7/13/2013 | Baxter the Bobcat channels Goldschmidt in HR contest
Baxter the Bobcat showed his muscles, slugging his way to the Mascot Home Run Derby finals with an unbeatable performance. The second of four rounds of the event was held Saturday at the T-Mobile FanFest inside the Jacob K. Javits Center.
7/13/2013 | Royals recall Teaford, option Joseph to Omaha
Lefty Everett Teaford was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday when Donnie Joseph, also a lefty, was optioned back to the Storm Chasers after a two-day stay in the Major Leagues.
7/13/2013 | Holland enjoying striking success in KC 'pen
Strikeouts are the thing for Royals closer Greg Holland. Prior to Saturday night's game against Cleveland, Holland had piled up 60 strikeouts in just 35 innings and was leading the Majors with a strikeout ratio of 15.43 per nine.
7/13/2013 | Royals undecided on post-break rotation plan
Originally, Royals manager Ned Yost planned to start the second half of the schedule by starting the same pitcher he's using to close out the first half, James Shields. Now he's not sure.
7/13/2013 | Depleted Braves top Reds behind strong Minor
Outfielders Reed Johnson, Joey Terdoslavich and Jose Constanza combined to go 7-for-11 at the plate, and Mike Minor atoned for a shaky beginning to his start with a go-ahead two-run double as the Braves took a 5-2 win over the Reds on Saturday afternoon at Turner Field.
7/13/2013 | Sox hang on, edge Phillies in 11 in twin-bill opener
Alejandro De Aza tripled and Alexei Ramirez doubled off of reliever J.C. Ramirez with two outs in the 11th inning, giving the White Sox an improbable 5-4 victory over the Phillies on Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park.
7/13/2013 | Bedard, Archer clash in first-half finale
The Rays and Astros play the rubber match of their three-game set on Sunday afternoon, both clubs aiming to close out the first half with a series win. Tampa Bay tabs rookie Chris Archer, and Houston hands the ball to Erik Bedard.
7/13/2013 | Top prospect Lindor moving up to Double-A
The Indians announced on Saturday that top prospect Francisco Lindor, the eighth overall pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, will report to Double-A Akron on Monday. He will first play in Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in New York.
7/13/2013 | Tribe may push Masterson back after break
After announcing that first-time All-Star Justin Masterson would likely make the first start of the second half, Indians manager Terry Francona revealed on Saturday that the club was reconsidering that plan with the Midsummer Classic just three days before the right-hander's next scheduled start.
7/13/2013 | Allen masters multiple innings for Tribe's 'pen
With regular closer Chris Perez unavailable due to his recent workload, Cody Allen knew it was a possibility that he'd pitch the ninth inning on Friday. Allen notched three strikeouts and got the save in the Indians' 3-0 win over the Royals.
7/13/2013 | Scott's trio of RBIs lifts Rays in comeback win
Designated hitter Luke Scott continued his hot streak with a game-winning RBI single in the sixth inning to help the Rays beat the Astros, 4-3, on Saturday at Tropicana Field.
7/13/2013 | Military families watch, play in, FanFest T-ball game
In advance of this year's All-Star Week festivities in New York City, Bank of America representatives reached out to the New York chapter of the USO in an attempt to organize an event geared toward the children at FanFest. The result was a T-ball game for children from military families.
7/13/2013 | A View From Studio 3: Don't overlook Wieters
Matt Wieters looks to his left and sees one of the American League's MVP candidates. If he turns slightly to his right, he sees another: first baseman Chris Davis.
7/13/2013 | Sharon Robinson honors father's legacy at FanFest
Sharon Robinson never played baseball. But wherever she went at All-Star FanFest on Saturday, fans flocked, posing for pictures, pleading for autographs and asking for a simple handshake.
7/13/2013 | Choo celebrates birthday by extending hitting streak
Reds centerfielder Shin-Soo Choo, who extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single in the first inning on Saturday, doesn't call a lot of attention to himself, unless you want to talk about his play.
7/13/2013 | After stellar debut, Cosart returns to Triple-A
Pitcher Jarred Cosart returned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, but the countdown for his return to Houston is on.
7/13/2013 | Rangers' road to break goes through Verlander
The Rangers fell to Doug Fister and got past Max Scherzer. Now they'll face Justin Verlander in Sunday's rubber match at Comerica Park. Martin Perez gets the start for Texas.
7/13/2013 | Top prospects ready for Futures Game star turn
Fifty of the best young talents in the Minor Leagues are set to compete at Citi Field on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.
7/13/2013 | Rondon receiving guidance from Benoit
Bruce Rondon is still learning to become a Major League pitcher, but he's also shown more success in his second stint with the Tigers this season since being called up from Triple-A Toledo on June 28, and he's been getting help from Joaquin Benoit
7/13/2013 | Valverde on Triple-A inactive list due to family matter
Jose Valverde was placed on the temporary inactive list by Triple-A Toledo on Friday due to a family matter. There is no timetable for his return.
7/13/2013 | Leyland won't let Tigers rest on laurels
The Tigers are 10 games above .500 and guaranteed to be in first place through the All-Star break, but after a trip to the World Series, that doesn't cut it for everybody. "We've done pretty good," Jim Leyland said, "though we haven't lived up to the unrealistic expectation of some people. Some people thought we were supposed to run away with the [American League] Central and be in the playoffs and be in the World Series. It doesn't work like that."
7/13/2013 | Rangers end three-game skid and Scherzer's perfection
Derek Holland and the Rangers handed Max Scherzer his first loss of the season with a 7-1 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night at Comerica Park. Mitch Moreland provided one of the big hits with his first home run in almost six weeks, and that helped the Rangers snap a three-game losing streak.
7/13/2013 | After throwing BP, Lewis ready for rehab assignment
Colby Lewis threw 46 pitches of batting practice on Saturday at Comerica Park, and the next step is a return to the Minor Leagues for a rehab assignment.
7/13/2013 | Washington shuffles order, bats Martin second
The Rangers went into Saturday's game with their No. 2 hitters batting a collective .226, with a .275 on-base percentage and .303 slugging percentage. All three figures were the lowest for that spot in the American League. So Ron Washington decided to use Leonys Martin in that spot for the first time this season on Saturday against Max Scherzer.
7/13/2013 | Ortiz earns Cabrera's respect
Joseph Ortiz faced fellow Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera for the first time on Friday, and struck out his countryman with a 2-2 changeup. Cabrera responded by yelling, "Wow!" and smiling at Ortiz. It was a thrilling moment for the reliever.
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