7/28/2013 | McCatty hospitalized with irregular heartbeat
Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty was transported to a local hospital on Sunday morning and was not present for the team's game against the Mets. Manager Davey Johnson said after the game that McCatty was hospitalized with atrial fibrillation. The 59-year-old pitching coach had an irregular heartbeat and high blood pressure before the game.
7/28/2013 | Puig's walk-off blast ends scoreless tie in 11th
Yasiel Puig's walk-off homer in the 11th inning ended a scoreless tie and gave the Dodgers a 1-0 victory on Sunday, despite striking out a franchise-record 20 times since the franchise moved to Los Angeles.
7/28/2013 | LaRoche: August a huge month for Nationals
For much of this season, the Nationals have preached patience. But on Sunday morning, veteran first baseman Adam LaRoche offered a slightly more urgent message. "This is a do-or-die month [coming up]," he said.
7/28/2013 | Veteran lefty Oliver still searching for first ring
After coming back for one final chance at a World Series title, Darren Oliver's ride into the sunset isn't going the way that he had hoped. Barring a trade in the coming weeks, it looks more and more like the 42-year-old will walk away from the Majors without that coveted ring.
7/28/2013 | DeRosa reflects on career after 100th homer
As Mark DeRosa rounded the bases on Saturday for the 100th home run of his Major League career, his thoughts immediately turned to his late father, Jack.
7/28/2013 | Perez has been on a roll since return from DL
Indians closer Chris Perez has quietly and quickly rediscovered his form in the ninth inning.
7/28/2013 | Pujols lands on DL, rest of season in jeopardy
Albert Pujols' plantar fasciitis finally became unmanageable. The Angels placed their ailing designated hitter on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday morning with what an MRI revealed was a partial tear of the inflamed ligament in the arch of his left foot.
7/28/2013 | Bourn providing some unexpected pop lately
When the Indians signed Michael Bourn to a four-year deal in the offseason, they figured a premier leadoff hitter had been added to the fold. The club didn't court Bourn for his power, which makes his recent production all the more satisfying.
7/28/2013 | Prospect Sanchez provides Bucs catching depth
Michael McKenry's status remains uncertain after he injured his left knee sliding into second base late in Saturday's win over the Marlins. Prospect Tony Sanchez was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday to provide depth at catcher behind the dinged up duo of McKenry and Russell Martin.
7/28/2013 | Bucs confident they can produce in the clutch
The Pirates entered Sunday as one of baseball's worst teams with runners in scoring position. Pittsburgh ranked last in the Majors with a .222 average and next to last with 244 RBIs in those situations.
7/28/2013 | Hurdle sees youth being served in Majors
Sunday's series finale between the Pirates and the Marlins featured two former first-round Draft picks in Gerrit Cole and Jose Fernandez. Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle acknowledged the buzz around the matchup, but noted that an abundance of youth is now the norm in the big leagues.
7/28/2013 | For Ruppert, White, Day, induction is family affair
They were faced with an unenviable task, the opportunity to canonize their own family members. But with one catch: They were family members they've never met.
7/28/2013 | Different, but good, Induction Day in Cooperstown
On an induction day without any living inductees or modern-era players to enter the Hall of Fame, the Hall made tasty lemonade out of what could have been a lemon.
7/28/2013 | Porter to Norris: Focus on pitching, ignore rumors
Astros manager Bo Porter acknowledged Sunday there's still a chance right-handed pitcher Bud Norris could be dealt prior to Wednesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, and the manager emphasized the importance of worrying about pitching and ignoring any talk about trades.
7/28/2013 | Ruppert among trio inducted into Hall of Fame
Jacob Ruppert, the Yankees owner who in the 1920s established the foundation of a franchise that has become one of the most heralded brands in professional sports, was joined by 19th-century catcher Deacon White and longtime umpire Hank O'Day in becoming the latest class to enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame when they were inducted on a wet Sunday in Cooperstown.
7/28/2013 | Harrison ready for Minors rehab assignment
Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison said he expects to begin a rehabilitation assignment on Wednesday and pitch two innings for either Triple-A Round Rock or Double-A Frisco.
7/28/2013 | LoMo getting re-acclimated to playing every day
Producing on a consistent basis is difficult when you've missed prolonged periods of playing time. Logan Morrison is becoming well aware of this fact.
7/28/2013 | With Slowey on DL, Ames gets first MLB chance
A month ago, Steven Ames was working his way toward making his big league debut with the Dodgers. Now, he is getting that opportunity with the Marlins. The 25-year-old was recalled by Miami on Sunday morning from Triple-A New Orleans. He fills the roster vacancy created when right-hander Kevin Slowey was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain.
7/28/2013 | Scherzer joins rare company with 15 wins
Max Scherzer's win Saturday made him the fifth Major League pitcher since 1978 to go 15-1 to begin a season, according to research from Elias Sports Bureau. Three of those 15-1 marks have come in the past four years.
7/28/2013 | Rangers have discussed dealing closer Nathan
The Rangers, trying to figure out some way to shake up their team, have even discussed the possibility of trading closer Joe Nathan.
7/28/2013 | Tuiasosopo keeps capitalizing on chance with Tigers
For a player who spent the past two years in the Minors, Matt Tuiasosopo is certainly exceeding the expectations the Tigers had when they signed him to a Minor League contract this offseason.
7/28/2013 | Leyland wants Alburquerque to throw multiple innings
After an up-and-down July, manager Jim Leyland is open to the possibility of stretching out right-hander Al Alburquerque again to handle multiple innings.
7/28/2013 | Tigers get encouraging news on rehabbing Dotel
The Tigers had just about written off the season for Octavio Dotel, who has been on the disabled list since mid-April with repeated bouts of right elbow inflammation. Finally, however, they might have a return for him in sight.
7/28/2013 | Rasmus' walk-off single lifts Blue Jays to series win
Todd Redmond struck out 10 batters over six frames and Colby Rasmus delivered a walk-off base knock in a 2-1 victory over the Astros on Sunday afternoon.
7/28/2013 | Fresh off DL, Jeter homers on first pitch
Derek Jeter came off the disabled list Sunday, in the No. 2 hole as the Yankees' shortstop for the finale against the Rays at the Stadium -- and he wasted no time, homering on the first pitch he saw.
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