5/11/2013 | Weekend notes: Mujica leads journeymen closers
Edward Mujica has filled the Cardinals' void at closer after losing Jason Motte to injury and Mitchell Boggs to ineffectiveness. The journeyman right-hander is indicative of a new trend of older pitchers finding success in the ninth inning after long careers spent in other roles.
5/11/2013 | Nats put Werth on DL with hamstring injury
As expected, Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Saturday's game against the Cubs because of a right hamstring injury. On Friday, Werth, who hasn't played since May 2 against the Braves, had spasms in the hamstring when he tried to do leg curls.
5/11/2013 | Hanrahan to undergo season-ending surgery
Red Sox right-handed reliever Joel Hanrahan said on Saturday he will undergo season-ending surgery on the flexor muscle tendon of his right forearm.
5/11/2013 | Bats pour it on to back Liriano's Bucs debut
Francisco Liriano was quite the winning pitcher in the Bucs' 11-2 victory against the Mets on Saturday, when Jose Tabata finished a triple shy of the cycle and Jordy Mercer contributed two homers.
5/11/2013 | Buehrle brings out his best in Blue Jays' win
Mark Buehrle allowed just one run over seven-plus innings and Adam Lind hit a go-ahead solo homer in the top of the ninth inning, as the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.
5/11/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 11
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/11/2013 | Marlins rally behind Fernandez in LA
Jose Fernandez shut down the Dodgers after a three-run first inning and Derek Dietrich belted his first career homer, a three-run shot, to lead the Marlins to a 5-4 comeback victory on Friday night.
5/11/2013 | Cloyd optioned to Triple-A after strong debut
Minutes after turning in an impressive season debut Friday against the D-backs, Tyler Cloyd was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following the Phillies' 3-2 loss.
5/11/2013 | Mo, Yanks make light of last year's injury in KC
Mariano Rivera jogged out to the spot where his career nearly ended 12 months ago, looked down and smiled Friday. A prankster from the Yankees' clubhouse had painted a white chalk outline of Rivera's body on the warning track, while a banner adorned with stop signs and yellow caution tape fluttered from the outfield wall reading: "No Mo Zone."
5/11/2013 | Greinke thinks he's ready to return to LA
Pain free but knocked around on Friday night in his first rehab start, Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke said he's ready to return to the Major Leagues one month after breaking his left collarbone.
5/11/2013 | Shields seeks better luck in matchup with Yanks
While James Shields has tossed quality starts in six of his seven outings this season, he's managed to win only two of those games. Much of that can be attributed to the fact that Shields has faced a former All-Star in six of those seven starts. He'll face another All-Star on Saturday in Andy Pettitte as the Yankees and Royals face off at Kauffman Stadium.
5/10/2013 | Cain overcomes pain to fire eight strong frames
The Giants chased Braves starter Tim Hudson with a six-run fourth that generated an 8-2 victory for Matt Cain, who toughed out a line drive off his right hip in the second inning.
5/10/2013 | Granderson homers in second rehab game at Triple-A
Curtis Granderson took a big step toward the Bronx on Friday as he homered in the eighth inning of his second rehab game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
5/10/2013 | Wright says he's fine despite sore left knee
Always eager to play through injuries, sometimes to a fault, David Wright was not about to let a sore left knee sideline him on Friday against the Pirates. The Mets third baseman downplayed the notion that he may need time to nurse his knee on the bench.
5/10/2013 | Iwakuma in fine form as Mariners top Athletics
Hisashi Iwakuma got plenty of support from Raul Ibanez and others on Friday as Seattle rolled to a 6-3 win over the A's to open a three-game series at Safeco Field.
5/10/2013 | One-hit wonder: Miller dominates Rockies
Cardinals rookie Shelby Miller tossed a one-hitter in his first professional shutout and Carlos Beltran slammed his team-leading ninth home run of the season in a 3-0 win over the Rockies in front of 37,800 at Busch Stadium on Friday night.
5/10/2013 | Trio of taters helps Rangers mash Astros
A game-tying home run by Nelson Cruz in the sixth inning, a go-ahead shot by Jeff Baker in the seventh and an insurance homer by David Murphy in the ninth carried the Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Astros on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
5/10/2013 | Heyward feels 'normal' soreness after first rehab game
Jason Heyward was kept out of Triple-A Gwinnett's lineup on Friday night after he played his first game in nearly three weeks on Thursday.
5/10/2013 | Offense pours in runs to back Scherzer's fifth win
Homers from Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera lifted Max Scherzer to his fifth win, powering the Tigers to a 10-4 win Friday night at Comerica Park against the Indians.
5/10/2013 | Injuries force Marlins to fast-track prospects
The Marlins have had 12 players make a total of 13 trips to the disabled list this season, the most in the Major Leagues, which has prompted the club to promote some Minor League prospects earlier than anticipated.
5/10/2013 | Manuel hopes Aumont cuts down on walks
More than a month into the new season, Phillies reliever Phillippe Aumont boasts a 2.45 ERA, a number few would gripe about. But in his 11 innings, the right-hander has already walked 10 batters.
5/10/2013 | Young likely nearing rehab assignment in Arizona
A depleted A's club could soon be welcoming back one of its ailing outfielders, as Chris Young is expected to begin a rehab assignment within a few days.
5/10/2013 | Carpenter turns in impressive bullpen session
The comeback trail for right-hander Chris Carpenter began with a simple father-son game of catch in the backyard.
5/10/2013 | Motte in good spirits after season-ending surgery
Injured closer Jason Motte underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and appeared at Busch Stadium on Friday in good spirits.
5/10/2013 | Bochy backs Vogelsong amid recent struggles
Giants manager Bruce Bochy demonstrated his faith Friday in Ryan Vogelsong, announcing that the struggling right-hander will make his next start as scheduled Wednesday at Toronto.
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