4/23/2013 | Veteran Inge returns to Bucs ready to show versatility
Brandon Inge arrived in Philadelphia, where the Pirates were set to play the Phillies in the second of a four-game set, one day after he played shortstop for Triple-A Indianapolis. The veteran utility man completed his rehab with the Indians after fracturing his scapula in Spring Training. Inge started at third base against Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels in his first game back.
4/23/2013 | Sveum has front office's 'full support' despite start
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said he and Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations, share in the team's poor start, and Hoyer made a trip to Cincinnati to give manager Dale Sveum a vote of confidence.
4/23/2013 | Lackey hopes to return Sunday at Fenway vs. Astros
Assuming everything goes smoothly the next couple of days, look for right-hander John Lackey to take the ball for the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park against the Astros.
4/23/2013 | Tribe-White Sox postponed; no makeup yet
For the second time in five days, Mother Nature got the best of the White Sox. Tuesday's game with the Indians was postponed due to a forecast of rain throughout the evening. The rain began sometime around 1 p.m. CT in Chicago and wasn't supposed to let up until 2 or 3 a.m. Wednesday.
4/23/2013 | Marshall to get second start in Triple-A rehab stint
Sean Marshall, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 10 because of tendinitis in his left shoulder, threw a scoreless inning in a rehab assignment game for Triple-A Louisville on Monday night. He will make another appearance on Wednesday when the Bats host Gwinnett.
4/23/2013 | Schierholtz explains interference on Hannahan's triple
Nate Schierholtz said that during his leaping effort to catch Jack Hannahan's triple in the Reds' seventh inning on Monday, a fan reached over from the right-field bleachers.
4/23/2013 | Closer role up in the air despite Marmol's success
Kyuji Fujikawa took over for Carlos Marmol as the Cubs' closer, but he had to go on the disabled list because of a strained right forearm. Right now, the role will be determined by matchups.
4/23/2013 | M. Ellis carries Dodgers to victory with two homers
Mark Ellis went 4-for-5 with two homers and four RBIs, and A.J. Ellis doubled in two runs Tuesday night as the Dodgers beat the Mets in their series opener at Citi Field, 7-2.
4/23/2013 | Struggling Moustakas works on issues in early BP
The problem with Mike Moustakas' swing, according to manager Ned Yost, is that the third baseman's front foot is "drifting," coming forward too soon and giving him little to drive his hands through with.
4/23/2013 | Selig helps share '42' message with students
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, Sharon Robinson and the Brewers gave teenagers, ranging from grades six through eight from Roosevelt Middle School in Milwaukee, the opportunity to see a private screening of the acclaimed film, "42," at a nearby theater on Tuesday.
4/23/2013 | Valverde returns to closer role with Detroit
Six months after the Tigers bid farewell to Jose Valverde, they welcomed him back Tuesday, signing him to a one-year Major League contract. If they take a lead into the ninth inning Wednesday night, he'll try to close out a win.
4/23/2013 | Brewers turn it around by staying the course
When the Brewers started off 2-8, they didn't panic, and by staying calm and sticking to their fundamentals, they've reeled off nine straight wins to get right back in the NL Central mix.
4/23/2013 | Orioles magic reaches 100-game mark
Mojo, magic, manager. ... Call it whatever you want, it's back for another year in Baltimore.
4/23/2013 | Gomes reunited with former A's teammates
Perhaps no other player has tugged at the hearts of each fan base in so short a time as Jonny Gomes, who has quickly endeared himself to Boston's devoted fan base just months after leaving Oakland, where he was also beloved.
4/23/2013 | Bundy to have elbow checked by Dr. Andrews
Orioles top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy will see noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla., for a second opinion after trying to throw off flat ground on Monday and still not feeling quite right.
4/23/2013 | Billingsley to undergo Tommy John surgery
Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Wednesday and will be sidelined for 12 months, the club announced Tuesday.
4/23/2013 | With Gutierrez on DL, Mariners add Peguero
With newly injured outfielder Franklin Gutierrez joining Michael Saunders on the disabled list Tuesday, the Mariners recalled Carlos Peguero from Triple-A Tacoma to bolster their outfield situation.
4/23/2013 | A's overwhelm Red Sox with downpour of runs
The A's capitalized on several Red Sox miscues in a six-run third inning and never looked back in ending a four-game losing streak with a 13-0, seven-inning rout Tuesday at a rain-soaked Fenway Park. Seth Smith homered and drove in three runs, while three others had two RBIs to back Bartolo Colon's three-hitter.
4/23/2013 | Denver's cold temps affecting even the most brave
Last Tuesday, when the Rockies played in temperatures in the 30s, Mets hitters were greeted by the intimidating sight of left-hander Rex Brothers entering a game bare-armed -- no sleeves extending from his game jersey. With the game-time temperature this Tuesday at 23 -- a record low for a Rockies home game -- it was doubtful Brothers would be so brave again.
4/23/2013 | Four-run second holds for Orioles in slim win
Using a bullpen that has been nothing short of extraordinary, the Orioles rode a four-run second inning to a 4-3 series-clinching win over Toronto in front of 13,272 fans at Camden Yards on Tuesday night.
4/23/2013 | Maddon's menagerie helps keep players loose
Over the course of the homestand, the Rays have had in their clubhouse a DJ, a magician and, on Tuesday afternoon, a cockatoo named Mindy. The Rays limped home following a 2-7 road trip but are 4-0 since returning. Manager Joe Maddon noted that part of having the attractions in the clubhouse is to "lighten things up."
4/23/2013 | Arcia's first career homer lifts Twins in Game 1
Oswaldo Arcia hit his first Major League homer to lead the Twins to a 4-3 win over the Marlins on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader at Target Field.
4/23/2013 | Ichiro's hit off Rodney closes the door on Rays
Ichiro Suzuki lined a two-run single to center field in the top of the ninth inning, and the Yankees toppled Fernando Rodney and posted a 4-3 victory on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.
4/23/2013 | Youkilis likely out of action until Thursday
Kevin Youkilis is continuing to receive treatment on his sore lower back and is not expected to play before Thursday, manager Joe Girardi said on Tuesday.
4/23/2013 | May 1 return no longer in Teixeira's plans
First baseman Mark Teixeira had optimistically circled May 1 as a target for his return from an injured right wrist, but he now acknowledges he will not meet that goal.
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