7/4/2013 | Healthy Lowrie finding his niche with the A's
The A's gave up valuable prospects to acquire Jed Lowrie in February, and the versatile infielder has proven to be worth the investment.
7/4/2013 | Gordon undergoes concussion tests after collision
Left fielder Alex Gordon was undergoing tests on Thursday to determine the severity of a possible concussion resulting from his collision with the fence during Wednesday's game against the Indians.
7/4/2013 | Elbow injury interrupts Cervelli's progress
Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli will be shut down for two weeks and is now not expected to return until August due to a stress reaction in his right elbow.
7/4/2013 | Nationals look to get back on track vs. Padres
Andrew Cashner, who went 1-0 with a 2.78 ERA last month, starts opposite Gio Gonzalez, who was 2-0 with a 1.79 ERA in six June outings, when the Padres and Nationals take the field Friday night.
7/4/2013 | Roberts making immediate impact after lengthy layoff
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts found himself in an unusual spot in the order for Thursday's series finale against the White Sox, hitting sixth for just the fifth time in his 13-year career.
7/4/2013 | Chen set to return to O's after final rehab start
Pitcher Wei-Yin Chen will make his second rehab start for Double-A Bowie on Thursday night and, assuming that goes well, he will drive to New York after that to meet the Orioles for their weekend series against the Yankees.
7/4/2013 | Burnett or Gomez will toe the rubber Sunday
A.J. Burnett threw a bullpen session Thursday morning and could be ready to start Sunday against the Cubs. He has been on the disabled list since June 14 with a Grade 1 tear in his right calf, and if he's not ready, Jeanmar Gomez will take the hill.
7/4/2013 | Marmol accepts Minor League assignment
Newly acquired Dodgers reliever Carlos Marmol cleared outright waivers, accepted a Minor League assignment and already threw a bullpen session Thursday at the team's Camelback Ranch-Glendale complex to work out some mechanical flaws.
7/4/2013 | Drew eyeing return to lineup Saturday night
Stephen Drew could return to the Red Sox's lineup as soon as Saturday. The shortstop has been battling right hamstring tightness since exiting Friday's game against the Blue Jays, but manager John Farrell said Drew is making good progress.
7/4/2013 | Rookies Hellweg, Wheeler to meet in Milwaukee
Johnny Hellweg will make his second career start for the Brewers when they play host to Zack Wheeler and the Mets in the first of a three-game set at Miller Park on Friday. Wheeler will be making his fourth career start.
7/4/2013 | Indians take on Tigers in critical AL Central matchup
Rick Porcello, who is appealing his six-game suspension for hitting the Rays' Ben Zobrist with a pitch on Sunday, will take the mound for the Tigers opposite of Justin Masterson in the opener of a four-game series.
7/4/2013 | Royals turn to Davis for series opener against A's
Wade Davis takes the mound for the Royals as they host the A's for a weekend series at Kauffman Stadium. Tommy Milone makes the start for Oakland.
7/4/2013 | Manuel lobbying for Brown to make All-Star team
Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown is making a strong case for a spot on the National League All-Star team. He is batting .280 and is second in the NL with 22 home runs and fifth in RBIs with 60 entering Thursday's game.
7/4/2013 | Diamond performs for July 4 crowd in D.C.
It was at Nationals Park where Neil Diamond gave the first live performance of his new single "Freedom Song (They'll Never Take us Down)." Diamond performed the song from the Lexus Presidents Club behind home plate after the bottom of the third inning of the Nationals' game against the Brewers on Thursday, the earliest Major League contest on the Fourth of July.
7/4/2013 | Arencibia unhappy with Blue Jays analysts
Unhappy with what he believes has been unfair criticism this year, J.P. Arencibia called out Blue Jays analysts Gregg Zaun and Dirk Hayhurst during a radio interview Thursday morning.
7/4/2013 | Giants hope to recharge against Dodgers' Ryu
The Giants offense is struggling, but things could turn around Friday when San Francisco gets its fourth look at Dodgers rookie starter Hyun-Jin Ryu.
7/4/2013 | Rainout forces Leake opposite former Red Harang
Cincinnati's Mike Leake hadn't planned on facing the Seattle Mariners. But after Thursday's game against the Giants was rained out, Leake will have to prepare to face a team from an entirely different league Friday, starting opposite Aaron Harang, who makes his first start in Cincinnati as a visitor.
7/4/2013 | Terdoslavich gets first callup, joins Braves' bench
The Braves purchased Joey Terdoslavich's contract from Triple-A Gwinnett after placing Jordan Schafer on the disabled list with a right ankle contusion on Thursday morning.
7/4/2013 | Ramos' return revitalizes Nationals' offense in win
With two on and two out and the game tied in the seventh inning, Wilson Ramos crushed a three-run home run. He dropped his bat and watched the ball sail into the left-field seats, a fitting end to the Nationals' 8-5 win over the Brewers on the Fourth of July at Nationals Park. It was the catcher's first game back after a 44-game stint on the disabled list.
7/4/2013 | Gallardo not concerning himself with trade rumors
The trade rumors linking Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo to the D-backs have legs, according to multiple sources, but Gallardo said Thursday morning he had more important things to worry about.
7/4/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: July 4
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
7/4/2013 | Rehabbing Crawford expected back for Friday's game
Rehabbing Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford went 1-for-3 with a walk and strikeout as designated hitter Wednesday night to conclude his four-game rehab stint with Class A Rancho Cucamonga.
7/4/2013 | Power outage causes second delay in KC
At midnight CT, a computer glitch caused some banks of the Kauffman Stadium lights to go out. There was a 12-minute delay while the lights recycled and became bright enough for the game to continue.
7/4/2013 | Gordon sustains bruised hip in fall near wall
Royals left fielder Alex Gordon was forced to leave during the sixth inning of Wednesday night's game after landing hard near the wall while attempting to catch Jason Kipnis' fly ball that went for an inside-the-park homer.
7/3/2013 | Reds walk off thanks to Choo's 11th-inning hit
Duplicating the excitement that surrounded Homer Bailey's no-hitter the night before would have been nearly impossible Wednesday at Great American Ball Park. But by beating the Giants, 3-2, on a Shin-Soo Choo walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th, the Reds sure did try.
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