Puig, Hundley tangle as benches clear in LA
Benches cleared and a minor melee ensued on Tuesday night when Dodgers slugger Yasiel Puig shoved Giants catcher Nick Hundley after the two began arguing during Puig's at-bat in the bottom of the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium.
A's top M's, move 1 game back in AL West race
Mike Fiers allowed two runs in six innings, and Jed Lowrie hit a tiebreaking homer in the third inning for his 100th career blast to lift the A's past the Mariners, 3-2, on Tuesday. The A's are now one game back of the Astros, who suffered their fifth straight loss, for the AL West lead. Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 in his first game back from his 80-game suspension for the Mariners. Felix Hernandez made his first career relief appearance after James Paxton left in the first inning after being hit on the arm by a comebacker.
DYK? Acuna's streak puts him in rare company
Ronald Acuna Jr. made history Tuesday night by homering in his fifth consecutive game, with three of his six home runs in that span coming as the first batter of the contest for the Braves.
Sox's first pinch HR of year lifts strong Porcello
Rick Porcello allowed just one run on two hits and fanned a season-high 10 batters over seven stellar innings, but playing in a National League park and his spot in the order coming up in the eighth, manager Alex Cora did the conventional thing by turning to a pinch-hitter. Brock Holt then did something that is not conventional for him, absolutely unloading for a solo homer against Phillies righty Tommy Hunter that snapped a tied ballgame and sent Boston to its MLB-leading 86th win.
Injury updates: Paxton, Astros, Cubs, Bauer
Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.
Trade Talk: Cutch, Holland, Granderson, Bruce
The July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline has come and gone, but the transaction wire could stay hot ahead of Aug. 31.
Gant homers, earns Cards' 7th straight victory
Boosted by a home run from the previously hitless John Gant on Tuesday, the Cardinals ran their season-best winning streak to seven games with a 6-4 victory over the Nationals at Busch Stadium. Kolten Wong added a home run during his three-hit night, while Bryce Harper slugged his 30th homer of the season in defeat for Washington.
Best August trade in each team's history
While the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline rightfully garners the lion's share of attention when it comes to each year's trade season, there have been numerous deals struck during the month of August that have been impactful down the stretch and in subsequent years. Here's a look at the best August trade each team has ever made.
A young Tigers fan gave another young fan a foul ball and it was the sweetest thing
Young Tigers fan gifts foul ball to another kid
Billy Hamilton made a spectacular catch and then ran up the wall to deliver the ball to a fan
Speedy delivery: Hamilton climbs wall to gift ball