8/25/2013 | Girardi: Yanks will keep close eye on Jeter
Derek Jeter is expected to be in the Yankees' clubhouse for Monday's game against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, and manager Joe Girardi said that there is little time to work the captain in slowly.
8/25/2013 | Small ball helps Yanks to extra-inning win over Rays
The Yankees may have reacquired Alfonso Soriano just for his power production, but the veteran's legs proved to be a nice bonus on Sunday, helping his club to a much-needed extra-inning, 3-2 victory at Tropicana Field.
8/25/2013 | Arms dry up, so Phils forced to go to Wells
Let the record show that Casper Wells had already pitched an inning this year with the White Sox when Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg, out of options, pulled Wells from right field and put him on the mound to start the 18th inning Saturday night.
8/25/2013 | Mo pivotal in game made famous by Maier's catch
On Oct. 9, 1996, Mariano Rivera was the pitcher of record when the Yankees defeated the Orioles, 5-4, in Game 1 of the 1996 American League Championship Series. But Rivera was just a footnote in a game whose star went by another name: Jeffrey Maier.
8/24/2013 | Giants sink Pirates behind four-run first
Tim Lincecum racked up eight strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings, and the Giants rode a four-run first to defeat the Pirates, 6-3, on Saturday night at AT&T Park.
8/24/2013 | Bucs drop into first-place tie after shaky start
Francisco Liriano absorbed a four-run first inning Saturday night from which the Pirates couldn't rebound, dropping a 6-3 decision to the Giants and slipping into a tie for first place in the NL Central.
8/24/2013 | Before Scherzer's 19-1 start, there was Face
With an 18-1 record set in 1959, Pirates closer ElRoy Face is the owner of the highest single-season winning percentage in the history of the game, .947. The Tigers' 3-0 victory at Citi Field on Saturday moved Max Scherzer's record to 19-1 and his percentage to .950.
8/24/2013 | Barney's bat brilliant behind stellar Samardzija
Darwin Barney smacked a solo home run and an RBI double to back Jeff Samardzija and lead the Cubs to a 3-2 victory over the Padres on Saturday night to even the series.
8/24/2013 | Miller, early blasts boost Cards into tie for first
Home runs are coming with more frequency these days for St. Louis, and on Saturday night, a pair of solo shots behind Shelby Miller's strong performance laid the foundation for the Cardinals to take a 6-2 win over the Braves.
8/24/2013 | Cole to pitch again on seven days' rest
The Pirates will use another off-day to ease up rookie right-hander Gerrit Cole's pitching load. Cole will have his next turn Thursday in the finale of a series with the Brewers.
8/24/2013 | Bogaerts picks up first big league hit
After going hitless in his first five Major League at-bats, Xander Bogaerts was thrilled to drill a single to right field in the ninth inning of the Red Sox's 4-2 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
8/24/2013 | NYBC quarterfinals bring plenty of drama
The National Youth Baseball Championships wound its way through the quarterfinals Saturday, and the first two games both brought compelling theater to Gameday Fields. One act involved a team desperately trying to protect a narrow lead, and the other brought a late-game reversal of fortune.
8/24/2013 | Scioscia says he and GM Dipoto are 'in line'
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said there are "no philosophical differences" between him and general manager Jerry Dipoto. The longtime skipper admits he was upset over the dismissal of hitting coach and longtime friend Mickey Hatcher last May, but he said he's moved on and added that whatever disagreements go on with Dipoto are "healthy."
8/24/2013 | Pagan to rejoin Giants when rosters expand
Angel Pagan, who is on a rehab assignment after undergoing left hamstring surgery in late June, will return to the Giants when rosters expand on Sept. 1 and will play as often as possible.
8/24/2013 | After umps review play, Pillar tallies first career homer
Blue Jays rookie Kevin Pillar hit his first career home run on Saturday night, but it didn't exactly happen in a traditional way.
8/24/2013 | In presence of legends, Bo humbled by honor
Bo Jackson equated being surrounded by some of the greatest players in baseball history during the Civil Rights Game festivities to jumping into a pool of liquid gold.
8/24/2013 | Cubs not ruling out '13 return for Baker
The Cubs still feel Scott Baker has time to pitch for the team this year in his comeback from Tommy John surgery. Baker gave up one run on four hits, including a solo home run, over four innings for Class A Kane County in a rehab outing Friday.
8/24/2013 | Ludwick keys rally with HR, Arroyo solid in win
The Reds knocked four home runs, including Ryan Ludwick's first of the season, and Bronson Arroyo turned in a quality start, as Cincy beat Milwaukee, 6-3, on Saturday night at Great American Ball Park.
8/24/2013 | Soreness in Achilles ends Brown's night
Domonic Brown left Saturday night's game against Arizona in the third inning with soreness in his right Achilles, and is listed as day to day.
8/24/2013 | Recovering Franklin appears as pinch-hitter
After missing his third straight start to allow his left knee to continue to heal, Nick Franklin entered Saturday's game as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the seventh inning, driving in a run with a groundout to third. Franklin remained in the lineup for the rest of the game.
8/24/2013 | Bo epitomizes spirit of Beacon Awards
Bo Jackson, a transcendent cultural figure in American society and a star in two professional sports, was recognized with the Beacon of Life award on Saturday.
8/24/2013 | 'Pen quiets Yanks as Price's effort stands up
David Price may have cracked first in a showdown of former American League Cy Young Award winners, but he and the Rays came away with a 4-2 win over CC Sabathia and the Yankees on Saturday night at Tropicana Field, securing a series victory.
8/24/2013 | Rays employing DH spot to keep Myers fresh
Rays rookie Wil Myers has served as the team's designated hitter four times in his past eight games, including Saturday night's contest against the Yankees, but both Myers and manager Joe Maddon insist nothing is wrong.
8/24/2013 | Vargas does just enough to win in return to Seattle
Mike Trout went deep in the first and Jason Vargas kept the Mariners in check through 6 1/3 innings in a 5-1 victory on Saturday night.
8/24/2013 | Medlen apologizes to Fredi for critical comments
When he returned to Busch Stadium on Saturday, Kris Medlen apologized to Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez for the heat-of-the-moment comments he made to reporters regarding his removal during the seventh inning of Friday night's 3-1 loss to the Cardinals.
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