7/22/2013 | Facing scoreless streak, Marlins try not to press
For three games, the Marlins' offense was nearly nonexistent. But Coors Field proved to be the perfect place to end a streak of 37 straight scoreless innings, as the Marlins wasted no time scoring two runs in the first inning in the series opener against the Rockies. It was the longest scoreless streak in franchise history and ended 11 innings short of the big league record.
7/22/2013 | Miggy exits with sore left hip flexor, day to day
Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera exited Monday's game against the White Sox in Chicago with a sore left hip flexor in the bottom of the fifth inning.
7/22/2013 | Gardenhire feeling better, back in dugout Monday
After spending the previous two games in his office because of a stomach illness, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire returned to the dugout against the Angels on Monday.
7/22/2013 | 'Dizzy' Wedge taken to hospital for precaution
Mariners manager Eric Wedge was taken to a local hospital before Monday night's game as a precautionary measure after what was described as a "dizzy spell" during batting practice.
7/22/2013 | Wilson: 'We want the competition to be level'
C.J. Wilson, the Angels representative for the Major League Baseball Players Association, called it a "big downer" to see a former MVP like Ryan Braun get suspended for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. But in no way did he defend his actions.
7/22/2013 | Samardzija isn't thinking about long-term deal
Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija will be arbitration eligible for the second time after the 2013 season, but he hasn't put much thought into a possible long-term contract.
7/22/2013 | Targeting Saturday, Jeter fields grounders
Yankees captain Derek Jeter took batting practice and fielded ground balls hit directly at him on Monday at Rangers Ballpark, making progress as he hopes to return to the active roster this weekend.
7/22/2013 | Granderson pleased after simulated game
Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson, out since May 24 with a fractured left pinky finger, made three plate appearances and ran the bases. He drew two walks and put the ball in play once, hitting a weak grounder to second base. The 32-year-old outfielder also fielded fly balls in the outfield before the sim game.
7/22/2013 | Oswalt says he's ahead of schedule in rehab
Rockies right-handed pitcher Roy Oswalt believes he is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a left hamstring strain, and he hopes to throw a bullpen session this weekend in Atlanta.
7/22/2013 | Deadline Chatter: Rangers get their man in Garza
Now that the Matt Garza deal has been sealed between the Rangers and Cubs, activity on the trade market may begin to pick up.
7/22/2013 | Hamilton day to day with ankle stiffness
Josh Hamilton was scratched from the Angels' lineup against the Twins on Monday with a stiff right ankle, and he's unsure if he'll be back on Tuesday.
7/22/2013 | Ziegler ready to close while 'pen regroups
Brad Ziegler, who picked up the save Sunday against the Giants when he pitched a scoreless ninth to wrap up a 3-1 win, appears to be the D-backs' closer, but manager Kirk Gibson isn't making it official.
7/22/2013 | Thomas dazzles with bat, glove to top Angels
Samuel Deduno turned in a quality start and Clete Thomas homered, drove in two runs and made a game-saving catch in the eighth inning to lead the Twins to a 4-3 win over the Angels on Monday night at Angel Stadium.
7/22/2013 | A.J.'s letter-perfect game leads Dodgers into first place
The Dodgers steamrolled into Canada on Monday night, and landed in first place. A.J. Ellis homered and drove in a career-high five in a blowout of the Blue Jays that, combined with Arizona's loss, put Los Angeles atop the NL West for the first time this season.
7/22/2013 | Yankees back A-Rod, efforts to clean game
While applauding Monday's Ryan Braun suspension as a vital step in further cleaning up the game, the Yankees must now wonder if the announcement is just the first domino to fall, and if Alex Rodriguez could be the next to be hit with a lengthy ban by the league.
7/22/2013 | Sad truth is Braun misled everyone
Ryan Braun's suspension hurts the Milwaukee Brewers and their fans more than anybody else. But those of us who have publicly defended Braun aren't looking particularly swell, either.
7/22/2013 | No discomfort for Walker during rehab stint
Neil Walker got to bat from both sides of the plate, got a couple of hits and participated in a couple of double plays. But the best thing to happen to Walker during his rehab weekend at Triple-A Indianapolis was swinging and missing. Getting fooled on pitches rarely felt as good -- because Walker couldn't feel any discomfort in the right oblique area that put him on the disabled list on June 9.
7/22/2013 | Hammel hoping health leads to turnaround
Orioles Opening Day starter Jason Hammel is not shy about acknowledging that he fell short of expectations the first few months of the season, and the right-hander is eager to start fresh with Tuesday's second-half debut.
7/22/2013 | Rangers take bold, necessary step with Garza deal
Dealing for Matt Garza was a chance the Rangers needed to take in a thin starting-pitching market if they're going to swing the American League West back in their favor.
7/22/2013 | Feldman latest to benefit from surging offense
A red-hot Baltimore club showed no signs of slowing down Monday night, collecting its third consecutive double-digit-hit affair in a well-rounded, 9-2 series-opening win over Kansas City behind Scott Feldman.
7/22/2013 | Marquis out for season due to elbow injury
Padres pitcher Jason Marquis will miss the remainder of the season after it was determined on Monday that he has significant damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
7/22/2013 | Peavy focused on next start, aware of speculation
With Cubs right-hander Matt Garza traded to the Rangers on Monday evening, White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy appears to be the next starter on the clock for contending teams who need rotation help.
7/22/2013 | Turner returns from DL, gives Mets versatility
The Mets activated Justin Turner from the disabled list on Monday, and manager Terry Collins said he expects Turner to have the same role he held before the injury.
7/22/2013 | Royals match franchise record on defense
The Royals matched a club record Sunday with their 11th straight game without an error. The streak ended Monday with Mike Moustakas' error in the first inning against the Orioles.
7/22/2013 | After BP, Berkman hopeful return is near
On Monday, Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman participated in batting practice on the field for the first time since July 7. The switch-hitter, fighting left hip inflammation, felt better when hitting from the left side of the plate, but he said that overall, he felt pretty good.
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