7/22/2014 | Montero's heroics leave D-backs atop seesaw affair
David Peralta tied a D-backs club record with two triples Tuesday night. Both were a key to Arizona's 5-4 victory over the American League Central-leading Tigers, but it was Miguel Montero's two-run, two-out bases loaded single in the eighth that proved decisive.
7/22/2014 | Bucs win two challenges in game vs. Dodgers
The Pirates won a pair of challenges in Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, one overturning a safe call of Justin Turner in the first inning, the other reversing Russell Martin being called out in the seventh.
7/22/2014 | Amid moves, Yanks continue to seek upgrades
The Yankees now have Brandon McCarthy and Chase Headley as tangible proof of general manager Brian Cashman's many hours of July negotiating, but with the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaching, they would like to cross the finish line on more deals.
7/22/2014 | Willingham not interested in trade rumors
Twins left fielder Josh Willingham has started to show signs that he's starting to come around offensively, and he said he's doing his best not to think about the trade rumors involving him leading up to the non-waiver Trade Deadline on July 31.
7/22/2014 | Gordon earns Royals' Heart and Hustle Award
When it comes to heart and hustle, many Kansas City fans think first of left fielder Alex Gordon. So it was no surprise on Tuesday when Gordon was named winner of the Royals' 2014 Heart and Hustle Award by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.
7/22/2014 | Hosmer likely out for rest of White Sox series
First baseman Eric Hosmer was out of the Royals' lineup for the second straight night on Tuesday against the White Sox. He also missed the series opener with a bruised right hand, and will likely miss Wednesday's finale at U.S. Cellular Field.
7/22/2014 | Utley wins fifth Heart and Hustle Award
Chase Utley was selected as the Phillies' winner of the Heart and Hustle Award, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced Tuesday.
7/22/2014 | Making start in right, Johnson injures groin
The Yankees removed Kelly Johnson from right field before the 11th inning of Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Rangers due to a groin injury.
7/22/2014 | Wacha targets September return after MRI
With approval from the medical staff after they read the results of Monday's MRI exam, Michael Wacha plans to increase his strength exercises over the next two weeks with the hope that he'll then be cleared to begin a throwing program.
7/22/2014 | Siegrist back from rehab, on verge of activation
While the Cardinals won't make the final decision until Wednesday, general manager John Mozeliak said it's "a real possibility" that left-hander Kevin Siegrist will be activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the Cardinals' series finale against the Rays.
7/22/2014 | Carpenter Cards' Heart and Hustle recipient
For the second straight season, Matt Carpenter has been named the Cardinals' winner of the Heart and Hustle Award, presented annually by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association to honor players "who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game."
7/22/2014 | Ruf returns to Phillies as Mayberry goes on DL
After a short stint in the Majors earlier this year, Darin Ruf was granted another crack at big league action after the Phillies recalled him from Triple-A Lehigh Valley before Tuesday's game vs. the Giants.
7/22/2014 | Gardner earns hustle honor for third time
For the second time in as many years, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association named Brett Gardner the Yankees' Heart and Hustle Award winner. The award, given to one member from each team, honors active players who demonstrate a passion for baseball and "best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game." The only award voted on by former players, it has been given annually since 2005.
7/22/2014 | PLAY Campaign stops at Turner Field
Kris Medlen had a Q&A session with the children who participated in the PLAY Campaign event on Tuesday morning at Turner Field. They participated in numerous on-field activities, led in part by Braves trainers Jeff Porter and Jim Lovell.
7/22/2014 | Heyward named Braves' Heart and Hustle Award winner
Along with being blessed with tremendous athleticism, Jason Heyward has endeared himself to fans with the all-out effort he brings to the stadium on a daily basis. His insatiable desire to compete has put the Braves right fielder in a position to receive a respectable and deserving honor.
7/22/2014 | Other top prospects must wait turn for Majors
Javier Baez, the Cubs' top-ranked prospect on MLB.com's list, has started at second base in four of his last five games at Triple-A Iowa. GM Jed Hoyer said the decision to move Baez from shortstop to second had nothing to do with Tuesday's decision to designate veteran Darwin Barney for assignment.
7/22/2014 | Selig visits PNC, pleased with balance in MLB
Bud Selig's tenure as Major League Baseball's ninth Commissioner will not officially end until Jan. 24, 2015. But as far as he is concerned, his job, at least in one important sense, was accomplished last Oct. 1. On that day, the Pirates were hosting the Cincinnati Reds in a National League Wild Card Game that turned on a city that had slept through baseball Octobers since 1992 -- Selig's first year in office.
7/22/2014 | LaRoche's homer lifts Nats to fourth straight win
Adam LaRoche, who entered Tuesday hitting just .130 in July, clubbed a three-run, tie-breaking home run off reliever Rex Brothers in the seventh inning, the key swing in the Nationals' 7-4 win over the Rockies at Coors Field.
7/22/2014 | Rays place ill Peralta on DL, recall Beliveau
Rays reliever Joel Peralta was placed on the disabled list Tuesday as he continues to battle joint pain and aches stemming from a mosquito bite. Jeff Beliveau joined the club Tuesday for his fifth stint in the Majors this season.
7/22/2014 | Rookie Kiermaier earns Heart and Hustle honor
When Kevin Kiermaier was intentionally walked Sunday in Minnesota, the Rays rookie didn't walk but rather hustled down the first-base line. "Hey, man, it's called a walk for a reason," teammates told him. That moment is one of several reasons Kiermaier has been named the Rays' recipient of this year's Heart and Hustle Award.
7/22/2014 | Vazquez impressing Red Sox in field, at plate
With the Red Sox's win Monday, the team improved to 5-0 when rookie catcher Christian Vazquez is behind the plate. Vazquez is the first Red Sox catcher to win each of his first five starts behind the plate, and the first player in the Major Leagues in 31 years, since the Brewers' Bill Schroeder won his first six in 1983.
7/22/2014 | Danks subject of trade rumors near Deadline
It was a little less than three weeks ago when White Sox starter John Danks stated that trade rumors involving his name before the July 31 non-waiver Deadline weren't going to occupy any part of his daily routine. That philosophy hasn't changed for the lefty.
7/22/2014 | Eaton receives Sox's Heart and Hustle award
Adam Eaton did not want to talk on Tuesday about a Chicago Sun-Times report that the White Sox leadoff man was playing with a broken middle finger on his non-throwing hand. He was more than happy to discuss his honor as the club's 2014 Heart and Hustle Award winner.
7/22/2014 | Abreu held out of lineup with back stiffness
White Sox manager Robin Ventura held rookie outfielder Jose Abreu out of Tuesday's lineup due to back stiffness that he noticed while Abreu was playing on Monday against Kansas City.
7/22/2014 | Valdespin providing spark to Marlins from the start
Three games is certainly a small sample size, but Jordany Valdespin already is bringing some energy to the Marlins at second base and at the plate.
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