8/6/2013 | Kelly keys five-run fifth behind vintage Verlander
After Don Kelly's three-run homer powered a five-run fifth inning off Justin Masterson and put the Tigers on top, Justin Verlander never gave Cleveland hope of overcoming the deficit.
8/6/2013 | Leyland addresses decision not to discuss Peralta
Manager Jim Leyland on Tuesday complimented his players for "maintaining their focus" on what he called "an uncomfortable day for you, me and everybody else." But he also defended his decision not to discuss Jhonny Peralta.
8/6/2013 | Brown activated from disabled list, Nix designated
The Phillies on Tuesday afternoon activated Domonic Brown from the seven-day concussion disabled list and designated Laynce Nix for assignment.
8/6/2013 | Orioles activate Roberts, option Valencia
As expected, the Orioles reinstated second baseman Brian Roberts prior to Tuesday's game against the Padres. Third baseman Danny Valencia was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk to clear a spot on the active roster.
8/6/2013 | Catching up with Rox owner Monfort at Fan Cave
Rockies owner Dick Monfort accompanied outfielder Michael Cuddyer on a morning visit to the MLB Fan Cave on Tuesday, before the club opened its series with the Mets over in Queens.
8/6/2013 | Mariners option Wilhelmsen, recall Capps
Former closer Tom Wilhelmsen has been optioned to Triple-A Tacoma by the Mariners. Reliever Carter Capps was recalled in time for Tuesday night's game to take Wilhelmsen's spot in the bullpen.
8/6/2013 | Cubs add outfielder Neal to 25-man roster
One day after being claimed off waivers from the Yankees, Thomas Neal was added to the Cubs' 25-man roster on Tuesday.
8/6/2013 | Elite prep arms highlight East Coast event
The East Coast Professional Showcase in Syracuse featured a host of top high school pitchers, many of whom are destined to be high picks in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. Topping the list is Georgia right-hander Dylan Cease.
8/6/2013 | Mets call up highly touted prospect Flores
For years, David Wright's stardom has blocked Wilmer Flores' apparent path to the big leagues. Now, Wright's injury has created an opportunity for him.
8/6/2013 | Role play: Skippers cultivate winning by using bench
Bruce Bochy was a backup catcher, an observer of attitudes and makeups as a player unknowingly preparing for his path as a manager. He's seen how smart, dedicated role players can impact a club.
8/6/2013 | Skippers not immune from lineup card miscues
Over the course of a full regular season, Major League managers will fill out a combined 4,860 lineup cards. Those batting orders will be conceived in their minds, maybe scratched down on paper, phone or computer, set in stone on official lineup cards and sent off to umpires and opposing managers. With nearly 5,000 lineups flying off managers' desks every season, perhaps we should be surprised that only a few of them each year contain notable mistakes.
8/6/2013 | White Sox fans take on Big Hurt on latest 'Bucks'
In this season's 26th episode episode of the hit MLB.com game show "Bucks on the Pond," White Sox legend Frank Thomas asks a family of fans trivia questions for cash.
8/6/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: Aug. 6
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
8/6/2013 | Satin talks fan interaction, off-days at Fan Cave visit
Mets outfielder Josh Satin hit the MLB Fan Cave on Monday, where he talked about how a childhood trip to the ballpark help shape his demeanor towards fans and how he like to spends his off days.
8/6/2013 | Unconventional closer Ziegler still gets job done
Brad Ziegler switched from a starting pitcher with a three-quarters arm angle to a submariner in 2007, transforming himself from a fringe big league starter to a quality Major League reliever. Now he is taking advantage of his first chance to close games for the D-backs.
8/6/2013 | Eighth-inning rally pushes Giants past Brewers
After Chad Gaudin pitched 6 1/3 effective innings and Javier Lopez bailed him out with a key double play, the Giants scored three runs in the eighth inning Monday to take a 4-2 victory over the Brewers.
8/6/2013 | Fractured finger lands Jennings on 15-day DL
Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fracture of his left middle finger. The Rays have recalled Jason Bourgeois from Triple-A Durham to take Jennings' place.
8/5/2013 | DeRosa cashes in Dickey's gem in Seattle
Mark DeRosa's pinch-hit, two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning put the Blue Jays ahead to stay, cashing in a gem from R.A. Dickey on Monday night in Seattle.
8/5/2013 | Royals finally click behind their winning mix
Suddenly, it all clicked for the Kansas City Royals. Yeah, just like that. Is there a better baseball team on earth at the moment? Let us count the things to love about a team that has won 14 of 17 games since the All-Star break to run its record to 57-52.
8/5/2013 | Kendrick hopes to avoid DL after hyperextending knee
Howie Kendrick's hyperextended left knee was "really sore" late Monday night, but the Angels' second baseman was able to put some weight on it while getting around on crutches and remained hopeful of avoiding a trip to the disabled list.
8/5/2013 | Fierce competition opens Day 1 of RBI World Series
For the third consecutive year, the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series is being hosted by the Twins, with baseball and softball tournament games scheduled to be played through Aug. 14 on various fields throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul.
8/5/2013 | Behind dominant Oberholtzer, Astros blank Red Sox
Five days removed from shutting down the Orioles and making his first start at home, Brett Oberholtzer was again brilliant against an American League East powerhouse, this time setting down the Red Sox over seven spectacular innings as the Astros posted a 2-0 win Monday night at Minute Maid Park.
8/5/2013 | Braun stays mum after new suspensions
Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun remained silent Monday in the wake of 13 additional suspensions levied by Major League Baseball, the result of the league's long investigation into the Florida wellness clinic known as Biogenesis. The new bans were levied exactly two weeks after MLB suspended Braun for the Brewers' remaining 65 regular-season games.
8/5/2013 | Rockies hope Bettis can develop into rotation mainstay
The Rockies aren't exactly easing right-hander Chad Bettis into Major League play and responsibility, and they hope that the rookie can develop into a rotation mainstay.
8/5/2013 | Brown launches homer in latest rehab game
Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown went 3-for-5 with one home run and two RBIs Monday in a rehab assignment with Class A Lakewood.
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