6/22/2013 | Pujols and Co. look to avoid sweep against Pirates
Albert Pujols, dealing with chronic foot problems, is hitting as well as anyone with two good feet, and the Angels could use his bat when Joe Blanton tries to avoid a series sweep against Charlie Morton and the Pirates on Sunday.
6/22/2013 | Liriano's gem backed by three Bucs homers
Francisco Liriano held the Angels to one run in 6 2/3 innings and the Pirates got home runs from Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen and Gaby Sanchez while winning their second straight at Angel Stadium on Saturday night.
6/22/2013 | Emerging Dodgers go for split in San Diego
All it took was one win for the Dodgers. No longer on the brink of getting swept, they now have a chance to split a four-game series with the streaking Padres on Sunday afternoon. While the Dodgers' pitching has kept them afloat, their once-lackluster lineup has started to show signs of a breakout.
6/22/2013 | Norris looking to be more aggressive with bat
A's catcher Derek Norris, who has struggled on offense recently, said he's been making adjustments to his approach at the plate.
6/22/2013 | Jaso misses second straight game with hand injury
A left palm abrasion kept catcher John Jaso out of the A's starting lineup for a second straight day, though he was considered to be available off the bench in case of emergency.
6/22/2013 | Greinke takes care of business, stifles Padres
It was all baseball and no brawling for Zack Greinke and the Dodgers on Saturday in a 6-1 win over the Padres. Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez homered to back Greinke, who returned to Petco Park and faced Carlos Quentin for the first time since their April 11 tangle left Greinke with collarbone surgery and Quentin with an eight-game suspension for causing it.
6/22/2013 | Kipnis misses cycle, but leads Tribe to victory
Jason Kipnis fell a homer shy of the cycle and Michael Bourn added three RBIs as the Tribe topped the Twins, 8-7, at Progressive Field on Saturday night. Corey Kluber gave up three runs in 5 2/3, and he was backed early with the Indians' six-run first inning.
6/22/2013 | Bucs rookie Cole pads resume with third win
Gerrit Cole did not hurt his emerging identity on Friday night by adding Angels ace Jered Weaver to his growing list of victims. Rather, an impressive list of feats got lost in the big picture of his impressive third straight victory.
6/22/2013 | Rehabbing McDonald nearing crossroads with Pirates
James McDonald's latest rehab start, Friday night for Triple-A Indianapolis, wasn't any more reassuring than previous outings and Pirates staff will have to decided his immediate future without him being able to have another showcase turn on the mound.
6/22/2013 | Mercer's emergence has Barmes in background
While rookie shortstop Jordy Mercer has become a fixture, making his eighth consecutive start Saturday night, Barmes has had only five at-bats and 13 innings at short since June 11.
6/22/2013 | Kubel lifts D-backs to walk-off win vs. Reds
Jason Kubel smacked a bases-loaded single up the middle off Reds closer Aroldis Chapman to give Arizona a dramatic come-from-behind, walk-off victory over Cincinnati, 4-3, on Saturday at Chase Field.
6/22/2013 | Pryor eyes bullpen session next for shoulder rehab
Steven Pryor, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 15 with a torn muscle in his right shoulder, played catch at 120 feet in the outfield on Saturday as he took another step closer to returning to the Mariners' bullpen.
6/22/2013 | Mariners send Morse to DL with lingering quad issue
The Mariners on Saturday placed Michael Morse, who appeared in 11 of the club's past 23 games, on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Friday.
6/22/2013 | Angels' leadoff carousel continues
The Angels have had five players -- Erick Aybar, Mike Trout, Peter Bourjos, Alberto Callaspo and J.B. Shuck -- hit first this season, and after Aybar spent Thursday and Friday as the leadoff hitter, Scioscia gave the nod to Bourjos on Saturday.
6/22/2013 | Shuck stands ready in reserve role
After unexpectedly taking on an everyday role with the Angels while center fielder Peter Bourjos was injured, J.B. Shuck has settled back in as a backup outfielder and a bat off the bench.
6/22/2013 | Blair signing rounds out D-backs' top nine Draft picks
The D-backs signed right-hander Aaron Blair out of Marshall University on Saturday. Taken No. 36 overall in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft with the club's Competitive Balance pick, Blair was the last of Arizona's first nine draftees to sign.
6/22/2013 | After finding entrance, Spruill solid in debut
The same day he was promoted from Triple-A Reno, D-backs right-hander Zeke Spruill made his Major League debut Friday, working a clean sixth inning against the Reds.
6/22/2013 | One batter later, Harris walks away with win
Wins in the Major Leagues do not come much easier than the victory D-backs reliever Will Harris earned Friday night.
6/22/2013 | Trip to Arizona allows Masset to rejoin team
As the Reds have been playing their season, injured reliever Nick Masset has been watching from afar. But Saturday, Masset was with the club at Chase Field and threw a bullpen session.
6/22/2013 | Stubbs' speed, instincts pay dividends on basepaths
There have been three instances in the Major Leagues this season where a baserunner tagged up at third base and scored on a sacrifice fly to a second baseman. As this piece of trivia was being relayed to Indians outfielder Drew Stubbs, he smiled ever so slightly.
6/22/2013 | Francona planning to slot Swish into lineup soon
With a day game looming on Sunday, Indians manager Terry Francona opted to keep Nick Swisher out of the lineup on Saturday for the seventh straight game due to soreness in the first baseman's left shoulder.
6/22/2013 | Baerga, Hart celebrated on Indians HOF weekend
The Indians have used this weekend as a celebration of the contributions made by Carlos Baerga and John Hart during their time with the organization. On Saturday, Baerga and Hart were officially inducted into the Indians' Hall of Fame.
6/22/2013 | Quentin back after missing week with sore shoulder
Carlos Quentin returned to the Padres' lineup on Saturday, hitting fourth and playing left field for the first time in a week.
6/22/2013 | Blanks sits out with tightness in back
First baseman Kyle Blanks was scratched from the Padres' lineup before Saturday's game against the Dodgers because he was experiencing some tightness in his back.
6/22/2013 | Gutierrez feeling renewed in return from 60-day DL
Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who was activated from the 60-day disabled list on Saturday, says he's finally back to feeling like himself again after getting on a medication recently to deal with a joint-inflammation issue.
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