6/23/2014 | Feliz keeping his head up in face of adversity
"When I was a kid ... I had a good arm, and my mother told me to go and pitch," Feliz said. "And I said, 'OK. That's fine.'" And that was that. But what the 2005 version of Feliz didn't know at the time was that it wouldn't always be that simple. A few years later, even baseball would betray him.
6/23/2014 | Tigers finding no road is without bumps
The Tigers revived themselves over the weekend with a three-game sweep of the division-rival Indians. They've won four straight overall to reclaim their familiar position atop the American League Central, where the second-place Royals now sit 2 1/2 games back. But a 9-20 stretch from May 19 through June 18 taught the Tigers a valuable lesson about the times in which they reside.
6/23/2014 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 23
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/23/2014 | Baseball stadiums house World Cup mania
The United States' 2-2 draw against Portugal in the World Cup was as captivating to the fans and players of the Major Leagues as it was to the rest of the football-loving globe on Sunday night.
6/22/2014 | Players react to change in management
Many Padres players were saddened to hear that the person who brought them to San Diego is now without a job.
6/22/2014 | It would be unwise to write off these Red Sox
So far, it hasn't come close to clicking the way it did last season for the Red Sox. But there are just too many players who've accomplished too much and still seem capable of playing at a championship level to write off these Red Sox.
6/22/2014 | Weiss weathering storm through trying times
Walt Weiss is not going to suffer a meltdown in the midst of bad times. And that has been underscored in the last month. On May 22, the Rockies were three games back of the Giants. A few weeks later, they walked out of Coors Field on Sunday afternoon 11 games back.
6/22/2014 | A's call on closer Doolittle to pinch-hit in 10th
On Sunday, the A's called upon a pitcher to pinch-hit for the first time since 1994. Closer Sean Doolittle grounded out to end the game in Oakland's 7-6 loss to the Red Sox, but he achieved his goal of not striking out.
6/22/2014 | Dickerson's stumble derails Rox's ninth-inning rally
After falling in the basepath between third and home while trying to score on a triple and a wild throw, Corey Dickerson was tagged for a key out in the Rockies' 6-5 loss to the Brewers.
6/22/2014 | Mariners look to continue winning ways vs. Sox
The Mariners will look to give Felix Hernandez some more run support as they battle John Lackey and the Red Sox on Monday in the series opener at Safeco Field.
6/22/2014 | Panik shows poise in first Major League start
With his mother, father, brother, girlfriend and a pair of other friends sitting in the Chase Field stands Sunday, Giants rookie second baseman Joe Panik had a first Major League start for the ages.
6/22/2014 | Many AL ballot races will come down to the wire
With less than two weeks left in the online voting, several starting spots in the American League All-Star Game lineup are up for grabs, including shortstop, where Derek Jeter holds a 420,219-vote lead over Alexei Ramirez.
6/22/2014 | Ramos gets in seven innings in second rehab start
Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos went 1-for-4 with an RBI in his second rehab start on Sunday for Double-A Harrisburg. In his first game since returning from a strained right hamstring on Saturday, Ramos went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run.
6/22/2014 | Scherzer refocuses to rebound with strong outing
Max Scherzer neither tweaked nor overhauled after giving up 10 runs to the Royals earlier in the week. He liked what he was throwing, just not what he was choosing to throw with two strikes. Instead, as he prepared to face an Indians club that roughed him up a month ago, he refocused.
6/22/2014 | Papi picks up Red Sox in 10th after A's rally
After the Red Sox squandered a five-run lead in the eighth and ninth innings on Sunday at the Coliseum, David Ortiz ripped a solo home run to left-center field in the 10th for the 7-6 win as Boston avoided a four-game sweep against the A's.
6/22/2014 | Norris leaves game after getting struck in head
Catcher Derek Norris left the A's series finale with the Red Sox on Sunday after he was struck on the side of his head by Jonathan Herrera's backswing.
6/22/2014 | Orioles sign lefty Wolf to Minor League deal
The Orioles have signed left-hander Randy Wolf to a Minor League contract, a club source confirmed, one of several transactions for the organization on Sunday.
6/22/2014 | Tex exits after being hit in foot; X-rays negative
Fortunately for the Yankees, X-rays came back negative on the left foot of first baseman Mark Teixeira, who was removed in the eighth inning of Sunday's 8-0 loss to the Orioles after being hit by a pitch. His toes are sore, but Teixeira said he expects to be in the lineup on Monday in Toronto.
6/22/2014 | Jansen notches second straight save to secure series
The Dodgers offense was subdued against former teammate Eric Stults, scoring a run in each of the first two innings, but Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed San Diego just one run on four hits over six innings, for the 2-1 victory on Sunday at Petco Park.
6/22/2014 | Padres make the right move in underwhelming season
The Padres relieved general manager Josh Byrnes of his duties 75 games into another lost season. Certainly, baseball decisions are best analyzed in the panoramic frame, but the on-field results during Byrnes' time at the Padres' helm have been underwhelming.
6/22/2014 | Bumgarner dominates as Giants top D-backs
Madison Bumgarner continued his recent mastery of the D-backs on Sunday as the left-hander allowed only two hits in eight-plus innings and pitched the Giants to a 4-1 victory at Chase Field.
6/22/2014 | Mattingly loses challenge on inning-ending play
Dee Gordon put down a drag bunt with none on and two outs in the top of the seventh inning. San Diego first baseman Tommy Medica gloved the ball and made a swipe tag, with first-base umpire Will Little calling him out. A review ruled the play would stand.
6/22/2014 | Cron finding power stroke with regular playing time
Entering the weekend, C.J. Cron had two home runs in his previous 27 games. He exceeded that total in three games against the Rangers.
6/22/2014 | Pujols returns to lineup as Halos' DH in finale
Albert Pujols was back in the Angels' lineup Sunday night after missing Saturday's game with a sore back. Pujols batted third as the designated hitter, with rookie C.J. Cron manning first base. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the DH role was just a precaution for Pujols.
6/22/2014 | Baylor could return to Angels by end of month
Angels hitting coach Don Baylor was back around the team Sunday, more than two months after breaking his leg on Opening Day.
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