7/5/2013 | Miami finding ways to win close games
Donovan Solano's pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth inning on Thursday lifted the Marlins to a 4-3 comeback win over the Braves at Turner Field. A sign the team is maturing is its ability to pull out close games. Since May 31, the Marlins are 19-11. In that stretch, they are 6-2 in one-run games.
7/5/2013 | Anderson ready to resume baseball activities
Lefty Brett Anderson, who has been sidelined by a stress fracture in his right foot, learned on Friday that it's healing and he no longer needs to wear the walking boot he's been sporting for seven weeks.
7/5/2013 | Slumping Cespedes hits sixth in A's order
A slumping Yoenis Cespedes made just his second career appearance in the sixth spot of the A's batting order and first of the season against the Royals on Friday.
7/5/2013 | Soria passes another test as return from DL looms
Rangers manager Ron Washington said the club will make a decision on Joakim Soria by this weekend. Soria threw a shutout inning both Wednesday and Thursday for Double-A Frisco, passing what should be his last rehab assignment test.
7/5/2013 | Washington considers Nathan a lock for All-Star nod
Rangers manager Ron Washington thinks closer Joe Nathan is a lock for the All-Star Game. While Washington isn't the American League manager for the Midsummer Classic, Nathan has been one of the best first-half closers in the league.
7/5/2013 | Perez's determined outing impresses Washington
Martin Perez wasn't sharp Thursday, but he managed to limit the damage against the Mariners to only one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings. Perez allowed runners to reach scoring position every inning except the first as Texas rallied late to win, 5-4.
7/5/2013 | Davis returns to Mets after tweaking approach
The Mets are confident Ike Davis did enough in Triple-A to morph back into the cleanup hitter they have long been relying on him to be. They recalled him from Las Vegas on Friday, optioning relief pitcher Gonzalez Germen.
7/5/2013 | Mets recall Burke from Triple-A, designate Lyon
Greg Burke's Minor League hiatus ended Friday, when the Mets -- needing fresh bullpen help after playing 46 innings over the last four days -- recalled the reliever from Vegas and designated Brandon Lyon for assignment.
7/5/2013 | Despite issues with lefties, Howard faces one Friday
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, who has had a dismal time against left-handed pitchers this season, was in the lineup Friday night against Braves southpaw Paul Maholm.
7/5/2013 | Possible All-Star berth not on Brown's mind
In the midst of a breakout season, there has been a lot of speculation about the possibility of Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown being an All-Star. "I haven't even thought about it," Brown said. "I don't know. Is that weird?"
7/5/2013 | D. Young rediscovers hitting stroke on road trip
When the Phillies kicked off a 10-game road trip 11 days ago, Delmon Young was hitting .220. As the team returned home Friday, the right fielder owned a .273 average.
7/5/2013 | McAllister making progress after bullpen session
Zach McAllister isn't snapping off breaking balls just yet, but the right-hander is making progress in his effort to overcome a sprained right middle finger that has kept him on the 15-day disabled list since June 3.
7/5/2013 | Francona reflects on All-Star managing experiences
As somebody who has managed in the All-Star Game on two occasions, Terry Francona knows a little bit about the various intricacies of the job.
7/5/2013 | Report: Indians interested in acquiring Cubs' Garza
According to ESPN's Buster Olney, Cleveland is among the handful of teams that are actively talking to the Cubs about acquiring Matt Garza. The right-handed hurler is 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA in his last four starts. Garza has 28 strikeouts and eight walks during the 30 innings of that span.
7/5/2013 | Hip feeling better, Kuroda cleared to resume throwing
Hiroki Kuroda has been cleared to begin throwing again, but it's unknown when the right-hander will make his next start.
7/5/2013 | Nieuwenhuis leads charge; Mets capitalize on errors
Kirk Nieuwenhuis reached base six times and had a career-high five RBIs as the Mets won a sloppy game, 12-5, over the Brewers on Friday. Ike Davis went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in his return.
7/5/2013 | Nunez could return to lineup before All-Star break
Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez have begun their rehab assignments after going through lengthy recoveries from injury, but they're just two of the contingent of injured players working their way back to the Yankees.
7/5/2013 | Darvish eyes continued dominance against Astros
The second leg of this weekend's three-game series is Saturday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, where the Astros visit for a series for the first time this season after hosting Texas twice. Dallas Keuchel will take on baseball's strikeout leader, Yu Darvish.
7/5/2013 | Toronto ensuring Lawrie gets ample at-bats in rehab
Brett Lawrie played six innings with Class A Lansing on Thursday, and all reports are positive. "Health-wise, he felt good. His ankle felt good," manager John Gibbons said.
7/5/2013 | Toronto eyeing post-All-Star return for Cabrera
Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera ran for the first time Friday since being placed on the disabled list with left knee tendinitis. Cabrera had been taking batting practice with the club, but has largely avoided stress on his legs.
7/5/2013 | McGowan determined to relearn his craft
The trials and tribulations of Dustin McGowan's Major League career are well known by Blue Jays fans -- glimpses of immense talent overshadowed by long-lasting injuries.
7/5/2013 | Phegley forces way into big leagues with performance
Josh Phegley's performance at Triple-A Charlotte this season, coupled with Tyler Flowers' limited offensive production, forced the White Sox to make the switch.
7/5/2013 | Prospect Johnson lands on DL with groin strain
White Sox right-handed prospect Erik Johnson was placed on the disabled list with a right groin strain after leaving his start from Triple-A Charlotte on July 3.
7/5/2013 | Peavy takes another step toward return to action
White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy completed a bullpen session on Friday and will pitch a simulated game Tuesday as he rehabs from a fractured left rib.
7/5/2013 | Crawford comes off DL, enters outfield platoon
Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford returned from the 15-day disabled list Friday and immediately suffered the consequences by being left out of the starting lineup for the series opener with the Giants.
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