6/18/2013 | Shark sharp as early blasts help overpower Cards
Jeff Samardzija allowed two runs in 8 1/3 innings, and four first-inning runs helped sink the Cardinals in a 4-2 win on Tuesday. Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ransom hit back-to-back homers.
6/18/2013 | D-backs agree to deal with first-rounder Shipley
Right-hander Braden Shipley, the D-backs' No. 1 pick in this month's First-Year Player Draft officially signed on Tuesday and will fly out to Hillsboro, Ore., to join the Class A Hops on Wednesday to begin his professional career.
6/18/2013 | Here's the catch: V-Mart only an emergency option
Remember the Spring Training hints about Victor Martinez possibly catching in a game this season? The Tigers aren't ruling it out. But for now, it would have to be in an emergency.
6/18/2013 | Dominguez helps lift Lyles' stellar outing
Jordan Lyles held the Brewers to seven hits and one run in seven innings, Carlos Pena blasted a three-run homer and Matt Dominguez added his first career grand slam to lead the Astros to a 10-1 win over their former National League Central rivals on Tuesday.
6/18/2013 | Mets strike late to help strong Wheeler win debut
Like a wise veteran, Mets starter Zack Wheeler cleaned up his own mess on multiple occasions to turn in six shutout innings in his Major League debut, but it was batterymate Anthony Recker who helped spark the rest of the New York offense in securing the top pitching prospect's first big league win, a 6-1 victory over the Braves to complete a doubleheader sweep Tuesday.
6/18/2013 | Hardy, Jones homer as O's win first over Verlander
Buoyed by a solid start from lefty Zach Britton -- who was recalled from Triple-A prior to the game-and some dazzling defense, the O's scored five runs off Justin Verlander en route to a 5-2 series-evening victory in front of 34,796 at Comerica Park.
6/18/2013 | Nats-Phils rivalry quiet now, but could erupt
The rivalry between the Nationals and Phillies is newly minted. As a result, it's not as entrenched as some of the more storied contentious relationships in baseball such as Yankees-Red Sox. Dodgers-Giants. Cardinals-Cubs. Expect that to change.
6/18/2013 | Mattingly has place in his heart for Bronx memories
As he leads his struggling Dodgers, Don Mattingly looks back to the lessons learned across 161st Street, when his job was to play a stellar first base and hit big home runs for The Boss' headline-grabbing team.
6/18/2013 | Paulino recalled from his rehab assignment
Royals right-hander Felipe Paulino has been recalled from his Minor League rehabilitation assignment because of lower back stiffness. Paulino made one start for Double-A Northwest Arkansas as he continues his comeback from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last July 3.
6/18/2013 | Wood battles elements in first big league start
This was not the ideal situation for Alex Wood to make his first Major League start. The highly regarded Braves pitching prospect had not thrown more than 35 pitches in any of the six relief appearances he had made since joining Atlanta's bullpen on May 30. The left-hander struggled with his command and lasted just three innings in a 4-3 loss to the Mets.
6/18/2013 | Chisenhall returns as Indians' third baseman
The Indians recalled third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall on Tuesday from Triple-A and optioned reliever Matt Langwell to Columbus. Chisenhall started at the hot corner and batted seventh against the Kansas City Royals.
6/18/2013 | Indians' three-run eighth evens series with KC
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez didn't make it through the sixth inning, but the Indians' bats came alive late with a three-run eighth frame that produced a 4-3 comeback win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Progressive Field.
6/18/2013 | Top 10 reasons to enter All-Star 5K
Whether you want to be part of an official All-Star event or are doing a couch-to-5K training program or wish to help an important cause, there are increasingly more reasons to sign up for the MLB All-Star Game 5K & Fun Run presented by Nike at 8 a.m. ET on July 13.
6/18/2013 | Davey: Nats have a lot of season ahead
After losing to the Phillies on Monday, Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond went to manager Davey Johnson and said the team wasn't playing as loose as it did last year.
6/18/2013 | O's add Ishikawa to roster, slot him in lineup
Up against a midnight deadline, the Orioles selected the contract of Travis Ishikawa prior to Tuesday's game against the Tigers and inserted him in the starting lineup as the designated hitter.
6/18/2013 | Revere securing hold on Phils' leadoff spot
Nine days ago, Ben Revere was hitting .244. Eight games and 16 hits later, his season average was up to .274 heading into Tuesday's game against Washington.
6/18/2013 | Former Cuban national team member Hinojosa defects
Right-handed pitcher Dalier Hinojosa, former star for the Cuban national team, defected in February and began petitioning Major League Baseball to become a free agent last month. The Cubs, Dodgers, Red Sox and Yankees are among the teams that have expressed interest in the pitcher.
6/18/2013 | Werth: Time with Phillies highlight of career
Jayson Werth still feels quite at home at Citizens Bank Park, despite leaving the Phillies following the 2010 season to sign a seven-year, $126 million contract with the Nationals, and hearing boos from Phillies fans.
6/18/2013 | Masterful Lee leads Phillies past Nationals
Five days after he declined to say he wanted to remain in Philadelphia if the Phillies did not turn around their season, Lee pitched splendidly in a 4-2 victory over the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park, improving the Phillies to 35-37.
6/18/2013 | Oswalt to start for Rockies on Thursday
Right-hander Roy Oswalt, a three-time All-Star and perennial Cy Young Award candidate, will become one of the highest-profile pitchers ever to wear purple pinstripes when he joins the Rockies on Thursday to start against Washington at Nationals Park.
6/18/2013 | Puig has potential to become Cuba's finest
At the risk of jumping the starter's gun, Yasiel Puig has the tools to become the greatest Major Leaguer his homeland, Cuba, has produced. As he alighted in Yankee Stadium on Tuesday for a postponed game that will be made up in a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday, Puig is in the middle of a start with few precedents in the game's history.
6/18/2013 | Yanks-Dodgers rained out; twin bill Wednesday
Don Mattingly will have to wait one more day to make his managerial debut in the new Yankee Stadium. The Yankees' game against the Dodgers on Tuesday has been postponed. The teams will play a day-night split-admission doubleheader on Wednesday.
6/18/2013 | Inflammation in wrist lands Teixeira on DL
Mark Teixeira decided to take some swings off a tee before Saturday's game, but after two at-bats, he removed himself from the lineup. An MRI revealed inflammation in his right wrist, and the Yankees placed their first baseman on the disabled list on Tuesday.
6/18/2013 | Youkilis to miss at least 10 weeks after surgery
Kevin Youkilis has been scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back and is not expected to return to the lineup for a minimum of 10 to 12 weeks, general manager Brian Cashman said on Tuesday.
6/18/2013 | Kemp reports improvement with hamstring
After aggressive running drills on the warning track on Tuesday afternoon before the series opener with the Yankees was postponed by rain, Matt Kemp reported that his strained right hamstring is improved and that he might try to run the bases on Wednesday.
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