Alex Wood allowed two hits over five scoreless innings, Chase Utley and Adrian Gonzalez homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Friday night in the series opener
The Chicago Cubs kept it classy on their way to open a road trip in Los Angeles, with the World Series champions dressing as characters from the Will Ferrell comedy "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.''
Robbie Ray pitched seven innings of two-hit ball to lower the NL's second-best road ERA to 0.081, Gregor Blanco and Chris Owings homered, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 for their ninth win in 10 games
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer discusses his start Friday night, saying all three pitches were working against the Twins and he felt strong all game.
Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash breaks down Friday's win over the Twins, saying Chris Archer turned in a special night in starting the road trip with a victory.
St. Louis Cardinals reliever Matt Bowman says the altitude at Coors Field is no excuse for a pitcher to struggle: "It's something you have to adjust to pretty quickly."
Mike Matheny on the Colorado Rockies' eight-run eighth inning on Friday night: "Unfortunately, they just kept adding on and made it look a lot uglier than what the game actually was."
Does Kansas City Royals starter Ian Kennedy think the success over his last two innings in Friday night's win over the Cleveland Indians will carry over into future outings? "I really hope so. That's what I'm planning on."
Tommy Pham says he's put in enough work that he's not going to be bothered by the altitude in Colorado: "I don't have this sugar diet of honey buns and ice cream for my six-pack abs for the altitude to affect me."