8/11/2013 | Manuel not keen on Galvis playing center field
Michael Martinez started his third straight game in center field on Sunday, and Phillies manager Charlie Manuel's reasoning behind that decision was pretty straightforward. He was also asked before Sunday's game if he would possibly consider recalling infielder Freddy Galvis and allowing him to spend some time in center.
8/11/2013 | Braves ride big inning to series-clinching win
The Braves broke Sunday afternoon's rubber match open with four runs in the seventh to hand starter Mike Minor his team-leading 12th win of the year in a 9-4 series-clinching victory over the Marlins at Turner Field.
8/11/2013 | Beltran forced to leave game with foot contusion
Carlos Beltran left Sunday's game against the Cubs early with a right foot contusion after fouling a ball off the foot in the fifth inning. X-rays were negative, and the Cardinals announced his status as day to day.
8/11/2013 | Walk-off heroics by Gardner lift Mo, Yankees
Mariano Rivera blew his third straight save opportunity, but Brett Gardner lifted a walk-off homer in the Yankees' 5-4 win over the Tigers on Sunday afternoon.
8/11/2013 | Pagan doing well, rehab date coming soon
Giants manager Bruce Bochy got another text-message update a couple of days ago: Angel Pagan told him he's doing well in Arizona, that the targeted start for a return to the Giants is still early September or "in that area." The exact date for the start of a rehab assignment will come "pretty soon," Bochy said.
8/11/2013 | In first complete game, Strasburg shuts out Phillies
In the first complete game of his career, Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg blanked the Phillies on four hits, striking out 10 as the Nats swept the Phillies, 6-0, on Sunday evening at Nationals Park.
8/11/2013 | Injured CarGo itching to take practice swings
The good news for the Rockies was that an MRI exam Friday confirmed their diagnosis of a sprained medial collateral ligament in Carlos Gonzalez's middle finger. The bad news was that Gonzalez has been told not to swing a bat until the sprain heals.
8/11/2013 | Tejada struggling to get on base at Triple-A
Since returning to the Minor Leagues about a month ago, shortstop Ruben Tejada has struggled mightily. The reason, Mets manager Terry Collins said, is a familiar one.
8/11/2013 | Rockies puncture Bucs' 'pen to sweep series
Nolan Arenado's two-out RBI double in the seventh inning Sunday drove in the go-ahead run, and a solid bullpen effort by Rex Brothers made sure rookie Chad Bettis' solid start did not go to waste as the Rockies completed a three-game sweep of the Pirates, 3-2, at Coors Field.
8/11/2013 | Shields, Gordon help Royals roll on vs. Red Sox
James Shields went seven strong innings and Alex Gordon had a big day as the Royals downed the Red Sox, 4-3, on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.
8/11/2013 | Perez throws first CG as Rangers cruise vs. Astros
Rangers starter Martin Perez pitched the first complete game of his career in a 6-1 victory over the Astros on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
8/11/2013 | J. Upton exits with left hamstring cramp
Braves left fielder Justin Upton left Sunday afternoon's 9-4 win against the Marlins in the fifth inning with a cramp in his left hamstring after running out a bunt down the first-base line.
8/11/2013 | Out for year, Pryor aims for Spring Training return
Right-handed reliever Stephen Pryor is back with the Mariners and wearing a sling after undergoing surgery on his torn right triceps.
8/11/2013 | Aramis scheduled to return to cleanup spot in Texas
Cleanup man and third baseman Aramis Ramirez is expected to return from the Brewers' disabled list on Tuesday in Texas a much healthier player than the last time he attempted a comeback.
8/11/2013 | Chavez placed on DL with knee, hip issues
The D-backs will be without one of their most consistent hitters for at least the next two weeks as the club placed veteran third baseman Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left knee and stiff right hip.
8/11/2013 | Bow to the King: Felix overwhelms Brewers
Felix Hernandez overwhelmed the Brewers in Sunday's series finale, striking out nine in eight shutout innings against Milwaukee in a 2-0 win at Safeco Field.
8/11/2013 | Mets option Hefner; DL trip possible
The Mets on Sunday optioned Jeremy Hefner to Triple-A Las Vegas. Hefner will be examined in New York next week for a possible elbow injury, which could land him on the DL.
8/11/2013 | A's prevail after ninth-inning scare
Grant Balfour yielded a run and loaded the bases in the ninth, but he managed to seal the A's 6-4 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Sunday.
8/11/2013 | Orioles' Interleague trip continues in Arizona
The Orioles continue their National League West road trip against the D-backs on Monday, and despite being from the American League East, Baltimore has some pitchers with experience hitting. Monday starter Scott Feldman, who will oppose Arizona's Wade Miley, came to the Orioles in a trade with the Cubs.
8/11/2013 | Altuve in lineup, but dealing with sore left quad
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was moving gingerly on the basepaths during Saturday's loss against the Rangers.
8/11/2013 | Indians show heart to rally back, snap streak vs. LA
Cleveland staged a frantic rally Sunday, completing a 6-5 comeback victory against the Angels that electrified a Progressive Field crowd that had gone numb.
8/11/2013 | Falu excited for opportunity with big league club
Infielder Irving Falu's stay in Kansas City might be brief, but he was happy to be summoned to the big league club nevertheless.
8/11/2013 | A-Rod homers, passes Musial on RBI list
Alex Rodriguez connected for his first home run of the season on Sunday, slugging a solo second-inning blast to left field off Justin Verlander. It was A-Rod's 648th career home run and also accounted for his 1,951st career RBI, surpassing Stan Musial for sole possession of fifth place on baseball's all-time list.
8/11/2013 | A. Garcia likes view from center field
During his three games with the White Sox, Avisail Garcia already has played in both center field and right field. The 22-year-old has no real preference, but seems to enjoy the view more from center.
8/11/2013 | Asdrubal ejected in second for arguing strike calls
Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera didn't take his second-inning strikeout very well Sunday, and following an exchange of words with home-plate umpire Vic Carapazza, Cabrera was ejected for the second time in his career.
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