9/13/2013 | Rizzo hits go-ahead blast as Cubs top Pirates
Anthony Rizzo wiped out the Pirates' back-to-back-to-back blasts with his 22nd home run, a towering two-run shot in the seventh, to power the Cubs to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory Friday night and snap Pittsburgh's winning streak at four games.
9/13/2013 | Hanley sits out with irritated back nerve
Hanley Ramirez has an irritated nerve in his back, the Dodgers announced Friday. The club said the shortstop received a cortisone injection and is expected to be available to play next week.
9/13/2013 | De La Rosa may be forced to push back start
Despite enjoying a career season, going 16-6 with a 3.49 ERA, Jorge De La Rosa's left thumb has been a constant issue. The Rockies left-hander may have his next start, scheduled for Monday, pushed back.
9/13/2013 | Sprained finger may keep CarGo out of batter's box
With Carlos Gonzalez's sprained right middle finger still bothering him and just a little more than two weeks remaining on the schedule, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Friday the All-Star outfielder might not get another at-bat this season.
9/13/2013 | Rockies to celebrate Hispanic leaders on Sept. 22
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Rockies will honor several individuals on Sept. 22 with a pregame on-field ceremony that will crown a winner of the Colorado Rockies Adult Leadership Award and the youth winners of the Youth Artistic Contest.
9/13/2013 | Day to day with knee, Castro eyes weekend DH duties
Realizing he returned to action too soon the last time, Jason Castro isn't taking any chances as he continues to monitor his balky right knee.
9/13/2013 | Five players prepare for Dancing with 'Stros event
Five brave Astros are going to put their dancing shoes on after Sunday's game for a spin around the floor at the House of Blues, all in the name of charity.
9/13/2013 | Young starting to reward A's patience
Of the many attributes the A's believed Chris Young brought to the table when they acquired his services from the D-backs last offseason, hitting for a high average wasn't among them.
9/13/2013 | Key bullpen trio rested for A's stretch run
While expanded rosters ensure plenty of bullpen options for the A's this month, the club will still need to rely heavily on its core trio to secure late innings down this pivotal stretch.
9/13/2013 | Astros acquire young righty from Detroit in Veras deal
The Astros received right-hander David Paulino from Detroit as the player to be named in the Jose Veras trade from July. The 19-year-old Dominican is the younger brother of highly-touted Tigers pitching prospect Brenny Paulino.
9/13/2013 | Beat the Streak leader's run halted at 41
Outfielder Mike Trout was not a major part of Friday's Angels-Astros slugfest. As a result, Camille Emily Svendson's Beat the Streak run ended at a remarkable 41 straight successful selections.
9/13/2013 | Astros plan festival for Hispanic Heritage Month
The Astros will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 28 with a pregame festival at the plaza on Crawford Street outside of Minute Maid Park from 2-6 p.m. CT.
9/13/2013 | Gardy doesn't know why Twins fare better on road
The Twins are one of just a handful of teams who have fared better on the road than at home this season; only six clubs have more wins away than at their home field entering play Friday. "For whatever reason, I don't understand why we aren't winning here at home, but we have do a better job of that," said Ron Gardenhire.
9/13/2013 | Six-man rotation gives arms necessary rest
Scott Diamond officially joined the rotation with his start against the A's on Thursday, and the Twins are expected to go with a six-man rotation for the rest of the way in order to give pitchers such as Mike Pelfrey and Andrew Albers extra rest.
9/13/2013 | Deduno to undergo arthroscopic shoulder surgery
Right-hander Samuel Deduno will have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on Wednesday, and he is expected to be ready for 2014 Spring Training, according to Twins general manager Terry Ryan.
9/13/2013 | Maddon hopes Crain can be a factor down stretch
Jesse Crain took another big step forward in his rehab process on Friday, throwing 50 pitches in a bullpen session before the Rays took batting practice at Target Field. Joe Maddon hopes the righty can be a factor with the Rays in a heated race for a playoff spot.
9/13/2013 | Molina brothers back with Cardinals Friday
Yadier and Bengie Molina rejoined the Cardinals on Friday after spending the last two days by the side of their mother, Gladys, as she underwent and recovered from a heart procedure.
9/13/2013 | Adams getting valuable at-bats in place of Craig
While the Cardinals still hope to have Allen Craig back before the end of the season, the opportunity to get Matt Adams regular at-bats for the time being could pay dividends even if he does soon lose the playing time to Craig.
9/13/2013 | Rookie Adduci getting chance to contribute in Texas
Jim Adduci, a left-handed hitter, made his third start in left field on Friday night with right-hander Dan Straily on the mound for the Athletics. David Murphy was at designated hitter, while switch-hitters Lance Berkman and Jurickson Profar were on the bench.
9/13/2013 | Lewis would like to return to Texas next season
The Rangers signed pitcher Colby Lewis to a contract extension one year ago. Lewis was coming off surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon, and Texas signed him to a one-year, incentive-laden contract in the hopes he would be able to pitch for the club this season.
9/13/2013 | Kinsler says there's no added pressure this September
Second baseman Ian Kinsler said the Rangers are under no extra pressure this September, even though they are trying to catch the Athletics rather than hold them off. This is the first time in four years the Rangers were not in first place for every day in September.
9/13/2013 | Minors coach Duncan impressed with prospect Baez
Mariano Duncan was surprised to get a text from Cubs' top prospect Javier Baez thanking the former big leaguer for all he did as the shortstop's hitting coach at Class A Daytona.
9/13/2013 | Felix throws from flat ground, to throw bullpen Monday
Felix Hernandez threw a flat-ground session in the outfield at Busch Stadium without problems before Friday's series opener with the Cardinals and the Mariners will now have him throw a bullpen session Monday in Detroit as he works his way back from a minor oblique muscle strain in his left side.
9/13/2013 | Morales' ambitions grow as he reaches milestone
Kendrys Morales kept the baseball from the 100th home run of his Major League career in the Mariners' 6-1 loss to the Astros on Wednesday, but the veteran designated hitter hopes there are many more milestones still ahead.
9/13/2013 | Seager starts at third for 100th straight game
Kyle Seager has quietly turned into Mr. Reliable for the Mariners as the young third baseman was in the starting lineup for the 100th consecutive game when he was penciled in for Friday's series opener against the Cardinals.
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