7/25/2014 | Bergman throws live batting practice, feels strong
Rockies rookie right-hander Christian Bergman reported feeling strong Friday while throwing 50 pitches in a live batting practice session -- his first time facing hitters since suffering a broken left hand when he was hit by a line drive June 20.
7/25/2014 | Giants' injuries open door for Uggla's debut
Injuries to infielders Ehire Adrianza and Marco Scutaro forced the Giants to call up Dan Uggla after only a two-game tuneup at Triple-A.
7/25/2014 | Braun moving past injuries, heating up at plate
After being hampered by a series of injuries earlier in the season, outfielder Ryan Braun is starting to resemble his past self.
7/25/2014 | Astros hope Appel's latest start sign of things to come
Mark Appel notched his second win for Class A Lancaster on Thursday night, much to the delight of Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow.
7/25/2014 | Elbow discomfort sends Dice-K to New York
After experiencing discomfort in his elbow during his outing Thursday night, Daisuke Matsuzaka was back in New York on Friday afternoon getting checked out by team doctors.
7/25/2014 | Davis delivers winning blast for Orioles in 10th
Led by Chris Davis' decisive 10th-inning homer, the Orioles -- who continue to get impressive pitching performances on a nightly basis -- broke through to capture their fourth win in five games with a 2-1 victory over Seattle on Friday to keep their AL East lead at three.
7/25/2014 | Historic start for Felix doesn't end in Mariners win
Felix Hernandez put his name alongside Tom Seaver in the Major League record books Friday with another pitching gem, but the Orioles rallied in the 10th inning for a 2-1 win that extended the Mariners' losing streak to four.
7/25/2014 | Rockies break out seven-run frame to top Bucs
Just when they seemed headed for another shake-your-head loss on Friday night, the Rockies put up seven runs -- three on a Josh Rutledge triple, two on a Carlos Gonzalez homer -- in the seventh inning of an 8-1 victory over the Pirates at Coors Field in front of 38,487.
7/25/2014 | Marlins' trade market could hinge on Hand, Turner
As trade talks continue, the Marlins also are giving starters currently in the rotation a chance to secure spots. Brad Hand, who started on Friday, and Jacob Turner, specifically, are getting second chances after struggling in the rotation early in the year.
7/25/2014 | Sizemore reaches 1,000-hit milestone
Grady Sizemore chopped up a single up the middle in the first inning on Friday for his 1,000th career hit.
7/25/2014 | Mauer hits soft toss, but no live pitching yet
Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has progressed to hitting soft toss on Friday, but he's still not sure when he'll hit against live pitching.
7/25/2014 | Eaton relieved miscue didn't cost Noesi no-no
When the Twins rallied for two hits and a couple of runs in the eighth inning Thursday night, you couldn't blame Adam Eaton for breathing a little sigh of relief.
7/25/2014 | Nostalgic Francoeur enjoys return to Atlanta
Jeff Francoeur has played at Turner Field since the Braves traded him to the Mets in July 2009, but this return to his hometown is not as uneasy as previous trips.
7/25/2014 | Abreu's MLB-best 30th HR leads White Sox
John Danks worked seven strong innings, Dayan Viciedo had four hits and Jose Abreu hit his Major League-leading 30th home run Friday night as the White Sox beat the Twins, 9-5, at Target Field.
7/25/2014 | Myers takes first swings since injuring wrist
Rays outfielder Wil Myers has started swinging a bat for the first time since fracturing his right wrist against the Red Sox in late May.
7/25/2014 | With loss of Zimmerman comes infield moves
With manager Matt Williams saying that the Nationals will re-evaluate Ryan Zimmerman's right hamstring strain after two weeks, Anthony Rendon will be the everyday third baseman, and the Nats could start a platoon at second base between Danny Espinosa and Zach Walters.
7/25/2014 | Breakthrough Series beneficial for Cincy youth
"There's no such thing as perfect in baseball. There's only excellent." Those were the sage words of advice given by 2014 Breakthrough Series coach Dmitri Young to a group of 14-18 year-old prospects in a batting cage at the new P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy on Friday afternoon.
7/25/2014 | Cox's induction a proud moment for Yost
Legendary Braves manager Bobby Cox will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, a proud moment for Royals skipper Ned Yost, who spent 12 seasons on Cox's coaching staff in Atlanta.
7/25/2014 | Tribe targeting Sunday for Asdrubal's return
The Indians have set Sunday as the target to have Asdrubal Cabrera return to the lineup following a bout with back spasms.
7/25/2014 | Venters nearly ready to throw bullpen sessions
Although there is still no timetable for Jonny Venters to return to the Braves' bullpen, he has made progress since receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in early June. Venters threw from 100 feet on flat ground on Friday, and he could begin bullpen sessions soon.
7/25/2014 | Masterson may be ready to rejoin Tribe
Justin Masterson has completed what could be his final step before rejoining the rotation. On Friday night, Masterson made his second rehab appearance for Triple-A Columbus, logging 108 pitches in 6 2/3 innings against Norfolk.
7/25/2014 | Amaro reiterates confidence in Howard
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Friday afternoon that he believes Ryan Howard still has a future with the Phillies.
7/25/2014 | Ziegler nursing sore ribs, but ready to go
D-backs right-hander Brad Ziegler was available to pitch Friday for the first time since being hit in the ribs by a line drive on Tuesday night.
7/25/2014 | Ortiz feeling better, in lineup vs. Price
David Ortiz wasn't going to let a nagging back injury keep him out of Friday's matchup with David Price and the Rays.
7/25/2014 | Cespedes back in lineup, thumb sprain not an issue
The right thumb sprain that kept Yoenis Cespedes out of Thursday's lineup was no longer an issue Friday, when the A's welcomed back their slugger to the starting lineup for the start of a three-game set against the host Rangers.
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