4/16/2013 | 'Sweet Caroline' played across MLB in tribute to Boston
For a city in need of healing voices after the horrific events Monday in Boston, one song seemed so appropriate to ring through baseball's gathering places, a melodic name sending a heartfelt message that we're all Bostonians: Sweet Caroline.
4/16/2013 | Pitching duel shelved late after Kendrick's sharp night
Heavy rain suspended the game between the Phillies and Reds in the middle of the ninth inning, interrupting a pitching duel between the two teams. Play is set to resume at 5:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
4/16/2013 | After Game 1 HBP, Tulo pinch-hits in Game 2
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets after a pitch from Dillon Gee plunked him on the left elbow during Colorado's 8-4 win in Game 1. He pinch-hit in Game 2.
4/16/2013 | Leyland keeps perspective after Boston tragedy
Like so many people around baseball, Tigers manager Jim Leyland saw the news reports of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon and was heartbroken. Like many, too, he said it makes the day-to-day issues around baseball seem trivial.
4/16/2013 | On night of tributes, Yanks edge D-backs
Robinson Cano connected for a mammoth three-run homer that landed in Yankee Stadium's right-center-field bleachers, leading the Yankees to a 4-2 victory over the D-backs on Tuesday.
4/16/2013 | Gentry's grab saves day as Rangers stave off Cubs
Closer Joe Nathan earned his fifth save on a frigid Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, but it was center fielder Craig Gentry who made the game-saving catch and prevented the Rangers from blowing a four-run lead.
4/16/2013 | Stults' versatile background pays off
Padres pitcher Eric Stults' game-changing homer on Monday was his first as a big leaguer, but he hit .248 while coming up in the Dodgers' Minor League system and hit 23 home runs as a center fielder for Bethel College in Indiana.
4/16/2013 | Trooper sentenced in death of Braves trainer's wife
A two-year prison sentence was handed down on Tuesday for the car accident that killed the wife of Braves head athletic trainer Jeff Porter, according to The Associated Press.
4/16/2013 | Mired in slump, Bradley on bench for opener vs. Tribe
Mired in an 0-for-20 slump, Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. found himself on the bench for Tuesday night's game against the Indians, even with right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez pitching for Cleveland.
4/16/2013 | Five solo shots power Braves to 10th straight win
With the game tied in the eighth, Atlanta erupted with three solo homers, including Justin Upton's eighth on the season, adding to Juan Francisco's two from earlier in the game. The barrage of homers powered the Braves past Kansas City, 6-3, at Turner Field on Tuesday.
4/16/2013 | With heavy hearts, Sox react to tragedy
The Red Sox took the field on Tuesday night with black armbands on their left sleeves as they paid tribute to those who died and were injured during the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon.
4/16/2013 | O's interested in dealing for Rangers' Borbon
The Texas Rangers are optimistic they can trade Julio Borbon before 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, and the Baltimore Orioles remain very interested in the outfielder. Borbon would need to be put on waivers if a trade is not in place before that deadline.
4/16/2013 | Hanley vows to shock by returning 'pretty soon'
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez predicts he'll return from his right thumb injury "way sooner" than the mid-May projection of the doctors who operated on his torn ligament, saying on Tuesday, "Everybody is going to be shocked."
4/16/2013 | Porter recalls first career homer with A's
Astros manager Bo Porter, who played with the A's in 2000, hit his first career home run wearing an Oakland uniform. "I only remember it was in Tampa Bay and went over the left-center-field fence," he said. "That was a great team, with Jason Giambi the emotional leader in the locker room."
4/16/2013 | Madson could be in Angels 'pen by April's end
Ryan Madson may have finally overcome that last, ever-so-elusive hurdle in his 12-month recovery from Tommy John surgery.
4/16/2013 | Sizemore's ACL surgery deemed successful
Second baseman Scott Sizemore underwent successful surgery to repair the ACL in his left knee, the A's announced on Tuesday.
4/16/2013 | A's edge Astros late for AL-leading 11th victory
Josh Donaldson's triple -- the club's record-tying third three-bagger of the night -- in the eighth inning gave the A's a 4-3 victory over the Astros on Tuesday night at the Coliseum. It was Oakland's second straight win and fifth overall in as many tries against Houston this season.
4/16/2013 | Francona doesn't want Sox series to be about him
There will be a day when facing the Red Sox brings back a flood of memories and emotions for Indians manager Terry Francona. Tuesday just was not that day.
4/16/2013 | Boston tragedy hits close to home for Epstein, Hoyer
Theo Epstein was in meetings Monday with the Cubs' scouting staff, discussing the upcoming First-Year Player Draft, when he got a phone call from his twin brother, Paul, to say that he'd finished running the Boston Marathon.
4/16/2013 | Brewers have options for Saturday's start
The Brewers have yet to name a probable pitcher for Saturday's game against the Cubs, when they need a fifth starter for the first time since Mike Fiers struggled against the D-backs on April 6. It could be Fiers again, manager Ron Roenicke said, or a Triple-A callup.
4/16/2013 | Broken hand sends Hill to DL; Didi activated
The D-backs placed second baseman Aaron Hill on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with a surface fracture of his left hand that is expected to keep him out of action for four to six weeks.
4/16/2013 | McCann's rehab complicated by wrist issue
Brian McCann's rehabilitation from shoulder surgery and eventual return to the Braves was complicated somewhat this week when he returned to Atlanta to have his right wrist examined because of tenderness.
4/16/2013 | Heyward remembers Jackie as a role model
The movie "42," the recently released Hollywood version of Jackie Robinson's story, resonates with Braves right fielder Jason Heyward. What is especially significant for Heyward is that Robinson understood what it meant to be a role model.
4/16/2013 | Viciedo's ninth-inning heroics lift White Sox to win
Dayan Viciedo came through with an RBI double in the ninth inning to break a tie game and propel the White Sox to a 4-3, come-from-behind win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Tuesday.
4/16/2013 | Like all Bostonians, Red Sox trying to cope
This game is played every day from April through October, so we lean on it often, ask it to be something stable and steady in a world that is too often the opposite. The Red Sox are a good team, a likeable team. Boston's team. And in these unsettling hours, as we all ask ourselves those unanswerable questions, they've got a lot of people pulling for them.
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