4/21/2013 | Marlins hope to heat up in chilly Minnesota
Mike Redmond is heading to Minnesota for the first time as a Major League manager, but the Marlins skipper won't have much time to visit with his former organization. Redmond, who played with the Twins for five seasons from 2005-09, will only be in town for a few days as Miami opens a two-game Interleague series at Target Field on Monday.
4/21/2013 | Reds erupt in eight-run seventh to claim set vs. Fish
Using an eight-run seventh inning, the Reds rolled to a 10-6 win over the Marlins on Sunday to claim three of four in the series.
4/21/2013 | Valverde logs second hitless appearance in Minors
Jose Valverde's second appearance in as many days for Class A Lakeland went almost exactly like his first.
4/21/2013 | FCC has no problem with Ortiz's comments
Shortly after David Ortiz let an expletive fly through the loudspeakers at Fenway Park on Saturday afternoon, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it had no gripe with Ortiz's comments.
4/21/2013 | Fiery Lawrie sparks Blue Jays to comeback win
The Blue Jays have been searching for their missing piece since the season began, and they might have found it with the recent return of Brett Lawrie. In Sunday's 8-4 comeback victory over the Yankees, Lawrie ripped a go-ahead two-run double in a four-run sixth inning.
4/21/2013 | Angels, Rangers clash after sweeping weekend
Mike Trout is improving on his early season numbers, and the Angels will carry momentum from their sweep of the Tigers when they take on the Rangers, who also swept their weekend series. Joe Blanton will start against Derek Holland on Monday.
4/21/2013 | Richards making case for permanent rotation spot
The sample size may be quite small, and a few weeks still remain before a decision must be made, but this may already be a relevant question: Can the Angels afford not to keep Garrett Richards in their rotation?
4/21/2013 | Tepesch scheduled to make start on Thursday
The Rangers are expecting pitcher Nick Tepesch to make his next start on Thursday despite having to leave his last start with a contusion on his right arm.
4/21/2013 | Castro increases hitting streak to NL-best 13
The hits keep coming for Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, who singled to center with two outs in the third inning Sunday to extend his hitting streak to 13 games, the longest active streak in the National League.
4/21/2013 | Last two NL West champs face off in San Francisco
The last two National League West champions meet for the first time this year on Monday when the D-backs travel to San Francisco. Young left-hander Wade Miley opposes veteran righty Ryan Vogelsong in the series opener.
4/21/2013 | Gregorius ignites comeback at Coors
Didi Gregorius got the D-backs on the board in the fifth, then started a two-run, ninth-inning rally with a leadoff single as Arizona snapped the Rockies' eight-game winning streak, 5-4, on Sunday at Coors Field.
4/21/2013 | Delmon begins rehab stint for Phils at Class A
Phillies outfielder Delmon Young began a Minor League rehab assignment on Sunday as he continues his recovery from microfracture surgery on his right ankle.
4/21/2013 | Mets recall Carson, designate Laffey for assignment
Unhappy with their current bullpen mix, the Mets made a move Sunday morning to bring in a fresh arm, recalling left-hander Robert Carson from Triple-A Las Vegas. To make room for Carson, the Mets designated struggling lefty Aaron Laffey for assignment.
4/21/2013 | Marcum on track to make Mets debut Saturday
Right-hander Shaun Marcum is scheduled to throw up to 75 pitches Monday, putting him on track to make his Mets debut Saturday.
4/21/2013 | Wieters puts in extra prep time for Interleague games
If there is any position taxed most by Interleague Play, catcher comes to mind. Those like Matt Wieters have substantially more homework, as they learn about the pitchers they are to face while standing in the batter's box and the batters they must contend with while crouching behind the plate.
4/21/2013 | Sveum expresses frustration with team's sloppy play
Manager Dale Sveum is losing patience with the way the Cubs have played recently, and the players can understand that.
4/21/2013 | Bullpen a bright spot for Marlins on long day
Despite losing, 3-2, to the Reds in 13 innings on Saturday, the Marlins' bullpen was borderline dominant. Miami relievers Tom Koehler, Mike Dunn, Chad Qualls, A.J. Ramos, Ryan Webb and Steve Cishek allowed a combined one run on six hits in 8 2/3 innings.
4/21/2013 | Melvin confident Anderson will start Wednesday
Left-hander Brett Anderson threw what Bob Melvin described as "a very aggressive side" before Sunday's game against the Rays, leaving the A's manager with "a good feeling he will be able to pitch Wednesday."
4/21/2013 | Cespedes on track for weekend rehab assignment
Yoenis Cespedes did not take any more swings or hit off a tee Sunday, but it is expected he will do so again on Monday and he will also likely take batting practice while the A's are in Boston. If all goes well, Cespedes could be sent to Sacramento for a brief Minor League rehab assignment as early as Friday or Saturday and come off the disabled list next Sunday when he is eligible.
4/21/2013 | Mattingly changes plans with rotation
The injury to Chad Billingsley has forced Dodgers manager Don Mattingly to scrap plans to juggle his starting rotation for the upcoming series in New York that starts on Tuesday night.
4/21/2013 | Nats top prospect Rendon makes big league debut
Nationals third baseman and top prospect Anthony Rendon arrived at Citi Field at 9:50 a.m. ET on Sunday, and manager Davey Johnson immediately placed Rendon sixth in the starting lineup against the Mets. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in a 2-0 loss, but made a slick catch near the dugout railing in the first inning.
4/21/2013 | Hernandez notches first win since '11 as Rays sweep
Tampa Bay completed its first sweep of the season against what had been the American League's hottest team, beating Oakland, 8-1, at Tropicana Field on Sunday. Rays starter Roberto Hernandez notched his first win since 2011.
4/21/2013 | Braun's homer lifts Brewers to seventh straight win
Ryan Braun launched a three-run homer and Wily Peralta allowed just two runs in 6 2/3 innings to help lead the Brewers to a 4-2 victory, their seventh win in a row.
4/21/2013 | Tribe's Masterson eyes encore against White Sox
Justin Masterson delivered a five-hit shutout against the White Sox on April 12 and he'll try to duplicate that effort Monday in Chicago when the Indians open a three-game set at U.S. Cellular Field. Dylan Axelrod, seeking his first win, will start for the South Siders.
4/21/2013 | Buck, bullpen back Gee as Mets win a close one
Dillon Gee gave the Mets an adequate start from someone not named Jon Niese or Matt Harvey, LaTroy Hawkins preserved his efforts and John Buck once again did a little bit of everything in a 2-0 win over the Nationals.
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