6/11/2013 | Patience proves to be a virtue for some players
It's the rare star player who arrives as such on day one in the Major Leagues. In the case of several of this season's top performers, plenty of difficult times came first. But with a few years of experience, some adjustments and a helping of good fortune, the breakout has arrived.
6/11/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 11
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/11/2013 | Oregon State, Mississippi State punch Omaha tickets
The first matchup of the College World Series is set, and it features a pair of teams that sealed a trip to Omaha by the slimmest of margins on Monday. Mississippi State and Oregon State each advanced to college baseball's hallowed ground with nail-biting, one-run victories, and they'll square off Saturday at 3 p.m. ET to kick off the 67th edition of the College World Series.
6/11/2013 | Rays know Red Sox are threat to be reckoned with
The Red Sox look to pad their American League East lead against the Rays as Boston sends Jon Lester to the mound opposite Roberto Hernandez in Tuesday night's game.
6/11/2013 | D-backs rally in ninth, hang on to drop Dodgers
The D-backs rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to stun the Dodgers, 5-4, on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
6/11/2013 | Indians have right man at the helm in Francona
In an era when managers can study reams of data, there's nothing that can replace the human touch of a skipper who can get his guys to play with a consistent and cohesive effort. And those things are why baseball people -- especially those who've played for him -- absolutely love Terry Francona. He's unwavering in his approach and has been for virtually all of his years as a manager.
6/11/2013 | Farnsworth 'possible' DL candidate after leaving early
Rays reliever Kyle Farnsworth left Monday night's 10-8 loss to the Red Sox with right arm soreness.
6/11/2013 | Dunn's two jacks power Sox to series-opening win
Adam Dunn slugged two home runs and drove in five runs on a fog-filled night, and the White Sox went on to win Monday night's series opener against the Blue Jays, 10-6, in Chicago.
6/10/2013 | Scoreless streak ends, but Iwakuma keeps dominating
Hisashi Iwakuma continued his stellar first half Monday as the Mariners right-hander gave up only one unearned run in seven innings of work in Seattle's 3-2 victory against the Astros at Safeco Field.
6/10/2013 | Mother Nature wreaks havoc in foggy Chicago
The Windy City became Fog City on Monday, with both big league games affected by a thick sheet of fog. The White Sox bout with the Blue Jays was delayed for an hour and 10 minutes, and the Cubs and Reds also fought through the haze.
6/10/2013 | Gallardo reaches 'special' milestone with 1,000th K
Yovani Gallardo's eight shutout innings in the Brewers' 6-1 win over the Marlins on Monday night marked more than the right-hander's best outing this season. With one out in the bottom of the seventh, Gallardo fanned Miami rookie phenom Marcell Ozuna swinging for his 1,000th career strikeout.
6/10/2013 | Hudson looking for win vs. Cashner, Padres
Tim Hudson goes for his first win since May 5, as the Braves take on Andrew Cashner and the Padres in the second of a three-game set at Petco Park on Tuesday.
6/10/2013 | Forsythe homers in season debut to back Marquis
Logan Forsythe had missed the first 63 games before Monday because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot, but his solo homer in his first at-bat, along with a three-run shot by Will Venable in the fourth, helped the Padres to an early lead, and they hung on for a 7-6 victory over the Braves at Petco Park.
6/10/2013 | Paterson makes long-awaited return to D-backs
Left-hander Joe Paterson was promoted from Triple-A Reno on Monday to take the place of injured left-hander Matt Reynolds. It was a phone call that Paterson had been waiting for since April 2012.
6/10/2013 | Reynolds lands on DL with left elbow strain
Left-hander Matt Reynolds struggled a bit in his last two outings, allowing a pair of home runs Thursday in St. Louis and then a run in one inning of work Sunday.
6/10/2013 | Heavy fog hinders vision in Monday's opener
The game between the White Sox and Blue Jays Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field went through a rare fog delay at 8:20 p.m. CT with two outs in the third inning.
6/10/2013 | Top prospect Baez blasts four homers for Daytona
Javier Baez had a historic night on Monday, hitting four homers for Class A Daytona.
6/10/2013 | Padres offer inside look into Draft preparation
With a peek into their war room, the Padres showed just how much prep work goes into the First-Year Player Draft.
6/10/2013 | Worth the wait: Sox need extras, but knock off Rays
Instead of bemoaning the fact that they let two seemingly safe leads slip away, the Red Sox made things right by the end of a long night, pulling out a hard-fought 10-8 victory over the Rays in 14 innings on Monday night at Tropicana Field.
6/10/2013 | Skaggs sent down in favor of bullpen arm
Left-hander Tyler Skaggs was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Monday, one day after allowing five runs in five innings to the Giants.
6/10/2013 | Brewer called up, excited to join hometown club
With an overtaxed bullpen, Arizona decided to add a reliever, promoting right-hander Charles Brewer, who grew up a D-backs fan in Scottsdale, Ariz.
6/10/2013 | Morrow to miss minimum 2-3 weeks more
Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow will be out for at least another two to three weeks because of tightness in his right forearm. Morrow has been out since May 28
6/10/2013 | First-round pick Bickford optimistic about signing
Right-hander Phil Bickford seemed optimistic about the possibility of signing with the Blue Jays but declined to get into specifics when speaking with reporters Monday evening.
6/10/2013 | Top prospect Osuna returns from disabled list
Right-hander Roberto Osuna, the Blue Jay's No. 2 prospect, returned to the mound Sunday with Class A Lansing. He threw five shutout innings in his first start after more than a month on the disabled list.
6/10/2013 | Tempers flare after Lackey drills Joyce in back
As far as everyone in the Rays' clubhouse was concerned, there was little room for doubt about what happened in the sixth inning of the Red Sox's 14-inning, 10-8 win at Tropicana Field on Monday night.
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