• Newly acquired Yoenis Cespedes loosens up before taking batting practice before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    Bam! Ever cool Cespedes makes Mets debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — If Yoenis Cespedes is feeling the pressure to lead the New York Mets to their first trip to the playoffs in nine years, he’s certainly not showing it.

  • Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick  pauses on the mound after giving up a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, July 31, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

    Rockies place Kendrick, Dickerson on disabled list

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have placed right-hander Kyle Kendrick and outfielder Corey Dickerson on the 15-day disabled list.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Kershaw extends scoreless streak to 37 innings

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw extended his scoreless streak to 37 innings with eight innings of two-hit ball and batterymate Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Angels on Saturday.

    Updated: 5:41 pm

  • Pirates send LH LaFromboise back to minors as Happ arrives

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Pirates optioned left-hander Bobby LaFromboise back to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday to open a roster spot for starter J.A. Happ, who was acquired from Seattle.

  • Boston Red Sox's Travis Shaw watches his second home run of the game, a two-run homer against the Tampa Bay Rays during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Shaw’s big day carries Red Sox past Rays11-7

    BOSTON (AP) — Travis Shaw hit his first two major league homers and went 4-for-4 with five runs scored and four RBIs to lead the Boston Red Sox past the Tampa Bay Rays 11-7 on Saturday.

  • Kansas City Royals' Yordano Venture pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Toronto. (Jon Blacker /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Zobrist hits 2 HRs, Royals beat Jays 7-6

    TORONTO (AP) — Ben Zobrist hit two home runs, Eric Hosmer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak.

  • Red Sox recall INF Shaw from Triple-A; option RHP Aro

    BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox recalled infielder Travis Shaw from Triple-A Pawtucket for Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

  • Rays recall OF Sizemore from Triple-A; option Mahtook

    BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays recalled outfielder Grady Sizemore from Triple-A Durham for Saturday’s game against the Red Sox.

  • In this Tuesday, July 28, 2015, photo provided by Clemson University Athletics, Clemson NCAA college baseball pitcher Clate Schmidt talks with the media in the dugout at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson, S.C. The Clemson pitcher wasn’t overly concerned, until he discovered a lump on his neck while showering in January. After telling his family, Schmidt underwent several months of testing before the frightening diagnosis was revealed - Schmidt had nodular sclerosis, a form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma the junior acknowledged knocked him off stride. Since going public with the news in June, Schmidt has gone through four rounds of chemotherapy. A clean PET scan on Wednesday gave Schmidt the green light for three weeks of radiation before returning to Clemson, where he plans to have a significant impact on the Tigers next season. (Allan Randall/Clemson University Athletics via AP)

    Clemson pitcher Schmidt eager to bounce back from lymphoma

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clate Schmidt felt tired last winter, more tired than a 21-year-old college athlete should be.

    Updated: 2:44 pm

  • Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Ben Revere fields a pop fly by Atlanta Braves' Jace Peterson in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 4-1. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    Phillies trade Revere to Blue Jays

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Revere was there to see Troy Tulowitzki make his debut with the Toronto Blue Jays and bat leadoff for the first time in his career.