5/17/2013 | Rays foil O's comeback; Johnson leads hitting clinic
Every starter got at least one hit, and Kelly Johnson launched a three-run homer in the 12-10 victory over the Orioles on Friday night. Jeremy Hellickson picked up his second win of the season despite a big O's rally.
5/17/2013 | Goldschmidt supports Cahill with homers 11 and 12
Paul Goldschmidt hit home runs Nos. 11 and 12 to back Trevor Cahill in Friday's 9-2 win over the Marlins Friday in Miami.
5/17/2013 | Jurrjens to make O's debut on Saturday
Orioles right-hander Jair Jurrjens was in the clubhouse on Friday, and he will be added to the roster and make his Baltimore debut on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays.
5/17/2013 | Mariners option Noesi to Triple-A; call up Farquhar
Needing to bolster a thin bullpen, the Mariners selected right-hander Danny Farquhar from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday and optioned Hector Noesi back to Tacoma.
5/17/2013 | Sale shuts downs Angels for second time this week
White Sox left-hander Chris Sale struck out 12 and gave up just three hits over 7 2/3 innings to defeat the Angels for the second time this week. Alex Rios and Adam Dunn homered in Chicago's 3-0 victory.
5/17/2013 | A baseball traditionalist's case for losing the DH
It's been 40 years since the American League began using the designated hitter, and my teeth still are clenched.
5/17/2013 | Gyorko a more than pleasant surprise
Looking ahead, Jedd Gyorko should provide the Padres an offensive quality they will continue to welcome. He can flat-out hit. He has always hit. And that should continue.
5/17/2013 | Braves reap rewards in J-Hey's return from DL
Confident that Jason Heyward had taken all of the necessary steps to recover from an emergency appendectomy, the Braves activated the right fielder from the disabled list Friday, then reaped the benefits a few hours later, as he recorded two hits and drew a key walk in an 8-5 series-opening win against the Dodgers at Turner Field.
5/17/2013 | Pestano activated, feels like part of Tribe again
The Indians activated reliever Vinnie Pestano from the 15-day disabled list on Friday.
5/17/2013 | Talking past, present and future with Sandberg
Perhaps the most infamous trade in Phillies history occurred on Jan. 27, 1982. Dallas Green had just stepped down as Phils manager and taken over as general manager of the Cubs. In one of his first major moves, he traded second baseman Ivan DeJesus to the Phillies for incumbent shortstop Larry Bowa. The other guy in the trade was a little-known Triple-A infielder in the Phillies' organization named Ryne Sandberg.
5/17/2013 | Reid Ryan introduced as Astros president
The news conference to introduce Reid Ryan as president of business operations of the Houston Astros on Friday was technically labeled as "introductory," but in essence, the 41-year-old offspring of a Texas baseball legend already knew half of the people in the room.
5/17/2013 | Dyson out two to four weeks with ankle sprain
The Royals placed center fielder Jarrod Dyson on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a sprained right ankle and recalled outfield prospect David Lough from Triple-A Omaha to take his spot.
5/17/2013 | Garza, Cubs pleased with latest rehab start
Matt Garza told the Des Moines Register on Thursday following his most recent rehab start that he's ready to return to the Cubs. Manager Dale Sveum said on Friday that he received "really good" reports on Garza's 75-pitch outing.
5/17/2013 | Cubs' bullpen taking shape
With right-hander Kyuji Fujikawa off the disabled list, lefty James Russell having allowed only one run and closer Kevin Gregg perfect in save situations, Dale Sveum's bullpen is finally beginning to take shape.
5/17/2013 | Harvey beats Cubs with his arm and his bat
Matt Harvey drove in his first run of the season to supplement another superb pitching performance, and he and the Mets beat the Cubs, 3-2, on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
5/17/2013 | Collins hopes series in Chicago can turn Ike around
Ike Davis has hit just .160 this year, with a slugging percentage of .267. Manager Terry Collins hopes Davis can use the weekend series at Wrigley Field as a jumping-off point.
5/17/2013 | MLB Notebook: Giants rapping out hits at historic pace
On Thursday, the Giants put together their 21st double-digit hit game, overcoming a six-run deficit and defeating the Rockies, 8-6. San Francisco's total of 21 games with at least 10 hits is the most for the club -- through 41 team games -- since the 1987 team had 21.
5/17/2013 | 'Johnny Football' takes batting practice at Petco Park
Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win college football's coveted Heisman Trophy, and on Thursday, the Texas A&M quarterback took batting practice with the Padres before their matchup with the Nationals.
5/17/2013 | Healthy Lowrie proving to be among elite shortstops
If you're filling out your American League All-Star ballot, you should take a good, long look at Jed Lowrie for starting shortstop.
5/17/2013 | Manaea's cool exterior masks inner fire
Indiana State southpaw Sean Manaea's road to the upcoming First-Year Player Draft has been long and winding, but he's benefited from a cool exterior that masks his desire to prove his doubters wrong.
5/17/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 17
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/17/2013 | Harper homers in return to starting lineup
On Thursday, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper started his first game since Monday night and showed no ill effects after crashing into the right-field wall at Dodger Stadium.
5/17/2013 | Playing for hometown club becomes hot trend
There comes a time in a baseball veteran's career when he is eligible for free agency and has greater control over where he plays. Since it comes in the latter stages of a player's career, there are often additional factors at play -- wives, children and being close to relatives, for example. That, some veterans say, is when they go home.
5/17/2013 | Hope remains for Halos, South Siders
The Angels and White Sox, two of the sport's heaviest disappointments through the first quarter of the season, are sharing Angel Stadium through Sunday, and both have reasons to believe there's light at the end of the tunnel.
5/17/2013 | Victorino wrenches back, hopes to play Friday
Shane Victorino made another fine catch for the Red Sox on Thursday night, running into the wall in right to rob the Rays' Jose Lobaton of extra bases in the bottom of the eighth inning. But there was a price to be paid. Victorino wrenched his lower back on the play and had to exit the game in the bottom of the ninth.
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