8/17/2013 | Colon headed to 15-day DL due to groin strain
Instead of making his scheduled start on Sunday, Bartolo Colon will be placed on the 15-day DL with a left groin strain, an injury that initially surfaced during his Friday flat ground session. Tommy Milone will be recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to start in his place against the Indians.
8/17/2013 | Pagan makes most of limited rehab appearance
Outfielder Angel Pagan's first game of his rehab assignment with the Arizona League Giants on Friday went fine, according to San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy. Pagan will play five innings on Saturday.
8/17/2013 | Panda picking up pace, especially in the clutch
Even though the Giants are on the other side of the country, Pablo Sandoval figured out a way to bring his teammates home against the Marlins. He finished 3-for-3 with runners in scoring position in San Francisco's 14-10 win on Friday.
8/17/2013 | Mota gets Series ring, expresses desire to return
Former Giants reliever and Miami native Guillermo Mota received his 2012 World Series ring on Saturday. While visiting during San Francisco's batting practice, Mota said he would like to pitch two more seasons in the Majors.
8/17/2013 | Milone set for spot start in rubber game vs. Tribe
Left-hander Tommy Milone will make Sunday afternoon's start in place of injured right-hander Bartolo Colon. The Indians will send their own lefty, Scott Kazmir, to the hill in hopes of earning a series victory.
8/17/2013 | Ubaldo flirts with no-no as Tribe sinks A's
On Saturday night, Ubaldo Jimenez became the living definition of "effectively wild" while leading the Indians to a 7-1 victory over the A's at the Coliseum. There was no shortage of traffic on the bases, but Jimenez simultaneously flirted with danger and history, carrying a no-hitter into the sixth.
8/17/2013 | Darvish out to continue August dominance in finale
The Rangers have the best record in the AL this month, thanks in large part to ace Yu Darvish, who is 3-0 and has allowed just four earned runs on 14 hits in 22 innings. Darvish, who has struck out 35 and walked just four this month, will oppose the Mariners' Erasmo Ramirez in Sunday's rubber game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
8/17/2013 | Chapman's status unknown for rest of series
Reds manager Dusty Baker would not tip his hand Saturday on whether his closer, Aroldis Chapman, will be used in the last two games against the Brewers.
8/17/2013 | Frazier turning corner after breaking out of slump
Todd Frazier was mired in a 3-for-49 slump before he broke out with two hits and two RBIs in Cincinnati's 5-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday. With three hits and four more RBIs Friday, Reds manager Dusty Baker is optimistic his third baseman is on the upswing.
8/17/2013 | Tigers gauging Iglesias' offensive potential
The Tigers knew immediately what they were getting from Jose Iglesias defensively when they pulled off the trade two weeks ago. That was evident from his first game at shortstop last week in Cleveland. His offense, by contrast, is a whole different question.
8/17/2013 | Kelly, Cardinals blank Cubs at Wrigley
With six scoreless innings, Joe Kelly helped the Cardinals to a 4-0, series-evening win over the Cubs on Saturday. A two-run homer by catcher Yadier Molina and heads-up baserunning by Jon Jay punctuated the victory in front of 41,981 fans at Wrigley Field.
8/17/2013 | Seager's swing quite successful at Rangers Ballpark
Kyle Seager has hit well everywhere he's gone in his two-plus seasons with the Mariners, but the young third baseman seems to have a particular fondness for Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
8/17/2013 | After rough outing, Farquhar bounces right back
Danny Farquhar's career as a Major League closer spans all of two weeks, but the 5-foot-9 right-hander survived one of the first critical tests when he rebounded from his first blown save with a perfect ninth inning in Friday's 3-1 win over the Rangers.
8/17/2013 | Slumping Franklin sits; Ryan at short, Miller at second
Mariners rookie second baseman Nick Franklin, mired in a tough slump after getting off to a hot start this season, got the day off Saturday as acting manager Robby Thompson juggled the middle of his infield with Felix Hernandez on the mound.
8/17/2013 | Smoak cool with not batting in heart of order
First baseman Justin Smoak has been putting up increasingly good numbers all season, but continues hitting sixth or seventh in the lineup as the Mariners stick with veteran sluggers Kendrys Morales, Raul Ibanez and Michael Morse in the heart of the order.
8/17/2013 | Reyes likely to rest until Yankees series
The lingering discomfort in Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes' left ankle has moved to his right knee. He was removed from the lineup and told by manager John Gibbons to take it easy until at least Tuesday, when the Blue Jays play a doubleheader against the Yankees in New York.
8/17/2013 | Slow start not dampening Pillar's enthusiasm
With three Major League games under his belt, Blue Jays rookie outfielder Kevin Pillar was 0-for-10. And having the time of his life.
8/17/2013 | Rays look to hold off Blue Jays in finale
Chris Archer on Sunday afternoon will face a Todd Redmond-led Blue Jays squad that despite Saturday's 6-2 victory has struggled at Tropicana Field, where it has lost 44 of its last 60 games against Tampa Bay.
8/17/2013 | Stinson recalled, fills spot left by Urrutia
Needing to aid an overworked bullpen, the Orioles recalled 25-year-old right-hander Josh Stinson from Triple-A Norfolk prior to Saturday's game against the Rockies. Henry Urrutia had 52 at-bats in 21 games, batting .269 with a triple and two RBIs, and the Cuban outfielder platooned in the DH spot.
8/17/2013 | Holland saves two in twin bill for second time in '13
When Royals closer Greg Holland notched a save in both games of Friday's doubleheader, it was the second time he'd accomplished that this season.
8/17/2013 | Harper scratched, but enters game vs. Braves late
At 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, outfielder Bryce Harper was in the starting lineup, hitting leadoff for the Nationals. By 5 p.m., however, Harper was scratched from the lineup because of a left triceps injury, which occurred when he was hit by a Luis Avilan pitch on Friday night.
8/17/2013 | Hosmer puts on power display in twin bill
Eric Hosmer did something on Friday that no Royals hitter had done since 1998. He banged a home run in each game of a doubleheader.
8/17/2013 | Lefties Duensing, Thielbar give Twins depth in bullpen
Having two lefties in the bullpen pitching as effectively as Brian Duensing and Caleb Thielbar have been for the Twins recently is a nice luxury for manager Ron Gardenhire.
8/17/2013 | Polanco feeling better after being hit in head
Placido Polanco was involved in a scary moment in the eighth inning on Friday night when he was struck on the left side of the helmet by Santiago Casilla's 94 mph fastball. On Saturday, Polanco said he felt better. He doesn't have any concussion symptoms. But as a precaution he was not available for the game against San Francisco, and he will be re-evaluated on Sunday.
8/17/2013 | Marisnick starts, hot-hitting Ruggiano sits
Belting two homers along with a two-run double on Friday night didn't change Justin Ruggiano's status on Saturday. Once again, the outfielder was not in the Marlins' starting lineup for the second game of the weekend series with the Giants at Marlins Park.
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