4/29/2013 | Affeldt to pitch against hitters before return
Before left-hander Jeremy Affeldt leaves the disabled list, the Giants want to see him face hitters, a final step that will occur Wednesday.
4/29/2013 | Gallardo belts one of five Brewers homers in rout
The Brewers plated five in the first and didn't let up, twice going back-to-back, with Yovani Gallardo getting in on the homer parade while dazzling on the hill in a 10-4 win over the Pirates on Monday at Miller Park.
4/29/2013 | Corporan helps Astros drub Pettitte's Yankees
Led by Carlos Corporan's four RBIs, the Astros played one of their most inspired and complete games of the season on Monday, rocking left-hander Andy Pettitte and stunning the Bronx crowd by snapping a nine-game road losing streak with a resounding 9-1 win over the Yankees.
4/29/2013 | Prince's blast backs strong Scherzer in Detroit
After Minnesota's Mike Pelfrey spent five innings flustering the same Tigers offense that beat up on the Braves for three days, Prince Fielder changed the theme with one dramatic sixth-inning swing. His three-run home run put the Tigers on track for their fourth straight win with a 4-3 victory over the Twins Monday night at Comerica Park.
4/29/2013 | Porter cherishes memories of Yankee Stadium
The Astros' first trip to Yankee Stadium in three years meant that most of the players on the roster were making their first trip to the ballpark. A chance to see Monument Park in center field was a must for the players and coaches pregame.
4/29/2013 | A's option Chavez to Triple-A to make room for Straily
By skipping Brett Anderson's turn in the rotation on Monday in favor of Dan Straily, the A's were forced to option a reliever to Triple-A to make room on their roster and chose right-hander Jesse Chavez.
4/29/2013 | Hanley returns as Kershaw goes on bereavement list
Hanley Ramirez was activated from the disabled list before Monday's game against the Rockies, but was not in the lineup. The Dodgers placed left-hander Clayton Kershaw on the bereavement list in a corresponding roster move.
4/29/2013 | Injured Ross to start at Triple-A Tuesday
As expected, Padres right-hander Tyson Ross will head to Triple-A Tucson on Tuesday to begin a rehab program for an impingement in his left shoulder.
4/29/2013 | NBA's Collins applauded across baseball
NBA center Jason Collins became the first active player in a major American team sport to announce that he's gay, detailing his story in a piece for Sports Illustrated on Monday. The reaction across the baseball world was almost universal: Collins should be applauded for his courage in making such an announcement while he's still playing, for finally breaking a barrier in a sports culture.
4/29/2013 | Lilly hurting after Dodgers drubbed by Rockies
The starting second baseman pitched better than the starting pitcher, so you know the Dodgers have more problems than just Monday night's punishing 12-2 loss to the Rockies.
4/29/2013 | Chatwood, Arenado lead Rox rout in return home
Tyler Chatwood, in his second start, went six scoreless innings and had three hits, and Nolan Arenado, in his second Major League game, knocked his first career hit and crushed his first home run in the Rockies' 12-2 rout of the Dodgers on Monday.
4/29/2013 | Cubs honor local student's Breaking Barriers win
Arsema Tesfai, a seventh-grader at St. Thomas of Canterbury School in Chicago and "2013 Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life" essay contest winner, was honored before Monday's Cubs game in a ceremony that included Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson.
4/29/2013 | Hart hopes to return from DL when eligible
Corey Hart rejoined the Brewers in Los Angeles on Sunday and said Monday he was hopeful to return on May 30, the day he is eligible to come off the disabled list.
4/29/2013 | Aramis progressing in rehab from knee sprain
Aramis Ramirez made some slight turns while running in the outfield Monday as he continued his rehab from a sprained left knee suffered sliding into second base on April 5.
4/29/2013 | Hurdle confirms Gomez will start finale vs. Crew
Confirming a move that had been anticipated, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has given Wednesday's starting assignment to Jeanmar Gomez.
4/29/2013 | Yanks plan epidural for Youk; DL may be next
An MRI exam taken on Kevin Youkilis' stiff lower back came back negative, according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi, but the infielder is scheduled to receive an epidural injection on Tuesday and could be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
4/29/2013 | Fister's rash of hit batters a product of mechanics
Doug Fister wants to make it clear: He isn't trying to hit batters. But through five starts, Fister has hit eight batters, twice as many as anyone else in the Majors.
4/29/2013 | Mets in search of relief from their bullpen
Entering Monday's series in Miami, Mets relievers hold a collective 5.35 ERA this season, 29th in the Majors, ahead of only the Cardinals.
4/29/2013 | Starters' ability to battle keys Twins' success
The Twins arrived in Detroit on Monday with an 11-10 record, having won two consecutive games against the Rangers to split their weekend series. What's been the difference from a year ago? Pitching has been one key.
4/29/2013 | Back from DL, Saunders vows to keep all-out approach
Outfielder Michael Saunders was activated off the disabled list and immediately installed as the center fielder and leadoff hitter by Mariners manager Eric Wedge for Monday night's series opener with the Orioles.
4/29/2013 | Focused on his execution, Cishek battling on
It's been a rocky start to the season for the Marlins, and right-hander Steve Cishek has also had his moments.
4/29/2013 | Bundy prescribed injection, six weeks' rest
Orioles top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy saw renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews on Monday, and he received a platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection and was prescribed rest for six weeks.
4/29/2013 | Shields ready for first matchup against Rays
James Shields will face his old team, the Tampa Bay Rays, the first time the Royals lay eyes on them this year. He'll be the starting pitcher for the Royals in Tuesday night's series opener at Kauffman Stadium.
4/29/2013 | Bourn, Indians discussing rehab assignment
Sidelined Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is hoping to get himself back on the field for games in the near future, and Cleveland is discussing sending him out on a Minor League rehab assignment.
4/29/2013 | Mariners add Stearns to coaching staff
The Mariners added John Stearns to their coaching staff Monday to serve as a seventh coach and a part-time replacement for Jeff Datz, Seattle's third-base coach who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
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