7/20/2013 | Heat is on: Reds fend off rival Pirates for series win
Devin Mesoraco couldn't help being pumped up as the Reds catcher stood up following the 27th out on a 102-mph heater for a strikeout from closer Aroldis Chapman. Not only did the Reds get another big victory over the Pirates by a 5-4 score on a long Saturday of baseball, they achieved the final of many great escapes.
7/20/2013 | Carpenter makes second Minor League rehab start
Chris Carpenter threw 74 pitches (49 strikes) over 3 1/3 innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Memphis on Saturday. The outing was Carpenter's second since beginning his maximum 30-day Minor League rehab assignment on Monday.
7/20/2013 | Getz feeling good despite sprained left knee
Royals second baseman Chris Getz was forced to leave Saturday's 6-5 win against the Tigers in the fifth inning after sustaining a sprained left knee at Kauffman Stadium.
7/20/2013 | Minnesota wins fourth straight behind solid Correia
Kevin Correia pitched six solid frames and Chris Colabello posted his first big league RBI as the Twins topped the Indians, 3-2, at Target Field on Saturday.
7/20/2013 | Live BP session goes well for Vogelsong
Ryan Vogelsong's next checkpoint on his road to physical recovery could be appearing in an Arizona League game Tuesday, which might put the right-hander on course to resume pitching for the Giants on Aug. 9 or 10, manager Bruce Bochy said.
7/20/2013 | Crawford plays despite bruised left foot
Brandon Crawford's playing status was rated as day to day Saturday by Giants manager Bruce Bochy, one day after the shortstop sustained a bruise on his left foot during an eighth-inning collision with Arizona right-hander Heath Bell.
7/20/2013 | Boggs has shaky debut in second chance with Rockies
Mitchell Boggs is getting a second chance with the Rockies, who acquired him in a trade with the Cardinals for an international signing bonus slot on July 9. Boggs was pitching at Triple-A Memphis at the time of the trade.
7/20/2013 | Yoenis likely to miss Sunday's finale at Angel Stadium
Chevrolet Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes missed his second straight game on Saturday night because of left wrist soreness. Although A's manager Bob Melvin said his left fielder is available to pinch-run, he will likely not start Sunday's finale at Angel Stadium.
7/20/2013 | SoCal native Green gets a start in Anaheim
Oakland second baseman Grant Green, who was born in Fullerton and grew up 10 minutes from Angel Stadium, got the start Saturday night in the No. 9 hole against the Halos.
7/20/2013 | Milone, Parker getting plenty of rest
The A's will round out their post-All-Star break rotation with Tommy Milone pitching Monday and Jarrod Parker throwing Tuesday -- meaning each will have at least 10 days of rest between starts.
7/20/2013 | D-backs playing it safe with Chavez's hip
Eric Chavez's ailing hip has improved to the point where the D-backs think he can play, but the club is being cautious to prevent an aggravation.
7/20/2013 | Harris impressing in relief for D-backs
Since the D-backs claimed Will Harris off waivers from Colorado in April, the 28-year-old right-hander has become a key component out of manager Kirk Gibson's bullpen.
7/20/2013 | Recent lack of key hits doesn't concern Gibson
Paul Goldschmidt's forceout with the bases loaded in the eighth inning represented the D-backs' only opportunity with runners in scoring position in Friday's 2-0 loss. But when Arizona has had those chances in recent games, it has come up short.
7/20/2013 | Wainwright's back to face Padres after long break
It's been a week since Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has pitched in a game, and he has enjoyed his time off. He takes on Eric Stults and the Padres in the rubber match at Busch Stadium on Sunday.
7/20/2013 | Weiss hopeful Francis' experience translates to 'pen
Rockies manager Walt Weiss said he hopes veteran left-hander Jeff Francis, who struggled in 11 early-season starts before being sent to Triple-A Colorado Springs, can learn the relief role well enough to return and contribute.
7/20/2013 | Brothers returns to closer role eyeing repeat results
Rafael Betancourt underwent an emergency appendectomy Friday, which means Rex Brothers returns to the closer role with Betancourt again on the disabled list. The first time, when Betancourt was dealing with a right groin strain, Brothers earned four saves in five chances.
7/20/2013 | Scioscia joins elite club with 1,200th win
Mike Scioscia became the fifth active manager to amass 1,200 victories on Friday night, and the Angels' skipper deflected credit to the entire organization.
7/20/2013 | Angels replace Harris with versatile Field
In a move to add some versatility, the Angels designated infielder Brendan Harris for assignment and recalled utility player Tommy Field Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday night.
7/20/2013 | Coello still waiting to resume throwing
Angels pitcher Robert Coello, on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, has returned to Arizona to continue his rehab but he hasn't begun throwing again, as he'd hoped.
7/20/2013 | Detwiler likely out for rest of homestand
Nationals manager Davey Johnson said on Saturday that Ross Detwiler likely will not start a game on this homestand, as previously had been hoped. The left-hander threw an abbreviated bullpen session before Saturday night's game, but he is still dealing with a back strain.
7/20/2013 | Staff health key as GM Rizzo weighs options
With the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline looming, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo knows that he will have a few important decisions to make.
7/20/2013 | Garza impresses teammates as trade talks intensify
Matt Garza, one of the biggest names on the trading block, has impressed coaches and teammates with his ability to remove himself from a mentally challenging situation. A regular in Cubs manager Dale Sveum's office, the conversations between Garza and his skipper have followed their typical path, everything but trade rumors filling the air.
7/20/2013 | Prospect Lake could play way into long-term role
With his first big league game under his belt, Junior Lake has already shown enough potential to at least warrant discussion of becoming an everyday piece of the Cubs' lineup.
7/20/2013 | Colon looks to get A's back on track
Bartolo Colon, 12-3 in the first half, will try to pick up where he left off and prevent a three-game sweep at Angel Stadium when he matches up with Halos right-hander Jerome Williams on Sunday.
7/20/2013 | Strop's scoreless streak reaches eight games for Cubs
Pedro Strop delivered his eighth consecutive scoreless appearance (6 2/3 innings) Friday, a streak dating to July 4, when he debuted for the Cubs after a trade with Baltimore.
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