8/10/2013 | Rios excited to be playing for a contender with Rangers
Alex Rios, acquired from the White Sox on Friday, made it to Houston in time to be in the Rangers' lineup for Saturday's game with the Astros. With one trade and a flight from Chicago to Houston, Rios went from a last-place team to one that was tied for first going into Saturday.
8/10/2013 | Greinke on point to lead way in shutout of Rays
Adrian Gonzalez homered, Nick Punto drove in two runs and Zack Greinke fired 6 1/3 scoreless innings as the Dodgers beat the Rays, 5-0, on Saturday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.
8/10/2013 | Frustrated Stanton gets night off in Atlanta
Each disappointing at-bat increased Giancarlo Stanton's level of frustration. After seeing the slugger go hitless in three at-bats with two strikeouts in Friday's 5-0 loss at Atlanta, Marlins manager Mike Redmond decided a day off was in order.
8/10/2013 | Rookie Yelich remaining even-keeled at plate
Calm and cool is how Christian Yelich approaches the game, so it is only natural that he has the same demeanor at the plate. The 21-year-old Marlins rookie entered Saturday night's game with the Braves riding a nine-game hitting streak, and he is treating each day like the one before.
8/10/2013 | Adjusting to pro ball, Moran likely to play in AFL
Most likely, Marlins top Draft pick Colin Moran will remain with the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers for the remainder of the season. He turns 23 on Oct. 1, and in all likelihood, the Marlins will have him play in the Arizona Fall League.
8/10/2013 | Shuck's hometown friends in Cleveland crowd
J.B. Shuck's hometown of Galion, Ohio, is a little more than an hour drive south from Progressive Field and is made up of only about 10,000 people, and it was well-represented for Saturday's game.
8/10/2013 | Vargas eyes rotation return after bullpen session
Jason Vargas will throw a between-starts bullpen session Sunday at Progressive Field, and if the Angels left-hander comes out of it feeling good, he'll start Tuesday against the Yankees in the Bronx.
8/10/2013 | Boshers gets key strikeout in big league debut
Left-handed reliever Buddy Boshers joined the Angels in Cleveland on Saturday to become the team's 13th pitcher, the corresponding move for second baseman Howie Kendrick landing on the disabled list. He struck out the only batter he faced in a 7-2 win.
8/10/2013 | Prospect Jimenez shut down with labrum issue
Angels third base prospect Luis Jimenez is not expected to return this season because of an ongoing labrum issue, general manager Jerry Dipoto said Saturday.
8/10/2013 | Rangers option Butler to make room for Rios
The Rangers have optioned right-handed-hitting outfielder Joey Butler to Triple-A Round Rock to make room for Alex Rios. Butler played in just two games for the Rangers but was 2-for-4 with two doubles and a walk.
8/10/2013 | Baker: Ludwick to be activated for Monday's game
Left fielder Ryan Ludwick was back in the Reds clubhouse on Saturday, following 13 games on a rehab assignment in the Minors. Manager Dusty Baker said he would be activated on Monday, when the Reds open a series vs. the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
8/10/2013 | Broxton returns from DL with scoreless ninth inning
The ninth inning of Friday's win marked the return of reliever Jonathan Broxton in his first appearance since June 13. Broxton, who gave up one single in a scoreless inning, was on the disabled list until Wednesday due to a strain in his right elbow.
8/10/2013 | Zimmermann, Desmond consider long-term future
Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond and right-hander Jordan Zimmermann are having solid seasons for the Nationals. But neither player is close to getting a contract extension.
8/10/2013 | Halladay tosses 75 pitches in sim game without issue
Roy Halladay threw 75 pitches in a simulated game on Saturday morning, taking another step forward as he continues to recover from right shoulder surgery.
8/10/2013 | Phillies hoping Ruf can find home in right field
When the Phillies designated right fielder Delmon Young for assignment on Friday, they also sent a clear message to Darin Ruf. For the last two months of this season, the starting right field job likely will be his.
8/10/2013 | Indians give tired Kazmir's next start to Carrasco
Given Scott Kazmir's comeback from baseball oblivion, the Indians knew the day might come when the left-hander finally felt fatigued. Cleveland's goal now is to give the pitcher enough rest to get him back on track as soon as possible, and that starts with giving Carlos Carrasco the nod Wednesday in Minnesota.
8/10/2013 | Reynolds' departure opens room for Gomes to play
The Indians have been looking for a way to get young catcher Yan Gomes into the starting lineup more often. The recent decision to designate Mark Reynolds for assignment has provided Cleveland with that chance.
8/10/2013 | Padres capitalize on mistakes to back dominant Ross
Tyson Ross was nearly unhittable over seven innings, and he got help from two unearned runs and a Will Venable homer in the Padres' 3-1 win over the Reds on Saturday.
8/10/2013 | Miggy transcending MVP conversation
With Miguel Cabrera, the Most Valuable Player debate is no longer necessary. What we are looking at now with the third baseman of the Detroit Tigers is more along the lines of a legend in the making.
8/10/2013 | Rays pull off hidden-ball trick on Dodgers' Uribe
The Rays' Evan Longoria successfully executed the hidden-ball trick on the Dodgers' Juan Uribe and third-base coach Tim Wallach in the fourth inning of Saturday's game.
8/10/2013 | Mr. 1,000: Werth's milestone hit lifts Nats past Phils
Jayson Werth had a big game on Saturday night. He collected his 1,000th career hit at Nationals Park and it was a big one. Werth's two-run homer in the seventh inning helped the Nationals defeat the Phillies, 8-5.
8/10/2013 | White Sox end streak with a giant leap
After a 12-game losing streak to AL Central opponents, the White Sox topped the Twins, 5-4, at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday. Alejandro De Aza ended the game with an outstanding catch on a ball that might have been headed over the wall.
8/10/2013 | Yost: Salvy great chance to return Sunday
Royals catcher Salavdor Perez likely will be reinstated from the seven-day disabled list on Sunday. Perez was diagnosed with a low-grade concussion which he sustained last Saturday in New York.
8/10/2013 | Cautious Hammel hopes to return down stretch
Starter Jason Hammel, who had a cortisone injection Friday, remains optimistic he will pitch for the Orioles again this season, and the plan is for him to rest for a few days and try to play catch at some point next week.
8/10/2013 | Tigers flex thrice, back Anibal in Bronx blowout
Miguel Cabrera's no-doubt blast, Austin Jackson's solo home run and Torii Hunter's three-run homer sealed a 9-3 win for Anibal Sanchez on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
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