5/22/2015 | Ohlendorf relishes first career save
The Rangers' bullpen by committee also includes the closer du jour. So far, Neftali Feliz hasn't been on the menu since his last blown save. Ross Ohlendorf was given the assignment Friday night and earned his first career save in a 10-9 win over the Yankees.
5/22/2015 | J.D. Martinez filling Tigers' cleanup void
J.D. Martinez hit a go-ahead three-run homer Friday in Detroit's 6-2 win over the Astros. He's been protecting Miguel Cabrera in the lineup and is batting .375 in the last 13 games.
5/22/2015 | Awkward slide doesn't diminish Kang's impact
On a high fly ball along the left-field line in the sixth inning of Friday night's 4-1 win over the Mets, Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang readied himself to tag up at third base and make a dash for the plate.
5/22/2015 | Longo blasts three-run homer to spark Rays' scoring
The home run was part of a day that saw Longoria reach base safely in three of his four plate appearances in the Rays' 5-2 victory over the A's, drawing a walk in the first and singling in the seventh. He also stole his first base of the season in the third.
5/22/2015 | Lynn labors while dealing with back cramps
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny could tell from the outset that right-hander Lance Lynn simply wasn't his usual self as he delivered first-inning pitches in a 5-0 loss to the Royals on Friday night. Turns out, Lynn was laboring with back cramps that started when he was in the bullpen warming up.
5/22/2015 | Ellsbury unlikely to be activated when eligible
The Yankees do not expect to have Jacoby Ellsbury back in the lineup when he is eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list, manager Joe Girardi said after Friday's 10-9 loss to the Rangers.
5/22/2015 | Kendrys powerful addition to Royals' lineup
As soon as Kendrys Morales made contact with the pitch from Cardinals righty Lance Lynn in the first inning, he knew the 408-foot shot was gone. Morales knew the second one was gone, too, as the Royals rolled to a 5-0 win on Friday night.
5/22/2015 | Prince delivers first two-HR game with Texas
Prince Fielder, once one of the premier home run hitters, did something Friday night that he hasn't done in over two years. He went deep not once but twice, helping the Rangers hold off the Yankees, 10-9, at Yankee Stadium.
5/22/2015 | Samardzija settles in after shaky start
Jeff Samardzija overcame a pair of first-inning runs to stymie the Twins, striking out nine and allowing just three hits to carry the White Sox to a win.
5/22/2015 | Just shy of complete game, Cole in complete control
Even if Gerrit Cole had not walked Eric Campbell on a full-count fastball with one out in the ninth inning, there's no guarantee he would have completed Friday night's 4-1 win over the Mets.
5/22/2015 | Umpire exits game after line drive hits hand
Umpire Paul Nauert left Friday night's Rockies-Giants game after being hit on the right hand by a Brandon Belt seventh-inning line drive.
5/22/2015 | Angels post 9-run 5th in rout of Red Sox
The Angels, who have struggled to score runs as much as the team they faced on Friday night, put a 12-5 thumping on the Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park.
5/22/2015 | Brewers strike back at Braves with big inning
Ryan Braun kept his hot stretch going with a homer and four RBIs, and the Brewers busted out a seven-run fourth inning and cruised to an 11-0 victory Friday night in Atlanta.
5/22/2015 | Belt smashes upper-deck homer at Coors Field
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt observed the 20th anniversary season of Coors Field by clobbering a sixth-inning home run into the upper deck off Colorado Rockies right-hander Kyle Kendrick. It was the 34th homer to reach that level.
5/22/2015 | Statcast: Trout shows off all his tools
Mike Trout is the best player in baseball, and it's not just because of his bat. It's because he's an elite base runner and adds more than a little value on defense, all tools he showed off in a 12-5 win over Boston.
5/22/2015 | Cruz continues torrid power streak in opener
The Mariners got another homer from Nelson Cruz on Friday and this time enough offense to go along with it to add up to a series-opening win as Seattle topped the Blue Jays, 4-3, at Rogers Centre.
5/22/2015 | King Felix returns to form against Toronto
When last seen at Rogers Centre, Felix Hernandez was getting hit hard in a 10-2 loss to the Blue Jays last September in a game that might have cost him his second American League Cy Young Award and a series that ultimately cost Seattle a shot at an AL Wild Card berth. But the King was back on his familiar perch on Friday.
5/22/2015 | McCullers has ability to close games
Right-hander Lance McCullers has made a rather quick rise through the Astros' organization. The club's No. 10 prospect was promoted to the big league club Monday after having spent parts of only four seasons in the Minors.
5/22/2015 | Werth: Nats benefiting from relaxed Harper
Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper has been carrying the Nationals for more than a month with his big bat, and teammate Jayson Werth called Harper's fast start "awesome."
5/22/2015 | Tomas finds groove since being called up
A month and a week into his Major League career, Yasmany Tomas is having fun. With a six-game streak of two hits or more going into Friday's series opener between the D-backs and the Cubs, the Cuban-born slugger has found his groove at the plate and in the field at third base.
5/22/2015 | On Their Game: Randy Johnson and Geddy Lee
Randy Johnson will shoot several Rush concerts in the coming months. He's worked their concerts in the past, too, thanks in large part to his long-standing friendship with the band, which is comprised of lead vocalist, bassist and keyboardist Geddy Lee, drummer Neil Peart and guitarist Alex Lifeson.
5/22/2015 | Shark shows bite as Sox sink Twins, end skid
Chicago starter Jeff Samardzija didn't allow a hit after the second inning as he struck out nine in eight innings of work before reliever David Robertson finished with the save.
5/22/2015 | Ryu had pitched through shoulder issue since '12
The problem that was repaired in Hyun-Jin Ryu's left shoulder in season-ending surgery on Thursday was something he and the Dodgers have been aware of since before he signed with Los Angeles, but the lefty had previously been able to pitch with it.
5/22/2015 | Max takes over after Bryce's HR as Nats edge Phils
Nationals starter Max Scherzer was brilliant on the mound yet again, and it was his leadoff single in the sixth and run scored from first base on Ian Desmond's double that decided Washington's 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Friday night at Nationals Park.
5/22/2015 | Brewers pull Peralta early with left side injury
Wily Peralta was cruising along in the fourth inning Friday night when he felt tightness in his left side. So as much as he wanted to stay in a game that was almost a certain win for him, Peralta and the Brewers decided that caution was probably the best course of action.
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