BOSTON (AP) — Alex Verdugo hit a solo homer in his first at-bat on his 25th birthday, Xander Bogaerts also went deep with a game-breaking, three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox beat the stumbling Los Angeles Angels 9-0 on Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sanó snapped a 19-game homerless drought with a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins came back to beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joey Wendle hit three doubles and a single, keying two big innings that sent the Tampa Bay Rays past the New York Mets 12-5 Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Los Angeles Dodgers are signing veteran first baseman Albert Pujols to a major league deal.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Musgrove found himself in unfavorable counts and more jams than he would have liked, and still managed to get his first win since throwing a no-hitter on April 9.
A look at what’s happening around the majors today:
Chicago Cubs (18-19, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (13-25, fourth in the AL Central)
Washington Nationals (15-19, fifth in the NL East) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (17-22, fourth in the NL West)
Philadelphia Phillies (21-18, second in the NL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (20-17, second in the AL East)
St. Louis Cardinals (23-15, first in the NL Central) vs. San Diego Padres (21-17, second in the NL West)
New York Mets (18-14, first in the NL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (21-19, fourth in the AL East)
Kansas City Royals (17-21, third in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (23-14, first in the AL Central)
San Francisco Giants (23-15, first in the NL West) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (16-22, fifth in the NL Central)
Oakland Athletics (24-16, first in the AL West) vs. Minnesota Twins (12-24, fifth in the AL Central)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw went six innings and struck out 11 in a reasonably comfortable win for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he was thoroughly disappointed in himself.
SEATTLE (AP) — At two minor league levels, the first hit for prized Seattle prospect Jarred Kelenic was a home run.