5/18/2012 | Hosmer slated for starting duty on Saturday
First baseman Eric Hosmer isn't going anywhere, except back into the Royals' starting lineup on Saturday night against the Diamondbacks.
5/18/2012 | Verlander loses shot at third no-no in ninth
Justin Verlander was vying to become the fourth pitcher since 1919, and the sixth in history, to throw three no-hitters, but the Pirates' Josh Harrison broke up Verlander's bid with a one-out single up the middle in the ninth inning.
5/18/2012 | Pettitte fans nine to earn first win since 2010
Needing few words to convey that his vintage form had returned, Andy Pettitte completed eight scoreless innings for his first victory in 22 months as the Yankees defeated the Reds, 4-0, in the opener of Interleague Play on Friday night at Yankee Stadium.
5/18/2012 | Big Z overcomes walks, Bell closes out Indians
Carlos Zambrano was effectively wild, and the Marlins were opportunistic on Friday night at Progressive Field. On a night Zambrano walked five, Hanley Ramirez delivered an eighth-inning sacrifice fly that rallied the Marlins to a 3-2 win over the Indians.
5/18/2012 | Blue Jays clout five homers, blow out Mets
The Blue Jays scored a season high in runs courtesy of five homers, including two apiece from J.P. Arencibia and Rajai Davis, to power their way past the Mets, 14-5, at Rogers Centre on Friday night in the first of three Interleague games with New York.
5/18/2012 | Teammates have special appreciation for Kid K
James Russell grew up in Texas, so the Cubs left-hander knows all about its rich history of producing big, strong pitchers. He also knows the state's two favorite sons -- Nolan Ryan and Kerry Wood. Wood's legacy will live on, but the Irving, Texas, native's career is over.
5/18/2012 | Wood's 20-K game highlights his top moments
In an interview in February for the Cubs' Vineline magazine, Kerry Wood was asked to list his top five moments. His 20-strikeout game came in at No. 1.
5/18/2012 | Ryan's roots with Astros, sees budding rivalry
As part of their 50th anniversary celebration, the Astros invited Rangers president Nolan Ryan to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday's Rangers-Astros series opener at Minute Maid Park.
5/18/2012 | Calf to sideline Chipper for remainder of series
Chipper Jones left Friday's 5-3 win against the Rays after the seventh inning with a left calf contusion he sustained after being hit by a B.J. Upton grounder in the third inning. Jones said he will not be able to play in the two remaining games against the Rays.
5/18/2012 | Pujols open to playing third in NL parks
It turns out the Angels may not need American League rules to get their three most dangerous hitters in the same lineup. Albert Pujols can just man the hot corner again.
5/18/2012 | Baseball reflects on Wood's career
Former teammates, opponents and managers discuss the career of Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, who pitched in his last game Friday at Wrigley Field before retiring.
5/18/2012 | Bonifacio caught for first time, sprains thumb
Emilio Bonifacio sprained his left thumb on Friday night, and he will know more on his status after being examined by a physician on Saturday morning.
5/18/2012 | Tigers' Jackson, Valverde remain day to day
The news was an improvement for Tigers leadoff man Austin Jackson and closer Jose Valverde. It was not a return.
5/18/2012 | A's Crisp close to return; Cespedes improving
Yoenis Cespedes and Coco Crisp rejoined the A's on Friday in San Francisco, and it appears the latter could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Sunday.
5/18/2012 | Padres place Stauffer, Darnell on DL
The Padres' disabled list grew to 12 players on Friday, as the club added starting pitcher Tim Stauffer and outfielder James Darnell to the DL.
5/18/2012 | Pavano returns to Twins after shoulder work
Right-hander Carl Pavano returned to the Twins on Friday after spending time back in Minneapolis to work on strengthening his right shoulder.
5/18/2012 | Giants give Posey a night of rest vs. A's
Choosing long-term benefits over short-term gain, Giants manager Bruce Bochy stuck to his plan to keep Buster Posey out of the lineup for Friday's Interleague series opener against the Oakland A's.
5/18/2012 | Chambers called up, joins Cards' outfield mix
Allen Craig was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, and taking his place is Adron Chambers, who found out about the impending promotion on Thursday morning.
5/18/2012 | Mariners giving Montero time off to regroup
As the Mariners open their first Interleague series in Denver, rookie catcher Jesus Montero is out of the lineup for the second day in a row as manager Eric Wedge gives him a break following a busy stretch carrying the bulk of the catching work.
5/18/2012 | Lidge hoping to start throwing off mound soon
Nationals reliever Brad Lidge, who is on the disabled list because of a sports hernia, is going to have a follow up with his doctor in Philadelphia during beginning of next week.
5/18/2012 | Hudson set for rehab stint, Drew on hold
D-backs starter Daniel Hudson will pitch on Monday for Triple-A Reno, while shortstop Stephen Drew might not be as close to returning after experiencing some soreness on Thursday.
5/18/2012 | Rockies' Helton searching for form with bat
Rockies first baseman Todd Helton entered Friday night's game against the Mariners hitting .236 -- the lowest average of his career at this date -- and is simply trying to find the swing that was present early but is now lost.
5/18/2012 | Beachy joins rare group in Braves history
Brandon Beachy joined some elite company after his start on Thursday, when he lowered his ERA to a Major League-best 1.33 to become just the third pitcher in Atlanta Braves history to post an ERA under 1.50 through the first eight starts of the season.
5/18/2012 | Honeycutt not worried about Billingsley
With back-to-back starts that totaled eight innings, Chad Billingsley has Dodgers fans in a panic, but not so much his bosses.
5/18/2012 | Weeks sixth as Brewers shuffle lineup
Ron Roenicke has shown extreme patience with his slumping second baseman, but decided Friday that it was time for some changes. Roenicke dropped Rickie Weeks to sixth in the batting order for Friday's Interleague Series opener against the Twins.
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