Major League Baseball

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws in the third inning of an opening day baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Friday, March 30, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
March 30, 2018 - 7:33 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out 10 in six innings and the Washington Nationals, in their first game with Dave Martinez as a major league manager, began defense of their NL East title by opening with a 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. Nationals star Bryce Harper got two hits,...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco is greeted by teammates Adam Frazier (26) and Josh Harrison after they scored on Polanco's three-run home run during the 13th inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, March 30, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
March 30, 2018 - 6:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Gregory Polanco hit a three-run homer in the 13th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 13-10 victory over Detroit on Friday — about an hour after the Tigers spilled onto the field to celebrate what they thought was a game-winning hit of their own. Nicholas Castellanos was...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during first-inning baseball game action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Thursday, March 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 7:16 am
Giancarlo Stanton and Matt Davidson gave opening day quite a jolt. A new baseball season began with a bang Thursday when Ian Happ of the Chicago Cubs homered on the very first pitch.World Series MVP George Springer connected , Adam Jones and Nick Markakis hit walkoff winners and Anthony Rizzo...
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Rain beads up on the statue of Cincinnati Reds great Joe Nuxhall outside Great American Ballpark, Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Cincinnati. Their first game of the regular season against the Washington Nationals was postponed until Friday due to weather. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 30, 2018 - 2:27 am
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ TRY AGAIN Max Scherzer begins his bid for a third straight NL Cy Young Award when he starts for Washington at Great American Ball Park. Opening day in Cincinnati was pushed back a day because of rain — the forecast calls for a dry...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during first-inning baseball game action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Thursday, March 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 2:20 am
Giancarlo Stanton and Matt Davidson gave opening day quite a jolt. A new baseball season began with a bang Thursday when Ian Happ of the Chicago Cubs homered on the very first pitch.World Series MVP George Springer connected , Adam Jones and Nick Markakis hit walkoff winners and Anthony Rizzo...
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Rain beads up on the statue of Cincinnati Reds great Joe Nuxhall outside Great American Ballpark, Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Cincinnati. Their first game of the regular season against the Washington Nationals was postponed until Friday due to weather. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 29, 2018 - 9:24 pm
A look at what's happening all around the majors Friday: ___ TRY AGAIN Max Scherzer begins his bid for a third straight NL Cy Young Award when he starts for Washington at Great American Ball Park. Opening day in Cincinnati was pushed back a day because of rain — the forecast calls for a dry...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during first-inning baseball game action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Thursday, March 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 9:18 pm
Giancarlo Stanton and Matt Davidson gave opening day quite a jolt. A new baseball season began with a bang Thursday when Ian Happ of the Chicago Cubs homered on the very first pitch.World Series MVP George Springer connected , Adam Jones and Nick Markakis hit walkoff winners and Anthony Rizzo...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton, right, scores on a double by Gary Sanchez as Toronto Blue Jays pitcher John Axford, left, looks on during fifth-inning baseball game action in Toronto, Thursday, March 29, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 8:37 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton felt like a rookie again. Stanton began his Yankees career in style , hitting the hardest-hit opposite-field home run since Major League Baseball began tracking exit velocity in 2015, adding an RBI double and a second homer into the center-field party deck in the...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2012, file photo, Rusty Staub speaks during his induction into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ontario. Staub, who became a huge hit with baseball fans in two countries during an All-Star career that spanned 23 major league seasons, died Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Florida. He was 73.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Dave Chidley, File)
March 29, 2018 - 6:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rusty Staub was a huge hit on both sides of the border. Instantly recognizable for his fiery orange hair and gregarious personality, the outfielder who charmed baseball fans in the United States and Canada during an All-Star career that spanned 23 major league seasons died Thursday...
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Second base umpire Ed Hickox, left, watches as Houston Astros' George Springer, right, rounds second after hitting a solo home run off Texas Rangers' Cole Hamels on a lead at-bat in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, March 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 29, 2018 - 6:47 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — World Series MVP George Springer hit a leadoff homer in the season opener for the second year in a row, Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings and the Houston Astros started their championship defense with a 4-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday. Jake Marisnick...
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