7/22/2013 | Mauer advances Beat the Streak mark to 42 games
We're still more than a week away from August and "BTS Club 40" has already admitted five new members this year, as each fan managed to make at least 40 straight successful selections without a miss on their quest for 57 in MLB's game for a $5.6 million grand prize.
7/22/2013 | Make or break time in division, Wild Card races
With the All-Star break having come and gone, a number of division and Wild Card races are bound to start heating up down the stretch. While a number of variables will alter each race on a day-by-day basis, certain teams may already have an edge when it comes to their remaining schedules.
7/22/2013 | MLB Notebook: Harvey continues to dazzle
Matt Harvey continued his dazzling campaign on Sunday, allowing just three hits in seven shutout innings while striking out 10 and walking none to help the Mets to a 5-0 win over the Phillies.
7/22/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: July 22
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
7/22/2013 | The Week Ahead: Postseason races getting serious
The first full week of baseball following the All-Star break -- and the last one before the non-waiver Trade Deadline -- gives us the opportunity to catch up on the standings, stats and stirrings and once again take stock in where we stand in this championship season of 2013.
7/22/2013 | Yu set for anticipated return against Yankees
Yu Darvish will return from the disabled list for the Rangers on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series, while the Yankees turn to Ivan Nova, who entered the All-Star break on a tear.
7/21/2013 | Napoli's second homer finishes Yanks in 11
Mike Napoli belted a walk-off solo homer to center field with two outs in the bottom of the 11th early Monday morning, lifting the Red Sox to a draining 8-7 victory over the Yankees at Fenway Park.
7/21/2013 | Behind Tillman, O's complete Texas sweep
The Orioles dominated the Rangers in Sunday's 4-2 win to finish off a series sweep, with Chris Tillman delivering eight-plus innings of two-run ball.
7/21/2013 | Running is Jeter's greatest remaining hurdle
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list from his strained right quadriceps next Saturday against the Rays at Yankee Stadium, but it is less than certain that he will be able to do so.
7/21/2013 | Granderson taking BP; Phelps throws
The Yankees understandably kept close tabs on Alex Rodriguez's recovery during his time with their top Minor League farm club, but several of the club's other injured big leaguers are also making significant progress down at the organization's Tampa, Fla., training facility.
7/21/2013 | Andrews visit may put Buchholz at ease
Clay Buchholz will try to ease his mind on Monday, when he visits noted orthopedist James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. The Red Sox right-hander hasn't pitched since June 8 because of a neck strain that has also given him discomfort behind his right shoulder.
7/21/2013 | Red Sox to lose Bailey for year with surgery
After a couple of days of deliberation, Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey realized that surgery was really the only option to repair his ailing right shoulder. The right-handed reliever will be operated on by Dr. David Altchek in New York on Wednesday to repair his labrum and capsule.
7/21/2013 | Red Sox trust Workman to start at Fenway
Brandon Workman, fresh off pitching 6 1/3 effective innings against the Oakland Athletics on the final day before the All-Star break, will get his second Major League start on Monday night in the opener of the Red Sox's big four-game series against the surging Tampa Bay Rays.
7/21/2013 | Lester eager to put difficult stretch in past
Due to the fact Jon Lester has struggled in recent weeks and had his first start after the All-Star break pushed from Sunday to Tuesday, there was bound to be some speculation that he is pitching through an injury. However, Lester, who threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Sunday, maintained that his problems aren't physical.
7/21/2013 | Red Sox impressed by Britton's poise
By Red Sox manager John Farrell's own admission, the circumstances surrounding Drake Britton's Major League debut could have been easier. With runners on first and second, no outs in the ninth inning and his parents in the stands, the 24-year-old lefty reliever entered Saturday's game with Boston trailing the rival Yankees, 4-2. But with a fastball that reached 95 mph, Britton needed just nine pitches -- eight fastballs and one slider -- to retire the side.
7/21/2013 | Deadline chatter: No telling where Garza ends up
The non-waiver Trade Deadline is fast approaching, and the trade topic is dominating baseball discussion these days. The expanded postseason format has complicated the trade picture, as many clubs are still deciding whether to buy, sell or stand pat. Over the weekend, it appeared Matt Garza was Texas-bound. Now there's no telling where Garza will end up.
7/21/2013 | Wieters wielding hot bat out of second-half gate
Matt Wieters has traditionally been a second-half hitter, and the catcher has stayed true to form in Baltimore's first series after the All-Star break, going 6-for-12 with two RBIs and four runs after notching hits in his first two at-bats in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Rangers.
7/21/2013 | Astros DFA Pena and Cedeno, call up Villar
The Astros called up touted shortstop Jonathan Villar from Triple-A Oklahoma City and designated popular veterans Carlos Pena and Ronny Cedeno for assignment on Sunday.
7/21/2013 | Harrison on track to move forward in rehab
Matt Harrison could possibly throw his final bullpen session Monday before taking the next step toward rejoining the Rangers. The left-hander expects to throw 60-65 pitches. If everything goes well, Harrison said he'd throw a batting-practice session Wednesday.
7/21/2013 | Texas expects to have Ogando start Tuesday
Unless something changes in the next 48 hours, Rangers manager Ron Washington will activate Alexi Ogando off the disabled list to start Tuesday against the Yankees.
7/21/2013 | Gentry bats second as Rangers shuffle order
Craig Gentry made his seventh career start in the second spot of the order Sunday against the O's. He started in center field with Leonys Martin in right and Nelson Cruz as the designated hitter.
7/21/2013 | No timetable for Tepesch to throw 'pen session
Nick Tepesch said Sunday he feels good throwing from 120 feet, but there isn't a timetable for a bullpen session. Tepesch has thrown all week.
7/21/2013 | Arenado's slump-busting hit lifts Rox to series win
Rookie Nolan Arenado ended a stretch of 18 hitless at-bats with a sixth-inning RBI single that broke a tie and lifted the Rockies to a 4-3 victory over the Cubs on Sunday.
7/21/2013 | D-backs take advantage of Delgado's solid work
Right-hander Randall Delgado stood toe-to-toe with All-Star Madison Bumgarner on Sunday in a much-needed 3-1 victory that kept first place in Arizona's grasp away from the surging Dodgers.
7/21/2013 | Pair of hot teams to clash in KC in four-game set
The Royals and Orioles, both coming off series wins to begin the second half, will look to keep their post-break roll going in the series opener on Monday, with Kansas City's Wade Davis opposing the Orioles' Scott Feldman.
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