6/21/2014 | Toussaint introduced to Chase Field, D-backs
The D-backs selected Touki Toussaint with their first pick (16th overall) in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, and Saturday, they officially announced his signing.
6/21/2014 | Opportunity knocks and Chavez gladly answers
There must be times when A's right-hander Jesse Chavez simply can't believe how it has all worked out. Or at least plenty of times he doubted he'd ever get the chance to do the things he has done this season. Yes, friends, he's living the dream.
6/21/2014 | Reed quits smokeless tobacco after Gwynn's death
When Addison Reed received the news Monday that his former San Diego State baseball coach, Tony Gwynn, had passed away due to cancer, the D-backs reliever knew just what he had to do. Reed arrived at Chase Field and gathered the seven cans of smokeless tobacco that he had in his locker and dumped them in the trash.
6/21/2014 | Kinsler's homer stands after crew-chief review
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler's seventh-inning home run stood after a crew-chief review during Saturday's game between Cleveland and Detroit.
6/21/2014 | Chavez takes no-no into sixth in shutout start
The A's weathered a controversial call to beat the Red Sox, 2-1, in thrilling fashion Saturday afternoon as Coco Crisp played hero for the second straight game with a walk-off single in the 10th. But all the late drama couldn't take away from A's starter Jesse Chavez's masterful performance.
6/21/2014 | Miggy's clutch hit, V-Mart's hot bat lift Tigers in 10
Miguel Cabrera drove in the winning run in the 10th inning, sending Detroit to its third straight win with a 5-4 victory over the Indians at Progressive Field on Saturday. Justin Verlander struck out eight and gave up one earned run in seven innings, and Victor Martinez went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
6/21/2014 | Giants bring up infielder Panik from Triple-A
Joe Panik has arrived in the Giants clubhouse, but his glove has not. The 23-year-old infielder was called up from Triple-A Fresno early Saturday morning, and he joined the Giants in Phoenix for their game against the D-backs, but most of his baseball equipment is in a connecting city.
6/21/2014 | Belt takes BP, could start rehab stint soon
First baseman Brandon Belt has been on the disabled list since suffering a broken left thumb May 9, but he is making strides toward returning to the Giants. Belt took batting practice Friday for the first time since the injury and is looking to start a rehab stint within the next 10 days.
6/21/2014 | Giants hold off on Pagan resuming action
Before Friday's game, manager Bruce Bochy said outfielder Angel Pagan might play Saturday, but the 32-year-old outfielder was out of the lineup for the fifth straight game before the Giants' matchup with the D-backs.
6/21/2014 | Rollins' hitting streak comprised of 15 one-hit games
With a hard single off the glove of Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams in the eighth inning of a 4-1 loss Saturday, Jimmy Rollins upped his current hitting streak to 15 games.
6/21/2014 | Jansen works on mechanics after blown save
Manager Don Mattingly said he wouldn't hesitate using Kenley Jansen again as his closer after Friday's blown save, and the initial suspicion is that Jansen has a flaw in his mechanics that has made his pitches easier for opposing batters to pick up.
6/21/2014 | Pujols out of lineup with sore back
Albert Pujols was out of the Angels' lineup on Saturday night against the Rangers with pain in his lower back.
6/21/2014 | Navarro, Carpenter return to Angels clubhouse
The Angels welcomed a couple of familiar faces to the clubhouse on Saturday. First baseman/outfielder Efren Navarro was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake, and the contract of reliever David Carpenter, who has pitched for Salt Lake and Double-A Arkansas this season, was purchased.
6/21/2014 | Skaggs throws sim game, eyes return to rotation
Tyler Skaggs, sidelined since June 6 with a right hamstring strain, took a big stride toward returning to the Angels rotation by throwing the equivalent of four innings in a simulated game on Saturday afternoon at Angel Stadium.
6/21/2014 | Puig back in lineup despite sore hip
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was back in the starting lineup Saturday night after leaving Friday night's game with an aggravation of a strained left hip flexor.
6/21/2014 | Goebbert thrilled to get first Major League start
Jake Goebbert made his first plate appearance Friday night, when he delivered a pinch-hit RBI single in front of his parents, wife and brother to help the Padres claim a 6-5 win.
6/21/2014 | Smith proving to be a Dodger killer this season
In 12 plate appearances against Los Angeles this season, Smith is 6-for-10 with four home runs -- half of his season total -- a double and two walks.
6/21/2014 | Headley still day to day with herniated disc
Chase Headley revealed on Saturday that he'd been dealing with back and leg pain caused by a herniated disc for about a month. He was scratched from the lineup on Friday to receive an epidural, and won't be available on Saturday, either.
6/21/2014 | Choice hitting for power but not for average
Rangers rookie Michael Choice has found his power stroke, with eight homers entering play Saturday, but he's been inconsistent at the plate, hitting just .196. Manager Ron Washington says he'll continue to give Choice an opportunity to gain the consistency to which he's accustomed.
6/21/2014 | Darvish expected to be available for All-Star Game
Rangers manager Ron Washington said Saturday that Yu Darvish would be able to pitch an inning in the All-Star Game if he is selected to be part of the American League pitching staff. Darvish's final first-half start is expected to be two days before the Midsummer Classic at Target Field.
6/21/2014 | Washington putting Rowen right to work
The Rangers expected good things when they recalled right-handed reliever Ben Rowen from Triple-A Round Rock on June 11, but they couldn't have anticipated how much they would get from him so quickly.
6/21/2014 | Robinson rejoins Cards as Wong heads to DL
Outfielder Shane Robinson will rejoin the Cardinals on Sunday, taking a roster spot that opened upon the Cardinals' need to place second baseman Kolten Wong on the disabled list.
6/21/2014 | Vizquel honored by Indians Hall of Fame induction
There is no denying Omar Vizquel's place in Indians history. A sellout crowd at Progressive Field on Saturday night was evidence of the legacy that the former shortstop left behind here in Cleveland.
6/21/2014 | Virginia weathers storm, advances to CWS finals
Mother Nature may have intervened, but college baseball's most talented team wouldn't be denied a berth in the College World Series championship series. In a game that started Friday night before lightning and rain forced its suspension in the top of the second inning, Virginia eliminated Mississippi with a 4-1 win Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers (52-14) now will face the winner of Saturday night's Texas/Vanderbilt game in the best-of-three finals, which begin Monday.
6/21/2014 | Red Sox tie up A's late after controversial call
Trailing, 1-0, in the eighth inning on Saturday, the Red Sox caught a crucial break when home plate umpire Quinn Wolcott ruled that Mike Napoli's two-strike foul tip hit the ground before entering the glove of A's catcher Stephen Vogt.
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