8/21/2013 | Masterson provides quality innings for road sweep
Nick Swisher crushed a two-run shot to support Justin Masterson's strong one-run outing, as the workhorse pitched 6 2/3 innings in the Indians' 3-1 victory on Wednesday.
8/21/2013 | Red Sox unleash offense to romp past Giants
Backed by a batting barrage and a surgical pitching performance by lefty Felix Doubront, Boston rolled to a 12-1 victory Wednesday in the rubber match of a three-game series against the Giants.
8/21/2013 | Cueto forgoes MRI, begins light throwing
Reds ace Johnny Cueto, who was first expected to undergo an MRI test on Friday, played catch on the field and made 40 throws from distances of 60-75 feet.
8/21/2013 | A-Rod wants to keep attention solely on field
Alex Rodriguez has a new strategy for his team of representatives at odds with the Yankees and Major League Baseball: "Shut it down."
8/21/2013 | V-Mart could return to catching this weekend
Before Wednesday's game against the Twins, Victor Martinez was sitting behind home plate in his catcher's gear, practicing his throws to second base. He hasn't played the position since 2011, but may get an opportunity this weekend against the Mets.
8/21/2013 | Hunter's two-run double keys Tigers' rally
Torii Hunter's two-out, two-run double keyed a four-run seventh inning as the Tigers rallied for a 7-1 victory over the Twins on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.
8/21/2013 | Hundley pleased to get best of friend Melancon
Padres catcher Nick Hundley has a 1.000 career batting average in two at-bats against Pirates closer Mark Melancon. He's got something arguably more important than that, too: bragging rights.
8/21/2013 | Kennedy dominates Bucs to take finale
This was the Ian Kennedy the Padres traded for -- the Ian Kennedy of old, who won 21 games in 2011. The Padres can only hope Wednesday's 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh offered a glimpse into Kennedy's future as well.
8/21/2013 | Sandoval's back injury not serious
Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval underwent an MRI on Wednesday for his sore back, which revealed no serious damage. Manager Bruce Bochy said that Sandoval, whose ailment forced him to be scratched from Tuesday's lineup, probably will start Thursday's series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
8/21/2013 | Jeter to begin rehab stint Thursday
Yankees captain Derek Jeter is scheduled to begin his latest Minor League rehabilitation assignment on Thursday at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and could rejoin New York on Saturday.
8/21/2013 | Ryan capitalizes on rare start, leading Seattle offense
For the second straight game, Seattle put an Oakland backstop on his backside, and for the second straight game, it won. This time, the Mariners earned a 5-3 rubber-match win Wednesday at O.co Coliseum.
8/21/2013 | Suspended Dempster to get extended break
The five-game suspension Ryan Dempster is currently serving for plunking Alex Rodriguez will actually turn into a longer break for the veteran right-hander.
8/21/2013 | Papi exits early with mild back tightness
After flying to San Francisco on the day of the game Monday, David Ortiz played first base for the first time in nearly two months. Ortiz got the night off Tuesday and exited after five innings Wednesday with some lower back stiffness.
8/21/2013 | To Williams, education is paramount in equality
As an African-American who served as White Sox general manager from 2001-12 and is now an executive vice president, Ken Williams understands that the topic of racial equality won't go away. And with the White Sox serving as host for this year's Civil Rights Game, Williams reluctantly addresses the topic.
8/21/2013 | Mariners hopeful Franklin can return for Friday's opener
The Mariners are optimistic that Nick Franklin will miss just one game after sustaining a laceration on his left knee that required five stitches in Tuesday's 7-4 comeback win against the A's.
8/21/2013 | Johnson sends Braves to win with homer in 10th
Chris Johnson hit a game-winning three-run home run in the top of the 10th inning off Mets reliever Greg Burke to propel the Braves to a 4-1 victory over New York on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.
8/21/2013 | Heyward has broken jaw after being hit by pitch
Braves right fielder Jason Heyward fractured his jaw when he was struck with a Jon Niese fastball during the sixth inning of Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Mets at Citi Field. He is expected to miss four to six weeks.
8/21/2013 | Civil Rights Game to build more history in Chicago
The Civil Rights Game and its surrounding events were developed to pay tribute to all of those who fought on and off the field for equal rights for all Americans. The White Sox will play host to the seventh annual Civil Rights Game this weekend.
8/21/2013 | After injury scare, Miggy returns to lineup
Miguel Cabrera may have worried those around him by grimacing in the batter's box during a ninth-inning at-bat on Tuesday. However, the Tigers could breathe a sigh of relief as Cabrera was back in the lineup on Wednesday against the Twins and is feeling better than before.
8/21/2013 | Ichiro joins select group with 4,000th hit
Ichiro Suzuki joined a select group of professional hitters with a significant milestone on Wednesday, as the Yankees outfielder connected his 4,000th career hit between the U.S. and Japanese Majors, a first-inning single off the Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey at Yankee Stadium.
8/21/2013 | Tommy John surgery a near certainty for Hefner
The news did not necessarily come as a shock to Mets right-hander Jeremy Hefner, because, in his words, "I was hurting a lot more than I was leading on." But it was still difficult for Hefner to hear that he will almost certainly undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.
8/21/2013 | Sarah's Take: Kershaw, Uribe are award-worthy
While players on the West Coast sometimes miss out on major awards due to the late start of their games. Clayton Kershaw and Juan Uribe should definitely not be overlooked.
8/21/2013 | Uggla's vision has improved since Lasik surgery
Dan Uggla, who was diagnosed with astigmatism during Spring Training, underwent Lasik surgery on Friday to correct his vision. So far, the surgery appears to have been successful.
8/21/2013 | Sori's homer leads Yanks on Ichiro's big night
Alfonso Soriano snapped out of an 0-for-17 skid by slugging a go-ahead two-run blast off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey in the eighth inning, lifting the Yankees to a 4-2 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
8/21/2013 | J. Upton out again due to upper back strain
Justin Upton was out of the Braves' lineup for the second straight game on Wednesday after sustaining a left upper back strain before Atlanta's loss to New York on Tuesday.
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