Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he might as well have thrown the towel in as early as the second inning of a 3-2 loss to the Padres on Wednesday thanks to plate umpire Mark Ripperger, who “we’ve had before, and he is terrible behind home plate.”
The New York Yankees chased David Price with nine straight hits in the third inning, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-4 Wednesday night.
Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night.
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora suspended four players from the season opener for rules violations Wednesday, one day after the school announced it was investigating an incident among players during fall camp.
A second top prospect in the span of a month has homered for the Chicago Cubs in his major league debut after Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler went deep in his first at-bat on Wednesday at Cincinnati.