4/8/2013 | Buchholz buckles down to earn second win
As of the final out in Monday's 3-1 win over the Orioles, the Red Sox possessed 40 percent of the 2-0 pitchers in the Majors.
4/8/2013 | Carpenter, Furcal in uniform for pregame ceremonies
Chris Carpenter and Rafael Furcal may be out for the season due to injury, but both made a point of being at Busch Stadium -- in uniform -- to participate in the Cardinals' home opener festivities.
4/8/2013 | Cards honor 'Stan the Man' before home opener
On Opening Day at Busch Stadium, there was an absence without Stan Musial, who died in January at 92, in that line. He had been a constant presence on Opening Day in St. Louis for the last 70 years. But while he may not have been at Busch on Monday, he emerged as the centerpiece of the Cardinals' home opener festivities.
4/8/2013 | Motte to get update on right elbow Tuesday
Closer Jason Motte anticipates receiving some clarity as to how his right elbow is recovering when he visits with Dr. George Paletta on Tuesday. Motte is scheduled to undergo an MRI as part of a follow-up exam with the Cardinals' team physician.
4/8/2013 | Pronk homers in first at-bat back in Cleveland
Before receiving a rousing ovation during introductions on Monday, former Tribe star Travis Hafner said that he expected a positive reception from the Indians' fan base when stepping to the plate against his former team. It didn't take Hafner long to draw some boos from the Progressive Field crowd, slugging a three-run homer in the top of the first inning off Ubaldo Jimenez to break a scoreless tie.
4/8/2013 | Confident Frazier off to sizzling start at the plate
With his role secure and always brimming with self-assurance, third baseman Todd Frazier has gotten off to an extremely hot start for the Reds.
4/8/2013 | Chapman thriving, but workload will lessen
For those who hoped Aroldis Chapman would be the Reds' closer, because it meant more possibilities to see him pitch, have not been disappointed. Chapman came into Monday having worked five of Cincinnati's six games, including the previous two.
4/8/2013 | Swisher misses friendships forged in Bronx
Nick Swisher has embraced the leadership role that the Indians offered him over the offseason. Over the past few years in New York, he was more of a complementary presence in a clubhouse packed with superstars. It has been much different in Cleveland, but Swisher has fond memories of his time in the Bronx.
4/8/2013 | Rays trade catcher Chirinos to Rangers
The Rays traded catcher Robinson Chirinos to the Rangers on Monday for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
4/8/2013 | Johnson in enviable position with Nationals
A lot of big league managers might wish they were in Davey Johnson's shoes. Right now, he's behind the helm of a revitalized Washington Nationals team many prognosticators project as the 2013 World Series champions.
4/8/2013 | Wrigley Field renovation talks ongoing
It was Opening Day at Wrigley Field on Monday, and may be the last one before the Cubs begin a $300 million renovation plan. The Cubs are still waiting for approval from the city regarding changes they want to make, and negotiations are ongoing.
4/8/2013 | Patience, slider important for Marmol
After losing the closer's role last year, Carlos Marmol bounced back over the second half. The Cubs hope Marmol will recover in a similar fashion this year after losing the role just three appearances into this season.
4/8/2013 | Henderson temporarily replaces Axford as closer
For the second straight season, John Axford is temporarily out as the Brewers' closer, replaced by Jim Henderson.
4/8/2013 | Braun back in action; Segura sidelined with thigh bruise
Shortstop Jean Segura remained sidelined with a deep left thigh bruise, but the Brewers received a much-needed boost Monday when left fielder Ryan Braun returned to the starting lineup after missing three games with a stiff neck.
4/8/2013 | Uecker, Brewers mourn loss of Haig
The Brewers and Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker on Monday were mourning the death of former team and WTMJ radio executive Bill Haig.
4/8/2013 | Triple-A's Clemens joins Astros; Fields to DL
The Astros placed right-handed pitcher Josh Fields on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a right forearm strain and recalled right-hander Paul Clemens from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
4/8/2013 | Draft Watch: Top-tier hurlers Ziomek, Wahl square off
A good amount of the scouting industry was in Oxford, Miss., on Friday to watch Vanderbilt visit the University of Mississippi. The main attraction: two potential first-round arms facing off.
4/8/2013 | Senior Circuit holding down top of Rankings
We're one week into the 2013 season and the best teams in baseball have already emerged and risen to the top of the standings. Or have they?
4/8/2013 | Quick start, wind help Brewers spoil Cubs' opener
Martin Maldonado hit a three-run double during a four-run first inning and Marco Estrada pitched seven strong innings to help the Brewers end a five-game losing streak with a 7-4 win over the Cubs in the Wrigley Field opener. Ryan Braun went 3-for-4 with an RBI after missing the previous three games.
4/8/2013 | Activated from DL, Freese makes season debut
After a three-game Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis, David Freese was activated from the disabled list and inserted into the Cardinals' home opener starting lineup on Monday.
4/8/2013 | Lackey might avoid trip to disabled list
The Red Sox don't have a recovery schedule lined up for John Lackey just yet, but manager John Farrell indicated there's at least a chance the righty can avoid going on the disabled list.
4/8/2013 | Red Sox honor Jimmy Fund at home opener
Celebrating 60 years of the Jimmy Fund, the Red Sox welcomed more than 150 patients, family members and medical personnel onto the Fenway Park field for opening ceremonies on Monday.
4/8/2013 | Nava's blast helps make winner of Buchholz, Sox
With the shadows hovering over home plate for hours, the big hit seemed all too elusive for both teams in Monday's Fenway Park opener.
4/8/2013 | A gifted athlete, Hicks still honing abilities
At 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, switch-hitting Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks has what many would say is the perfect athletic physique.
4/8/2013 | '90s were great, but Tribe has fresh identity
The toughest challenge is attempting to replicate an inimitable era. This past offseason, however, has provided the Indians and their fans a fresh source of optimism.
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