4/24/2012 | Handed extra day, Buehrle to face Mets for first time
One night after a pair of aces dueled into the seventh inning, the job of keeping the momentum going falls to Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and Marlins left-hander Mark Buehrle.
4/24/2012 | O's, Blue Jays try to establish AL East identity
Kyle Drabek will try to start a new winning streak for the Blue Jays, while Jason Hammel looks to continue the Orioles' early mastery of the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
4/24/2012 | Buchholz looks to brush aside struggling Twins
Behind Clay Buchholz on Wednesday, Boston will try to repeat its performance as it goes for a series sweep and a 3-0 start to their seven-game road trip. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire wouldn't mind seeing Buchholz struggle just a little bit longer if it means his club can get going.
4/23/2012 | Jury seated, Clemens trial moves forward
A jury has been seated in the federal perjury trial of Roger Clemens, and Judge Reggie Walton has given the 12 jurors and four alternates their preliminary instructions. But much of Monday's early developments took place out of the presence of the people who will decide the former star pitcher's fate.
4/23/2012 | Castrovince: Yu's acclimation an ongoing process
Yu Darvish has shown improvement in each of his past three outings. On Thursday he held a potent Tigers lineup to one run on two hits for his second win. Even so, he is still looking for the command that was a hallmark of the dominance he displayed in Japan.
4/23/2012 | The Week Ahead: Encore challenge for Humber
The Rangers and Dodgers will look to build upon their division leads behind their big bats, the Nationals will aim to expand on their surprising start, the Red Sox will hope to avoid further drama, and Philip Humber will have a tough act to follow.
4/23/2012 | Smaller-scale acquisitions making contributions
Two weeks into the season, it's been a mixed bag for players with new teams. Some, like Gio Gonzalez and Carlos Beltran, have made good first impressions. Others, such as Aramis Ramirez and Mat Latos, have had subpar starts.
4/23/2012 | MLB notebook: McDonald gets first free pass
D-backs infielder John McDonald was intentionally walked for the first time in his career on Sunday. He was playing in his 891st game and it was his 2,289th career plate appearance. McDonald had been the active leader for most plate appearances without an intentional walk. That honor now belongs to the Rangers' Elvis Andrus.
4/23/2012 | Cabrera tops international prospects list
Sixteen-year-old Dominican outfielder Gustavo Cabrera and Venezuelan shortstop Franklin Barreto are atop MLB.com's list of the top 20 international prospects eligible to sign as free agents on July 2.
4/23/2012 | Pudge retires
Ivan Rodriguez, a 14-time All-Star and 13-time Gold Glove catcher, officially announced his retirement at a news conference at Rangers Ballpark on Monday.
4/23/2012 | Depth leaves Halos' lineup lingering in flux
Albert Pujols' struggles top the list of the Halos' offensive woes, but a lack of consistent production has hampered most of the club's position players in the early going.
4/23/2012 | Rox-Bucs opener postponed due to rain
Monday night's game between the Rockies and Pirates at PNC Park was postponed due to inclement weather. The clubs will make up the game with a Wednesday doubleheader in Pittsburgh.
4/23/2012 | Dialing down heat yielding results for O's Lindstrom
New Orioles reliever Matt Lindstrom is hesitant to admit it, but he's got a pretty good theory as to why he has been able to hit 100 mph multiple times over his career.
4/23/2012 | Gammons: Red Sox, Yanks are polar opposites
While Ben Cherington and Bobby Valentine tried to reassemble a team that has nearly $70 million on the disabled list and a bullpen on high fire-danger alert, the Yankees stepped out on the stage and reminded The Nation of two underrated norms: They play hard and they are good.
4/23/2012 | Perfect Humber earns AL Player of the Week
After throwing the 21st perfect game in Major League history on Saturday, Philip Humber was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday.
4/23/2012 | Bochy has some options for doubleheader
The Giants will do their best to manage their roster around Monday's doubleheader, and manager Bruce Bochy said that he will attempt to use as many of his players as possible.
4/23/2012 | Sandoval ties Mays with hit in first 16 games
Pablo Sandoval extended his hitting streak to 15 games with an RBI single in his first at-bat during Monday's doubleheader against the Mets. Sandoval then tied the great Willie Mays for an impressive franchise record with a first-inning homer in the twin-bill nightcap.
4/23/2012 | Giants hoping to get F. Sanchez on track
Weather permitting, veteran infielder Freddy Sanchez will make a major step forward in his recovery from a dislocated right shoulder on Monday with a rehab assignment at San Jose.
4/23/2012 | Freeman garners NL Player of Week honors
After helping the Braves post a 5-1 record last week with a few big games at the plate, Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday.
4/23/2012 | Reunion on tap when Reyes' Marlins arrive
Former Mets teammates David Wright and Jose Reyes will be reunited when Reyes' Marlins come to Citi Field on Tuesday for the start of their American League East showdown.
4/23/2012 | Mets taxi in a pair as Cedeno goes on DL
An injury to Ronny Cedeno had the Mets tinkering with their roster prior to Monday's doubleheader, bringing in two players as part of Major League Baseball's taxi squad provision.
4/23/2012 | Tribe activates Asdrubal from bereavement list
After completing a 7-2 road trip, the Indians will get a boost when they return to action Tuesday in Cleveland. On Monday, the club activated All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the bereavement list.
4/23/2012 | Rays expected to sign Matsui to Minors deal
The Rays are expected to sign former World Series MVP Hideki Matsui to a Minor League deal, according to a baseball source.
4/23/2012 | No structural damage to Cards' Jay's shoulder
An MRI on Jon Jay's sprained right shoulder Monday showed no structural damage, confirming what the outfielder and Cardinals had thought all along.
4/23/2012 | Lincecum earns first W
Tim Lincecum didn't have his best control, but he got his first win with five frames of one-run ball. Nate Schierholtz was a double shy of the cycle in Game 1 of a twin bill Monday.
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