5/18/2012 | Beckham's blast gives White Sox wild win
Even when the Cubs and White Sox enter Interleague Play competition without a great deal of expectations, as they both have been classified in 2012, their head-to-head battles never lack in intensity or excitement. Friday's 3-2 victory for the White Sox before 34,937 at Wrigley Field held true to form.
5/18/2012 | Craig, McClellan land on DL for Cards
The Cardinals have placed Allen Craig and Kyle McClellan on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Adron Chambers and pitcher Brandon Dickson from Triple-A Memphis.
5/18/2012 | Fan Cave gets visit from trio of Reds stars
Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce and Drew Stubbs stopped by the MLB Fan Cave on Friday before heading to Yankee Stadium for the start of Interleague Play.
5/18/2012 | Moore: 'Iron men' are now an extinct species
The days of big leaguers playing in more than 1,000 consecutive games appear to be over. Prince Fielder entered Friday's action as the active leader, with 219.
5/18/2012 | Wood always a fan favorite at Wrigley
Mike Bottcher remembers watching Cubs games on TV with his grandmother when Kerry Wood first debuted with the team in 1998. "He's so good, he's so good," Bottcher recalls his grandmother saying about the right-hander.
5/18/2012 | Teixeira sits out opener with lingering cough
The hacking cough that Mark Teixeira believes he picked up during the club's first homestand still hasn't subsided, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi hopes a day off will help the first baseman's troubles.
5/18/2012 | Girardi reflects on fond memories of Wood
Joe Girardi caught Kerry Wood when he was at his electric starting best, but the Yankees manager was just as pleased to have the right-hander's services coming out of his bullpen.
5/18/2012 | Yankees plan on Nova making Saturday start
The Yankees are optimistic that Ivan Nova will be able to make his start as scheduled on Saturday.
5/18/2012 | Five Figures: Pirates' 'pen on familiar course
Matthew Leach's Five Figures for May 18 focuses on the Pirates' bullpen, Fernando Rodney's success, Mark Teixeira's struggles in hitters' counts, the Rangers' offensive production away from home and the Brewers' defensive struggles.
5/18/2012 | KC's Duffy, Wood both need Tommy John surgery
Left-handed starter Danny Duffy's date with Tommy John surgery was confirmed on Friday after an examination by the elbow procedure's noted practitioner, Dr. Lewis Yocum. The Royals also announced that right-handed reliever Blake Wood will have Tommy John surgery.
5/18/2012 | Mets' Turner, Blue Jays' Romero reunite
Justin Turner's friendship with Ricky Romero predates their stint as roommates at Cal State Fullerton, where they helped lead the Titans to a College World Series title in 2004. On Friday, they faced each other for just the second time as Major Leaguers.
5/18/2012 | Ryan on Hamilton
The Rangers have had ongoing contract discussions with Josh Hamilton and his agent, Mike Moye, since the offseason. But Rangers president Nolan Ryan said on Friday he doesn't expect anything to get done until after the season.
5/18/2012 | Papelbon makes instant impact against Boston
It would be, Jonathan Papelbon said, just like a pickup game in the backyard with his brother -- except, of course, Friday's Interleague opener between the Red Sox and Phillies was a Major League game in a sold-out Citizens Bank Park that was being televised.
5/18/2012 | Pirates' McCutchen owns Nats' pitchers
Pet phrase in Pirates land for offensive efficiency: Taking ownership of at-bats. Andrew McCutchen has owned the entire Washington Nationals.
5/18/2012 | Rays' Rhymes continues to be day to day
With all the injuries the Tampa Bay Rays have suffered this season, the team was relieved to hear good news concerning infielder Will Rhymes. Rhymes, who was hit by a 95-mph pitch by Boston's Franklin Morales on Wednesday, will not be joining nine other Rays on the disabled list after an MRI revealed his arm was not fractured.
5/18/2012 | Pirates' Tabata benched after slow start to first
Jose Tabata was benched by manager Clint Hurdle for Friday night's Interleague opener, but not for misplaying two significant fly balls while playing left field in Thursday night's game in Washington.
5/18/2012 | Four Nats make 'humbling' trip to Walter Reed
Ross Detwiler, Craig Stammen, Ian Desmond and Ryan Mattheus traveled to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday to visit patients and try to brighten their days.
5/18/2012 | O's have been road warriors this season
The Orioles came into this weekend's series with the Nationals boasting the best road record in the Major Leagues.
5/18/2012 | Injury deemed rare, but Tomlin improving
The Indians do not have a definitive answer as to what caused Josh Tomlin's right wrist injury. Hand specialist Dr. Thomas Graham, who has monitored the case, had never seen this particular problem with a pitcher.
5/18/2012 | Report: Oswalt throws bullpen session for Phils
The Phillies have more interest in Roy Oswalt than they let on. FOXSports.com reported Friday that Oswalt, who remains a free agent, threw bullpen sessions for the Phillies and Red Sox last week.
5/18/2012 | Reds' Chapman reportedly being sued for $18M
Two Spanish-language newspapers in Miami are reporting that Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman is being sued for $18 million.
5/18/2012 | Rangers' Nathan unavailable Saturday
The Rangers went into Friday's game expecting Joe Nathan to be ready as their closer even though he had pitched in three straight games. And he, in fact, worked a scoreless ninth inning to post his ninth save.
5/18/2012 | Reds enjoying time in NYC, despite quirks
To go from their previous series vs. the Mets to the current series against the Yankees, the Reds merely had to go across town.
5/18/2012 | Ozzie weighs in on Wade-Spoelstra flap
Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen isn't much of a basketball fan, but he understands respect must exist between players and managers.
5/18/2012 | Blue Jays' Bautista heating up after slow start
Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista looks to be putting his slow start behind him, which can only mean good things for his ballclub, as manager John Farrell sees it.
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