Zack Greinke struck out 11 while holding the Phillies to two runs on five hits in seven-plus innings, and Yasiel Puig's RBI triple and Hanley Ramirez's solo homer helped the Dodgers' right-hander improve to 4-0 on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
Chris Colabello added to his American League-leading RBI total with four more runs driven in, including a go-ahead two-run single off Josh Lueke in the 12th inning, to lead the Twins to a 6-4 win over the Rays on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.
Once things had calmed down, Yankees manager Joe Girardi did something absolutely brilliant. He summoned pitcher Michael Pineda to a private place up the tunnel from the visitors' dugout at Fenway Park on Wednesday night.
Michael Pineda was ejected when an illegal substance was discovered by home-plate umpire Gerry Davis at the urging of Red Sox manager John Farrell, forcing the Yankees to go to their bullpen early in a 5-1 loss on Wednesday at Fenway Park.
A strange play occurred in the sixth inning during the Nationals' 5-4 victory over the Angels on Wednesday night. After Adam LaRoche singled off right-hander Jared Weaver to lead off, Bryce Harper tried to bunt for a hit on a 2-2 count, but he fouled out to catcher Chris Iannetta.
Right-hander Brandon Cumpton will be recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to start Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Reds, stepping into the slot left vacant when Wandy Rodriguez went on the disabled list.
Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez picked up a no-decision in Wednesday's 5-4 Nationals victory over the Angels. He left the game in the sixth inning because of tightness in his left shoulder, but says he's fine.
It looked like the Nationals were going to lose their third straight game, but big hits by Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche helped them walk off with a 5-4 win over the Angels on Wednesday night at Nationals Park.
Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda faces a likely suspension after he was ejected in the bottom of the second inning on Wednesday for having an illegal substance, believed to be pine tar, on the right side of his neck during his start against the Red Sox.
Jason Kipnis' RBI double in the seventh inning put the Indians in front for good and they tacked on a late insurance run in a 5-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday night.
Backed by a flurry of early runs, Kyle Lohse carved through the Padres lineup for seven solid innings, delivering the Brewers' 17th quality start in 22 games for a 5-2 Brewers win at Miller Park on Wednesday.
The Mets struck out 10 times against Cardinals starter Michael Wacha but knocked him out of the game after four innings in a 3-2 win at Citi Field. Lucas Duda's solo homer provided some insurance after the Mets' first two runs scored on bases-loaded walks.
Taking advantage of four stolen bases, a couple of throwing errors and a wild pitch, the Reds sped to a 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.
While controversy swirled around in the other dugout, John Lackey just went out and pitched, leading the Red Sox to a much-needed 5-1 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
The Washington Nationals should be significantly better than their overall early-season performance has indicated. Perhaps they could even be as good as they were in the ninth inning Wednesday night.
Nelson Cruz homered twice, including his seventh career grand slam as part of a six-run fifth inning that helped catapult the Orioles past the Blue Jays, 10-8, on Wednesday night.
We've known for nearly 31 years about the tearful episode in the showers in the visitors' clubhouse in Olympic Stadium in Montreal two days after the Cardinals had traded Keith Hernandez to the Mets. Hernandez wept openly that North of the Border evening in June 1983.