4/16/2012 | Longtime A's instructor Plaza dies at 77
Ron Plaza, a Minor League roving instructor for the Oakland A's, died Sunday night, the team announced Monday. Plaza, who was entering his 30th season in the role and his 61st in pro baseball as a player, coach and manager, passed away at the age of 77.
4/16/2012 | Rays, Blue Jays set to renew AL East rivalry
The Rays have opened their season with 10 games against the Yankees, Tigers and Red Sox. Don't expect things to get any easier against Ricky Romero and the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
4/16/2012 | Southpaws in spotlight as Yankees host Twins
Two immensely talented and accomplished left-handers will face each other on Tuesday night in Yankee Stadium, and both pitchers' teams need them to live up to that talent soon.
4/16/2012 | Talented lefties Gio, Wandy to match up in DC
When the Astros take on the Nationals in Washington on Tuesday night, Houston will continue to find the right mix of players on the field for the present and future while the high-flying Nationals will be hoping that their starter pitches as well at home as he did in his last outing.
4/16/2012 | Johan looks to continue Mets' mastery of Braves
Johan Santana looks to continue the Mets' mastery of the Braves early this season, while Randall Delgado gets the start for Atlanta in the second game of the three-game series on Tuesday.
4/16/2012 | Momentum on Sox's side as Rangers visit Fenway
In the midst of their first player-manager controversy of the season, the Sox host the defending AL champion Rangers for a two-game series at Fenway Park starting Tuesday night.
4/16/2012 | Redbirds, Reds not red with anger over rivalry
Respect seems to be mutual in the Cardinals-Reds rivalry, and it appears to have replaced much of the venom the two clubs have displayed. Gone is the talk -- publicly, at least -- about anything resembling disdain or dislike.
4/15/2012 | Baylor, like Robinson, helped break barriers
It is well known that Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, but D-backs hitting coach Don Baylor made history of his own in 1962.
4/15/2012 | Diabetes sidelines Dodgers coach Howell
Dodgers bullpen coach Ken Howell will sit out the final two games of the current homestand and the team's upcoming road trip to Milwaukee and Houston due to a diabetes-related condition.
4/15/2012 | Giants' Wilson: Season-ending surgery likely
Giants closer Brian Wilson said Sunday that while he's going for a second opinion on his injured right elbow, he believes he will have season-ending surgery.
4/15/2012 | Pair of plunkings clear Tribe, Royals benches
An old wound brought out fresh emotions after Royals left-hander Jonathan Sanchez hit the Indians' Shin-Soo Choo with a pitch in the third inning of the Tribe's 10-inning, 11-9 win on Saturday night.
4/15/2012 | Choo comes through as Indians win in 10
Shin-Soo Choo snapped a tie with a two-run double off Greg Holland in the 10th inning to lift the Indians to an 11-9 victory over the Royals on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.
4/15/2012 | Kemp clubs two homers for surging Dodgers
Behind a pair of two-run home runs from Matt Kemp and seven dominant innings from Ted Lilly, the Dodgers beat the Padres, 6-1, Saturday night at Dodger Stadium.
4/15/2012 | Bases-loaded error gives Giants walk-off win
A misplayed grounder with the bases loaded scored Emmanuel Burriss with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
4/15/2012 | Offseason acquisitions lead win over A's
Jesus Montero drove in three runs to back Hector Noesi, who tossed eight scoreless innings, as the offseason acquisitions led the Mariners past the A's, 4-0, on Saturday.
4/15/2012 | Helton's blast makes Rockies walk-off winners
Todd Helton brought a happy ending to a long, rainy Saturday night that was headed to end in a dismal finish for the Rockies when he hit a two-run, walkoff homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth off of D-backs closer J.J. Putz that gave the Rockies an 8-7 win.
4/15/2012 | Pleskoff: D-backs have wealth of pitching
During the offseason, Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers decided to acquire a veteran starting pitcher to bolster his rotation.
4/15/2012 | Ubaldo dealing to give Indians sweep of Royals
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez looks to replicate the success he enjoyed last time out against the Blue Jays on April 7, as he opposes Royals righty Luis Mendoza in Sunday's series finale at Kauffman Stadium.
4/15/2012 | Godfrey, Beavan square off in series finale
Oakland's Graham Godfrey will take the bump against Seattle's Blake Beavan in a battle of right-handers in the rubber game of a three-game set at Safeco Field on Sunday.
4/15/2012 | Pomeranz aims to deliver sweep in debut
With a rain-soaked, walk-off win Saturday night, the Rockies accomplished by mid-April what they couldn't during the entire 2011 season -- a series victory over the division-rival D-backs. On Sunday they'll be looking to make it a clean sweep.
4/15/2012 | Pirates look to break out in Vogelsong's debut
Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong, who went 13-7 with a 2.71 ERA while earning an All-Star nod a year ago, makes his season debut at AT&T Park as the Giants look to complete a three-game sweep against the Pirates.
4/15/2012 | Dodgers eye sweep to keep up MLB's best start
Off to their best start since 1981, the Dodgers go for a sweep of the Padres on Sunday in Los Angeles on the anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut.
4/15/2012 | Red Sox add Spears, Repko to active roster
A return to a 12-man pitching staff and some reinforcements for the outfield may also spell the end of right-handed reliever Michael Bowden's time with the Red Sox's organization.
4/15/2012 | MLB Notebook: Helton homers in the clutch
With his walk-off homer Saturday night, Rockies veteran Todd Helton has seven career game-ending home runs, including three when his team had been trailing.
4/15/2012 | Stanton, LoMo back in lineup together
Continuity is taking a little time for the Marlins' corner outfielders. Sunday marked the sixth time in 10 games that Miami has started Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison in the same game.
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