4/26/2013 | Weekend notes: Royals make statement on road
It has been so long since Kansas City saw the postseason that it's never too early to look for positive signs. They opened a 10-game homestand Friday, sitting atop the AL Central.
4/26/2013 | Yankees' win over Blue Jays comes with a price
The Yankees were dealt two serious early blows to their starting battery but hung around to pick up the win, taking advantage of 10 walks to weather three Toronto homers and post a 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday at Yankee Stadium.
4/26/2013 | Cards place Adams on DL, purchase Curtis' contract
After weeks of trying to find ways to get Matt Adams into the lineup, the Cardinals will now be without the first baseman until at least May 7. A day after Adams was seen by the Cardinals' team physicians, the organization moved him to the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Monday.
4/26/2013 | Trip to disabled list a possibility for Youkilis
Kevin Youkilis took swings in the batting cage on Friday, but he was out of the lineup again, and if he is not ready to start on Saturday, the Yankees could consider placing him on the disabled list.
4/26/2013 | Maxwell sidelined 4-6 weeks by left hand fracture
Astros outfielder Justin Maxwell, who fractured his left hand on Tuesday, is expected to be out four to six weeks, and Minor League lefty Rudy Owens could miss up to five months with a stress fracture in his left foot.
4/26/2013 | Arencibia brings All-Star hopes to Fan Cave visit
Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia could be forgiven for nervously mispronouncing his last name "Aren-SAY-bia" during a take while shooting an upcoming video at the MLB Fan Cave. After all, he had just played at Yankee Stadium the night before, and now he was taking the time to show up promptly at 9:45 a.m. ET on Friday.
4/26/2013 | Rendon more comfortable in Nats' clubhouse
Anthony Rendon acknowledged that he is going through a learning curve, trying to make adjustments and doing the best that he can. He said the nerves went away Wednesday. He now feels comfortable, thanks to his teammates, who are constantly talking to him.
4/26/2013 | Marshall back on roster, Parra placed on DL
The Reds activated left-hander Sean Marshall from the disabled list on Friday and put Manny Parra on the 15-day DL.
4/26/2013 | Zimmermann limits Reds to one hit in shutout
Is Jordan Zimmermann the best pitcher in the Nationals' rotation? As of right now, the answer is yes. Zimmermann pitched his second complete game of the season as the Nationals blanked the Reds, 1-0, at Nationals Park on Friday night.
4/26/2013 | Archer's power arm provides rotation option for Rays
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer has one of those power arms that can carry him to success as a Major League pitcher.
4/26/2013 | JJ misses start with triceps tightness; Laffey subs
Josh Johnson missed Friday's scheduled start against the Yankees because of tightness in his right triceps. The Blue Jays described the move as precautionary, and at least for now, Johnson has not been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Left-hander Aaron Laffey made the spot start.
4/26/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: April 26
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
4/26/2013 | MLB Notebook: Buchholz's historic April continues
Clay Buchholz's work in April -- when it comes to victories and earned runs allowed -- has put him in the same class as five Cy Young Award winners. He will be the eighth pitcher since 1916 to enter May with at least five victories and an ERA at or below 1.20.
4/26/2013 | Need for speed on basepaths? Not always
The adage tells us "you can't teach speed." But folks around baseball know there's a whole lot more than just speed that goes into a stolen base, an extra base or a first-to-third trek.
4/26/2013 | Abundance of young talent among All-Star candidates
One of the best things about baseball's All-Star Game is that it introduces an entire nation to the next wave of talent. It's one of those events that helps a young player feel he has arrived. Has baseball ever had more exciting young players?
4/26/2013 | Fastball first: Pitchers succeed by keeping it simple
It's no coincidence that some of the pitchers that throw the highest percentages of fastballs are the same pitchers who work most efficiently.
4/26/2013 | D-backs' bullpen remains together after tough stretch
The D-backs went into this four-game series against division-rival Colorado with a Major League-high seven blown saves, though a strong showing on Thursday night led to a narrow 3-2 win.
4/26/2013 | Cespedes garners hit and RBI in rehab game
Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-4 with an RBI single, one run scored and two strikeouts Thursday in a rehab appearance for the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats.
4/26/2013 | Peguero's moonshot sets tone as Mariners top Angels
Carlos Peguero hit the third-longest home run in Safeco Field history, Kyle Seager went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs and Brandon Maurer shut down the Angels as the Mariners claimed a much-needed win on Thursday night.
4/26/2013 | Filmmaking in '42' creates fields of dreams
I'm discussing the late, great Crosley Field, because I had a flashback earlier this month. There I was, watching the movie "42" about Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball on April 15, 1947, with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and I kept getting chills. Not so much from the script, which was good, but from the scenes, which were great.
4/26/2013 | Goldschmidt, D-backs' bullpen aid Cahill's first win
Armed with a two-run lead following Trevor Cahill's impressive outing, the D-backs' bullpen bounced back from its recent rough stretch and held on to a 3-2 victory over the Rockies at Chase Field on Thursday.
4/25/2013 | Oldest living player celebrates 102nd birthday
He's the oldest living former Major Leaguer, and although Conrado Eugenio "Connie" Marrero's playing days are long over, there's something to celebrate -- something greater than any strikeout or complete game he ever recorded. Thursday marked Marrero's birthday. His 102nd birthday.
4/25/2013 | Bard makes successful return to Boston's bullpen
Daniel Bard entered Thursday's 7-2 win against the Astros with a five-run lead in the ninth inning. There was little pressure in the game, but the right-hander said he was still feeling the adrenaline.
4/25/2013 | Pitching coach Young ejected for arguing check swing
A's pitching coach Curt Young was ejected in the top of the third inning in Thursday's game against the Orioles by first-base umpire Jim Reynolds for arguing about an at-bat from early in the frame.
4/25/2013 | Gibbons ejected from game after reversed call
A disputed call during the seventh inning of Thursday night's game between the Blue Jays and Yankees led to Blue Jays manager John Gibbons being ejected for the second time in as many games.
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