9/15/2013 | Giants pound LA behind 13 RBIs from Pence, Belt
Hunter Pence hit the Giants' first grand slam of the season and drove in a career-high seven runs Saturday night to pace a 19-3 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Brandon Belt recorded career highs with five hits and six RBIs.
9/14/2013 | Pulse: AL Wild Card takes center stage
Baseball's postseason races checked in early with games under the mid-September sun on a spectacular Saturday afternoon across the Majors, and the contenders kept on churning into Saturday night, juggling and jostling for position.
9/14/2013 | Ubaldo keeps pedal down on Tribe's pursuit
Ubaldo Jimenez continued his run of stellar pitching in the Indians' 8-1 victory over the White Sox on Saturday night. Asdrubal Cabrera and Lonnie Chisenhall each homered during a five-run fourth inning.
9/14/2013 | D-backs' rout puts Miley alongside Unit
Gerardo Parra and Aaron Hill both had three RBIs and Miguel Montero went 3-for-4 in support of Wade Miley, who added an RBI double to 6 1/3 solid innings to join Randy Johnson as the only D-backs lefties with back-to-back seasons with at least 10 wins.
9/14/2013 | Homers back Dice-K in first W in more than a year
New York salvaged a 3-1 victory behind Daisuke Matsuzaka, whose second consecutive strong start put a positive spin on an otherwise dreary day Saturday.
9/14/2013 | Paxton continues to impress with six scoreless frames
James Paxton fired six scoreless innings at the Cardinals in his second Major League start on Saturday as the Mariners rookie southpaw continued making an excellent late-season impression in a 4-1 victory.
9/14/2013 | Pence closing in on historic starting feat
Right fielder Hunter Pence has started each of the Giants' 149 games and seems poised, barring unforeseen circumstances, to become the first player since the franchise moved to San Francisco in 1958 to start all 162 games.
9/14/2013 | Giants hold off on decision regarding Gaudin
The Giants delayed their decision regarding right-hander Chad Gaudin's playing status, partly because he wouldn't be ready to pitch until Monday anyway after throwing his simulated game Friday.
9/14/2013 | Miller likely out next few games with hamstring strain
Rookie shortstop Brad Miller was taken out of the Mariners' game against the Cardinals in the fifth inning Saturday because of a strained left hamstring, and he will likely be sidelined the next several games, according to manager Eric Wedge.
9/14/2013 | Giants promoting Kuiper for HOF's Frick Award
The Giants have launched a campaign urging fans to vote broadcaster Duane Kuiper onto the Ford C. Frick Award ballot. Fans can vote once per day at facebook.com/baseballhall. Balloting ends Sept. 30.
9/14/2013 | Hanley wants to return quickly from nerve issue
Hanley Ramirez thought he could continue to play through the discomfort he'd been feeling in his left hamstring for several weeks, but it reached a tipping point Thursday night, the shortstop said.
9/14/2013 | Ankle problem will keep Ethier out a few days
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier won't play for at least a couple of days because of a left ankle issue, manager Don Mattingly said Saturday.
9/14/2013 | Capuano still sore, will back off throwing
Chris Capuano experienced discomfort in his left groin during a bullpen session Friday, and the Dodgers don't have plans for the left-hander to throw off a mound again at this point, according to manager Don Mattingly.
9/14/2013 | Kemp has 'good day,' runs bases in Arizona
Matt Kemp progressed to running the bases Saturday, one of the final steps for the Dodgers outfielder as he works his way back from a sprained left ankle and tight right hamstring.
9/14/2013 | Rockies call for caution, aid during Colorado floods
An incessant storm that has pelted the Denver area all week with rain and hail, causing wide-spread flooding, led the Rockies management to issue a statement on Saturday urging residents exercise caution.
9/14/2013 | Rays wait out rain to join Texas atop WC standings
After a two-hour rain delay in the mid-fourth, the Rays beat the Twins, 7-0, at Target Field on Saturday, joining Texas atop the AL Wild Card standings. Matt Moore tossed three solid frames, and the bullpen completed the shutout.
9/14/2013 | De La Rosa unlikely to make Monday's start
Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa probably will not make his scheduled start on Monday against the Cardinals at Coors Field because of a sore left thumb, manager Walt Weiss said on Saturday.
9/14/2013 | Pirates top Cubs, move into first-place tie
The Pirates rallied to defeat the Cubs, 2-1, in front of a sold-out crowd of 35,534 on Saturday night at PNC Park as Pittsburgh moved back into a first-place tie with the Cardinals in the National League Central after St. Louis lost to the Mariners.
9/14/2013 | Bonifacio ejected after pickoff at first base
Royals second baseman Emilio Bonifacio was ejected in the third inning of Saturday night's 1-0 win over the Tigers after being called out on a pickoff play at first base.
9/14/2013 | Murphy has adjusted to Cubs' use of shifts
The Cubs rank among the top five teams in the Major Leagues in terms of using defensive shifts, and some of the maneuverings were a little strange in the beginning for third baseman Donnie Murphy.
9/14/2013 | Time running out for CarGo to return
The Rockies haven't shut down Carlos Gonzalez from hitting for the remainder of the season, but they are perilously close to doing so with about a week to go.
9/14/2013 | Cards zeroing in on clinching postseason spot
Despite falling, 4-1, to the Mariners on Saturday, the Cardinals' magic number shrunk to seven with Washington also losing. That means that any combination of seven Cardinal wins and/or losses by the Nationals would ensure the Cardinals a playoff berth.
9/14/2013 | Rosenthals welcome first child to family
Trevor and Lindsey Rosenthal welcomed their first child, Chloe Elizabeth, at 1:10 a.m. Friday. Both mother and daughter are healthy, and Rosenthal said he expects them to come home Sunday.
9/14/2013 | Perez learning catching trade from Molina, Cards
Before Saturday's game, Audry Perez received instruction from a group that included two Gold Glove winners -- manager Mike Matheny and Yadier Molina, who have nine awards between them -- a pair of veteran catchers in Rob Johnson and Tony Cruz, and a bullpen catcher, Jamie Pogue, who spent time in the Cardinals' Minor League system.
9/14/2013 | Span extends hitting streak to 25 in first at-bat
It took all of two pitches for Denard Span to extend his career-best hitting streak to 25 games Saturday night against the Phillies. Span laced a single to center field in his first at-bat.
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