5/18/2012 | Astros' Mills looks for ways to contain Hamilton
Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton, who came to Minute Maid Park leading the American League in batting average, home runs and RBIs, will certainly be a focal point of the Astros during this weekend's Lone Star Series.
5/18/2012 | Arkansas natives Smyly, Burnett face off
Tigers rookie Drew Smyly and Pirates veteran A.J. Burnett have similar backgrounds, but have completely different results on the mound this season. Smyly is 1-0 and third in the American League with a 1.61 ERA, whereas Burnett is 1-2 with a 5.12 ERA.
5/18/2012 | Batista, Mets try to cool off Blue Jays, even series
Earning a spot in the Mets' rotation after a strong performance in his previous start, Miguel Batista will try to recreate some of that magic when he opposes Brandon Morrow and the Blue Jays, his former team, on Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre.
5/18/2012 | Nova likely to have green light as Yanks host Reds
The Yankees and Ivan Nova, who suffered a sprained right ankle and contusion in his previous start, appear set for Saturday's game against the Reds, who will counter with Homer Bailey.
5/18/2012 | Danks, Dempster clash in crosstown rivalry
The White Sox and Cubs don't get to see each other that often, but a pitching matchup between the two clubs on Saturday will pit a pair of hurlers who have a solid amount of experience facing their crosstown rivals -- John Danks and Ryan Dempster.
5/18/2012 | Detwiler, Hammel each looking to rebound in DC
A key part of the Nationals' success this season, Ross Detwiler, will try to bounce back from his worst start of the season when he takes the hill on Saturday against the Orioles at Nationals Park.
5/18/2012 | Anibal eyes another quality start, Marlins' help
Marlins right-hander Anibal Sanchez is coming off his worst start of the season on Monday. But after how well he pitched in his previous six starts, the dropoff doesn't mean he threw terribly.
5/18/2012 | Lester looks to remain spotless in Philly
Jon Lester makes his fourth career start at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, where he's 2-0 with a 0.43 ERA against the Phillies, and Philadelphia will counter with Joe Blanton, who is 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA in his past four starts.
5/17/2012 | Tigers' Jackson strains abdominal, day to day
Austin Jackson left Wednesday's 11-7 loss to the Twins after four innings with a mild abdominal strain and is day to day.
5/17/2012 | Rays add outfield depth, deal for Thompson
The Rays acquired outfielder Rich Thompson from the Phillies on Wednesday in exchange for Minor League outfielder Kyle Hudson.
5/17/2012 | Whirling Darvish: Yu impressive against A's
Yu Darvish surrendered one run on four hits in 7 2/3 innings while striking out seven as the Rangers beat the Athletics, 4-1, on Wednesday night at the Ballpark in Arlington.
5/17/2012 | Gio fans 10, LaRoche rakes in win over Bucs
First baseman Adam LaRoche drove in four runs and reached a personal milestone, which helped the Nationals defeat the Pirates, 7-4, at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.
5/17/2012 | Onslaught helps Drabek drop Yankees
The Blue Jays broke out of their recent slump at the plate, slugging four home runs to snap a three-game losing streak with an 8-1 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre.
5/17/2012 | Rays halt hot Red Sox
Manager Joe Maddon has often said his club plays its best in stormy weather. Wednesday night at Tropicana Field personified their skipper's sentiments as the Rays took a 2-1 win over the Red Sox with 20,843 watching.
5/17/2012 | Norris fans nine to help Astros snap skid
Carlos Lee went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Bud Norris struck out nine over seven strong innings as the Astros beat the Brewers, 8-3, on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.
5/17/2012 | Wake-up call: Twins' bats rise, beat Tigers
The Twins erupted for a season-high 11 runs on their way to a 11-7 victory over the Tigers in front of a crowd of 33,955 fans at Comerica Park.
5/17/2012 | Rhymes OK after plunking, fainting spell
Rays second baseman Will Rhymes was carted off the field on Wednesday night after collapsing on the field shortly after he was hit by a pitch on his right arm. His X-rays were negative and he was diagnosed him with a bruise.
5/17/2012 | Royals' Getz leaves game with rib injury
Royals second baseman Chris Getz left Wednesday night's game in the seventh inning with a left rib contusion.
5/17/2012 | Rockies' Moyer baffles D-backs to earn victory
Jamie Moyer, who at 49 years old continues to draw praise and admiration, kept the D-backs off balance for 6 1/3 innings and also legged out an infield single that scored two runs.
5/17/2012 | Kendrick sets stage for Ruiz, late Phils' fireworks
Carlos Ruiz's good feeling Wednesday started in the visitors' bullpen that hugs the right-field line at Wrigley Field. He had just caught Kyle Kendrick's warmup, and he liked what he saw. "I could see we were going to have a fun game," he said following a 9-2 victory over the Cubs.
5/17/2012 | Jones homers in 15th after O's rally in 9th
Adam Jones snapped a tie in the 15th inning with a 431-foot solo homer, lifting the Orioles to a 4-3 victory over the Royals on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.
5/17/2012 | Pujols homers as Halos overpower White Sox
In their first game under new hitting coach Jim Eppard, the Angels, led by home runs from Albert Pujols and Vernon Wells, came alive to back Jerome Williams' gem against the White Sox.
5/17/2012 | Freese's big night helps Cardinals top Giants
David Freese broke out of his slump in a big way by collecting three hits, including the go-ahead home run, in leading the St. Louis Cardinals past the San Francisco Giants, 4-1, on Wednesday night.
5/17/2012 | Twins' Doumit heading to DL with calf strain
Ryan Doumit strained his right calf Wednesday, and the Twins announced it would require a stint on the 15-day disabled list. Manager Ron Gardenhire said he believed the injury happened in the seventh inning of the Twins' 11-7 win over the Tigers.
5/17/2012 | Adrian vows to go deep, questions ump
First baseman Adrian Gonzalez has gone 103 at-bats without a home run, but he predicts the drought will end on Thursday -- the one-month anniversary of his last long ball.
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