8/25/2013 | All-California final on tap for NYBC
Two Golden State squads, the SY Titans and BPA DeMarini, will play for the National Youth Baseball Championships crown on Monday.
8/25/2013 | Danks brothers revel in historic showing
According to Elias, Jordan Danks became the first player to homer in support of his brother since June 3, 1955, when Billy Shantz homered in support of Bobby Shantz for the Kansas City Athletics.
8/25/2013 | Bucs quiet, miss chance to move ahead of Cards
Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong beguiled the Bucs on two hits for eight innings Sunday, giving San Francisco a 4-0 victory over A.J. Burnett and the Pirates in AT&T Park. Pittsburgh remained in a flat-footed tie atop the division with St. Louis.
8/25/2013 | Vogelsong twirls gem to thwart Pirates
Ryan Vogelsong blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates on two hits over eight innings Sunday and benefited from Buster Posey's third-inning RBI single as the Giants prevailed, 4-0.
8/25/2013 | Reddick reinjures wrist, may be headed back to DL
Oakland right fielder Josh Reddick reinjured his right wrist while batting in the sixth inning of Sunday's 10-3 loss to the Orioles and had to leave the game.He will be evaluated by team doctors and the A's could make a decision Monday on whether to put him on the disabled list.
8/25/2013 | Padres outlast Cubs in 15-inning marathon
Nick Hundley's walk-off single in the 15th inning ended a five-hour, 13-minute affair as the Padres topped the Cubs, 3-2, on Sunday at Petco Park.
8/25/2013 | Patient BTS leader extends run to 41 games
A strong claim can be made that Clement Uduk is the best Beat the Streak player at the moment. After all, he'll wake up Monday with a BTS community-best 41 straight successful selections.
8/25/2013 | Stubbs' blast helps Tribe overcome errors
Drew Stubbs launched a solo home run into the bushes beyond the center-field wall in the eighth inning, helping the Indians pull off a 3-1 victory over the Twins at Progressive Field on Sunday. The blast helped Cleveland overcome a quartet of errors by its defense and sealed victory in this three-game set against Minnesota.
8/25/2013 | Dirks, Miggy power Tigers to Big Apple sweep
The Tigers jumped on Dillon Gee early to continue their hot hitting in an 11-3 win over the Mets at Citi Field, with home runs by Andy Dirks and Miguel Cabrera ensuring the sweep.
8/25/2013 | Affeldt to ramp up rehab after throwing off mound
Emerging healthy from throwing off a bullpen mound Saturday, Giants left-hander Jeremy Affeldt has put himself on course to pitch a simulated game during the team's Sept. 2-4 series at San Diego, which could precede his reinstatement from the 15-day disabled list.
8/25/2013 | Arenado propels Rockies to win in finale
Nolan Arenado's RBI double in the sixth inning proved to be the game-winner as the Rockies ended their 10-game road trip on a positive note with a 4-3 win against the Marlins to take two of the three-game series.
8/25/2013 | Franklin back in lineup after knee injury heals
Nick Franklin returned to the Mariners' starting lineup on Sunday for the first time since gashing his knee in a home-plate collision against Oakland on Tuesday. He saw his first action as a pinch-hitter in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Angels.
8/25/2013 | Royals rally to end slide behind Butler's hustle
Billy Butler twice hustled to beat potential third-out plays during the Royals' eighth-inning rally that pulled them past the Nationals, 6-4, on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. The victory ended the Royals' seven-game skid and lifted them back over the .500 mark.
8/25/2013 | Angels have opportunity to evaluate young players
Due to the standings, the Angels can essentially use these final five weeks to get a real sense for which of their young players -- such as Grant Green, J.B. Shuck and Garrett Richards -- can be counted on in 2014.
8/25/2013 | Concussion ruled out after Garcia's collision with wall
Avisail Garcia left Sunday's 5-2 White Sox victory over the Rangers in the fourth inning after running into the right-field wall while tracking Jeff Baker's game-tying homer off White Sox starter John Danks.
8/25/2013 | Street rediscovering dominant form out of 'pen
Huston Street has found the same groove he seemed to have throughout the 2012 season, tallying 17 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings through Sunday.
8/25/2013 | Black waiting to name starter for Wednesday
Padres manager Bud Black remained unwilling to divulge the club's pitching plans for Wednesday's game in Arizona.
8/25/2013 | No escaping LA aces in upcoming series
The Dodgers held Zack Greinke back when they faced the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Aug. 1-4 because they wanted the right-hander to face the Cardinals. There's no escaping Greinke or Clayton Kershaw this week when the Cubs head to Dodger Stadium.
8/25/2013 | Bucs would tab Liriano, A.J. to lead playoff rotation
Clint Hurdle came out of the All-Star break with A.J. Burnett following Francisco Liriano, and that sequence has remained. No sense looking too far ahead but, yes, that's the way Hurdle wants them lined up for a possible postseason run.
8/25/2013 | Braves take finale vs. Cards behind Minor
Mike Minor provided seven strong innings and benefited from the early-inning contributions produced by Atlanta's injury-depleted lineup in a sweep-preventing 5-2 win over the Cardinals.
8/25/2013 | Halladay shows encouraging signs in return from DL
Roy Halladay rejoined the rotation after missing more than three months recovering from right shoulder surgery Saturday. He allowed two runs, four hits, two walks and struck out two in six innings of a 9-5 victory against Arizona, giving the Phillies a second consecutive series victory for the first time since early July.
8/25/2013 | Two-out rallies lift dominant Weaver in road sweep
Given some early run support, Jered Weaver pitched eight innings of one-run ball, leading the Angels to a 7-1 victory over the Mariners on Sunday that gave them their first sweep since June 28-30 in Houston.
8/25/2013 | Estrada weaves masterful start to clinch series
In his fourth start since returning to the rotation, Marco Estrada delivered seven innings of shutout ball en route to the Brewers' 3-1 win over the Reds on Sunday at Great American Ball Park. Estrada gave up just one hit and walked two batters, and he was backed by Caleb Gindl's two-run homer.
8/25/2013 | Parent ejected while exchanging lineup cards
Bench coach Mark Parent was ejected by crew chief Jerry Layne during the pregame exchange of lineup cards. The White Sox have had a couple of controversial calls go against them during the first two games, but neither of them involved Layne.
8/25/2013 | Injuries dictate unusual Braves lineup in finale
Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons were the only members of Sunday's Braves lineup who had made more than 34 starts for Atlanta this year.
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