ANAHEIM (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels saw one of their future stars make strides but may have lost their biggest star for the last days of the season, as Mike Trout exited the game after taking a fastball to the shoulder.
MIAMI (AP) - Somber Miami Marlins players and personnel escorted a hearse carrying the body of star pitcher Jose Fernandez from the team's ballpark Wednesday, as the farewell for their beloved teammate marched on.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Pete Rose is appealing directly to baseball's Hall of Fame to restore his eligibility, arguing the lifetime ban he agreed to in 1989 was never intended to keep him out of Cooperstown.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jeff Samardzija is going to prepare as if he might pitch a potential wild-card playoff game Monday and stay ready in case he might be needed sooner if San Francisco's season is on the line.
MONTREAL (AP) - Matteo Mancosu set up first-half goals from Dominic Oduro and Ignacio Piatti and the Montreal Impact beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 on Wednesday night to snap a four-game winless streak.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - NFL quarterbacks talk about the importance of staying on schedule, making at least small gains on first and second down in order to avoid those treacherous third-and-long situations.