6/26/2013 | Hicks begins rehab assignment at Triple-A
The Twins have no set timetable for the return of Aaron Hicks, who began his rehab assignment on Tuesday night with Triple-A Rochester. He finished 3-for-4 with a double and two singles for the Red Wings.
6/26/2013 | Forty years later, Clyde's rush to bigs still unfortunate
Forty years ago Thursday, David Clyde made the jump from pitching for Westchester High School in Houston to pitching in the big leagues. Unfortunately he wasn't allowed to develop in the Minors, instead being used as a drawing card by a struggling Rangers franchise.
6/26/2013 | Springer wins Texas League All-Star MVP trophy
Astros prospect George Springer homered twice and drove in three runs in the Texas League All-Star Game on Tuesday night, taking home MVP honors as he makes his way to Triple-A.
6/26/2013 | Marlins break old habits with strong June
Entering Wednesday, the Marlins are 12-9 in June, which gives them the sixth-best winning percentage (.571) of any team in the Majors for the month. In 2012, the Marlins were 8-18 in June, tumbling them out of contention to the point management traded away core players last July.
6/26/2013 | Reyes makes impact on defence in return to lineup
Jose Reyes didn't make his presence felt at the plate, but he did in the field during his first game with the Blue Jays in more than two months.
6/26/2013 | Hembree has the arm strength to succeed
San Francisco Giants right-handed pitching prospect Heath Hembree has the type of quality arm worthy of serious consideration. However, lately this season, his statistical results contradict his upside.
6/26/2013 | Dickey dominates Rays with two-hit shutout
Jose Reyes made his return to the Blue Jays' lineup, but it was right-hander R.A. Dickey who stole the show in a 3-0 victory over the Rays on Wednesday afternoon at Tropicana Field.
6/26/2013 | Marlins will have no shortage of suitors for Nolasco
The question is not whether Ricky Nolasco is going to win a Cy Young Award. The question is whether Nolasco will be better than what some contending team currently has, and thus will give that team a better chance to reach the postseason. There will be more than one club answering that question with a convinced, confirmed, resounding "yes."
6/26/2013 | Dynamic No. 2 hitters packing pop like never before
Nowhere is the philosophical drift away from small ball in the Major Leagues more evident than in the evolving role of the No. 2 hitter in the lineup. What we're seeing now are bangers with speed in the table-setting slot, driving balls through gaps and over walls.
6/26/2013 | 'Sneaky' Trade Deadline candidates to watch closely
In the spirit of a Trade Deadline in which it's often the less-glamorous swaps that wind up looking awfully shrewd come October, here are guys whose performances are perhaps overlooked.
6/26/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 26
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/26/2013 | Kershaw seeking support to end winless streak
The Dodgers aim to extend their winning streak to five Wednesday, as they go for a sweep of the archrival Giants, who now sit below .500 for the first time since Opening Day. Two former Cy Young Award winners -- familiar foes Clayton Kershaw and Tim Lincecum -- will take the mound at Dodger Stadium.
6/26/2013 | UCLA caps first title by blanking Mississippi State
Right-hander Nick Vander Tuig tossed eight shutout innings and the Bruins' offense had its best showing of the postseason to lead UCLA to an 8-0 win over Mississippi State on Tuesday at TD Ameritrade Park to secure the program's first national championship.
6/26/2013 | Dodgers edge Giants for four-game win streak
The Dodgers got two-run homers from Mark Ellis and Hanley Ramirez, another quality start from rookie Stephen Fife and a game-saving catch in Matt Kemp's return to the lineup, but they were all out to hang on to a 6-5 win over the Giants on Tuesday.
6/26/2013 | Walker fires six shutout innings in Triple-A debut
Taijuan Walker, the top prospect in the Mariners organization, lived up to the billing in his much-hyped Triple-A debut. Walker tossed six scoreless innings for the win on a rainy Tuesday night.
6/25/2013 | Early surge helps A's stave off Reds
Josh Donaldson singled and scored in the A's two-run second inning and a two-run homer in a four-run third as Oakland jumped on Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo early and held on for the win despite left-hander Tommy Milone only lasting 4 2/3 innings.
6/25/2013 | Cardinals' Carpenter a quick study at second base
Matt Carpenter might be the National League's best second baseman, and isn't it funny how things work out? When the Cardinals opened Spring Training, he'd made just two career starts at second. He had no history there, either, having played third base in high school and at Texas Christian University.
6/25/2013 | Kawasaki optioned to make room for Reyes
Munenori Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo after a 5-1 loss on Tuesday to the Rays in order to make room for Jose Reyes. On the surface, it's another routine transaction, but for those inside the clubhouse, it seemed like anything but.
6/25/2013 | Six-error night most by Tigers in 31 years
The key to a good game is a strong offense, pitching and defense. However, it seemed like the Tigers forgot the last part, committing six errors in a 14-8 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
6/25/2013 | Center fielder Blanco just wants to contribute
Gregor Blanco will remain the Giants' regular center fielder for possibly the rest of the season, due to Angel Pagan's left hamstring injury that required surgery Tuesday. But Blanco refuses to take his status for granted.
6/25/2013 | Braves' bevy of blanks disconcerting
Through Spring Training and into the start of this season, the Braves flirted with becoming the Big Blue Machine. They spent the winter adding the Upton brothers to sluggers Brian McCann, Jason Heyward and others. So, in a flash, they were evolving into the 21st century version of the Big Red Machine. Turns out, the Braves are no machine of any color.
6/25/2013 | Giants GM Sabean biding time for possible trades
Giants general manager Brian Sabean intends to strengthen his struggling ballclub by engineering a trade, but he insisted Tuesday that now's not the time.
6/25/2013 | Season-high 20 hits lift Red Sox to win in opener
Boston combined for season-high 20 hits Tuesday, including 12 in the first three innings, en route to an 11-4 victory over the Rockies in the series opener at Fenway Park.
6/25/2013 | Ichiro rips walk-off shot to get Yanks past Rangers
On a night that began with two Japanese starting pitchers facing each other for just the 11th time in Major League history, Ichiro Suzuki stepped in to end it, homering in the ninth inning to lift the Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
6/25/2013 | Efficient rehab start puts Pineda closer to Yanks debut
Michael Pineda's rehab appearance with the Trenton Thunder, the first of his assignment with the Yankees' Double-A affiliate, was a mix of economical pitching, excellent command and a highly productive offense behind him. In front of a crowd of 6,189, Pineda worked quickly and with an early lead.
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