7/7/2013 | Haren hoping to turn things around in return vs. Phils
Nationals right-hander Dan Haren will return to the mound for Monday's series opener against the Phillies, who will have former Nationals pitcher John Lannan on the hill.
7/7/2013 | Newtown residents honored at Yankee Stadium
Sunday was Newtown Day at Yankee Stadium, as first Selectman Pat Llodra and more than 4,000 Newtown residents were in attendance for New York's game against Baltimore.
7/7/2013 | Yanks get behind Robertson's Final Vote candidacy
Joe Girardi is happy closer Mariano Rivera will get to pitch in the All-Star Game during the final season of his career, and he knows how deserving second baseman Robinson Cano is of his spot in the starting lineup. But with a little more than a week remaining before the game, the Yankees' manager is making a case to get David Robertson on the American League squad through the Final Vote.
7/7/2013 | Peavy sees pieces in place for quick rebound
Right-hander Jake Peavy looks around at a top-flight pitching staff in place and a team that was as fundamentally sound as any in baseball last year, despite this year's severe regression, and believes the White Sox are not in line for any prolonged contention drought.
7/7/2013 | Competitive Beckham pushing to new heights
Carrying a robust .336 average into Sunday's series finale against the Rays, White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham uses one word to define how he's feeling as a baseball player: competitive.
7/7/2013 | Santiago changes routine in effort to fix slow starts
White Sox left-hander Hector Santiago has been searching for any solution to cure his early-game issues as a starter, with an ERA of 4.55 over his first three innings pitched dropping to 3.13 from innings four through six.
7/7/2013 | Sale's reputation growing despite win-loss record
The Rays handed Chris Sale his sixth straight loss on Saturday night, but they tipped their caps to the White Sox All-Star left-hander.
7/7/2013 | Yanks hoping to stay hot with Royals in town
As the Royals head to the Bronx for a four-game set beginning Monday, they will face the daunting task of taking on a team that has dominated their division. The Yankees are 14-3 against the AL Central, including a three-game sweep at Kauffman Stadium in May.
7/7/2013 | Bats boost Phillies to key series win over Braves
The Phillies need to win a bunch of games before the All-Star break to keep their roster intact entering and exiting the July 31 Trade Deadline. They hope they took a step in the right direction with Sunday afternoon's 7-3 victory over the Braves at Citizens Bank Park.
7/7/2013 | Feldman to face old mates as O's host Rangers
Rangers hitters will see a familiar face on the mound when they step to the plate Monday in the first of a four-game set at Camden Yards. Former Rangers starter Scott Feldman will toe the rubber for the Orioles, making his second start since he was acquired from the Cubs.
7/7/2013 | Balfour candidate to replace Colon as All-Star
Barring any unforeseen changes, Bartolo Colon will start next Sunday, meaning he may elect not to pitch in the All-Star Game two days later. The A's know just the right guy to replace him if that happens -- closer Grant Balfour.
7/7/2013 | Tigers place Downs on DL, recall Reed from Toledo
The Tigers had to scramble to make a last-minute move in their bullpen Sunday morning, placing left-hander Darin Downs on the 15-day disabled list with left rotator cuff tendinitis. They recalled right-hander Evan Reed from nearby Triple-A Toledo and got him to Cleveland in time for the game.
7/7/2013 | With Infante out, Santiago takes advantage of at-bats
Now that the Tigers need Ramon Santiago the most, he's swinging like a Major League player. If there's any silver lining to Omar Infante's injury, it's the regular at-bats that allowed Santiago to get going.
7/7/2013 | Leyland proud of Prince's heads-up double play
Tigers manager Jim Leyland talked like a proud manager Sunday morning about the double play Prince Fielder turned Saturday afternoon. When Fielder tagged the lead runner standing on first base before he touched the bag, he got right what Boston's Dustin Pedroia mixed up last month at Comerica Park.
7/7/2013 | Davis ready to crush in Derby if called upon
Chris Davis, the leading vote-getter for the All-Star Game, said Sunday that he didn't know whether he will be chosen to represent the American League in the Home Run Derby, but he'll be happy to participate if selected.
7/7/2013 | With Chen set to return, Showalter mulling options
The Orioles are still feeling out their rotation and plotting out how to best finish off the first half. Injured starter Wei-Yin Chen is ready to come off the disabled list and will likely pitch on Tuesday or Wednesday against the Rangers, but manager Buck Showalter still isn't sure of the exact alignment.
7/7/2013 | Month after knee surgery, Kratz to start rehab stint
Phillies catcher Erik Kratz is ready to go. He has been on the disabled list since June 9 because of a torn medial meniscus in his left knee. He had surgery to repair the knee a short time later, but he learned Sunday he will begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
7/7/2013 | Ruf starts at first base, will get a lot of playing time
In a 24-hour span, Darin Ruf went from Triple-A batting practice to having two hits in two Major League appearances this season under his belt. Ruf was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley by the Phillies on Saturday to replace Ryan Howard on the 25-man roster. Howard's sore left knee forced him to the disabled list.
7/7/2013 | Yanks playing it safe with rehabbing Jeter
Derek Jeter would have likely penciled himself into the Yankees' starting lineup on Sunday if manager Joe Girardi had let him.
7/7/2013 | Girardi focusing on A-Rod's rehab, not results
Alex Rodriguez is just 1-for-6 in three games of a Class A rehab stint, but manager Joe Girardi isn't focusing on what the numbers say.
7/7/2013 | Pitching matchup highlights Mariners vs. Red Sox
All-Star Felix Hernandez heads to the mound as the Mariners open a series against Jon Lester and the Red Sox on Monday at Safeco Field.
7/7/2013 | Reynolds returns to lineup as slump persists
Mark Reynolds was back in the starting lineup Sunday after sitting Saturday for the first eight innings of the Tribe's 9-4 loss to the Tigers. Reynolds entered as a pinch-hitter in the ninth and struck out, continuing his recent slump.
7/7/2013 | Swisher up for first Feller Act of Valor Award
Nick Swisher and Justin Verlander were honored prior to Sunday's game against Detroit for being among the five nominees for the inaugural Bob Feller Act of Valor Award.
7/7/2013 | Price improves to 2-0 since coming off disabled list
Left-hander David Price struck out five and walked none in a complete-game performance to lead the Rays to a 3-1 victory, the club's fourth straight, over the visiting White Sox on Sunday at Tropicana Field. Ben Zobrist, Sean Rodriguez and Jose Molina each plated a run.
7/7/2013 | Indians designate Carrasco, promote Guilmet
The Indians designated Carlos Carrasco for assignment Sunday for the purposes of optioning him to Triple-A, promoted Preston Guilmet from Columbus and transferred Lou Marson to the 60-day DL.
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