Latest NL West News

Greinke gets 200th win, pitches Astros past A's 4-1

Aug. 18, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After earning his 200th win, Zack Greinke hopes he's on his way to even bigger achievements with the Houston Astros this season. Greinke reached the milestone with seven smooth innings Sunday, pitching the first-place Astros past the Oakland Athletics 4-1 to avoid a four-game sweep....

Hampson's single in 10th rallies Rockies past Marlins, 7-6

Aug. 18, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Garrett Hampson didn't think about being a hero. He only wanted to hit a ball deep enough to score Yonathan Daza from third. His approach paid off and kept Colorado's faint playoff hopes alive. Hampson hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th inning, and the Rockies rallied to beat...

D-backs avoid sweep, top Giants in Bochy's Arizona farewell

Aug. 18, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks desperately needed a win to avoid falling further behind in the race for a National League wild-card berth, and a pitcher who hadn't won at home in 2 1/2 months delivered. Merrill Kelly held the San Francisco Giants to one run in 5 2/3 innings, and the Diamondbacks...

Acuña yanked, Ortega slam lead Braves over Dodgers 5-3

Aug. 18, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. says he had never before failed to hustle out of the batter's box. Braves manager Brian Snitker made a bold move to make sure it never happens again with the 21-year-old All-Star outfielder. With Acuña banished for styling instead of sprinting, Rafael Ortega...

Phillies star Harper leaves game because of dehydration

Aug. 18, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper left the game against the San Diego Padres after the fifth inning because of dehydration on a muggy Sunday. "I feel better now," Harper said after the 3-2 loss. "It's weird. An hour ago, I couldn't see in front of me kinda." Manager Gabe...

Hedges homers, has 4 hits to lead Padres past Phillies

Aug. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Austin Hedges celebrated his birthday in style. Hedges had four hits, including a tiebreaking homer in the seventh, on his 27th birthday, and Joey Lucchesi pitched six strong innings to lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. "Go 4-for-4 and...

Braves star Acuña pulled after failing to run out long drive

Aug. 18, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. has been removed from the Atlanta Braves' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after he stood at the plate admiring a long flyball that did not leave the park. Acuña, an All-Star outfielder for the NL East leaders, was pulled before the fifth inning after failing...

Rockies' Oberg again treated for blood clot in pitching arm

Aug. 18, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies right-hander Scott Oberg has been treated for a blood clot in his pitching arm for the second time in his career. Manager Bud Black said Oberg had a procedure to dissolve the clot at a hospital on Saturday and remained there overnight. The Rockies put Oberg on the 10-day...

LEADING OFF: Cubs-Pirates in Williamsport, CC faces Indians

Aug. 18, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: LITTLE BIG LEAGUE Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs take on Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates in prime time at the MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Cubs left-hander José Quintana (10-7, 4.11 ERA) is 6-0 in eight starts since his...

Belt's grand slam, 6 RBIs lead Giants over Arizona, 11-6

Aug. 18, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Logan Webb found himself in the middle of a playoff race, and was up to the challenge. The 22-year-old right-hander survived a rocky start and pitched five innings to win his major league debut, leading the San Francisco Giants to an 11-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday...