4/19/2013 | Collins excited about Marcum's rehab outing
Manager Terry Collins offered rave reviews of Shaun Marcum's extended spring training game Thursday in Florida, in which the right-hander threw 41 pitches over four perfect innings.
4/19/2013 | Brewers not ready to restore Axford as closer
John Axford's third consecutive scoreless outing on Thursday was his best yet, but Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was not quite ready to restore Axford to the closer's role.
4/19/2013 | Offense breaks free to back Halladay's strong outing
It had been a while since the Phillies' offense showed much of a pulse. But it finally broke through with some runs in an 8-2 rain-shortened victory over the Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park on Friday.
4/19/2013 | As Boston exhales, routine will help healing
The enduring routine that distinguishes big league baseball from other sports and comforts the game's participants will return to Fenway Park on Saturday afternoon following a one-day absence.
4/19/2013 | Ruggiano's late homer backs Slowey's terrific start
Justin Ruggiano took Aroldis Chapman deep in the ninth to break a deadlocked pitcher's duel in the Marlins' 2-1 victory on Friday. Kevin Slowey allowed a run on four hits in six innings.
4/19/2013 | Avilan completes bullpen but Braves still cautious
Luis Avilan was encouraged with the way his sore left hamstring reacted as he jogged and completed a 25-pitch bullpen session early Friday afternoon at PNC Park.
4/19/2013 | Bucs excited with Morton's progress after first rehab start
It was only one rehab start, Charlie Morton's first in fact, but Clint Hurdle couldn't suppress his enthusiasm Friday afternoon as he went through the glossy report stemming from it
4/19/2013 | Capuano undergoes MRI, receives calf injection
Dodgers pitcher Chris Capuano had an MRI and platelet-rich plasma injection Thursday in his injured calf muscle, the club announced. Capuano left Tuesday night's game with a strained left calf muscle, which he said he originally felt stretching before last Thursday's game in San Diego.
4/19/2013 | Capps relishing increased role in Mariners' bullpen
Reliever Carter Capps is excited to become a major part of the Mariners' bullpen. He picked up his first career victory on Thursday against the Tigers after pitching two shutout innings.
4/19/2013 | Showalter responds to Ryan's scheduling criticism
Buck Showalter, who noted that he filled out the Ravens' schedule in his planner in order to attend a game or two, said Jets coach Rex Ryan, a former Baltimore assistant who criticized the Orioles for not altering their schedule to allow the Ravens to open Sept. 5 at home, has bigger issues on his hands.
4/19/2013 | Big inning more than enough for stellar Darvish
Six Texas runs in the fifth were far more than starter Yu Darvish needed to earn a 7-0 victory, his third in four starts this season. He pitched seven scoreless innings, allowed only three hits and struck out 10.
4/19/2013 | Espinosa misses fourth game with sore right hand
Nationals manager Davey Johnson decided not to start second baseman Danny Espinosa against the Mets even though Espinosa took batting practice without any problems on Friday afternoon. Espinosa has missed the last three games with a sore right hand and will most likely will play Saturday afternoon.
4/19/2013 | Zim out of lineup, but hamstring cramp not serious
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman had the day off Friday because of a left hamstring cramp. Zimmerman, who is expected to play Saturday afternoon, said the injury is not considered serious.
4/19/2013 | Maddon just wants correct calls, not any favors
The Rays' pitching has been off at times, and they've struggled to hit even more often. But as Joe Maddon and several players noted Friday afternoon, they haven't exactly been catching a lot of breaks with the officials, either.
4/19/2013 | Teixeira increasing rehab activity, but Yanks cautious
Mark Teixeira, who is recovering from a partially torn tendon in his right wrist, is slowly making strides on his road to recovery.
4/19/2013 | Longo, Rays bats finally click to back Cobb
Tampa Bay tied a season high with eight runs and played solid defense behind right-hander Alex Cobb, who delivered 7 1/3 strong innings as the Rays beat the A's, 8-3. Tampa Bay had dropped five of its last six and eight of 10 before the victory.
4/19/2013 | Lilly set to join rotation after Capuano's injury
Ted Lilly will start Wednesday night's game against the Mets, manager Don Mattingly confirmed Friday. Lilly replaces the injured Chris Capuano, who previously replaced the injured Zack Greinke.
4/19/2013 | Back-to-back homers power Astros past Tribe
J.D. Martinez clubbed a two-run homer in the second inning and Rick Ankiel followed with a solo shot to help the Astros post a 3-2 victory over the Indians, as Lucas Harrell picked up his first win on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
4/19/2013 | Pena's family safe amidst Boston manhunt
The manhunt that had the city of Boston on lockdown for much of Friday hit close to home for Astros first baseman Carlos Pena, whose sisters and parents are in the city.
4/19/2013 | Bautista returns to Blue Jays' lineup, homers
Jose Bautista made his return to the Blue Jays' lineup on Friday night following a four-game absence with back spasms and clubbed his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot off Andy Pettitte in the sixth inning of a 9-4 loss to the Yankees.
4/19/2013 | Phillies recall Savery to fill spot in bullpen
After the Phillies placed left-hander John Lannan on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, they recalled left-hander Joe Savery, who is expected to help the bullpen before they find somebody to take Lannan's spot in the rotation on Monday.
4/19/2013 | Wainwright still hasn't issued a walk
Adam Wainwright's streak of 29 innings without a walk to start the season is only two outs shy of Pea Ridge Day of the 1925 Cardinals and 11 innings short of Slim Sallee of the 1913 squad.
4/19/2013 | Kazmir excited to be back starting in Majors
Scott Kazmir is scheduled to be removed from the disabled list on Saturday and will start that evening's game against his hometown Astros. It will be his first appearance in the Major Leagues since 2011, following an offseason stint in independent ball.
4/19/2013 | In marquee matchup, Harvey outduels Strasburg
Matt Harvey's goal of becoming the best pitcher in baseball no longer seems like a pipe dream. Harvey struck out seven Nationals batters over seven innings of one-run ball, outdueling Stephen Strasburg in a 7-1 Mets victory at Citi Field.
4/19/2013 | Arroyo, Hanigan express concern, hope for Boston
As the world has its attention on Boston, members of the Reds are also watching events unfold. Pitcher Bronson Arroyo and catcher Ryan Hanigan have a special interest, as Arroyo played for the Red Sox and lived in Boston and Hanigan is from Andover, Mass.
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