5/20/2013 | Howard sits out with left knee inflammation
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard missed much of last season following surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles. He then had a cortisone injection in his left knee Sunday in Philadelphia because of inflammation and changes in his meniscus. He was unavailable to play Monday, but the Phillies said he is day to day.
5/20/2013 | Marlins place Diaz on disabled list with knee bruise
On Monday afternoon, the Marlins placed Matt Diaz on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee bone bruise. Filling Diaz's roster spot is Jordan Brown, who had his contract selected from Triple-A New Orleans.
5/20/2013 | Dickey solid for eight as Blue Jays top Rays
Edwin Encarnacion had a bases-clearing double in the seventh inning, while R.A. Dickey pitched eight strong innings to lead the Blue Jays to a 7-5 victory over the Rays on Monday afternoon at Rogers Centre.
5/20/2013 | Resop clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A
Right-hander Chris Resop cleared waivers Monday and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento, three days after the A's designated him for assignment.
5/20/2013 | Tribe making noise in Power Rankings
The Indians' three-week-long hot streak has them in first place in the American League Central and also has them moving up near the top of the MLB.com's Power Rankings.
5/20/2013 | Lewis has mixed results in second rehab start
Colby Lewis breezed through the first two innings of his rehab start for Double-A Frisco on Monday, retiring all six batters he faced, striking out three of them.
5/20/2013 | Pirates showing organization is on the rise
Slowly but surely, things have begun to turn around under the guidance of general manager Neal Huntington, and the Pirates' farm system is now ranked seventh in baseball.
5/20/2013 | After recent turnaround, Gose called up
Prior to Monday's contest against the Rays, the Blue Jays announced they had called up Anthony Gose from Triple-A Buffalo and sent down reliever Mickey Storey.
5/20/2013 | Three up, three down: Rangers raking, Bucs surging
The Rangers didn't merely lay claim to the best record in baseball by winning nine of their last 11 games. They spent last week making a couple of major statements thanks to an offense that scored an American League-best 42 runs in the seven games.
5/20/2013 | Gomes' three-run homer completes four-game sweep
On Monday afternoon, the Indians did it again. The Tribe put its never-say-die mentality on full display in a 10-8 victory over Seattle in 10 innings at Progressive Field, a win delivered courtesy of a three-run walk-off home run from catcher Yan Gomes.
5/20/2013 | Fan Cave the backdrop for touching surprise
Nicholas D'Annibale, a 13-year-old Yankees fan from New Jersey, got a wonderful surprise Friday in the form of a meeting with his favorite baseball player Robinson Cano.
5/20/2013 | At Triple-A Iowa, Stewart contemplating future
Ian Stewart isn't where he expected to be, but he is trying to make the most of his situation with Triple-A Iowa.
5/20/2013 | Blue Jays recall Gose, option right-hander Storey
The Blue Jays recalled outfielder Anthony Gose from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday and optioned right-hander Mickey Storey to Buffalo.
5/20/2013 | College arms vie for Draft position after Appel, Gray
Heading into the spring, college pitching seemed to be a big strength in this year's Draft, and while any one of five hurlers could reasonably be taken in the top 10 picks, there have been more question marks surrounding the pitchers after Mark Appel and Jonathan Gray.
5/20/2013 | Miggy's big hitting night in loss a first in MLB
Miguel Cabrera's remarkable display at the plate Sunday night proved to be for naught as the Tigers lost to the Rangers, 11-8. But it made it all the more historic.
5/20/2013 | MLB Notebook: Miggy a beast with homer trio
On Sunday, Miguel Cabrera put together his second career three-home run game, going 4-for-4 with five RBIs.
5/20/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 20
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/20/2013 | First-pitch HR, 1-0 score among game's rarest feats
D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra went deep off Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler on the first pitch of Arizona's 1-0 victory on Saturday. The last time a game was essentially decided by a first-pitch home run? You have to go all the way back to Sept. 2, 1963.
5/20/2013 | The Week Ahead: Breakout players poised to stay hot
This week, as we sit in the ballparks around the country or in front of our TVs or computer screens or smartphones or tablets and wonder how many home runs Miguel Cabrera might hit over the next seven days, let's focus on a handful of teams and players who continue to open eyes and outperform preseason expectations.
5/20/2013 | As encore to Triple Crown, Miggy even better
If you drew up the perfect baseball player -- that is, if you gave someone size and strength and quickness, if you also gave him a dedication to his craft and a commitment to being the best teammate he can be -- you would have Miguel Cabrera.
5/20/2013 | Man spills beer on wife, who reciprocates in kind
You never know where a home run ball will land. Sometimes you catch them and sometimes they hit you square in the face. So, if you're at the game with your wife, you should protect her from these flying projectiles -- but please, do not spill her beer in the process.
5/19/2013 | Lindblom thriving in new role as starter
After a disappointing spring as a reliever, the Rangers' Josh Lindblom has been working to reinvent himself as a starter at Triple-A Round Rock. He has been successful enough there to earn the opportunity to start Monday's game against Oakland.
5/19/2013 | Fielder not fazed by recent slump
Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder knocked in his first RBI in over a week on Saturday night as he tries to break out of his offensive funk.
5/19/2013 | Nicasio's strong start leads Rockies to victory
Rockies right-hander Juan Nicasio quieted talk of possibly being sent down to the Minors by shutting down the Giants for six innings of a 5-0 victory at Coors Field on Sunday afternoon.
5/19/2013 | Rangers' big innings trump Miggy's three homers
The Rangers surrendered three home runs to Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera but ultimately prevailed, 11-8, on Sunday night in Arlington. David Murphy homered and drove in four runs.
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