8/14/2013 | Rangers rally from early hole with three-run seventh
Matt Garza allowed a pair of homers in 5 2/3 innings to put the Rangers behind, but Ian Kinsler's two-run single capped a three-run rally in the seventh inning to give the Rangers a 5-4 win over the Brewers on Wednesday.
8/14/2013 | Top prospect Taveras to have season-ending surgery
Still bothered by a high right ankle sprain that he suffered in May, Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras is scheduled to undergo a season-ending surgical procedure next week.
8/14/2013 | Let's live for today: Royals want to win now
After the Royals traded top prospect Wil Myers for Rays ace James Shields, many wondered. But when a franchise hasn't sniffed the playoffs in a generation -- longer than Myers has been alive -- sometimes it just needs to live for today, and Shields is helping to make this season fun for baseball fans in Kansas City, as their team vies for the playoffs.
8/14/2013 | Atlanta tops Houston for RBI softball championship
Atlanta entered the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series softball playoffs with a 1-4 record and as the No. 4 seed. After starting as one of the worst teams in the tournament, Atlanta is now the champion.
8/14/2013 | Marlins make most of miscue, rally to top Royals
Logan Morrison snapped a tie with an RBI groundout in the seventh inning to cap a two-run rally and boost the Marlins toward a 5-2 victory over the Royals on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.
8/14/2013 | Leading man Heyward sparks Braves' victory
Jason Heyward's first career leadoff home run sparked the early offensive eruption that provided Brandon Beachy some comfort and propelled the Braves to Wednesday night's 6-3 win over the Phillies at Turner Field.
8/14/2013 | Walden expected back for Nationals series
The Braves expect one of their most trusted eighth-inning weapons back by the start of this weekend's series against the Nationals. Right-hander Jordan Walden played catch on Tuesday for the first time since taking a line drive off the base of his thumb on Saturday night, and two more days without any setbacks should put him back in the bullpen by Friday night.
8/14/2013 | Newly called up Pastornicky exits with injury
Tyler Pastornicky, called up on Tuesday when Dan Uggla went on the disabled list, left Wednesday night's game with a sprained left knee after colliding with Jason Heyward under a pop fly. The team plans to re-evaluate the injury on Thursday.
8/14/2013 | D. Young released by Phils after refusing assignment
Delmon Young was designated for assignment on Friday when the Phillies decided that Darin Ruf needed regular playing time, and was released on Friday when he refused the assignment.
8/14/2013 | Halladay ready to prove statistics wrong
Though research has shown that pitchers of Roy Halladay's age do not have successful comebacks following any type of shoulder surgery, major or minor, he hopes to disprove that as he make his first rehab start on Thursday.
8/14/2013 | Royals add veterans as they make run at postseason
It was an under-the-radar-type transaction on Sunday. The Kansas City Royals acquired veteran utility infielder Jamey Carroll from the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named or cash considerations. It was, however, a very loud statement by the Royals.
8/14/2013 | Arroyo's easy effort keeps Reds rolling vs. Cubs
Bronson Arroyo made it look it easy for seven innings and got plenty of help, as the Reds cruised to a 5-0 victory Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
8/14/2013 | Cobb remains fearless about return to mound
Rays right-hander Alex Cobb will return with no fear to the same mound on Thursday as he faces the Mariners in his first start since being struck by a line drive in the head at Tropicana Field on June 15.
8/14/2013 | Moore opts to delay return to Rays' rotation
Rays pitcher Matt Moore will not return to the starting rotation on Saturday as he remains on the 15-day disabled list with a sore muscle in his left elbow. He feels his arm needs more time to heal after throwing a 55-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday.
8/14/2013 | Farquhar looking like Mariners' saving grace
Of all the developments with the Mariners this season, the biggest surprise might be the emergence of Danny Farquhar as the team's closer. Acting manager Robby Thompson finally is conceding the job belongs for now to the 26-year-old Florida native.
8/14/2013 | Dodgers exec Kasten pleased by club's progress
In the year-plus since the Dodgers' new ownership group brought Stan Kasten on board as CEO and president, the club has improved on the diamond, has improved attendance and continued to be active in the community.
8/14/2013 | Rays snap skid with walk-off win against M's
Matt Joyce delivered the tying hit and scored on Jason Bourgeois' single as the Rays rallied for a 5-4 walk-off win over the Mariners on Wednesday night to even the series and end their six-game skid.
8/14/2013 | Hill's 14th-inning single caps trio of walk-offs
For the third straight game, the D-backs walked off with a win over the Orioles. Aaron Hill was the hero as he singled in the 14th inning Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep with a 5-4 win.
8/14/2013 | Marlins' prospect Del Orbe suffers fractured skull
Right-hander Ramon Del Orbe, a Marlins prospect pitching for the team's Class A Greensboro affiliate, was hospitalized with two skull fractures on Tuesday night after he was struck by a line drive.
8/14/2013 | Giambi's homer paves way for Brantley's heroics
Jason Giambi's three-run homer tied the game in the eighth, Carlos Santana put the Tribe up in the 10th, and after Chris Perez blew the save, Michael Brantley knocked in the winning run in the 12th, as the Indians topped the Twins, 9-8, at Target Field on Wednesday.
8/14/2013 | Rasmus lands on DL with strained left oblique
Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday afternoon, retroactive to Monday, after his strained left oblique muscle failed to display noticeable signs of improvement over the past 24 hours.
8/14/2013 | Royals likely to recall Duffy to start in twin bill
Left-hander Danny Duffy looks like the Royals' choice to pitch one of the two games at Detroit on Friday, although no announcement has been made.
8/14/2013 | Rangers acquire left-hander Blackley from Astros
The Rangers acquired left-hander Travis Blackley from the Astros in exchange for cash considerations on Wednesday. He will be sent to Triple-A Round Rock and not be placed on the club's 40-man roster.
8/14/2013 | Reds don't dismiss idea of using Cueto in relief
Johnny Cueto, who has never pitched in relief in the Majors, has been on his third DL stint of the season since June 29 with a strained right lat, while lefty reliever Sean Marshall went on the DL for the second time on May 24 with a left shoulder injury.
8/14/2013 | Cubs set to recall Arrieta, return Villanueva to 'pen
Jake Arrieta, acquired from the Orioles in the Scott Feldman deal, will join the Cubs' rotation and start Friday against the Cardinals, while Carlos Villanueva is headed back to the bullpen.
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