8/12/2013 | Amaro provides updates on Howard, Pettibone
Ryan Howard's recovery from surgery on his knee is going "rather well," in the words of Ruben Amaro Jr., who also reported that Jonathan Pettibone will begin a rehab assignment on Thursday.
8/12/2013 | Callaspo delivers winning hit in second straight game
Dan Straily took a shutout into the eight inning, and after the Blue Jays rallied to tie the game, the A's scored four runs in the ninth off Casey Janssen, with Alberto Callaspo delivering the go-ahead knock for the second straight game. Oakland claimed the series with a 5-1 win Monday at Rogers Centre.
8/12/2013 | MLB Notebook: LA's story becoming historic
In August/September 1914, the Boston Braves went 45-11 to run away with the National League pennant after at once residing in last place. There aren't many storylines that baseball history can offer in response to how Clayton Kershaw and the 2013 Dodgers have so dramatically reshaped their season, but the saga of the 1914 Miracle Braves is one that -- a little more so every day -- seems to fit.
8/12/2013 | Funnyman Smoove brings laughs as broadcaster
Actor, comedian and long-time Yankees fan JB Smoove is the latest celebrity to try calling play-by-play on "Express Written Consent."
8/12/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: Aug. 12
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
8/12/2013 | Detroit motoring toward peak of Rankings
On the strength of recent sustained winning streaks, the Tigers and Braves are rising to the top of the MLB.com Power Rankings. Who else is on the move? And which teams are still hoping to make some late-season magic? Find out in the latest edition of the Rankings.
8/12/2013 | The Week Ahead: It's time for teams to get hot
The Braves, Tigers and Dodgers are the wheat of late August, and it's starting to look like their division rivals are the chaff. The weather might be cooling off in various climes around the United States, but these teams aren't. They're just getting better and better.
8/12/2013 | MLBPAA hosts first Legends for Youth clinic in Canada
Greg O'Halloran, who played in one big league season with the Florida Marlins, is one of four former pros who led the first ever Canadian clinic hosted by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. The MLBPAA brings the event to thousands of children in every corner of the United States each year.
8/12/2013 | Adrian OK after exiting game with dizziness
Adrian Gonzalez felt dizzy during the top of the eighth inning on Sunday night and was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the frame. "It was a good situation to not try to push it," Gonzalez said after the Dodgers won, 8-2. "The doctors checked me out, and everything is fine."
8/11/2013 | Nationals' Werth, Johnson examined by trainer
Both outfielder Jayson Werth and manager Davey Johnson were on the trainer's table before the Nationals finished off a 6-0 shutout of the Phillies on Sunday evening.
8/11/2013 | Bucs, Cards gear up for latest NL Central clash
On the way to the next stage of the National League Central race in the shadow of the Gateway Arch, the Cardinals and Pirates weren't on a fast track, but one littered with hurdles, few of which they cleared.
8/11/2013 | Harrisburg leads the way on Day 2 of RBI World Series
When Harrisburg RBI took the field Sunday at the Neiman Sports Complex, it held a perfect 3-0 record through a day and a half of the RBI World Series. Harrisburg didn't relent as it charged past Houston, 5-2 -- joining Santo Domingo RBI with an unbeaten 4-0 record.
8/11/2013 | Orioles romp after Hardy's go-ahead shot
The Orioles, fresh off a Saturday loss in which they went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10, made their offensive struggles look like a distant memory after piling on 10 unanswered runs in the final four innings Sunday afternoon for a 10-2 series-clinching win over the Giants.
8/11/2013 | Division rivals set to get it on in Atlanta
Julio Teheran will take the hill for the Braves on Monday when they open a three-game home set with the Phillies. Cole Hamels will get the call for Philadelphia.
8/11/2013 | Crisp lifted for pinch-hitter, may rest in finale
A's outfielder Coco Crisp was lifted for pinch-hitter Chris Young in the eighth inning in the A's 6-4 loss in Toronto on Sunday because of a sore left wrist.
8/11/2013 | Tigers aim to step back on throttle in Chicago
After dropping two of three in the Bronx, the Tigers will try to restart their momentum Monday night against the last-place White Sox. Right-hander Doug Fister will take the mound opposite Chicago ace Chris Sale.
8/11/2013 | Wilson throws another perfect frame in Minors
Brian Wilson tossed another perfect inning during a Minor League rehab appearance with Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday.
8/11/2013 | Yankees not concerned by Mo's rough stretch
Mariano Rivera has spoiled the Yankees over his 19-year career. The future Hall of Fame closer has had 721 save opportunities in his career, and he's converted 89 percent of them. That's what makes his performance over his last three games so hard to believe.
8/11/2013 | Niese efficient to win in return from DL
In his return from the disabled list, Jon Niese gave the Mets six promising innings Sunday in a 9-5 victory over the D-backs to help secure a series win to start an 11-game road trip.
8/11/2013 | With bat and glove, A-Rod can still contribute
How much does Alex Rodriguez have left in the tank? Enough to notch two straight RBI hits off Justin Verlander, including a solo home run.
8/11/2013 | Koehler, Davis square off in series opener
Wade Davis will get the ball on Monday for the start of a three-game series at home against the Marlins. Miami will counter with Tom Koehler, who will look to add to his recent string of strong performances.
8/11/2013 | Mets head to LA looking to cool off Dodgers
Nobody has been able to stop the Dodgers lately. The Mets will be the next team to try, when they step into the ring with baseball's hottest team for the start of a three-game series on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
8/11/2013 | Cards go to bat to take finale, end four-game slide
The Cardinals ended their four-game slide with a strong all-around performance from their lineup, taking the finale of the three-game set against the Cubs with an 8-4 win on Sunday in St. Louis.
8/11/2013 | Betemit, Ford ready to move up in rehab
Outfielder Lew Ford and designated hitter Wilson Betemit continue to progress in their respective rehab assignments, and the pair will move on from the Orioles' Gulf Coast League club to play for the team's other affiliates early this coming week.
8/11/2013 | Ross carted off field after dislocating hip
Cody Ross suffered a dislocated right hip trying to beat out a grounder in the first inning Sunday, and the injury could keep the D-backs outfielder out for the remainder of the season.
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