7/8/2013 | Red Sox sitting pretty at top of Rankings
Baseball fans in Boston are feeling excited heading into the final week of play before the All-Star break, and it's hard to blame them.
7/8/2013 | The other side of A-Rod's rehab stint
Alex Rodriguez is playing in Minor League rehabilitation games with 647 Major League home runs to his name. But that's not to say these games are meaningless. What they mean depends simply on who you talk to.
7/8/2013 | Three up, three down: J-Ham finding stroke
MLB.com columnist Tracy Ringolsby takes a look at three teams on the rise and three that are going in the opposite direction.
7/8/2013 | MLB Notebook: Southpaws dealing at historic rate
The Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw and the D-backs' Patrick Corbin are two of six left-handers who currently sport enough innings to qualify for the ERA title and own a WHIP below 1.00. If six sounds like a lot, it is.
7/8/2013 | Already virtually bonded, A's visit LeGrande
A's relievers Ryan Cook, Jerry Blevins and Sean Doolittle paid a visit to 14-year-old Nick LeGrande, who has severe aplastic anemia, a rare life-threatening blood disorder that affects six out of every one million people.
7/8/2013 | Tyler hits booth in return of 'Express Written Consent'
Hanging out at Dodger Stadium with MLB.com's Jeremy Brisiel, television personality Aisha Tyler was the first of 2013 to participate in "Express Written Consent," where nontraditional broadcasters -- i.e., celebrities -- try their hand at calling a Major League game.
7/8/2013 | Questions remain for Tigers' 'pen as Deadline looms
When the Tigers didn't specifically address their ninth-inning situation last winter, there were eyebrows raised in the industry. If they completely stand pat in the 'pen at this year's Trade Deadline, suffice to say it would raise eyebrows yet again.
7/8/2013 | Hall of Famers, Mets legends highlight FanFest lineup
Nine Hall of Famers, numerous Mets legends and other former Major League stars will make appearances at T-Mobile All-Star FanFest from July 12-16 at the Jacob K. Javits Center.
7/8/2013 | Young stars herald dawn of baseball's new golden age
The exploits of Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Yasiel Puig have many baseball fans recalling an era of larger-than-life superstars such as Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider.
7/8/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: July 8
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
7/8/2013 | Freeman narrowly ahead of Puig; Delabar also leads
The Braves' Freddie Freeman is holding a slight edge on Dodgers sensation Yasiel Puig in the National League and the Blue Jays' Steve Delabar is leading the American League in the 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote to determine the two final players to join the rosters for the Midsummer Classic.
7/8/2013 | Cubs deal Hairston to Nats for Minor Leaguer
On Monday, the Cubs dealt outfielder Scott Hairston to the Nationals for right-hander Ivan Pineyro, who was pitching at Class A Advanced Potomac.
7/8/2013 | Nats make deal, acquire outfielder Hairston from Cubs
In need of a right-handed hitter off the bench, the Nationals acquired outfielder Scott Hairston from the Cubs on Monday in exchange for Minor League right-hander Ivan Pineyro.
7/7/2013 | Manny jumps back into action in Triple-A debut
Time is of the essence for Manny Ramirez, so it makes sense that he wasted very little of it Sunday in his debut with the Triple-A Round Rock Express, swinging on the first pitch he saw -- a sinking fastball inside -- and looping it into shallow right field for a single.
7/7/2013 | A's to call up former first-round Draft pick Green
Four years after being drafted by the A's as their first overall pick, infielder Grant Green is finally headed to the Majors. The 25-year-old was hitting .318 with a .374 on-base percentage, next to 11 home runs, 25 doubles and 49 RBIs in 81 games with Triple-A Sacramento.
7/7/2013 | Weaver outduels Lackey as Halos blank Sox
For the second time in as many meetings, the matchup between friends and former teammates John Lackey and Jered Weaver lived up to its billing as a pitchers' duel. The difference, however, came in the result as Weaver led the Angels to a 3-0 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday at Angel Stadium.
7/7/2013 | Teammates stuffing ballot box for Uehara
If you think cultural barriers can isolate a Japanese player from his teammates, you should take a look at Red Sox right-hander Koji Uehara.
7/7/2013 | Despite struggles, no shakeup needed for Giants
The San Francisco Giants are definitely not a "what have you done for me in the last 15 minutes?" organization. The Giants had pitching issues early and run-scoring problems lately, but the one thing that hasn't eroded is the organizational loyalty.
7/7/2013 | Miller returns to Boston for further examination
Andrew Miller had a walking boot on his left foot on Sunday, but still no official diagnosis. Preliminary X-rays taken Saturday at a hospital in Anaheim did not show a break in Miller's foot, but that doesn't mean there isn't one.
7/7/2013 | Aceves back, this time for relief
The last three times the Red Sox recalled Alfredo Aceves from the Minor Leagues, it was for a one-day spot start. But Sunday's occasion was different.
7/7/2013 | Victorino again sidelined with hamstring injury
Right fielder Shane Victorino continues to be bogged down by nagging injuries. The most recent is a left hamstring ailment, the same thing that landed him on the disabled list last month.
7/7/2013 | Dodgers, D-backs revive contentious rivalry
The two best teams in the National League West kick off a three-game series as the Dodgers travel to Arizona on Monday. The last time these two clubs met, baseball took a back seat to a fist-throwing brawl.
7/7/2013 | CarGo listed day-to-day with sprained finger
All-Star left fielder Carlos Gonzalez was forced to exit during an at-bat Sunday when pain shot through his right middle finger after fouling off a pitch in the ninth. Postgame X-rays revealed a sprained ligament in the finger, and he's listed as day-to-day.
7/7/2013 | Scioscia against Trout taking part in Derby
Shortly after Mike Trout was announced as starter for the All-Star Game, he said he hadn't given any thought to the Home Run Derby.
7/7/2013 | Angels trying to cut down number of double plays
Through 87 games, the Angels have grounded into a Major League-leading 90 double plays. Although some double plays are inevitable and simply part of the game, manager Mike Scioscia knows 90 is too many.
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