4/29/2012 | Thome exits game with lower back tightness
Jim Thome, who started at first base Saturday night for the second time since April 13, was forced to leave the Phillies' 5-2 win against the Cubs with what was described as "left lower back tightness."
4/29/2012 | Harper makes much-anticipated MLB debut
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, who was once known as the LeBron James of baseball, made his Major League debut on Saturday evening and went 1-for-3 with an RBI in a 4-3 loss against the Dodgers.
4/29/2012 | Rollins, Ruiz back Blanton in Phils' win
Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz had big games at the plate to back a strong effort from Joe Blanton in the Phillies' 5-2 win against the Cubs on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.
4/29/2012 | O's use offensive might to roll over Athletics
Chris Davis had four RBIs and homered for the third time in four games, and the Orioles gave starter Wei-Yin Chen a big early cushion with a five-run second inning before rolling to a 10-1 victory over the A's on Saturday night.
4/29/2012 | Lewis sets tone as Rangers end Rays' run
Rangers southpaw Colby Lewis grounded out solid six innings on Saturday to pave the way for a 7-2 victory over Tampa Bay at Rangers Ballpark.
4/29/2012 | Gee's gutsy seven-inning outing boosts Mets
Dillon Gee gave the Mets exactly what they needed Saturday night, throwing a career-high 116 pitches in a 7-5 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field on his 26th birthday.
4/29/2012 | Lincecum denies perfect game, defeats Padres
The Giants didn't have a baserunner until there were two outs in the sixth, when Tim Lincecum broke up Anthony Bass' perfect game. An inning later, Brandon Belt delivered a two-run double, and the Giants and Lincecum came away with a 2-1 win over the Padres on Saturday.
4/29/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Saturday, April 28
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out. Here are April 28's Mane Men of the Day.
4/29/2012 | Kemp's walk-off homer caps Dodgers' rally
Bryce Harper's Major League debut Saturday night turned into a pitchers' duel between Stephen Strasburg and Chad Billingsley, and it ended with a Matt Kemp walk-off homer and a 4-3 Dodgers win over Washington in 10 innings.
4/29/2012 | Bauman: Rangers in a league all their own
The Texas Rangers won the last two American League pennants. Since then, if neither the eyes nor the AL standings are deceived, they have actually improved.
4/29/2012 | Harper trying to stay mellow in Majors
On Saturday night, Bryce Harper stepped up to hit against Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley with two outs and nobody aboard in the second inning, and was greeted by a blend of cheers and boos.
4/29/2012 | Red Sox look to complete perfect road trip in Chicago
The Red Sox on Sunday can sweep a four-game series from the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field and run their winning streak to seven. Josh Beckett squares off against fellow right-hander Gavin Floyd.
4/29/2012 | Rays look to hand Rangers first series loss
The Rays' six-game winning streak may have come to an end on Saturday, but they can still accomplish something on Sunday no team in baseball has done this season: win a series against the Rangers.
4/29/2012 | Momentum on their side, Marlins turn to JJ
Their ugly six-game skid is over, and now the Marlins, with ace Josh Johnson on the mound, are turning their sights toward a possible winning streak.
4/29/2012 | Gio carries scoreless-innings streak into LA finale
Nats left-hander Gio Gonzalez has won his last two decisions and has not allowed a run in his last three outings, a streak of 20 innings. He'll put that streak on the line when the Nationals try to salvage the series finale with the Dodgers on Sunday.
4/29/2012 | Moyer matches up with Santana in series finale
Jamie Moyer may be the oldest player in baseball, but he's also been the Rockies' best pitcher to begin the season. He'll have a tough task in front of him on Sunday though, facing the Mets' Johan Santana in the series finale at Coors Field.
4/29/2012 | Home cooking suits Orioles' Hunter just fine
Tommy Hunter, 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA, will try to keep up that pace on Sunday, when the Orioles square off against the A's at Camden Yards in the rubber match of the three-game series.
4/29/2012 | Nats promote Moore, place DeRosa on DL
The Nationals called up first baseman/outfielder Tyler Moore from Triple-A Syracuse and placed infielder/outfielder Mark DeRosa on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.
4/29/2012 | Cubs' Jackson, Rizzo keep focus on Minors
Top Cubs prospects Brett Jackson and Anthony Rizzo are just a phone call away from Wrigley Field, but their focus is on producing and improving at Triple-A.
4/29/2012 | MLB Notebook: Harper a teen bopper
Bryce Harper on Saturday became just the 15th player since 1920 to collect a two-base hit while making their big league debut as a teenager.
4/29/2012 | Infante deals with discomfort, returns to lineup
After Omar Infante delivered a pinch-hit triple in Saturday's 3-2 comeback win over the D-backs, the veteran second baseman convinced Ozzie Guillen that he is ready to go.
4/29/2012 | McCann back in lineup, along with Chipper
Brian McCann was back in the Braves' lineup on Sunday after missing just one game because of a ribcage strain suffered in the series opener against the Pirates on Friday.
4/29/2012 | Thome trying to get back issues under control
Veteran Jim Thome has a history of back problems, so it always had been a possibility he might injure it while playing first base for the Phillies.
4/29/2012 | Phils' Ruiz fine after taking foul off knee
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz seemed fine on Sunday morning at Citizens Bank Park. Ruiz took a foul ball off his left knee on Saturday, but remained in the game and belted a homer.
4/29/2012 | Big hit was big relief for Hanley
Along with being the game-winner, Hanley Ramirez's walk-off single Saturday was a huge relief for the Miami third baseman, who was mired in a 0-for-26 slump.
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