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Escobar collects 3 hits, Royals take care of TwinsShare TweetCubs rally late to beat the Brewers, Ax takes lossShare Tweet
LaRoche emerges from slump to lead NationalsAdam LaRoche ended an 0-for-15 start to the season with homers in consecutive at-bats, as Nationals top White Sox 8-7.Share TweetThe Texas Rangers are leaning toward skipping left-hander Matt Harrison in the rotation Thursday as their struggling opening day starter continues to deal with a sore back.Share TweetMichael Young and Ryan Howard homered, Cliff Lee came within one out of a complete game and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 8-3 on Tuesday night.Share Tweet
Howard launches first homer in Philly slugfestRyan Howard finally got in the home run column as part of a three-homer third, and Michael Young went 3-for-4 with a single, triple and home run in the Phillies' 8-3 win over the Mets on Wednesday. Cliff Lee struck out six in 8 2/3 innings.Share TweetTampa Bay Rays right-hander Jeff Niemann decided on season-ending shoulder surgery after his arm didn't respond well to a move to the bullpen.Share TweetOnce again, backup Hector Sanchez caught right-hander Tim Lincecum instead of starter Buster Posey. Once again, Giants manager Bruce Bochy insisted that no hidden agenda existed -- certainly nothing that would suggest, as he has maintained, that Lincecu…Share TweetIndians starter Carlos Carrasco has been ejected in the fourth inning after hitting Kevin Youkilis in the shoulder with a pitch.Share TweetBrewers manager Ron Roenicke appeared in the dugout as usual Tuesday night after a morning bout of back spasms sent him to a Chicago emergency room.Share Tweet
Heyward will relax, trust himself at plateWhen Jason Heyward went to the batting cage after Monday night's win over the Marlins, he was not attempting to vent or release frustration. The Braves right fielder was simply trying to get a better feel for the comfort he had started to gain during th…Share TweetAn MRI taken of Cardinals closer Jason Motte's right elbow on Tuesday revealed a low-grade tear of the ligament, which, if it doesn't show improvement over the next three weeks, will require season-ending Tommy John surgery.Share Tweet
Twins remain high on Wednesday starter HendriksAfter a rough opening performance in Baltimore, the Twins will be looking for an improved outing from right-hander Liam Hendriks when he starts Wednesday against the Royals .Share Tweet
Marte relieved to notch first Major League hitAfter going 0-for-6 in his first eight Major League plate appearances, D-backs outfielder Alfredo Marte recorded his first career hit Monday in the third inning, driving a RBI single to center field off Pirates reliever Jeamar Gomez. The 24-year-old adm…Share Tweet
Barney nearly ready, but Garza has work left in rehabMatt Garza's rehab is "all going really well," manager Dale Sveum says, but the right-hander still faces about a month of work and a program to stretch him out. Darwin Barney will play in Minor League games beginning this weekend.Share TweetThe Indians didn't take long to dip deep into their catching reserves. They had no choice.Share Tweetnytimes.com Apr 9, 2013It was the first time Derek Jeter had run on anything other than a treadmill since March 23 when he had a setback with is surgically repaired left ankle.Share Tweet
Maddon ready to move on from botched callTampa Bay manager Joe Maddon signed the lineup card for Joe Nathan's 300th career save and gave it to the Texas Rangers closer.Share Tweet
Renovate Wrigley without tearing down historyThere is a baseball god. After all, courtesy of Chicago city officials and Cubs ownership, Wrigley Field is preparing for $300 million worth of renovations as opposed to heading for becoming a parking lot or something on the city's north side.Share TweetRoy Halladay has a 14.73 ERA after two starts. But Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday that the ace pitcher is in no danger of running out of time to fix what ails him.Share TweetThe Indians are not going to press the panic button over one poor start from starter Ubaldo Jimenez.Share TweetThanks in part to Torii Hunter's opposite-field hitting, he reached the career 2,000-hit mark earlier in the season than many might have imagined.Share Tweet
Bautista gets back into lineup as DHJose Bautista made his return to the Blue Jays' lineup on Tuesday afternoon following a three-game absence because of a twisted right ankle.Share Tweet
If you enjoyed this photo of a puking Nats fan, you will definitely enjoy an entire gallery of debaudeadspin.com Apr 9, 2013If you enjoyed this photo of a puking Nats fan, you will definitely enjoy an entire gallery of debauchery from the Orioles' home opener. Read more...Share Tweet
R.I.P. Joba Chamberlain’s mustache (Feb. 20, 2013-April 7, 2013)Joba Chamberlain shaved his mustache, so now, we weep. The mustache captivated us, as a baseball community for many, many days - roughly picture day 2013 until Sunday. We barely knew it, but we dreamed of its possibilities. Many of us never saw it in peShare TweetAL MVP Miguel Cabrera hit his first homer of the season and drove in four runs, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Tuesday.Share TweetTigers designated hitter Victor Martinez missed Tuesday's 7-3 win over Toronto after cutting his thumb on the bat rack at Comerica Park.Share Tweet
Don Kelly robs J.P. Arencibia of home runYour browser does not support iframes. It's tough for a part-time player but, every once in a while, Detroit Tigers utility guy Don Kelly will do something great to justify his spot in the major leagues. Kelly made a terrific catch Tuesday, robbing J.P.…Share Tweet
MLB to create Puerto Rican training programMLB is launching a training program in Puerto Rico aimed at finding more talented youngsters there.Share Tweet
Miggy's blast backs impressive Anibal in winOn a day the Tigers welcomed school field trips to Comerica Park for their Math Day promotion, Miguel Cabrera kept adding up hits. His second four-hit effort in three games included a three-run home run to complete a two-out rally in the fourth inning, …Share Tweet
It's Opening Day for MLB.com AuctionsOpening Day has come and gone, giving way to the rest of the Major League Baseball season. But the memories of those games that captured our rapt attention lives on at the MLB.com Auction.Share TweetOn Sunday, Angels pitcher Jered Weaver hit the deck to avoid a liner up the middle. He immediate came up holding his left, non-throwing arm, and left the game. Today comes word that he fractured his elbow, and will miss 4-6 weeks. Read more...Share TweetWhen a franchise is as committed to shitting on its fan base as the Miami Marlins are, receiving a little animosity from those fans is to be expected. So it's not surprising that a group of Marlins fans staged a small protest at yesterday's home opener,…Share TweetCNNSI.com Apr 9, 2013Catchers beware: Home plate collisions over the yearsShare Tweet
Yankees beware: Running Doc discusses the diseases of the aging athletenydailynews.com Apr 9, 2013Yankees Beware: Running Doc discusses The Diseases of the Aging Athlete Dear Running Doc: The Yankees seem to be the oldest team I can remember and have the most people getting hurt in training camp and as the seson begins. Any coincidence? What can the…Share Tweet
Subs for sidelined stars playing key rolesOf the numerous teams, such as the Yankees, starting the season with All-Star-caliber players on the disabled list, some haven't missed a beat (think the Braves without catcher Brian McCann) over the season's opening week, while others (San Diego minus …Share Tweet
Matt Harvey’s early strikeout numbers are a big source of joy, but should they also cause concern?Matt Harvey's stuff was so good over 60 innings in 2012 that it caused one of his New York Mets teammates to break out an instant comparison to Stephen Strasburg. No one said Jonathon Niese was crazy then because Harvey's numbers over his extended cameo…Share Tweet
Juice: Umpire Marty Foster’s unbelievably bad ‘Strike three’ call caps Joe Nathan’s 300th career saveYour browser does not support iframes. The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. Umpire Marty Foster later admitted he was…Share Tweet
Long gone, Ebbets Field continues to live on in loreOne hundred years ago Tuesday, Ebbets Field hosted its first regular-season baseball game as the home of the Dodgers. For those who saw games there, it remains vivid in memories of a time long gone.Share Tweet
Lefty Saunders cruises in Seattle's home openerPitching, defense, timely hitting and good execution are a pretty good formula in any game, and the Mariners got a healthy dose of all four in Monday night's 3-0 victory over the Astros in their Safeco Field opener.Share Tweet
Bullpen rises to occasion after Wandy's abrupt exitThe Pirates downed the D-backs, 5-3, in Chase Field despite the premature departure of starter Wandy Rodriguez.Share Tweet
Called third strike leaves Rays crying foulMarty Foster blew the call and he knows it now, not that that's much consolation to the Rays. Instead of ball four, which replays showed it clearly was, Foster called Ben Zobrist out on Joe Nathan's two-out, 3-2 curveball and the Rangers slipped away wi…Share Tweet
Pence's homer enough for Bumgarner, GiantsThe Giants relied on Hunter Pence's three-run homer and clutch pitching Monday to post their seventh win in a row over Colorado, a 4-2 victory.Share Tweet
Love 'Em or Hate 'Em, the Marlins Continue to Develop Playersgrantland.com Apr 9, 2013Quick, what's the first thing that pops to mind when you hear "Miami Marlins"? Odds are your mind's drifted to "Jeffrey Loria," "SEC probe," or "fire ...Share Tweet
Lee, Phillies Topple MetsApr 9The Phillies homered three times in the third inning to back Cliff Lee, who went 8 2/3 innings for his second win of the season.
Braves Hold Off MarlinsApr 9Evan Gattis hit an early two-run homer and Justin Upton continued his torrid pace by adding insurance with an RBI double in the eighth.
Yankees Pound Indians 14-1Apr 9Robinson Cano's big day helps Yankees past Indians.
Baseball Tonight MinuteApr 9How will the Angels play without Jered Weaver?