6/25/2014 | Catching history: Sanchez savors special moment
It didn't take long for Bruce Bochy to seek out Hector Sanchez amid the on-field celebration of Tim Lincecum's no-hitter on Wednesday afternoon. A former catcher himself, Bochy wanted to make sure his catcher fully embraced the history he had just helped create.
6/25/2014 | Hicks activated from DL, then sent to Double-A
Aaron Hicks will remain at New Britain to give him a chance to regain his confidence after struggling this year with the Twins, hitting .198/.338/.262 with one homer, five doubles and nine RBIs in 48 games.
6/25/2014 | Marlins win on another ace-like effort by Alvarez
Henderson Alvarez powered the Marlins to a 3-2 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park with 6 2/3 sharp innings and saw his ERA shrink for the seventh consecutive start.
6/25/2014 | Spruill called up as shoulder injury puts Pacheco on DL
The D-backs placed catcher/infielder Jordan Pacheco on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis and recalled pitcher Zeke Spruill on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Brandon McCarthy will have his start moved up a day to Friday while Josh Collmenter gets the nod Saturday.
6/25/2014 | Reds continue dominance at Wrigley behind Latos
Mat Latos allowed just one run in seven innings and Jay Bruce hit a pair of RBI doubles as the Reds downed the Cubs, 4-1, on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.
6/25/2014 | Orioles successfully challenge tag play at second
Orioles manager Buck Showalter successfully challenged a tag play at second base in the seventh inning Wednesday night to get the first out of the frame. Originally ruled safe, Tyler Flowers, who knocked in two runs with his single, was called out following a review.
6/25/2014 | Hope springs from history as Lincecum inspires
Through all the ups and downs, the San Francisco Giants have stood by Tim Lincecum, and you're probably assuming this is one of those complicated relationships that people on the outside would never understand. On this, you couldn't be more wrong.
6/25/2014 | Nostalgia prevails at Double Duty Classic
It started with chilly midsummer temperatures on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a storm that passed just to the south of U.S. Cellular Field, but the seventh annual Double Duty Classic still delivered some fond memories.
6/25/2014 | Nats' hitting coach sees Rendon as a Star
One could argue that Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon deserves to be in the All-Star Game. Entering his first full season in the big leagues, Rendon is among the team's leaders in home runs, RBIs and runs scored.
6/25/2014 | Redmond loses challenge early on play at second
Marlins manager Mike Redmond lost a challenge in the bottom of the second inning Wednesday night on a play at second base in which shortstop Ed Lucas was pulled off the bag on a groundout by Cody Asche. Marlon Byrd was ruled safe at second.
6/25/2014 | High expectations clear in Yost's evaluation
With the season's halfway point approaching, Royals manager Ned Yost was asked before Wednesday night's game if his club had responded as well as expected in the first half. The answer? Not quite.
6/25/2014 | Astros waiting to finalize deal with top pick Aiken
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Wednesday he had nothing new to report on contract negotiations with No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken, who arrived in Houston from San Diego on Monday with hopes of finalizing a deal.
6/25/2014 | Springer featured on Sports Illustrated cover
When George Springer got to Minute Maid Park on Wednesday morning, someone had a message for him -- "Hey George, you're on the cover of Sports Illustrated."
6/25/2014 | Wash: Beltre more than All-Star, among best 3B ever
No doubt, Ron Washington said Wednesday. Third baseman Adrian Beltre has what it takes to be a Hall of Fame contender, and will certainly go down as one of the best third basemen Washington has ever seen in all of his years in baseball.
6/25/2014 | Struggling Capuano designated for assignment
The Red Sox designated left-handed reliever Chris Capuano for assignment on Wednesday when the club activated pitcher Clay Buchholz from the 15-day disabled list to start the series finale against the Mariners at Safeco Field.
6/25/2014 | Renteria wins challenge on pickoff at first
Cubs manager Rick Renteria won a challenge but came up on the short end of a crew-chief review in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Reds.
6/25/2014 | Angels look to ace to secure sixth straight win
Jered Weaver will oppose Ricky Nolasco as the Angels go for their sixth straight win and the Twins try to snap a road losing streak of seven.
6/25/2014 | Braves could go to Triple-A for Saturday starter
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has not announced who will start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader in Philadelphia. But he has hinted that he's leaning toward piggybacking David Hale with a current member of Triple-A Gwinnett's pitching staff, likely Gus Schlosser.
6/25/2014 | Hanley out again, but Dodgers on mend
Hanley Ramirez missed a second start Wednesday night because of an arthritic right shoulder and was scheduled to see Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Thursday, but manager Don Mattingly did not rule out Ramirez's availability off the bench.
6/25/2014 | Lincecum's second no-no 16th in Giants history
Tim Lincecum threw his second career no-hitter in as many seasons on Wednesday, both coming against the San Diego Padres. This was the 16th no-hitter in Giants history, which is tied for fourth most all-time among teams (Reds).
6/25/2014 | Padres tip their caps to Lincecum after no-no
There's just something about Tim Lincecum and the Padres. Including Wednesday's no-hitter and the one he threw against them in 2013, he's won 15 games in his career against them, four more than any other team. In 28 career starts (187 1/3 innings) against San Diego, he's 15-6 with a 2.35 ERA and 210 strikeouts.
6/25/2014 | Kluber halts D-backs, returns to win column with gem
After taking a no-decision and a loss in his previous two starts, Corey Kluber made sure he didn't suffer a similar fate against the D-backs on Wednesday. Kluber shut out Arizona on four hits over seven innings and gave the Cleveland bullpen some needed relief in a 6-1 win at Chase Field.
6/25/2014 | Top prospect Correa out for season after fibula surgery
Astros top prospect Carlos Correa will be out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair a fracture of his fibula just above his right ankle, general manager Jeff Luhnow said.
6/25/2014 | All-Star hopeful Stanton eyes Derby spot too
It has always been a dream of Giancarlo Stanton to participate in the Home Run Derby. When the event would unfold each summer in his youth, the Marlins' star outfielder would find himself on the edge of his seat, wide eyes glued to the television. It became a tradition.
6/25/2014 | Machado awaits ruling on suspension after hearing
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado had his appeal heard Wednesday, in an hour-long process at the warehouse at Camden Yards, and remains optimistic he will get his five-game suspension reduced.
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