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LEADING OFF: Nationals take a look at K-Rod, Yankees ailing
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A look at what's happening all around the majors today:...

Giants score plenty to back Samardzija, snap five-game skid
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- For a night, the San Francisco Giants delivered the key hits with runners in scoring position. They got contributions from throughout the order, made things happen on the basepaths and did all the little things. Music blared in a victorious clubhouse....

Minors Setback: Kyle Schwarber not surprised about demotion
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Slumping slugger Kyle Schwarber said Monday that he's not surprised the Chicago Cubs demoted him, saying "the numbers spoke for themselves."...

Cubs hold on after Nationals rally for 4 in 9th, win 5-4
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a nail-biting victory over the NL East leading Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon still cringed to consider what could've happened....

Down 7 and missing Francona, Indians rally to top Texas 15-9
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Francisco Lindor, Lonnie Chisenhall and Carlos Santana each had three RBIs to help the Cleveland Indians rally from a seven-run deficit and beat the Texas Rangers 15-9 on Monday night after manager Terry Francona left the game because he wasn't feeling well....

Charlie Sheen owner of Ruth memorabilia up for auction
Charlie Sheen hasn't portrayed Babe Ruth in a film, but the actor was the owner of two of the most prized items of Ruth memorabilia....

Diamondbacks beat Phillies 6-1
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Zack Greinke pitched five effective innings after a shaky start, Daniel Descalso had three RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks rolled to a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday....

Marlins trade SS Hechavarria to Rays for 2 minor leaguers
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Miami Marlins sent shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor leaguers Monday in a deal that came more than a month before the trade deadline....

Astros hit 3 HRs, finish winning trip by beating Seattle 8-2
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SEATTLE (AP) -- The Houston Astros went into their game at Safeco Field leading the majors in home runs. They quickly added to that total....

Shaw hits long HR, Davies shines as Brewers blank Braves 7-0
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ATLANTA (AP) -- Travis Shaw is the first player to reach SunTrust Park's right-field roof, and he basically shrugged his shoulders about the whole thing....