7/9/2013 | Jeter plays in third straight rehab game with no issues
While his night proved hitless, rehabbing Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter looked more than comfortable running the bases and in the field for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday. Jeter reached base twice, scored a run and made three plays at short in the RailRiders' 6-3 win over Rochester.
7/8/2013 | Tulo returns to field with single in first rehab at-bat
The pain has not gone away for Troy Tulowitzki or Dexter Fowler. But as the Rockies fight to stay in the National League West race, neither could resist the urge to push through the remaining pain and help their club.
7/8/2013 | Almost not fair: Pena's slick 'D' nails Nick
Baseball has always been a game of inches. Never was that more apparent than in the eighth inning of Monday's game between the Tigers and Indians.
7/8/2013 | Guthrie, Royals gaining steam after topping Yanks
If the Royals were looking to make a statement against the Yankees on Monday night, they can thank the weather for an assist. Kansas City weathered a 59-minute rain delay and some difficult situations late in the game to take a 5-1 victory in its series opener against New York. Starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie led a full team effort for the Royals, pitching into the seventh inning and allowing just one run.
7/8/2013 | Under-the-radar Kendrick one of Halos' best
Besides the incomparable Mike Trout, Howie Kendrick has been the Angels' best and most consistent player this season.
7/8/2013 | Final Vote candidate Pence brings fire to game
The best way to guarantee that the All-Star Game remains relevant is to fill the rosters with performers who believe that playing hard is a must and that winning is the ultimate goal. In other words, the National and American Leagues should clone Hunter Pence.
7/8/2013 | Balfour gets A's-record 41st straight save
Grant Balfour's 23rd save of the season and 18th with a one-run lead also broke a franchise record. In closing out Monday's 2-1 A's win, Balfour notched his 41st straight save, passing Dennis Eckersley's mark of 40.
7/8/2013 | Shoulder 'pretty good,' Niese OKed to resume throwing
Mets starter Jon Niese was told he could begin a throwing program by team doctors after a favorable follow-up exam Monday in New York.
7/8/2013 | Desmond seeking support in Final Vote balloting
Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, who went 0-for-4 in Monday night's 3-2 loss to the Phillies,entered the night fourth behind the Braves' Freddie Freeman, rookie phenom Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers and the Giants' Hunter Pence in NL Final Vote balloting. The Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez was in fifth place.
7/8/2013 | Mets awaiting diagnosis on Marcum after exam
Shaun Marcum was examined by Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis on Monday after the Mets starter felt tingling and numbness in his right hand the past two starts.
7/8/2013 | CarGo misses opener, but plans to play through pain
Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez sat out Monday night's game with the Padres after spraining his middle finger Sunday against the D-backs.
7/8/2013 | CarGo, Cuddyer accept Home Run Derby invites
Rockies outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer accepted David Wright's invitation to participate in the Home Run Derby.
7/8/2013 | Six-run sixth delivers Rangers' series-opening win
The Rangers scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning and went on to an 8-5 victory over the Orioles on Monday night at Camden Yards. The victory opened the four-game series against the Orioles and was the Rangers' fourth win in their last five games.
7/8/2013 | Luetge's good fortune to be back in Majors
Lucas Luetge was called up from Triple-A on Monday, but the lefty reliever saw this one coming three days earlier with a tip from an unlikely source: a fortune cookie from a P.F. Chang's restaurant.
7/8/2013 | Chen returning to rotation as Mendoza heads to 'pen
Bruce Chen is moving back into the rotation. Royals manager Ned Yost said Monday that Chen will start Friday in place of Luis Mendoza, and the latter arm will slot into the bullpen as a long reliever. Mendoza, 23 years old, went 2-5 with a 4.87 ERA in his first 16 outings.
7/8/2013 | Grandal set for ACL surgery, likely out 9-12 months
Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal will need reconstructive surgery to his anterior cruciate ligament that will end his season, an MRI revealed on Monday.
7/8/2013 | Alonso goes hitless in first rehab game
Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso went 0-for-3, grounding out twice and lining into a double play, in his first rehab game for Triple-A Tucson on Monday.
7/8/2013 | Miller likely to miss season with foot surgery
Red Sox manager John Farrell revealed before Monday's game against the Mariners that reliever Andrew Miller will need foot surgery, saying that it was "unlikely" the left-hander would return to the bullpen this season.
7/8/2013 | Ellsbury out of lineup nursing sore wrist
Outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury wasn't in the Red Sox lineup on Monday night, as he received treatment for a wrist injury sustained late in Sunday's loss to the Angels. Ellsbury is riding a 17-game hitting streak, during which he's batting .389 (28-for-72).
7/8/2013 | Fernandez approaching All-Star Game with wide eyes
Jose Fernandez is thrilled to be a part of the National League All-Star team. Upon hearing the news from Jeffrey Loria, he called his mother, who was equally excited. The rookie especially looks forward to meeting Boston's David Ortiz, who he calls his "favorite player."
7/8/2013 | Colon edges Locke, with help from outfield, 'pen
In a predictably low-scoring game between two of baseball's best teams equipped with a couple of baseball's best pitching staffs, it was the A's who came out on top of the Pirates, 2-1, on Monday evening.
7/8/2013 | Nolasco thrilled to join hometown club
Ricky Nolasco joined the Dodgers Monday, wearing the uniform of his favorite team as he grew up in Rialto, one hour east of Dodger Stadium.
7/8/2013 | Stats, fans, friendship sway Wright's HR Derby picks
In his first experience as a Home Run Derby captain, Mets third baseman David Wright said he wanted to simplify the process of rounding out the rest of the National League squad as much possible.
7/8/2013 | Freeman pumped about Final Vote support
Count Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez among those who helped Freddie Freeman grab the early lead among the five National League All-Star hopefuls on this year's Final Vote ballot.
7/8/2013 | Energetic Puig positions Dodgers for second-half run
No team began the season with higher expectations. No team was more of a disappointment for 72 games. But now look at the Dodgers, who entered Monday's action alone in second place in the NL West.
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