4/29/2014 | Old-school deliveries becoming prevalent again
David Price is the embodiment of the modern no-frills pitching style. Yu Darvish takes it to the extreme of throwing from the stretch as a norm, an increasingly popular model. Yet there remains a group of individuals willing to break the mold. Most staffs have one or two, identified primarily by raising their arms above their heads in their windup or by a distinct leg kick or an uncommon release point. This old-school approach is paying dividends for several hurlers including Max Scherzer.
4/29/2014 | Today's MLB starting lineups: April 29
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
4/29/2014 | Top of Draft unclear as three pitchers vie to be No. 1
The very top of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft is more muddled than anyone thought it would be coming into this spring season. The year started with most believing North Carolina State lefty Carlos Rodon would be the slam-dunk choice at No. 1. But a pair of high school pitchers have joined the conversation.
4/29/2014 | 'Huge' win for Brewers over division-nemesis Cards
This wasn't merely a night where the Brewers found themselves facing a 3-0 deficit going in the seventh inning against a Cardinals team that had beaten the Brewers in 25 of 37 games since the start of 2012, including taking two of three from them in Milwaukee earlier this month.
4/29/2014 | Mets prospect Nimmo swinging hot bat
Outfielder Brandon Nimmo, the Mets' No. 6 prospect, hit his second home run of the season and went 4-for-4 as Class A Advanced St. Lucie defeated Charlotte, 7-3, on Monday.
4/29/2014 | Rivera's career game leads Padres to victory
Even with a depleted lineup and San Francisco southpaw Madison Bumgarner on the hill, the Padres were able to hang tough in a 6-4 victory Monday night at AT&T Park. The Padres' power came from an unlikely source: veteran backup catcher Rene Rivera, who belted his first three-run homer since 2005 as part of his five-RBI night.
4/29/2014 | Alexei's double stands after Rays challenge ruling
Rays manager Joe Maddon challenged Alexei Ramirez's double in the seventh inning Monday night in Chicago, but the call stood.
4/29/2014 | Angels rally late to take opener from Indians
Mike Trout singled home J.B. Shuck with the tie-breaking run in the eighth inning on Monday night, Raul Ibanez added a two-run triple and reliever Joe Smith got his first save for the Angels by closing out a 6-3 victory at Angel Stadium against his former team, the Indians.
4/29/2014 | Sources: Nats send Jordan to Triple-A, recall Mattheus
The Nationals have optioned right-hander Taylor Jordan to Triple-A Syracuse and recalled reliever Ryan Mattheus, according to two sources. The Nationals have not confirmed the transaction.
4/29/2014 | Three tips for success in fantasy tournament play
The Official Mini Fantasy Game of MLB.com from DraftKings is a tournament, meaning there are many users competing for prizes in a single league. As you might expect, the strategy you implement in tournaments should differ from your approach in other league types, such as a head-to-head matchup.
4/28/2014 | Maddon not daunted by Rays' start to season
You could have a better April than the one the Rays are having. You might not be able to find a better manager to deal with it, however.
4/28/2014 | Giants, Padres win challenges at first base
Both managers in Monday night's Giants-Padres game capitalized on baseball's expanded replay system, as each successfully challenged rulings at first base.
4/28/2014 | Rienzo, White Sox offense douse Rays
Alejandro De Aza homered, Adam Eaton doubled home a pair of huge insurance runs and Andre Rienzo worked six solid innings to help the White Sox take three of four from the visiting Rays with a 7-3 victory on a rainy Monday night in Chicago.
4/28/2014 | Smith could return soon; Headley doing well
San Diego's slumping offense could be receiving some help from Seth Smith this series. The Padres outfielder exited Thursday's contest against the Nationals with a right groin strain but took batting practice with his teammates and did some jogging before the series opener in San Francisco on Monday.
4/28/2014 | Meyer has second straight 11-K night in Triple-A
Right-hander Alex Meyer, the Twins' No. 3 prospect and No. 26 overall, struck out 11 batters Monday for the second game in a row and earned his first Triple-A win as Rochester defeated Charlotte, 1-0.
4/28/2014 | Ramirez removed with bruised left elbow
Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez exited Monday's game against the Cardinals with a bruised left elbow after being hit in the arm by pitches in consecutive innings. X-rays came back negative.
4/28/2014 | Giants relievers undaunted by pressure situations
Experience, said manager Bruce Bochy, largely explains the overall effectiveness of Giants relievers so far this season. Bochy pointed out that most of the relievers have filled the closer's role at some point in their careers.
4/28/2014 | Kershaw headed to Chattanooga for rehab start
Clayton Kershaw will make his second rehab start on Wednesday, for Double-A Chattanooga, the club announced Monday.
4/28/2014 | Blue Jays send slumping Goins to Triple-A
The Blue Jays will have a new starting second baseman after it was announced on Monday night that Ryan Goins was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.
4/28/2014 | CarGo, Tulowitzki swap spots in Rockies' lineup
Because Carlos Gonzalez was in an extended slump, Rockies manager Walt Weiss flipped the left fielder with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in the lineup for Monday night's opener of a three-game series against the D-backs at Chase Field.
4/28/2014 | Rangers aided by two of three replays
The Rangers challenged on-field rulings using instant replay for the third and fourth times this season, then benefited from a crew chief review in Monday's 4-0 loss to the Athletics.
4/28/2014 | Rosario day to day with contusion in left hand
The word came back to the Rockies on Monday night and the results of an MRI revealed that catcher Wilin Rosario has a contusion of the left hand.
4/28/2014 | Improved White Sox appear ready to give Tigers a fight
Thanks to a rainout on Sunday in Minnesota, the Tigers are set to start Justin Verlander on Tuesday and Max Scherzer on Wednesday against the White Sox, who have had the most productive lineup in the Majors in April.
4/28/2014 | Werth: 'It's not how you start, it's how you finish'
Since outfielder Jayson Werth signed a seven-year, $126 million contract in December 2010, the Nationals have been a competitive team. The team won a National League East title in 2012, and has been considered a World Series contender at the beginning of each of the last two seasons. MLB.com caught up with Werth on Sunday and Monday to talk about the Nationals.
4/28/2014 | Ibanez takes quick turnarounds in stride
The Angels didn't arrive home until 4 a.m. after playing in New York on Sunday, but you won't hear Raul Ibanez complain about the quick turnaround before Monday's game.
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