Wil Myers hits for cycle as Padres beat Rockies 5-3

DENVER (AP) -- Andy Green started screaming "three!" the moment Wil Myers ripped a line drive to the left-center gap leading off the eighth inning. The San Diego slugger couldn't hear his manager because he was yelling, too. Sort of. "I was screaming three to myself," Myers said. "Inside. I wasn't screaming out loud.

Kershaw yields consecutive HRs for 1st time, Rox top Dodgers

DENVER (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw left a slider up -- gone. Three pitches later, he grooved a fastball -- same result. He just stared at the dirt in disbelief. The Dodgers ace surrendered back-to-back homers for the first time in his career, with Mark Reynolds and Gerardo Parra going deep in the sixth inning to help the Colorado Rockies beat Los Angeles 4-2 on Saturday night.

Treinen gets Nats' closer job; Pelfrey cut

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Blake Treinen will begin the season as Washington's closer, even though he has only one big league save. After the Nationals lost Mark Melancon to the San Francisco Giants in free agency, Treinen won the job over Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover. "Blake has that turbo sinker," manager Dusty Baker said Thursday.

Hosmer, Yelich could benefit from getting off the ground

Being a big league hitter these days can require some serious lifting. No, not in the weight room. The lift some players are concerned about now? It's getting the baseball in the air. Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson and Justin Turner have made millions after revamping their swings to hit more fly balls. Last year, Daniel Murphy, Jonathan Lucroy and Nicholas Castellanos had breakout seasons while significantly cutting their ground ball rates.