6/29/2013 | Bautista busts slump with style, lifts Blue Jays
In the midst of a slump, Jose Bautista decided to make a change. He hiked up his socks, and because none of his trousers fit the new style, he borrowed a pair of pitcher R.A. Dickey's pants on Saturday before taking on the Red Sox at Fenway Park. After hitting two home runs and throwing a player out at the plate in the Blue Jays' 6-2 win over Boston, don't expect the style to go anywhere soon.
6/29/2013 | Swisher delivers again as Tribe downs Sox
Nick Swisher broke up Chicago reliever Jesse Crain's run of 31 straight appearances without allowing an earned run by knocking in Asdrubal Cabrera to give the Indians a 4-3 win over the White Sox on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field.
6/29/2013 | Rockies win duel on Arenado's walk-off hit
Nolan Arenado's RBI single with two out in the ninth inning gave the Rockies a 2-1 victory over the Giants at Coors Field on Saturday afternoon.
6/29/2013 | Despite recovery, Braun likely out until All-Star break
Brewers slugger Ryan Braun had a good day in the training room on Saturday, but he is not expected to swing a bat again until Tuesday. Barring an unexpected breakthrough, he will remain sidelined until after the All-Star break.
6/29/2013 | Hellweg learns from rough first Major League outing
Manager Ron Roenicke couldn't identify any positives from Johnny Hellweg's debut, but the tall righty took a few notes away from his experience.
6/29/2013 | A-Rod 'having fun' as he works his way back
Alex Rodriguez said on Saturday that he "can't wait to get back" into the lineup, but he's not sure when he will begin a Minor League rehab assignment. "So far, no issues," Rodriguez told the Associated Press in Tampa, Fla. "I'm just working really hard. I'm having fun. It's exciting to be back on the field."
6/29/2013 | Alonso close to resuming baseball activities
Injured first baseman Yonder Alonso is getting closer to returning to the field. He has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 6 with a fractured bone in his right hand.
6/29/2013 | Cabrera's rehab expected to be short
The Padres are hopeful that injured shortstop Everth Cabrera could rejoin them as early as Thursday in Boston after a brief rehab assignment with Class-A Fort Wayne next week.
6/29/2013 | Perez impresses with strong first half
One of the best success stories for the Mariners in the first half of the season has been left-handed reliever Oliver Perez, who hasn't allowed a run in his last 14 appearances and has a 0.94 ERA in 31 games.
6/29/2013 | Pitching trio taking next steps toward return to action
Joakim Soria has a chance to come off the disabled list before the All-Star break, while fellow Rangers hurlers Colby Lewis and Alexi Ogando are expected to be out of action until after the Midsummer Classic.
6/29/2013 | Berkman sits out second straight game
Rangers manager Ron Washington didn't even check on Lance Berkman before he filled out his lineup card on Saturday. Berkman sat out his second straight game with a sore right knee, while Ian Kinsler was the club's designated hitter and Jurickson Profar started at second base.
6/29/2013 | Baker, Gentry looking for breakthroughs in rehabs
Rangers Jeff Baker (right thumb) and Craig Gentry (left hand) are making slow progress with their injuries.
6/29/2013 | Washington credits Baker for showing him leadership
Rangers manager Ron Washington played just 10 games with Reds manager Dusty Baker, but he credits Baker for pushing him to become a clubhouse leader as a player.
6/29/2013 | Rodriguez, McDonald deal with injury setbacks
Wandy Rodriguez and James McDonald may be out for a long time due to setbacks, but A.J. Burnett is making good progress from the torn left calf muscle that landed him on the DL two weeks ago.
6/29/2013 | Bucs a team to watch as Trade Deadline approaches
The Pirates will be one of the most fascinating teams to watch in the weeks leading up to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Manager Clint Hurdle will soon participate in front-office conclaves to determine the club's approach.
6/29/2013 | M. Saunders staying positive despite injury
A frustrating season for Michael Saunders took another hit Friday when he got spiked in the middle finger of his right hand. He'll have to miss a few games, but the Mariners outfielder refuses to let the latest twist detract from a recent upswing at the plate.
6/29/2013 | Ackley adapting to center field
Dustin Ackley figured it was inevitable that the first ball hit to him in center field wouldn't be a lazy fly ball, but a screaming line drive directly over his head. And he was right.
6/29/2013 | Liriano's magic start leads Bucs to eighth straight win
Francisco Liriano allowed a run in six frames, and solo shots from Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones gave the Pirates their eighth straight victory, 2-1, on Saturday night. Pittsburgh also became the first team in the Majors to 50 wins.
6/29/2013 | Baker, Washington remain longtime friends
This weekend's rare matchup between the Reds and Rangers offered Dusty Baker an opportunity to manage against his friend Ron Washington.
6/29/2013 | Halos back Blanton with strong D, hot bats vs. Astros
Right fielder Josh Hamilton made two leaping catches at the wall to potentially save four runs, making a four-run fourth inning and a pair of homers hold up as the Halos downed Houston, 7-2, on Saturday afternoon in Minute Maid Park.
6/29/2013 | Latos, Darvish take center stage in Texas showdown
The Reds and Rangers meet up in the rubber match of their Interleague series on Sunday afternoon in Arlington with ace right-handers Mat Latos and Yu Darvish on the hill.
6/29/2013 | Mesoraco blasts Reds past Rangers in 11
Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning to lift the Reds to a 6-4 victory over the Rangers on Saturday night in Arlington.
6/29/2013 | Reds place Cueto on DL, call up Ondrusek
After experiencing tightness in his right lat muscle after Friday's brief start, Reds ace Johnny Cueto was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. Cincinnati recalled right-hander Logan Ondrusek from Triple-A Louisville to take Cueto's place.
6/29/2013 | Right hamstring tightness ends Parker's day in fourth
A's starter Jarrod Parker left Saturday's pitchers' duel with Adam Wainwright due to right hamstring tightness.
6/29/2013 | Wheeler set to take first spin at Citi Field
Zack Wheeler will make his home debut in Sunday's rubber match of the Mets' three-game set against the Nationals, who counter with Gio Gonzalez at Citi Field.
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