BOSTON (AP) Rick Porcello became the majors' first 18-game winner and the first Red Sox pitcher in 70 years to open a season 13-0 in Fenway Park, going seven solid innings in Boston's 9-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) Josh Donaldson hit his fourth homer in two days and Jose Bautista also went deep in support of Marco Estrada, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) Yoenis Cespedes is back in the lineup for the New York Mets, who are still without double-play partners Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera for the opener of a pivotal, four-game series against Miami.
DETROIT (AP) Tigers outfielder Cameron Maybin has left Monday night's game against the Chicago White Sox in the fifth inning with an apparent injury after what turned out to be a needless headfirst slide into second base.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) From the White House to San Francisco police union headquarters and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Colin Kaepernick's name came up Monday as his decision to sit down for the national anthem reached far beyond football.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have waived defensive end Shaneil Jenkins, cornerback Jeremiah McKinnon and linebacker James Morris on injury settlements and placed cornerback Josh Thomas on season-ending injured reserve.