8/21/2013 | Thriving amid turmoil a Bronx Bombers staple
While Alex Rodriguez has provided a seemingly endless news trail off the field, the Yankees have quietly started to gain ground in the American League East.
8/21/2013 | McClendon remains a Little League 'Legend'
Former Major League player and manager and current Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon hit homers on all five swings he took during the 1971 Little League World Series and was dubbed "Legendary Lloyd."
8/21/2013 | Westbrook's bat, not arm, helps Cardinals in win
Jake Westbrook's struggles have been well documented lately, so on Wednesday the Cardinals' offense helped him out with all the offense -- including Westbrook's own two-run double -- it could get. Carlos Beltran and Allen Craig each homered as St. Louis scored six second-inning runs and held on for an 8-6 victory in the rubber game at Miller Park.
8/21/2013 | Davis, Chen, Jones deliver a big victory for Orioles
Matt Wieters' game-ending play put an emphatic ending on a crucial win for the Orioles, who used a pair of homers from Adam Jones and Chris Davis -- who extended his Major League-leading total to 46 -- and a solid outing from starter Wei-Yin Chen to show their resolve in a 4-2, sweep-avoiding win over the Rays.
8/21/2013 | Showalter looking ahead to roster expansion
Manager Buck Showalter met with Dan Duquette, executive vice president of baseball operations, on Wednesday to go over potential September callups and said that the organization is considering players who are not on the 40-man roster.
8/21/2013 | Showalter gives struggling Johnson night off
The Orioles used three pitchers in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 4-2 win, none named Jim Johnson, but Buck Showalter said it was simply a matter of giving his closer a night off.
8/21/2013 | Moore gets peace of mind after bullpen session
Matt Moore had a glow about him following Wednesday's bullpen session at Camden Yards. "We're very encouraged by it," Moore said.
8/21/2013 | With all of Mo's saves, one start stands out
Mariano Rivera has shut down opponents in the ninth inning -- or later -- 644 times in the past 19 years. But on July 4, 1995, he didn't pitch in the ninth. Instead, Rivera shut down his opponent over the first eight innings.
8/21/2013 | At the start, an uncharacteristic role for Mo
History will remember Mariano Rivera for his work in the ninth inning, of course -- for mowing down opposing batters and efficiently locking down the final three outs with ease. It's almost bizarre to recall, then, that Rivera didn't finish the game in his Major League debut. He started it.
8/21/2013 | MLB Notebook: Cano in elite company at second
Four players in history played at least 1,000 games at second base and had at least 3,000 career hits, including Rod Carew, whose hit totals through six years Robinson Cano could match this year.
8/21/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: August 21
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
8/21/2013 | Viciedo's slam powers Rienzo to first MLB win
Righty Andre Rienzo earned his first Major League victory as Dayan Viciedo's grand slam powered the White Sox to their fifth straight win in a 5-2 triumph over the Royals on Wednesday night.
8/21/2013 | Beat the Streak welcomes new Club 40 member
Eight players have flied out to the Beat the Streak warning track in 2013 after climbing at least 70 percent of the way to the apex of the contest's mountain. The newest member of BTS Club 40 is Clement Uduk, a 25-year-old from Portland, Ore.
8/21/2013 | Franklin out 4-5 days with stitches in knee
Mariners second baseman Nick Franklin left Tuesday night's 7-4 win over the A's in the eighth inning after sustaining a lacerated left knee. He received five stitches and is expected to miss four or five games.
8/21/2013 | A's Norris breaks toe in play at the plate
A's catcher Derek Norris broke his left big toe on a play at the plate in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's loss to the Mariners and may have to join fellow backstop Jon Jaso on the disabled list.
8/21/2013 | Reliever Wooten on paternity list, prompts moves
The Brewers placed reliever Rob Wooten on the paternity list on Wednesday so he could hustle home to North Carolina for the birth of his first child, a daughter who arrived before dad did. Manager Ron Roenicke reported that Rob's wife, Katie, and the baby were healthy. Right-hander Donovan Hand was called up to take Wooten's spot on the roster, but was sent back down after Wednesday's game along with Sean Halton.
8/21/2013 | Radio voice Shannon resting comfortably after surgery
As reported by the Cardinals' flagship radio station KMOX, Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon is recovering well this week after undergoing a successful surgical procedure on Monday to replace his aorta valve.
8/21/2013 | Giants beat Red Sox with walk-off walk
Tuesday, the Giants went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and nearly let the Red Sox establish control in the first inning. But last year's World Series champions received stubborn pitching and scrounged up enough offense to prevail, 3-2, on Marco Scutaro's bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning.
8/21/2013 | Parnell not yet ready to begin baseball activities
Closer Bobby Parnell's symptoms "are lessening," according to Mets manager Terry Collins, but not to the point that he is ready to begin baseball activities. Parnell has been on the disabled list since July 31 with a herniated disc in his neck, which may require surgery.
8/21/2013 | Questions linger, but Mets moving in right direction
One-hundred and twenty-four games into their 2013 season, the Mets have 38 games remaining -- but who's counting? -- and 38 to make some personnel determinations. Call it 38 and perplexing.
8/20/2013 | Franklin keys Mariners' comeback in Oakland
Nick Franklin went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs before leaving the game with a lacerated knee after sliding safely through the block of A's catcher Derek Norris to score the tying run in the Mariners' 7-4 come-from-behind victory in Oakland on Tuesday night.
8/20/2013 | Buchholz expected to pitch in Minors on Sunday
Red Sox ace Clay Buchholz is finally in the home stretch of his prolonged return from a right bursa sac strain and will likely start a Minor League rehab assignment Sunday.
8/20/2013 | Bogaerts goes hitless in Major League debut
After taking Monday to fully absorb his first day in the Major Leagues, Xander Bogaerts got to play Tuesday against the Giants. The highly touted shortstop batted seventh and went 0-for-3 before being removed for a double-switch during the bottom of the sixth inning.
8/20/2013 | Halladay takes another step in quest to return
Rehabbing Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay feels he can see light at the end of the tunnel as far as returning to a big league mound. The two-time Cy Young Award winner, who hasn't pitched for the Phillies since May 5, threw 90 pitches -- 52 for strikes -- in a six-inning effort for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws of the South Atlantic League on Tuesday night.
8/20/2013 | Carpal tunnel sends Gaudin to disabled list
The diligence that enhanced Chad Gaudin's effectiveness as a pitcher might have contributed to the ailment that sidelined him. Gaudin went on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday after being diagnosed with carpal tunnel on his right side.
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