6/14/2013 | Porter managing lineup against southpaws
With four White Sox southpaws starting against the Astros, manager Bo Porter has some tough lineup decisions to make until Monday. On Friday, Carlos Pena and Jason Castro were held out of the starting lineup.
6/14/2013 | Crane 'optimistic' about long-term TV deal
Astros owner Jim Crane is "optimistic" that a deal between Time Warner and CSN Houston to get Astros games on more televisions in the Houston area will be finalized before this season is over.
6/14/2013 | Sanchez returns to mound against Twins
Anibal Sanchez returns to the mound for the Tigers on Saturday and will go up against right-hander Samuel Deduno. In three starts against Minnesota, Sanchez has a 1.35 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 20 innings.
6/14/2013 | Yost returns to Royals after happy occasions
Manager Ned Yost was back at the helm of the Royals on Friday night, returning from his daughter Jenny's wedding in Georgia. Not that Yost was completely unaware of what was going on Thursday night at Tropicana Field in the Royals-Rays game.
6/14/2013 | Hurdle not matching wits with Mattingly in opener
Opposition players aren't the only ones scouted by Major League teams, who also put together their own information on managers.
6/14/2013 | Dodgers activate catcher Ellis prior to opener
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Friday, and catcher Ramon Hernandez was designated for assignment.
6/14/2013 | Dodgers have mixed reactions to suspensions
From now until season's end, whenever the Dodgers and D-backs meet, their recent scuffle will be a topic of conversation.
6/14/2013 | Minor looking to contain hot-hitting Posey
Braves starter Mike Minor will look to quell Buster Posey's hot streak Saturday, but it won't be easy: Posey is 3-for-6 with a double against the Atlanta left-hander.
6/14/2013 | Gordon lauds stellar pitching for turnaround
What's the main factor behind the Royals' stirring turnaround this month? They went 8-20 in May, but since June 1, the Royals are 10-3 after Friday night's win against the Rays. "Pitching," was left fielder Alex Gordon's answer.
6/14/2013 | Brett, Gossage jerseys among auction items
To commemorate the famous Pine Tar incident, Royals Charities will have signed jerseys by George Brett and Goose Gossage plus a photo of the incident at a silent auction on Thursday. The event on the Kauffman Stadium field will benefit the University of Kansas Hospital's Neonatal Medical Home.
6/14/2013 | Royals ink deals with four more Draft picks
Four more of the Royals' First-Year Player Draft picks have signed contracts, among them were third-round choice Carter Hope, a right-handed pitcher from The Woodlands, Texas and fourth-round pick Zane Evans, a catcher from Georgia Tech.
6/14/2013 | Longoria at DH, dealing with plantar fasciitis
Rays slugger Evan Longoria started at designated hitter for the second consecutive game on Friday night and could be there for the rest of the weekend against the Royals due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
6/14/2013 | Rays starting pitchers looking to pick it up
After Thursday night's game, which saw Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson allow eight runs in the sixth inning, Rays manager Joe Maddon spoke about the urgency to have the team's starters right the ship.
6/14/2013 | Bruce's walk-off homer wins it for Reds in 10th
This time the Cincinnati offense wouldn't let the club's baffling eighth-inning struggles hold it back, as right fielder Jay Bruce's 10th-inning homer to left gave the Reds a 4-3 walk-off win over the Brewers at Great American Ball Park on Friday.
6/14/2013 | College World Series boasts deep, exciting field
Much like the College World Series itself, this year's field of eight CWS teams mixes venerable legacies with younger, emerging traditions. The CWS begins Saturday with Mississippi State vs. Oregon State at 3 p.m. ET.
6/14/2013 | Votto initially gets day off, but pinch-hits
Along with starting each of the first 67 games, first baseman Joey Votto exited early only four times, and manager Dusty Baker said it was time for a break.
6/14/2013 | Baker won't use Chapman more than one inning
Reds manager Dusty Baker doesn't know exactly what to do to solve the Reds' late-game pitching woes, but he is sure of one thing: Extending closer Aroldis Chapman to pitch two innings is not the solution.
6/14/2013 | Ludwick throws for first time, still ways away
Recovering from a torn labrum in his right shoulder, Ryan Ludwick knows he's still about two months away from returning to game action. So when the Reds outfielder was getting ready to throw on the field at Great American Ball Park for the first time since he was injured on Opening Day, he wasn't as excited as one might guess.
6/14/2013 | Braun lands on DL for first time in career
After exhausting all other options, the Brewers placed left fielder Ryan Braun on the 15-day disabled list Friday when the slugger experienced more of the same sharp pain in his right hand during batting practice.
6/14/2013 | Brewers making progress signing Draft picks
The Brewers hadn't formally announced any signings from last week's First-Year Player Draft as of Friday afternoon, but that doesn't mean amateur scouting director Bruce Seid and his crew haven't been busy.
6/14/2013 | Lucroy among MLB's most productive catchers
It was only a few weeks ago that Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy was lamenting his unproductive start to the season. Now he ranks among the game's best at his position.
6/14/2013 | With green light, Jeter hits, fields, plays catch
Derek Jeter hit in the batting cage, fielded grounders at shortstop and played catch at the Yankees' Minor League complex on Friday, his first day of work since being cleared to resume baseball activities.
6/14/2013 | Tight back forces LoMo from lineup
First baseman Logan Morrison was scratched from the Marlins' lineup for Friday night's game against the Cardinals with back tightness.
6/14/2013 | Shoppach designated as Mariners add Blanco
The Mariners shuffled veteran catchers on Friday, signing free agent Henry Blanco to a Major League contract and designating Kelly Shoppach for assignment.
6/14/2013 | Royals looking to stay in control vs. Cobb, Rays
Once the calendar flipped to June, the Royals transformed into the hottest team in baseball. Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie will try to help them continue their winning ways against the Rays and Alex Cobb on Saturday at Tropicana Field.
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