5/10/2013 | Grilli excited for father's number ceremony
Closer Jason Grilli was hoping for a relatively short game at Citi Field on Friday night, a Pirates' victory, of course, and perhaps one that requires his final touch. Early Saturday morning, he will attend a ceremony saluting his father, Steve Grilli, a former Major League pitcher.
5/10/2013 | Longo feels, and looks, back to normal in field
Evan Longoria has been the team's most consistent hitter since the start of the season, but equally encouraging has been his return to form in the field after being slowed last season with his hamstring injury that eventually required surgery.
5/10/2013 | Cueto reports no ill-effects after rehab start
Reds ace Johnny Cueto reported no issues the day after he threw 50 pitches over three innings in a rehab start for Class A Dayton on Thursday.
5/10/2013 | Harper misses opener vs. Cubs with ingrown toenail
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper did not play in Friday's game against the Cubs because of an ingrown toenail in his right foot.
5/10/2013 | Nats plan to place Werth on DL, call up Perez
Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth most likely will go on the 15-day disabled list before Saturday's game against the Cubs because of a right hamstring injury. The Nats will call up center fielder Eury Perez from Triple-A Syracuse.
5/10/2013 | Morrow remains tentative starter for Sunday
The Blue Jays are still taking a wait and see approach when it comes to the status of righty Brandon Morrow. After being pushed back two days because of spasms in his upper back and neck, Morrow to start Sunday's finale against the Red Sox, but the club won't know more about his status until closer to Sunday.
5/10/2013 | Hanrahan may miss rest of year with tendon damage
Closer Joel Hanrahan's visit to Dr. James Andrews has confirmed what the Red Sox may have feared: damage to the flexor muscle tendon of his right forearm.
5/10/2013 | Lester retires first 17, blanks Blue Jays on one hit
Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester carried a perfect game into the sixth inning, gave up a line-drive double to Maicer Izturis, and retired the next 10 batters as the Red Sox shut out the Blue Jays, 5-0, on Friday night at Fenway Park. For Lester, who allowed only the one baserunner, it was his 10th career complete game and third shutout.
5/10/2013 | Phillips does it all in victory over Brewers
Brandon Phillips had a home run and two RBIs, and for good measure, made the defensive play of the night as the Reds took a 4-3 win from the Brewers on Friday night at Great American Ball Park.
5/10/2013 | Porter issues apology for misinterpreting rules
Astros manger Bo Porter issued a public apology Friday afternoon for making an illegal pitching change in Thursday's loss to the Angels, a move that led to the two-game suspension and fine of crew chief Fieldin Culbreth and fines for the rest of his crew.
5/10/2013 | Mets aren't ruling out stint on DL for Familia
Mets reliever Jeurys Familia is dealing with a bout of right biceps tendinitis that could land him on the disabled list, potentially expediting Frank Francisco's return to the big leagues.
5/10/2013 | Replay it again: Jones' homer fuels Wandy's win
Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez disposed with the Mets' lukewarm batting order for six innings, while cleanup man Garrett Jones started one three-run rally with a double and ended another with a replay-reviewed homer in Friday night's 7-3 win.
5/10/2013 | 10 things to know about Travis Snider
Here are 10 things to know about Pirates right fielder Travis Snider, and don't even get us started on why he hasn't changed his @Lunchboxhero45 despite wearing No. 23 after being traded from Toronto for Brad Lincoln last summer.
5/10/2013 | Desmond leads Nationals to fifth straight victory
Shortstop Ian Desmond made adjustments at the plate and drove in three runs to help the Nationals pound the Cubs, 7-3, at Nationals Park on Friday night. The Nationals have now won five consecutive games and improved their record to 20-15.
5/10/2013 | Banged-up Angels capitalize on error, claim road win
The offense staked emergency starter Barry Enright to an early four-run cushion, but Enright struggled and the Angels needed a two-run seventh-inning rally to pull out a 7-5 victory over the White Sox on Friday night in Chicago.
5/10/2013 | Professional stability fueling Grilli's success
After signing a two-year deal during the offseason, Bucs closer Jason Grilli is looking very much like a 1997 first-round Draft pick.
5/10/2013 | Werner: Shaughnessy had the right, but was it right?
Red Sox chairman Tom Werner responds to the Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy's column about David Ortiz.
5/10/2013 | Cruz family to enjoy a proud day together
On Saturday morning, Jose Cruz will be one of the proudest parents on earth as he watches his two sons, Jose Jr. and Enrique, get their degrees in sports management from Rice University.
5/10/2013 | Sitting down and talking big picture with Mattingly
Don Mattingly has been around Major League baseball long enough as a star player, coach and now manager of the underachieving Dodgers that he knows the score. Baseball is a results-oriented business, and if the results aren't there, changes are ultimately made.
5/10/2013 | Viciedo returns to White Sox after DL stint
The White Sox activated outfielder Dayan Viciedo from the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Angels and optioned Jordan Danks to Triple-A Charlotte to make room on the roster.
5/10/2013 | Rays place Gomes on DL, call up Lueke
The Rays placed reliever Brandon Gomes on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a right lat strain and recalled Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham to take his place.
5/10/2013 | There is no need to expand use of replay
Expanding instant replay in baseball will result in more stoppages to slow down the flow of the game, but what it don't do is insure that the umpires get every call right. That kind of perfection is impossible.
5/10/2013 | Fujikawa activated, will pitch in middle relief
When Kyuji Fujikawa last pitched for the Cubs in mid-April, he was the closer. On Friday, the Japanese right-hander was activated from the 15-day disabled list and won't be used in the late innings, manager Dale Sveum said.
5/10/2013 | Umpiring crew disciplined for rule mishap
Umpire Fieldin Culbreth, the crew chief in Thursday night's game between the Angels and Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, has received a two-game suspension and a fine for the misapplication of Rule 3.05(b) in the top of the seventh inning, Major League Baseball announced Friday afternoon.
5/10/2013 | A lifetime Orioles fan, Hoes living the dream
L.J. Hoes probably has to pinch himself every now and again to confirm he's really part of the Orioles organization. But it's true. No pinching necessary.
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