8/7/2013 | Kemp takes batting practice for first time since injury
Matt Kemp took another step toward a return Wednesday, taking batting practice for the first time in his rehab from a sprained left ankle, but the most significant obstacle to his recovery remains. While eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Kemp has yet to begin running on his ankle.
8/7/2013 | Wilson begins Class A rehab stint with perfect inning
Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson pitched a perfect inning in his first rehab appearance Wednesday, starting for Class A Rancho Cucamonga.
8/7/2013 | After two strong starts, Oberholtzer staying in rotation
With left-hander Brett Oberholtzer pitching so well in his spot start for Erik Bedard a week ago in Baltimore, the Astros are going to keep him in the rotation and employ a six-man rotation for the time being.
8/7/2013 | Davey says Nationals not looking to retaliate
Less than 24 hours after Braves starter Julio Teheran hit Bryce Harper with a fastball, emptying both benches and bullpens in a near fracas, manager Davey Johnson said that he didn't expect his team to retaliate in Wednesday's series finale.
8/7/2013 | Dodgers plate six runs in second, blow out Cardinals
The Dodgers capitalized on Cardinals starter Shelby Miller's early exit, totaling a season-high 18 hits in a 13-4 victory at Busch Stadium on Wednesday night. Skip Schumaker and Andre Ethier each had three hits and four RBIs, while Carl Crawford collected four hits and an RBI and scored twice.
8/7/2013 | O's enjoy watching O'Day's first career at-bat
The Orioles' dugout had a good laugh during Wednesday's 10-3 win when reliever Darren O'Day got his first career at-bat, a ninth-inning strikeout facing Padres reliever Sean O'Sullivan.
8/7/2013 | Adams starts at first base as Craig gets breather
After posting a lineup that featured Allen Craig batting third and playing first base again, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny later decided that Wednesday would be an ideal day to instead start Matt Adams.
8/7/2013 | Rizzo looks to improve on situational hitting
Anthony Rizzo's 63 RBIs lead the Cubs, and are a rather large number for a player who is hitting under .200 with runners in scoring position. Rizzo has a .240 average and .784 OPS on the season, but those numbers are .184 and .612 when runners are on second or third.
8/7/2013 | Utley, Phillies come to agreement on extension
A source told MLB.com that the Phillies and Utley have agreed on a two-year contract extension. There are reports the deal is in the $25-$30 million range, with vesting options for more years.
8/7/2013 | Miggy makes it 10 straight years of 100 RBIs
It took a little longer than expected thanks to an abdominal strain, but Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera reached the 100-RBI mark on Tuesday when he doubled in Torii Hunter as part of Detroit's five-run fifth inning.
8/7/2013 | Wren issues apology for Twitter spat with Nats
As the Braves prepared for Wednesday's series finale against the Nationals, they did not anticipate any lingering effects from the benches-clearing incident that was sparked after Julio Teheran hit Bryce Harper with a first-pitch fastball in the fifth inning Tuesday.
8/7/2013 | Alvarez proves to be polarizing slugger
It was a typical game of extremes for Pedro Alvarez. The National League's home run leader thrilled PNC Park fans Tuesday night with his legs instead, bolting out a game-tying RBI triple in the third inning. But in the eighth inning, with a chance to break the 3-3 tie with the Marlins, he took a called third strike with the bases loaded.
8/7/2013 | Union files formal appeal of A-Rod's suspension
On Wednesday, the Major League Baseball Players Association filed a formal appeal of the 211-game suspension that Major League Baseball levied against Alex Rodriguez on Monday.
8/7/2013 | Leesman to debut Friday night against Twins
Charlie Leesman will make his Major League debut and start Game 2 of Friday's split doubleheader against the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field, as announced by White Sox manager Robin Ventura on Wednesday.
8/7/2013 | Halladay prepared for next phase in comeback
Roy Halladay threw a lengthy bullpen session on Monday and plans to throw a five-inning simulated game on Saturday at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Fla. If everything goes well, there is a chance he could begin a rehab assignment next week.
8/7/2013 | Indians expect Kluber will miss 4-6 weeks
Indians pitcher Corey Kluber continued to compete while a sprained right middle finger kept fellow starter Zach McAllister off the pitcher's mound for about seven weeks earlier this season. Now, it's Kluber's turn to watch and heal.
8/7/2013 | White Sox stun Mo, rally past Yankees in 12th
Down to their last strike in the 12th inning, the White Sox rallied for a 6-5 victory against the Yankees on Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field on Alejandro De Aza's walk-off, two-run triple.
8/7/2013 | Yelich enjoys unique first stolen base
In the second inning of the Marlins' 4-3 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday, Christian Yelich was credited with his first MLB stolen base. The swipe came in his 14th big league game, and it wasn't exactly conventional.
8/7/2013 | Rehabbing Niese 'ready' to return to Mets' rotation
Mets starter Jonathon Niese said he "should be ready for Sunday" after making a final rehab appearance with Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday.
8/7/2013 | Oblique injury sends Thornton to disabled list
The Red Sox placed left-hander Matt Thornton on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain on Wednesday, retroactive to Monday, and recalled righty Pedro Beato from Triple-A Pawtucket.
8/7/2013 | Murphy's second homer powers Cubs to victory
In just his third game with the Cubs, Donnie Murphy hit two homers, the second a three-run blast in the ninth inning that gave his team a 5-2 victory over the Phillies on Wednesday night.
8/7/2013 | Francis recalled, giving Rockies 13 pitchers
Having placed Carlos Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list, the Rockies on Wednesday recalled left-hander Jeff Francis from Triple-A Colorado Springs to fill the open roster spot.
8/7/2013 | Davis' mammoth shot spurs Orioles in San Diego
Chris Davis hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth inning as the Orioles topped the Padres, 10-3, on Wednesday at Petco Park.
8/7/2013 | Sprained finger sends CarGo to disabled list
The Rockies tried to avoid this, but they couldn't any longer. Colorado on Wednesday placed left fielder Carlos Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list as he continues to battle a sprained right middle finger. The Rockies recalled pitcher Jeff Francis from Triple-A Colorado Springs as the corresponding move.
8/7/2013 | Twins' Wood to have season-ending surgery
Reliever Tim Wood, who hasn't pitched for the Twins this season while battling shoulder injuries, will have season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on Aug. 22. The operation will be performed by Dr. Anthony Romeo in Chicago.
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