9/13/2013 | Iannetta talks continued emergence of Halos' staff
Angels catcher Chris Iannetta cites a couple of reasons why the Angels' pitching staff has had such success over the last 20 games, namely the continued emergence of the club's newcomers.
9/13/2013 | Kendrick records game's first hit, run in return to lineup
Howie Kendrick returned to the Angels' lineup Friday against the Astros and went 2-for-5, recording a hit in his first at-bat and scoring the game's first run.
9/13/2013 | Jauss not surprised by Lake's success in outfield
Pirates coach Dave Jauss wasn't surprised to see Cubs rookie Junior Lake catching nearly everything hit his way in the outfield. Jauss is partly responsible for Lake playing there.
9/13/2013 | Shuck sits in opener despite success against lefties
J.B. Shuck's absence in the lineup against lefties isn't because he hasn't been hitting them. The problem is, he isn't the only one who has been having success against southpaws.
9/13/2013 | De La Torre claimed off waivers, optioned to Minors
The Brewers added to their stable of relief options for 2014 and beyond when they claimed right-hander Jose De La Torre off waivers from the Red Sox on Friday.
9/13/2013 | Gorzelanny aims to return before end of season
Brewers left-hander Tom Gorzelanny reported progress in his comeback from rotator cuff inflammation, and he said he was intent on pitching again before the end of the season.
9/13/2013 | Cubs to host reception on Clemente Day at Wrigley
The Cubs will host a reception for Hispanic business, civic and community leaders and invite more than 1,000 youth to the Sept. 23 game to celebrate Roberto Clemente Day, part of Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins Sunday.
9/13/2013 | Ellsbury progressing slowly, still no timetable
There was minor progression regarding Jacoby Ellsbury's comeback from a compression fracture in his right foot on Friday, but the Red Sox remain unsure when their speedy center fielder and leadoff man will be able to return to the lineup.
9/13/2013 | Plan for starting rotation still up in the air
With left-hander Tony Cingrani hampered by a back injury and Johnny Cueto on the mend from his third stint on the disabled list, manager Dusty Baker may need to shake up his rotation for the final two weeks of the season.
9/13/2013 | Marshall nearing return to Reds bullpen
Reds left-handed reliever Sean Marshall threw a bullpen session on Friday and said he is ready to rejoin the team. But with a little more than two weeks left in the season, Marshall's fate is not in his own hands.
9/13/2013 | Unlike last season, Sox thriving at Fenway
The Red Sox returned to Fenway Park on Friday to start their final homestand of the 2013 regular season. All it takes is a look back to last year's results to appreciate this year's a little bit more.
9/13/2013 | Farrell feels for Wild Card teams
The Red Sox haven't won anything yet, but their 8 1/2-game lead over the Rays in the American League East entering Saturday leaves them in good position to avoid the dreaded one-game Wild Card playoff game.
9/13/2013 | Lohse's gem, Gomez's stellar day lead Brewers
Kyle Lohse tossed a complete game and Carlos Gomez supplied all five of the Brewers' runs with a three-hit performance in a 5-1 victory over the Reds on Friday night.
9/13/2013 | Miggy working on his craft with extra BP
Prior to Friday night's game against the Royals, Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera took extra batting practice, which is a good sign as he battles a groin injury.
9/13/2013 | There's no stopping the determined Red Sox
With fewer than three weeks -- just 14 games -- left, the Red Sox are poised to go very deep in the postseason. They are certainly capable of returning to the World Series for the first time since 2007. I'll be surprised if they don't.
9/13/2013 | Next step for Wandy unclear; Marte still limited
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle provided an update on left-hander Wandy Rodriguez and outfielder Starling Marte on Friday.
9/13/2013 | Alomar excited about teen baseball showcase
Roberto Alomar's career began the same way he's hoping some of the 220 teenagers at Tournament 12 will begin theirs. Before signing with the Padres in 1985 and beginning his illustrious career, Alomar was in front of scouts in his home country of Puerto Rico for a pair of tryouts in 1983 and '84.
9/13/2013 | Oblique strain could sideline Gardner rest of season
The Yankees are preparing to play through the remainder of the regular season without Brett Gardner, who suffered a Grade 1 strain of his left oblique on a checked swing during Thursday's 6-5 win over the Orioles.
9/13/2013 | Liriano benefits from improved fastball command
Francisco Liriano has had a brilliant season for the Pirates, and he notched his career-high 16th win in a 5-4 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday.
9/13/2013 | Heyward takes BP for first time since breaking jaw
Jason Heyward rejoined his teammates as a full participant in pregame warm-ups on Friday afternoon at Turner Field for the first time since suffering a fractured jaw when he was hit by a fastball from Mets pitcher Jon Niese on Aug. 21.
9/13/2013 | Padres rally vs. Braves bullpen to steal opener
Pinch-hitter Logan Forsythe's soft single to center field in the eighth inning Friday night lifted the Padres to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Braves in front of a crowd of 34,112 at Turner Field.
9/13/2013 | Nats inch closer to Reds with seventh straight win
Ross Ohlendorf gutted out five innings of one-run ball in place of a scratched Stephen Strasburg, and Wilson Ramos and Ryan Zimmerman each homered off to Kyle Kendrick to give the Nats their seventh straight win, 6-1, Friday over the Phillies to move within 4 1/2 games of the Reds in the Wild Card race.
9/13/2013 | Royals working for Hispanic Heritage Month
The Royals already have held their big Hispanic event of the season, Viva Los Royals on May 5, but their players will be busy during Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins on Sunday.
9/13/2013 | Bonifacio helping to set table in No. 2 spot
No doubt about it, utility man Emilio Bonifacio has put some bounce into the Royals' lineup since he took over the No. 2 spot on Aug. 23.
9/13/2013 | Tigers celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Tigers players with Hispanic heritage were honored on the field prior to Friday night's game against the Royals as Hispanic Heritage Month begins on Sunday.
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