Michael Wacha on pitching in cold weather: "It's all just about trying to stay warm, keeping the feeling in the hands where you need it to be. It's a lot nicer pitching in warmer weather."
Gene Lamont, who has been in professional baseball for 54 years, is enjoying his first season in the #Royals front office as a senior advisor to Dayton Moore: "It's a great gig so far. ... Whatever Dayton wants me to do, I'll do."
Max Scherzer scattered four hits over six innings against Clayton Kershaw in the 13th all-time meeting of three-time Cy Young Award winners and the Nationals beat the Dodgers 5-2
Tyson Ross lost his bid to pitch the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres' history when center fielder Franchy Cordero appeared to misplay a ball with two outs in the eighth inning of a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks
Mitch Moreland hit a grand slam, Jackie Bradley Jr. added a three-run homer and the streaking Boston Red Sox won their eighth in a row, beating the Oakland Athletics 7-3
Andrew McCutchen hit a towering, three-run home run, Mac Williamson hit a two-run homer in his first big league game this year and Nick Hundley also connected to back Jeff Samardzija in the San Francisco Giants' 8-1 win against the Los Angeles Angels
Kyle Hendricks pitched effectively for five innings, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber both homered and the Chicago Cubs rode a seven-run sixth inning to a 16-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night
Yoenis Cespedes launched a grand slam during a nine-run outburst in the eighth inning that rallied the New York Mets past the Washington Nationals 11-5, preventing a three-game sweep