5/28/2013 | Yost tweaks lineup, moving Gordon to leadoff spot
The first step of a lineup overhaul by Royals manager Ned Yost came Tuesday, when he moved left fielder Alex Gordon back into the leadoff spot for the Kauffman Stadium finale against the Cardinals.
5/28/2013 | Mets walk off on Mariano for emotional victory
Lucas Duda called the Mets' 2-1 victory over the Yankees on Tuesday their best win of the year -- or at least their most emotional. He had the right to call it whatever he wanted, considering he was the one who came up with the game-winning hit, redirecting a Mariano Rivera cutter into right field to score David Wright.
5/28/2013 | Recovering Heisey gets work in outfield
Reds left fielder Chris Heisey, who has been on the disabled list since April 29 with a strained right hamstring, began shagging fly balls on Monday. However, a return to action is not yet imminent.
5/28/2013 | Mozeliak wants to temper expectations on Wacha
With right-hander Michael Wacha set to make his Major League debut in a Thursday start against the Royals, the Cardinals settled a short-term dilemma. But whether the highly touted Wacha will be a long-term fixture in the St. Louis rotation this season is still to be determined, according to general manager John Mozeliak.
5/28/2013 | Victorino won't play, but excited for return to Philly
The Phillies host the Red Sox in a two-game set beginning Wednesday. Shane Victorino, who signed a three-year contract with the Red Sox after the Phillies traded him to the Dodgers last July, will be in attendance, despite the fact he is on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring.
5/28/2013 | Unlike old days, today's players lacking durability
Slowly, "durability" is joining "true doubleheaders" and "day games during the World Series" as entities in baseball from a bygone era. It seems as if most players in the Major Leagues today are just one diving catch, sprint to first or sizzling fastball shy of joining the disabled list.
5/28/2013 | Vizcaino has setback in recovery from surgery
Cubs pitcher Arodys Vizcaino, on the 60-day disabled list rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, underwent an arthroscopic debridement (removal of damaged tissue) on his right elbow.
5/28/2013 | Eovaldi could join Marlins by mid-June
Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, placed on the disabled list the day before the season started, is scheduled to make two more rehab starts, beginning Thursday for Class A Jupiter.
5/28/2013 | Miggy next 'Best Hitter on Planet'
What the general populace has come to accept is that Miguel Cabrera is, indeed, the Best Hitter on the Planet. It's a subjective term, surely, but it's also difficult to dispute. And although there might be subtle fluctuations from month to month or year to year, only a select few carry that distinction for a true, sustained stretch.
5/28/2013 | Rays, behind Longoria, becoming known for offense
Even though it's early in the 2013 season, this one has had a different hue than in the past, as the Rays' bullpen has blown leads and the starting rotation -- save for Alex Cobb and Matt Moore -- has been inconsistent. Meanwhile, the offense has been thumping.
5/28/2013 | Rain washes out Sox-Cubs South Side finale
Chris Sale gave up a two-run homer to Welington Castillo in the second inning of Tuesday's contest with the Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field. Yet, the left-hander's 23-innings scoreless streak remained intact. That Castillo long ball never counted, as the game was postponed due to severe thunderstorms rolling through the area, with the Cubs holding a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning.
5/28/2013 | Reds announce winner of fields makeover
Each year since 2010, the Reds Community Fund and Procter & Gamble North America Marketing have partnered to select a neighborhood in the Greater Cincinnati area and renovate its baseball fields and assist in other community projects.
5/28/2013 | Teams hope to move on after Aroldis' wild pitches
A high-and-tight 100-mph fastball from Reds closer Aroldis Chapman that buzzed the head of Indians first baseman Nick Swisher created a late subplot to Monday's game. Reds manager Dusty Baker had no intention of letting the storyline spill over into Tuesday.
5/28/2013 | Offense delivers more than enough for Latos
Mat Latos limited Cleveland to just five hits while striking out seven across 6 1/3 innings. He surrendered one run in the fifth inning, but it didn't matter, as the Reds scored four more times in the seventh and sank the Indians with an 8-2 win.
5/28/2013 | Royals celebrate the life of broadcaster White
Fred White wanted not to be mourned, but rather that his time with others would be celebrated. White's wish was honored on Tuesday, when family, friends, colleagues and admirers by the hundreds gathered at Village Presbyterian Church.
5/28/2013 | Mariano throws first pitch at Citi Field to Franco
Mariano Rivera's job is usually to put the finishing touches on the evening's action, but the all-time saves leader stepped outside his comfort zone to throw the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday's game at Citi Field.
5/28/2013 | Morales returns as Red Sox option Aceves
A day after throwing six innings of one-run ball in a win against the Phillies, the Red Sox optioned Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. The move was to clear room for lefty Franklin Morales, who has yet to pitch this season while dealing with a strained back.
5/28/2013 | Peralta propelling himself among the elite
On Monday, with his first four-hit game as a member of the Tigers, Jhonny Peralta propelled himself into the mix among the best hitters in the league not named Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera is the American League batting average leader, at .377, and Peralta is now tied for second with Baltimore's Chris Davis, at .341.
5/28/2013 | Bucs outlast Tigers, score game's sole run in 11th
Jeanmar Gomez was brilliant on Tuesday, and the Bucs translated it into a 1-0 victory thanks to Neil Walker's 11th-inning home run.
5/28/2013 | Bucs place Contreras on DL, bring back Morris
The Pirates on Tuesday placed Jose Contreras on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his lower back. To take his place, Bryan Morris was recalled from Indianapolis.
5/28/2013 | Brown nets first NL Player of Week honor
Left fielder Domonic Brown showcased his offensive potential for the Phillies over their past two series, earning him National League Player of the Week honors on Tuesday for the week of May 20-26.
5/28/2013 | Noted orthopedist Yocum dies after battle with cancer
Dr. Lewis Yocum, the Angels' longtime team orthopedist and one of the country's most noted practitioners in the field of sports medicine, passed away due to liver cancer on Saturday night.
5/28/2013 | D-backs eager to prove they can measure up
The D-backs enter a tough stretch in their schedule after sweeping a doubleheader against the Rangers, who came into that day with the best record in the American League. But manager Kirk Gibson figures that schedule will help to test them against top-flight competition.
5/28/2013 | All-Star Softball Game to bring out Mets legends
Imagine Dwight Gooden starting on the mound, Darryl Strawberry playing outfield and belting homers and John Franco closing for the National League team at the Taco Bell Legends & Celebrities Softball Game on July 14 at Citi Field, the ninth annual Sunday nightcap event during All-Star Week.
5/28/2013 | Morrow aims to make next scheduled start
Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow left his start against the Braves on Tuesday afternoon with soreness in his right forearm, and after the game he said that with rest and treatment, he will make his next start.
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