6/23/2013 | Mo on starting ASG: 'I'd rather pitch in ninth'
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera says he'd prefer to take on his customary role and close the All-Star Game on July 16 at Citi Field rather than start the Midsummer Classic.
6/23/2013 | With off-days on horizon, A's option Straily
With three scheduled off-days over the next eight days, the A's have roster flexibility with their pitching staff, and they decided to option righty Dan Straily to Triple-A on Sunday.
6/23/2013 | Beach ball or not, bounce doesn't favor Butler
A bouncing beach ball fell onto the Kauffman Stadium field from the stands on Sunday and seemed to be part of a disputed call at home plate during Billy Butler's at-bat but, in actuality, it had nothing to do with it at all.
6/23/2013 | Craig setting example for Cards with his bat
In most other clubhouses, Allen Craig would be the young guy. But in St. Louis, Craig, 28 years old in his fourth season, is nearly a veteran. With a dozen players age 26 or younger on the active roster, the Cardinals have the seventh-youngest team in the Majors.
6/23/2013 | Blazek latest Cards rookie pitcher to impress
Michael Blazek became the 10th rookie pitcher to appear in a game for the Cardinals this season, and the right-hander fit right in with a scoreless ninth on Saturday.
6/23/2013 | DH rule brings opportunity to Matheny, Cards
The Cardinals are in the midst of an 11-game stretch against American League teams, and beginning Monday, the final eight will be played in AL cities, where manager Mike Matheny will need to adjust the lineup to include a designated hitter.
6/23/2013 | Cardinals taking time with rotation situation
With three off-days in the next two weeks, the Cardinals are taking their time to weigh the options for the open spot in the rotation.
6/23/2013 | Rangers' need for righty outfield bat grows
The Rangers have been looking for a right-handed outfield bat since the beginning of the season, and losing Craig Gentry to a fractured left hand could intensify the search.
6/23/2013 | Texas' All-Star picture could be all pitchers
Saturday's latest update of the All-Star voting suggests something might happen this year that hasn't happened since 1988. That was the last year the Rangers did not send a position player to the All-Star Game.
6/23/2013 | At last, Braves' confounding run at Miller Park ends
This saga has a happy Atlanta ending, a 7-4 victory over the Brewers on Sunday. Before that, the Braves had lost eight straight to the Brewers in Milwaukee and had scored a total of nine runs along the way.
6/23/2013 | Victorino reinjures back, will be examined Monday
With his relentless style of play, Shane Victorino's body continues to pay the price. The Red Sox right fielder ran into the wall making a nice catch on a foul ball by Torii Hunter in the bottom of the fourth inning on Sunday, and exited the game in the eighth with lower back tightness.
6/23/2013 | Twins take finale behind Hernandez's clutch spot start
Pedro Hernandez held the Indians to two runs over five innings, providing some relief to a bullpen that had thrown 7 1/3 innings a day earlier, and the Twins took Sunday's finale, 5-3, at Progressive Field.
6/23/2013 | Reyes to play at least one more Triple-A game
Jose Reyes will spend at least one more game with the Buffalo Bisons before making his long-awaited return to the Major Leagues.
6/23/2013 | Ruggiano's muscle helps Marlins win road trip
Nathan Eovaldi struck out seven in six innings, and Justin Ruggiano opened the game with the first of his two home runs as the Marlins topped the Giants, 7-2, on Sunday to take three of four in the series at AT&T Park.
6/23/2013 | Stutes hits DL while Adams seeks second opinion
For the second consecutive day, the Phillies placed a right-handed reliever on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis. Michael Stutes was forced to the DL on Sunday after setup man Mike Adams landed there Saturday.
6/23/2013 | Baker finally putting health scares behind him
His radiant smile had returned. He's no longer slurring some of his words. He has cheated death twice and is ready to declare that he's almost off a self-declared health probation.
6/23/2013 | Reds take finale vs. D-backs behind Latos
Boosted with first-inning home runs by Shin-Soo Choo and Brandon Phillips, Mat Latos tied a career high with 13 strikeouts in a 4-2 Reds win over the D-backs on Sunday.
6/23/2013 | Late homers earn split behind short-rested Capuano
Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez homered for the second consecutive game, this time back-to-back in the ninth inning, to power the Dodgers past the Padres, 3-1, on Sunday for a split of the four-game series.
6/23/2013 | Bucs rally in ninth, win in extras to cap sweep
Starling Marte's RBI single capped a three-run rally in the ninth, and Travis Snider hit a go-ahead single in the 10th as the Pirates capped a sweep of the Angels with a stirring 10-9 win on Sunday in Anaheim.
6/23/2013 | Gaudin questionable to make next start
Giants pitcher Chad Gaudin's availability to start Tuesday in Los Angeles is still unknown, manager Bruce Bochy said prior to the start of Sunday's series finale against the Marlins.
6/23/2013 | Giants hoping for boost as Sandoval returns Monday
After concluding a two-game rehab assignment with four hits (two home runs) Saturday, Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval will be activated Monday in Los Angeles, manager Bruce Bochy said.
6/23/2013 | Bourjos day to day after injuring left thumb
Peter Bourjos left Sunday's finale vs. the Pirates prior to the fourth inning with a left thumb injury.
6/23/2013 | Blue Jays look to set club record against rival Rays
The streaking Blue Jays will go for their 12th straight win on Monday against the Rays, sending Esmil Rogers to the mound for the series opener. Tampa Bay will counter with Jeremy Hellickson, as it looks to put a halt to its rival's winning ways.
6/23/2013 | Orioles, Indians square off in opener of four-game set
The Indians will send Ubaldo Jimenez to the mound to face the Orioles' Zach Britton when the teams open a four-game set in Baltimore on Monday.
6/23/2013 | Morales' pinch-hit heroics top A's in walk-off
Raul Ibanez provided the theatrics for the Mariners, and Kendrys Morales came through with the heroics, hitting a three-run moonshot in the 10th inning to give the Mariners a 6-3 win over Oakland at Safeco Field on Sunday.
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