3/10/2013 | USA rallies past Canada late to advance in Classic
Team USA is going to Miami. With a spot in the second round of the World Baseball Classic on the line, the U.S. came from behind twice on Sunday to defeat Canada, 9-4, at Chase Field. Adam Jones delivered a go-ahead two-run double in the eighth, and Eric Hosmer put the game away with a three-run double in the ninth.
3/10/2013 | Eliminated Venezuela wakes up in finale vs. Spain
Thought to be one of the stronger teams in the entire World Baseball Classic, Venezuela lost two straight to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico to get eliminated from the tournament. The powerhouse lineup slept-walked through the first three innings of Sunday's finale against Spain, then suddenly remembered how good it could be with a six-run fourth inning en route to a 11-6 victory.
3/10/2013 | Perez back with Mariners after Classic incident
With his Mexican team eliminated from the World Baseball Classic, Oliver Perez rejoined the Mariners on Sunday and was immediately greeted with hugs and good-natured howls from teammates who'd seen him on television the night before smack in the middle of a wild ninth-inning, bench-clearing incident with Canada.
3/10/2013 | Palmer to have left knee surgery
Non-roster pitcher Matt Palmer will undergo arthroscopic left knee surgery, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said on Sunday.
3/10/2013 | Porcello remains hot in fourth Spring Training start
Rick Porcello continued his stellar Spring Training with five scoreless innings and four strikeouts, shutting down a Nationals lineup that included Bryce Harper, as Detroit's early lead held for a 2-1 win on Sunday at Joker Marchant Stadium.
3/10/2013 | Happ disappointed by lack of starting role
J.A. Happ is enjoying a strong start to the spring, but that has done little to ease the level of frustration he has about his role in with the Blue Jays.
3/10/2013 | Bautista not convinced Team Canada did right thing
Don't count Jose Bautista among those who felt Team Canada was simply playing by the rules during Saturday night's controversial game versus Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.
3/10/2013 | Mustelier competing to provide another option at third
The Yankees have been forced by injuries to make adjustments, and one might have Cuban-born Ronnier Mustelier playing some third base.
3/10/2013 | Sabathia set to make spring debut on Friday
Yankees ace left-hander CC Sabathia threw 50 pitches in a four-inning simulated game Sunday morning at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., and the next time he steps on that mound will be Friday, his Grapefruit League debut.
3/10/2013 | Logan making progress with sore left elbow
Left-hander Boone Logan threw off of flat ground Sunday before tossing a few pitches in the bullpen, another welcome bit of good news for the Yankees on the injury front.
3/10/2013 | Yelich's big spring has club excited for future
Top prospect Christian Yelich has shown that he may be ready to compete in the big leagues, but the organization may want to take its time before calling him up to the Majors.
3/10/2013 | LeBlanc tosses four shutout frames as Marlins cruise
Marcell Ozuna drilled a three-run home run and Chone Figgins enjoyed a four-hit performance as the Marlins got the best of Tim Hudson and rolled to a 10-2 win over the Braves at Champion Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
3/10/2013 | Ross' three-run shot paces Red Sox
David Ross broke into the hit column this spring in a big way on Sunday, belting a three-run homer in the fourth. John Lackey allowed two runs in 3 2/3 frames as the Red Sox defeated the Rays, 6-2.
3/10/2013 | Bullpen competition set to heat up for Phillies
Finalizing the remaining three relievers for the open spots in the Phillies' bullpen will come down to various factors.
3/10/2013 | Rotation dreams a family matter for Peacock
Brad Peacock, who's battling for a spot in the Astros' rotation, made a good impression in his fourth -- and clearly his best -- outing of the spring against a stacked Phillies lineup on Sunday.
3/10/2013 | Accuracy, not speed, is Marcum's trademark
Veteran righty Shaun Marcum lives and dies with accuracy and changing speeds, hardly ever hitting 90 mph.
3/10/2013 | Jordany puts winning spin on Marcum's strong start
The Mets and Cardinals traded zeroes until the eighth inning, when Jordany Valdespin's single off Edward Mujica plated Travis d'Arnaud, and New York added a pair for Sunday's 3-0 win over St. Louis. Starter Shaun Marcum threw 3 2/3 innings of one-hit ball.
3/10/2013 | Holliday resumes workouts following stomach flu
Though still weak after dealing with a three-day stomach flu, Matt Holliday resumed light workouts with teammates on Sunday morning, taking batting practice, playing catch and participating in an outfield drill.
3/10/2013 | Rivera notches big hit, Phelps spotless for Yanks
Juan Rivera had three hits, including a three-run double, as the Yankees eased past the host Blue Jays, 3-0, on Sunday in Dunedin, Fla. Right-hander David Phelps tossed five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk and striking out three.
3/10/2013 | Wheeler attributes demotion to oblique injury
Zack Wheeler has been battling a right oblique injury, an injury that caused him to be scratched from a Feb. 27 start. He was one of 10 players sent to Minor League camp on Sunday, and he figures the setback is a significant reason.
3/10/2013 | Power surge propels Japan over Dutch into semis
Takashi Toritani led off the game with a home run, and the Japanese added five more to emphatically punch their ticket to the semifinals of the 2013 World Baseball Classic with a 16-4 thumping of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Sunday night at Tokyo Dome. The game was called after the seventh inning due to the mercy rule.
3/10/2013 | DeShields, Springer among first Astros cuts
Second baseman Delino DeShields and center fielder George Springer, two of the Astros' top prospects, were among the team's first round of roster cuts Sunday.
3/10/2013 | Tillman scratched with soreness in left side
Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman was scratched from Sunday's start with left-side soreness, although the 24-year-old expects be pushed back just a few days and get an outing later in the week.
3/10/2013 | USA, Canada meet in win-or-go-home finale
The United States and Canada started their journeys in this year's World Baseball Classic with crushing defeats, and the second round in Miami had to seem far away. It's a lot closer now. In fact, all it takes is one win. But to get that victory, the teams will have to face off against each other.
3/10/2013 | Italy opening eyes with Classic breakthrough
Team Italy deserved to advance at the World Baseball Classic. The Italians have played fundamentally strong baseball in making their breakthrough performance.
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