4/20/2013 | Maddon asks DJ Fresh to spin pregame set for Rays
Looking to loosen up his players and create a group of "25 cowboys out there" who aren't worried about making mistakes, Rays manager Joe Maddon invited DJ Fresh into the clubhouse Saturday afternoon to play some music and create a more relaxed vibe.
4/20/2013 | Phillies recognize Autism Awareness Month at ballpark
Major League Baseball has teamed up with Autism Speaks, a national advocacy group, on an initiative to recognize Autism Awareness Month. Families with autistic children were invited to Saturday night's game against the Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park.
4/20/2013 | Locke takes note of Wandy's efficient approach
Jeff Locke watched Wandy Rodriguez closely on Friday night, and he was treated to a clinic. Rodriguez threw first-pitch strikes to 15 of the 21 Braves he faced in the 6-0 victory, working seven one-hit innings.
4/20/2013 | Martin shifts from catcher to start at third base
After 500 consecutive defensive starts as a catcher, Russell Martin appeared at a new position in the Pirates' lineup Saturday night, starting at third base.
4/20/2013 | Grimm, Harang make second starts in series finale
Justin Grimm and Aaron Harang are looking for better results the second time around.
4/20/2013 | Let's play two: Sox, Royals set for Sunday twin bill
Following an emotional return to Fenway Park on Saturday, the Red Sox will look to continue helping the city of Boston heal in the wake of this past week's tragic events when they host the Royals for a split doubleheader on Sunday.
4/20/2013 | Longo, Red Bull launch new Little League field in Tampa
On Friday, Evan Longoria recorded his fourth homer in the past five games to help the Rays capture an 8-3 win over the A's. On Saturday, he followed his stellar performance with an even bigger hit -- a figurative grand slam -- when the Rays' third baseman introduced a new Little League field and facility renovations to 300 kids at the Belmont Heights complex in Tampa.
4/20/2013 | Cards, Phillies meet for primetime series finale
Fresh off an excellent pitching performance from Lance Lynn, the Cardinals and Jake Westbrook square off against the Phillies and Kyle Kendrick on Sunday night.
4/20/2013 | Matheny respects Molina's will to play every game
Mike Matheny doesn't enjoy having to tell Yadier Molina he won't be starting behind the plate, but the Cardinals manager doesn't have that obligation very often.
4/20/2013 | Rox look to break out the brooms against D-backs
The red-hot Rockies are looking for their ninth straight win and third series sweep of the season on Sunday against the D-backs at Coors Field. Colorado, which is perfect at Coors Field so far, sends Juan Nicasio to the hill, while the D-backs are looking for a strong start from the struggling Brandon McCarthy.
4/20/2013 | Howard remains on bench with sore groin
First baseman Ryan Howard was out of the starting lineup with a sore groin for the second straight game Saturday night against the Cardinals, but manager Charlie Manuel expects him to be ready to play in Sunday night's nationally-televised series finale.
4/20/2013 | With Lannan on DL, Phillies have yet to name starter
The Phillies still haven't revealed who their starting pitcher will be for Monday night's game against the Pirates, as a result of a vacancy created when left-hander John Lannan was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left knee.
4/20/2013 | Galvis finds new role to ease veterans' burden
It wasn't that long ago that manager Charlie Manuel was worried about not getting enough playing time for Freddy Galvis. That has changed dramatically as Galvis has started six games, including three in the outfield.
4/20/2013 | Borbon excited to join Cubs outfield
New Cubs outfielder Julio Borbon is happy to join a team pieced together by Theo Epstein. In his debut with the team on Friday, Borbon came into the game as a pinch-runner and was thrown out attempting a steal.
4/20/2013 | Gregg hoping adjusted mechanics pay off
Friday was Kevin Gregg's first game action since March 30 and his first big league game since last September. After working on his mechanics in the offseason, he hopes he can be a valuable addition to the Cubs' bullpen.
4/20/2013 | After tense week, Boston at ease once again
The remedial powers of the summer game were summoned once more Saturday at Fenway Park. Raise a pennant, wave a flag. Wave a magic wand and make it all disappear. And it all worked. Boston had stood at attention, rigid and staring straight ahead, not wanting to look, for too many days. It was at ease again Saturday.
4/20/2013 | Rox ride De La Rosa to eighth straight victory
The Rockies extended their winning streak to eight with a 4-3 victory over the D-backs Saturday at Coors Field. Left-hander Jorge De La Rosa led the way with six shutout frames.
4/20/2013 | Brewers capitalize on errors to help Burgos win debut
A trio of Cubs errors spotted the Brewers four unearned runs just in time to make a winner of Hiram Burgos, the 25-year-old right-hander making his Major League debut in Milwaukee's 5-1 victory at sold-out Miller Park on Saturday.
4/20/2013 | Diamond leads Fenway in 'Sweet Caroline' sing-along
"Sweet Caroline" returned to Fenway Park on Saturday afternoon. Everything felt back to normal again. This time, the 72-year-old Neil Diamond sang his song live.
4/20/2013 | A's add fresh arm to 'pen by recalling Chavez
The Athletics added some security to their bullpen ahead of Saturday's game against the Rays, recalling right-hander Jesse Chavez from Triple-A Sacramento and optioning fellow righty Evan Scribner to Sacramento.
4/20/2013 | Civic duty: Nava dons hero hat for Sox
Trailing by one in the eighth inning, Daniel Nava roped a three-run homer in the Boston bullpen as the Red Sox capped off an emotional Saturday at Fenway Park with a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Royals.
4/20/2013 | Surprise Marlins victories leader eyes split in Cincy
Through 18 games of the 2013 season, only one Marlins starter has a victory, and he will be on the mound Sunday as Miami tries for a split of a four-game set at Cincinnati.
4/20/2013 | Phillips ends long Red-letter day in 13th
Shin-Soo Choo reached base a career-high six times and scored the go-ahead run on Brandon Phillips' sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 13th inning for the Reds' 3-2 win over the Marlins on Saturday.
4/20/2013 | Zim to DL as Nats call up top prospect Rendon
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday after an MRI revealed a strained left hamstring. Washington called up top prospect Anthony Rendon from Double-A Harrisburg.
4/20/2013 | McCatty wants Haren to be himself on the hill
After three games, Nationals right-hander Dan Haren has allowed 12 runs in 13 1/3 innings, which is something the team was not expecting after signing him to a one-year, $13 million deal. Haren said there is nothing wrong with him physically and that he just has to make better pitches during the course of the game.
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