9/11/2013 | Wood gets to rest; Maholm gets MRI in Atlanta
Sticking with their plan to give some of their starting pitchers extra rest before the postseason, the Braves decided Alex Wood would not make his scheduled start on Thursday. Minutes after informing Wood of this decision on Wednesday, manager Fredi Gonzalez received a visit from head trainer Jeff Porter, who revealed Paul Maholm was being sent to Atlanta to have his left elbow examined.
9/11/2013 | Peralta returns to Tigers with uncertain future
Suspended shortstop Jhonny Peralta returned to the Tigers for workouts on Wednesday and it felt like he hadn't left for more than a few days, let alone a month and a half. At the same time, he doesn't know what will happen over the coming weeks and into October.
9/11/2013 | Wright runs bases with eye on making return
For the first time since straining his right hamstring Aug. 2, Mets third baseman David Wright ran the bases on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.
9/11/2013 | Blue Jays monitoring Encarnacion's sprained wrist
Edwin Encarnacion missed his third consecutive game Wednesday night, and the Blue Jays remain uncertain about when he'll be able to get back into the lineup.
9/11/2013 | Haren dominates as Nats stay six back
After two consecutive bad outings, right-hander Dan Haren pitched a gem on Wednesday night as the Nationals blanked the Mets, 3-0, at Citi Field.
9/11/2013 | Viciedo believes health main key to success
The final numbers posted by White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo won't end up close to his preseason goals for the 2013 season. But instead of dwelling on what went wrong, Viciedo chooses to look at the positives.
9/11/2013 | Sale key piece as White Sox build for 2014
As the White Sox embark on their 2014 reshaping process, they already are a step ahead than most teams because they have a talented young pitching staff. That process takes another major step forward by having Chris Sale at the top of the rotation.
9/11/2013 | Miggy looking to heat up for September run
The Tigers had to breathe a sigh of relief when they were able to put All-Star Miguel Cabrera back in the lineup last weekend. Now, they have to get him hitting again.
9/11/2013 | Anibal fans 10, Tigers stretch AL Central lead
Right-hander Anibal Sanchez struck out 10 and Omar Infante's RBI single in the eighth was the difference for the Tigers in a 1-0 win over the White Sox on Wednesday night in the rubber game.
9/11/2013 | Princeton coach enjoying Venable's big year
Scott Bradley, the head baseball coach at Princeton since 1998, stopped by to visit Will Venable before Wednesday's game in Philadelphia.
9/11/2013 | Asche, Rupp compare first Major League hits
Phillies rookies Cody Asche and Cameron Rupp recently analyzed their first big league hits -- neither of which were rockets into the gap, but they'll take them.
9/11/2013 | Eppard working to simplify Hamilton's approach
Josh Hamilton has regained his form over this last month, batting .339 with four homers and 14 walks over a 29-game stretch heading into Wednesday's contest at Rogers Centre. But Angels hitting coach Jim Eppard believes more upside remains.
9/11/2013 | Jeter's injury-plagued season comes to an end
Derek Jeter, who has been limited to just 17 games this season due to left ankle issues, is headed back to the 15-day disabled list and is done for the year.
9/11/2013 | Yankees radio broadcasts moving to WFAN
The Yankees reached a multiyear agreement Wednesday for their games to be broadcast on WFAN-AM, the station that pioneered 24-hour sports radio programming 26 years ago.
9/11/2013 | Events of Sept. 11 continue to impact lives today
Maj. James Ruzicka, who threw out the first ceremonial pitch at Progressive Field on Wednesday, had left the Army for civilian life in 1997. He reenlisted in 2009, and is now in his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.
9/11/2013 | KC tops Tribe, keeps pressure on in playoff chase
James Shields limited the Indians to two runs over eight-plus innings at Progressive Field -- fewer tallies than the Royals provided in support in the first inning alone -- in a 6-2 victory.
9/11/2013 | Reds secure must-win finale against Cubs
The Reds certainly wanted to win either of the first two games of their series with the Cubs. Because they didn't, showing little offense in the process, Wednesday's series finale was a lot less about wanting a win than needing one. By taking a 6-0 victory over the Cubs, the Reds met this essential requirement for the completion of a 7-3 homestand.
9/11/2013 | It's been such a long time for the Bucs
How long had it been since the Pirates' most recent winning year? MLB.com columnist Tracy Ringolsby digs into some of the more fascinating facts of the past 20 Bucs seasons.
9/11/2013 | Reds, Cubs pause to remember 9/11
Along with the rest of Major League Baseball, the Reds and Cubs paused on Wednesday to remember the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.
9/11/2013 | Hamilton calls first at-bats of career 'fun'
Reds top prospect Billy Hamilton finally got a chance to do something besides pinch-run. Hamilton played the final three innings in center field for Shin-Soo Choo on Tuesday, going 0-for-2 at the plate.
9/11/2013 | A-Rod says hamstring OK, serves as DH
Alex Rodriguez said that he did not expect to have any difficulty serving as the Yankees' DH on Wednesday, one night after he tweaked his left hamstring scoring from second base on a single.
9/11/2013 | Orioles commemorate Sept. 11 anniversary
The Orioles joined the rest of Major League Baseball on Wednesday night in commemorating the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with special American flag caps for their contest against the Yankees.
9/11/2013 | Norris has elbow discomfort, Hammel to step in
Orioles right-hander Bud Norris is dealing with right elbow discomfort and will have his turn in the rotation skipped in favor of Jason Hammel on Friday night in Toronto.
9/11/2013 | Cano helps Yanks climb to one back in Wild Card race
Robinson Cano helped move the Yankees closer to controlling their own destiny in the playoff chase, connecting for a tiebreaking solo home run that lifted his club to a 5-4 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday at Camden Yards.
9/11/2013 | O's now trail Yanks in Wild Card standings after loss
A night removed from surrendering four late-game runs, the Orioles 'pen again caved after Scott Feldman's strong outing, with two ninth-inning scores sinking Baltimore's hopes of making up Wild Card ground in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Yankees.
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