8/24/2013 | Big Hurt, Bo reunited for historic weekend
Presenting the Beacon of Life award to Bo Jackson on Saturday meant a great deal to Frank Thomas, who listed one of the greatest athletes in sports history as a strong influence on his career.
8/24/2013 | Thomas would like Braun to face media at Spring Training
In Frank Thomas' estimation, the seventh Civil Rights Game was not the proper locale to discuss Ryan Braun's suspension or his recent statement explaining and apologizing for using performance-enhancing drugs. But the White Sox legend wants Braun to answer any and all questions during Spring Training.
8/24/2013 | Scherzer's gritty effort in duel nets win No. 19
Max Scherzer met his half of the expectations and his half of the hype in an All-Star starter rematch with Matt Harvey, pitching the Tigers to a 3-0 win over the Mets at Citi Field to improve to 19-1.
8/24/2013 | Roenicke urges Gomez to be cautious with knee
Before Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez took the field on Friday for the first time since he sprained his right knee on Aug. 15, manager Ron Roenicke talked to him about taking it easy while easing his way back into things.
8/24/2013 | Gardner's negative X-rays have Yanks relieved
Brett Gardner had said that he was not worried about his right hand after it was hit by a Chris Archer pitch in Friday's 7-2 loss to the Rays, but on Saturday morning, the Yankees sent the outfielder for precautionary X-rays, which came back negative.
8/24/2013 | Behind dominant Lester, Sox edge Dodgers
Jon Lester isn't just giving his team quality outings. Instead, he is turning in masterpieces. The latest came on Saturday afternoon, when Lester lifted the Red Sox to a 4-2 victory over the red-hot Dodgers.
8/24/2013 | Girardi affirms Monday as Jeter's target date
The Yankees expect to activate shortstop Derek Jeter and have him in the lineup for their game on Monday against the Blue Jays in Toronto, manager Joe Girardi said on Saturday.
8/24/2013 | White Sox honor impact of Civil Rights Game
In hosting Major League Baseball's seventh annual Civil Rights Game, the White Sox continue be a leader in the game's efforts to bring equality to all.
8/24/2013 | Wainwright matching mentor Carpenter
When Adam Wainwright signed a spring contract extension that guaranteed he would be in St. Louis through the 2018 season, the ace right-hander talked about the potential to carve a legacy as a Cardinal. One of the benchmarks along that path would be to rival the nine-year Cardinals career of Chris Carpenter -- and with Friday night's performance, Wainwright finds himself having reached that point.
8/24/2013 | Youth clinic incorporates spirit of CRG
With U.S. Cellular Field as their backdrop, dozens of kids ages 5 through 12 participated in the "Wanna Play?" youth baseball clinic at Armour Square Park in advance of the seventh annual Major League Baseball Civil Rights Game between the White Sox and Rangers on Saturday.
8/24/2013 | Fernandez blanks Rox for seven innings in 10th win
Rookie right-hander Jose Fernandez pitched seven shutout innings for his 10th win as the Marlins beat the Rockies, 3-0, snapping a four-game skid in front of 23,333 Saturday night at Marlins Park.
8/24/2013 | Chatwood, Oswalt progressing; CarGo feeling better
The Rockies had some good news to report Saturday before the club's game against the Marlins. Manager Walt Weiss said injured right-handed pitchers Tyler Chatwood and Roy Oswalt had positive bullpen sessions and appear to be progressing well with their respective injuries.
8/24/2013 | Moore has command, strength in sim game
More than a few interested members of the Rays watched when Matt Moore took the mound on Saturday afternoon at Tropicana Field to throw a three-inning simulated game. The good news is that all went well for the 24-year-old lefty, who continues to progress from left elbow soreness toward a return to the starting rotation.
8/24/2013 | Project LoMo encourages kids to create charities
Connor Goodman, 12, and Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison first crossed paths at the inaugural FanFest at Marlins Park. Both lost their fathers within a three-month span in 2010. With Morrison's participation, Goodman created LoMo's MVP's, a program that invites families that have recently lost a parent to a Marlins game.
8/24/2013 | Polanco feeling better, may return early next week
Marlins infielder Placido Polanco, on the seven-day concussion list, took ground balls Saturday and hit for the first time since being plunked on the helmet by a ball last Friday against the Giants.
8/24/2013 | Delabar, McGowan nearing return to bullpen
Right-handed relievers Steve Delabar and Dustin McGowan could make their return to the Blue Jays' bullpen within a couple of weeks. McGowan has been out since the July 29 with a strained oblique muscle, while Delabar was lost a couple of days later because of inflammation in his right shoulder.
8/24/2013 | Reynolds gets the call for injured Cingrani
Right-hander Greg Reynolds arrived from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday afternoon, and he'll start Sunday for injured rookie Tony Cingrani.
8/24/2013 | Baker gives Bruce a rest, starts Heisey
It doesn't happen often, but Reds right fielder Jay Bruce was not in Saturday's lineup vs. the Brewers. Chris Heisey started in Bruce's place.
8/24/2013 | Stassi offers update on recovery from concussion
Astros catcher Max Stassi, who suffered a concussion Wednesday when he was hit by a pitch, felt well enough Saturday to address the media for the first time since he took a Tanner Scheppers fastball to the face.
8/24/2013 | Beacon Luncheon pays homage to history
As the industry acknowledges baseball's continuing responsibilities as a social institution, the Civil Rights Luncheon shed a bright light on how much progress has been made with civil rights and social change.
8/24/2013 | Washington appreciates CRG's impact
Rangers manager Ron Washington spent Saturday morning at Chicago's Magnificent Marriott on Michigan Avenue for the Beacon Awards Luncheon as part of the events for Saturday's Civil Rights Game.
8/24/2013 | Bourn's steals down, but Francona won't stop him
Michael Bourn has not enjoyed the same kind of success on the basepaths this season that he has grown accustomed to over his career. The last thing the Indians are going to do is tell him to stop running.
8/24/2013 | Orioles squander chances in loss to A's
The Orioles squandered one of the finest starting pitching performances of the year, with A's designated hitter Coco Crisp's ninth-inning homer off reliever Darren O'Day erasing a phenomenal effort by Chris Tillman and handing Baltimore a 2-1 loss on Saturday afternoon. They also squandered a chance to pull closer in the AL Wild Card, and now trail the A's by three games.
8/24/2013 | Mauer hopes to return after Royals series next week
In all likelihood, Twins catcher Joe Mauer will not be ready to come off the disabled list during the club's brief homestand next week.
8/24/2013 | Castro's two homers power Astros past Blue Jays
All-Star catcher Jason Castro clubbed a pair of home runs to back the starting pitching of Brad Peacock and help the Astros win their first home series in more than two months with an 8-5 victory over the Jays at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night.
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