Major League Baseball

Instead of kicking into high gear to end the NL Central race early, the Cubs are riding a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows.

Cubs can't escape script of crushing losses after epic wins

Instead of kicking into high gear to end the NL Central race early, the Cubs are riding a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows. [http://www.espn.com]

Major League Baseball will be adding five new teams -- Angels, Dodgers, Phillies, Pirates and Rangers -- to the bullying prevention initiative Shred Hate.

MLB adding new teams to Shred Hate anti-bullying campaign

Major League Baseball will be adding five new teams -- Angels, Dodgers, Phillies, Pirates and Rangers -- to the bullying prevention initiative Shred Hate. [http://www.espn.com]

As the Boston Red Sox aim for a franchise-record number of victories, Rick Porcello got a taste of two-way play while stifling the Philadelphia Phillies.

Porcello supplies crisp stuff, basepaths mayhem and another win

As the Boston Red Sox aim for a franchise-record number of victories, Rick Porcello got a taste of two-way play while stifling the Philadelphia Phillies. [http://www.espn.com]

The Braves' phenom homered in his fifth straight game, and he's having fun doing it. But should we rank him with The Kid and Mike Trout?

Real or Not? Ronald Acuna Jr., instant superstar

The Braves' phenom homered in his fifth straight game, and he's having fun doing it. But should we rank him with The Kid and Mike Trout? [http://www.espn.com]

After one splashy offseason move, the Sox have gone from good to an all-time-great team. We break down how much of the rise can be credited to Boston's new slugger.

J.D. Martinez vs. everyone else: What makes the Red Sox so good?

After one splashy offseason move, the Sox have gone from good to an all-time-great team. We break down how much of the rise can be credited to Boston's new slugger. [http://www.espn.com]

Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon McCarthy will retire at the end of this season, ending a 13-year career that has been plagued by injuries.

Braves P McCarthy to retire after season

Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon McCarthy will retire at the end of this season, ending a 13-year career that has been plagued by injuries. [http://www.espn.com]

A discussion of plate umpire Phil Cuzzi's strike zone led to Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist's first career ejection on Tuesday after he remarked that players would prefer an electronic strike zone.

Zobrist ejected after lobbying for robot umps

A discussion of plate umpire Phil Cuzzi's strike zone led to Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist's first career ejection on Tuesday after he remarked that players would prefer an electronic strike zone. [http://www.espn.com]

With two more homers Tuesday night against the Marlins, Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. continued his tear at the plate, homering in five straight games and totaling eight homers in his past eight games.

Braves' Acuna hits 2 HRs; 8 HRs in past 8 games

With two more homers Tuesday night against the Marlins, Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. continued his tear at the plate, homering in five straight games and totaling eight homers in his past eight games. [http://www.espn.com]

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Giants catcher Nick Hundley got into a heated exchange during the seventh inning Tuesday night, ultimately leading to the benches clearing and both players being ejected.

Puig, Hundley tossed for scuffle as benches clear

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Giants catcher Nick Hundley got into a heated exchange during the seventh inning Tuesday night, ultimately leading to the benches clearing and both players being ejected. [http://www.espn.com]

The Seattle Mariners have placed ace pitcher James Paxton on the 10-day disabled list with a left forearm contusion.

Mariners place ace Paxton (forearm) on DL

The Seattle Mariners have placed ace pitcher James Paxton on the 10-day disabled list with a left forearm contusion. [http://www.espn.com]