8/28/2013 | Erlin rolls through six innings to win in return
Rookie pitcher Robbie Erlin, who was promoted from Triple-A Tucson to make his fifth big league start, allowed one run over six innings on Wednesday night as the Padres defeated the D-backs, 5-1.
8/28/2013 | Three Royals homers back Duffy's stellar start
Danny Duffy pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, and Salvador Perez blasted a pair of two-run homers as the Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins, 8-1, on Wednesday night at Target Field for their fourth straight victory.
8/28/2013 | Phillies' Asche exits game with hamstring injury
Phillies third baseman Cody Asche left Wednesday's game against the Mets in the seventh inning with a hamstring injury.
8/28/2013 | Bullpen can't make early lead stand vs. Red Sox
The Orioles have now dropped eight straight one-run games, and they watched the Red Sox score three unanswered runs to steal a 4-3 win on Wednesday night.
8/28/2013 | Seize the day: Carp's flare caps comeback
Mike Carp hit a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth inning to give the Red Sox a 4-3 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday night.
8/28/2013 | Volquez on Dodgers' radar to add to rotation
The Dodgers are close to signing free agent right-handed pitcher Edinson Volquez, according to a baseball source.
8/28/2013 | Opportunistic Blue Jays get best of Yanks
The Blue Jays finally figured out a way to solve the Yankees, securing their first series victory this season with a 7-2 win on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre.
8/28/2013 | Giants staying focused down the stretch
The Giants are in a race, but hardly the sort they anticipated at the outset of the season. Rather than vying to reach the postseason and trying to win riveting games of consequence this September, the Giants will try to finish third in the National League West.
8/28/2013 | Wainwright turns in season's shortest start in loss
A crowd of 35,698 showed up at Busch Stadium on Wednesday night to see what Adam Wainwright had as an encore to his complete-game effort last Friday. Those who stayed for the game's entirety ended up witnessing the team's worst loss of the season, a 10-0 defeat to the Reds.
8/28/2013 | Reds rout Cardinals to gain ground in NL Central
The Reds opened up a huge early lead Wednesday, supported by Jay Bruce's five RBIs, and Homer Bailey protected it well on their way to a 10-0 win against the Cardinals. The victory avoided a three-game series sweep for Cincinnati, which inched to 3 1/2 games behind National League Central-leading St. Louis.
8/28/2013 | Tigers can't slow down red-hot A's in Detroit
The Athletics were able to knock around a Tigers starter for the third time this series -- this time scoring seven runs on Doug Fister -- on their way to a 14-4 win over Detroit on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.
8/28/2013 | Moss hits two homers as A's rout Tigers in Detroit
Brandon Moss hit two homers and had six RBIs as the A's beat the Tigers,14-4, on Wednesday night at Comerica Park. Oakland remains 2 1/2 games back of the Rangers in the AL West.
8/28/2013 | Kuroda only adds to slump with latest loss
Hiroki Kuroda struggled for a third straight start to fuel concerns about his possible fatigue late in the schedule, coughing up seven runs (five earned) over five innings, as the Yankees fell, 7-2, to the Blue Jays on Wednesday at Rogers Centre.
8/28/2013 | Gibson gives Goldschmidt day off to freshen up
For the first time since July 3, a span of 47 games, D-backs first baseman and National League MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt was out of the starting lineup Wednesday in the club's series finale with the Padres.
8/28/2013 | Collier's family throws out ceremonial first pitch
The family of slain MIT police officer Sean Collier, who was murdered in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings in April, threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Wednesday night's game at Fenway Park.
8/28/2013 | Quentin opts for surgery, eyes healthy spring
For someone headed toward his third surgery on his right knee in the past 18 months, Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin certainly didn't sound as down in the dumps Wednesday as one might expect.
8/28/2013 | Five third basemen in one game ties MLB record
The Padres made some history in Tuesday's 10-inning game at Arizona, using five different third basemen. That matched a Major League record set by the Phillies on Aug. 6, 1971.
8/28/2013 | Mauer improving each day after concussion
Following a concussion sustained last week, Joe Mauer is expected to feel well enough to meet with the media Thursday, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said.
8/28/2013 | Report: Willingham claimed on waivers
Twins left fielder Josh Willingham was claimed on waivers by the Orioles on Wednesday, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun late Wednesday night. Twins general manager Terry Ryan would not comment on the report given the confidentiality of the waiver process.
8/28/2013 | Astros confident Altuve will snap out of slump
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve entered Wednesday in a 6-for-37 slump (.162) during which he had only two RBIs, dropping his batting average to .271.
8/28/2013 | Blue Jays hopeful for Romero, but no guarantees
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos recently went through a lengthy list of pitchers who might be under consideration for a job next spring, and one conspicuous absence from the discussion was left-hander Ricky Romero.
8/28/2013 | Getz's wife travels world on 'The Amazing Race'
The wives of two Major League players, Royals second baseman Chris Getz and Rays outfielder David DeJesus, are contestants on the new season of "The Amazing Race" on CBS.
8/28/2013 | A View From Studio 3: Miggy's quest for immortality
In addition to watching a few compelling division and Wild Card races in the final month of the regular season, fans and players alike will be treated to a race for the record books.
8/28/2013 | Chatwood may return to rotation this weekend
Nearly three weeks removed from competitive baseball, everything went smoothly for starter Tyler Chatwood in his Tuesday night rehab start with Triple-A Colorado Springs, putting him in prime position to rejoin the Rockies' rotation this weekend.
8/28/2013 | Chen sent to Minors, but will return to make next start
One day after the shortest start of Wei-Yin Chen's Major League career, the Orioles optioned him all the way down to their affiliate in the Gulf Coast League.
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