4/20/2013 | D-backs pitchers struggling with the bat
There are managers who want nothing more from their pitches at the plate than that they avoid injury. There are managers who want their pitchers focused on nothing but bunting. And then there's D-backs skipper Kirk Gibson.
4/20/2013 | Let's play two: Sox, Royals set for Sunday twin bill
Following an emotional return to Fenway Park on Saturday, the Red Sox will look to continue helping the city of Boston heal in the wake of this past week's tragic events when they host the Royals for a split doubleheader on Sunday.
4/20/2013 | Parra, Montero not in lineup, but come off bench
Gerardo Parra missed his first inning of play on Saturday as manager Kirk Gibson finally found a day to rest him. Catcher Miguel Montero was also not in the starting lineup. However, both players were used off the bench.
4/20/2013 | Tepesch leaves game after taking liner off arm
Rangers starter Nick Tepesch had to leave the game in the second inning after getting hit on the right arm with a line drive off the bat of Mariners catcher Jesus Montero.
4/20/2013 | Richard scratched with flu; Cashner starts
Just over three hours before first pitch Saturday, Padres left-hander Clayton Richard was scratched from his start due to flu-like symptoms. Andrew Cashner stepped in against the Giants.
4/20/2013 | D-backs struggling to produce two-out hits
The D-backs are hitting a solid .338 with runners in scoring position with less than two outs, but are not performing in the clutch, falling to .119 with two outs.
4/20/2013 | Something about Manny: Machado delivers sweep
Manny Machado hit a tie-breaking double and later added a three-run homer as the Orioles completed a doubleheader sweep against the Dodgers with a 6-1 victory Saturday night at Camden Yards.
4/20/2013 | Pettitte feels good day after making return
After beating the Blue Jays on Friday, Andy Pettitte felt good Saturday and the back spasms that forced him to miss a start appear to be a thing of the past.
4/20/2013 | Wells looking like old self with Yankees
There was no room for outfielder Vernon Wells in Los Angeles, but he has made sure there is plenty for him in New York.
4/20/2013 | Yanks express sympathy regarding Neuharth's death
The Yankees expressed their condolences on Saturday upon hearing of the passing of Al Neuharth, the founder of USA Today.
4/20/2013 | Toronto seeks to right ship as Yanks seek sweep
The first two games of the Blue Jays' series against the rival Yankees this weekend have served as a stark reminder that this season has not gone as planned for the revamped Toronto squad.
4/20/2013 | Wells paces offense as Yanks top Jays in 11
Vernon Wells had three hits, an RBI and two runs scored as the Yankees used a pair of 11th-inning runs on a throwing error by Blue Jays reliever Aaron Loup to drop Toronto, 5-3, in front of a sellout crowd of 46,095 at Rogers Centre on Saturday.
4/20/2013 | Padres send Ross to DL with injured shoulder
Padres right-handed pitcher Tyson Ross was placed on the disabled list Saturday with an injury sustained to his left shoulder during an at-bat on Wednesday. San Diego called up righty Thad Weber to take his place.
4/20/2013 | Blanks shrugs off plunkings in LA
Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks, who was hit three times in the final two games of the Padres' series in Los Angeles, knows its just part of the game and isn't concerned with conspiracy theories regarding the Dodgers' intent.
4/20/2013 | Uggla plans quick return after exiting with calf strain
Braves second baseman Dan Uggla suffered a left calf strain during Saturday night's game against the Pirates at PNC Park. Uggla exited after grounding out to begin the top of the fourth inning.
4/20/2013 | Joyce's homer enough as Hellickson, 'pen shut out A's
Tampa Bay beat the A's, 1-0, on Saturday night using a familiar formula: pitching and defense. The game's lone run came on Matt Joyce's solo homer to right field off A's right-hander Jarrod Parker in the second inning, and the Rays' Jeremy Hellickson held Oakland scoreless through seven frames.
4/20/2013 | Baker thriving in utility role
Utility player Jeff Baker has started just four games. But the Rangers have won three of them, including a 7-0 victory over the Mariners on Friday. Baker gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead in the second inning with an opposite field home run off of Mariners starter Joe Saunders.
4/20/2013 | Castro extends league-leading hitting streak to 12
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro singled to right with one out in the fourth inning against the Brewers on Saturday to extend his hitting streak to 12 games, the longest active streak in the National League.
4/20/2013 | LA, O's streak in different directions entering finale
The Dodgers have lost their past six games and send Chad Billingsley to the Camden Yards mound on Sunday for the series finale opposite Jake Arrieta, who can deliver an Orioles sweep.
4/20/2013 | Chacin's injury not an oblique issue
Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin will not make his next scheduled start, but he received good news on Saturday that the injury that forced him from Friday's game is not related to his left oblique.
4/20/2013 | Helton out of lineup with forearm strain
First baseman Todd Helton has a left forearm strain and was not in Saturday's starting lineup.
4/20/2013 | Outman adds lefty help to bullpen
Reliever Josh Outman joined the Rockies two hours before Friday's game, flying to Denver from Reno, where Triple-A Colorado Springs was playing. Outman gives the Rox a second lefty in the 'pen.
4/20/2013 | Trammell admires Tulo from afar
D-backs bench coach Alan Trammell admires Troy Tulowitzki's skill set from afar.
4/20/2013 | Asdrubal exits game with left wrist contusion
Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left Saturday night's game against the Houston Astros with a left wrist contusion.
4/20/2013 | Giambi embracing role as veteran mentor
If you're still playing in the Majors at 42 years old, you have the right to turn philosophical. Indians designated hitter Jason Giambi has certainly earned that.
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