Invigorated Blue Jays ready for well-rested A's
One team carries the momentum of a series win, the other the emotional lift of a signing when the visiting Toronto Blue Jays and well-rested Oakland Athletics open a three-game series Friday night.
After long trip, Pirates welcome Giants, Bumgarner
The Pittsburgh Pirates return home from a 5-3 road trip to open a series Friday against San Francisco, and the Giants might want to plan for something more than 27 innings.
Indians hope to have Lindor back vs. Braves
The Cleveland Indians will see a familiar face on Friday when they return home to open a three-game interleague series against the Atlanta Braves.
Cubs' Hendricks seeking breakthrough vs. D-backs
Right-hander Kyle Hendricks will look for his first win of the season and try to continue Chicago's hot streak on the mound when the Cubs open a three-game series against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday afternoon.
Castellanos, Cabrera, Tigers top Chisox 9-7, end 5-game skid
Nicholas Castellanos had three hits and drove in a pair of runs as the Detroit Tigers ended a five-game losing streak with a 9-7 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.
Grichuk, Smoak, Hernandez hit HRs, Blue Jays top Twins 7-4
Randal Grichuk, Justin Smoak and Teoscar Hernandez hit home runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Thursday.
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