4/29/2013 | Struggling Blue Jays have time to reverse poor start
A poor April record is not how anyone envisioned this season starting out after the Blue Jays essentially went all-in this offseason with a series of blockbuster trades and free-agent signings. GM Alex Anthopoulos has to be concerned but at the same time, he is asking for patience.
4/29/2013 | MLB Notebook: Red Sox off to superb 18-7 start
Thanks to the offensive prowess of Mike Napoli, Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz, the Red Sox are off to an 18-7 start and own the best record in the Majors.
4/29/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: April 29
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
4/29/2013 | Three up, three down: Red Sox, D-backs gain steam
Having equaled a franchise record with 18 wins in April, thanks to a four-game weekend sweep of Houston, the Red Sox get a shot at setting a new standard when they open a three-game series at Toronto on Tuesday. Detroit and Arizona are also among the clubs whose outlooks are bright.
4/29/2013 | Ortiz filing for divorce, vows it won't affect play
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has been hitting at a torrid pace since coming off the disabled list. This, even as he deals with a personal matter. Ortiz and his wife Tiffany are filing for a divorce. The couple has been married for nearly a decade after meeting when Ortiz was in the Minor Leagues.
4/29/2013 | Does AL or NL get an edge in Interleague Play?
The debate will likely rage on even long after the day comes when both leagues are abiding by the same set of rules regarding the designated hitter -- assuming that day ever arrives. Does a team from one league have an advantage over one from the other when it comes to Interleague Play?
4/29/2013 | The Week Ahead: Pitchers standing tall
If the coming week in Major League Baseball will tell us anything, it'll be one simple fact that we haven't yet been able to cite. "It's early" just doesn't cut it anymore.
4/28/2013 | Searching for depth behind plate, O's trade for Snyder
The Orioles obtained catcher Chris Snyder from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for right-hander Rob Delaney on Sunday.
4/28/2013 | O's, Mariners open series in Seattle with momentum
Both the Orioles and Mariners have momentum coming into their series in Seattle, and Zach Britton will take on former O's ace Joe Saunders in the first game on Monday.
4/28/2013 | Infante thriving out of No. 9 spot for Tigers
Torii Hunter has an analogy for the top half of the Tigers' lineup. Leadoff hitter Austin Jackson is the table-setter, and Hunter is the server, for the middle of the lineup to go eat. He now has a comparison for No. 9 hitter Omar Infante. "He's the silverware," Hunter said Saturday.
4/28/2013 | Dirks' right knee feeling better, but not 100 percent
Andy Dirks says his sore right knee has felt better the last couple of days than it has in the last month since he bruised it running into the left-field fence at Joker Marchant Stadium in Spring Training. That would raise optimism that he'll be able to return to the starting lineup Monday night against the Twins.
4/28/2013 | Herndon given Tigers African American Legacy Award
Larry Herndon visited Comerica Park on Sunday to be honored for his playing career, receiving the annual Tigers African American Legacy Award. However, he was happier talking about his coaching work and the Tigers prospects he has worked with as the hitting coach at Class A Lakeland.
4/28/2013 | Dotel won't throw until elbow swelling goes down
Octavio Dotel continues to receive treatment for inflammation in his right elbow, a week after the condition left him unavailable for the end of the West Coast trip and eventually landed him on the 15-day disabled list.
4/28/2013 | Top prospect Puig arrested in Tennessee
Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig was arrested Sunday morning and charged with speeding, reckless driving and driving without proof of insurance.
4/28/2013 | Gattis could play some left when McCann returns
When Brian McCann returns from the disabled list, the Braves will have to determine exactly how to use him and their other two catchers -- Evan Gattis and Gerald Laird. The decision will be influenced by what happens while McCann spends at least the next 10 days completing his Minor League rehab stint.
4/28/2013 | Beachy could begin Minors rehab stint next week
Brandon Beachy could begin a Minor League rehab stint next week, with the hope of joining Atlanta's starting rotation by the middle of June.
4/28/2013 | Schafer becomes fourth hitter to bat leadoff for Braves
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez penciled Jordan Schafer's name at the top of his lineup for Sunday night's game against the Tigers. Just 24 games into the season, Schafer became the fourth leadoff hitter the Braves have utilized.
4/28/2013 | Three homers back Fister as Tigers sweep Braves
With seven quality innings from Doug Fister, three-run home runs from Austin Jackson and Miguel Cabrera and an Omar Infante solo shot fueling an 8-3 win Sunday night at Comerica Park, the Tigers completed the weekend sweep of a Braves team that came to town with the best record in the Majors.
4/28/2013 | Twins, Tigers aim to continue Central's arms race
Mike Pelfrey will face the Tigers' Max Scherzer at Comerica Park in Monday's series opener, almost one year to the day from when Pelfrey had Tommy John surgery. Both the Twins and Tigers have had recent success from their rotations.
4/28/2013 | Aviles' five RBIs help propel Tribe in nightcap
On Sunday night, Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes both played a key role in leading the Indians to a 10-3 rout of the Royals in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Kauffman Stadium.
4/28/2013 | Price, Rays upset over exchange with umpire
Despite breaking through for his first win of the season Sunday, David Price seemed a bit irritated as he talked with the media in the visitors' clubhouse at U.S. Cellular Field. Price revealed why: He still was upset at an exchange he had with home-plate umpire Tom Hallion as he walked off the mound following the seventh inning.
4/28/2013 | Backed by Parra, Corbin impresses again in win
Turning in his fifth consecutive quality start of the year by allowing just two runs over 6 2/3 innings of work, Corbin paced the D-backs to a 4-2 victory over the Rockies on Sunday at Chase Field in front of 24,852 fans.
4/28/2013 | Nats seek redemption in new series with Braves
The first time the Braves and Nationals met this season, from April 12-14 in Washington, Atlanta earned a three-game sweep. The two division rivals square off again starting Monday.
4/28/2013 | Crawford homers twice as Kershaw cruises
Clayton Kershaw tossed eight shutout innings, and Carl Crawford homered twice to lead the Dodgers past the Brewers, 2-0, at Dodger Stadium. It was the first time the Dodgers won a series at home since sweeping the Pirates in the first week of the season.
4/28/2013 | Dodgers look to Lilly to carry team over .500 vs. Rox
Tyler Chatwood takes the hill for the Rockies against the Dodgers Monday, hoping to help his team turn the page on a rough series in Arizona. Opposing him will be Ted Lilly, who owns a 10-2 career record against Colorado.
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