5/20/2012 | Veteran lefties Buehrle, Moyer face off in opener
Veteran left-handed starters Mark Buehrle and Jamie Moyer will face off against each other in the series opener between the Marlins and Rockies on Monday.
5/20/2012 | The Week Ahead: Second quarter awaits
If the 2012 baseball season is a dollar, it has spent its first quarter. If it's a two-hour movie, it's been on for 30 minutes -- just enough time to figure out the identities of the leading men and the bit players.
5/20/2012 | Ubaldo and Porcello take the hill in Central matchup
Rick Porcello and Ubaldo Jimenez will take the hill on Tuesday hoping to give their teams an advantage in the competitive American League Central.
5/20/2012 | Walters looks to keep ball in park against White Sox
Since joining Minnesota's rotation a week and a half ago, P.J. Walters has been solid for the Twins and will try to keep it up when they open up a three-game series against Gavin Floyd and the White Sox on Tuesday.
5/19/2012 | In final outing, Wood fans one, then retires
Kerry Wood, who burst onto the scene in 1998 with the Cubs, pitching a 20-strikeout game in his fifth Major League start, threw three pitches on Friday for career strikeout No. 1,582, which was his last. He announced his retirement postgame.
5/19/2012 | Young makes strong return from disabled list
The D-backs reinstated center fielder Chris Young from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder A.J. Pollock to Triple-A Reno on Friday. In his first game back, Young hit a two-run double in a 6-4 win over the Royals.
5/19/2012 | Rays recall Cobb to start on Saturday
The Rays recalled Alex Cobb from Triple-A Durham after Friday's 5-3 loss to the Braves to start Saturday's game against Atlanta. Pitcher Josh Lueke was optioned to Durham to make room for Cobb.
5/19/2012 | Case closed: Papelbon seals Phils' win vs. Sox
Fans who bought tickets to the Phillies' three-game series against the Red Sox probably figured at least one of the games would feature Jonathan Papelbon trying to shut the door against his former team. A hit, Bobby Valentine ejection and game-ending strikeout later, Papelbon had closed out Philadelphia's 6-4 win at Citizens Bank Park.
5/19/2012 | Markakis' blast sends O's past Nats in 11
The Orioles have relied on the home run all season, and on Friday night, Nick Markakis came through with another clutch blast.
5/19/2012 | Overall team effort helps Braves best Rays
Tommy Hanson held Tampa Bay to two runs over seven innings and Freddie Freeman drove in a pair of runs on Friday as Atlanta took the Interleague opener, 5-3, at Tropicana Field.
5/19/2012 | Close play at first leads to Valentine's ejection
With a few finger wags and jumps, Bobby Valentine took his first ejection as manager of the Red Sox on Friday night, on the second-to-last out of a 6-4 loss to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
5/19/2012 | Millwood delivers mile-high shutout for Mariners
Kevin Millwood stifled the Rockies at Coors Field with a 4-0 Mariners win, which snapped a four-game losing streak.
5/19/2012 | Rangers ease past Astros
Neftali Feliz struggled over 4 2/3 innings, but the Rangers pulled out a 4-1 victory over the Astros in Interleague Play on Friday at Minute Maid Park. Adrian Beltre homered, Michael Young had two hits and an RBI and Ian Kinsler had three hits.
5/19/2012 | Montero double-trouble in D-backs' win over KC
Miguel Montero delivered a clutch two-run double in the top of the eighth inning that powered the D-backs to a 6-4 win over the Royals on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.
5/19/2012 | Mattingly ejected after check swing
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was ejected by home-plate umpire Tom Hallion for arguing a check swing in the third inning of Friday night's 6-5 win against the Cardinals.
5/19/2012 | Twins match season high with 11 runs in win
The Twins picked up 16 hits en route to tying a season-high in runs in an 11-3 win over the Brewers on Friday at Miller Park that gave Minnesota its first three-game winning streak of the season.
5/19/2012 | Justice: Verlander as good as it gets
To see Justin Verlander at the top of his game is one of the real special things this game has to offer.
5/19/2012 | Bauman: Pettitte's value immeasurable
His remarkable career, setting a standard for consistency, just became more remarkable Friday night, as Andy Pettitte, in his second start back from retirement, pitched the New York Yankees to a 4-0 Interleague victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
5/19/2012 | Harrison breaks up no-hit bid with single
If Josh Harrison keeps this up, he's going to blow his cover as one of the lower-profile guys on the Pirates. Friday night, there was Harrison derailing Justin Verlander's motorcade into no-hit wonderland, with a no-doubter single with one out in the ninth.
5/19/2012 | O's-Nats rivalry just getting started
The emergence of the Orioles and Nationals could create quite a rivalry in the D.C.-Baltimore suburbs. Round 1 of this year's series went to the Orioles, 2-1, in 11 innings thanks to a Nick Markakis solo homer.
5/19/2012 | Weaver helps own cause in bounce-back effort
Nothing could go right for Jered Weaver the last time he took the ball. On Friday, basically everything did, as the Angels' ace gave up two runs over a solid seven innings on the mound while adding a single and a walk at the plate in an eventual 7-2 victory over the Padres at Petco Park.
5/19/2012 | Dodgers' M. Ellis exits after takeout slide
X-rays on Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis' left leg were negative Friday night, but his availability for Saturday night's game won't be determined until he is re-examined.
5/19/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Friday, May 18
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out. Here are the May 18 Mane Men of the Day.
5/19/2012 | After Cards tie it, Dodgers win on walk-off walk
Despite losing manager Don Mattingly to a third-inning ejection, second baseman Mark Ellis to a seventh-inning leg injury and two leads, the Dodgers pulled out a 6-5 win over the Cardinals on Friday night on A.J. Ellis' bases-loaded walk-off walk in the ninth.
5/19/2012 | Giants make early outburst hold up vs. A's
The Giants grabbed a commanding seven-run lead through four innings, then withstood Josh Donaldson's five-RBI effort to prevail, 8-6, over the A's in Friday night's opener of a three-game Interleague series.
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