Stephen Strasburg was batted around by the Atlanta Braves, then engaged in a heated spat with Nationals ace Max Scherzer in the dugout during Washington's 8-5 loss
Dereck Rodriguez pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning for his fourth consecutive win, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 5-1
Matt Carpenter hit three home runs and two doubles in just six innings, tying the major league record for extra-base hits in a game, and the St. Louis Cardinals hammered the Chicago Cubs 18-5
The Seattle Mariners announced a multiyear contract extension for manager Scott Servais on Friday as the club opened the second half of the season in position to potentially end the longest current playoff drought in the four major pro sports
LEADING OFF: Hader rejoins Brewers after offensive tweets are revealed during All-Star Game, Machado makes debut for Dodgers, Ohtani cleared to begin throwing
Angels publicly praise Mike Trout 'for prioritizing his personal values over commercial self-promotion' a day after Commissioner Rob Manfred says the All-Star outfielder would be an even bigger star if he would spend more time marketing himself
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have two of the best records in Major League Baseball, but one team will be forced to play in the AL Wild Card game. Should MLB rethink their Wild Card format?
Baseball has become a sport of boom or bust as home runs and strikeouts dominate the diamond, exemplified by a record 10 homers and 25 strikeouts in the All-Star Game