8/21/2013 | Reds hang on after offense's early eruption
Shin-Soo Choo was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle on his four-hit night as the Reds opened an early lead before hanging on for a 10-7 win over the D-backs on Wednesday night.
8/21/2013 | Davey plans to take a look at some young players
Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Wednesday that he plans on getting a look at some younger players over the final few weeks of the regular season.
8/21/2013 | Nix hit by pitch, suffers fractured left hand
Jayson Nix suffered a fractured left hand after getting hit by a pitch on Wednesday. Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey hit Nix on the left hand with an 80-mph offering with one out in the second inning.
8/21/2013 | Rizzo moves to two-hole, while Castro leads off
Another day, another Cubs lineup experiment. A day after shortstop Starlin Castro was in the No. 8 spot for the first time this season, first baseman Anthony Rizzo was moved to No. 2 on Wednesday, while Castro batted leadoff. It's the only place in the lineup Rizzo has never hit.
8/21/2013 | Mujica checked by trainers, stays in game
In the bottom of the ninth inning of Wednesday's 8-6 win over the Brewers, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and members of the training staff did something that made St. Louis fans hold their breath -- they ran out to check on closer Edward Mujica.
8/21/2013 | Reyes ejected early after arguing strike call
Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes was ejected during the second inning of Wednesday night's game against the Yankees for arguing a called third strike with home-plate umpire Ted Barrett.
8/21/2013 | Goldschmidt shrugs off reaching 100-RBI mark
After hitting a grand slam that proved to be the game-winner Tuesday night, D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was asked if he knew how many RBIs he had on the season.
8/21/2013 | Healthy Yadi fuels Cardinals' faith in stretch run
The St. Louis Cardinals won what amounted to a split decision Wednesday. On the plus side, they won a game and a series from the Milwaukee Brewers with an 8-6 victory at Miller Park. And they demonstrated a continuing faith in the notion that their invaluable catcher, Yadier Molina, would be able to play on a truly regular basis. On the minus side, Jake Westbrook's slump was not ended.
8/21/2013 | Rosario flirting with first amid strong hitting
Wilin Rosario was in the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies riding an 11-game hitting streak in which he had three home runs and 14 RBIs, and the catcher started the night at first base.
8/21/2013 | Garcia hitting his stride in tenure with Sox
Avisail Garcia had a career-high three hits against the Royals in Tuesday night's 2-0 win -- leaving Garcia with a .341 batting average through his first 11 games with the White Sox.
8/21/2013 | Cingrani doesn't expect to miss start with back issue
Head trainer Paul Lessard said Wednesday that Reds starter Tony Cingrani was feeling much better less than 24 hours after exiting Tuesday's game in the fourth inning with a lower back strain.
8/21/2013 | Injury puts focus on Mauer's future as catcher
When Joe Mauer was placed on the 7-day disabled list with concussion-like symptoms after Tuesday's game against the Tigers, it raised the question about whether he should continue to be subjected to the daily rigors that come with being a big league catcher.
8/21/2013 | Model of excellence: Ichiro reaches 4,000 hits his way
To understand how Ichiro Suzuki got to this remarkable place in baseball history, his pregame preparation might be a good place to start. He's a private man by nature, guarded in his public comments. Nevertheless, he has revealed plenty about himself during nine seasons in Japan and 13 with the Mariners and Yankees with how he has gone about his job.
8/21/2013 | Broxton sustains new injury after exiting in eighth
After being unavailable the previous two nights because of an issue similar to the right elbow strain that kept him on the disabled list for two months, Jonathan Broxton came on to pitch the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the D-backs. Nine pitches, a home run and a walk later, Broxton left the game and walked off the field with head trainer Paul Lessard.
8/21/2013 | Success brings out Dodgers opponents' best
Some of the Marlins haven't hidden their anticipation of getting a chance to knock off the Dodgers. Manager Don Mattingly said if opponents are raising their game when they play the Dodgers, it's only the price of success.
8/21/2013 | Hechavarria having uncharacteristic month at short
Because Adeiny Hechavarria has been a dynamic difference maker in the field for so long, it's unusual to see him charged with an error, let alone two in the same game. But that's what happened in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Dodgers, the first time Hechavarria has been charged with more than one error in a game.
8/21/2013 | Braves claim E. Johnson off waivers from Royals
The Braves announced on Wednesday they have claimed infielder Elliot Johnson off waivers from the Royals. Johnson will join Atlanta for its series in St. Louis.
8/21/2013 | Asdrubal displays intelligence with pickoff play
In the eighth inning on Tuesday, Asdrubal Cabrera noticed Josh Hamilton straying a bit too far from second base and quarterbacked a pickoff to keep the game tied.
8/21/2013 | Revere off crutches, but role for Phils unclear
Phillies center fielder Ben Revere is finally off his crutches following right ankle surgery in July, but there is a chance he will not rejoin the Phillies until next season.
8/21/2013 | Halladay scheduled for third rehab start
Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay will make his third rehab start Sunday with Double-A Reading. He allowed seven hits, two runs and three walks with four strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings Tuesday with Class A Lakewood.
8/21/2013 | Astros know mistakes are part of learning curve
The Astros have 14 rookies on their active roster, so mistakes are bound to happen. Take for example Tuesday's big league debut of catcher Max Stassi, who went 2-for-3 but committing a baserunning blunder after his first hit. It's all part of the learning process the youngest club in the Majors has had to go through this season.
8/21/2013 | Pierzynski ready for Chicago return
Catcher A.J. Pierzynski will be making his return to U.S. Cellular Field on Friday when the Rangers open a three-game series with the White Sox. Pierzynski was with the White Sox from 2005-12 and has caught more games at U.S. Cellular Field than any other catcher.
8/21/2013 | Maxwell learning all about Kauffman's quirks
Outfielder Justin Maxwell has been with the Royals since July 31, but he's still getting used to the quirks of the Kauffman Stadium outfield through extra work with first-base and outfield coach Rusty Kuntz.
8/21/2013 | Trout out of lineup for third straight contest
Angels superstar Mike Trout left Sunday's game with tightness in his right hamstring and hasn't been in the lineup since. He did not start on Wednesday and won't play again until his condition improves a bit more.
8/21/2013 | Eligible to come off DL, Kendrick not yet activated
Howie Kendrick, who has been working out and doing baseball activities, still needs "a little more time" before he is ready to play second base on a consistent basis.
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