8/20/2013 | Pillar ends 0-for-17 skid with first big league hit
Kevin Pillar's drought at the plate came to an end on Tuesday night when he recorded the first hit of his Major League career with a single up the middle against New York's Phil Hughes.
8/20/2013 | Jeter runs bases during latest sim game
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is still playing in simulated games, but on Tuesday, he was finally able to run the bases for real.
8/20/2013 | Stassi gets two hits in Major League debut
Catcher Max Stassi, called up from Double-A Corpus Christi, had two hits in his Major League debut on Tuesday. Righty David Martinez was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Carlos Corporan was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Lefty Wade LeBlanc has been designated for assignment.
8/20/2013 | Stras, Davey won't face suspensions from league
Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reported that Major League Baseball has decided not to suspend Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg or manager Davey Johnson following Strasburg's plunking of the Braves' Justin Upton and pair of pitches thrown behind Andrelton Simmons on Saturday night.
8/20/2013 | Castro slides down to eighth in Cubs' order
In a season full of lineup switches and swaps, Starlin Castro found himself in yet another unfamiliar spot on Tuesday night.
8/20/2013 | Haren's hot month continues in win over Cubs
Dan Haren gave the Nationals exactly what they needed at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night. One night after Washington pitchers allowed 11 runs, Haren tossed six strong innings and the Nationals came away with a 4-2 victory over the Cubs.
8/20/2013 | Dice-K granted release from Tribe, is free agent
Daisuke Matsuzaka asked for and was granted his unconditional release from the Indians on Tuesday, making the 32-year-old right-hander a free agent.
8/20/2013 | Latest 'Bucks' enhances date at Safeco Field
Safeco Field becomes the 25th of the 30 Major League ballparks to get in on the "Bucks" concourse trivia action, and you can watch to find out whether MLB.com adds to the $19,525 sum it already has doled out to fans in a run of now 59 overall shows going back to last August.
8/20/2013 | Patience can pay with players to be named
If often-traded players were to organize a support group, one in particular could spin quite the tale of nomadic woe. The subject of numerous deals per year, this weary traveler is by definition an afterthought. He is the player to be named, or PTBN for short.
8/20/2013 | Top prospects getting late-season tests
Each year, as the Minor League season reaches its final few weeks and races for playoff spots intensify, there is a flurry of promotions for top prospects. And this year has been no different.
8/20/2013 | On both coasts, it could be a mad finish in the AL
With the East and West very much undecided and six non-division leaders also in the mathematical mix for a Wild Card spot, the American League still provides plenty of small-market spunk, divisional intrigue and, above all else, unanswered questions.
8/20/2013 | Mo's road to legend had a foretelling start
Mariano Rivera's career will soon take him to Cooperstown, but it started with a $3,000 signing bonus and an assignment to the back fields of the Gulf Coast League.
8/20/2013 | Captains rare, but new group may be worthy
Derek Jeter, Paul Konerko and David Wright have earned the right and respect of their teammates to be named captain. Who is in the next crop of players who could one day attain that status?
8/20/2013 | Braves, Dodgers sitting pretty; others face tasks
The Braves and Dodgers appear locks for the postseason, but the other three National League postseason spots are very much up for grabs between the Pirates, Cardinals, Reds and D-backs.
8/20/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: Aug. 20
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
8/20/2013 | Six-man rotation a possibility for Orioles
With a packed September and the O's hoping to play beyond that, having other rotation options, such as Kevin Gausman and Jason Hammel -- who is on the disabled list -- could help manager Buck Showalter spell some of his starters.
8/20/2013 | Rodriguez prepared to pitch through pain
Francisco Rodriguez has no intention of going on the disabled list, and he will continue to manage his strained right groin and remain an option for the Orioles going forward.
8/20/2013 | Quality Cobb, late surge carry Rays to win over O's
Tampa Bay got a quality start from Alex Cobb, solid relief and some much-needed late offense in a 7-4 win over Baltimore on Tuesday night at Camden Yards.
8/20/2013 | Homers give Longoria place in Rays' history books
Evan Longoria homered on Monday, giving him 25 for the season as well as the fourth 25-homer season of his career. He is now tied with Carlos Pena for the club record for the most seasons with 25 or more home runs.
8/20/2013 | Moore excited about his progress
Matt Moore played catch with David Price on Tuesday at Camden Yards, and he continues to be excited about the way he's feeling.
8/20/2013 | Young Cardinals playing beyond their years
The outstanding performance of the young Cardinals has come to be expected by now. But that doesn't make it any less outstanding.
8/20/2013 | Well-rested Lester turns in gem to beat Giants
Not all of the Red Sox players were the victims of travel fatigue Monday night. Jon Lester flew out a day ahead of his team and got a good night's rest in San Francisco. And once Lester took the mound, he spent the night putting the Giants to sleep, firing a gem that lifted Boston to a 7-0 victory in the opener of a three-game series.
8/20/2013 | Elmore 14th in MLB history to catch, pitch
Astros infielder Jake Elmore replaced Carlos Corporan as the catcher in the fourth, then pitched for Houston in the eighth. It was the 14th time in Major League history that a player appeared as a catcher and a pitcher in the same game.
8/19/2013 | Alvarez hits career-high 31st home run
Pedro Alvarez hit his league-leading 31st home run Monday at Petco Park, passing his career-best 30 long balls from last season. He is the fifth Pirates player to have back-to-back seasons with at least 30 homers.
8/19/2013 | Parker goes distance, Moss goes deep as A's walk off
Jarrod Parker went the distance for the first time in his career, holding the Mariners to one run in nine innings, and Brandon Moss hit his second walk-off homer of the season as the A's won for the fourth time in five games on Monday night in Oakland.
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