7/7/2013 | Yocum's son throws out ceremonial first pitch
Since Dr. Lewis Yocum, the Angels' longtime team orthopedist, passed away on May 25, he has been remembered through a variety of tributes. Prior to Saturday's game between the Angels and Red Sox, there was one more.
7/7/2013 | Braves back Freeman, fellow Final Vote vets
On Sunday, some of the Braves had become more vociferous, saying that Freddie Freeman and the three other veteran candidates on the National League's Final Vote ballot were more deserving than Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers outfielder who has grabbed the attention of the baseball world since his Major League debut on June 3.
7/7/2013 | A-Rod held hitless at DH in fourth rehab game
Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-3 for Class A Advanced Tampa in the fourth game of his Minor League rehab assignment, a relatively uneventful 2-1 Tampa Yankees win on Sunday at Space Coast Stadium.
7/7/2013 | Final Vote can send Delabar to All-Star Game
Steve Delabar is one of five American League candidates for the 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote sponsored by freecreditscore.com, which is a fan ballot to determine the final roster spot at the All-Star Game in New York. Fans have until Thursday at 4 p.m. ET to vote.
7/7/2013 | A.J. Ellis, Kershaw combine to top Giants
A.J. Ellis cleared the bases with a bases-loaded double with two out in the ninth inning and All-Star Clayton Kershaw pitched a three-hitter for eight innings as the Dodgers beat the Giants on Sunday, 4-1.
7/7/2013 | Corbin in All-Star form for 10th win of season
All-Star left-hander Patrick Corbin earned his 10th win of the season as the D-backs swept the Rockies at Chase Field and extended their winning streak to five games.
7/7/2013 | Howard to have MRI on ailing left knee Monday
For about two months, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard dealt with pain in his left knee. But while taking ground balls during batting practice Saturday, Howard said he really struggled to move laterally, and did not want to push his knee any further.
7/7/2013 | Harvey to make starting case in front of Giants' Bochy
Matt Harvey will make his case for the starting nod for the National League's side of the All-Star Game when he starts Monday, and he will do so against the Giants, who are managed by NL All-Star team skipper Bruce Bochy.
7/7/2013 | Soria, Burns are key as Rangers edge Astros
Ron Washington didn't waste time breaking in Joakim Soria and Cory Burns. The two joined the Rangers on Sunday and gave their manager two key shutdown innings in a 5-4 win over the Astros at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
7/7/2013 | Jeter reaches base three times in rehab game
Derek Jeter recorded his first base hit in a rehab game for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Sunday. The Yankees' captain reached base three times and scored a run, while getting a day off from the field.
7/7/2013 | Tulo, Fowler headed for rehab assignments
The Rockies will send All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and center fielder Dexter Fowler to Triple-A Colorado Springs for injury rehab assignments that start Monday
7/7/2013 | Brothers honored to be mentioned in All-Star talk
Rockies left-hander Rex Brothers said he was grateful to even be considered to be included on the National League squad for the All-Star Game.
7/7/2013 | Nicasio regaining form on mound at Triple-A
After not throwing a pitch in the seventh inning of any of his Major League starts this season, hard-throwing right-hander Juan Nicasio almost went the distance in his latest Triple-A start.
7/7/2013 | Rockies likely to seek rotation help from within
Rockies manager Walt Weiss said he isn't looking with envy at the big-spending Dodgers, who acquired starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins on Saturday.
7/7/2013 | Nolasco to start Tuesday, Capuano to bullpen
Newly acquired pitcher Ricky Nolasco will start Tuesday and bump Chris Capuano to the bullpen, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Sunday.
7/7/2013 | Hefner keeps up top form as Mets edge Brewers
The Mets edged the Brewers to get the series win, riding Jeremy Hefner's strong seven-inning start in Sunday's finale at Miller Park to a 2-1 victory.
7/7/2013 | Kemp expected to return to action vs. D-backs
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp was out of the lineup for a second day because of his left shoulder, but manager Don Mattingly said Kemp would likely play Monday in Arizona.
7/7/2013 | Oswalt exits with hamstring injury in second inning
Rockies right-hander Roy Oswalt appeared to hurt his lower left leg while covering home plate after a second-inning wild pitch in Sunday's game at Arizona.
7/7/2013 | Cards squeak past Fish for first home sweep
Carlos Beltran, the elder statesman of the Cardinals' offense, hardly showed his age on Sunday. If there were questions about how his knees are holding up, Beltran answered them through action. With a bunt hit, a steal of home and a potentially game-changing sliding catch, the 36-year-old Beltran helped preserve the Cards' 3-2 win over the Marlins.
7/7/2013 | Bruce won't pout over not making NL All-Star roster
Reds right fielder Jay Bruce did not become a three-time National League All-Star when the team was named on Saturday. Instead, Bruce became a mention in his first "all-snub" team of deserving players that were left off.
7/7/2013 | Manuel says players got message at team meeting
The Phillies' front office thinks this is no time to goof around. When the front office watched players giddily shower Jonathan Pettibone with sunflower seeds Saturday during a FOX in-game interview in a 13-4 loss, it did not sit well. It sparked GM Ruben Amaro Jr. and manager Charlie Manuel to call a team meeting Sunday.
7/7/2013 | Adrian throws Final Vote support to teammate Puig
Whatever awkwardness was created by having two teammates among the five candidates for the National League All-Star Final Vote was resolved Sunday by Adrian Gonzalez, who said he was voting for teammate Yasiel Puig.
7/7/2013 | Rangers hit Twitter for #TakeTanner
Immediately after setup reliever Tanner Scheppers was named a candidate for the American League Final Vote on Saturday, Texas Rangers teammates lobbied on Twitter for their setup reliever.
7/7/2013 | Rays look to continue momentum vs. Twins
While the Rays are building steam toward the All-Star break, the Twins are stumbling. The two clubs meet up Monday for the start of a three-game set, with Samuel Deduno and Roberto Hernandez squaring off at Tropicana Field.
7/7/2013 | Arguing third-strike call gets B.J. Upton ejected
Braves center fielder B.J. Upton was ejected by home-plate umpire Doug Eddings after objecting to a called third strike in the fifth inning of Sunday afternoon's 7-3 loss to the Phillies.
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