8/24/2012 | Abad's first starting assignment comes vs. Dickey
The Astros have seen left-hander Fernando Abad as a reliever. On Saturday, they'll get a look at what he can do as a starter. Abad will get a chance to oppose one of the National League's best starters. Cy Young Award candidate R.A. Dickey gets the ball for the Mets.
8/24/2012 | Rangers' bats heating up at right time
Texas enters the third game of its series with Minnesota on Saturday averaging seven runs per game over its last nine. And Adrian Beltre has been swinging the biggest bat, most recently collecting his second career cycle as he went 4-for-4 in Friday's 8-0 victory -- only two days removed from his second-career three-home run game.
8/24/2012 | Haren hopes to get back on track vs. Tigers
Dan Haren gets another chance to get back on track on Saturday, when the Angels send him to the mound against Drew Smyly and the Tigers.
8/24/2012 | Hechavarria, Gose sent down to Triple-A
The Blue Jays optioned Adeiny Hechavarria and Anthony Gose to Triple-A Las Vegas following Friday night's 6-4 loss to the Orioles.
8/23/2012 | Rockies' Fowler exits with right ankle sprain
Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler was helped off the field in the fourth inning of Wednesday's 5-2 victory over the Mets after spraining his right ankle running into second base.
8/23/2012 | Beltre hits 3 HRs, 2 in 4th
Adrian Beltre hit home runs in each of his first three at-bats in Wednesday's 12-3 win over the Orioles, the second and third both coming in Texas' nine-run fourth inning.
8/23/2012 | Anibal back in fine form as Tigers top Jays
Anibal Sanchez allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings as the Tigers beat the Blue Jays, 3-2, on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.
8/23/2012 | Medlen masterful as Braves get much-needed win
Kris Medlen threw seven shutout innings and Martin Prado hit a two-run double in the sixth to help the Braves snap a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over Washington on Wednesday night at Nationals Park.
8/23/2012 | Halos offer ample support in Weaver's 16th win
Jered Weaver bounced back from a rough outing, and the Angels overcame an injury to Albert Pujols to beat the Red Sox, 7-3, on Wednesday night.
8/23/2012 | Sale fans 13 Yankees, vaulting Sox to sweep
Chris Sale struck out 13 over 7 2/3 innings and allowed one run in earning his 15th victory, leading the American League Central-leading White Sox to a 2-1 win and a three-game whitewash of the AL East-leading Yankees on Wednesday night.
8/23/2012 | Rangers rout O's
Adrian Beltre homered in each of his first three at-bats and hit two home runs in the fourth inning while Mitch Moreland launched his first career grand slam in between Beltre's second and third blasts as the Rangers beat the Orioles, 12-3, at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Wednesday night.
8/23/2012 | Jay's effort keys Cards' comeback against Astros
A nuisance to the Astros in the outfield, on the basepaths and at the plate, Jon Jay propelled the Cardinals to a come-from-behind win over a pitcher who has inexplicably dominated St. Louis throughout his career in Bud Norris.
8/23/2012 | Miley face: D-backs rookie wraps up twin-bill sweep
Wade Miley tossed eight scoreless innings to help the D-backs beat the Marlins, 3-0, and sweep a day-night doubleheader Wednesday night at Chase Field.
8/23/2012 | Battling blister, Ethier sets Dodgers doubles mark
On the same day Andre Ethier became the first Dodgers player to record 30 doubles in six straight seasons, it was revealed that the right fielder had a blister on his right hand pop three days earlier.
8/23/2012 | Leach: Prado a vital piece of the puzzle for Braves
On a team that has had some trouble hitting left-handed pitching, Martin Prado's been a critical asset, and his defensive versatility allows for all sorts of creativity.
8/23/2012 | Giants sweep Dodgers behind Arias' big night
Joaquin Arias drove in a career-high five runs Wednesday to propel the Giants to an 8-4 triumph that concluded a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers and sealed San Francisco's two-city trip with a 5-1 mark.
8/23/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Wednesday, Aug. 22
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.
8/23/2012 | Lohse keeping open mind as free agency looms
The speculation regarding Kyle Lohse's future began almost immediately after the Tuesday announcement of Jake Westbrook's contract extension had been digested, and Lohse discussed his status after earning his seventh straight win on Wednesday.
8/23/2012 | Giants-Dodgers a battle of toughness
The Giants just gave the Dodgers a demonstration of their physical and mental readiness in a resounding three-game sweep, completed Wednesday night with an 8-4 decision at Dodger Stadium. Survival of the fittest -- and toughest -- is the name of the game from now until the finish.
8/23/2012 | Dodgers' Hawksworth has surgery; Hairston next
Following the Dodgers' 8-4 loss against the Giants on Wednesday, it was revealed that Jerry Hairston will have season-ending arthroscopic hip surgery in the next couple of weeks and that Blake Hawksworth had season-ending arthroscopic shoulder surgery earlier in the day.
8/23/2012 | Giants welcome Braves for key four-game set
After the Braves and the Giants each finished critical series Wednesday pitting the top two teams in their respective divisions against each other, the two clubs will open a four-game set in San Francisco on Thursday night.
8/23/2012 | End of dog days means stretch drive hits overdrive
In regard to baseball, if the season is a marathon -- and many within the game refer to it as just that -- the dog days are Mile 18. The end seems nowhere in sight, and yet the grind of the first few months has already worn down many players to the point where damage control is all they can hope for with their bodies.
8/23/2012 | Orioles fans compete for 'Bucks on the Pond'
"Bucks on the Pond," the new MLB.com trivia show hosted by Jeremy Brisiel, visited Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore for the second time this season.
8/23/2012 | Suzuki brings experience, wisdom to Nats
Six catchers have lined up behind home plate for the Major League's best pitching staff this season, and it took until Aug. 3 to get the most experienced one -- Kurt Suzuki -- back there.
8/23/2012 | Castrovince: Happy Hanley maximizing talent
A change of scenery has done wonders for Hanley Ramirez, who has shown flashes of his former superstar self since being traded to the Dodgers in July.
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