7/26/2014 | Nats asked after Beltre with Zimmerman absent
With Ryan Zimmerman out with a hamstring injury, two baseball sources revealed on Friday that the Nationals inquired about Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, but the "Nationals were rebuffed" one of the sources said.
7/26/2014 | Navarro steps up as Angels rally past Tigers
On Friday night, Efren Navarro had the big hit for the second time in a week, backing a Tyler Skaggs' one-run performance and lifting the Angels to a 2-1 win over the Tigers at Angel Stadium.
7/26/2014 | Arenado should take benching as learning opportunity
When the fourth inning of Friday's 8-1 victory ended, so did Nolan Arenado's night of work. Charlie Culberson took over at third base in the top of the fifth after the Rockies' starting third baseman didn't hustle to first on a ground ball to the pitcher.
7/26/2014 | If traded, Lester open to returning to Red Sox
Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester indicated that even if he was traded, he could perhaps re-sign with Boston as a free agent in the offseason.
7/25/2014 | Reinsdorf OK after episode of lightheadedness
White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf was resting comfortably at his hotel Saturday afternoon after experiencing an episode of lightheadedness Friday night that produced an overnight stay at the Bassett Medical Center following tests.
7/25/2014 | Cards add veteran catcher Pierzynski to mix
The Cardinals have signed free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski. George Kottaras, claimed by St. Louis off waivers on July 11, was designated for assignment to make room for Pierzynski.
7/25/2014 | Greinke records rare four-strikeout inning
Zack Greinke recorded the second four-strikeout inning of his career on Friday night. It was fifth in history recorded by a Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher. Greinke, Chuck Finley and A.J. Burnett are the only pitchers in MLB history with multiple four-strikeout innings.
7/25/2014 | Sanchez out 'a little while' with concussion
Giants catcher Hector Sanchez left the team's 8-1 loss to the Dodgers on Friday night after taking a foul ball to the mask in the third inning. The ensuing tests discovered a mild concussion, manager Bruce Bochy said after the game.
7/25/2014 | Service in a pinch: Butler homers off bench for win
Billy Butler came off the bench and blasted a two-run pinch-hit homer for a 6-4 victory over the Indians on Friday night, delighting a hometown crowd of 33,460.
7/25/2014 | Anderson exits with blister, expects to make next start
Rockies left-hander Brett Anderson bordered on dominant Friday night against the Pirates until leaving in the seventh with a blister on his left index finger. Still, Anderson pitched long enough and well enough to grab his first Rockies win as the Rockies prevailed, 8-1, at Coors field.
7/25/2014 | Duda's two-run homer caps Mets' rally in ninth
It looked like another tepid night of offense would spoil a Zack Wheeler gem and hand the Mets their second straight loss. Instead, a late comeback off Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez led the Mets to a 3-2 win at Miller Park.
7/25/2014 | Hand, Marlins toss three-hit shutout in Houston
The Marlins have presented an opportunity, and Brad Hand is seizing the moment. The left-hander scattered three hits over a career-high 7 1/3 innings and set the tempo in the Marlins' 2-0 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Friday night. Jeff Mathis provided all the support Hand would need with a two-run double.
7/25/2014 | Leading man: Roark rolls through Reds in Cincy
It's safe to say that Tanner Roark is arguably Washington's best starter. He took advantage of the fact that the Reds were without key players -- such as Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto, because of injuries -- and the Nationals posted a 4-1 victory at Great American Ball Park.
7/25/2014 | Longo's big hit pushes Rays' streak to eight
Evan Longoria's three-run double in the seventh paved the way for a 6-4 Rays win over the Red Sox on Friday night at Tropicana Field.
7/25/2014 | Arenado benched after not hustling to first
Nolan Arenado began a frustrated, head-down jog out after he bounced hard to Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton in the bottom of the fourth Friday night. But by the time he returned to the bench, after his lack of haste cost the team a baserunner, manager Walt Weiss made it clear frustration is no excuse to not hustle.
7/25/2014 | After replay, Rockies just miss turning triple play
The Rockies came within mere inches of their second triple play of the season during the top of the fifth inning Friday night against the Pirates at Coors Field, but instant replay upheld a call by umpire Tom Hallion that an out was not recorded at second base.
7/25/2014 | Nathan leans on sharp slider to strike out side
Tigers closer Joe Nathan struck out the side in order for just the second time this season Thursday night, and he needed just 12 pitches to do it. After drawing just six swings and misses from May 12-28, he saw six whiffs in his latest outing. Four of those came on a slider that has become a project of his in recent weeks.
7/25/2014 | Kluber joins elite company with gem over KC
Corey Kluber is now the only Indians pitcher in the past 100 seasons to have at least five starts in one season with at least 10 strikeouts and no more than one walk issued.
7/25/2014 | LA gets Puig, Hanley back; Wild Horse to CF
All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig and shortstop Hanley Ramirez returned to the Dodgers' starting lineup for Friday night's series opener against the Giants after missing all three starts in Pittsburgh with hand injuries.
7/25/2014 | O's set to send Ubaldo on two-start rehab stint
Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez threw a 44-pitch simulated game on Friday afternoon at Safeco Field and assuming he feels OK on Saturday will likely make a pair of rehab starts before returning.
7/25/2014 | Cole to make first rehab start on Monday
Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole will begin his rehab assignment Monday following his hefty 60-pitch bullpen session Friday in Indianapolis as he works his way back from right lat soreness.
7/25/2014 | Rookie Jones in select Mariners group with 20th steal
Mariners center fielder James Jones stole his 20th base of the season in Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Orioles, making him the fourth player in franchise history to rack up 20 steals in his rookie season.
7/25/2014 | Rizzo proud of tested Nationals' perseverance
With the non-waiver Trade Deadline on Thursday, MLB.com caught up with Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo to get his take on the team.
7/25/2014 | Phillies ride early surge to win over D-backs
The Phillies scored five times in the first three innings and Kyle Kendrick submitted a solid bounce-back performance in a 9-5 win over the D-backs on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.
7/25/2014 | Variety of looks emerge from revamped bullpen
With Joe Smith's submarine-like delivery, Joe Thatcher's unusual motion and closer Huston Street's windup, the Angels' bullpen isn't like many in the Majors. "It's just a really good and unique and diverse group of guys," general manager Jerry Dipoto said. "There's always something different."
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