8/31/2013 | Starlin's home run powers Cubs to win over Phils
Starlin Castro hit his first home run in a month on Saturday, smacking a tiebreaking shot to lead off the sixth, and Cole Gillespie drove in two runs to lift the Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Phillies for just their fourth win in the last 21 home games.
8/31/2013 | Pirates are set for a September to remember
With the Pirates closing in on their first winning season since 1992, and in the mix for a playoff berth, Bucs fans are in for a wild ride.
8/31/2013 | Mo locked down '99 Series MVP with Game 4 outing
The Braves threatened late in Game 4 for the 1999 World Series, but Mariano Rivera entered to retire Chipper Jones in the eighth, then tossed a scoreless ninth to secure the Yankees' 25th World Series championship and earn Series MVP honors.
8/31/2013 | Giants dealing with a World Series hangover
The Giants went into Saturday with the worst winning percentage (.448) of a defending World Series champion other than the Marlins, who went 54-108 (.333) in 1998 after winning it all the year before.
8/31/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: August 31
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
8/31/2013 | Blue Jays walk fine line with win over Royals
Right-hander R.A. Dickey fired eight strong innings, but left trailing by a run until the Blue Jays pulled ahead on two bases-loaded walks in the eighth for a 4-2 win over the Royals on Saturday.
8/31/2013 | Royals hoping to come up aces in finale with Jays
Ace right-hander James Shields may be just what the Royals need to turn the tide in Sunday's series finale against J.A. Happ and the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
8/31/2013 | Reynolds to face former club for first time
Now with a Reds team looking to make a run at a division title, Greg Reynolds will return to the mound at Coors Field against Juan Nicasio on Saturday to face his former club for the first time.
8/31/2013 | Harper's hustle comes into question during key at-bat
Bryce Harper has become one of the most popular players in baseball because of the intensity that he brings to every play. But with two on and two outs in the eighth inning of Friday's 3-2 loss to the Mets, that intensity was lacking.
8/30/2013 | Puig's four hits, A-Gon's two homers lead LA
Adrian Gonzalez homered twice and drove in four runs, Yasiel Puig had four hits and Hyun-Jin Ryu added an RBI double to 6 1/3 solid innings on the mound to earn his 13th victory as the National League West-leading Dodgers thumped the Padres in Los Angeles.
8/30/2013 | Feeling light-headed, Davey leaves game early
When Jordan Zimmermann left Friday night's game in the eighth inning, he handed the ball to bench coach Randy Knorr. Manager Davey Johnson was nowhere to be found. Knorr said that Johnson left the dugout in the fourth inning because he felt light-headed. Knorr assumed his duties as manager for the rest of the game.
8/30/2013 | Called-up prospects could impact races
Starting Sunday, Major League rosters can be increased to 40 players for the remainder of the season. The reasons to call up players are plentiful. Some teams will hope they will provide a boost to a playoff push, while others will be giving future impact players early auditions in order to see what they can do.
8/30/2013 | Garza leads Rangers out of August vs. Twins
The Rangers trot out Matt Garza against the Twins on Saturday, who will counter with Mike Pelfrey in the final game of August. The Rangers will vie for 20 wins in August, which would be the fourth time they have reached that total in a month in franchise history.
8/30/2013 | Rejuvenated Minor aims to extend Braves' streak
When Mike Minor takes the mound at Turner Field to face the Marlins on Saturday night, he'll look to continue a Braves winning streak he helped start less than a week ago. In his most recent start last Sunday, Minor tossed seven innings of one-run ball as Atlanta avoided a sweep against St. Louis. Since, the Braves have won five in a row, including Friday's series opener against the Marlins.
8/30/2013 | Nice to see you: Peavy squares off vs. ex-teammates
After starting the season with the White Sox, Jake Peavy will see plenty of familiar faces in the batter's box when he takes the mound wearing a Red Sox uniform in Saturday night's contest at Fenway Park.
8/30/2013 | Bridge closure delays Rays' bus ride to Coliseum
There were just a handful of Rays players hanging out in the clubhouse before Friday night's game against the Athletics. Those were the smart ones.
8/30/2013 | Helton's six RBIs lift Rockies over Reds
Todd Helton crushed a pair of three-run homers Friday, his six RBIs powering the Rockies to a 9-6 victory over the Reds at Coors Field.
8/30/2013 | Homers pick up Twins in go-ahead seventh
The Twins used a pair of seventh-inning homers from Chris Herrmann and Justin Morneau to go from being no-hit by Yu Darvish to a 3-2 victory over the Rangers on Friday night at Rangers Ballpark.
8/30/2013 | Rays recall reliever Gomes, option Odorizzi
The Rays on Friday recalled right-hander Brandon Gomes, who went on the disabled list in May with a right lat strain, was recalled for two days in mid-August and spent time on the 60-day disabled list.
8/30/2013 | Kemp mans center field in second rehab game
Matt Kemp played seven innings in center field on Friday in his second Minor League rehab game with Class A Rancho Cucamonga, his biggest test yet for a sprained left ankle that has kept him on the disabled list for five weeks.
8/30/2013 | Cobb settled in since returning from DL
On Saturday night, Rays right-hander Alex Cobb will be making his fourth start since missing 50 games with a concussion.
8/30/2013 | Dodgers preparing for September callups
Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said he would be surprised if he adds a player in a waiver trade before Saturday's deadline, though he expects the Dodgers to call up five to seven Minor Leaguers once rosters expand on Sunday.
8/30/2013 | Weaver's gem highlights rotation's recent success
Jered Weaver pitched six shutout innings, Grant Green hit a key three-run double and the Angels beat the Brewers, 5-0, at Miller Park on Friday to win for the sixth time in the first seven games of this road trip.
8/30/2013 | Kubel's extended slump stumps Towers
D-backs general manager Kevin Towers is still not sure what happened to cause former outfielder Jason Kubel to suffer such a dramatic performance drop in the second half of last season and into this year.
8/30/2013 | Freeman's homer helps Teheran outduel Fernandez
Julio Teheran minimized damage during a potentially disastrous third inning, and Freddie Freeman supplied all of the necessary support with a two-run, first-inning home run that doomed Jose Fernandez and helped the Braves claim Friday night's 2-1 win over the Marlins at Turner Field.
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