5/6/2012 | Signs point to D-backs' Roberts heating up
Ryan Roberts has four hits in his last 10 at-bats to raise his average from .152 to .184 heading into Sunday's game with the Mets.
5/6/2012 | Leyland says Tigers spoiled by Valverde
Tigers manager Jim Leyland doesn't have any theories on why the first month of the 2012 season was brutal on closers. But he does know why it's been tough on Jose Valverde.
5/6/2012 | Leyland tweaks Tigers' lineup with Dirks, Boesch
Tigers manager Jim Leyland isn't happy his team hasn't been scoring runs at the pace its capable of. So for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox, the skipper tweaked the lineup.
5/6/2012 | Youk making progress; return date still uncertain
Sometimes you need to walk before you can run, and that's how the Red Sox are proceeding with Kevin Youkilis as he recovers from a lower back strain.
5/6/2012 | Boston places Cook on DL after tough start, collision
On Sunday, one day after being spiked and taking 11 stitches in his left knee, Aaron Cook was placed on the DL. Andrew Miller takes his place on the roster.
5/6/2012 | Indians' Asdrubal impressed by Rangers' Andrus
Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera said he doesn't watch much baseball outside of studying game video. He has, however, been impressed by Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus. Entering Sunday's action, the 23-year-old had played 25 career games against the Tribe, and had a hit in every game.
5/6/2012 | Reds confident they can contend in NL Central
Entering Sunday's series finale against the Pirates, the second-place Reds were treading water at 13-13 in the National League Central. Still, a lot of baseball is to be played and hopes remain high.
5/6/2012 | Mets have righty Carrasco in bullpen mix
Roughly six weeks after first suffering a sprained right ankle, D.J. Carrasco was available for the first time Sunday out of the Mets' bullpen.
5/6/2012 | McCutchen to rest up before Nationals series
Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen made a quick return Saturday from the stomach flu that had waylaid him. On Sunday, he was told to take two days off from the lineup and get right.
5/6/2012 | Dunn at ease, delivering big results for White Sox
White Sox slugger Adam Dunn has opened the 2012 season on an offensive tear after an offseason focused on getting back to the things he does best.
5/6/2012 | Stults to start nightcap of DH for White Sox
Left-hander Eric Stults will be called up from Triple-A Charlotte on Monday to start the night portion of a split-doubleheader for the White Sox in Cleveland.
5/6/2012 | Mets' Tejada tripped up, strains right quad
Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada left Sunday's game against the D-backs with a right quad strain.
5/6/2012 | Berkman confident Pujols will break out in AL
First baseman Lance Berkman continues to work on getting healthy and back into the lineup. He sympathizes with the struggles of former Cardinal Albert Pujols, who entered Sunday's game hitting just .194 in his first season in the American League with the Los Angeles Angels.
5/6/2012 | Lineup change pays off for Cards
Manager Mike Matheny decided to bump the hot-hitting Jon Jay down to the seventh spot and bat first baseman Allen Craig fourth. The decision paid off for the Cards, as Craig hit a home run and RBI double in Sunday's win over the Astros.
5/6/2012 | Cubs' DeWitt designated for assignment
Blake DeWitt lost his job because of the flu. DeWitt was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Sunday to make room on the 25-man roster for Travis Wood, who started the series finale against the Dodgers.
5/6/2012 | Stewart latest Cub to catch flu bug
Third baseman Ian Stewart was the latest victim of the flu bug that's been spreading through the Cubs' clubhouse and was available on a limited basis Sunday.
5/6/2012 | After years of patience, Falu debuts with triple
After more than 900 games and nine seasons in the Minor Leagues, Irving Falu finally got to play in his first big league game on Sunday against the Yankees. Falu made the start at shortstop and batted eighth three days after being called up to take the roster spot of the injured Yuniesky Betancourt.
5/6/2012 | Amid elbow rehab, Soria visits Royals
Royals closer Joakim Soria and catcher Manny Pina checked in at Kauffman Stadium this weekend, taking a break from their rehabilitation work at the club's facility in Surprise, Ariz.
5/6/2012 | Hamstring better, Swisher back with a bang
Back in the Yankees' lineup for Sunday's 10-4 win after missing a week with a tight left hamstring, Nick Swisher chased Royals starter Luke Hochevar with a third-inning homer, his seventh of the year.
5/6/2012 | Triple-A rehab stint next step for Gardner
Brett Gardner's next destination figures to be Rochester, N.Y., as the outfielder is ready to test his strained right elbow in Minor League rehabilitation games.
5/6/2012 | Astros' Martinez takes day off amidst slump
Astros left-fielder J.D. Martinez, who entered Sunday mired in a 1-for-22 slump, was out of the lineup for the series finale against the Cardinals. Martinez has one hit since April 28, dropping his average to .247 from .310.
5/6/2012 | Astros' Lowrie continues fantastic May at the plate
This has been a torrid month at the plate so far for shortstop Jed Lowrie, who entered Sunday batting .538 (7-for-13) in May and riding an eight-game hitting streak. He also leads the club with four homers and was sixth in the league with a .433 on-base percentage.
5/6/2012 | Dickey dominates D-backs in Mets' victory
R.A. Dickey's stellar effort led the Mets to a 3-1 victory over the D-backs at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon.
5/6/2012 | Kemp keeps games played streak alive
Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp sounded like he might see his longest active consecutive games played streak end after coming up with a tight left hamstring late Saturday.
5/6/2012 | Chipper: Moyer off base about sign stealing
Chipper Jones exited Coors Field late Saturday night incensed that Jamie Moyer had accused him of relaying signs from second base. The Braves' third baseman continued to talk about the incident when he returned early Sunday morning.
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