5/11/2013 | A's face tough task in Saunders at Safeco Field
Joe Saunders, who has a 0.81 ERA at home, heads to the mound as the Mariners take on Tommy Milone and the A's on Sunday at Safeco Field.
5/11/2013 | Runners staying put against Montero, pitching staff
Baserunners haven't been testing Miguel Montero and the D-backs nearly as much this season.
5/11/2013 | Harris impresses in brief D-backs debut
It didn't last long, but Will Harris made his D-backs debut Friday against the Phillies, striking out the only batter he faced on four pitches.
5/11/2013 | Gibson unfazed in Williams' work as third-base coach
D-backs third-base coach Matt Williams has had a rough couple of days directing runners rounding third for home, so after seeing him get down on himself a bit, manager Kirk Gibson decided to offer a few words of encouragement.
5/11/2013 | Nunez still dealing with discomfort in rib cage
Eduardo Nunez has hoped to avoid a stint on the 15-day disabled list, but the Yankees are running out of time to make a decision with the sidelined shortstop. Nunez was hoping to be available to play on Saturday, but he is still feeling discomfort in his left rib cage. Nunez has not played since he was removed from a May 5 game against the Athletics.
5/11/2013 | Kelley puts on impressive strikeout performance
Shawn Kelley said he definitely wasn't trying to rack up a career-high six strikeouts in Friday's 11-6 win over the Royals, but the pileup of punchouts was a nice bonus for the Yankees right-hander.
5/11/2013 | Perkins remains out with soreness on left side
Closer Glen Perkins is still bothered by soreness in his left side and was unavailable for a second straight night on Saturday against the Orioles.
5/11/2013 | Hicks, Florimon and Willingham get night off
The Twins held center fielder Aaron Hicks, shortstop Pedro Florimon and left fielder Josh Willingham out of the lineup with minor injuries on Saturday against the Orioles.
5/11/2013 | Twins look for more leadoff production
The Twins would like to see more production out of their leadoff spot, as Minnesota's leadoff hitters have combined for an MLB-worst .191 average and .238 on-base percentage entering play on Saturday.
5/11/2013 | Mariano a role model for fellow Panamanian Chen
Mariano Rivera has touched many people during his brilliant career as the Yankees' closer. One of them is fellow Panamanian pitcher Bruce Chen of the Royals.
5/11/2013 | Royals release righty reliever Wheeler
Right-handed reliever Dan Wheeler, impressive in Spring Training with the Royals before being assigned to Triple-A Omaha, has been released.
5/11/2013 | Gordon coming through with clutch two-out hits
The best two-out hitter in the Majors? Going into Saturday's play, it was Kansas City's Alex Gordon with a .472 (17-for-36) average. That has produced 16 RBIs, four homers, a triple and two doubles.
5/11/2013 | Greinke may start for Dodgers on Wednesday
Zack Greinke could be on the mound for the Dodgers on Wednesday in the finale of a three-game series against the Nationals, provided team doctors give him the green light.
5/11/2013 | Orioles option Burnett to Triple-A Norfolk
The Orioles optioned right-handed reliever Alex Burnett to Triple-A Norfolk to clear a roster spot for Steve Johnson, who started against the Twins on Saturday night.
5/11/2013 | Hunter, McFarland give bullpen a boost
Tommy Hunter and T.J. McFarland combined to throw five scoreless innings on Friday, holding the Twins in check to allow the offense time to score nine unanswered runs and pull off the 9-6 victory.
5/11/2013 | Tribe to get another look at Bauer on Monday
Cleveland will get another look at right-hander Trevor Bauer on Monday, when he is scheduled to come up from Triple-A Columbus to start the second game of a doubleheader with the Yankees.
5/11/2013 | Hill delivering as key piece of Francona's bullpen
Through 11 appearances for the Indians, Rich Hill had a 3.52 ERA with 10 strikeouts and a .154 opponents' batting average (.091 for righties and .200 for lefties) in 7 2/3 innings.
5/11/2013 | Francona not paying attention to attendance in Cleveland
Indians manager Terry Francona has not spent much time staring out into the Progressive Field stands. All he has been worrying about is guiding the Tribe to the win column as often as possible.
5/11/2013 | Altuve among league leaders in hits
There's a long season ahead, but Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is on pace to become just the second Houston player to reach 200 hits in a season, joining Craig Biggio, who had a club-record 210 hits in 1998.
5/11/2013 | Porter sticking with Grossman in center field
Astros manager Bo Porter remains committed to giving more at-bats to rookie center fielder Robbie Grossman, who has started 15 of the team's past 17 games in center field. Grossman entered Saturday hitting .188, but had hit safely in nine of his previous 11 games with a .360 on-base percentage.
5/11/2013 | Martinez proud of former pupil Miller
After pitching the best game of his Major League career by retiring 27 Colorado batters in a row Friday after a leadoff single, Cardinals 22-year-old pitcher Shelby Miller said he remembered something Dennis Martinez told him when he was the Cards' Minor League pitching coach.
5/11/2013 | Sore triceps nixes Lewis' bullpen session
The Rangers are hoping pitcher Colby Lewis is experiencing just a minor setback in his recovery from flexor tendon surgery. Lewis pitched two innings in his first start on medical rehabilitation assignment Thursday night for Triple-A Round Rock and has developed some soreness in his right triceps muscle.
5/11/2013 | Yu, Verlander lined up to meet Thursday in Texas
The Rangers and the Tigers are headed for a marquee pitching matchup for the opener of their four-game series on Thursday night at the Ballpark in Arlington.
5/11/2013 | Chirinos set for first start with Rangers
Robinson Chirinos is expected to make his first start at catcher on Sunday for the Rangers, with Nick Tepesch on the mound. Chirinos was called up on Friday to be Texas' backup catcher when A.J.Pierzynski went on the disabled list with a strained oblique muscle in his right rib cage.
5/11/2013 | Back end of 'pen dominating for Rangers
Robbie Ross, Tanner Scheppers and Joe Nathan combined to retire 10 straight hitters in the Rangers' 4-2 victory over the Astros on Friday night. Nathan earned the save, and Texas has converted all 11 save opportunities this season.
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