5/21/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Sun., May 20
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.
5/21/2012 | Van Slyke's first HR completes Dodgers' rally
Scott Van Slyke hit a three-run, pinch-hit home run, the first of his career, in the seventh inning to help the Dodgers rally past the Cardinals for a 6-5 victory and a three-game sweep in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
5/21/2012 | Cardinals look to snap skid against Padres
The 2012 season has been a struggle for the Padres. Lately, the Cardinals have been finding out what that's like. The two teams start a three-game series on Monday in St. Louis, with the Cards hobbling.
5/21/2012 | Duo locking down infield for Indians
For years, the Indians went through numerous pairs of middle infield defenders. After all the turnover, the club has settled on a new duo. Jason Kipnis and Asdrubal Cabrera have committed to their craft and are now igniting memories of a former Tribe duo that electrified the diamond.Jason Kipnis and Asdrubal Cabrera have committed to their defense and are now igniting memories of a former Tribe duo that electrified infield defense.
5/21/2012 | Hawpe recovering, grinding for one more shot
Brad Hawpe, an All-Star in 2009, hit 99 home runs between 2006-09 and played in the World Series in 2007. However, the 33-year-old outfielder now finds himself in Double-A, working his way back from Tommy John surgery and looking for one more shot at the big leagues.
5/21/2012 | Castrovince: Stanton aims to be big name in hitting
Giancarlo Stanton has an unique name, and unique talents, and as he matures as a hitter, he should be a great force with which to reckon.
5/21/2012 | MLB Notebook: Scherzer dominates
Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer fanned a career-high 15 Pirates while walking one to even his record at 3-3 on Sunday. The right-hander is the 12th pitcher in the past 10 seasons to rack up as many as 15 K's and yield no more than one walk in an outing.
5/21/2012 | Justice: Cards can still deal even without full deck
Here we are, 41 games into the season, and the Cardinals are being tested in a way they never thought they'd be tested. Their 20-11 start has dissolved into a 2-8 freefall. A division lead that was stretched to four games is down to a half-game. And the Cardinals have a stunning number of injuries.
5/21/2012 | Prosecutors try to rebuild McNamee's credibility
As the lengthy appearance of chief accuser Brian McNamee in the Roger Clemens federal perjury trial came to a close Monday, the prosecution took steps to rehabilitate its witness on redirect examination.
5/21/2012 | At bat or on mound, prep star Gallo a winner
The biggest adjustment Bishop Gorman third baseman Joey Gallo will have to make if and when he joins the pro ranks is that winning a title isn't an annual occurrence as regular as Memorial Day or New Year's Eve.
5/21/2012 | Draft Notebook: Lefty Wood getting long look
The Draft Notebook will appear each week from now until the week prior to the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, focusing on top performers, guys rocketing up the charts, amateurs seeing their stars fading and prospects dealing with injuries.
5/21/2012 | There's some pop at first, third base in Draft
There's a certain prototype that teams seek in corner infielders. Finding that in the Draft, of course, is easier said than done, and oftentimes is more about wishful thinking than anything else. This year's crop of corner infielders does have offensive potential, though.
5/21/2012 | Rangers, Dodgers keep rolling in Rankings
Whether the Dodgers are the most powerful team in the game is up for debate, but it's been a year out of a Hollywood script. The Rangers, meanwhile, are playing like the two-time defending AL champs they are.
5/21/2012 | White Sox contention conclusion between lines
There's a memorable scene from the classic baseball movie "Bad News Bears in Breaking Training" in which actor William Devane and some of the Bears begin a "Let them play" chant.
5/21/2012 | Yanks jersey worn by Ruth sells for record price
The oldest-known Yankees jersey worn by Babe Ruth, circa 1920, sold for a record $4.42 million at an auction over the weekend, according to SCP Auctions.
5/21/2012 | Mets call up utility man Rottino from Buffalo
The Mets recalled utility player Vinny Rottino from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, one day after placing right-hander Miguel Batista on the disabled list. Right-hander Chris Schwinden, who was called up Sunday in case the club needed an extra pitcher, was optioned back to Buffalo.
5/21/2012 | Angels to call up Calhoun, Cassevah
Minor League outfielder Kole Calhoun will be up with the Angels on Monday, a day after outfielders Vernon Wells (right thumb) and Ryan Langerhans (right shoulder) left the series finale against the Padres with injuries, a source told MLB.com.
5/21/2012 | Dozier not resting after meteoric rise with Twins
At this time last year, Brian Dozier was a 24-year-old shortstop repeating Class A Advanced Fort Myers despite a solid 2010 campaign split between Class A Beloit and Fort Myers.
5/21/2012 | Texas ponders options as Feliz goes on DL
Rangers pitcher Neftali Feliz is expected to be sidelined at least through the All-Star break and perhaps longer after being diagnosed with a sprained ligament in his right elbow.
5/21/2012 | Elbow surgery to end Luebke's season
Pitcher Cory Luebke told reporters Monday that he will have reconstructive surgery on his left elbow this week, ending his season.
5/21/2012 | Rays acquire Minor League infielder Sutton
A day after the Braves traded him to the Pirates for cash, Minor League infielder Drew Sutton found himself traded to the Rays for a player to be named later or cash considerations on Monday.
5/21/2012 | AL leading NL after first weekend of Interleague
The AL jumped out to an early lead after the opening Interleague weekend, posting a 24-18 record against its NL counterparts.
5/21/2012 | Kershaw named NL Player of the Week
After tossing two scoreless outings, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was named the National League's Player of the Week, Major League Baseball announced on Monday.
5/21/2012 | Arencibia named AL Player of the Week
After smacking four home runs and driving in 10 runs, Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia has been named the American League Player of the Week, Major League Baseball announced on Monday.
5/21/2012 | Red Sox lose Ross to left foot fracture
The injury bug that has hit the Red Sox's outfield like wildfire reared its ugly head again on Monday with the news that outfielder Cody Ross is out indefinitely with a non-displaced fracture of the navicular bone in his left foot.
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