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In this Sept. 6, 2014, photo, career home run leader Barry Bonds gives a thumbs up while standing behind the batting cage and watching the Houston Astros take batting practice before the start of their baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Barry Bonds’ obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

- Associated Press

Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction has been reversed by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government’s investigation into steroids distribution.

Washington Nationals' Yunel Escobar celebrates the game winning solo home run as he slides into home during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 2-1, in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Yunel Escobar, Nationals walk off in style

- The Washington Times

Escobar crushed a game-winning solo home run to left field in the 10th inning and slid into home plate, a perfect representation of the production — and flair — he has brought to Washington so far.

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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, April 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Rodriguez solid in debut, but Rangers lose 3-2 to Angels

- Associated Press

Wandy Rodriguez gave the Texas Rangers exactly what they were looking for in his first American League start. He pitched long enough to hand a lead over to the bullpen before rookie Keone Kela made a costly mistake.