7/23/2014 | Swarzak called upon, delivers sharp spot start
Right-hander Anthony Swarzak impressed in a spot start and the offense did just enough to lead the Twins to a 3-1 win over the Indians on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field.
7/23/2014 | In so many ways, they don't come any better than Cox
It's been a rewarding life for Bobby Cox. Simplified, it's been about smoking cigars, working his farm, earning ejections, winning more than 2,500 baseball games and untold friends and being one of the most pleasant people on the planet.
7/23/2014 | Glavine forged storied career from Atlanta beginnings
Tom Glavine was born a Brave during some lean years and then bred to be the champion that he became while serving as both seed and base of the legendary starting rotations that Atlanta featured during the 1990s.
7/23/2014 | MLB Notebook: Lucroy powers Crew past Reds
All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy continued his outstanding 2014 season Tuesday, hitting two of the Brewers' four solo home runs -- including walk-off shot in ninth -- in a 4-3 Milwaukee win over the Reds.
7/23/2014 | Today's MLB starting lineups: July 23
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
7/23/2014 | First career save gives Lincecum rare feat
With the Giants having exhausted their bullpen, in terms of manpower and energy, Tim Lincecum stepped forward to record the final two outs and earn his first Major League save in Tuesday night's 9-6, 14-inning victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
7/23/2014 | Hoes' homer lifts Astros in 12-inning showdown
Outfielder L.J. Hoes, who was hitless in his first four at-bats, launched a solo homer to left field off relief pitcher Fernando Abad with one out in the 12th to send the Astros to their third consecutive win over the A's, 3-2, at O.co Coliseum.
7/23/2014 | Chen ties Mariano for Panamanian wins mark
Bruce Chen and Mariano Rivera now share something besides their homeland. Both of the longtime pitchers have 82 career victories, tying them for the most by a Panamanian-born player. Chen earned No. 82 in the Royals' 7-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night.
7/23/2014 | deGrom pads RoY resume in win over Mariners
Jacob deGrom, who is approaching an innings load that may cause the Mets to start tapering off the rookie righty's use, delivered yet another solid outing in a 3-1 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night.
7/23/2014 | Longoria homers to set Rays' RBI record
Evan Longoria continued to make Rays history Tuesday night, when he sent a ninth-inning pitch over the left-field wall at Busch Stadium.
7/23/2014 | Rays no strangers to dramatic turnarounds
Funny thing is, some of us thought this was the season the Rays wouldn't need any late-season magic to make the postseason. But if there's a team accustomed to this kind of stuff, this is it.
7/22/2014 | Marlins offense boosts Turner in victory over Braves
The Marlins got multi-hit games from four players and RBIs from five as a balanced attack netted a 6-5 victory over the Braves on Tuesday night at Turner Field. Right-hander Jacob Turner benefited from the outpouring to pick up the win, although the bullpen nearly let it get away.
7/22/2014 | Surging Rays roll past Cards for sixth straight win
Rays starter Jake Odorizzi outperformed Cardinals All-Star starter Adam Wainwright in Tampa Bay's 7-2 victory at Busch Stadium. It wasn't so long ago, on June 10, that Wainwright defeated Odorizzi in St. Petersburg, Fla., sending the Rays flailing to a season-worst 18 games below .500.
7/22/2014 | Fellow broadcasters celebrate Nadel's Frick Award
Eric Nadel joined the Rangers' broadcasts in 1979, alternating between radio and television for three years while selling a few ads on the side. Jon Miller left after the 1979 season for the Red Sox, and in '82, Nadel found his true calling as he settled in as the No. 2 man on the radio.
7/22/2014 | Lucroy's second homer lifts Crew to walk-off win
After rookie starter Jimmy Nelson spoiled six strong innings with a seventh-inning letdown, Jonathan Lucroy's walk-off homer in the ninth gave the Brewers a 4-3 win over the Reds on Tuesday at Miller Park.
7/22/2014 | Santana collects four hits in Indians' rout of Twins
Carlos Santana went 4-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs during the Indians' 8-2 win against the Twins on Tuesday night at Target Field.
7/22/2014 | Melky collects two RBIs, both off pitchers' legs
Melky Cabrera played a pivotal role in the Blue Jays' 7-3 victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday night, doing so in rather unique fashion. Cabrera had a pair of RBI singles that went off opposing pitchers' legs. In both cases, the ball didn't travel very far, but was enough out of Boston's reach to make an impact.
7/22/2014 | Newcomer Headley Yanks' walk-off hero in 14th
In his first game as a Yankee, Chase Headley connected for a game-winning single in the 14th inning, lifting the Yankees to a 2-1 victory over the Rangers early Wednesday morning at Yankee Stadium.
7/22/2014 | Zimmerman strains hamstring, will undergo MRI
An RBI groundout from Ryan Zimmerman came at a price Tuesday. The Nationals third baseman beat out a double-play throw to first on an infield grounder in the sixth inning, but as he made his final stride, he suffered a right hamstring strain.
7/22/2014 | Polanco leads way as Pirates outslug Dodgers
Gregory Polanco took a few long strides and watched to make sure his bases-loaded line drive would land in the outfield. The way the last two weeks have gone for the rookie, it had to. Polanco broke out of a slump with three RBIs, and his tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning powered a four-run rally as the Pirates topped the Dodgers, 12-7, on Tuesday night at PNC Park.
7/22/2014 | Cardinals lose challenge, but benefit after all
A challenge not won by Cardinals manager Mike Matheny worked in the Cards' favor on Tuesday night, when Matt Holliday followed a contested foul ball in the sixth inning with a 424-foot solo homer to pull the Cardinals to within four runs of the Rays.
7/22/2014 | 'True big leaguer' Goldy wins Heart and Hustle Award
Paul Goldschmidt was named the D-backs' recipient of the annual Heart and Hustle Award from the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. He is one of 30 winners, which were announced on Tuesday
7/22/2014 | Altuve tabbed for Heart and Hustle Award
All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is the Astros' nominee for the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association's 2014 Heart and Hustle Award, which honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game.
7/22/2014 | Qualls celebrates 10-year anniversary of debut
Tuesday marked the 10-year anniversary of the Major League debut of Astros reliever Chad Qualls, who pitched in his first game with Astros on July 22, 2004 -- about a month before the team caught fire and went 36-10 down stretch to win the National League Wild Card on the final day of the season.
7/22/2014 | Small ball, big moment for Odorizzi in St. Louis
When Jake Odorizzi stepped to the plate against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night, it marked a special moment. For one, he did so in front of hundreds of family and friends, who made the near-30-minute trek from his hometown of Highland, Ill., to watch him. For another, it was his first Major League plate appearance.
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