2/26/2013 | Smoak smashes go-ahead homer vs. Brewers
Franklin Gutierrez and Michael Saunders hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning and Justin Smoak delivered a go-ahead, two-run blast in the eighth, powering the Mariners' 6-5 win over the Brewers on Tuesday at Maryvale Baseball Park.
2/26/2013 | Leading Team USA an emotional endeavor for Torre
Joe Torre is prepared to feel something different from anything else in his 53 years devoted to baseball the moment he puts a jersey with "Team USA" across the front for the World Baseball Classic.
2/26/2013 | Bradley making strong impression in camp
Without question, Jackie Bradley Jr. has been turning heads at Red Sox camp.
2/26/2013 | Lowell the latest alum to lend helping hand
Just when you thought that Pedro Martinez, Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield would complete the trio of recently retired players helping out at the Red Sox's camp, Mike Lowell emerged as a surprise guest instructor on Tuesday.
2/26/2013 | Napoli takes swings against Buchholz
Mike Napoli got an ideal tune-up for his upcoming Grapefruit League debut by digging into the batters' box against Clay Buchholz on Tuesday morning.
2/26/2013 | Price survives scare; Rays' offense rolls vs. Astros
David Price threw a brief scare into the Rays' dugout when he tried to stop a comebacker with his left hand, and the ball ricocheted off his wrist. Price was fine and did not require any attention.
2/26/2013 | Late homers by Brown, Joseph win it for Phils
The Phillies didn't make much noise early in Tuesday's game, but homers in the seventh inning from Domonic Brown and Tommy Joseph powered them to a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the visiting Yankees.
2/26/2013 | Whole team pitches in for six-run fourth frame
The Padres parlayed five consecutive hits into a six-run fourth inning Tuesday on the way to a 7-5 Cactus League victory against the Reds at the Peoria Sports Complex.
2/26/2013 | Barring late MLB offer, Manny to play in Taiwan
Twelve-time All-Star Manny Ramirez plans to continue his baseball career in Taiwan this season, assuming he doesn't receive a Major League deal within the next week.
2/26/2013 | Healthy Blanks ready to prove worth to Padres
Kyle Blanks is not just right here in big league camp, but the 26-year-old is completely healthy after missing most of last season with a torn left labrum and the subsequent surgery in April.
2/26/2013 | Slick-fielding Barney hoping to repeat 2012 success
Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney had a strong season in the field last year, setting numerous fielding records and winning the National League Gold Glove. He's hoping for similar success this season, while also improving his offense.
2/26/2013 | Berkman may make Rangers debut Thursday
Lance Berkman, who has been sidelined with a strained right calf muscle, could be the Rangers' designated hitter on Thursday against the Indians in Surprise. Adrian Beltre, who also has a strained right calf, could follow him into the lineup shortly thereafter.
2/26/2013 | Pierzynski shrugs off reunion with White Sox
Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski was in the lineup on Tuesday against his former team, facing the White Sox at Surprise Stadium. Pierzynski spent eight seasons with Chicago before signing with Texas in the offseason, but he didn't see the reunion as being a big deal.
2/26/2013 | Lincecum feels good in Spring Training debut
What mattered Tuesday at Camelback Ranch was that Tim Lincecum displayed the form that captivated observers when he won Cy Young Awards and made All-Star teams. Despite his statistical line in the Giants' 8-8 Cactus League tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lincecum looked and felt strong.
2/26/2013 | Revitalized Crawford eager to reinvent himself
A four-time All-Star who has won a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger, Carl Crawford finds himself in the position of having to prove what he can do.
2/26/2013 | Beckett solid in spring debut vs. Giants
Josh Beckett struck out three in two scoreless innings and the Dodgers got the jump on Giants starter Tim Lincecum before San Francisco rallied for an 8-8 tie Tuesday at Camelback Ranch.
2/26/2013 | Darvish is flawless in Cactus League debut
Yu Darvish retired six straight hitters to begin the game, striking out two, and Mike Olt delivered his first hit of the spring with a two-run home run in the Rangers' 14-8 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.
2/26/2013 | Viciedo is getting a kick out of spring
White Sox hitting coach Jeff Manto has added a leg kick to Dayan Viciedo's swing this spring, and the promising young outfielder is starting to buy into the technique as he grows more comfortable with the change.
2/26/2013 | Gillaspie leads productive day for South Siders
Third baseman Conor Gillaspie led the White Sox with two hits and four RBIs, and the South Siders took advantage of a shaky Rangers bullpen in Tuesday's 14-8 Cactus League victory.
2/26/2013 | Morneau baffled by Martin's Classic withdrawal
Justin Morneau is disappointed in Russell Martin's decision not to play for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic.
2/26/2013 | Zobrist finds feel at the plate -- and holds on to it
Finding the feel is the goal of any hitter. Once found, the feeling can be fleeting unless the principles used to find it are properly ingrained. Ben Zobrist found the feel last season.
2/26/2013 | O's rained out vs. Bucs; Tillman slated for Wednesday
The Orioles have set their pitching rotation for the next few days, although things could be altered with Tuesday's rainout in Bradenton pushing starter Chris Tillman back to Wednesday.
2/26/2013 | Cruz out of lineup, Gwynn misses workouts
Dodgers third baseman Luis Cruz was scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup with flu-like symptoms and outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. was held out of workouts to nurse a sore left groin muscle.
2/26/2013 | Weiner says union discussing stiffer PED penalties
The most effective way to curb use of banned substances might be to increase the likelihood of being caught, according to Players Association head Michael Weiner.
2/26/2013 | Griffin's remarkable rise inspiring A's confidence
In a short career in which A.J. Griffin made his Major League debut in the Bay Bridge Series, won his first six decisions and pitched in the American League Division Series, the A's right-hander took part in a first more typical for that of a 25-year-old ballplayer: his Cactus League debut.
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