9/7/2013 | LoMo's homer longest so far at Marlins' Park
In the third inning of Miami's 7-0 win over the Nationals on Friday night, Logan Morrison blasted a two-run homer off Dan Haren into the second deck in right-center. The estimated distance, announced by the Marlins, was 484 feet, making it the longest homer ever at Marlins Park.
9/7/2013 | Pierre moves up all-time hits list
In the Marlins' 7-0 win over the Nationals on Friday night, Juan Pierre delivered a pinch-hit single, giving him 2,211 career hits, which ties Willie McCovey for 177th all-time.
9/7/2013 | Cards, Bucs tangle again for first in NL Central
The Cardinals, who lead the NL Central by a half-game, send Michael Wacha to the mound against Charlie Morton and the second-place Pirates on Sunday at Busch Stadium.
9/7/2013 | Melky recovering after benign tumor removed
The Blue Jays' medical staff found a benign tumor in Melky Cabrera's lower back in August. Thankfully for the veteran left fielder, it has been removed without complications, and he's expected to make a full recovery.
9/7/2013 | Wright to continue rehab with Mets in New York
David Wright chose to take his rehab to Port St. Lucie, Fla., partly in order to face live pitching. As it turned out, none of the hurlers there are doing any hurling. That's what Mets manager Terry Collins said on Saturday, before informing reporters that Wright was headed back to New York and would see the team after the current road trip wraps up on Sunday.
9/7/2013 | Mets plan on giving Flores some time to rest ankles
Wilmer Flores took a couple swings in Friday's loss that convinced Mets skipper Terry Collins that he's not yet healthy enough to play. Flores, who's dealing with two ailing ankles, insisted to Collins that he's fine, but the manager thinks it's very possible that Flores will need a week or so on the bench to get back to a condition that allows him to be effective.
9/7/2013 | Collins not concerned with d'Arnaud's struggles
Since making his debut on Aug. 17, catcher Travis d'Arnaud has more strikeouts than base hits. The slow start hasn't fazed New York manager Terry Collins, who realizes that, while the season is nearing its end, d'Arnaud's career is just beginning.
9/7/2013 | CT scan on Jeter's left ankle comes back negative
A precautionary CT scan on Derek Jeter's left ankle came back negative after he was removed from Saturday's 13-9 loss to the Red Sox.
9/7/2013 | Frazier KO's Dodgers with walk-off single
For the second time in five days, Billy Hamilton entered a game for the Reds and scored the winning run. The speedster raced home on Todd Frazier's single in the 10th inning for a 4-3 win over the Dodgers on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.
9/7/2013 | Chen looking to boost Royals' playoff aspirations
Veteran southpaw Bruce Chen and the Royals look to keep the heat on in the American League Wild Card race as they face the Tigers and Doug Fister in Sunday's rubber game.
9/7/2013 | Pena recalls another big hitting day for Tigers
When the Tigers exploded for 26 hits in their 16-2 victory over the Royals on Friday night, ex-Detroit first baseman Carlos Pena flashed back nine years to a day when the Tigers did even better in the hit category.
9/7/2013 | Santiago choice at shortstop; Iglesias rests
Tigers manager Jim Leyland weighed whether to play Ramon Santiago or Jose Iglesias at shortstop on Saturday night against the Royals and decided to go with Santiago.
9/7/2013 | Infante moves up in order after five-hit game
Coming off a five-hit, six-RBI night and facing Royals left-hander Danny Duffy, Omar Infante was moved to the No. 6 slot in the batting order on Saturday.
9/7/2013 | Pena wants to enjoy big moments with KC
Veteran first baseman Carlos Pena has plenty of great memories from Kauffman Stadium in his 12 seasons, but now he says it's time to make them in a Royals uniform.
9/7/2013 | Getz cleared after passing concussion tests
Royals second baseman Chris Getz, who left Tuesday night's game with dizziness and an upset stomach, was cleared to play Friday night after passing concussion tests.
9/7/2013 | Salvy's blast clips Tigers, tightens playoff race
Salvador Perez belted a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth as the Royals kept Justin Verlander winless against them this season with a 4-3 win over the Tigers on Saturday night.
9/7/2013 | After early outburst, Sox fend off Yanks' rally
The bashing Boston Red Sox needed just about all of their hitting heroics to survive a Saturday slugfest at Yankee Stadium. Though the Yankees mounted a late surge, the Sox held on for a 13-9 victory that put them in position to go for a four-game sweep of their rivals on Sunday.
9/7/2013 | Mo clinches Yankees' fourth straight AL pennant
Handed a nine-run lead, Mariano Rivera tossed a scoreless ninth inning in Game 5 of the 2001 ALCS to lift the Yankees to a fourth straight trip to the World Series.
9/7/2013 | Pirates recall and designate righty McDonald
The Pirates on Saturday recalled right-handers James McDonald and Brandon Cumpton. McDonald, who spent most of the year rehabbing an injured right shoulder, was designated for assignment.
9/7/2013 | Baker makes Cubs debut after Tommy John recovery
Scott Baker will make his Cubs debut in Sunday's rubber game against the Brewers. It will also be his first Major League start in more than two years. Yovani Gallardo is 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA in four starts since coming off the DL, and he takes the hill for Milwaukee.
9/7/2013 | Sveum endorses Barney for second Gold Glove Award
Darwin Barney leads all National League second basemen in fielding percentage, and manager Dale Sveum said he is the favorite to repeat as the NL Gold Glove Award winner at that position.
9/7/2013 | Red-hot Lake gets breather as Cubs shuffle outfielders
Junior Lake leads all Major League rookies in hits since the All-Star break, but on Saturday, the Cubs outfielder got a day off. It's part of manager Dale Sveum's effort to give the outfielders on the roster enough playing time.
9/7/2013 | A's closer Balfour flirting with danger of late
A's closer Grant Balfour ranks second in the American League in save percentage (94.9 percent) and is fifth in saves (37), but he has allowed at least one run in four of his last six outings.
9/7/2013 | Four-run fourth helps Hellweg notch first career win
Top prospect Johnny Hellweg tossed six innings, giving up three runs on four hits, and Logan Schafer came through with a bases-clearing triple in the fourth inning as the Brewers beat the Cubs, 5-3, on Saturday.
9/7/2013 | Bradley resurfaces in Bronx, starts in center
Jackie Bradley Jr. resurfaced in the Red Sox's clubhouse on Saturday morning and was immediately inserted into the starting lineup to help fill the void for the injured Jacoby Ellsbury.
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