4/30/2013 | Struggling Cabrera looks to turn things around
Melky Cabrera was supposed to be the perfect man to fill the two-hole in the Blue Jays' lineup, but like just about everything else this season, things haven't gone exactly as everyone hoped.
4/30/2013 | On heels of historic start, Sanchez can deliver sweep
Though it would seem difficult to improve on a 17-strikeout performance, Anibal Sanchez will set out to do so Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park, where the Tigers will go for their sixth straight win and a series sweep against Scott Diamond and the Twins.
4/30/2013 | Lincecum looking for sweep vs. McCarthy and D-backs
Tim Lincecum hopes to keep proving 2012 was an anomaly when he faces off against Brandon McCarthy and the D-backs in Wednesday night's finale from Chase Field.
4/30/2013 | Sandoval back in lineup after elbow scare
As it turned out, there was never any doubt that Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval would start Tuesday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
4/30/2013 | Mendoza patiently awaiting next start
Luis Mendoza won the Royals' No. 5 starting job in Spring Training, but 24 games into the season, he's made just two starts, and his next start is scheduled for Wednesday against the Rays.
4/30/2013 | Royals '13 pitching staff succeeding in reducing walks
This year, the Royals' rotation has four new arms, which manager Ned Yost feels is a significant reason that the team is issuing fewer walks.
4/30/2013 | Porter offers managerial insight during chat
Astros manager Bo Porter shared tidbits with fans on Tuesday afternoon through Facebook, Twitter and video in the latest version of the Edward Jones Chatting Cage on MLB.com.
4/30/2013 | Sveum to base closer decision on matchups
The Cubs still don't have a designated closer, and manager Dale Sveum said Tuesday they'll probably stick to the closer-by-committee approach when Kyuji Fujikawa returns from the disabled list.
4/30/2013 | Borbon wears glove bearing lefty Lee's name
Check out Cubs outfielder Julio Borbon's glove. It has pitcher Cliff Lee's name stitched on it. The glove was a gift from Lee after Borbon made a run-saving catch in a game on Sept. 20, 2010, while with the Rangers.
4/30/2013 | A View from Studio 3: Extra innings, beards and trends
Early Tuesday morning I was convinced the Angels-Athletics game was delayed by rain. Numerous times. Or maybe the venue was switched to Japan? Why else would the game still be going in the middle of the night?
4/30/2013 | Backed by Moustakas, Shields delivers vs. former team
James Shields, after a shaky beginning, turned in a strong performance and Mike Moustakas knocked in three runs as the Royals toppled the Rays, 8-2, on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
4/30/2013 | Former Pirate Resop an expert on 19-inning wins
If there is such a thing as a 19-inning game specialist, former Pirates reliever Chris Resop may be it. Resop pitched the eighth and ninth innings for the A's in their Monday night/Tuesday morning 10-8 victory over the Angels in 19 frames.
4/30/2013 | Contreras nearly ready to join Pirates' relief corps
Barring any unforeseen setbacks, right-hander Jose Contreras will be signed to a Major League contract for Friday night's opener of a five-game homestand.
4/30/2013 | Cubs inviting fans to share their stories online
How committed are you to the Cubs? As part of the team's "Committed" marketing campaign, the Cubs are inviting fans to participate in the "Everyone Has a Story" online campaign at www.cubs.com/story.
4/30/2013 | Arcia impresses Gardenhire in early going
After going 1-for-9 in his first three games, Oswaldo Arcia has quickly turned things on. He's 5-for-14 in his past four games, and manager Ron Gardenhire said he loves Arcia's fearlessness.
4/30/2013 | Reynolds feeling strong despite heavier workload
Still with a game left to be played in April on Tuesday, D-backs reliever Matt Reynolds has already eclipsed his career-high innings pitched in a single calendar month, tossing 12 2/3 frames over 12 outings this month.
4/30/2013 | Recovering Gregorius cleared for baseball activities
Four days after being hit in the helmet with a 93-mph fastball, D-backs shortstop Didi Gregorius cleared all concussion tests Tuesday and resumed normal baseball activities.
4/30/2013 | Beltre not concerned with slow start at the plate
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has not been hot this April, but he's not worried. "I know I'm not swinging the way I want to, but I know it's a long season and it may kick in at any time," he said.
4/30/2013 | Olt, Buckel giving Rangers cause for concern
Mike Olt, the No. 2 ranked prospect in the Rangers' farm system by MLB.com, is undergoing tests on his eyes after he reported some vision problems over the weekend. Cody Buckel has been moved to the Double-A Frisco bullpen after a rough start to the season in the rotation
4/30/2013 | Pierzynski sits out with bruised right oblique
Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski was out of the lineup against his former team on Tuesday because of some soreness and bruising in the oblique muscle in his right rib cage. He may sit out again on Wednesday with left-hander Chris Sale on the mound for the White Sox.
4/30/2013 | Right-hander Wells ready to hang up cleats
Triple-A Round Rock pitcher Randy Wells has told the Rangers that he is retiring. Wells, 30, was 0-4 with a 6.08 ERA in five starts for the Express.
4/30/2013 | Panda stuns D-backs with ninth-inning blast
Pablo Sandoval's titanic two-run homer erased a ninth-inning deficit Tuesday night and powered the Giants to a dramatic 2-1 triumph over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
4/30/2013 | Padres send Cashner to face his former club
Andrew Cashner, who was drafted by the Cubs in 2008, heads to the mound for the Padres when they take on Chicago on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.
4/30/2013 | Nuno won't soon forget memories from debut
The baseball stuffed into Vidal Nuno's suitcase will serve as indelible proof that he was here, a treasured keepsake to be shipped to his California home as a permanent reminder that the miles covered on this long journey were worth it.
4/30/2013 | Brewers face Bucs in finale of offensive-minded series
The Pirates have a rough track record at Miller Park, and the Brewers look to continue that trend on Wednesday. Hiram Burgos makes his third career to for Milwaukee, and Jeanmar Gomez makes his first start of the season for Pittsburgh.
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