4/30/2013 | Wobbly early, Kuroda settles to stymie Astros
Hiroki Kuroda may have flailed early as he searched for the command of his stuff, but he finished with seven scoreless innings of four-hit ball to help the Yankees defeat the Astros, 7-4, on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
4/30/2013 | Ryan eager to continue delivering with bat
Hits have been few and RBIs even more rare in April for Brendan Ryan, so the Mariners shortstop reacted with a big fist pump after his sharp single drove in a run Monday against the Orioles.
4/30/2013 | Crawford scratched from lineup with tight hamstring
Carl Crawford was scratched from Tuesday's lineup after taking batting practice, the result of tightness in his right hamstring. Jerry Hairston replaced Crawford at the top of the order and in left field.
4/30/2013 | Dodgers recall Guerra, option Wall to Triple-A
The Dodgers recalled right-handed reliever Javy Guerra on Tuesday and optioned Josh Wall to Triple-A Albuquerque. Guerra was the team closer when last season started, but he lost that job, suffered three injuries and required surgeries to his right knee and shoulder.
4/30/2013 | Billingsley optimistic he'll be ready for 2014
Chad Billingsley, his right arm in a sling six days after Tommy John elbow reconstruction, said Tuesday he's optimistic he'll be healthy and on the Dodgers' Opening Day roster in 2014.
4/30/2013 | Trio of homers makes Verlander's job easy in Detroit
After hitting four three-run home runs in as many games, the Tigers used two-run homers from Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, and an Alex Avila solo shot, to support Justin Verlander. He fanned eight Twins over seven innings to help Detroit to a 6-1 win Tuesday, securing a series win.
4/30/2013 | Barnes' hot start adjusting Astros' plans
Astros manager Bo Porter plans to give outfielder Brandon Barnes more playing time, which is why Barnes was in the starting lineup against the Yankees on Tuesday, playing left field for the first time this season. It was Barnes' 11th start of the year but only his second against a right-hander.
4/30/2013 | Revere back in lineup for first time in nearly a week
Phillies center fielder Ben Revere played for the first time since Wednesday against the Indians on Tuesday. He had been out of the lineup, partly because of a strained right quadriceps and partly because he had been struggling offensively.
4/30/2013 | Manuel still a well-known figure in Cleveland
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, 69, remains a well-known figure in Cleveland. He managed the Indians from 2000-02, and served as their hitting coach in 1988-89 and 1994-99. He recalled his best times with the Indians before Tuesday's game at Progressive Field, including trips to the World Series in 1995 and '97.
4/30/2013 | Price honored by Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
David Price received yet another honor when he was awarded the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum's 2012 Wilbur "Bullet" Rogan Award as American League Pitcher of the Year on Tuesday.
4/30/2013 | Price: 'I said everything I need to say' about ump issue
David Price and umpire Tom Hallion exchanged words after Sunday's game when Price accused Hallion of using an obscenity when telling the Rays left-hander to throw the ball over the plate. Prior to Tuesday night's game against the Royals, Price told reporters, "I said everything I need to say."
4/30/2013 | Black wants Padres more consistent with RISP
As far as Padres manager Bud Black's priorities go, consistency from the rotation remains at the top of the list. But there's another issue creeping closer.
4/30/2013 | Rays call Collins' decision courageous, monumental
The Rays' reaction to NBA center Jason Collins' article in Sports Illustrated echoed many of the sentiments across the baseball world: Collins should be applauded for his courage in telling his story while he's still playing and for breaking a barrier in a sports culture that doesn't always encourage it.
4/30/2013 | Scott feels healthy, ready to go in first game off DL
Luke Scott was activated from the disabled and in the lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Royals. "They asked if I was ready to go, and I said I was ready to go," Scott said.
4/30/2013 | Johnson, Dickey getting extra rest before next start
With Josh Johnson and R.A. Dickey dealing with lingering ailments, the Blue Jays have decided to shuffle their rotation.
4/30/2013 | Aramis tests injured knee, hopes to return Friday
Aramis Ramirez is aiming for a Friday return to the Brewers' starting lineup after another good day of testing his improving left knee on the basepaths.
4/30/2013 | Lucroy getting quick education to play first base
Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy described a crash course in playing first base -- a position he manned for an inning of Monday's rout of the Pirates -- for the first time since a stint in a college summer league in 2006.
4/30/2013 | O's call up Clark, send Britton back to Triple-A
The Orioles also officially added catcher Chris Snyder, as expected, and designated catcher Luis Exposito for assignment to clear a 40-man roster spot. Right-hander Steve Johnson was activated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.
4/30/2013 | Astros' tight infield defense a boon to Harrell
With sinkerballer Lucas Harrell getting the Yankees to hit the ball on the ground with regularity, inducing four double plays during Monday's 9-1 Astros win, Houston's slick infield defense had a chance to show its stuff. Third baseman Matt Dominguez, second baseman Jose Altuve and the shortstop combo of Marwin Gonzalez and Ronny Cedeno have played terrific and worked well together.
4/30/2013 | Wells eager to get a chance with White Sox
Outfielder Casper Wells joined the White Sox on Tuesday in Arlington. Wells gives the club another right-handed-hitting option off the bench.
4/30/2013 | Beckham, Viciedo progressing with injuries
Gordon Beckham has had the stitches removed from his broken left hand and Dayan Viciedo hit soft-toss for the first time to test his left oblique strain as the two White Sox starters continue to make progress in their rehabs.
4/30/2013 | Injured Pierzynski happy to see old friends
A.J. Pierzynski's first regular-season game against the White Sox since 2003, when he was with the Twins, will have to wait until at least Thursday, as the Rangers catcher was sidelined Tuesday by a right oblique strain.
4/30/2013 | Keppinger hopes to return Wednesday or Thursday
For the fourth straight game, Jeff Keppinger was out of Tuesday's starting lineup because of back spasms. But the current White Sox second baseman believes he could be back Wednesday or Thursday.
4/30/2013 | Johnson motivated in start against former team
Pitcher James Shields wasn't the only ex-Tampa Bay player to start against the Rays on Tuesday night. Elliot Johnson, who joined the Royals in the same offseason trade, came off the bench to make his fifth start at second base.
4/30/2013 | Cashner returns to Wrigley Field in a new role
Each time Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner comes to Wrigley Field, it seems he's in a different role.
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