4/30/2012 | Clemens' team questions government witness
Roger Clemens' defense team had its first opportunity to cross-examine a witness for the prosecution in open court Monday, and it proved to be a contentious session that included numerous objections by the government as well as the possibility that the door has been opened for more baseball players to be mentioned during the trial.
4/30/2012 | Five Figures: Fun stats from around the game
Sometimes a number merits discussion but doesn't require a story. Sometimes a trend is worth keeping an eye on before it turns into an avalanche. Sometimes it's just fun to break down stats.
4/30/2012 | Mets' Pelfrey to undergo surgery on Tuesday
Right-hander Mike Pelfrey will undergo Tommy John surgery, the Mets announced Monday. Pelfrey will have the surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss at least one year.
4/30/2012 | Efficient Kuroda helps own cause to top O's
Hiroki Kuroda turned in a stellar seven-inning effort and Eric Chavez slugged a two-run homer, as the Yankees defeated the Orioles, 2-1, on Monday at Yankee Stadium.
4/30/2012 | Pujols shrugs off April
The month of April is now finished, and Albert Pujols is still homerless. It's a storyline the baseball world is seemingly obsessed with -- and a subject the Angels' new first baseman is noticeably sick of addressing.
4/30/2012 | Mauer takes first break to rest sore knee
After playing in every inning of the Twins' first 21 games, catcher Joe Mauer was held out of the lineup against the Angels on Monday after taking a foul ball off his left knee Sunday.
4/30/2012 | Outman solid in another rehab outing
Rockies left-handed pitcher Josh Outman, on a rehab assignment for a right oblique strain, will pitch Monday night for Triple-A Colorado Springs, two days after a successful outing for Class A Modesto.
4/30/2012 | Top of Phillies' lineup primes win over Cubs
Placido Polanco drove in a pair, and Jimmy Rollins scored twice, as the Phillies withstood the Cubs' late rally in a 6-4 win on Monday.
4/30/2012 | Bucs use long ball to back McDonald
Pedro Alvarez and Yamaico Navarro each belted two-run homers to back a splendid effort from starter James McDonald as the Pirates earned a 9-3 victory in Atlanta and a series split.
4/30/2012 | Paulino to report to Royals on Wednesday
Pitcher Felipe Paulino, after a successful rehabilitation outing on Monday for Double-A Northwest Arkansas, will report to the Royals on Wednesday and throw a side session.
4/30/2012 | Posey driven by passion for the game
No one expected this kind of production from Buster Posey this soon, but entering Monday, he was among the NL leaders in a number of offensive categories.
4/30/2012 | Trout ignoring pressure to pick up Angels
Mike Trout had a predictable routine at Triple-A Salt Lake. He'd play in a game -- and usually do very well in it -- then check on how the Major League team did that night. And in the 20 games he was down there, the Angels won just six.
4/30/2012 | Braun looking to settle into a rhythm
At some point, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke expects left fielder Ryan Braun to settle into a rhythm. So far, Braun's season has been a collection of streaks.
4/30/2012 | Padres' Quentin set to begin rehab games
Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin is expected to begin a rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Tucson on Tuesday. The stint will likely last more than seven games, manager Bud Black said.
4/30/2012 | Fister could return to Tigers' rotation Monday
Doug Fister, who is scheduled to make a rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday, could be back with the Tigers as soon as next Monday, manager Jim Leyland said.
4/30/2012 | Dodgers sale moved to Tue.
The sale of the Dodgers did not close Monday as agreed upon through the bankruptcy court, but the $2.15 billion deal with Guggenheim Baseball Management is not in jeopardy and is now expected to close on Tuesday.
4/30/2012 | Morneau to have wrist checked in Minnesota
Twins designated hitter Justin Morneau left Monday's game against the Angels in the seventh inning with a sore left wrist and is scheduled to fly back to Minnesota to see hand specialist Dr. Thomas Varecka on Tuesday.
4/30/2012 | Pirates pitchers try to silence Cards offense
Since their first game of the season against the Marlins, the Cardinals have faced a division opponent in every series, a trend that will continue when they square off against the Pirates on Tuesday.
4/30/2012 | Zimmermann to battle D-backs in Harper's DC debut
Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann had his way with the D-backs last season, and he will try to continue his success against Arizona at home on Tuesday.
4/30/2012 | Royals, Tigers get back to business after rainout
After Monday's opener was rained out, Tigers righty Rick Porcello will take the ball opposite Royals righty Luke Hochevar on Tuesday night at Comerica Park in Detroit.
4/30/2012 | Sale faces Ubaldo in early AL Central showdown
Chris Sale, who's off to a 2-1 start with a 3.12 ERA, will toe the rubber for his fifth career start Tuesday when the White Sox welcome Ubaldo Jimenez and the division-leading Indians to U.S. Cellular Field to open a three-game set.
4/30/2012 | Nolasco brings dominance to San Francisco
Ricky Nolasco, who remains two wins away from tying Dontrelle Willis' club record of 68, gets the start Tuesday in the opener of a three-game set between the Marlins and Giants. Righty Matt Cain goes for the Giants.
4/30/2012 | Surging hurlers square off in Phils-Braves opener
The Braves and Phillies square off Tuesday in the opener of a three-game set at Turner Field. Cole Hamels gets the call for the visitors, while the home club counters with Brandon Beachy.
4/30/2012 | Red Sox look to keep rolling behind Doubront
The Red Sox have found their comfort zone. Boston, owners of the hottest offense in baseball, can push to a winning record for the first this season by beating Oakland on Tuesday, and the Sox will rely on Felix Doubront to get the better of a matchup with Jarrod Parker in that effort.
4/30/2012 | Samardzija opens series on hill vs. Arroyo's Reds
Jeff Samardzija looks to continue to prove he belongs in the starting rotation as he takes on Bronson Arroyo and the Cincinnati Reds.
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