8/10/2013 | Johnson ejected in first inning at Turner Field
Braves third baseman Chris Johnson was ejected in the first inning of Saturday night's game against the Marlins for arguing balls and strikes with home-plate umpire Jim Joyce.
8/10/2013 | Manship eager to take hill on full night's rest
Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Saturday the staff had not yet discussed whether Jeff Manship would start Tuesday but that he left a positive impression filling in for Tyler Chatwood on little rest vs. the Mets.
8/10/2013 | Moving past injury proving difficult for Fowler
Dexter Fowler's work from the leadoff position is key to the Rockies' offense, but his production has been compromised since June 13, when the Nationals' Ross Detwiler hit Fowler on the right hand with a pitch while Fowler was attempting to bunt.
8/10/2013 | Brewers spoil Griffey's night behind Gorzelanny
Tom Gorzelanny struck out seven Mariners in seven shutout innings, and the offense broke through for six runs off Hisashi Iwakuma in the seventh inning, highlighted by Scooter Gennett's three-run homer, in Saturday's 10-0 win at Safeco Field.
8/10/2013 | RBI Softball World Series gets underway
After a morning workout session, the teams in the RBI Softball World Series took to the field on Saturday afternoon to begin play in the 2013 installment of the tournament.
8/10/2013 | Astros in no rush to promote Springer to Majors
Those hoping to see outfield prospect George Springer in an Astros uniform at some point this month might want to temper the enthusiasm. Astros manager Bo Porter maintained Saturday that Springer's future would be discussed down the road.
8/10/2013 | Carter looking to cut down on swings and misses
Having recently set the club single-season strikeout record, Astros outfielder Chris Carter remains focused on trying to cut down on his swings and misses while finding a way to break out of his month-long funk.
8/10/2013 | Barring soreness, Wandy's bullpen goes well
Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez threw a bullpen session at Coors Field without issue Saturday, though he said he could not gauge his progression until seeing how he felt when he woke up Sunday morning.
8/10/2013 | Liriano's early exit lets 'pen display mettle
Friday night's 10-1 loss to the Rockies in which starter Francisco Liriano went 2 1/3 innings came with a hidden highlight: another stellar performance from the Pirates' bullpen.
8/10/2013 | Bucs take step back in early offense vs. Rox
Pittsburgh had plenty of opportunities to strike early Friday night, but it all resulted in just a single run in a 10-1 loss to Colorado.
8/10/2013 | Hurdle will take Marte's skids with his streaks
Manager Clint Hurdle is willing to accept the good with the bad, with Starling Marte's career-high 33 strikeouts in July outweighed by his ability to inject life into the lineup in the skipper's eyes.
8/10/2013 | Decker to see more time in third big league stint
Outfielder Jaff Decker received his third promotion to the Majors after Carlos Quentin was put on the disabled list on Friday, but this stint with the Padres figures to be different than the previous two. He made two pinch-hit appearances earlier in the season, going 0-for-1 and reaching on an error and a walk.
8/10/2013 | Padres strive to pick up slack from unavailable players
With Carlos Quentin and Everth Cabrera missing from the lineup, it hasn't been a surprise that San Diego struggled in three straight losses. Will Venable could become an important player, but manager Bud Black said situational hitting and solid defense are bigger keys than any one player.
8/10/2013 | Outfield prospect Renfroe gets first promotion
A little more than two months after being selected by the Padres with the 13th overall pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, Hunter Renfroe was promoted to Class A Fort Wayne.
8/10/2013 | Ryan discusses Astros, how his son is doing in new job
There are few faces more synonymous with pro baseball in Texas than Nolan Ryan. So when Ryan speaks, as he did before Saturday's game between the Astros and Rangers, people listen.
8/10/2013 | Cooled off after DL stint, Gattis adjusting
The Braves' recent success up and down the batting order has taken much of the spotlight off rookie Evan Gattis, who has returned to earth from the tear he was on in April and May before an oblique strain cut short his improbable first half.
8/10/2013 | Fredi reflects on central spark in streak
As the attention and expectations build around the Braves' 14-game winning streak entering Saturday, manager Fredi Gonzalez has tried to enjoy the ride as much as possible. With his team on the verge of tying the longest streak in Atlanta history, Gonzalez had the chance to reflect on some of the most well-tread explanations for his team's run of success.
8/10/2013 | Schafer set to return to pre-injury success
Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer was adamant that his at-bats had steadily improved during his eight rehab games with Triple-A Gwinnett, even if the numbers left him frustrated in the retelling of his 2-for-32 showing.
8/10/2013 | Nats not ready to bring up Ohlendorf after rehab start
Nationals right-hander Ross Ohlendorf, who is on the disabled list because of an inflamed right shoulder, pitched three innings and threw 63 pitches for Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday.
8/10/2013 | Navarro ready after initially worrisome collision
When Dioner Navarro was injured Wednesday after a collision at home plate, the Cubs catcher originally thought he broke his right ankle -- but he improved enough from a sprained ankle to be available to play on Saturday.
8/10/2013 | Wainwright sees benefit of extra days of rest
Adam Wainwright has pitched more innings than any other pitcher in the Majors. After 175 2/3 innings, the Cardinals called up rookie Michael Wacha to make a spot start for Wainwright on Saturday, allowing their ace an extra three days of rest.
8/10/2013 | Beltran back after resting hamstring
Carlos Beltran was back in the lineup Saturday following a day off after admitting to a minor left hamstring pull he sustained against Philadelphia last month. Beltran said it doesn't hinder him on the field, and that it just will tighten up on him from time to time, which is why manager Mike Matheny gave him the night off Friday.
8/10/2013 | Plans for rotation, Wacha to come Sunday
Manager Mike Matheny said Saturday that Michael Wacha's callup was primarily a move to give the starters some additional rest. He said he will announce the club's plans for Wacha and the rotation beyond Adam Wainwright's Tuesday start on Sunday.
8/10/2013 | Three-run inning holds up in Giants' victory
Marco Scutaro and Hunter Pence punctuated a three-run rally in the sixth inning to help the Giants defeat the Baltimore Orioles, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon at AT&T Park.
8/10/2013 | Cotts doesn't make big deal of first save since '06
Neal Cotts earned the second save of his Major League career on Friday night but didn't seem to think it was a big deal. Cotts entered the game with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth. The Rangers led 7-4 at the time, and Cotts struck out Marc Krauss to end the inning.
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