6/22/2013 | Mattingly doesn't expect Greinke-Quentin repeat
Manager Don Mattingly predicted there would be no Saturday night rematch of the April skirmish between Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke and Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin, who would face each other for the first time since that brawl.
6/22/2013 | Neck doing well, Lilly throws bullpen session
Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly threw his first bullpen session Saturday since being placed on the disabled list June 5 with a neck strain.
6/22/2013 | Parmelee spells Willingham on Saturday
In starting Chris Parmelee in right field on Saturday, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire hoped the 25-year-old would put together quality at-bats while building confidence at the plate.
6/22/2013 | Twins riding seven-game home run streak
After Brian Dozier's home run in Friday's loss, the Twins knocked four more -- two from Chris Parmelee -- in Saturday's defeat, extending their home run streak to seven games.
6/22/2013 | Thomas moves up, Dozier down in lineup vs. righty
Brian Dozier might like hitting leadoff, but that doesn't mean he's always going to get his wish. The Twins slated Clete Thomas into that spot on Saturday against the Indians.
6/22/2013 | Myers rips first big league homer in grand fashion
Opposing teams might want to reconsider pitching around Evan Longoria when Wil Myers is standing in the on-deck circle. In the sixth inning Saturday, Myers belted a grand slam off CC Sabathia for his first career homer after an intentional walk to Longoria.
6/22/2013 | Giants win in 11th after Zito's clutch start
Pitching with a heavy heart after his father died Wednesday, Barry Zito tossed seven innngs and allowed just one run to the Marlins, giving the Giants the opportunity to win. It took until the 11th inning Saturday, but the Giants ultimately won, 2-1, on a walk-off when Hector Sanchez's pinch-hit, bases-loaded blooper landed in short left field to score Gregor Blanco.
6/22/2013 | Pettibone exits in seventh with back tightness
Phillies starter Jonathan Pettibone left Saturday's game against the Mets with lower back tightness
6/22/2013 | Avila to start rehab stint Sunday in Toledo
If Alex Avila wasn't on the 15-day disabled list, he thinks he may have been able to play in Saturday's game against the Red Sox. Unfortunately, he'll have to settle for a rehab assignment when he heads to Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.
6/22/2013 | Hunter pulls out old trick for former teammate
Torii Hunter played with Mike Napoli for three seasons with the Angels, and Hunter says Napoli should have known better.
6/22/2013 | Relievers enjoy homecoming in St. Louis
The majority of the Rangers relievers have something to talk about while they are in St. Louis. Five of the seven are from towns that are within a day's drive of Busch Stadium.
6/22/2013 | Kinsler the spark that's igniting Rangers
Manager Ron Washington says it's no coincidence that the Rangers have headed in a positive direction since the return of Ian Kinsler from the disabled list.
6/22/2013 | Redmond earns first managerial ejection
In the fifth inning of the Marlins' 74th game of the season, Mike Redmond was ejected for the first time as a big league manager. The 42-year-old former catcher was tossed by first-base umpire Mark Wegner after a disputed fan interference call Saturday at AT&T Park.
6/22/2013 | Fifth starter to be sorted out over time
With Tyler Lyons heading back to Triple-A Memphis, the Cardinals are in need of a fifth starter in the rotation. But with three off-days in the next two weeks, the Cardinals will have ample time to sort it out.
6/22/2013 | Wainwright seeks win No. 11 vs. hot-hitting Rangers
Adam Wainwright will try to bounce back from a rough outing and help the Cardinals avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the Rangers on Sunday night at Busch Stadium. Right-hander Nick Tepesch takes the mound for Texas.
6/22/2013 | Rangers' twin blasts boost stellar Perez
A.J. Pierzynski and Nelson Cruz each hit two-run home runs off St. Louis rookie Shelby Miller in a 4-2 Rangers victory over the host Cardinals on Saturday night at Busch Stadium. Martin Perez picked up the win with seven superb innings.
6/22/2013 | Argument against DH doesn't hold up
The designated hitter remains a point of contention in Interleague Play. In general, the American League likes it. The National League folks, not so much. Maybe everybody should take a deep breath.
6/22/2013 | Lefty reliever Takahashi acquired from Cubs
The Rockies added to their bullpen depth by acquiring left-handed reliever Hisanori Takahashi from the Cubs for a player to be named or cash considerations, the club announced Saturday.
6/22/2013 | JJ looks to give Blue Jays sweep of Orioles
The Blue Jays will send Josh Johnson to the mound on Sunday at Rogers Centre looking for the club's 11th straight win. Slugger Chris Davis and the rest of the O's will try to thwart Toronto's efforts.
6/22/2013 | Nova returns from Minors to make start for Yankees
Ivan Nova will start for the Yankees on Sunday. After that, there's no definitive plan outlining the right-hander's future. Nova will be opposed in the series finale by Tampa Bay hurler Chris Archer, who has hopes of a long-term stay in the Rays' rotation. To do that, he'll need to make some adjustments that can keep him in games longer.
6/22/2013 | AL All-Star outfield, catcher races heating up
With Adam Jones and Mike Trout neck-and-neck at the top of the American League outfield race in the most recent voting tally, the Orioles' Nick Markakis has a tenuous hold on the coveted No. 3 spot, in a tight race with the Blue Jays' Jose Bautista and the Tigers' Torii Hunter.
6/22/2013 | Cain looking to give Giants split with Marlins
The rebuilding Marlins have given the defending World Series champions all they can handle through the first three games of a four-game weekend set at AT&T Park, and the Giants find themselves needing something big from ace Matt Cain in Sunday's finale.
6/22/2013 | Dodgers tab Capuano to start Sunday on short rest
Chris Capuano will start for the Dodgers on Sunday on short rest, manager Don Mattingly confirmed on Saturday. It will be the first time Capuano will be pitching on three days rest since 2005, before he underwent two Tommy John surgeries.
6/22/2013 | Adams placed on DL with biceps tendinitis
Phillies setup man Mike Adams was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with biceps tendinitis in his throwing arm.
6/22/2013 | Pagan 'back to zero' with hamstring injury
Injured Giants outfielder Angel Pagan indicated Saturday that he would meet with a doctor soon to evaluate his options following a setback in Thursday's Class A rehab appearance.
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