4/30/2013 | Wright states case, returns to Mets lineup
Three hours prior to Tuesday's first pitch against the Marlins, Mets manager Terry Collins expressed some hesitancy over testing David Wright's sore neck in the starting lineup. But Wright is not the type of player who signs off on such plans easily.
4/30/2013 | Recker makes it known he can pitch in emergency
Mets manager Terry Collins knew from an incident two years ago that outfielder Mike Baxter boasted enough catching experience to serve behind the plate if needed. But it was not until the later innings Monday that he discovered backup catcher Anthony Recker's history as a part-time pitcher at Alvernia University.
4/30/2013 | Frustrating end to excellent April for Parnell
Bobby Parnell wasn't pleased Tuesday, when manager Terry Collins was committed to keeping him out of the game due to a heavy workload in the past two days.
4/30/2013 | Late homers carry Brewers; Weeks has revival at plate
Yuniesky Betancourt hit the decisive home run in the seventh inning of Milwaukee's 12-8 victory over the Pirates on Tuesday. Rickie Weeks had three hits and five RBIs, and every starter on the Brewers had at least one hit.
4/30/2013 | Padres rout Cubs with season-high 13 runs
The Padres scored a season-high 13 runs, thanks in part to a five-run fifth inning against Edwin Jackson and the Cubs, in a 13-7 win on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
4/30/2013 | Granderson near rehab stint; Tex targets June
The Yankees are hopeful that Curtis Granderson will rejoin their lineup at some point in May, but it seems likely that Mark Teixeira will have to wait until June.
4/30/2013 | Swisher held out of lineup with sore left shoulder
Nick Swisher has willingly shifted between first base and right field to help the Indians' depleted lineup over the past couple of weeks. In the process, the difference in positions has taken a toll on Swisher's throwing arm. On Tuesday, Terry Francona held Swisher out of the starting lineup due to soreness in his left shoulder.
4/30/2013 | Kipnis slowly regaining his form offensively
The Indians entered this season with high hopes that Jason Kipnis would serve as an offensive catalyst in the heart of their lineup. The second baseman has gotten off to a slow start, but there appear to be signs of life lately.
4/30/2013 | Aviles providing Tribe versatility, production off bench
Mike Aviles is not one to pout when his name is not in the Indians' starting lineup. The versatile utility man is simply trying to make the most of the games manager Terry Francona gives him. Such is the life of a good role player.
4/30/2013 | Coke's sore groin puts strain on Tigers' bullpen
Phil Coke continues to be bothered by the left groin strain that has sidelined him since last weekend. The question the Tigers faced Tuesday was whether he's ready to return. The question they could soon face is how long they can afford to wait.
4/30/2013 | Scherzer's curve keyed series-opener success
For all the attention on Max Scherzer's 10 strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings in Monday's 4-3 win against the Twins, his bigger key to victory might have been holding Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau hitless. Scherzer's strikeouts were generally a mix of fastballs and changeups, but he credited another pitch for his success against Minnesota's dangerous duo.
4/30/2013 | Leyland recalls Elia's famous postgame rant
For a manager who has had his share of sound bites and postgame news conferences crash the airwaves and dominate highlight shows -- his blow-up about umpiring in Boston last May can still be seen on MLB Network -- Jim Leyland can appreciate a good rant.
4/30/2013 | Joseph's work pays off with callup to Yankees
Corban Joseph's call to the big leagues came late on Monday, as the Yankees summoned the infielder to the Bronx to replace the injured Kevin Youkilis on the active roster. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that Joseph was promoted because he is on the club's 40-man roster, and that Joseph is most comfortable on the right side of the infield.
4/30/2013 | Benoit's saves cover wide range of pitch counts
Joaquin Benoit already had the longest save in Major League history since the save rule became standard in 1969, having pitched the last seven innings of a win for the Rangers in 2002. Now he has one of the shortest saves in Tigers' history.
4/30/2013 | Seventh heaven: Indians club septet of blasts
Only a handful of games ago, Cleveland was scratching and clawing in an effort to find home plate. Things have changed in a hurry for the suddenly potent Tribe. The Indians launched seven home runs, beat up on Phillies starter Roy Halladay and cruised to a 14-2 rout on Tuesday night at Progressive Field.
4/30/2013 | Victorino hits off tee, but still out of lineup
Shane Victorino, who has been out since Thursday with lower back stiffness, swung in the cage and hit off a tee Tuesday for the first time since the injury.
4/30/2013 | Mauer eyes two days off after facing Verlander
Justin Verlander wouldn't seem to be a pitcher that could turn things around for Joe Mauer, but the Twins' catcher entered Tuesday with a .373 average against the Tigers' ace. Mauer went 1-for-3 against Verlander in a 6-1 loss, snapping his five-game hitless streak with a single in the third.
4/30/2013 | Green more than veteran presence for Marlins
Nick Green, who opened the season at Triple-A New Orleans, has been giving the Marlins clutch production in recent days.
4/30/2013 | Marlins call on Ozuna to man Stanton's post
Marcell Ozuna, 22, was recalled from Double-A Jacksonville to replace Giancarlo Stanton, who went down with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain on Monday, in right field.
4/30/2013 | Ramirez starts at former home as Hicks rests
Wilkin Ramirez started in center field Tuesday for his first game at Comerica Park as a visitor. He played 13 games for the Tigers in 2009, when he homered in his big league debut.
4/30/2013 | McCann could return as early as next week
If the remainder of Brian McCann's Minor League rehab assignment goes well through the end of this week, he could be back in Atlanta's lineup for next week's series in Cincinnati.
4/30/2013 | Mets look to turn page in May with Gee on hill
A once-promising April went south quickly for the Mets, who head into May riding a six-game losing streak. Their first chance to change it around in the new month is the series finale in Miami, where the Marlins send Wade LeBlanc to face Dillon Gee.
4/30/2013 | Wild ninth gives Miami back-to-back walk-offs
Juan Pierre scored the decisive run on a wild pitch that lifted the Marlins to a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Mets on Tuesday night at Marlins Park.
4/30/2013 | Stanton diagnosed with Grade 2 hamstring strain
An MRI taken on Tuesday revealed Giancarlo Stanton has a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring that likely will keep the Marlins' slugger out for more than his 15-day disabled list stint.
4/30/2013 | Long and short of it: Astros adjust to new league
The morning after beating the Yankees on Monday night, Astros right-hander Lucas Harrell showed up at the MLB Fan Cave along with teammates Bud Norris, Travis Blackley and Brandon Barnes. Each player was asked by MLB.com what he has noticed most so far about life in the American League.
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