5/7/2013 | Webster summonded to start in Doubront's spot
Highly touted pitching prospect Allen Webster, who was impressive in his Major League debut for the Red Sox on April 21, will get another chance on Wednesday night when he starts against the Twins.
5/7/2013 | Bay returns to old home at PNC Park
Jason Bay, the face of the Pirates' franchise from 2004-08, returned to PNC Park on Tuesday. With the Pirates, Bay hit .284 in 368 games at PNC Park, with 78 doubles, 12 triples, 61 home runs and 241 RBIs.
5/7/2013 | Yost stands by decision to pull Shields in shutout bid
Twenty-four hours later, Royals manager Ned Yost said he wouldn't change his decision to pull Monday's starter James Shields after eight shutout innings against the White Sox.
5/7/2013 | Mesoraco, Choo go back-to-back for wild win
In a thrilling conclusion, Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo hit back-to-back home runs off Craig Kimbrel in the bottom of the ninth inning to propel the Reds to a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Braves on Tuesday.
5/7/2013 | Liriano to make Pirates debut on Saturday
Francisco Liriano checked into the Pirates' clubhouse Tuesday afternoon, riding one of his best five-start stretches in recent years. Now he just hopes he can transition the ride from the Minor Leagues to the Majors, from rehab starts to meaningful starts.
5/7/2013 | Quality assurance: Wood pitches Cubs past Cards
Travis Wood posted his seventh straight quality start, and Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run home run, to lift the Cubs to a 2-1 victory Tuesday night over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.
5/7/2013 | Happ's injury overshadows win over Rays
Maicer Izturis hit a go-ahead solo homer during the top of the ninth inning to give the Blue Jays a 6-4 victory over the Rays in a game that was marred by a scary situation involving left-hander J.A. Happ, who was struck in the head by a line drive.
5/7/2013 | Maddon backs McGee, despite recent stretch
In Jake McGee's last seven appearances, he has allowed eight runs on 12 hits, five walks and two home runs in 5 2/3 innings. In the process, his ERA has swelled to 10.64. Such results are in vast deference to McGee's 2012 numbers, when he posted a 5-2 mark with a 1.95 ERA in 69 appearances.
5/7/2013 | Francisco passes back-to-back test at Class A
The Mets may be closer to getting one of their prized relief arms back in the fold. Frank Francisco, sidelined by offseason surgery to remove a bone chip from his pitching elbow, has passed a big test by being able to pitch in back-to-back games.
5/7/2013 | Melvin doesn't expect Parker to miss next start
A's right-hander Jarrod Parker said prior to Tuesday's game that his neck pain is probably worse now than it ever was before and that he doesn't know how or when the strain became an issue, nor does he know how long it will persist.
5/7/2013 | Reddick reportedly heading to DL with wrist injury
A's outfielder Josh Reddick will reportedly be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday after he aggravated his right wrist injury in Monday's 7-3 loss to the Indians. Daric Barton will be called up to fill the roster spot.
5/7/2013 | Indians like their bullpen lineup sans Pestano
The Indians will undoubtedly miss having Vinnie Pestano at the back end of the bullpen. That does not mean the the rest of Cleveland's relief corps lacks confidence in its ability to fill in for the setup man while he tends to his ailing right elbow.
5/7/2013 | Diamond's gem backed by late Twins offense
Scott Diamond recorded his fourth straight quality start and Ryan Doumit homered to help back him offensively, leading the Twins to a 6-1 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
5/7/2013 | McAllister arms Indians in shutout of Athletics
Right-hander Zach McAllister logged 7 2/3 scoreless innings and Yan Gomes' sacrifice fly was enough offense for the Indians in a 1-0 win over the A's on Tuesday night at Progressive Field.
5/7/2013 | 'Thankful' Peavy displays talents in the Fan Cave
On the same day that Gavin Floyd was undergoing Tommy John surgery and John Danks was starting a rehab assignment, Jake Peavy was thankful. Thankful to be playing a guitar set at the Fan Cave, thankful to sink his teeth into video of six or seven Mets games, thankful to be playing the game he loves at the age of 31.
5/7/2013 | Sore shoulder forces McDonald from start, to DL
The Pirates scratched James McDonald from his start on Tuesday night and placed the right-hander on the 15-day disabled list with discomfort in his throwing shoulder.
5/7/2013 | Tigers-Nats postponed, to be made up Thursday
Tuesday night's game between the Nationals and Tigers was postponed because of inclement weather and has been rescheduled for Thursday at 4:05 p.m. ET at Nationals Park.
5/7/2013 | Davey: Harper won't be disciplined for ump dispute
Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced Tuesday that left fielder Bryce Harper will not be fined nor suspended from Major League Baseball for arguing with third-base umpire John Hirschbeck on Sunday.
5/7/2013 | McEwing enters Irish-American Baseball HOF
Joe McEwing was inducted into the Irish-American Baseball Hall of Fame alongside another former Met in Rusty Staub; Peter O'Malley, the longtime owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers; Bill Madden of the New York Daily News; and Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy.
5/7/2013 | Dodgers fan a recipient of Kemp's kindness
Matt Kemp didn't know he was being recorded Sunday night at AT&T Park in San Francisco when he presented a young Dodgers fan battling cancer with an autographed baseball and his jersey, hat and spikes. The Dodgers outfielder didn't do it for the attention, but rather out of the kindness of his heart.
5/7/2013 | Nova set for spring game, hopes to return soon
Ivan Nova is scheduled to pitch in an extended spring game Wednesday afternoon at the Yankees' Minor League complex, where he's working his way back from right triceps inflammation.
5/7/2013 | Cervelli has stitches removed from right hand
When the Yankees placed Francisco Cervelli on the disabled list, they estimated he'd need a minimum of six weeks to recover. In reality, Cervelli said Tuesday, it could be another five weeks before he even begins baseball activities.
5/7/2013 | Harvey's gem helps Mets slip by White Sox in 10
Matt Harvey worked to perfection for 6 2/3 innings before allowing an infield single and allowed just that one hit and struck out 12 over nine shutout frames as the Mets slipped by the White Sox, 1-0, in 10 innings on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
5/7/2013 | With Hanrahan on DL, Tazawa becomes the closer
Plans A and B are currently not options for the Red Sox in the ninth inning after they officially placed Joel Hanrahan on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a right forearm strain. With Andrew Bailey already on the DL with a right biceps strain, Junichi Tazawa will fill in at closer.
5/7/2013 | Helton pleads guilty to driving while ability impaired
Rockies first baseman Todd Helton pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while ability impaired, and was sentenced to a year's probation, a $400 fine and 24 hours of community service by an Adams County, Colo., court on Tuesday.
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