4/3/2013 | Reed considers slider vital to second-year success
To have even greater success than his single-season franchise rookie record 29 saves in 2012, Addison Reed knows mixing in the slider will play an important role, even if his sliders in Monday's save against the Royals weren't perfect in his mind.
4/3/2013 | Ventura can relate to Ware's gruesome leg injury
Count White Sox manager Robin Ventura as one of the very few who could relate to the pain felt by Louisville's Kevin Ware when the sophomore guard gruesomely fractured his right leg during Sunday's Elite Eight victory against Duke in the NCAA Tournament.
4/3/2013 | Yost not thrilled with arm-strengthening method
Mike Moustakas tossed a football to teammates before Wednesday's game, a practice Ned Yost will not allow his pitchers to do for fear of possible jammed fingers.
4/3/2013 | White could be headed for Tommy John surgery
Astros pitcher Alex White is bracing himself for the idea he could be headed for Tommy John surgery and a long recovery to get back on the mound.
4/3/2013 | Homers carry White Sox to second win against KC
Every White Sox run this season has come via the long ball, with Adam Dunn, Tyler Flowers, Dayan Viciedo and Alexei Ramirez all going deep in Wednesday's 5-2 win against the Royals.
4/3/2013 | Evolution of RBI Institute helping to reach more kids
Several like-minded parties converged on Orlando last month for the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Institute, a three-day seminar designed to advance the cause of youth baseball in economically underprivileged areas.
4/3/2013 | Teammates inspired by Darvish's near-perfect night
Two of Yu Darvish's rotation mates said they were inspired after watching his terrific performance against the Astros on Tuesday. Matt Harrison and Derek Holland both commended Darvish for inspiring them to become better pitchers.
4/3/2013 | Three Marlins prospects to open season on DL
Double-A Jacksonville will have to start the year without its dream outfield of top prospects Christian Yelich, Jake Marisnick and Marcell Ozuna, all of whom are injured.
4/3/2013 | Darvish 11th perfecto foiled by 27th batter
Yu Darvish was the first pitcher since Detroit's Armando Galarraga in 2010 and the 11th overall to lose a bid for a perfect game with two out in the ninth.
4/3/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: April 3
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
4/3/2013 | Sarah's Take: Giants' success and stability are linked
The Giants recently locked up three key pieces to their past two World Series championship teams -- GM Brian Sabean, manager Bruce Bochy and catcher Buster Posey -- to long-term extensions
4/3/2013 | Harvey's 10 K's help pace Mets past Padres
Starter Matt Harvey logged seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts, while Lucas Duda, John Buck and Ike Davis all smacked two-run homers in the Mets' 8-4 win over the Padres on Wednesday at frigid Citi Field.
4/3/2013 | MLB Notebook: Darvish drama like few others
Rangers starter Yu Darvish retired the first 26 batters he faced Tuesday before allowing a single. Darvish was the first pitcher since Armando Galarraga in 2010 to lose a bid for a perfect game with two outs in the ninth.
4/3/2013 | Mets planning on Laffey in Marcum's absence
With Shaun Marcum "very unlikely" to pitch on Sunday due to discomfort in his right shoulder and neck, left-hander Aaron Laffey is the Mets' first option to step into the rotation.
4/3/2013 | Big milestones could be on deck for stars this year
Now that we've got Opening Day out of the way, let's start thinking about what we might see over the course of the next six months when it comes to baseball history.
4/3/2013 | Offense historically low during season's early going
Cold weather is a part of April. And April is a part of baseball season. That's nothing new, and it isn't changing any time soon. Thus it's no surprise that when stacked against the rest of the season, April is the lowest-scoring month on the calendar.
4/3/2013 | Pitching in spotlight of Giants-Dodgers rivalry
Welcome to the National League West, where pitching continues to rule. The Dodgers and Giants appear determined to take the game back to the 1960s when Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Juan Marichal routinely made offenses disappear.
4/3/2013 | Cards overpower D-backs for victory No. 1
Behind a trio of home runs, key relief from Edward Mujica and an uplifting start by lefty Jaime Garcia, the Cardinals snagged their first win of the 2013 season on Tuesday night in Arizona.
4/3/2013 | Lynn excited for second year in Cards rotation
Lance Lynn's sophmore season in the Cardinals' rotation gets under way at Chase Field on Wednesday against Brandon McCarthy and the D-backs in the rubber match of the clubs' first series of 2013.
4/3/2013 | Confident Darvish breeds excitement for Rangers
The Rangers were heartbroken after Yu Darvish was unable to complete his perfect game. But they were thrilled at the idea of seeing how the next six months unfold.
4/3/2013 | Pierzynski disappointed after history eludes Darvish
Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski has caught a no-hitter and a perfect game, so he understood exactly what Yu Darvish was trying to accomplish on Tuesday night.
4/3/2013 | Bumgarner subdues Dodgers with eight-inning gem
Picking up Clayton Kershaw's Opening Day excellence as if it were the rosin bag, Madison Bumgarner muted Los Angeles by allowing two hits in eight innings Tuesday as the Giants secured their first victory of the season with a 3-0 decision.
4/3/2013 | Arencibia learns challenges of catching knuckleball
J.P. Arencibia has known all along that catching R.A. Dickey was going to be a challenge, but on Opening Night, he got a glimpse of just how difficult it can be.
4/3/2013 | Newcomers soak up Honda Opening Night atmosphere
Mark Buehrle had the itch, but all he could do was watch from his seat in the dugout.
4/3/2013 | Ogando, Humber looking to prove their worth
Two pitchers with something to prove -- Texas' Alexi Ogando and Houston's Philip Humber -- will square off at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday afternoon, as the Rangers and Astros close out their season-opening three-game series following Yu Darvish's near-perfect game on Tuesday night.
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