6/14/2013 | Putz faces hitters; Hill set for rehab games
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said J.J. Putz threw the ball well on Friday, the first time Putz has faced hitters since he strained his right elbow on May 7.
6/14/2013 | Niese looks for some run support facing Cubs
Jon Niese started off the season by getting a lot of run support, which resulted in wins for the Mets. Recently, however, the run support has not been great, and the Mets have dropped seven of Niese's last nine starts. The lefty and the Mets will attempt to reverse that trend Saturday against the Cubs, who counter with right-hander Scott Feldman.
6/14/2013 | Street returns from DL back into closer's role
Huston Street was activated off the 15-day disabled list Friday, which put the Padres' bullpen back in order.
6/14/2013 | Koehler to face Cards, eyeing elusive first victory
Despite recording a 3.24 ERA and three quality outings through his first four starts, Tom Koehler is still searching for his first win. The right-hander stumbled as of late, surrendering four earned runs in each of his past two outings, but he will be looking to get back on track for the struggling Marlins on Saturday.
6/14/2013 | Red Sox manager praises Ciriaco to Padres
Padres skipper Bud Black received a text message from Red Sox manager John Farrell early Friday afternoon, and it was an encouraging one.
6/14/2013 | Vincent leans on history vs. Upton to record first save
Nick Vincent had little time to process his first save opportunity. The right-hander knew that Justin Upton would be his responsibility should Atlanta's powerful outfielder hit in the ninth inning Wednesday.
6/14/2013 | Jackson makes early runs stand up for Cubs
The Cubs scored five early runs, highlighted by a bases-clearing triple off the bat of David DeJesus in the second inning, and Edwin Jackson hurled six quality frames in a 6-3 win over the Mets on Friday night at Citi Field.
6/14/2013 | Phillies overcome five-run deficit to top Rockies
Freddy Galvis hit a pair of two-run triples and Jimmy Rollins delivered the go-ahead single as a pinch-hitter in the Phillies' 8-7 win against the Rockies on Friday night at Coors Field.
6/14/2013 | Bumgarner tosses gem against Braves
Madison Bumgarner approached history again Friday, holding the Atlanta Braves hitless for five innings before finishing with a two-hitter over seven innings as the Giants prevailed, 6-0.
6/14/2013 | Kennedy, Hinske appealing suspensions to MLB
The D-backs received the brunt of the suspensions from Tuesday night's benches-clearing altercation with the Dodgers, and Ian Kennedy and Eric Hinske voiced their displeasure with the ruling.
6/14/2013 | Weiss expects Rox to win without Tulowitzki
Like last year during the heat of the season, the Rockies will not have star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in uniform. Tulowitzki, putting up National League Most Valuable Player Award-worthy numbers, suffered a fractured right rib on Thursday and will miss 4-6 weeks.
6/14/2013 | Like Blue Jays, Buehrle resurgent in win
Toronto left-hander Mark Buehrle pitched seven strong innings while Colby Rasmus and J.P. Arencibia each homered in an 8-0 victory over Texas on Friday night at Rangers Ballpark.
6/14/2013 | Rookie Fernandez fans career-high 10, stops Cards
Jose Fernandez tossed a career-high 107 pitches and fanned a career-high 10 batters in a 5-4 win against the Cardinals in front of 15,403 at Marlins Park on Friday night.
6/14/2013 | Diekman hopes to impress Phillies following callup
After joining the Phillies following a callup from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, reliever Jake Diekman said he's treating his Major League stint as a temporary trial. And manager Charlie Manuel likes that approach.
6/14/2013 | Morse, Morales return to add punch to lineup
Among the changes to the Mariners' ever-fluctuating roster are the additions of Kendrys Morales and Michael Morse to Seattle's lineup after the pair sat out of Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Astros.
6/14/2013 | Mariners moving Wilhelmsen out of closer's role
Reliever Tom Wilhelmsen's four blown saves since May 20 have earned the Mariner's right-hander a demotion from the closer's role.
6/14/2013 | Frandsen at second base, Galvis at shortstop
Kevin Frandsen got a rare start at second base for the Phillies in the series opener against the Rockies on Friday.
6/14/2013 | Bailey hopes to keep Reds' dominance over Crew
Homer Bailey will try to keep the Reds perfect against the Brewers this season when he squares off against Yovani Gallardo in the middle game of a three-game set at Great American Ball Park on Saturday.
6/14/2013 | Padres honor memorable 1998 team
The 1998 Padres team that made the World Series was honored at Petco Park on Friday.
6/14/2013 | Manuel, like Lee, wants Phillies to improve
After hearing Cliff Lee's comments following a 3-2 win over the Twins on Thursday, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel could not help but share Lee's sentiment.
6/14/2013 | Hairston remembers time with Mets fondly
In two seasons with the Mets, Scott Hairston made some friendships he expects to last beyond his playing career. Now an outfielder for the Cubs, Hairston is back playing at Citi Field for the first time since leaving the Mets.
6/14/2013 | Stewart receives 10-game suspension
The Cubs have suspended Ian Stewart for 10 games without pay after he tweeted frustrations with the team and manager Dale Sveum. Stewart served the first game of the suspension on Wednesday, but the Players Association is reportedly in the process of appealing.
6/14/2013 | Reliever Rodriguez joins Cubs in New York
Henry Rodriguez joined the Cubs in New York on Friday, giving Chicago a power arm out of the bullpen. The Cubs acquired Rodriguez in a trade with the Nationals on Wednesday for prospect Ian Dickson. Washington designated Rodriguez for assignment on June 4.
6/14/2013 | Injured Coello can't throw for four weeks
Relief pitcher Robert Coello, placed on the disabled list Tuesday with what the Angels called right shoulder inflammation, underwent further evaluation in Anaheim on Friday and was told to stay away from throwing for a minimum of four weeks.
6/14/2013 | Angels reach deals with 34 Draft picks
The Angels announced Friday that they have agreed to terms with 34 of their selections in the First-Year Player Draft, leaving first pick Hunter Green among only five draftees yet to strike a deal.
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