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MLB roundup: Astros silence Dodgers' bats, fans
MLB roundup: Astros silence Dodgers' bats, fans

With fans in Los Angeles expressing their venom, the Houston Astros were able to shut out the noise as well as the Dodgers in a 3-0 victory Tuesday behind the pitching of Lance McCullers Jr.

Luis Gil becomes first Yankee to throw six scoreless innings in MLB debut since 1992 vs. Orioles
Luis Gil becomes first Yankee to throw six scoreless innings in MLB debut since 1992 vs. Orioles

Gil, only 23 years old, delivered a quality start by holding the Orioles to four hits and a walk over six shutout innings. He punched out six batters and showcased the overpowering fastball that makes him one of the Yankees' top prospects.

Gil's MLB debut: 6 scoreless, W for Yankees
Gil's MLB debut: 6 scoreless, W for Yankees

The Orioles were expected to face Yankees ace Gerrit Cole on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, but the right-hander was scratched Monday night after testing positive for COVID-19. The Yankees needed an emergency starter.

Jackson 1st MLB HR, Neidert 1st win as Marlins edge Mets 5-4
Jackson 1st MLB HR, Neidert 1st win as Marlins edge Mets 5-4

Newly acquired Alex Jackson hit his first career home run, Nick Neidert earned his first big league win and the Miami Marlins beat the NL East-leading New York Mets 5-4 Tuesday night. Isan Díaz also homered,

Gil throws 6 scoreless in MLB debut, Yankees rout Orioles
Gil throws 6 scoreless in MLB debut, Yankees rout Orioles

Luis Gil pitched six scoreless innings in his major league debut, Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in four runs, and the New York Yankees routed the Baltimore Orioles 13-1 on Tuesday night.

MLB Star Power Index: Bullpen carts and houseboats take relief pitchers where they need to go
MLB Star Power Index: Bullpen carts and houseboats take relief pitchers where they need to go

Welcome to the MLB Star Power Index -- a weekly undertaking that determines with awful authority which players are dominating the current zeitgeist of the sport, at least according to the narrow perceptions of this miserable scribe.

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Ken Rosenthal stops by 'Flippin' Bats' to recap a wild MLB trade deadline
Ken Rosenthal stops by 'Flippin' Bats' to recap a wild MLB trade deadline

Ken Rosenthal joined Ben Verlander to break down the Dodgers', Cubs' and Yankees' moves at the MLB trade deadline.

MLB, America250 partner for 2026 jubilee
MLB, America250 partner for 2026 jubilee

Baseball is deeply embedded in the fabric of America, and Major League Baseball has joined the effort to celebrate the country’s 250th anniversary after signing a multiyear partnership with America250.

MLB Weekly Roundup: Votto, Dodgers put on shows in a wild week
MLB Weekly Roundup: Votto, Dodgers put on shows in a wild week

The Dodgers stole the spotlight at the trade deadline, and Joey Votto put on a show at the plate, Ben Verlander writes.

Yankees Promote Pitching Prospect Luis Gil to Start Against Orioles, Make MLB Debut
Yankees Promote Pitching Prospect Luis Gil to Start Against Orioles, Make MLB Debut

Replacing Gerrit Cole, after the ace tested positive for COVID-19, Luis Gil will join the Yankees and make his MLB debut on Tuesday night

Milwaukee Brewers' John Axford (elbow) heads to IL on heels of first MLB appearance since 2018
Milwaukee Brewers' John Axford (elbow) heads to IL on heels of first MLB appearance since 2018

Brewers reliever John Axford was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, one day after his first major league appearance since 2018 was cut short by a right elbow injury.

MLB roundup: Montgomery joins Cole on Yankees’ sideline with COVID-19
MLB roundup: Montgomery joins Cole on Yankees’ sideline with COVID-19

New York Yankees left-hander Jordan Montgomery tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, a day after fellow starter Gerrit Cole was sidelined by the virus. General Manager Brian Cashman revealed Montgomery’s positive test during a radio interview before Tuesday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium.

'There is no reason to go halfway': What's next for Chicago Cubs after MLB trade deadline teardown
'There is no reason to go halfway': What's next for Chicago Cubs after MLB trade deadline teardown

Dealing away their 2016 championship core marked the end of an era in Chicago. How long will it be until Wrigley Field is home to a winner again?

MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand After 2021 Trade Deadline
MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand After 2021 Trade Deadline

Welcome to our first updated MLB power rankings since a wild trade deadline came and went. Along with the usual shuffling based on last week's performance, this week's rankings will also take into account what teams did at the

Post-deadline MLB power rankings: Bryant-led Giants stay on top
Post-deadline MLB power rankings: Bryant-led Giants stay on top

The Giants, Dodgers and Astros might be the three best teams in baseball. Over the course of a week, the Giants took series from the other two, solidifying their standing.

Dodgers fans let Astros hear it with largest MLB crowd of 2021
Dodgers fans let Astros hear it with largest MLB crowd of 2021

The first chance Dodgers fans had to heckle the Astros in person at Chavez Ravine since their sign-stealing scandal draws 52,692 fans – the largest crowd for an MLB game this season. The boos,

Luis Gil blanks O's in MLB debut
Luis Gil blanks O's in MLB debut

Luis Gil makes a splash in his Major League debut with the Yankees as he strikes out six batters across six scoreless innings vs. the Orioles

MLB fans destroyed Mets owner Steve Cohen's tweet about not signing Kumar Rocker
MLB fans destroyed Mets owner Steve Cohen's tweet about not signing Kumar Rocker

The Mets allowed Sunday’s deadline to pass without signing Rocker to a contract. This means that Rocker will not play for the Mets — he’ll instead have the option of training for a year, playing independent league baseball or returning to school (he’s ruled out going back to college).

MLB insider praises Yankees for 1 of trade deadline’s ‘most underrated additions’
MLB insider praises Yankees for 1 of trade deadline’s ‘most underrated additions’

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman traded for Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo last week.

YRFI Night in America: The Summer of YRFI in MLB Is in Full Swing
YRFI Night in America: The Summer of YRFI in MLB Is in Full Swing

Every Tuesday during the MLB season is NRFI night in America. What's an NRFI? It's a baseball betting proposition that stands for "no-run first inning" in which you bet there will be zero runs scored in the first