8/18/2013 | Venable goes deep to send Padres walking off in finale
Will Venable hit a walk-off home run in the ninth to give the San Diego Padres a 4-3 win on Sunday at Petco Park and split of the four-game series against the New York Mets.
8/18/2013 | Among Reds' assets is Baker's optimism
The Reds return home Monday for a four-game series against the D-backs, their closest pursuers in the NL Wild Card race. When Dusty Baker was reminded of this, he made it clear that the Reds' focus is on the race in the NL Central. Whatever happens, the Reds will not lack for optimism from their manager.
8/18/2013 | Pagan set to move rehab up to Triple-A
San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy expects outfielder Angel Pagan to return to the Majors on Sept. 1. After success in the first two games of a rehab stint with the Arizona League Giants, Pagan could join Triple-A Fresno "in a few days."
8/18/2013 | Trout exits game with right hamstring tightness
Angels All-Star outfielder Mike Trout was removed from Sunday's game as a precaution when he felt "a little grab" in his right hamstring.
8/18/2013 | Teheran guts out six scoreless innings, tops Nats
Julio Teheran escaped a few potentially damaging situations while throwing six scoreless frames, and the Braves constructed yet another productive first inning against Gio Gonzalez on the way to claiming a 2-1 win over the Nationals at Turner Field on Sunday.
8/18/2013 | Astros acquire pair of Mexican League stars
First baseman Japhet Amador -- who was among the Mexican League leaders in RBIs, home runs and total bases this season -- will be assigned to Triple A-Oklahoma City, while speedy outfielder Leo Heras will head to Double-A Corpus Christi.
8/18/2013 | Gomez optimistic after resuming baseball activities
Two days after he was limping around the clubhouse on crutches, Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez resumed baseball activities on Sunday and spoke of returning to the lineup before the end of the week.
8/18/2013 | Mejia placed on DL, could have season-ending surgery
A day after Jenrry Mejia left Saturday's start due to right elbow pain, the Mets placed him on the disabled list with a bone spur and recalled reliever Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas.
8/18/2013 | Seager continues to torment Texas with winning hit
A day after seeing his team give up 15 runs to the Rangers, young Mariners right-hander Erasmo Ramirez outdueled Yu Darvish for seven innings on Sunday, and Kyle Seager delivered the go-ahead hit with an RBI double in the ninth as Seattle topped Texas, 4-3.
8/18/2013 | Hanigan, Reds provide plenty for stellar Bailey
Ryan Hanigan posted three RBIs, and Homer Bailey put an end to his bad luck against the Brewers with eight effective frames as Cincy topped Milwaukee, 9-1, at Miller Park on Sunday.
8/18/2013 | Scherzer moves to 18-1 with win over Royals
The way Max Scherzer was pitching on his way to his 18th win, he didn't need much more than Miguel Cabrera's backing in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Royals at Comerica Park.
8/18/2013 | Sandberg earns first win as skipper after walk-off
Michael Young's hot shot that Hanley Ramirez couldn't handle plated Casper Wells to give the Phillies a 3-2 win over the Dodgers on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park as Ryne Sandberg earned his first win as skipper.
8/18/2013 | Efficient Wainwright impresses in seven strong
Adam Wainwright delivered one of the more dominant performances of his season in Sunday's series finale at Wrigley Field to help the Cardinals secure a series win. Again efficient and thriving with his curveball and cutter, Wainwright led the Cardinals to a 6-1 victory against the Cubs with his sixth straight seven-inning start.
8/18/2013 | Sweet 16th: Eaton lifts D-backs past Pirates
Adam Eaton's bloop double to center scored a pair of runs as the D-backs beat the Pirates, 4-2, in 16 innings on Sunday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd at PNC Park.
8/18/2013 | Rehabbing Anderson feels good, eager to help club
Brett Anderson had no issues with his foot in his latest rehab outing, putting him in the clear for another start on Thursday, either in Stockton at the organization's Class A level, or in Colorado Springs, where Triple-A Sacramento is scheduled to play.
8/18/2013 | Scioscia eyes workload on 'exhausted' bullpen
Angels manager Mike Scioscia was understandably pleased with his bullpen after it turned in four scoreless innings Saturday night.
8/18/2013 | Frieri, De La Rosa sharing closer's role
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said relievers Dane De La Rosa and Ernesto Frieri -- who has been the closer for much of the season -- will have opportunities in the ninth inning.
8/18/2013 | Seager finding his groove again after rare slump
Kyle Seager hasn't had many slumps this season, but the young Mariners third baseman again is showing he's adept at figuring out his problems and learning quickly as he's bounced back strong after coming out of an 0-for-21 run.
8/18/2013 | Indians hope Asdrubal, Swisher start heating up
In Saturday's 7-1 victory over the A's, Nick Swisher and Asdrubal Cabrera each finished with two hits and two RBIs, providing a glimpse of their potential as run-producers for the Tribe's streaky offense.
8/18/2013 | Young, Donaldson pick up Milone to take series
A pair of fifth-inning home runs salvaged Tommy Milone's underwhelming return in the A's 7-3 win over the Indians to pull within a half game of the Texas Rangers in the American League West.
8/18/2013 | Cobb, Happ meet in person at field that links them
Before Sunday's game between Alex Cobb's Rays and J.A. Happ's Blue Jays, the pitchers met for a few minutes in front of the Rays' dugout on that same Tropicana Field where they were struck down and carried off on stretchers earlier this season.
8/18/2013 | After first two hits, Ludwick aims to improve timing
It has been a long, grueling road back from a right shoulder injury for Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick, but on Saturday, he got his first two hits of the season out of the way in Cincinnati's 2-0 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park.
8/18/2013 | If called upon, Wolf ready for Tuesday spot start
The Rangers haven't announced who their Tuesday starter will be, but Ross Wolf said he is ready if needed. Wolf pitched a scoreless inning on Saturday night in a 15-3 victory over the Mariners. It was his first appearance in 10 days as the Rangers haven't had much need for a long reliever in August.
8/18/2013 | Jordan hopes he's done enough to impress Nats
After he was placed on the disabled list because of a lower back strain, Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan said he received word from assistant general manager Bryan Minniti that his season would come to an end.
8/18/2013 | Taxed Mujica was unavailable for Chicago series
Manager Mike Matheny revealed after Sunday's 6-1 win that Edward Mujica had been unavailable out of the bullpen for the three-game series at Wrigley Field due to arm fatigue.
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