5/11/2013 | Bumgarner dominates as Giants roll past Braves
Pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco's bases-loaded double highlighted a four-run fifth inning Saturday that helped the Giants pull away from the Atlanta Braves and secure a 10-1 victory. The beneficiary of the Giants' offense was Madison Bumgarner, who worked seven innings and struck out a season-high 11.
5/11/2013 | Offense rallies Worley to first win with Twins
Vance Worley continued his struggles, but the offense, led by Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau and Ryan Doumit, picked him up to carry the Twins to an 8-5 win over the Orioles on Saturday night at Target Field.
5/11/2013 | Pettitte regains form, beats Royals with Wells' help
Andy Pettitte recaptured the control of his cutter and Vernon Wells gave his team the lead with a two-run homer as the Yankees defeated the Royals, 3-2, on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.
5/11/2013 | Dotel to throw again next week after second opinion
A second opinion on Octavio Dotel's injured right elbow Friday from renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews brought the same news as the original diagnosis. He has no structural damage in his elbow, and nothing requiring surgery.
5/11/2013 | Leyland mulling Smyly's role upon Coke's return
Phil Coke's return from the disabled list Saturday brought the Tigers back to three left-handed relievers in their bullpen, and Jim Leyland is left having to decide how to bets use Drew Smyly out of the bullpen.
5/11/2013 | After solid April, Peralta on a tear in May
Just as Jhonny Peralta is notorious for slow starts in April, his career splits in May show a big turnaround in May. His month so far, though, is less like a turnaround than a tear.
5/11/2013 | Fielder reflects on childhood times with Francona
One of the most frequently played highlights when Prince Fielder signed with the Tigers a year and a half ago was the footage of a young Fielder hitting batting practice from a Tigers coach named Terry Francona.
5/11/2013 | Avila takes advantage of green light on 3-0 pitch
With two runners on base on Friday, after the Indians' Corey Kluber spent his first three pitches trying to get Alex Avila to chase pitches off the plate, Avila knew he was going to get a pitch he could hit and jumped it for a two-run double.
5/11/2013 | Lack of batting practices not affecting Tigers hitters
The combination of bad weather and travel have limited the chances for the Tigers to take pregame batting practice. It has not shown in the concentration level manager Jim Leyland has seen in his hitters.
5/11/2013 | Cards pitchers tie mark by retiring 40 straight
Though the Cardinals fell just shy of throwing two no-hitters in as many days, the club's run of retiring 40 straight Rockies hitters between Friday and Saturday matched the all-time record for most consecutive hitters retired by one team against another, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
5/11/2013 | Flowers feeling better than his offensive stats
Despite hitting .188 overall entering Saturday's game against the Angels, White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers feels in good hitting position. Flowers hasn't lost any confidence and believes his fortunes soon will turn.
5/11/2013 | Sox hoping for cleaner rehab outing from Danks
White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper lists a slightly cleaner outing from lefty John Danks as one of the many intangibles he'll be targeting, when Danks makes his third rehab start on Sunday.
5/11/2013 | White Sox looking to get most out of Konerko
Even before Spring Training, White Sox manager Robin Ventura had expressed the desire to give Adam Dunn more time at first and give Paul Konerko more days off without taking his bat out of the lineup.
5/11/2013 | Ventura looking for right mix with Keppinger
The original White Sox lineup for Saturday had Jeff Keppinger hitting eighth and playing second base. But Conor Gillaspie was scratched due to an upper respiratory issue, and Keppinger was moved to third with Tyler Greene starting at second.
5/11/2013 | Angels relievers are working plenty of overtime
Robert Coello was called up in place of outfielder Scott Cousins on Saturday. If he appears in a game, he'll be the 20th pitcher used by the Angels already this season. They've never used that many so early -- but they've had little choice.
5/11/2013 | Madson's brief outing encouraging to Angels
Angels manager Mike Scioscia and pitching coach Mike Butcher watched video of Ryan Madson's one-inning outing on Saturday morning and felt he threw very well, mixing in good changeups and going up to 94 mph with his fastball.
5/11/2013 | Jimenez makes debut as Halos first baseman
Luis Jimenez still doesn't even own his own first-base mitt. Mark Trumbo gave him a brand new one, but it isn't broken in yet. So for Saturday's game, when Jimenez made his first career start at first base, he used the one Albert Pujols deploys for games.
5/11/2013 | Halos clicking into gear against White Sox
Jerome Williams pitched 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball, Mike Trout went deep and the Angels won three in a row for only the second time, edging out the White Sox, 3-2, on Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
5/11/2013 | Holliday day to day after misstep at first base
Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday did not return to the field in the top of the ninth inning of Saturday's 3-0 win against the Rockies after appearing to step awkwardly on first base on a groundout to end the eighth inning. After the game, manager Mike Matheny said that removing Holliday was just precautionary and his status is day-to-day.
5/11/2013 | Bruce keeps heating up, leads Reds in rout of Crew
Scoring five runs in the second inning and seven more in the third, the Reds beat up the Brewers on Saturday with a 13-7 win at Great American Ball Park.
5/11/2013 | Haren almost dealt to Cubs last November
The Angels reportedly traded Dan Haren to the Cubs for reliever Carlos Marmol in November of 2012, but the deal fell through. Haren doesn't know the full story, but there were reports that the Cubs didn't like his medical records.
5/11/2013 | Wainwright spectacular in two-hit shutout
Adam Wainwright tried his best to follow in the footsteps of red-hot rookie Shelby Miller on Saturday afternoon. Wainwright tossed a two-hit shutout and Allen Craig had three hits to lead the Cardinals to a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies in front of 43,050 at Busch Stadium.
5/11/2013 | Jackson leads Cubs with arm, bat in return to DC
Edwin Jackson outdueled Stephen Strasburg, as he held the Nats to two runs in 5 1/3 frames in the Cubs' 8-2 win on Saturday. Jackson also got Chicago on the board with a two-run double.
5/11/2013 | Padres promote right-hander Smith for Saturday start
The Padres on Saturday promoted right-hander Burch Smith from Double-A to start his Major League debut vs. the Rays. Brad Boxberger was optioned to Triple-A, and Fautino De Los Santos was designated for assignment.
5/11/2013 | Cuddyer to go on DL; Blackmon to be recalled
Rockies manager Walt Weiss said the team will call up outfielder Charlie Blackmon from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take the roster spot of outfielder-first baseman Michael Cuddyer, who will go on the 15-day disabled list with a bulging disk in his neck.
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