6/23/2013 | Wright closer to NL All-Star start at Citi Field
With less than two weeks to go in voting, Mets third baseman David Wright is in position for the first time this year to take top honors at the hot corner in the National League, having passed the Giants' Pablo Sandoval in the latest voting update.
6/23/2013 | Royals claim former Cardinals' pitcher Cleto
The Royals on Sunday claimed right-handed pitcher Maikel Cleto off of waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals. He was assigned to Triple-A Omaha and to make room on the 40-man roster, the Royals designated outfielder Quintin Berry for assignment.
6/23/2013 | Rangers place Gentry on DL, call up E. Beltre
The Rangers placed outfielder Craig Gentry on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Engel Beltre from Triple-A Round Rock before Sunday night's game against the Cardinals.
6/23/2013 | Gomez sprains shoulder in collision with wall
Carlos Gomez went up high to grab a fourth-inning Andrelton Simmons drive, but the center fielder came down awkwardly, pinning his left arm against the wall.
6/23/2013 | Blowout win puts Blue Jays firmly in AL East race
The Blue Jays tied a franchise record by winning their 11th consecutive game with a 13-5 victory over the Orioles on Sunday afternoon at Rogers Centre. Edwin Encarnacion led the way for Toronto, coming within a triple of the cycle while adding three hits and four RBIs.
6/23/2013 | UCLA strong at top with pitchers Plutko, Vander Tuig
It's not Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer, but for the second time in as many visits to the College World Series finals, UCLA has a winning one-two punch atop its rotation.
6/23/2013 | Strong lefties set to face off in NL West opener
Los Angeles has struggled mightily against the rival Giants, losing five of six meetings, though San Francisco has only outscored the Dodgers, 24-20, as they prepare for a three-game series starting Monday, when Hyun-Jin Ryu will oppose Madison Bumgarner.
6/23/2013 | Uribe takes hold of third base job with turnaround
After two years in which he virtually disappeared, Juan Uribe has essentially won back the Dodgers' starting third base job he was signed to fill.
6/23/2013 | In second game back, Guti exits with leg tightness
In his second game off the disabled list on Sunday, Franklin Gutierrez exited in the seventh inning with leg tightness, which started when he hit the wall making a catch in the fourth.
6/23/2013 | Mattingly expects Van Slyke back in LA after rehab
Scott Van Slyke, on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Albuquerque along with Matt Kemp, is expected to return to the Dodgers and not the Isotopes when he's healthy, manager Don Mattingly indicated Sunday.
6/23/2013 | No. 426 boosts Dunn up MLB's homer list
With his third-inning two-run blast off of Royals ace James Shields in Sunday's 7-6 loss, White Sox slugger Adam Dunn tied Billy Williams for 46th place all-time with 426 homers.
6/23/2013 | Kemp has four K's, but runs well in rehab game
While cautioning not to overreact to Matt Kemp's four strikeouts Saturday night in the first game of his rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly also said Sunday that Kemp will be eased back into action upon his return.
6/23/2013 | Burgos gets back on track with rehab start in Nashville
Brewers right-hander Hiram Burgos made a rehab start on Sunday in the Nashville Sounds' 2 p.m. ET game against the New Orleans Zephyrs.
6/23/2013 | Archer's turnaround leads Rays to win over Yanks
A different Chris Archer showed up for work at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. And led by the efforts of the rookie right-hander, the Rays claimed a 3-1 win over the Yankees to split their four-game series.
6/23/2013 | Hot-hitting Alvarez bumped to three-hole for finale
With Pedro Alvarez on fire at the plate out of the five- and six-holes in the Pirates' lineup, the deserved promotion came Sunday, when the third baseman surfaced in the No. 3 slot against Angels right-hander Joe Blanton.
6/23/2013 | Pirates continue game of rotation roulette
The Pirates announced that Jeanmar Gomez will come off the disabled list to start on Wednesday, while Wandy Rodriguez could be in line to return to the club soon thereafter.
6/23/2013 | Ramirez rests as he recovers from knee injury
Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez was out of the lineup on Sunday for what manager Ron Roenicke called a scheduled off-day to rest the slugger's ailing left knee.
6/23/2013 | Gindl pokes first career base knock Saturday
Caleb Gindl, who took a momentary back seat to Francisco Rodriguez's 300th save and Donovan Hand's solid spot start, was just happy to have gotten his first hit out of the way as a pinch-hitter off Atlanta starter Tim Hudson in the sixth inning.
6/23/2013 | Mets resist calling up Ike with three lefties on tap
Even with Lucas Duda going on the 15-day disabled list with a left intercostal strain, the Mets resisted any temptation to quickly recall Ike Davis from Triple-A Las Vegas, calling up infielder Zach Lutz instead.
6/23/2013 | Collins thinking about using Wright as DH in Chicago
David Wright, who has played in all 72 of the Mets' games this season, may get a load off his feet as the designated hitter Tuesday night when the Mets open a two-game series with the White Sox in Chicago.
6/23/2013 | Actor Costner visits Tribe, Progressive Field
Kevin Costner donned Indians gear on Sunday morning, looking more like a coach than the baseball players he portrayed on the big screen in years past. In the batting cage at Progressive Field, Costner looked to have the swing of a much younger man.
6/23/2013 | J-Up not in lineup for second straight game
Justin Upton was held out of the starting lineup for a second consecutive day Sunday due to what Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez called a sore right hand.
6/23/2013 | Old-Timers Day a day of humor, recollection, respect
Like the championship teams that Casey, Houk, Billy and Torre managed in the Bronx, the Yankees had depth, a level that allows them to put on a come-as-you-were extravaganza that no franchise -- not even the Giants, Cardinals, Red Sox, Dodgers, Orioles or Reds -- can match.
6/23/2013 | Trio of blasts snaps scoreless skid, lifts Braves
Brian McCann hit a first-inning grand slam, and Jordan Schafer and Chris Johnson added homers in the Braves' 7-4 win in the series finale on Sunday. Schafer went 4-for-5 with two runs.
6/23/2013 | Morales to undergo exam Monday in Boston
Given the timing -- the final day of a road trip with an off-day looming on Monday -- the Red Sox elected not to make a roster move with ailing lefty Franklin Morales before Sunday's game against the Tigers.
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