Capsules of National League Central teams, listed in order of finish last year:
A team-by-team look at the National League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the...
Colorado Rockies (58-70, fifth in the NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (68-58, second in the NL Central)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have activated Carlos Martínez from the injured list after the right-hander missed the first 44 games of the season because of a strained right...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals and right-hander Michael Wacha avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $6.35 million contract, a raise of $1.05 million.
St. Louis also agreed to one-year deals with outfielder Marcell Ozuna at $12.25 million and right-hander Dominic Leone at $1.26 million.
Wacha's 2018 season was interrupted by a strained muscle in his left side. Limited to 15 starts for St. Louis, he went 8-2 with a 3.20 ERA.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Right-hander Alex Reyes was activated from the 60-day disabled list by the St. Louis Cardinals after recovering from Tommy John surgery and was set to start against Milwaukee in his first major league appearance since Sept. 29, 2016.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun walked away in the eighth and walked off in the ninth.
Braun and Christian Yelich hit consecutive homers off Dominic Leone with two out in the ninth, sending the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
Leone (0-1) retired the first two batters, but then lost Yelich on a 2-2 pitch before Braun whacked the next one for his fourth career game-ending homer.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Randal Grichuk wasn't too thrilled about the idea of playing in a reserve role this season for the St. Louis Cardinals.
He won't have to worry about that any more.
The Cardinals traded the 26-year-old outfielder to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday for reliever Dominic Leone and minor league pitcher Conner Greene.
BOSTON (AP) — Blue Jays reliever Ryan Tepera couldn't believe his eyes when he looked up and saw that he was the winning pitcher — his fifth career victory.
Starter Marcus Stroman was the best pitcher of the game, taking a three-hit shutout into the seventh inning and leaving without allowing an earned run. Dominic Leone relieved him, and was the pitcher of record when Toronto took the lead for good.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing their battleship gray uniforms suitable for cleaning up attics, the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks swept away the defending NL champion New York Mets.
Arizona rattled Noah Syndergaard with four more stolen bases, then broke open the game in a six-run sixth inning that included Chris Owings' bases-loaded triple and rolled to a 9-0 rout on Thursday that completed a three-game sweep.
The Diamondbacks were a band on the run with 13 stolen...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasmani Grandal and Corey Seager each hit three-run home runs, Joc Pederson added a two-run shot, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Arizona Diamondbacks 14-3 on Sunday.
Grandal, who went 3 for 5 with and scored three times, hit his 15th home run of the season off reliever Dominic Leone in the sixth inning.
Seager, who also had three hits, added his 18th off Steve Hathaway in the seventh, and Pederson got his 16th off Evan Marshall in the...