6/12/2012 | Cespedes set to return as A's take on Rockies
After the A's snapped a three-game skid by taking Tuesday's series opener against Colorado, 8-5, Oakland hopes the potential return of outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on Wednesday can help the team start a new winning streak.
6/12/2012 | Rather than dwell, Lowe looks forward to rebound
Derek Lowe seeks a rebound effort Wednesday, when he takes the mound against the Reds in the second game of a three-game Interleague series at Great American Ballpark. Bumped up to start for Cincinnati is Mat Latos, after Mike Leake fell ill.
6/12/2012 | Correia will look to keep O's in the yard Wednesday
Pirates right-hander Kevin Correia has struggled with the long ball this year, which could be problematic in Wednesday's game against the Orioles in Baltimore, as the O's rank third in baseball in home runs. Brian Matusz is scheduled to start for Baltimore, but he suffered a nose contusion on Tuesday and a decision will be made closer to game time.
6/12/2012 | Nats going for six straight with Strasburg on hill
It's been said for years that the American League East is the toughest, most competitive division in baseball. When Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg faces the Blue Jays on Wednesday, he'll look to continue easing through it.
6/12/2012 | Historic matchup pits Dickey against Price
It's a matchup of historic proportions. For only the second time since Interleague Play began in 1997, the American League leader in wins will oppose the National League leader when David Price and R.A. Dickey face off at Tropicana Field on Wednesday night.
6/11/2012 | McCutchen powers Bucs to sweep, first-place tie
Andrew McCutchen drove in all three runs as the Pirates completed the Interleague sweep with Sunday's 3-2 win over the Royals and moved into a first-place tie with Cincinnati.
6/11/2012 | Bucs ink deal with second-rounder Mathisen
Wyatt Mathisen, the high-upside catching prospect taken by the Pirates in the second round of this week's First-Year Player Draft, is the first of Pittsburgh's high-profile draftees to sign.
6/11/2012 | Tigers' Smyly exits after developing blister
Drew Smyly's Sunday night on national television ended after just three innings when he sustained a blister on his left middle finger, adding to the multitude of Tigers injuries.
6/11/2012 | Stony Brook heads to Omaha for first time
The top-seeded Florida Gators are headed to Omaha, and will be joined by newcomer Stony Brook.
6/11/2012 | Tigers rise up in eighth to steal win in Cincy
Austin Jackson's two-run, eighth-inning double off Aroldis Chapman tied the game and Matt Young scored the winning run on a wild pitch as the Tigers put up a four-spot and escaped with a 7-6 victory over the Reds on Sunday night in Cincinnati.
6/11/2012 | The Week Ahead: Interleague slate in full stride
The second round of Interleague play began over the weekend, setting the tone for two weeks' worth of intriguing matchups and storylines. The 2012 edition of the Freeway Series gets under way, while the Yankees head to Atlanta, Zack Greinke returns to Kansas City and much more.
6/11/2012 | Ventura, Matheny thriving despite no experience
The Cardinals and White Sox turned heads when they hired skippers with no managerial experience and no Major League experience as coaches, but Mike Matheny and Robin Ventura have led their teams to strong starts.
6/11/2012 | MLB Notebook: McCutchen keeps on raking
Andrew McCutchen played in his 476th game on Sunday and was the only player in Pittsburgh's lineup to drive in a run, accounting for all three RBIs in a 3-2 victory. With his performance, the center fielder now has 189 career extra-base hits, 89 stolen bases, and a .282/.367/.470 line.
6/11/2012 | Boston rookie Middlebrooks has big league skills
Red Sox No. 1 prospect Will Middlebrooks hasn't disappointed in his first chance in the Major Leagues.
6/11/2012 | Davis firing away in uncharted role with Rays
Wade Davis' past was in the Rays' starting rotation. However, his present is in the bullpen, where the hard-throwing right-hander has proven to be a valuable asset.
6/11/2012 | Defense calls last witness, rests in Clemens trial
With the defendant confirming to the presiding judge he will not testify on his own behalf, the defense has rested in the federal perjury trial of Roger Clemens.
6/11/2012 | Runge no stranger to umpiring no-hitters
The umpire behind the plate for the Mariners' combined no-hitter Friday and the umpire behind the plate for Philip Humber's perfect game against the Mariners on April 21 were one and the same.
6/11/2012 | Gonzalez relies on steady hand for success
The emotions of a baseball season can change by the day, week or month. That's why Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez relies on lessons learned from his visits with U.S. servicemen. For Gonzalez, it is best to keep a steady hand as his club navigates the peaks and valleys of the season.
6/11/2012 | Beltran seeking elusive ring with Cards
When Carlos Beltran is locked in from both sides of home plate, he can be almost as difficult to unlock as the keys to universal or political harmony. Beltran is, from all appearances, locked in at the moment.
6/11/2012 | Pleskoff: Rosario, Pacheco vital to Rockies' future
Challenged by the unusual dimensions and pitching/hitting environment of Coors Field, the Rockies need solid hitters to help the young pitching staff currently being developed. Wilin Rosario and Jordan Pacheco make things happen.
6/11/2012 | Bump in the road for usually dominant Aroldis
After two months of enjoying total domination on the mound, it's taken his past two games for Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman to get a bitter taste of how the other half lives.
6/11/2012 | Cyclones announcer Fusselle passes away
Warner Fusselle, the Brooklyn Cyclones' play-by-play announcer since the team's inception in 2001, passed away Sunday evening from an apparent heart attack. He was 68.
6/11/2012 | Source: Cuban prospect Soler, Cubs agree to deal
The Cubs have won the bidding for Cuban prospect Jorge Soler, coming to an agreement Monday with the young outfielder, according to an industry source.
6/11/2012 | Home again: Santiago excited for Bronx trip
At the end of June, Hector Santiago is going home. It's not that Santiago is preparing for a trade or taking some sort of personal leave. The White Sox left-handed reliever will be joining the team in New York for a June 28-July 1 visit to Yankee Stadium, just a short trip away from where Santiago's path to the Majors began as a kid in Newark, N.J., and at Bloomfield Tech High School.
6/11/2012 | Angels sign 11 Draft picks, including Alvarez
The Angels agreed to terms Monday with 11 of their 2012 Draft picks, including four of their top five selections and their first choice -- R.J. Alvarez, a reliever out of Florida Atlantic University who was taken in the third round (114th overall).
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