9/16/2013 | Hanson back in bigs, but future uncertain
Tommy Hanson will spend the next two weeks with the Angels. Beyond that, it gets very uncertain for the 27-year-old right-hander.
9/16/2013 | Lee drives in four, strikes out 14 to win series opener
Cliff Lee continued his All-Star season in Monday's 12-2 victory against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. He allowed two runs on eight hits, walked none and struck out 14 in eight innings to improve to 14-6 with a 2.95 ERA. And he went 3-for-4 with a career-high four RBIs.
9/16/2013 | Postponement of Braves-Nats game the right call
Even after the players from the Braves and Nationals began showing up at Nationals Park on Monday afternoon, even after they put their uniforms on and began doing the things they almost always do, they knew there would be no game. There just couldn't be.
9/16/2013 | Pinto having success while learning on the job
Offensively, Twins rookie catcher Josmil Pinto has gotten off to a quick start in the Major Leagues, but defensively, he's been more of a work in progress behind the plate.
9/16/2013 | Seinfeld to join Mets booth for Tuesday's game
Jerry Seinfeld -- a longtime Mets fan and the creator of "Seinfeld," which Keith Hernandez guest-starred on in 1992 -- will join Ron Darling, Gary Cohen and Hernandez in the SNY announcers' booth during New York's game against the Giants on Tuesday night, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
9/16/2013 | Parker's franchise-best unbeaten mark ends at 19
Jarrod Parker returned to the mound after being scratched due to illness on Sunday. However, Parker had his worst outing in months, allowing seven earned runs in 4 1/3 innings, snapping a 19-start unbeaten streak in Monday's 12-1 loss to the Angels. The A's magic number to win the AL West is seven due to the Rangers' loss.
9/16/2013 | Porter takes on 'mentor' Baker and visiting Reds
Astros manager Bo Porter spoke glowingly Monday afternoon about veteran Reds manager Dusty Baker, who is in town this week with the Reds in what is now an Interleague matchup, and even went as far as calling Baker a mentor.
9/16/2013 | Brewers mulling start for top prospect Nelson
The Brewers are still mulling a start for right-hander and top pitching prospect Jimmy Nelson before the end of the season, though manager Ron Roenicke declined to say Monday where Nelson might fit.
9/16/2013 | Halos rout division-leading A's behind Wilson
C.J. Wilson tossed seven innings of one-run ball and the offense jumped all over Jarrod Parker and the first-place A's bullpen on Monday, posting a 12-1 victory on Monday, the Angels' sixth win in seven games.
9/16/2013 | Cashner flirts with perfection, fires one-hit shutout
Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner flirted with a perfect game for six innings and threw a monkey wrench into the Pirates' pennant drive with a 2-0, one-hit shutout Monday night at PNC Park. Cashner allowed only one baseunner, on Jose Tabata's leadoff single in the seventh, and faced the minimum 27 batters.
9/16/2013 | Sveum excited by Castillo's upside
This is Welington Castillo's first season as a No. 1 catcher, and Cubs manager Dale Sveum said he can't wait to see how this year will pay off for the youngster next year.
9/16/2013 | Peralta set to play in instructional league games
Jhonny Peralta will make the next step for a possible return to the Tigers, as he nears the end of his 50-game suspension, when he reports to the instructional league on Wednesday.
9/16/2013 | Vlad exited quietly but deserves entrance to Hall
Vladimir Guerrero didn't make much of a splash over the weekend with his retirement announcement, and there will be debate over his Hall of Fame credentials, but for one member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America spanning four decades, it's an easy call.
9/16/2013 | Ventura making debut in midst of playoff race
Here's a surprise to spice up the Royals' bid for a postseason berth: Right-hander Yordano Ventura, considered the club's most advanced pitching prospect, will make his Major League debut on Tuesday night against Cleveland in place of southpaw Danny Duffy.
9/16/2013 | Marshall aims to prove himself after activation from DL
On Monday, the Reds activated Sean Marshall, who had been out since May 24 with a sprained left shoulder and suffered a bout of tendinitis in July during his rehab effort.
9/16/2013 | Cozart, Cueto draw Reds closer in NL Central
Zack Cozart had four RBIs as Johnny Cueto hurled five scoreless frames in his return to the Reds in a 6-1 victory over the Astros on Monday to gain ground by one game in the NL Central.
9/16/2013 | Former Marlin Kotsay announces retirement
Veteran Mark Kotsay announced he will retire after a 17-year Major League career. Currently with San Diego, Kotsay began his career with the Marlins from 1997-2000 before his first stint with San Diego.
9/16/2013 | Gyorko expecting big turnout in return to home turf
Morgantown, W.Va., native and former West Virginia University star Jedd Gyorko is enjoying a strong rookie season with the Padres, and the Mountain State is expected to turn out in big numbers to support him this week at PNC Park.
9/16/2013 | After bullpen session, Felix targets weekend for return
Felix Hernandez felt fine physically while throwing a bullpen session on Monday prior to the Mariners' game at Comerica Park, but he won't pitch in a game until at least this weekend in Anaheim.
9/16/2013 | Kemp K's to end game in first at-bat off DL
After hours of indecision, the Dodgers activated Matt Kemp from the 15-day disabled list just before Monday night's 2-1 loss to the D-backs. He did not start but was inserted as a pinch-hitter with two runners on in the ninth inning and struck out to end the game.
9/16/2013 | Braves saddened to learn of shootings in DC
As Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was drinking coffee at the team's hotel early Monday morning, he heard the earliest reports about a gunman at Washington's Navy Yard. A little more than three hours later, he gained a better understanding of the severity of this tragedy that occurred just a few blocks away from Nationals Park and led to the postponement of Monday night's Braves-Nationals game.
9/16/2013 | Held to one hit in loss, Pirates remain tied for first
Andrew Cashner flirted with perfection as the Padres edged the Bucs, 2-0, as he brilliantly outdueled A.J. Burnett with his one-hitter Monday night at PNC Park. With the Cardinals' 6-2 loss to the Rockies, the Pirates and Cards remained in a deadlock atop the National League Central standings.
9/16/2013 | Masterson building toward bullpen session
Indians right-hander Masterson, who has been shelved with a strained left oblique sustained in a Sept. 2 start, played catch up to a distance of 110 feet on Monday. Barring any setbacks, he might be cleared to throw off a mound in a bullpen session on Friday.
9/16/2013 | Quite a catch: Soriano going above, beyond for Yanks
Since being refitted for pinstripes by a July 26 trade with the Cubs, Alfonso Soriano has helped to change the landscape of the Yankees' lineup in a major way.
9/16/2013 | Indians can't make move in Wild Card chase
Veteran southpaw Scott Kazmir didn't make it out of a three-run sixth and Lonnie Chisenhall's blast was the Tribe's lone offense in a 7-1 loss to the Royals on Monday night.
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