8/19/2012 | A's eye fifth straight victory as Twins hit Oakland
Making a charge in the postseason hunt with quite a bit of momentum, the Athletics will look to extend their four-game winning streak as they open a three-game series against the Twins on Monday night in Oakland.
8/19/2012 | Dickey looking to pave way to 20-win season
R.A. Dickey is set to face the Rockies, looking for the first of the last five wins required to lock down a 20-win season. He'll match up against Alex White, who's aiming for a longer outing than in recent starts.
8/19/2012 | Orioles look to continue surprising run in Texas
Prior to the season, many considered the Rangers a lock to qualify for the postseason for a third straight season. Few expected the Orioles to play into October. The two clubs begin a three-game series on Monday in Arlington, with Texas right-hander Ryan Dempster facing Baltimore rookie Miguel Gonzalez.
8/19/2012 | Reds rolling, but have had trouble in Philly
One of baseball's hottest second-half teams, the Reds, will arrive in Philadelphia to start a four-game series Monday against a Phillies club that has not lived up to expectations in 2012.
8/19/2012 | Braves visit Nats looking to close gap in NL East
The Braves don't have many more chances this season to gain ground directly on the Nationals, so Atlanta is eager to make the most of its upcoming three-game series in Washington.
8/19/2012 | Mariners look to capitalize on reeling Indians
The Mariners have won five straight and 12 of their last 13 in Seattle, helping the team garner the second-best home record since the All-Star break. They hope to build on that when they welcome the Indians to Safeco Field on Monday.
8/19/2012 | Pirates get another shot at Padres
After playing a 19-inning marathon in St. Louis, the Pirates will face San Diego for the second time this month in a series that opens Monday. Right-hander Edinson Volquez gets the start for the Padres, going up against what likely will be a callup from Triple-A Indianapolis.
8/19/2012 | Surging D-backs turn to Saunders against Marlins
With four straight wins, the D-backs are in the thick of the playoff race. Arizona will try to make it five consecutive victories when lefty Joe Saunders takes the hill to open a four-game set against the Marlins Monday at Chase Field. Fellow southpaw Mark Buehrle will toe the rubber for Miami.
8/19/2012 | Rolling Royals head south to meet surging Rays
Following a 5-1 homestand capped by a sweep of the White Sox, the Royals head on the road to Tampa Bay to begin a three-game set with the Rays on Monday at Tropicana Field.
8/19/2012 | Cards look to make up ground with Astros in town
After dropping a crucial series with the Pirates, the Cardinals are looking to make up ground in the NL Central and Wild Card races when the Astros visit St. Louis for a three-game series on Tuesday. Adam Wainwright will take the mound for the Cards, while young righty Lucas Harrell gets the nod for Houston.
8/19/2012 | Stats at the heart of tilt between Scherzer, Romero
The Tigers will send Max Scherzer to the mound to open their three-game series against the Blue Jays on Tuesday at Comerica Park, as he looks for victory No. 13. Toronto will counter with Ricky Romero, who will look to make Detroit his first victim since June 22.
8/18/2012 | Reynolds, Showalter ejected from opener vs. Tigers
Emotions boiled in the clubhouse following the ejections of Orioles manager Buck Showalter and first baseman Mark Reynolds in the bottom of the fifth inning of Friday's 5-3 loss to the Tigers.
8/18/2012 | Happ outduels Darvish to pace Blue Jays
J.A. Happ was everything the Toronto Blue Jays could have asked for on Friday as he helped himself solidify a spot in the starting rotation. The left-hander held the Texas Rangers to two hits, one walk and one run while striking out eight in six innings as the Blue Jays came away with a 3-2 win.
8/18/2012 | Oquendo ejected for arguing balls, strikes
Cardinals third-base coach Jose Oquendo was ejected in the sixth inning of Friday night's game against Pittsburgh for arguing balls and strikes with home-plate umpire Lance Barrett.
8/18/2012 | Prince belts pair of monster homers to pace Tigers
Prince Fielder's game-tying shot was a 462-foot drive off the center-field concourse. His go-ahead hit was a towering shot down the right-field line in the eighth inning and sent the Tigers to a 5-3 win on Friday night at Comerica Park.
8/18/2012 | Perez's double lifts Mendoza, KC past White Sox
Salvador Perez unleashed a two-out, two-run double in the seventh and Luis Mendoza allowed just two runs over seven innings to lead the Royals to a 4-2 win over the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium.
8/18/2012 | Gallardo on a roll as Brewers stay hot at home
Yovani Gallardo allowed only one Phillies run in seven innings and aided his own cause with a two-run single amid a four-run fourth inning, helping the Brewers win their eighth straight home game, 6-2, on Friday night at Miller Park.
8/18/2012 | McDonald delivers as Bucs hold off Cards
Right-hander James McDonald allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings as the Pirates earned a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Friday to move two games ahead of their NL Central rivals.
8/18/2012 | Juan and done: Francisco, Braves walk off in 11
Juan Francisco completed an impressive comeback with a two-out, pinch-hit single that gave the Braves a 4-3, 11-inning win over the Dodgers on Friday night.
8/18/2012 | Miley, D-backs take pitchers' duel in Houston
Left-hander Wade Miley pitched six strong innings, allowing one run and fanning five Astros. Miley also helped his own cause with an RBI on a squeeze bunt as the D-backs took the series opener in Houston, 3-1, on Friday.
8/18/2012 | Different routes, but clouts key for Miami at Coors
Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Reyes and Steve Cishek figured prominently Friday night, which is hardly surprising. But Carlos Zambrano and John Buck, lesser lights these days, did their parts to help the Marlins beat the Rockies, 6-5, at Coors Field.
8/18/2012 | By going deep, Jeter reaches yet another milestone
Yankees captain Derek Jeter continued his march through the game's history books on Friday night, connecting for his 250th career home run in the club's 6-4 victory over the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.
8/18/2012 | Despite losing perfect bid, Iwakuma beats Twins
No, it wasn't perfect. But the Mariners were perfectly fine with Hisashi Iwakuma's outstanding start on Friday night as Seattle topped the Twins, 5-3, to continue their recent run of success at Safeco Field.
8/18/2012 | Hughes buckles down nicely after rough fourth
Phil Hughes had to have a short memory on Friday. The right-hander hadn't made it past the fifth inning in his last two starts, and on Friday, one truly awful throw led to a four-run third inning. But like good pitchers are taught, Hughes forgot about the past, earning his 12th win in the Yankees' 6-4 win over the Red Sox.
8/18/2012 | Upton, Rays hang career-worst 9 runs on Weaver
B.J. Upton homered in the first inning to jump-start his four-hit, three-RBI game, and the Rays scored nine runs off Jered Weaver in another convincing win over the Angels on Friday night.
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