7/30/2013 | Giants wish former teammate Wilson well
Brian Wilson's ex-teammates welcomed Tuesday's news that the former Giants closer signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
7/30/2013 | Helton gets rare start against left-hander
Todd Helton's start on Tuesday was a mild surprise: Manager Walt Weiss had generally avoided using Helton against left-handers, and the Braves were starting Alex Wood, who throws a knuckle-curve.
7/30/2013 | Rockies quiet as Trade Deadline approaches
Things could change, but all was quiet around the Rockies on Tuesday, the eve of Wednesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline at 2 p.m. MT.
7/30/2013 | Oswalt getting closer to making rehab start
Right-hander Roy Oswalt said the beginning was a little rough, but his bullpen session on Tuesday at Turner Field -- 36 pitches, using all his pitches -- went well enough that he's good to go for a simultated game Friday in Pittsburgh and a Minor League rehab start.
7/30/2013 | Bettis likely choice to start Thursday vs. Braves
Signs point to the Rockies calling up right-handed prospect Chad Bettis from Double-A Tulsa to start Thursday against the Braves.
7/30/2013 | Berkman battling to return amid trying season
Lance Berkman said he needs to make a decision soon on whether he can get back on the field for the Rangers or if he needs to head back home to Houston. The prospects aren't good for his return, although he is still trying to come back.
7/30/2013 | Pierzynski makes back-to-back starts at DH
A.J. Pierzynski has been in the lineup for 12 straight games since the All-Star break. That's unheard of for a catcher, but Pierzynski has been splitting that time by also serving as the Rangers' designated hitter.
7/30/2013 | Washington gives slumping Moreland night off
First baseman Mitch Moreland, who has just two hits in 39 at-bats since the All-Star break, was out of the lineup Tuesday with left-hander C.J. Wilson on the mound for the Angels
7/30/2013 | Pair of homers plenty for Buehrle's sterling start
Mark Buehrle extended his streak of consecutive scoreless innings to 20 with another impressive outing while Jose Bautista and Emilio Bonifacio each homered in the Blue Jays' 5-0 victory over the Athletics on Tuesday night at Oakland Coliseum.
7/30/2013 | Feliz set for game action in return from TJ surgery
Nefatli Feliz is coming up on his one-year anniversary of undergoing Tommy John surgery. He will celebrate the moment by pitching in his first game since May 18, 2012.
7/30/2013 | Cishek weighs in on Biogenesis scandal
With growing speculation that Alex Rodriguez could be disciplined by the end of the week, it once again raises awareness of potential performance-enhancing drugs scandals. Marlins closer Steve Cishek shared his thoughts on the Biogenesis investigation.
7/30/2013 | Ruggiano responds to Tino's version of disagreement
Marlins outfielder Justin Ruggiano acknowledged he had an exchange of words with former hitting coach Tino Martinez, but he claims it didn't involved picking up baseballs in the batting cage.
7/30/2013 | Marlins move top prospect Yelich into leadoff spot
Christian Yelich went from No. 1 prospect to No. 1 in the Marlins' batting order in a week. Miami manager Mike Redmond batted the rookie in the leadoff spot on Tuesday night and bumped shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria down to the No. 2 spot.
7/30/2013 | Deadline chatter: Peavy could set off dominos
The time until the non-waiver Trade Deadline can now be counted hours instead of days, and things are getting hectic. With Jake Peavy heading to the Red Sox in a three-team deal, Ian Kennedy could soon be changing addresses, and Bud Norris is very much in play.
7/30/2013 | Jones no longer doubting himself on the mound
Through adversity, White Sox reliever Nate Jones learned more about himself and his game out of the bullpen than he did during his breakthrough rookie campaign of 2012.
7/30/2013 | Reds take on Stults, Padres in bid to end skid
While the Reds will be looking to bust out of their five-game slump, Padres pitcher Eric Stults will try to sink them even lower. Homer Bailey takes the mound for Cincinnati.
7/30/2013 | Hundley's clutch double lifts Padres to late victory
Nick Hundley lined a two-run two-bagger down the left-field line in the eighth inning to break a tie and lead the Padres to a 4-2 victory over the Reds on Tuesday. Edinson Volquez tossed 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball.
7/30/2013 | Downs makes quite a first impression on Braves
Evan Gattis had never been in a meeting at the mound quite like the one brought on by reliever Scott Downs' entrance into Monday night's win over the Rockies.
7/30/2013 | B.J. Upton, Schafer nearing return from disabled list
While Reed Johnson will be sidelined for at least the next two weeks with tendinitis in his right Achilles, B.J. Upton and Jordan Schafer are moving closer to being activated from the disabled list.
7/30/2013 | Cunningham singles in first Major League at-bat
Todd Cunningham took full advantage of his first chance to get into a Major League game on Tuesday, pinch-hitting for starter Alex Wood in the seventh and lining a single into left field off lefty Jeff Francis for his first big league hit in his first at-bat.
7/30/2013 | Byrd deal unlikely as Mets want to stay competitive
From a sheer business standpoint, it would make sense for the Mets to trade Marlon Byrd prior to Wednesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. But manager Terry Collins on Tuesday explained why Byrd is unlikely to go anywhere prior to the Deadline, saying: "We owe our fans some competition, too."
7/30/2013 | In wake of close call, Farrell backs expanded replay
A day after an agonizing loss, one that perhaps could have been prevented if home-plate umpire Jerry Meals had made the correct call on Daniel Nava, Red Sox manager John Farrell was matter of fact in his belief that expanded instant replay could be very beneficial for the game.
7/30/2013 | August could be biggest challenge for rotation
While Red Sox are closely gauging the starting pitching market (Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Bud Norris, etc.) in advance of Wednesday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline, manager John Farrell thinks his team can stay in contention even without an impact addition. The key, in Farrell's mind, is to hold down the fort for a few more weeks until Clay Buchholz returns to action.
7/30/2013 | What slump? Pedroia halts slide with two-run homer
Dustin Pedroia doesn't slump very often, but it has happened of late. The Red Sox's star second baseman was in an 0-for-15 rut heading into Tuesday's game. After reaching on an error in the first inning, Pedroia halted his recent slide in impressive fashion, launching a two-run homer over the Green Monster off Joe Saunders in the third.
7/30/2013 | Fletcher goes yard in Storm Chasers debut
Left fielder Brian Fletcher hit a home run in his first game with Triple-A Omaha after being promoted from Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Fletcher's blast came in his second at-bat in the Storm Chasers' 4-2 loss to Nashville.
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