LEADING OFF: Pedroia set to return, Bundy emerging for O's

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ WELCOME BACK The Red Sox had to wait another day to get Dustin Pedroia back in the lineup. Manager John Farrell said after Tuesday night's game was rained out that his injured second baseman would have been able to play after missing the previous two games. Instead, Pedroia will return a day later when the Red Sox host the Yankees.

Eric Thames bashes his way into Brewers' record book

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Eric Thames is bashing his way into the Milwaukee Brewers' record book. No adjustment period necessary for the bushy-bearded first baseman in his first season back in the majors after three years playing ball in South Korea. With a two-run shot on Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds, Thames upped his major league-leading home run total to 11. He also set a franchise record for April homers.

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Turner hits for cycle, Nationals beat Rockies 15-12

DENVER (AP) -- Trea Turner wore everything he could to stay warm, including a red ski mask that covered his face. For someone who doesn't enjoy hitting in the cold, he sure was hot at the plate. Turner hit for the third cycle in Nationals history and drove in a career-high seven runs, helping Washington to a 15-12 win over the Colorado Rockies on a frigid Tuesday night.

Coghlan's leap, Stroman's hit lift Blue Jays over Cards 6-5

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Toronto's Chris Coghlan called it instinct. It was more like a leap of faith. Coghlan made an acrobatic, run-scoring bound over St. Louis All-Star catcher Yadier Molina, and Marcus Stroman came across with the go-ahead run after pinch hitting in the 11th inning and doubling for his first major league hit in the Blue Jays' 6-5 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday night.

Felix Hernandez has 'dead arm,' will be checked by doctors

DETROIT (AP) -- Mariners star Felix Hernandez was set to return to Seattle to have a stiff right shoulder checked by team doctors after he lasted only two innings in his start at Detroit on Tuesday night. Hernandez allowed four runs and six hits in Seattle's 19-9 loss to the Tigers. There was no injury announcement after he was removed from the game, but afterward, manager Scott Servais said the right-hander was dealing with stiffness.

Astros' Keuchel wins again; Altuve OK after scary collision

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Dallas Keuchel pitched another masterpiece and the Houston Astros endured a frightening collision in a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Keuchel pitched a complete game to extend his promising start to the season, even as Jose Altuve and Teoscar Hernandez left after colliding in the eighth inning. The pair appeared to avoid serious injury and was in Houston's clubhouse following the game.

Madison Bumgarner won't need surgery on pitching shoulder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner will not require surgery on his sprained pitching shoulder and is scheduled to begin light rehabilitation activities in four or five days. The 2014 World Series MVP bruised ribs and sprained his pitching shoulder in the dirt bike accident during last Thursday's off day in Colorado. He is wearing a sling on his pitching arm for at least another week.

MLB: Multiple groups have submitted bids to buy Marlins

MIAMI (AP) -- Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush still haven't touched all the bases in their bid to buy the Miami Marlins. Far from it. Multiple groups have submitted bids to buy the team, and none has yet been accepted, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday. His comments came after Bloomberg reported a group led by former New York Yankees captain Jeter and former Florida Gov.

South Carolina pitcher Schmidt sidelined with elbow injury

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina junior right-hander Clarke Schmidt will miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his right elbow. He will have Tommy John surgery. Schmidt was 4-2 with a 1.34 ERA in nine starts. He was considered among the top 25 prospects for the Major League Baseball draft in June and expected to go in the first round.

Eric Thames bashes his way into Brewers' record book

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Eric Thames is bashing his way into the Milwaukee Brewers' record book. No adjustment period necessary for the bushy-bearded first baseman in his first season back in the majors after three years playing ball in South Korea. With a two-run shot on Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds, Thames upped his major league-leading home run total to 11. He also set a franchise record for April homers.

Warriors, Raptors, Hawks win...Clippers get Rivers back...Berry leaving UNC early

UNDATED (AP) -- Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry poured in 37 points and the Golden State Warriors completed a four-game sweep in their NBA first-round series by slamming Portland, 128-103. Toronto leads its opening-round series 3-2 after Norm Powell poured in a career playoff-high 25 points in the Raptors' 118-93 rout of Milwaukee. Dwight Howard's 16 points and 15 rebounds led Atlanta's 111-101 decision over Washington, tying the series at two games apiece.

LEADING OFF: Hicks a hit for Tigers, Blach set for Kershaw

A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ HICKS STICKS John Hicks is off to an impressive start as a fill-in for injured Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Called up from Triple-A on Saturday morning, Hicks is 5 for 10 with a home run and six RBIs in two games. The 27-year-old made his major league debut in 2015 with Seattle and played once for the Tigers last year.

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Lithuanian reliever Neverauskas makes debut for Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Dovydas Neverauskas' long journey from Lithuania to the major leagues finally ended on Monday night when the relief pitcher made his debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Neverauskas was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday after Pittsburgh put utility player Adam Frazier on the 10-day disabled list with a strained hamstring. Neverauskas arrived at PNC Park in the sixth inning of Pittsburgh's game against the Chicago Cubs.

Thames hits 9th, 10th HRs as Brewers beat Reds 11-7

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Bryan Price knew exactly what Eric Thames did to carry the Milwaukee Brewers past the Cincinnati Reds. Thames homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 10, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, Matt Garza pitched for the first time this season and the Brewers beat the Reds 11-7 on Monday night. "He's not missing," Price said of Thames.

Madison Bumgarner's rented bike slipped near end of ride

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner had nearly finished a ride of more than two hours in the mountains outside Denver when his rented dirt bike slipped on the trail and took the pitcher to the ground directly onto his pitching shoulder. The 2014 World Series MVP bruised ribs and sprained the AC joint in his pitching shoulder in the dirt bike accident during Thursday's off day in Colorado.

David Ortiz to address grads at Rhode Island tech university

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) -- Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will deliver the commencement address at a private Rhode Island university. The baseball legend is set to speak at the New England Institute of Technology's 76th commencement at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence on Sunday. The East Greenwich school will present Ortiz with his first honorary degree.

Red Sox pitcher Barnes suspended 4 games for buzzing Machado

NEW YORK (AP) -- Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes has been suspended four games and fined for throwing a fastball past the head of Baltimore star Manny Machado. The commissioner's office issued the penalty Monday. The Red Sox are off and Barnes is appealing, meaning the reliever can continue to pitch until the process is done. Barnes was ejected Sunday after sailing a fastball past Machado's helmet at Baltimore.

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