5/8/2013 | Citing lineup limitations, Girardi hits pitcher eighth
David Phelps batted eighth on Wednesday night, the first Yankees starting pitcher to do so since Don Larsen on Aug. 28, 1957, and the first AL starting pitcher since the Royals' Zack Greinke on June 23, 2009.
5/8/2013 | Astros reach out to former teammate Happ
Several Astros players have reached out to Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ, who was struck in the head by a line drive and taken to a hospital on Tuesday night. Happ, who pitched two years in Houston before being traded in July, was released from the hospital on Wednesday.
5/8/2013 | Casilla exits game with right knee injury
Giants right-hander Santiago Casilla left Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies during the eighth inning with an injured right knee.
5/8/2013 | Fan dies after choking incident at Wrigley
Middle-school teacher Maureen Oleskiewicz was pronounced dead Tuesday morning, two days after she had gone into cardiac arrest after choking on a hot dog at Wrigley Field.
5/8/2013 | Lewis scheduled for 45-pitch target in first rehab start
Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis will begin his medical rehabilitation assignment on Thursday when he pitches for Triple-A Round Rock against Las Vegas.
5/8/2013 | Tight hamstring keeps Crawford out of lineup
Left fielder Carl Crawford was held out of the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday for the third time in eight days due to tightness in his right hamstring.
5/8/2013 | Pujols goes to bat for Scioscia
Albert Pujols understands that speculation that comes whenever a high-priced team with World Series aspirations struggles, but the Angels slugger said Wednesday that any talk about the job security of manager Mike Scioscia is completely without merit.
5/8/2013 | League remains Dodgers' choice as closer
The Dodgers are sticking with Brandon League as their closer, although management has considered making a change after League took the loss in each of his past two appearances.
5/8/2013 | Goldy tags two more homers for D-backs sweep
Paul Goldschmidt once again feasted on Dodgers pitching as he homered twice and drove in three runs to lead the D-backs to a 3-2 win Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.
5/8/2013 | Keuchel, Bedard rejoin Astros rotation
Astros manager Bo Porter said Wednesday left-hander Dallas Keuchel will start Friday's series opener against the Rangers, with fellow southpaw Erik Bedard moving back into the rotation to throw Saturday's game. Meanwhile, struggling right-hander Philip Humber has been moved to the bullpen.
5/8/2013 | Tulowitzki sits again, as Rockies play it safe
With rain in the forecast on Wednesday night, Troy Tulowitzki was not in the starting lineup, as the Rockies continued to play it safe with their star shortstop and his ailing left groin.
5/8/2013 | Happ's injury very 'scary' for Villanueva
Carlos Villanueva cringed as most everyone did when they saw replays of J.A. Happ getting drilled by a line drive by the Rays' Desmond Jennings. Happ was released from a St. Petersburg hospital Wednesday after sustaining a head contusion and laceration to his left ear.
5/8/2013 | Hanrahan's MRI getting reviewed by two doctors
The Red Sox sent the MRI results that reliever Joel Hanrahan had on his ailing right forearm to renowned specialists Dr. James Andrews and Dr. David Altchek.
5/8/2013 | After lecture by Gardenhire, Hicks in lineup
A day after lecturing center fielder Aaron Hicks in the dugout at Fenway Park on Tuesday night, manager Ron Gardenhire had Hicks back in the lineup and in center field on Wednesday.
5/8/2013 | Happ feels 'very fortunate' day after incident
Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ, who was diagnosed with a minor fracture on the left side of his skull, but miraculously avoided a concussion, surprised the baseball world by making an appearance at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after he was struck in the head by a line drive by the Rays' Desmond Jennings.
5/8/2013 | Healthy Danks shifts to harnessing command
The five walks issued by John Danks while pitching for Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday night left the left-hander to characterize his second Minor League rehab start as not being awful but not being great.
5/8/2013 | Middlebrooks, Ross out of lineup following collision
A day after Will Middlebrooks and David Ross collided in pursuit of a foul ball that the former made a great catch on, both players were out of Wednesday's lineup and still a little sore.
5/8/2013 | D-backs place Putz on DL with elbow strain
The D-backs placed closer J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow strain and sent him back to Phoenix for further tests.
5/8/2013 | Legend of Harvey grows, but ace stays focused
Matt Harvey made headlines on Tuesday night with the best pitching performance of his young career, but he calmly and quickly dismissed the memory of that gem on Wednesday.
5/8/2013 | Bourn could be back with Indians this weekend
The way things are progressing, the Indians might have center fielder and leadoff hitter Michael Bourn back in time for this weekend's series against the Tigers, but manager Terry Francona is being careful not to look that far ahead.
5/8/2013 | Blue Jays yet to decide on Happ's replacement
The Blue Jays have yet to make a decision on who will replace left-hander J.A. Happ in the rotation following Tuesday night's scary scene at Tropicana Field.
5/8/2013 | Guthrie geared for return to Camden Yards
Jeremy Guthrie pitched five years for the Orioles, but has never pitched against them. That's scheduled to change on Thursday night when he's the Royals' starter in the series finale at Camden Yards.
5/8/2013 | Jennings feels better after meeting with Happ
In the aftermath of hitting a line drive off the left side of Toronto left-hander J.A. Happ's head, a distraught Desmond Jennings chose not to talk to reporters Tuesday night after the game. The Rays center fielder broke his silence before Wednesday night's game, describing the play in his soft voice.
5/8/2013 | Roberts slated for Thursday surgery on hamstring
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts will undergo right hamstring surgery on Thursday in Dallas and is expected to be out about six more weeks, further delaying his comeback hopes this season.
5/8/2013 | Moore moves to 6-0; Maddon notches win No. 600
Unlike the previous two nights, the Rays took a lead and held it. Tampa Bay's hitters never let up throughout a 10-4 win over Toronto with 11,075 watching at Tropicana Field. Evan Longoria and Kelly Johnson homered as Matt Moore improved to 6-0 in manager Joe Maddon's 600th career win.
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