8/20/2013 | Mets hang on after Wheeler's early dominance
In this season of late losses and hard-luck pitchers, Zack Wheeler almost learned what it feels like to lose a game he pitched well enough to win. Instead, Wheeler watched from the bench as the Mets hung on to win a 5-3 game over the Braves on Tuesday night, taking advantage of the rookie's pitching and Marlon Byrd's continued power hitting.
8/20/2013 | Nix of time: Yanks sweep twin bill vs. Jays
Jayson Nix delivered a game-tying home run in the seventh inning and celebrated his first career walk-off hit in the ninth, helping the Yankees secure a doubleheader sweep of the Blue Jays with a 3-2 win on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
8/20/2013 | Corbin's CG, Goldschmidt's slam lift D-backs in Cincy
Paul Goldschmidt blasted a grand slam and Patrick Corbin tossed a complete game as the D-backs beat the Reds, 5-2, on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park.
8/20/2013 | Dowplaying significance, Lohse beats former club
The Brewers did to St. Louis what the Cardinals usually do to the Crew on Tuesday, putting together five-run rally in the fourth with five singles, a sacrifice fly and one costly error charged to St. Louis starter Lance Lynn, who was on the losing end of a 6-3 Brewers win at Miller Park.
8/20/2013 | Izturis day to day with left ankle sprain
Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis is currently listed as day to day after he sustained a sprained left ankle during Tuesday night's 3-2 loss to the Yankees.
8/20/2013 | Cardinals' success stems from winning culture
What sets the Cardinals apart from most organizations? St. Louis wins with talented personnel, but it also wins with a clubhouse culture that may be superior to most of the competition.
8/20/2013 | Thompson ready to ease Wedge's return
In an attempt to ease Eric Wedge's return to the skipper's role, acting manager Robby Thompson expects to meet with Wedge during the Mariners' off-day Thursday before Wedge rejoins the team on Friday.
8/20/2013 | With Trout out, Scioscia works with lineup
Mike Trout once again missed a game because of a tight right hamstring, and manager Mike Scioscia was once again forced to piece a lineup together.
8/20/2013 | Puig homers off bench to deliver win for LA
Yasiel Puig, out of the starting lineup because of a cold bat and fined for showing up late, led off the eighth inning with a home run that lifted the Dodgers to a 6-4 win over the Marlins on Tuesday night, stopping a two-game losing streak.
8/20/2013 | Elite defender Brantley sets Indians' error-free streak
Not all error-free streaks are created equal. When it comes to the club-record run that Indians left fielder Michael Brantley carried into Tuesday's game against the Angels, the numbers do support his skill as a defender.
8/20/2013 | Maybin about two weeks from resuming activity
The clock is ticking on Cameron Maybin's potential return from the strained PCL in his left knee that landed him on the disabled list June 12.
8/20/2013 | Anderson's impending return leaves A's with options
Lefty Brett Anderson, rehabbing a stress fracture in his right foot, could make a return to the rotation as soon as Aug. 27. Bartolo Colon (left groin) is eligible to come off the disabled list two days later, potentially giving the A's seven starters down the stretch.
8/20/2013 | Grilli getting closer; Wandy still targeting sim game
While Pirates reliever Jason Grilli was set to begin throwing off the slope of the mound, starter Wandy Rodriguez and club officials are trying to deal with the new discomfort the lefty reported after a 40-pitch bullpen session Monday.
8/20/2013 | Burnett in control behind surging Bucs offense
A.J. Burnett was in command over seven stellar innings and the Pirates churned out three run-scoring triples to motor the offense to an 8-1 victory Tuesday night in San Diego.
8/20/2013 | Morneau powers up to fuel Twins in Motor City
Justin Morneau homered and drove in four runs to back a solid Mike Pelfrey as the Twins downed the Tigers, 6-3, on Tuesday at Comerica Park.
8/20/2013 | Wright expects to return to Mets this season
Though he remains limited on a daily basis to physical therapy and light baseball activity, David Wright fully expects to play again this season.
8/20/2013 | Mejia set for surgery; Hefner may not be far behind
One Mets starting pitcher is on his way to season-ending surgery, and another may not be far behind. Right-hander Jenrry Mejia will have surgery within the next seven to 10 days to remove a bone spur "and whatever other debris is in" his right elbow, according to Mets manager Terry Collins. Jeremy Hefner's examination Tuesday morning ended with doctors recommending Tommy John surgery to repair the partially torn MCL in his right elbow.
8/20/2013 | Wong feels relaxed after first career hits, stolen bases
Fourth-ranked prospect Kolten Wong, batting second in the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday, was promoted to the big leagues for last weekend's series against the Cubs and has started four of five games at second base since his callup (including Tuesday).
8/20/2013 | A View From Studio 3: Bruce powering Reds
The Reds are a few weeks away from possibly nailing down a playoff berth for the third time in the last four seasons reminiscent of the Big Red Machine. Unlike the Big Red Machine, this group hasn't won a playoff series.
8/20/2013 | Back strain ends Cingrani's promising start
After retiring the first 10 batters he faced in a 5-2 loss to the D-backs on Tuesday night, Reds starter Tony Cingrani exited in the fourth inning with a lower back strain. Although it had not been as severe as it was Tuesday, manager Dusty Baker said Cingrani had been hiding the issue from him and the training staff for a couple weeks.
8/20/2013 | Moustakas to return to action Wednesday
Third baseman Mike Moustakas, who has been battling a left calf strain, will return to the Royals' starting lineup on Wednesday against the White Sox.
8/20/2013 | Porter steals chance for a teachable moment
The Astros had another teaching lesson during Monday's 16-5 blowout loss to the Rangers.
8/20/2013 | Shoulder lands Ogando back on disabled list
Rangers pitcher Alexi Ogando is back on the disabled list with inflammation around a nerve in his right shoulder. The Rangers determined Ogando will miss more than one start and placed him on the DL on Tuesday to make room for pitcher Travis Blackley.
8/20/2013 | Brewers want power to gaps with Aramis back
The Brewers lost Monday's game, but Aramis Ramirez's go-ahead, two-run home run in the seventh inning was significant for a team and a player searching for positives in a disappointing season.
8/20/2013 | Ventura hopes to see more positives during stretch run
White Sox manager Robin Ventura would like to see his club continue to play well, as it has over the past two weeks, during the season's final weeks of the regular season.
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