Bryant scores on wild romp around bases

Cubs third baseman and MLB.com’s No. 2 overall prospect Kris Bryant hit a two-run double and scored on the same play to open up a 4-1 lead over the Pirates on Monday night at PNC Park.

Sources: Cubs calling up prospect Russell

Major League sources told MLB.com that prospect Addison Russell will join the Cubs in Pittsburgh, and he is expected to start Tuesday night.

Statcast primer: Baseball will never be the same

Baseball fans will have an opportunity to view a live game like never before when Statcast makes its television debut during today’s MLB Network Showcase game between the Cardinals and Nationals at 7 p.m. ET.

White Sox topple Tribe with four-run ninth

The White Sox scored four runs off of Indians closer Cody Allen in the ninth inning Monday night to steal a 4-3 victory at U.S. Cellular Field.

Yanks outfielders go extra mile to rob extra bases

Victor Martinez led off the fifth inning Monday night with a deep fly ball into the gap in right-center field — a drive that looked like an obvious extra-base hit for the Tigers’ designated hitter. Even Jacoby Ellsbury thought so. “But, you know, I always go for everything like I can catch it,” Ellsbury said.

Fan OK after being struck by foul into net

A fan injured on a foul ball into the protective net behind home plate during the second inning of Monday night’s Cubs-Pirates game was alert and gave a “thumbs up” to nearby fans as she was taken for medical care.

Rockies go with shorter ‘pen after sending down Oberg

The Colorado Rockies began a seven-game homestand Monday with seven relievers in their bullpen, down one after Scott Oberg was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room on the roster for Jorge De La Rosa.

Today’s starting lineups: April 20

Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.

Eric Weddle feels ‘highly disrespected’ by Chargers

Unhappy with the Chargers’ refusal to extend his contract, Eric Weddle is skipping voluntary workouts this week. Find out why the All Pro safety feels “highly disrespected” by the organization.

Red-hot Cruz honored with AL Player of the Week Award

Nelson Cruz wasted no time making an impact on the Mariners’ offense, and the big slugger’s imprint was noticed as the 34-year-old right fielder earned American League Player of the Week honors on Monday for his powerful performance over the previous seven days.