4/19/2013 | A View from Studio 3: Hunter's impact looming large
With Torii Hunter set to return to Anaheim for the first time in a Tigers uniform on Friday, it's time to start recognizing the void he left on the Angels.
4/19/2013 | Usually bustling Boston eerily quiet
It's late Friday afternoon and hardly a car or a person is moving on the Cambridge streets below, streets that the evening before were teeming with traffic and pedestrians -- many of them students from MIT.
4/19/2013 | Back injury sidelines Harrison until second half
Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison is out until after the All-Star break with a herniated disc, general manager Jon Daniels said Friday. Harrison is scheduled to have back surgery Tuesday.
4/19/2013 | Bautista back in Blue Jays' lineup for opener
Jose Bautista will be back in the Blue Jays' lineup for the first time since Sunday, batting third as the designated hitter in Friday night's game against the Yankees.
4/19/2013 | Pettitte clips Blue Jays as Yankees play long ball
Andy Pettitte didn't need much help, but he got plenty in New York's 9-4 series-opening win over the Blue Jays in front of 40,028 at Rogers Centre on Friday.
4/19/2013 | Proven winner, DeRosa may be Blue Jays' unsung hero
At best, the supposedly mighty Toronto Blue Jays have been a bit less than that this season. Still, when it comes to progressing from their current state of mediocrity to something beyond goodness, they have hope. His name is Mark DeRosa.
4/19/2013 | Frazier goes deep for his buddy Teddy
Teddy Kremer's wish was Todd Frazier's command, as Frazier fulfilled the guest batboy's request to hit him a home run Thursday.
4/19/2013 | Hanley shows encouraging power in batting practice
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez hit with power during early batting practice Friday and could be just days away from beginning a Minor League rehab assignment.
4/19/2013 | As events unfold, Red Sox game postponed
The Red Sox were scheduled to return to Fenway Park on Friday for the first time since Monday's deadly marathon bombings. Instead, Friday's game against the Royals was postponed, as the city remained locked down while authorities pursued a suspect in the bombings.
4/19/2013 | Cold, wind postpone Twins-White Sox opener
Friday's game between the Twins and White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field has been postponed due to a forecast of cold and windy conditions.
4/19/2013 | Maine designated for assignment; Koehler recalled
John Maine, a non-roster invitee who opened the season with the Marlins, was designated for assignment on Friday.
4/19/2013 | MLB community chronicles Boston on Twitter
The baseball community reacted with shock and empathy to the terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon, and several players spent Friday glued to the television as reports of an unprecedented manhunt developed and ended successfully.
4/19/2013 | Like Boston, baseball watches and waits
As a massive manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings essentially shut down the city of Boston on Friday morning, all of America held its collective breath. The Major League Baseball world was no different.
4/19/2013 | Wilson's live arm complements complete repertoire
The day following a pitching performance by Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Justin Wilson, I asked several scouts and colleagues what they thought of the left-hander. To a person, the response I got about Wilson's performance was unanimous. They were wowed.
4/19/2013 | Rockies again taking advantage of home field
With Walt Weiss as the skipper and Dante Bichette serving as hitting coach, the Rockies have returned to their 1990s philosophy of slugging and stealing.
4/19/2013 | Emergency drill set for Tuesday at Progressive Field
The Cleveland Indians will participate in a full-scale emergency exercise and training Tuesday at Progressive Field, an event that is not connected to the terrorist events in Boston that have embroiled the nation.
4/19/2013 | MLB Notebook: Red Sox's starters leading the way
Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz and Ryan Dempster have combined to go 6-1 with a 1.52 ERA, helping to lift the Red Sox to an AL-leading 2.69 team ERA.
4/19/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: April 19
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
4/19/2013 | A good cutter can turn bats into butter
Many pitchers have taken to the pitch they call a "cutter" because the ball is held with a grip similar to a regular four-seam fastball and can get late, cutting action that bores in on a hitter's hands simply with a flick of the wrist. Not everyone can do it, of course.
4/19/2013 | City of West has courage to overcome loss
Dodgers pitcher Shawn Tolleson got to know West, Texas, during drives from his home in the Dallas suburbs to Baylor University. Like millions of Americans, he was horrified on Wednesday to see replays of a fertilizer plant exploding and the accompanying descriptions of the loss of life and property. But he'd be proud of his alma mater.
4/19/2013 | Cody clutch: Ross lifts D-backs in 12th
When the D-backs signed Cody Ross as a free agent during the offseason, one of the reasons they cited was his ability to deliver in the clutch. On Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, Ross did just that as his RBI single started a four-run 12th-inning rally as the D-backs avoided a sweep and beat the Yankees, 6-2.
4/19/2013 | Jones' baserunning reviewed before walk-off
There was some controversy surrounding the Orioles' win over the Rays on Thursday. It appeared Adam Jones did not retouch second base on the way back to first after getting a hit in the 10th.
4/19/2013 | Jeter out until after All-Star break
The Yankees will be without Derek Jeter until at least the All-Star break, as the team announced on Thursday that a CT scan revealed a small fracture in the shortstop's surgically repaired left ankle.
4/19/2013 | Gregorius can't suppress smiles after first homer
Didi Gregorius tried to keep his emotions in check as he rounded the bases after homering in his first at-bat with the D-backs. He did a good job of it until he got between second and third. That's when a giant smile took over his face.
4/19/2013 | Yanks should have made backup shortstop plans
Lots of strange things happen in a baseball season, and many of them can't be foreseen. Derek Jeter having a significant setback, though? The Yankees should have seen that coming, and it seems they just didn't.
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