9/7/2013 | Season-ending wrist surgery likely for Bourjos
In his pursuit to recapture the groove he was in before injuries began to derail him in April, Peter Bourjos was hopeful of playing through a fractured right wrist. On Saturday, the Angels' center fielder said that the surgery he was hoping to avoid is now a real possibility.
9/7/2013 | Angels' Gutierrez reaches out to Giants' Petit
Angels reliever Juan Gutierrez called Giants starter Yusmeiro Petit to congratulate him on his one-hit gem against the D-backs, while also consoling him for missing out on a perfect game by a mere strike.
9/7/2013 | Angels rolling with runners in scoring position
Production with runners in scoring position was one of the Angels' biggest problems in the early portion of the season. Lately, though, they've been on a hot stretch.
9/7/2013 | Twins hope Albers can halt home woes
The Blue Jays, who won their fourth consecutive series on Saturday, will go for the series sweep on Sunday behind Esmil Rogers at Target Field. The Twins, who have lost nine consecutive games at home, tab rookie Andrew Albers to play stopper.
9/7/2013 | Mike drop: Trout delivers for BTS leader in final at-bat
Current Beat the Streak leader Clement Uduk made it 46 straight successful selections on Saturday night, with Mike Trout singling in his final at-bat.
9/7/2013 | Cards back in first as Wainwright throws gem
Adam Wainwright put his back-to-back clunkers behind him and coasted through seven shutout innings as St. Louis took back sole possession of first place in the National League Central with a 5-0 win over the Pirates before 45,110 fans on Saturday night at Busch Stadium.
9/7/2013 | Lind powers Toronto to fourth straight series win
Adam Lind knocked a pair of three-run shots, Brett Lawrie had three hits, and J.A. Happ held the Twins to one unearned run in 5 2/3 frames as Toronto toppled Minnesota, 11-2, on Saturday night at Target Field.
9/7/2013 | A's look to punctuate dominant year vs. Astros
The A's, 14-4 against the Astros this season, wrap up their season series with their newest American League West foe behind Bartolo Colon on Sunday in Oakland. Houston counters with Paul Clemens.
9/7/2013 | Tribe one game back in Wild Card after beating Mets
The time has come for the Indians to keep the foot on the accelerator. An American League Wild Card spot is within striking distance and the schedule down the stretch is favorable, making each game a test of the Tribe's mettle. On Saturday night, the Indians poured out the offense early and piled on late, beating the Mets, 9-4, to move within one game of the second AL Wild Card spot.
9/7/2013 | Moore looks to help Rays maintain lead in WC race
Matt Moore will try to end the Rays' recent slide and maintain their lead in the Wild Card standings against Erasmo Ramirez and the Mariners on Sunday afternoon at Safeco Field.
9/7/2013 | Washington likes rule on expanded rosters
Angels manager Mike Scioscia recently said he would like to see Major League rosters capped at 30, but Rangers skipper Ron Washington thinks the rule is fine as it is.
9/7/2013 | Harrison to have surgery on right shoulder
Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison has had two surgeries on his back this season and is now slated for a third surgery Monday -- this time on his right shoulder.
9/7/2013 | Martin out of leadoff spot for 'mental break'
Leonys Martin made his previous 31 starts in the leadoff position until Saturday night, when manager Ron Washington moved his center fielder into the ninth spot to keep him from pressing during his slump.
9/7/2013 | Prado a late scratch due to illness
Martin Prado, originally scheduled to bat fifth and start in left field Saturday evening, was scratched due to an illness, the D-backs announced a little less than an hour before first pitch.
9/7/2013 | Crain feels good after throwing off mound
Jesse Crain (right shoulder strain) threw off a mound Saturday at Safeco Field and all went well for the veteran right-hander.
9/7/2013 | Rodriguez back in lineup after baserunning gaffe
Sean Rodriguez was in the lineup as the starting left fielder Saturday night despite his critical gaffe in Friday night's loss when he pinch-ran and got picked off of second base.
9/7/2013 | Wainwright moves to No. 2 on Cardinals' K's list
With his first strikeout in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Pirates, Adam Wainwright passed Dizzy Dean (1,095) for second on the Cardinals' all-time strikeout list with 1,096. He finished with eight to push his career total to 1,103.
9/7/2013 | Ready to turn page, D-backs tip cap to Petit
The D-backs tipped their caps to Yusmeiro Petit, the Giants' near-perfect hurler Friday night.
9/7/2013 | Corbin's gem lost amid Petit's dominance
D-backs manager Kurt Gibson liked what he saw from Patrick Corbin on Friday night.
9/7/2013 | Cardinals hope Lynn sorts things out next start
While Cardinals manager Mike Matheny stopped short of labeling Wednesday's start as Lance Lynn's last chance, he echoed GM John Mozeliak's comments Saturday, emphasizing the importance of getting Lynn's recent struggles sorted out.
9/7/2013 | Replays award Zimmerman first-inning home run
Zimmerman connected on a 1-2 pitch off Miami's Nathan Eovaldi and crushed a deep drive to center field. Initially ruled a double, the play was overturned by instant replay, and Zimmerman was awarded a two-run home run.
9/7/2013 | Peterson gets second career start with Cards
Brock Peterson was in the lineup at first base against the Pirates on Saturday, making his second big league start. After 10 years in the Minors, Peterson has earned an opportunity to show what he can do in the Majors.
9/7/2013 | A day after, Petit reflects on near-perfect game
Of all the people who telephoned or sent text messages to congratulate Yusmeiro Petit on his spectacular near-perfect game Friday, one well-wisher meant the most to the Giants right-hander: His father, Alberto, who called Saturday from Venezuela.
9/7/2013 | Sanchez's role in near-perfecto impresses Bochy
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said recently that Hector Sanchez could benefit from catching regularly during Buster Posey's injury-induced absence. Bochy couldn't predict that catching a near-perfect game would broaden Sanchez's experience.
9/7/2013 | Improving Posey takes batting practice on Saturday
Giants catcher Buster Posey took regular batting practice on Saturday, a clear sign that his fractured right ring finger is continuing to improve.
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