6/6/2012 | Chen deals seven strong innings in shutout
Once Bruce Chen got going this season, he's been tough to beat. He notched his fifth victory in his past six starts on Tuesday night as the Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins, 1-0.
6/6/2012 | Trio of homers helps lift Burnett, Bucs
Alex Presley, Neil Walker and Casey McGehee each homered to back A.J. Burnett, who allowed three earned runs in five innings, lifting the Pirates to an 8-4 victory over Cincinnati in the opener of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park.
6/6/2012 | D-backs owner Kendrick sounds off on Drew
The frustration from a disappointing season on the field spilled over into the D-backs' executive offices on Tuesday, as managing general partner Ken Kendrick made some pointed comments about injured shortstop Stephen Drew.
6/6/2012 | Cubs use nine of Day 2's 14 selections on arms
The Cubs added enough arms in the first two days of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft to nearly fill a Major League pitching staff. Chicago used its first five picks, and nine of its 14 selections, on pitchers in the second day of the Draft on Tuesday.
6/6/2012 | Rasmus' five hits power Blue Jays
Colby Rasmus went 5-for-5 and finished a triple shy of the cycle in the Blue Jays' 9-5 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Ricky Romero (7-1) picked up the win and Brett Lawrie added three hits.
6/6/2012 | Dempster dominates to earn long-awaited win
Ryan Dempster and the Cubs could finally celebrate a "W" as Alfonso Soriano hit a three-run homer, Bryan LaHair added a solo shot and pinch-hitter Jeff Baker hit a two-run blast to help post a 10-0 victory over the Brewers, ending their road losing streak at 11 games.
6/6/2012 | Heart and soul: Gritty O's outlast Red Sox
The Orioles overcame some questionable defense, a five-inning start and a blown save from closer Jim Johnson to score a pair of 10th-inning runs and take a series-opening 8-6 win over the Red Sox in front of a sellout crowd at Fenway Park.
6/6/2012 | Astros strike early, hold on late vs. Cards
The Astros jumped out with six early runs and received a solid start from Lucas Harrell before staving off a late Cardinals rally en route to a 9-8 win on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.
6/6/2012 | Harper sends Nats home winners in 12
The Mets made one thing clear to the Nationals: They are going to be tough to deal with in the National League East. But Washington prevailed, 7-6, on a walk-off single by Bryce Harper in the 12th inning at Nationals Park.
6/6/2012 | Mets like potential of Princeton pitcher
With their 13th-round pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, the Mets selected Matthew Bowman, a right-hander out of Princeton with a lively fastball-changeup-slider combo.
6/6/2012 | Kennedy fans 12 as D-backs rout Rockies
Ian Kennedy matched a career high with 12 strikeouts and the D-backs launched three homers to rout the Rockies, 10-0, on Tuesday night at Chase Field.
6/6/2012 | Angels' Richards throttles Mariners for first MLB win
Garrett Richards went seven stellar innings for his first Major League win and Mark Trumbo belted two homers among his four hits as the Angels downed the Mariners on Tuesday night.
6/6/2012 | Two-way athlete turns focus to future with A's
He's probably not the next Bo Jackson, but Draft choice B.J. Boyd will hope to be just as forceful of a presence for the A's organization.
6/6/2012 | Agosta thrilled to be drafted by hometown Giants
St. Mary's pitcher Martin Agosta has too many memories as a Giants fan to count. So when the Giants selected Agosta with 24th pick in the second round of the First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday, Agosta was nearly left speechless with excitement.
6/6/2012 | Cardinals pick Jones has big makeup
The tenacity and drive Cody Jones exhibited that day are a couple of the things College of the Canyons Chris Cato expects the Cardinals to learn to enjoy as well in the near future. St. Louis took the 6-foot-5 right-hander with the No. 180 overall pick in the fifth round of the Draft on Tuesday.
6/6/2012 | Draft pick Sampson's toughness appeals to Bucs
When the Pirates on Tuesday called out the name of their fifth-round pick, they didn't have to wonder how Adrian Sampson would handle adversity. Because the Washington right-hander has already fought back from just about the biggest setback any pitcher can face.
6/6/2012 | Pitching the focus for Tigers on Day 2 of Draft
It's been said over the past few years that baseball is turning into a pitcher's game. If that's the case, the Tigers sure want to be ready, as they went heavy on pitching on Day 2 of the First-Year Player Draft.
6/6/2012 | Forsythe's first homer wins it for Padres
Logan Forsythe's first Major League home run was also a walk-off, a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth to send the Padres to a 6-5 win over the Giants at Petco Park on Tuesday night.
6/6/2012 | Bay ready to make return to Mets
The Mets are about to grow a bit healthier, with Jason Bay likely to return from the disabled list in time for Wednesday's game against the Nationals.
6/6/2012 | Marlins third-rounder Romero plays game hard
Much like Peanuts character "Pig Pen," Avery Romero's uniform was always dirty. "I was always the dirtiest one coming off the field," said Romero, who was selected in the third round by the Marlins in the First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday.
6/6/2012 | Braves feel fourth-rounder could be special
The Braves selected center fielder Justin Black -- who hails from Montana, where there's no high school baseball -- on Tuesday with the 149th pick. To hear scouting director Tony DeMacio talk about Black, it seems like the club unearthed a treasure.
6/6/2012 | Blue Jays take early risks, then go conservative
On Day 2 of the First-Year Player Draft, the Blue Jays gambled with Chase DeJong and Anthony Alford as their first two picks, but the club then appeared to offset the risk by taking seven consecutive college seniors who should be relatively easy to sign.
6/6/2012 | Cards turn focus to pitching on Day 2 of Draft
The Cardinals drafted just one pitcher on Monday -- Texas A&M right-hander Michael Wacha with the No. 19 overall pick -- and addressed that need Tuesday, drafting five pitchers, including four in rounds 2-7.
6/6/2012 | Speedy athletes highlight Rays' second day
The Rays didn't plan on taking so much speed on the second day of the First-Year Player Draft, but they aren't complaining.
6/6/2012 | Ogando staves off A's to set up Rangers' win
Alexi Ogando got the big outs in the sixth and seventh innings in relief of Derek Holland to help the Rangers preserve a 6-3 victory over the A's on Tuesday night.
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