Nationals’ Patrick Corbin hopes to rebound in matchup vs. Dodgers

Intent on getting his season on track, Washington Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin will visit familiar surroundings on Tuesday night. When he faces Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium, the outing will give Corbin (0-2, 8.44 ERA) his most appearances at a venue he has never called his home park. Once a member of the Dodgers’ National League West rival Arizona Diamondbacks, Corbin will make his 15th outing at Dodger Stadium, but just his fourth there since

Amid ‘different’ pregame meetings, M’s look to top Reds again

It took one-tenth of the season, but the Seattle Mariners finally showed what they’re capable of doing offensively Monday night. Jorge Polanco and Mitch Haniger homered as the Mariners defeated Cincinnati 9-3. The three-game interleague series between the teams will continue Tuesday night in Seattle. Monday marked a season high in runs for the Mariners, whose previous best came in a 6-1 victory in 10 innings at Toronto on April 10. “Fun game,” Mariners manager

Veteran Lance Lynn looks for first win in 2024 vs. A’s

Lance Lynn attempts to trace the footsteps of fellow veteran righty Sonny Gray and break into the win column as the visiting St. Louis Cardinals go for a second straight victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Pitching at the site of his early career success, Gray dominated the series opener for six innings, shutting out his former team on four hits in a 3-1 Cardinals win. Lynn (0-0, 2.63 ERA) is coming off

Cubs’ Michael Busch in pursuit of record book vs. Diamondbacks

There wasn’t much of a ripple when the Chicago Cubs acquired Michael Busch in a minor trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers in January. But people are noticing now as Busch has put on a power show during his first few weeks with the Cubs. Busch tied the franchise record by hitting homers in five straight games, and the 26-year-old rookie will look to set the mark when Chicago visits the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday

As frustrations mount, White Sox turn to another young arm vs. Royals

With the franchise off to its worst start in its 124-year history, the Chicago White Sox held a team meeting before Monday night’s series opener with the visiting Kansas City Royals. And nothing changed. The White Sox managed just four singles — two from Andrew Benintendi — in a 2-0 loss to the Royals, falling to 2-14 for the season and 1-8 at home. It was the sixth time in 16 games that Chicago was

Blue Jays C Danny Jansen getting late start to season vs. Yankees

Catcher Danny Jansen is expected to return to the Toronto lineup Tuesday night when the Blue Jays go for a series-clinching victory over the visiting New York Yankees. Jansen opened the season on the injured list after suffering a fractured right wrist when hit by a pitch during a spring training game on March 13. He was activated Monday but did not play as fellow catcher Alejandro Kirk had two hits, a walk and an

Rays’ Rene Pinto hopes to get on a roll vs. Angels

Everything the Tampa Bay Rays did — or didn’t do — during the offseason and spring training made it clear they were all in on catcher Rene Pinto for 2024. Pinto’s slow start at the plate this season might have been some cause for concern, but he appears to be on his way to establishing himself as the club’s primary backstop for the foreseeable future. Pinto likely will be behind the plate Tuesday evening when

Phillies look to ignite offense in rematch vs. Rockies

Cristian Pache gave the struggling Philadelphia Phillies’ offense a much-needed lift. And he didn’t even enter the game until the eighth inning. Pache’s walk-off single to right field in the bottom of the 10th propelled Philadelphia to a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday. The Phillies will look for another victory when they host the Rockies on Tuesday evening. “We’ve got to continue with the positive vibes in the clubhouse,” Pache said in

Cedric Mullins, Orioles look to topple Twins

With so many rising young standouts playing roles for the Baltimore Orioles, Cedric Mullins probably shouldn’t be overlooked. He’s one of the Orioles’ veterans — and recently one of the most productive members of the team. Mullins will try to keep that role going on Tuesday evening when Baltimore hosts the Minnesota Twins in the second contest of a three-game series. The Orioles won the series opener 7-4, boosted by three home runs. One was

Tigers’ Casey Mize makes long-awaited home start vs. Rangers

Casey Mize hasn’t pitched in front of his home fans for more than two years. That will change on Tuesday afternoon when the Detroit Tigers right-hander starts the second contest of the three-game series against the Texas Rangers. Mize (0-0, 4.82 ERA) has made two road starts this season since completing his rehab from Tommy John surgery, which cost him most of the 2022 season and the entire 2023 campaign. Mize allowed three runs and