8/16/2013 | Happ returns to Tropicana mound to face Rays
Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ will return on Saturday to the same mound he was violently removed from more than three months ago, facing Roberto Hernandez and the Rays at Tropicana Field.
8/16/2013 | J-Up keeps Braves scorching hot with walk-off blast
While there is not much intrigue surrounding the National League East race, it appears the Braves are determined to spend the remainder of this season marking their supremacy in an authoritative manner. Justin Upton capped an exciting evening by drilling Ian Krol's offspeed pitch just over the left-center-field wall to give the Braves a 3-2, 10-inning win over the Nationals on Friday night at Turner Field.
8/16/2013 | Giants unload offense to outlast Marlins
The Giants capitalized on two early errors and did not let up, hammering the Marlins' Nathan Eovaldi in a 14-10 win Friday night at Marlins Park. Fourteen runs and 19 hits were both season-high marks for San Francisco.
8/16/2013 | Rays walk off on Lobaton's ninth-inning triple
Jose Lobaton's walk-off triple in the ninth pushed the Rays to a 5-4 win over the Blue Jays on Friday at Tropicana Field in the series opener.
8/16/2013 | K-Rod leaves game with right groin strain
Orioles reliever Francisco Rodriguez left the game after serving up a solo home run and a single to lead off the eighth inning, limping as he gingerly headed to the home clubhouse. He is day to day. The club optioned designated hitter Henry Urrutia to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for another reliever, who they will add before Saturday's game.
8/16/2013 | Anderson slated for two relief innings on Saturday
Left-hander Brett Anderson is still slated to pitch Saturday for Triple-A Sacramento in his first rehab appearance after injuring his right foot in May.
8/16/2013 | Marlins, Giants looking for depth from starters
Both the Giants and Marlins needed five pitchers to get through a wild 14-10 San Francisco victory Friday, so they could especially use a deep outing from starters Matt Cain and Henderson Alvarez on Saturday for the second game of their three-game set in Miami.
8/16/2013 | Crisp out of lineup for fifth straight game
Coco Crisp was absent from the A's starting lineup for the fifth straight game on Friday against the Indians.
8/16/2013 | Blanks getting closer to returning to Padres
Padres first baseman/outfielder Kyle Blanks has had a slow recovery since he landed on the disabled list on July 12 with tendinitis in his left Achilles, but he feels like he's making inroads toward getting back on the field again.
8/16/2013 | Robinson relishes first big league stint
After spending nine seasons in the Minor Leagues, Chris Robinson is beyond excited to be happy to be a part of a Major League team, even if its only for a few days while fellow catcher Nick Hundley is on paternity leave.
8/16/2013 | Quentin may be done for season
The Padres are giving Carlos Quentin's injured knee a 10-day break and then they'll do an evaluation to decide if the outfielder will be shut down for the season.
8/16/2013 | Springer likely to finish out Triple-A season
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Friday that outfielder George Springer would stay at Triple-A Oklahoma City for the rest of its season, which could include a trip to the playoffs. Whether Springer gets called to Houston afterward remains to be seen, but don't expect him in an Astros uniform anytime soon.
8/16/2013 | Luhnow happy to see Cardinals call up Wong
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow was beaming with pride Friday discussing Kolten Wong, one of the Cardinals' top prospects who was called up to the big leagues earlier in the day. Luhnow was the Cardinals' scouting director when they drafted Wong in 2011.
8/16/2013 | Harrell regaining command in long relief
Right-hander Lucas Harrell, who was the Astros' best pitcher a year ago, appears to be settling into his long-relief role.
8/16/2013 | Jaso's season in jeopardy as symptoms persist
Recent developments in John Jaso's recovery from a concussion suffered on July 24 have placed the catcher's return this season in jeopardy.
8/16/2013 | Pitching depth keeps Reds in postseason contention
Despite the blown save on Friday, the Reds' pitching has been remarkable this season, doubly so when you consider the caliber of the Cincinnati pitchers on the disabled list.
8/16/2013 | Lucroy solves Chapman, lifting Crew to walk-off win
Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy had struck out in all five of his at-bats against Reds closer Aroldis Chapman before connecting for a two-run, walk-off home run in the ninth for a 7-6 win Friday night at Miller Park.
8/16/2013 | d'Arnaud to debut for Mets on Saturday
Travis d'Arnaud, baseball's top catching prospect, will join the Mets in time for Saturday's game against the Padres. He will take the roster spot of starting catcher John Buck, who flew to New York on Friday to join wife, Brooke, for the birth of the couple's third child.
8/16/2013 | Hefner may need Tommy John surgery
Mets right-hander Jeremy Hefner is facing the possibility of season-ending Tommy John surgery, according to general manager Sandy Alderson. Hefner is scheduled for a third examination on his right elbow Monday, after undergoing two exams last week.
8/16/2013 | Scioscia to have say on proposed replay changes
Mike Scioscia has not yet reviewed all the details in the latest proposal for instant replay, but as a member of Commissioner Bud Selig's Special Committee for On-Field Matters, the Angels manager's input will certainly be heard.
8/16/2013 | Werth sad to see Manuel dismissed by Phils
Outfielder Jayson Werth was saddened to learn about Charlie Manuel's dismissal as manager of the Phillies. Under Manuel, Werth became an everyday right fielder who helped the Phillies win two pennants and one World Series title before joining the Nationals.
8/16/2013 | Ramos has no issues with Nationals Park's surface
Recently, Braves catcher Brian McCann told MLB.com's Mark Bowman and Eric Single that he believes the recent discomfort in his right knee is a product of playing on what he described as a "really, really hard" surface behind the plate at Nationals Park. However, Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos said he doesn't have that problem with Nationals Park's surface.
8/16/2013 | Bourjos returns from DL; Field sent to Triple-A
Prior to Friday's series opener against the Astros, Peter Bourjos was activated from the disabled list and Tommy Field was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake.
8/16/2013 | Pujols has boot removed, hopeful to return this year
Angels slugger Albert Pujols spent the past three weeks in a walking boot, which was removed Friday, and he reiterated that there may be a little bit left to his season.
8/16/2013 | After Bucs regain lead, Cole stifles D-backs
Two innings after throwing back a 2-0 lead, Gerrit Cole shut down the D-backs the second time he had the chance in the Pirates' 6-2 win on Friday night at PNC Park.
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