Former Navy officer Richard Albero, of Dunedin, Fla., who walked 1,150 miles from George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. to Yankee Stadium, throws out the ceremonial first pitch after concluding his journey, before a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals in New York, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Albero made the trip to honor his nephew who died in the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks and to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Mark Teixeira failed to get in on the fun on Monday. Teixeira homered and drove in four runs, Adam Warren pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Tuesday to send the AL champions to their first three-game skid this season. Teixeira was the only Yankees' starter without a hit during their 14-1 rout of Kansas City on Monday, which stopped a six-game losing streak.


Posted: May 27, 2015, 2:48 am

Cincinnati Reds' Skip Schumaker, center, celebrates with Jay Bruce (32) and Todd Frazier, top, after hitting a double to drive home Marlon Byrd for the game-winning run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Cincinnati. The Reds won 2-1. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The stream of players reached Skip Schumaker as he crossed second base on his game-ending double. Pitcher Johnny Cueto splashed water from a bottle over the scrum, christening the celebration. Schumaker's pinch-hit double ended the Reds' nine-game losing streak - their longest in 17 years - with a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.


Posted: May 27, 2015, 2:46 am

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, top and Kris Bryant, right, celebrate with Addison Russell, after Russell's game winning double off Washington Nationals relief pitcher Matt Grace during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Chicago. Jonathan Herrera scored on the play giving the Cubs a 3-2 win. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Addison Russell hit a game-ending RBI double in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the surging Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night. Chris Coghlan started the winning rally with a one-out single against Matt Grace (2-1). The Cubs then caught a huge break when shortstop Ian Desmond threw wide to first while trying to turn a potential double play on pinch-hitter Jonathan Herrera's grounder to second.


Posted: May 27, 2015, 2:45 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Adams of the St. Louis Cardinals strained his right quadriceps while running out a double in the fifth inning and has been removed from the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Posted: May 27, 2015, 2:39 am

FILE - In this May 1, 2015, file photo, Atlanta Braves third baseman Alberto Callaspo reaches for a single by Cincinnati Reds' Zack Cozart during a baseball game in Atlanta. A proposed multiplayer trade between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Braves that would have sent third baseman Juan Uribe to Atlanta and Callaspo to Los Angeles has been vetoed by Callaspo. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Alberto Callaspo has been scratched from the Atlanta Braves' starting lineup by manager Fredi Gonzalez for the second consecutive night, an indication the proposed multiplayer trade that would send the infielder to the Los Angeles Dodgers for third baseman Juan Uribe may be back on. The Braves announced about 15 minutes before the first pitch that Pedro Ciriaco was replacing Callaspo at third base and batting in the seventh spot. Callaspo, who played for the Los Angeles Angels from 2010-13, originally nixed the trade.


Posted: May 27, 2015, 2:26 am

Baltimore Orioles' Jimmy Paredes, center, high-fives teammates in the dugout after scoring on a sacrifice fly ball by Chris Davis in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Scott Feldman outpitched Chris Tillman, Chris Carter keyed a seventh-inning rally and the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 on Tuesday night for their 10th win in 13 games. Luis Valbuena had two hits and two RBIs for the Astros, who scored all their runs with two outs. The right-hander was 5-6 in his lone season with the Orioles (2013) but is 4-0 with a 2.41 ERA lifetime against them in Baltimore.


Posted: May 27, 2015, 2:05 am

Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker rounds second after hitting a two-run home run off Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena during the second inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Jeff Locke worked into the sixth inning in his first win in more than a month, and the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped the reeling Miami Marlins 5-1 on Tuesday night. Neil Walker hit a two-run homer in Pittsburgh's fifth straight win, and Josh Harrison and Jung Ho Kang had two hits apiece. Miami rookie Jose Urena (0-1) failed to make it out of the fifth inning in his first big league start, giving up five runs in 4 2/3 innings.


Posted: May 27, 2015, 2:03 am

FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. pauses while speaking to reporters before the Phillies'baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington. Amaro has apologized to Phillies fans for saying they

Embattled general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. apologized Tuesday to Philadelphia Phillies fans for saying they ''don't understand the game'' and the ''process'' that goes into constructing a team. Speaking before the Phillies played the New York Mets at Citi Field, Amaro acknowledged his comments ''caused a bit of a firestorm'' in Philadelphia.


Posted: May 27, 2015, 12:19 am

Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Jose Bautista, right, questions home plate umpire Jim Reynolds on a call during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

TORONTO (AP) -- Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox and says his sore right shoulder is pain free after a cortisone shot.


Posted: May 26, 2015, 10:29 pm

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto throws in the first inning during an interleague baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Reds starter Johnny Cueto will miss at least one more start after an MRI found inflammation in his pitching elbow. Cueto, who won 20 games last season, had to skip a scheduled start over the weekend because of stiffness. Manager Bryan Price said Cueto will throw in the next few days and see how the elbow feels.


Posted: May 26, 2015, 10:20 pm

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