6/29/2013 | Mutual respect abounds heading into Cards-A's finale
In a matchup between potential playoff teams, the Cardinals will send Jake Westbrook to the mound in the rubber game against the A's and left-hander Tommy Milone.
6/29/2013 | This 1 goes to 11: Wainwright ties for NL wins lead
Adam Wainwright tossed his fourth complete game of the season Saturday, allowing one run on five hits with eight strikeouts to tie Jordan Zimmermann for the National League lead in wins with 11. Matt Adams homered twice in the Cardinals' 7-1 victory.
6/29/2013 | Mets won't jeopardize Harvey with heavy load
One byproduct of Matt Harvey's success this year is that he is on pace to throw more innings than he has before in his career. And it won't be particularly close. So the team intends to protect him from throwing too many.
6/29/2013 | Feeling stronger, Niese set for another MRI
Injured pitcher Jon Niese is scheduled for a follow-up MRI on his left shoulder Thursday, which should give him a better indication if the joint is healing.
6/29/2013 | For Pirates, no guarantees but much hope
Led by talent, depth and clubhouse leadership, not to mention the commanding presence of manager Clint Hurdle, the Pirates have surged to the Majors' best record. Still, after bad finishes in both 2011 and '12, Pittsburgh fans are wondering about the second half of 2013.
6/29/2013 | Stiff back has Detwiler's next start in question
In a need of an extra pitcher, the Nationals recalled right-hander Erick Davis from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned outfielder Jeff Kobernus to Syracuse. The move comes after it was learned that left-hander Ross Detwiler is dealing with a stiff back.
6/29/2013 | Nothing predictable about NL West
Welcome to the wacky National League West. How wacky? The Colorado Rockies' rotation -- 29-25 with a 4.43 ERA -- has a lower ERA and better record than the San Francisco Giants (24-29, 4.57).
6/29/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 29
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/29/2013 | Dodgers call Schumaker to mound again
The Dodgers needed second baseman Skip Schumaker to pitch again on Friday night against the Phillies, his third career appearance and second in two months. The veteran worked around a hit and two walks in a scoreless ninth inning.
6/29/2013 | Despite roadblocks, Rangers stay the course
In a season filled with challenges, including six pitchers on the disabled list, the Rangers have weathered each one to regain first place, a testament to GM Jon Daniels, manager Ron Washington and the club's veteran leadership.
6/29/2013 | Kennedy returns to oppose Hudson in Atlanta
After missing a start and having another one pushed back for his prominent role in the June 11 melee between the Dodgers and D-backs, Ian Kennedy will return to the mound Saturday in Atlanta, the first day he is eligible to pitch again.
6/29/2013 | Colon collars eighth straight win as A's cruise
The A's erupted for five runs in the second inning of a 6-1 victory in support of Bartolo Colon, who tossed eight frames of one-run ball for his 11th win of the season.
6/29/2013 | Scherzer builds on remarkable start with historic feat
The Detroit Tigers have been playing baseball for 113 years and never before has one of their pitchers opened the season 12-0 -- until Max Scherzer did so on Friday night against the Rays.
6/28/2013 | Dodgers look to bounce back as Ryu faces Phils
The Dodgers, whose six-game winning streak was snapped in a big way on Friday, will try to get back in the win column when Hyun-Jin Ryu squares off with Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee on Saturday in Los Angeles.
6/28/2013 | Rogers tasked with cooling off first-place Red Sox
Blue Jays right-hander Esmil Rogers looks to snap the Red Sox's four-game winning streak as he starts opposite Felix Doubront in Saturday's game at Fenway Park.
6/28/2013 | Youngs, Lannan lead Phils' rout at Dodger Stadium
Delmon Young had six RBIs, Michael Young went 4-for-6 with a homer and John Lannan added three hits and an RBI to his gem on the mound as the Phillies cruised to an easy 16-1 victory over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Friday night.
6/28/2013 | Friday's lineup vastly different than Opening Day
One game shy of the halfway point in the season, the Mariners fielded a lineup on Friday night against the Cubs that included just three players who started on Opening Day.
6/28/2013 | Role model: Gomes delivers go-ahead RBI single
In a pinch-hitting role, Jonny Gomes did not disappoint, raking an RBI single to left with one out in the bottom of the seventh that snapped a tie and helped fuel the Red Sox to a 7-5 victory over the Blue Jays.
6/28/2013 | Teheran leads shutout, K's 10 after No. 10 honored
After the Braves retired Chipper Jones' No. 10 during a star-studded pregame ceremony, Atlanta starter Julio Teheran stole the spotlight and stymied the Arizona bats with 10 strikeouts to propel the Braves to a 3-0 win over the D-backs on Friday night at Turner Field.
6/28/2013 | Ex-Major League pitcher Miller found dead
Former Major League pitcher Justin Miller, who pitched for the Blue Jays, Marlins, Giants and Dodgers, was found dead on Wednesday night, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
6/28/2013 | Wells returns to pitching roots in Game 1 rout
With the White Sox trailing by nine runs in the ninth inning of Friday's first game against the Indians, outfielder Casper Wells made an impressive appearance on the mound.
6/28/2013 | Castro improving after one-day breather
Since his one-day breather, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is 4-for-14.
6/28/2013 | Soriano to handle DH duties in Interleague Play
Alfonso Soriano was the designated hitter for Friday's Interleague game in Seattle and will likely handle that role in the Cubs' six-game West Coast swing against the Mariners and Athletics.
6/28/2013 | Wainwright looks to retain stopper role for Cardinals
After dropping two straight for the first time this season, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will be hoping to turn the tide Saturday in Oakland against the A's, who counter with Jarrod Parker.
6/28/2013 | Cuddyer extends hit streak to 25 with homer
Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer extended his hit streak to 25 games with power -- a two-run homer in the third inning of Friday night's game with the Giants at Coors Field.
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