9/9/2013 | Tigers limited in rehab options for Peralta
By the rules of Jhonny Peralta's 50-game suspension, he's eligible to begin a rehab assignment in about a week. However, the Tigers have no Minor League affiliate still playing, so he could be headed to instructional league.
9/9/2013 | Victory No. 82 seals first winning year since '92
The Pirates clinched their first winning season since 1992, as Gerrit Cole yanked the Bucs back to their reality, dispensing his best game when it was most needed, blanking the Rangers on three hits in seven innings with a career-high nine strikeouts in a 1-0 victory -- No. 82 for Pittsburgh -- Monday night in Arlington.
9/9/2013 | Darvish impressive, but Rangers blanked by Bucs
Yu Darvish was good, allowing one run in seven innings before leaving with a right leg cramp, but the Rangers opened their homestand with a 1-0 loss to the Pirates at the Ballpark in Arlington on Monday night. Texas has lost seven of its last 10 games and is two games behind first-place Oakland in the American League West.
9/9/2013 | Diamond to enter Twins' expanded rotation
The Twins are going to a six-man rotation, as left-hander Scott Diamond is set to start Thursday against the A's at Target Field.
9/9/2013 | Stanton takes part in warmups, could return Tuesday
Giancarlo Stanton tested his sore right ankle on Monday afternoon by taking batting practice. Stanton also took some swings in the batting cage, and he said he felt fine. He could return as soon as Tuesday.
9/9/2013 | Mets, Blue Jays to play exhibition series in Montreal
Baseball is returning to Montreal, if only for two days. The Blue Jays and Mets will play a pair of exhibition games at Olympic Stadium at the end of March, according to a source.
9/9/2013 | Backed by five homers, Gio fires one-hitter at Mets
Left-hander Gio Gonzalez pitched a gem on Monday night, tossing a one-hitter as the Nationals pounded the Mets, 9-0, at Citi Field. Gonzalez held the Mets hitless for six innings, retiring 18 of the first 19 hitters he faced. But Zach Lutz broke up the no-hitter leading off the seventh when he singled past the diving Adam LaRoche at first base, with the ball landing right on the chalk.
9/9/2013 | O's gain in Wild Card race as Tillman tops Yankees
The Orioles capped a drama-filled contest with a series-opening 4-2 win over the Yankees to move to within 1 1/2 games of the second American League Wild Card spot. Chris Tillman went seven-plus innings for the win.
9/9/2013 | Johnson to be integral part of White Sox rotation
I was both intrigued and impressed when I saw Erik Johnson pitch this past Spring Training at the Chicago White Sox camp in Glendale, Ariz.
9/9/2013 | Middlebrooks, Napoli share AL Player of the Week
Red Sox infielders Will Middlebrooks and Mike Napoli were named the American League Co-Players of the Week on Monday, the second time this season -- and the fourth time in history -- that a pair of Boston teammates have shared the weekly award.
9/9/2013 | Reds making plans for Cueto's return
Reds ace Johnny Cueto was scheduled to be examined by the medical staff on Monday, one day after throwing his first simulated game since going on the disabled list June 29. Even while Cueto was getting checked out, the team wants to determine when he might return and pitch in a real game.
9/9/2013 | Arroyo's efforts not enough in loss to Cubs
Similar to series losses earlier this month to sub-.500 clubs like the Brewers and Rockies, Cincinnati did not rise up as required on Monday at Great American Ball Park. Part of that credit goes to ex-Red Travis Wood, who had a strong night. It took only a pair of solo home runs against Bronson Arroyo for the Reds to be handed a 2-0 loss by the Cubs and snap a four-game winning streak.
9/9/2013 | Wood earns first victory over former team
Travis Wood stymied the Reds, and the Cubs did just enough offensively to finally beat Bronson Arroyo, as Chicago earned a 2-0 win over Cincinnati on Monday at Great American Ball Park. The win snapped a brief two-game losing streak for the Cubs, who had lost three straight to the Reds before Monday's game.
9/9/2013 | Sveum likes Castro hitting leadoff for Cubs
Although Starlin Castro has three straight hitless games after going 0-for-4 in Monday's 2-0 win against the Reds, manager Dale Sveum has been pleased with the shortstop's approach since being inserted into the leadoff spot on Aug. 21.
9/9/2013 | Buchholz back from injury at ideal time for Red Sox
On Tuesday, Clay Buchholz will make his anticipated return at Tropicana Field for a Red Sox club that, at 87-58, holds a commanding 7 1/2-game lead in the AL East with just 17 regular-season games left.
9/9/2013 | Masterson confident he will pitch again in '13
Right-hander Justin Masterson exudes positivity and optimism by nature. It should come as no surprise then that the sidelined Indians sinkerballer believes he will start again before the end of the regular season.
9/9/2013 | Dyson wants to be Royals' main running man
Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson has been burning up the basepaths all season long, and he has no intention of putting the brakes on with the regular season winding down.
9/9/2013 | Ubaldo's 10 K's help Indians gain in WC hunt
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez struck out 10 in seven strong innings and Asdrubal Cabrera hit one of the Indians' three solo homers in a 4-3 win over the Royals on Monday night at Progressive Field.
9/9/2013 | Royals slip vs. Tribe to fall back in WC race
Righty Ervin Santana gave up three solo home runs in seven innings and Alex Gordon's two-run shot in the eighth tightened things, but the Royals dropped a 4-3 decision to the Indians on Monday night.
9/9/2013 | With seizures in past, Jeffress can focus on pitching
Jeremy Jeffress has gone through more than his fair share of ups and downs on the mound in recent years, but a recent medical diagnosis has the hard-throwing Blue Jays right-hander optimistic that he is about to turn a corner.
9/9/2013 | Oh, what a tangled web the AL has weaved
OK, here we go. Five American League teams separated by 3 1/2 games for the second Wild Card spot. With three weeks remaining. How cool is that?
9/9/2013 | Dominant Street earns NL Weekly honors
After locking down a perfect four saves in four opportunities, Padres closer Huston Street was named the National League Player of the Week.
9/9/2013 | Three up, three down: Bruce powering Reds
Jay Bruce provided the catalyst for the Reds to complete a weekend sweep of the Dodgers, unloading a home run in each of his first two at-bats against lefty Clayton Kershaw in the Reds' 3-2 win on Sunday. Big deal? Yep. Kershaw had not allowed a home run to a left-handed hitter in 348 2/3 consecutive innings.
9/9/2013 | Left hip issue sidelines Harper two games
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will miss the next two games against the Mets because of inflammation in his left hip, manager Davey Johnson said Monday.
9/9/2013 | Felix's oblique issue will cause him to miss start
Felix Hernandez has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday against the Astros as the Mariners ace continues to be hampered by what manager Eric Wedge called "a minor oblique strain" in his left side.
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