5/31/2013 | Following ejection, Girardi admits umps got call right
With the opportunity to look at a replay from the comfort of the air-conditioned clubhouse, Joe Girardi admitted he was incorrect in his challenge of second-base umpire Vic Carapazza on Friday, questioning a fifth-inning force play that led to the Yankees manager's ejection.
5/31/2013 | Rockies seek improvement with runners on base
The opportunities were there, but the runs didn't follow. That was the story of the Rockies' series against the Astros earlier this week, as Colorado left 38 runners on base, dropping three of four games in the Interleague series.
5/31/2013 | Dunn references his strikeout total as 'terrible'
White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn entered play Friday with the third-highest strikeout total in the Major Leagues. "I haven't played good all year. I know if I start swinging the bat like I'm capable, everything will be fine."
5/31/2013 | Crain setting up White Sox to be successful
Jesse Crain has simply dominated hitters in his setup role out of the White Sox bullpen so far in 2013.
5/31/2013 | 'Hawk' back in the television booth
White Sox play-by-play man Ken "Hawk" Harrelson made his return to the television booth Friday after missing two games at Wrigley Field because of a sore throat.
5/31/2013 | O's rally in ninth, top Tigers on walk-off home run
The Orioles won, 7-5, in walk-off fashion Friday, on a night Tigers starter Max Scherzer stymied Baltimore's bats for much of the game. But the Orioles' offense broke out in a big way in the ninth inning, capped by Chris Dickerson's three-run home run to win it.
5/31/2013 | Williams trying to help Halos even set with Astros
Riding a three-game winning streak, the Astros will send Bud Norris to the hill against Jerome Williams and the Angels on Saturday at Angel Stadium.
5/31/2013 | CarGo rests against tough LA lefty Kershaw
When Rockies fans took a peek at the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Dodgers, they saw a cornerstone of the offense absent: left fielder Carlos Gonzalez.
5/31/2013 | Madson feels good after playing catch
Angels reliever Ryan Madson has once again started a throwing program, but the right-hander has been down this road before during a lengthy comeback trail from last year's Tommy John surgery.
5/31/2013 | Angels sticking with six-man rotation for time being
The Angels will stick with a six-man rotation through at least the end of an eight-game homestand that ends on Wednesday, manager Mike Scioscia said on Friday.
5/31/2013 | Hamilton returns to lineup; Pujols gets rest
Josh Hamilton returned to the Angels' lineup for Friday's series opener against the Astros, but first baseman Albert Pujols and third baseman Alberto Callaspo did not join him.
5/31/2013 | Durability important to Padres' improved May
Including Eric Stults' eight-inning performance Wednesday, Padres starting pitchers had gone six or more innings in six of the team's last seven games entering Friday.
5/31/2013 | Gyorko's defense quietly parallels big month at plate
While Jedd Gyorko has been lauded for his bat in May, he has also quietly had a solid month defensively -- all while playing a position that still rates as relatively new to him.
5/31/2013 | Homers allowed vs. M's echo trend in '13
After giving up five home runs to the Mariners on Thursday, the Padres' pitching staff has allowed 63 home runs through the first 53 games. That is the second-highest total in the National League.
5/31/2013 | Strained right oblique ends Strasburg's night early
Stephen Strasburg felt pain from his first pitch through his 37th as he faced the Braves on Friday, but he didn't think it was anything out of the ordinary. As it turns out, it's quite out of the ordinary. Strasburg has a strained right oblique and will fly back to Washington to have it examined by the team's medical director.
5/31/2013 | Full of energy, Reddick returns to A's lineup
Back in the A's lineup for the first time since May 6 after being reinstated from the disabled list, an anxious Josh Reddick was bouncing off the clubhouse couches Friday afternoon.
5/31/2013 | Melvin confident Moss ready to break out offensively
Brandon Moss made just his third start of the season from the No. 8 hole on Friday, reflecting the first baseman's struggling stretch that A's manager Bob Melvin is confident will soon be over.
5/31/2013 | Two-hole causes consistent problems for Rockies
No. 2 hitters have batted .241 this season for Colorado. Only the pitcher's No. 9 spot is less successful. The oddity is each of the hitters that rotate into that spot are considerably better at some other place in the order.
5/31/2013 | Quintana eyes rebound opposite Straily, A's
The White Sox will turn to left-hander Jose Quintana as they try to end a four-game losing streak Saturday against Dan Straily and the red-hot A's, winners of 12 of their last 14.
5/31/2013 | Top Draft prospects get NCAA regional action
The road to Omaha began Friday with regional action around the country in the NCAA Division I baseball tournament, including some first-round thrills and some possible future Major League talent on display.
5/31/2013 | A's Colon tosses five-hit shutout against White Sox
Bartolo Colon pitched a five-hit shutout and Josh Reddick, playing for the first time since May 6, delivered a go-ahead RBI double in the eighth inning as the A's defeated the visiting White Sox, 3-0, on Friday night at O.co Coliseum.
5/31/2013 | Injuries force Mattingly to get creative with lineup
Carl Crawford, battered from running into the wall Thursday night against the Angels, did not start Friday night in Colorado, nor did catcher A.J. Ellis, who is trying to stay off the disabled list despite a strained left oblique muscle.
5/31/2013 | Rockies hope Rutledge finds comfort level in Minors
The Rockies' instructions for second baseman Josh Rutledge, sent down to Triple-A Colorado Springs on May 22, were simple: Play and relax.
5/31/2013 | Miggy continues to pile up doubles in career
No, doubles aren't a Triple Crown category, but they might be the extra-base category where Miguel Cabrera has his best chance to challenge some of the all-time greats.
5/31/2013 | Kemp expected back after minimum 15 days on DL
Center fielder Matt Kemp, sent to rehab his strained right hamstring in Arizona, is not expected to require more than the minimum 15 days on the disabled list, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday.
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