7/21/2014 | Error-prone Yanks done in by key Rangers rally
The Yankees committed five errors in Monday's series opener against the Rangers, and although none of its runs was unearned, Texas manufactured a 4-2 victory. A three-run Rangers rally with two outs in the sixth inning did in the Yankees.
7/21/2014 | Rangers' persistence pays off in the Bronx
On Monday night, Rangers righty Miles Mikolas delivered the kind of tough, resilient pitching performance that manager Ron Washington has been begging to see from his inexperienced rotation, setting up a 4-2 victory over the Yankees in the Bronx.
7/21/2014 | Backed by early output, Ryu tops Bucs for 11th win
With Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez healing from weekend hit-by-pitches, the Dodgers' offense took advantage of former teammate Edinson Volquez and beat the Pirates on Monday night, 5-2. Hyun-Jin Ryu, pitching on a week of rest because of the All-Star break, went seven innings and raised his record to 11-5. He struck out five, is 7-2 on the road this year and 3-0 lifetime against the Pirates.
7/21/2014 | Arguing strike call nets Price an ejection
Bryan Price was ejected from Monday's game vs. the Brewers for arguing a strike three call on a check swing in the sixth inning.
7/21/2014 | In-demand Ziegler keeps tabs on trade talks
Some players try to tune out trade rumors that involve them, but D-backs reliever Brad Ziegler takes a different approach. Ziegler is active on Twitter for his Pastime for Patriots charity and the like, keeping him abreast on the latest rumors.
7/21/2014 | Former D-back Scherzer returns to Chase Field
Despite being traded in the three-team deal that sent Curtis Granderson to the Yankees, Max Scherzer doesn't hold any grudges toward the D-backs. Since he was dealt to the Tigers, he has blossomed from a prospect into a bona fide Major League ace.
7/21/2014 | Roenicke's string of successful challenges ends
Ron Roenicke endured a rare losing challenge during Monday's game against the Reds. In the sixth inning, Cincinnati's Skip Schumaker doubled to left field, sliding safely, according to second-base umpire Chris Segal, ahead of Logan Schafer's throw. Upon replay, the ruling on the field stood.
7/21/2014 | Norris rejoins rotation as O's option Clevenger
The Orioles added pitcher Bud Norris from the Minor Leagues to make Monday night's start against the Angels and optioned Steve Clevenger back to Triple-A Norfolk to clear a roster spot.
7/21/2014 | Call at first overturned after Wash's challenge
A successful challenge by Rangers manager Ron Washington left the Yankees with five errors through seven innings on Monday.
7/21/2014 | Soto, Smolinski exit early after sparking rally
The Rangers scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning of their 4-2 win over the Yankees on Monday night but lost two players -- Geovany Soto and Jake Smolinski -- during the rally. Both are hoping their injuries are not serious.
7/21/2014 | Wright's decade in Flushing is a rare feat
Considering David Wright is the only current Mets player who was on the team even six years ago, his decade in Flushing stands as a rather remarkable accomplishment. He is also one of a select few Major League stars harboring real potential to spend his entire career with one team.
7/21/2014 | Asdrubal exits game with lower back spasms
Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera exited Monday night's 4-3 loss against the Twins with lower back spasms.
7/21/2014 | Red Sox stay hot, pound four homers in rout of Jays
The Red Sox won their fifth straight game with a 14-1 trouncing of the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Monday night. David Ortiz crushed two homers and Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew also went deep as Boston climbed out of the basement in the American League East, passing Tampa Bay in the opener of a four-game set.
7/21/2014 | Vargas eyes return to KC's rotation vs. Tribe
Royals lefty Jason Vargas, who is out after having an appendectomy, will miss at least two turns of the rotation. But, if all goes well, he might return as soon as next Sunday against the Indians.
7/21/2014 | Umpires overturn home run call on Twins
The Twins thought they had two additional runs in the second inning on Monday night during their 4-3 win against the Indians, but that wasn't the case after instant replay.
7/21/2014 | Miggy plays third in NL park to make room for V-Mart
Slugger Miguel Cabrera will get a small taste of the past during this week's Interleague series in Arizona. In order to get Victor Martinez, who usually is slotted in at DH, into the lineup, Brad Ausmus moved Cabrera to third base on Monday so Martinez could play first.
7/21/2014 | Gibson maintains rooting interest in Tigers
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson still considers himself a Tigers fan. Except, of course, for this week when his team plays host to them. Gibson, a Michigan native, was drafted by the Tigers and played for them from 1979-1987 and from 1993-95.
7/21/2014 | Harper heating up, but gets day off from Nats' lineup
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was held out of manager Matt Williams' lineup for a day of rest on Monday, when first-place Washington began a three-game series with the Rockies.
7/21/2014 | Papi ties, passes Yaz on all-time homer list
With his two-run shot in the top of the fourth inning Monday night, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz tied Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski for No. 36 on the all-time home run list with 452. Ortiz then hit No. 453 in the fifth to take sole possession of 36th place.
7/21/2014 | Masterson to make another rehab start
Justin Masterson is going to make one more start at Triple-A Columbus before returning to the Indians.
7/21/2014 | McClendon shoots down arrow controversy
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said All-Star closer Fernando Rodney won't pitch in Monday's series opener against the Mets, but that decision had nothing to do with the finish of Sunday's 6-5 setback in Anaheim when Rodney took the loss in the ninth inning after shooting an imaginary arrow toward the Angels' dugout after getting out of a tough jam in the eighth.
7/21/2014 | Angels have no plans to shut down Richards
Angels starter and burgeoning star Garrett Richards is coming up on some uncharted territory with regard to his workload. But that won't prompt the Angels to temporarily shut the right-hander down.
7/21/2014 | Wilson throws in 'pen as Cowgill rejoins Angels
Angels starter C.J. Wilson on Monday threw his first bullpen session since sustaining a sprained right ankle on July 9 and backup outfielder Collin Cowgill returned to the team for the first time since breaking his nose and right thumb on a July 12 pitch.
7/21/2014 | Baines: La Russa made me a smarter player
White Sox assistant hitting coach Harold Baines, who finished his 22-year big-league career with 2,866 hits, 384 homers and 1,626 RBIs, credited Hall of Fame inductee Tony La Russa for making him a better player.
7/21/2014 | Verlander shows glimpses of old self to edge D-backs
The Tigers pulled out a 4-3 win in the series opener against the D-backs on Monday at Chase Field, winning their second straight after a four-game losing streak. Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered before Miguel Cabrera tallied the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh to give Justin Verlander his ninth victory.
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