4/26/2012 | Scioscia shrugs off Hunter's comments
Angels manager Mike Scioscia dismissed any tension between himself and Torii Hunter after Hunter hinted at the lack of execution following the team's 3-2 loss to the Rays on Wednesday night.
4/26/2012 | Elbow surgery almost certain for Pelfrey
Mike Pelfrey met the media Thursday and announced that he has a "99 percent" chance of undergoing surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.
4/26/2012 | Diminutive Altuve displaying big game for Astros
He's the shortest and the second-youngest player in the Major Leagues. The numbers Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has put up through the first three weeks of the season, however, are strictly big-boy territory.
4/26/2012 | Bodley: Rays' walk-off has October feel
As victory celebrations go, this one was vintage October. The music was so loud it was deafening, vibrating from one wall of the clubhouse to the other as the giddy Tampa Bay Rays toasted their newest hero and latest win.
4/26/2012 | Mets start nine homegrown players vs. Miami
Mike Arbuckle heard the news as soon as he stepped off the airplane: The Mets' starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Marlins at Citi Field consisted of nine players who had been signed and developed by the organization.
4/26/2012 | Colvin quickly making himself at home with Rox
The job is the same for Tyler Colvin, but the results this year with the Rockies are far more positive than last season with the Cubs.
4/26/2012 | O's Jim Johnson may be out of hospital Friday
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said closer Jim Johnson appears to be improving and is coming closer to a release from the hospital.
4/26/2012 | Blue Jays' McGowan shut down for two weeks
Blue Jays right-hander Dustin McGowan has suffered yet another setback on the road to recovery from a variety of injuries. He will be shut down for the next two weeks because of inflammation.
4/26/2012 | Oversensitivity prevails when game has 'issues'
Anything and everything effectively masquerades as news these days. The very word "issue" has assumed a much harsher connotation. Any issue now is ominous and nasty. What better example of that than the Ubaldo-Tulo incident earlier this month?
4/26/2012 | Valentine, Ventura express mutual admiration
When Bobby Valentine managed Robin Ventura from 1999-2001 with the New York Mets, he never looked at his third baseman as a manager.
4/26/2012 | Rivera pitches new Yankees fragrance
Mariano Rivera demonstrated his ability to close out a sale during a meet-and-greet with fans promoting the new "New York Yankees" for men and "New York Yankees for Her" fragrance brand.
4/26/2012 | Nats' Zimmerman seeing specialist in LA
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will visit the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic this weekend in Los Angeles and likely receive another cortisone shot in the sore right shoulder that has kept him out of the lineup since Saturday.
4/26/2012 | O's sweep Blue Jays on Jones' late blast
Adam Jones hit a tiebreaking homer on the first pitch of the bottom of the eighth inning, and Chris Davis added a two-run shot as the Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays with a 5-2 win Thursday night before 13,725 at Camden Yards.
4/26/2012 | Leach: Kemp defines MVP for Dodgers
They're already chanting "M-V-P" for Matt Kemp at Dodger Stadium, and it's easy to understand why.
4/26/2012 | Padres place Owings on DL, call up Thayer
The Padres placed reliever Micah Owings on the 15-day disabled list for a strained right forearm on Thursday and selected reliever Dale Thayer from Triple-A Tucson.
4/26/2012 | Mariners roll into Toronto riding three-game streak
Seattle's Blake Beavan and Toronto's Ricky Romero kick off a weekend set at Rogers Centre on Friday. The Mariners have won three straight, while the Blue Jays have dropped three in a row.
4/26/2012 | Angels, Indians starters telling different tales
Since both hurled Opening Day gems, Justin Masterson and Jered Weaver have gone in opposite directions. As the Indians welcome the Angels to Progressive Field on Friday to open a three-game set, Masterson will take the rubber looking for his first win, while Weaver will try to stay unbeaten.
4/26/2012 | A's face streaking O's to begin East swing
If the A's are to turn around their offensive misfortunes, it will have to be on the road, as they open a nine-game AL East swing Friday against Baltimore. Baltimore, on the other hand, has fared much better offensively.
4/26/2012 | Zambrano, Saunders look for offensive support
Thursday's starting pitchers, Carlos Zambrano and Joe Saunders, have both had seasons that display why wins and losses isn't always the best indicator of previous performances. Both pitchers hope a strong outing will earn their team a win in the series opener.
4/26/2012 | Stage is set for clash of NL Central rivals
The Brewers and Cardinals, National League Central rivals, will clash in a big-time weekend series, starting with the opener on Friday at Busch Stadium.
4/26/2012 | Playoff rivals reconvene as Texas, Tampa tangle
The Rangers play their third straight series against a playoff team from 2011 when they meet the Rays in a three-game series that starts Friday in Rangers Ballpark.
4/26/2012 | Twins look to turn things around against Royals
The cellar dwellers of the American League Central get together Friday night in Minnesota, looking to turn things around after rough starts to the 2012 campaign.
4/26/2012 | Yanks welcome Tigers to open ALDS rematch
Runs are likely to be hard to come by as the Yanks' Ivan Nova opposes Tigers ace Justin Verlander in the opener of a three-game set on Friday.
4/26/2012 | Pomeranz can grow as Rox welcome Mets
After showing signs of progress in his previous start, Drew Pomeranz will have a chance to finish on a higher note Friday, when the Rockies welcome the Mets to Coors Field.
4/25/2012 | Crawford to seek second opinion on left elbow
After having his strained left elbow examined in Boston on Tuesday, Carl Crawford is going to get a second opinion, manager Bobby Valentine said after the Red Sox's 11-2 victory over the Twins.
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