8/13/2013 | Duffy likely in mix for start in Friday's twin bill
The Royals still haven't announced a second starting pitcher for Friday's day-night doubleheader at Detroit, but manager Ned Yost indicated he'd make his decision public on Wednesday. Ace James Shields will start in one of the games at Comerica Park.
8/13/2013 | Cobb eager to take the hill for Thursday start
Rays starter Alex Cobb will start Thursday's game against the Mariners. The start will be Cobb's first since June 15 when he was struck in the head with a line drive off the bat of Kansas City's Eric Hosmer in the fifth inning.
8/13/2013 | Chapman mixes in slider to continue hot streak
In netting his 28th save by striking out the side and closing a 2-0 Reds win over the Cubs, Aroldis Chapman continued a dominant streak. Against Chicago, Chapman demonstrated command of a nasty slider and used it for six of his 14 pitches.
8/13/2013 | Choo comes through with clutch extra-inning single
The Reds scored in the 11th inning on Shin-Soo Choo's tiebreaking two-run single for a 6-4 win over the Cubs on Tuesday night. Homer Bailey allowed three home runs, but J.J. Hoover and the bullpen held Chicago.
8/13/2013 | Flu keeps Harper out of Nats' lineup vs. Giants
Left fielder Bryce Harper was scratched from the Nationals' starting lineup on Tuesday because he had the flu, according to manager Davey Johnson.
8/13/2013 | Kalish undergoes cervical fusion surgery in LA
Late in the 2010 season, corner outfielder Ryan Kalish seemed primed to become a staple for the Red Sox for many years to come. But since a nasty collision at Pawtucket in April of '11, Kalish has spent far more time recovering from injuries than anything else.
8/13/2013 | Victorino's clutch hit lifts Red Sox over Jays in 11
It was yet another night where the Red Sox refused to let some in-game adversity derail them. Time and again, manager John Farrell's team has proved to be resilient, and it happened again in Tuesday's 4-2, 11-inning win over the Blue Jays. Shane Victorino's two-run single pushed Boston four games up in the AL East.
8/13/2013 | Granderson focused on finding timing at plate
Curtis Granderson can't mirror the time he missed during Spring Training and the first four months of the regular season, so he knows it's going to take a while for him to get his timing back at the plate. But if Monday night is any indication, he's close. The outfielder's seventh-inning home run against the Angels proved to be the decisive run in the Yankees' 2-1 victory.
8/13/2013 | Pagan could start rehab stint this week
Center fielder Angel Pagan's recovery from his strained left hamstring has progressed so rapidly that he could begin playing in Minor League injury-rehabilitation games by the end of this week, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday.
8/13/2013 | Scutaro a late scratch with stiff back; Arias fills in
About 45 minutes before Tuesday night's scheduled first pitch at Nationals Park, the Giants announced that second baseman Marco Scutaro was scratched from the lineup with a stiff back. Joaquin Arias replaced Scutaro and batted second, as manager Bruce Bochy opted not to alter the batting order for the series opener against the Washington Nationals.
8/13/2013 | Johnson headed to DL, may be done for season
Josh Johnson's disappointing 2013 season took another hit on Tuesday afternoon when it was announced the Blue Jays right-hander is headed to the disabled list because of a sore right forearm.
8/13/2013 | Prospect Gennett hits two home runs to lead Crew
At this early stage in his career, every home run Scooter Gennett hits is a milestone. But Tuesday's were more memorable than usual for the Milwaukee youngster, as they provided the bulk of the team's offense in a 5-1 victory over the Rangers.
8/13/2013 | Yadi, Robinson expected to come off DL Thursday
Each encouraged by their recent rehab progress, Yadier Molina (right knee sprain) and Shane Robinson (right shoulder strain) both said on Tuesday that they expect to be activated from the 15-day disabled list in two days, their first day of eligibility.
8/13/2013 | Beltran not letting foot bruise keep him out of lineup
Two days after being forced out of a game early due to a right foot contusion, Carlos Beltran talked his way back into the Cardinals' lineup for Tuesday's series opener against Pittsburgh.
8/13/2013 | Williams looks back comfortable with moves
White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams, who served as general manager from 2001-12, continues to bear responsibility in many fans' minds for a dismal 2013 season. But he's proud of his tenure at the helm.
8/13/2013 | Felix won't get to repeat perfecto on anniversary
When the Mariners face the Rays on Thursday, it will be the one-year anniversary of Felix Hernandez's perfect game against Tampa Bay at Safeco Field.
8/13/2013 | Torii explains comments, defends Prince
Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter may have inadvertently set off a firestorm on Tuesday when he commented about Prince Fielder's sluggish offensive production during a radio interview. Hunter then clarified his comments, saying he was only defending his teammate.
8/13/2013 | White Sox gearing up for Civil Rights Game
Major League Baseball's seventh annual Civil Rights Game will make for a memorable weekend in Chicago. With programs taking place on both Friday and Saturday afternoons before the game between the White Sox and Rangers on Aug. 24, the special event will transcend the on-field action.
8/13/2013 | Manny a free agent after Texas releases him
The Rangers released veteran slugger-turned-journeyman Manny Ramirez after 30 games with their Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock.
8/13/2013 | Tribe takes chance on former top prospect Cooper
The Indians took a low-risk move Tuesday by signing former top prospect David Cooper to a Minor League contract. He'll report to the team's Spring Training facility in Arizona.
8/13/2013 | Harrison out for rest of season with back woes
Matt Harrison will be out for the rest of the season because of his lingering back issue. The left-hander left Friday's rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock with numbness in his throwing hand, which was a result of his back.
8/13/2013 | Ramirez returns after stint on disabled list
For the first time in more than five weeks, the Brewers' lineup card had Aramis Ramirez's name in the cleanup spot, as the third baseman was activated on Tuesday following a lengthy absence due to a sprained left knee.
8/13/2013 | Confident Medlen takes care of Phillies with arm, bat
Kris Medlen continued to build confidence, delivering seven-plus strong innings and benefiting from the decisive two-run homer Chris Johnson provided in Tuesday night's 3-1 win over the Phillies at Turner Field.
8/13/2013 | Police call death of Braves fan Homer an accident
The death of the man who fell from the fourth level of Turner Field on Monday was described as accidental by an Atlanta police report released on Tuesday. Ronald Lee Homer Jr., 30, of Conyers, Ga., fell from the upper level into the players' parking lot before the game. Multiple witnesses said there were no other people around Homer when he fell, and there were no surveillance cameras in the area.
8/13/2013 | Numbers don't tell story of Hamels' recovery
Cole Hamels' 13 losses have him in a three-way tie for the most in baseball, which should be an excellent reminder that a starter's record is often a highly inaccurate gauge of his abilities and effectiveness.
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