5/5/2012 | Angels using myriad of two-hole hitters
As Angels manager Mike Scioscia has continually altered his lineup, going through an American League-leading 25 combinations through the season's first 28 games, it's the No. 2 spot that has suddenly become a revolving door.
5/5/2012 | Iannetta nursing sore hand, may return Sunday
Angels catcher Chris Iannetta was out of the Angels' starting lineup for the third straight game on Saturday, due to lingering soreness on his right hand/wrist area after being hit by a pitch on Wednesday.
5/5/2012 | Axelrod faces tough first assignment in Tigers
White Sox right-hander Dylan Axelrod will make his first start of the season on Sunday against Rick Porcello and the Tigers as the two ballclubs meet up in a rubber match of their three-game series in Detroit.
5/5/2012 | O's have sweep thoughts in mind vs. rival Sox
The Orioles enter Sunday's series finale against the Red Sox with the opportunity to sweep their American League East rivals. Baltimore will start Tommy Hunter against Boston's Clay Buchholz.
5/5/2012 | Hughes, Hochevar looking to get on track
The Yanks look to salvage a split of their four-game set in Kansas City when they send righty Phil Hughes to the mound. Hughes will face the Royals' Luke Hochevar in a battle of pitchers who have struggled thus far this season.
5/5/2012 | Nats going for sweep of Phils on big stage
Jordan Zimmermann will take the hill in Sunday night's series finale on ESPN against visiting Philadelphia, hoping to get a little run support and lead the Nats to a series sweep along the way.
5/5/2012 | Wood draws tough Dodgers for Cubs debut
A virus has worked its way through the Cubs clubhouse and into the starting rotation, affecting Sunday's series finale between Chicago and the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers, which will pit Travis Wood against Aaron Harang.
5/5/2012 | Giants, Brewers look to move past injuries
The Giants don't have to look very far to find another team dealing with injuries and adjustments, though. A quick look across the diamond Sunday and the Giants will see a team in the Brewers that has suffered a rash of injuries over the past week in the midst of a nine-game road trip.
5/5/2012 | Rubber game could provide bounce back for starters
In 10 career starts against the Reds, Pittsburgh's Charlie Morton is 4-4 with a 3.79 ERA in 61 2/3 innings. Squaring off against Morton on Sunday will be Reds right-hander Mat Latos, who is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA and 19 strikeouts in three career starts against the Bucs.
5/5/2012 | D-backs, Mets battle for series bragging rights
Despite embarking on the road mired in a 4-9 slump, Arizona has a chance to cap off the long trip with a winning record Sunday when it sends Trevor Cahill to the mound to square off against R.A. Dickey.
5/5/2012 | Nolasco aims to keep cruising in California
The Marlins snapped an eight-game skid against the Padres on Friday in extra innings and after another win Saturday, they will go for the series sweep Sunday afternoon with California native Ricky Nolasco on the bump.
5/4/2012 | Mariano tears ACL shagging fly balls
The greatest closer in baseball history stood at the center of the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, his head bowed and his eyes welling with tears.
5/4/2012 | LaRoche scratched with oblique soreness
Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Diamondbacks because of right oblique soreness. He is going to miss two to three days, according to manager Davey Johnson.
5/4/2012 | Kipnis leads Tribe to series win on South Side
This is Jason Kipnis' kind of town. Back in his old stomping grounds, the Indians second baseman abused White Sox pitching and helped Cleveland clinch a series victory at U.S. Cellular Field.
5/4/2012 | Home sweet again as Royals edge Yanks
Mike Moustakas knocked in three runs with a homer and a single, and the Royals ended their long winless start at home with a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals had been 0-10 at home this season.
5/4/2012 | Morrow stifles Angels with three-hit shutout
Brandon Morrow recorded the second shutout of his career in Toronto's 5-0 victory over the Angels on Thursday night at Angel Stadium.
5/4/2012 | Justice: Harper not only reason to watch Nats
Bryce Harper has dominated the headlines and helped the Nationals win back-to-back games after five straight losses. But there are plenty of other reasons for optimism, and all of them begin with a pitching staff that leads the Major Leagues in ERA.
5/4/2012 | Justice: It's hard to imagine life without Mo
Those of us who have been lucky to see Mariano Rivera pitch these last two decades knew to savor every moment in case this was his final season. We understood how lucky we were to have seen him perform at the highest level on the biggest stage. We understood there will never be another one like him.
5/4/2012 | Rios takes issue with Tribe closer Perez
Don't look for any pleasantries to be exchanged between White Sox outfielder Alex Rios and Indians closer Chris Perez next week at Progressive Field after their angry exchange Thursday.
5/4/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thurs., May 3
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out. Here are the May 3 Mane Men of the Day.
5/4/2012 | Blue Jays try to run win streak to four in Anaheim
The Blue Jays seek their fourth consecutive win on Friday, when starter Henderson Alvarez opposes Ervin Santana and the Angels in Anaheim.
5/4/2012 | Peavy, Smyly set to battle at Comerica Park
Friday's series opener promises to be a duel between two of the hottest pitchers in baseball, as former Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy gets the ball for the White Sox against the Tigers and rookie pitcher Drew Smyly at Comerica Park.
5/4/2012 | Lewis looks to play stopper vs. Indians
Colby Lewis is tasked with stopping a rare Rangers losing streak, as he takes the mound in Cleveland against Jeanmar Gomez on Friday.
5/4/2012 | Royals have their work cut out against Sabathia
Dominant in his last two outings against the Rangers and Tigers, CC Sabathia pitched eight innings in both games, giving up only six runs and striking out a whopping 16 batters. Those numbers are a bad sign for Bruce Chen and the Royals.
5/4/2012 | Umpires host charity auction to benefit kids
The fourth annual UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction, which raises money for children in need, began on Friday and will remain open until May 13 at 8 p.m. ET.
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