8/10/2013 | Cardinals turn to Wacha to even series vs. Cubs
On Saturday, the Cardinals will try to keep up with the first-place Pirates, who they trail by four games entering Saturday, and even the three-game series with the Cubs at Busch Stadium.
8/9/2013 | McCutchen exits opener vs. Rockies in sixth
Andrew McCutchen came out of Friday night's game in the sixth inning. He was scratched before Thursday's 5-4 win over the Marlins due to right shoulder tightness before entering as a pinch-hitter in the seventh.
8/9/2013 | Softball teams set to go in RBI World Series
With the baseball champions crowned, it's time for softball to take center stage in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series. On Friday, the teams got the chance for a quick celebration with a banquet at Target Field before play starts on Saturday.
8/9/2013 | Roenicke ejected for arguing fan-interference call
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was ejected Friday after arguing a call that temporarily took the go-ahead run off the scoreboard in Friday's 10-5 win against the Mariners.
8/9/2013 | Rusin, Cubs blank Cardinals to take opener
Junior Lake hit an RBI single in the seventh and scored on Anthony Rizzo's two-run single to back Chris Rusin's six scoreless innings and lift the Cubs to a 3-0 victory Friday night over the Cardinals for their third win in the last 12 games.
8/9/2013 | Four-run ninth lifts Dodgers to walk-off win
Down by six runs against Cy Young winner David Price going into the seventh inning, the Dodgers rallied remarkably to beat the Rays on Friday night, 7-6, on a walk-off throwing error by Tampa Bay closer Fernando Rodney.
8/9/2013 | Wright not returning this season a possibility
Though the Mets still hope David Wright can return to active duty before the end of August, manager Terry Collins admitted Friday that there's a chance Wright will not play again this season.
8/9/2013 | Hawkins not Mets' only option for closing duties
LaTroy Hawkins is a reluctant closer. The 40-year-old reliever feels most comfortable in the eighth inning, but has been pitching the ninth because that is where the Mets need him most.
8/9/2013 | d'Arnaud likely to fill in when Buck hits paternity list
John Buck and his wife, Brooke, have worn out the list of old wives' tales in an attempt to induce labor for the couple's third child. They have tried walking around Central Park for hours. They have tried eating spicy food. They have tried massages.
8/9/2013 | No doubt about it: Royals remain red-hot
Six in the sixth was the right number for the Royals. Overcoming a three-run Red Sox advantage, the Royals roared back to record a 9-6 victory in front of 29,485 fans on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. It gave them a 17-4 record since the All-Star break.
8/9/2013 | Haren 13th pitcher to beat all 30 MLB teams
Before Friday night, only 12 hurlers had earned a win against all 30 Major League franchises. By knocking off the Phillies -- in a 9-2 Nationals win -- with his seven solid innings, Washington's Dan Haren became lucky No. 13.
8/9/2013 | Rockies' bats break out in return home
Wilin Rosario doubled in two first-inning runs and homered for two more runs in the second as the Rockies pounded Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano for 10 runs in 2 1/3 innings en route to a 10-1 victory at Coors Field in front of 37,444.
8/9/2013 | Braves go for Atlanta-record 15th straight win
The Braves won their 14th straight game on Friday night, earning a chance to match the Atlanta record of 15 consecutive wins from April 16-May 2, 2000, against the Marlins on Saturday night at Turner Field.
8/9/2013 | Royals look to keep rolling behind Guthrie
Jeremy Guthrie, who is 12-7 with a 3.96 ERA, starts opposite Felix Doubront, who fired seven shutout frames in his last start, on Saturday night.
8/9/2013 | Rangers ride four-run eighth to win vs. Astros
The Rangers, down by one, scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning and held on for a 9-5 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Friday night.
8/9/2013 | Beachy, Braves blank Marlins for 14th straight win
After three closely-contested, low-scoring affairs in Washington earlier this week, the Braves took most of the drama out of their 14th consecutive victory with a pair of home runs in the first inning Friday night. Brandon Beachy faced two batters over the minimum over eight shutout innings, as the Braves took the opener of this weekend's three-game set against the Marlins, 5-0.
8/9/2013 | Montero progressing, begins baseball activities
Returning to the field after a period of doctor prescribed inactivity to rest his ailing back, D-backs catcher Miguel Montero threw the ball Friday and could take some light swings this weekend barring any setbacks.
8/9/2013 | Gregorius not letting slump affect his defense
Although he was just 2-for-29 at the plate since July 24 entering Friday, D-backs shortstop Didi Gregorius hasn't let the offensive slump carry over to his defense. The 23-year-old has remained a steady force at shortstop, delivering arguably his best game of the season in the field on Wednesday.
8/9/2013 | D-backs respond after mathlete's motivational speech
Coming home following a 2-4 road trip earlier this week, the D-backs received a visit from a motivational speaker of sorts in the clubhouse on Friday, math whiz Scott Flansburg.
8/9/2013 | Out for year, Weeks has to decide on surgery or rehab
Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks will decide in the coming days whether to undergo surgery for a torn tendon in his left hamstring, but his 2013 season is over, the club confirmed on Friday.
8/9/2013 | Weeks' injury creates opportunity for Gennett
Scooter Gennett's demotion to Triple-A lasted less than 48 hours. He rejoined the Brewers on Friday to be the starting second baseman for the remainder of the team's injury-riddled season.
8/9/2013 | Milwaukee baseball mainstay Logan passes away
Johnny Logan, a four-time National League All-Star, the scrappy shortstop for the 1957 World Series Champion Milwaukee Braves and one of the great characters in Milwaukee's history, baseball and otherwise, died Friday evening. He was 86.
8/9/2013 | Porter hears Nationals talk, commited to Astros
Bo Porter's name has already surfaced as a potential replacement for Davey Johnson, but the first-year Astros skipper isn't buying it.
8/9/2013 | Hammel receives cortisone shot in right arm
Jason Hammel (right flexor mass tightness) received a cortisone injection Friday after Dr. James Andrews reviewed his MRI results. He will not come off the disabled list when eligible on Tuesday.
8/9/2013 | Duquette stays mum on possible reunion with Reynolds
Executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette reminded reporters on Friday that former Oriole Mark Reynolds -- who was designated for assignment Thursday -- is still under Cleveland's control and remained mum on a possible reunion.
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