Braves Top Rockies In Cold Game

DENVER (AP) — On the coldest day at Coors Field, the Atlanta Braves won a game between the hottest teams in the major leagues. Starting a day-night doubleheader that opened with a 23-degree temperature, Justin Upton hit his major


Jose Valverde Regains Closer Role With Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a one-year contract with reliever Jose Valverde, who is expected back with the team Wednesday. And manager Jim Leyland says Valverde will be Detroit’s closer immediately. Valverde was the Tigers’


Mets Niese Hit In Leg By Grounder, Limps Off

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese has been hit in the lower right leg by a hard grounder and limped off the field against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The New York left-hander was struck by Mark Ellis’


Quentin Returns After 8-Game Ban For Fight

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin returned to San Diego’s lineup Tuesday night and said he has spoken with Dodgers right-hander Zach Greinke following a scuffle that left the pitcher with a broken left collarbone and Quentin


Orioles Use Early Outburst To Beat Blue Jays

BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado had two hits and two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles used a four-run second inning to beat R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Tuesday night. Miguel Gonzalez (2-1) allowed three runs in


Wainwright Leads Cards Past Nats 2-0

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Wainwright extended his sterling start to the season — and Washington’s mediocre one — by coming within two outs of his second shutout, leading the St. Louis Cardinals past the Nationals 2-0 Tuesday night. The


Kratz Goes Deep, Leads Phillies Past Cardinals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Erik Kratz hit a three-run home run to break the game open in the eighth inning and lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night. Mike Adams (1-1)


A’s Acquire OF Casper Wells From Blue Jays

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have bought outfielder Casper Wells from the Toronto Blue Jays. The A’s transferred infielder Scott Sizemore to the 60-day disabled list Monday to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Oakland will


Indians Myers To Stop Throwing For 2 weeks

CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Indians right-hander Brett Myers has been shut down due to tendinitis and a mild ligament sprain in his right elbow. Myers is 0-3 with an 8.02 ERA in three starts and one relief appearances this


Reds Cozart Back In Lineup After Finger Injury

CINCINNATI (AP) — Shortstop Zack Cozart was back in the Reds’ starting lineup against the Chicago Cubs on Monday night, two days after he suffered a frightening finger injury while trying to bunt. Cozart thought he’d broken his right