9/7/2013 | Reds unveil Morgan's statue before Saturday's game
Joe Morgan has nearly all of the accolades a baseball player could ever dream of receiving. On Saturday, the Hall of Famer became the sixth former Red to be immortalized outside of Great American Ball Park with a statue.
9/7/2013 | Padres have Petco Park sweep of Rockies in sights
Ian Kennedy rides the momentum of one of his best starts as a member of the Padres into his matchup with Chad Bettis, who has been having issues with efficiency and consistency. Bettis will be followed by Roy Oswalt, who will be pitching in a big league game for the first time in more than two months.
9/7/2013 | Gyorko's jack carries Padres to win over Rockies
Jedd Gyorko hit a home run in the bottom of the eighth inning on Saturday to lead the Padres to a 2-1 victory over the Rockies at Petco Park. Tyson Ross pitched seven shutout innings in a no-decision.
9/7/2013 | Procedure reveals more serious injury for Maybin
Cameron Maybin underwent surgery on his right wrist on Friday, although the procedure revealed that he had a more complicated injury, which could increase his rehabilitation period to as long as 12 weeks.
9/7/2013 | Cedeno has made the most of his callup
A day after Everth Cabrera was suspended, the Padres recalled Ronny Cedeno. The move had paid off, with Cedeno providing good defense and much more in his first 22 games with the club.
9/7/2013 | Venable sets Petco record with 15th homer
Will Venable set a record on Friday when he hit his 15th home run of the season at Petco Park, topping Adrian Gonzalez, who hit 14 there in 2008.
9/7/2013 | Uehara's 'perfect' feat team record
How rare is it that Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has retired 27 consecutive batters dating back to Aug. 17?
9/7/2013 | Weiss uses walk-off to discuss plan for replay
After losing a game on a hit that he thought might have been foul, Walt Weiss said he embraces the concept of instant replay to ensure all calls are correct.
9/7/2013 | The secret to Helton's surge? No more workouts
Asked what's behind his recent power display -- he has five homers in his last eight games -- Todd Helton smiled and said, "I quit working out."
9/7/2013 | Fowler sits on Saturday after aggravating knee
Dexter Fowler was out of the lineup on Saturday after aggravating his previously injured left knee during Friday night's 4-3 loss to the Padres. Fowler missed six games recently after twisting his knee; Friday was his third game back.
9/7/2013 | Revere, Howard to play in instructional league
The Phillies expect both center fielder Ben Revere (broken right ankle) and first baseman Ryan Howard (left knee inflammation) to play again before the end of the season. The Florida instructional league season, that is.
9/7/2013 | Brown not going to rush back from Achilles injury
All-Star outfielder Domonic Brown left the Phillies' game at Wrigley Field with a sore right Achilles tendon on Aug. 30. He pinch-hit the next two games, but was still feeling pain. So he was shut down. At the time, it was thought he'd miss a week to 10 days.
9/7/2013 | Rupp's chance to start will come eventually
Catcher Cameron Rupp was a September callup after splitting this season between Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. In his final 21 games with the IronPigs, he batted .329 with three homers and 11 RBIs. Phillies interim manager Ryne Sandberg wants a chance to evaluate Rupp. He just hasn't found the right opportunity to get him a start yet.
9/7/2013 | Fredi giving Gattis reps as Schafer slides to bench
Never mind Evan Gattis' 0-for-4 in the cleanup spot in Friday night's 2-1 loss to the Phillies. Gattis was back in the lineup again Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park as an apparently healthy Jordan Schafer remained on the bench.
9/7/2013 | Fredi: Uggla's production no different from Utley's
Anyone can see that Dan Uggla came into Saturday's game hitting .183, so Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez decided to run a blind test to prove his second baseman's value.
9/7/2013 | Hamels seeking support as Braves look to avert sweep
Don't let his 6-13 record fool you, Cole Hamels has been on a roll of late. In his last 12 starts, the Phillies left-hander is 4-2 with a 2.17 ERA and has held opponents to a .233 batting average. He'll start Sunday opposite Paul Maholm as Philadelphia looks to complete the three-game sweep.
9/7/2013 | Galvis picks up Papelbon as Phils top Braves
Freddy Galvis lined a one-out solo homer in the bottom of the ninth to walk off the Phillies on Saturday night in a 6-5 win over the first-place Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Galvis' homer made a winner of Jonathan Papelbon, who had allowed Atlanta to tie the game in the top of the inning.
9/7/2013 | Mattingly discusses Dodgers' key injuries
Manager Don Mattingly assessed the injuries of Hyun-Jin Ryu, Chris Capuano and Matt Kemp before Saturday's game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.
9/7/2013 | Dusty gives Phillips a day off to recuperate
After suffering a left quad contusion while turning a double play on Thursday, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips battled through most of Friday's game before singling and being replaced by pinch-runner Billy Hamilton in the eighth. Manager Dusty Baker decided on Saturday it would be best to keep Phillips off his feet and give him some rest.
9/7/2013 | Baker: Chapman's extra work 'by design'
For the first time in his Major League career, Reds closer Aroldis Chapman pitched for the fourth day in a row on Friday, closing out a 3-2 win over the Dodgers for his 35th save of the season. Manager Dusty Baker said on Saturday that it was part of his plan to have Chapman logging more and more appearances as the season winds down.
9/7/2013 | De La Rosa worthy of NL Cy Young consideration
There is little doubt that Rockies lefty Jorge De La Rosa should be the favorite for the NL Comeback Player of the Year Award, but he should also be a top candidate for the NL Cy Young Award.
9/7/2013 | Ellsbury undergoing tests on injured right foot
The Red Sox, who have been playing in peak form of late, had a concerning injury development on Saturday, as center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury flew back to Boston with a boot protecting his right foot.
9/7/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: September 7
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
9/7/2013 | Pulse of the Postseason: Sept. 7, 2013
Yusmeiro Petit's nine-inning masterpiece nearly gained immortality, while other teams jockeyed for position to gain a slice of their own come October.
9/7/2013 | Axford, Matheny ejected after hit by pitch
Both reliever John Axford and manager Mike Matheny were ejected from the Cardinals' 12-8 victory over the Pirates on Friday night after Axford hit Tony Sanchez with a pitch.
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