Astros’ Correa exits with sore back, is day-to-day

10:08 PM ETHouston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa left after one inning against the Detroit Tigers on Monday because of back discomfort, the team said.Correa struck out swinging in his only at-bat in the bottom of the first. He was replaced in the lineup before the second inning started.After the 5-4

Cards take no-hit bid into 8th, blank Brewers

12:42 AM ETAssociated Press ST. LOUIS -- Only when Dakota Hudson reached the dugout after being removed from the game did he realize something was different."Guys were giving me hugs instead of handshakes," the St. Louis Cardinals starter said. "I thought, what was going on? I didn't know it was

Carrasco pitches for 1st time since diagnosis

9:48 PM ETAssociated Press AKRON, Ohio -- Carlos Carrasco shook off some nerves and returned to the mound.Two months after he was diagnosed with leukemia, everything felt mostly normal for the Cleveland Indians right-hander."It was really special today," Carrasco said. "Just coming back today out of the bullpen, it feels

Sources: Sale expected to avoid Tommy John

4:53 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will miss the remainder of the regular season with a left elbow injury but is expected to avoid Tommy John surgery after a second

Ronald Acuna benching latest twist in drama-filled NL East

10:41 PM ETI love the National League East. If they gave a Daytime Emmy Award for best soap opera of 2019, it would have to go the NL East. We have Bryce Harper, bullpen problems up and down the division, managers on the hot seat, cold spells, hot streaks, Pete

Indians’ Kluber exits rehab game with ab issue

7:50 PM ETAssociated Press CLEVELAND -- Indians ace Corey Kluber was removed from a minor league start after one inning because of abdominal tightness.The team said Kluber, who hasn't pitched in the majors since he broke his arm during a start on May 1, was taken out of Sunday's game

Mets’ Alonso sets NL rookie mark with 40th HR

5:12 PM ETESPN News Services New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso hit his 40th home run of the season Sunday to set the National League rookie record for home runs in a season.Alonso homered to left field in the ninth inning. The 418-foot blast off the Kansas City Royals'

Cubs activate Kimbrel to help beleaguered pen

4:22 PM ETWILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- The Chicago Cubs activated closer Craig Kimbrel from the injured list just in time for the Little League Classic, the team announced Sunday.Kimbrel has missed the past couple of weeks with inflammation in his right knee.The Cubs have struggled all season to hold leads, blowing

Harper leaves Phillies’ game due to dehydration

4:05 PM ETAssociated Press PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper left the game against the San Diego Padres after the fifth inning because of dehydration on a muggy Sunday."I feel better now," Harper said after the 3-2 loss. "It's weird. An hour ago, I couldn't see in front of me,