4/10/2013 | Stiff back sending Harrison to 15-day DL
Opening Day starting starter Matt Harrison will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, the Rangers announced Wednesday, the day before he was scheduled to make his next start in Seattle. The move will be retroactive to Harrison's last start, on Saturday vs. the Angels.
4/10/2013 | Wells has been pleasant surprise for Yankees
Known more in recent years for his contract than his play, Vernon Wells has been everything the Yankees could have asked for thus far.
4/10/2013 | Yanks, Sox show early signs they'll survive
The Red Sox and Yankees are again at the top of the American League East, and it's looking like the world may not end after all. It's silly drawing conclusions this early in a season, but even these first few days have offered glimpses of what the two teams can be.
4/10/2013 | Martinez back in lineup after brief absence
Victor Martinez's absence from the Tigers' starting lineup lasted a day. Detroit's designated hitter returned Wednesday after missing Tuesday's game with a cut on the top of his right thumb.
4/10/2013 | Benoit available as go-to closer, with limitations
On the day that Jose Valverde began working out for the Tigers at their Spring Training complex, manager Jim Leyland reiterated his stance on his bullpen. "On a lot of the days, if it's doable, I think [Joaquin] Benoit is the most experienced and versatile enough against righties and lefties to pitch the ninth," Leyland said. "But it's not going to be doable every day."
4/10/2013 | Blue Jays score in bunches to rally past Tigers
J.P. Arencibia had a bases-clearing double in the top of the seventh, while Mark DeRosa added a key pinch-hit double one inning earlier to lead the Blue Jays to an 8-6 victory over the Tigers at Comerica Park.
4/10/2013 | MLB Notebook: Crisp crushing from top spot
Coco Crisp is about as hot as a player can get, homering in his fourth straight game on Tuesday. Dating back to 1916, Crisp became the 16th leadoff hitter to homer in four consecutive games.
4/10/2013 | A's ride three homers to sixth straight win
John Jaso, Coco Crisp and Brandon Moss homered to make up for some shaky pitching and defense on Tuesday night as the A's picked up their sixth straight victory and spoiled the Angels' home opener.
4/10/2013 | Aybar likely to sit Wednesday with bruised heel
Angels shortstop Erick Aybar, who left Tuesday night's 9-5 loss to the A's with a bruised heel in the third inning, will likely take Wednesday's game off and then have the training staff re-evaluate the injury.
4/10/2013 | Passion, production remain for MLB 40-somethings
These players didn't go into their careers thinking they'd make it all the way into their 40s. But they keep doing it as long as they can, and somebody wants them to do it for them.
4/10/2013 | Richards taking Weaver's spot in rotation
Garrett Richards will start against the Astros on Saturday and likely remain in the Angels' rotation while fellow right-hander Jered Weaver misses four to six weeks recovering from a broken left elbow.
4/10/2013 | Sizemore leaves A's to get MRI; roster move likely
A's second baseman Scott Sizemore, who sprained his surgically repaired left knee on Tuesday night, will return to the Bay Area on Wednesday to undergo an MRI exam and the club will likely have to make a roster move.
4/10/2013 | Werth passes 500 RBIs for career
Jayson Werth reached and passed the 500-RBI mark on Tuesday, driving in three runs in the Nationals' 8-7 victory over the White Sox.
4/10/2013 | Padres even playing field at home
Tuesday was a typical afternoon game near the bay, and the ball carried at Petco just like a normal ballpark, said Will Venable, the Padres right fielder who watched Juan Uribe's homer keep going and going over the lower, tighter fence.
4/10/2013 | Offense erupts with five homers, 22 hits in rout
The Astros did their best to erase a week's worth of offensive frustration by exploding against the Mariners in a 16-9 win at Safeco Field.
4/9/2013 | Beckham to miss time with nerve irritation in wrist
Gordon Beckham will be out of action on Wednesday and could be sidelined longer after suffering nerve irritation in his left wrist during a second-inning at-bat against Gio Gonzalez in Tuesday's 8-7 loss to the Nationals.
4/9/2013 | MLB to study decline in African-Americans
Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski will chair a task force created by Major League Baseball to study why the number of African-Americans playing the sport has declined in recent years, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.
4/9/2013 | Royals ride big first inning to win third straight
The Royals won their third straight game, 7-4, over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium behind a strong outing from starter Jeremy Guthrie and a big first inning.
4/9/2013 | Rewriting storylines, Cubs rally to top Brewers
The Cubs finally broke through with some timely hitting in a 6-3 come-from-behind win against the Brewers on a frigid Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
4/9/2013 | Bichette recalls 'electric' first Rockies home game
Colorado Rockies hitting coach Dante Bichette celebrated an anniversary of sorts Tuesday. It was 20 years ago that Bichette was on a Rockies expansion team that played the first Major League game in Colorado.
4/9/2013 | Weaver out 4-6 weeks with broken left elbow
An MRI in Southern California on Tuesday revealed that Angels ace Jered Weaver, who was injured avoiding a comebacker on Sunday in Texas, has a broken left elbow and will miss four to six weeks.
4/9/2013 | Home cooking: Padres return to Petco with victory
The Padres scored six runs over the final two innings of their 9-3 victory over the Dodgers before a sold-out crowd of 44,336, who not only saw the team hang its first crooked number on the scoreboard of the season, but get seven two-out runs in the process.
4/9/2013 | Porter, Mallee want hitters to work on patience
John Mallee, Houston's first-year hitting coach, said the hitters were more selective during Spring Training than they have been in the first week of the regular season.
4/9/2013 | Tepesch shuts down Rays in big league debut
Nick Tepesch dazzled in his Major League debut Tuesday, yielding just four hits and one run over 7 1/3 innings as the Rangers cruised to a 6-1 win over the Rays at the Ballpark in Arlington.
4/9/2013 | Sanchez again gets nod to catch Lincecum
Once 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 Lincecum and Posey simply don't mesh.
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