7/24/2014 | Indians go 1-for-2 in replay challenges vs. Royals
The Indians won a crucial challenge at first base in the bottom of the 11th inning against the Royals on Thursday night. But Tribe manager Terry Francona couldn't make it 2-for-2 on his second challenge in the 14th inning.
7/24/2014 | Moustakas notches 'Little League homer' vs. Tribe
Mike Moustakas crossed home plate giddy and bemused, with a group of Royals waiting to greet him atop the steps of the dugout. Indians starter Corey Kluber stood idly behind home plate, a perplexed look on his face as he attempted to contemplate what he had just witnessed.
7/24/2014 | Jackson exits with cramping in right hand
Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson had to leave Thursday's game after five-plus innings because of cramping in his right hand, a condition he's experienced in the past which has not forced him to miss a start.
7/24/2014 | Brewers pile on runs to back Garza's solid effort
Matt Garza didn't just avoid the sort of first-inning mess that befell him five days earlier, he allowed only one run in eight innings and was rewarded with an avalanche of runs as the Brewers rolled to a 9-1 win at Miller Park on Thursday night.
7/24/2014 | Mets lose replay challenge in 7th against Brewers
Mets manager Terry Collins lost a challenge in the seventh inning of Thursday night's game against Milwaukee that kept his leadoff hitter from reaching base.
7/24/2014 | Hart stays positive, ready for more time at 1B
Corey Hart, who has been slow to regain his timing since returning from the DL three weeks ago, will be used in a platoon role at first base with newly acquired Kendrys Morales set to be the primary DH for Seattle.
7/24/2014 | Padres lose challenge on hit by pitch
Padres manager Bud Black challenged a call with a 3-1 lead over the Cubs in the fifth inning that would have given his team a decisive third out.
7/24/2014 | Soria ready to embrace seventh-inning role
Joakim Soria, who was acquired by the Tigers on Wednesday, had filled the closer's role in Texas, but he'll see the majority of his action in the seventh inning in Detroit, and that's fine with the veteran reliever.
7/24/2014 | Tigers pay the price to get Soria
Tigers president/general manager Dave Dombrowski asked former Texas teammates Ian Kinsler and Joe Nathan for their thoughts on Joakim Soria while he was weighing trade options and got rave reviews on the veteran reliever who was acquired by Detroit on Wednesday.
7/24/2014 | Johnson could find home again with Orioles
Could Jim Johnson make a return to Baltimore? "That's completely in Oakland's hands now," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Johnson, who was designated for assignment by the A's on Thursday The O's were rumored to have interest in a reunion, engaging in talks with the A's while the right-hander was still on their roster.
7/24/2014 | Salty steps up after Alvarez subdues Braves
Henderson Alvarez put to rest any doubts about his sore left shin Thursday night, and he once again pitched at an All-Star level. The right-hander allowed two runs in eight innings and played the role of stopper in the Marlins' 3-2 win over the Braves at Turner Field. Alvarez kept Atlanta in check, and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia delivered the crucial hit.
7/24/2014 | Hughes day-to-day with right shin contusion
Twins right-hander Phil Hughes left Thursday's game against the White Sox in the fourth inning after being hit by a comebacker from Adam Dunn.
7/24/2014 | Overturned call gives Miami inning-ending double play
Some fancy footwork by Garrett Jones worked in the Marlins' favor in a overturned call against the Braves in the sixth inning at Turner Field.
7/24/2014 | Rockies aren't in active talks about Stubbs
The Mariners, who are seeking a right-handed bat as they try to keep pace in the American League postseason race, have shown interest in Rockies outfielder Drew Stubbs. However, multiple Major League sources said Thursday the Rockies are not in active talks with any club about Stubbs.
7/24/2014 | Ng gets second interview for Padres GM opening
The Padres had their second interview Thursday with Kim Ng, senior vice president of baseball operations with Major League Baseball, for their general manager vacancy. Ng had her first interview with the team on July 11.
7/24/2014 | Hamilton fighting urge to press for power
Angels cleanup hitter Josh Hamilton entered Thursday sporting a very respectable .292 batting average to go along with a .370 on-base percentage. But his slugging percentage is only .431 and he's managed only five home runs in 202 at-bats.
7/24/2014 | Machado improving, rests for third straight game
Manny Machado was sidelined for the third consecutive Orioles game Thursday, but the third baseman said his back is getting better and he is hoping to play during the four-game series against the Mariners.
7/24/2014 | Zimmerman discusses latest injury with MLB.com
MLB.com caught up with Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on Thursday evening to talk about his latest setback.
7/24/2014 | Tejada sits as precaution after getting hit in head
Though Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada was out of the Mets lineup Thursday, manager Terry Collins said it was simply a precaution a day after Tejada was struck in the helmet by a 94-mph Taijuan Walker fastball.
7/24/2014 | Jeffress latest mentee of Dabney to debut
Could Jeremy Jeffress be the latest late-bloomer to find success in the Brewers' bullpen after a visit with a certain Minor League pitching coach? Fred Dabney has previously had a hand in similar successes.
7/24/2014 | Simmons latest Braves regular to get a night off
As catcher Evan Gattis returned to the Braves' starting lineup, Andrelton Simmons received the night off on Thursday. Ramiro Pena started as shortstop and batted eighth in place of Simmons.
7/24/2014 | White Sox send Putnam to DL, recall Rienzo
The White Sox kicked off a seven-day road trip against two American League Central foes in a less-than-optimal way Thursday, placing reliever Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
7/24/2014 | Gibson not likely to make next start
Right-hander Kyle Gibson, who has been bothered by lower back stiffness, is likely to be ruled out to start on Saturday against the White Sox.
7/24/2014 | Bruised hand keeps Hosmer from starting lineup
Eric Hosmer knows the significance of every game at the current juncture of the Royals' season, and for him, that's the most frustrating part of missing Thursday's series opener against Cleveland at Kauffman Stadium due to his injured right hand.
7/24/2014 | Francona hopeful Asdrubal returns this weekend
Indians manager Terry Francona is optimistic that shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera will be able to return to the lineup before the end of this weekend's series against the Royals.
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