4/17/2012 | Wieters, Orioles' bats pound White Sox in extras
The Orioles, who sleepwalked through most of Monday's first eight innings, put on a laser show in a six-run 10th inning -- powered by Matt Wieters' first career grand slam -- that turned the tables on the White Sox, handing Baltimore a resounding 10-4 win as a result.
4/17/2012 | Weaver, Angels lifted by Kendrys' four RBIs
The Angels used 6 2/3 shutout innings from ace Jered Weaver and Kendrys Morales' first home run since his 2010 injury to cruise past the A's, 6-0, on Monday night.
4/17/2012 | Halladay notches first victory over Giants
Roy Halladay had 190 wins in his career before the Phillies beat San Francisco on Monday night at AT&T Park, 5-2, but he had never beaten the Giants in three career starts against them.
4/17/2012 | D-backs homer thrice as Saunders trips Bucs
Supported by three home runs from his offense, Joe Saunders hurled seven strong innings to help the D-backs cruise past the Pirates, 5-1, on Monday.
4/17/2012 | Yanks' Pineda throws successful 'pen session
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said pitcher Michael Pineda threw an encouraging bullpen session on Monday, continuing his rehabilitation for shoulder trouble.
4/17/2012 | MLB raises funds, awareness for autism
More than 400 people attended the Lead Off For a Cure gala Monday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in support of autism awareness. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig served as co-chair of the event, which included a dinner and silent auction in support of Autism Speaks and the Gillen Brewer School.
4/17/2012 | A's to option struggling reliever Carignan
After Oakland's 6-0 loss in Anaheim on Monday night, reliever Andrew Carignan was sent out to find command that betrayed him in a three-walk outing.
4/17/2012 | Starters feeling good entering Phils-Giants clash
The Giants' Madison Bumgarner will take the mound to face the Phillies on Tuesday night at AT&T Park with a new five-year, $35 million contract extension in hand, while Phillies right-hander Joe Blanton removed a burden from his shoulders as well Thursday with a strong first start of the season.
4/17/2012 | Kennedy leads D-backs vs. Bucs' Karstens
There's a lot of talk this time of year about trying to get off to a hot start. For the D-backs' Ian Kennedy and the Pirates' Jeff Karstens -- who square off on Tuesday in Arizona -- that means starting off on the right foot in the first inning.
4/17/2012 | Smyly, Chen both seeking season's first win
Detroit rookie Drew Smyly and veteran Bruce Chen of the Royals will both be looking for their first victory of the season on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.
4/17/2012 | Danks squares off vs. O's new pitcher Chen
John Danks will try to right the ship after a tough extra-innings loss against O's left-hander Wei-Yin Chen who is coming off a solid debut against the Yankees.
4/17/2012 | Angels look for Haren to harness control vs. A's
The Angels look for Dan Haren to tame his command on Tuesday night against the A's and right-hander Tyson Ross, who will be making his season debut.
4/17/2012 | Moyer takes turn at history against Padres
Rockies left-hander Jamie Moyer will make his third attempt at becoming the oldest Major League pitcher to win a game when he faces the Padres on Tuesday night at Coors Field.
4/17/2012 | Castrovince: Kemp 50-50? It could happen
Sure, it could very well be a mirage, this 9-1 start for the Dodgers. But we're not stretching the limits of sanity to point out that, even in the midst of a potential mirage, what Matt Kemp is doing is absolutely legit.
4/17/2012 | Long-term deals for young players rise rapidly
The philosophy of signing pre-arbitration-eligible players to long-term contracts has gained traction. Since the end of last season, there have been 12 long-term contract extensions signed by such players, some of them relatively unproven but mostly potential franchise cornerstones.
4/17/2012 | Stats of Life: Analyst Cameron beating odds
Analyst Dave Cameron's numbers never let him down before, but when he was diagnosed with leukemia, he found himself fighting against the statistics he'd always loved with every fiber of his being.
4/17/2012 | Gammons: In Boston, words carry much weight
The Red Sox hope that Bobby Valentine's remark about Kevin Youkilis will serve as a reminder that in Red Sox Nation, every sentence counts, and that, in the long run, it will further galvanize his players in a growing us-against-them camaraderie that fuels them until the team gets healthy.
4/17/2012 | Indians complete signing of Damon
It had been known for several days that veteran outfielder Johnny Damon was being fitted for his Indians uniform, but there was still the matter of making things official. Cleveland took that step on Tuesday, announcing that it had signed Damon to a one-year Minor League contract.
4/17/2012 | Bauman: Rays are an organization to be emulated
The Rays are the standard-bearers for baseball's increase in competitive balance. After a decade of futility in which this team finished in last place nine times, averaging about 97 defeats per season, the Rays have transformed themselves into one of baseball's elite teams.
4/17/2012 | Selection order for 2012 Draft announced
Major League Baseball released the selection order for the 2012 First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday, officially putting the Astros on the clock with the first pick.
4/17/2012 | MLB Notebook: Winning by slimmest margin
The Rays' 1-0 win over the Red Sox was built on the foundation of James Shields' 8 1/3 innings of four-hit ball. It was the first time that Shields started and got the win in a 1-0 contest. Among active pitchers, Johan Santana has the most 1-0 wins in starts, with seven.
4/17/2012 | Reds place Cairo on DL, summon Frazier
The Reds placed utility infielder Miguel Cairo on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a strained left hamstring. Versatile infielder Todd Frazier was recalled from Triple-A Louisville ahead of their series opener against the Cardinals.
4/17/2012 | Rangers are clicking, sit atop Power Rankings
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4/17/2012 | O's claim catcher Exposito off waivers
The Orioles announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have claimed catcher Luis Exposito off waivers from the Red Sox.
4/17/2012 | Ozzie back, hopes his actions speak volumes
A contrite Ozzie Guillen returned to the Marlins' dugout on Tuesday after completing a team-imposed five-game suspension for controversial comments he made about Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
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