8/28/2013 | Archer, bullpen help Rays keep pace in East
For the second straight night, the Rays built a sizeable lead on the Angels, but this time they held onto it on their way to a 4-1 win Wednesday at Tropicana Field.
8/28/2013 | Duffy called up as KC options Davis, Coleman
The Royals, as expected, put pitchers Danny Duffy and Luke Hochevar on their 25-man roster. Their corresponding moves were more unexpected, however, as pitchers Wade Davis and Louis Coleman both were optioned to Class A Wilmington.
8/28/2013 | After early removal, Puig vows to give '100 percent'
Don Mattingly referred to Yasiel Puig's effort in regard to his decision to remove the rookie outfielder from Wednesday's 4-0 win, but the Dodgers' manager did not specifically explain what Puig did or didn't do, saying he wanted to keep it "in-house."
8/28/2013 | Orioles recall top prospect Gausman
Kevin Gausman, the fourth overall pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday and will pitch out of the bullpen for the rest of the year.
8/28/2013 | Sveum finds himself ejected on leadoff batter
Cubs manager Dale Sveum was ejected in the first inning Wednesday for arguing a checked-swing call during Dodgers leadoff batter Yasiel Puig's at-bat.
8/28/2013 | Nationals reflect on MLK, March
It was Aug. 28, 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, a demonstration to push for better jobs for all people and help pass better civil rights legislation.
8/28/2013 | Late push could propel Nats into Wild Card game
The Nationals may now be buried too deep in the National League East, but they are within striking distance of the two Wild Card spots, and a strong push from here on out could propel them to the postseason.
8/28/2013 | Kemp set for rehab assignment beginning Thursday
Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is scheduled to begin a Minor League rehab assignment Thursday with Class A Rancho Cucamonga.
8/28/2013 | Former White Sox employee Wilder sentenced
David Wilder, who once held a front-office position for the Chicago White Sox, was sentenced to two years in prison for a scheme that involved kickbacks paid to secure 23 prospective Latin American players between December 2004 and February 2008.
8/28/2013 | Parallel lives of Mickey and Willie examined in book
Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays may well be the two best center fielders in history, but rarely are they viewed through the same prism. Author Allen Barra appeared at the Museum of the City of New York to discuss his recent book, in which he attempts to do just that.
8/28/2013 | Prime opportunity arises to give Adrian breather
Adrian Gonzalez leads the Dodgers in games played and started, so it was a rare sight to see the first baseman out of Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs. But manager Don Mattingly felt it was the right time to rest Gonzalez.
8/28/2013 | Perez beats King Felix again after offensive explosion
Rookie left-hander Martin Perez continued his outstanding August for the Rangers, while Felix Hernandez, pitching in his home park in front of his yellow-clad cheering section, was the one who had the miserable afternoon for the Mariners. Perez beat Hernandez for the second time in less than two weeks in a battle of Venezuela natives, as the Rangers defeated the Mariners, 12-4, on Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field.
8/28/2013 | Prospect Blazek returns to St. Louis bullpen
The Cardinals added another fresh arm to their bullpen Wednesday, recalling right-hander Michael Blazek to fill the roster spot vacated by Carlos Martinez.
8/28/2013 | Young leukemia patient sings 'God Bless America'
Darla Holloway, a 4-year-old who was diagnosed two years ago with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, was accompanied by her mother, Sherelle, as she sang a rousing rendition of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch on Tuesday night.
8/28/2013 | MLB Notebook: Victorino's night one for the ages
Shane Victorino homered twice, doubled and set a career high with seven RBIs as the Red Sox rolled over the Orioles, 13-2, on Tuesday to join a select group of right fielders.
8/28/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: August 28
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
8/28/2013 | Kluber nearing return with solid 'pen session
Following a simulated game on Saturday in Detroit, Indians right-hander Corey Kluber may be ready to be activated from the 15-day disabled list.
8/28/2013 | Uggla returns from DL confident in approach
With Dan Uggla back in the Braves' starting lineup on Wednesday night -- batting sixth and playing second base -- both team and player were prepared to face the next unknown in dealing with his vision problems that have taken months to adequately correct.
8/28/2013 | C. Johnson makes Indians pay in walk-off win
Jordan Schafer collected three hits and scored the winning run on Chris Johnson's single in the ninth as the Braves earned a 3-2 walk-off win over the Indians on Wednesday night.
8/28/2013 | Cardinals' win no picnic for beat-up Holliday
Matt Holliday took a beating during Tuesday night's 6-1 win over the Reds. The Cardinals left fielder fouled two balls off his left leg, missing his shin guard at two different spots. Holliday was also hit in the left arm with a pitch by Reds reliever Alfredo Simon in the eighth, leaving him "pretty sore" after the game.
8/28/2013 | Tigers need Verlander of old back before postseason
Any scenario that includes an American League pennant and a World Series championship for the 2013 Detroit Tigers also features Justin Verlander pitching like, well, Justin Verlander.
8/28/2013 | Cards seek sweep as Reds try to keep rivals in sight
On Wednesday, Cincinnati will hope to avoid leaving town completely empty-handed against now-first-place St. Louis. The Reds, 4 1/2 back in the NL Central, turn to Homer Bailey, while the Cards, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Pirates, start Adam Wainwright, who is coming off his fifth complete game.
8/28/2013 | Headley exits game with back stiffness
Third baseman Chase Headley left Tuesday's game against the D-backs with stiffness in his back, the Padres said.
8/27/2013 | Petit makes early homers stand up for Giants
Journeyman Yusmeiro Petit gave the Giants a much-needed, and perhaps unexpected, lift Tuesday night. Starting in place of injured Matt Cain, Petit worked six solid innings as the Giants beat the Rockies, 5-3.
8/27/2013 | Pitching will determine Orioles' fate in stretch run
Wei-Yin Chen turned in the worst performance of his career in a key August matchup, and if the Orioles want to return to the playoffs for a second consecutive season, they'll need their starting pitchers to step up.
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