8/9/2013 | Gyorko looks for quality at-bats to break slump
Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko has had a rough go of it since coming off the disabled list on July 12, batting just .108 (7-for-65) entering Friday's game against the Reds. In Wednesday's loss to the Orioles, though, Gyorko hit a three-run homer that he hopes can propel him forward.
8/9/2013 | Rios set to debut for Rangers against Astros
Alex Rios is set to make his debut for the Rangers when Texas takes on Brad Peacock and the Astros on Saturday at Minute Maid Park.
8/9/2013 | Newly acquired Wells ready to help in any role
The 2013 season has been something of a whirlwind for outfielder Casper Wells. When he put on a Phillies uniform for the first time Friday, it was the fifth uniform he's worn this season.
8/9/2013 | Phils ink Dominican prospect Encarnacion
Shortly after Luis Encarnacion turned 16 at midnight on Thursday, the Phillies signed the Dominican prospect to a contract worth $1 million, according to Baseball America.
8/9/2013 | Scoring change takes hit away from Yelich
Marlins rookie left fielder Christian Yelich is piling up hits of late, as he rides an eight-game hitting streak entering Friday's series opener against the Braves. But on Friday, the 21-year-old had a hit taken away, due to a scoring change.
8/9/2013 | Marlins look internally for offensive upgrades
Improvements to the Marlins' offense will likely be coming from those either already on the roster or moving up through the Minor League system.
8/9/2013 | Originally out of lineup, LaRoche a late add
Adam LaRoche was not part of the Nationals' original lineup for Friday's series opener against the Phillies, with Chad Tracy stepping in at first base.
8/9/2013 | Detwiler, Ohlendorf making strides in rehab
Manager Davey Johnson had positive news about injured pitchers Ross Detwiler and Ross Ohlendorf on Friday.
8/9/2013 | Davey still optimistic Nats can make a run
The situation looks bleak right now for the Nationals, who entered Friday's game against the Phillies 15 1/2 games out of first in the National League East and nine back in the Wild Card race.
8/9/2013 | Nats look to gain momentum vs. Lee, Phils
Hoping to start a late-season surge, the Nationals will send rookie Taylor Jordan to the hill on Saturday against Cliff Lee and the Phillies at Nationals Park.
8/9/2013 | Hanigan returns to Reds as Miller hits disabled list
It took longer than he expected it would, but Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan was finally off of the disabled list on Friday and in the starting lineup vs. the Padres. To make room for Hanigan, backup catcher Corky Miller was placed on the 15-day DL with a right quadriceps contusion.
8/9/2013 | Impinged nerve sidelines Masset for season
The medical news hasn't been very positive for Reds reliever Nick Masset the past couple of years. On Friday, it was revealed that Masset will need surgery because of thoracic outlet syndrome.
8/9/2013 | Reds anticipate Monday return for Ludwick
All signs are pointing to Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick being activated from the disabled list on Monday, when the Reds open a road trip at Chicago against the Cubs. He has been out since he separated his right shoulder on Opening Day and needed surgery to repair a torn labrum.
8/9/2013 | Cueto, Marshall hope to begin throwing programs soon
Reds ace Johnny Cueto, on his third DL stint since June 29 because of a strained right lat muscle, still has yet to begin a throwing program. Lefty reliever Sean Marshall, who has been out since May 24 with a sprained left shoulder, has not thrown at all since having a setback in mid-July.
8/9/2013 | Pelfrey, Rienzo try to get into win column in Chicago
After sweeping Friday's doubleheader against the White Sox, the Twins will try to make it three in a row against their AL Central rivals on Saturday. Right-handers Mike Pelfrey and Andre Rienzo will lock arms on the mound.
8/9/2013 | Raburn's relief stint offers comical moment for Tribe
With his ninth-inning relief appearance Thursday, Ryan Raburn became the first position player to pitch for Cleveland since Andy Marte showed off his windup against the Yankees on July 29, 2010.
8/9/2013 | Giambi's presence means plenty in upbeat meeting
After dropping four straight to Detroit earlier this week, the Indians entered Friday with a 62-53 record, seven games back in the American League Central, but just three games out of a Wild Card spot. With 47 games still to play, including 29 against teams with sub-.500 records, the Tribe has plenty of time for a playoff push.
8/9/2013 | Arroyo's gem underscores dominant Reds effort
Bronson Arroyo was terrific over seven frames, and the Reds never relinquished their first-inning lead in a 7-2 victory over the Padres on Friday night. Brandon Phillips went deep and Joey Votto had two RBIs.
8/9/2013 | Arcia's 10th-inning blast gives Twins sweep of DH
After hitting four homers in Game 1, the Twins came back to hit three solo shots, the last by Oswaldo Arcia in the 10th inning, to grab a 3-2 win over the White Sox in Friday's nightcap and a doubleheader sweep at U.S. Cellular Field. Chris Herrmann and Josh Willingham also homered.
8/9/2013 | A's prospect Gray to face Toronto in first MLB start
Sonny Gray will make his much-anticipated debut when the A's take on Mark Buehrle and the Blue Jays in the second of a four-game set at Rogers Centre on Saturday. Buehrle pitched seven scoreless innings to beat Oakland last week.
8/9/2013 | Reddick's three home runs help A's cruise in Canada
Josh Reddick had himself a lost season, then he had himself a night. A three-homer night. His A's teammates did some damage across the border, too, compiling 17 hits in a 14-6 thrashing of the overly hospitable Blue Jays in the opener of a four-game set on Friday at Rogers Centre.
8/9/2013 | Arencibia to avoid stint on disabled list
J.P. Arencibia was at risk of being placed on the DL with a right knee injury prior to Friday night's game against the A's, but the pain went away just enough to make Toronto's starting catcher available in an emergency situation (though he didn't play).
8/9/2013 | DeRosa claimed, won't be moved
Toronto had the option of trading infielder Mark DeRosa to the claiming team or allow that organization to claim his services free of charge, but instead the Blue Jays pulled him off the revocable waivers.
8/9/2013 | Cabrera probably out until September
Left fielder Melky Cabrera has been on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 2 with a left knee injury. Toronto originally said there were "issues" found in the meniscus and that he would have to be sent for further evaluations at the club's Minor League complex in Florida.
8/9/2013 | In strange twist, Rosales back where he started
Adam Rosales was designated for assignment by the A's last week and subsequently claimed off waivers by the Rangers -- only to be designated by Texas days later -- and then the versatile Rosales was claimed off waivers by the A's on Thursday, leading to a reunion on Friday in Toronto.
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