8/18/2013 | With No. 40, Miggy matches DiMaggio all time
Miguel Cabrera hit another career milestone Sunday with No. 40 on the season, tying Joe DiMaggio for 77th on the all-time list with his 361st career home run.
8/18/2013 | Lawrie making most of health in August
After a disappointing first half of the season that was marred by injuries, third baseman Brett Lawrie has emerged as the hottest hitter in the American League during August.
8/18/2013 | Reed has time to bolster saves total
In only his second season as the White Sox closer, Addison Reed surpassed his 2012 mark of 29 saves in the club's 8-5 victory over the Twins on Saturday night at Target Field.
8/18/2013 | Simmons adds to defensive legend with unreal DP
When asked to provide the best defensive play he has seen Andrelton Simmons make, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has often said, "the next one." But it might be difficult for Simmons to top what he did in the 14th inning of Saturday's 8-7 loss to the Nationals.
8/18/2013 | Stanton working to find hitting groove
One thunderous home run doesn't fix an entire season, but it's a start. At least Giancarlo Stanton is hopeful it is a sign his at-bats are turning in the right direction.
8/18/2013 | Lobaton caps series with second walk-off
Before the Rays' series against the Blue Jays, Jose Lobaton never had a walk-off hit. He now has two after he hit a home run to right field in the 10th inning Sunday to give his team a 2-1 victory Sunday at Tropicana Field.
8/18/2013 | Emphasis on development, Castro returns to lineup
Starlin Castro was back in the Cubs' starting lineup Sunday, because manager Dale Sveum felt the shortstop had been punished enough when he was pulled from Saturday's game for a mental gaffe that resulted in a run.
8/18/2013 | Gibson has a question for suspended Braun
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson hopes that he gets a chance to talk to suspended Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun at some point in the future.
8/18/2013 | Young comes off bench to help key Phils' win
Michael Young did not start Sunday's game against the Dodgers because of a sore left Achilles, but he pinch-hit in a key at-bat with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning.
8/18/2013 | Tight back keeps Scutaro out of lineup
Marco Scutaro was out of the starting lineup Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with a tight lower back. Scutaro popped out as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning.
8/18/2013 | Pirates promote lefty Johnson to bolster bullpen
Seeking relief for their besieged relievers, the Pirates called up left-hander Kris Johnson from Triple-A Indianapolis prior to Sunday's 4-2 loss against the D-backs.
8/18/2013 | Colletti: Dodgers' run extends beyond team's stars
In the midst of his team's historic run of success, GM Ned Colletti joined Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette on MLB Network Radio on Sunday morning to give his take on what has spurred the Dodgers to tie for the best 50-game stretch since 1900.
8/18/2013 | MLB Notebook: Kershaw on historic pace
At his current pace, Clayton Kershaw could join Pedro Martinez in 2000 as the only qualifying pitchers since 1893 to finish a season with a WHIP at or below 0.860, an ERA at or below 1.80 and a hits-per-nine at or below 5.80.
8/18/2013 | Moore avoids soreness playing catch
Rays pitcher Matt Moore, who has not pitched in a game since July 28 because of a sore muscle in his left elbow, played catch Sunday for the first time in four days.
8/18/2013 | Cashman: 'I'm not comfortable' talking to A-Rod
In yet another example of the fractured relationship between Alex Rodriguez and his employers, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said on Sunday that he has very little to say to his beleaguered third baseman.
8/18/2013 | Jeter won't return when first eligible Tuesday
Yankees captain Derek Jeter took ground balls and participated in batting practice on Sunday at the club's complex in Tampa, Fla., but he will not be activated when eligible on Tuesday.
8/18/2013 | Cashman says Pineda could pitch for Yanks in '13
Michael Pineda has resumed throwing on flat ground after being shut down by the Yankees due to discomfort in his right shoulder.
8/18/2013 | Napoli day to day, Papi to play first in San Francisco
With the upcoming West Coast road trip against the Giants and Dodgers leaving the Red Sox without the designated hitter, David Ortiz will head back to first.
8/18/2013 | Dempster plunks A-Rod, tempers flare at Fenway
The Red Sox's Ryan Dempster drilled Alex Rodriguez in the back of the left elbow during his first plate appearance on Sunday, prompting home-plate umpire Brian O'Nora to warn both benches and leading to the ejection of Yankees manager Joe Girardi.
8/18/2013 | A-Rod takes center stage as Yanks top Sox
On a night that began with Alex Rodriguez's left elbow absorbing a blow from a 92-mph fastball from Ryan Dempster, Rodriguez exacted his revenge by crushing a deep home run to center field that sparked a four-run sixth inning, leading the Yankees to a 9-6 victory at Fenway Park on Sunday.
8/18/2013 | White Sox ride Alexei's near-cycle to outrace Twins
Alexei Ramirez finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in three runs as the White Sox defeated the Twins, 5-2, on Sunday at Target Field for their third straight win. Hector Santiago picked up his first victory since June 21.
8/18/2013 | Hammel making strides in rehab from arm injury
O's starter Jason Hammel (right forearm tightness) will throw off flat ground again on Monday and Wednesday with the hope being that he can progress to the mound on Friday.
8/18/2013 | Lower back spasms puts Infante on sidelines
After his leg and lower back tightened up while running home during a successful suicide-squeeze play in the second inning Saturday, Omar Infante was out of the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale.
8/18/2013 | Power burst from Davis, Jones helps clinch series
Chris Davis and Adam Jones each hit two-run home runs and combined to go 7-for-10 as the O's won the rubber match, 7-2, over the Rockies on Sunday. Scott Feldman spun a quality start.
8/18/2013 | Avila making progress, waiting to be cleared
After being placed on the seven-day concussion list on Aug. 12, retroactive to Aug. 11, Alex Avila has been undergoing a battery of tests set by MLB protocol to make sure he is symptom-free.
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