Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, mired in an extended batting slump linked to debilitating back soreness, will not play this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels.
The Tampa Bay Rays were not about to let their lead against the Toronto Blue Jays slip away again Friday night.
German Marquez struck out 11 in seven innings and Ian Desmond had three RBI, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a much-needed 6-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Travis Shaw, Mike Moustakas and Erik Kratz homered during a six-run sixth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night and gained ground in the NL Central race.
The Texas Rangers won their first game with interim manager Don Wakamatsu at the helm, and did so emphatically, trouncing the Seattle Mariners 8-3 on Friday in the opening game of Rangers' final three-game home series.
The Brewers hit four homers, including Travis Shaw hitting his 30th, in an 8-3 win over the Pirates.