ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched a three-hitter for his AL-leading third shutout, Victor Martinez hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Wednesday night.
The Rays lost their fourth in a row.
Porcello (14-8) moved into a tie for the league lead in wins, retiring 20 straight batters after Ben Zobrist's double in the first.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community — Ferguson, Missouri.
North is one of three high schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District that has yet to begin classes because of the nearly nightly protests since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer Aug. 9. The turmoil has sent Griffin and the other football programs...
CHICAGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.
MLB executive Joe Torre ruled on Tuesday night's game at Wrigley Field that was called after 4 1-2 innings. The Cubs were declared the winners by a 2-0 score.
Now, it is instead a suspended game that will resume at 4:05 p.m. CDT...