4/15/2012 | Cobb called up to help taxed bullpen
After allowing five runs on four hits in one inning of relief in the Rays' 13-5 loss to the Red Sox on Saturday, Dane De La Rosa was optioned back to Triple-A Durham, and the club recalled right-hander Alex Cobb on Sunday.
4/15/2012 | Freese, Berkman ailing, but available
Infielders David Freese and Lance Berkman remained out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Sunday.
4/15/2012 | Cardinals turn uni focus to No. 42
For the third straight day, the Cardinals left their traditional jerseys untouched and donned commemorative ones instead. On Sunday, everyone wore No. 42.
4/15/2012 | Carpenter's work at first paying off for Cards
Matt Carpenter's decision to learn the first-base position this offseason not only thrust him up the depth chart during spring, but it has also proven key in the Cardinals' ability to handle the recent absence of Lance Berkman.
4/15/2012 | Ogando gets the day off against Twins
The Rangers went into Sunday's game against the Twins with the intention of giving the day off to right-handed reliever Alexi Ogando. He has pitched two straight days and three of the last four.
4/15/2012 | Rangers celebrate Jackie by donning No. 42
The Rangers were all wearing No. 42 on Sunday in celebration of Jackie Robinson Day around Major League Baseball. This is the fourth straight year that wearing No. 42 has been a part of the Jackie Robinson Day celebration.
4/15/2012 | Moreland's tooth issue keeps him out of lineup
First baseman Mitch Moreland was out of the lineup for a second straight game while dealing with a painful abscessed tooth. Moreland will fly back to Dallas on Sunday night and undergo oral surgery on Monday. He is expected to rejoin the Rangers on Tuesday in Boston.
4/15/2012 | Phillies pay tribute to Jackie Robinson
The Phillies honored Jackie Robinson with a 15-minute ceremony before Sunday's game, with Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins and John Mayberry Jr. participating.
4/15/2012 | Markakis no longer thinking about abdomen
Nick Markakis lunged for Yunel Escobar's line drive in the seventh inning of Saturday's win over the Blue Jays, making a catch he's made countless times before.
4/15/2012 | Contreras activated, Savery optioned to Lehigh
Right-hander Jose Contreras, who hasn't pitched since last May because of elbow issues that led to September surgery, was activated after Sunday's 8-2 win over the Mets at Citziens Bank Park.
4/15/2012 | Roberts lending basestealing expertise
Adam Jones knew he could improve his running game. So did Robert Andino, which is why the pair of Orioles enlisted the help of teammate Brian Roberts.
4/15/2012 | Seven-run sixth propels Blue Jays in finale
The Blue Jays' offense broke out in a big way to help Kyle Drabek earn his second victory in Sunday's 9-2 win over the Orioles at Rogers Centre.
4/15/2012 | Giants' Wilson upbeat despite looming surgery
Giants closer Brian Wilson refused to see his latest elbow injury as a setback. He prefers to view it as an opportunity. Wilson addressed the media for the first time since Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced the right-hander was "likely" headed for season-ending Tommy John surgery.
4/15/2012 | Phillies rally late to best Mets in series finale
The Phillies' struggling offense struck for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and piled on in the eighth for an 8-2 win over the Mets on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.
4/15/2012 | Carpenter's hot bat helps Cards hammer Cubs
Placing a season-long emphasis on winning series, the Cardinals captured their fourth straight to open the year with a runaway 10-3 victory over the Cubs on Sunday.
4/15/2012 | Red-hot Papi powers Sox to third straight win
A scorching David Ortiz helped the Red Sox to their third consecutive win over the Rays on Sunday, 6-4, putting the Sox in position for a four-game sweep on Patriots' Day Monday at Fenway Park.
4/15/2012 | Votto comes through as Reds take finale in 11
For the third time in the four-game series, there were extra innings between the Reds and Nationals on Sunday. This time the Reds emerged with an 8-5 victory in 11 innings and snapped Washington's five-game win streak.
4/15/2012 | Porcello, Laird end Tigers' mini-slump
Right-hander Rick Porcello was masterful, allowing one run over 7 2/3 innings, in leading the Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the White Sox in Chicago on Sunday. Backup catcher Gerald Laird homered as part of his three-hit day.
4/15/2012 | Hamilton's clutch homer lifts Rangers to sweep
Josh Hamilton hit a two-run home run off Twins reliever Glen Perkins in the top of the eighth inning as the Rangers rallied for a 4-3 victory at Target Field on Sunday.
4/15/2012 | Dodgers honored to don same jersey as Jackie
The Dodgers celebrated Jackie Robinson Day on Sunday by donning No. 42 jerseys and wearing the Brooklyn "B" on their caps.
4/15/2012 | Marlins hit first home taters, win on Hanley's hit
At last, the Marlins brought their colorful home run sculpture to life. They did it twice on Sunday, creating a big splash at Marlins Park. But the decisive moment of an 11-inning marathon was decided the old fashion way.
4/15/2012 | Pronk's homer punctuates sweep of Royals
Shelley Duncan, Travis Hafner, Casey Kotchman and Jason Kipnis each homered as the Indians' offense hit high gear again on Sunday in a 13-7 victory over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
4/15/2012 | Cahill's gem leads to D-backs' win over Rox
Trevor Cahill tossed a gem to help the D-backs avoid a sweep by beating the Rockies, 5-0, on a chilly and wet Sunday afternoon at Coors Field.
4/15/2012 | Pirates in favor of league-wide Clemente honor
Baseball's Jackie Robinson Day observances annually rekindle the debate about whether Roberto Clemente merits similar acknowledgments for breaking down barriers for Latin American ballplayers.
4/15/2012 | Arizona's struggling Collmenter to get one more start
Josh Collmenter will get at least one more start for the D-backs following his second poor outing of the regular season.
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