6/28/2014 | McCarthy basks in afterglow of 'The Catch'
Just in case somebody decided to hit a baseball to one of the deepest parts of Citizens Bank Park on Friday, Tom McCarthy had his Wilson A2800 first baseman's mitt on the table in front of him.
6/28/2014 | Harper homers thrice; Monday return possible
Nationals manager Matt Williams has maintained it is a "possibility" Bryce Harper will return to team on Monday in Washington. Harper, serving as the designated hitter for Double-A Harrisburg's 10-4 win at Akron, went 4-for-5 with three home runs and five RBIs.
6/28/2014 | ASG votes leader Bautista eyes return vs. Brewers
The Blue Jays hope to have Jose Bautista back in the lineup for Tuesday's series opener vs. Milwaukee. Bautista, who has a strained hamstring, went through a series of running drills prior to Saturday afternoon's game against the White Sox.
6/28/2014 | Rangers in no hurry with Holland despite progress
The ballpark was all but empty Saturday morning when Rangers lefty Derek Holland threw three innings of a simulated game -- but in Holland's words, there are "all kinds of eyes" on him as he inches his way closer to returning from offseason knee surgery.
6/28/2014 | Gio spins gem as Nats blank Cubs in Game 1
In danger of losing the first three games of a four-game series to a last-place team, the Nationals received a much-needed gem from Gio Gonzalez. The lefty allowed just two hits over seven innings, leading the Nationals over the Cubs, 3-0, in the opener of a day-night twin bill Saturday afternoon before 35,770 at Wrigley Field.
6/28/2014 | Darvish dazzles Twins with more home dominance
After losing back-to-back starts for the first time this season, Yu Darvish returned to his usual form Saturday with an authoritative performance in a 5-0 victory over the Twins.
6/28/2014 | Angels weather storm to even set with Royals
David Freese collected three RBIs and his two-run single sparked a four-run sixth after a nearly four-hour rain delay in leading the Angels to a 6-2 win over the Royals on Saturday.
6/28/2014 | Viciedo's blast, Sale's arm lead White Sox
Dayan Viciedo's three-run shot propelled the White Sox to a 4-3 victory on Saturday as Chicago won its second straight over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
6/28/2014 | Royals sign their top Draft selection Finnegan
The Royals signed left-hander Brandon Finnegan, their first selection at No. 17 overall in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, and introduced him during a press conference on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.
6/28/2014 | Phenom Betts called up to Red Sox
The Red Sox are in desperate need of some energy, not to mention some offense. And that had something to do with adding their hottest prospect to the roster on Saturday. But manager John Farrell and general manager Ben Cherington both made it clear that Mookie Betts fully earned his first trip to the Major Leagues and he's here because he's ready -- not just because the team is faltering.
6/28/2014 | Mastroianni homers in first game after callup
The Blue Jays recalled outfielder Darin Mastroianni from Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, and he hit a two-run home run off White Sox ace Chris Sale in the fourth inning.
6/28/2014 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 28
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/28/2014 | Keuchel scratched from start with wrist inflammation
Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Tigers with left wrist inflammation. Left-hander Brett Oberholtzer will be called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start in his place.
6/28/2014 | Gamescape: McCutchen takes flight for catch
Andrew McCutchen went airborne again. He robbed Curtis Granderson of extra bases to keep the Pirates tied with the Mets in the eighth inning of Friday's 3-2 win.
6/28/2014 | Royals get lesson in winning against Angels
The Royals are still learning. Having lost six of their previous seven games, they got a needed 8-6 win over the Angels on Friday night as manager Ned Yost made a key move by calling early on his bullpen to protect a big lead.
6/28/2014 | Seager continues torrid pace for surging Mariners
Veteran right-hander Chris Young held the Indians to one run in five innings Friday and then turned things over to Seattle's rock-solid bullpen as the Mariners topped Cleveland, 3-2, at Safeco Field to continue their first-half surge in the American League West.
6/28/2014 | Evasive action: Harrison escapes rundown
Stranded between second and third during the 10th inning on Friday night at PNC Park, Josh Harrison knew he was in no-man's land. So the Bucs' electric utility man improvised.
6/28/2014 | Contenders step up as ASG vote winds down
With fan voting for All-Star Game set to end in less than a week, the Majors' best players have been both trying to solidify starting spots for the Midsummer Classic in Minneapolis on July 15. Here's a look at what the vote leaders and contenders did on Friday.
6/28/2014 | Cueto brilliant in Reds' easy win over Giants
Johnny Cueto worked brilliantly for 8 1/3 innings in the Reds' 6-2 victory over the Giants. He gave up two runs in the sixth and allowed only three hits overall, with one walk and three strikeouts.
6/28/2014 | Treinen tallies first victory as Nats sweep twin bill
Called up as the 26th man for Saturday's doubleheader, Blake Treinen picked up his first Major League win with five innings of two-run ball Saturday night at Wrigley Field as the Nationals beat the Cubs, 7-2, in the nightcap.
6/28/2014 | Cards stifle Dodgers with dynamic defense
Carlos Martinez maneuvered through trouble early, carried a lead into fifth and watched the bullpen seal the Cardinals' 3-1 win at Dodger Stadium, but it was stellar defensive play that was especially key as St. Louis evened the four-game series.
6/28/2014 | Hellickson's rehab likely still on track despite early exit
Jeremy Hellickson's rehab hit a slight bump on Friday, but it doesn't seem like it will be enough to knock it off course. The recovering starting pitcher threw 55 pitches in three innings for Triple-A Durham before being pulled with right elbow discomfort.
6/28/2014 | Castro wins it in 11th after Altuve's big night
Jose Altuve's four-hit night sparked the Astros until Jason Castro got the Astros to walk off in the 11th for a 4-3 win against the Tigers in the series opener on Friday night.
6/28/2014 | Two reviews go against Giants vs. Reds
The Giants unsuccessfully challenged a call at first base in the sixth inning of Friday night's game against the Reds, and an umpire's review went against San Francisco in the seventh.
6/28/2014 | Van Slyke tossed for arguing from dugout
Dodgers center fielder Scott Van Slyke was ejected in the bottom of the sixth inning Friday night by plate umpire Bill Miller for arguing from the dugout.
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