7/31/2013 | Spencer: Jeter isn't Jeter, not yet
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who played in only his third game of the season Tuesday because of last October's broken ankle, is a thoroughbred forced by circumstances to act like a trotter. It doesn't come naturally, and it's no fun at all.
7/31/2013 | Given second chance, Buck delivers winning shot
Though John Buck made a critical out in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Marlins, grounding to the left side with Marlon Byrd on third base and one out, he came away from it about as pleased as a player can be with an unsuccessful at-bat. So Buck did not change a thing when he came to the plate two innings later with the bases loaded and no outs.
7/30/2013 | M. Ellis' walk-off hit keeps Dodgers rolling
Mark Ellis' walk-off single in the ninth inning against the Yankees on Tuesday night gave the Dodgers a 3 1/2-game lead in the National League West and the franchise's first 10-1 start to the second half of a season.
7/30/2013 | Mejia aims to build on sterling season debut vs. Fish
The Mets weren't sure what to expect from Jenrry Mejia in his season debut last time out, but he pitched so well against the Nationals that he earned a spot in New York's new six-man rotation. The righty will look to build on that outing when he faces Henderson Alvarez and the Marlins on Wednesday in Miami.
7/30/2013 | Granderson wrapping up second rehab stint
Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson, who has been limited to eight games this season because of arm and finger fractures sustained when he was hit by pitches, is staying positive as he wraps up his second rehab stint.
7/30/2013 | Villar displays fearlessness with straight steal of home
In his short time in the Major Leagues, rookie shortstop Jonathan Villar certainly hasn't been intimidated by anything that's been thrown in his path. His straight steal of home on Tuesday is proof.
7/30/2013 | Scott's colorful contributions worth remembering
Just because you lack a bronzed plague associated with the undisputed icons of the game, it doesn't mean you didn't spend long stretches of your career scaring the stirrups off opponents.
7/30/2013 | Rangers take 10-inning slugfest on Martin's homer
For the second straight night, the Rangers celebrated a walk-off victory against the Angels. This time, Leonys Martin came through with the game-winning home run in the 10th to the defeat the Angels, 14-11, Tuesday night.
7/30/2013 | Cruz carries on despite possible discipline
Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz is living a day-to-day proposition as multiple media outlets report that Major League Baseball is getting ready to announce suspensions for players involved in the league's investigation into Biogenesis.
7/30/2013 | A's acquire Callaspo to bolster infield depth
The A's bolstered their infield on Tuesday, acquiring infielder Alberto Callaspo from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for former first-round Draft pick Grant Green.
7/30/2013 | Competitive Peavy a natural fit in Boston
Jake Peavy will be a nice fit in the Red Sox's clubhouse. Normally, that might not be the first thing to consider, but it seems especially important because of how dramatically the environment around the Red Sox changed in one season.
7/30/2013 | Happ only a few rehab starts away from return
Left-hander J.A. Happ is likely two starts away from making his long-awaited return to the Major Leagues.
7/30/2013 | Angels trade Callaspo to A's, acquire Green
The Angels traded third baseman Alberto Callaspo to the A's on Tuesday night in exchange for Minor League infielder Grant Green, who can play both middle-infield positions.
7/30/2013 | Sox land Peavy in three-team deal; Iglesias to Tigers
The exhaustive search for a proven starting pitcher wound up a successful mission for the Red Sox as general manager Ben Cherington reeled in right-hander Jake Peavy from the White Sox in a three-team, seven-player deal late Tuesday night. To land Peavy, the Red Sox also had to include the Tigers, sending Jose Iglesias to Detroit in the trade.
7/30/2013 | Miggy day to day with abdominal strain
When Miguel Cabrera dove down the line to rob Wilson Ramos of an extra-base hit in the fifth inning Tuesday, he looked healthy, like he was before his abdominal strain started bothering him a month ago. A few pitches later, when he charged in from third on Chad Tracy's slow roller, the injury that sidelined him for four games last week had flared up again.
7/30/2013 | Molina to have MRI on sprained knee
Yadier Molina left the nightcap of Tuesday's doubleheader in the fourth inning with a sprained right knee. He caught Tyler Lyons for three innings and took two at-bats before being replaced by Rob Johnson.
7/30/2013 | Mets Buck up in extras after Wheeler flirts with no-no
What began as a flirtation with history ended -- as so many Mets-Marlins games do -- in an extra-inning war of attrition. Ultimately, the Mets recovered from Zack Wheeler's shattered no-hit bid to win a 4-2 game over the Marlins, thanks to John Buck's tiebreaking two-run single in the 10th.
7/30/2013 | Angels, Rangers to close wild series in Texas
Wednesday's game features a matchup of veteran right-hander Jerome Williams for the Angels against 22-year-old lefty Martin Perez for the Rangers, and finally all the focus will be on the game itself when it begins at 7:05 p.m. CT.
7/30/2013 | Dodger Stadium screening 'The Sandlot' Sept. 1
The Dodgers will screen the classic baseball film "The Sandlot" at Dodger Stadium following a Sept. 1 day game against the Padres.
7/30/2013 | Amid trade rumors, Melky rests sore legs
Melky Cabrera was left out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Tuesday night, but the decision was based on lingering soreness in his legs and not because of the looming non-waiver Trade Deadline.
7/30/2013 | Gibbons says Johnson dealing with knee injury
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons revealed on Tuesday afternoon that right-hander Josh Johnson has been dealing with a minor knee injury this season.
7/30/2013 | Homers help Phillies snap losing streak
The Phillies defeated the Giants, 7-3, at Citizens Bank Park to snap an eight-game losing streak and nudge their record to 50-56.
7/30/2013 | Dodgers weighing options for Fife's return
The Dodgers have a decision to make this week regarding starting pitcher Stephen Fife, who has been rehabbing in the Minor Leagues. "He's making another start, we're just not sure where," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said on Tuesday.
7/30/2013 | Kendrick to face Giants after trade buzz dies down
Regardless of what team Michael Young suits up for Wednesday, the Phillies are going to continue to try to dig themselves out of the hole they dug for themselves in the National League East. Kyle Kendrick will be on the mound for Philadelphia, while Chad Gaudin will start for the Giants.
7/30/2013 | Scioscia receives quick ejection at Texas
Angels manager Mike Scioscia was ejected on Tuesday after coming out to argue a close play at first to start the bottom of the second inning.
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