5/20/2012 | Bauman: Chapman feels no pressure as closer
The marvelous ability of Aroldis Chapman practically dictated that if he was going to be used as a relief pitcher, eventually he would rise to the top of this portion of the pitching profession and be used as a closer.
5/20/2012 | O's prospect Bundy continues to dominate Class A
Through hordes of media attention, hundreds of autograph seekers and all the hype that surrounds the top high school pick in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Orioles prospect Dylan Bundy has simply stayed the course.
5/20/2012 | Strasburg's arm tightness a matter of concern
Stephen Strasburg was pulled from Sunday's game after five innings and 90 pitches at Nationals Park because of tightness in his golden right arm.
5/20/2012 | Youkilis may rejoin Red Sox on Tuesday
Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis may rejoin the team Tuesday in Baltimore after playing with Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.
5/20/2012 | Dice-K won't make next rehab start Tuesday
Red Sox right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka received a cortisone shot in his right trap muscle on Sunday and will not pitch on Tuesday for Triple-A Pawtucket.
5/20/2012 | Phils, Nats set to renew fledgling rivalry
The Phillies have had 225 consecutive regular-season sellouts at Citizens Bank Park, and Monday night's game with the Nationals doesn't figure to be any different. Except for the part about this being the first meeting between the two National League East contenders since left-hander Cole Hamels hit Nats phenom Bryce Harper with a pitch in a nationally-televised game 15 days ago.
5/20/2012 | PED use by others will be issue in Clemens trial
The sixth week of Roger Clemens' perjury trial will begin with former trainer Brian McNamee on the stand, and Judge Reggie Walton will rule on whether alleged PED use by other players will be admissible in the case.
5/20/2012 | Richard ignites rally as Friars top Halos in 13
Starting pitcher Clayton Richard came off the bench, delivered a pinch-hit single and scored the winning run in the Padres' 3-2 victory over the Angels in the 13th inning Sunday at Petco Park.
5/20/2012 | Dodgers rolling despite multiple injuries
The Dodgers have not only survived multiple injuries, they have so far thrived. But manager Don Mattingly knows its too early to expect that trend to continue.
5/20/2012 | Opportunities open up at second base for Dodgers
The Dodgers' second-base situation was about as stable as could be before veteran Mark Ellis went to the disabled list following surgery on his left leg. Now, it couldn't be more uncertain.
5/20/2012 | Dodgers' M. Ellis could have lost left leg
Before Sunday's game against the Cardinals, manager Don Mattingly said he was told by team physician Neal ElAttrache that Mark Ellis had a chance of losing his left leg had he not undergone an urgent fasciotomy.
5/20/2012 | MRI to determine severity of Berkman's injury
Still uncertain about the severity of a right knee injury he sustained in Saturday's game, Lance Berkman moved around the visitors' clubhouse quite gingerly on Sunday.
5/20/2012 | Cardinals' depth tested by rash of injuries
The Cardinals felt during Spring Training that they had a substantial amount of depth in the organization and now they will find out just how much coverage that insurance can provide.
5/20/2012 | Adams hopes to impress Cards in big league stint
Cognizant that the circumstances weren't ideal, Matt Adams joined the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium on Sunday determined to make a strong impression in his first big league opportunity.
5/20/2012 | Yu, Felix set for showdown in opener at Safeco
The Rangers' Yu Darvish, who beat Seattle in his big league debut, squares off against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez in the series opener on Monday.
5/20/2012 | Norris aims to continue his strong May vs. Cubs
The Cubs will face one of the NL's hottest pitchers when they take on Bud Norris and the Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park. Right-hander Matt Garza will start for Chicago.
5/20/2012 | Paulino, Kuroda out to find consistency
When Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda and the Royals' Felipe Paulino square off in Monday's series opener, each will be looking to find the same thing -- consistency.
5/20/2012 | Brewers look to keep offense rolling against Giants
Madison Bumgarner starts for the Giants opposite Randy Wolf of the Brewers as the left-handers open a series in Milwaukee on Monday night.
5/20/2012 | Struggling hurlers Minor, Leake look to right ship
Reds starter Mike Leake took a step in the right direction with his best start of the year last week, yet he'll still be in search of his first victory when he toes the rubber Monday night against the Braves, who counter with struggling left-hander Mike Minor.
5/20/2012 | Santana, Bedard looking for return on production
Southpaws Johan Santana and Erik Bedard are looking for better results from the productive outings they have given the Mets and Pirates this year when the two teams kick off a three-game series Monday evening at PNC Park.
5/20/2012 | Corbin, Capuano kick off battle between rivals
If the reigning National League West champion D-backs are to catch the front-running Dodgers this season, Monday would be a good time to start the comeback. Lefty Patrick Corbin toes the rubber for Arizona against Chris Capuano.
5/20/2012 | Young arms square off in series opener
The Rays will send Jeremy Hellickson to the hill for the opener of a three-game set with Toronto on Monday at Tropicana Field. The Blue Jays will counter with Kyle Drabek.
5/20/2012 | Budding rivals Nats, Phils set to square off in Philly
The Phillies' reign as National League East champions has lasted for five years. During most of that time, they have dominated the lowly Nationals. Both of those trends could be changing, but not without some drama -- and perhaps, the beginnings of a legitimate rivalry. The teams kick off a three-game series on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park.
5/20/2012 | On a roll, Red Sox try to gain on first-place O's
The Red Sox are playing their best baseball this month and just at the right time, as Boston heads into Baltimore for a three-game series with a chance to make up some ground on the American League East leaders.
5/20/2012 | Milone has Angels right where he wants them
Jerome Williams starts for the Angels and Tommy Milone goes for the A's as the teams begin a series in Oakland on Monday night.
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