8/22/2013 | d'Arnaud impressing Mets with framing skills
Every member of the Mets' pitching staff understands what it means to have a strong catcher behind the plate, and Travis d'Arnaud's eagerness to develop into one has collectively impressed them.
8/22/2013 | Marlins aim to keep up home success vs. Rockies
The Marlins are 51-30 against Colorado in Miami, their .630 home winning percentage their best among any league opponent in franchise history, with Tom Koehler facing off against the Rockies' Jhoulys Chacin.
8/22/2013 | Kershaw stymies Marlins with eight-inning gem
Clayton Kershaw wasn't quite right Thursday, which for him means that he still pitched eight scoreless innings as the Dodgers blanked the Marlins, 6-0, in the series finale in Miami.
8/22/2013 | Stassi's CAT scan, X-ray results rule out fracture
A CAT scan and X-rays taken Wednesday night showed no facial fractures for Astros catcher Max Stassi, who was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Rangers. The ball deflected off his shoulder and hit him in the mouth.
8/22/2013 | Goldschmidt's clutch gene can't be disputed
Teams can go decades without finding a kid like Paul Goldschmidt. The D-backs slugger was plucked out of the eighth round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. Now, four years later, he is a legit National League Most Valuable Player candidate.
8/22/2013 | Stellar Latos helps Reds stave off D-backs
Mat Latos went eight strong innings and the Reds benefited from four wild pitches to down the D-backs, 2-1, on Thursday at Great American Ball Park.
8/22/2013 | Soriano happy to be where he first learned to win
Alfonso Soriano is breathing new life into the Yankees team -- a team that faced a seven-game deficit in the American League East when it acquired the veteran in a trade with the Cubs.
8/22/2013 | Rays sign D. Young to Minor League deal
Released recently by the Phillies, Delmon Young has signed a Minor League deal with the Rays and will report to Double-A Montgomery, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and MLB Network.
8/22/2013 | Heyward, Stassi hope for quick returns from injury
In a pair of frightening incidents only hours apart on Wednesday, Braves outfielder Jason Heyward and Astros catcher Max Stassi left their respective games after being hit in the face by 90-plus-mph fastballs.
8/22/2013 | Nationals to make first trip to Kauffman Stadium
Gio Gonzalez, who hasn't won in his last six starts, takes the mound for the Nationals when they play their first game at Kauffman Stadium on Friday to open a three-game set against Bruce Chen and the Royals.
8/22/2013 | Hendriks to be recalled to start Saturday vs. Tribe
Right-hander Liam Hendriks will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester to start on Saturday against the Indians, the Twins announced on Thursday.
8/22/2013 | Nats win marathon game after Strasburg blows lead
Stephen Strasburg was dominant for eight innings but gave up a game-tying, two-run homer to Donnie Murphy with two outs in the ninth before the Nationals answered with a run in the 13th for a 5-4 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Thursday. Denard Span led off the 13th with a double, and pinch-hitter Chad Tracy scored him on a groundout with one out.
8/22/2013 | Vacationing couple goes for 'Bucks' in Detroit
Corey Flussi and Amanda Reed drove up to Detroit from Columbus to see the Tigers at Comerica Park, and they also had a chance to win cash on "Bucks on the Pond."
8/22/2013 | Mets sign Dice-K to bolster pitching staff
With several of their starting pitchers undergoing season-ending surgeries or brushing up against innings limits, the Mets on Thursday made a low-risk move to deepen their staff, signing former Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka.
8/22/2013 | Pioneer Minoso has passion for life, baseball
MLB trailblazer and former White Sox star Minnie Minoso still exudes the same passion for life and for baseball that he did when he played. The seven-time All-Star is slated to attend this weekend's Civil Rights Game festivities.
8/22/2013 | Broxton lands on DL, to undergo surgery on forearm
Plowing forward without injured players is something the Reds have had to do all season. For the second time in 2013, they will be trying to overcome the loss of right-handed setup man Jonathan Broxton.
8/22/2013 | Puig back in lineup after experiencing dehydration
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was back in the starting lineup Thursday after apparently experiencing dehydration Wednesday night.
8/22/2013 | D-backs hoping to get back on track in Philly
A day after leaving Cincinnati having lost three of four games to the club they are chasing in the National League Wild Card hunt, the D-backs will head to Philadelphia to begin a weekend set against the Phillies on Friday.
8/22/2013 | Anibal's season rivals teammate Scherzer's
Max Scherzer is running away with the Major League wins lead, trails only Yu Darvish among American League pitchers in strikeouts and will be a front-runner for the AL Cy Young Award at season's end. But quietly, teammate Anibal Sanchez is putting up similar numbers.
8/22/2013 | White Sox run streak to six with Gillaspie's HR in 12th
Conor Gillaspie's leadoff homer in the 12th carried the White Sox to their sixth straight win, a 4-3 victory over the Royals on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.
8/22/2013 | Rays hope to ride 'swarm' offense into October
The Rays are known for their homegrown pitching and defense, but they also have a unique approach at the plate that is paying off this season.
8/22/2013 | Civil Rights Game sheds light on pivotal era
On Saturday, as the White Sox host the Rangers for the second of a three-game set, the real focus will be on honoring those who fought for equality in the United States. MLB's Civil Rights Game will include a panel discussion on Friday, a luncheon on the day of the game and an on-field ceremony.
8/22/2013 | Twins bounce back after surrendering four-run lead
The Twins plated six runs against Justin Verlander, highlighted by Ryan Doumit's three-run homer in the fifth, and Chris Herrmann's eight-inning RBI double put Minnesota back on top after losing a four-run lead in Thursday's 7-6 win in Detroit.
8/22/2013 | Twins pair plays 'Bucks' in bid for bankroll
The hit MLB.com game show "Bucks on the Pond" powered by Ford has doled out more than $20,000 and recently made a meaningful ballpark date at Target Field even more special for contestants Nick Bravos and Moriah Bricker.
8/22/2013 | Take MLB.TV back to school for just $19.99
This is the time of year when students are heading off to school just as the pennant races are heating up. MLB Advanced Media has made the transition easier with Thursday's announcement of a limited-time $19.99 offer for a yearly subscription to MLB.TV Premium.
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