6/29/2013 | Hamels' start pushed back two days for 'mental' break
Left-hander Cole Hamels had been scheduled to pitch Tuesday, but Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said they hope two extra days of rest can help.
6/29/2013 | Brown making case for NL All-Star roster
Major League Baseball announces its American League and National League All-Star starters next Saturday, and the Phillies have a few candidates.
6/29/2013 | Phillies liked Puig before he signed with Dodgers
Yasiel Puig, who signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Dodgers after defecting from Cuba, could prove to be a bargain.
6/29/2013 | X-rays negative on Sweeney's ribs after wall collision
X-rays of Ryan Sweeney's ribs were negative, and the Cubs outfielder was diagnosed with a contusion on his left side after crashing into the outfield wall in the third inning Saturday.
6/29/2013 | Cahill gets final shot at solving June soon
Trevor Cahill will take the hill on Sunday in Atlanta, the final day of June, seeking his first win in what has been a shaky month. He'll be awarded one last shot at redemption after posting an 0-4 record and a 9.30 ERA in five June outings. Opposing hitters are batting .368 against the 25-year-old this month.
6/29/2013 | Strong in June, Cashner on hill against Marlins
When the Padres and Marlins play the third game in their set of four Sunday at Marlins Park, San Diego will start Andrew Cashner, who has enjoyed a stellar month. Facing him will be Nathan Eovaldi.
6/29/2013 | Soriano picks up 'pen with 11th-inning homer
For the second straight game, the bullpen imploded, but this time the Cubs overcame the breakdown as Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning to beat the pesky Mariners, 5-3, on Saturday night at Safeco Field.
6/29/2013 | Longoria sits from lineup for first time this season
Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was not placed on the disabled list Saturday after the plantar fasciitis in his right foot flared up in the second inning of Friday's loss to Detroit.
6/29/2013 | Rays call up Roberts, option Colome
The Rays received infield reinforcements to compensate for the loss of third baseman Evan Longoria on Saturday when infielder Ryan Roberts was recalled from Triple-A Durham.
6/29/2013 | Gomes dealing with setback in rehab assignment
Right-handed reliever Brandon Gomes was scheduled to throw his second rehab inning for Class A Charlotte on Thursday but felt discomfort in his strained right lat.
6/29/2013 | Francoeur designated for assignment by Royals
Right fielder Jeff Francoeur was dropped by the Royals on Saturday and second baseman Johnny Giavotella was recalled from Triple-A Omaha. The move eliminated an overload of outfielders by designating the struggling Francoeur for assignment, clearing more playing time for David Lough and Jarrod Dyson.
6/29/2013 | Masterson out to complete weekend sweep of Sox
The Indians will send Justin Masterson to the mound for Sunday's series finale in Chicago looking to secure a four-game sweep. The White Sox will counter with ace Chris Sale, who will try for win No. 6.
6/29/2013 | Beckett to undergo surgery, likely out for season
Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett, diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, will undergo surgery to relieve pressure on the nerve in his neck area and likely won't pitch again this season.
6/29/2013 | Wild rally in eighth helps Braves drub D-backs
The Braves have manufactured many rallies this season, but few have been as unique as the one they produced in Saturday's 11-5 win over the D-backs at Turner Field. Their decisive seven-run eighth inning came with the assistance of two hit batsmen and a flurry of hits that simply padded their lead.
6/29/2013 | Brewers teammates react to Hart's injury news
First baseman Corey Hart was lost for the season with another knee injury caused only a ripple in the Brewers' clubhouse on Friday, and for some teammates, the news simply fit the narrative of a frustrating season.
6/29/2013 | Bucs face Crew in search of win No. 51, home sweep
The Pirates have a chance to sweep the Brewers and come within one game of their first 10-game winning streak since 2004, as Charlie Morton takes on Kyle Lohse.
6/29/2013 | Tigers' bullpen straightening out into form
The Tigers' bullpen's roles have come to form, with Joaquin Benoit at closer, Al Alburquerque the set-up man, and Bruce Rondon and Drew Smyly handling the seventh inning.
6/29/2013 | Leyland: Coke still big part of Tigers' bullpen
Phil Coke has lost five games so far this season entering Saturday's game, more than the other six relievers in the Tigers' bullpen combined. But Jim Leyland said Saturday he still considers Coke "a big part of our ballclub."
6/29/2013 | Tigers reflect on Prince's 'gigantic' home run
Prince Fielder's towering moonshot home run on Friday night had Tigers wondering on Saturday how far the homer would have traveled at old Tiger Stadium.
6/29/2013 | Cabrera falls triple short of cycle for 23rd time
Lost amidst all the hoopla that followed Miguel Cabrera's two gigantic home runs on Friday night was the fact that with a single and a double in addition to those two home runs, Cabrera fell a triple shy of completing the cycle.
6/29/2013 | Russell, relievers faltering in closeout opportunities
Cubs reliever James Russell began the season with 17 straight scoreless outings, and has not given up a run in 31 of his 38 appearances. But the lefty also is 0-for-5 in save opportunities.
6/29/2013 | Parker posts first save; Gregg mentioned in trade rumors
Kevin Gregg was released on April 3 by the Dodgers, and signed with the Cubs 12 days later. He's become a valuable part of the bullpen, completing 12 of 13 save opportunities, with his first blown save on Saturday. Blake Parker picked him up, posting his first save of the season after the Cubs scored in the 11th inning.
6/29/2013 | Alvarez's return will further shape rotation
Manager Mike Redmond said Saturday that Henderson Alvarez would join the rotation during next week's road trip. The Marlins opened the season with both Alvarez and Nathan Eovaldi on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Eovaldi is scheduled to pitch Sunday against the Padres.
6/29/2013 | Marlins try to stay focused amid trade talks
The Marlins are being closely monitored on the trade front. Right now, Ricky Nolasco is the most prominent Miami name being dangled. But as the rumors circulate, manager Mike Redmond is telling his team to focus on its performance.
6/29/2013 | Marlins offer similar style as speedy Padres
The style of play the Padres employ is similar to what the Marlins are striving to achieve. San Diego has more speed but is built around pitching and defense. Like Miami, it plays in a spacious stadium -- Petco Park -- that is not conducive to home runs.
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