Jays…JOHN JACKSON (Associated Press)
Indians manager Terry Francona figured his tired team could use a morale boost in the midst of a long road trip, so he had a DJ spinning records and a pop-a-shot basketball game waiting in the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium on Friday. The…DAVE SKRETTA (AP Sports Writer)