9/13/2013 | Tigers send D. Paulino to finish Astros deal
The Tigers on Friday sent right-hander David Paulino to the Astros as the player to be named in the trade for Jose Veras on July 29. The 19-year-old Dominican is the younger brother of Detroit pitching prospect Brenny Paulino.
9/13/2013 | Avila leading way for Tigers in September
Catcher Alex Avila leads the club with a .462 batting average and a .533 on-base percentage, and is 9-for-15 (.600) with three doubles, five runs scored and three RBIs over his last four starts entering Friday night's game against the Royals.
9/13/2013 | Verlander paces Tigers with magic No. at 10
Prince Fielder belted a two-run homer and had three RBIs to back a strong seven-strikeout performance from Justin Verlander in the Tigers' 6-3 win over the Royals on Friday night.
9/13/2013 | Wright runs bases, still wants to play this season
David Wright ran the bases at Citi Field again on Friday as he continues to work his way back into the Mets' lineup. While there's only about two weeks left to the season, Wright has been adamant that he will play again in 2013 and will get back into the lineup as soon as he's cleared.
9/13/2013 | Murphy's stat line steady despite turmoil around him
Throughout this summer, whenever Daniel Murphy hit one of his rough patches at the plate, Mets manager Terry Collins fell back on a familiar line of thinking. At the end of the year, Collins liked to say, he would look up to see Murphy's typical stat line flashing across the scoreboard.
9/13/2013 | Duda's first three-run home run of year lifts Mets
Earlier this week, Mets manager Terry Collins publicly bemoaned his team's lack of power. So it was refreshing for the Mets to watch two of their more naturally-gifted power hitters, Lucas Duda and Andrew Brown, connect on Friday. Brown's monster solo shot and Duda's three-run blast allowed the Mets to make a winner out of Jon Niese, who pitched into the seventh inning of a 4-3 win over the Marlins at Citi Field.
9/13/2013 | Eight pitchers lend an arm in Tribe victory
After rookie starter Danny Salazar reached his pitch limit with two outs in the fourth, the Tribe's bullpen took over and tossed 5 1/3 solid frames Friday in a 3-1 victory over Chicago at U.S. Cellular Field.
9/13/2013 | Strasburg scratched with forearm tightness
Stephen Strasburg was scratched from his scheduled start for the Nationals on Friday night due to tightness in the top side of his forearm. Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf took the mound in his place.
9/13/2013 | Fernandez meets former phenom Gooden
Dwight "Doc" Gooden, the former Mets great, is among the growing list of people inside the game who enjoy watching Jose Fernandez, the Marlins' rookie sensation. The two spoke before Friday's game.
9/13/2013 | Eovaldi, Mathis getting closer to return
Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi's back is getting better, and so is catcher Jeff Mathis' right thumb. Still, there isn't a definitive return date for either player. Eovaldi was scratched from his start on Thursday, at home against the Braves, due to a tight back.
9/13/2013 | Pitching decisions still to be made by Marlins
Since the All-Star break, the Marlins have gone primarily with the same rotation. Jose Fernandez emerged as the ace, and the rest of the starters were, mainly, Nathan Eovaldi, Henderson Alvarez, Jacob Turner and Tom Koehler. While these five have regularly thrown, they all won't necessarily be in the rotation at the beginning of next year.
9/13/2013 | Will Jeter follow Larkin's path to retirement?
Few players get to walk away on their own terms. One was Barry Larkin, the Hall of Famer who overcame injuries to put up a solid final season in the big leagues. Will Derek Jeter follow the fellow shortstop's lead and come back for another year or more and try to go out on top?
9/13/2013 | Appeals court upholds Bonds' conviction
Former Giants slugger Barry Bonds' federal obstruction-of-justice conviction was upheld by an appeals court on Friday.
9/13/2013 | Raburn staying productive in limited role
Ryan Raburn has continued to produce offensively for the Indians despite playing in just three games since Aug. 18 because of right calf and left heel injuries.
9/13/2013 | Tomlin satisfied with return from surgery
Josh Tomlin pitched in a Major League game for the first time in over a year, completing his return from Tommy John surgery by pitching two scoreless innings of relief in Thursday's 14-3 win over the White Sox.
9/13/2013 | Francona resisting urge to 'overmanage'
With a bullpen that had a 3.28 second-half ERA going into Friday's contest against the White Sox, Indians manager Terry Francona said he had to avoid using his relievers too early or too often with his club chasing a playoff berth in the final weeks of the season.
9/13/2013 | Baez, Hendricks earn Cubs' Minor League awards
Top prospect Javier Baez and right-hander Kyle Hendricks were named the Cubs organization's Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, for 2013.
9/13/2013 | Athletic Pillar an outfield option in Toronto
If Kevin Pillar shows he can handle higher quality pitching during his Major League trial in September, he could win a starting outfield role.
9/13/2013 | MLB.TV Premium now $9.99 for remaining games
MLB Advanced Media announced it has dropped the price of its MLB.TV Premium yearly subscription to $9.99 for the rest of the regular season. A screaming deal on an amazing product. Just ask Braves fan Rachel Becker.
9/13/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: September 13
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
9/13/2013 | MLB Notebook: Kipnis does it all for Indians
In terms of doing it all at second base, Cleveland's Jason Kipnis has certainly produced a wonderful if not MVP-caliber season as he tries to lead his team to the postseason -- much like Jackie Robsinson did during the 1949 campaign.
9/13/2013 | Double-A Trenton sweeps its way to EL title
As if winning the franchise's third title in seven years wasn't enough, the Trenton Thunder captured the Double-A Eastern League crown in about as dominant a fashion as possible Thursday night.
9/13/2013 | New science, strategy may halt rate of arm injuries
Anthony Castrovince: Major arm injuries have been happening since the beginning of baseball time. But be it through science, strategy or specialization, perhaps there are still relatively untapped methods of improving the condition of conditioning and reducing the rate of injury.
9/13/2013 | Magic: 'I still pinch myself every day'
In a Q&A with MLB.com, Magic Johnson discusses his role with the Dodgers, his old Lakers teams and his good health.
9/13/2013 | Parity in baseball is no longer a trend -- it's the norm
This has been another good season for parity in the Major Leagues. What was once a trend may have become a way of life.
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