8/7/2013 | Umpire Scott leaves after face mask hit by foul ball
Home-plate umpire Dale Scott left Wednesday's game between the Mariners and Blue Jays prior to the third inning after taking a foul ball off his face mask. First-base umpire Todd Tichenor took over behind the plate.
8/7/2013 | Royals bounce Twins with rubber-game victory
Southpaw Danny Duffy exited in the fourth after 93 pitches and seven strikeouts, while Alcides Escobar had a pair of RBI singles to help the Royals earn a 5-2 win in Wednesday night's rubber game.
8/7/2013 | Melancon welcomes every test along the way
All-Star reliever Mark Melancon's ability to embrace challenges throughout his career has served him well this season as one of the key members of the Pirates' vaunted "Shark Tank" bullpen.
8/7/2013 | Robinson statue in Brooklyn vandalized
Sometime between Tuesday night and the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Jackie Robinson statue outside the Brooklyn Cyclones' stadium in Coney Island was vandalized, leaving it covered in racial slurs and swastikas.
8/7/2013 | Newly acquired Cedeno makes Padres debut
Newcomer Ronny Cedeno was in the Padres' starting lineup on Wednesday, playing shortstop and batting seventh against the Orioles.
8/7/2013 | Hammel has setback in throwing session
Jason Hammel, who has been sidelined with a right arm injury, experienced a setback while throwing on Tuesday.
8/7/2013 | Tigers release former closer Valverde
The Tigers unconditionally released Jose Valverde on Wednesday, ending the former closer's second stint with the organization.
8/7/2013 | Fresh off big game, Mets' Young visits Fan Cave
Eric Young's hustle in the outfield and on the bases was key to the Mets' win Tuesday. Wednesday, he made a trip to the Fan Cave with his wife.
8/7/2013 | Callaspo exits with forearm injury after play at plate
A's second baseman Alberto Callaspo exited Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Reds because of a left forearm contusion and is considered day to day, though he believes he'll be fine for Friday's series opener in Toronto.
8/7/2013 | Red Sox's fast turnaround a thing to behold
Ben Cherington had a difficult task this offseason: rebuild the Red Sox without trading their best prospects or spending an inordinate amount of money. Stunningly, the general manager has pulled it off by collecting battle-tested veterans who happen to be good in the clubhouse.
8/7/2013 | Young infielders' errors part of growing pains
Seattle's young players have been the key to an offensive resurgence, but there have been some growing pains as well. In Tuesday night's 7-2 loss to Toronto, the infield -- whose oldest player apart from the catcher is 26-year-old first baseman Justin Smoak -- were credited with three errors, and were responsible for a fourth.
8/7/2013 | Quintero's home run caps Mariners' big comeback
Humberto Quintero's two-run home run capped a six-run fifth inning, as the Mariners rallied from an early deficit to beat the Blue Jays, 9-7, in front of 34,792 fans at Safeco Field on Wednesday. Both teams are 53-61 on the season.
8/7/2013 | Johnson to stay in Blue Jays' rotation
Josh Johnson threw five scoreless innings in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Mariners. The veteran right-hander, who won just his second game of what has been a disappointing season, is being evaluated on a start-by-start basis.
8/7/2013 | Indians reward Raburn with contract extension
Signed as a Minor League free agent this past offseason, Ryan Raburn inked a two-year extension Wednesday with a club option for 2016.
8/7/2013 | Bruce, Miller carry Reds to win with bats, defense
It was no surprise Wednesday when Jay Bruce helped spark the Reds with a two-run homer and some stellar defense in the Reds' 6-5 win against the A's. Cincinnati's other star player, though -- Corky Miller -- played only part of five innings and was a little less likely of a hero.
8/7/2013 | A proposed blueprint: Build around the bullpen
This is a layman's opinion, and by no means a word of advice to any GM in the majors. However, being that baseball is such a "numbers sport," I think that this opinion is not so far-fetched. If I had the opportunity to start a baseball team at the Major League level, I would first invest in building the best bullpen in the league.
8/7/2013 | Cautious A's schedule another sim game for Anderson
Though all signs pointed to Brett Anderson beginning a rehab assignment this week, the A's have yet to decide when that time will actually come, as they continue to be guarded with their lefty.
8/7/2013 | Broxton rejoins bullpen, though unlikely to pitch eighth
After spending nearly two months on the disabled list with a flexor mass strain in his right elbow, Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton was activated before Wednesday's game against the A's. For Broxton, his return could not have come soon enough.
8/7/2013 | MLB Notebook: Pitching key for streaking Tigers
Justin Verlander allowed one run in eight innings Tuesday for the Tigers, who have posted a stingy 1.16 ERA during their 10-game winning streak.
8/7/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: Aug. 7
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
8/7/2013 | Sharp pitching carries Brewers past Giants
Wily Peralta pitched into the seventh inning and Jim Henderson logged the first multi-inning save of his career as the Brewers beat Matt Cain and the Giants in a pitchers' duel, 3-1, on Tuesday at AT&T Park.
8/7/2013 | Mejia pitching in to give Mets hope for future
Right-hander Jenrry Mejia has stepped up alongside fellow phenoms Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler to give Mets fans reason to be excited on a regular basis.
8/6/2013 | Rangers race to eighth win in nine games
Adrian Beltre had two RBIs and the Rangers stole six bases and played some small ball to defeat the Angels, 8-3, on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium for Texas' eighth victory in its last nine games.
8/6/2013 | Mo forges bond with White Sox fans, staff
On Tuesday in Chicago, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera met with a group of people that the White Sox composed and not only took questions but asked them, taking part in a moving and entertaining discourse that lasted 40 minutes.
8/6/2013 | Estrada returns early to fight for starting job
Right-hander Marco Estrada expected to spend two weeks on the disabled list with the left hamstring strain that struck in June. Two months later, he is finally ready to pitch.
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