5/15/2013 | Blue Jays keep rolling in romp over Giants
With Melky Cabrera, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion atop the lineup the last four games, the Blue Jays have scored 36 runs, and Wednesday they won their fourth straight by defeating the Giants, 11-3, at Rogers Centre.
5/15/2013 | Dodgers activate Greinke, place Beckett on DL
The Dodgers activated Zack Greinke from the disabled list Wednesday to start against the Nationals, and placed right-hander Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list due to a left groin strain.
5/15/2013 | Choo homers twice; Leake, Reds blank Fish
Shin-Soo Choo's second multi-homer game of the season helped power the Reds to their fifth straight win and a series victory over the Marlins. Choo went 4-for-5 with two home runs to push the Reds past the Marlins, 4-0, before 14,866 at Marlins Park on Wednesday night.
5/15/2013 | Ibanez's homers help Mariners torch Yankees
Raul Ibanez continued his torrid hitting at Yankee Stadium, and this time his Mariners teammates jumped on board, as Seattle swamped New York, 12-2, on Wednesday.
5/15/2013 | Moreno dismisses speculation regarding Scioscia's job
Angels owner Arte Moreno publicly defended Mike Scioscia on Wednesday from the Owners Meetings in New York, saying there is "zero" chance the job of his 14-year manager is in jeopardy.
5/15/2013 | Wandy outlasts Gallardo as Bucs top Brewers
Wandy Rodriguez stuck to Yovani Gallardo long enough for the Bucs to get enough of an upper hand for a 3-1 victory over Milwaukee at PNC Park.
5/15/2013 | Arenado displaying defensive prowess at third
Tuesday night's 9-4 victory over the Cubs wasn't in doubt, but things could have become hairy after two errors led to a mini Cubs rally in the eighth. But Rockies rookie third baseman Nolan Arenado quieted that by diving toward the line and making a strong throw to beat Alfonso Soriano to end the inning.
5/15/2013 | Jansen's save clouds Dodgers' closer situation
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wouldn't commit to a closer after Tuesday's game, when Kenley Jansen shut the door against the Nationals instead of Brandon League.
5/15/2013 | Doubled up: BTS run at 43 in chase of $5.6M
It was another two-for-one night for Michael Ray, who extended his Beat the Streak run to 43 on Wednesday night courtesy of sluggers Joey Votto and Alex Gordon. Using the "Double Down" feature, the 28-year-old Astros fan from Brenham, Texas, jumped his streak by two in just one night.
5/15/2013 | Price 'unlikely' to make next start due to injury
David Price left Wednesday night's 9-2 loss to the Red Sox after 57 pitches with a left triceps strain, but the Rays won't know until Thursday the extent of the injury or how long it will sideline the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner.
5/15/2013 | Cueto returning to Reds' rotation on Monday
Johnny Cueto, who has been on the disabled list since April 15 with a strained right lat, will be back in the Reds' rotation on Monday night, when he faces the Mets in New York. Cueto's coming off a strong rehab start with Class A Dayton on Tuesday night in which he allowed just three hits over five scoreless innings.
5/15/2013 | Wheeler to miss just one start; Mets relieved
As the Mets hoped and expected, top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler has no structural damage in his right arm, and will miss only one start for Triple-A Las Vegas.
5/15/2013 | Niese makes adjustments, hopes for results
Jon Niese spent this week refining his mechanics in front of a weight room mirror, trying to keep his body tall and on a straight line. Those were the issues that he considered crucial to his recent struggles, resulting in 15 runs over his last two starts.
5/15/2013 | Teixeira plans to return before May ends
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is pleased by his progress as he works his way back from a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist, and he hopes to rejoin the big league squad by the end of the month.
5/15/2013 | McCutchen's slump-busting strategy: Just keep hitting
It is only the middle of May, but Andrew McCutchen has already weathered two long slumps this young season. In late April, he went through a career-long 1-for-28 drought, and he dealt more recently with a 2-for-19 drag.
5/15/2013 | Melky keeps playing after MRI confirms injury
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons wasted no time in putting Melky Cabrera back in the lineup for Wednesday's game despite some lingering leg soreness.
5/15/2013 | Carp satisfied with latest side-session results
Chris Carpenter threw a short side session at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, after which he expressed satisfaction with the way his arm continues to respond.
5/15/2013 | Doubront ready for critical start against Rays
When Felix Doubront takes the mound for the Red Sox on Thursday night at Tropicana Field, it will be a lot more than just another start.
5/15/2013 | Giants have Cain skip traveling to Toronto
Matt Cain did not make San Francisco's trip to Toronto for a two-game set with the Blue Jays, manager Bruce Bochy revealed Wednesday. Bochy did not want to run the risk of unexpected travel delays out of Canada after Wednesday night's game to potentially disrupt his ace's routine for Thursday's start in Colorado.
5/15/2013 | Axford feels stronger, but success remains elusive
Reliever John Axford's late-inning struggles continued Tuesday night against the Pirates. Axford coughed up a 3-2 lead, giving up a run in the eighth inning, and the Pirates eventually won the game.
5/15/2013 | Samardzija homers, earns first win since Opening Day
Jeff Samardzija hadn't won a game since Opening Day and he took matters into his own hands on Wednesday. Samardzija smacked a two-run home run and struck out seven over eight innings to pick up his first win since April 1, leading the Cubs to a 6-3 victory over the Rockies at Wrigley Field.
5/15/2013 | Stanton throws, takes swings off tee
Giancarlo Stanton threw for the first time since injuring his right hamstring April 30, but his recovery remains a work in progress.
5/15/2013 | Game-winner comes in wild fashion for Cards
The Cardinals capitalized on some generosity from the Mets' pitching staff en route to a 4-2 win on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.
5/15/2013 | Peralta, Rodney big reason for bullpen's revival
A big piece of the bullpen's recent improvement has been the fact Rays manager Joe Maddon has finally been able to use Joel Peralta and Fernando Rodney the way they were intended to be used, in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively.
5/15/2013 | Felix improved a day after tweaking back
Mariners ace Felix Hernandez showed up at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday afternoon feeling fine after being taken out of Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Yankees following the sixth inning due to a tight back.
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