9/11/2013 | Calhoun rewards Wilson's gritty effort with victory
Kole Calhoun, listed at a very generous 5-foot-10, may not look the part of a traditional run producer. But since coming up to the Angels, he's been an RBI machine. During Wednesday night's 5-4 win over the Blue Jays, the Angels' redheaded spark plug drove in a couple of runs, including the game-winning one, via two sacrifice flies.
9/11/2013 | Two of a kind: Frazier, Casey cut from same 'fun' cloth
Sean Casey was one of the nicest, talkative guys in baseball during his playing days in Cincinnati. Now another Red, Todd Frazier, is the modern-day Casey. They are the same fun-loving guys.
9/11/2013 | Gardenhire tossed for arguing overturned call
After initially ruling a foul ball on a hot shot down the right-field line by the A's Jed Lowrie in the fourth inning, umpire Bill Miller conferred with his fellow umpires and awarded Lowrie a two-run double. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire came out to argue the call and was eventually ejected by Miller.
9/11/2013 | Braves scuffle vs. Fernandez on frustrating night
Jose Fernandez provided yet another masterful performance while helping the Marlins claim a 5-2 win over the Braves on Wednesday night at Marlins Park. But the lingering memories of the final outing of his stellar season will center around the fact that the benches cleared after he stood at the plate and admired his first career home run.
9/11/2013 | Fernandez caps rookie year with fireworks in Miami
Jose Fernandez inspired with his arm, infuriated with his bat and made a strong closing argument as to why he should be the National League Rookie of the Year. In seven innings, Fernandez set off all kinds of emotions and even stirred up some controversy on Wednesday night in front of 25,111 at Marlins Park.
9/11/2013 | Ryan's defensive legacy to stay with Seattle
As inconsistent as Brendan Ryan was at the plate for the Mariners, he was consistently excellent in the field. The 31-year-old leaves behind a legacy of exceptional infield defense as he joins the Yankees.
9/11/2013 | Fernandez apologizes after homer sets off fracas
Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez took a good swing and got a better view of his first Major League home run, and the Braves took exception. Career blast No. 1 for Fernandez set tempers in motion in the sixth inning on Wednesday night at Marlins Park.
9/11/2013 | Galvis shines to back Lee's strong outing
Freddy Galvis is trying to prove to the Phillies he belongs in the big leagues on a full-time basis. He helped his case on Wednesday night, going 3-for-3 in a 4-2 victory over the Padres at Citizens Bank Park.
9/11/2013 | Slam shrinks AL Wild Card lead down to one
Mike Carp's pinch-hit grand slam off Roberto Hernandez in the top of the 10th gave the Red Sox a 7-3 win at Tropicana Field, making the Rays' prospects from making the postseason appear bleaker than at any point in recent weeks.
9/11/2013 | Pinch of magic: Carp's slam powers Sox
Mike Carp took it up even another notch on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field, when he belted a pinch-hit grand slam to center field with one out in the top of the 10th. Backed by Carp's game-breaking slam, the red-hot Red Sox upended the reeling Rays, 7-3.
9/11/2013 | Uecker, Matheny together during 9/11 attacks
Mike Matheny and Bob Uecker were fishing on Lake Michigan when the World Trade Center towers came down on Sept. 11, 2001.
9/11/2013 | Enjoying A's days, Neshek knows he may not return
A's reliever Pat Neshek returned to his hometown this week, the perilous nature of the career journeyman middle reliever once again fresh in his mind. An important cog in the A's bullpen during last year's division title run, he faces an uncertain future in Oakland, a fate he's stared down before with three other franchises.
9/11/2013 | Kemp, Capuano closing in on returns to Dodgers
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Chris Capuano are rehabbing injuries, but they are still in the Dodgers' plans for the final weeks of the season.
9/11/2013 | Maddon gives Jennings pep talk about his play
Manager Joe Maddon had a pregame conversation with Desmond Jennings on Wednesday to talk about the center fielder's defense in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Red Sox.
9/11/2013 | Mauer has first setback since concussion
Twins catcher Joe Mauer had to shut down his workout early Wednesday as he felt concussion-like symptoms and was sent home from Target Field. It was the first setback for Mauer since suffering a concussion Aug. 19, when he was hit by a foul tip while catching against the Mets.
9/11/2013 | Roenicke: Struggling Segura will continue to play
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and veteran third baseman Aramis Ramirez agree: There is value in letting young shortstop Jean Segura play out his first full season in the Major Leagues, even if it continues to cost him points on his batting average.
9/11/2013 | Morneau finally finds the sweet spot of pennant race
It took some time -- nearly two weeks, in fact -- for Justin Morneau to contribute to his new team. But he finally did on Wednesday, banging out four hits and making a slick play afield as his Pirates completed a Texas-size sweep.
9/11/2013 | Pedro working to get Doubront back on track
If Felix Doubront had stayed on turn in the rotation, he would have pitched on Wednesday night against the Rays.
9/11/2013 | A's lead AL West by three games after routing Twins
The A's scored 10 runs in the fourth inning and batted around again in the fifth, setting a season high with 22 hits and a season high in runs in an 18-3 blowout of the Twins at Target Field. With Wednesday night's win, Oakland took a three-game lead over Texas in the American League West.
9/11/2013 | Span extends hitting streak to 22 games
Nationals outfielder Denard Span didn't waste in any time extending his hitting streak to 22 games on Wednesday night against the Mets.
9/11/2013 | Tight back could push Eovaldi's start back
Keeping the rotation in order is suddenly becoming an issue for the Marlins. Nathan Eovaldi, scheduled to start Thursday's series finale with the Braves, is dealing with a tight back. If he isn't good to go, lefty Brian Flynn will get the nod.
9/11/2013 | Molina brothers absent due to mother's surgery
Catcher Yadier Molina and brother Bengie, the Cardinals' assistant hitting coach, were absent from Busch Stadium on Wednesday as their mother, Gladys, was recovering from a surgical procedure she underwent at an area hospital.
9/11/2013 | At parks across the nation, 'We Shall Not Forget'
All across the nation on Wednesday, at the 15 parks playing host to Major League Baseball games, the theme was "We Shall Not Forget," as MLB remembered the 9/11 heroes and victims on the 12th anniversary of the attacks.
9/11/2013 | Cards rally to keep spot atop NL Central perch
For the second straight night, the Cardinals were no-hit for much of the night. For the second straight night, the offense erupted in the late innings to top the Brewers on Wednesday. This time, the Cards won, 5-1, to remain a game ahead of the Pirates in the National League Central.
9/11/2013 | Scutaro, Belt come through as Giants rally
Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro talked a good game Wednesday morning, convincing manager Bruce Bochy to put him in the lineup. Then he backed up his talk with action, sparking the Giants to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Colorado Rockies.
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