4/6/2013 | Buck becomes force at plate, not just behind it
Catcher John Buck has established himself in the middle of New York's lineup this season with two homers and a .421 average through five games.
4/6/2013 | Mets get needed offense from behind plate in win
Catcher John Buck's sixth-inning double set the stage for Daniel Murphy's winning RBI triple in a 7-3 Mets victory over the Marlins at Citi Field on Saturday.
4/6/2013 | Bautista sidelined another game with sore right ankle
Jose Bautista was forced to miss his second consecutive game on Saturday afternoon because of a twisted right ankle.
4/6/2013 | Rios' two-run blast helps White Sox best King Felix
Dylan Axelrod knew there wasn't much margin for error against Felix Hernandez, and he was nearly flawless over 5 2/3 innings in the White Sox 4-3 victory on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field.
4/6/2013 | Stanton looks to heat up at plate
Through the Marlins' first four games, Giancarlo Stanton was 2-for-14 with seven strikeouts, but he feels healthy, and manager Mike Redmond sees the slugger heating up soon.
4/6/2013 | Davis in historic company, could be poised for big year
Baltimore's Chris Davis has historic company in his season-opening four-game homer streak and could be poised for a big season. Willie Mays, Mark McGwire and Nelson Cruz all put together memorable years after accomplishing the feat.
4/6/2013 | Greinke opens Dodgers career with a gem
Zack Greinke allowed two hits while striking out six Pirates in 6 1/3 scoreless innings on Friday night, earning the victory in his Dodgers debut and showing why the club gave him a hefty free agent contract to be a co-ace with Clayton Kershaw.
4/6/2013 | They came, we SAW, they conquered
Columnist Matt Yallof lists his top 10 list of players we all must SAW -- Stop and watch -- when we see them.
4/5/2013 | D-backs score twice on wild pitch to win Miley's debut
The D-backs scored a pair of go-ahead runs on a seventh-inning wild pitch to beat the Brewers, 3-1, on Friday night at Miller Park.
4/5/2013 | Freese sees action in Triple-A rehab game
David Freese went 1-for-4 and played seven innings for Triple-A Memphis on Friday, marking the first game action the third baseman has seen since March 22.
4/5/2013 | Martin seeks uplifting return to LA
Pirates catcher Russell Martin hopes his return to Dodger Stadium, where he played his home games from 2006-10, will help him get out of his early-season dry spell at the plate.
4/5/2013 | Phillies starters struggling to get their footing
The Phillies lost their third game of the season Friday in their home opener at Citizens Bank Park. Each of the games has one thing in common: The Phillies starter has lasted fewer than six innings.
4/5/2013 | Magic returns to rivalry with Jays in Boston's win
Mike Napoli made up for a near-silent start to his Red Sox career Friday night at Rogers Centre. He drove in three crucial runs to lead the Red Sox to a tense 6-4 victory against the Blue Jays.
4/5/2013 | Romo thriving in role as Giants' closer
Sergio Romo nailed down the save Friday, giving him three spotless ninth innings to start his first full season as a closer. Having emerged from a committee and taken the reins late in the regular season in 2012, Romo is picking up where he left off in a great run through October a year ago.
4/5/2013 | Axford not concerned with early dip in velocity
Viewing video of his outing yielded no answers for Brewers closer John Axford, who on Friday brushed aside concerns about his diminished velocity in a rough outing against the Rockies.
4/5/2013 | Billingsley returning on Wednesday in San Diego
Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley made it through a Minor League rehab start on Thursday with no issues to his injured right index finger and is ready to be activated from the disabled list.
4/5/2013 | Colon ready to get back on hill for A's
Right-hander Bartolo Colon is a day away from making his first big league start in nearly eight months against the Astros, meaning the A's are a day away from their first regular-season look at the veteran following his suspension for performance enhancing drugs.
4/5/2013 | Lackey readies for first start since '11
When John Lackey takes the mound for the Red Sox on Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre, it will mark his first appearance in a regular-season game since Sept. 25, 2011.
4/5/2013 | Sore neck sidelines Braun, Aramis exits early
Left fielder Ryan Braun was scratched from the starting lineup before the game riday with neck spasms and third baseman Aramis Ramirez limped off in the fourth inning.
4/5/2013 | Crush Davis: Slugger's record slam lifts O's
Chris Davis became just the fourth Major Leaguer to homer in the first four games to start a season by launching a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning to give the Orioles a 9-5 win over the Twins on Friday afternoon.
4/5/2013 | Rays trade catcher Vogt to Oakland
Tampa Bay traded catcher Stephen Vogt to Oakland for a player to be named later or cash. Vogt saw his first Major League action over three stints with the Rays in 2012.
4/5/2013 | Blackley ready to step in and help Astros
The Astros didn't only get a left-hander capable of multiple innings when they traded for reliever Travis Blackley on Thursday, they got themselves a colorful character.
4/5/2013 | Danks taking small steps with each start
The five-inning, 77-pitch effort from John Danks during an extended spring game Thursday in Arizona was deemed "a bit better" than his previous starts from the reports White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper received.
4/5/2013 | Eaton swinging bat as he eyes return from elbow injury
Adam Eaton hit off a tee for the second straight day Friday just two weeks after being placed on the disabled list with an injured left elbow.
4/5/2013 | Davis slams way into exclusive company
O's slugger Chris Davis made history on Friday, becoming the fourth player in Major League history to get a home run in four straight games to begin the season while also recording 16 RBIs, which broke the old record (12) that three players held.
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