4/12/2013 | Sveum wants Castro to be more aware on defense
Starlin Castro has the physical tools to be a star shortstop. Now, the Cubs are trying to develop his mental skills.
4/12/2013 | Cubs blow lead, win on walk-off double in ninth
Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro hit a game-tying home run leading off the ninth and Starlin Castro smacked a walk-off RBI double to score David DeJesus from first and lift the Cubs to a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Giants on Friday.
4/12/2013 | A's hit more homers, have more fun than anyone
How about a nice round of applause for the Swingin' A's? They're back and better than ever, winners of eight in a row and sporting the best record in the American League at 8-2.
4/12/2013 | Dusty thankful for Jackie's contributions
Dusty Baker has had a long and successful career in the big leagues as a player and manager, and he's appreciative of the doors Jackie Robinson opened for him and fellow African-Americans.
4/12/2013 | MLB, A-Rod reportedly buy clinic records
Major League Baseball reportedly has ramped up its investigation involving the Florida anti-aging clinic that allegedly supplied performance-enhancing substances to players.
4/12/2013 | MLB Notebook: Miggy pulls rare combo
While not known for his speed, Miguel Cabrera had a triple and stolen base in the same game for the first time in his career Thursday, becoming the first Tigers No. 3 hitter to accomplish the feat since 2001.
4/12/2013 | Kruk enjoying unlikely post-playing spotlight
John Kruk's career .300 average was a testament to his ability as a hitter, but few thought his everyman looks would eventually lead to a role on one of baseball's weekly TV showcases.
4/12/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: April 12
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
4/12/2013 | Scout's belief helps Rosenthal's transition to mound
The baseball archives of Cowley County Community College said this about Cardinals right-hander Trevor Rosenthal: "Player that could see playing time as a pitcher or at shortstop. Has a great deal of potential." True. No doubt about it.
4/12/2013 | Jackie's legacy celebrated at '42' premiere in KC
This wasn't your Hollywood red-carpet movie premiere. Not with a brooding grey sky, a breezy 41 degrees and a theater complex set inside a suburban shopping mall. This was Thursday night in chilly Kansas City, and yet here came film star Harrison Ford, working his way down the red carpet at the Kansas City premiere of the movie "42," the story of how Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, portrayed by Ford, broke baseball's color line in 1947.
4/12/2013 | Callaspo strains calf, limiting depth on Angels' infield
Third baseman Alberto Callaspo left Thursday's 8-1 loss to the A's after seven innings because of tightness in his right calf.
4/12/2013 | Morse out up to week with fractured finger
Mariners outfielder Michael Morse, tied for the American League lead with six home runs, sustained a non-displaced fracture of his right pinkie finger when he was hit on the hand by a pitch in the seventh inning of Thursday's 4-3 loss to Texas.
4/12/2013 | Dodgers to celebrate Robinson's legacy all weekend
Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day on Monday, but the Dodgers and the City of Los Angeles will be celebrating all weekend.
4/12/2013 | Greinke fractures collarbone in fracas at Petco
The Dodgers have lost right-hander Zack Greinke indefinitely with a broken collarbone as a result of a fight in the sixth inning of Thursday night's 3-2 victory over the Padres at Petco Park.
4/12/2013 | Old tensions rise as Greinke, Quentin set off melee
A benches-clearing brawl broke out at the Dodgers-Padres game on Thursday when Zack Greinke hit Carlos Quentin with a full-count pitch leading off the bottom of the sixth inning.
4/11/2013 | A's make it eight straight behind Griffin's gem
Oakland's 8-1 victory over the Angels on Thursday night, backed by an excellent performance from righty A.J. Griffin, secured the series sweep and extended the club's winning streak to eight.
4/11/2013 | Papi notches two hits, runs bases without pain
When it comes to running the bases, David Ortiz never will be confused with Rickey Henderson, but the fact Ortiz was able to run the bases sans pain was the best news the Red Sox could expect in his first rehab game with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
4/11/2013 | Mariners place OF Saunders on 15-day DL
Michael Saunders was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with a sprained right shoulder after colliding with the outfield wall at Safeco Field on Wednesday. But the Mariners right fielder said things could have been worse and he expects to be back soon.
4/11/2013 | Lowe remains in bullpen with Harrison on DL
Derek Lowe has made more starts in the Major Leagues than anybody on the Rangers staff. But the Rangers decided to keep him in the bullpen and called up right-hander Justin Grimm to start on Thursday night against the Mariners.
4/11/2013 | Early signs show Crawford feeling at home in LA
With the two most troubling years of his Major League career in Boston just behind him, Carl Crawford says he's again enjoying playing the game he loves.
4/11/2013 | Former Astros manager Hatton dies at 90
Grady Hatton, who managed the Astros in the late 1960s, has died at the age of 90, The Associated Press reported Thursday.
4/11/2013 | Reddick rests again, could be used off bench
A's right fielder Josh Reddick was out of the starting lineup for a third straight game after spraining his right wrist on Sunday, but he was expected to be a pinch-hit option.
4/11/2013 | Dodgers have decision to make as Lilly nears return
Ted Lilly, the Dodgers pitcher with no apparent role, came out of his injury rehab start Wednesday night with no issues, which was to be expected because he's not hurt.
4/11/2013 | Jones drives in winner to take another Fenway series
Timely hitting and lockdown relief pitching led the way in Thursday's 3-2 win against the Red Sox, and it centered on the middle-of-the-order bats of Adam Jones and Chris Davis.
4/11/2013 | Around the horn: Alonso shows infield range
It was a wild ninth inning Wednesday for Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso, as he was constantly on the move, bouncing around the infield while the team was on defense.
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