4/4/2013 | Mauer awarded hit retroactively
Joe Mauer picked up a hit before Thursday's game against the Tigers even started, as a scoring change from Opening Day awarded him an infield single in his first-bat of the season on Monday.
4/4/2013 | Willingham, Plouffe back Pelfrey's win in Twins debut
Mike Pelfrey was solid in his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery, and Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe both homered to help lead the Twins to an 8-2 win over the Tigers on Thursday at Target Field.
4/4/2013 | Cashner grateful, satisfied with accelerated rehab
After a hunting injury that occurred in December, the initial prognosis was that Cashner would not only miss Opening Day, but would need three months before he could start pitching again. But the right-hander made his debut on Wednesday, tossing 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief.
4/4/2013 | Alonso's arm injury minor, according to trainer
The Padres, who had their share of injury-related news in Spring Training, got a big scare during Wednesday's loss to the Mets. First baseman Yonder Alonso appeared to have hurt his left arm when he came off the bag to make a swipe tag in the fifth, but he stayed in the game when the pain started to subside.
4/4/2013 | Feldman eager to get first Cubs start under his belt
Scott Feldman will make his Cubs debut Friday night when the team opens a three-game series against the Braves. "I'm kind of anxious," Feldman said Thursday. "Sitting here, watching these games, I want to get that first one under my belt and get off to a good start."
4/4/2013 | Stults, Gyorko carry Padres to first victory
Eric Stults bested Dillon Gee in a pitchers' duel on Thursday, striking out seven in five scoreless innings as the Padres defeated the Mets, 2-1. Rookie infielder Jedd Gyorko picked up his first career RBI with a go-ahead double in the fourth.
4/4/2013 | Trout, Reds' Frazier linked by Jersey
It was in the fall of 2010, while playing for USA Baseball at the Pan-American Qualifying tournament in Puerto Rico, when Todd Frazier finally got a chance to meet that fellow New Jersey kid everyone kept raving about. And ever since then, Frazier and Mike Trout have been buddies.
4/4/2013 | Marshall missing due to shoulder fatigue
Especially with the way the bullpen needed to be used through the first two games of the season, Reds lefty reliever Sean Marshall has been conspicuous in his absence from the mound. It turns out that Marshall wasn't available for either game, and he wasn't available for Thursday's series finale vs. the Angels.
4/4/2013 | Reds belt trio of homers to win Opening Series
The dreaded Angels offensive trio began to show some signs life, but not enough to ruin the Reds' day. Cincinnati claimed a 5-4 victory to take two of three in the season's first series at Great American Ball Park on Thursday.
4/4/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: April 4
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
4/4/2013 | Help MLB, People send heroes to All-Star Game
MLB and People magazine on Thursday announced the "Tribute for Heroes" campaign, an initiative that recognizes veterans and active military service members and builds upon both organizations' commitment to honoring a nation's military heroes, U.S. and Canadian.
4/4/2013 | Though much left to prove, Freeman making his mark
Freddie Freeman certainly has much more to prove as he goes through the early stages of his third full season at the Major League level, but the powerful 23-year-old already has gained the distinction of being the first Braves player since 1916 to drive in three runs in both of the regular season's first two games.
4/4/2013 | Lee dazzles, throws eight shutout frames vs. Braves
Cliff Lee pitched like an ace in frigid conditions in a 2-0 victory over the Braves on Thursday to give them one victory before they host the Royals in their home opener on Friday afternoon.
4/4/2013 | Phils confident Doc will cure early problems
On Thursday, less than 24 hours after Roy Halladay needed 95 pitches to record 10 outs, pitching coach Rich Dubee and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. were optimistic, insisting that the two-time Cy Young Award winner is going to be better.
4/4/2013 | Brotherly competition still resonates with Alomars
Roberto and Sandy Alomar may no longer be foes on the diamond, but there nonetheless remains a bit of a competitive edge between the two, palpable even during this week's opening series between Roberto's Blue Jays and Sandy's Indians.
4/4/2013 | Top prospects ready to show off skills in 2013
With Minor League action getting under way on Thursday, fans have the opportunity to see what the players on MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects list have to offer this season.
4/4/2013 | Garza throws off mound for first time since February
Cubs pitcher Matt Garza threw 25 pitches in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, the first time he's thrown off the mound since he ended a live batting practice session on Feb. 17.
4/4/2013 | McCutchen's aggressive baserunning pays off
At about 8:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Pirates star center fielder Andrew McCutchen might have been regretting having spoken so openly about being more aggressive on the bases in 2013.
4/4/2013 | Marmol holds off Bucs after Wood's sharp start
Closer Carlos Marmol gave up two runs in the ninth before stranding the potential tying and winning runs in the Cubs' 3-2 victory over the Pirates on Thursday at PNC Park. Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run home run and Starlin Castro delivered an RBI single to back Travis Wood, who tossed six scoreless innings.
4/4/2013 | Gomez's great grab robs CarGo of homer
The beauty of playing defense like Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is that you can go 0-for-4 and have a good night.
4/4/2013 | For listing Yanks, help is on the way
Despite an opening of the season they'd rather forget, all the Yankees have to do is hang in there for a month and win their share of games until a group of key stars return.
4/4/2013 | Maurer set to make leap in Major League debut
If Mariners prospect Brandon Maurer needs a blueprint for his Major League debut Thursday against the Athletics, he won't need to look any further than opposing starter A.J. Griffin.
4/4/2013 | Bradley makes first career hit count
Jackie Bradley Jr. got a clean RBI single up the middle to help fuel the Red Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday night.
4/4/2013 | Take two: Buchholz stifles Yankees
Backed by a steady supply of offense, Clay Buchholz pitched Boston to a 7-4 road victory over the injury-riddled Yankees on Wednesday night.
4/4/2013 | Lowrie leads charge as A's secure first win of season
Houston transplants Jed Lowrie and Nate Freiman, the latter making his Major League debut, combined to drive in four runs in a 6-2 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday night.
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