9/22/2013 | Hot-hitting Gentry stays in lineup vs. right-hander
Rangers manager Ron Washington went with the same lineup for two straight games, meaning Craig Gentry was in left field on Sunday. It was his second straight start against a right-hander, but Gentry is 7-for-9 with four stolen bases in his past two games.
9/22/2013 | Nathan in elite company among closers
Joe Nathan picked up his 40th save on Saturday night in the Rangers' 3-1 victory over the Royals. Nathan is only the fourth reliever who has had a 40-save season after his 38th birthday.
9/22/2013 | Navarro proving to be invaluable in backup role
Dioner Navarro has proven to be a valuable backup catcher for the Cubs, embracing that role and having one of the best offensive seasons of his career.
9/22/2013 | Sveum expects Lake to play winter ball
Junior Lake has done well in his first two months at the big league level, but Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the outfielder is still learning and will probably play winter ball to get more experience in the outfield after playing primarily as an infielder in the Minors.
9/22/2013 | In second-half slump, Rizzo has manager's backing
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said that while first baseman Anthony Rizzo has had his ups and downs, he's done well for a young player in the big leagues. He entered Sunday hitting .231 with 38 doubles, 22 home runs and 77 RBIs.
9/22/2013 | Konerko stands alone in experience at Comerica Park
White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko is the only player who has played with the same team at Comerica Park for all 14 years of its existence.
9/22/2013 | Adjustments help Purcey regain big league success
White Sox reliever David Purcey is making the most of his latest opportunity in the big leagues this season after last pitching with the Tigers in 2011.
9/22/2013 | Second-half strength shows Sale's progress as pitcher
White Sox left-hander Chris Sale has improved his second-half numbers this season as he continues to evolve into one of the game's elite pitchers.
9/22/2013 | Semien makes good first impression at third
White Sox rookie infielder Marcus Semien made his first Major League start at shortstop on Saturday, and proved it's a position that he will be able to play in the big leagues.
9/22/2013 | Underrated speed part of Lawrie's game
Brett Lawrie is known for his work with the bat and glove, but it was his speed that played a major role in Saturday night's 4-2 victory over the Red Sox.
9/22/2013 | Wright gets scheduled day off in Philadelphia
As expected, David Wright was out of the lineup Sunday. Wilmer Flores was at third base for the Mets, as Wright got a day off after consecutive games -- his first two games back from a strained right hamstring.
9/22/2013 | Maxwell's walk-off slam helps Royals keep pace
Justin Maxwell's grand slam in the 10th inning lifted Kansas City to a 4-0 win after a terrific start from James Shields on Sunday. The Royals stayed 3 1/2 games back of the second AL Wild Card spot.
9/22/2013 | Rangers fall back in Wild Card race after walk-off loss
Alexi Ogando hurled seven scoreless innings on two hits, but the Rangers didn't provide any support in a 4-0 loss in 10 innings on Sunday. The loss dropped Texas to 1 1/2 games back in the AL Wild Card race.
9/22/2013 | Porter touches base with players as '13 winds down
With the season one week from coming to an end, Astros manager Bo Porter has begun the process of conducting informal exit interviews with players before they go their separate ways over the fall.
9/22/2013 | Astros reflect on Cosart's solid rookie season
It was a bang-up debut for Jarred Cosart, the rookie right-hander who made 10 starts for the Astros this year and went 1-1 with a 1.95 ERA. The Astros shut him down following his Sept. 9 start at Seattle because of a career-high number of innings.
9/22/2013 | Murphy matches career high with 12th homer
Daniel Murphy's home run Saturday against the Phillies was his 12th of the season, tying his career high (he also hit 12 in 2009).
9/22/2013 | Tribe tops Astros to stay Wild for another day
With Sunday's sweep-clinching 9-2 win over the Astros, the Indians have won nine of their last 11 games and 14 of the past 19. They entered the day carrying an American League Wild Card berth and made sure the Rangers could not wrestle it away just yet.
9/22/2013 | Defining moment: Burnett delivers when needed
A.J. Burnett has spent his two Pittsburgh seasons offering quality from the mound. But he defined both himself and the Bucs' ethos with his Saturday night gem. He gave his best when his team needed it most.
9/22/2013 | Pirates thrilled with Tabata's recent production
Jose Tabata's performance in the leadoff spot and in left field has energized the Bucs' postseason drive, a development embraced both in the clubhouse and in the PNC Park stands.
9/22/2013 | Ellsbury targets Wednesday for return to Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury could return to the Red Sox as soon as Wednesday for an Interleague game at Colorado.
9/22/2013 | Kazmir glad to be part of second turnaround
Scott Kazmir was a member of the Rays when they occupied the American League East cellar, and he was there when Tampa Bay transformed into a yearly contender. The Indians pitcher sees similarities within Cleveland's clubhouse this season.
9/22/2013 | Morrison looking forward to normal offseason
Enjoying a regular offseason will be a welcomed change for Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison. In his previous two years, he dealt with a banged up right knee, which ended up requiring two surgeries and months of rehabilitation sessions.
9/22/2013 | Redmond hopes history repeats itself
At some point, Marlins manager Mike Redmond hopes all the suffering is worth it. As a player, Redmond experienced the lows of being on a Marlins team that lost 108 games, only to make steady strides until they won the World Series in 2003. He hopes similar success awaits his ballclub.
9/22/2013 | Tovar finds immediate success in big league debut
Wilfredo Tovar made his Major League debut Sunday, batting eighth and playing shortstop -- and he put the Mets ahead with a single in the seventh as New York beat the Phillies, 4-3.
9/22/2013 | Choo remains out of lineup, but thumb improving
As expected, center fielder Shin-Soo Choo was out of the Reds' lineup again on Sunday because of a sore left thumb. Choo never enjoys sitting, but he was relieved to know his injury was improving.
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