7/18/2014 | d'Arnaud picks up Mets with ninth-inning RBI
Travis d'Arnaud hit a go-ahead single in the ninth inning Friday night, leading the Mets to a 5-4 victory over the Padres for their ninth win in 11 games. "It meant a lot," manager Terry Collins said. "It really showed the guys that they're still in that zone right now."
7/18/2014 | Trade roundup: Angels swing deal for Street
With July more than half over and the All-Star break fully in the rearview mirror, a single topic dominates baseball these days: the approach of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.
7/18/2014 | Late rally boosts Pirates to open second half
Travis Snider's pinch-hit double proved to be the difference, as the Pirates returned from the All-Star break with a 4-2 win against the Rockies on Friday night, keeping pace with division-leading Milwaukee.
7/18/2014 | Indians rise for seven-run seventh to rip Tigers
Following six stellar innings from Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez, the Indians pounded out seven runs in an overwhelming seventh en route to a 9-3 victory to begin the season's second half with a bang. The offensive outpouring -- led by two homers from Jason Kipnis -- backed another solid effort from Cleveland right-hander Trevor Bauer.
7/18/2014 | Astros miss chance to sign top pick Aiken
Did the Astros really lose 17-year-old left-hander Brady Aiken, the No. 1 overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft, over $1.5 million?
7/18/2014 | MadBum, Giants open second half with rout of Fish
The Giants only needed two runs to beat the Marlins on Friday at Marlins Park. But they strung together three innings of clutch hitting and clobbered the Marlins on their way to a 9-1 victory to open the second half of the season.
7/18/2014 | Goldy striving to build off stellar first half
Despite going 0-for-3 in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is looking to carry his hot hitting from before the break into the second half of the season.
7/18/2014 | Free-agent trio carries Yanks to win over Reds
Friday night was closer to what the Yankees had envisioned after spending big money in free agency this past offseason trying to improve their lineup. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a tiebreaking two-run home run, and Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann each collected an RBI to lead the Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Reds in front of 47,372 fans at Yankee Stadium.
7/18/2014 | Ubaldo to throw another bullpen session
Ubaldo Jimenez will throw another bullpen session on Sunday, and if all goes well, he could make a rehab start Wednesday and potentially rejoin the Orioles when they return home from their 10-game West Coast trip on July 29.
7/18/2014 | Reddick to be re-evaluated after this weekend
The A's began the second half without outfielder Josh Reddick, who will continue his Minor League rehab assignment through the weekend.
7/18/2014 | Darvish gets back on track, dominates Blue Jays
Yu Darvish helped the Rangers snap a season-high eight-game losing skid by hurling 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball, while Adrian Beltre and J.P. Arencibia homered in a 5-1 victory over the Blue Jays to kick off a three-game set at Rogers Centre on Friday night.
7/18/2014 | Niese expects to return from DL for Monday start
Mets left-hander Jon Niese "felt good" after throwing 28 pitches in a bullpen session Friday, keeping him on track to come off the disabled list and start Monday in Seattle.
7/18/2014 | Machado puts issues with A's in the past
The boo birds will likely be out in force for Manny Machado this weekend, as the Orioles' third baseman appears in Oakland for the first time since a pair of scuffles with the A's in early June. But Machado believes the issue is water under the bridge.
7/18/2014 | Trout ready to take baton from Jeter
Mike Trout shared the spotlight with Jeter during the Yankees shortstop's final All-Star Game before stealing the show with a 2-for-3, two-RBI performance that earned him the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player award.
7/18/2014 | Starter for Tuesday's game vs. Mets still a mystery
The Mariners don't list a starter for Tuesday's home game against the Mets, and manager Lloyd McClendon joked that he might not know who it is until Tuesday.
7/18/2014 | Injured Astros travel with club to Chicago
Outfielders Dexter Fowler and Alex Presley and pitcher Collin McHugh are on the 15-day disabled list but traveled with the team to receive treatment for their injuries. None of the three is expected to return to action until sometime next week.
7/18/2014 | Baez's move to second not a precursor for callup
Javier Baez made his second straight start at second base Friday for Triple-A Iowa, but Cubs manager Rick Renteria isn't ready to pencil him into the big league lineup just yet. The Cubs already have a logjam in the infield.
7/18/2014 | Rodon sets off on pro career with rookie White Sox
Carlos Rodon, the White Sox top pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft and the third pick overall, traveled to Arizona on Friday to begin his professional career with the Rookie League White Sox.
7/18/2014 | Reds not too concerned with Chapman's hamstring
The right hamstring of Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was clearly bothering him at the All-Star Game on Tuesday. However, it was not enough of an issue that the club was re-thinking the left-hander's availability vs. the Yankees as the second half began.
7/18/2014 | Cahill bends, doesn't break in return as D-backs rally
The D-backs started the second half of the season with a come-from-behind, 5-4 win over the Cubs at Chase Field on Friday night. Paul Goldschmidt hit his 17th homer and Didi Gregorius drove in a pair.
7/18/2014 | Cards to rest Wainwright, move Miller to 'pen
With the flexibility to reset their rotation after the All-Star break, the Cardinals will give ace Adam Wainwright an extended period of rest and move Shelby Miller to the bullpen for an undetermined period while employing a four-man rotation.
7/18/2014 | Kemp confident he'll be everyday center fielder again
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has a strong desire to be a center fielder, and he is certain that will one day again be the case. Kemp on Friday substantiated comments his agent Dave Stewart made in recent days to FOX Sports, which claimed that Kemp's desire is to return to center field and play every day. He added that Kemp was "favorable" to whatever the Dodgers might want to do.
7/18/2014 | Interference call leads to confusion in Nats-Crew game
Manager Matt Williams got a call changed in the bottom of the first inning Friday night against the Brewers, but he didn't need replay.
7/18/2014 | VerHagen joins Tigers in anticipation of debut
Tall right-hander Drew VerHagen will make his Major League debut for the Tigers on Saturday in the front end of a doubleheader against Cleveland.
7/18/2014 | Hall inductees expecting huge turnout in Cooperstown
They are descending upon Cooperstown, N.Y., en masse from all points of the country next weekend to attend the induction of one of the most glamorous classes in the history of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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