6/28/2013 | Verlander looks to rebound against Rays
Chris Archer may be pitching for a spot in the Rays rotation when he faces the Tigers and Justin Verlander on Saturday night at Tropicana Field.
6/28/2013 | Ventura not questioning club's effort despite comments
Manager Robin Ventura was not pleased with his "listless offense" during Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Mets, calling it unacceptable. But Ventura made clear Friday that he certainly wasn't questioning his team's effort with those comments.
6/28/2013 | White Sox open for business before Trade Deadline
Every White Sox player but Chris Sale and Paul Konerko is apparently available for the right deal, and left-handed reliever Matt Thornton is always a prime candidate to be moved.
6/28/2013 | Indians, White Sox get little time to rest following DH
The Indians and White Sox won't get much time to rest after Friday's lengthy doubleheader. The two AL Central rivals will meet up Saturday afternoon with Cleveland's Ubaldo Jimenez and Chicago's Dylan Axelrod on the hill.
6/28/2013 | Tribe outslugs Sox with 14 unanswered runs in Game 1
The Indians slugged 10 extra-base hits as they came back from a 5-0 first-inning deficit to claim the first game of a twin bill against the White Sox, 19-10, on Friday. Jason Kipnis reached base for the 30th consecutive contest, going 3-for-4 with three doubles and three walks.
6/28/2013 | Padres option lefty Layne, recall righty Smith
The Padres optioned left-hander Tommy Layne to Triple-A Tucson and recalled right-hander Burch Smith from Tucson in a corresponding move on Friday before the opener of a four-game series against the Marlins.
6/28/2013 | Astros players want kids to have fun and play ball
The Houston Astros' Jason Castro, Lucas Harrell and Chris Carter came out Friday morning to help instruct kids at a baseball camp hosted by the Astros Urban Youth Academy.
6/28/2013 | Yanks-O's series continues with Phelps vs. Britton
Jockeying for position in the tight AL East, the O's and Yankees each have plenty of opportunities over the next 10 days to improve their fortunes at the expense of the other. The rivalry continues on Saturday at Camden Yards, with David Phelps starting against Zach Britton.
6/28/2013 | D-backs executive Hall honored as 'Best Boss'
D-backs president and CEO Derrick Hall was named the "Best Boss" by TeamWork Online, the sports industry's online employment recruiting network.
6/28/2013 | Timely hits, stellar relief carry O's over Yankees
Pitching in relief of T.J. McFarland, Kevin Gausman shut down the Yankees for 4 1/3 innings, and the Orioles beat the Yankees, 4-3, on Friday night at Camden Yards. With the win, the second-place Orioles pulled a little farther ahead of the Yankees in the American League East.
6/28/2013 | Roberts returning to O's lineup on Sunday
Brian Roberts' return to the lineup is expected to come on Sunday night, for the series finale against the Yankees. The switch-hitting second baseman played six innings and went 0-for-3 on Friday for Triple-A Norfolk, exiting the game early due to the inclement weather. Roberts will drive to Baltimore on Saturday afternoon, according to manager Buck Showalter.
6/28/2013 | McLouth happy to play regardless of spot in lineup
The left-handed-hitting Nate McLouth started the season with a defined role in the order: leadoff against right-handers. He wouldn't typically start against left-handers. But recently he has been a mainstay in the lineup, regardless of the opponent on the mound. And though he has conceded the leadoff spot to Nick Markakis, he's just happy to have the chance to play every day.
6/28/2013 | An extended outing will help both Britton and O's
Zach Britton will face the Yankees on Saturday in his third start since being promoted from Triple-A Norfolk, and the 25-year-old's main task will be going deeper into the game.
6/28/2013 | Clerical error, nothing more, behind CC/Phelps switch
The Orioles may have been surprised to see CC Sabathia instead of David Phelps on the lineup card for Friday's game, but the Yankees said there was no switch, just a clerical error.
6/28/2013 | Another productive day in Tampa for Jeter, A-Rod
Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez had another solid day of workouts at the Minor League complex in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, and manager Joe Girardi said that he is not sure which player is closer to facing Minor League competition.
6/28/2013 | Rays' Moore, Price provide community outreach
Rays pitcher Matt Moore will be the season's newest addition to the Rays Dugout Club with "The Moore Corps." Fellow pitcher David Price, a sponsor since 2010, continues working in the community via "Price's Pals."
6/28/2013 | Astros sign ninth-round Draft pick Holberton
The Astros on Friday signed ninth-round Draft pick Brian Holberton, a catcher from the University of North Carolina.
6/28/2013 | Even in retirement, Chipper willing to lend helping hand
Chipper Jones' career ended last October, and his number will be retired Friday at Turner Field, but the former Braves superstar continues to mentor hitters in need of his assistance.
6/28/2013 | Online-only voting will settle tight races in final week
As the final week of voting approaches with online-only balloting, several starting All-Star spots remain up for grabs in tight races.
6/28/2013 | MLB Notebook: Holland shuts down Yanks in the Bronx
Rangers southpaw Derek Holland held the Yankees to a pair of singles in a 2-0 victory on Thursday, putting together his sixth career shutout.
6/28/2013 | Yanks' Turley projects to be Majors contributor
Nik Turley, the New York Yankees' 2008 50th-round selection, projects to be a viable option as a Major League pitcher. The Yankees' 14th-ranked prospect is currently developing his repertoire and command at Double-A Trenton.
6/28/2013 | Harper likely to return to Nats on Monday
Bryce Harper did not play a Minor League game for Double-A Harrisburg on Friday. It was just a day off. Harper, who is on a rehab assignment, will play against Bowie on Saturday. Harper is expected to rejoin the Nationals on Monday against the Brewers.
6/28/2013 | Haren feels good, ready for bullpen session
Nationals right-hander Dan Haren, who is on the 15-day disabled list because of shoulder inflammation, played long toss Thursday and Friday without any problems and will have a bullpen session Saturday at Citi Field.
6/28/2013 | Wheeler: Fixing pitch tipping not too difficult
Zack Wheeler's work began Thursday in Denver, when he and pitching coach Dan Warthen attempted to fix the pitch-tipping issue that plagued him during Tuesday's start. It continued Friday at Citi Field, where he and Warthen again worked to correct the flaw.
6/28/2013 | Mets endure tough ending to 'brutal' road trip
As if the Mets needed any more travel issues, their 11-day, four-city, roughly 5,000-mile road trip ended like this: sitting on a bus on an airport tarmac, waiting for a plane to take them home.
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