5/8/2012 | Danks, Masterson square off for third time this season
Chicago's John Danks and Cleveland's Justin Masterson will face off for a third time already this season when the White Sox and Indians continue their series at Progressive Field.
5/8/2012 | Dempster seeks W; Delgado aims for consistency
The Braves have to like what they saw from Randall Delgado in the young starter's last outing. The Cubs like the fact that veteran Ryan Dempster is back with them after missing two starts early this season.
5/8/2012 | Rox hope White gives them a lift vs. Padres
Colorado will hand the ball to right-hander Alex White on Tuesday for his first start of the season against San Diego. The Padres will counter with veteran Jeff Suppan.
5/8/2012 | Kennedy puts home win streak on line vs. Cards
D-backs ace Ian Kennedy, who has a 10-game home winning streak, faces Jake Westbrook and the Cardinals on Tuesday night.
5/8/2012 | Duffy, Bard searching for consistency
Expect a strong breeze inside Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday. Danny Duffy and Daniel Bard have a knack for creating strong gusts of wind by making opposing hitters swing and miss. The hurlers will square off Tuesday in the second tilt of a three-game set between Boston and Kansas City.
5/8/2012 | Verlander looks to end Emerald City skid
A year and a day removed from his last no-hitter, Justin Verlander will seek his first win in Seattle since 2008 when the Tigers and Mariners meet at Safeco Field on Tuesday.
5/8/2012 | Feliz headlines matchup of young studs in Baltimore
In Neftali Feliz and Jake Arrieta, two exciting young starters will square off in a matchup of first-place clubs on Tuesday night at Camden Yards, and both have the chance to make the game another steppingstone toward eventual stardom.
5/8/2012 | Reds taking nothing for granted vs. hurting Crew
Reds manager Dusty Baker is smart enough to not overlook the beat-up Brewers as he searches for his 1,500th win as a manager on Tuesday at Miller Park. Homer Bailey starts for Cincinnati against Yovani Gallardo.
5/8/2012 | Kershaw out to keep dominating Giants
In the last year, Clayton Kershaw has been just as dominant against the division-rival Giants as he has been at home in Dodger Stadium. The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner gets the best of both worlds when the Dodgers and Giants square off in the second of three at Chavez Ravine on Tuesday night.
5/8/2012 | Haren squares off against Twins callup Diamond
The Angels and Twins continue their three-game series at Target Field on Tuesday, with the Halos sending right-hander Dan Haren to the mound opposite Minnesota lefty Scott Diamond, who will be making his season debut.
5/8/2012 | Castrovince: Baseball teams against epilepsy
Spurred by the case of 11-year-old Sarah Fradkin, numerous experiences offered by an array of Hall of Famers, GMs, coaches and active players will be available at auction in an effort to raise money for epilepsy awareness and research.
5/8/2012 | Votebook: First base different than expected
Albert Pujols and Adrian Gonzalez haven't exactly hit like All-Stars through the first month of the season, but there are plenty of familiar first basemen slugging their way to a spot in the Midsummer Classic. And they've been joined by a few new faces as well.
5/8/2012 | Resilient players bounce back from tough years
Adam Dunn and Stephen Strasburg, albeit for very different reasons, are among the early potential Comeback Player of the Year candidates who have have gotten off on the right foot this season.
5/8/2012 | Catching up with 2011's first-round Draft picks
Of the 33 players taken in the first round of last year's First-Year Player Draft, a large majority are in Class A or lower. Twenty-six are in Class A Advanced, Class A or extended Spring Training waiting for an assignment. Five are in Double-A and one didn't sign.
5/8/2012 | Bauman: Hamels' honesty gets him in trouble
Cole Hamels has been criticized, castigated and condemned. Why? On the surface it is because he hit Bryce Harper in the small of the back with a pitch. But the real reason is that he told the truth.
5/8/2012 | Rivera examined but no date set for surgery
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was examined on Monday by two physicians in New York, and the expectation continues to be that he will have season-ending surgery on his torn right ACL. But for a reason not known, a date has not been set.
5/8/2012 | Clemens trial picks up pace; Radomski testifies
Before testimony began Tuesday morning in his courtroom at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge Reggie Walton raised his voice in repeating a message he has delivered to attorneys from both sides several times: The federal perjury trial of Roger Clemens is moving too slowly, and the jury is noticing.
5/8/2012 | Message-sending still acceptable to players
Baseball may be changing, but it's still considered acceptable for pitchers to throw at hitters under the proper circumstances. The real transgression, it seems, is being candid about it later.
5/8/2012 | Zimmerman activated, Werth officially on DL
Before Tuesday's game, the Nationals reinstated third baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list and placed outfielder Jayson Werth on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 7, with a left radius fracture.
5/8/2012 | Brewers extend contracts of Melvin, Roenicke
The Brewers made long-term commitments Tuesday to two faces of the franchise, extending general manager Doug Melvin's contract through 2015 and manager Ron Roenicke's through 2014.
5/8/2012 | Nationals ink lefty Gonzalez to Minors deal
The Nationals agreed to terms on a Minor League contract with left-hander Michael Gonzalez, the team announced. Gonzalez will report to the team's Spring Training complex in Viera, Fla., on Wednesday.
5/8/2012 | Veteran infielder Blake decides to retire
Casey Blake, who played 13 years in the Major Leagues, has told the Des Moines Register he plans to officially retire.
5/8/2012 | MLB fines Nats GM Rizzo for Hamels comments
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was fined an undisclosed amount of money by the Commissioner's Office, a baseball source confirmed, for comments pertaining to left-hander Cole Hamels, who hit outfielder Bryce Harper with a pitch during Sunday's 9-3 loss to the Phillies.
5/8/2012 | McMorris, former Rockies owner, dies at 71
Jerry McMorris, who put together the Colorado-based group that rescued the Colorado Rockies franchise in 1992, died on Tuesday at The Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado-Denver after a long illness.
5/8/2012 | Mets' Thole on seven-day DL with concussion
Feeling lingering dizziness the day after a home-plate collision, Mets catcher Josh Thole was placed on the seven-day disabled list Tuesday with a concussion.
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