9/18/2013 | Brewers cruise after first-inning grand slam
Sean Halton hit his first career grand slam in a Brewers five-run first inning, and Tyler Thornburg shut out the Cubs over six innings to help lift the Brewers to a 7-0 win at Miller Park, their fourth win in a row.
9/18/2013 | Span's hit streak at 29, one from Nats' mark
The longest hitting streak in the Major Leagues reached 29 games Wednesday night, when Denard Span singled in the seventh inning against the Braves. If he gets a hit Thursday, Span will match the longest hitting streak in Nationals history, set by Ryan Zimmerman in 2009.
9/18/2013 | Injury updates: CarGo visits hand specialist
It looks as if Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez will finish the season as the most accomplished defensive replacement in recent memory.
9/18/2013 | Hanley back on bench after one-game return
Hanley Ramirez's return to the Dodgers' lineup lasted one game. On Wednesday night, he not only wasn't in the starting lineup, he wasn't even on the field for batting practice.
9/18/2013 | Rays of might: Success becomes Tampa Bay tradition
The Tampa Bay franchise has recorded six consecutive winning seasons. This is good, not only for the Rays, but for baseball.
9/18/2013 | Satin caps four-run ninth with walk-off winner vs. SF
Josh Satin hit a two-run single in the ninth inning off Sergio Romo to send the Mets to a 5-4 walk-off win Wednesday night against the Giants at Citi Field.
9/18/2013 | Fredi ejected, Wood shortly thereafter in DC
Alex Wood has been a composed and rather quiet character throughout his rookie season. But thanks to a costly and disputed call made by veteran umpire CB Bucknor, we now know that Wood also has a fiery temper.
9/18/2013 | Segura day to day with hamstring strain
Brewers All-Star shortstop Jean Segura limped to the dugout with a strained right hamstring after scoring a run in the first inning Wednesday against the Cubs, and he was replaced in the field by Jeff Bianchi for the top of the second.
9/18/2013 | Rays walk off to top of AL Wild Card heap
Desmond Jennings' walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th inning gave the Rays a 4-3 win over the Rangers on Wednesday. The win also put Tampa Bay a game ahead of Texas for the first AL Wild Card spot and prevented the Rangers from claiming the tiebreaker and home-field advantage in the AL Wild Card Game, should the two teams finish the regular season with the same record.
9/18/2013 | Rangers drop to second in AL Wild Card race
Desmond Jennings singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 12th as the Rangers fell to the Rays, 4-3, on Wednesday. The loss was the Rangers' 14th in their past 18 games, and they're one game behind the Rays for the top spot in the AL Wild Card race.
9/18/2013 | Kelly doesn't think calf sprain will keep him sidelined
Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly said tests on his sore right calf Wednesday revealed nothing more than a slight sprain with no structural damage.
9/18/2013 | Brewers coaches, executives meet to evaluate squad
The Brewers' state of the franchise meeting Wednesday turned into an all-day affair, as Milwaukee's entire 40-man roster was evaluated.
9/18/2013 | Gibby going to let Corbin pitch through struggles
One day after the Dodgers lit up staff ace Patrick Corbin for six runs over two-plus innings, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson rejected the notion that the club might shut down the 24-year-old for the rest of the season.
9/18/2013 | Thursday's outing to determine Crain's next step
Rays reliever Jesse Crain will pitch in an instructional league game Thursday afternoon in Sarasota, Fla., which could be the final step in his rehabilitation process from a right shoulder strain he sustained before he was traded to Tampa Bay.
9/18/2013 | Sveum anticipates evaluations on horizon
On Tuesday, Theo Epstein said Dale Sveum was being evaluated just like the players, and he would not say whether Sveum would return as the Cubs' manager. Sveum said Wednesday he understood the process and expected to know his future once the regular season ended.
9/18/2013 | Ellsbury confident he'll return in regular season
Though Jacoby Ellsbury is still waiting to be cleared to resume baseball activities, the center fielder is "very confident" he will be back in the lineup before the regular season ends on Sept. 29.
9/18/2013 | Davey hints Detwiler likely done for regular season
After throwing three simulated innings on Wednesday, Nationals left-hander Ross Detwiler will fly to Viera, Fla., and pitch in an instructional league game Monday, according to Davey Johnson. The manager hinted that the lefty might not rejoin the Nats this season.
9/18/2013 | Once refined, Carter's raw talent can shine bright
Astros outfielder Chris Carter smiled and talked politely with reporters Wednesday afternoon about how he has hit better on the road than at home this season and what it meant to him to play every day for the first time in the Majors.
9/18/2013 | Padres bend but don't break in Steel City
Tyson Ross allowed two runs over seven stellar innings, but the Padres still needed RBI hits from Logan Forsythe and Rene Rivera in the ninth inning to drop the Pirates for a third straight game on Wednesday night, 3-2.
9/18/2013 | Affeldt likely done for season after brief return from DL
Left-hander Jeremy Affeldt's left groin injury has lingered enough to sideline him for possibly the rest of the season, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday.
9/18/2013 | Hamilton steals four bags in first big league start
Reds rookie Billy Hamilton stole four bases in his first Major League start, and also notched three hits on Wednesday. Hamilton is the first player in the live ball era to steal four bases in his first career start.
9/18/2013 | Showalter excited to have O'Day back in bullpen
Buck Showalter made sure a locker was cleared for right-hander Darren O'Day on Wednesday. The manager seemed pretty excited to have his setup man back.
9/18/2013 | Infante, Hunter get breather prior to day game
Both Omar Infante and Torii Hunter were held out of Wednesday's starting lineup against the Mariners as manager Jim Leyland hopes to keep them fresh for Thursday's day game.
9/18/2013 | Indians are taking Giambi's message to heart
Veteran Jason Giambi called a team meeting before the Indians headed on their road swing through Chicago and Kansas City. His message was simple: the time had come to set aside personal goals in favor of focusing on the bigger picture.
9/18/2013 | Dwyer's reward following title is callup to KC
The only thing that could have made Chris Dwyer's night better after leading the Omaha Storm Chasers to a Triple-A National Championship would be a callup to the Major Leagues. And that's exactly what happened.
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