Giants racking up shutouts
The Giants capped a Dodgers sweep Thursday and did not allow a run in any of the 3 games -- the second time this month the Giants have recorded 3 straight shutouts. According to Elias, San Francisco is the first team to notch 3 straight shutouts twice in the same calendar month since the 1969 Mets -- who went on to win the World Series.
Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN
More candles: Collin Cowgill turns 29 today. ... Casey Meisner, who tossed seven scoreless innings Thursday for Savannah, is 20.
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
MLB should defer Will Smith's discipline case until officials figure out what to do with the antiquated foreign substance rule.
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
Feel bad for Will Smith: He's like the guy getting his license suspended for going 56 mph in a 55 mph zone. Not the only one who does it.
Hendricks dominates Padres
Kyle Hendricks threw a complete game shut out (giving up only five hits and striking out seven) and Kris Bryant extended his hit streak to 10. Box score
Salazar sizzles in Indians win
Danny Salazar threw six shut out innings and allowing just five hits against the White Sox. This is the Indians third straight win. Box score
Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs
Hendricks out for the 8th with a 3-0 lead. 4 hits given up, all singles.
Brewers' Smith: Substance not pine tar
Milwaukee P Will Smith, who was ejected for allegedly having pine tar on his arm, said it was a mixture of rosin and sunscreen that he forgot to remove before coming in.
Mujica fractures thumb, headed to DL
Edward Mujica, who took a hard-hit grounder off his pitching hand, needed stitches on his fractured right thumb. Oakland's reliever has a 3.32 ERA over 19 innings this season.
DeJesus, Colome guide Rays past A's
David DeJesus homered and drove in 2 runs, and Alex Colome and 4 relievers tossed a 6-hit shutout to send the A's to their 7th loss in 8 games. Tampa Bay moves to 1st in the AL East with the win. Box score
Smith ejected for pine tar in Brewers' loss
Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith was ejected in the 7th inning for using pine tar as the Braves routed Milwaukee 10-1.
Blue Jays fly by Angels
Edwin Encarnacion hit a 3-run homer and R.A. Dickey pitched his first 9-inning complete game since June 2013 in the Blue Jays' 8-4 win over the Angels.
Moreland leads Rangers past Red Sox
Mitch Moreland collected 3 hits and 2 RBIs in the Rangers' 3-1 win over the Red Sox.
Braves storm past Brewers with huge 7th
Christian Bethancourt hit a tie-breaking RBI single that kicked off a 7-run 7th inning as Atlanta moved to .500 with a 10-1 win. Box score