7/9/2013 | Cubs closing in on deal with prospect Tseng
The Cubs have been busy on the international market this year and are closing in on a deal with another top prospect, right-hander Jen-Ho Tseng from Taiwan.
7/9/2013 | Quirky Pence appreciates fans' support
In less than a year since the Phillies traded him to the Giants, Hunter Pence has endeared himself to the San Francisco fan base. With diving catches in the outfield, fiery motivational speeches to his teammates and other oddities, Pence represents a unique personality in the fabric of the Giants' 25-man roster. Although Pence, one of five National League Final Vote candidates, has played in two All-Star Games, he said the experience never gets old.
7/9/2013 | Nolasco delivers in Dodgers debut
Ricky Nolasco held the D-backs to one run on four hits and went 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI in his seven-inning debut with the Dodgers, who closed to within 2 1/2 games in the NL West on Tuesday.
7/9/2013 | Nats strike Final Vote alliance with Yankees
The Nationals and Yankees have teamed up to get Ian Desmond and David Robertson into next week's All-Star Game. And it showed in Desmond's attire Tuesday.
7/9/2013 | Sox doing their part to get Uehara on All-Star squad
So comprehensive is the Red Sox's push to make Koji Uehara the final American League representative in the MLB All-Star Game, even manager John Farrell is getting involved.
7/9/2013 | Behind five homers, Red Sox end three-game skid
With the American League's winningest team on the verge of a four-game losing streak, the Red Sox erupted for 16 hits, beating the Mariners, 11-8, on Tuesday night at Safeco Field to tie the four-game series at one win apiece.
7/9/2013 | Britton, Gausman optioned after Tuesday's loss
The Orioles optioned left-hander Zach Britton and right-hander Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk following's Tuesday's 8-4 loss to the Rangers, a move that allows the club to activate Wednesday's starter Wei-Yin Chen and add a reliever to help an overworked bullpen.
7/9/2013 | Marcum to have surgery, season over
Mets right-hander Shaun Marcum has been diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome and will undergo season-ending surgery Monday in St. Louis, assistant general manager John Ricco said Tuesday.
7/9/2013 | Soriano's two dingers lead homer-happy Cubs
Alfonso Soriano hit two of the Cubs' five home runs Tuesday night to provide plenty of run support for All-Star left-hander Travis Wood in a 7-2 victory over the Angels at Wrigley Field.
7/9/2013 | Cuba's Puig has countrymen's support
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is the latest phenom to arrive from Cuba, and the National League Final Vote contender has the support of his countrymen across the big league landscape.
7/9/2013 | Puig is deserving of All-Star nod
MLB.com columnist Matthew Leach concedes that there are arguments against Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig's inclusion on the National League All-Star team. There just aren't many that are especially convincing.
7/9/2013 | Wainwright takes advantage of struggling Astros
Adam Wainwright cruised to his 12th win Tuesday, leading the Cardinals to a 9-5 victory against the Astros in front of a sellout crowd of 43,836. The win was the Cardinals' fourth in a row and included six run-scoring innings by the offense.
7/9/2013 | Pine Tar Game remains firmly stuck in Yanks lore
No history of the Yankees is complete without mention of the Pine Tar Game, a bizarre engagement between the Yankees and Royals 30 summers ago that gained so high a profile that it came to warrant upper-case treatment before it was completed.
7/9/2013 | Bradley promoted to provide outfield depth
With injuries piling up in the outfield, the Red Sox have called for reinforcements. Jackie Bradley Jr., the team's No. 2 prospect according to MLB.com, was recalled to play center field while Jacoby Ellsbury recovers from a left wrist injury, joining the team in time to start Tuesday night against Seattle.
7/9/2013 | Straily dominant as A's edge Pirates
Dan Straily allowed the Pirates just one run on two hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings on Tuesday, and a two-run homer by Brandon Moss was just enough to help the first-place A's snag their second straight 2-1 victory in Pittsburgh.
7/9/2013 | With Dodgers in town, D-backs look ahead to Sydney
With the Dodgers in town to play three of their 10 scheduled meetings at Chase Field this season, the D-backs have a chance to look ahead to another home series against their division rival, one that'll literally take place across the globe.
7/9/2013 | Uptons break out to boost Teheran, Braves
Instead of enjoying their first opportunity to play together, B.J. Upton and Justin Upton have spent most of the past three months mired in extended slumps that have produced nothing but regular frustration. But as the Braves claimed a 6-4 win over the Marlins on Tuesday night, they were reminded of how grand life could be with the Upton brothers producing at the same time.
7/9/2013 | CarGo sits out Tuesday with sprained finger
Rockies All-Star left fielder Carlos Gonzalez missed his second straight game Tuesday night with a sprained right middle finger and said he hoped to take batting practice Wednesday with an eye toward returning to the lineup Thursday at Los Angeles.
7/9/2013 | Oswalt hopes to return to Rockies rotation soon
Rockies right-hander Roy Oswalt, who sustained a left hamstring strain on Sunday, said he hopes to return after missing two starts. Oswalt sustained in the injury covering the plate after a wild pitch in the second inning of Sunday's loss at Arizona and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday.
7/9/2013 | Shields outduels CC for much-needed victory
Forget the moral victories. James Shields was hungry for an actual win. The Royals have had trouble scoring for Shields, and as a result, he doesn't win nearly as often as he should. Only one half of that equation rang true for Shields on Tuesday night, when he held the Yankees to one run in seven innings and wound up with a rare decision in a 3-1 victory.
7/9/2013 | All-Star Game would be Delabar's Hollywood ending
After fracturing his elbow in 2009, Steve Delabar thought his Major League dreams were over, but he was wrong. Now, as one of the most reliable relievers in the game, he has the chance to join the 2013 American League All-Star team if he wins the Final Vote.
7/9/2013 | Younger All-Stars shining brighter than ever
Of the eight 21-or-under players who have appeared in a big league game this season, four are All-Stars. No other All-Star Game in history had that many players that young.
7/9/2013 | Lilly asks Dodgers to move him into relief role
Dodgers left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly, frustrated with his third stint on the disabled list with a this season, told club officials Tuesday to try him as a reliever, as his chronic neck problem may prevent him from managing a starter's workload.
7/9/2013 | Dodgers get positive report on Kemp's shoulder
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp had an MRI exam on his sore left shoulder Tuesday and was examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who confirmed that the injury is unrelated to the surgery he performed on Kemp last year to repair torn labrum and a frayed rotator cuff.
7/9/2013 | Ubaldo, 'pen blank Blue Jays in series opener
Ubaldo Jimenez tossed six scoreless frames, and the bullpen finished the job as the Indians topped the Blue Jays, 3-0, on Tuesday night at Progressive Field.
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