4/19/2012 | Harrison, Porcello face off in postseason rematch
The stakes aren't quite as high as the last time they met, but when Matt Harrison and Rick Porcello square off Friday in Detroit, it will be a battle of the top two teams, record-wise, in the American League.
4/19/2012 | Lynn poses challenge to Pirates' slumbering offense
Lance Lynn, meet the league's least imposing lineup. The Cardinals' young starter will try to continue his success in Friday's series opener against Charlie Morton and the Pirates, and he'll hope to tame an offense that ranks last in the league in batting average (.205) and runs per game (2.17).
4/19/2012 | Reds, Cubs both in need of getting upper hand
It's been something of a sluggish beginning to the 2012 season for the 5-8 Reds and 3-10 Cubs. That's only part of the reason why both are looking for a strong start to their three-game series this weekend, starting Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
4/19/2012 | Houston hopes to rein in LA's Kemp, Ethier
To stop the Dodgers, you have to slow their twin run producers. Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier are off to a historically significant start, and the Astros are being tasked with containing them in Friday's opener.
4/19/2012 | A serving of youth as Blue Jays face Royals
A pair of teams with up-and-coming talent will stack their youth against each other when the Royals welcome the Blue Jays starting on Friday.
4/19/2012 | Marlins, Nationals test improved lineups in DC
There's a valid argument to be made that no National League teams improved this offseason as much as the Nationals and Marlins, and the club's will test those upgrades this week in Washington.
4/18/2012 | Moyer among athletes, entertainers born in '62
One thing that Jamie Moyer's comeback reminds us of is that 1962 was a good year for baseball players and other talented folks.
4/18/2012 | No DL for D-backs' Upton, for now
An MRI on the jammed left thumb of D-backs outfielder Justin Upton on Tuesday afternoon showed a bone bruise, and the All-Star is unsure if the injury will land him on the 15-day disabled list.
4/18/2012 | Behind steady offense, CC settles in for first win
The Yankees' offense gave ace CC Sabathia the run support he needed to earn his first win of the year, and the Bombers took the second game of the series against the visiting Twins, 8-3, on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
4/18/2012 | Romero guts it out as Blue Jays blast Rays
Ricky Romero wasn't in top form on Tuesday night but was still strong enough to record a quality start, while a trio of Blue Jays homered in a 7-3 victory over the Rays at Rogers Centre.
4/18/2012 | Hamilton's mammoth blast highlights rout
Mike Napoli and Nelson Cruz said they are feeling better at the plate, and that's good news for the Rangers. Josh Hamilton said he still could use some improvement, and that wouldn't be good news for American League pitchers. Hamilton's 469-foot blast was one of six home runs hit by the Rangers in an 18-3 victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday night.
4/18/2012 | Moyer pitches himself into record books
Rockies left-hander Jamie Moyer tossed seven innings, allowing two unearned runs, to become the oldest winning pitcher in big league history with a 5-3 victory over the Padres on Tuesday. Dexter Fowler homered.
4/18/2012 | Cabrera, Fielder lead Tigers past Royals
Miguel Cabrera snapped a tie with an RBI single in the eighth inning that boosted the Tigers toward a 3-1 victory over the Royals on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.
4/18/2012 | Kottaras smacks walk-off double vs. Dodgers
The Brewers got back into the win column in a dramatic way Tuesday, beating the Dodgers, 5-4, on George Kottaras' two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning.
4/18/2012 | D-backs' Young injured crashing into wall
D-backs center fielder Chris Young slammed into the wall in left-center field while catching a ball off the bat of Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez in the fourth inning on Tuesday and was removed from the game with a right shoulder contusion.
4/18/2012 | Reimold's homer streak lifts O's past White Sox
Nolan Reimold homered in his fourth consecutive game to help the Orioles beat the White Sox, 3-2, on Tuesday night.
4/18/2012 | Carpenter crafts walk-off win for Cards in 10th
On a night when the big hit eluded St. Louis time after time, the Cardinals finally got the lift they needed from pinch-hitter Matt Carpenter, who delivered a 10th-inning sacrifice fly to send St. Louis to a 2-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday night.
4/18/2012 | Ozzie returns
The hostility seems to have faded away as Ozzie Guillen's return came without any boos or major protests. There was one person seen outside Marlins Park with a sign that read "No Apology," while 24,544 fans cheered on the Marlins as they picked up a 5-2 victory over the Cubs.
4/18/2012 | McCutchen, Jones ignite Pirates in Arizona
Andrew McCutchen's fourth hit was a ninth-inning RBI single that lifted the Pirates over the D-backs on a night filled with adversity at Chase Field.
4/18/2012 | Reddick's third hit leads winning rally for A's
Josh Reddick collected three hits on Tuesday night, his last bringing in the go-ahead run that helped Oakland to a 5-3 victory over the Angels.
4/18/2012 | Posey, bullpen highlight Giants' victory
If you remain concerned about Buster Posey's health, bear in mind that his mobility on his surgically repaired left leg Tuesday night helped the Giants claim a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
4/18/2012 | Moore: Mets have been Amazin' in April
The Mets have stunned the field in the National League East to rank among Major League Baseball's biggest surprises thus far. Keep in mind, however, it is only April.
4/18/2012 | Justice: Sox hung out to dry against Texas
Tuesday's final score, 18-3, against the Rangers, isn't really relevant to Red Sox players and coaches. It makes for great material in The Nation, but shouldn't matter to the people at the heart of the matter.
4/18/2012 | Indians rally back from seven-run deficit
On Tuesday night, the Tribe stayed hot on the road with a 9-8 victory over the Mariners at Safeco Field.
4/18/2012 | Rough outing could land Melancon in Minors
When Andrew Bailey went down with a right thumb injury that could keep him sidelined until the All-Star break, Mark Melancon was in consideration for the Red Sox's closer job. Now he could be on his way to Triple-A Pawtucket following an 18-3 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday night.
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