5/2/2012 | Kotsay delivers pinch-hit homer to lift Padres
Mark Kotsay hit a pinch-hit, two-run home run in the eighth inning Tuesday as the Padres defeated the Brewers, 2-0, before a crowd of 19,260 at Petco Park.
5/2/2012 | Justice: Hurdles lurk, but Harper on path to stardom
Though he went 0-for-3, Bryce Harper's home debut felt like the start of something special. He has dazzling skills, the kind that can transform a franchise and captivate a city.
5/2/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, May 1
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out. Here are the May 1 Mane Men of the Day.
5/2/2012 | Showalter accepts milestone with humility
Take a moment -- he barely would -- and recognize what Buck Showalter has done, beginning the day Scott Sanderson beat Roger Clemens at the original Yankee Stadium 20 years ago. His victory total is a handsome round number now, 1,000.
5/2/2012 | Home-plate umpire Bucknor leaves game early
The Cardinals and Pirates finished their series opener on Tuesday with an umpiring crew of three after home-plate CB Bucknor exited with an undisclosed injury in the seventh inning.
5/2/2012 | Damon ready for Indians debut against White Sox
Johnny Damon is expected to make his Indians debut, playing left and batting leadoff, on Wednesday against Philip Humber and the White Sox.
5/2/2012 | Suppan gets call to face former Brewers teammates
Jeff Suppan is back in the Major Leagues, and as crazy coincidences often happen in baseball, the 37-year-old will face a few familiar faces.
5/2/2012 | Hendriks eyes rebound opposite Weaver
The Twins' Liam Hendriks faces off with Angels ace Jered Weaver in the series finale between the teams on Wednesday night in Anaheim.
5/2/2012 | Resurgent starters Zito, Zambrano set to clash
At first glance, Carlos Zambrano versus Barry Zito might seem like a pitching matchup better suited for last decade. But thus far in 2012, the two 30-somethings have been solid for their respective clubs, and they'll look to continue that Wednesday.
5/2/2012 | Dodgers go for series win behind hot Kershaw
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw heads to the hill in the series finale against Drew Pomeranz and the Rockies on Wednesday at Coors Field.
5/2/2012 | O's proving they can hold their own vs. Yanks
Nearly a month into the regular season, the club most experts predicted to win the AL East is 1 1/2 games behind the club nobody gave a chance in perhaps baseball's toughest division. The Orioles will try to prolong their hot start on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, sending Jake Arrieta to the mound to face Ivan Nova.
5/2/2012 | Locked-in Lynn hopes to stay undefeated
So far the Cardinals' Lance Lynn has been perfect, and the right-hander will be looking to stay that way when he starts on Wednesday against the Pirates.
5/2/2012 | Pettitte: I might have misunderstood Clemens
Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte conceded Wednesday, while under cross-examination at the federal perjury trial of Roger Clemens, that there was a 50-50 chance that he misunderstood a conversation he had in which he believed Clemens admitted using human-growth hormone.
5/2/2012 | Oblique pain is nothing to sneeze at for players
Oblique injuries have a reputation of being nagging and slow to heal. The region is critical in baseball, a sport that demands twisting and rotating the area while throwing or swinging.
5/2/2012 | Back strain forces Thome to disabled list
After sitting out for three games with a strained lower back, Phillies veteran Jim Thome was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.
5/2/2012 | Bauman: Game 6 only serves to motivate Texas
The Rangers don't appear to be suffering from a bad case of World Series dejection. This is a club that appears to be playing even better than its two pennant-winning predecessors.
5/2/2012 | Honorary Bat Girl contest judges announced
Major League Baseball on Wednesday announced the guest judging panel for the 2012 Honorary Bat Girl program, which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment to "going to bat" in the fight against the disease.
5/2/2012 | Dodgers' new ownership takes the field
Not even overcast skies and a threat of rain could diminish the Power of Magic on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
5/2/2012 | MLB Notebook: Ethier, Kemp form dynamic duo
Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp rank first and second in the NL in RBIs, bringing back memories of a fast-starting 1955 Dodgers club that featured Duke Snider and Roy Campanella in the middle of its order.
5/2/2012 | Royals seeking home success after tough start
Not that the Royals need to be reminded of this, but they have yet to win a home game this season. Now comes their next chance, a homestand of four games against the Yankees and three against the Red Sox.
5/2/2012 | Rangers without Beltre, Hamilton in series finale
The Rangers' lineup was again without third baseman Adrian Beltre and outfielder Josh Hamilton for Wednesday's series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
5/2/2012 | Tigers' Marte suffers setback prior to rehab stint
Tigers reliever Luis Marte, who has been sidelined since April 4 with a strained left hamstring, was set to make his first rehab appearance, but was shut down after experiencing soreness.
5/2/2012 | Moore: History shows you can't buy a ring
Guess neither the bosses for the Miami Marlins nor the Los Angeles Angels got that eternal memo from the baseball gods: You can't buy a World Series championship.
5/2/2012 | Players more willing to seek help for anxiety
With big league players dealing with greater coverage and scrutiny than in years past, more of them than ever are willing to seek help for anxiety issues.
5/2/2012 | Wada decides to have Tommy John surgery
Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada, who had an MRI exam and a CT scan on his left elbow during a visit to Dr. Lewis Yocum, has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery.
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