3/12/2014 | Angels rout Garza as Santiago displays K's
David Freese went 3-for-3 to break out of his spring slump; Kole Calhoun, Albert Pujols, Erick Aybar and Matt Long each notched a couple of hits; and Mike Trout scored two runs and drove in two as the Angels beat the Brewers, 12-2, and the starters had their most impressive offensive showing since the Cactus League opener nearly two weeks ago.
3/12/2014 | Cook progressing, set to throw bullpen session
With less than three weeks left in Spring Training, reliever Ryan Cook's chances of being ready for the opener are dwindling, but A's manager Bob Melvin has not ruled out anything.
3/12/2014 | Astros eager to benefit from Ryan's wisdom
Hall of Famer and executive advisor Nolan Ryan is in the process of learning about the Astros, and he plans to make himself available to whomever might need him.
3/12/2014 | Blanton's complete 180 backed by relentless bats
Joe Blanton had a much better day than Rangers starter Alexi Ogando, and it showed in a 12-1 Angels victory on Wednesday at Surprise Stadium.
3/12/2014 | Williams pleased with progression this spring
Jerome Williams feels that he has a tendency to be a slow starter, but in his first spring with Houston, things have been different. "It's progressing real well," said Williams, who signed a one-year deal on Feb. 6 after three seasons with the Angels.
3/12/2014 | Ike inching closer, but return not imminent
Ike Davis shed his walking boot long enough to play catch on Wednesday with Lucas Duda, the Mets' similarly-hobbled first baseman with whom he is competing for a job. But neither player is ready for an imminent return to game action.
3/12/2014 | Lincecum works into fifth; Giants rally in ninth
Right-hander Tim Lincecum worked four shutout innings before hitting a speed bump in the fifth inning -- allowing two runs -- in the Giants' 4-3 comeback win over the White Sox at Scottsdale Stadium on Wednesday. Buster Posey went 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Joaquin Arias delivered the walk-off win with a single in the ninth.
3/12/2014 | Martinez sets sights on Cardinals' rotation
Asked whether he would prefer to be a starter or come out of the bullpen, Carlos Martinez didn't need a translator to answer that question, which was posed to him Wednesday after the Cardinals right-hander delivered another solid outing.
3/12/2014 | Call overturned after Porter challenges
Baseball's new instant-replay system helped the Astros put an extra run on the board in the seventh inning of Wednesday's game against the Nationals, an eventual 10-9 win, at Osceola County Stadium.
3/12/2014 | Rangers nearing completely healthy lineup
Barring any injuries or setbacks, the Rangers could have their full projected Opening Day lineup available to them by this weekend. That means Alex Rios, Geovany Soto and Jurickson Profar all being available to play in the field.
3/12/2014 | Weeks happily 'free' after hamstring pops
Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks exited Wednesday's game against the Angels, but said he was fine afterwards.
3/12/2014 | Springer's walk-off single caps 14-hit day for Astros
Trailing by two runs in the ninth despite Jason Castro's three RBIs, the Astros rallied on RBI hits by Delino DeShields Jr., Marwin Gonzalez and George Springer for a 10-9 win over the Astros on Wednesday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium.
3/12/2014 | Santana hits first homer of spring in Indians' win
Carlos Santana hit his first home run of the spring as the Indians scored early and hung on for a 12-4 win against the Padres at Goodyear Ballpark on Wednesday afternoon.
3/12/2014 | After two-inning return, Greinke has 'ways to go'
Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke was happier with his calf than his pitching Wednesday as he returned to game action nearly two weeks after injuring his lower right leg.
3/12/2014 | As destiny decrees, Choo an ideal leadoff man
Fate is fate and facts are facts. Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo's ability to read and see pitches, working counts and drawing walks and exhausting the opposition, has made him the ideal leadoff option in a game with an increasing appreciation for OBP.
3/12/2014 | Stroman able to limit the damage during start
Marcus Stroman had another slight setback in his quest for the final spot in Toronto's rotation when he allowed three runs during his start in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Rays.
3/12/2014 | Cardinals trying to get handle on replay
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny lost his third challenge in as many attempts in Tuesday's 9-8 loss to the Mets in Jupiter. After further review, Matheny is convinced the call that went against St. Louis in the ninth inning would have been overturned by replay during the regular season.
3/12/2014 | Dunn accepts reality without true explanation
Adam Dunn's offensive game has become one-dimensional, power-based as he enters the 2014 campaign. The always frank White Sox slugger doesn't totally understand how he arrived at this point, and won't try to cop to anything more.
3/12/2014 | Medica's hot bat has Padres looking for a spot for him
Tommy Medica, who was a catcher for the early part of his professional career before transitioning to first base four seasons ago, has been trying out the outfield.
3/12/2014 | Braves chairman: 'We're in a winning mode'
Braves chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk did not waver when team president John Schuerholz called Monday to request that the club's payroll be expanded enough to account for the sudden need to pursue free-agent pitcher Ervin Santana.
3/12/2014 | Kemp content taking small steps on road to recovery
The days of Spring Training are dwindling to a spare few, and it looks like Matt Kemp will remain at Camelback Ranch, not only when the Dodgers break camp for their season-opening trip to Australia, but well beyond that. Time marches on, and right now the clock is not in Kemp's favor.
3/12/2014 | Germano's career defined by extraordinary experiences
Rangers pitcher Justin Germano may not have had the most successful career, but it certainly has been extraordinary. "It has been an interesting ride to say the least," Germano said.
3/12/2014 | Sprained thumb could nix next start for Beckett
Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett is questionable to make his Friday start because of a sprained right thumb.
3/12/2014 | Raburn hopes to be back in lineup Thursday
Ryan Raburn felt good enough coming off his two-hit "B" game performance Tuesday to speculate that he could be back in the big league lineup as soon as Thursday.
3/12/2014 | Rays power to win behind Moore, Sands
Jerry Sands hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning off right-hander Chad Jenkins to lead the Rays to a 5-4 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
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