9/9/2013 | Return could be imminent for Gaudin, Affeldt
The Giants likely will decide Tuesday whether to reinstate left-hander Jeremy Affeldt and right-hander Chad Gaudin from the disabled list and add them to an already bulging pitching staff.
9/9/2013 | Bucs fans have right to revel in win No. 82
Despite the fact that the Pirates have been a true contender for the entirety of 2013, fans -- who have faced more than two decades of disappointment -- have the right to revel in win No. 82. But the Buccos' first winning season since 1992 is likely just a milepost on the road to greener pastures.
9/9/2013 | Past Pirates rejoicing in season's success
The 20 straight losing seasons the Pirates had endured up until this year were just as frustrating to those who had proudly worn the Pirates uniform when the team was a perennial contender as they were to the fans.
9/9/2013 | Winning ways firing up Bucs' fan base
The Pirates' winnings ways have energized a long-dormant fan base that has been pining for a team they could get behind.
9/9/2013 | Castro out second straight game with sore knee
All-Star Astros catcher Jason Castro aggravated a cyst in his right knee a week ago when he fouled a ball off his leg, and he didn't play until starting back-to-back games at designated hitter on Friday and Saturday in Oakland.
9/9/2013 | Gibby thinks fracas helped light LA's fuse
The Dodgers, who were in last place when the D-backs were last in Los Angeles and a bench-clearing fracas ensued following Ian Kennedy hitting Zack Greinke, have gone 55-13 since to run away with the National League West, and Kirk Gibson said that's no coincidence.
9/9/2013 | Braves string big rally to back sharp Medlen
Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman and Evan Gattis recorded three consecutive doubles to begin a five-run fourth inning that helped the Braves to snap a four-game losing streak with Monday night's 5-2 win over the Marlins at Marlins Park.
9/9/2013 | Red Sox appear likely to pick up Lester's '14 option
With Jon Lester rediscovering his ace form the last few weeks, it has become all but certain the Red Sox will pick up his $13 million option for next season.
9/9/2013 | Plouffe's three RBIs help Twins end home skid
The Twins rallied late behind three RBIs from Trevor Plouffe to end their home losing streak at 10 games with a 6-3 win over the Angels on Monday night at Target Field.
9/9/2013 | Replay reversal gives Santana decisive homer
Following an official review, Carlos Santana's shot into the right-field seats was ruled a home run. It proved to be the decisive hit in Cleveland's 4-3 victory over the Royals on Monday night.
9/9/2013 | Miggy, Leyland ejected in first inning against Chicago
Detroit's Miguel Cabrera was tossed three pitches into his first at-bat against White Sox left-hander Chris Sale on Monday night after arguing he was hit by a pitch that was called a swinging strike.
9/9/2013 | Franklin back in lineup two days after collision
Rookie second baseman Nick Franklin was back in the Mariners' lineup Monday night. He sat out Sunday after taking a knee to the back of the head during Saturday's game.
9/9/2013 | Jansen entrenched at closer as D-backs return
Kenley Jansen, who has tied his career high with 25 saves, has thrived as the Dodgers' closer since winning the job nearly three months ago, when the D-backs last visited Dodger Stadium.
9/9/2013 | Morton to test left foot in Wednesday side session
The episode of plantar fasciitis that knocked Charlie Morton out of his Sunday start apparently is mild enough for the Pirates righty to throw a side session Wednesday to see whether he will be able to take his next turn. Wandy Rodriguez will also undergo a major test later in the week to get a better idea of his availability down the stretch and in the postseason.
9/9/2013 | Span extends hit streak to 20 with leadoff homer
Nationals center fielder Denard Span extended his hitting streak to 20 games by hitting a leadoff home run against the Mets on Monday night.
9/9/2013 | Choo sets team mark for hit by pitches
On Monday against the Cubs, Shin-Soo Choo was hit by a pitch for a Major League leading 25th time, which is also the Reds franchise record. Catcher Jason LaRue was hit 24 times in 2004.
9/9/2013 | Hahn already working toward 2014 and beyond
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn got an early start on his 2014 plan because of the club's poor play this season, but he sees the offseason as a "tremendous opportunity" for his club.
9/9/2013 | Beat the Streak leader's run halted
Clement Uduk woke up Monday as the Beat the Streak leader with 46 straight successful selections, 11 away from the game's $5.6 million grand prize. But Robinson Cano's 0-for-4 game against the Orioles halted his run.
9/9/2013 | Angels begin longest road trip of season
The Angels kicked off a 10-game road trip Monday that will take them to four cities, three time zones and two countries, starting with a one-night stop in Minnesota for a make-up game against the Twins.
9/9/2013 | Showalter, Girardi have words in series opener
As the playoff races heat up, emotions boiled over between the Orioles and Yankees on Monday night, with managers Buck Showalter and Joe Girardi engaging in a heated on-field exchange that involved accusing Baltimore of sign stealing.
9/9/2013 | A's encourage Moss to be himself in every way
Brandon Moss, one of the most affable, chatty players on the A's, has ranked among the best power hitters in the game since last year, and nobody knows it. But he hasn't always been a slugger.
9/9/2013 | Ogando ready to start? Rangers waiting to see
The Rangers, after revamping their rotation over the weekend, won't need their fifth starter before next Tuesday against Tampa Bay. That gives the club time to decide if Alexi Ogando is ready to return to the rotation.
9/9/2013 | Back in NY, Wright optimistic he'll play again this year
Mets third baseman David Wright flew back to New York on Monday, still optimistic he will play again this season. "I don't think the clock is going to run out," said Wright, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 3 with a right hamstring strain. "I think I'll be back at least for a larger chunk of the remainder of the games."
9/9/2013 | Harang called up by Mets, to start Thursday
The Mets selected Aaron Harang's contract from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday and slotted him into the rotation. Harang said he's going to start New York's series finale against the Nationals on Thursday.
9/9/2013 | Heyward to take batting practice Friday
It is still too early to know when Jason Heyward might return to Atlanta's lineup. But the Braves will get a better sense when Heyward completes what will be a relatively normal batting practice with his teammates before Friday night's game against the Padres at Turner Field.
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