8/28/2014 | Grossman day to day after twisting ankle
Robbie Grossman sat out on Thursday after he twisted his left ankle on Wednesday, and manager Bo Porter said he is day to day.
8/28/2014 | Bassitt set to debut Saturday night against Tigers
Right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt will make his Major League debut for the White Sox as the starter for Saturday's doubleheader nightcap against the Tigers.
8/28/2014 | Archer heads home early to prepare for start
Chris Archer departed for the Tampa Bay area on Thursday afternoon, not hanging around for Thursday night's game against the Orioles.
8/28/2014 | Venters has torn UCL, faces third Tommy John surgery
After spending the past few months battling the frustration that came courtesy of his attempt to return from a second Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery, Jonny Venters received some jarring news on Thursday, when Dr. James Andrews informed him that he had torn the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow for a third time.
8/28/2014 | Mets place Black on DL, activate Dice-K
Hoping to ease their roster strain after effectively playing their past two games with 21 men, the Mets on Thursday placed reliever Vic Black on the disabled list, activating right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka.
8/28/2014 | Wright back in lineup aiming to improve down stretch
David Wright's return to the lineup on Thursday brought with it a nugget of optimism for the Mets. Though the team knows Wright is still not completely healthy, and isn't likely to be until next spring, the Mets hope he can at least salvage something out of the season's final month.
8/28/2014 | Chen, Gausman optioned, but won't miss a start
Both Wei-Yin Chen and Kevin Gausman, who have Minor League options remaining, were sent down after their last start -- on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively -- to give the O's another position player.
8/28/2014 | Jeter focused on playoff race after Motown farewell
They stood, a crowd of 42,647 strong, as Derek Jeter stepped into the batter's box on Thursday for his final regular-season at-bat in the state of Michigan.
8/28/2014 | Blanco, Giants back Petit's record-setting day
Gregor Blanco's two-run homer in the second inning generated most of the Giants' offense and paced them to Thursday's 4-1 victory over the Rockies at AT&T Park on a milestone day for starter Yusmeiro Petit.
8/28/2014 | Choo's surgery set for Friday, when Rios returns
Shin-Soo Choo is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday to have a bone spur removed from his left elbow. On the same day, Alex Rios is expected to be back in the lineup after dealing with a badly bruised right thumb.
8/28/2014 | Reds swipe six, run away with rubber match
Cincinnati's proficiency on the bases helped accomplish something in Thursday's 7-2 victory over the Cubs that they hadn't done in more than eight years.
8/28/2014 | Phils acquire Arano to complete Hernandez deal
The Phillies have completed the Roberto Hernandez trade by acquiring right-hander Victor Arano from the Dodgers on Thursday.
8/28/2014 | Lobstein just what the doctor ordered
With uncertainty surrounding Anibal Sanchez's return from a strained right pectoral muscle, the Tigers were in serious need of another starter to give them a fighting chance at success in that rotation spot. Kyle Lobstein filled that role splendidly on Thursday.
8/28/2014 | Thomas hosts Big Hurt Brewhouse groundbreaking
The 2014 calendar year has been exceptional for Frank Thomas. At the core of Thomas' good fortune was becoming a first-ballot electee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Jan. 8. Thomas was then inducted on July 27 with a historic Cooperstown class. But on Thursday, the focus fell more on Frank Thomas, businessman and restaurateur, than Frank Thomas, highly accomplished baseball player.
8/28/2014 | Williams reflects on stellar August, eyes strong finish
Nationals beat reporter Bill Ladson recently caught up with manager Matt Williams to talk about the Nationals and the status of Ryan Zimmerman and Bryce Harper.
8/28/2014 | Twins strike for six in 10th inning to best KC
Jordan Schafer finished with four RBIs, including a two-run single in a big six-run 10th inning as the Twins earned an 11-5 win over the Royals on Thursday night.
8/28/2014 | Royals' division lead dips with extra-inning loss
Alex Gordon belted a game-tying homer in the seventh, but Bruce Chen was tagged for six runs in the 10th inning as the Royals dropped an 11-5 decision to the Twins on Thursday night.
8/28/2014 | D-backs claim Reimold off waivers from Jays
The Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays, as announced by D-backs general manager Kevin Towers. A corresponding move will be made prior to Friday's game.
8/28/2014 | Dodgers' affiliates throw two no-hitters on Thursday
Left-hander Jairo Pacheco combined with three relievers -- Kam Uter, Yeuri Gonzalez and Harlan Richter -- for a no-hitter Thursday, and the Rookie-level Dodgers defeated the Brewers, 10-0, in the Arizona League.
8/28/2014 | Royals claim Nix off waivers, activate Downs
The Royals claimed infielder Jayson Nix on outright waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, while reliever Scott Downs was activated off the disabled list. Right-handed pitcher Liam Hendriks was also optioned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
8/28/2014 | Bruce fans five times as Reds rout Cubs in finale
It was an overall splendid day for a Reds lineup that tallied 11 hits on Thursday in a 7-2 victory over the Cubs to win a three-game series, but Jay Bruce ended a poor homestand with a five-strikeout game.
8/28/2014 | Petit retires 46th straight to set MLB record
Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit etched himself into Major League history by retiring his 46th consecutive batter in the third inning of Thursday's game against the Rockies.
8/28/2014 | Once a catcher, Jansen now on record saves pace
Before Saturday's Dodgers game at Petco Park, the Padres will induct into their Hall of Fame a player who was once considered an unsuccessful Minor League shortstop. Who knew Trevor Hoffman would turn into one of the greatest closers of all time? So, who's to say Kenley Jansen won't do the same?
8/28/2014 | After fixing mechanics, Ackley looking like new hitter
For the record, Lloyd McClendon doesn't know if Dustin Ackley is more confident now than earlier this season. But the Mariners manager does have a new nickname that reflects his stoic left fielder's barely-groomed black beard and North Carolina upbringing.
8/28/2014 | Astros extend deal with Class A Lancaster
The Astros extended their player development contract with Class A Lancaster of the California League on Thursday, meaning their affiliation with the JetHawks will continue through the 2016 season. The partnership between the Astros and Lancaster began in 2009.
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