4/4/2013 | Rotation key to getting Red Sox back on track
As uplifting as a 2-0 start against the Yankees is, the performances of Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz led the way in providing real encouragement for the Red Sox.
4/3/2013 | Rodney falters, but gives Rays chance to win
Fernando Rodney didn't get to break out the familiar bow-and-arrow routine Wednesday night, instead making his 2013 debut with a rather unfamiliar sight: a blown save.
4/3/2013 | Reds face adversity head-on and win
The Reds showed up to work Wednesday with this as their reality, having learned on their off-day that Ryan Ludwick's Opening Day-induced dislocated shoulder was as serious as had been feared.
4/3/2013 | Braves beat up on Halladay, Phillies
Two days after displaying their power potential against Cole Hamels in an Opening Day win, the Braves continued their early-season offensive assault against Roy Halladay and rolled toward a 9-2 victory over the Phillies at Turner Field on Wednesday night.
4/3/2013 | Giants feeling better about Panda's elbow
Concerns about third baseman Pablo Sandoval's ailing right elbow have dwindled significantly, Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Wednesday.
4/3/2013 | Billingsley, Lilly set for Class A rehab starts
Starting for Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday night will be Chad Billingsley and on Friday night Ted Lilly, the pair of Major League veterans making injury rehab starts for the Dodgers.
4/3/2013 | Duda content to let his bat do the talking
Lucas Duda, fresh off an impressive power display in the Mets' 8-4 victory over San Diego on Wednesday night, preferred to shun the spotlight and to talk about his accomplishments in the scope of the team theme.
4/3/2013 | Morse's mammoth home run too big to trail
Michael Morse's ninth-inning blast off A's closer Grant Balfour in Tuesday's 7-1 win was hit so high and far that it carried over the ROOT Sports camera angles.
4/3/2013 | Kotchman exits with hamstring injury
First baseman Casey Kotchman was replaced in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game against the Nationals after straining his left hamstring, and is listed as day to day.
4/3/2013 | Rehabbing Freese to get work in with Triple-A Memphis
With his back continuing to respond well to strength exercises, mobility tests and batting cage work, David Freese will head to Triple-A Memphis to begin a Minor League rehab assignment.
4/3/2013 | Giants waste no time making opening statement
Six months later, megadeals and bold headlines and declarations aside, not much has changed. The Giants rolled into L.A. and took two of three games, leaving the Dodgers and their fan base deflated and perhaps more than a little agitated.
4/3/2013 | Sizemore back on big league field for first time since '11
It had been nearly a year and a half since Scott Sizemore last played in a big league game, almost two years since he started one at second base.
4/3/2013 | Kuroda unsure if he'll make next start after injury
Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda was forced to leave Wednesday's 7-4 loss against the Red Sox with a bruise to his right middle finger. Kuroda said that it was "tough to tell" if he'd be able to take his next turn in the rotation. He will throw a bullpen session on Friday in Detroit and should have a better idea then.
4/3/2013 | Hudson to get extra day after opening start
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will give Tim Hudson an extra day of rest leading into his second start of the season. This means highly regarded prospect Julio Teheran will make his first start of the season on Saturday against the Cubs.
4/3/2013 | Injured Eaton to return to batting cage on Thursday
Exactly two weeks after an MRI revealed a UCL sprain in his left elbow, D-backs rookie outfielder Adam Eaton will begin swinging in the batting cage on Thursday, the first step in his return to game action.
4/3/2013 | Wandy, bullpen combine to blank Cubs on two hits
It was a night pitchers should have had to pay their way into the park, for the privilege of throwing the rock at hitters swinging bats with iced hands. Making the most of that privilege, Pirates lefty Wandy Rodriguez fired 6 2/3 innings of two-hit ball Wednesday night to defeat the Cubs, 3-0, in front of 27,667 at PNC Park.
4/3/2013 | Two homers help Lincecum, Giants grind out win
Tim Lincecum was flawed, matching a career high by walking seven, but he also was tough in beating the Dodgers, 5-3, on Wednesday with help from homers by Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence.
4/3/2013 | Segura finding success the opposite way
Throughout Spring Training, shortstop Jean Segura's power was to right field, and two of his first four regular-season hits went the same direction.
4/3/2013 | Tulo-CarGo duo off to blazing start
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki loves the smell of fear. He expects to get that sense when games are close and opponents have to deal with Carlos Gonzalez batting third and himself in the cleanup spot.
4/3/2013 | Cecil getting back up to speed
Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil appears to have regained some of the velocity he had been missing for the past two seasons. Cecil entered Tuesday night's game against the Indians and tossed a clean ninth inning. He hit 94 mph on the radar gun four times while also reaching 93 mph on an additional three pitches.
4/3/2013 | D-backs outlast Cards on Pennington's walk-off
Cliff Pennington drove home Jason Kubel in the bottom of the 16th inning to lift the D-backs to a 10-9 victory over the Cardinals in the longest game in Chase Field history on Wednesday.
4/3/2013 | Papi could return to lineup by middle of April
Slugger David Ortiz is starting to turn a corner in his rehab from a right Achilles' heel injury, and he could be back in the Red Sox's lineup in a couple of weeks.
4/3/2013 | McLouth one of multiple leadoff options for O's
The Orioles' lineup Wednesday night had left fielder Nate McLouth hitting leadoff, dropping right fielder Nick Markakis to third in a move that could become more commonplace this season depending on the opposing pitcher.
4/3/2013 | Grateful Gattis homers in big league debut
When Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez put Evan Gattis in the lineup for Wednesday night's game against the Phillies, he assumed the powerful rookie catcher would add to the magic of his journey by doing something special in his Major League debut.
4/3/2013 | McGee confident despite taking loss in opener
Despite taking the loss on Tuesday, Rays reliever Jake McGee said he still has a lot of confidence in himself, particularly since his velocity is up at an early point of the season.
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