5/9/2013 | Tribe knocks three homers, Kazmir dazzles in sweep
One day after the replay ruling heard 'round the baseball world, Cleveland clubbed a trio of homers to cruise to a 9-2 rout over the A's at Progressive Field. The lopsided win supported a strong outing from left-hander Scott Kazmir.
5/9/2013 | Cano, bullpen steer Yankees to win and first place
Robinson Cano singled for his 1,500th big league hit and then homered following a two-hour rain delay to help the Yankees secure a series victory over the Rockies with a 3-1 victory Thursday. New York moved into a three-way tie atop the AL East.
5/9/2013 | There's no simple solution for protecting pitchers
The scary incident involving J.A. Happ being struck in the head by a line drive once again has many in the game looking for answers to better protect pitchers without adversely impacting their ability to do their job.
5/9/2013 | MRI reveals Putz won't need elbow surgery
D-backs closer J.J. Putz will avoid surgery after an MRI revealed no major damage to his throwing elbow but he will be shut down for at least two weeks.
5/9/2013 | Romero optioned to Triple-A after rough start
After lasting just one-third of an inning in his second big league start of the season on Wednesday, Ricky Romero was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday.
5/9/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 9
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/9/2013 | Rangers' Baker salutes Wounded Warriors
Jeff Baker, son of an Army colonel, has great admiration for military members and has become involved in the Wounded Warrior Project.
5/9/2013 | Price, Dickey looking for Cy Young-winning form
Thursday's pitching showdown between Tampa Bay's David Price and Toronto's R.A. Dickey -- the reigning Cy Young Award winners from each league -- is undoubtedly rare. While the meeting is indeed unusual, the way each Cy Young Award winner has started his respective follow-up campaign is even more uncommon.
5/9/2013 | Diamond in the rough: Wells plays third for first time
Vernon Wells played third base for the first time ever in a game, at any level, and made a play in the ninth inning to help the Yankees to a one-run victory on Wednesday night.
5/9/2013 | With first-pitch strikes, pitchers gain key edge
After almost 15,000 total plate appearances in this season, hitters who take a first-pitch ball have a slash line of .269/.383/.442. Hitters who fall behind at 0-1 are flailing away to the tune of .221/.261/.341. Evidentally the best pitch of all is strike one.
5/9/2013 | Norris' gem gives Astros shot to sweep Angels
Bud Norris twirled a gem and Chris Carter hit his eighth home run of the season as the Astros secured a series victory over the Angels with a 3-1 win on Wednesday night in Houston.
5/9/2013 | Stomach illness among Werth's ailments
Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth has started taking antibiotics to treat a stomach illness that may be contributing indirectly to his ailing right hamstring, manager Davey Johnson said on Thursday. The team believes dehydration has been a primary factor in the muscle tightening and cramping over the past week.
5/9/2013 | Miggy playing through back soreness
Miguel Cabrera can create a highlight every time he takes a swing. He can also create a panic every time he takes a funny step. Wednesday night was a case for the latter.
5/9/2013 | Nats' fast start backs Haren in win over Tigers
The Nationals scored early and often in support of Dan Haren, and it proved to be enough as they edged the Tigers, 5-4, at Nationals Park on Thursday afternoon.
5/8/2013 | Adrian exits early after aggravating neck strain
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was removed from Wednesday's 3-2 loss against the D-backs after four innings after aggravating his neck strain that has bothered him for a week.
5/8/2013 | Papi goes 0-for-5 as 27-game hitting streak ends
The odd part of David Ortiz's 27-game hitting streak coming to an end Wednesday night wasn't that the slugger didn't get a hit during an 0-for-5 night at the plate. It was that 14 of the 18 players who started in the game did. Ortiz was the only player not to reach base safely.
5/8/2013 | For Yankees, all's Wells that ends Wells
Vernon Wells hit a two-run homer in the first, scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth and then played third base for the first time in the bottom half in a 3-2 win over the Rockies on Wednesday night at Coors Field.
5/8/2013 | Behind 20-hit outburst, Twins rout Red Sox
The Twins broke out offensively and set a season high in both runs scored and hits en route to a 15-8 blowout victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
5/8/2013 | Mo makes latest farewell pitch where he'd never pitched
Mariano Rivera continued his farewell tour in a ballpark he had never pitched in before Wednesday night, meeting with longtime Rockies employees who cherished the opportunity to chat with the future Hall of Famer.
5/8/2013 | Holland's sharp outing helps Rangers limit slide
Derek Holland held the Brewers to one run in seven innings and the Rangers snapped a two-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday night at Miller Park.
5/8/2013 | A's-Indians tilt takes controversial turn in ninth
The A's thought Adam Rosales had homered off Indians closer Chris Perez, but the umpires ruled differently following a video review. Oakland manager Bob Melvin vehemently disagreed, resulting in his ejection.
5/8/2013 | Maddon ejected for second straight night
Rays manager Joe Maddon was ejected from Wednesday night's game against the Blue Jays at Tropicana Field. In doing so, Maddon only managed five of the 8 1/2 innings played in the game that gave him his 600th win as skipper of the Rays.
5/8/2013 | With Putz on DL, D-backs turn to Bell to close
Heath Bell may be the D-backs' new closer after J.J. Putz was sent to the 15-day disabled list, but the closing role is nothing new to Bell.
5/8/2013 | A View from Studio 3: Evaluating winter moves
While you don't need 20/20 vision or an actuarial degree to know that there's a decent number of players who are thriving (or shrinking) in new surroundings, the truth is that numbers help tell a few very different early-season stories.
5/8/2013 | Weeks dropped to seventh in Brewers' lineup
Rickie Weeks, who has batted second, fourth and fifth this season, dropped on Wednesday to the seven-hole. He went 0-for-3 against the Rangers and stranded four runners on base, finishing the game with a .188 batting average and .291 slugging percentage.
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