5/17/2013 | A's crack Shields behind pair of late jacks
Adam Rosales and Josh Donaldson each hit solo home runs as the Oakland Athletics surged late for a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
5/17/2013 | Extra credit: Gomes' sac fly lifts Red Sox
Jonny Gomes drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly and the Red Sox got a dominant pitching performance from starter Clay Buchholz and the bullpen Friday night in a 3-2, 10-inning win over the Twins.
5/17/2013 | Best has yet to come for Braves
The Braves have played 63.4 percent of their games on the road. And they have played considerable stretches of the early season without some of their most important personnel. It's not hard to see that even in first place, their overall direction should be upward.
5/17/2013 | Cards hold on vs. Brewers after Freese's grand slam
David Freese's grand slam highlighted a five-run first inning start as St. Louis continued its season dominance of the Milwaukee Brewers with a 7-6 victory at Busch Stadium.
5/17/2013 | Young likely to return from DL on Saturday
Outfielder Chris Young, who strained a left quad muscle during the A's 19-inning game on April 29, expects to be activated soon.
5/17/2013 | MLB.com-sponsored golfer visits Rangers Ballpark
Professional golfer Shawn Stefani is currently in his rookie year on the PGA Tour. He is not only a good golfer, but also a big fan of baseball. So why not have MLB represented on the golf course?
5/17/2013 | Werth: 'No setback' with hammy
Nationals right-fielder Jayson Werth, on the disabled list because of a right hamstring injury, was not involved in any rehab assignments the last two days because he felt tightness in the injured hamstring.
5/17/2013 | Detwiler to miss next start due to back injury
Nationals left-hander Ross Detwiler will not make his next start Monday against the Giants due to a lower back injury.
5/17/2013 | Reed channels closer Percival in return home
As Addison Reed ran in to preserve the White Sox lead on Thursday night, he admitted to thinking about his childhood hero, Troy Percival, who was one of the reasons Reed always wanted to be a closer.
5/17/2013 | Top prospect Starling undergoes laser eye surgery
Bubba Starling, the Royals' No. 1 Draft choice in 2011 and top prospect, underwent Lasik eye surgery on Thursday in Kansas City and is expected to return playing almost immediately.
5/17/2013 | J. Upton's slam changes tenor of game, recent stretch
Justin Upton carried the Braves through the month of April with a flurry of home runs. But none of them were as timely as the monstrous sixth-inning grand slam that proved decisive in Friday night's 8-5 win against the Dodgers at Turner Field.
5/17/2013 | Needing win, Phillies break tie late to top Reds
The Phillies blew a one-run lead against the Reds in the eighth inning Friday but bounced back in the bottom of the frame to scratch across two runs and retake the lead for good in a 5-3 victory.
5/17/2013 | 'Headley's Heroes' to honor brave child on Sunday
In the first stop of his "Headley's Heroes" initiative, Chase Headley spent part of Friday at the Rady Children's Hospital, visiting patients at the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders unit.
5/17/2013 | Error allows Pirates to score winning run in ninth
All the stars aligned in the proper order, and in the end there was Russell Martin clanging a second error off the Houston right fielder's glove for a 5-4 Pirates victory on Friday at PNC Park.
5/17/2013 | Weaver pitches 'free and easy' during simulated game
Rehabbing Angels right-hander Jered Weaver faced live hitters in a simulated game for the first time in five weeks on Friday. Weaver still lacks some arm strength and endurance, but he knows that will come with time.
5/17/2013 | Back with Blue Jays, Reyes progressing with rehab
Jose Reyes rejoined his teammates in New York on Friday night as he continues to rehab a severe left ankle sprain. Toronto's shortstop has been out of action since sustaining the injury while stealing second base on April 12 in Kansas City. He recently had a walking boot removed and has begun the slow process of regaining strength in the area.
5/17/2013 | Blanks comfortable with spot start at first
Before Friday's game against Washington, Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks made sure to get extra work in defensively -- but this time it was at first base.
5/17/2013 | Victorino playing it safe with back soreness
Shane Victorino's no stranger to back problems, so this time around, the Red Sox's right fielder knows he's better off playing it safe.
5/17/2013 | Nicasio's start bumped to Sunday
By calling up Tyler Chatwood to pitch Saturday, the Rockies will give right-hander Juan Nicasio an extra day's rest. Nicasio, who has struggled on and off this season, will start Sunday in the finale of the four-game set with the Giants.
5/17/2013 | Aramis breaks through after unlucky road trip start
The box scores say he was 3-for-18 on the first two legs of the Brewers' long road trip, but Aramis Ramirez felt better than that and manager Ron Roenicke saw better than that.
5/17/2013 | Tracy's 10th-inning HR lifts Nats
Chad Tracy's pinch-hit homer in the top of the 10th inning helped the Nationals edge the Padres, 6-5, at Petco Park on Friday night.
5/17/2013 | Adams battling back strain, hopes to avoid DL
Phillies setup man Mike Adams has a "very mild" back strain and is day to day, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Friday. Adams, who received an MRI exam Friday, said his back still hurt on his right side whenever he twisted.
5/17/2013 | Scar tissue delays Westbrook's recovery
Initially hopeful that elbow discomfort would sideline him for only two starts, Jake Westbrook is now bracing for a slightly longer-than-expected stay on the disabled list.
5/17/2013 | Kipnis conquers M's with three-run, walk-off homer
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis played the hero on Friday night. Kipnis drilled a walk-off, three-run home run off Seattle lefty Lucas Luetge in the 10th inning at Progressive Field, sending Cleveland to a 6-3 victory in front of a raucous crowd.
5/17/2013 | Injury updates offer both good, bad news for Dodgers
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly gave a lengthy injury update Friday that included good news on Zack Greinke, the impending return of second baseman Mark Ellis and a setback for utility man Jerry Hairston.
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