4/25/2013 | Buchholz overpowers Astros, first to five wins
Clay Buchholz hurled 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball as the Red Sox cruised to a 7-2 win over the Astros, making Buchholz the first five-game winner in the Majors.
4/25/2013 | Morse says broken finger isn't reason for slump
Michael Morse, who was out of Thursday's starting lineup, conceded that he's not fully recovered from a fractured right little finger, but he said the injury has little to do with the fact that he's slumped of late.
4/25/2013 | Hanson may return to start on Monday
Tommy Hanson is expected to return from bereavement leave on Monday and is tentatively scheduled to start that day's series opener in Oakland, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday.
4/25/2013 | Gio's return to form welcome sign for Nats
The Nationals broke out of their offensive funk on Thursday night, and that's nice. They also got their No. 2 starter back on track, and that's critical.
4/25/2013 | Gibson: Kubel closest to returning from DL
Out of the four D-backs position players on the disabled list, Jason Kubel is the closest to returning to action, according to manager Kirk Gibson.
4/25/2013 | Valbuena's ninth-inning jack lifts Cubs over Marlins
Luis Valbuena crushed a 1-1 delivery from Marlins closer Steve Cishek with two outs in the top of the ninth and sent it into the Marlins' bullpen for a solo home run to break a tie on Thursday. He pointed his right index finger in the air as he rounded first, because it would prove to be the decisive swing of the game as the Cubs won, 4-3.
4/25/2013 | Dunn brushes off chronic right-hand issue
White Sox slugger Adam Dunn minimized the impact of two fingers on his right going numb during an at-bat on Wednesday. He says it happens multiple times throughout the season.
4/25/2013 | Porter likes having Grossman, Altuve atop lineup
The top of the Astros' lineup has looked different over the last couple of games with rookie Robbie Grossman in the leadoff spot in place of Jose Altuve, who was moved to the No. 2 spot in the batting order beginning Wednesday.
4/25/2013 | Escobar's status likely to be determined Friday
Yunel Escobar, who sat out the Rays' game Thursday night against the White Sox with tightness in his right hamstring, is listed as day to day, but manager Joe Maddon said it won't be known until Friday how long the shortstop actually will be sidelined.
4/25/2013 | Britton called up to work out of bullpen
Zach Britton had a little time to get to Oakland from Charlotte on Wednesday. He was told he was heading back to Baltimore following Norfolk's loss, a game in which Steve Johnson made his first rehab start.
4/25/2013 | A's activate Rosales, send Parrino to Triple-A
Sporting a big smile and a clean bill of health, Adam Rosales was happy for the news Thursday. The infielder was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list, the A's announced, and the club optioned Andy Parrino to Triple-A Sacramento.
4/25/2013 | Stanton finding his groove at the plate
Regaining his swing has taken some time, but there are signs Giancarlo Stanton is breaking out of his slump.
4/25/2013 | McLouth, Davis help back Hammel's strong start
Chris Davis hit a home run and drove in two, Nate McLouth and Nick Markakis each drove in two runs and the Baltimore Orioles opened their 11-game West Coast swing with a 10-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night.
4/25/2013 | Tepesch's wrist a 'non-issue,' according to Washington
The Rangers won't be concerned about rookie starter Nick Tepesch's bruised right arm when he helps open a four-game series Thursday against the Minnesota Twins. It will be his first start since he exited the second inning of his third career start Saturday after he was hit by a line drive.
4/25/2013 | Dozier impresses since taking over as leadoff hitter
Second baseman Brian Dozier has fared well in his short stint since taking over as the club's leadoff hitter, as well as his shift to second base from shortstop.
4/25/2013 | Tepesch nearly unhittable as Rangers stay hot
Nick Tepesch's perfect game was broken up in the fifth inning, and he gave up one run in 6 2/3 frames as the Rangers defeated the Twins, 2-1, on Thursday. Elvis Andrus' RBI double provided the deciding run.
4/25/2013 | Garza scheduled to long toss Friday
After being scratched from his Wednesday rehab start with Double-A Tennessee due to what the organization called a "dead arm," Matt Garza is scheduled for long toss Friday.
4/25/2013 | Helton lands on DL with left forearm strain
The Rockies placed first baseman Todd Helton on the 15-day disabled list with a left forearm strain and called up infielder Ryan Wheeler from Triple-A Colorado Springs for Thursday night's opener of a four-game series against the D-backs.
4/25/2013 | Farrell: Aceves demotion solely performance-based
With John Lackey likely to return from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, Alfredo Aceves has gone from a starter in the Red Sox's rotation to just another depth guy at Triple-A Pawtucket.
4/25/2013 | Nationals pick up GM Rizzo's 2014 extension
The Nationals have picked up general manager Mike Rizzo's option for 2014, according to a baseball source. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The two parties are working on an extension beyond next season.
4/25/2013 | Jeter has no doubt that he'll be back this season
Derek Jeter said that it has been "difficult" and "frustrating" to remain on the disabled list with an injured left ankle while his team plays, but he has vowed to rejoin the lineup this season.
4/25/2013 | Dunn, Sale propel White Sox past Rays
Adam Dunn crushed a two-run homer and Chris Sale picked up a win on a night he didn't have his best stuff as the White Sox claimed a 5-2 victory over the Rays on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field.
4/25/2013 | Former Braves pitcher Camp passes away at 59
Rick Camp, who spent nine years with the Braves, died on Thursday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was 59.
4/25/2013 | Pennant-race baby? Davis certainly hopes so
Only moments after the Blue Jays officially placed Adam Lind on the paternity list, Rajai Davis and his wife, Marissa, shared some news of their own Thursday morning: They are preparing for a pennant-race baby, due Sept. 14.
4/25/2013 | Noonan relishes taking path less traveled to bigs
Nick Noonan loved baseball so much as a youth that he would skip birthday parties to play the game. But the rookie utility infielder will want to light the candles, figuratively speaking, for this weekend's celebration. Noonan will come home for the first time as a Major Leaguer when the Giants visit the Padres beginning Friday.
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