Gerrit Cole pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game and slumping Andrew McCutchen had a three-run home run among his three hits as the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to a 10-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.
The AL West-leading Texas Rangers have made their first move to get more pitching, acquiring right-handed starter Lucas Harrell and left-handed reliever Dario Alvarez from the Atlanta Braves for an infield prospect.
Royals first-base coach Rusty Kuntz shared several baseball stories with Lee Judge of the Judging the Royals blog during spring training. Here is one of them: When Kuntz was an outfielder for the Chicago White Sox, he went to grab a beach ball that fell on the field at old Comiskey Park. Even though he forgot to call timeout, it wound up being the right move. Video by John Sleezer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rusty Kuntz on how retrieving a beach ball led to a great catch
A's manager Bob Melvin assesses strong debut by rookie pitcher Sean Manaea